| If you've missed it, Glenn Beck is claiming the mantle of Thomas Paine. Paine, of course, was the revolutionary deemed too radical to help write the Constitution. He advocated for, among other things, free public education, a guaranteed minimum income, and massive wealth redistribution. He was also pretty ardently against mainstream religion.
So, um, yeah, new rightwing hero.
Memo to Glenn Beck: read a book. Might I suggest Mike Lux's The Progressive Revolution? (Lux, by the way, will be visiting Montana in late May to talk about this book, including, I hope, why the idea of a conservative Tom Paine is so hilarious.)
Update -- More hilarious, MT Pundit muses on how the media will completely ignore these events in the same post where he embeds a video from FoxNews essentially giving free promotion for the whole AstroTurf operation.
The modern conservative movement is a group of people who won a million dollars in the lottery and spend all their time complaining about taxes.