It was just brought to my attention that the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has announced the keynote speaker for their annual event to be none other than FOX News personality Glenn Beck… You know, that guy who recently made headlines for saying that our President was, “a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.”
I’ve heard previously that the Michigan Chamber was unfriendly to most progressive causes, but I had no idea that they were so far out of touch as to spend thousands of their members’ dollars to bring a man like Beck into the state and give him a platform, especially now, when even his FOX News advertisers are turning on him. (Just ask yourself, “How reprehensible does someone need to be to disgust a FOX News advertiser?)
I can’t begin to imagine what they must be thinking. Maybe I’ll give them a call and ask. I wonder if members of the Michigan Chamber, like Beck, believe that Obama plans to arm AmeriCorps students and use them as his own private army. Or I wonder if it’s just that they really appreciate his firm stand on issues like healthcare.
Maybe one of you out there who belongs to the Michigan Chamber could enlighten us… What is it that makes you want to embrace a man like Glenn Beck, when even Clorox and Wal-Mart won’t go near him? Is business in Michigan that good that we can afford to buddy up to individuals that the rest of the civilized world find toxic?