Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber

From the Atlantic wire:

The Players: Glenn Beck, a conservative provocateur who has a burgeoning news site called The Blaze ; Andrew Breitbart, a conservative provocateur who’s run his own news site and conservative-slanted Big aggregation network.

The Opening Serve:  Glenn Beck hasn’t been shy about voicing his opinion on Newt Gingrich ever since the former Speaker of The House began to surge in the polls. We noted he played a little bit of gotcha journalism with Gingrich, but Beck took it a step further and went on Fox Business this past weekend to air his grievances:

If you have a big government progressive, or a big government progressive in Obama… ask yourself this, Tea Party: is it about Obama’s race? Because that’s what it appears to be to me. If you’re against him but you’re for [Newt Gingrich], it must be about race. I mean, what else is it? It’s the policies that matter.

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The Return Volley:  Beck’s comments didn’t fall on deaf ears, and spurred Andrew Breitbart to call into Stephen Bannon’s show/podcast this weekend.  Slate’s Dave Weigel notes that Bannon, the director of the Sarah Palin documentary The Undefeated actually lives in a home rented by Breitbart.  With that kind of home-court advantage, Breitbart begins going after Beck as soon as the interview began, referring to him as a “snake” and a “race-baiter.” […] From there, with a little bit of urging from Bannon, Breitbart goes off on a wayward tangent explains how Glenn Beck steals material from people, Breitbart included and how he criticized Breitbart’s handling of the Shirley Sherrod story.


What They Say They’re Fighting About: […E]ven though Breitbart says Beck has committed the grave sin of pulling the racism card, the fight isn’t really about that.

What They’re Really Fighting About: The history between these two and The Blaze’s burgeoning success. You’d think that these two conservative flame-stokers would be on the same side of the issue on a lot of things, but apparently that isn’t the case. And it stems back to something Breitbart mentions: The case of Shirley Sherrod. Back in July, Glenn Beck had stepped up to bat for Sherrod, who had resigned after Breitbart’s Big Government posted an edited speech she gave to NAACP earlier that year. Couple that with Beck taking apart James O’Keefe, Big Government’s cover boy, on his Blaze news site earlier this year and you’ve got yourself the real reason why Breitbart seems all to happy to jump on Beck’s “race-baiting.”

Who’s Winning Now: Beck. There’s a reason that Breitbart is pounding chest and yelling louder than ever about Beck’s transgressions, and it’s because there’s a threat there and there’s a bit of jealousy. Breitbart  obviously sees the growing popularity of The Blaze and its encroaching on the Big network’s readers, which is why the vitriol is flowing freely from Breitbart’s end.

Who do you root for in this fight?  It’s sort of like asking someone:  If you were up to your neck in diarrhea, and someone threw a bucket of vomit at you, would you duck?


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37 responses to “Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber

  1. John Erickson

    This would be great fun to watch, if their warfare would actually accomplish something. Reminds me of my re-enactor days, when the two German units in the area would go after each other. “Guys, we play World War 2 GERMANS! The whole freakin’ WORLD hates us! And we’re fighting against each other?!?”
    But they did – to the disbanding of one of the units and the reduction in size and capability of the other.
    See? Ain’t just politicians that can act stupid……

    • it would be hilarious to watch if the 2 of them really did fight. you know they’d fight like little wusses and spend more time crying than in actual combat.

  2. Oh crap Nonnie … LMAOF … that pick is so good, I can’t comment on the text!

    • thanks frank! i really had fun with this. it’s not too often that i have to fill in the background, and i had such a good time making the wallpaper, picking out a floor and installing the baseboard. so glad you got a chuckle out of it. 😀

  3. jeb

    It’s great theater. Who do I cheer for? I cheer for more. More and more and more (excuse me, popcorn’s about ready). I’m at the ringside egging them on and I want violence, biting, kicking, slapping and blood. I want lots and lots of blood and I want mayhem with everyone else jumping into the fray. Frankly, I can’t get enough.

    • I’m with you on that! It’s sheer entertainment to listen to Beck cry for Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum, two candidates who don’t have a snowball’s chance in the general election. Ah, the sweet smell of failure.

    • they’d slap each other like 2 little 4-year-olds and then cry. good theater indeed. i think that should be the opening match. the main event will be mittsie and john jon huntsman in a huge mormon slapdown. i would have said mittsie and newtie, but now that i know what the mittsie/john jon feud is about, i want to see them duke it out. you know what–they’d fight like 4-year-olds, too.

      • jeb

        In their match I’m yelling “go for the hair!” You know that is their weakness and the moment one has a hair mussed out of place, it will be a total breakdown.

        • at first, i thought they should kick each other in the nuts, but then i realized they’d have to take time out to find magnifying glasses in order to see where to aim.

  4. Fabulous poster! This is an instant fave. 😀

    • thanks m’liss! (but i think you’re just saying that, ’cause you thought i was mad at you 😉 )

      • Are you besmirching my smudgy honor, woman! 😀

        It’s the expressions on their faces. Plus, Alice is one of my favorite stories….the whole coping in a world gone mad thing. What’s loonier that the GOP right now. 🙂

        • i wouldn’t besmirch you, m’liss. i’m a smoocher, not a smircher. not that i’d smooch with you (not that there’s anything wrong with that). i would give you a hug and a kiss on the cheek though! 🙂

  5. maggiejean

    Wow nonnie, what a hoot. The whole dust up is hilarious and you did an excellent job capturing it.

  6. I hate it when a kook is right. The reassuring thing is that he’s usually right for the wrong reason.

  7. I found you! this is hysterical and you know I’ll be back for more!

    • yay!!! welcome to the raisin, boatsie! 😀 so happy to see you over here. put your feet up and have a look around. the cabana boy should be making his rounds soon with the drinks. 😉

  8. Those two seem a bit doughy. If they desire fame and wealth, the smart thing would be Glenns old calling: morning zoo radio! Bitefart and the spazBeck…

  9. Would I be bad for asking for a little blood on those tools? I mean those fools? Yeah, bad blood is the worst kind, but compassionate conservative circular hatchet fights are just the best.

    • i think you read my mind, terry. i toyed with the idea of bloodying up the weapons a bit, but i realized that these 2 wusses would never physically fight. the most they could muster up are a couple of little-girl slaps from which they would immediately recoil and then run to hide.

  10. Sedate Me

    Andrew Bitefart is a nasty, aggressive, asshole un-tethered by truth and yet he can’t beat a delusional, dimwitted, coke-head, former morning zoo host who has been reduced to blathering on the Internet? Big Government? Try Big Pathetic!

    As war criminal Henry Kissinger said about the Iran-Iraq War, “It’s a pity they both can’t lose.”

  11. distributorcap

    this poster was amazing

    my computer crashed and i had to buy a new one
    dont ask