In an shocking twist in the political battle that has raged on for decades in America, the Republican Party is totally revamping it’s image by playing the “fringe group being stepped on” card of the Democrats, seeing as how it’s worked out so well for them in the past after years of trying to play it right. (I also hear vampires are in lately, but so far Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck haven’t revealed their fangs yet to get the youth vote in 2012. This has to be why they aren’t fans of healthcare reform; who needs affordable healthcare when you’re immortal and live off of the blood of the poor and worthless who will gradually die off without healthcare anyway?). Okay, so Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck aren’t really vampires, I know, but according to a new SNL sketch, the two of them are something just as awesomely evil: 2012 presidential candidates. And not just any 2012 presidential candidates: the duo that destroys the world. So while I haven’t been the biggest fan of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin in the past, the SNL spoof of the trailer for the movie ‘2012’ has me intrigued by the thought of these two running together.
A while back Policususa.com tried to claim that Sarah Palin was floating Glenn Beck’s name around as a potential 2012 running mate, basing her respect of Glenn Beck on the fact that he’s a “hoot”. However, the story slightly twisted Sarah Palin’s words a bit when it alleged she was floating his name around as a potential running mate; she was really just responding the interviewer’s question on how she felt about him. But why does the Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck ticket have to be something unrealistic? Why can’t we allow these two people the opportunity to fix things in this country in 2012? They just care about the well-being of certain Americans, those being the little guys fighting for their individual freedoms, like the right to say that their religion is the only one that matters, their right to say bad things about homosexuals, their right to carry a gun wherever they please, and their right to Medicare without the government involved in it. No longer are the poor, gay, healthcare-less, and minorities the groups that are trampled on in America and denied rights. Nay, the Americans that are really suffering the most are the middle class abusers of credit cards; these are the Americans that Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck want to help.
So, not falling into this category myself, the thought of a Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck ticket in 2012 as imagined in the SNL ‘2012’ spoof movie trailer first petrified me, but then I warmed up to the idea. Just think of the limitless material for Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Keith Olbermann. Imagine all the laughs that could be had when Sarah Palin tries to run some of her kooky catchphrases by world leaders. Imagine the scandal when we first hear the news that Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck are having an affair. And we thought George W. Bush provided great material!
I imagine things would turn out about like the recent ‘South Park’ episode when Cartman starts reading the morning announcements at school, which leads to him ridiculing the class president in a very Glenn Beck/Rush Limbaugh-like manner. He gains a lot of followers, which leads him to ultimately becoming class president. So what does he do when he’s the one faced with making the decisions? Does he fix things for the people that love him? Nah, he just complains about it being too hard and people complaining to him rather than supporting him. I honestly don’t think Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck could handle being President, any more than I think Stephen Colbert or Keith Olbermann could (now Jon Stewart; there’s a different story). The two are simply enjoying their powerful positions and the fact that those listening to them hang on their every word and believe everything they say (plus they’re getting paid a lot more than their followers make for doing it, although they’re both just average joes and josephines like you and me).
But after the two break down, the result of the Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck 2012 ticket will at least lead to some pretty cool end-of-the-world action shots (although, sadly, the dialogue will leave a lot to be desired). I don’t think the Republican Party will ever let this dream ticket happen, but if Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck decided to “go rogue”, and run as independents, well, I don’t think you’d see too many Americans complaining about that (except the Republican ticket and their supporters, of course). So whether you love them or hate them, you’ve got to push for the Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin 2012 ticket.