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Fresh back from his first overseas trip since taking office, President Obama continued to divide the nation like a piece of matzo at a Passover Seder.

And nowhere was this breakdown of society more evident than on Glenn Beck's show this Thursday, although he's hardly alone (you might even say they have us surrounded).

Simply put, America has a fever... and the only cure is more teabagging.

Morning lineup:

Meet the Press: Roundtable: Jeffrey Goldberg (The Atlantic), Michele Morris (NPR), Author Robin Wright ("Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East"), and Byron York (The Washington Examiner); Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson (Hosts of NPR's "Planet Money").

Face the Nation: Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarukhan; Roundtable: David Sanger (The New York Times), Kathleen Parker (The Washington Post), and Rajiv Chandrasekaran (The Washington Post).

This Week: Pastor Rick Warren; Roundtable: Ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), Paul Krugman (The New York Times), Ruth Marcus (The Washington Post), and George Will (ABC News).

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN); Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK); Liz Claman (Fox Business Network); Jenna Lee (Fox Business Network); Archbishop of Washington Donald Wuerl; Roundtable: Brit Hume (Fox News), Mara Liasson (NPR), Bill Kristol (The Weekly Standard), and Juan Williams (Fox News).

State of the Union: Top U.S. Commander in Iraq Gen. Ray Odierno; Iraqi National Security Adviser Mowaffak al-Rubale; Reliable Sources: Deborah Norville (Host of "Inside Edition"); Amy Argetsinger (The Washington Post); Chrystia Freeland (The Financial Times); Tara Wall (The Washington Times); David Corn (Mother Jones); Democratic Strategist Joe Trippi.

The Chris Matthews Show: John Heilemann (New York Magazine); Katty Kay (BBC); Gloria Borger (CNN); Dan Rather (HD Net).

Fareed Zakaria GPS: Syrian Ambassador to the U.S. Imad Moustapha; Author Malcolm Gladwell ("Outliers"); Former U.S. Ambassador to France Felix Rohatyn; Author Joshua Cooper Ramo ("The Age of the Unthinkable"); John Mickelthwait (The Economist).

Primetime viewing:

60 Minutes will feature a discussion about gun control with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) — author of the now-lapsed 1994 ban on assault weapons.

Tracey Ullman – the British comedienne who first brought us The Simpsons – will kick off the second season of her comedy series, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, at 10 pm on Showtime.


Jon Stewart is not a doctor, but occasionally he plays one on TV. In this instance, he diagnoses the latest affliction among Conservatives — "Baracknophobia".

The Daily Show

Monday: Rerun (TBA)

Tuesday: Former New York Met/Author Ron Darling ("The Complete Game")

Wednesday: Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel on TARP Elizabeth Warren

Thursday: Actor Ben Affleck ("State of Play")

Stephen Colbert, on the other hand, never pretends to be something he's not. So you can be certain that he's deadly serious when he delivers this ThreatDown.

The Colbert Report

Monday: Rerun (TBA)

Tuesday: NASA Astronaut Sunita L. Williams; Author Susie Orbach ("Bodies: Big Ideas/Small Books")

Wednesday: PBS Anchor/Author Jim Lehrer ("Oh, Johnny: A Novel")

Thursday: Kanishk Tharoor (openDemocracy); Legal Scholar Doug Kmiec


And speaking of threats...

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) puts the number of socialists in the House at 17.

"Some of the men and women I work with in Congress are socialists," Bachus told local government leaders on Thursday, according to The Birmingham News.

Bachus gave the specific number of House socialists when pressed later by a reporter.


Rep. Bachus isn't the only one concerned about the Red Menace.

There's also Texas State Rep. Betty Brown (R-Terrell):

"Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?" Brown said.

Brown later told Ko: "Can’t you see that this is something that would make it a lot easier for you and the people who are poll workers if you could adopt a name just for identification purposes that’s easier for Americans to deal with?"


And, of course, there's Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN):

"I believe that there is a very strong chance that we will see that young people will be put into mandatory service. And the real concerns is that there are provisions for what I would call re-education camps for young people, where young people have to go and get trained in a philosophy that the government puts forward and then they have to go to work in some of these politically correct forums."


As scary as all of this sounds, it's nothing compared to the storm that's coming as a result of teh gays getting married. And if you don't believe me, just listen to these real people.


Let's roll!

- Trix

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sat Apr 11, 2009 at 09:58 PM PDT.

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