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Has Glenn Beck Lost It... Again?

Last spring TV and radio commentator Glenn Beck formally left (or claimed he left) the Republican Party because its establishment leaders had betrayed the GOP’s grassroots country class voters one too many times. 

Glenn BeckBeck said the GOP lost him when they said “they were going to stand against Obamacare and illegal immigration.” Beck added that the party “set us up” and “enough is enough.” 

“I’ve made my decision — I’m out. I’m out of the Republican Party.  I am not a Republican. I will not give a dime to the Republican Party. I’m out,” Beck said on his program back in March 2015. “I highly recommend — run from the Republican Party. They are not good. And you see it now.” 

At the time we criticized Beck for bolting the Republican Party prior to the 2016 presidential contests when country class voters would need every hand on deck to take back the GOP (and the country) from the Big Government insiders who have hijacked it. 

Fast forward from March 2015 to August 2015. 

Donald Trump rockets to the top of the polls as the message carrier of country class voters fed up with the Washington elite of both parties. 

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson are leading Iowa in some polls after the Fox News debate. Bobby Jindal and Carly Fiorina put in strong performances selling conservative ideas in the Fox News “cocktail hour debate” and show just how deep the bench is for our ideas. 

Country class voters have found a set of strong candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination; so Glenn Beck comes back into the fray to say what? 

He will never vote for Donald Trump, and that Marco Rubio, one of the establishment’s spare princes, is the better choice! 

That’s right Glenn Beck – self-proclaimed constitutionalist – told CNN’s Don Lemmon that if Trump were the Republican nominee he would not vote for him. 

Beck went on to say that he preferred Florida Senator Marco Rubio over Trump, because Trump is not a “Constitutional conservative.” 

As our friends at Breitbart noted, Beck never explained why Trump was not “Constitutional conservative” for wanting the federal government to enforce immigration laws. 

“We don’t have government plan things and we don’t have government run things,” Beck said. “That’s why I say that Donald Trump is a progressive republican. He is a big-government republican. And I don’t know why these conservatives are standing up for him.” 

Well, we would agree that Donald Trump is not a movement conservative, but he’s acting as the message carrier for millions of country class conservative voters who want their country back, which is why he’s at the top of the polls right now. 

Senator Rubio on the other hand went to Washington as a candidate of Tea Party movement change and quickly became part of the problem. 

He was the public face and most vociferous advocate of the hated “Gang of Eight” amnesty for illegal aliens bill, he used the language of the Left and Alinskyite tactics to trash conservative opponents of amnesty for illegal aliens, he’s for vastly expanding legal immigration at the expense of American workers – like those Disney workers in his home state of Florida who were fired and had to train their foreign worker replacements before they left. Rubio voted for the anti-constitutional Corker bill to guarantee the passage of Obama’s Iran nuclear weapons deal, he voted for the anti-constitutional TPA and supports the anti-constitutional Trans Pacific Partnership, and he’s done nothing to repeal and replace Obamacare except to engage in Mitch McConnell’s show votes. 

So if Glenn is looking for a constitutional conservative alternative to Donald Trump, Marco Rubio is – along with Jeb Bush and John Kasich – pretty much last on the current list of 17 Republican presidential contenders. 

To be fair Beck said up front he’s not a Republican; “I’m not a Republican,” Beck said. “I don’t care what happens to the Republican Party. I’m a Constitutionalist.” And he later said he also liked Carly Fiorina, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Rand Paul. 

Glenn Beck was at least honest – he obviously doesn’t care about the Republican Party. 

But a political party is made up of people, and as CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie recounted in his book TAKEOVER, the people can be changed, and no less a figure than Ronald Reagan concluded that if he wanted to accomplish his conservative goals he was going to have to do it through the Republican Party. 

 Glenn Beck may indeed consider himself to be a “Constitutionalist” not a Republican, that’s certainly his right.  But Beck’s near-endorsement of establishment Senator Marco Rubio over country class message carrier Donald Trump shows a strange disconnect from the millions of constitutional conservatives who were appalled at Rubio’s abandonment of conservative principles once he got to Washington, and who would run, not walk, from the Republican Party if a candidate like Rubio, Jeb Bush or John Kasich becomes the GOP’s 2016 presidential nominee.

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Donald Trump

Trump isn't even an elected leader, yet I see his ability to bring up important issues to the table for discussion that NEVER would have otherwise made it there, with the worthless career politicians we currently have? Birthright citizenship should be discussed as upon close exam, we find aliens were never supposed to be granted BC in the first place? That is a huge revelation error to discover was accepted & made all this time? Even if Trump never becomes President, his contributions of forcing the country to face needed issues has indeed been significant! He has shown more credible leadership since campaign announcement than Obama has in 2 horrible terms!


Beck is letting his personal dislike og Trump cloud his judgememt.

Beck, Trump, Rubio

If you actually listened to Beck, you would know that he's a Cruz guy. He didn't say Rubio would be great, only that he'd be better than Trump, which is not saying much, but it's true.

I think the reason is that Rubio is pretty much a known quantity--you know what you're getting. He has a verifiable legislative record to refer to. He's decent on most issues, but unfortunately, will not stand up to the establishment when push comes to shove.

Trump, on the other hand, is a complete wild card. NO ONE--not even Trump himself--knows what he stands for. We have no record of him standing solidly for anything. All we have is past and current statements, which are utterly meaningless. He has taken wildly varied positions over the years, from capitalist to communist and everything in between. Just because he's now saying some things that do need to be said, doesn't qualify him to be President. Remember, we elected someone else who wasn't qualified, but gave good speeches. Look how well that turned out.

I understand people are frustrated and looking for someone to plug the leak in this sinking ship, but I hope we're not so desperate that we elect another dictator, just with different positions, whatever they may be.

Ted Cruz is the ONLY candidate who fits the the two most important qualifications: 1. We know for sure that he stands for constitutional conservative principles, and 2. we know he WILL stand for those principles, even at great personal cost.


Trump vs. Rubio

Beck did not "endorse" Rubio. He was making the point that Rubio is a better choice than Trump, a proven non-conservative, who switches his political stands when it serves his own purposes. The only reason Trump is on top of the polls is because he is a master marketer and he has capitalized on an issue that concerns most America-loving republicans, i.e., illegal immigration. If republicans would investigate Trump's past stands and actions, he would immediately fall in the polls. Don't hold your breath, though -- evidence that Barack Hussein Obama is an anti-American socialist was readily available, yet we elected him twice!

Glen Beck has truly lost it

George (and Richard), you nailed it again concerning Glen Beck. He's lost it, if he ever really had it.

As a lifelong Republican, to differentiate myself from the current regime in control of the Republican Party, I properly identify myself as a Lincoln Republican. I suggest you do the same. --JW