Why was Ron Paul the big loser in the debate last night?

Perry/Romney may have been the main event, but Santorum/Paul provided some fireworks of it’s own. The two couldn’t have bigger differences on the Middle East, and Glenn thinks Ron Paul has it wrong “every step of the way”. Why?

“This whole idea that the whole Muslim world is responsible for this and they’re attacking us because we’re free and prosperous that is just not true,” Paul said in the debate. “Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaida has been explicit. They have been explicit and they wrote, and said that we attacked America because you had bases on our Holy Land in Saudi Arabia. You do not give Palestinians fair treatment, and you’re bombing. I’m trying to get you to understand the motive.”

“I really believe that Ron Paul is real trouble in the Middle East. Real real trouble in the Middle East. He has it wrong. Every step of the way,” Glenn said.

“He has some things right. Have we — has our foreign policy played a role in the discontent, yes. When you say you stand for freedom, and then you get into bed with brutal dictators like Mubarak you’re sending a mixed message so you stand for nothing.”

” You can’t export democracy. They don’t want it. They don’t understand it. That’s fine. They attack us. We pound them into glass, and then we go home. We don’t fix their stuff. They don’t have stuff to fix. They don’t mind it. They’re fine with it. Who’re we to impose our values on them? Great. You live any way you want. You screw with us, we pound you back into the stone age where you already are. We drive back into your cave. We kill all the people who tried to kill us, and then we go home,” Glenn said.

“If you want to not mess with us we’ll be your friends. You want to be a friendly state to us. We’ll be friendly state to you. You want to be a jerk we pound you into sand. I’m not so I can spread democracy so I can protect my people, and my economy. I’ll trade with everybody. I’ll help anybody. But you screw with us. You screw with our economy. You screw with our people, I pound you into glass. Period,” Glenn said.

“Call that an neocon because I follow it I then come home. I don’t build a school. I don’t build jack. The private sector decides to build. Period. Neocon. Sorry Ron Paul you exposed yourself on your policies.”

  • mnolan13

    Good Lord, what happened to Beck?

    I watched him since his show on HNN, watched him on Fox News.  This is not the same man.  What kind of echo chamber has he locked himself into?

    Well, the above clip cinches that I will never pay to watch him.  This former loyal viewer, and sometimes radio listener has lost all respect for the new, improved, neo-con Glenn after this hatchet job.  God forgive you for what you are doing to Paul, I won’t. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=521338043 Tc Boston

    @One_Man_Army – really?  you can guarantee it 100%?  lol, you are an idiot realistically and by your impossible statisticla claim – i’m 99.9999999999999% sure of it. lol – are you an expert in the field?  you think this has been just going on for a while?  WE helped restructure the whole middleeast you dumb@ss – WE overthrew the original shah – put in a puppet regime to force oil contracts, THEN when a primeminister was elected to nationalize their oil, the CIA planned amilitary coup – the ONLY reason Iran’s current regime took power was becuase they got enough support together because OUR puppet regime was so tyrannical – like osama bin laden and the CIA link, that chicken has also come home to roost – i think the CIA head knows better than you – and if not him – ANY middle eastern historian will tell you – in fact, don’t believe me, you idiot – look it up yourself – read wikipedia, you fool – AAARGGHH!!!!! i am so furious our country is infested with ignorant buffoons who know NO history and will jump to conclusions the minute a political pundit gives an opinion – let me let you in on something – glenn beck and the rest are HUMAN – they are noT omniscient or prescient – find out the FACTS, not someone’s represenation of the facts….. and THEN formulate your own EDUCATED opinion

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1532403920 Zack Moses

    … I think you agreed with Ron Paul here Glenn.  He’s basically saying don’t go screwing with people, but with someone does screw with you know who your enemies are, declare war through congress, go to war, and get out when its over. 

  • Camille Brite

    Do you honestly think that Ron Paul gets enough time to explain himself on any subject

  • Camille Brite

    I don’t think Ron Paul was given enough time to express throughly any one thought

  • Leo Wright

    For everyone that isn’t fully up to speed with all this, think of the movie Thor. Early in the movie a few Frost Giants break into the palace. Thor says they should go to the land of the Frost giants and teach them a lesson. His father Odin says that wasn’t something worth starting a war over. Thor goes anyway and starts a war. 
    Glenn Beck=Thor (good intentions poorly implemented)
    Ron Paul=Odin (keep your anger and emotions in check and think things through before starting a war)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Shupe/18003567 Chris Shupe

    Seems to me Ron Paul and Glenn Beck are in perfect agreement, I don’t understand Beck’s problem. Ron Paul strongly advocates military action against those who “screw with us,” and then leaving. Problem is Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya have done nothing to us, and we haven’t left.

  • Anonymous

    @Leo Wright. Your Thor analogy is PERFECT!  I was watching Thor the other night and I thought exactly the same thing. Only I wasn’t thinking of Beck but of the Other War mongering GOP candidates.   Also, Ron Paul was quoting out of the 9/11 commission report. I read it myself and that is the reason and it makes a lot more sense then they want to rule the world. The longer we occupy those countries the more we will be attacked. The U.S. has killed over 1 million people in the passed 10 years, including women and children. These Red Flag ops need to stop immediately. It’s the perpetual hoax of the need to go to war and you Mr. Beck fall for it. Why not give peace a chance. Let’s get out of everyone’s business and bring the troops home. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I forgot…. RON PAUL 2012 or I’m moving to mexico where it will be safer! ; –  p

  • David Baur

    I am voting or writing in Ron Paul. Nobody else.

  • Greg Matthews

    Beck is defenitely wrong on this one. I haven’t seen any planes flying into any other nations buildings. Our military accounts for 43% of what the world spends on defense. I’m a conservative and even I think we’ve taken it too far.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBZBWPQ6BUG2DRZVBBHLWDDR7E KarynB

    Ron Paul wants us out of all these places and to bring our soldiers home, where they can protect us. I agree!!! He has also said that if someone attacks us…we hit them hard and make an example out of them so others will be unlikely to attack us. Then we come right back home!!! Isn’t that the same thing as Glenn is saying? I don’t understand the disconnect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JonathanKentDuncan Jonathan Duncan

    Glenn Beck for President 2012.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Beck you missed the fact that Dr. Paul voted to go after Bin Laden, he just didn’t want it to last 10 years, he wanted to declare war and blow the piss out of them, but that doesn’t happen when you’re fighting a war on oil. Answer me this Glenn, why do we get attacked by Saudi’s on 9/11, then fight a war against Iraq? Doesn’t make much sense, does it? Here’s why, George W. was pissed, b/c Sadam spit in daddy Bush’s face. We did the same thing when this war started in 1953 with Eisenhower, I mean, don’t you know how BP was founded, Glenn?  The U.S installed Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. The
    Shah led 25 years of tyrannical rule (supported by the CIA) that
    resulted in the killing of thousands of Iranians who opposed the U.S.
    puppet government. On the economic front, the Shah denationalized Iran’s oil industry, 60% of which went to American firms. We went in and killed people, took their oil, and haven’t left since 1953, do your research Glenn, this war didn’t start on 9/11/01, I understand that you’re simply uneducated. When you insult Dr. Paul on foreign policy, you insult about every foreign policy expert in the United States, b/c they all agree with Dr. Paul, it’s just that he is the only one with the nuts to stand up and say something about it, just like everything else he says. If you haven’t realized that already, you are truly intellectually retarded.

  • Alex Guerrero

    Wow Glenn! I’m a fan but being out here in iraq and in the middle east for a while… i can tell you that Ron Paul is right…

  • mdkrause

    The only good thing is that Bin Laden won’t see America leave.  His head is in several pieces. 

  • mdkrause

    I had a perty good laugh at the end listening to Glen say “we pound them into glass then we leave, we don’t stay and fix their stuff they have nothing to fix “   HAHAHA