Newt: I’m a big fan of FDR & Woodrow Wilson

Once again Newt Gingrich of the past comes back to haunt Newt Gingrich of the future. Clip after clip after clip of old Newt reveals a disturbing love of all things Woodrow Wilson and FDR. There was yet another old Newt clip discovered this week, this time praising Wilson, FDR and the creation of the United Nations. No wonder Newt hasn’t agreed to come back on the radio – the great debater has met his match: old Newt!

What did Gingrich say?

First:

NEWT: “But I want to say a second about the UN because I’m a big fan of Franklin Roosevelt’s. I’m frankly a fan of Woodrow Wilson’s and I think what they were trying to accomplish was terribly important.”

Second:

“I come out of the Theodore Roosevelt LaFollette progressive tradition.”

Third:

“And I do want to pick up directly on what Dick Gephardt said because he said it right. And no Republican here should kid themselves about it. The greatest leaders in fighting for an integrated America in the 20th century were in the Democratic Party. The fact is that it was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who gave hope to a nation that was in despair and could have slid into dictatorship. And the fact is every Republican has much to learn from studying what the Democrats did right.”

Wow!

Now, Glenn also played audio of Romney saying he was a progressive in the early 90s.

ROMNEY: “I think the old, you know, standby definitions of who votes for which party have been blown away in this campaign. I think people recognize that I’m not a partisan Republican, that I’m someone who is moderate and that my views are progressive and that I’m going to go to work for our seniors citizens…”

“(Romney’s) not my guy because he’s also a progressive. But I think he’s more of a progressive lite,” Glenn said.

*Note, at the beginning of this clip Glenn incorrectly states that Jenny Beth Martin was a member Tea Party Express. She is a member of Tea Party Patriots.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Newt =  Progressiveism, the continuing problem.

  • Anonymous

    Romney = Progressivism, the continuing problem.

  • Anonymous

    ObamaCare = Total Destruction, the real problem.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    you mean OBOMNEY-CARE!!!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn doesn’t realize that not everyone holds the same definition of progressive to be fact.  Look at any history book and the definition of progressive is not what Glenn claims.

    Yes some progressives were into eugenics, yes some were socialists and communists, But Glenn is doing exactly what he preaches against, throwing everyone into a single lump or group.  Being progressive means different things to different people.  Not all progressives are evil, not all progressives want to destroy this republic.

    He is equating every person who claims to be progressive as actively wanting to destroy this nation. 

    not defending leftist progressiveism at all, I think that is destroying this nation.

    I’m progressive in the sense that I believe our nation should make progress in returning to our Judeao-Christian principals and ideals.  According to Glenn that makes me someone who actively wishes to destroy this nation.

  • Anonymous

    Come on Glenn you are better than that.  If you are going charge that Newt is a progressive based on past behaviors/quotes then you also have to indict Romney the same.  There are reels from past campaigns where he is pro-abortion, pro individual mandate, self proclaimed progressive and moderate, etc.  And Santorum is barely better.  He is for turning over the social security funds ($50 billion to the statists) to pick winners and losers through means testing.  Nothing conservative about that is there?  C’mon!  get real.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Beck smells blood…

  • Anonymous

    Yay! Glenn exposed Newt and Mitt in one segment!

    Now I am happy. (for at least the next 5 minutes).

  • Anonymous

    I’ll take newt verbally supporting some progressive ideals like getting people out of poverty(Woodrow Wilson), and fighting for integration(FDR).  Over Mitt IMPLEMENTING Left-wing Progressive Policies in Mass.

    I thought it was Glenn who said, “look at my actions, not My words”, the actions I see are Implementing an individual mandate with obomney-care which is a top down big government dictation of rights, Romney’s continued support of tarp, the bailouts, and government stimulus through subsidies.  AND GINGRICH IS THE TRUE PROGRESSIVE?????

    THINK FOR YOURSELVES CONSERVATIVES!!!! LOOK AT RECORDS AND HISTORY!!!!
    http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/thale/the-issue-with-romney-is-the-issues
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHapuEmt2xw

  • Washington76

    Greenspan: Battle for Capitalism ‘Far From Won’ Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 12:48 PM By Julie Crawshaw
    http://www.moneynews.com/StreetTalk/Greenspan-Battle-Capitalism/2012/01/26/id/425640?s=al&promo_code=E09A-1

  • Anonymous

    You’re a farce. You’re simply in the tank for Newt. I’m going to continue to flag every post. You cut and paste over and over again.

    Before you claimed you were upset because Glenn didn’t point out Romney’s big government traits as well. But here he does it and you are still upset. Why? Because all you care about is promoting Gingrich. You’re completely without integrity. All you’re doing is campaigning for Gingrich.

  • Lemmingsrnotusdamnit

    Nailed it. Both Roosevelts and Wilson did some admirable things.

    Wilson, for example, fought strongly against the idea of punishing Germany after WWI and strongly against the continual colonialism of the European powers, but he was beaten down by the others and couldn’t get them to go along with it. And he was absolutely right.

    That doesn’t excuse the despicable things Wilson did and believed, but perspective and context is always important.

  • Lemmingsrnotusdamnit

    You’re using simplistic thinking.

     Mark Levin disagrees. Maybe you don’t care. But he makes sense.

    http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=116130

  • Anonymous

    Ooh, sour loser i guess.  Come back with some facts.  Flagging my posts is a cry baby move.

  • Anonymous

    Few years ago I watched a guy on CNN I tho’t was pretty much “RIGHT ON”. Then he left there & showed up on FOX a little later & I was AGAIN amazed @ this young guys analyzing of the REAL TRUTH . I was also truly impressed by him sharing his OWN  personal story of how as a drunken dork he’d let himself become..until one day..laying on some green shag carpet in a ‘flea bag’ apt. he’d decided to “get his act together”..Then I began to wonder how many other guys who had made earlier life decisions that took them down mistaken paths because of those decisions..Who eventually, like this young guy, WOKE UP & put their lives back on a RESPONSIBILITY track..For me…that person today is Newt Gingrich..& like my RESPECT for Glenn Beck & where he’s taken himself  up from the ‘green carpet’ to GBTV ( I’m an annual member ) & the ‘path he’s on today…Makes me kinda.NO..makes me..VERY..disappointed in his..(Glenn’s) dissing of Newt..cause both of these MEN are NOT QUITTERS..regardless of what ‘OTHERS’ may say or think of them…BOTH are on a quest…agenda..if you will..to make & get our COUNTRY back to the AMERICA our Fore Fathers set up for us..& Each are the one’s in their respective goals to GET THAT STARTED NOW!! Newt’s baggage..that Glenn & others are continuing to pour over..& over..& over..DON’T mean CRAP..he’s the one with the REAL CREDENTIALS TO BEGIN THAT RESTORATION PROCESS!! So, Glenn, you & Ann Coulter..better WAKE UP to the REALTY that Newt’s the MAN FOR THE JOB!!

  • Anonymous

    My problem with you is that you say the same things over and over like a ticker. You don’t engage the issues. All you do is defend Gingrich and repeatedly post links to the same website over and over again. This is known as “spamming” (I’m sure you’re already aware of that). I flag your posts because you do this.

    Disagree if you want to disagree. I have no problem with it. Besides, I’m not in charge of this website anyway. I don’t even think they’re doing anything about it (ironic considering that I’ve had posts of mine taken down before and I still can’t figure out why). But I’m letting you know that I’m opposed to your b.s. Engage on the issues, and stop posting the same comments and links over and over again. Otherwise I’ll keep flagging your repetitive posts with the same link when I see them, whether or not they actually do anything about it.

  • Anonymous

    Mars would be a good place for you…except you’d have to have colon surgery to remove your head so you could see to make the trip..Cause you can’t see what’s REALITY HERE!!

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    You should E-mail Glenn that post.

  • Anonymous

    Yesterday, Mark Levin and his guest, Jeffrey Lord, who was an aide to Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan, set the record straight on Mark’s radio show.  (Listen to it at marklevinshow.com, “Audio” tab.)  Mark said Newt Gingrich has done more for the conservative cause than almost anyone alive today, certainly more than Mr. Beck, who is a radio/TV show personality, a proverbial back bencher.  

    Newt’s record is stupendous compared to Mitt Romney’s and monumental compared to Rick Santorum’s, though, at least Rick has a conservative record.  I only hope America is not sucked in by Romney’s scurrilous campaign tactics and give their support to either Newt or Rick.  When either of them drops out, the last conservative standing will garner all the votes that have been split between the two of them.

  • http://scotthowardphillips.wordpress.com/ Scott Phillips

    Sorry Glenn, Romney isn’t a progressive-lite. He is a progressive, just like Gingrich. All you need to prove that is his continuous support for Romneycare (the foundation of Obamacare.)

  • Ryan Frederick

    i am going to vote Santorum and before EIPzee tries to say a am not a free thinker lets just say i pick him before Glenn Beck did.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6CRJTVMGPZ6UPOM6GWUQTEQ6NU RehabUncleSam

    Let’s play a game. Here are three politicians and their favorability ratings:
    Politician A: 35% favorable, 54% unfavorable: 35% favorable, 54% unfavorablePolitician B: 29% favorable, 39% unfavorable: 29% favorable, 39% unfavorablePolitician C: 26% favorable, 60% unfavorable: 26% favorable, 60% unfavorable The Reveal: Do you have your answer? Well then, who are these beloved politicians?
    Politican A: Nancy Pelosi: Nancy PelosiPolitican B: Harry Reid: Harry ReidPolitician C: Newt Gingrich: Newt GingrichNewt Gingrich has favorability ratings that are significantly worse than both Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Do you think nominating either one of those people for President would be a good idea for democrats?
    As we talk about the primary, I’m amazed to hear people argue that the reason to vote for Newt Gingrich is because he can beat Obama. I don’t understand people who vote like that. I’d rather vote for who I think would be the best president and let the chips fall where they may, but that’s just me.
    However, if you ARE going to vote on electability—there is simply no evidence whatsoever to support that Newt Gingrich is the best person to fit that bill. Why? Well, people just don’t like Newt Gingrich. They know him, they remember him, and they don’t like him.
     
    Jim Geraghty points us to the latest favorability polling:
    Fox News, 1/12-1/14:
    Obama +5
    Romney +7
    Gingrich -29
     
    CBS/NYT, 1/12-1/17:
    Obama -7
    Romney -14
    Gingrich -32
     
    PPP, 1/13-1/17:
    Obama -3
    Romney -18
    Gingrich -34
     
    Historians, go to work. Show me one time in modern history that a major party has nominated someone this unpopular. There might be a couple of examples, but to my recollection, it’s completely unheard of.
    Newt’s defenders would say that “this is an election—not a likability contest.” True. So, who would win in an ELECTION against the President? Luckily, we have plenty of polling on that exact topic. Each set of numbers is a different poll, showing the candidates’ level of competitiveness against President Obama.
     
    CBS/NYT (all numbers are VS OBAMA):Romney EVEN
    Paul -4
    Santorum -11
    Gingrich -11
     
    ABC/WAPORomney +2
    Paul -7
    Santorum -9
    Gingrich -12
     
    Fox News:Romney -1
    Santorum -12
    Gingrich -14
     
    CNNRomney +1
    Paul -2
    Santorum -6
    Gingrich -9
     
    As you can see, Newt Gingrich finishes in dead last in ALL of these polls among the remaining candidates. Dead last. He is Nancy Pelosi.
    Obviously, polls change. Do I think it would be impossible for Newt to win? No. Not impossible, just more difficult than every other option available.
    To me, this is how the race shakes out:
    If you want the most libertarian, vote Paul.
    If you want the most conservative, vote Santorum.
    If you want the most electable, vote Romney.
    Where exactly does Newt fit in?

  • Anonymous

    We heard much the same thing with the same spurious stats when Ronald Reagan was running against George Bush.  Do you remember who won? — by a LANDSLIDE.  The only thing I can say about President Obama is that he makes Jimmy Carter look competent.  I disagree with Glenn vehemently about Newt but I think he’s probably on the money when he says a dogcatcher could beat Obama this year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1258742459 Hjordis Owens

    So who is there to vote for, Glenn?  You?  Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh?? Who’s going to step up to the position that thinks they could do a better job?  WHO? . . .  “Who are you, who-who, who-who???” The who’s :-)

  • Ryan Frederick

    but we are not free thinkers he is.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6CRJTVMGPZ6UPOM6GWUQTEQ6NU RehabUncleSam

    Yea! We are 15 Trillion in dept and Newts gonna build a base on the moon.

    But on second thought, I guess we will need a place to live when America is Foreclosed on!

    Good thinkkin Newt!

  • jen

    Someone needs to educate Beck on what progressive is and inquire into the similarities between he and Romney that make them good bed fellows.

  • Anonymous

    Both Newt and Mitt are a joke. One can easily argue that neither one of these guys are conservative, easily. One could even go so far as to argue that both are progressives. I doubt we need either to lead this country.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you should watch or listen to more of Glenn’s shows, he is supporting Santorum, at this point.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn wants you to vote for Mitt.  He endorsed Michelle, a true conservative without a hope of winning, to attempt to draw votes from the powerful, experienced conservatives, Newt and Rick.  Why isn’t he endorsing Rick now?  Because he plans to call him a progressive if he takes the conservative lead from Newt.  Glenn is in the bag for Mitt.  It’s the only way the facts tot up.  At least, that’s how it adds up in my head.  Otherwise, I’m left with the same question you have: Who?

  • Anonymous

    Newt is the one for the job? You think giving amnesty makes him the one? Or maybe his continued support of NAFTA,which he was instrumental in getting passed? You are correct on one thing, Newt isn’t quitting the same things he has always done. Funny that you quote Washingtin and say “DEEDS NOT WORDS.” Newt is continuing to do the same thing, those are his “deeds.”

    By the way, people like you think Newt is the only with credentials to do the job? Not really, both Santorum and Paul have the credentials also.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you should listen to or watch more of Glenn’s shows, he is backing Santorum, at the moment.

  • Anonymous

    I abase myself.  I must admit I have stopped keeping track of Glenn since he started lying.  I watched his interviews with Newt — twice — and Glenn’s representations of what occurred in them was just WRONG.  I couldn’t stomach it anymore.  I was having flashbacks to PBS before Rush came on the air.  I have also cancelled my subscription to GBTV.  The truth doesn’t live here anymore.  As a matter of fact, my pantheon of trustworthy conservative voices has suffered decimation in the last several days.  (What do you think Glenn was thinking when Art Laffer enthusiastically praised Newt on Glenn’s show?  I noticed he didn’t dare correct Art, who stands as far above Glenn as Newt does.)

  • Anonymous

    Are you a conservative?  What is it with your NAFTA gripe and why is NAFTA a bad thing?  I believe I mentioned this to you yesterday, or someone just like you, free trade is a conservative shibboleth.  If you don’t believe in free trade, you’re probably a liberal protectionist.

  • Anonymous

    By the way, grey, could you direct me to a specific show where Glenn makes this endorsement.  I’ve still got seven months access to GBTV archives before my non-refundable subscription runs out.  I’d like to corroborate your assertion.

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t you check out what Mark Levin had to say about Newt in his show yesterday, 1/26.  Listen to it at marklevinshow.com; click the “Audio” tab.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Thanks, I will.

  • Anonymous

    What does Mark Levin have to say that proves Newt is not a progressive? Nothing, I am going on Newt’s record and what comes out of his pie hole.

  • Anonymous

    Wrong, free trade is B S. That’s how jobs are shipped to China, India and Pakistan. You know why there is such a trade disparity? NAFTA. Those countries charge us tariffs on our goods, yet we charge them NOTHING. Companies move their manufacturing over there because it is cheaper to make a product and ship it here, then to pay American workers. If we changed it to a FAIR trade agreement, it would mean we charge the same tariffs as they do, that would be better. Free trade is B S, not believing in it means I have brain. It doesn’t mean I am progressive or liberal, that is rubbish.

    P.S. I am as conservative as they come…a conservative Libertarian.

  • Anonymous

    Check it out anyway.  Or is Mark a progressive too? I’m watching the 1/4 GBTV show as I type.

  • Anonymous

    I do not care about other people’s opinion. What comes out of Newt’s pie hole is good enough for me. Is that too difficult for you to understand?

  • Anonymous

    Do you realize your iPhone is the direct result of the space program, that GPS technology is the direct result of the space program?  Those are just two things you might be able to relate to.  Space exploration has returned HUGE, serendipitous dividends in new technology to America.  America is way ahead, money-wise, of the expenditures we have made in space.  And Newt is talking about incentivizing the private sector, not spending tax money. 

  • Anonymous

    Landing a man on the moon IS THE REASON we 85% of the modern technology we have today.  Damn right Americans are “grandiose” and big thinkers, that’s what makes us Americans.

    MOON, 51st state!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I know you lack civility.  If you don’t like what Newt has been saying, you are not conservative.  On my side, I have been a subscriber to National Review since around 1961.  I thought I was a liberal until I read William F. Buckley, Jr.’s book “Up From Liberalism” and realized I agreed with him about everything.  Even National Review has come on hard times now that it’s sainted founder has passed to his reward.  However, it really matters not a wit to me if you listen to Mark or not.  I seek only to bring you to enlightenment, grasshopper.  It’s your loss if you choose ignorance.

  • http://goo.gl/DvRNm Right Fielder

    The Beckborg focuses on 12 seconds out of 536112000 in their exhaustive effort to create a scorched earth dossier on Newt Gingrich. Really, it’s laughable when you think about it.

    Pathetic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1258742459 Hjordis Owens

    I do watch and I do support Santorum, but the chances are slim. I think Glenn had some questions about him too though.  Guess no one is perfect, like George W.- not today!

  • Lynn Davis

    Well I have to take my hat off to ELPzee.  To take his thoughts one step further.  Mr. Beck, going along your thinking…does it mean that every alcoholic is bad?  Different people during different times defined the alcoholic in different terms.  Also, I did my home work on Democrats.  The time periods you are suggesting, the Democrat was quite different from Democrats of today.  I’m beginning to think Mr. Beck has a real issue with Mr. Gingrich, but it not because he is a “progressive”.  What really under your skin Mr. Beck?   And if I’m wrong…then why could Mr. Gingrich change from what he may have been in those days to what he is today.  You keep telling your audience that you did…or is it you are somehow different?  As a recovering alcoholic myself, I see some red flags Mr. Beck.  Are you on a dry drunk?  Your behavior and means to make yourself understood certainly indicate such.  Remember you don’t have to be disagreeable to disagree.

  • Lynn Davis

    Please listen to what Newt stated.  I didn’t hear him say the Government would take on the venture, but to provide incentives to the private sector.

  • Anonymous

    Either these present day politicians are exhibiting ignorance or they cannot remember just about all they say and do is recorded in some way shape or form.  They are human and make many mistakes, say things without thought or get caught off guard…Newt is in the grinder and his past is chewing him up.

  • Lynn Davis

    I vote for the person who I believe can do the job…but then thats me.  Look what happened the last time that people voted for the most electable.  I not so keen on those polls you provide, considering the majority of the people polled probably voted for Obama?  You didn’t indicate…so I may be wrong with that assumption. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh are all progressives. They’re just a lighter version of it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7WNCYGB5J3FL2LZT4V7LGKUXKE Content-to-Garden

    Seriously Eipzee, “Progressive” in the mainstream sence, has little to do with what YOU say is progressing to a return to our roots, and engaging a social atmosphere of accountability and responsibilty to ourselves and mankind, much-less, YHWH. Then again the Big Lebowski” posterboy you identify with, is non-the-less” a cop-out, commune lazy,” “Hey Man, lets toke another, and go pick up our welfare checks Dude , because we are entitled to a “good life” Man”", fella.  Oh you are so transparent. 

  • Anonymous

    You made my point for me.  progressive means different things to different people.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7WNCYGB5J3FL2LZT4V7LGKUXKE Content-to-Garden

    Hey hey lets bring back the ol’Guard of republicratism, Vote Gingrich!  Hey hey, lets rant anti- federalist government overhall, and grassroots ralley, along the lines of Ron Paul. THEN, lets defer our constituents and supporters to Gingrich! Thanks Palin, Thanks Perry!, Thanks Santo! 

    Bunch of Creeps!!!! But then, I think Romney would have defered to Gingrich over the rest too. Why, because they are part of the oligarchial system of Big government!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Polls mean nothing to me.  Polls are now a tool for pundits and news networks to sway public perception.  Romney cant beat Obama, period.  If we want any chance we have to go with one of the other 3.

    Newt is my choice.

  • Anonymous

    First, if I lack civility it’s because of arrogant know-it-alls like you. Second, I don’t really really care what Newt “has been saying.” He is liar and his actions speak louder than his words. Third, anyone saying that if I do not agree with something, I am not a conservative is full of shyt. (you) Fourth, you expect everyone to learn from you, but you intend to learn from no one. Hypocrisy at it’s finest. Last, but certainly not least, I am not your “grasshopper,” friend, neighbor or anything else. You would do well to remember that. As you display your ignorance, you call someone else ignorant. Pot meet kettle. 

  • landofaahs

    Bad banking is the “Bane” of capitalism.   “He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass”.–Edgar Fiedler

  • landofaahs

    There are varying degrees also.  When Glenn was in his drinking days, if he had died and had small kids left behind, he might have like the thought that a system to take care of them existed.  In the great depression, the churches had no resources to help others, the system was overwhelmed like it will be again soon.
    I’m as conservative as you can get, but I can see TEMPORARY help.

  • Anonymous

    “I come out of the Theodore Roosevelt LaFollette progressive tradition.”  – I think Newt removed the ambiguity with the precision of his words.  Newt is also a historian and author and knows early 20th century history very well. He is also clearly articulate.  I think it is safe to say Newt knows about Progressivism and could easily distance himself from confusion if he was so inclined.

  • Anonymous

    Just finished my viewing of the 1/4 GBTV episode. It was a Romney ad. Scott Baker playing off the television guy’s assertion that Romney is ice cream and Scott is suddenly hungry for ice cream. Then there was the smarmy young man raising doubts about Rick’s conservative credentials. I suggest you come out of the closet. Whatever you are, you aren’t conservative.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I am a know-it-all. I read a book every three days. My IQ is 145; not a genius but in the third standard deviation. I’m VERY good at parsing propaganda. You’re a dishonest propagandist. Congratulations. You fit Mitt’s profile precisely.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm? You’re working with a different dictionary than I am.

  • Anonymous

    i do believe that beck knows what a progressive is. a fact that you would know if you ever watched him. and why would there be anything to make beck a “good bedfellow’ to romney? becks choice is santorum. as for the possible difference in what people might think a progressive is, beck commented on that too, however, newt is quite aware of it’s meaning as much as beck is.

  • Anonymous

    moonbase is not for you. your not of the elite that will be vacationing in the sea of tranquility resort

  • Anonymous

    I know Romney is a ultra liberal democrat, but I would say Newt is actually a Chameleon. I know Hillary is a progressive, but I think Michelle Bachmann is an aggressive like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.
    Eisenhower put in “God We Trust” on our money, and warned us of the military industrial complex.

  • Anonymous

    not sure just who you are refering to, but i believe that you are right. it seems that there are a lot a newt fans out here that are bashing anyone that speaks their minds if it happens to be againts newt. the greatest thing that newt gingrich has that will lose him any election is the zealots that claim to be his fans and attack those that are not.people judge by association.

  • Anonymous

    so, the truth stopped here when it started telling you things that you didn’t want to hear? truth is great when it always says what i beleive? you are not perfect and you will make mistakes. beck does not put on his show just his oppinion, he has a whole staff that does research. that is why he suported Michelle, and when she dropped he suported Santorum. he has not given his suport to romney

  • Anonymous

    i would agree that you seem to be a conservitive, however you did make one error. you said that free trade was b.s. what you describe as “fair trade” is in fact what free trade looks like. i know it is hard to see that, we here in the land of the free haven’t seen anything really free for some time now.bussiness should be controled by the market, not regulation and tariffs.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, that’s a decent subject for discussion. I agree and disagree with you. For one, I’m against NASA. If it was a private business that received a small donation from the government for the sake of scientific study, that’s one thing. But I’m against that giant tax money sucking entity that has been around for way too long.

    I’m glad we went to the moon. But, I’m only glad in the sense that I’m happy for those that achieved it as a sign of accomplishing a complex and difficult mission. But what used did we gain from it? When our system is so messed up as it is, with our tax system and collectivist entitlements system, going to the moon is the equivalent of the Egyptians building a pyramid. Yes, we can look at the pyramids now and wonder at them. Great… But what did they achieve? They were symbols of the superiority of the Pharaohs that killed countless thousands of slaves having them build the Pyramids as monuments to their egos. What purpose did they serve? Who did they benefit? No one. They’re a ridiculously inefficient tomb.

    I’d be really cool with a colony begun on the moon. But, if there is a colony on the moon it should be done with some kind of constructive and profitable purpose behind it. There has to be a source of water on the moon. If there is absolutely no water – not even ice under the surface, then to me the moon is a no go for a long time to come.

    Mars is different. I have been growing more and more convinced over the years that any company that puts together a viable plan to start a colony on Mars is going to make a TON of money. Mars is a viable place to begin a colony. There is water on Mars, and they can use what is on Mars to create useable soil.

    Any colony in space has to be self-sustainable to a degree because of the delays and expense in the transfer of goods and people between planets (moon). Once a colony is established, however, goods (mining, agriculture, and manufacturing would be the primary industrial endeavors for a Mars colony).

    Some may cheer for monuments like Pyramids being built, or landing on the moon. But I find more value in someone that invents a light bulb. I find more value in someone that invents the fuel injection system. I find more value in someone that creates an efficient and productive farming system. I find more value in the what founder of Wendy’s achieved. I find more value in the chief engineer of a railroad company. The guy that designed the Empire State Building – the men that built the Empire State Building – those guys are heroes in my mind.

    I’m not against what those guys did going to the moon. It took hard work, focus, intelligence, and guts. They deserve praise for what they did. But the means are as important as the ends, and if it took pillaging the American taxpayer to send a man to the moon I’d rather it not have happened. If it will take pillaging the American taxpayer to make a colony on either the moon or Mars, I’d rather it not happen.

    Good subject for discussion. It’s good to see you discussing things. :-)

  • Anonymous

    I don’t agree with those numbers. I don’t care who obtained them and how they did it. I guarantee that whoever wins the Republican nomination will win this next election – if the election actually happens. Easily, more than half this country does not want Obama as President for a second term. There is no way by summer that he’ll even have a chance, barring a complete meltdown of society. The moment Republicans are down to the final candidate, the party will coalesce around that candidate and he’ll be off to the races.

    Furthermore, I know that Ron Paul would have the biggest overall win against Obama. Largely because of his extremely strong stance on Big Brother policies such as the NDAA 2012, the Presidential Assassination Program, and The Patriot Act, as well as his determination to bring home a good portion of the troops abroad and that he wants to legalize marijuana.

    Santorum is a more ideal President in my mind, although I’d still like to see him take a more libertarian view of the Constitution. Santorum would have a tighter race against Obama, but he’s a sure win because he will get widespread conservative support. Look at it this way – Santorum will get votes from Romney and Gingrich supporters. However, there are plenty of people who would vote for Santorum, but not necessarily for Gingrich or Romney (me). Even Ron Paul supporters find it more palatable to vote for Santorum than the two Progressives.

    My message is this: Whoever wins the Republican nomination is as good as in as our next President. The talk of who is electable or not is garbage. It’s nonsensical rhetoric. Obama is on his way out. SO, the important thing becomes choosing who we want to see as our next President, not who is electable. I want to see either Santorum or Paul. I personally, as a conservative, can not vote for either Romney or Gingrich. I can not bring myself to compromise that much of who I am and what I stand for to vote for either of them.

    If any of you out there feel strongly about your conservative values, vote for who you think is going to make the best President, not for “who is electable” as it is a fallacy. The only unelectable candidate is Obama. Qualify with your conscience and choose with your brain.

  • Anonymous

    NASA is a necessity for continued space travel, for the simple reason that NASA doesn’t make the hard materials they need, US high tech business do that.  We do need to apply the principles of lean 6 sigma to NASA though and completely restructure it, as all buerocracies thrive on inefficiency.   High technology industries are the ONLY areas where government run agencies succeed.  The reason being that a very small group of scientist can make huge leaps with the funding of the government, this was proven with the Manhattan project.  If we could continue to make technological advancements through NASA the private Space industry would benefit greatly.

    Space is the next frontier, maybe if were luck enough to live a long life we will see an American on mars, or a base on the moon.(hopefully american, not chinese or russian)

  • Anonymous

    Santorum is in favor of the Social Security idea because he eventually wants it eliminated. Virtually every Republican in office does. The Republican party has been working on ways to eliminate Social Security since its inception. Just as Obama’s mandated healthcare bill was a step toward socializing the healthcare industry, but short of actually doing it… getting a “foot in the door”… so is this Social Security plan that Santorum supports an attempt at getting a foot in the door toward privatizing and eventually eliminating Social Security.

    The idea is to get people used to investing their Social Security funds into private endeavors and then weaning them off altogether, but gradually so that it becomes part of our culture again to individually provide for our own retirement instead of relying on a Social Security parachute.

    So yeah, Santorum is completely conservative on that. Frankly, I think it’s better to rip the bandaid off quickly as opposed to pulling it off agonizingly slowly, especially since we’re headed for a financial cliff. But, I can’t fault him for being pointed in the right direction … away from the cliff.

  • Anonymous

    Again, I agree and disagree.

    Why I disagree is because you’re not considering what these scientists would be doing if they weren’t working for NASA or the government. Plus, there is a distinct difference between working on behalf of national defense and working on projects like landing on the moon. It keeps coming back to what the ethical roles of government are – our government is meant to enforce the rule of law, protect our rights, and defend our nation’s sovereignty. No more, no less. Providing funding for the development of weapons and space exploration for the purpose of helping national defense is completely within the scope of being ethical. That is not the Pharaoh pyramid slave worker scheme. That is exactly what they’re supposed to do. Paying scientists to work on “The Bomb” was perfectly within the scope of what our government is supposed to do. It’s a matter of national defense. So, I agree with you inasmuch that I support our government using the necessary funding needed to sustain a strong national defense.

    However, for NASA to do anything that is not directly related to national defense is inherently wrong. There is a pillaging of wealth in the United States. NASA is part of that system. Not only that, any commercial endeavor that involves government is essentially government assuming control within an industry. A colony on the moon or Mars is only viable if it is either for the sake of national defense or for commercial purposes. If it IS for national defense, then by all means, government funding is called for. But for the government to force or compete or monopolize any industry, whether it involves space colonies or farming is inherently ethically and morally wrong, in addition to being unconstitutional.

    And just to continue with the idea I mentioned above – what would NASA scientists do if they were not working for NASA – just look at what they are doing right now. Just look at what private engineers are doing all over the country. When was the last time you did a search for technology development? I have a buddy that works on robots. I’m telling you, the demonstrations they show on television of these clunky clumsy robots in no way represent the highly advanced stuff that engineers are doing as HOBBIES! He can’t even tell me what his company has developed, but I know what he can do with some spare parts on his own. And there are some great videos and stories on the Internet of some former NASA scientists starting their own private companies – they’ve designed some great cars, and all sorts of gadgets that are pushing technology forward.

    No industry in the world functions as well under the controls of government as it does when it is completely free of government controls. It is government controls that give favoritism to giant uninspired and uncreative companies that slow down innovation, because once competition is stifled incentive for innovation and increased efficiency are stifled with it.

    I believe that as long as government stays out of the space colony business as much as possible, aside from national defense concerns and diplomatic concerns – we will most certainly see colonies on Mars within our lifetime (also depending on the potential crash of civilization in the near future). There is a huge interest among multiple companies for the potential that lies in such an endeavor.

  • Anonymous

    It seems that a lot of you hear what you want to hear. Glenn does not say that Newt claims to be a progressive by any definition. Glenn warning and showing you that Newt (the historian) Gingrich knowingly proclaims to a Roosevelt republican and  a huge fan of FDR and Woodrow Wilson.

    Newt is not saying he is/or like a progressive. Newt is saying that he is/or like Roosevelt, FDR and Woodrow Wilson progressive very specifically. Newt is and has been the one claiming that not Glenn Beck.

    I know and believe Newt is a very smart man and I love his dialogue sharp wit. He could speak most anybody. But he is hardly conservative and is proven to be a frequent liar.

    For the people who would just love to see Newt beat the crap out Obama in a debate. Think about this, there law or reason for to debate him in any form at all. If Obama did debate him he would more than likely do it once or twice on his terms if at all. He will has all of the media and beyond a billion dollars in ads, lies and easy material from Newt him self.

    And no I don’t support the liberal Romney.

  • Anonymous

    I unabase myself. I actually watched an entire episode of GBTV, 1/4/2012, that was recommended by the guy who said Glenn was now supporting Mitt as one of Glenn’s shows in which Glenn supports Rick. Not so, it was apparent to me it was a Mitt love-fest. Stealth mode, to be sure, but the message was obvious. Rick’s conservative credentials were called into question by one of that staff you mention and Glenn was saying what a great idea a Romney-Santorum ticket would be — to molify the conservatives, don’t you know.

  • Anonymous

    Had incorrect sentence in reply just transmitted. Second sentence should read, “I actually watched an entire episode of GBTV, 1/4/2012, that was recommended by the guy who said Glenn was now supporting Rick Santorum and that the show would prove it conclusively.” Thank you for your patience.

  • http://www.facebook.com/roysteven.williams Roy Steven Williams

    Glenn is right and you need to get over it. You like to criticize Obama and Romney; but you will never criticize for similiar acts, Here are 2 videos to show why I am not for Newt:. http://www.jbs.org/birchtube/viewvideo/976/agenda-21/what-is-agenda-21 and http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xn8mnd_newt-gingrich-sides-with-bill-clinton-over-conservatives-in-1995-40-billion-mexican-bailout_news.  ONLY A TRUE CONSERVATIVE WOULD BACK ONLY RICK SANTORUM.

  • http://goo.gl/DvRNm Right Fielder

    Still thinking about the 12 second video… only slightly longer than a good bull ride.

    So, that video was recorded in June of ’95 — most likely in ancient Beta format — and Gingrich was a fan of FDR and Woodrow Wilson.  What was Glenn a fan of at that time… vodka and narcotics?

    Things change, thank you, Lord.  Why is it that 12 seconds of an ancient video tape rules Glenn’s mind?  Why can’t Glenn give Gingrich some slack, the kind of slack he so desperately needed others to give him when he was in need?

    Gingrich has already said his philosophy and understanding of FDR, Woodrow Wilson, and that ilk has changed; been modified by time.  You know, similar to the way Glenn’s habits changed.

    Come to your senses, GB.  We want you back.

  • 4joachim

    Please take the time to talk to NEWT. Please don’t interrupt. Listen to his answer.
    No More 30 second sound bites that prove nothing.

    Thank You Glenn Beck For All Your Hard Work For US!

  • Anonymous

    Nailed it Enrico. Great post.

  • Lioness

    People don’t pay attention to what is actually said. They just hear what they want to. I know what Newt said, and it did not involve total government intervention. He most definitely supports privatization of space exploration. Unfortunately there needs to be some government involvement, but very minimal. Create jobs and dreams. What’s wrong with that?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WOZDYJTFTJHLVDWXCUYCUWKQ6Q James

    Glenn, I used to respect and even admired you for you courage, vision, standing for the right cause, and intelligence. But now, listening what you are continually saying about Newt Gingrich make me stop watching your show completely. You are wrong and I’m saying it not because my opinion is different from yours but because of your ignorant attitude of Newt’s ideas, blunders and his successful accomplishments. Please, you are a smart fellow, just let go your ego and try to look at this man without prejudice. Just try. I’m sure you can do it and only after that we can talk again; otherwise it’s not a big difference between you and these ignorant opinionated  Obama fans.    

  • Lioness

    Space exploration done by the private sector would be much more efficient, we may have already colonized Mars if it weren’t for slow moving government bureaucratic BS. Competition is already moving space technology along. I can’t wait for the space elevator, now that would be a very efficient way to travel out side of earths atmosphere.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WOZDYJTFTJHLVDWXCUYCUWKQ6Q James

    I’m absolutely agree with you. Glenn is missing something and that something is very important that my put him in dichotomy with his own previous moral certitude which I particularly fully supported. 

  • Anonymous

    Churches began to become defunded when Income Tax was instituted. The less of their personal wealth people can keep the less money they have for charity. The higher taxes are the less money people have to donate to churches. The more social programs the government puts into place the more they compete with churches… Government increases their own costs, while forcing the American tax payer to pay the bill, decreasing the amount of voluntary charity one is able to contribute, defunding the church and all other charitable organizations, and directly competing with them, all the while the government holds a gun to our heads with every decision they make forcing us to comply.

    Before there was welfare there was charity. Before there was welfare there wasn’t a large welfare class. Before there was welfare there wasn’t ghettos made up of “quality” government housing.

    When Glenn was in his drinking days, if he had died and no one was being taxed higher than 7% then everyone would have had more money to help Glenn’s wife and children out. They wouldn’t have had to rely on the system.

    Nearly a decade ago, a cousin of mine that lives across the country lost his job when the construction company he worked for made some massive layoffs. He was young and low on the totem pole. He lived with his parents. My uncle (his father) injured both his knees so badly he couldn’t work anymore. Because of the change of ownership of the company he had worked for all his life, his pension and retirement benefits were cut drastically years before. They were hard up. The church they attended found a nice home for them after they could no longer pay their mortgage and a member donated a car to them after they lost one of their vehicles. My cousin worked doing whatever work he could find. Much of the work he found was actually sent his way by church members. They’re all back on their feet now. But, my cousin, his wife, my uncle, and my aunt all received numerous benefits from their church while they were hard up. Meals, job offers, vehicle repair, the loaner vehicle was eventually given to them, and multiple offers of homes and utility payments. Now, much better off, my cousin just recently donated a van back to that church, in addition to his regular tithing. All the while this church helped them out, they managed to help others out, they managed to finance missionaries, and they had over a dozen members go to help out in the New Orleans are after hurricane Katrina.

    I know not all churches have big enough congregations or the financing to do all of this. But what if everyone was able to keep more of their own tax money? What if the cost of goods dropped because the federal government controls that artificially inflate the cost of goods, in addition to the taxes that raise the price of goods, disappeared? How much more could those people do?

    What about other churches that do similar charity work? What about the various charitable organizations not directly connected to churches? What if everyone was able to keep 10-30% more of their income? What percentage more would they gain with lower prices on goods? How much more money would businesses be able to make with fewer regulations and licenses to buy? How many more of them would be entrepreneurs instead of seeking work from larger companies? The dynamics of taxes and welfare systems goes way beyond the average person just having more each month to spend on gadgets and vacations. It changes the culture.

  • Lioness

    I’m just not getting it. I know Glenn likes Santorum, no problem there. Every one knows about Romney (although when he actually admitted to implementing a mandate on health care in Mass., I thought that would be the nail that sealed the coffin) but apparently that is not enough to show how “progressive” he is. Instead it’s all Newt. Nothing about his record of achievements or even “actions” that were less than stellar. No, just some haphazard comments of a historical nature, usually totally out of context from the actual interview or article. I think that’s what is so puzzling. These opinions seem to be rooted in complete emotion, no logic what so ever. What’s that about?

  • w. Parker

    Newt has already explained that connection on Fox and the debates.  Some people are not as uninformed as you might believe Glenn.  In place of attempting to rip our candidates apart, have you the common sense to realize it might be to your, my and all americans advantage to do the opposite and try to reunite conservatives and the candidates so as not to give the “other side” the advantage in this election or has it been always your contention that obama was a better prospect as president than any of the republican candidates – it makes one wonder

  • w. Parker

    I wonder if Glenn is hoping to destroy all the candidates so as to have obama in the WH another 4 years.  Maybe Glenn has “played” us since his show on Fox – drew us in, told us what we wanted to hear, gained our trust and respect, only to be a progressive obama supporter. I think O’reiley, his old friend has figured him out. So many people seem dependent on him lately for advice and direction.  Just like Jim Jones did in his cult

  • w. Parker

    The video’s are propaganda garbage…Let’s assume Santorum doesn’t get the nomination, what do you suggest?  Stay home and don’t vote? – giving obama another 4 years in the WH?  I say that because you indicated back “only” Santorum.  Do you not think it would be a wise choice to vote for the nominee, whomever it is??

  • http://twitter.com/NCDCS NCDCS, Inc.

    The real, that means factual, Truth is what Glenn is bringing out historically about Wilson, T.R. and F.D.R. – They are and were influenced by, agreed with, allowed to influence and willfully embraced communism through the softer side called Fabianism.  Wilson’s right-hand-man, E. M. House wrote “Philip Drew Administrator”, who in present day could be played out by B.O.  T. R. was well used and his ego exceeded what his core beliefs by have been and capitulated to the manipulation of those around him who were out-right communist.  F. D. R. was a straight up a sleeper Fabian and completely surrounded himself with those that were fully intent on, at a minimum the socialization of the US, and when possible, the complete eradication of our Constitutional Republic.

    This is all well documented in many source document in the national archives and the writings of those who were members of these administrations.  Most do not understand this because since the 1930′s the majority of text book, especially History, have been written by socialist, straight up communist or communist sympathizers.

    We need Glenn to speak well researched Truth.  He does!  I have rarely found issues with what he presents from a historical perspective and how it relates to those in the forefront of making history for tomorrow.

    Glenn, Keep correlating and speaking Truth.  Hopefully the Citizenry will really Awaken and we can restore our government to act according to our Foundational Principles!

  • Anonymous

    What would a game of liars poker sound like between Barry and Newt?  I think that would be fascinating.  I wonder who would win. 

  • Lynn Davis

    I’m sorry landofaahs, I’m not making the connection of how Edgar Fiedler, the economist under Nixon has to do with what I wrote.  Could you please expand on your thought? 

  • Lynn Davis

    Don’t know if Mr. Beck was a Mormon during his dark years, had he been that church would have been there to help.  The Mormons are well known to take care of their own.

  • Lynn Davis

    Talk about selective hearing.   Mr. Beck indeed has said Mr. Gingrich is a progressive.  From a recent post:

    Glenn took some time this morning to congratulate South Carolina on making such a great choice in Saturday’s primary and voting for progressive candidate Newt Gingrich! It’s becoming clear that Gingrich despite his many flaws (progressivism, shady character, high unpopularity on a national level) that people will continue to support Ol’ Newt. Therefore, Glenn can finally reveal his masterplan – he’s secretly been back Newt all along. And today, he finally endorsed a candidate for the first time ever – Newt Gingrich!*
    “We have known for quite some time that whatever we say politically, you’ll do the opposite,” Glenn said
    “We were against Barack Obama the last election and he won. We came out and said you know we really think that Michele Bachmann is the one, like ten minutes later people were forcing her to drop out of the race,” Glenn explained.
    “We said Rick Santorum is the guy. Nope,” he said.
    “We’ve been saying definitely not Newt Gingrich, and look at him soar,” Glenn said.
    “We are thrilled today,” Stu explained.

    Mr. Beck as the very least is making his claim through association….

  • Anonymous

    Newt is a complex person that has been around for decades.  What he did in office as Nancy said, carried on the work of Reagen.  Yes, his has shown to be a progressive in his great ideas.  We want Newt in this battle because he is an effective fighter.  Great ideas is the problem.  Do they stay academic?  Glen, you have put enough pieces in front of me to switch to Sentorum as my candidate.  Will he be up to the battle is unknown because of is thin resume.  Our final choice as Rick put forward tells us the the effect of a Democratic program even when signed into law by a Republican Governor, Romney, free will choice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donna.hulsizer Donna Hulsizer

    Apparently you did not hear New World Newt, in his own voice, admiring the racist Wilson and the dictator wannabe FDR.  Glenn is NOT the one who said it – Newt did that all by himself!

  • http://www.facebook.com/donna.hulsizer Donna Hulsizer

    Progressives want to destroy the constitution and have global government.  These are things Newt has ALWAYS been into.
    Save our country and write in Herman Cain. 

  • Lemmingsrnotusdamnit

    Sarah Palin isn’t happy with the tactics Beck and others are using.

    He’s too drunk on his own Kool-Aid to see it. Maybe he should switch back to Gin.

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150516734848435

  • http://www.facebook.com/donna.hulsizer Donna Hulsizer

    Newt is very “like” Wilson and FDR – way too much.  He has always been a progressive.

    Santorum is too green to take on all the problems we have, today.  He would make a good VP to President Cain.  Write in Herman Cain and fix our country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donna.hulsizer Donna Hulsizer

    New World Newt has always looked like a progressive, to me.  Just because he won’t admit it does not make it less so.

  • Anonymous

    If Mr. Santorum wants to reform social security he should say that. Means testing is completely different. Means testing says that the government will decide who gets the money in the social security system regardless as to who has paid into it and how much. That is not a conservative value it is a marxist value. “From those according to their means to those according to their needs” ring a bell? People have paid into that system for years! And we’re supposed to relinquish our rights to it in hopes of DC reform? Really? Is there really anyone there you would trust that much with your money if you had a choice?

    No question social security needs to go away and having people responsible for their own selves is a conservative principle. “Getting the foot in the door” instead of an outright reformation of the program does just that. It gives the big government folks a foot in the door of our property. And we have relinquished out rights to our property all in the hopes of the right reform. No thank you.

    And I disagree with the notion that republicans have always wanted to do away with social security since its inception. Bush (W) ran on the idea but there was no will in the congress to do deal with it. A few true conservatives maybe would want to deal with it but sadly they are few and far between in Congress.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pdsanders1 Pat Dillard Sanders

    Glenn, As I have said before, I watched  your  Fox News program diligently and received some outstanding information. Since you left I have not followed your new agenda but I can say the five who replaced you I do not believe will make it. Bob Beckel is about as far left as you can go. Now to the point I wish yo make. Many people have changed their philosophy, I am sure, after enduring the last three years with Obama and the collapse of what was the United States of America. Sometimes it takes a rude awakening of whatever the circumstances to make people realize what they had was not too bad after all. Maybe we will have a second chance but Obama is not in that picture. We have had all the change we can stand or afford. Most of the changes we need involve families with a father and a mother ,with a little more discipline and a little more tutoring on how not to be shiftless and to take care of one’s needs by going to work six days a week and resting on the seventh. Americans are different than any other people in the world and we need to realize that and put our lives and country back together.
    Dave Sanders- Lavonia, Georgia 

  • Kathleen D’Ovidio

    I am so shocked and surprised at the left like tactics of people on this site claiming to be conservatives and who are for Newt.  Switch the subject, ignore the facts, name call: Liberal SIN.  Glenn is playing Newt’s words, period.  DOES THE TRUTH MATTER?  He is simply playing the audio of Newt’s words.  Because of this, you are attacking him.  So, it is fine for Glenn to do that for Soros, Obama, Van Jones, and others, but not for people on the right?  If Newt is your guy, then you must reconcile the things he as said, that are facts, otherwise you are no better than Obama supporters.  They either totally ignore or justify all of what Obama has done and said and is doing and is saying with no regard to the fact that they are aimed at and are destroying our economy and our western way of life. 

    I implore you all, stop acting like the left. Please pray to GOD for the faith that you need to get past your anger, disappointment and frustration.  Love and peace, hope and faith.  PLEASE GET ON YOUR KNEES AND PRAY!!

  • Anonymous

    I hate to tell you James Glenn does not need to wake up., Glenn is not giving His opions here,He is giving Newt in Newts  own words. I have been listening to the attacts on Glenn about this long enough. How can Glenn be wrong If He only uses what Newt has said. He has alwso been accused of being a Mitt supportor,when in fact He continually says he supports Santorum. It is getting harder to understand how porple think anymore.

  • Anonymous

    If food stamps bought morality, there would be no democrats.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RH6247GNZVIPXA3NIB6TRDIGR4 J-Rod

    You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about James. Seriously, you sound like a Liberal always trying to run from their problems. Yeah, the past is the past, but that doesnt mean that it excludes it from your life. Newt is about as much of a Coservative as W was. He’s definitely not that man that we want on our ticket. Before you get on here and bash Glenn again do a little moral reflection and realize that Newt is absolutely pathetic. He asked his SECOND wife for an open marriage after cheating on her TOO. Some say that the presidential campaign and debate shouldn’t have personal material included as a factor. Read a history book (Michael Allen and Larry Schweikart are pretty good) and realize how wrong you are!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Sarah Palin is the barometer for all things conservative and right wing? I love all the people who talk about Glenn being “drunk” because they disagree with him.

  • Anonymous

    At least he is FINALLY admitting that Mitt Romney is a “LITTLE PROGRESSIVE” Even though he is more than a progressive.  EXAMPLE  SOCIALIZED MEDICINE Mitt Romney didn’t say it in speech he passed and it funds planned parenthood.  He Mitt Romney is progressive lite he is a full blown SOCIALIST.  He is against the second ammendment too.  I rtake people at their word but I think actions speak louder.

  • Anonymous

    Oh please, stop with the sancitmonious B S. Glenn has looked at him (as well as a lot of other people) and his actions speak louder than his words. Looking at Newt’s actions is in no way prejudice. You may be willing to look past those things, it seems Glenn is not. To say that he is no better than the Obamao athletic supporters is simply false. In fact, I would compare you to them, first. You are willing to look past any and every thing, just like an Obamao athletic supporter. Pot meet kettle.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. know-it-all thinks they know something. I forgot, you are the measure of all things conservative. You read a book every three days and that means what? Di ck and Jane books don’t amount to much. I will not even tell you my IQ because you would be completely embarrassed, besides it means nothing anyway. By the way, I do not support Mitt. Keep making assumptions, it appears to be working great for you. One day, when you graduate third grade, you may learn that assumption is the mother of all fv ck-ups. Then again, you are quite ignorant, so maybe not.

  • Anonymous

    That was funny.

  • Anonymous

    It didn’t go over well at the MSNBC site.

  • Anonymous

    How about this one.

    If food stamps bought dignity, protesters wouldn’t shit in parks.

  • Anonymous

    I bet it didn’t…

  • Anonymous

    Talk about selective reading: “Newt is saying that he is/or like Roosevelt, FDR and Woodrow Wilson progressive very specifically.”

    Enrico’s point is that it’s not as if Newt was making generalize vague references to being a progressive that could be misinterpreted. Newt has made it very clear what specific kind of Progressive he is, and that is the type that Glenn is completely opposed to.

    Stop being a Newtbot.

  • Anonymous

    The whole space elevator concept is just so bizarre. What would it look like? Can you imagine standing at the base of that thing?

  • Anonymous

    No kidding. I’ve been against Romney since the very beginning of this election cycle. Watching the exchange he had with Santorum about healthcare in the debate though… Wow. Romney is repulsive. He’s shady. He consistently refuses to own up to his own position. And when he does it’s in direct contrast with the conservative position.

    I thought Santorum killed Romney in that exchange. If you can’t see the difference between the candidates by this point you’re blind. In fact, I don’t know that the Republican Party has had this much of a difference between the final four candidates for POTUS in my lifetime.

  • Anonymous

    I completely agree. But, he could be doing the same thing with Romney. Neither one of them should be acceptable candidates for the Republican nomination.

    Cain, Bachmann, Paul, and Santorum were the genuinely conservative candidates. Now, it’s down to Paul and Santorum. Romney and Gingrich do not represent conservative values.

  • Anonymous

    You got that right.  Santorum is the only conservative

  • Anonymous

    Nothing new there. It seems disparaging Beck and referring to his alcoholism are the only responses they have to the truth.

  • Anonymous

    Plus, there is a big difference between a great idea for liberty and a great idea for socialism. A lot of Gingrich’s great ideas are great for socialism. They have nothing to do with liberty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Marks/1266358046 Paul Marks

    I have defended politicians saying nice things about people who are considered “American Icons” (T. and F.D. Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and so on), but there is a special problem with Newt Gingrich saying these things (I admit that) – because Newt is an historian (and not a bad one) he KNOWS these people were no good (a normal politician might just know their names and that they were in office when X war was won – and that is about it).

    F.D.R. (for example) said that Stalin (the murderer of tens of million of people) was a “Christian Gentleman” and he was NOT being ironic (he was being a idiot – as F.D.R. was a lot of the time, although this is covered up by his admirers).

    Both T. Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were protototalitarians in their beliefs – how can any other interpretation be placed on the things they said and wrote, and (in the case of Woodrow Wilson) DID as well.

    On POLICY Gingrich is not actually bad – 15% flat rate income tax and so on. Certainly better than Romney.

    But I think it is this bad (terrible) history from a professional historian (someone who KNOWS that the people he is saying nice things about were terrible) that really offends Glenn Beck about Newt Gingrich.

    However, it is over anyway – the polls put Romney ahead in Florida, and if he wins Florida the nomination race is basically decided.

  • Anonymous

    Ironically, the only thing that newt talks about that doesn’t make my skin crawl are his honest and respectful comments on FDR and Wilson.
    It is not newt’s fault that glenn is jealous of these two great Americans.  Little sh** bags like glenn have festered and tormented America for centuries, but they are soon forgotten.  Real Americans, such as FDR and Wilson, will be remembered in texts and conversations while glenn’s pathetic leech of a life will soon be forgotten.
    Sadly, glenn’s fade from fame and accountability has already led to his becoming a laughing stock while he is still alive.

  • Anonymous

    At the very beginning of the election my favorites were Paul, Cain, and Bachmann. Santorum never seemed to have been very strongly behind any particular Republican measure. When he was in office it seemed that Republicans would use him to communicate the reasoning behind their voting decisions on television. So, I didn’t really consider him at first.

    I’ve been against Romney from the very beginning. I already knew enough about the guy to know that there was no way I was going to vote for a guy that created and supports government mandated healthcare. I don’t necessarily question Romney’s morality, but he’s such an obvious panderer. He is a politician to the core, where winning and having the ability to set policy matters to him more than any particular issue. Government mandated healthcare? He supports the NDAA 2012? For crying out loud. How does he represent our side of the political spectrum at all? No way, no how, no Romney.

    I was against Huntsman because Huntsman is only a Republican because he’s marginally less liberal than the most liberal mainstream Democrats. (R) in name only.

    I knew enough about Gingrich’s sketchy past to be wary of him. It has seemed to me that he has sincerely become more devout in his Christian beliefs, which I respect and find encouraging. However, my knowledge of his actual political beliefs and knowledge of his voting record over the years was lacking. I found it interesting when he started to gain ground in the Iowa race. Then Beck had his interview with him. Wow… Wake up call. At that point I did a lot of independent research on him. Yeah, Newt is a well meaning, brave, intelligent Christian man, but he does not represent conservatism. He represents Christian temperance for socialism.

    Perry was my great unknown. However, after he actually started campaigning I found out very quickly that he was just George W. Bush all over again. And some of the gimmicky policy ideas… Awful. Another well-intentioned Christian.

    Now, as time has gone on and eliminated two of my early favorites, and since I wasn’t and am not absolutely convinced that Paul would be a wise choice, I’ve been forced to take a closer look at Santorum. Santorum has consistently risen in my view. The more I know about the guy the more convinced I become that he is truly the best choice for President.

    I’m still willing to give Paul a chance. I love that he’s willing to take STRONG steps toward restoring liberty in this nation. So, I reserve throwing my hat in until I see more. But I do know that I want Gingrich and Romney both eliminated. They need to be eliminated by the Republican electorate. They do not represent the party platform, they don’t represent conservatism or libertarianism. They both represent a continued direction toward complete socialization, and a continuation of the fascism with which we now live.

  • Lioness

    If you are a diligent Star Trek fan you may have caught an episode with such a concept. It looked sort of like a long tower with a circular elevator surrounding it. But I have no clue what the real concept for it looks like, I was listening to a radio show and what was fascinating about the concept it that it would avoid using the massive amount of fuel that it takes to launch a rocket through the atmosphere. A base at the top would then be available for space craft to dock. The concept isn’t really all that new to sci fi nerds, I’ve seen it in other movies and video games.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t predict Glenn Beck’s future, but I predict that no one in the political forum will remember you at all. You’re a faceless hater, and you could just as easily be a software program picking insults off Media Matters as a human being actually expressing your opinions. That’s how unoriginal and pointless your comments are. And you know it. Not too fulfilling, is it? Have fun with that.

    P.s. Anyone can change. Think about it.

  • Lemmingsrnotusdamnit

    No she isn’t. And neither is Glenn Beck.

    See the point?

  • Anonymous

    I do. Which is why I occasionally disagree with Beck. I reserve the right to disagree with anyone I choose. But occasionally disagreeing with Beck doesn’t blind me to the fact that he’s honest and trying his best to do what he thinks is right. If you don’t like his opinion, so be it. However, casting aspersions and misrepresenting him isn’t logical or reasonable.

    Compare Newtbots to Beck:

    Beck gets factual information. He presents it. He gives his honest opinion about it. Done.

    Newtbots hear Beck. They disagree with his opinions. They can’t dispute the facts so instead they insult Beck, and attempt to portray his character as being poor because he holds the opinions he holds, and avoid the facts that Beck has presented or excuse them in favor of “but only Gingrich can win!”.

    See the point?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t read Media Matters. Nor do I lie and make slanderous comments to make money like glenn.
    I find more than enough comfort in pointing out how evil of a boy glenn beck is.
    It isn’t “fun” to point out a person is evil. It is rather disheartening.
    Some day, when you open your eyes you will discover the disturbing truth about beck.

  • Lemmingsrnotusdamnit

    I could repeat the same facts over and over again that Beck was a drunk, he was divorced, he called the President a racist, etc, etc.

    And what would it prove?

    That I am doing the same cherry-picking he is.

  • Anonymous

    So what does it take to qualify as a “real” American in your book? Blatant racism? Reinvigorating the KKK at the White House itself? Internment camps and forced detainment based on race?

  • Anonymous

    Well, you just lied about making lies and slanderous comments.

  • Anonymous

    For all of you Mormon haters trying to destroy America by voting for Newt Gingrich
    let me just say that I don’t care if Romney is a Mormon.  I heard on one of the cable
    news channels that Gingrich made a particularly bad comment about black people
    and that is why he was chastised by the Democrats when he was Speaker and
    the Republican party was also against what Newt said.  They pushed Newt to
    resign.  If it is indeed true that Gingrich mad disparaging remarks about the black
    people he deserved what the House of Representatives did by forcing him to
    resign.  A personally do not like that kind of talk. 
    If we don’t come together as a nation, we are doomed. 
    Please do not let your hatred of one candidate over another spill hatred for
    Glen and the other people who do not agree with you.  I do not hate any
    of you.  I think some of you are actually liberal Democrats trying to sway
    the Glen Beck listeners to your way of thinking.
    I think it would be wonderful if all of us commentors here were a little
    kinder to each other.  I really don’t believe that Jesus would have liked
    the attitudes of some of the commentors here.  He taught us to love
    one another.  Please won’t all of you try and be kind.

    God Bless All of you.

  • Lynn Davis

    30 second sound bites hold no merit…IMHO.   I say the same thing regardless of what sound bite Mr. Beck presents.  All I’m saying is that Mr. Beck’s presentation and demeanor or recent has not been the Beck I’ve listen to for years.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, it’s sticky chin. You sound angry again, have you not received your daily dose from Obamao’s blue-veined yogurt dispenser?

  • Anonymous

    Not really, in one breathe you state that Sarah Palin is unhappy with the “tactics” Beck and others are using. In another breathe you say Sarah Palin is not the conservative role model. I guess you don’t really have a point.

  • Ryan Frederick

    or strtlk realy that crazy and actuly believe the lies he spews here. i buy would buy that.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt there are many people who dislike Romney because of his religion. I would say that most dislike him because he does not appear to be a conservative. One can argue that Romneycare is different from Obamaocare but the truth is mandating coverage from any level of government is unconstitutional. The government (state or federal) can not force someone to buy a product from a private company simply because you breathe. That is not freedom.
    If we don’t come together for the candidate that is about our Constitution and Bill of Rights we are doomed anyway.
    You may think that it would be better if people were kinder to each other but this will not happen. There is a second civil war coming, this is just the prelude to it.

  • Anonymous

    Ron Paul is the only candidate out there running who talks about the Constitution
    and the Bill of Rights.  The news media won’t give him any coverage and all
    the media channels demean him; say he has no chance of winning. 
    I do not believe Ron Paul is against Israel.
    He is the only candidate who knows we cannot afford the wars we are in.
    He wants to save America.  ALL of the other candidates would keep us
    in these wars and ultimately have our economy collapse because
    America is bankrupt.  Ron Paul is the only candidate who even talks
    about getting this country out of debt. He is right that the greatest
    security threat to America is the amount of debt we carry.  Just
    like the American people who overextending their spending and lost
    everything, so too will America lose everything if we do not get our
    spending under control and start paying down our debt.  I do not want
    to leave this legacy of debt to my children or grandchildren.
    I have yet to hear Gingrich, Romney or Santorum say what they
    would do to reduce our debt.  I really don’t have any faith in them.
    Romney was a businessman and saved the Olympics here from
    crashing due to debt.  He has said he would repeal Obamacare
    and let the states decide what they want to do.  I heard him say
    this at all of the debates.  I’ve watched them all.  He said he
    talked to  a young girl who had been raped; who had not been
    aborted; and who had been adopted.  She asked Romney if she was
    not a person because she hadn’t been aborted.  Romney said
    that after listening to the young girl that he completely changed
    his mind about abortion.  I believe him.  I believe he is honest
    and forthright in his answers at the debate.  He is not perfect.
    If I have to choose between him and Gingrich, I will choose
    Romney.  I do not trust Gingrich.  I would like to vote for Ron
    Paul or a 3rd party candidate but right now this is all we have.
    I do not want to vote for Santorum because he said he would
    go to war.  We don’t have money for another war.  We are
    cutting our military now.  If we do have a war, I believe it will
    be fought on American soil.
    I pray for guidance from God.  He will let me know when the
    time comes who I should vote for.

    God Bless All

  • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

    Will the real Newt please stand up? Newt is a fast talking con man who has been impersonating a conservative for years.

    But he said it in his own words “I’m a Progressive”.

  • Lemmingsrnotusdamnit

    Your reading comprehension skills aren’t so good.

    I was pointing out that no one can be considered the Conservative Role Model because it’s in the eye of the Beholder.

    I’ll try and provide a simple translation for you next time.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYRCO5EOAAC4WILQLIDCMFTJMI Scott

    Herman Cain just endorsed Newt.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYRCO5EOAAC4WILQLIDCMFTJMI Scott

    If anyone is using the tactics of the left, it is Glenn Beck. Sarah Palin is also concerned about establishment Republicans and others who are trying to destroy Newt with dishonest and questionable tactics. This is disgusting. We are only destroying ourselves in the process.

  • Lynn Davis

    So now gone from selective hearing to selective reading and selective thinking.  I have to laugh at the term Newtbot…from my point of view…this nation is full of “bots” most which voted in Obamma.  I’m actually trying to see all the nuts and bolts in the “bot”.  What I’m trying to avoid that so many seem to fall into is call the “bot” a bolt just because it is made up of more bolts than nuts.
    All I’m saying is that Newt is looking at the plusses for these 3 men and how they did influence the out come of history.  I’m sure he could elabrate on the negatives.  But so many would rather focus on the “one” gotcha than hear the whole dialog.  FYI…I’m not for anyone at this time…but you can bet I’m still on the side of God.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t hear Roy say anything about staying home or not backing the eventual nominee. It’s the primary season. Supporting someone, at this time, just because the media and the republican elite say he’s the only one electable is a ridiculous notion. This is the time to debate these things. True conservatives are fighting for the heart and soul of the republican party. They are also fighting the voice inside telling them that the battle is lost and its time to leave the republican party. Newt is great when he goes after the media in these debates. But his policies all seem to be gov. solutions partnered with business. If he becomes the nominee, he’ll drop the “partnered with business” part

  • Anonymous

    Drink deep and let that Kool-Glennaid freshen your soul my man…

  • Anonymous

    Mark levin earned my respect years ago……his opinion matters a great deal to me.  I wish he would run for office.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn is the master of sarcasm-I like his style.  Look how he has engaged you all in debate!    Awesome.

  • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

    Unfortunately for Newt-groupies it’s all about personally and not policies. If Romney sat on the couch with Pelosi you’d be screaming.

    I will have a big dink on Tuesday when Newt get beat in the FL primary. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….

  • Anonymous

    Same here but, as J.J. “Jake” Pickle of Texas told me when I was in 9th grade (1964), the best don’t go into politics. There is too much compromise involved.

  • Anonymous

    Newt 2012

    If the Ghostbusters couldn’t kill him, then Iran doesn’t stand a chance.

  • w. Parker

    He didn’t say “or back Santorum”, he said “Only” back Santorum.  I agree, it’s time to “debate”, NOT “smear” one another with lies, etc., for which Newt was first to come out and request that the candidates refrain from smear tactics.  These smear tactics are not only hurting each other but the republican party and its chances against obummer.  Romney has been the front runner in complete smear tactics.  You have a point about the “elites” in the republican party.  Now that they’ve been identified, it’s time to get rid of them rather than thinking of another party. 

  • w. Parker

    Newt admired the way some of the mentioned progressives were able to seek and rally support to achieve their agendas, not so much their agendas themselves - their powers of persuasion for selling their ideas and getting them accomplished

  • w. Parker

    Newt could have sat, slept, ate and lived 5 years on that couch, kissing the ear lobe of Pelosi each hour, but it wouldn’t and couldn’t have equaled the idiocy and progressivism of RomneyCare

  • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

    Wrong you are!!! Apparently you missed Newt’s love of healthcare mandidates.

    If you think ROmenyCare is bad, GingrichCare would be far worse.

    Gingrich and Hillary love fest on health care mandates

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

    Are any insano conservatives aware that Reagan was a New Deal Democrat?

  • Anonymous

    Who let the dogs out? Or is it whom?

  • Anonymous

    What would not surprise me if those very things you listed are the reasons Obama has attacked the space program.    Communication between the masses needs to be stopped;  especially the internet.    Information technology is cramping his style.

  • Anonymous

    I agree-polls to me mean nothing.    All  are agenda based.    When the people are educated and speak up, things change.  Like you said, only a small number want Obama re-elected;  his wife,  the Democrats in his cabinet, union hacks and uninformed teachers.

  • Anonymous

    I liked Teddy Roosevelt for his support of the Grizzly Bear, and the Winchester Rifle, but that doesn’t mean I am going to vote for a Progressive, and admire FDR for uniting Europe and the West to stop Hitler.    You can admire people for some things they have done, without advocating Socialism.   If you look at Romney’s record in Massachusettes, a liberal state, you will see he was Pro-Gun Control, Pro-Choice, Pro-Tax Increases, Pro-Socialized Medicine, and he is also supported by the biggies on Wall Street.  This may mean more regrets for choosing Romney…Sorry I don’t think Romney is a Concervative in any sense of the word.  Thats the way it is!  You don’t get elected in Massachusettes if you a Conservative.  

  • http://thelongversion.com/ TheLongVersion

    Whoever is on the Republican ticket will get my vote and i plan to vote regardless of whether I am in love with the eventual nominee or not.

    I think Santorum is the best of the bunch, but he’s not getting the public’s attention.  That tells me true conservatism in American society is less common than it once was.

  • Anonymous

    Newt has said a lot more about Reagan than he has about FDR, or Woodrow, or Teddy.  Where’s the balance Glenn?  If you are going to throw out those quotes, how about showing the the quotes about Reagan.  Or why don’t you go watch “Ronald Reagan: A Rendezvous with Destiny”.  Newt has to be a conservative since he has a hundred times more conservative history than not.  You have lost it Beck, you must secretly be a puppet without a lick of honesty and truth.

    You do claim to profess the “truth” don’t you?  Why don’t you present it then.

    I’m for Ron Paul, but I know he has no chance of winning…  the next best choice among these 4 is Newt.  Don’t believe this one dimensional attack by Beck.

  • Anonymous

    Will the real Glenn Beck commentors please stand up?
    There are too many progressives commenting here.

    God Bless

  • Steve Williams

    Tell me whether the info linked here about Romney (much of it from just several years ago) says “progressive lite” or “leftist who only changed tune to get nomination”: http://godfatherpolitics.com/3369/is-mitt-romney-a-fiscal-and-social-liberal/

  • Anonymous

    Even George Soros recognizes that there is no difference between Obama and Romney!

    “I think you’ll have an extremist conservative, be it Gingrich or Santorum… if it’s between Romney and Obama there ISN’T all that much difference.” Please correct that on The Blaze’s article:

    “If it’s between Obama and Romney, there is all that much difference – except for the crowd that they bring with them. Romney would have to take Gingrich or Santorum as a Vice President and you’ll probably have some pretty extreme candidates for the Supreme Court. So that’s the downside.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyftC27vNp0&feature=relatedWinston Churchill wasn’t perfect either, but he was the man for the hour.Newt Gingrich is not perfect, but he will bring America together and inspire the people to dream big again.I LOVE Rick Santorum, but he will not unify America.It is awful to watch Glenn and his staff bash Newt Gingrich. S.E. Cupps sounds exactly like Nancy Pelosi, word for word! Wow.The more you bash Newt, the more you make Romney the winner, and agree with George Soros, the very man you trying to expose.

  • Anonymous

    FDR and Woodrow Wilson?  This is shocking.  I am not a Newt fan but am even more convinced that he is not the candidate we want and need.   God bless and protect America…