Glenn doubles down on call for a new party

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Ever since the election, Glenn has started to steer clear of politics and politicians in favor of finding solutions outside of Washington, DC. But while he’s turned his attention elsewhere, the GOP has just been getting worse and worse. They are compromising on immigration and taxes, just to try and win a few more votes. Well, Glenn has gotten sick and tired out it and decided it’s time to look for new leaders in Washington.

“I strengthen my stance that the Republican Party is over and I’m calling for a third party,” Glenn said during a discussion on comprehensive immigration reform.

“(Immigration reform) is not about fairness, this is not about families, this is not about poor little José and he’s away from his wife and his children. It’s not about that. It’s all about elections. It’s all about new voters. That’s all this is about, period,” he said.

“It needs to be an independent party. There needs to be an independent party,” he added. “I’m not the one that’s going to run it. I’m not going to run. I’m not going to do anything. I’m just telling you the people have had enough of the Republican Party. At least I have.”

Glenn said that he never wants give a dime to the Republican party, and that while he would make a few exceptions for more libertarian-minded candidates like Rand Paul, he was done with supporting the GOP.

“The Republican Party is done. It is over. And if it’s not over with the regular, you know, voter now, it will be over with the regular Republican voter when they get to the debt ceiling. Because they will vote to raise it.”

Glenn was doubling down on comments he made earlier in the week when he said the GOP was dead and a new party was needed. He said he plans to do future shows with conservative and libertarian thought leaders on what the “stakes” of a new party would be.

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    Let’s call it the Constitutional party so we can make are attentions clear to the people.

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

    The Republican party is truly dead, I have to agree let the new party arise from the ruins of the old and make sure the progressives do not win a foothold among its leadership and members.

    No matter what, expect the old guard Republicans and the Democrats to seek to subsume or destroy it completely as they attempted to do with the Tea Party from its very inception as a grass-roots movement.

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

    The Republicans are a dead party, and so are the Democrats party, as they have flung themselves into the abyss of ideological insanity once and for all. 

    Let the party of Liberty arise from among the people and allow us to restore the land.

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

    That is a good idea.

  • landofaahs

    Gee Glenn, you’re always talking about restoration.  What about starting with the GOP?   Frankly we need to treat this just like you want to make butter;  Wait until separation comes before shaking things up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Dodge/1295274038 David Dodge

    call it the freedom party since the other parties are full of big government statists.

  • Anonymous

    Hi! We Democrats are doing just fine!

  • Anonymous

    Nah, we’re just going to beat you clowns at the ballot box, well, mostly because no one wants to vote for you.You really should try this thing called “winning elections”, it beats senseless paranoia any day!

  • Anonymous

    I agree that most likely a 3rd party is needed in our country.  GOP has too much baggage and cannot develop a common sense strategy for our country, let alone articulate and/or protect our constitutional principles.  We need public servants who have virtue and who care about the country and the people instead of their jobs.  Our founding fathers were correct about human nature; government and some individuals crave power and the constitution has been under assault for decades.  I have always believed that human nature has not really progressed when it comes the craving of power by individuals who live for it.  The constitution was established to help protect people against government, politicians, and protect liberty and freedom, but in time it will be most likely be destroyed not by the politicians but by the apathy of our people who are not engaged in the direction of our republic!  We the people must be engaged in influencing our government by voting at all levels, promoting what we believe it, and holding ourselves and politicians accountable.

    How about a list of 12 things that a new party stands for;
    Equal rights not equal things (quote from 5,000 year leap)
    Equal justice
    Limited Federal gov’t (1st – local, 2nd – state, 3rd – federal) quote from Glen Beck
         Repeal the 17th amendment; I believe Senators need to be selected at the State level, this             would shift some rights back to the states.
    Cap Federal Spending
    Comprehensive Energy policy
    Simplified tax system and sound monetary policy
    Promote Self reliance, personal responsibility, family, individual
    Property rights
    Protect the Free market economic system; reduced gov’t interference
    #1 National Security
    Please add more on this list…

    Other items that need to be accomplished;
    Reduce our national debt
    Eliminate base line budgeting
    Reduce the Federal govt civilian work force by 20% over 5 years
    Balance the budget in 4 years
    Reform entitlements; Medicare and Medicaid
    Reform SS; age 40 and under??? move to another type system, private accounts???
    Reduce the number of laws on the federal books; many thousands of pages are not enforced or out dated.  Only reform laws for the next 4 years.  Reduce the number of pages in register from 80k to 70k.
    Move things back to the States to enhance the States
    Congress only in recess for 1/2 the year…they seem to have an urge to make laws that end up to be very bad.  They do not debate issues anymore, so why have 535 of them in DC when they should be back meeting with the people of their district to understand the real issues facing the people of our republic.

    I know I have left out many things, but please add as you see fit!

  • Anonymous

    I like the Freedom Party name.  Straight to the point.

  • Elizabeth Bracy

    The GOP let the Dems walk all over them in the election. Simply stating “If entitlements aren’t reformed they will be bankrupt within 10 years” but they didn’t do that and are therefore branded as the elitists and racists who want granny to die.

  • Fuchs XXXX

    We are living in the last days.

    Repent of your sins and pray Glenn Beck because you have been a liar, a deceiver, a fraud and a snakeoil salesman.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck, doing his best to guarantee a Democratic majority for two generations, man, we love you!

  • Anonymous

    Glen is right. The time is here for a third party that is truly conservative.
    With three parties 34% could win an election.
    About half the country wants a conservative government.
    Ross Perot, a previously unknown, got 20% using mostly his own money.
    Ron Paul had 20% loyal republicans.
    We have 60% of the governors are republican and mostly conservative.
    There is a good base of well known conservatives if they will identify and distance the RINOs.
    Truth and honesty would throw both the democrats and RINOs into disarray.
    2014 could establish the party and 2016 be ready for a presidential race.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, if we cut the insane defense spending, entitlements will be just fine.

  • Anonymous

    If the republican party is over (as Glenn says) then the democrat party is going to be in charge for the next 40 years .  Maybe some republican party leaders should be over , but not the party.
     
    Pitting group against group (black vs brown vs white vs gay vs christian vs south vs north,etc) is a progressive democrats tactic (alinsky) that is used to mass power to their collectivist party , because it breaks down communication among individuals (example: some groups never knew what Romney stood for , just that he was out to get them ).
     
    It does not matter if the republicans pass the immigration bill by themselves , the democrats will still use their Slander machine and call the republicans bias against minorities No matter what (note: republicans have elected many hispanics).. Note: No republicans have supported the violent Dictators in South America like Dictators Castro or Chavez , But some Democrats like lee, Delahunt , Kennedy , etc have supported those dictators in South America (along with some media & hollywood celebrities). The republicans should start reminding voters from a hispanic decent about that. 

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, you are doing alright. You elected a Marxist Muslim who wants to be an All Powerful Dictator for life. He wants our Guns so we can not stop him, and then he will put us in a One World Order, Governed by Sharia Muslims while Soldiers patrol our streets, and watch our state borders, with AR15′s that Americans so willingly gave to him..   Wish I had Voted for him!  Not!

  • Anonymous

    The problem (for you, not me since I’m a liberal) is that a conservative party would mostly draw from Republicans and Democrats would have a pretty firm grip on about 40-45% even in the worst of cases. A good model might be the 1912 race where Wilson won with something like 42% ahead of Teddy and Taft. What this conservative party would have to do is be willing to accept a 2016 loss (presumably to Hillary, it’d help your cause if the Democrats look unbeatable anyway so you aren’t blamed for the loss) in order to replace the Republican party as the dominant right-leaning party for 2020. That’s not going to be easy. Even Teddy Roosevelts’ party went nowhere after his 2nd place finish. You all would have to figure out how to succeed where Roosevelt, one of the most popular presidents of all-time, could not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharon.marsoun Sharon Hudson Marsoun

    oh great.  Let’s just further fractionalize the conservatives in this country.  Yeah, that’ll stop the Democrats.

  • Anonymous

    Although I still support the republicans, because the dems are much worse, I would much prefer have no party at all and vote for the person, based on record, not the party. Parties are just another divider and we already have enough of them, divisions of races, beliefs or non-beliefs, labels exploited by parties. I don’t care much about the electoral college system either, which does not reflect the will of the people, taking all the votes even when the state is almost equally divided…

  • Adam Ruplinger

    The GOP is so much like the Progressives, I think they ought to just unite the GOP and the Democrats and be the Progressive party. The new Party should be the Constitution Party.  Constitutionalists vs. Progressives.  That would be like Freedom vs. Communism. We’ll see who get the most support then!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, Its time to start the American party with the mascot of an Eagle with the flag….

  • Anonymous

    how easy to accuse and hurl insults; want to back up your accusations and slander?

  • Andrew

    I am sick of the GOP.  They cave in on everything thing.  The leadership is out of touch with what most American’s want in leadership.  It is time for a new party of REAL CONSERVATIVE voice in America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.rigg1 Richard Rigg

    We already have a Libertarian party..  Why not help them grow Glenn?

  • jen

    I don’t think Glenn is that enthusiastic about a new party.  He would support Rand, he says.  Rand will run (but is guaranteed to lose), so Glenn will then speak in favor of republican party and diss on any new party.

  • Anonymous

    Ethics and Common Sense Anti-Party is it. It looks like a Party and acts like a Party but it thumbs its nose at the stupidity that passes as wisdom in the la-de-da circles. It appeals to conservatives that want ethics in government and young people that know the system as it stands today is totally cracked. Amen and Amen.

  • Anonymous

    I DISAGREE-Yes the GOP has been miserable and they may seem out of tune but a third party won’t help.Men with courage will help.Men of faith will help.Instead of getting angry come up with solutions for a GOP to return to its core values and the ideals of our founding.But anyone who thinks a third party is needed is blinding themselves with their anger and not spending time in prayer for them,for ourselves for our country.If you have the dream labs.Then you certainly can have the prayers for the GOP.You may not see it now but you will.Part of having faith is not just in the good times,buts also in the troubled times.You once said stand in the fire of truth and God will lead us.Well Glenn instead of standing in the fire of anger,stand in the fire of truth.
    God can choose the most unexpected person to come out even in the GOP to turn this around.
    If you don’t believe that.Then your too angry and that doesn’t help anymore than a third party.God bless you.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Glenn.   You are wrong.  The repubs need to be taken over.  A new party is not the answer!

  • Anonymous

     The darkness of leftist ideology is consuming you.  I hope it is worth it to watch humanity implode. 

  • Anonymous

     Uh wrong!  City of stockton cut police, fire and other public sector employees and still filed for BK.. This is happening everywhere.  You promise the sky and cannot deliver.  Truth hurts!

  • Anonymous

    Be careful of Freedom.

    True Freedom is not to do anything one desires. To do or permit anything one desires is License and Permissiveness.   True Freedom is to do that is right lest we become enslaved to our desires.  One cannot be Free when one is enslaved.  True Freedom is very broad but True Freedom has limits.

    “Freedom” without limits is Slavery.

  • Anonymous

    Stockton was sowing the seeds of its demise long before the “financial crisis”, promising the sky while debt upon debt was laid.  Even worse, a sky appeared to the unwary and created an illusion of deliverance.  For a short time.

    Greed and envy bankrupted Stockton.

  • Anonymous

    We need a 3rd party. The GOP is not that much different than the DNC. I personally think the Bush’s ruined the party with their open borders initiatives. I was really angry when the GOP and Jeb Bush turned on romney for his tough immigration position.I like Rand paul and Demint.

  • jen

    Funny how all you do is repeat what Glenn says.  Those who are smart and think for themselves would have known this years ago, or at least by first half of 2011. 

    Meaning, you should have known already.  But now as soon as Glenn says it, you suddenly say and think the same thing.  Last week, you would have written comments bashing a third party with all kinds of fearmongering. 

    Beck followers can’t and wont’ think for themselves to save their life and country.

  • Anonymous

     Yes both the Democrat and Republican party are and have been for some time now.

    Nether party represent their traditional principles. To critten Democrat are not doing fine as you put it. That party is no longer the liberty(libral) party it become a socialist near fascist party. And with Obama increasing power grabs their are starting to reflect Communist.

    What are you winning critten? Unless you are in power we are both losing.  

  • Anonymous

     I’m a fan of Beck not on everything but a fan non the less and I agree with him that republicans has dug themselves a whole too deep but I had this opinion long before Beck expressed it on his programs as I think for myself.

    And with that said you seem to follow his programing, websites etc quite well…

    Not all Beck fans think exactly the way he does but could admire or agree some issues. You come here to insult and attack any who enjoy, admire or who do not hate Glenn Beck as you do. You make a ass out of yourself almost every time you post here.

    What sad little life you must have to do this in your free time. If your hate is so justified and your opinion is the right one then go create something and build your own show, use your own voice to lead in the right direction instead of try to tear down others.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    Wasn’t that supposed to be the Tea Party? Or did I miss a meeting?

  • Anonymous

     i’m gonna guess drugs and gay marriage are deal breakers for him.
    unfortunately that’s the case for a lot of people

  • Anonymous

     like the current constitution party?

  • Anonymous

    I have a sincere question.

    I’ve heard this kind of thing a lot for 4 years now: Obama is preparing to set himself up as Dictator … he’s going to cancel the elections … he’s going to put us under the boot of Sharia Law .. open the borders to Mexican Muslim terrorists … he’s going to confiscate all guns and send conservatives to concentration camps … he’s deliberately causing another Great Depression so that he can use extreme circumstances to justify Martial Law and a Dictatorship … etc etc etc.

    It’s been 4 years and none of it has happened yet. When 4 more years go by, and we have another election, and it proceeds as the 2012 election did, and the world doesn’t end … and things are mostly OK, not perfect, but OK … will you guys admit that you were wrong?

    That perhaps .. just perhaps .. Barack Obama isn’t really the evil reincarnation of Hitler/Stalin/Mao that you portray him being? That .. just maybe! … he’s really just a mainstream, center-left, moderate Democrat whose major legislative accomplishments have incorporated many Republican ideas (see PPACA, financial reform, etc)? Seriously: when does the paranoia just fizzle out?

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    No because we will take action and not give up on principles I was also thinking about making them up of regular people like you and me and not some politician that does not know how the people live and their concerns. It not just the Dems that do this it is also the Republicans. Most of them been in office far too long and sold the soul to the party instead of doing what the Constitution says. That is why both sides try to push their values on gay marriage on each other and at the same time stomping on both sides of the argument constitutional rights or the patriot act being reinstated despite how unconstitutional it is. We need real people in Washington not just some talking heads. That is why voter turnout is always low there is no difference in party creed anymore because both sides all they try to do is gain power for their own side and burn the Constitution in the process in don’t know about you but I am sick of it.

  • Anonymous

    Well, Glenn, the new party is called The Tea Party.  I’ve been a local member ever since they began, and believed in their stance long before their beginning.  I started losing interest in the GOP in the mid 1990s.  The Tea Party is a natural reaction to the Democrats moving to the far left and the GOP moving to the center.  My parents were conservative Democrats all their life.  But back then most of the Democrats were more to the center.  Things have changed, just like you explained in your “Overton Window” book.  I have most of your books and the guys I work with have requested to read them at one point or other.  Regards, George S. Reaagan Sr., Fort Worth, TX.

  • Anonymous

    Point is that it is happening everywhere.  The only way to fix it is to get ALL Union heads together and the PEOPLE and say here is your choice.  You can take a little less OR you will get nothing.  I know the employees wanted the sweet deal they were promised but if the municipality cannot pay then that is reality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.cave3 Mary Cave

    The road we are on is a road traveled by a failing Europe.  Millenia of history has shown what the outcome will be if we continue down this path.  It has nothing to do with who implements the “Social Equality” philosophy.  It is the philosophy that is flawed and will ALWAYS fail. 
    Mary C.

  • sspublishing

    Glenn nails it again. It was George W that split the party, and it has been a disaster ever since. I have friends that think they can restore the party to its liberty roots at their local level. Good luck with that one. The neocons and social conservatives can go their way, and the liberty minded fiscal conservatives can go ours.

  • Anonymous

    How exactly is a democratically elected president a “dictator”? The rest of your paranoid ranting is an excellent illustration of why the GOP has turned into a total loser, you sound fucking nuts.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like you are finally figuring out that Beck is a plant put in place by the DNC, it should be pretty obvious this old druggee is the best thing the DNC has going for it right now.

  • Anonymous

    We sure would!

  • Anonymous

     I personally think the problem with the GOP is the infiltration of socially conservative progressives. They mask themselves as fiscal conservatives but when you review their records they have endorsed big government programs like the Bushes and like Santorum. The GOP needs to rid itself of the big government progressives and if it doesn’t do that then a 3rd party whose main focus is fiscal conservatism and small government. The GOP needs to dramatically move to a more Libertarian view in the vain of a Rand Paul type candidate.

  • Anonymous

    You are right Glen I’ve been saying this for years now. Call the new party PPC(Peoples Political Choice).  

  • Elena

    Constitutional Party!

    Platform:
    Term limits – 3 for the House, 2 for the Senate, 2 for the V-P.  Pay limited to that which an O-6 in the armed forces receives and same for benefits.  Time for Congress to get it that they are servants of the People not their masters.

    Enumerated Powers – that’s what the feds pay for and tend to.  That and that alone.  Draw down welfare benefits to zero over time.  This is what charities are for.  Charities do a far better job of getting folks back on their feet and off handouts anyway.

    Flat tax if any federal income tax at all.  For a century, during major expansion, the federal gov’t did just fine on tariffs and duties.  When you feed the monster, you end up with endless cycles of warfare.

  • Anonymous

     When he stops taking actions that continually move us closer to the events you have cited, don’t you read the news?….He is a dictator because of his own actions, his innumerable executive orders, his lack of concern for the constitution, his hideous and destructive economic policy. I’m sorry, but it’s at the point where if you’re not questioning the motives of our ‘leadership’, you seriously have no brain (brainwashed, maybe?) or are totally misinformed. Things are definitely NOT okay and farther from perfect than ever. I really hope you are right but the more time passes, the more doubtful it looks. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

  • Anonymous

     Sounds like a Communist party.  Peoples Democratic…

  • Anonymous

    I did not see one example of “dictatorship” in there….

  • Anonymous

    We are winning freedom for women, Hispanics and gays. You on the other hand, do not. You demand that laws be passed to force women to give birth to the children of their rapists, and call me “fascist”? Maybe you need to look in a mirror, there, Benito.

  • Anonymous

    Sssshhh!

  • Anonymous

     Yes it is — from the federal government on down to the local government.  Citizens are thinking that the government is giving them something:  money, benefits, etc.  The government cannot give what it doesn’t have, so right now the government is giving away debt.

  • Anonymous

    ^see my comment above yours for the answer

  • http://twitter.com/fawnday Dawn Brayton

    There are tons of smaller parties around. Some that CSPAN even talk about. But they are the only ones. Look up Political Parties on Wikipedia. If there really needs to be a new party did you know that GOP can easily have an extra letter and become the word Gorp(Good Old Raisins and Peanuts). Since politics can’t be trusted why not turn our attention to food? With the Raisins and Peanuts Party not only is it traditional food but by eating it people have enough energy to do whatever needs doing to build America back up again.

  • Anonymous

    I always laugh when Republicans pine for Ronald Reagan because if you examine his record by todays Tea Party standards, he would be considered a Rhino. The Republican party is  becoming obsolete because it sold its soul to it’s most extreme fringe groups. It has become a socially intolerant faction that yearns for a 1950′s reboot. Unfortunately for them, America decided long ago that women can and should earn a living, that people of color should vote and eat at the same table as whites, gay people do not have to hide, and religion is not just a “Christian Thing.” Remember, 50,000 Latinos turn 18 every day in America; pretty hard to overcome that statistic when your policy told their relatives is deportation. In the words of Quint from “Jaws”, – “Farewell and Adieux my Fair Spanish Lady, Farewell and Adieux, my lady of Spain.”

  • Anonymous

    Would you consider backing the Tea Party? To my mind, it seems to be the best choice of, by and for the people

  • http://www.facebook.com/glen.miller.77398 Glen Miller

    There is a third party that is already established that supports the founding principles of this great nation. It is the Constitution Party. It is small but it is growing. In 2010, its candidate for governor in the Colorado election almost pulled off an upset after being a late entry into the race. This party should be checked out by all freedom-loving people.

    The Preamble to the party platform states, “The ConstitutionParty gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of thes United States. We hereby appeal to Him for mercy, aid, comfort, guidance, and the protection of His Providence as we work to restore and preserve these United States.”

    Glenn Beck recently talked about Executive Orders. Here is the Contitution Party position on Executive orders:  “We oppose those orders that make law or otherwise usurp the Constitutional authority of the legislative and judicial branches of the federal government, or the states or the people.”

    Check out this party at http://www.constitutionparty.com

  • Anonymous

    we need a party of American’s who truely love our Country and Military ….
    patriots who band together and not sell out to lobbyist.unions or ethnic groups.