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Optimism has been in short supply lately on the Glenn Beck Radio Program. But in light of Senator Rand Paul’s epic filibuster yesterday, Glenn was cautiously optimistic this morning.

“Let me give you some really good news,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Yesterday we had Rand Paul go in front of the Senate and do Jimmy Stewart. All of a sudden we saw a guy act out Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”

While Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain were chowing down with the President, Senator Paul and a few of his friends stood in front of the world and proved that, at least for now, the Constitution has a fighting chance.

Glenn likened the state of today’s Republican Party to the state of the Democratic Party 10 years ago, when the leftists and progressives, like Cass Sunstein and Jan Schakowsky, were able to infiltrate the party once and for all.

“The Republicans could have gone down that same road and still might, where they just are, they’ll just be adopted into this new progressive kind of Republican Party that’s not really new,” Glenn said. But “Rand Paul stood… A new alliance was born last night of honest people that know that it is about individual rights and individual responsibilities. You have a responsibility to stand.”

And perhaps the most gratifying part of yesterday’s events was watching the people we elected take a stand for the freedoms we believe in. “If you wouldn’t have had the TEA Party, you wouldn’t have had those men stand,” Glenn observed. “Those are the people the TEA Party put in.”

Glenn explained that the TEA Party is not about parties but about individual rights and the Constitution, and yesterday helped to reiterate that the Constitution is more than an old dusty document.

“And last night there was an awakening. Don’t let anybody tell you that you haven’t made a difference. You made a difference last night. The ones that stood were the ones that the freedom movement brought in, the ones that were heralded and championed by the TEA Party. And libertarians, you were there first,” Glenn said.

Libertarians and TEA Party may disagree on a lot of things, but yesterday they came together for the greater good. “It was a great day yesterday. And it wouldn’t have happened if you wouldn’t have stood and fought in the last two elections,” he said. “You made a difference. A huge difference.”

“I think the Constitution may have taken a gasp last night and it may not have been its last gasp,” Glenn concluded. “But last night you could see it. The Constitution went… (gasping) because somebody gave it air.”

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

    We still have hope for the nation.

    What matters is the new guard coming up to do battle for the Constitution and the nation as a whole; they will be opposed at all turns by the Democrats and the old-guard Republicans. There will be no mercy shown…we seen that with McCain tearing into Rand Paul today.

    WE the PEOPLE who believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, in freedom, a restrained and limited government who answers to us, have to support those in the House and Senate who are willing to stand for what is right – and at the same time hold them accountable for their actions.

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

    2014 elections will be the last gate for the nation, the last offramp from a complete collapse and the establishment of Communism under Obama.

    Which will you choose America, live free or die a slave?

  • Anonymous

    Seeing the Administration’s true Communist colors yet?
    I am enraged at the lack of COMMON SENSE!
    For all of the Jeffersonian Communist atheist Democrats listen to me.  The Founding Fathers articulated that the Bill of Rights were UNALIENABLE and they said, ALL of them, that these rights were from GOD!  Jefferson wanted everyone to know that if you don’t believe in God, that’s fine!  Just don’t trample on anyone else’s rights.
    I am sick of people saying that Conservative thinking and the Bible are outdated.  Outdated why?!  You live in this awesome country with all of this awesome wealth and with the ability to say how you feel, no matter how you feel, because people who believed in God gave you that right.
    By saying that somehow the Founding Fathers invented slavery and that all Christians are are a bunch of war-mongering racists and bigots…YOU are the BIGOT, YOU are the hater of freedom.  You are a misinformed idiot!

  • Anonymous

    Ho….hummmmmm

  • Anonymous

    I choose “you’re nuts”.

  • Anonymous

    I guess the fact Jefferson invented the concept called “wall of separation between church and state” would like, fuck you all up, right?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U&feature=youtu.be Sam Fisher

    And the fact that it was not written in the Constitution to begin with and when he said that he said the state had no right to tell them what to believe and had the right to express them where ever they wanted to. Meaning all those people fired because of you bigots was not constitutional.

  • Anonymous

    The wall of the separation between church and state is exactly what I was referring to so…no it doesn’t fuck me up at all. The Founding Fathers left England because the Church of England aligned itself with King George 3 and had no oversight for the application of law. Jefferson stated, “Congress thus inhibited from acts respecting religion, and the Executive authorized only to execute their acts, I have refrained from prescribing even those occasional performances of devotion, practiced indeed by the Executive of another nation as the legal head of its church, but subject here, as religious exercises only to the voluntary regulations and discipline of each respective sect.”
    In other words no specific church body can align itself with the government and make rules for the citizens of the country. This never happened one time before or after Jefferson. Yet this one sentence has been applied to excuse any form of degenerate behavior that has since been legalized. No church body has ever become a political party. No church body has ever cast a congressional vote. Every time a social issue has come to a senate floor, many who try and promote the permissbility control the language and try to claim that a religious body is trying to stand in the way. When in fact it is only a group of men with moral standards who vote how they see fit. If you want to know about a religion that doesn’t separate church and state…see Islam.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U&feature=youtu.be Sam Fisher

    Rand Paul kicks butt last night. It was funny their at the end when Reid was trying to stop the overwhelming cheers for what Paul said. The death of progressivism is coming and this is just one sign of things to come.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8jDkOHp3U&feature=youtu.be Sam Fisher

    Says the pot. 

  • Anonymous

    Paul did nothing that the Tea Party hasn’t been doing for the last few years. Silly grandstanding and tantrum throwing that makes them look like petulant children. 

    “WAAAAHHH! I’m going to stand here and cry until someone notices me! WAAAHHHH!”

    And what happened after Paul got his bottle and had his diaper changed? Brennan was confirmed.

  • Anonymous

    I have a picture or Abe it said in big letters FREEDOM. Under the words Freedom it said You can not build Character and courage by talking away mans initiative and Independnce.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s Play Jeopardy  The GOP for $100.00  ”The answer is Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Comrade Cruz, Senator Mike Lee, Senator Marco Rubio. “What are Wingnuts ? CORRECT

  • Daniel Petry

    How’s the weather outside of that DNC chat room you work in?

  • Daniel Petry

    The confirmation was a minor issue for this effort.  But that would be beyond your obviously limited understanding.  The great thing to see was watching so many leftist groups backing Paul. 

  • Daniel Petry

    You are wasting your time educating critten.  Let Darwin take care of them.

  • Daniel Petry

    Good to see that as a racist you are coming out of the closet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joel.brockenberry Joel Brockenberry

    Thanks, Glenn.

    Keep up the good work

  • Russ J

    Yo McCain. Yo Graham.  Yo Mr. Speaker.  Are you gents listening yet?  This is what the GOP adherents want from you chaps.  Go Rand Paul!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JEEELGJAG773WJZXNQFHNSRQXE CA Born

    Does anyone really believe anything that comes out of Washington? Our system is broken, corrupt, and purchased by the highest bidder. Our ability to chose is a facade. Our choices are predetermined by corrupt govt, and corporate entities. We simply have the illusion of choice…

  • http://www.facebook.com/peggy.barbeehamtil Peggy Barbee Hamtil

    I am so proud of these men who helped with the filibuster, but so disappointed with those who were so weak.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ron.depue.7 Ron Depue

    Thanks bert28!  Critten … you’re an ass!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Ron Depue!  Critten.. you’re an ass!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Ron Depue!  Critten… you’re an ass!

  • Anonymous

    The good old boys of the GOP need to put out to pasture. They are too old, set in their ways, do not understand the urgency of America’s debt and other pressing problems, and are not willing to give up their power that is weakening the RepublicanParty.

  • Anonymous

    Did Rand strike a strong blow against the entrenched “old” GOP?  Sweet Lord, let’s hope so.  The young lions need to feast on the flesh of the GOP corrupt – and we need to belly up to the table with them!  It’s (almost) comical to see that some of the old corrupt sidle up to Rand in a support of “solidarity”.  Pray that the circus is building to a new climax!  Enjoy!  Then join in!

  • Anonymous

    Lol!  I see your point.  I thought I’d give him a history lesson on the house.

  • Anonymous

    He’s not at the DNC.  He’s hunkered down in Mommy and Daddy’s basement.  I take critten to be 22 years old at best.

  • Anonymous

    I put it at 15 actually.  He obviously can’t get out of the house due to having no car.  Only has time to come here and bug the rest of us.  Has to send mommy out for groceries any minute now.

  • Anonymous

    How do you explain Van Jones liking what Mr. Paul did?  What is your liberal take on that?

  • Anonymous

    Ho hum only to the MTV generation, raised on sound bites.  Too much for their attention span. 

  • Anonymous

    Let’s Play Jeopardy. The Democratic Party for $100. The answer is “President” Barack Obama, Representative Nancy Pelosi, Senator Harry Reid. What are…those to whom we must place our trust in since we don’t have a mind of our own…..CORRRRRECT!

  • Anonymous

    I see you have a problem with the very idea of filibustering, the act of talking something out instead of ramming it down someone’s throat. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MYYFJ25L6BB4AP5J7LKEHHCQKE buck

    I can only hope, and pray, that we have a New Guard coming in!
    The “old” guard reminds me of the bank guard in the old Andy Griffith show reruns.
    The “old” guards been asleep at the wheel long enuff.

    Time to hire some new drivers in 2014. Someone that actually want’s to drive, or guard our rights in this country.
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paulee-L-Willette/1521528375 Paulee L Willette

    I say this…Those Tea Party People were supported and funded by WHO? Mitt Romney come to mind????

  • J Nelson

    Amen! Maybe other previous Republics have FAILED or faded into history. Much is at stake and we will not fail. Others may have but OURS WILL NOT! This will not happen to (the) US!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m proud of you bert28…. well said!

  • Anonymous

    Critten… you sound just like most progressives… when you are ignorant to the facts, you start calling people names!

  • Anonymous

    Truth is… I respect Mr. McCain  but he should have never been re-elected… He was part of the problem in DC after all his years in office.  He just doesn’t have the “fire in his belly” to help change what is wrong with DC. 

  • Anonymous

    You marxist mush brains couldn’t educate anything unless you had them tied up in one of your gulags where they couldn’t hear the truth.

  • http://www.speakthewordnow.com Karen Rose

    Oh yes, they are seeing very clearly that the drome’s and gun grabs will be in their own back yards, and their families as well…Including every goverment worker or agent…Well we are all Americans and what is done to one, can be done to anyone…Well I will say this…Jesus is coming quickly and you must be ready, because no goverment or man, women or child can save you from what is coming down the road…Jesus already said it..BELIEVE IT.

  • http://WWW.ANOINTEDIMAGES.COM FRANCES LOUISE

    To all of you who can not make your point without filth and profanity: People like George Washington who practiced civility would be disgusted at your casual crassness. There is so much filth and depravity it is just
    background noise. So much of what is acceptable today would horrify our
    Founders that we have sunk so low.
     

    Our Founders were moral decent people and for the most part BIBLE believing
    Christians. Adams said that only a moral people was suitable for a Republic
    Representative form of government – freedom without morality destroys. Our
    freedoms have been used by those who hate what America was to destroy us. I
    doubt if our Founders could have envisioned an America as vile and corrupt as
    it is today. This country was started by people who loved God and wanted the
    freedom to worship away from a tyrant king. Their idea of freedom of speech was
    about political speech – not using it to keep pushing for more and more filth.
    The first bible printed in this country was printed by Congress. The
    establishment clause was turned on its head by an activist supreme court. This
    is not the America the Founders envisioned. We were great because we were good…

    This back and forth with all the name calling and profanity proves the point. I am just shocked that a censor or moderator did not block this or at least clean it up. Pretty sad that even Glenn Beck’s boards are now allowing such.

  • Pamela Peltonen

    I’m so damn proud of Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and the others that stood yesterday. WTG guys, WTG!

  • Pamela Peltonen

    You are a pretty good writer sir.

  • http://www.speakthewordnow.com Karen Rose

    There will be no dictator in America…why? Because ….Where there is no counsel, the people fall;
    But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.Proverbs 11:14 ….Not in one or two people trying to run a country they know nothing about…This is why America is strong for all of these years………IN MANY COUNSELS, AND WHAT IS RIGHT.

  • http://www.speakthewordnow.com Karen Rose

    THE RIGHT TO COMMON SENSE

  • Anonymous

    Ladies and Gentlemen , if I might have a moment of your time , I would like to remind you that
    ” Divide and Conquer ” is an ancient tactic used by the devil himself .  I understand that one’s passions can be stirred when we speak of our Nation , our Constitutional Rights , our Beliefs as a whole , however , it is wise to remember an old addage that has stood the test of time , that is , ” you catch more flys with honey than with  vinegar ” , meaning of course that the very moment we stoop to tearing at each other, name calling and labeling those whom we would hope to influence , We ALL lose !  Why ? Because the discourse breaks down into CHOAS !  And if you are a Christian , you know that chaos is not of God .  How ? Because , the moment one feels their particular ideology is being labeled or attacked and they begin to feel demoralized , the brain goes into , ” Fight or flight mode ” and that person no longer wants to hear your view . Please remember to be nice . When ? The moment you want to win someone over to your way of thinking !  Senator Rand Paul comported himself with dignity and hurled no ” Barbs ” or vicious or dispariging words at the White House or it’s occupants and policy makers .
    I believe that by his very example , he instructed us in the , ” Way to Win Friends and Influence People ! ” .  Thank You , for your time spent in reading this .  Another Lover of the Constitution  

  • Anonymous

    “ I doubt if our Founders could have envisioned an America as vile and corrupt as
    it is today. ”

    Our Founders could, and did fore see this, that is why they wrote what they did and made the comments they did. You yourself quoted one, “ ”Adams said that. “only a moral people was suitable for a Republic Representative form of government” – freedom without morality destroys.”"

    What is happening here is not new to mankind, it is what mankind has always done. Until we can change the pattern it will continue, now is our chance to show that man can improve, better himself, learn from his mistakes. It is the ultimate test of man… Until man changes this pattern he cannot evolve, fore he has shown inability too!

  • Anonymous

    That’s an old lawyer tactic – when you have the facts, pound the facts! When you don’t have the facts, pound the table! Critten, and his ilk can only pound the table.

  • Anonymous

    Love your show!

  • Anonymous

    Watching Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and the others standing in defense of our Constitution, and our Liberties last evening gave me a feeling I haven’t had in a long time – PRIDE IN AMERICA!

  • Anonymous

    Agree totally with you on Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, et all who stood up for our Constitution yesterday.  Used to be a Republican – 50 years.  Had enough of the old guard, go along/get alongs.  Almost as bad as the Dems.  From now on it’s Tea Party or Libertarian.  Signing up for the Blaze!

  • http://twitter.com/whiteonechevy Ronald White

    They called critten/troll not long ago, now he is just a sheeple in a flock of cliff jumpers!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you :)

  • Anonymous

    McCAIN & Graham should run as progressive democrats.    They occassionally appear to do some good, but in the end analysis nothing constructive happens!    Bad mouthing the tea party puts them along side of Obama, Pelosi, & Reed.    If one won’t fight for Constitution & country, they have no business participating in leading the country, or sending patriotic citizens off to fight for muslim terrorists!    Compromise is exactly as defined by the dictionary!   To that point, our country has been compromised to the point of imminent collapse!

  • Anonymous

    I wanted to reply to you up above to what you said about pounding the table but here I am.  I don’t have a college degree.  I have to my credit two one year stints.  One that I partied away, and the other that didn’t fit my passions.  I’m blue collar as hell and I have two odd jobs, working and READING!  What these liberal college bound elitists don’t understand is that the only path to being an intellectual is to be on the side of the truth. It’s so funny watching them try to argue with me.  I will make a fool of them every single solitary time. The only reasons for that are because I cram my brain with productive thought and I only say something that I know is true.  When these liberals get the true meaning of “intelligence” then this country will get right back on track.  Throw preconceived notions out the door and the only thing you have left in your house is intelligence.

  • Anonymous

    “There is a way that seems right to a man but in the end it leads to death.” 
    Proverbs 16:25

  • Anonymous

    HOPE !

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.crawford.3958 John Crawford

    All gun owners will be targeted for drone killings

  • Anonymous

    Paul is a hero!

  • Anonymous

    Well done, well done, to you I yield an allocate my remaining time, speak on, I for one will listen.

  • Anonymous

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    p/h. I use the details on this website,, Ask25.com 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jw-Appling/100001282155183 J.w. Appling

     Too fat to get out the door.

  • Denise

    Can’t end soon enough for me.  Let’s fill our nation with Godly patriotic leaders.  It’s time to get rid of the dead wood!  Spineless RINO”S that’s what they are, just keep it moving!

  • Anonymous

    The constitution was written up to protect America’s people from tyranny, somewhat like British rule had been for so many years. The founding fathers saw what monarchy and elitism did to English people. Brits were mostly peasants while the lordships did whatever they pleased. The constitution guarantees Americans that that will not happen in America.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    The “go-along-get-along” Republican Establishment has more in common with its liberal Democrat allies than with Conservatives.  These PWOPs (Politicians Without Principles) have put personal power ahead of their constituent’s interests for decades. And are not capable of undoing the damage the current administration has inflicted on our country. It’s time for a Conservative Revolution.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Malinda-Slatten-Neal/1076794106 Malinda Slatten Neal

    I found hope again in your voice Glenn.  I found hope again in all those wonderful Tea Party Senators that stood for what is our GOD given rights.  I pray we will never allow them to complete their mission to destroy our Constitution.  I pray GOD sends more and more warriors.

  • Anonymous

    I have lost my  respect for Senator John MCCain and Lindsey Graham for putting down Rand Paul for standing up for our Constitution and our rights as Americans,  I am getting to the point that I feel I do not know our beloved country any longer.

  • Anonymous

    I have to say that I agree with the positive comments about Rand Paul’s filibuster.  While I don’t agree with everything Libertarians stand for, I do think that it’s about time someone had the courage to stand for the constitution.  I think it’s horrible that our government can even think of using drones to kill American citizens on American soil without due process unless they are true enemy combatants who have renounced their American citizenship and have sworn allegiance to another sovereign entity.  How long would it be before the government crosses the line and becomes a tyrannical dictatorship when we would have to respond to the question, “Where has so and so disappeared to?” with “KZ?”  (In case you don’t know what those two letters mean, they stand for the German, “Konzentrationslager” or Concentration Camp in English.)

  • Anonymous

    I’m a former liberal who (sadly) voted for the Kenyan Marxist occupying the WH in his 1st term. I realized what liberal meant to that party… and how their media has brainwashed us. I found I have way more in common with conservatives despite our superficial differences. I think deep down we want the same thing. Rand’s filibuster was a turning point. I know it was. I’ve never seen this kind of reaction. I’ve been checking conservative blogs I normally would avoid.

    I noticed how some of the very few critics of the filibuster cried racism. I didn’t understand this until I realized they were trying to invoke the racism smear against Obummer. I don’t dislike the POTUS because he is black, I dislike him because of his administration’s policies and their disregard for the constitution. These libs are insane. They are truly Marxist just like Lenin and Trotsky, you either agree with them or you are dead to them.

    Anyways, I am not religious either but I feel I have to defend you guys. Seems that Christians are the target of religious intolerance by the same people boasting of freedom of religion. Seriously, Christians are attacked more than even Muslims and that is a statistical fact. The PC types still want to kill Christmas and I ignorantly used to adhere to that nonsense, but no more. I see through the lies and the BS and I’ve realized it’s essentially attacking my own people and I refuse to play along with their game.

    I can agree to disagree with my fellow Americans. For the first time in forever I finally have a sense of hope. I’m not alone. The majority feels the same way. We don’t want to shred the constitution or give up our liberty for illusive security to private corporations like McCain and Graham advocate. They’re right in the back pockets of the dumbocrats. They along with the neocons are trying to convince conservatives to be leftists because they all have the same handlers at the top as Obama. But something has changed in the past couple of days. Conservatives criticized the POTUS and were praised all over the country on both sides without ignorant ‘buba’ smears or false accusations of racism. You can stand up to these minority Marxist bullies and live to reap the rewards. This isn’t the USSA yet!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OHOK3XPCXDN4MUHALYYD76BHHE Harry

     Just read your post. Nice!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t agree with everything they stand for either. But I can learn to agree to disagree. I don’t think the leftists are capable of that. For all the credit the dumbocrats get because they stand by each other, I don’t think they deserve any. All that means is if you disagree, you’re out of the club just like Marxists believe.

    Agreeing to disagree is even harder to do than either on their own. I’ve seen more of it on the blogosphere in these past couple days (even among leftists) than I’ve ever seen before though. I really hope this isn’t the last we see of this. Liberty, freedom, the constitution, the bill of rights…. these things are not partisan issues. Anybody who considers themselves an American and opposes these things has forfeit their citizenship IMO. Watching McCain and Graham earlier criticize Paul and use rhetorical trickery examples to justify giving up freedoms for the illusion of security made me sick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Danuser/698607027 Mary Elizabeth Danuser

    Old guard needs t o see what really went down &join the rest of the people.All I saw were very childish grown ups.Liz

  • Anonymous

    Some of our old RINOs need to be put out to pasture, or game reserve, as the case may be.

  • Anonymous

    Amen to that, brother!

  • Anonymous

    Aii I can say is i don’ like the libs and rinos one party systum !

  • http://WWW.ANOINTEDIMAGES.COM FRANCES LOUISE

     I understand in principle what you are saying. But I believe that they thought we would stay true to the values this country was founded on BIBLICAL JUDEO/CHRISTIAN values…the TRUE meaning of “Nautre’s God” not some pagan anything goes. We had a country where the IVY league schools demanded as part of excellence a demonstrated proficiency in THE BIBLE. You say until man changes…man is incapable of change without outside (inside) help from his Creator and whether people want to hear it or not the only way to that help is through the Son; through acceptance we are sinners, we need a Savior and His Atoning Sacrifice. As the Word says “the heart of man is deceitfully wicked.” And that the mind of man is not subject to God, neither can be.

    Glenn Beck has had some futurist on his show telling about how we have had quantum leaps in technology that almost make us god-like from the time that Yahshua-Jesus Christ walked this earth – yet in that same time we have for the most part not advanced in spiritual maturity – we are basically spiritual Neanderthals and THAT is increasing exponentially. The ONLY solution to all these ills is to invite The Almighty and His Word – His Values back into our lives, into schools, into our businesses, into every area. Capitalism was meant to be the fruit of the tree of MORALITY. Trying to solve any of these problems without a Biblical Perspective is an exercise in futility…”Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” Ps. 127:1

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    mr. paul — a little soft spoken angel w/big balls.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7EAV3FA4ROVC2PKDXCH2WBVZGM Bruce

    In Utah we are happy with Mike Lee for standing with Senator Paul. Thank goodness we got Bob Bennett out, He would not have been standing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1778517197 Kathleen Harris

    The tea party has good ground as a bases.  But their actions donot reflect their stance.  One must look not at what they say, but in what they do.  And they talk out of both sides of their mouths. Which is why they are unable to grow support.  When the Conservative media called out Rand for grandstanding and called him a flake….seems Rand should have had support for his little temper tantrum.  Political suicide is what we saw.  He lost his chance to be on the ticket in 2016, sorry!  Seems that if they really want support, they would be working on a real budget, that will work for all…not just Corporations.  And since they only intend to be in session for 8 days this month( and Rand used one of those days on this BS) we see where their intentions lie.  This is not a game being played in Washington.  People are watching, the obstruction( and that little display was nothing but the use of a day for nothing).  Well, it did buy Brennan support on GOP vote to be confirmed.lol  So what did Rand accomplish? 
    So now polls show that Christie is the best shot for the GOP in 2016, but the GOP has pushed him aside.  Rand, Ryan no longer stand a chance.  And if Hillary runs….christie may be the GOP only chance and even he trails her in the polls.  BAD move.  Seems the GOP would be much better off working on the jobs bill, the budget and the debt ceiling than grandstanding for nothing other than wasting Congressional time.  People are watching all of them.  And the PEOPLE are going to evaluate the next election with much more of a fine tooth.  This crisis fabrication is not working for the GOP at all.  Sadly, it works for the media…but not the voters.  And the voters have had enough.
    Predictions are that unless the GOP changes track, they may be unable to take the WH again until 2024 based on recent polls.  And I suspect that unless the GOP changes track, they will loose the seats in both Houses during that time.  Little boy tactics don’t work for the GOP or this Country.  People are jumping ship at a very fast pace. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1778517197 Kathleen Harris

    And when I see someone like Scalia call himself a justice and took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and he makes statement like removing people rights under the pretense of being conservative…..well, he destroys the conservative base.  Does the Constitution of the United States of America not provide protection for “ALL”!  Equality for “ALL”. The conservative movement has taken on that those protections are only there for the ones that can afford them.  And the rights implied are not awarded to those that cannot afford them.  Seems, the GOP undermines its own base while screaming it upholds the Constitution.  Actions speak much louder than words. And your actions, have cost you plenty.  Do what you say, say what you mean.  Can’t say one thing and do something entirely different….it makes you look like fools!  Undermines trust.  Divides voters support, and you are losing the game here! I live in a Red state, which will probably turn blue the next election.  Along with a neighboring state.  Fixing the election process or stacking the deck, only stands to undermine the process for you.  It is not the fix that will hurt you, it is what is destroying your creditibility.  YOU must stand on your word, protect all under the Constitution…..not just the lobbist funding or the ones with money…..trust me those only get one vote.  It takes more than one vote to win!   WAKE UP!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1778517197 Kathleen Harris

    AND GLENN, DID THEY STAND BECAUSE THEY WERE GLAD IT WAS OVER?  I suspect so. Because Rand accomplished nothing but wasting time.  Brennan got the votes.  And accomplished nothing on the drones.  From my understanding the drones go on sale to Local police departments, college campuses.  The fear factor, crisis fabrication of the tea party is over.  The tea party may still hold a few supporters, but the supporters are jumping ship fast! Sadly, this style legislation is fastly loosing support.  Even the militants that follow this, are leaving the following.  And at first the GOP got quite a lot of recognition from voters and  benefited so much from the contraversy including the media coverage….but the public is sick of it and the GOP/tea party is now loosing support at a very fast pace.  All I can say is proceed on, YOU destroy the party, not the voters. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerry.reames Jerry Reames

    Mccain and graham are nothing more than chimp dick-tater ass kissers

  • Anonymous

    Well said sir.  Well said.  What these liberal dolts fail to realize is true intelligence comes from exactly your points: hard work, educating yourself on ALL points of view, and being able to discern fact from fiction.  And one more thing….. common sense.  The academics have no concept of the above. 

  • Anonymous

    Hey the GOOD OLD boys need to be like a tree and leave.  I cannot believe they have been elected over and over again.   I pray that their states will see the light and get them out.  2016 is our time, let’s make a dramatic change.  Everyone wants hope and change well let’s just do it.

  • swain44

    I am 69 and I too am sick of the “good ol’ boys”. Rand Paul took a bold step. He is my hero. I never paid much attention to him before the filibuster. Well, I am paying attention now. This man has guts, something the Gop needs. I am sick of the lifers playing with my grandchildren’s future. I say “GET THEM OUR YESTERDAY”. I am not so old that I am willing to support libs in conservative clothing. I am over the old guard. The only thing they guard is their own future as lifers as so called public servants. They, McCain,Graham and the rest of the dinner kowtow bunch, are history in my book. Good riddance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dean.edwards.1485 Dean Edwards

    What about a name for the emerging “new” party? IMO it should be a merger between Libertarian and Republican-The Liberty Republicans. What do you think?

  • Anonymous

    I wish I were as optimistic as Rand Paul. I do appreciate what he is doing and hope he is not too outnumbered to move the vast weight of the Washington entrenched crowd who will protect their own financial and power interests at all costs, whether those costs are taken out of the constitution, the hides of the American people, or their own souls.  I don’t think Rand Paul should calm down. We are in serious trouble. D. C. is employed by the governement. Can they cut the budget while we have a chance to handle our debt, or will they spend the last dime we have so they can sock it away in their personal coffers before America goes bankrupt and they are all out of work. HMMM. I asked these same questions last year.  

    Some of us God fearing people who used to believe American was a safe haven for religions of all kinds and for common sense and fair play, now can’t even watch our TVs because it makes us fear for our children too much. It makes us mad. The lies of the media have become almost accepted truths. No movement at all is hailed as great strides, and our own president, who wants to ban our guns, purchases with our ever growing debt, on the backs of our children and grandchildren, drones that can kill at a distance and without conscience those who disagree with him and/or fail to hand over every dime they make for his disposal. I think I can choose the first program that should be cut from our bloated budget.

    Some of us Christians had forgotten until now that this is not our world. Now we see the cracking of the foundations of the country we have learned to love and perhap revere, and we turn back to our God and say, “You were right. You cannot worship what man has made. We are but Pilgrims in this land and much as we have loved it, even American will not last forever and it has changed. But our God has not. As long as we look at reality, we do not have to be afraid or intimidated by evil. In the end, evil loses. This is still Gods world and we are still his children. If I believed in Obama or Pelosi, I would be afraid.They are definitely  the people of the lie.

    No Rand Paul….don’t calm down. Governments are not made up of angels and so we need to keep them restrained.

    You have my vote if we make it to another election. Some of us have our doubts.

  • Rae McCarthy

    It was great to watch someone finally stand up to the bullies.  Rand Paul actually gave me hope that somebody in Washington is standing up for everything that made our country great. 

  • Rae McCarthy

    Kathleen - Please do not take offense but I think it is you that needs to wake up. I thought it was refreshing to watch him stand up and speak the true. 

  • Anonymous

    McCain and Graham, and their cohorts, are Marxist-light. They want to retain power at all costs, just like the old Soviet regime.  They feel threatened by the younger Republican/Tea Party members coming up, because McCain, Graham, et al.,  can’t stand the fact that they are over the hill and need to be put out to pasture.  They have become the problem in Washington, rather than the solution, and need to be replaced as soon as possible before they allow any more damage to be inflicted against this country.  McCain and Graham may have served in the military, but they’ve forgotten what their oaths of office (taken multiple times as military leaders, legislators and Senators) mean.

  • Anonymous

    Paul’s filibuster had the opposite intended effect on Republican’s option on Brennan.  Is the GOP ever going to get its act together?  Rasmussen and Pew show the Tea Party has lost support quickly.  Even Dick Army expressed disappointed with the Tea Party’s investment in Limbaugh and Beck.  Yet, they continue to stand against public opinion.  You’re disjointed approach to government just increases the time it will take to recover from poor public opinion, GOP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-R-Carreiro-Sr/100000561837094 Joseph R Carreiro Sr

    The mid term elections will determine if the old boy’s network will stay in Washington or it will be decided if it is time for them to go home for good relax and give the old rocking chair a chance to be used.When some of the youngsters in Congress try to stand up for the Constitution and the old boy’s try to reprimand them for it it is time to this is this going too far. When they forget they work for the American people it is time for their term to be limited.Think hard on this one.

  • Anonymous

    O’Keefe agrees to pay $100,000 to unjustly fired former ACORN employeeBy David Edwards

    James O’Keefe has agreed to cough up $100,000 and an apology to a former ACORN employee whose privacy was allegedly violated when the conservative activist videotaped him in an undercover sting effort to bring down the community advocacy group.Court documents obtained by Wonkette on Thursday showed that O’Keefe “regrets any pain suffered” by Juan Carlos Vera, who was unjustly fired in 2009 after O’Keefe provided conservative media outlets with a videotape of the former ACORN employee appearing to agree to smuggle young girls into the U.S. from Mexico to work as prostitutes.In fact, Vera contacted the police after O’Keefe’s visit to ACORN offices, something that the conservative provocateur insisted that he wasn’t aware of when the tape was deceptively edited to make it seem like the ACORN employee was agreeing to aid human trafficking.Activist Hannah Giles, who helped O’Keefe with the sting on ACORN, settled with Vera last summer. Details of that settlement had not been made public.Although former California attorney general Jerry Brown, who is now the state’s governor, gave O’Keefe immunity from prosecution for turning over the tapes, Vera argued in his lawsuit that the conservative activists broke a state law prohibiting secret recordings of a person’s voice or image.Attorny Michael Madigan, who is representing O’Keefe, told the Los Angeles Times that the $100,000 payment was a “nuisance settlement.”Madigan insisted that O’Keefe as “has a full career ahead as a talented investigative journalist.”O’Keefe has 30 days to fork over the cash.Watch O’Keefe edited video sting of Juan Carlos Vera, uploaded on Sept. 17, 2009

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WBXIJADNE56UWU4F4TGTBWUIJE Glicko

    I REALLY hope that the momentum started by Sen. Paul just continues to build and grow….BTW, .look how Benghazi has already been swept under the carpet….We have an American hating Prez who wants to see this country at the same level as some third world country….

    As a grandfather and a Vet, I never thought I would see our country become what it has become while our elected officials sit on their hands…..FOR SHAME 

  • Anonymous

    Graham and McCain need to step aside and quit selling America Short. We are the Proud and more than a few that stand with Rand Paul. My wife and I have donated to Rand Paul because he is one of the few which wouold embark on such a voyage out of the “DARK RED SEA” (REPUBLICAN)

  • Anonymous

    It is beyond time for McCain to go. I thank him for his past service, both military and civil, but he is just getting to “full” of himself. Perhaps he is believing the “hero” part that some people have said of him. As a retired pilot, being shot out of the air is NOT a hero, it is very unlucky. I believe McCain would agree with this. It’s time to go Senator McCain.

  • Anonymous

    Wow!!!  Glenn just
    said he doesn’t understand the 3rd Amendment on the quartering of troops.
    Somebody at the Blaze please show him this very simple explanation.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTqt8yljULY

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHz3eL8kTgA Vae Victis

     Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence?

    Your reason for why the Founding Fathers “left” England appears no where in the Declaration. I’m not sure where you get your history but I would start anew.

    http://www.ushistory.org/Declaration/document/index.htm

  • http://www.facebook.com/lsheesley Lyn Sheesley

     Thank you Gallawayz, it is nice to see that there are those out there that realize that we are Americans, we don’t have to agree on everything, that is what the constitution is for. I have a right, to live, raise my children, protect myself, come and go, eat, watch and etc. what I will, as I please, as long as I do not cause harm to another, just as you do. Causing harm, and taking rights is what is suppose to be illegal in this country, and living and letting others live is suppose to be the way of life.

    A lot of those in office at this time, do not believe this. They want power… control, I wish for a day when there is no Democrat-Republicans, but Americans. When we can simply let the constitution do what it is suppose to do, leave off making law after law, to try and make everyone live as we want them too, and realize that really we only have the right to not watch, live and let live. We are not our brothers keepers. Respect each other  enough to leave each other alone, unless it is to help each other. This is the true utopia. Not a gun less people, that is simply a more dangerous society.

    People, if we are to get our country back on track, we need only agree on the important things, The constitution and Bill of rights. We all Have the Right to live as we see fit as longs as we cause no harm to others……. So, lets stand together on these principles and stop the crazy!

  • Anonymous

    I hope a lot of people start saying the same kinds of things here soon.  That was an amazing statement you just made.  The Socialist one-party system is what Obama and his machine (and who knows where to and how far it extends) want, it’s so clear.

  • http://www.facebook.com/arpapa1341 Don Macdonald

    I gave up before the 2010 election and joined the Libertarians.  (I’ve been a Tea Partier for 3 years.)   McCain was once a good man, but he has become a Washingtonian and no longer is effective as a representative of AMERICANS.  Same goes for most of the GOP.  You may not believe in ALL of the planks in the L party platform (Abortion and drugs are a couple I disagree with) but What the H—. I didn’t always agree withe R party either.  Pick a place where you’re comfortable Most of the time, anfd go with that!
    Don

  • Anonymous

    It was about freedom from day one.  People like to call that the “status quo.”

  • Anonymous

    The stand Rand Paul made for the Constitution should be applauded not torn down by the old GOP establishment. This is an opportunity for us to grow (GOP) yet the old GOP establishment was the first one to critisize Rand Pauls stand for the Constitution. This is not helpful to our party.

  • Anonymous

    I really would like to see someone in the WH that does what is right for this country and not their political party. I am sick of Senetors selling themselves out to special interests and not sticking with their principals. We need a party that says the Constitution matters and individual liberty is Important.That is what Rand Paul did with his filibuster. I applaud his individual effort to stand for our Constituion!! At the same time I disapprove of his handling of Hagel. I thought he caved in the end………….I didn’t not approve of that action. He went along to go along,,,that disappointed me after a week of critizism of Hagel he approved him????I still don’t like that. If he stinks he was the wrong man for the job, he should have stood on that and not approved him period. 

  • Anonymous

    Our Constitution will only continue to live and breathe as long as there are men and women of faith that will not weaken in their resolve to protect and defend Her from the evils of watered-down liberty. We and I prescribe to the old version that lives by hard work and good neighbor-ship.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, Glenn you are incorrect.  What Rand Paul did was important, but the only people that know about it are your listeners or FOX listeners and that is a minority of all Americans.  I am afraid that progressive Liberalism has won as they have control of the media, the universities, the educational system, the unions, to name a few.  When we have old guard Rino’s like McCain, who got reelected only because he flipped on border security, criticizing Senator Paul then we have problems within the Republican Party.  I get tired of hearing McCain always stating that he is a Reagan Republican.  What BS.

    It has been said that the last election was the most important one to the country.  It was important as we reelected the Marxist as President through what I believe was voter fraud.  Now the most important election will be the one in 2014.  If the House is lost and the Senate is retained by the Liberals Democrats then the country is doomed.

    We need to retain the House and take the Senate so that this Marxist President may be impeached and convicted as he has violated the Constitution in numerous ways just like Teddy Roosevelt did during his tenure, but he was not a Marxist.

    The bar for impeached has been raised to a very high level.  You use to be able to be impeached for sexual activities or breaking and entering, but now being responsible for the murder of four Americans in Libya is not enough for impeachment.

  • Pamela Peltonen

    Thank you gallowayz for speaking truth and standing.

  • Anonymous

    Uh, Landree, run along back to the Huffpo, and no one cares much what Dick Army says anymore. The Tea Party isn’t a monolith, but a loosely organized grass roots movement whose goal is to drum out the RINO’s and political meth wh*res in GOP Primaries, and replace with small government Constitutional conservatives, so rigged prog polls or legitimate ones re the TP are largely irrelevant. 

  • Anonymous

    Dick Armey wrote the book “Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto” Glenn Beck said about the book “My friends Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe uniquely understand what this movement [Tea Party] is really all about”. You say the polls are irrelevant, but they reflect votes. I think the Tea Party is in part responsible for Republicans losing Senate seats in the last election.

  • Anonymous

    Yes Landree, the TP was partly responsible for the GOP losing a few seats, and so was the RINO establishment… Tommy-the-RINO-Thompson for Senate in WI? You gotta be kidding me.  George-Macacca-Allen for Virginia Senate? Say it aint so. We are new to this game but learning fast, as most conservatives were busy working, leading, and being productive to make time for politics in the past. How were we to know that our Senate candidates would build leads, and then spaz out down the stretch and spew imbecilic abortion jabber, giving away the race in the eleventh hour?  Right this down though friend, we in the TP learn FAST, and the politics game AINT THAT DIFFICULT.  We are here to stay, irrespective of some inch deep push polling taken by America’s Pravda, after they spent four years smearing and lying about us. 

  • Anonymous

    I have read the Declaration of Independence.  That isn’t the source for saying what I said.  That’s from multiple history books since I read and read and read…and you post links.  You must be a genius to post links.  It’s such a complicated matter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lori.a.toupal Lori Toupal

    WTG! Just wish more of the liberals would turn their brains on and realize that they’re being brainwashed! 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHz3eL8kTgA Vae Victis

    I posted my source that refutes your idiocy so everyone can judge for themselves. Now what are these so called books of yours that contradicts the reasons the Declaration of Independence listed?

    Let me quote you from another post:

    “What these liberal college bound elitists don’t understand is that the only path to being an intellectual is to be on the side of the truth. It’s so funny watching them try to argue with me. I will make a fool of them every single solitary time. The only reasons for that are because I cram my brain with productive thought and I only say something that I know is true.” –Bert28

    By your own standards, you are not a intellectual. What you “know” and what the truth is are two different things here. I tried to correct your statement on why the Founding Fathers “left” England and you resort to negativity. Not the sign of an intellectual who is seeking the truth as you claim to be.

    Now post the links to your books if you can. If not, then your post is invalid and exposes you for being a fraud. You have already exposed yourself as an uneducated fool, don’t dig the hole deeper.

    Waiting, genius.

  • Anonymous

    “ It was important as we reelected the Marxist as President through what I believe was voter fraud. ”

    Voter fraud? Even Mr. Beck himself admitted that it would have been impossible to pull off voter fraud on such a massive scale. 
    (And what a coincidence that the election results came out to be exactly what most of the polls were suggesting would happen.)

    Was it voter fraud that pot was legalized in two states, gay marriage in three states, and the democrats picking up seats in the Senate as well as winning the popular vote for the House? Was it voter fraud that so many liberal initiatives were passed in so many states? It wasn’t just Mitt that lost on election night—it was conservatism in general.
     In the last six presidential elections, the GOP nominee has won the popular vote only once. That’s once in twenty four years. Is that voter fraud as well? 

    Rush Limbaugh had said: “We are outnumbered and losing ground.”
    Bill O Rielly has said: “This isn’t a traditional America anymore.” 
    They’re facing reality. They’re not denying the overwhelming evidence that is right in front of their face. They understand that the cultural and racial demographics of this country have shifted. 
    Though maybe for some its easier to scream “voter fraud” than to accept that, well… it ain’t 1950 anymore. 

  • BS61

    Jim DeMint’s Senate Conservative’s fund supported all those we watched.  :)

  • BS61

    I totally agree with the wall of separation – Government has no right to dictate what religion we believe.  Read the Declaration of Independence – it’s not that long and pretty clear on why we broke from repressive England!

  • BS61

    I agree that is what it is right now with our representatives doing anything but representing us.  We need to push back and fight to save this country.

  • BS61

    McCain is my Senator unfortunately.  He does only care about himself now.  He knew about Obama’s past radical associations and said nothing so he could save his job.

  • BS61

    If Mitt Romney funded my Tea Party, why are we still all volunteer?

    I never liked Romney and certainly didn’t support him in the primary.  In the election for Prez, I did – since he didn’t have an marxist, socialist, communist or terrorist friends.

    I’m from Chicago, so I know the exact block he lives on with Bill Ayers, Louis Farrakhan, Reverend Wright.  Who are Romney’s neighbors?  Did a terrorist throw Romney’s campaign kickoff at his home?

  • BS61

    I agree – except that too many Republican’s don’t care to enforce the Constitution.

  • BS61

    I’ve seen it too on the message boards.  That’s pretty great!

  • BS61

    Kathleen – Who in the Senate refuses to hold any sessions?  Reid not Rand.  In fact it was finally nice to see a Senate session – they should be working everyday, not 9 times this year in my opinion.

    Also in my opinion, I don’t believe that the GOP Senators should be out to dinner that cost a fortune in limo’s and security while they should be in chambers.

  • BS61

    I agree the GOP is undermining their own base.  I just don’t believe they care about the country, just getting power.

  • BS61

    Kathleen Do you think it was a waste of time to talk about the Constitution and Bill of Rights?  I don’t since it’s been at least 30 years for me. 

    In my opinion, it’s the GOP establishment that needs to go away and is losing support, not the Tea Party.

  • BS61

    Landree – What Tea Party investment in Rush and Beck? 

    I don’t believe that Paul wasted anyones time, in fact he got some Dem and Civil liberty supporters.

    I don’t particulary care about the GOP’s recovery since they broke every promise they made in 2010.

    And for the record, my opinion of Dick Army is that he was a big mouthed RINO.

  • BS61

    Maybe it’s a matter of perspective – I see Rove as the loser.

  • BS61

    Perhaps Mr. Beck needs to read some John Fund on the very real problem of voter fraud.

    I agree that Rush and Bill O have finally woken to what was happening to the country, but it seems too little too late.
    Why do the Dem’s contunually fight on Voter ID if it’s not a way for them to win?

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I don’t deny that both parties will fight for any advantage. Voter ID, redistricting, anything to help them win…
    But to allege that Obama won only because of voter fraud is laughable.

     
    Why do you think the GOP is going through all this introspection and turmoil of late? If it was simply a matter of the other side cheating, do you honestly think the GOP would be reviewing their platform and scrambling to find ways to “rebrand” themselves? They KNOW they are outnumbered and appeal only to a dying demographic. 

  • Anonymous

    Armey has been quoted saying he paid Beck 1 million and hundreds of thousands to Limbaugh to say nice things about his TP group Freedom Works. He said it was a negative return on investment. Conservative groups Americans for Prosperity and Heritage do the same.

  • Anonymous

    I do too. He’s been going around correctly talking about the fragmentation within the party. Moderate republicans will always be part of the party, so it’s going to come down to compromise. I think Rand’s filibusterer strategy was brilliant in terms of building recognition for a run in 2016, but, like his dad and despite both of their honesty and conviction, I don’t think the country will vote for him. The TP is stuck trying to move the Republican pendulum in its direction through compromise as opposed to taking the reins.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bishimine Barry DaKama’aina InKali

    Not to bring up an old communist agenda… But… Why dose government need to C our medical records let alone target Americans on American soil…?…. This is coming up….

    SEC. 2521. NATIONAL MEDICAL DEVICE REGISTRY.
    (a) Registry.— (1) In General.— Section 519 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360i) is amended— (A) by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (h); and
    (B) by inserting after subsection (f) the following:

    “National Medical Device Registry
    “(g) (1) The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that— “(A) is or has been used in or on a patient; and
    “(B) is— “(i) a class III device; or
    “(ii) a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining.
    “(2) In developing the registry, the Secretary shall, in consultation with the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, determine the best methods for— “(A) including in the registry, in a manner consistent with subsection (f), appropriate information to identify each device described in paragraph (1) by type, model, and serial number or other unique identifier;
    “(B) validating methods for analyzing patient safety and outcomes data from multiple sources and for linking such data with the information included in the registry as described in subparagraph (A), including, to the extent feasible, use of— “(i) data provided to the Secretary under other provisions of this chapter; and
    “(ii) information from public and private sources identified under paragraph (3);
    “(C) integrating the activities described in this subsection with— “(i) activities under paragraph (3) of section 505(k) (relating to active postmarket risk identification);
    “(ii) activities under paragraph (4) of section 505(k) (relating to advanced analysis of drug safety data); and
    “(iii) other postmarket device surveillance activities of the Secretary authorized by this chapter; and
    “(D) providing public access to the data and analysis collected or developed through the registry in a manner and form that protects patient privacy and proprietary information and is comprehensive, useful, and not misleading to patients, physicians, and scientists.
    “(3)(A) To facilitate analyses of postmarket safety and patient outcomes for devices described in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall, in collaboration with public, academic, and private entities, develop methods to— “(i) obtain access to disparate sources of patient safety and outcomes data, including— “(I) Federal health-related electronic data (such as data from the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act or from the health systems of the Department of Veterans Affairs);
    “(II) private sector health-related electronic data (such as pharmaceutical purchase data and health insurance claims data); and
    “(III) other data as the Secretary deems necessary to permit postmarket assessment of device safety and effectiveness; and
    “(ii) link data obtained under clause (i) with information in the registry.
    “(B) In this paragraph, the term ‘data’ refers to information respecting a device described in paragraph (1), including claims data, patient survey data, standardized analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of data from disparate data environments, electronic health records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the Secretary.
    “(4) Not later than 36 months after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall promulgate regulations for establishment and operation of the registry under paragraph (1). Such regulations—
    “(A)(i) in the case of devices that are described in paragraph (1) and sold on or after the date of the enactment of this subsection, shall require manufacturers of such devices to submit information to the registry, including, for each such device, the type, model, and serial number or, if required under subsection (f), other unique device identifier; and
    “(ii) in the case of devices that are described in paragraph (1) and sold before such date, may require manufacturers of such devices to submit such information to the registry, if deemed necessary by the Secretary to protect the public health;
    “(B) shall establish procedures— “(i) to permit linkage of information submitted pursuant to subparagraph (A) with patient safety and outcomes data obtained under paragraph (3); and
    “(ii) to permit analyses of linked data;
    “(C) may require device manufacturers to submit such other information as is necessary to facilitate postmarket assessments of device safety and effectiveness and notification of device risks;
    “(D) shall establish requirements for regular and timely reports to the Secretary, which shall be included in the registry, concerning adverse event trends, adverse event patterns, incidence and prevalence of adverse events, and other information the Secretary determines appropriate, which may include data on comparative safety and outcomes trends; and
    “(E) shall establish procedures to permit public access to the information in the registry in a manner and form that protects patient privacy and proprietary information and is comprehensive, useful, and not misleading to patients, physicians, and scientists.
    “(5) To carry out this subsection, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 2010 and 2011.´´.

    (2) Effective Date.— The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall establish and begin implementation of the registry under section 519(g) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as added by paragraph (1), by not later than the date that is 36 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, without regard to whether or not final regulations to establish and operate the registry have been promulgated by such date.
    (3) Conforming Amendment.— Section 303(f)(1)(B)(ii) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 333(f)(1)(B)(ii)) is amended by striking “519(g)´´ and inserting “519(h)´´.
    (b) Electronic Exchange and Use in Certified Electronic Health Records of Unique Device Identifiers.— (1) Recommendations.— The HIT Policy Committee established under section 3002 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300jj–12) shall recommend to the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use in certified electronic health records of a unique device identifier for each device described in section 519(g)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as added by subsection (a).
    (2) Standards, Implementation Criteria, and Certification Criteria.— The Secretary of the Health Human Services, acting through the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, shall adopt standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use in certified electronic health records of a unique device identifier for each device described in paragraph (1), if such an identifier is required by section 519(f) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360i(f)) for the device.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/cnaff79

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.vining.3 William Vining

    Yes, commies here, commies there, commies everywhere. Did you check under the bed this morning ?  The rising chorus in the GOP, led by sane people like John McCain, Lindsay Graham, and Karl Rove demandng it’s time recognize people like you as the wacked out kooks you are, is deafening.  Nobody said it better than Bill Kristol this weekend, when he said Rand Paul represents the new Code Pink wing of the GOP. That sums up how confused and crazed you people have become.

  • Turd Furguson

    Your reference to “Separation of Church and State” is not contained in either the Constitution or The Bill of Rights, it is from a letter Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Association affirming that ” legislature should make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, ‘thus building a wall of separation between Church and State” . In context it is easy to see that its actual meaning is the opposite of what you and yours are forever trying to claim and this is why they say “A little information is a dangerous thing” .

  • Anonymous

    Explain to me how the actions and associations of David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett and Frank Marshall Davis are not Communist.  Explain to me whether or not you think these people are closely tied to Barack Obama.  Explain to me how being an advocate for the redistribution of wealth is not Communist.  That’s the number one platform of every Communist ever born.  It’s straight out of the Manifesto.  Karl Marx said you had to start Communism in a formerly bourgeoisie capitalistic society (United States being the most perfect example of one) so that you could demonstrate the wealth and corruption of a plutocracy at work and then recondition the proletariat to see the political evils therein.  That’s exactly what Obama does by demonizing the 1% into taxation.  Communists don’t tell you that they are Communists when they are fighting for power (kind of like staying in campaign mode during a lame duck session).  I don’t think Obama is a Communist because I like throwing out labels at random.  I think he is one because he talks like one.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAYZWQTCX2RGIUZVGMAU6Y47T4 Whosit

    Rand Paul was right on the mark, and I fully support him.  Our government has too much control of our lives already.  It has to stop, and I’m glad Rand Paul is on our side with this, and with the gun rights issue.  On some medical forms they are asking if you are a gun owner.  I’d like to know how that relates to your health, and why it’s any of their business.  I won’t answer the question when I see it on a health form…no one should.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAYZWQTCX2RGIUZVGMAU6Y47T4 Whosit

    hausman69, is absolutely right.  I believe it was fraud too.  Romney was ahead until the last hour, and when the Dems thought they would lose, who knows what they did or had set into motion.  I have heard that the Military votes were not even counted.  When my son was in the Army, I went to get him an absentee ballot, They told me they were all out.  All of them had been given to the local prison who I believe should not have been allowed to vote in the first place (Utah).  What does that tell you.  Fraud is possible.

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes my perpetually insane approval ratings on Glenn Beck threads causes me to be so narcissistic that I would believe that I’m only the second biggest idiot on Earth.  #1 would be you.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7vddTgeS6Q&bpctr=1363058180 Vae Victis

    Bert! I thought you were done posting here forever?

    I see you cannot provide evidence to support you historical inaccuracies and chose to write of irrelevant things instead.

    Let me use another one of your quotes to another poster in a different thread (but edited because you have a foul mouth):

    “You want to say something historically inaccurate? F**K OFF”

    Why don’t you follow your own advice? LOL

  • Anonymous

    I had a change of heart. I can’t stop posting here. I will expose you badly. Actually, you lack self-control to such an intense degree that you will only reveal your true self in ways even you can’t imagine. You can’t hide yourself due to your unoriginal writing style. You don’t have enough spatial knowledge of prose in order to express yourself in a way that I can’t spot you. Your compulsive hatred of me will appear on every alias Devin. Just leave me alone.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7vddTgeS6Q&bpctr=1363058180 Vae Victis

    Do you even understand what you write? It is complete gibberish. You try to act intelligent but say absolutely nothing in a very incoherent manner.

    You just said you were going to expose me badly and I can’t hide from you but then tell me to leave you alone? You have only exposed yourself as a nincompoop.

    How can I hate you when I don’t know who you are. More of your irrational nonsense.

    Now, can you post the names of those books that you claim to have read and read and read which supports your outlandish reasons why the Founders declared independence from England or not?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-R-Carreiro-Sr/100000561837094 Joseph R Carreiro Sr

    Glenn,I am on the same page you are on.The 2014 mid term elections will show many surprises to the Washington scene.Both parties will suffer and go home for good and new blood will take over in Washington and it will be young third party blood.The U.S. is ready to bring our Country back to the right road we should be driving on.The old boy’s network in D.C. is done whether they know it or not.Think very hard on this.The opposite side of honesty is lying and American can not take any more lying in high places.Think again.