Democrat Senator ‘abandons big government plantation’ to join the GOP

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Louisiana State Senator Elbert Gullory — formerly a Democra — made a surprising and enthusiastic announcement. The African-American Senator is walking away from the Democrats to join the GOP. After making the announcement, Sen. Gullory released this video explaining his unique decision.

“I’m Elbert Lee Guillory, the senator for the 24th district right here in beautiful Louisiana.  Recently I made what many are referring to as a bold decision to switch my party affiliation to the Republican Party.  I wanted to take a moment to explain why I chose to become a Republican and also to explain why I don’t think it was a bold decision at all.  It is the right decision.  Not only for me, but for all my brothers and sisters in the black community.  You see, in recent history, the Democrat Party created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people.  

Somehow it’s been forgotten the Republican Party, founded in 1854 as an abolitionist movement with one simple creed that slavery is a violation of the rights of man.  Fred ache Douglass called Republicans the party of freedom add progress. And the first Republican President was Lincoln, the uh a Thor of the emancipation proclamation.  It was Republicans who offered the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments giving former slaves citizenship, voting rights and drew process of law.  The Democrats, on the other hand, with the party of Jim Crow, it was Democrats who defended the rights of slaves on us. It was the Republican president Dwight Eisenhower who champions the Civil Rights Act of 1957, but it was the Democrats in the Senate who filibustered the bill.  

At the heart of liberalism is the idea that only a great and powerful big government can be the benefactor of social justice for all Americans.  But the left is only concerned with one thing:  Control, and they guess guise in control as charity. Programs such as welfare, these programs aren’t designed to lift black Americans out of poverty.  They were always intended as a mechanism for politicians to control the black community.  The idea that blacks or anyone, for that matter, need the government to get ahead in life is despicable.

And even or important, this idea is a failure.  Our communities are just as poor as they have always been.  Our schools continue to fail children, our prisons are filled with young black men, who should be at home, being fathers.  Our self-initiative and our several relicense have been sacrificed in exchange for allegiance to our overseers.  Who control us by making us dependent on them.  Sometime I wonder if the word freedom is tossed around so frequently in our society that it has become a cliche.  The idea of freedom is complex and it’s all-encompassing.  It’s the idea that the economy must remain free of government persuasion.  It’s the idea that the press must operate without government intrusion.  It’s the idea that e-mails and phone records of Americans should remain free from government search and seizure.  It’s the idea that parents must be the decision-makers in regards to their children’s education, not shop government bureaucrat.  But most importantly, it is the idea that the individual must be free to pursue his or her own happiness, free from government dependence and free from government control, because to be truly free is to be reliant on no one, other than the author of our destiny.  

These are the ideas at the core of Republican party and it is why I am a Republican.  So my brothers and sisters of the American community, please join with me today in abandoning the government plantation and the party of disappointment.”

Needless to say, Glenn was shockingly surprised and pleased by the statements the Senator made in the video.

“Wow,” Glenn said after hearing the full video.

“That’s brilliant,” Pat added, equally taken back.

Glenn explained that he believes the party system in America is at a turning point. The Republican Party is having sold out to the progressives, while more and more Americans from both parties are beginning to feel the growing size and influence of government in their daily lives and looking for a way to reject it. The reason President Obama was elected was because Americans from both parties, and especially the youth and minorities, were looking for real change. They didn’t get it.

America is still looking for that change — a turn back towards more freedom and less bureaucratic control. A shift back to what Senator Elbert Gullory describes so well in this video.

  • Anonymous

    Wow and he isn’t even up for RE-election !!?  I don’t trust ANY democrat ! No matter WHAT they say….  Must be a ploy to take advantage of the falling poll numbers of the “In The Dark” liberals in office…. I sure will have a “wait and see” attitude on this one!  One can only hope and pray that MORE democrats will see the light!

  • Emily Parker

    While I appreciate the transcript to keep me from having to watch the video, there are a ridiculous number of typos in this article.  Please, PLEASE, find someone with better listening and spelling skills, and edit this article before reposting.

  • Anonymous

    Someone needs to proof-read and make a number of corrections.

  • Stephan Bruno

    Tom.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not concerned by the typos – most likely used speech-recognition.  The message was loud and clear.  Sure hope other democrats now get the courage to make the move to true liberty again.

  • Anonymous

    This guy stands head and shoulders above the rest of his former party and most of his current party.  Onward!!  Elbert!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004606026965 Micah Groover

    The point of the article is a damn good one.  It is tacky that there are so many typo’s.  Something like this could have been honored with a spell check.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004606026965 Micah Groover

    agreed

  • http://www.facebook.com/adell.handysideclark Adell Handyside Clark

    wow that was really powerful, and says it all, hope people will listen and really pay attention.. 

  • Peter Erik Bensen

    The typos are disturbing. PROOFREAD for Pete’s sake!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    Racist. 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    God bless you sir. You are a true hero. 

  • John Smith

    They are not typos. They use a voice to word processor and sometimes when people do not pronounce their words fully it will create what you think is a “typo”

  • John Smith

    They are not typos. They use a voice to word processor and sometimes when people do not pronounce their words fully it will create what you think is a “typo”

  • Chip Eichelberger

    Terrific video and message – for all the people who are commenting on the “typos” from the voice recognition transcript – get a life – let it go, it is about the message in the video! It says a lot about you that you comment on the few typos in the transcript and not the message.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChanaRo Chana Rosen

    I am generally a fan of yours, Glenn, and I think you’re a brilliant man, but your comments during the senator’s speech were petty and distracting from the issue. I understand you were just trying to ridicule the Left, but you ended up making a fool of yourself and a mockery of conservatives. I’m disappointed. You should have just kept quiet during the audio clip, and then ended with a simple “wow. This is a brave man who is making the right choice.”

  • Anonymous

    Brilliant synopsis! Agree with everything this man has said! Eloquently said! He should start a “Freedom Party” on behalf of all of us!

  • Keldog

    Scratching my head trying to figure out how this guy was ever a democrat in the first place. What prompted the change? What was the final straw?

  • Anonymous

    What a breath of fresh air this man is!   But hey Glenn, need a new proofreader/article editor?  I could clean that up for you in a jiffy. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jayne-Nielsen/100000024501720 Jayne Nielsen

    I applaud Senator Guillory for standing firm to his beliefs and values.  I’m sure he will be (if he hasn’t been already) called many horrible, despictable names by his so-called Liberal “friends” and “collegues” as many of Conservative Blacks have been referred to in the past.  When you stand for truth, the truth will set you free.  And as Senator Guillory so eloquently stated, “Free at last. Free at last. Thank God almighty, I’m free at last”.

  • Anonymous

    That plantation language is not going to help convince other African Americans to join the Republican party since I have to think it’s considered a pretty severe insult to the roughly 90% that vote for Democrats.

  • Anonymous

    LA State Senator Elbert Lee Guillory:  I salute you, sir.  You are intellectually honest.  I am so proud to be a fellow American alongside you.  Thanks for taking a step that took courage; I am certain you will be called names by many.  Please remember those who resort to that are intellectually and morally inferior. 

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    When transcribing a statement you can’t change the statement.  For instance, if someone slurs a word in his statement, you cannot correct it with a spell check. You have to transcribe it as you hear it, the best you can. It has nothing to do with dishonor and you’ll see it in almost every statement from some people.

    IJTYSK

  • Sargonarhes

    He just spoke the very message the Republican party SHOULD be running with.

  • Maebe

    o for crying out loud….forget the typo’s….listen with your heart to what the man is saying…not your damn spell checker….geez

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1278501829 Jane Grace Bonvillain

    Please correct this typo immediately:  Fred ache Douglass called Republicans

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Flower-Jasmin/100001664258607 Flower Jasmin

     It is most probably computer speech recognition and there are always mistakes because computers don’t have understanding.

  • Ann Wong

     Just what I was thinking!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    Bravo!   A true American hero who tells it likes it is!   

  • Anonymous

    I signed up just to comment on this, though I do listen to Beck’s radio program almost daily. The Democratic party does not want anyone to see this video or hear this message, especially the black community. I’m a black American myself, and this is truly inspiring to hear. He is truly brave, and we need not only more blacks like him, but more conservatives in general getting this very message out. Lack of knowledge in the black community is used as a tool to keep people oppressed. It’s time many in the black community take responsibility, read a book, learn your history in this country we literally slaved to help build. I’m proud to be a conservative, and again this was truly inspiring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerry.stanley.182 Jerry Stanley

    Senator Gullory’s explanation is awesome and exemplary of what Republicans and Conservatives should be talking about for all Americans to hear. 

  • Anonymous

    Then it’s time the 90% hear the truth.

  • Anonymous

    I am proud to live in LA and Elbert Gullroy has spoken the truth.  Let’s hope that others hear his message.   

  • Anonymous

    Glenn…you’ve been on top for awhile…..this is your New Low!   Just let him be just an American..who finally woke up

  • Doug Belk

    give the automated transcribers a break, they got it more than 95% correct.  Of Course, the Blaze staff could have corrected the errors, had they read the speech before they posted it.

  • LSN

    It’s encouraging that a black Democratic politician woke up to the truth of the Democratic “Plantation” and had the boldness to switch!
    On the other hand, who the heck typed this article? It has more errors than I’ve ever seen in an article. Somebody should be editing/proofing articles before they are posted!

  • LSN

    Regardless, it should be proofed before being posted…

  • LSN

    Regardless, it should be proof read before being posted!

  • Anonymous

    The truth should probably be packaged in a format that makes people more likely to accept it.

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    He (Elbert Lee Guillory) released the statement so people can hear it. You blame Glenn for making that possible? You’re not going to hear this on the Obama controlled media!

    It’s here and I’m glad it is. His thoughts are mine as well, I left the Plantation decades ago. 

  • Anonymous

    Great statement. Sure wish it would get some people thinking of exactly what big gov does for poor people.
    Don’t forget, also, the real reason planned parenthood and legal abortion was started – It was a say to control and lower the birth rate of blacks. Started by racists for extremely racist reasons. Somehow the liberals now see it founders and leaders as great champions for blacks and the poor. Great messaging by the liberals to change the facts and real reasons and convince blacks and others that pp was started to help blacks.

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    So the words spoken are not as important than the printed text.  IT”S done by a machine!

  • Anonymous

    Why do you think blacks vote Dem in such high numbers? Do they really vote for the “free stuff” or do they not believe that Dems are keeping them dependent on gov? When, and how, did the Dem party become the party for the blacks? The blacks I associate with are Rep so they do not give any insight into these issues.

  • John Brittingham

    “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in
    reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil
    triumphant.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Brontefan

    There is intelligent life out there… in DC.  At least… someone has noticed that the Democrats are shifting us into socialism.

  • Anonymous

    Why did Glenn have to harp on the hopefully gay element of the man switching to the GOP.  To me, he made the message from coming from the eloquent Elroy Lee Guillory less poignant because I thought there was going to be some stated in the speech regarding gays. Again Glenn just doesn’t think before he comes out with something stupid like he did here.
    I get the idea what he was trying to get at, but this wasn’t the time to do that.  

  • Anonymous

    @ Chip, Wrong! The message has to be presented well otherwise the guy looks stupid and not credible. It’s not just about the message in politics anymore, packing is important too. I’m sure that the speech was much better written than it’s being presented. Or is this the case of some Demoncrats trying to make this intelligent man look stupid because he escaped Uncle Sam’s plantation? That aside I’m glad to welcome a new member to the Republican Party.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent quote from biography!

    My compliments…

  • Anonymous

    Here- Its the message  that means a lot not a few typo’s dont be a liberal fool

  • Anonymous

    Help him get it out.Go on over to NOLA.com

  • Anonymous

    @ Chip, Wrong! The message has to be presented well otherwise the guy looks stupid and not credible. It’s not just about the message in politics anymore, packing is important too. I’m sure that the speech was much better written than it’s being presented. Or is this the case of some Demoncrats trying to make this intelligent man look stupid because he escaped Uncle Sam’s plantation? That aside I’m glad to welcome a new member to the Republican Party.

  • Anonymous

    Of Course I’m glad Glenn released it for everyone to hear.  That was truly amazing and I hope everyone in the US see’s it.  He just didn’t need to grill in ”I Hope He’s Gay” stuff…over and over. Anyone can change their ideology or parties or recite History..once they realize this Administration is lying to them to.  You just have to be American and Love this Country and Yes…experience some things that others have not. I know all the others channels will not show this and it’s a real shame.  Obama will not be Happy and some of his liberal friends…but that’s certainly Great for the rest of us.  I like Glenn…I didn’t say I didn’t.  I appreciate what he’s done to bring forth all the corruption in the WH.  I’ve followed him for several years.I’m so proud of the brave people who come forward and speak like Senato Gullory.  We need more men like him to speak out.

  • LSN

    Since when does caring about an article with the most printed errors (due to speech recognition) I’ve ever seen make me a liberal fool?
    Actually, I’m a wise conservative whose work ethic includes double checking your work – so you don’t look like an ignoramus … or sound like a democrat with a thousand excuses as to why there are so many errors (which, of course, isn’t your fault!) After all, it’s the voice recognition software! No, then again, maybe it’s the speaker’s fault for not speaking slowly and clearly!
    Hahahaha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1301392371 Denise Summers

    Never, and I mean I never thought I would see the day. The light is on. It’s time to come home!

  • Anonymous

    If I still lived in Louisiana, this senator would definitely have my support and VOTE. Thank You Senator Guillory. You are a true American.

  • Anonymous

    Forget the spell check… read the message for crying out loud. That’s what counts!

  • Anonymous

    This man will more than likely be a “true” conservative republican .The kind I remember when I joined the party back in the seventies . Todays rinos make me as sick as the progressives in Washington. May God bless this man.

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    I see you’re trying to deflect from the message.  Nice tactic.

  • Anonymous

    Senator Guillory, thank you for speaking truth, my prayer is that those bashing you will wake up before it is to late, can they not see the writing on the wall.  It is my opinion their ears and eyes are closed to truth.  We are loosing our nation and it is right down the road. I pray daily for our wonderful USA, that our children and grandchildren will get to enjoy the freedom that we have known.  Again, Senator thank you, I thought the speech was awesome.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t read the transcript – watch the video! Even if all the words were spelled correctly in the transcript, it wouldn’t do it justice. You need to hear the words from the man’s own mouth to understand his passion and dedication. He’s a smart and brave man. Go Elbert!

  • Guest

    MSNBC will be taking this black man apart tonight. They don’t like blacks who don’t think as they do.  They’ll be throwing the racial slurs left and right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Filek-Bird/100000534881143 Claudia Filek Bird

    Praise God for Senator Guillory.  But never forget, that there is corruption within both parties.  I still hold fast to the idealism of the Republican party, but disappointment after disappointment has led me to believe that if you do not hold steadfast to a moral compass regardless of race, creed, religious or party affiliation, you too to can be easily swept up in the shallow, nonsensical beliefs that are destroying our Country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carolyn-Chehardy/571088458 Carolyn Chehardy

    I live in New Orleans! Welcome aboard Senator Guillory!~~~:-)

  • Anonymous

    Well said, MLJ! Thanks for sharing it, John.

  • Anonymous

    Senator Guillory, thank you for speaking truth, my prayer is that those bashing you will wake up before it is to late, can they not see the writing on the wall.  It is my opinion their ears and eyes are closed to truth.  We are loosing our nation and it is right down the road. I pray daily for our wonderful USA, that our children and grandchildren will get to enjoy the freedom that we have known.  Again, Senator thank you, I thought the speech was awesome.Senator Guillory, thank you for speaking truth, my prayer is that those bashing you will wake up before it is to late, can they not see the writing on the wall.  It is my opinion their ears and eyes are closed to truth.  We are loosing our nation and it is right down the road. I pray daily for our wonderful USA, that our children and grandchildren will get to enjoy the freedom that we have known.  Again, Senator thank you, I thought the speech was awesome.

  • The Kirby’s

    Agreed.  He is embracing little r republicans.. …not necessarily the GOP.

  • Anonymous

    That was truly beautiful.

  • Anonymous

    Voice recognition will never replace the ears and hands of a person. It can be pretty entertaining, though. :)

  • Anonymous

    It was a little annoying, but I understand the point he was trying to make.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maugaoalii.pele Maugaoali’i Pele

    I agree Chana…we all make mistakes…sometimes, we can’t control ourselves and say thinks that we regret later. Hear that Glenn….Bravo Mr. Guillory..may the Lord bless you and the US of America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.griffith.779 Brian Griffith

    Iv’e been accused of being a “white racist” and maybe some are right but I would be proud to have this man represent me in the senate and yes, I would shake his hand. Thank You Mr.Guillory. You give me hope.

  • Anonymous

    Good for him.The Democratic party has changed for the worse.Republicans no better but Elbert saw the wrong and spoke of it,remembered who was leading in civil rights and not the others.He switched parties for the same reason Ronald Reagan did and if John Kennedy lived he would of
    switched too.Democrats have become a plantation of power and control not of the American spirit.God bless Senator Elbert Lee Guillory.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gunny-G-Alz/100001389090486 Gunny G Alz

    The collapse of Liberalism continues…

  • Anonymous

    Where are these people when election time comes around. Who cares about spellcheck, he needs to run for president.
    BY the way spellcheck was used to spellcheck. (spell check)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1539734278 Beth Cheung

    Thank you, Senator Gullory! Excellent! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003076622593 Beth Taylor

    I commend the Senator for his understanding of the history of civil rights. The Republican party has always believed that man can be what he wants to be as long as he is willing to work for it. We are responsible for our own future, not government. 

  • http://drudgereport.com/ Myles Standish

    Oh yes, you can hear the “Uncle Tom” slurs already. If there is one thing democrats can’t abide, it’s a black man who wants to stand on his own two feet, free of government intervention and control. That just fries their bacon!

    And the thought that this one person could influence others to become self-reliant and want to break free of the democrat chains that bind them, is simply more than the party of Jim Crow, KKK, segregationists and anti-civil rights can tolerate!!

    Poor Chris Matthews is having whatever the exact opposite is of a chill up his leg.

    Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are chugging Pepto Bismal like there is no tomorrow.

    Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have called an emergency session of the pro-oppression council. 

    ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, CNN, NPR and PBS have all been put on notice by the White House that if they even mention the traitor senator’s video, they will be audited the following day by the IRS, the CIA, the NSA, NASA, the NFL, the AFL-CIO, the ACLU, and the NAACP.

    And “President” obama is of course weighing his drone options.

  • Anonymous

    This man has awakened, not to the Republican Party, but has been shown the light, and the true meaning of The Republic outlined by our constitution…. that was an amazing transformational speech. I think, in his heart, he found himself and his footing.

    I wonder if Sen Linsey, “We Need a Bigger Tent” Graham could ever have a life altering experience like this….. and turn away from his Progressive self?

    The Republican & Tea Party should capitalize on this – that was moving.

  • VL123

    Amen brother!

  • http://www.facebook.com/betty.berglund Betty Berglund

    That was the best speech that I have heard in a long time.  I wish you well and continue to help save our country.

  • Dale Hogue

    Abraham Lincoln, our first Republican President said these words at Gettysburg:  “Fourscore and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.  Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that Nation, or any Nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war.  We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.  It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground.  The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.  The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.  It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.  It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for people, shall not perish from the earth.”  Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address stated in a few words what this Republican Nation stood for — then and now — and it is for us, the living, to dedicate our lives to making sure that this Nation shall not become a Third World Country dedicated to the control of our people by the misnamed democratic principle that really big government shall control our lives much as the lives of the black slaves were controlled as chattel by white and black slave owners in the southern states on land farmed by their Democrat Party slave owners prior to the American Civil War.

    Posted by Dale Hogue: author of the book “Email Connectors and Mr. Hogue’s Wisdom”.  This information is taken from pages 276, 277, 278 and 279 of that book with the permission of the author of this post.

  • Awand

    Those of you who have been in total control brought to you by the Democrats, believing the lies they tell you, falling for their schemes and believing they are watching out for you, need to take more than one listen to what this man has to say.  Absorb what he is telling you and then unite so we can get our country back. 
    I enjoyed this video so much, but more than anything about it, I enjoyed hearing the truth from a black man who realized just what the Liberals truly are…LIARS!!!!

  • Kilgore Trout

    Some proof reading, please!

  • Nanette

    It is about time someone STOOD up and spoke the truth,,HISTORY if taught it would be understood..it was the progressive Democratic party that just recently states that they keep Americans “dumb and uninformed” to keep the masses controlled!

  • Anonymous

    I want to give this man credit for recognizing what is wrong with big government and how corrupt it is under this Administration. The country gains something from people like this, thank you very much!

  • Sapere Vedere

    Everyone should watch the powerful film recently produced by C.L. Bryant called “Runaway Slave.” In 2012 we had a screening of it at our church (which is around 35% black – 50% white – 10% latino – 5% Asian) and at the end everyone stood up and gave the movie a moving long standing ovation. One African-American woman was so shaken we had to help her into the side office and let her lay down on the couch. She’s probably in about her late 60′s and had an overwhelming feeling of betrayal being told it was progressives that had fought for her rights when in fact it was the exact opposite. A lot of tears in the crowd that night.
     
    See the link below for a trailer of this amazing movie. Thomas Sowell, Star Parker the head of the Frederick Douglas foundation and more all make appearances throughout the film.
     
    http://www.runawayslavemovie.com/

    Bonus: below is a large crowd reacting to the movie

    http://youtu.be/MRi0E4NyOdI

  • Anonymous

    Senator Gullory gets his history wrong when he claims, as some on the Right do, that Martin Luther King was a Republican.  While King avoided party identification, he was a liberal in virtually every respect, and it’s very misleading for anyone to claim otherwise.  Gullory also misleads by avoiding mention of the political realignment that was touched off by the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, when the formerly Democratic “Solid South” moved en masse into the Republican camp largely as a reaction to Pres Johnson’s embrace of civil rights (“We have lost the South for a generation,” he famously said.)  Gullory may have valid philosophical reasons for his switch, but he should get his facts straight if he wants to be respected as a man of principle by anyone outside the partisan Right.

  • Carolyn Weber

    This is BRILLIANT!!! The transcription of his speech has some errors that really need correcting to accurately know what he said. I listened very carefully to Sen. Guillory’s words and I hope, if you read this transcription, that you will listen along carefully so you will know what he actually says, too.One example is in paragraph 2 which says… “The Democrats, on the other hand, with the party of Jim Crow, it was Democrats who defended the rights of slaves on us. It was the Republican president Dwight Eisenhower who champions the Civil Rights Act of 1957, but it was the Democrats in the Senate who filibustered the bill.” … I will put the corrections here. It should read, “The Democrats, on the other hand, were the party of Jim Crow, it was Democrats who defended the rights of slave owners. It was the Republican president Dwight Eisenhower who championed the Civil Rights Act of 1957, but it was the Democrats in the Senate who filibustered the bill.”
    So it’s worth listening along as you read it… just sayin’… :) So looking forward to seeing where this takes Sen. Guillory and hopefully this nation!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Helmecy-Sr/100003752406067 James Helmecy Sr.

    So he’s a FUCKING RACIST , Because like he said. ” My black brothers and sisters ” . What the fuck , Whites don’t count again I guess ! . TYPICAL BULLSHIT .

  • Carolyn Weber

    He did say that, but he also said “…my brothers and sisters of the American community…” He was speaking directly to those in the black community who are deceived by the Democrat party, but in the end, he was speaking to all of us Americans. (Btw, please curb your filthy language!)

  • Anonymous

    I’m wondering if it was the speech transcriber that could not understand the phrases and guessed at the words.  A good example of that is closed captioning.

  • Bill Stoehs

    Welcome Elbert!!

  • Anonymous

    It is a terrific speach that speaks to the heart of what most of us feel. However, with so many typos, it really detracts from the message. I see this time and time again. People with passionate things to say and great points to make post things that are so terribly misspelled or gramatically incorrect that it lessens the credibility of what the words are trying to convey. 

  • Sapere Vedere

    Below are some more Black Americans revolting against the Democrat Party.  The first is a video Breitbart did a little while ago in Detroit.  Each community was in shambles and the people were finally waking up that it is the Progressive Supremacists that have destroyed their community.  Very powerful testimonies.

    See link to black community in Detroit – video below

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/26/Exodus-Inter-City-Blacks-Fleeing-Obama-Democrats

    Also, remember what E.W.Jackson said about the “Black Exodus” (see his message to Black Americans below)

    http://1389blog.com/2012/10/04/black-christians-abandoning-democrats-heeding-bishop-e-w-jacksons-call-for-mass-exodus/

    Lastly, an interview Glenn did last year with a black couple who woke up and get it.  See the full interview below. 
     
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/07/26/from-liberal-detroit-roots-to-black-conservative-one-mans-unexpected-journey-to-restoring-love/

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    He has the right to call us his black brothers and sisters, you don’t! Welcome to the party Guillory. You’re late.

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    With another 5 seats in the Senate, Harry Reid is gone and the nation will move forward again.

  • Jason Antonic

    DAMN please edit this stuff. Did you construct this by running the feed into Dragon Speak?  This is a huge story – take some pride in it by NOT making this guy look like an ignoramus through your bad transcription.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ron.anderson.718689 Ron Anderson

    You’re white? Do me and the other whites a favor and go post somewhere else. You’re embarrassing us.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, please hire a PROFESSIONAL EDITOR to proof-read the transcripts of all videos before you commit them to the internet.  The transcript of Senator Elbert Guillory’s speech is filled with typos and nonsensical words and phrases.  It was painful to read!

  • Anonymous

    Bravo Senator!  Good for you to stand up and say something that really means something and it is the truth! 

  • grassroot

    One of the last decent and honest Dems, that used to be common.
    Before the Marxists co-opted them.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    President Obama is a white president as much as he is a black president, so I don’t see why the media considers him the first black president, since he loved his mom and she was white

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1636970320 Robin ‘Bailey’ Dering

    My hat is off to you Senator!  Thank You, you have just gave much needed hope to a lot of American’s.  

  • Nesta Callahan

    At least there is another senator who will stand up for the rights of all of the people!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1135594654 Cindy Kassel

    To Glenn Beck: There are numerous mistakes in the translation of Sen. Guillory speech!!!  For example,

    YOU HAVE: “Fred ache Douglass called Republicans the party of freedom add progress.”
     —> SHOULD BE:  ”Fredrich Douglass called Republicans the party of freedom and progress.”
    (You misspelled ‘Fredrich’ & had ‘add’ instead of ‘and’).

    YOU HAVE: “And the first Republican President was Lincoln, the uh a Thor of the emancipation proclamation. “  —> SHOULD BE ”….the author of the emancipation proclamation.”

    YOU HAVE: “It was Republicans who offered the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments giving former slaves citizenship, voting rights and drew process of law.” SHOULD BE: —>”It was Republicans who offered the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments giving former slaves citizenship, voting rights and due process of law. (“due’ not ‘drew’)

    YOU HAVE: ”Control, and they guess guise in control as charity.” SHOULD BE: —> “Control, and they disguise this in control as charity.” 

    YOU HAVE: “Programs such as welfare, these programs aren’t designed to lift black Americans out of poverty” SHOULD BE: —> “Programs such as welfare, food stamps, these programs aren’t designed to lift black Americans out of poverty (you left out ‘food stamps’)

    YOU HAVE: “And even or important, this idea is a failure” SHOULD BE: —> “And even more important, this idea is a failure” (‘more’ NOT ‘or’)

    YOU HAVE: “Our self-initiative and our several relicense have been sacrificed in exchange for allegiance to our overseers.  Who control us by making us dependent on them” SHOULD BE: “Our self-initiative and our self reliance have been sacrificed in exchange for allegiance to our overseers, who control us by making us dependent on them.” (all one sentence for one thing, and “self reliance” NOT “several relicense”).

    YOU HAVE: “Sometime I wonder …”  SHOULD BE: “Sometimes I wonder…”  (Should be ’Sometimes’ versus “Sometime”).

    There might be more…..but someone needs to edit this!!!! 

  • samantha

    I’m sorry, but who the heck wrote this?  It’s hard to follow with all the typos.  Bugs me. . .  Do the job right or hire someone who can!  It’s embarrassing. . .”drew process of law”???  Or is this what the kids learn in school today??

    Ranting aside, sorry, I’m so pleased that Mr. Guillory ‘sees the light’.  Welcome aboard Mr. Guillory!!  But you still need to keep an eye on which Republican is standing for what!!  

    (I see someone else below made a comment on the typos. . .  glad it’s not just me!!  :o) )

  • Anonymous

    LSN – in my humble opinion this man’s message is the whole point of this article.  Not his spelling (regardless of the cause of the errors).

    LSN – please lighten up as it’s attitudes and responses such as yours which drive away new members to the Republican Party.  I welcome this man with open arms regardless of his spelling skills.  His message is fantastic.

  • Take 2

    HELLO X 4.0000 million times!

    The (DEM) Party of the “Voluntary” Tax but don’t pay and they “whack” you with a non Voluntary fine or penalty that is called the IRS X 4 TAX penalty Law. 

    Meaning, they can harass and make you pay up to and not more than 4 X the original VOLUNTARY TAX amount. No Prison but if status of frauds comes to play…you can go to Federal prison. 

    My fav. Court finding is: Daniel Hiles of FL. Verses The IRS.  This case provides for the underground tactics used by Barry Obama vs the Tea Party.  They not allows attack the main targeted party but all those surrounding i.e. friends and family.   Part of the tactics is planting or forcing victims into statutes of fraud.

  • Anonymous

    This guy gets it!  Finally someone that sees past the deceit liberals shovel out.  They claim to want to help minorities, but all they care about is their votes.  They pass out freebees at the taxpayer’s expense to persuade them to vote for them.  The whole “you scratch my back and I scratch yours” politics always winds up with someone getting the short end of the stick, and this guy knows it!  There was a time in America when the government showed up at your door offering to help you out people were suspicious and reluctant.  Now most of us not only accept what they say at face value, we wait at the door in anticipation believing we deserve for them to give us free stuff.  The black community has been hoodwinked into this ideology perhaps more than any other demographic, and it’s a shame.  Luckily there are people out there that can think for themselves.

  • http://drudgereport.com/ Myles Standish

    What Ron said.

    For crying out loud James, the senator kept referring to his “black brothers and sisters” because it was for THEM that he switched parties and was willing to incur the wrath of a vindictive left!

    That was the essence of his entire speech, so it is only natural that he would make the distinction. He chose to become a Republican because he saw the light…..the light that clearly revealed to him that the Republicans have always been the party that genuinely cares for blacks, and who have literally fought and died for them to be treated as the equals that they are.

    On the other hand, the democrats have a long-running dog & pony show that is designed to do two things: create the illusion that they care about blacks (when all they really care about are their votes), and to control and oppress them. A friend is someone who wants you to become all that you can be on your own merit. A friend does NOT try to hold you back by stifling your self-esteem, your self-reliance and initiative by keeping you chained to, and dependent upon, big government hand-out programs masquerading as “charity”.

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

    the man has got it right.  yes, brilliant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000205084018 Basil Chiodo Jr.

    DITTO! Everything you said. Everything.

  • Anonymous

    Well done…………………I suppose it is better late than never.

  • Anonymous

    Means-testing programs trap the low income by creating benefit cliffs.  While we do need a safety-net for the truly needy, we’ve got to clear a path out of poverty.  The best way to do that is to build the safety-net into a simplified tax code.

    For more on a “Progressive Flat Tax” see:

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESzXZ0LUumY

  • Anonymous

    great come back…..worried about piss ants when elephants are coming through the windows

  • Anonymous

    I watched Mr. Gullory and was very impressed.  His message is total right on.  Maybe some people will be able to see that Obama is not all he said he was.  He has lied, cheated and has been total false in what he has told the American people.  We have to stop the left and what they are trying to do – our America will be gone.

  • Eric Grate

    This guy is an inspiration. I suspect that the so called “black leaders” will crucify him as an Uncle Tom. On another note, whoever wrote this transcript should be embarrassed. WTH?

  • D Kevin Clark

    I always carry two jerseys to football games. Sometimes I change them 2 or 3 times.

  • MD500E

    Kudos Senator, better late than never. But keep in mind and I’m sure you know better than most, it is still about control in the Republican party. You may want to get in on the Tea Party caucus. 

  • Anonymous

    Whoever is responsible should have proof read the text of what the man said. Apparently it was a computer that created the text, and it had a few problems.

  • Anonymous

    Elbert Lee Guillory’s heart felt, well researched, and articulate speech on why he has become a Republican should have been sincerely respected by Glenn Beck and his team.

    Instead, Glenn and the others dectracted from Guillory’s message by this nonsense that if he were from a sexual minority, Guillory would be so much more affective.  OK.  So I get their point.  Saying it ONCE might have not been abrasive, but they went on and on about their “cute little joke” which truly detracted from a message that they should have been seriously endorsing.  

    I have been a fan of Glenn Beck, but now I’m not so sure.

  • shinethelite

    The only thing I didn’t like was the gayness discussion.

  • Jeff Noncent

    I am so happy to see a black man stand for the truth it make me want to shout and cry at the same time this is good

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  Mr. Gullory is not black or white – he is red, white and blue!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher
  • Joanne

    Wonderful speech. Now if the black population listens to the wise black leader we will get our republic back.

  • shawn

    I beleive it’s simply becuase it was a “closed caption capture” and no a dictation.

  • Anonymous

    YOU CAN’T READ AN ILLITERATE MESSAGE with so many typos it is virtually completely different in meaning than the words of the good senator. They need to get rid of the typed message which was probably done by a voice recognition machine, and just let people watch the video.

  • Anonymous

    http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/hip-hop-republicans/2013/may/3/was-martin-luther-king-jr-republican-probably-not/

    Sam, I’m a senior citizen, and I lived through all of this. That’s one reason I know that yesterday’s white, Southern segregationists are a core constituency of today’s Right wing Republicans. I really hope you’ll take a critical re-reading of the article you sent me (which I’d already read, btw, since I make it a point to read every side) and see how the author deliberately misleads by the use of innuendo and selective information, leading the reader to a false conclusion. If you’re so passionate about politics, you need to learn the skill of critical reading, or else you’re subject to believing misinformation.

  • Anonymous

    As an old (71yrs) white public school teacher who (while working) was following the old democratic philosophy (Kennedy years).  After leaving teaching (30yrs) found that the Democratic Party had gone way to the left of the Kennedy Democratic Party line and that is when I started listening to conservative folks like Russ and Glenn.  I didn’t change my political position or faith in the American Constitution but the Democratic Party did.  
    I am very happy and proud to hear what Sen. Gullory had to say and what he did.  Now we all need to help pass this message on to our friends and neighbors. 

  • Anonymous

    This man has finally done his homework and come to his senses. However, I wish he would have mentioned the KKK…the terrorist wing of the Democratic Party. Republicans died to abolish slavery while Democrats died to keep blacks in chains. The KKK not only killed blacks but also Republicans trying to help blacks.

    I read that two other black Senators switched to the Republican Party. I hope more follow!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.lastrapes1 Jim Lastrapes

    Here is the link to his speech without any interruptions from Beck. The man is very articulate and well respected locally and state wide.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_YQ8560E1w

  • Anonymous

    Another American has discovered what America is all about.I wonder how long the character assassins of the President and the Democratic Party will take to try and destroy his reputation to silence the truth that Senator Guillory has come to believe in. The one question that comes to my mind is will the Republican Party recognize their responsibility to follow up on his message and truly become the party of freedom for all Americans or will they continue their headlong slide into the lies of progressive doctrine?

    I am sure that Senator Guillory had a great deal of courage to face the ridicule of a great number of his race who have not seen the wisdom of his words, but choose to continue association with the Democrats whose one objective is to keep people from realizing the slavery they have tied themselves to because of the policies of this President and his party.

    Unfortunately, I feel that the choices presented by both parties are less than desirable. But since they are the major parties, and right now, they are the only choices we have, it is refreshing to see the light bulbs go off in the minds of some. We must continue our fight to educate people and change the political landscape by remembering the principles that this nation was founded on. We must remember that they are simply politicans who are interested in the next election, rather than statesmen who are interested in the next generation. We must make it clear that their job depended on the votes of the people. We must send a clear message of that in the next election.

    I hope that we are moving toward a great awakening in our national politics.  True wealth can never be created by government interference and control of our lives. It can only be created by honest work in a free enterprise system that allows our citizens the freedom to find their own destiny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donald.t.baldi Donald T. Baldi

    A breath of fresh air….a clear voice in the cacophany of the chaotic times we live in.  This must be heard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donald.t.baldi Donald T. Baldi

    This man is a breath of fresh air.  A calm voice in the caccophany of the chaotic times we live in…he MUST be heard

  • Anonymous

    Plaese saty on piont…
    the typo comments are as ridiculous as Glen’s hangup on the guy being gay.
    Stop taking away from his message.

  • greywolfrs

    Or you could just watch the video, hey, there’s an idea.

  • greywolfrs

    Or you could simply watch the video.

  • greywolfrs

    Then watch the video, what a concept.

  • greywolfrs

    Or you could simply watch the video and by-pass the transcription altogether…

  • greywolfrs

    He was speaking to the Black community because they are the ones being kept in control with government handouts and told they are being helped by Democraps. Nothing he said was racist, he was speaking to the Black community that will turn around and call him an “uncle tom.” It’s really too bad you are not smart enough to realize that.

  • greywolfrs

    Better late than never…

  • greywolfrs

    OK, then just watch the video, it really isn’t that difficult.

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    Go on back to Media Matters Jason.

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    Go on back to Media Matters.

  • greywolfrs

    That is a complete lie. MLK Senior was a Republican. By the way, you really should study the History of this country. The Democraps are still the Federalists and Obamaocare is the latest incarnation of their big government philosophy. It’s really too bad that you dolts can not use your revisionist history to change that.

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    Liberals fro Media Matters trying to deflect from the message and the fact that a black democrat Senator has changed parties.

  • greywolfrs

    Or you could just watch the video…

  • Anonymous

    BLESS THIS MAN FOREVER AND EVER. HE KNOWS THE TRUTH AND I HOPE HE WILL TELL THIS TRUTH TO ALL IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
    GOD BLESS YOU ELBERT.

  • CharlyO

     Amen, Brother, Amen! Reading a lot of the comments tells me a lot of you can’t see the forest for the trees. What this Senator is saying should have been common knowledge and is to a lot of people.

  • Anonymous

    A lie?  LOL.  Sorry, Grey, but this is a matter that’s easily fact-checked, not that it needs to be, since it happened within memory of so many of us.  MLK, Jr. was most definitely a liberal, and was not a Republican.  Gullory either deliberately lied or was ignorant of this important info. Facts are facts.  You lose credibility when you react as you do.  BTW, read the history of the Civil Rights movement and how it led to the white, segregationist South moving from the Democratic party to the Republican party.  Hmmm…..?

  • http://www.facebook.com/vivian.clark1 Vivian Clark

    Amen, Senator Guillory!!!!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    I sorry we are not racist. I know you liberals have to paint everyone that disagrees with your views as racist but just because we have a disagreement does not make it so.

  • greywolfrs

    Now, if he can just get the useful idiots to see the light…
    Unfortunately, he will be called an “uncle tom.”

  • greywolfrs

    Yeah, they seem to be all over the place.

  • greywolfrs

    You lost credibility the moment you claim MLK as a liberal. Just because he was FOR civil rights, does not make him a liberal. He was also a Christian Pastor, which is most definitely NOT liberal.

    Let’s talk about all those racist southerners that moved parties, like the Grand Wizard, Robert KKK Byrd.  He was a life-long Democrap up until two years ago when he died.

    Let’s talk about Al Gore Sr and his racist views. Let’s talk about William “the Zipper” Cunton saying Obamao would have been serving him coffee.

    It’s OK, we understand how you left wing idiots roll, it’s called Psychological Projection or Freudian Projection, as it is sometimes referred.

  • Anonymous

    Whoever typed the transcript needs to go back through and fix all the errors!!  Mercy – seriously, let’s get it right

  • greywolfrs

    Yeah, he is an “uncle tom” because he does not agree with your stupidity. Punk bitch.

  • greywolfrs

    Or you could simply watch the video. there’s a concept.

  • Anonymous

    what’s up with disquis?

  • Anonymous

    Who said anything about racist?  I was simply correcting misinformation.  You brought up racism, Sam.  Read both our posts.  Check it out.  Respond to my correction.  This is an issue purely of correct information, and I’d like to point to your post as a good example of evasion.  Please respond to the point about MLK, Jr. not being a Republican.

  • russellmuscle1

     You are correct LSN, I also noticed many typos and was scratching my head as well. It doesn’t deflect from the message and nobody is trying to dog the article or be “a liberal fool”. It just seems like they could have run a spell check, or at least given it a glance over. Several people with good grammar are simply making an observation, and it’s a little silly to jump their asses for it.

  • russellmuscle1

    Remember in 2008 when everybody was mad at Republicans and several GOP’s switched sides? The tables are turning back to the Republican party while the Democrats lose more popularity. This is the way the cycle goes, but I hope it’s a long time before that cycle turns back to far left extremism.

  • Anna Maria Perez

    Bravo.  We need more people who were duped into being democrats to use their own abilities of critical thinking to figure it out and escape the lemming stampede.

  • Anna Maria Perez

     Spell check wouldn’t have done anything.  It’s not a matter of misspelled words, it’s poor dictation software that transcribed audio into text using incorrect words.  That’s the nature of dictation software, it’s really not all that perfect.  However, it does save enough time compared to manual dictation to be able to at least proofread it.  Regardless, I’m not letting the lack of proofreading take anything away from the positive story.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1541209300 Jodie Latno

    Awesome and right!!

  • Anonymous

    Grey, you’re making a fool of yourself here. Just about everyone who lived through that time in history knows MLK was a liberal – the Civil Rights movement was a liberal movement. It should not be necessary even to debate this, but here’s just one quote, by John Wood, Jr,a Black Republican, writing in the Washington Times Community:

    “King was a liberal (in those days the terms “liberal” and “conservative” were not so obviously synonymous with “Democrat” and “Republican” as they are today). He was a staunch ally of the labor movement, an anti-war individual (possibly an absolute pacifist), an intellectual proponent of the concept of affirmative action (sorry Glenn Beck; read My Trip to the Land of Ghandi) and of course was the leader of the integration movement in America which, at the time, was considered the liberal position.
    King was religious in his political rhetoric it is true, but even so it would be hard to equate him with modern evangelical conservatives, supporting as he did the Supreme Court ruling of 1963 banning state-sponsored prayer in public schools on the grounds that “In a pluralistic society such as ours, who is to determine what prayer shall be spoken, and by whom?” No, Martin Luther King, Jr. was a liberal, if a Republican at all than a Republican in name only, and given the historical record it is a little delusional for Republicans and particularly conservatives to claim him as their own.”

    King also believed in using the power of the federal government to achieve equality.

    Had enough?

  • Anonymous

    There is not doubt in mine mind that State Senator Edward Gullory was touched by GOD!

  • greywolfrs

    No, because you are wrong. The part you seem to be missing is he was neither, as one can point out facets of the man to either end. He was not Republican, but was not a Democrap either. He was neither liberal nor conservative. So, John Wood Jr. is historcal record now? I have seen it argued both ways, but since we do not have a time machine, I guess we can not ask the man. The Civil Rights movement would never have come to be if it were not for Republicans. Just as the end of Slavery would never have happened without Republicans. You can believe the people switched parties all you want, but the bottom line is clear. When one learns the history of this country and realizes the difference between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, one can see that they are the same party today as then. I find it funny you believe all those people switched parties, when it is Democraps who intend to keep Blacks on the plantation through their entitlement programs. Maybe you should listen to the Senator who switched parties. All those programs are for the sole purpose of controling those people. It’s really too bad you have gone through so much of life and are still dumber than a bag hammers.

    By the way, it’s good to know that you are the only one who lived through that time and therefore are the utmost authority on that period of time.

  • greywolfrs

    P.S. Of my 11 older borthers and sisters, most of them lived through that time and were old enough to know what was going on and they disagree with you. Stop acting like you know what other people think, you are the only one making a fool out of yourself.

  • Anonymous

    I too am a conservative (mostly :-) ) and agree totally with the expressed ideas.
    The thing is, there is nothing new under the sun here.
    The “smart money” has been saying as early as the 1970′s (if not earlier) that social program are holding back the black community.
    I first heard it from a black professor of all people.

    As for the typos, product of the education system that is failing children or just pure laziness/slovenliness that plagues much of America these days.
    We have been throwing tons of dollars at the “WAR ON POVERTY” and have not made a dent.

  • Anonymous

    EDITING AND SPELL CHECK BADLY NEEDED! What a disgrace!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gdeades Greg Eades

    This is all stuff we already knew and believe in. It would have been more interesting if he explained what and when made him see the light.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gdeades Greg Eades

    This is all stuff we already knew and believe in. It would have been more interesting if he explained what and when made him see the light.

  • Anonymous

    Grey, try to stay focused – there is a simple dispute here in which you and Senator Gullory have been proven wrong. MLK Jr was not a Republican. One can interpret Gullory’s mistake in many ways, but it’s hard to spin it to make him look good. As far as “liberal,” almost everyone familiar with the events of those years would agree that he fits that description. Even you (and that’s a huge “even”)admit it’s been argued both ways. I’m not even sure why you want to continue your line of argumentation.

    I post in order to expose some of Beck’s readers to truth that’s generally not available in Right-wing world, certainly not on Beck’s site. You’ve just helped me do so, thank you. Your vociferous style when you’re so clearly in the wrong makes it more likely that some honest and intellectually curious folks who aren’t certain about this situation will go out and do their own research. When they do, your views – and the revisionist history they seek to advance – will be exposed as extreme and tendentious at best and ranting nonsense at worst. As for your attitude towards those with differing opinions, well, that’s of a piece with your views, and suffice it to say that this, too, will be noticed.

    Thanks again.

  • greywolfrs

    Again, I did NOT say he was Republican, in fact, he was not part of EITHER PARTY, understand now?

    You can claim that most people who lived through that time agree with you, that does NOT make it so. As I stated before, I have seen arguments that say MLK was a liberal and a Conservative. The reason I am continuing the argument is because you seem to think you have some right to claim he was a liberal, when he was neither.
    You post to expose some Beck’s readers to the truth, except you are lying. Here’s proof, you claim to know how “most people,” who lived through those times, saw MLK. You could not possibly know that, that is a lie. Oh yeah, and keep using “right wing world,” that truly exposes you for the left wing dolt you are. Keep opening your pie hole and showing everyone here the extent of your left wing stupidity.

    My style is that of a person who is straight-up. I don’t need to bullshit people to get them to believe me, unlike you.

    Suffice it to say it isn’t a difference of opinion, your B S does not fly with people who have an IQ above 80 and you were just called on it.

  • Anonymous

    So, now  you agree that Guillory was wrong to claim MLK Jr was a Republican.  Good for you, that’s progress.  I guess now you also have to retract your accusation that my original post about Guillory was a “complete lie”?

    As to “most people” who lived through those times, your opinion is wrong, but that’s unimportant.  It’s not difficult to understand recent history when it’s so clear and well-established.  But, let anyone still in doubt do their own research.  The more people educate themselves about this, the better.

    As to your statement about the views people who have an IQ above 80 – I take it that you know all of them?   How impressive!

  • Anonymous

    What a encouragement it is indeed to welcome Senator Elbert Lee Guillory to our beleaguered
    Republican Party. We must deal with the present practice of the Democrat Machine that utilizes minorities as pawns to secure their votes in exchange for so-called entitlements.
    How much longer can we ignore the shameless use of our tax dollars to perpetuate the enslavement of our own citizens for political gain.
    God help us to rid this sin from our Nation, and usher-in a more noble enterprise that will be
    the biggest advance in the 21st Century.

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to be critical before complimentary. Glenn, et al, you missed an opportunity to really put this guy out there as having his political and patriotic head on straight and making a dynamite video which dug to the core of the conservative spirit (more than the Republican). Instead you invested most of your broadcast time (at least shown here) doing your sarcasm routine, which I have to tell you gets old after awhile.  I got your point about the values of the minority/special interest types.  The compliment goes to the good Senator Guillory who made a tremendous presentation on what exactly what values need to be embraced by the black community and all Americans with a national, patriotic conscience.  I wish and hope that your decision and the reasons behind it get broadcast on a national scale so that others can hear your words of wisdom. Unfortunately, in these times, I doubt that will be the case.  I guess my only question to the Senator would be, why on earth were you ever a Democrat???

  • Anonymous

     I agree Chana as well.  His and others comments would have been much more effective in praising and holding this man’s convictions and decision in the highest regard rather than their all too frequent utilization of sarcastic, overdone comment … which happens all too often.  I hold Mr. Beck in the highest regard and wish I knew how to communicate directly (as probably thousands of others would too).  But I think there are some improvements that could be made in their production and presentation at times.  Overall, I see Glenn as a standout and support his struggle for the truth 110 percent.

  • Anonymous

     Agreed … his trivial point was overplayed and became distracting and ultimately annoying

  • Anonymous

     No, he was taking Glenn to task for wasting air time and public attention span by overplaying the “wouldn’t it be great if he were also bi/tri/gay, etc.  It wasn’t until almost half way through and then at the very end that you got a totally favorable WOW from Glenn and the others, when THAT should have been their focus from the start.  And no, I’m not being over-sensitive.

  • Anonymous

    Good story NOW SHOW me RESULTS. Pie in the sky is for the talkers.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    Oh no you’re not getting away with that. You said “Southern segregationists are a core constituency of today’s Right wing Republicans.” Guess what a lot of segregationist are racist. Just because you didn’t say the word racist does not mean that you’re not implying it. As for you other point the article does but some doubts of that being true but it also does not discount it.

  • SRM29

    How terrible, he didn’t use political correctness! History is a severe insult??

  • mary warren

    I used to be a proof reader for a newspaper long ago. Yes, these errors are still a bothersome distraction but this shouldn’t be in the forefront of reading an article in this venue when you should be thinking about the content first and foremost. Unless distraction is your thing.

    This gentleman spoke the same truth that many of us have thought and shared from our hearts among friends for years. Sadly, our voices have been too quiet for too long versus the loud voices of those who claim to be honorable black leadership. In reality they serve only to fan the flames of racism to advance a particular agenda. It is an agenda that no longer enslaves the body but the mind, keeping their own people living as victims of a dark place in American history instead of lifting (coaching) them up. This is the control Senator Gullory speaks of. To keep people in such a dark pit is plain evil and one day those “leaders” will have to answer for their actions.

    Perhaps several more authentic leaders like Senator Gullory will step forward and together will pull the wool off their peoples eyes successfully where others have failed to do so. In the end, we all have to ask ourselves what are we doing in our own communities or workplace to truly end today’s kind of slavery. Control of the mind.

  • SRM29

    I agree. The sarcasm was way overdone and became very annoying and distracting.

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    You’re not oversensitive, just hurtful.

  • Anonymous

    Sam, let me introduce you to some logic that, hopefully, will improve your understanding and elevate your ability to argue your views.

    As a demographic matter, it’s undeniable that Southern segregationists of yesterday are a core constituency of today’s GOP. People my age witnessed that transformation in the electorate, and you can look at demographic voting patterns from 1960 through today to prove it to yourself, since you apparently doubt my knowledge. But, citing the fact of that demographic shift in no way implies that you or anyone in particular is racist. Do you follow?

    Try this: I would say it’s false and slanderous to claim that most Republicans are racist, but it’s a very different matter to claim that most overt racists are Republican. The second part of that is open to debate, of course, but the first part should pretty clearly satisfy your objections. Understand?

    As to the article, you clearly need to re-read and analyze the one you sent me. It’s deliberately misleading, very dishonest, in fact. I point this out because you have a tendency to believe one side of the issue unquestioningly. Sometimes, there are fairly easy ways to check your bias, and this is one of them. I know your intent is to be honest, so check it out.

  • greywolfrs

    WOW! You are really stupid. I have stated that he was not part of either party, from the beginning. I stated that his father was a Republican, which he was. You have a serious reading comprehension problem.
    As to “most people who lived through those times,” you couldn’t possibly know how or what they thought/think. That is a lie.

    Look, you are obviously dumber than a bag of hammers and feel the need to be “right.” So, feel free to be “right,” it shows your true self.

  • Anonymous

    Alan Keyes, Herman Cain, Alan West, Ben Cason, etc.
    It’d be hilarious to see all those guys at a GOP debate… each struggling to come off as the least black for the all white crowd.

  • Anonymous

    We have some Great Men coming forth lately.  It may have taken a little while for a few to finally say enough is enough….probably because of all the Obama Administrations Intimidation of those who oppose him. It really warms my heart.  “Allen West”, “Senator Guillory”, and “Ben Carson”, the neuro surgeon are all hero’s, as far as I’m concerned.  It can’t be easy for them.  I realy hope we have more Patriots come forward….and soon.  There’s still hope to defeat the Obama Administration and save our Country.  I was so impressed with all three of these men.  Thank You!  Thank You!  Thank You!  Now it needs to get out to Americans somehow.

  • crazy betty

    that’s the problem with this country.  most people no longer work or act with the spirit of excellence.

  • crazy betty

    exactly!

  • http://www.thelazycomic.com The Lazy Comic

    I’ve known this all along about the Rebubs were the party to set the slaves free.  It blows my mind, how many blacks back the Demoncrat party. I’ve never been able to figure that out. It still baffles my mind. I, myself, am now registered as an independent because I can’t stand either party these days.  Maybe Senator Gullory is a changing force within the Repubs. Only time will tell.  Randy, The Lazy Comic

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    I did read it again and he would not be a liberal in today’s world. Just look at their actions and how they treat Black people leaving their views to come to my side. Do you think he would approve of someone being called Uncle Tom?

  • Anonymous

    Odd comments from Glen.  Sarcastic mocking of the other side was the wrong choice in this particular instance.  The whole, “Is he gay?” nonsense detracted from the Senator’s intelligent statement.  Beneath you, Glen.  Not funny.  Also, whoever typed this article should have had someone proof it for him before posting it online.  The numerous and obvious typos are distracting and annoying.  I’m a fan, Glen and Co., but this was not your best effort.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed.  Some of the typos present the opposite of what the speaker was saying.  We owe the Senator a correct transcription of his statement.

  • Jay Roberts

    Up until 2007, Guillory was a registered Republican and served on the Republican state central committee.He became a Democrat in 2007 when he first ran for the state House of Representatives in the heavily Democratic District 40.

  • Jay Roberts

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  • Jay Roberts

    Why was he a Democrat? To win. He only switched to run in a heavily Dem district.

  • Anonymous

    Sam, you’re simply unwilling to educate yourself about this.  King is turning over in his grave with disgust that today’s Right-wing has the mendacity to make any claim to his legacy.  He would be sickened that so many non-racist Americans today are so ignorant and susceptible to misinformation as to lend a veneer of respectability to such a true perversion of history.  In reality, this Big Lie – i.e. the Right claiming the mantle of Dr. King – is very similar to Holocaust denial in the way it works.  The Big Lie, made of slivers of information and lies sewn together in a pattern that appeals to a dark part of human nature, sold by demagogues (Beck, Limbaugh, Coulter, Levin, et al) who are very good at what they do.  Your acceptance of it is a shame.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    And your wiliness not to see racism on your own side and thinking MLK would stand for that type of bull will also make him roll in his grave. By the way this is not the first time liberals took an historical figure and tried to turn him into something he was not. Take Lincoln they tried to make him gay. Then there was Washington which you guys tried to paint him as agnostic but read his speeches and you see the complete opposite. These are two out of many you guys tried to rewrite history to fit your side’s needs. For all I know this is also another sad attempt to do the same thing.

  • Anonymous

    You’re wrong about everything, of course, but still I have some questions:  

    “You guys”?  Which guys do you mean?  Who is the “they” who tried to make Lincoln gay?  Washington, btw, is known to have been nominally Christian, often publicly expressing belief while privately expressing deism.  Unlike with MLK, this is a case where we truly don’t know and so, cannot draw hard judgments.  Yet you do.  You draw judgments by culling history to suit your needs.

    This is a serious flaw, Sam.  Our civilization rests on a bedrock of education and knowledge.  We have established our great institutions on the basis of proven and commonly accepted standards for the acquisition and use of knowledge. Not only history/ humanities, but also science.  When you, and your Right-wing ilk, flout these standards as you do – misunderstanding economics and science and, in this instance, concocting a noxious alternative history to serve your interests, you weaken the foundations of our nation’s greatness.   Why do you think it is that people whose mission in life is to acquire knowledge and understanding  - professors, scientists, journalists, anyone with a higher degree – tend to be on the political left?  Why do ethnic groups with the highest rates of education and achievement – Jews and Asians – vote overwhelming for the Left?  Why are religious Christians without higher educations the most important Right-wing constituency?  Why does the Right so frequently denigrate the institutions – journalism, arts, higher education, government – that have made us the great nation we are today?  Tell me, have you read any of the in-depth books about how the W Bush administration made policy?  Right-wing thought at work, taking a nation at the peak of its power and nearly running it into the ground.  Now, these same folks – Republicans and their media enablers – rather than admit their mistakes, are doing everything they can to thwart our climb back up.    

    The world is always a dangerous place that can swallow us up.  Right now, folks on your side are standing on the beach and yelling at the tide not to come in, while flipping off those who are trying to take us to higher ground.  I’ll shout warnings, but I prefer to watch from a safe distance, thank you.  

     

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    I read Washington’s collection of private letters nowhere did it even sound not even a hint of Deism so stop with the bull and do your own homework. And liberals rewrite history all the time how do I know this is not the case as well? They means liberals.

  • Anonymous

    That’s probably because you don’t understand the nature and expression of Deism in the 18th century.  There are lots of hints.  

    If you practice the basics of historiography, you’ll know who rewrites history.  Besides, “the other side does it,” may be a valid excuse for you; I won’t settle for that.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    I think you don’t understand the nature of Christianity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1135594654 Cindy Kassel

    I did.

    At the time, I didn’t see all the comments complaining about the ‘typos’. My computer has been acting up, freezing/pausing.  I looked at the most recent comments & didn’t scroll back too far.  

    I was trying to help.  It’s the past “secretary” in me…I wanted this site to look professional and at least be properly edited.  My bad. 

  • Anonymous

    LSN was not discounting the message. He was saying that the message was so important that it deserved more attention to detail in the reporting.  In my job, if I turned in a report with these sloppy typos I wouldn’t be working much longer. By the way, uneducated genius, “typo’s” is possessive, you meant the plural, “typos”, get it?. Perhaps you should either go back to grammer school, or do some proof reading of your own dribble. Your thinking processes are not quite adequate for this forum.

  • Anonymous

    Dandydanderoo seems to be the only person who gets it.  I read the typos, I didn’t have any trouble understanding the message.  I second Dandy.  Onward!! Elbert!

  • Anonymous

    Do you think you do? I’m sure I have a different understanding of it than you. There are numerous Christian denominations and different understandings of each. The point is, any specific understanding of the nature of God is, by definition, faith-based. You cannot prove it. That’s why it should be left out of public policy!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I know you stated MLK, Sr., which was irrelevant. Again, focus…Guillory mentioned MLK, which would normally be understood as MLK, Jr. I corrected him. You said my correction was a lie. Address that, please. You wouldn’t be trying to wriggle out this by bringing in a Sr. vs Jr. thesis, would you?

    Some folks think the dumbest thing I do is argue with fools, so you may be correct about me there. I’m really interested in knowing why your preferred insult is to call people dumb or some variant thereof. Since people with higher educations tend to vote disproportionately liberal, don’t you think you should find a more accurate pejorative? Back in the day, George Wallace belittled “pointy-headed professors who think you need someone to tell you how to get out of bed in the morning.” Is this your meaning, people that disagree with you, regardless of their educational achievement of I.Q., are “dumb” because they still arrive at the wrong answer?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    I don’t disagree with that point I am just saying for an atheist to understand Christianity is like me trying to read Chinese.

  • Anonymous

    What makes you think I’m an atheist? I’m certainly not! I’m a committed, moderately observant Jew, Sam, and I believe in and appreciate the power of faith. I’m also agnostic. That’s probably a combination that doesn’t fit your concept of religion, but it’s quite common among Jews.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    I beg for your forgiveness then.

  • David Rogers

    What a great man! First I got the chills a few minutes in, then I started tearing up. I miss my country.

  • greywolfrs

    WOW! You are just full of lies, hey stupid, people with a higher education do not vote for liberals more. Infact, it is proven that higher percentage of Conservatives have a higher education. Nevermind that though, that does not fit into your stupidity. By the way, one only needs to look at the shit that drops out of your pie hole to know you are dumb.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, like the smart people who believed Romney was going to be re-elected.

    But it’s fascinating that you don’t know that higher education tends to make people vote more liberal. The reason for this phenomenon is that people who are driven by a desire to understand the world are generally less in the throes of dogma. Conservatism today is not a movement that values empiricism or reason; it’s an ideology, a dogma. If you read in depth at the disastrous administration of W Bush, you’ll see movement conservatism in action – and the results. If you’re a True Believer, as you are, you’ll just call such evidence “left-wing propaganda.” Tell me, Grey, where do you go for information you can trust?

  • samantha

    Uh, I DID watch the video or I wouldn’t have commented.

  • greywolfrs

    Again, keep making assumptions and proving your stupidity. First, how could Romney be “re-elected” when he was not elected in the first place? Second, When did “I” ever say Romney would get elected? The answer: I didn’t. Third, you assume I am a Republican and voted for Romney, except I am Libertarian and voted for a true Constitutionalist, RON PAUL.

    You seem to think you know something about me, but obviously know NOTHING, as you prove with every post. I am a true believer? S T F U, stop thinking you can psycho-analyze someone simply by posting in a forum online. You a one dumb M F er. Now, go bend over for vicki tiffany, he needs a game of butt darts.

  • Anonymous

    Grey, come one, it’s easy to know who you are for purposes of this site; your posts are not subtle or complex, after all. In fact, your last post wraps it up nicely with an “S T F U” cherry on top: Libertarian (as I used to be, in fact I once wrote a libertarian article that was published and widely read) supporter of “constitutionalism”, a Beck sycophant who who gets angry and thinks it’s OK to say “S T F U” to folks with a different viewpoint, i.e. a totalitarian. One could go on, but as you know, I prefer to discuss issues rather than personalities.

  • greywolfrs

    So, you and your life partner, vicki tiffany, believe it’s perfectly OK to lie and slander Glenn, but me saying S T F U is wrong. Pot meet kettle.
    You prefer to discuss issues? No, actually, you prefer to twist the issues to fit into your inane ideas.
    By the way, I highly doubt you wrote anything that wasn’t a complete lie and it certainly wasn’t “libertarian in nature. You have no clue what Libertarians are or believe.

    You have no clue who I am, for the purpose of this site or in real life. You believe you know something and don’t know shit. My posts are simple and to the point, so dolts like you can understand them. I have no need to complicate anything, it’s called being straight-up, you should try it sometime. The only people who believe they need to complicate things are the people trying to deceive others,you and vicki tiffany should look in a mirror.

  • Anonymous

    Full page article in a major journal, Woof. Reason Magazine wrote to say that my essay impressively articulated their viewpoint and asked for the rights. Libertarian.

    I’m serious about issues and can’t compete with nasty fantasies. If you have anything substantive, I’m interested, otherwise, G’bye.

  • greywolfrs

    Yeah sure and I am a rocket scientist, it’s the internet, therefore I AM. See how easy that is.

    By the way, you have nothing of substance, just lies and conjecture. If you do not want a reply, do not comment to me. Notice you replied to me first, dunce.

  • Anonymous

    As a matter of fact – which you can easily check – the thread between us began when you responded to my original post on Disqus.

  • greywolfrs

    As I stated, it’s called a “reply,” you do know what that means, right? You keep saying goodbye, but can’t seem to stop REPLYING. Now, go play a game of Butt Pirates with your life partner, vicki tiffany.

  • Lee

    “I’m Elbert Lee Guillory, the senator for the 24th district right here
    in beautiful Louisiana.  Recently I made what many are referring to as a
    bold decision to switch my party affiliation to the Republican Party.
     I wanted to take a moment to explain why I chose to become a Republican
    and also to explain why I don’t think it was a bold decision at all.
     It is the right decision.  Not only for me, but for all my brothers and
    sisters in the black community.  You see, in recent history, the
    Democrat Party created the illusion that their agenda and their policies
    are what’s best for black people.
      
    Somehow it’s been forgotten that the Republican Party, founded in 1854 as
    an abolitionist movement with one simple creed:  that slavery is a
    violation of the rights of man.  Frederick Douglass called Republicans
    the party of freedom and progress. And the first Republican President
    was Abraham Lincoln, the author of the emancipation proclamation.  It was
    Republicans, in Congress, who offered the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments giving former
    slaves citizenship, voting rights, and due process of law.  The
    Democrats, on the other hand, were the party of Jim Crow.  It was
    Democrats who defended the rights of slave owners. It was the Republican
    president Dwight Eisenhower who championed the Civil Rights Act of 1957,
    but it was the Democrats in the Senate who filibustered the bill.
     

    You see, at the heart of liberalism is the idea that only a great and powerful
    big government can be the benefactor of social justice for all
    Americans.  But the left is only concerned with one thing:  control, and
    they disguise this control as charity. Programs such as welfare, food stamps, these
    programs aren’t designed to lift black Americans out of poverty.  They
    were always intended as a mechanism for politicians to control the black
    community.  The idea that blacks, or anyone for that matter, need the
    government to get ahead in life is despicable.

    And even or important, this idea is a failure.  Our communities are
    just as poor as they have always been.  Our schools continue to fail
    children, our prisons are filled with young black men, who should be at
    home, being fathers.  Our self-initiative and our self-reliance have
    been sacrificed in exchange for allegiance to our overseers, who
    control us by making us dependent on them.  Sometime I wonder if the
    word freedom is tossed around so frequently in our society that it has
    become a cliche.  The idea of freedom is complex and it’s
    all-encompassing.  It’s the idea that the economy must remain free of
    government resuasion.  It’s the idea that the press must operate
    without government intrusion.  It’s the idea that e-mails and phone
    records of Americans should remain free from government search and
    seizure.  It’s the idea that parents must be the decision-makers in
    regards to their children’s education, not some government bureaucrat.
     But most importantly, it is the idea that the individual must be free
    to pursue his or her own happiness, free from government dependence and
    free from government control, because to be truly free is to be reliant
    on no one, other than the author of our destiny.  

    These are the ideas at the core of the Republican party and it is why I
    am a Republican.  So my brothers and sisters of the American community,
    please join with me today in abandoning the Government Plantation and
    the party of disappointment, so that we may all echo the words of one  Republican leader who famously said,  “Free at last!  Free at last!  Thank God Almighty, I’m free at last!’”
     

  • Lee

    Still too many typos?  Please feel free to re-post a more nearly corrected version!

    (Editor/Moderator:  perhaps you would like to remove the above/below post and use it to replace the quotation in the article.)

  • PrestonC

    All typos aside all BS & rhetoric aside!!!  Any politician who switches parties is a liar and a coward. 1. They are either lying about why they switched (as if their values changed) or they lied to get elected (lied about sharing the values of the voters who elected them).  2. They are certainly cowards in a number of ways;  A. if they did not like the way things were/are with the party that they were elected to represent, they should have fought to change it–instead they ran.   B. I have never heard a party switcher stand before the people who elected them and say to them why they are considering switching- never–not once!!!! Pretty hypocritical in my book.

    The Republican Party is what it is today because they are true to their roots, they have been and are just as much of a failure to the American People as the Democrats.