Just weeks before the 2012 election, Glenn announced on his radio program that he had learned of “the biggest news story is going on,” but he chose not to divulge the information in order to maintain peace ahead of the election. But because of the corruption we have witnessed over the last several weeks, Glenn decided it was time to divulge the story on tonight’s Glenn Beck Program.
Around this time last year, the establishment GOP tried desperately to take the wind out of the sails of the conservative and libertarian movement, by going after FreedomWorks. Glenn received a phone call from Matt Kibbe right after he had been forcibly removed from his office by armed guards. GOP operatives had influence within the FreedomWorks ranks and, once Kibbe had returned to FreedomWorks, it took several months to rid the organization of their power.
FreedomWorks has now reestablished itself as free and independent, but we are now witnessing a similar situation unfolding with in the Republican Party. The GOP does not like the fact that people can have a voice and gain power without them. As Glenn reported yesterday, Karl Rove and his allies basically promised some of the most powerful and influential people on the right that they would run a centrist/progressive Republican in the 2012 election, and Rove threw FreedomWorks under the bus throughout the election for making Mitt Romney be too far right. We quickly learned that the ‘Chicago Way’ of cronyism and corruption wasn’t just a tactic of the left.
So what is the answer? If you look at the growing star power of guys like Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Rand Paul (R-KY), there is hope. Some may argue for the advent of a third party, but tonight, Glenn argued that is we don’t need a third party, we need to broom the dead wood.