Glenn explains why he asked David Barton to consider a Senate run

Last week, TheBlaze reported that David Barton had been approached by many TEA Party leaders in Texas about the possibility of running for Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) seat in 2014. While David has remained mum on the subject, on radio this morning, Glenn shared a conversation he had with his good friend in which he encouraged him to run.

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“Well, let’s address something we haven’t talked about here. Let’s talk about David Barton. Well, I will tell you this: About three weeks ago I called up the great senator from the State of Texas, David Barton, and I said, ‘David, you know, I’ve been talking about Louie Gohmert for a while, but I think I have even a better candidate.’ He said, ‘All right. Let’s hear it.’ I said, ‘What would you say about a guy who knows the Constitution inside and out… knows the system really well? And people, I think, would be passionate for him,’” Glenn explained. “He said, ‘That’s great. Who is it?’ And I said, ‘Senator David Barton.’ He didn’t laugh and there was dead silence on the phone… He said, ‘Glenn, if the Lord tells me to do it, I’ll do it. But so far I haven’t heard.’”

“There’s nowhere to go with that,” Pat conceded. “There’s nowhere to go with that.”

Glenn went on to explain that he has heard similar answers from the other people he has approached. Both Rep. Gohmert and Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), have told Glenn that a Senate run is something they would pray on and think hard about, but without some sort of urging from God, they would not be interested.

“So what I’d like to do is I’d like you to ask that David Barton suddenly receives a miracle ear,” Glenn joked. “And maybe this is just not the time… I think it would be a big deal. The smears on David would be enormous. David has a problem of, you know, going against Goliath – big, huge money.”

The story has already gained national attention, with MSNBC Morning Joe talking about David’s possible run this morning. Perhaps surprisingly, however, Joe Scarborough actually came to David’s defense.

“They call him an ‘evangelical historian.’ That’s the first time I’ve ever heard of that. You can’t be a Christian and a historian? An evangelical historian,” Glenn asked. “Look, hang on just a second. I got it right here, okay? Here’s what it takes to be qualified for the U.S. Senate. Now see if David Barton lives up to this: You have to be 30 years old and an American citizen. David Barton, he’s an evangelical Christian historian!”

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

    From what I have learned of the guy, it sounds like he is a good prospect if he gets the go-ahead from God to do so.

    if not, may God reveal to us another true conservative who can make the difference.

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    Maybe they call David Barton the “evangelical historian” because he rewrites history to support his agenda?

    David Barton’s aptly named book, “The Jefferson Lies” was pulled off the shelves because it was not historically accurate. He also denies a State’s natural right to nullify unconstitutional law and instead favors a Constitutional Convention.

    Barton is dangerous and I hope Texans will not let him get past the primaries if he does indeed run.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    It would be nice to have at least one guy you can trust but I don’t think he will do it because I don’t see him even getting any where near the throne of Satan or what others call D.C.

  • Anonymous

    And with this candidacy, Glenn completes his fusion of infotainment and religion to foist upon the US Senate. This grandstanding by GB is just another example of him trying to boost his own standing in the world outside his fan base–GB Kingmaker. For this is not a candidacy for Texas–this is for a more national stage.
    Let me see, can we do a quick review of GB’s success on political endorsements? How did that work out for Rick Santorum?
    Barton is a revisionist historian of another ilk–just like the econo/socialist/marxist historians of the 60s and onward, he began with a thesis, and looked for the anecdotes to support his thesis. That is different that looking at the facts and developing a thesis fully supported by those facts.
    Advice to David Barton–Stay a preacher and enjoy your status on GB’s show. The crowd is already in your camp.

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart you said “If he get’s the go ahead from god to do so?” Didn’t you? Does god talk to you sweetheart? Or, Do you talk to him? This is important so take your time.

  • Anonymous

    Sammy the throne of Satan? So you believe in hell too? What about leprechauns and fairy’s. You believe in them too? You “simple-folk” are so cute. What about bigfoot? I heard they saw one in Rhode Island.

  • Anonymous

    Barton will make a perfect Tea-Party- Teahadist. He knows how to sell hate and fear. Get your survival seeds before it’s too late. BATTA-BING!!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn asked Barton to run for Senate, but Barton could not understand the request because Beck’s mouth was filled with cock at the time

  • Anonymous

    But is he part Indian? LOL If I were home in Texas,,,I would vote for him in a heartbeat.

  • Anonymous

    And your credentials are what???

  • Anonymous

    As you well know, credentials are not prerequisite for running for Senate. So Barton or anyone else can run all they want. As for me, I am not running for Senate nor cornering a friend of mine through my pully pulpit into being a candidate because it suits me. As to my credentials for commenting on history or the Constitution, I studied in college and law school, and have been a lifelong student of history. I do not practice as a professional historian; nor as an expert on constitutional law. I have read Mr. Barton’s ideas– hence my commentary.

  • Anonymous

    Your comment and the fact that you can repeat virtually the same comment, no matter what the topic is destroys whatever point you think you are making. Try actually making a point some time. You may find it liberating from the blinders that seem to be tightly wound on your head.

  • rreactor

    I believe in God and Satan, good and evil, heaven and hell. I even believe in your right to speak your mind. The only thing I hope is that God will change your heart. It is so easy to belittle Christians as “simple folk” and have bunches of fun in so doing, but you may want to reconsider your approach if you are really interested in persuading anyone to your point of view. Otherwise, forget everything I just said and carry on regardless….

  • Kent Hollingsworth

    Richard, you typify the wit of Secular Humanist- when you ‘think’ -agree with the collective identifiers- apply accumulative thought and make statement of wisdom, your best example puts a bad taste in the mouths of everyone else, like an unpleasant substance being cleaned from the sole of a shoe. It seems legitimate. I think it’s telling- that any like minds could regard this wit as comedic and good taste. The fact of your reality is that wit, of the Secular Humanist (common quotes-) “don’t give a f**k” or “don’t push your s**t on me”, because they have been storing this substance as intelligence. You (like any) will always be faced with an ‘anomaly’ that exists in any perceived excellence, intelligence or perfection. Defined in one word, ‘decay’, this is, for my purposes, a fine example of ‘divine authority’ and proof of God. The mortality rate is 100%. Who created the creator? Please, your intelligence comes on so thick I can taste it.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Barton, we need men like to in order to create a change in America. Who better to run than someone who knows the Constitution and all the history of America. I live in Texas and would surely vote for you. We need more people like you, America needs you!!!

  • SL

    I don’t disagree, as an historian, although to his credit, unlike the Hobsbawm’s and Habermas’ Barton at least uses actual documents to back up most of what he says.

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart, so you’re a creationist, aren’t you? How did they get you to believe the world is less then 10,000 years old? Can you explain that to me?

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart, do you believe in leprechauns and fairies to? Why not? How about UFO’s and bigfoot? You can believe anything you want. Just don’t try to teach it to my kids. BATTA-BING!!

  • rreactor

    If belittling my beliefs gives you some sense of security and superiority, so be it. Oh, and thank you for “allowing” me to believe anything I want. It’s your responsibility to teach your children. I’ll be praying for them….

  • Kent Hollingsworth

    Good question, explain how you came to believe it’s older. Go get you some Richard Dawkins or Darwin. It’s all the same.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    That is why I take everyone that claims to be a historian with a grain of salt and this guy is no different from anyone else with an agenda. He just someone on my side of the isle. I lost interest in him when he wrote the book The Jefferson Lies because I knew from an historical stand point the book was wrong to begin with. I wonder why both sides feel the need to do this sort of crap. The truth is always better when it comes to history.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    You may want to stop lying The Jefferson Lies was never pulled off of shelves in fact do a Google search and you can still buy the thing off of every major book store. And since I know you love to twist things I would also like to state I don’t agree with his book. You are both the same anyways because for some reason you like to make the 14th amendment disappear from the Constitution like in some cheap magic show. So really no difference between you and David Barton.

  • Kent Hollingsworth

    My intention is not to start some discussion on your point,
    Richard. My point was to get you to shut up, Solar cells are a good idea, but I’mnot buying your BS. Get the picture.

  • chuckles

    We home schooled our daughter for 11 years and became very familiar with
    David Barton. IMO, he would be a tremendous addition anywhere he could
    get placed in any office. He has forgotten more history than most
    historians can recall. He backs up his statements with FACTS and uses
    ORIGINAL documents to prove his point. To make his Christianity some
    sort of disqualifier is ridiculous. He is the type of candidate the US
    needs right now and I only wish there were hundreds more like him. Texas
    would be blessed by God to have his wisdom in the Senate.

    It is
    not unusual for people that are headed to serve Satan in the pit to
    squirm and squeal around such servants of God. The world hated Jesus,
    why would they not hate his servants? They would love to squash his
    candidacy in the beginning because when he speaks, the wisdom and
    honesty he has would be easily recognized even by marginal Christians.
    Remember the Founders said we should prefer Christians for our rulers.
    Barton is as good an example as it gets.

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart I don’t believe the world Is older, I know the world is older, radio metrics proves it. It’s a shame your faith won’t allow you to accept facts. BATTA-BING!! Pass the basket

  • Anonymous

    Kent sweetheart if you don’t want to have a discussion with me, don’t comment. You creationists are so cute . Thank you

  • Guest

    Richie doesn’t have solar cells on his house. He also drives a beat up old gas guzzling Van. He’s a hypocrite.
    Flag the idiot and save the planet one click at a time. :-)

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart, you said you’re gonna be praying, didn’t you? Which god do you pray too? How did you pick your god? Dartboard?

  • Anonymous

    Sweetheart you keep mentioning god? Which god? Can you be specific, please?

  • Anonymous

    Joey got proof!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kent Hollingsworth

    Obviously, drawing a picture isn’t an option. But I will
    agree, I am a lot cuter than you. To anyone reading this post- please view each profile, and vote now.

  • Kent Hollingsworth

    Give me a source and specific ‘subject’ in the area of ‘radio
    metrics’ and I will check out what you are talking about. On the contrary, your inability to grasp common adult courtesies in any post (conversation that is operational for communication) lends your application of the word ‘fact’ to be defensive and ignorant of your own reality of demeanor. Clarify what A-BING!! Pass the basket refers to in specific?

  • Kent Hollingsworth

    Thank you Mr. Guest..

  • BozotheTrump

    The better question is, Why did you pay $1800 an ounce for gold and a backpack full of seeds?

  • Anonymous

    Condescending fool.

  • rreactor

    Love ya Brother!

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    Have you ever heard the saying, if you don’t have anything intelligent to say, don’t say anything at all?

    In your zeal to prove me wrong, you only reveal your ignorance in these matters.

    The original publisher (the Thomas Nelson publishing company) stopped publishing and distributing David Barton’s book last year.

    David Barton’s own Wallbuilders started publishing his book earlier this year.

    Barton had to publish his own erroneous book because no one else would after that. Unless you count Glenn Beck, who wrote the foreword for “Jefferson Lies” and floated the idea of publishing it himself.

    Charlatans promoting charlatans.

    I won’t bother addressing the rest of your fallacious straw-man/ad-hominem laced rant since you don’t live in reality, ergo, it would do no good and be a further waste of my time.

    ~BTG

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    “David Barton’s aptly named book, “The Jefferson Lies” was pulled off the shelves because it was not historically accurate.”
    But to say it has been pulled of shelves is a lie. I seen it this week in Barns and Noble and not once did you say anything about the Publisher at all. Are you taking lessons from Obama to blame everyone else besides yourself for your own stupidity. I hate to tell you that never works and since when is the truth a rant do I need to pull your own statements out denying what the 14th amendment says or the millions of times you twist my words to fit your little burn everyone at the stake because they voted Mormon campaign agenda and not for the biggest Rhino in the history of man Newt.

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    I won’t bother addressing the rest of your fallacious straw-man/ad-hominem laced rant since you don’t live in reality, ergo, it would do no good and be a further waste of my time.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    Oh you will never change as always when back into a corner you talk out of your ass. No matter how many big words you use that you don’t even know the meaning to you will always be a moron.

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser” ~Socrates

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    “Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.”
    ― George S. Patton Jr.,

  • Average Joe.

    You prove that you’re an idiot already, you need more.?

  • Anonymous

    He’ll be well suited to politics their all full of crap too, with a incorrect understanding of history.

  • Kent Hollingsworth

    I have discovered that large quantities of **** comes from a turnip.

  • WASP

    (insert appropriate correct response here, or don’t)

  • Kent Hollingsworth

    The Blue Tail Gadfly, Have you read his book?

  • ScienceWorksBest

    David Barton’s ideas are not rooted in fact. They’re rooted in his religious and supernatural beliefs, which lack a foundation of evidence and fact. To have someone like Barton involved in governing the rest of us is as absurd as having someone who believes in Shariah law in that position. And when it comes to history and facts, Barton misses the mark there as well, allowing his religious beliefs to color his efforts to relate historically accurate facts. Here’s some proof. http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2012/08/08/david-bartons-errors/

  • ScienceWorksBest

    Support your assertion with facts and evidence. You haven’t done so yet.

  • ScienceWorksBest

    But Barton doesn’t know history. He’s been shown to be wrong many times. Here’s one example: http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2012/08/08/david-bartons-errors/

  • ScienceWorksBest

    Sam Fisher, I am impressed. I thought you were just a Beckbot. Good for you Sam.

  • ScienceWorksBest
  • ScienceWorksBest

    Kent is a science denier and a hypocrite. He enjoys the fruits of science in his modern life every day, which is the same as admitting science works. Yet he denies the same science that clearly demonstrates the earth is older than 10000 years. The rest of us know better. My concern is when people like Kent or David Barton get into positions where they can exert control over others. Barton’s run for the Senate being a prime example.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    History is to important to trust anyone with it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFGELoC4zc Sam Fisher

    I have not I must confess.

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    What’s your point?

  • Kent

    ScienceWorksBest, you have no claim to [The rest of us know better.] You are referring to the embodiment of all people’s
    future. Remember that I am a very calm person. You name call, step up and speak for the hypocrites who murder their own children in abortion clinics, they assert control over others to steel and greedily pursue power through fraud. Then you act
    as if you will be justified by folks of your political persuasions. I say get a grip on it and understand what is being said here. You haven’t a clue asserting the word hypocrite. Would you like the burden of proof? I just handed it to you.

  • Kent

    Just curious.

  • Republikid

    Dear Glenn,

    I love you man, but you seriously need to ditch this guy. Barton claiming that abortion causes global warming? This is beyond belief and just disgraceful. For all your fans, and for the sake of your credibility, you must lose this clearly insane man.

  • Republikid

    To be fair, after reviewing the video again, it’s apparent the video was edited to take his comment out of context. Nonetheless, we need solid people to help lead the charge to take back our nation from the statists, if David Barton wants to argue about storms and God’s judgment that’s fine, but that kind of debate doesn’t do anything to help with the state of the nation.

  • Pablo Descartes

    Your avatar really threw me off. I read your attack on beck, saw the southpark avatar, and assumed you were a liberal college kid w/ obama posters. As I read your arguments, something didn’t click right with that analogy. You’re something anamolous, your thought process is deeper, more reasoned than your avatar would suggest. I was out of line attacking without giving you a chance. This doesn’t mean I wholly agree with you on Article 5, but I’ve certainly considered your points and understand your concerns.
    I will be more cautious with my assumptions, and more respectfull in the future.