WATCH: Sean Hannity talks to Glenn about the state of the GOP

Fans of the radio show know that Sean Hannity has been using Glenn Beck’s radio studios in New York City for the past couple of weeks, and tonight Glenn joined Hannity’s TV show to discuss the state of the GOP and the problem in the root of the establishment of the Republican Party: progressivism.

“There is a lot of progressive Republicans,” Glenn said. “And you have to remember, Theodore Roosevelt is the guy who started it. They believe in big government. And I’m sorry to say Sean, and you know this to be true, we send people in there, and it’s like sending them to the lion’s den, just waiting to be eaten by the machine that is Washington now.”

Where does Glenn think the rising progressivism and reliance on government is all headed?

“We have to trust each other. We have to be our better selves otherwise we break up and we never come back. I think personally there’s a very good chance with the Mike Lee’s and the Ted Cruz’s of the world that there is a chance that we do to the Republican what happened to the Whigs,” Glenn said.

Glenn added that he didn’t think anyone in Washington was actually looking for answers, and that a new mindset was required to solve America’s problems that didn’t come from the same consciousness that created the issues in the first place.

Watch the interview below:

  • Anonymous

    Set the local and state governments free to do what they do best! If the federal government is involved, there had better be a good (and Constitutional) reason.

    • Bonnie Somer

      u said it and the progressives are like a cancer we better become the doctor and cut it out

  • Stephan Bruno

    The racist interviews the lunatic in the tin foil hat.

    • Sam Fisher


    • Guy Pinestra

      You must be a recent high school ‘graduate’…

    • Anonymous

      “We call things racism just to get attention. We reduce complicated problems to racism, not because it is racism, but because it works.” — Alfredo Gutierrez, Democrat

    • socialist suck

      wait!! hang on, were did you see Chris Matthews interviewing Joe Biden?
      there is a reason everyone laughs at you, and the moronic things you say. look in the mirror if you want to see a racist because YOU are!

  • Adrian Verne

    4:55 “If we cut the budget by 1% we’ll get to a balanced budget by 2015″. 9:12 “Stop telling me about 2% budget cuts, that’s not going to change anything”

    • Anonymous

      Out of context: the 1% applies to the *entire* government while the 2% is in reference to a few cuts here and there.

    • Guy Pinestra

      I think you may have misheard, I can find no quote @ 4:55 – 5:15 that corresponds to your statement. What was said was that if you CUT 1% a year for 5 YEARS you’ll get to a balanced budget. That’s CUT, not “cut the rate of growth”. And that would be good enough if we weren’t $18 TRILLION in debt with almost $100 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities.

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    Re: “I think personally there’s a very good chance with the Mike Lee’s and the Ted Cruz’s of the world that there is a chance that we do to the Republican what happened to the Whigs,” Glenn said.

    “Glenn added that he didn’t think anyone in Washington was actually looking for answers”

    If Senators Lee and Cruz are not looking for answers, then what good will come from the “Mike Lee’s and the Ted Cruz’s of the world” creating a new political party?

    • Linda League

      I think he meant in general. I know he thinks the Ted Cruz and Mike Lee’s of the world are what we need, but there are just not enough of them. I have heard him say it will be the people that will change our world, not the politicians. He is right.

      • brynda50

        My greatest fear is that the vote will be split among the Republican, Tea Party, Libertarian parties, which will cause us to lose to the Dems. What needs to happen is that the Republican Party (or at the very least, the conservative Republicans) needs to understand that it needs to bind with the Tea Party and Libertarians to pick the BEST candidate and not split the vote. If these parties really care about America and “We the People,”, they will find a way to do this. Unfortunately, though I have voted Republican my whole life, I think this party is too entrenched to work well with others. I pray I am wrong.

      • The Blue Tail Gadfly

        Re: “I have heard him say it will be the people that will change our world, not the politicians. He is right.”

        Glenn is only partially right because he is using generalities to scapegoat politicians instead of placing the blame where it truly lies.

        Who are politicians? people

        Who elects politicians? We the People

        That means We are ultimately responsible for electing and re-electing those corrupt politicians to represent us. Before we can restore our republic, we must first restore ourselves as a virtuous people.

        “When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, “just men who will rule in the fear of God.” The preservation of [our] government depends on the faithful discharge of this Duty; if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded. If [our] government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine Commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the Laws.” -History of United States by Noah Webster.

  • Sam Fisher

    The only way to fix things is for people to vote for people looking for answers.

  • Bruce Nunemaker

    Don’t forget, Wilson was the first progressive bigot, and is Obama’s hero! God help our Republic!

    • Anonymous

      Are we playing the guilty by association game? Prescott Bush supported Hitler.

      Want to keep playing?

      • Anonymous

        You forgot to mention old Joe Kennedy — who lost his ambassadorship to the UK as a result. Progressives come in both colors –red and blue.

      • The Man from Scene 24

        Sure, Obama was mentored by a communist.

      • Crassus

        What’s the difference between Bill Clinton and Nikita Khrushchev? The Soviets wouldn’t let Nikita into Moscow in 1969.

      • Watch it

        Who cares? Prescott Bush was never president.



    • Silent Political Yeoman

      Actually, Teddy Roosevelt was the first progressive as we know them today. Wilson was just more extreme about it (and was declared clinically insane by Freud shortly before he died), and FDR was the worst of them all. Obama just took the “best” parts and mixed them together for his own regime.

    • cls614

      What definition are you using for “progressive?” If by “populist,” then that would be Thomas Jefferson. If you mean “change oriented,” hell, Lincoln was progressive.

  • The Man from Scene 24

    I stopped watching Fox after they let Beck get chased off by the Obama cartel.

    • Scott Todd

      He wasn’t chased off at all. He left of his own free will in order to start The Blaze TV.

      • The Man from Scene 24

        Yeah right..

        • Kristin Peterson Crist

          You can look it up yourself, in Glenn’s own words.

    • cls614

      Hahaha! Oh yes. Fox News. They totally let Obama chase Beck off the air. It wasn’t that Murdoch and the producers got together and, as any media executives would do, decided Beck’s views were too extreme and hurt their ratings. No, clearly Obama controls Fox. That’s definitely an accurate description of reality.

      • Anonymous

        No the Narcissist in Chief had nothing to do with it. I believe they told Glenn, this far and no further and Glenn, who wants to expose all the garbage going on said, NO. I will start my own station so no one can prevent the truth from coming out. You notice it was in Glenn’s own time that he left. If Fox had canned him, he would have been gone instantly, but that was not the case. Glenn was in control of WHEN he left. The only thing Obama has to do with Fox is to try and discredit it as he does with anything or anyone who opposes or challenges him. It is the Saul Alinski/Chicago thug way. His lies are catching up to him now. He is an extreme narcissist, read up on it. We all have degrees of it, but Obama is way over the top.

  • James Bullock
    • Anonymous

      Evidently those ballot boxes meant something then.

      Ballot “boxes” nowadays? It is to laugh.

      WE THE PEOPLE let an abomination happen, twice, involving “ballot boxes” that were stuffed, rigged, and otherwise abused to our detriment.

      Now, we ALL must stand up and take the “ballot boxes” back, and do an honest election in all our precincts, across the nation, and watch over that precious right we have for an honest election. — Oh, yeah, we also need someone of integrity to vote for, as well, don’t we?

      Remember Benghazi. Who said, “Stand down.”?

      Laus Deo

    • Silent Political Yeoman

      What’s sad about this is that veterans of the war come home only to be killed by corrupt government “law enforcement” officers.

  • dennis reilly

    it makes sense to everyone but a liberal

  • Anonymous

    A progressive Republican is no different then a radical liberal

  • Michael Brennan

    Wow.. I hadn’t seen Glenn and Shawn together in along time. I’m so glad to see they are on the same page..

    • Crassus

      Makes me wonder if Glenn and Mark Levin have buried the hatchet.

  • Andres Martinez

    1- take the senate in 2014 from democrats and progressive republicans

    2- keep the House of representatives

    2- take the White house with Ted Cruz and Ben Carson for president and vice-president

    Make ALL politicians accountable to follow
    and protect the Constitution that has made this country great…

    and for We The People: Do not give up
    till these steps are done.

    pd.: put China in its place and get the manufacturing base back to the USA… AND do not abandon Israel

    • brynda50

      All good ideas. Maybe we could also take O’s pens (or hand?) which he uses to arbitrarily sign into law any and everything he wants, in direct violation of the Constitution.

    • Javier

      Agree. I repeat: Start talking to your conservative friends and neighbors…tell them to vote. Your incentive?…Think about never ending liberal government… that should make you have nightmares.

    • Anonymous

      How bout impeaching the crowd in the WH now!

    • Watch it

      I would add to the list – term limits, total ban on lobbyists. Congress, SCOTUS, POTUS and VP must all live under the same laws they pass for the populace, also their paychecks and bennies to be determined by popular vote every election cycle – they don’t get to vote themselves raises.

  • Timothy Wenners

    Ted Cruz.

    Goldman Sachs Puppet. Look it up.

    • Crassus

      ^^^Paultard dumbass.^^^

      You don’t have to look it up.

    • Watch it

      Barack Obama

      Goldman Sachs Puppet, $1,034,615 … Look it up.

  • Timothy Wenners

    Regan. Increased the size of the government by 280%

    Look it up

    • Johnny Teel

      Ronald Reagan, dealing with and working with democrat house and senate. Look it up.
      Balanced Budget during Clinton years. Dealing with Republican House and Senate. Look it up.

  • B-Funk

    So glad to see the true leaders of conservatism starting to come together finally.

  • Steven W

    Teddy Roosevelt was NOT the 1st progressive in Government. Benjamin Franklin ( You Know, the guy Beck had hanging on the wall in his studio @ Fox) wanted to create Equality (Liberalism) for All when he said that education is the gateway to equality (paraphrased) in an era when the the difference between the Rich & the Poor was the rich could Read where the poor predominately could Not. Ben F. Created many BIG GOV. Programs like Public Libraries – Schools – Fire Department – Police Department – Post Office – Labor Unions etc….. All the things Beck Biches About. Two Uneducated people int he same room.

    • brynda50

      You are so stupid if you can’t tell the difference between Franklin and Roosevelt. How old are you? What Franklin did in an era that needed programs to give a leg up to the illiterate which did not just include the “poor” is a far cry from what Roosevelt sought for our country. If you can’t see where Obama is going with his more-than-progressive agenda, you are just plain blind and there is no hope for you…period (no asterisk here). And you can just bet that I am crying a bucket of tears for you. You are the one who lacks education.

    • Anonymous

      You have no concept of a Common Wealth vs an intrusive big daddy government!

  • Javier

    Start talking to your conservative friends and neighbors…tell them to vote. Your incentive?…Think about never ending liberal government… that should make you have nightmares.

  • Anonymous

    Two points I would like to expand on. 70% of people don’t trust one another – Glen said we need to trust one another. To do that, people need to live from a conscious state to treat people fairly and justly. A simple example: I am doing seasonal work and work odd days with different people. My experience at this company and previous companies has been; when working with people of a different culture, they intentional explain what I need to do quickly and only tell me once; then expect me to do the job. When I ask questions I am treated like I am too stupid to deal with. (There can be no trust dealing with someone who doesn’t want a person to succeed).
    I have in the past helped people at work or in the neighborhood; and discovered they were degrading me behind my back. It is amazing there are people who need or want help; but yet their attitude towards those who help them are they think the people are stupid. It reminds me of the biblical saying “don’t cast your pearls before swine”. We have populated our nation with people who don’t appreciate it when people help them. To be of a christian conscious: a person has to understand what it means to be appreciative of others and their help. A person has to have the desire for all to succeed and believe they have more to gain as a group than as an individual climbing over others. Success is not determine by dollar amount, but by a persons good intentions.

    United States has grown in population of people with low spiritual standards.

    Ironically there is a city in the news, because of budget cuts they only had one officer working at night. The police chief said, the population has grown, but it has been people of lower income moving in. That doesn’t help financially. We can’t keep accepting people who needs financial help.

  • cls614

    Hahaha. As expected, these guys together speak like a satire of themselves. If only it were–it would be comedic genius.

  • Anonymous

    The false choice left/right paradigm is nothing more then the Elite Establishment own the two party system. The T-Party must never allow the establishment to run any part of the T-Party! An Establishment appointed T-Party candidate is someone like Rep. Paul Ryan who voted for bailouts and other big government programs!
    Be very vigilant!

  • Socialism is Evil. Organized.

    Patriots: Arm yourself with liberty’s longbow and pierce the illusions of today’s liberals & progressives:

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