While talk radio hosts have always been cordial to each other, they’ve also been fiercely competitive in a quest to become as successful as possible. Given the dire state of the nation, however, some of that competition has faded, and conservative radio’s most powerful voices are now coming to together to help get this country back on track. On radio this morning, Glenn opened up about his renewed relationship with some of the most prolific talk show hosts in America today.
Last night, Glenn received an email from Mark Levin urging him to read a ludicrous article in Commentary Magazine about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Pete Werner, a Republican who served in the Bush Administration, wrote the story, which blames Sen. Cruz for the government shutdown and the fracturing of the Republican Party.
Mark also posted the article on his Facebook page because he believes it is time to “rat these people out” and “take on the Bushies and all the other Herbert Hoover Republicans who are trying to sabotage potential conservative presidential candidates.”
After reading that post on Mark’s Facebook page, Glenn immediately tweeted the post with this message:
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) January 30, 2014
Glenn also sent Mark an email:
I don’t have the time to listen to other shows and I’m sure you’re the same, but I want you to know, had I listened to your shows and really listened to what you were saying, I would have been on your bandwagon a lot sooner. We are on exactly the same page, it seems. The difference between us, however, is important. I’m working to affect culture, and I think I have a few answers. And you’re working to affect political change, and I know you have the answers now.
I have prayed for a long time: Lord, I don’t know what to do politically. I don’t know how to help people politically. I don’t like politics. I never did. And I can’t predict politicians or what they should or would do. Help, Lord. I have no answers.
He knew, apparently, that I didn’t need them. I have my answers in my path, and we have you. Thanks for being open-minded enough to talk with me and try to repair the stupid road that we have been traveling because I think all of us united will make the impact progressives have feared and that patriots have prayed for.
“I am grateful to this audience. I am grateful for you. There was a stupid feud, and the three of us, Sean, and Mark and I, have talked about it,” Glenn said. “And we know where it came from, and we know who was feeding us lies about each other. And this individual just expected that if they fed us enough lies about each other, we would never talk to each other. And that way he would be able to divide us and keep the Tea Party movement at bay and control it as much as he could or destroy it. And we were foolish.”
The way Glenn sees it, each of them brings their own skillset to the table and together they offer the message and solutions America needs to hear.
“We are at the end,” Glenn said. “And if talk radio begins to move together and we all understand: I don’t do what Sean Hannity does, and he can’t do what I can do. Same with Mark. I mean that… Everybody plays a different role. And each of us have an important piece.”
Glenn believes his role to influence culture, while Mark concentrates on the intricacies of politics. Sean, meanwhile, has an ability to lay out the most clear-cut, workable solutions to very complex problems.
“He comes out after Christmas… with [ideas]… I have not heard anybody come out and say, ‘Listen, we need ideas that are going to unite us and put us together,’” Glenn said. “And for Sean to begin to move in this direction and say, ‘What are the five just groundbreaking things that we could do?’ And I’ve tried to write it, and it wouldn’t happen. I just couldn’t get it done. Why? Because that’s Sean’s piece. That’s what Sean is supposed to be doing.”
Ultimately, the future of conservatism can be very bright, if everyone comes to together to work towards a common goal of getting this country back on track.
“I mean I hate to go to a Saturday morning cartoon, but when Wonder Twins activate… Something big is happening. Something good is really happening,” Glenn concluded. “Well, I mean, unless you’re a progressive then I don’t think you’re going to like this. It’s not good news for you.”