“They are afraid”: Glenn rails against Republicans at GOP fundraiser

During Friday’s radio show, Glenn warned that he wasn’t the best candidate to speak at GOP events. He reminded listeners of his infamous CPAC speech calling out progressives on both parties, which resulted in some pretty unhappy establishment GOP members giving him the “stink eye”. Despite his reputation, a local TX GOP group asked him to speak at their annual fundraiser. Glenn warned that his views would elicit more than just a stink eye, as he sees the progressive problem in the Republican party even clearer now than he did when he spoke at CPAC in 2010. But that didn’t deter the Parker County GOP from asking him to speak.

“There’s not enough stink eye to go around for me because it ain’t gonna stop me. Ain’t gonna stop me. Not with what the GOP is doing right now. It’s a disgrace,” Glenn warned.

So what did he have to say at the event?

Glenn spoke a lot about the principles of the establishment Republican party, and how they are incredibly out of step with conservatives and the ideas of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Last week, the Republicans released their principles on immigration, noting that they believed border security and internal enforcement “must come first”. But did they take any steps when they had control of Congress and the White House?

“They were afraid to act,” Glenn reminded the audience.

The failure for the GOP to act was a major theme of the speech. Glenn asked why there was never a special prosecutor appointed for any of the scandals that broke out in Washington like the NSA, the IRS, or Benghazi. He also asked why the GOP doesn’t stand up against the culture of abortion, or the lies after lies that have been told by the President on Obamacare.

“Because they are afraid. They are afraid of being called naughty names,” Glenn said.

Glenn said that when the GOP leaders like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham have spoken up lately, it has been to take down true conservatives like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee.

“Who needs MSNBC when you have the GOP crowd in Washinton DC,” Glenn joked.

“If the GOP expect to survive – if you embrace John McCain and John Boehner it will not happen. If you embrace Mike Lee and Ted Cruz you win big time,” Glenn said.

“You’re not here because you want to win an election at all costs, you want the principles to move forward,” he explained.

So what’s the solution?

Glenn said the American people need to let the politicians know that they don’t need the parties anymore, and that the cultural and technological shift happening in America means that people can unite and move forward through grassroots efforts. A blogger, a self-published author, or a independant filmmaker can now get their voice out into the world in a way they never could before, and that same idea has started to change the outdated political system in America as well.

Glenn also said that people “must find the principles within ourselves. The ones that are not just worth fighting for, the ones worth dying for, but the ones truly worth living for. For our families, for our spouses, for our God, for our Constitution, for our Republic.”

“Texas must stand now,” he said to applause at the end of his remarks.

You can watch Glenn’s opening remarks from the speech below. Look for more highlights on The Glenn Beck Program this week on TheBlaze TV.

  • Sandra Molinaro Snyder

    It was fantastic! Glenn basically said, “Hello republicans. Thanks for having me out. By the way, you suck.” And as you can see the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. Even after, the talk at the tables was the same.

  • Anonymous

    You hit the nail on the head Glenn, I feel our problems have become so complex for any political party to solve, and the only way for our “Un-United State’s” to ever move forward from this strangle-hold we’re in, is when our nation surrenders itself to God. That reality, unfortunately, will not happen before things grow worse, much worse. There is though, good news – America will learn the hard way, but in the end, our nation will turn to God and our people will be blessed because of it.

  • fire lion

    Glenn Beck has a deep seated hatred of sane people.

  • Anonymous

    Liberals make demands for tolerance, then, show no tolerance themselves for freedom of speech. As long as conservative America turned its vision away from the nation destroying “aggressive-progressive-agenda”, then, all was well. Now though, conservatives are finally showing signs of awakening – demonstrating that they have grown weary and tired of the usual one-sided political debate. Get used to it kitten…ZEROGON

  • http://www.agentredefined.com/ George “El Guapo” Cuevas

    Good stuff Glenn. I don’t think we can change the GOP, it must be destroyed and replaced with something in line with your vision that you layed out here.

  • Nancy Hernandez

    Well done, Mr. Beck. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • Michael Brennan

    Beck just doesn’t matter and you can tell that s killing him.

  • Michael Brennan

    Whose god might that be?

  • Mickey Phelps

    Maybe the repubs will finally begin to listen to their constituents. But Boehner and McCain have to go.

  • Anonymous

    The God of Israel, but you wouldn’t know anything about that God….so….just continue to hide behind your ignorance.

  • peacesnail

    Keep at it, Glenn. We need you to preach sanity to the GOP.

  • peacesnail

    You just couldn’t wait to spew your liberal hate, huh?

  • peacesnail

    The very same God who will judge you one day.

  • peacesnail

    Ladies and Gentlemen, we have another liberal nazi posting his hate on this blog.

  • Liz Wojcik

    Is Brennan the same “converted” Muslim who works for BO? You know, the traitor?

  • Liz Wojcik

    Remember the Vichy government in France during WWII? They led the way for the Nazis to come in and eliminate the opposition. It’s the vilest type of humans who fraternize with the enemy while your own are taken. Whose blood are YOU feeding on Brennan?

  • Liz Wojcik

    Is Brennan the same “converted” Muslim who works for BO?

  • Liz Wojcik

    Remember the Vichy government in France during WWII? They led the way for the Nazis to come in and eliminate the opposition. It’s the vilest type of humans who fraternize with the enemy while your own are taken. Whose blood are YOU feeding on Brennan?

  • Liz Wojcik

    Come on Brennan, talk to me.

  • Anonymous

    McConnell too

  • Anonymous

    A new GOP would be easier.

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t matter? Why do you have such fear of the Tea Party that you are wetting you pants?

  • EVENGELA GUTIERREZ mamapopcorn

    Their is on one god.

  • EVENGELA GUTIERREZ mamapopcorn

    No your wrong we are just looking after our country and people we are not taking sides.

  • EVENGELA GUTIERREZ mamapopcorn

    The way Washington is and all the damage that has been done to this country I hope i am wrong but we will need an Einstein to fix it.

  • John Schaarsmith

    Ok lets talk about clapping vs. action. I am not making an observation I am writing an epitaph for my country. We are going to make the decision to denounce the wrongs of others and sit in the mire of the reality of chaos while Rome burns to the ground around us. We will not stand up in a corrupt country while we still have a chance and I say this with certainty because that window is lost and broken already. The only reality that exists now is the reality “that it is a good time to be a good Jew in Germany.” We have lost our country and if anything is going to be salvageable we need to concede what we have lost. All of your brilliant observations are not going to be able to resurrect the death of our system of government. Who will stand against people who are willing to support thugs around the world who will dismember a human being and hold up their heart in the name of the actions we sanction with arms and political support. We can not act that way around the world and expect that it will wash off when that same person speaks before the ladies and gentleman of the congress or are we all complicit. If we do not acknowledge the evil that is being done by our elected officials and stop it my prophesies are already true. We can not be Christians and murders at the same time and if you justify it you are just as lost as our vultures in Washington. You can not fight evil and support it at the same time and if we can we are getting what we deserve.

  • Something Is Wrong

    You’re right, he clearly doesn’t matter to anyone and it’s totally killing him. I mean, the proof is everywhere right? It’s not like anybody watches his new network that he created out of nothing, right? I mean, it’s not like his company made $90 million last year or anything like that while all the liberal networks are losing money and viewers. I mean, it’s like everyone was saying, when he left Fox he was finished right? Keep telling yourself something long enough Michael Brennan and you just might even end up believing it. Remember, 2+2=5, 2+2=5, 2+2=5….

  • mannychooch

    glen better get some one to watch his back for he makes sense, and that disturbes the progressives big time. like the analogy “we are in a system meltdown”

  • Pat Kumer

    Our God, yours and mine.

  • Ryan Prawitz

    Get a food taster Glen!! Don’t fall prey as Andrew did. Keep on keepin’ on!!

  • BlueMN

    Sure Reagan, the Bushes, and the GOP in general did a lot of damage, but things will get better.

    “I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils [of capitalism], namely through the establishment of a socialist economy,” -Albert Einstein

  • BlueMN

    Oh c’mon! we’re not laughing that hard at you, are we?

  • BlueMN

    That might be out of his reach, he’s pretty crazy.

  • http://disaffectedteacher.blogspot.com/ Hy Alldredge

    Yes Comrade! The proletariat must unite and usurp these capitalist bourgeois pigs and return rightful rule to the people! Our comrades in the Democratic party will lead us forward into this brave new future!

    “Communism is the riddle of history solved, and it knows itself to be this solution.” – Karl Marx

  • http://disaffectedteacher.blogspot.com/ Hy Alldredge

    No, he does that normally, mostly in bed. Nobody will sleep over at his house and that makes him really sad and lonely.

  • http://disaffectedteacher.blogspot.com/ Hy Alldredge

    Awww what a cute little “fire lion.” Did somebody make the scawee fire wion mad? Better watch out, he’s gonna come getcha with his fiery mane and sharp teeth! Thundercats… HO!!

  • Linda Miller

    Click on Brennan’s name and see all his comments calling everyone a moron or a fat man. He is a troll of negativity, creating his own self importance, not someone with whom to engage in a logical discussion.

  • ken.

    the problem is that they don’t consider us their constituents, they consider themselves as gods and we the people as their slaves.

  • Anonymous

    Albert was a Jew, who was born in Germany under a European Socialist government, a government by the way, that attempted to stamp-out his Jewish race, so he runs for safety to Capitalist America where he became even more successful than he already was.

    Those who currently are, and those who have governed our nation in the past, with socialist ideas, have done more damage than anyone else. Things have gotten so far out of hand, because liberals are so far out of touch with reality, that now, only God can solve our problems, and he will, socialism is as good as dead.

  • Bonnie Somer

    The truth is that yes they r afraid and that is where we face the big prob. Not only do they not seem to understand that Sect 5 of the 14th amendment gives CONGRESS POWER OVER THE DEBT LIMIT BUT THEY HAVE POWER OF THE PURSE THEIR JOB IS TO WATCH OUR MONEY HOW R THEY DOING? PRETTY SHITTY W/A TRIL DOLLAR BUDGET OMG TRIL AND BUDGET DO NOT GO TOGETHER. THE US CONSTITUTION SAYS THAT WE THE PEOPLE CAN AND THAT IT IS OUR DUTY TO CHANGE THE GOVT IF IT BECOMES ABUSIVE WHEN THE PRES IGNORES IT, WHEN CONGRESS DOES NOT DO THEIR JOB WHEN WE THE PEOPLE R IGNORED. COME TO DC ON MAY 16TH THAT IS THE DAY

  • Anonymous

    God will soon replace the governments of this world with his own, that will include capitalism here in the States. This loving God, will rule the world with a rod of iron – so says the prophets of old.

  • Anonymous

    The majority of the country will vote for a centrist candidate. The question is only which side of center. Limited votes for a far right candidate assure a democratic election.

  • Anonymous

    The biggest fraud found in America anymore, is for one to believe in the voting process. God will soon change this, that is, after we have almost wiped each other out in a second civil war. Prepare to be governed by God.

    The governments of man have never worked, soon, all men will realize that blatant fact. Only the government of God, produces prosperity and true happiness, everything else ends in suffering.

  • melissa

    Exactly, BOTH PARTIES DO!!!

  • Anonymous

    I have been listening to Glen for a while… I know my opinion is not popular, BUT!! The republicans have to drop this right to life stuff!! It is killing them politically, allowing the progressives to paint them as women haters, and as a result more political seats are being filled with progressives..
    If a women wants to abort her fetus, then LET HER!!AND LET HERE DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES EMOTIONALLY… Don’t let the progressives use this issue to gain political power!!

  • Anonymous

    I like Beck but he needs to quit being a part of the Ron Paul crowd who spends 99% of their time bashing Republicans. It’s this division that is handing over elections to liberals. Quit making it about yourselves and start making it about getting the liberals out of control of the country.

  • Anonymous

    The republic our founders intended is the structure for freedom. They purposefully did not create a theocracy. What political analysis are you reading that predicts a civil war. I think any rational politician would conclude that a civil war would be in no American’s best interest.

  • Anonymous

    Just wondering, what example of theocracy has stood the test of time?

  • Anonymous

    Your argument is irrational. Women who kill their unborn children are “baby haters” – so who cares what the illogical Democrats place on their canvas – its nothing other than murderous white-wash.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing men have designed. Although, ancient Israel prospered exceedingly when the nation obeyed the commandments of God.

  • Anonymous

    Our founders were men who sought guidance from scripture. They realized that Gods ideas of leadership created peace, prosperity and national greatness. It was only when our people fell away from guiding their own personal lives from the principles set forth from the bible, did we start to falter our course and unravel at the seams.

    Something little understood by most people in our nation. and by that I mean, our politicians, our educators, even our clergy and the latter being, more shameful, than the previous two, because it leads to mass ignorance within our population in how to deal and solve our growing national problems. We are currently at crisis point where our people are ready to shed blood because things have gotten so far out of hand. And its directly associated with our people not understanding the very God they claim they do. That means, they certainly cannot properly teach true and profitable understanding to those who do not have it, which feeds on itself like a cancer from within and before you know it, America has become a divided nation on the verge of war with itself.

    American greatness did not come to us because of some all-wise, or superb and greater ability for us to do things better than the nations around us. It was because of a promise made to a loyal man of God very long ago and because this gentleman who served God and proved his worthiness to him, God blessed his future descendants. He (God) said that these people would be the recipients of the most choice and precious lands the world had to offer and that their national wealth and military strength would be second to none.

    America is only a small part of the future descendants who were to receive such undeserved blessings. God kept his word to that loyal servant so long ago100%, but it was solely and strictly up to our people if we were to retain those national blessings. And what did we do…we have ignorantly turned our backs on God with the mind-set, that somehow, our national prestige was miraculously manufactured by our own hand, and for some unknown reason, we are much better off today without him (God) when all the facts and evidence record just the opposite effect.

    God is not a theocracy – his government is based on perfect righteous laws, those laws when adhered to, produce blessings beyond comprehension, both personally and nationally. It is up to the individual to police himself using the guiding principles set down by the perfect word of God. That is the idea our founders envisioned so long ago of – self-governance, and that is exactly why they warned our future generation, saying, when our standards become something of our own design – other than of Gods, our nation will fracture apart. What we witness on a daily bases is all the proof one needs to see that our founders were right.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Revan

    Landree when you say that you only prove that you have not been paying attention to what is going on but stay asleep sheep.

  • Anonymous

    Is the country so disgusted with Bush/Obama, DonkeyPhants and DC’vers that they will vote in a massive landslide for a Libertarian-Republican like Rand Paul or a Constitutional-Republican like Ted Cruz? Or do voters want more of the same version of the same thing complete with another helping of divisiveness? Up-Yes Down-No

  • Anonymous

    The Constitution that is the laws of America is clear from the beginning about separating religion from government with “We the People”. The First Amendment solidifies this principal: “Congress shall make NO law respecting an establishment of religion”. A theocracy, on the other hand, is by definition government by God, not the people.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Revan

    Time to kick out the old and bring in the new.

  • Anonymous

    Disenfranchised Ron Paul supporters may have cost Republican’s election in 2012. Wise up, Conservatives, or it will happen again.

  • Anonymous

    Zergon… They vote, and put progressives in power that attack our rights, and way of life..For republicans to make laws to stop them are interfering with free choice.
    Republicans need to focus on taxes, protecting women from rape and help them defend their families by protecting their 2nd amendment rights, mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients, pointing out the destruction Obama care is doing to our economy by killing jobs, and having millions getting kicked off their health insurance.
    Pro choice is not a topic they can win on, and it will kill the party, and the progressives no this..

  • Anonymous

    America based its laws on the guiding principles of God. If our clergy were to get its head out of the church collection plates and concentrate on something other than cold-hard-cash, say for instance…the truth of God, then our people would understand fully, our long heritage and that heritage goes back much further than to George Washington and the Revolutionary War. America in fact, has a history that travels thousands of years back, and our people have a long history with God. The problem is, we don’t know that, we assume that we are like all the nations around us and that is absolutely not true. God gave this land to our people and its high time we figure that out.

    If our people proved that information to themselves, that is, if the “so-called-men-of-God” would get out of the way, then they would realize that not only do we have a history, but we have in fact, an obligation to give God a chance.

  • Anonymous

    I would agree that some American laws reflect Christian values, but God didn’t give “our people” this land. They seized it by ruthlessly murdering it’s natives.

  • Anonymous

    There comes a time when principle means more than a vote. Sometimes a person has to stand up for what is right and let the chips fall where they may. There is no “Free Choice” for the baby who was designed after the likeness and image of God himself. who is attached by a vacuum hose and ripped apart limb from limb. How can we ignore blatant murder, simply to garner votes.

    Pro choice should be thrust front and center as far as topics are concerned, lets face it, we’re talking the murders of 56-Million Americans – how in Gods good name can that Not Be Important! Good Grief!

    First things first and to hell with the rest of the issues. If our people will not consider abortion to be the most important subject in America today, then God will soon bring it to our attention as to how important he thinks it is.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Revan

    70% in this country consider big government a big threat I am sorry but it swing our way for a change.

  • Anonymous

    That assumption is where you error. God in fact preserved this blessed place for our people thousands of years ago. He didn’t allow us to possess it until he was ready, but during those long years in between, he allowed the ungodly gentile peoples to possess it and to do with it as they pleased.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve seen 60% by Gallup, but I generally agree that the people think the government’s too intrusive. The reality under Obama is that government spending as a share of GDP has remained around 24%, like Bush. Many increases were mandatory based on laws created by previous Congresses. Government employment has increased because of anti-terrorist efforts. I think what’s gotten the country sensitized boils down to Obamacare and the NSA. If by the end of Obama’s term most people feel hurt by the ACA, Republicans have a strong chance if they can unite. Big “if”. But, the problems with the roll-out are fading and extreme claims of rate hikes are being debunked. By the time Republicans get their mind off repealing, the law will be set in stone and constructive improvements through amendment can begin. Regarding the NSA, I think secretly, most Americans want them listening for terrorists.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Revan

    Well I was off by ten my bad. And your right about one thing that is a huge if.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I couldn’t have said it much better myself! Thank you for speaking the truth and not sugar coating it for the GOP audience!

  • Anonymous

    But if God preserved this continent for us, did he also think it righteous to commit unthinkable atrocities to take it from people that had lived here for thousands of years prior? Why would he create this cruel dichotomy of preserving this land for Europeans on one hand, but also creating conditions that require breaking nearly all his commandments, like “Thou shalt not kill”, “Thou shalt not steal”, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor”, “Thou shalt not covet your neighbor’s house” and “Thou shalt not covet…anything that is your neighbor’s.”?

  • Anonymous

    I am from KY and we are working on getting McConnell out, but it’s an uphill battle, in that too many are listening to the Ann Coulter’s out there that say, “Bevin can’t beat Grimes, so better keep McConnell!”, I say, “Nuts!”, to barrow a phrase from our valiant 101st Airborne surrounded by the Nazi’s in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944! If we can primary McConnell, The Tea Party will have dealt a tremendous blow to the Progressive/Establishment GOP like Karl Rove and friends, and it will resonate throughout the Political scene! I believe a victory of McConnell will ensure that the KY Senate seat stays with the Conservatives and GOP, but I don’t think McConnell can beat Grimes, in the general election in November! Too many like myself have been alienated by McConnell’s weak-kneed, progressive politics over the last 6 years! We are tired of the “Lesser of 2 evils”, and if the GOP won’t offer up a REAL conservative with a spine, like Paul, Lee or Cruz, we’ll either not vote or vote Libertarian!

  • Anonymous

    There are 2 things that have help to bring this country to this point outside of a turn from our moral compass: 1.) Career Politicians & 2.) No Term Limits! Glenn was right about his Chernobyl analogy, but what that points to term limits and the getting rid of the career politicians! Power is the most addictive thing on earth, even more addictive than crack or meth! The longer you stay in Washington, or Office the more addicted you become to the power, and by the end of the 1st term you can’t seem to imagine that anyone else is better suited to the job than you, and the thought of leaving is all but gone! By the 2nd term’s end, you will do anything to stay in office… to kept that power! That is why Term Limits are essential, if we are ever to have our country and govt back, as the founders intended! Career’s in Politics are not often thought about, when someone runs for office. I will give them the benefit of the doubt, they do it as a service to their country, but once that taste of power is experienced, it is so very hard for them not to seek it out for as long as they can! We, the voters, are partly to blame, because we don’t dump these guys during the primaries in favor of a new folks! I love Paul, Cruz and Lee, but when they finish their 2nd terms, they should be voted out, if they don’t bow out gracefully, and new conservatives put in their place! If we facilitate them staying in office past a 2nd or at the most, a 3rd term for Reps, we are, essentially creating the power junkies like McConnell and McCain! How arrogant can one person be to seek office for over 10 years, much less 30 years!?! We are going to have to Article 5 these people and put term limits in place, across the board, including Supreme Court Justices, and limit executive order powers! If we don’t, our country and liberties as we have known them will be gone inside of a few more years, and our country along with it!

  • Anonymous

    I can’t seem to find part 3 of this speech! Does anyone know where it is?

  • Anonymous

    Now you’re getting down to the nuts and bolts of what makes us human…quite often, we are found opposing God, even if its something he intended for us to do. America was supposed to be part of the English Colonies ‘until such a time and date’ that God would allow us to fulfill ancient prophecy. If our people would have relied on him to move through that procession, revolutionary war might have been avoided, but men have a long track record of doing things their own way, and only after they realize they have taken the wrong course of action, do they beseech God for his advice and saving grace.

    The same can be said about the relationship between the American Indians and our first settlers, if our people were to have gone about things the way God intended, then we would have won them over by righteousness and good deeds. The Indians would in fact, be our brothers, but to the contrary, history proves there still continues to be hostilities between our two peoples.

    Americans are not in anyway European. Our ancestors were slaves to the Germans, but, at the time, the Germans were known as the Assyrians and even they have forgotten that very important bit of information – for it reveals their true national identity.

    America is one small fraction of ancient Israel. A people with whom God was attempting to use, to teach all other nations about himself and his wonderful plan for mankind. The Israelis refused to do that job and desired to be more like the nations around them. God granted them that request, but the problem with that decision, was they eventually became worse than the nations around them. So God subjected them to national defeat and slavery. The Americans were part of those slaves. Our ancestors wandered around Europe for hundreds of years, until, God decided it was time for us to become a nation once again.

    God had a hand in our making and guided our founders in their writing of our constitution. Freedom of Religion didn’t just happen by circumstance. God saw to it, that it became a reality. There otherwise would have been no alternative for him to reveal his truth to the world using any other nation other than America, who’s very same ancestors had failed so miserably to do in the past. Now, today, we refuse to prove him at his word, so that means, not only do we grossly misunderstand God – there is no way for us to teach the world. And again, America has become worse in many ways, than the other nations of the world….that means only one thing – unless our people soon come to realize the error in our thinking and turn away from our crooked paths, we are bound to repeat our past and God will once again use the Assyrians to destroy us and take us captive as slaves.

  • Anonymous

    Did Part 4 towards the end get very hard to hear? It did for me, then it got better! Glenn, get your audio people on that and fix it please! And put Part 3 out there, Please!

  • Anonymous

    It’s odd that almighty God would leave subjective clues about what he wants, but somehow man inevitably gets it wrong. BTW, are you saying the early waves of Spanish, Italian, German, Irish, English, and French settlers are not European, or did I misunderstand you?

  • Dave Phelps

    I agree with you 100%

  • William V. Fowler

    Right on Glenn, You get up to WA let me know. Lot’s of Republicans in this area need to hear your speech, so I will get it out to them.

  • Scott Strople

    Well then quit paying your taxes like so many of the rest of us have. Paying taxes to the IRS as a mafia shakedown team is being just as a afraid as the hopeless GOP leadership. If you believe Glenn is right, quit paying your taxes until change is forced. Obama is a lying criminal and Congress is full of self serving criminals. If you have a spine, you will not support them. Paying your taxes only supports them further. I refuse to give the IRS one red cent. I counsel people how to negotiate with their employers to become 1099 employees or to at least increase their deduction rates to 9 or better depriving the IRS of Federal tax contributions. If you are receiving a refund from the IRS this tax season, you are giving the Federal American Mafia too much money, and YOU NEED TO STOP NOW! Either believe it, do it and become a part of the solution or quit criticizing your fellow spineless whiners.

  • Anonymous

    As my wise mother said, and I suspect many other wise people, sometimes you have to lose the battle to win the war.

    I have a signature you’ll see sometimes on the internet. It reads as follows:

    “Remember, if the left wins, abortion will not only be legal, it will be mandatory.”

  • Anonymous

    And here you prove yourself as a troll. The roll-out problems are not fading away, and the premium increases are real. This is not getting better, it is getting steadily worse.

    Nice try though!

  • BlueMN

    Always nice to meet a fellow traveler, but the Democratic Party is merely the lesser of two evils in the fight against the corporate fascists of the Tea Party! ¡Hasta la victoria siempre!

  • bobnj1

    Glenn needs to crash this year’s CPAC, reserve a function room in the hotel (large) and give a speech. Won’t need much advertising either – word of it will spread like wildfire. We need Glenn’s words at this event, even though he will not be invited!!

  • Anonymous

    Mitt Romney and John McCain were centrist candidates.

  • Anonymous

    Yep, and it was the “we get our way, or we won’t vote mentality”, is the very same tantrum that gave us 4 more years of Obama! ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE, ORGANIZE, SUPPORT, SUPPORT, SUPPORT THE alternative candidate to McConnell in the primary. But, if you don’t get your way, don’t just stay home and let the demo/commie waltz in the door, VOTE for ANYBODY, except a democrat! ANYBODY! Might not be your choice, but ANYTHING is better than a democrat! EVEN MCCONNELL! Not my choice either, but a McConnell, is better than ANY democrat!

  • bumpkin

    HAHAHAHA! Good shredding, Glenn! Love it! Of COURSE the Latinos don’t want AMNESTY! If we have AMNESTY, their enemies they are trying to get away from can STILL come in an screw up the country right behind them! Of COURSE they don’t want Amnesty. They merely want a chance to live in a country that doesn’t have drug cartels as their law and order. But the drive for votes by the pollies is too desperate for them to think things through. “I need another vote!” is the depth of of most politicians’ character. Pathetic. OH, and Glenn, my fave reply from loved ones and friends who I ask what they think of one political point or another is: “Oh, I don’t follow that or I would just become SO depressed!” It bounces my heart off my ankles. Lord, help us all! And Glenn, the Republicans are afraid BECAUSE some have been spied upon so diligently by the Democratic Administration and FOUND doing so many illegal or unsavory things that they know they will be ruined for their political life if their truth comes out. AND here’s the rub: The Dems are just as bad, if not more so. The worst of it is this: Obama and Co, and more Dems backward through the years, have DEMONSTRATED that they will lie through their TEETH about another decent politician so flagrantly that it will STILL ruin them, even if they are not evildoers that have been caught. Yes, the Repubs are afraid. Good speech though. Dems have been lying about Republicans since the inception of the Republican party! Consider that the Republican Party was begun by free soldiers, disillusioned Democrats and Whigs, those folks who were against slavery, gathered under the Oak trees near a town in Michigan. (Most of the story is on Wikipedia, if one scrolls downward to find it.) So, once the Democrats found out that people LIKED the idea of a political party being against slavery, they lied and said THEY are the party against slavery, when they were, in truth, all for slavery. -Yes, lying about the Republicans right from the first. One would think the Republicans would be used to it by now.

  • Anonymous

    I did not say the website problems are fixed, but they have reduced and it will be less of an issue by 2016, hence my fading comment about the website. I said “extreme” exaggerations of premium hikes have been debunked. Even Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ example “Bette in Spokane’s” $700 increase in the Republican response to the State of the Union address was debunked. According to a local paper in Spokan, Bette refused to look at the options on the ACA website http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/jan/30/bette-in-spokane-cited-in-mcmorris-rodgers-speech/
    Like I said, if problems reduce by 2016, Democrats have a chance. If not, Republican have a good chance if they unite.

  • BlueMN

    Germany was a monarchy when Einstein was born, and didn’t have a Social Democratic majority (with the FDP) until 1969. The Nazis were fascists who put socialists and communists in concentration camps.

    “God” won’t solve our problems, only we can do that.

  • evillaruz

    we need men like Glen to stand up and place these godless politicians in there place. But, we need more I am constantly writing my congressman of my dissatisfaction of their job and that is to follow what WE THE PEOPLE are asking for…but it is like speaking to a wall they will not listen…not sure what else but i will never stop being a torn in their side either! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  • Anonymous

    And Mitt Romney may have won if it weren’t for him insulting voters he needed, being negative and the fact that disenfranchised Ron Paul supporters reduced votes by turning their backs. Tactically, Obama did have a better ground game.

  • Anonymous

    I am sick of Republicans that are Congressmen that are really Democrats

  • Swed.

    The demopublicans and Republicrats are one and the same party, the TEA Party is winning because the “established” parties are a waste of skin. Boehnner, McCain, McConnell and the RINO’s need to be removed from office and serve time for what they have done.
    Washington DC needs an enema, The TEA party is getting stronger and stronger. Progressives have shown themselves for the vile creatures they are. They are on their way out. Thank you Mr. Beck for continuing to tell the truth.

  • Anonymous

    No misunderstanding at all. The ancient Israelis, had mixed in with European culture for hundreds of years, but were not fully a part of it because of ethnicity (Anglo-Saxon) Many biracial marriages were a regrettable reality, but God being God, sifted through the population and eventually brought the American tribe of Israel (Manasseh) back into statehood. Does that mean other non-Israeli citizens did not come here also, no not at all, for as intended, America became a melting pot for all peoples having aspirations of freedom and equality.

  • Anonymous

    They’ve had more than enough time to listen to their constituents. They don’t CARE. Period.

    Vote them out. I think it’s now up to 37 senate seats that are up in 2014. Flip the senate, and clean the house.

  • Anonymous

    How do you explain Reagan?

  • Anonymous

    If the Left wins, this nation is through, we’re pretty much toast already, I think we have traveled well past the point of no return, by every indication they will retain their power. Civil war is our near future and the topic of abortion, in their minds, has little or nothing to do with who gets elected – the left despise the right because of Godly principle. They hate the idea of a supreme being judging them, even more so, It revolves around conduct and conduct requires law, in-which, the left hate most. They prefer lawlessness.

  • Anonymous

    People in Washington, both parties need to find a set of balls and a backbone and stand up. Who cares what some people will call them Ovomit doesn’t care what people call him, why should they if they have principles, stand by them and do what country needs to have done, but they appear spineless. Almost as bad as the DemoRATS.

  • ItalianScallion

    The GOP has to GO GO GO. The new America must be Conservative Libertarian

  • Anonymous

    Time for the tea parties to make war against the worthless RINO’s. Tea Parties should watch for miss direction of trojan’s in the leadership.

  • Boo2

    Exact ally what is Libertarian? I don’t know. I only know what was said about them a few years back. Being for legalisation of ‘Mary Jane’, supporting abortion…???
    Idk if true or not. If it is, forget it! Tell me Italian Scallion!

  • Dawna

    Are there any moves of corporate repentant going on anywhere? Because I can’t see any other answer for our nation but for the ‘church’ to begin that very thing. I just discovered John Paul Jackson on you tube speaking on the Coming Perfect Storm. So many of the things he was shown have already come to pass its downright creepy. I highly recommend this one for sure!

  • Dawna

    We bible thumpers know the scripture that starts out with: If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land. – Us God lovers believe that prayer changes things but I believe its time to make such a noise in prayers to heaven that it will drown out the roar of Niagra Falls. I believe the saving of our nation lies…lays…forget grammer… on the shoulders of the ‘church’. I preach this a lot, and their sins are many. We are being judged but with God there is still hope if His people will repent and return to Him. One sin/crime to repent of on our nations behalf is abortion. These babies are being delivered full term and then murdered and the G.O.P. should drop the issue? That’s part of the reasons for Gods judgement on our land. That is what Derek Prince would call ‘stinkin thinkin’ a term borrowed by Joyce Meyer and an good one at that. The muslem clerics breath out venomous curses on America and don’t think that the dark foces aren’t listening. But believers should be declaring just the opposite over our land. Words matter, the power of life and death are in the tongue so if all you can think to do right now is to go out on your front porch in the mornings and declare Gods, blessing on our land, do it. – I will end here because this is not the place to write a book. I tend to be a blabber mouth on the keyboard.

  • T funk

    Thanks, Linda your right.

  • T funk

    Your misinformed.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing is going to change. It is all about keeping their cushy job and control of all of us. We have to vote for real conservatives and vote most of the old Redemocrates out. That is what they are just a Socialcrate with an R in front. If you are not a real conservative you need to leave Washington and never come back. And if you love socialism so much get the heck out of the USA. There are plenty of places you live under Socialist control.

  • Stephany Slater Robinson

    Great speech Glenn! Very well written and delivered like a Master!

  • T funk

    I am directly related to a “native” if you track his lineage it came from asia when they arrived here they clashed with the “natives”. The spanish came here they conquered as well. We hold no monopoly on violence. To think otherwise is just naive.

  • Keith

    You are an idiot. An estimated 3,000,000 conservatives sat out the last election and Obama won by over 5,000,000 votes. Throw in the 0.4% that voted third party and you still don’t have enough votes to defeat Obama. On the flip side, if idiots like you would quit trying to force closet Democrats down our throats we might actually win an election.

  • Anonymous

    There are a number of reasons for Reagan’s election. First, there was a sweeping republican movement across the Senate and House. Reagan was a welcome change from Carter, who had a habit of telling the country to take responsibility for its problems. Voters didn’t like that. Reagan promised prosperity through economic reform, deregulation and tax cuts. The country welcomed the positive change. But what they didn’t understand was that Reagan’s change was in the form of whipping out the country’s credit card and deregulating important safeguards in the banking system. But even Reagan was much more pragmatic than today’s right wing. When his tax cuts were causing alarming deficits, he signed some of the country’s largest peace-time tax increases.

  • Anonymous

    I remember learning in high-school the shape of the scull shows the link of Native Americans to Asians. I agree with you that violence and aggression are human nature. Every continent experiences extreme fighting. I think we’re evolving toward diplomacy, but sometimes it’s hard to tell.

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

    it is money the cowards want, look at Obama, nothing but a con man yet he is the president and enjoying every perk he can while making up new ones

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been looking for this perfect storm for about three decades, now that the storm is here and ready to explode, its as in the days of Noah, so shall be the signs of the times just before the return of Christ.

  • Anonymous

    Truth is not blabber…what liberal minded politicians advocate while perpetually campaigning in both parties IS.

    The best part of understanding the approaching perfect storm…and even though there will never be another one quite like it…in the end, after all the dust has settled – God will be in charge.

  • Anonymous

    Like most liberals you rewrite your history to fit your argument, which is no argument at all. As far as God goes, he says “man can do nothing without him” – as far recorded history goes, the governments of man has proven him right and you wrong. Man has never been able to solve his problems and will not, until he turns his full attention to God. .

  • I_am_IT

    Nice history revision there, Landree. Carter didn’t tell America to own up to its failures! Whatever good he did during his presidency, and I feel pretty generous in even hinting he did ANYTHING good, he wiped out with his bumbling response to the hostage situation in Iran.

    Remember that President Reagan “worked with the Democrats” who were in charge of the House and Senate at that time. They “agreed” on budget items including SPENDING REFORM that would have “paid for” the tax cuts (I hate that phrase). However, the spending bills that Reagan ultimately signed (only because his veto would have been overridden) DID NOT INCLUDE THE SPENDING CUTS THAT THE DEMOCRATS AGREED TO during those White House budget discussions. In reality, Democrats simply kept on spending more and more, then blamed the increased deficits on the fact that “the President made us cut our taxes and reduced income to the Treasury” – a blatant lie, as tax receipts went up…only spending went up faster. So, no, President Reagan didn’t “whip out the country’s credit card” and the tax cuts were NOT responsible for increased deficits!! Once again, a Republican who sought to do the right thing was rode hard and put away wet…but we can honestly analyze what happened and we can say that he did, after all, sign it instead of standing firmly on his principles and rejecting the spending bills. At least this would have allowed him to take the moral high ground and face us with the honest statement: “Democrats wrote this mess and Democrats overrode my veto…it is on THEM.”

    DO NOT LET DEMOCRATS CONTINUE PERPETUATING THEIR LIES ABOUT THE REAGAN PRESIDENCY!!

  • I_am_IT

    The Federal Government committed horrible, unthinkable, unimaginable atrocities against the inhabitants of this continent, and anyone who thinks otherwise is deluding themselves. However, I don’t quite share Zerogon’s point of view that God “preserved this blessed place for our people”. In my belief, the concept of “Manifest Destiny” was a great marketing campaign to justify what we did. Man, as so often happens, trampled on innocents. While I don’t approve, I also can’t change what happened…and I would like to believe that insofar as we blew it then, we are contributing more to the world by our existence as a free state. (As long as THAT lasts.)

  • I_am_IT

    So…because previous Congresses passed a spending requirement, that makes it OK to borrow $0.40 for every $1 we spend?? I don’t think my logic will make it through to you, but I’ll try anyway… The obvious comparison is that I set my family’s budget and it happens to be 40% more than we take in. I am, by your standards, well within my rights to go out and borrow money from the bank in order to spend what I budgeted, right? Then next year, I do it again…borrow in order to spend more than I earn…? Landree, that has GOT to be the most ignorant thing I’ve ever read. Well, maybe not…many Democrat and progressive trolls’ posts are worse, but your post ranks up there with them.
    I think that if the poll question about the NSA was worded to reflect REALITY, it would read: “Do you approve the NSA’s efforts to locate and neutralize terrorist activity, even if that meant that the conversations of innocent Americans were also recorded and retained as part of that analysis, and which could be used in future prosecutions for other crimes not originally part of their investigation?”

  • Anonymous

    Do you recall Carter’s “The Crisis of Confidence” speach? If not, read it and you will understand my comment about Carter.

    Reagan had the Senate with him six out of eight years. He decreased taxes significantly while increasing military spending 35%! Remember peace through strength? He also expanded Medicare and increased payroll tax to fund Social Security. Yes, supply side economics did produce stimulating results, especially for the rich, but not as much for the middle class. Some trade deregulation may have reduced market barriers, but banking policies turned the savings an loan problems into a disaster.

  • I_am_IT

    Well, DUH! Of COURSE the insurance companies’ want ACA. They stand to make INCREDIBLE PROFITS from this fiasco! Think about it… Adding millions of new people paying into their coffers only enriches them, far out stripping their increased costs from the care they “pay for”. Keep in mind that a good portion of their receipts are going to come from the Federal Government, since premiums for many are going to be subsidized. Every survey I’ve heard about suggests that MANY, MANY doctors are going to quit or refuse to take more patients, making an already existent doctor shortage even worse. What happens when there isn’t enough supply to meet demand? Prices rise…meaning hospitals can – will – charge more for the services of the doctors they will have left. So, the hospitals that can survive until the Federal money starts to flow should see more profit, too…

    Who loses?
    - The taxpayer, as usual, who will be on the hook for paying not only his or her own taxes, but some portion of the medical insurance costs of those people getting their premiums subsidized.
    - The patients lose, too, as those millions of newly insured people start utilizing of their new coverage, stressing the available health care providers.

    And don’t even get me started on how ACA affects existing medical billing and Medicare…

  • David Michael Pierce

    Justinian, Most of American conservatives declare Christianity as their faith.
    . . I believe most of our legislators also, though they seem to be more career minded than interested in their constituents’ will. If you are honest you must admit that there is miniscule evidence of consensus between conservatives for advocation of I’ll will or hatred toward ANY opposing view. Many of us are vocal, which is our right, about issues we are passionate about. To make my point in response to your remarks, now is not the time for us (excluding yourself apparently) to tuck tail and run because we want to garner some votes. Since our main beef is having liberal law forced upon us, and also having to pay for things that go against our fundamental ideology and religious right, AND the fact that we out number them, we should be able to make a positive change. Go along to get along? I don’t think so. We’re not advocating executions, just parity.

  • I_am_IT

    Yep…let’s throw away the individual’s rights and subordinate them to the “needs” of the masses. That’ll fix everything. There won’t be a 1% any more… Except the “dear leaders”, who *should* have more, because, you know, they’ll have such a hard job making all of our decisions for us.

    Einstein…brilliant advanced mathematician, HORRIBLE social and political ideas (for the most part). Socialism has NEVER worked ANYWHERE it has been tried. And yes, I understand…your argument is going to be that “the right people haven’t tried it” or “not enough money was spent on it” or “there was too much greedy opposition and the programs failed because of it”… Same old excuses. INSANITY: The idea that one can keep trying the same failed plan but THIS TIME will get a different result.

  • Anonymous

    All reasonable points. But don’t forget, the healthcare crisis was spiraling out of control on its own before the ACA. Economist warned it was the single biggest threat to to the economy. Costs were rising fast, the seniors population was compounding the problem, insurance rates were rising at alarming rates, people were dropping out of insurance and going bankrupt if they got into trouble. There was a viscous cycle of the pool getting sicker, people dropping out of insurance and prices rising. Something had to be done. The ACA isn’t perfect, but at least we didn’t have yet another administration fail to address the looming problem. If Republicans want to shape the law, they have the chance.

  • I_am_IT

    And if you are calling the Democrat Party the “lesser of two evils” in this context, the context of who is the better Marxist/Socialist, then you prove yourself a Socialist, and you simultaneously prove that the Republican Party (for what its worth) is the lesser-Socialist-party.

    Nice troll.

    I’d rather have a “corporate fascist” making choices because I know his motive is simple profit, unlike Socialists, who seek to assert control over my very LIFE.

  • Anonymous

    As long as McCain, Graham, McConnell, Boehner, King, and the rest of the Progressive idiots in the establishment continue to own the Republican Party it will continue to be the Party Of Losers. MaranathaMark has it right. Even if all the pundits warn that a replacement candidate can’t win against the Democrat du jour, we should press ahead and get rid of these people. The pundits have been wrong many times and they are wrong this time. Middle of the road, “moderate” candidates are always supported by the “news media” and Democrat advisers who warn that a conservative will alienate the “independents.” And the “moderates” always lose, but the party “leadership” never learns the lesson. They keep listening to the Democrats and the leftist lapdog “news media” instead of their own base. Throw them all out, now.

  • I_am_IT

    The use of the “we had to do something” argument here is very sad, albeit predictable. Sometimes, even doctors will agree, doing nothing is the better alternative. What is happening now, this year and next, is the acceleration of increasing costs to the consumer, accompanied by what will inevitably be reduced services.

    While there are stories of people driven to bankruptcy by illness, sometimes that is due to insurance company policies, limits on treatment, or lack of any insurance at all. The truth behind that scenario is that the person usually lived to face the problem. I’ve been without coverage before and had to get treatment…AND NOT ONCE did the hospital fail to work with me to get some kind of payment arrangement.

    Health isn’t a right. Healthcare isn’t a right. Wellness isn’t a right. None of these things are guaranteed by the Constitution, regardless what some hair-brained lawmaker might say. Our healthcare providers are bound by oath to provide care, and most hospitals operate under codes of conduct to provide care regardless of patient ability to pay. That doesn’t stop them from trying to collect money for the services provided, and it shouldn’t.

    A final thought on the issue of health care leading to bankruptcy… Isn’t it the left’s (and progressives’) mantra that health is more important than money? If they really believe that, then they should be the LAST people to complain because they “lost everything they had” in order to get health care. After all…their health is more important than money, right?

  • I_am_IT

    Reagan had the Senate with him 6 out of his 8 years? In what sense? It was controlled by Democrats, not Republicans, but this part of your answer is a Red Herring. The Senate’s role in spending bills is junior to the House… Spending bills start in the House (which was also under Democrat control during Reagan’s presidency), and once passed by the House, the Senate gets a whack at spending bills. If there is agreement, the bill gets sent to the President for signature. If not, a committee of House and Senate members meets to hammer out the differences, and THAT gets sent to the President. So, no matter what route it takes, spending bills are only SIGNED by the President. He can object to a spending bill, by veto, but he can’t put in or take out. In fact, as I recall, there was a big push during his presidency to add the “line item veto” power to the President’s role in the budget process…but that didn’t happen.

    As for the military spending increases you cited, yes, that was something President Reagan wanted, and the House obliged. In that way, Democrats are JUST AS RESPONSIBLE for the spending – they didn’t have to put it in the bills.

    And supply-side economics *did* work for the middle class – it grew at a rate not seen until that time. Deregulation, which the President wanted, helped make that happen. Again, though, he couldn’t have done ANY of it without Democrat support. (So, I suppose, I must admit to the Democrat role in the successes of the Reagan era, but Democrats did NOT like any of what the President got them to do.)

  • Anonymous

    What the hospital didn’t collect from you, it passed on to the rest of us. Same thing, but more expensive, especially if uninsured go to the emergency room. A healthier larger risk pool seems like a reasonable approach to me. Also rewarding for healthy outcomes seems like a good idea. I hear lots of complaints about the ACA, but no workable alternatives.

  • Anonymous

    Republicans controlled the Senate from 1981-87. Republicans also picked up seats in the House. You’re exactly right, Bills emerge from the House and can be rejected by the Senate. It would certainly appear that there was less gridlock during Reagan than Obama. Today’s do-nothing House is just frozen in ideology.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck is right on. Period, end of story.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s separate the primary and the general election. Two different issues.

  • I_am_IT

    I grant that Republicans held a majority of seats those years, but the reality is that they voted with Democrats often enough to say that they were friends in name only.

    I’m not sure that today’s House is “frozen in ideology”. I might be splitting hairs here, but the problem is that they are in-fighting. Too many Republicans think that what Democrats want is OK, just not as fast as Democrats want to do it. They are running up against *classic* liberals (read: “Libertarians” or “Jeffersonian liberals”) who really *do* want lower taxes, less government, and more power for the individual…and that in-fighting keeps the House from going right along with today’s Senate…but only on some issues. Sure, Boehner talks a good game, but in reality, he hasn’t led any REAL opposition to the President’s agenda. Your statement in our health care discussion is absolutely accurate…no real competing ideas come out of Boehner…precisely because he can’t articulate these phrases: “I want taxes higher, just not as high as the President. I want universal health care, just not the way the President has laid it out. I want to cut our military, but not the way the President want to cut it. I want to reform immigration, just not the exact same way as the President.” His lack of real alternatives supports my analysis because he has seen plenty of REAL competing ideas.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed.

  • I_am_IT

    There were a number of ways that unpaid hospital bills were handled. Some was passed to the Federal and State governments via tax credits for write-offs. Some was reimbursed by Federal and state grants. These two mechanisms are funded by taxpayers, just through the insanity of the tax code. A third way they handled it is the same way any business handles losses: increased prices to those who *do* pay. (As for me, I negotiated payment in full, so I don’t feel TOO bad about my actions…but I recognize others had much larger bills than I did and couldn’t hope to pay them off fully.)

    It’s a truism that a larger and healthier pool makes sense. A *larger pool* by itself would be better, which is why the insurance companies are drooling over the number of new policies they’ll eventually get via the exchanges.

    In my other response, I cited the progressive wing of the Republican party – those who want what Democrats want, just not quite as fast. Those people are the ones who have systematically blocked any of the proposals that might have been better than the ACA. During the run-up to the 2010 election, when Democrats held the House, several bills were put forward by anti-ACA-Republicans, but the Speaker, Ms. Pelosi, wouldn’t let them see the light of day, let alone the floor of the House. Boehner hasn’t been much better…

    Frankly, my thought on the “better” alternative to the ACA amounts to what you might call “deregulation”. Drop the prohibition on interstate insurance policies. Let insurance companies write and sell any policy they want. Let the public choose for themselves what they think they need. Let people choose from bundles of insured things or choose a-la-carte what they want to be covered for. Let insurance companies build the pools they need to spread the risk over a large number of people. The increased competition for customers will help drive prices lower. Above all, get the government as much out of the way as possible!

  • Anonymous

    Your family budget example in no way reflects macroeconomic complexities of a country. It boils down to whether you believe in the Keynesian multiplier or austerity. Deficit spending seems to have contributed to a faster recovery than Europe, which took the austerity path.

  • Anonymous

    Seems like a good idea to allow national insurance, but some healthier states would loose on that deal. It is the states that set the rules on whether companies do business there or not, not the Fed.

  • Mary Larsen

    I do not think too many people on this web site want abortion, but that said if we focus on issues that we “all”can agree on conservative principals like smaller government, cutting the debt, re-organizing the entitlement programs, stopping obamacare, targeted lower taxes, and getting rid of job killing regulations. People will get jobs or better jobs, buy homes, and abortions will be less of an issue. I am afraid that the abortion door has been kicked “too wide open” and cannot be shut again, but with the right policies we can get our country back on better footing, and bring prosperity to future generations.

  • Anonymous

    Please don’t give us a Hillary for president as those who stayed at home gave us Obama. It’s great to stand on principle but not at the further expense of the country.

  • I_am_IT

    Well, actually, each company that wants to sell insurance must get a license to do so in each state, and in that respect, you are correct that each state sets its own rules. However, there *are* Federal rules about selling health insurance outside a state in which a company is licensed. Each health insurance company acts, for all intents and purposes, like a separate company within any state where it operates. In fact, in 2011, Republicans wanted to pass a bill that would allow health insurance companies to sell across state lines, but that effort failed. Banks, if you didn’t know it, were once restricted to operate in the same way…but now, they aren’t. Democrats wanted to add some “state compact” or something to the bill, and the Republicans were too cowed by the coming ACA to fight it.

    To be crystal clear, I am NOT proposing “national insurance”, only a breakdown of the barrier to companies selling insurance across state lines. If a company wanted to go and be a 48-state or 50-state company, more power to ‘em…but I wouldn’t REQUIRE the company to sell in a state that it didn’t want to sell in.

    Interestingly, iTunes works across state lines pretty well. Insurance could do it almost exactly the same way – offer selections and let the consumer make the choice.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Blaze and GB, I looked on youtube and can’t find part 3 please post it.

  • I_am_IT

    I was illustrating the concept of spending within one’s means, which transcends the relative complexity or simplicity of the model. It doesn’t matter whether the discussion is about a family income or the national budget, the bottom line (if you’ll forgive the use of the term here) is the same: spending more than one takes in has absolute, unavoidable consequences. The difference is in how long it takes for the effect to be realized. Individual budgets will see negative results much faster than the Federal leviathan.

    As for Keynes… There are obviously differing opinions on just how accurate his macroeconomic models are (or the models descending from his theories). My take: deficit spending and monetary policy (interest rate controls) absolutely have an effect on the economy. The problem is that economies strive for equilibrium, so the controls that might be initially effective lose their efficacy over time. The Fed has held interest rates so low for so long that there isn’t much more to be gained from it, and you can’t get much lower than the current rates. As to the deficit spending part, well, its all theoretical money now. Can we EVER pay back $17 trillion? What about the estimated $140 trillion that we’ve committed to spending – those pesky unfunded liabilities that will eventually come due over time? Are we so far gone now that the crash is inevitable so we might as well go on spending and borrowing and just let it burn? Should we give up trying?

    Then there is the inevitable Wall Street reference. How well Wall Street is doing is NOT a good measurement of the health of the economy, and a pox on ALL the houses who have used that as the MAIN PORTION of any argument about how well their economic plans are working. Frankly, I don’t give a crap about “risky habits”. Life is risk. People will gamble. Some win, some lose. There are no sure bets, just good or bad odds…and the more the Fed involves itself, it seems the worse the problems get. Good ol’ Bernie Madoff gets life in prison for a few billion dollars and a few thousand lives affected…yet the politicians who are perpetuating the lie of Social Security, affecting MILLIONS of people, just keep getting re-elected. How’s that justice working out…for anyone? (I’d honestly prefer someone like Bernie building up the Social Security coffers than the lying SoBs currently running it.)

  • Rachel

    They are dinosaurs and turning the 2 party system into a joke.

  • chip griffin

    glen you are miles too far, start at home, put the family back together. stop women from throwing men into the street. start inside your own house. you are dead and gone. your pointing the finger where it don’t belong. america is dead at home. those in washington know what they are doing. GOD sent them there to kill this worthless nation. we killed the family, there is no nation left.

  • Anonymous

    RINO’s think they are a part of the UN and owe their office to them….

  • Jenn

    what really needs to happen is the impeachment of Satan…oooops…I mean Obama….he is nothing but a baby killing illegal alien loving self absorbed moron who thinks only of himself and doesn’t care about anything or anyone else…

  • Anonymous

    In 2012 there approximately 128,000,000 votes cast out of 240,000,000 adults. That means 112,000,000 SOB’s sat home and did nothing. It has been reported for decades that only about 40% of “Christians” vote and that likely has more to do with placing a demon in the Oval Office.

  • Anonymous

    112,000,000 SOB’s sat home and did not vote in 2012.

  • Robert Doell

    Hey Glen Why do you Not identify the Washington D.C. crowd that hold the levers of power for Democrats and Republicans. Which elitists pick their candidates that get the support. Obama was selected for special treatment all his life. Nixon had to fight the establishment for power to get to President. 2 Bushes get to be President one weak one dumb. USA does not have better Intelligent Moral and Competent? US sure does not need a 2nd Clinton.

  • S. James

    I know we have the old guard in the R’s, like Boehner, McCain and some others, who are trashing the Tea Party and there is in fighting between the old, the new and younger ones and the Tea Party. What they need to do is all get together, come up with a plan, “any plan” will do, and unite. They need to be smarter than they are acting … even if it means a little deception that will make them seem as they have it together. Get a plausible plan together on immigration, on the AFA disaster, the IRS, NSA, Benghazi, to name a few, and then go with it. Divided as they are will cost the mid term elections in the House and Senate. If they will be as sneaky as the liberal Democrats, then perhaps there is a chance. I am a conservative, no matter if it is the old guard or the Tea Party, but I am also not stupid. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have it right, but if they HAVE TO, go behind closed doors with the old guard and come up with a plan to win at all costs. Then, after the election, they can come out swinging. The old guard seems to be a bunch of cowards, but they can be dealt with after the election. This is the ploy of the Democrats who all speak with one liberal, socialist voice (even if some do not totally believe in what they are saying and, in fact, some are trying to distance themselves from the President) and, while I do not condone lying or cheating, I also think it is STUPID to throw away an opportunity to win and win big in the mid terms….to cut their own throats so to speak. If not, the entire conservative party, whether they really agree or not, will go down in flames. This will be a missed opportunity to try and turn the country around. If not this election folks, it is over, and the President, apparently with no one taking him down on Constitutional issues he has overstepped, will continue to govern as a “dictator” or “king”. The Justice Department is in his pocket so there is no help there and the corruption and abuse of power is killing this country. I think Glenn is a wonderful and super intelligent man. I am not suggesting compromise, I am suggesting that all elected R’s and the Tea Party get this fixed. Don’t worry about name calling and quit the in fighting. Stupid, stupid, stupid!!

  • Johnathan Read

    REpublicans in the ‘House’ need to physically ‘pick up’ John Boehner,and take him out and dump him in the parking lot.He needs to be told that enough is enough. No more not allowing votes to be brought up, no more refusing to allow for a Select Committe on Benghazi.

    Is Boehner afraid what will be revealed about what he knew was going on in the CIA Annex ?

    If you have yet not heard Glenns speach,the best speach I ever heard. check ot out. It was at the Tea Party Rally at the U.S. Capitol on June 19th, 2013.

    You can see and listen to it ( only 37 min.) at

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF4SdhmjPn0

    A Transcript can be found at

    http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/we-will-no-longer-accept-the-lies-becks-prepared-remarks-for-washington-d-c-rally/

  • Anonymous

    it’s important to factor in the voter fraud factor–who knows how many thousands or millions(?) that was. There’s people in prison for the fraud committed to even get obam on the primary ballot, yes, even before the main election was massive fraud. Hillary too. I don’t have the link but it should be google-able. Anyway, voter fraud is a big concern for me.

  • Jeremy

    Thank God for this man!

  • Anonymous

    True to his beliefs, since the inception of the 9/12 Project, thank you Glenn!

  • Anonymous

    I couldn’t disagree more about Wall Street. If they were risking their own money, fine, but they’re risking our country’s economy. If it’s too big to fail, it’s too big! These investment banks should be cut down to size. When our government has to bail them out of their risky failures, we pay for it. When banks lend risky loans mainly because they know an investment bank will bundle it into an invented security with phony ratings and cash in while our economy takes a nose dive, we pay the price. The people that made millions and billions off of that scam should be in prison.

  • Anonymous

    There’s only one God.
    (And I’m pretty sure He doesn’t dress like that.)
    But since you asked because you want to start an argument, the only true God of the universe is the God of the Bible. All the others are false gods and some, like Buddha, aren’t gods at all.
    But, go ahead and call me ignorant and intolerant. I will welcome your persecution. It puts me in good company. As Jesus said, to paraphrase, ” you will be persecuted because I was persecuted”.
    Do you think your arguments are new, Michael? The apostle Paul even found an empty space in the pagan temple that was dedicated to the “unknown god”. He showed them that it was the One True God that they were seeking.
    You’re argument is already settled. It was settled at the Dawn of Creation. God even knew you’d be writing in this forum.
    So, Michael, time to do something about the God-shaped hole in your heart. He wants you to stop running and embrace Him, instead. Get to know Him like He knows you. Ask Jesus into your heart so you can have a relationship with the Living God through His son Jesus Christ.
    Then you won’t need to ask such silly questions.

  • Anonymous

    It will not be the pagan moon god the mosslims worship.

  • Anonymous

    We “don’t need the parties anymore, and that the cultural and technological shift happening in America ” That is one great point that needs to be repeated often and to anyone that disparages the GOP or the TEA Party. All of the “third party” need to apply all of that effort towards their person and tell the parties to go to Hell.

  • Anonymous

    Why is it you support avoiding responsibility and murder? Abortion did not occur in the Bible because to have a child was a blessing. Yes there were out of wedlock births and those people were shunned. But they did not run from their irresponsibility.

  • Anonymous

    So I guess that 2007 – 2013 have been just great for the Conservative cause. Just in case you have not heard in order to effectively move the Conservative cause forward we first have to win an election or two. Keep two very important things in mind. One…. Every Democrat voted for Obamacare, and if left in charge they will support every remaining agenda item Obama has to offer. Two… If we do not keep the House and take back the Senate, leaving Harry Reid in charge and returning Pelosi, the Conservative agenda will likely be dead, over with, gone.
    Therefore, challenge every Republican you want in the primaries. But, come the November election you must vote to rid Congress of as many Democrats as possible… no if, ands or buts!

  • Greg Motal

    A vote for McConnell is a vote for the democrats!!!

  • Anonymous

    BULLSEYE!

  • Anonymous

    So the answer is to stay home, and let the Democrats keep the Senate and take back the House? That should be just what the doctor ordered… a Liberal witch doctor!

  • Greg Motal

    If you guys will vote for a Tea Party candidate for the Presidential nomination then we won’t have to stay home on election night. But, I won’t vote for a Democrat wanna be like Christie or Jeb Bush etc.

  • Anonymous

    If we do not win big in 2014 you can forget about changing anything. Three more years of Obama with the Democrats on complete control of Congress should just about do it for Republicans, Conservative, and this nation.

  • Greg Motal

    There is only one way to move the GOP back to its roots. Vote for Conservative Tea Party candidates or not at all. Then and only then will the Boehner’s of the world be exterminated from the Party.

  • Anonymous

    So what we need to do is stand tall, let the Progressives win, and that will settle the abortion issue in our favor. If we want our program to be promoted…. WE NEED TO FIRST START WINNING ELECTIONS, AND THEN HOLD THE FEET OF THOSE WE ELECT TO THE FIRE. Posting here and complaining does not do a dam thing! WE NEED A BIG WIN IN 2014….AND THEN WE NEED TO HOLD OUR POLITICIANS ACCOUNTABLE!!!

  • Anonymous

    This is NOT meant for active Tea Party members, as overall you have done a great job. However, I am amazed at how many people actually act like the politicians that they dislike, and are most concerned only during an election year. I hear all too often that we need to form a third party, and do away with the Republican party…. and I hear it in abundance when it is an election year. TO START A NEW THIRD PARTY IN AN ELECTION YEAR, ESPECIALLY ONE TO COMPLETELY REPLACE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY… IS ABSOLUTELY POLITICAL SUICIDE! What we need to do is WIN AN ELECTION, and we must focus on winning big in 2014. Otherwise, it is over, especially if the Democrats win back the House and keep the Senate. You want change? Then you have to win this next election.
    Finally, if you are unhappy with the Reps you have…. then tell then directly. Posting here might be good for the soul… But, it does not do a damn thing to influence politicians. If they do not respond get active and primary them. BUT, NO MATTER WHAT, DO NOT STAY HOME….VOTE AND VOTE REPUBLICAN!

    I continue to believe that many that urge us to stay home are actually Democrats trying to win an election for their side.

  • ken.

    where on earth did you get that idea from what i said? you are nowhere close to what i was talking about.

  • Anonymous

    Fort, do you know what the definition of insanity is? It doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome! WE’VE tried the put a Republican in office at any expense, including our principles, and this is where we are. Do you not remember when W. Bush was in office and had both Houses of congress… What Happened there? It wasn’t those conservatives who refused to vote for Romney, it is folks like you, who mindlessly support folks because they have an “R” behind their names, thinking that if we can just stop the Democrats and put a Republican in office, it will all be better! Democrat or Republican, makes no difference if they are progressives! Your logic has NEVER played out in political history! Once you get a RINO in office, few if any challenge them in the primaries, thus you are stuck with them until their supporters get so fed up, they don’t bother to vote and you end up with a much worse Democrat, like Grimes. The Establishment GOP are Progressives, just like Obama, with the only difference being is they like to come at you side-ways and stealthily so you don’t see it coming until they are where you can’t stop them, but their ultimate goal is all the same. Look at Beohner, McCain, Graham and McConnell, when they are not up for re-election, they tend to vote, on major legislation with the Progressives on the Left (Democrats)! It folks like you Fort9 and Rank, who keep the GOP thinking they can continue to offer up RINO’s like McConnell, Romney and McCain as candidates, and we will be so afraid of the Progressives on the Left (Democrats) that we will fall into line and support them. You have to get past this foolish love affair with the GOP and start demanding conservative candidate with REAL Conservative principles. The RNC has declared war on Conservatives (REAL CONSERVATIVES, not the Phony Conservatives like McCain and McConnell). Karl Rove has setup a stealth PAC to try and get donations to help defeat Bevin, here in KY. Again, you have to truly NOT understand what is going on in Washington to push that ideal that we have to have a Republican in office to save the country! Or as so many of folks like you are fond of saying, we have to have control of the House and Senate before we can start being Conservatives and push Conservative ideas in new legislation! The trouble is the RINO’s you elected because they have an “R” behind their names, never seem to follow that plan. They vote like the Progressives they truly are, and conservative principles are the first sacrifice on the alter! If that Republican we are offered up as a candidate or incumbant is a Progressive, the “R” behind his/her name is just semantics, and you haven’t bettered yourself at all. Ultimately, the RNC wants to be in power, for the sake of power, and if they understand folks are NOT WILLING to dump their principles and vote for the Progressives RINO they offer up, they’ll start giving us more conservative candidates or go the way of the Whigs!

  • Tracy

    I don’t vote for who I think would be the most popular, I vote for who I believe will give me and my children the best way of life. I stopped believing that “gotta” vote republican crap a long time ago. They decided to get up and insult me. I am not a tea partiest but agree with what they stand for. I did not for Obama or Mitt last election. For that I am called a terrorist, racist, traitor, etc. Yes I take that name calling absolutely personnel. You are insulting my principles and my faith. If you don’t respect those, you are not the leader for me.

  • Anonymous

    Having read every comment here I predict a landslide win for the Democrats in 2014 and 2016. I see the same old attitude of let’s teach those lousy Republicans a lesson. Look what happened in 2006, 2008, and 2012… somebody got a lesson, it should have been us. If you all want to keep losing, just keep teaching those lessons by keeping the Democrats in office. If on the other hand you want to see Conservative values come to the fore front… you all might try winning an election. Otherwise, just keep complaining, and posting here…. and watch the Progressives complete their Marxist ideals.

  • jen

    There is no way to ‘destroy’ GOP. Those elites will be as is – the likes of McConnell, Boehner, Cantor, Ryan, Rubio, Romney, Cheney, etc…
    The only way to ‘destroy’ GOP is thru 3rd party – 3rd party is the only way to “replace” as you want.

  • jen

    As you already proven in last several years, you didn’t dent on GOP. A new 3rd party would be easier.

  • jen

    Beck is preaching you, not GOP. He is preaching not to rely on GOP as you have done so for at least last several years.

  • jen

    Preaching GOP is out of Bech’s reach – as you say, it is crazy.
    Beck is preaching conservative base of GOP – conservatives think it is ‘crazy’ to be preaching them to stick to gop strategy and want to be in that party.

  • jen

    Pro-life is not killing republican or dem party – it is enhancing them and allows them to stay alive. It is killing America with its conservative and liberal bases of rnc/dnc that are obsessed with pro-life/pro-abortion issue at Nat’l level.

  • L.C. in Texas

    Did I or did I not hear that a 100 year contract with the IRS ends this year ? If so, who is going to obligate the people to contract with the IRS, Congress ? Term limits are a necessity. America does not need lifetime career Politian’s running our country and collecting benefits not deserved. All of them have broken their Oath anyway by not reading documents before signing them to protect the people’s Bill of Rights and the Constitution.

  • Anonymous

    I cannot agree more. My fear for the generations to come is that truth is so rarely expressed, the same ole BS is going to continue to be the way of the establishment. Dem, Repub, Marxist, you name it.

  • Anonymous

    I notice that you forgot to mention what happened in 2010.

  • Anonymous

    So then, you must be referring to those 56 million aborted human-beings as “Americas future generations”

    What the vast majority of our people simply brush off, as having little, or no significance at all, is what God thinks of our actions, that would include our personal decisions along with our national policy’s.

    I tend to look at things differently than most people. Think of our nation as a well greased machine humming smoothly on all cylinders, say for instance, an automobile. There might be several defects found within the overall component, but as long as the main engine is topped off with gas and oil, the car, or truck keeps purring down the highway. Minor problems such as a tire under inflated, or a seat that doesn’t properly adjust, do not present themselves as a major defect in the overall function of moving from point “A” to point “B”

    Its only when catastrophic damage occurs, that entails our immediate attention, such as engine failure.

    What you suggest, is for America to fix all the smaller more irrelevant problems, before the catastrophic. That idea doesn’t square to well, with the master engineer who designed this well oiled machine in the first place and designed it to be cared for in a specific fashion.

    God created mankind to eventually be reborn into spirit composed bodies, enabling them to enter into his Spirit-kingdom ruled over by his perfect righteous government. Abortion stops that process long before it begins.

    The only reason – “and there is no other” – men were placed here on this earth, is for that very purpose alone.

    What does it take for our citizens to understand the grave significance of our actions. We must fix the catastrophic problems first and foremost, then, afterwards, anything else can be dealt with once the machine starts functioning again. If we can’t understand the problem, or we simply refuse to see things the way God does, then we’re dead in the water and nothing we do to fix the problem will get us going again.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn I stand with you. I will not be throwing away my vote on the Progressives in the Republican Party any longer. I didn’t do it in the last 3 Elections.

    I am an ULTRA CONSERVATIVE CONSTITUTIONALIST and I have had enough !!!

    I didn’t vote for Governor Rick Snyder. He is a Progressive, that supports liberals in the state of Michigan and has stood with them. From Standing with Liberal Bernero to stop Michiganders from imposing Tax Increases without a 2/3 vote, to Ballooning our State Budget way HIGHER than Granholms, Increasing our Taxes, taxing Senior Pensions and oh has he gone against our State Constitution and the Nations Constitution.

    I Will not vote for him again. Go Ahead and Say OH MY GOSH THEN THE LIBERAL WINS – He already did when you voted and supported Snyder because he has an R by his name.

    I didn’t vote for and I will not vote for Terry Lynn Land. I didn’t vote for her when she was Sec of State and I will not vote for her now that she is running for Senate for Carl Levin’s Old Seat. She proved why I was right to not vote for her. SHE GAVE DRIVER’S LICENSES TO ILLEGALS !!! She raised our fees, and she was told about voter Fraud in John Dingell’s District and DID NOTHING ABOUT IT. The woman is as liberal as they come, and WHERE IS SHE GETTING ALL HER MONEY FROM TO RUN FOR SENATE. that should wake up so many people’s eyes.

    I Am doing the Same thing this election !! BYE BYE PROGRESSIVES I WISH MORE PEOPLE HAD THE GUTS TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND FOLLOW IT WITH THEIR ACTIONS !!

  • Anonymous

    With all do respect Mr Pierce… I am not saying anyone should compromise their principals. All I am saying is that now is not the time to take on this issue. Look at it like it is a war. Tactically it dose not make sense to send troops into harms way and accomplish nothing. Fighting this fight NOW, with this political landscape is suicide, and will result in more progressives gaining power.
    Now.. when more conservatives have more seats,and the political landscape is different, then you go after this issue..and yes, that could be a couple of generations down the road when things get real bad, and more people turn to faith, and god, and the morals of the nation are different..(btw.. the majority of people are not totally against abortions, I think you are wrong, but if not prove me different).
    In the end, it is the individual that makes the choice to abort a fetus, and they should take responsibility, and answer to their maker.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t support it. We can’t do anything about it.. If someone wants to about a fetus, they will, even if it is against the law.. This issue is being used as a weapon to destroy the republican party, and that will result in progressives gaining power over the country and our lives!!

  • http://curedamedia.tumblr.com/ Juan Newsome

    Amen Brother!!

  • LC

    Great job, Glenn! You’re so right. The establishment Republicans just keep circling around those that want to make real change like vultures. As though that is going to make their position, whatever it may be, more valid? We’re so done with watered down politicians – it’s time to elect more like Cruz, Lee, Paul, Bachmann, etc… And finally start going down the path to getting this country back on track.

    I pray that 2014 can start some of that change.

  • David Michael Pierce

    Justinian
    I understand the patronization, as I get that a lot in abortion discussions. Nearly everyone I talk to who tend to be ambivalent to problem legal abortions will say: ” I wouldn’t PERSONALLY (or want my wife to) get an abortion, but…(fill in the blank). I ask, isn’t keeping our mouths shut (remember IRS threats to church pastors, yes way back in ’73′) the very thing that caused the people’s conscience’s to bother them less and less, until here we are now with unimaginable horror allowed by law? I’m pretty sure that my (our) ranting or rationales will never change the minds of the ardent backers of this evil, but we owe it to unborn life, future mothers and fathers and the very soul of our nation to pressure the conservatives in office to get their consciences back (not to mention the public). If not now, WHEN? When they pass laws to kill a two year old because he/she has no legs thus is of no use to society? Other examples abound (see Mengala et. al.) I guarantee that WAITING for a more favorable political and social climate will be no better than being on empty and bypassing the last gas station in Needles on the way to Phoenix expecting a better price down the road. Subject: Re: New comment posted on “ They are afraid” : Glenn rails against Republicans at GOP fundraiser

  • jen

    Maybe republicans will finally listen to themselves instead of republican leaders. republicans/conservatives like their republican leaders only listen to republican leaders. they say stick with us and don’t go indep or 3rd party – stick to rnc vrs dnc – and you say yes, amen to that.

  • jen

    Coulter is mainly rino – McConnell is pro-amnesty – so she is pushing pro-amnesty politicians.
    No diff b/w McConnell and any other dem – both vote the same.

  • jen

    Coulter knows that as a rino – hence her campaign efforts out there for McConnell / Dems.

  • jen

    yes, r = d. yet, people act as slaved with their ‘leftist’ rants while staying with rnc and acting as if it is an opposition party as if that is better than dnc.

  • jen

    rank is a rino worshiper. when he worships false gods as you laid out, rank will tell him the same thing fox/cnn say.

  • Barbara J Power

    So how do you do this–not pay your IRS taxes–without being penalized and having your property taken away? I would love to know the answer…

  • mike delco

    right on.

  • Chris D

    Glenn is the USA savior, because without him to rail against them, we are done. at least we can pass this on and have some hope that those will stand up and go against the the big Government machine!

  • Difcan’s Avatar

    I for one am getting kinda sick of the progressive media picking our candidate every election. Who are the republicans who listen to and put full faith into msnbc, CNN, abc..etc? Where are the conservatives who can actually watch that tripe on a daily basis and still say, (in Stew’s dumb lib voice) “Aw golly I’m sure glad I’ve got a credible organization like this to teach me how to think.”??

    Glenn’s point that the GOP has made no steps to truly hold this administration accountable on the various scandals is a point that only illudes the mentaly inept.
    I live in SC home of discracful Lindsey Graham. He has a spot that runs on conservative radio here all the time that talks about how we should all appreciate Lindsey’s hard work and tough stance and that we should thank him for keeping the Obama administration accountable on Bengazi….. Where are all these Republicans who are like (stews dumb lib voice) “Aw yea, Lindsey really exposed that scandle, and we are just so glad that we got some closer and justice out of all that, thanks again Lindsey”

    If this is indeed a nation governed by laws, and not men, then these men need to be held accountable.
    It is illegal to false advertise something. Should it not also be illegal to fraudulate an entire campaign for the leader of what used to be the free world?

  • Anonymous

    From what I hear he only blasted the R’s on the federal level but some in that room needed it applied directly to them!

  • Difcan’s Avatar

    Er… Where I agree that a Romney over Obama would have made an epic difference, the fact remains that the establishment republicans are progressives who love big G and all the perks at come with it. In 2010 the Tea party made a pretty huge dent. Obama only won this last election because he lied his arse off! He completely fraudulated his campaign. Republicans in Washington have a duty to protect the constitution, but they would rather get on Dems good graces. It is jaw dropping to watch as they constantly talk tough, but as Glenn said, they put zero action behind their words. I think we need another grass roots tea party sweep. We need to pick our own candidates from now on. Most of us are getting a lil tired of taxation without representation.

    You heard Bohners latest remarks on the upcoming budget battle, which I guess is the new status quo every time now, he said “Let’s not pick a fight we cannot win.” I mean wow. What the hell are you guys doing up there anyway? Might as well just…….. Go home right?
    How does the current strategy of just cave on everything win elections?
    Does not seem to be working out so well, besides to piss off 190 million pissed off and disenfranchised conservatives

  • Difcan’s Avatar

    No, vote tea party

  • I_am_IT

    I reject the premise that the government needs to be involved. THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO BUSINESS BAILING OUT **ANYONE**. While addressing the Madoff part of my post, you completely ignored the main point I was making: Madoff gets time in prison while politicians, who are doing FAR MORE DAMAGE to FAR MORE PEOPLE just get re-elected. That’s a failure that shouldn’t be ignored…a failure not of the system, per se, but a failure of the American people to use their Constitutionally-guaranteed authority to vote out politicians who violate their oaths (and/or the law).

    If you want to get into the mud regarding the housing bubble, look no further than the Carter and Clinton administrations for primary blame – the former for starting the rules changes that essentially required banks to make loans to under-qualified people and the latter for further loosening the standards, accompanying the loosened standards with the threat that failure to comply would result in the DOJ brining suits against the banks for discrimination. In an era when the nature of the charges is more important than the actual evidence of wrong-doing, it isn’t surprising that the banks obeyed the dictates of the government. Let’s also not forget that it was the bankers working with Wall Street who came up with the concept of the derivative. They had to come up with a way to reduce their risk. In any corporation, it is a legal requirement to mitigate financial risks (the theory of “fiduciary duty”)… Like the plan that spawned the housing mess, derivatives and loan bundling looked a LOT better on paper than they actually performed. The Republican administrations that had power in between (and just after) Carter and Clinton once again failed to take the initiative to slow down the expansion of the problem. In fact, they allowed Freddie and Fannie to expand. The Obama administration has taken it to a whole new level by allowing (forcing) Freddie and Fannie to buy EVEN MORE loan bundles, all while keeping the interest rates low AND continuing to force banks to lend to underqualified people. It’s just sick.

    The pattern of bad behavior by those we elect is clear for all to see. Fewer and fewer ethical people run for office, so the laws just get more and more oppressive. When a few stand up and say, “No more!”, they are heckled by both parties, showing that there is no real desire to fix the problems.

    Article V. It’s all we have left now.

  • Anonymous

    I agree government policy in both Democrat and Republican administrations encouraged mortgage lending to low income households. However, those policies do NOT force banks to lend irresponsibly. My bank, for example didn’t need TARP. It is the unregulated investment banks that were buying that risk, putting a fake AAA rating bow on it, and selling it at a profit to investors, all of which got screwed (that’s you and me). I have friends at Goldman Sachs, and I understand what they did. They have no souls. They knew what the were doing and they got 10 billion of our dollars to fix it. Citibank got 25 billion and so did Wells Fargo and many others. Without more regulation on these guys, they’ll do it again, just like when Reagan deregulated the banks and caused a $160 billion tax payer bailout of over 700 Savings and Loans.

  • Difcan’s Avatar

    God that’s good! First time I’ve seen that, but it was quite powerful. Inspired me to start my own blog/podcast

  • I_am_IT

    Encouraged, hell…Democrat presidents forced the banks to make those loans via the power of the Department of Justice. Threats of taking the banks to court for discrimination if they wouldn’t play ball was enough. You’re technically correct that the policies don’t FORCE the banks, but the DoJ was the gun being held to the heads of the bank executives. Some were in the Oval Office and though the public statements they released put a good face on the meetings, more private discussions revealed the truth of the abuse of power committed by two presidents.

    Reagan’s deregulation of the banks helped the economy generally, even though some scum bags took advantage of the situation and broke laws for profit. That’s human nature – some people are just bad people. Simply throwing down regulation after regulation to eliminate any chance of failure results in an industry that can’t thrive. Net effect: we all still suffer.

    Yes, I understand that it would be bad if some of those banks failed… That’s not good enough for me, though. The correction has to happen. My way, it happens sooner and is over sooner. Your way – borrowing TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to prop up the stupidity – it takes us longer to reach the same place, and it will hurt us a hell of a lot more. Selling our tomorrow to make things a little better today is short-sighted beyond belief. Odd how we survived the Great Depression. Before you start thanking FDR for all his wonderful programs, look at the economics of the day, though. FDR’s programs weren’t really putting the economy back in motion. It was the sudden increase in demand for war materials that turned the economy. Unemployment was better for FDR’s programs, but as I alluded before, the positive effects of his policies was waning by the time 1940 came around.

  • jalina susan stutte

    Hang in there Kentucky and ignore Ann Coulter! She is the Queen of the Rinos, remember when she thought Christie hung the moon? She makes her money from rinos and cant be trusted. Bevin can beat Grimes.

  • American1959

    There are only 3 parts of 4 up on Youtube (1,2&4). There is part 3??

  • Anonymous

    Enjoy your life now, prison is coming your way…..

  • Cadsister

    As lifelong Republicans, my husband and I are fed up with these cowards. Either the people we have help put in office start backing the principles that those of OUR party believe in or we are ready to register to change to the Liberatarian Party, in which case I will start an online campaign over the social media to encourage other Republicans to do the same and will recruit others to help me do it. WE ARE SICK OF THE GAMES and we are sick of Obama’s Magic Show. If THEY are NOT going to hear our voices, I guess we will have to make them heard ELSEWHERE. PROTECT OUR CONSTITUION. Can you hear me now?

  • Cadsister

    Do you only listen to his show with one ear open or what? He bashes BOTH SIDES ! And deservedly so. This IS NOT ABOUT DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS. IT IS ABOUT THE PROGRESSIVE AGENDA. It is about the fact that NEITHER side cares about it’s constituents except about they power they gain from them.. IT IS ABOUT UNRESTRAINED POWER – PERIOD.

  • Cadsister

    If you grew up during the “free love” generation as I did and watched “hippy colony” after “hippy colony” die out due to starvation and/or lack of funds, you would know how well this idealistic lifestyle works when implemented in the REAL world.
    Have you ever done a “group project” in school? The results are just the same. A few hard workers end up having to carry the load for the rest. Sucks if you are one of the worker bees. No competition creates an atmosphere of stagnation of creativity. There is NO REWARD for excellence.

  • Cadsister

    “GOD sent them there to kill this worthless nation.”
    So that’s why you voted for them? To destroy this country? Wow – clever plot. I was completely fooled!

  • Cadsister

    And what we are doing now ISN’T political suicide? No, of course not, it is merely a slow, painful death instead. Every one of these turncoat, progressive Republicans at one time was a NEW hope for us. We voted for them thinking they would begin to dial things back. Instead THEY changed, and then they cowered, and then – they sold us out – over and over. I don’t believe even 1% of them anymore. Once the election is over, the mask comes off and we are disappointed YET AGAIN. Then we get to wait until the next election and listen to some “REPUBLICAN OR DIE” rah-rah cheerleader tell us it will be different this time, that we need to continue to vote Republican. Remember the definition of insanity? Well, I am tired of acting insane. My husband and myself are lifelong Republicans but if Obama can emerge from obscurity to the presidency in such a sort time, why can’t a new party find a strong, dynamic candidate to do the same? All it takes is enough backing by the voters. We are on the verge of joining the Liberatarian Party just to get off this carousel. It just goes around and around but GOES NOWHERE. Someone needs to PROTECT OUR CONSTITUTION – ABOVE ALL ELSE – BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. (BY the way, I have repeatedly written to my elected officials. THEY DON’T LISTEN.)

  • Cadsister

    I am a Republican but you have to admit that Clinton at least hired people that had SOME qualifications, rather than just hiring on the “buddy” plan.

  • Anonymous

    I completely disagree. Everyone should vote on principle and let the chips fall where they may. We have been voting for Progressive Republicans for many years and it hasn’t gotten us anywhere. I will vote for the best candidate in my opinion and if Christie or Bush are running it will most likely be the Libertarian candidate.

  • Socialism: Organized Evil

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  • Anonymous

    That is a characteristic of Progressives.

  • Anonymous

    The primary legislation you’re alluding to is the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). It requires banks that take low income people’s deposits to lend to them. Most firms involved in sub-prime loans were NOT subject to the CRA. CRA loans carried lower rates than riskier sub-prime loans, yet, they constitute fewer of the junk loans because the CRA loans were supervised. When non-supervised banks can easily pass their risk on to investment banks that profit by misrepresenting their value, you have a formula for disaster. That is clear. We know this from observing what happened since collateralize debt obligations were created.

    I think some of Reagan’s trade regulation reduction may have been beneficial, but taking the rules off investment banking was and is still very dangerous to main street.

    If the government allowed the economy be crippled by private firms the way you describe, it would cause decades of poverty, the country would fall behind its global competitors in research, innovation, and production and ultimately, foreign investors would not be interested in dollars, which is the primary indicator of US global leadership. New ideas lead to new technologies, which drive new businesses and new opportunities. American innovation is what gives value to dollars and we cannot allow greedy firms to jeopardize the economic structure for innovators. Regulate them.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Glenn,

    How can a person born in a future generation be a
    “natural born Citizen” if that same person born in an earlier generation
    under the same birth circumstances would not even be a “Citizen of the
    United States”?

  • fire lion

    Oh you are such a rebel! If you know how to run government, then run for office.

    You are the vocal minority. You rode another angry white male outburst and now its dead. Probably because the main demograpic is over 50.

  • I_am_IT

    Sorry, I’ve been having problems with the Disqus engine used by TheBlaze… We’ve traded accusations pretty well, and I guess each of us is fairly entrenched in our respective views. What is clear, beyond horrible internal policies, is the way debt continues to pile up and that we are only printing money to address that problem instead of doing the right thing (reducing spending). The figures are undeniable that under the current administration, our debt has doubled. This was with the assistance/complicity of the Republicans in the House, so I am not just firing an anti-Democrat salvo. Other countries have already met to discuss replacing the dollar as the world reserve currency. When that happens, which I maintain is directly the result of Democrat and Republican spending habits, we’ll only do one thing: suffer. Why do we borrow so much? Because we (the Federal Government) had made so many promises AND KEEPS MAKING THEM that the only way to pay those bills is to borrow. Soon, other countries will quit lending. The worse we make our dollar, the more pressure there will be to switch from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Government action so far outweighs any of the complaints you raise as to make your claims about “greedy firms” IRRELEVANT. Yet, you support the party that is primarily responsible for our situation…while the party I used to support was only perhaps 25% responsible. I grew up and realized they were helping your guys create this mess. Will you similarly grow up and stop supporting either major party and start voting for people who understand the nation, the nature of the mess, and who at least profess a desire to fix it with real, helpful actions?

  • Landree

    Don’t misunderstand me, I don’t blame everything on Wall Street. And I agree with you that the debt is bad. The causes are pretty clear, unpaid wars, veteran expense, high medical costs, outsourced manufacturing and then Wall Street pushed us over the edge. Unfortunately, TARP was all too necessary to prevent economic ruin. I’ve not heard one economist say it wasn’t necessary. Regarding cuts, is it any wonder why big cuts aren’t being made? There are only a few places to make meaningful cuts: Military, Medicare, and Social Security. Who’s going to step up and cut them? Neither party because the public wants all of those things. Let’s face it, we’re in for a lower quality of life once the hard decisions are made, and they will be made.

  • snytz

    John Boehner is a gutless wonder and needs to go back to Ohio and forget politics.

  • Keith

    You are absolutely correct. When counties were reporting more than 100% of registered voters had voted, there was a clear problem. As another matter of intrigue from the last election, Romney carried every state that has voter ID laws. That is why DOJ is going after the Texas voter ID laws. If they overthrow those, then they will be free to invoke massive fraud in Texas and without Texas, conservatives don’t stand an HONEST chance.

  • Keith

    I see a couple of problems here. First, you assume that every adult is eligible to vote. Non-citizens cannot legally vote. Felons have had their voting rights stripped. Certainly, there are quite a few who are eligible who could care less about politics who won’t register and vote no matter what. So, going back to my statement, approximately 3,000,000 REGISTERED CONSERVATIVE voters sat out the last election. That and the number who voted third party were insufficient to defeat Obama.

  • Keith

    Only thing I was talking about was the general. Primaries had nothing to do with the matchup between Romney and Obama, other than to ensure they were the ones going at it in the general.

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  • Jenna Giamatti

    Glenn u r our voice i wish more r awake and just get it God Bless

  • Keith

    Another idiot. 3 million registered conservatives sat out the last election. Obama won by more than 5 million. So, all of those could have voted for Romney and Obama would have still won. Factor in the 0.4% who voted third party and give them all to Romney and Obama still wins. You need to find a more factual appeal.

  • Keith

    Yep, sure enough. However, even if all of those voted, it still doesn’t guarantee Obama loses. You would like to think all of them would vote against Obama but that is not the case. But again, your argument is predicated on the voting age population of which not all are even eligible to vote. Some are non-citizens who are ineligible to vote. Felons are ineligible to vote. And of course, Team Obama would not allow the counting of a large number of military absentee ballots in the last election so those ended up being in the pool of those who didn’t vote. So, you always base your argument on the registered voters. These are the people who are intent on voting since they took the time to register. Of the registered conservative voters. only 3 million sat out the last election. If all those voted for Romney and all of the 0.4% who voted third party were also awarded to Romney, he would still lose.

  • Keith

    I agree with the sentiment but I believe we must continue bringing the GOP back to its core beliefs. If we can continue getting true conservatives in there and gut the RINO’s, the conservative ideology will prosper. However, if we give up too early and resort to Libertarian, then we will ultimately end up with a much longer row to hoe to get where we need to be.

  • Plow Comms

    Although liberty can accompany democratic processes, attempts to wield absolute power in the name of fleeting majorities are illegitimate.