Glenn: We are not the extreme right – we are the common sense center of this country

Dave Brat’s convincing victory over Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) marked the first time a House Majority Leader has been defeated in a primary. While Brat remains relatively unknown in mainstream media and establishment circles, it didn’t take long for the smears to begin. Brat, an economics professor, is already being painted as a right wing extremist, but on radio this morning, Glenn explained why Brat’s victory actually represents a return to the “common sense center of this country.”

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“Last night and this morning, they were all talking about the extreme right taking over. This is the Virginia loss of Eric Cantor,” Glenn said. “Now, let’s just define ‘extremism’ because Nancy Pelosi immediately came out and said… ‘The extreme right is trying to take over the Republican Party.’ I am so sick of this… We are not the extreme right.”

So what constitutes an extremist in the United States?

“The extremist is someone who takes power away from the people,” Glenn said emphatically. “Here in America, the extremist is the one who says, ‘You don’t have a right to do that’… Anybody who is taking power, usurping the power of the people; anybody who is trying to go around the Constitution, going around the three branches of government; anybody who is not living or enforcing the laws of the United States of America… Let’s be very clear: That’s the extremist.”

When you look at some of the biggest issues of the day – immigration reform, Common Core, the VA – the common sense solution is the one being discussed by the so-called extremist right.

“Who is stopping Common Core? Is it the extreme right? The extreme left? No,” Glenn said. “It is the common sense people right in the center that says this is wrong. This is a power grab in America – not Europe – but in America.”

“Common sense says let’s take care of the veterans first,” he continued. “What happened to the liberals who used to say, ‘Let’s take care of our own self first, our own schools first, take care of our own cities that are crumbling first? What happened to you guys? Because common sense says: Yes, let’s take care of our own first – especially our veterans.”

With that in mind, Brat’s victory in Virginia on Tuesday represents the people’s desire to see the power returned to the people. While Cantor personified the ultimate Washington insider, Brat ran on a platform based on Constitutional principle.

“David Brat is a return to common sense. Dave Brat is a return to listening to the people,” Glenn said. “Dave Brat is one that says, ‘Let’s stop spending so much money.’ Dave Brat is a guy saying, ‘We can’t have a president… that just makes up the rules.’”

Glenn explained that common sense Americans on both the left and right are craving a return to responsibility and accountability that simply no longer exists in the world today.

“What is it that is making the average American, both left and right upset? Both left and right are upset at something going wrong and no one taking responsibility,” Glenn said. “That’s the whole problem. We don’t love people anymore. We love things… People are a means to the ends of the things. That’s the whole problem. We have too many things. We love too many things. That’s it. We need to start loving people again.”

Glenn warned that the true extremists in Washington will begin to reveal themselves – specifically in regards to the ever-growing immigration debate – as they attempt to cling to power.

“What they are going to try to do again is – when it comes to immigration – they will use those people on the border to keep positions of power for them. That’s it,” Glenn concluded. “They will use anybody, any time, any plight, any emergency, anything that will pull on your heartstrings, that’s an extremist. That’s an extremist. This is a return to common sense, and God help us, common decency.”

  • landofaahs

    Why is it called common sense when it seems to be so uncommon in this world anymore?

  • cheryl king

    She makes me sick. ” we have to pass it then we can see what’s in it”.
    Hey nancy- shut the f*** up, you are a disgrace to our country

  • WinstonSmith

    The common sense center of the nation doesn’t use their male-created unproven religious beliefs as an excuse to dictate the private medical and health issues that exist between a woman and her physician. The common sense center of the nation also knows that science works, evolution is sound science and Creationism is bunk. That’s another position you’re out on the far right with Glenn.

  • Crassus

    Yada, yada, yada. Another egg-sucker running his/her mouth. Go back to Sorosland.

  • Anonymous

    Come out and say it. Because of of jealousy and pride you desire to condone murder (behind closed doors).

  • Anonymous

    Moral relativism in full play. The “center” is always changing towards the left — and the extreme left desire it so. In that way, the extreme left never seems as extreme to many except those who have lived long enough to say: “Wait a minute, forward isn’t a good thing if one one is blindly approaching a cliff”.

  • Anonymous

    It’s in the process of being redefined: “common sense” (the implication being wisdom) is being morphed into just “common” with the implication of wisdom when, in fact, there is none.

    It’s the difference between: “Everybody doing what is right and good” and “What’s right and good is what everybody is doing”.

    That’s how morality gets uprooted.

  • Anonymous

    As Beck accellerates his move toward the center, will his followers follow?

  • WinstonSmith

    You religious zealots lost this battle decades ago. Face it.

  • WinstonSmith

    You have nothing and it shows. Your comment is moronic. You must be a Hillary supporter.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Glen, The so called right that are now the old left, and
    the far left have done a good job painting a negative picture of the Tea
    Party / real conservatives. People are waking up and becoming aware
    insomuch that the big money didn’t even secure a win for Cantor.The Tea party is not trying to take over the Republican Party, they want to become the Republican party of old. The same one that fought for civil rights and fiscal responsibility. Lower taxes to encourage business here in the states and jobs for the jobless.

  • Shawn Cameron

    Now the good people of VA need to be sure to support him in the general election and send a message that non-establishment candidates can win.

  • Tom Musso

    Isn’t it time for your brain scan – colonoscopy?

  • Nancy McLennan

    Glad this guy won the primary. A former Economics professor not a politician…my kind of guy. Just pure common sense. Hope he wins in November. We need more upsets like this one.

  • Bob Kelley

    More incoherent gibberish. “Return to constitutional common sense”?
    “Strong visa change”? I listen to this every day….for the train wreck factor.

  • Anonymous

    An extremist trying to define extremism to argue that he is not an extremist.

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    The Tea Party is in the creamy center somewhere to the left of the Cliven Bundy Militia and to the right of Michelle Bachmann. So yeah, other than that, they're not really the center of anything.

  • Anonymous

    The death fanatics lost the battle decades ago when the Lie Of Abortion was embraced and legalized by the unwary — including men. About 4,000 lives are killed each and every day in the USA alone. Maybe half are female. Perhaps more than half are female. Jealousy and pride have blinded women to the fact that men, in part, have permitted (encouraged?) females killing females. And people wonder why things seem so unequal today.

  • Kimberly McGuire Arnold Cay

    pro-abortionists always dismiss the 3rd person in the room – take a look at silent scream. a person’s a person no matter how small. as for evolution – scientists agree that it is not ‘sound science’ but still an unproven theory after decades. IF ORGANISMS SPONTANEOUSLY BECOME MORE ORGANIZED MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO, WHY DID IT STOP? WHEN DID YOU LAST WITNESS SOMETHING BECOME MORE ORGANIZED? All I see is spontaneous decay.

  • Karl E Hubrath

    Glen that is just a play on words, call it what you want, people are people. This government just like any other government this country has is fueled by its supporters. You sound like you are on the losing side of getting the things the way you want them to be. There is an old saying, don’t ask for something because you might just get it. Most people that I have seen on these sites are already fighting some weird war already; that fighting and rebelling is the only thing that is left to do, you are at your last straw. The real problem in my opinion is that most of you don’t even agree with each other on the what should be the final solution because none of you will settle for anything less than being he so called king of the mountain. The average Joe is happy being poor and getting stuff from the Government, you will always be out numbered. The solution is simple, but it really needs for everyone to be on the same page to make it happen; this would especially be easy for the average Joe to accept to. Make this country a country under God once again, have charity come from the churches not through the Government, maybe subsidies the churches for charity, let a person go to the church they want for help this is choice. Heck set up an atheist church, no satanic churches and weird stuff like that you know? See in the place of warship people talk about stuff like jobs and brings people together; there in my opinion is creates a natural want for people to be a part of, forget about this weird war that you have created in your head and now with your class clown ways. I am sorry if that sounded harsh to you all, God bless.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Glenn! Why don’t you call out your buddies on Fox for labeling everything as “far right”?? Most notable, your pal o’rielly? Why don’t you ask him to actually define the term?

  • John Scott

    I think perception is the problem here. The tea party from the start was branded a far right group by Obama and his left wing media supporters. I think over time that perception has been refuted and many don’t trust liberal media any more then Obama and company.

  • John Scott

    The bad part of American politics is that everyone puts a name on their political group. America is taking sides and its getting uglier by the day.
    If Brat loses the general election which Cantor might have won as a moderate.
    Is that a win or a loss for the right? To win a fight and lose the battle? Be careful to not celebrate too soon.

  • Anonymous

    Did you have anything specific to say about Beck’s increasing attempts at positioning himself as a centrist?

  • Krimsen King

    “Anybody who is taking power, usurping the power of the people; anybody who is trying to go around the Constitution, going around the three branches of government; anybody who is not living or enforcing the laws of the United States of America… Let’s be very clear: That’s the extremist.”… yes, like the oligarchs, the very wealthy very few, who have usurped the power and voice of the people by convincing them that money is equivalent to speech and corporations are equivalent to human beings.. yes, extremists indeed.

  • Krimsen King

    yes, those who pay our politicians for access and for the ability to write their own legislation, disregarding the will of the people.. yes, we have a lot of profiteering extremists in washington.. they’re called ‘lobbyists’ and ‘campaign fundraisers’…

  • Anonymous

    Here is how to put this common sense into action!

    http://tedstevenot.com/2014/06/12/ohio-grassroots-local-gop-takeovers/

  • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

    sounds like flatchested fat ass “Helen” is a scammer

  • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

    as IKE is the last repub pres to balance the budget,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and the past 25 yrs of lowering taxes on wealthy has FAILED to produce jobs– please edify me as 2 what U are ranting about???

  • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

    would the thousands and thousands of LIVING breathing HUMANS ( see: American soldiers) killed in the republican wars of the past decade be considered murder by the repub ( regressive) policy?
    women should have control of THEIR bodies; not some legislation by aging NON sexual white trash religious scum who want to get re elected by more white trash religious scum

  • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

    as soon as U crybaby regressive TRY 2 remember the 4400 PLUS dead American soldiers in YOUR regressive administrations war(s)……………….. and do not forget how REPUBS didn’t vote for increased FUNDING for embassy security ( silly little facts)
    PRAISE JEEEEEEESUS and pass the tax free tithe

  • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

    or a republican which believes in a tax free following of VOODOO ( see: religion)
    funny how repub women are either steatopygous or micromastial; or BOTH

  • Anonymous

    I had no idea Hillary Clinton was a republican…..

  • 12thraven

    Congress passes the budget. Pick up a copy of the Constitution (the U.S. Constitution) and read it before you post. It’s a fascinating read and will get you up to speed in matters of politics. From there perhaps you can step up to a subject that the educated world calls e-c-o-n-o-m-i-c-s and take a course or read a book. Also a fascinating topic and worth educating yourself on before posting on the subject.

  • 12thraven

    Brat will not lose. VA-7 is a conservative district, which is why Cantor lost. A Dem carrying VA-7 would be like Romney carrying Chicago.

  • 12thraven

    And don’t forget how DEMS didn’t vote for it either (silly little facts). PRAISE OOOOOBAMA and pass another tax increase