Ron Paul a poor choice for GOP nomination?

After taking a call from an active Tea Party member in New Hampshire torn between Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Ron Paul for her primary vote, Glenn took on a subject that is guaranteed to stir some feathers, Ron Paul.

Glenn has said many times he agrees with Ron Paul on a lot of issues, especially his domestic monetary policy. However, like many conservatives who like Ron Paul’s stance on The Fed and diminishing the size of the federal government, Israel and foreign policy is where Glenn draws his line of separation. Today, like Glenn has with all of the candidates, Glenn went in depth into Ron Paul’s political history. Like this caller, a large percentage of primary voters haven’t decided how to cast their vote. There is no perfect candidate, so voters have to decide which candidate agrees with them on the issues that are most important to them, and obviously, which candidate they can trust.

Glenn doesn’t play favorites in politics, and knows it’s not just where a politician stands on an issue, but the policies and paths they take to support that stance. Glenn brought up the subject of the military, saying “I am so done with being the policeman of the world.” A position many would equate with Ron Paul, the caller pointed out. But, Glenn backed his statement up with, “However, there is a logical way of doing things and then a strange way of doing things. Do you know at all about the committee that he co chaired with Barney Frank?” The caller hadn’t.

Glenn: “He co chaired a committee with Barney Frank. I'm looking for the information. Here it is. Co chaired with Barney Frank in 2010 and he was he had to put a committee together of 14 different people. He and Barney Frank put a committee together. I believe it was eleven of them were directly George Soros people. Now, I look at Ron Paul and I say, "Well, wait a minute. How did Ron Paul miss the George Soros connection?" How did a guy who is, as this article that I read this morning said, you know, many people that support Ron Paul can find a conspiracy in a glass of water. How can you miss eleven out of fourteen people being directly connected to George Soros and having his defense plan, the George Soros defense plan being the thing that he says, yeah, we're going to we're going to have these guys look into the military of tomorrow. That doesn't sound healthy. “

Stu also pointed out that, “It's difficult to have a position to the left of Barack Obama on national defense during a Republican primary. He's standing up for what he believes in. It's just so far George Soros and him on foreign on foreign affairs? Is there separation?”

Glenn: “There isn't a separation.”

While Glenn too is very sick of being the world’s “police man,” it’s hard to understand how anyone, much less a political leader, can say America shouldn’t have been involved in WWII. Glenn questioned that, “If he says we shouldn't have fought in World War II, then what should we have done? It’s not about going after the Nazis. He says, "Well, Europe is their own business and they should have taken care of themselves." Well, all right, that's cool and everything. But Japan declared war on us and then Germany declared war on the United States, and that's when we got involved”

With our politicians, there has to be a connection between their policies and their principals. There are a lot of issues that Ron Paul is great on at face value, but after looking at his actions that support them may make a voter change their mind. The example Glenn, Pat, and Stu used next was Ron Paul’s stance on pork.

Pat: “But if his principle is no pork, then the 14th Congressional District in Texas, Galveston and part of Houston, should have received not one penny in federal money, right? Not a penny.”

STU: “In theory, yeah. In theory.”

GLENN: “He'll put the pork into the bill.”

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: But then he'll vote against the bill

PAT: Knowing it's going to pass.

To a conservative voter looking for a candidate with more principals and sound policy, this may be a red flag. Ron Paul may have never voted for a bill with pork in it, but does that really hold water if he put the pork in the bill he voted against? How can he defend that to his supporters?

Pat: “And his answer to that, at least that I've heard is that's how the game is played. Well, I'm sorry, I don't want a game player. If your principle is one thing but you're doing another, you're not as principled as everybody thinks you are. “

President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

Watch the clip to get Glenn's take on what's coming next and how to prepare yourself and your family.

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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