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. “

Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

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The Biden administration was recently caught lying about the White House dog, Major, and his history of biting Secret Service agents, according to newly released emails.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn argued that, if the current administration is willing to lie about something so meaningless to the American people, what else are they willing to lie about? For instance, the State Department claims that there are only about 200 American citizens left in Afghanistan who want to be evacuated. But Glenn has heard very different reports from people on the ground. Is it safe to assume they're currently lying to us about all kinds of things — from the "new and improved" Taliban, to the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan?

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Tonight on "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck outlines everything that led up to the chaos in Kabul in a blow-by-blow takedown that SHOULD lead to massive resignations within the Biden administration and top military brass. Americans died. Americans are – TO THIS DAY – still stranded, and it is ALL on President Joe Biden.

Glenn interviews The Nazarene Fund's Rudy Atallah who gives an update on the total rescue numbers and details the obstacles he's had to overcome with the State Department. He explains why he believes they are thwarting private sector rescue efforts and says the numbers of Americans begging to be rescued are in the thousands — not hundreds — and "will exceed any number that has come out of Jen Psaki's mouth." While The Nazarene Fund rescue efforts continue in a more perilous Afghanistan, Rudy reveals another terrifying obstacle: Chinese and Russians resources deployed to assist the Taliban in rounding up church leaders, women, journalists, and lawyers who put terrorists away.

Glenn also interviews Tim Kennedy, an Afghanistan war veteran and president of Sheepdog Response who partnered with SaveOurAllies.org to sneak past the Taliban and bring thousands to safety. He details the moment the bomb went off when he was on the ground at the Kabul airport and addresses the Taliban kill list. "They will kill babies, execute women, and cut your tongue out. That's just the G-rated stuff."

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray ripped into President Joe Biden's latest speech in which our commander in chief touted the Afghanistan withdrawal as an "extraordinary success" that was "designed to save American lives" — despite the loss of 13 of America's finest, our military equipment in the hands of our enemies, and scores of Americans and allies still trapped in Afghanistan.

"This was not a success by any stretch of the imagination and people need to be held accountable," Glenn asserted. "Because if this is allowed to stand, and these people are just allowed to continue on with no ramifications, you don't not want to see what our military will turn into. I am telling you now, we will become the darkest force ever, ever to walk the earth. With our technology, and our resources, with our fighting machines that soon can be run robotically, we will make the Nazis look like rookies ... this must not continue!"

Glenn then played a video clip from the speech in which President Biden claimed that the "Taliban has made public commitments, broadcast on television and radio across Afghanistan, on safe passage for anyone wanting to leave, including those who worked alongside Americans."

"Anyone who says, 'Oh, they're going to let them through their checkpoint,' doesn't know their ass from their elbow!" Glenn responded. "They have no idea what is going on, or they are lying. So, Mr. President, which one is it? Do you not really know what's going on? If so, the 25th Amendment should be invoked. If you do know what's going on, then you should be impeached for lying to the American people on such a grand scale, it's staggering!"

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