Karl Rove's time is over: It's time for a new "architect"

While "Republicans" may still hold a soft spot for "the architect", it's becoming clearer every day that conservatives are ready to wash their hands of Mr. Karl Rove. And amongst these conservatives is Glenn.

Glenn kicked the radio program off this morning by addressing the dying state of the GOP, Karl Roves "new" plan, and the progressive power grab…from both parties. Yes, apparently the half a billion dollars that DIDN'T get the job done in November wasn't enough for Rove. He's asking you to dump more of your money into his American Crossroads organization. Why? He's going a "new" plan…

"Here's Karl Rove's plan:  to make that the incumbent Republicans, the established Republicans don't lose again," Glenn said.

…sounds more like an old plan, right?

"Oh! Well, that sounds exactly what America wants, doesn't it?" Glenn said sarcastically. "Let's keep the GOP's heart beating.  Let's make sure that people like Mike Lee don't get in.  Let's make that Ted Cruz doesn't get in.  That's his new strategy."

"Whew! Man, am I glad I'm done with the GOP," he added.

It appears Rove's "new" strategy is hand all power over to progressives until the end of the country…which shouldn't take long at our current pace.

"If that's your strategy the progressives will be in power forever. Because if you ever do win, it will only be a progressive Republican that gets in," Glenn told listeners.

Glenn isn't accusing Karl Rove of having it out for the Constitution, but unfortunately, Rove is too out of touch with the American people to know what kind of leadership they're seeking. Rove's plan may have had a chance eight or so years ago, but not now.

"They are so entrenched in their own bull crap that they don't even see that America is not there anymore," Glenn said of the establishment.

"Karl Rove defending the GOP establishment is a recipe for death for not only the Republicans, but also a recipe for death for our constitution, and our Republic."

One of the GOPs biggest problem is where it's leaders stand in the public eye. They aren't liked, they aren't trusted, and they're no longer being voted for. You can't keep throwing millions of dollars and the same people, campaign after campaign, and expecting different results.

It's insane.

If you want to change the image of the Republican Party to voters…the leaders of the party have to change.

"You have to get new blood in there, and you have people like Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee.  You have to have them," Glenn insisted. "We should be moving that direction.  But they don't want to hear that. Why? Why don't they want to hear it? Because people like Karl Rove will lose their power."

Everyone in America seems to understand this concept in sports — why are politics any different? If a coach has losing season after losing season….after losing season, what happens to them?

They're fired.

It's time for guys like Karl Rove to be replaced.

"The people that want to be a Republican or a Democrat is dwindling.  The people that want to see attack ads on one side from the other, is dwindling.  The people who want to even pay attention anymore is dwindling," Glenn explained.

Why are people disengaging? Because they're tired. They feel like they no longer have the power to make a difference or change anything. That's what they're being taught to believe by the progressive-controlled mainstream media and people like Karl Rove, who keep asking for their money and doing nothing with it but lose.

"If you're donating to American crossroads now, what you're doing is empowering the established Republicans to slit the throat of anybody who stands up to them," Glenn told listeners. "That's what you're doing."

"No thank you, Mr. Rove. No thank you."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.