Huh? CNN’s Candy Crowley asks Sen. Rand Paul if he would consider switching parties

During his filibuster earlier this year, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was widely viewed as an enemy of the state by the mainstream media. During the more recent Obamacare and debt ceiling debates, however, Sen. Paul has taken a sideline approach as his colleagues like Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) garner the majority of the media attention.

Apparently Sen. Paul’s silence has been construed as disgruntlement by at least some in the media, for CNN’s Candy Crowley actually asked Sen. Paul if he would consider switching parties during an interview on Sunday’s State of the Union.

“Candy Crowley, I mean, didn't they hate Rand Paul recently,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “But because Rand Paul is out of this fight and has stayed on the sidelines, now Rand Paul is suddenly the most reasonable man in America. In fact, maybe Rand should become a Democrat. I'm not kidding you.”

CROWLEY: Do you see yourself at any point in the future being other than politically a member of the Republican Party?

RAND PAUL: You mean, you're implying a third party or some other party?

CROWLEY: Or if you wanted to become a Democrat. There's lots of third parties out there. Just wonder if you see, see yourself being anything other than a Republican.

RAND PAUL: No, I've always been a Republican and I'm one of those people who actually is a real lover of the history of the Republican Party – from the days of abolition through the days of civil rights. The Republican Party has a really rich history. In our state, I'm really proud of the fact that the ones who overturned Jim Crow in Kentucky were Republicans fighting against an entirely unified Democrat Party. So I am proud to be a Republican, can't imagine being anything else.

“That is the greatest answer I've ever heard,” Glenn said.

“It is,” Pat agreed, “because he's not necessarily proud of the current Republican Party. But he's proud of the rich history of the Republican Party.”

The beauty of Sen. Paul’s answer is that it does not condone or support the current state of the Republican Party, but it also doesn’t give Crowley the satisfaction of hearing him bash Republicans. Glenn explained that conservatives should actually find solace and hope in the history of the Republican Party that Sen. Paul refers to.

“I want you to think of one thing. I want you to remember that the Republicans in 1850 didn't exist. 1850 they didn't exist. And we were talking about slavery and it was the Whigs and the Democrats. And the Democrats were all for slavery and the Whigs were too. It's kind of like the Republicans now. The Whigs were, too, but they'd talk a better game. The Democrats were into, ‘These aren't people. Let's put chains around them.’ The Whigs were like, ‘Oh, come on now. Let's vote me in another time and we're going to end this slavery thing’ and then that would never happen… It [was] a one-party system,” Glenn explained. “And so there were 20 of them, mainly Whigs but I think there were a couple of Democrats, and they left. And they said, ‘We're going to start our own party.’ That was I think 1850 to 1853, somewhere in that area. By 1860 the Republicans had not only destroyed the Whigs but they ran a Republican president, Abraham Lincoln.”

“From zero to the president of the United States within 10 years. And that's with no real press… You couldn't share this information as rapidly as we can now. You don't need ten years. You could do it in 18 months,” he continued. “And I think you're approaching it. And I think the way to do it is to try to save the rich heritage of the Republicans, although I don't know anybody even cares anymore, but save the rich heritage of the Republicans, leave that infrastructure in place but get the people like John McCain and all of those guys out. Get them to leave the party.”

During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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California has gone to hell. Homelessness and violence have spiked. Civil liberties and businesses have been destroyed in the name of "COVID safety." Children have been brainwashed with racist critical race theory. And yet, Democrats want to use California as the test model for the entire country. Your state and your town are next. They want their FAILURE to become YOUR FUTURE.

Dave Rubin, host of BlazeTV's "The Rubin Report," moved to Los Angeles about a decade ago. In that time, he's watched it descend into absolute chaos. While most of his news and comedy friends have fled, Dave tells Glenn Beck why he's riding it out and how the rest of the country must save itself from progressive policies and "evil" governors like Gavin Newsom — or else the great American experiment will be over.

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