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.”

Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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To donate to these rescue efforts, visit NazareneFund.org or MercuryOne.org.

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