VA libertarian gubernatorial candidate funded by… an Obama campaign bundler

On yesterday’s radio program, Glenn encouraged Virginia voters to do their homework and know who they are voting for in the contentious gubernatorial race. A three-way race is underway between the President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden backed Democrat, Terry McAuliffe, the TEA Party supported Republican, Ken Cuccinelli, and the candidate running on the libertarian line, Robert Sarvis.

Sarvis has amassed so much support and fractured the Republican, conservative, libertarian voting block so greatly, McAuliffe may very well come out on top in today’s election. While Glenn was certainly not opposed to third-party candidates, he warned his listeners in Virginia to understand who they were voting for before heading to the ballot boxes.

Glenn was primarily referring to Sarvis and some of the bizarre stances he has taken on issues in the past. From raising taxes to rejecting the Austrian-type economics, Sarvis does not sound like your proto-typical libertarian. And, as it turns out, it was a major Democratic Party benefactor and Obama campaign bundler, Joe Liemandt, who helped pay for professional petition circulators responsible for getting Sarvis on the ballot.

“Yesterday on this program we told you, look at who this guy is,” Glenn said. “He's not a libertarian. This guy believes in more Medicaid or Medicare. He believes in taxes for miles driven. This guy's not a libertarian. And Meredith Jessup from TheBlaze tracked it down.”

TheBlaze reports:

Campaign finance records show the Libertarian Booster PAC has made the largest independent contribution to Sarvis’ campaign, helping to pay for professional petition circulators who collected signatures necessary to get Sarvis’ name on Tuesday’s statewide ballot.

Austin, Texas, software billionaire Joe Liemandt is the Libertarian Booster PAC’s major benefactor. He’s also a top bundler for President Barack Obama. This revelation comes as Virginia voters head to the polls Tuesday in an election where some observers say the third-party gubernatorial candidate could be a spoiler for Republican Ken Cuccinelli.

According to Virginia election filings posted by the Virginia Public Access Project, Liemandt contributed $150,000 of the Texas-based Libertarian Booster PAC’s $229,000 revenue. The Libertarian Booster PAC reported providing $11,454 to pay for signature collection, yard signs and campaign materials for Sarvis and another $4,690 for four Libertarian candidates running for the Virginia state legislature.

“Be very careful. Be very, very careful. We told you on yesterday's program, you spend two minutes looking at the libertarian in the race and you see this guy's not a libertarian… What libertarian is for the things this guy is for? He's not a libertarian. He's a shill,” Glenn said. “It is not too late to get the message out. Voting is going on today and you have to know the truth, but it's incumbent on you to get this word out to everyone you know in Virginia. Anybody that you think might be voting today.”

“Look at what this Administration has done yet again. You want to talk about stealing elections. These guys can't win in a fair fight. They cannot win in a fair fight. They only play dirty. They only lie. They only cheat. They only steal. They cannot win in a fair fight, and they know it.  And so they use everything that they possibly can to be able to steal elections, and they are doing it now. That's what this is. Make no mistake… You may think that's fair. I don't,” he concluded. “Now it is incumbent upon you, the citizen, to be able to know right from wrong… The citizens have got to trust their gut and start depending on their gut a little bit more. Start questioning things. Stop looking at labels.”

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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