Conservative Brain Trust Seeks Third-Party Trump Alternative

The Context

While Donald Trump appears to be cruising toward becoming the eventual GOP nominee, there's no doubt he still has a fight on his hands. The #NeverTrump movement is still in full force, and according to Politco, top conservatives will meet in Washington D.C. on Thursday to explore their options. One possibility might even include putting forward a third party to challenge what looks like a Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump presidential race.

Who Are the Players?

While challenging these two progressive candidates for the White House might sound like a good idea, just who are these top conservatives who will be looking into things? The group includes Bill Wichterman, who was George W. Bush’s liaison to the conservative movement, South Dakota businessman Bob Fischer and the Resurgent’s Erick Erickson.

"I would say Erick Erickson, who is at the Resurgent now, by the way, makes me hopeful of this process," co-host Stu Burguirre said on The Glenn Beck Program Wednesday. "Because Erick is one of the guys who has stood up. And Erick is vocal about saying, you know, it's going to wind up being Cruz. Cruz is the guy you should go with."

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program. Start at 1:39:39.


In a typical election, the party and its constituents will fall in line with the nominee. This year however, Donald Trump more closely resembles a Democrat than a Republican, and his policies aren’t that far off from the opposing candidate. When there is that much of a difference in values between the voters and the candidates, a solid block of voters certainly will not conform.

"There's no way. And I know a lot of people --- nobody in my family will vote for Donald Trump. No one," Glenn said. "And nobody in my family is bluffing on that. You know, Tania won't. My two older kids won't. My son-in-law won't. They just --- they're like, 'No. No way. I can't do it.'"

If you can’t pull the lever for either Hillary or Donald, what do you do? Do you "throw your vote away" and write in your favorite teacher from elementary school or do you look for a viable third option?

There Is Still Hope for Cruz

While it’s good to have a backup plan, it’s key to remember this is just a backup. Even those involved have stated this planning is in its early stages and there is still hope for the GOP and for Ted Cruz.

"People aren't giving up on the Republican Party yet," Stu said. "What they're saying is if you get Cruz or somebody good, this isn't going to happen. But we better start thinking about it. Because it looks like Trump is going to be the guy."

The odds might not look good, but the Republic doesn’t need another betting man, it needs men and women of faith and prayer.

Common Sense Bottom Line

Donald Trump looks like he very well could end up with the nomination. It’s going to take a miracle for Ted Cruz to pull this out, but Glenn outlined just how that might happen.

"If Ted Cruz could say, I've got Marco Rubio, me, and Rand Paul going to be the Secretary of Treasury and, you know, throw Carly Fiorina in and actually put your cabinet together and say, 'This is my team,' I think you could actually capture it," Glenn said.

"Remember, that's what George Bush did when he was running against John McCain. Remember? He was not winning. Then he came and he said, 'Oh, by the way, here is my team. It's Colin Powell. It's Dick Cheney is going to be my vice president.' And all of a sudden he went through the roof. Because he started showing, it's not just daddy's little boy here. This is a team."

It will take a team effort to beat Trump, and with Marco Rubio exiting the race, that team is now accepting new applicants.

Featured Image: Guests react while U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at a campaign rally on March 14, 2016 in Decatur, Illinois. The Illinois primary is March 15. (Photo by Charles Ledford/Getty Images)

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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