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.

#NeverTrump

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)

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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