Glenn Beck's Ron Paul Obsession

It's not often that a political party gangs up to destroy one of its own. But the attempt is in full swing against Ron Paul. Now and again Glenn Beck gets in on the act. He acts like he hates Ron Paul, when he actually seems to agree with him in most of his show monologues. What's propelling Glenn into apoplexy? Any ideas? I've got one...

The establishment is getting vewy vewy newvous. Ron Paul is changing the Republican presidential dynamic; several other candidates are becoming stealth me-too candidates. Maybe the establishment got this ball rolling a bit too early. Ron is getting up a head of steam, and he may shoot into the limelight come February. He raised a crapload of money during the past quarter, and now his goal is to raise $12 million by the end of the year-$4 million per month. And he's already got $500k in the first few days of October.

Mike Huckabee is raising FAR LESS than Ron Paul, yet somehow he is registering higher in the polls than Ron Paul. How can this be? A caller called into the Glenn Beck program today with a very likely reason--it may very well be that pollsters are calling likely-to-vote Republicans, and many Ron Paul voters are not on those calling lists.

The caller himself had not been a likely-to-vote Republican--until recently. But he changed to the Republican party so that he could vote for Ron Paul. There are very likely THOUSANDS of people who are like this caller, judging by the sheer number of donations Ron Paul has received so far.

After this excellent analysis of the polling numbers, Glenn Beck blew a gasket. He did his best (and it was a masterful) impersonation of Bill O'Reilly. The caller might as well have shut-up, but he did a courageous job of trying to get a word in edgewise. Mr. Beck guffawed and accused the man of setting him up and talked and talked and finally dropped the call down the memory hole so that a very valid point about Ron Paul could not be made on his show.

What's up, Glenn? Do you hate Ron Paul, really? Or are you afraid of someone who expects you to be. C'mon, Mr. Beck. Stop being a pansy.

Comments

  1. I am a Christian and a fan of Glenn Becks, however, I wish he would give Mike Huckabee a fair shot. He seems to glaze over any conversation about Huckabee and is more focused on Romney. He says he is undecided on who he will is supporting for President but it is very clear to me when you listen to him and how he is positioning Romney that he wants Mitt to win. I really would like to hear his thoughts on Huckabee but he does not focus on this man at all.
    He interviewed him last week then instead of sharing his views on Huckabee he went to commercials then into an interview with Romney's wife. Then just this week he was interviewing Ted Nuggent who was giving his thoughts about Huckabee saying he is a man of faith and that he supports him and knows him personally and Glenn made light of these comments and wrapped up the interview with Nuggent. I am still a fan of the show but I wish Glenn would come clean and just say he is a Romney supporter. This way his listeners will understand why he is not giving Huckabee a fair shake, instead of ignoring him and focusing or Ron Paul and Fred Thomson. THAT'S THE REAL STORY!

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  2. Its mostly about the war. I like Glenn, but I can't stand to hear him say how we've got to "win" in Iraq. We defeated ourselves the moment we went in, and the only thing that will bring "victory" is to nuke the entire middle east...no, the entire world, becase after we nuke the middle east, the rest of the world will also be pissed at us and will want to destroy us.

    All we have done with our policies of interventionism over the last century is create hatred for ourselves around the world. Why not consider returning to the advice of the founders?

    “We wish not to meddle with the internal affairs of any country, nor with the general affairs of Europe. Peace with all nations, and the right which that gives us with respect to all nations, are our object.” (Thomas Jefferson)

    “Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none, I deem [one of] the essential principles of our government, and consequently [one of] those which ought to shape its administration.” (Thomas Jefferson)

    “America goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.... She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standards of freedom.” (John Quincy Adams)

    Micah Burnett
    Our Republic

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  3. We don't know how to live free anymore, and we don't know how to let others live free either. The establishment is frantic because they are so indoctrinated in government planning both home and abroad, they cannot concieve how freedom works.

    The United States has troops deployed in 135 countries around the world (see list below) does anyone see a problem with that?

    Afghanistan
    Albania
    Algeria
    Antigua
    Argentina
    Australia
    Austria
    Azerbaijan
    Bahamas
    Bahrain
    Bangladesh
    Barbados
    Belgium
    Belize
    Bolivia
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Botswana
    Brazil
    Bulgaria
    Burma
    Burundi
    Cambodia
    Cameroon
    Canada
    Chad
    Chile
    China
    Colombia
    Congo
    Costa Rica
    Cote D’lvoire
    Cuba
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Djibouti
    Dominican Republic
    East Timor
    Ecuador
    Egypt
    El Salvador
    Eritrea
    Estonia
    Ethiopia
    Fiji
    Finland
    France
    Georgia
    Germany
    Ghana
    Greece
    Guatemala
    Guinea
    Haiti
    Honduras
    Hungary
    Iceland
    India
    Indonesia
    Iraq
    Ireland
    Israel
    Italy
    Jamaica
    Japan
    Jordan
    Kazakhstan
    Kenya
    Kuwait
    Kyrgyzstan
    Laos
    Latvia
    Lebanon
    Liberia
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macedonia
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Malaysia
    Mali
    Malta
    Mexico
    Mongolia
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Nepal
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Nicaragua
    Niger
    Nigeria
    North Korea
    Norway
    Oman
    Pakistan
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Philippines
    Poland
    Portugal
    Qatar
    Romania
    Russia
    Saudi Arabia
    Senegal
    Serbia and Montenegro
    Sierra Leone
    Singapore
    Slovenia
    Spain
    South Africa
    South Korea
    Sri Lanka
    Suriname
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Syria
    Tanzania
    Thailand
    Togo
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    Uganda
    Ukraine
    United Arab Emirates
    United Kingdom
    Uruguay
    Venezuela
    Vietnam
    Yemen
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe


    Micah Burnett
    Our Republic

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  4. It's true that Beck and Paul agree on a lot of principles. Where they differ is on what to do about them.

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  5. I haven't listened to Glenn for a couple of weeks. Normally I like him, but he got on a kick talking about President Amidinajad's visit, and wouldn't get off it.

    I'm not fan of the Iranian president either, but all the guy did was give a speech.... And it didn't seem to be too bad from the bits I saw.

    I think Glenn and Ron are pretty much in the same boat politically, the place they differ, is that Glenn is still nervous about trusting the average American citizen. Hence he freaks out when Ron talks about disbanding the FBI and similar things, but if he would let Ron explain I think they might see eye to eye.

    I did see the bit from the TV show where Glenn talked about Ron Paul, and to be frank it only made me want to vote for him more. The only disturbing part was that Glenn claimed Ron stood him up for a TV interview - not sure if that's true or not, but doesn't sound like something I would expect from Ron, without a good reason.

    I think Ron Paul is about the only chance America has of pulling out of the nose dive we are in towards full on socialism. We just need to oust most of the Senate and Congress so he can actually get some work done when he gets in.

    Perhaps we should all be just a little more vigilant in airport restrooms and stuff!

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  6. Look, I know Glenn Beck personally. He moved to Florida and lived in my ward right after he joined the LDS church. My father was his bishop, and he stills comes and visits every year around chirstmas.
    Glenn's problem is simple, he cannot let go of his "tradtions". It's always been republicans against the democrats, and since 9/11, when everything changed, it's "Iraq War: You're either with us or against us!" And let me tell you, right or whrong, Genn is 'with us'.
    His is slowly letting go, one finger at a time, of his traditions, but he will not relive another Vietnam war.

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  7. THat is a long list of countries that you say our troops are in..... Venesuala, Turkey? What is your source? What is the troop count per country? If what you say is true, the USA has troops in 120 plus countries, then I would like Ron Paul to Roll out the long list, rolling it out dramatically long, down the podium and to the Media Host, and ask the same retorical question.

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  8. I'm not sure if that list is entirely accurate... Zimbabwe holds particular interest for and I am almost 100% we don't have any troops involved in that mess.

    That said though, we do try and excert way too much influence on the rest of the world, instead of focusing on the core values of the Founding Fathers, and just being a good example for the world to follow - if they choose to.

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  9. republican senator larry craig10/19/2007 11:33:00 PM

    I like the two fat ass gay men.

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