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Glenn Beck: ‘Ron Paul people, I have had it up to here’

Glenn Beck: ‘Ron Paul people, I have had it up to here’
September 17, 2012
Today, Glenn Beck on his radio show called on Ron Paul supporters to stop supporting Ron Paul, he is not running. Prior to that statement, Beck also stated that he’s an Independent and not a Republican or a Democrat and discussed the polls numbers between Romney and Obama with his co-host, Pat Gray.


Whoa there Hoss. A collegue emailed me this article this early morning. This is an old article but, it was my intention to put Beck back in the hotseat as he is trying to make a "libertarian" comeback these days. One thing the article did do was rally at least 25 DPers to action with their downvotes. Good enough. Happy Easter.

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Glenn Beck is an entertainer.

That is all.

Leave Beck alone. He 's about 80% percent & that's good enough.

Beck's a better Libertarian than many posters on DP, so leave him alone. He is a valuable asset.

After watching the: "John Stossel goes after Glenn Beck for claiming to be libertarian" posting on dailypaul I posted this:

"John Stossel goes after Glenn Beck for claiming to be libertarian," is misleading and disingenuous. Watch the video. It's worth the eight minutes.

Stossel isn't going after anyone. He is allowing Beck to clarify himself on the issues which he does very well, and honestly. By actually listening to what Beck had to say in response to Stossel's questions I'd say that Glenn Beck is in the eighty percentile block in the World's Smallest Political Quiz. In my book that qualifies as libertarian.

Beck has a large audience and influences millions of people. He should be welcomed and not dissed by some small minded "libertarians" because he isn't one hundred percent. Let's not go the way of the Objectivists and condemn those who aren't yet one hundred percenters.

I officially became a Libertarian when I joined the party after Hospers and Nathan ran for Prez and V.P. in 1972. My membership number was 1895. I'm now a Republican precinct delegate.

In the early years it was a slow growth enterprise without any leaders who could provide the spark to get it noticed. Up until 2008 it was a very slow growth enterprise and then Ron Paul happened. Ron Paul's candidacy exploded public awareness of Libertarianism and it hasn't stopped yet.

It is a very popular public idea now. We have John Stossel, Neal Cavuto, Eric Bolling, Greg Gutfeld, Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, Matt Welch, Kmele Foster, and Judge Napolitano on television's most popular news and business channels. And then there are the high profile libertarians like Penn Gillette, Kurt Russell, Tom Selleck, Jeremy Irons, Drew Carey, Clint Eastwood, Dwight Yokum, Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams among a growing list.

We've come a long way baby, and Glenn Beck is a welcome fellow traveler. Let's keep moving forward. We will overcome. It is just a matter of time now.


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The Devil is 90%!

Deception is built on half truths and lies.

Glen Beck is someone the liberty movement can do without

If you think he's 80%, than we have failed as a liberty movement.

My favorite daily show skit by the way, was the one he nails Glenn Beck for creating a "perfect 'libertarian' society" but then describes a 100% communist society, and he didn't do anything except play the videos of Glenn Beck explaining it.

Glenn Beck is a tool. Can we use him? Yes Do we need him? No Is he libertarian? Not a chance in hell.

How did he try and infiltrate libertarianism again? Or right, by hating on libertarians saying "I'm libertarian now, and you wont except me, this is why you people have a hard time getting followers."

F%$# Glenn Beck.

Don't forget, Evil will do good if it helps them take ground. They will heal and help people, but at the core, they are rotten, and they always show their true colors.

I once declared that we should Nuke Iraq, Iran, and the rest

I once declared that we should Nuke Iraq, Iran, and the rest of 'them'. I never fell for the 'they hate us because we a free', but I did believe that 'they' were at fault for the conflict and 'they' needed to be taught a serious lesson.

Not all of us were born into Libertarian families and taught about Rights, Privileges, and Self Governance from birth like you. Some of us were born into diverse families divided up into fairly narrow thinking Democrats and Republicans and had many years of indoctrination to unwind before we stopped thinking and behaving like assholes to people we've never met.

I was quite ill with myself after reading Hayek, Smith, Rothbard, Ridley, and a host of others because I'm a pretty smart guy and after reading all these wonderful authors I saw that the world I perceived was actually quite different than reality. I was a Fox News Drone who fell for the propaganda meant to whip the simple minded into a frenzy.

That was then this is now. Can you question my motives based upon my thinking 4,5, 10 years ago? Sure, but you'd be dead ass WRONG.

While I don't particularly trust Beck (I don't 'trust' anyone I don't personally know) I don't fault him for not seeing things the same way I do. I do think that he is for the most part honest about his positions.

Here's an idea for you. Admonish and berate all those not as LIBERTY minded or advanced as you. Belittle any efforts they make towards liberty and compare those trivial efforts against your own more worthy efforts. Let the world know.

It is very easy to criticize others and whacking them as they approach your position is a great way to keeping them away. Beck reaches MILLIONS and while he is not perfect, how many more people are googling 'libertarian' and finding resources that help uncover reality?

Will Beck co-opt the Liberty movement? Hell NO! The various 'TEA' parties tried, and did at first, but Liberty is not some fad, it is the natural desire to make one's own way through this world in a manner befitting our Creator.



It's the Beckerhead republicans

It's true that many well intentioned patriots that joined the hijacked version of the TEA party have been dealing with their rude awakening to the fact that they were lied to and hoodwinked by infiltrators of the movement with designs to utilize the frustration and fear of many to rebuild an all but dead republican party. And Glenn Beck himself took advantage of many to build his 9/12 faction and keep a percentage of then misinformed in his own vial Glenn Beck way. The fact remains that Glenn is an actor and not much more than that. He is a well paid control valve for the release of some basic obvious information with which to snag the unsuspecting into believing him unquestionably as a source of truth, even when he spins it in a rather convincing way.
Well many are seeing through the counterfeit and slowly Glenn is losing followers to more intense and enlightening though sometimes controversial self made truth seeking reporters like Alex Jones and Clyde Lewis just to name two that I know of.
I have never trusted Glenn since the 2008 elections when he demonized Ron Paul and those who supported him. Glenn is an opportunist and nothing more. And he gets paid well for it. But I'm not buying.


Beckerhead: a poisonous snake

Beckerhead: a poisonous snake


Why was this presented as having just happened?
It seems like there is a coordinated effort to disrupt this site.


Total paid off shill!Glenn Beck ratings must be down..................

Glenn Beck Neo Con NOT Libertarian.Glenn Beck is controlled opposition designed to infiltrate, subvert, and destroy!


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Beck is a non sequitur, a co-opting talking-head opportunist.

Beck has already showed his true color, and it's red. Double-speak is his language, and deception is his game. Beck did this to Ron Paul in 2012, and he will do this again. Rand is next on his hit list. When the subjects of war or foreign policy are brought up with Rand, that is when Beck will again attack Liberty.

April Fools!!! So I was going to say...

Don't forget to post at the Examiner, but the artcle is from 2012!
Michael there seems to be alot of old garbage being posted. Pretty lame distractions.
Yet we all agree Glen Beck is a tool.

Automatic down-vote for posting that jerk's name

Glenn who ?

No ...

... down votes are because Beck did not say those things "today."

He said them 2 months before the election in 2012, when Ron Paul was no longer running.

OP either made a mistake or is a troll.

Keep Posting This

So that no one forgets who Beck really is.

Who cares if Glen Beck has had it up to here or

up to anywhere on anything, now and forever.

Glenn who?...

This guy is worse at self promotion, than Alex. At least with Alex... are we are entertained? Beck is a cultist. Alex gets around to the truth... eventually, where Beck is simply a media whore. I understand Alex, he is fun. Alex makes it with a spoon full of sugar. Beck, is a crying Mormon, who wants to display his emotional commitment. I have read Beck, or what was ghost written for him, he is a simpleton.

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Ha ha ha ha ha

What a dumbass. Sorry, it needs to be said. -3 points and counting. Good! Good riddance!

Who cares about Glenn Beck. I didn't even read the article, have no intention to, and do not care about Glenn Beck or what he says.

Liberty Lovers! Create your own culture!

Step 1. Stop poisoning your mind.
Step 2. Stop poisoning your body
Step 3. Become acquainting with who truly are. Chances are, you have no idea because your mind and body are so clouded.

But if you can achieve steps 1 and 2, you might have a chance.

My love to you Daily Paul.

He's the man.

Yesterday I had an experience

Yesterday I had an experience with number 3. It was weird. I was watching the news in my hotel breakfast room when they were talking about another planet that was"earth like". I thought to myself...what are the chances of that? You would have to have the perfect set up for life like us to strive on another planet. Earth is so unique in that way. When people say they find it hard to believe that we are the only intelligent life I say hog wash because earth really is perfect and that would be near impossible to occur more than once.

Then I started feeling really, really small. And irrelevant. And alone. That's what we are...small and irrelevant and alone. And then I thought about how vulnerable our race is. It just felt so weird thinking about this.

What about when we were sheep?

There was time in my life where I wasn't fully awake to everything. The fed, Monsanto, the wars, nsa.. Maybe glenn took that position a few years back, but im not going to demonize the guy for saying he's come to reality. We all have. Let his actions from this point on be your guide.

glen is just to big a "flake"

glen is just to big a "flake" for me to even consider as truly supportive of libertarians.

this is no more than a attempt to co-op. the movement

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Why is this stupid OLD thing

Why is this stupid OLD thing being posted here??? It's from Sept 17, 2012.. AFTER Ron Paul stopped running... I just don't get some of you...

"Today, Glenn Beck on his radio show called on Ron Paul supporters to stop supporting Ron Paul, "

WRONG and misleading title and statement...

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Old News Should Have a date after the title. I didn't read the

article or I would have picked up on the date. I immediately assumed this was current news. Thanks Brian Middleton for pointing out it was old. Another reason I fell for it is because Glenn has come out and said he does not support the Bundy's. Just another reason to ignore him. I know Alex has stuck up for him in the past but after his stand on Bundy, that was the last straw for me. He is with them and against us the way I see it.


Same here

I thought it a bit odd, but Beck's been trying to through Alex Jones, by name, under the bus, this week, so I thought this was an extension of that.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

He simply trolling for reactions and ratings

Beck has to sound off this way, or no one will pay much attention, or money, for his opinion.

He knows that when he disses Paul's like-minded supporters, he'll likely draw major heat; kinda like he did in his rodeo clown days.

Same strategy, different bull.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

bllengeck has malignant narcissism

The malignant narcissism of Glenn Beck differs from plain old narcissism, which is sometimes curable and which we will most likely find in every politician to some degree. Malignant clinical narcissism is thought to have its roots in a childhood where the person does not evolve past the normal developmental stage of infantile narcissism. The onset of all narcissism is typically in infancy, childhood and early adolescence and is often attributed to childhood abuse and trauma inflicted by parents, authority figures, or even peers and with malignant narcissism, particularly involving humiliation for an imperfection.


EDIT: this is a libby liberal website / i disagree w/ ~ 77% of it's content ... bllengecko IS a narcissist lizzaaard we can agree on that point . . .

Beck is just another dictator

Same control freak DNA as the rest.

Beck is a paid actor

An establishment Rino pretending to be "libertarian". I don't trust him and I have seen enough videos of his flip flops and lies to figure him out.

Beck doesn't get it . . .

I don't think Beck gets it. It's not the man - it's the philosophy.


I honestly

don't care what Glenn Beck thinks.

I will support whomever I choose - it's none of his business.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
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