A lot of people have been talking about the statements made by Glenn Beck this morning. Glenn said that he would consider voting for Ron Paul over Newt Gingrich. You can listen to the audio yourself. (It’s also attached to this article)
Judson Phillips, Tea Party Nation founder, wrote the following blog post this evening:
Glenn Beck is now supporting a second term for Barack Obama.
Yes. How else do you explain what he has come out with now? From the Right Scoop:
Glenn Beck said this morning on his radio show that if Newt Gingrich is the nominee and Ron Paul runs third party, he’d consider voting for Ron Paul over Newt Gingrich, and he hates Ron Paul’s policies on the Middle East:
This is suicide and it doesn’t get any simpler this: voting third party on our side for whomever guarantees Obama a victory. That’s it. And if Newt’s the nominee and Beck wants to go that road, then I tell him what I tell others: enjoy the hell that will be a second Obama term.
This is after Beck came out a few days ago saying if the Tea Party supported Newt over Obama, it was only about race.
From Business Insider:
Over the weekend Beck followed up last week’s headline-making interview with Newt Gingrich with an appearance on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Fox Business show.
Beck, who is no fan of what he terms Gingrich’s “progressive” politics, declared that Gingrich is the “only candidate I cannot vote for” before taking a rather brutal (if totally true to form) swipe at Tea Party supporters.
If you have a big government progressive, or a big government progressive in Obama… ask yourself this, Tea Party: Is it about Obama’s race? Because that’s what it appears to be to me. If you’re against him but you’re for this guy, it must be about race. I mean, what else is it? It’s the policies that matter.
Those comments can only be described as nutty.
Why would Beck say such stupid things? One commenter on one of the websites that carried this story suggested Beck was trying to help Romney out because Romney and Beck are both Mormon.
Some Tea Party members, such as myself, like Newt Gingrich. Some are willing to accept Gingrich and some say they will refuse to vote for him. Calling us racists because we prefer Gingrich, who despite his flaws, loves America and wants the best for America, is absolutely nuts.
To say you would prefer Ron Paul as a third party candidate over Newt Gingrich is beyond nuts. If Ron Paul runs as a third party candidate, he has the support to pull enough votes away to give Barack Obama a second term. Anyone with half a brain can figure this out.
Why would Glenn Beck want Barack Obama to have a second term?
If there is no other reason to make certain there is no second Obama term, then consider the Supreme Court. In the next four years, there will be at least one opening in the Supreme Court and possibly more. If one of the conservatives leaves the court, we will have a liberal majority on the court and if that happens, we will see the constitution be relegated to the ash heap of history.
If Beck is so opposed to Newt because he thinks Newt is a progressive, why hasn’t he said anything about Mitt Romney who, unlike Newt, really is a liberal?
So, Glenn, why no criticism of Mitt?
I gave up listening to Glenn Beck several years ago when it became apparent he was more interested in building his brand, then about saving this country.
It looks like I haven’t missed anything.
It seems that Glenn Beck has raised the ire of some members of the Tea Party.
Psst – Glenn, that happens when you mention Ron Paul. Don’t worry, next week they’ll be supporting Santorum…
This writer understands that many people believe voting third party is a sure way to re-elect President Obama. Of course, when people “held their noses and voted for the lesser of two evils” (John McCain) that turned out well…