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'God Help Us All': Glenn Beck Says America Is Doomed And Obama Is A Communist Puppet

Glenn Beck was fired up today over the terrorist attack in Brussels, ranting on his radio program that if America elects Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, this nation will be doomed.

"I can't believe this is my country," Beck said. "History will record, they will record us exactly the way every other civilization has gone and our great-grandchildren and our grandchildren will look back on this time — I hope I'm dead before my grandchildren say, 'What were you thinking? What were you doing? What did you do?'"

"They will erase us from history in the next few generations because they will be too ashamed of us," he continued. "Our children and our grandchildren are going to learn about the Constitution, they are going to learn about what freedom really is because they will have lost it. And when they learn what life was really like in America and we threw it away, God help us all. God help us all."

Eventually, Beck began ranting about an awkward exchange between President Obama and Raúl Castro in Cuba yesterday, which Beck insisted was Castro's way of signaling to the world that Obama is a communist puppet whom he can control.

"It was the emasculation of the president," Beck stated. "It was showing, 'I have control of him' ... He was showing, 'I control this man.'"

During the exchange, Beck said, Obama's "mask came off" and revealed that he is a Marxist and "a puppet of a communist dictator."

Yet Again, David Barton Falsely Claims The Average Welfare Family Receives $61,000 A Year In Benefits

On his radio program last week, Glenn Beck dedicated a segment to ripping Donald Trump as a man who simply doesn't care about the truth of anything that he says, asserting that Trump is rarely called out for his lies and when, he is, neither he nor his supporters really even care about his rampant dishonesty.

"The truth doesn't matter to him," Beck said. "The truth is completely irrelevant to Donald Trump."

At the time, we thought that pretty much the same thing could be said about Beck's good pal, David Barton, who also seems to have no qualms about repeating demonstrable falsehoods over and over again because he knows that his supporters will reflexively accept anything he says while ignoring all the criticism that his work receives.

And nothing better demonstrates this very point than the most recent episode of Barton's "Foundations of Freedom" series, in which he was joined by none other than Glenn Beck and where he repeated, for the fourth time, his false claim that families on welfare receive $61,000 a year in government benefits.

"Right now, if you're on welfare in America," Barton stated, "there are 80 anti-poverty programs in America. Those 80 anti-poverty programs, spread out over the poor, the average amount that goes through those poverty programs to those who are designated to be poor,  $61,000 a year. The poor in America, right now, make more that the starting salary of a teacher in 11 states, more than the starting salary of a secretary in 39 states. If you're in Hawaii, unless you're making a salary of over $61,000 a year, there is no reason for you to get off poverty."

As we have pointed out every time we have heard Barton make this assertion, this entirely misleading claim was first put forth by the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee back in 2012 and was, as the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explained, derived by relying on "a series of serious manipulations of the data that violate basic analytic standards and are used to produce a potentially inflammatory result."

But the simple fact that this claim is totally false is not going to stop Barton from endlessly repeating it ... nor will it stop Beck from gladly standing with him.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 3/21/16

  • Glenn Beck has written an open letter to Donald Trump in which he likens the GOP presidential hopeful to a domestic abuser.
  • Speaking of Beck, he is outraged that the Drudge Report would mock a 12-year-old boy for fasting for Ted Cruz. Of course, Drudge was actually mocking Beck for bringing the boy on stage and crying about it.
  • Donald Trump continues to rack up key endorsements.
  • Linda Harvey says that the Day of Silence is "exploiting legitimate, anti-bullying sentiment to achieve [the] ultimate goal of eradicating conservative, moral, social, and political beliefs about homosexuality, or at least silencing them." 
  • Finally, Janet Porter doesn't like gays marching in the St. Patrick's Day parade because "the signal that it sends is immoral."

Glenn Beck: 'The Constitution Comes' And 'All Of A Sudden We Have Microwave Ovens'

On his radio program today, Glenn Beck reiterated his warning that people who don't vote for Ted Cruz will face eternal consequences because God gave us the Constitution ... which allowed us to create the microwave.

Once again echoing W. Cleon Skousen's book "The Five Thousand Year Leap," Beck argued that Cruz is the only presidential candidate who will defend the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, which he said are sacred documents given to us by God for the purpose of protecting our God-given rights for future generations so that America would be free to create things like microwaves and airplanes.

"Just like George Washington didn't have any idea that electricity would come and television would come and we would walk on the moon and we would free Germany and we would save the Jews in Europe," Beck said, "and that our country would restore and be the leader of putting Israel back on the map. He had no idea those things were coming. But it is because of that document God allowed those things to happen."

"For 5,000 years, we had a fireplace, we had a fire pit," he continued. "The Constitution comes, all of a sudden we have microwave ovens! Nobody thought of that?"

"Leonardo da Vinci couldn't figure out that the top of the wing needed to bend. Instead, he just kept making everything perfectly flat. But after the Constitution, after men are set free, after we start dedicating ourselves to God, all of a sudden we can just figure out that little curve will give us lift to lift the airplanes? Wow, that seems pretty simple, doesn't it?"

What Would It Look Like If Ted Cruz Put His Pal Mike Lee on the Supreme Court?

Back in December, Kyle reported that Glenn Beck, who believes Ted Cruz is anointed by God to be president, suggested that a President Cruz should nominate Utah Sen. Mike Lee to the Supreme Court. This weekend, while campaigning in Utah, Cruz himself floated the prospect, saying Lee “would look good” on the court.

“Good” is not really the right word. “Terrifying” is more like it.

Lee, who calls Cruz his “best friend at work,” has perhaps the most extreme view of the Constitution of anyone in the Senate. Lee is a fervent “tenther,” someone who believes the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution radically restricts the authority of the federal government. As Jeffrey Rosen wrote in the New York Times Magazine in 2010, “Lee offered glimpses of a truly radical vision of the U.S. Constitution, one that sees the document as divinely inspired and views much of what the federal government currently does as unconstitutional.”

Lee dismisses Supreme Court rulings upholding a women’s right to abortion. He called the court’s marriage equality ruling a “breathtaking presumption of power.” People For the American Way noted in a 2010 report that Lee “has denounced as ‘domestic enemies’ those who disagree with his radically limited view” of the Constitution.

Here are a few things that Sen. Mike Lee believes are unconstitutional for the federal government to be engaged in:

This list helps explain why right-wing law professor Jonathan Adler, a force behind the King v. Burwell challenge to the Affordable Care Act, has also suggested that the next Republican president should put Lee on the court.

For an ardent self-described constitutionalist, Lee has a lot of problems with the Constitution as amended over the years and as interpreted by the Supreme Court. Lee published a book last year called “Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document.” He believes the 16th amendment, allowing the federal government to collect income taxes, should be repealed, leaving it to the states to determine how they would tax their own citizens to pay for the extremely limited federal government that would fit his vision of the constitution. He also thinks the 17th Amendment was a mistake and thinks the power to elect U.S. senators should be taken away from voters and returned to state legislatures. He also wants to "clarify" the 14th Amendment through legislation to deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. to parents who are not citizens or legal residents and wants to amend the Constitution to require a balanced federal budget and to impose congressional term limits. He supports a campaign by some right-wing activists for state legislators to convene an “Article V” convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution.

As a Senate candidate he said he would like to abolish the federal Departments of Energy and Education, dismantle the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and phase out Social Security altogether. As a senator, Lee orchestrated shutting down the government in an effort to defund Obamacare, even though Cruz took most of the blame for it.

Cruz and Lee share a sort of gleeful pride in playing the outsiders who have contempt for “the establishment.” Lee is reportedly the guy who suggested that Cruz run for Senate; he was among those who endorsed Cruz in his long-shot primary for his Senate seat. This month, he became the first of Cruz’s Senate colleagues to endorse his presidential run.

The White Horse Prophecy: Glenn Beck Tells Utah That God Has Chosen The Mormons To Save America By Electing Ted Cruz

Back in 1843, Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, supposedly delivered a message known as "The White Horse Prophecy" that declared that one day, when the U.S. Constitution was hanging by a thread, the Mormon people would rise up and save this nation.

This is how Brigham Young reportedly explained it in 1854:

Will the Constitution be destroyed? No; it will be held inviolate by this people; and, as Joseph Smith said, “The time will come when the destiny of the nation will hang upon a single thread. At that critical juncture, this people will step forth and save it from the threatened destruction."

In 2010, the LDS church issued an official statement that "the so-called 'White Horse Prophecy' is based on accounts that have not been substantiated by historical research and is not embraced as Church doctrine," but that didn't stop Glenn Beck from repeatedly invoking it as he campaigned for Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee in Utah over the weekend.

Beck spent all last week declaring that God has spent the last 10 years preparing and sanctifying his audience to rise up at this very moment and save the republic by electing Ted Cruz as president. But when he went to Utah, Beck made it unmistakably clear to his fellow Mormons that God is using them to save America because evangelical Christians "are not listening to their God," a reference to southern evangelical Republicans who have voted for Donald Trump.

When Beck spoke at a rally for Sen. Lee's re-election in Draper on Saturday, he explicitly invoked the language of the White Horse Prophecy.

"It's something that Utah needs to hear," he said. "The body of the Priesthood is known to stand up when the Constitution hangs by a thread. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 2000. What attracted me was not only the truth of the message, but also the people like President [Harold] Lee and President [Ezra Taft] Benson, who knew exactly who we were, knew who we were as a country. Many times, what held me through was the prophecy that the Constitution will hang by a thread and this people would remember what our founders did. It is our responsibility to stand for the Constitution!"

Beck echoed that message while campaigning for Cruz in Provo, telling the audience that he had a "special message for the people of Utah."

"I believe the Book of Mormon," he said. "I believe it to be true. I believe every word of it ... That book spells out in great detail what things look like before the Lord comes back. And He gave us that book so we can protect freedom here. He also gave us that book so we would know what to do at the time. Now you either believe that or you don't. You either believe that to be true, it's not just a book; then let the Priesthood lead! Priesthood holders, stand up and take your staff! You are the guardian at the gate."

While speaking at another Cruz rally in Salt Lake City, Beck said that it was up to the Mormons to save this nation because "the evangelicals are not listening to their God."

"Let me testify to you now," he stated. "The Book of Mormon is a book that was given to us for this time in this land and it explains exactly what it's going to look like when trouble comes ... You know what time it is, the Priesthood is supposed to rise up and restore the Constitution. Now is that time!"

"Utah has an incredible opportunity," he continued. "So many Christians have been standing up, but all throughout the South, the evangelicals are not listening to their God. Let us raise a standard in Utah. Let us do this one thing perfectly right."

Glenn Beck: Failure To Elect Ted Cruz Will Leave Us Will Blood On Our Hands

Glenn Beck told his live television audience last night that it was up to them to warn everyone they can about the dangers of not electing Ted Cruz as president, saying that those who fail to do so will have blood on their hands.

Beck said he would be out on the campaign trail for Cruz again this weekend "because that's what I can do" and that others have to do whatever they can "because we are on the Titanic, it's going down"

"Knock on every single door," Beck told them. "They don't want to come? Fine. Don't waste time. The Titanic is going down. But you knock on every single door, 'Can I tell you about the truth? Can I tell you about the truth? Can I tell you about the truth, because here's what's coming.' They don't want to hear it, up to them."

Citing the biblical prophet Ezekiel, Beck said that "religious people" will be held eternally responsible for their failure to warn others that total disaster is rapidly approaching.

"The blood of the people who could have been saved," Beck stated, "now think of this, because we're talking about the rights of all mankind; if America goes down — this isn't hyperbole any more, this isn't like a famous Reagan speech that he gave — this is real. If we go away, where is freedom? So all of the freedom that will be lost, all of lives that will be lost because we refused to pay attention, [will be] on our hands."

Glenn Beck's Audience 'Will Be Remembered In History As Saving The Republic'

Glenn Beck opened his radio program today by telling his audience that all of the predictions he has made over the last 10 years are now all coming to fruition and that is why God has been preparing this audience for this very moment to rise up and save this nation.

And while Beck has been making this same statement for most of the last two years, now he really means it because this summer is going to be 1968 all over again, when America will see riots and assassinations and Beck's audience will be America's only hope.

At one point, Beck actually hauled out his trusty chalkboard and listed a bunch of the "accurate" predictions that he has made over the last 10 years to illustrate just how right he has been all along.

"In 1999, I told you about Osama bin Laden," Beck said. "In 2004, I started warning about the housing collapse. All the way from 2004 to 2008, I was warning about the housing and banking collapse. In 2003, I started interviewing people in the GOP and said, 'You better be careful, they're going to come for you with pitchforks and torches, don't you understand what's happening, don't you understand what you're doing? This means the downfall of the GOP. In 2008, I said they're going to start admitting that they're Marxists and socialists. In 2010, the caliphate. In 2006, the Bubba Effect. In 2009, the pendulum swing and the rise of the radical right here in America. In 2010, I started telling you about top down, bottom up, inside out. In 2014, I started telling you that it was 1968, this summer would be 1968. Those are just some of them."

Despite this amazing track record, everyone continues to mock him, but Beck doesn't mind because he knows that this has all been part of God's plan.

"This is the time," he said. "And this is the time where we're going to build lifeboats. This is the time where we're going to be the group of people that will be remembered in history as saving the republic."

Glenn Beck Says John Kasich Is A 'Son Of A Bitch' Who Is Going To 'Possibly Destroy The Republic'

On Monday, Glenn Beck was positively giddy over his realization that everything he has done for the last decade has been orchestrated by God for the purpose of preparing his audience to save this nation by electing Ted Cruz as president.

God's plan for saving America, Beck explained, hinged upon Donald Trump winning the Republican primaries in Florida and Ohio and thereby driving both Marco Rubio and John Kasich out of the race, setting up a showdown between Cruz and Trump, at which point "Cruz turbos and the republic is saved."

Unfortunately for Beck, last night didn't quite turn out the way he had anticipated, with Kasich winning in his native Ohio and vowing to stay in the race until the Republican convention. So while Beck heaped praised upon Rubio for dropping out after losing to Trump in Florida, saying that he delivered a "landmark" concession speech that will go down in history, he declared that Kasich will conversely go down in history as the man who "possibly destroyed the republic."

After co-host Pat Gray mocked Kasich on the radio program today for being "delusional" for staying in the race when it is mathematically impossible for him to actually win enough delegates in the remaining primaries to secure the GOP nomination, Beck stated that "this guy is going to be remembered as a guy who possibly destroyed the republic."

"It will be his arrogance," Beck said, "he will go down in history as the guy who possibly destroyed the republic ... We're looking at a delusional guy."

"Excuse my language," Beck said later in the broadcast, "but you son of a bitch, the republic is at stake. This is not like a normal race. The republic is at stake!"

Glenn Beck And Jerry Boykin Say Electing Trump Or Clinton Would Be National Suicide

On Monday's television show, Glenn Beck aired an interview that he conducted with the Family Research Council's Jerry Boykin when the two men were in Ohio last weekend campaigning for Ted Cruz. During the discussion, the two agreed that the election of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton would mean that America has reached rock bottom and decided to commit national suicide.

After Beck complained that Christians are being mocked for believing, as he does, that Ted Cruz has been raised up by God for this moment, he and Boykin worried that America has not yet reached the point where it is willing to humble itself and ask God to save this nation.

"I'm a recovering alcoholic," Beck said. "There was a time when I hit my bottom and I had to decide whether I was going to repeat my mother's life, who committed suicide, or if I was going to live. My mother's bottom was suicide. Some people don't have a bottom. If we vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, is our bottom suicide?"

"If we go down that road," Boykin replied, "I don't think the republic will survive."

God Has Been Preparing And Sanctifying Glenn Beck's Audience To Save America

On his television program last night, Glenn Beck again shared his belief that everything that he has done for the last decade has been part of God's master plan to use Beck's audience to save America by electing Ted Cruz as president.

Beck said that all the warnings that he has issued over the years "sounded crazy" to him too, but he knew that he had to deliver them because they came directly from God.

"Because He saved me and because I know that I could never repay Him back for that," Beck said, "I made a promise to Him: I will do what You want me to do, I will say what You want me to say, I will go where You want me to go. And so I have and He put a warning message on my heart."

Beck said that his various Restoring Honor, Restoring Courage and Restoring Love events were all things that he didn't understand and didn't want to do, but now realizes were all part of "His genius."

"I have said for a long time this is going to be the audience that saves the republic," he said. "It is clear this was preparation and sanctification."

Glenn Beck: For Ten Years, God Has Been Preparing My Audience To Save America By Electing Ted Cruz

On his radio program this morning, Glenn Beck revealed an epiphany that he had over the weekend when he realized that everything he has done over the last decade has been orchestrated by God for the purpose of saving this nation by electing Ted Cruz as president.

As Beck explained, the various Restoring Honor, Restoring Courage and Restoring Love events that he has hosted over the years were things that he didn't even want to do but did anyway because he was being compelled by God to do so. Though he didn't understand the purpose of any of the events at the time, Beck has now realized that they were all part of God's master plan to prepare Beck's audience to save America.

Beck reached this conclusion after seeing the protests surrounding Donald Trump's campaign rallies over the weekend, which he said is finally showing America that both Trump and the protesters will tear this nation apart and that Cruz will be this nation's only hope for survival.

Once Marco Rubio and John Kasich drop out when they fail to win their respective home states in this week's Republican primaries, Beck said that Republicans will realize that they have to either back Trump or Cruz and when that happens, "Cruz turbos and the republic is saved."

Beck marveled at how God has so perfectly orchestrated everything for this moment.

"You think we're that genius to be able to put that together?" he said. "You think we had this master strategy that put that together? When I was in Ohio this weekend and that dawned on me, I'm like, 'Holy cow!' I've been wondering what it was for. It's for this moment. Honor. Courage. Love. Honor, courage, love. It was for this moment because this is the audience that is going to save the republic."

"I am filled with the spirit, I am filled with the truth on this one," Beck continued. "This is the moment this audience will save the republic ... Everything I have talked about for almost a decade and a half is all coming into play this summer and that tells me that God has had a master plan the whole time."

Glenn Beck Says The NRA Board Supports Grover Norquist Because He 'Cried At A Hearing'

Glenn Beck continues to promote his campaign to get right-wing anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist removed from the board of the National Rifle Association on the grounds that Norquist is a front man for the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic radicals, rolling out a new effort today aimed at mobilizing his listeners who are NRA members to vote to recall Norquist.

As Beck explained on his radio program today, Norquist is a "shill" for the Muslim Brotherhood and "a very shifty man" who has greatly endangered this nation by associating with "really bad people" and vouching for known "terrorists," referring to the bogus claim that Norquist is a secret agent working for the Islamist group.

Norquist is "a really bad mole," Beck said, and therefore it is vitally important that he be removed from the NRA board via this recall effort.

For its part, the NRA is urging members not to remove Norquist from the board, saying that the allegations against him are without "factual support":

... the NRA itself and a "Who's Who" of national conservative leaders have rallied Norquist's defense, saying the allegations are nonsense ... The NRA has examined all the criticisms of Norquist and found them baseless and strongly urged all NRA members to vote "no" on the recall.

"Given the staleness of all allegations [and] the lack of factual support," concluded a special NRA panel, "we disagree with the Petitioner in this case and recommend a NO vote."

Of course, Beck entirely dismissed the NRA's position by asserting that the board was moved to sympathy simply because Norquist wept during an inquiry into the allegations against him, speculating that other board members are afraid that they too will be targeted for removal if the effort against Norquist is successful.

"The board made their recommendation on a couple of things," Beck said. "Grover Norquist cried at the hearing and said, 'Gee, I just don't know why they're coming after me and my family.' And the board looked at him and, I believe, said, 'There by the grace of God go I, it's gonna be me; they come after him then they're going to come after me for something else and anybody can be thrown off the board and it'll be a witch hunt.' That's not true. Grover Norquist is in a special category."

Glenn Beck: A Vote For Trump Or Clinton Carries 'A Very Heavy Eternal Price'

Glenn Beck welcomed a live audience onto his television program last night for a discussion about the election and the conversation eventually turned to whether or not people would be willing to support Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the general election, which Beck said he could not do because such a vote would carry "a very heavy eternal price."

Beck's audience was nearly unanimous in its opposition to Trump in the Republican primary, but many seemed willing to vote for him over Clinton ... but not Beck.

"I've made a promise to myself before this whole process started," he said, "that I wouldn't buy into the 'lesser of two evils,' that I would pay attention to the last word in that sentence: evil."

As Beck explained, "the Republic is at stake" with this election because both Trump and Clinton are threats to our most basic constitutional rights.

Since both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were "God-inspired," Beck said, the government was created for the purpose of protecting our God-given rights, which is why he refuses to play a role in squandering those rights by voting for either Trump or Clinton.

"If we are the generation that loses those rights, we're going to pay a heavy price," he said, "a very heavy eternal price ... I'm not going to face my maker if I drop dead and have Him go, 'By the way, remember those crazy rights? You were alive then, weren't you? What did you do? Who did you vote for?'"

"I can't in all good conscience say, 'Well, because I thought Donald Trump would protect them,'" he continued, "or, 'I really thought Hillary Clinton would protect them.' I know neither of them will and I don't think the Lord is the kind of guy who says, "Well, we'll go a little evil.'"

How Glenn Beck Manages To Make Such 'Accurate' Predictions

Glenn Beck fancies himself as something of a prophet who is "right probably 80 percent of the time." On his radio show today, Beck revealed how he is able to be so "accurate" when he subtly began changing the prediction that he made several times last year that 2016 would be "a modern-day 1968" during which America will see "riots in the streets, political chaos, and assassinations."

Beck originally predicted that it will all come to a head at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia in July when Black Lives Matter and other progressive activists let loose and create chaos in the streets.

"I think you can mark this down on your calendar. You can take 2016 and scratch it out and write 1968," Beck said on his television program in August of last year. "Trouble is coming for the Democratic convention, real trouble."

He said the same thing on his radio program at the time, warning that just like 1968, Philadelphia is going to see "a violent Democratic convention."

Beck's initial predication was focused entirely on warnings about the Democratic convention, but today he subtly shifted it and started talking about the possibility of strife at the Republican convention if the GOP establishment tries to use a brokered convention to deny either Ted Cruz or Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination even if they are leading in delegates.

"I've been saying this for years," Beck said today, "2016 is going to be 1968 ...  It was trouble on the floor of the convention that lead to the riots in 1968. Do you think that people are going accept Reince Priebus and his games of the GOP?"

The only way for candidates like Marco Rubio or John Kasich to win the nomination, Beck said, is through a brokered convention and "that leads to 1968, something I've been warning about for a long time."

When Beck first made this prediction last year, it hinged entirely on his warnings about the Democratic convention but now he is changing that prediction so that it better corresponds to real world developments, while insisting that he has been making the same prediction "for years."

But what else can you expect from someone who has an amazing ability to declare that his predictions have come true even when they haven't and an even more amazing ability to conveniently ignore all of the predictions that he made which turned out to be demonstrably false?

Dinesh D'Souza: Democrats Have Hidden Their Pro-Slavery History By Blaming 'Their Crimes' On The South

Broadcasting from CPAC last night, Glenn Beck sat down with right-wing "intellectual" and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who was promoting his laughable new movie that promises to expose "the soul of the Democratic Party" as being rooted in slavery.

In his discussion with Beck, D'Souza explained exactly how the Democrats have been able to hide their crimes by blaming them all on "the South." 

"What the Democrats did is they took all their crimes and re-labeled it 'the South,'" he stated. "And so by re-labeling it 'the South,' they forced southerners into a defensive position because southerners thought, 'We did the Klan, we did slavery, we did all these things.' So then the southerners become defensive about all that and that's why there is all this defensiveness about the Confederate flag. These were not southern crimes, they were crimes of the Democratic Party, the northern Democratic Party protected slavery as vehemently. So the Democrats created a situation where they could hide it and they could make our team hide it too and they had a beautiful thing going until it's now time to break up that picnic."

It seems that D'Souza's history lesson conveniently ends in the middle of the twentieth century and doesn't mention the GOP’s racist "southern strategy" and embrace of the Dixiecrats who opposed civil rights.

CPAC Welcomes Back Conspiracy Theorists – And Not Just Donald Trump

In 2011, the American Conservative Union, which runs the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), issued a scathing report denouncing Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy for his crusade against ACU board members Grover Norquist and Suhail Kahn.

Gaffney has spent years claiming that Norquist and Kahn are secret agents of the Muslim Brotherhood and spearheaded a movement to boycott CPAC because of its ties to the two conservative figures. The ACU found that not only were Gaffney’s claims completely specious and unfounded, but that they were also rooted in anti-Muslim bias and personal vendettas, and the organization kicked him out of the conference.

But that was then, and though Gaffney has not repudiated or apologized for his previous attacks, he is being welcomed back to CPAC this year and his Center for Security Policy will even run several panel events as a “supporting sponsor.”

One of CSP’s panels will feature Jerry Boykin, the Family Research Council official who has also accused Norquist of secretly working for the Muslim Brotherhood. Glenn Beck, who has been campaigning to remove Norquist from the board of the National Rifle Association based largely on Gaffney's smears, will be delivering the closing address at the conference.

By appearing at CPAC, Gaffney and Boykin may be making themselves vulnerable to charges that they themselves are aiding the Muslim Brotherhood since they believe the ACU has been compromised by the extremist group’s supposed agent, Norquist.

But it seems that CPAC and its ACU parent have just become more comfortable with far-right conspiracy theorists taking the stage, even the ones who believe the ACU is part of an alleged Muslim Brotherhood influence operation to subvert the conservative movement and bring down the U.S.

CPAC, after all, is hosting the country’s most prominent right-wing conspiracy theorist: Donald Trump.

The ACU, which once rejected a proposed CPAC panel questioning President Obama’s birthplace, is now hosting one of the country’s most notorious birthers.

Perhaps Trump and Gaffney, a fellow birther, will be able to hold a panel on the topic next year.

Glenn Beck Says He Has Personally 'Lost $300,000' Supporting Ted Cruz For President

On his radio program today, Glenn Beck revealed that it has personally cost him approximately $300,000 to spend weeks out on the road in support of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign.

"I have technically put more money into Ted's campaign, I think, personal money, than Donald Trump has put into his," Beck said, noting that Trump has reportedly put $250,000 into his own campaign.

"This has cost me about $300,000 to go on the road for as long as I have," he stated, "$300,000 out of my pocket. Those are not donations. This is out of what I've personally lost because I'm not on the job, so that's what it's cost me by not being at the facilities in Dallas. We've lost $300,000."

'Everybody Wins': Glenn Beck's Ingenious Plan To Stop Donald Trump

Glenn Beck spent a good portion of his radio program today making the case that "it's time for America to unite behind Ted Cruz" in order to prevent Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination.

Specifically, he declared that all the remaining GOP candidates must drop out of the race and endorse Cruz and he came up with an ingenious plan for persuading them to do so.

As he explained it, Cruz should announce that Marco Rubio will be his vice presidential running mate, that Rand Paul will be tapped to serve as treasury secretary in a Cruz administration, that Utah Senator Mike Lee will be nominated to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court and that Ben Carson should be encouraged to run to fill Rubio's vacant seat in the Senate by promising that will receive that full support of the GOP.

"I think this is doable and absolutely unstoppable," Beck declared excitedly. "Tweet that. Facebook that. Get that out. Demand that that's where we go ... Everyone wins and we'll stomp in November."

Glenn Beck Expects To Be Banned From CPAC For Life Following His Speech On Saturday

It has long been a point of pride for Glenn Beck that he was never invited back to CPAC following his 2010 speech at the conservative conference in which he railed against the GOP for supposedly allowing itself to become infested with "progressives" who are destroying the party, the Constitution and the country.

After a six year hiatus, Beck will be returning to CPAC this weekend where he is scheduled to deliver the final speech of the conference and he is promising that it'll be a "barn burner" that will probably get him banned from CPAC for life.

"I would just say that CNN, et cetera, should carry my speech from CPAC on Saturday," Beck stated on his radio program today. "I'm just saying they should carry it because there might be some things there might be newsworthy, somewhat of interest to the American people."

When co-host Stu Burguiere asked Beck for how many years he expects to be uninvited from CPAC after this speech, Beck said he is "shooting for never come back."

"This time, I might get a police escort out of Washington, to the airport," Beck said. "So they can uninvite me if they would like to but I'm here in Washington, D.C.; they're not going to and I'm not going to run my speech by anybody, but it's going to be a barn burner."

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On his radio program yesterday, Glenn Beck and his co-hosts mocked Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for looking like an "orange racoon" and wondered how he obtained his unnatural hue. In an attempt to figure it out, they planned an experiment for today in which they would smear crushed-up Cheetos on their faces "to see if we can get our face close to the face of Donald Trump." And true to their word, they did exactly that at the end of today's broadcast.  We don't even have any commentary to add, since there really isn't much you can say... MORE >

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Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 04/13/2016, 3:38pm
Earlier today, we wrote a post pointing out that Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is not being honest about his response to his attendance last year at a conference organized by radical anti-gay activist Kevin Swanson, falsely claiming that he was not aware of Swanson's views before he attended and that he immediately denounced them once he learned about them. This is nonsense, as Swanson's views were well documented long before Cruz attended the rally and Cruz himself was directly confronted about them by CNN's Jake Tapper the day before he spoke alongside Swanson. Both... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 04/13/2016, 12:30pm
The feud between Glenn Beck and Alex Jones is extremely amusing for us here at Right Wing Watch, considering that they are two of the most prominent faces of paranoid, conspiratorial thinking in the conservative media. But, according to Jones, their similarities are no accident because Beck is an actor who was trained to present himself as a “mixture of Oprah Winfrey and Alex Jones.” “The cult leader, Glenn Beck, he is now an official religious cult leader,” Jones said. “He’s the false prophet and his messiah is Ted Cruz.” Jones called Beck a “... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 04/13/2016, 12:03pm
On his television show last Thursday, Glenn Beck spoke with a woman in his studio audience who was frustrated that she has been unable to convince her friends to support Ted Cruz for president and was seeking advice from Beck on how best to respond to their claims that all politicians are liars who cannot be trusted. Beck, who is close personal friends with Cruz, assured her that unlike all other politicians, Cruz never lies. "I have never seen Ted Cruz lie. Never," Beck told her. "I've not seen the man lie; not personally or professionally have I seen him be anything... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 04/12/2016, 5:38pm
Glenn Beck is looking into suing Roger Stone and The Daily Caller over Stone's recent op-ed. Speaking of Beck, he was broadcasting his radio program today from home and Ted Cruz just happened to drop by. Mat Staver is outraged that "President Obama avoided the funerals of Justice Antonin Scalia and former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Yet, he has made time in his schedule to participate in a grand opening of a $100 million mosque and compound built by the Turkish government ... This is a blatant bow to Muslim pressure and to foreign powers." Obama did not attend the grand... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 04/12/2016, 3:44pm
Broadcasting his radio program from his home today, where he was apparently just hanging out with his good friend Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck complained that nobody takes him seriously in society or even in his own home. Citing a couple of articles from the economics website Zero Hedge that he seemingly didn't really even understand but which he nonetheless held up as proof that an economic crisis of biblical proportions is on the way, Beck fumed that "nobody is taking me seriously." Beck stated that he had some family problems last night stemming from the fact that his children are... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 04/11/2016, 11:21am
On his radio show on Friday, Glenn Beck flipped out over reports that a reproduction of an arch from a 2,000-year-old Temple of Baal in Syria would be erected in Times Square to mark World Heritage Week, saying that such an act was nothing more than "slapping God in the face": It turns out that Beck may have been freaking out for no reason as all. Initial reports from back in December stated that the Institute for Digital Archaeology, as part of a project to use 3D cameras to capture images of threatened objects from around the world, planned to put replicas of an arch from the... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Friday 04/08/2016, 5:00pm
RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right. Donald Trump has been relatively quiet this week following his defeat in the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary but, luckily for us, other right-wing politicians and preachers have stepped in to promote their own bizarre claims. 5) America Has Fallen To Baal Worship Glenn Beck is very worried that people think he’s “nuts” and is upset that no one respects his role as a prophet. Beck told Sam Rodriguez, one of the Religious Right’s favorite pastors,... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 04/08/2016, 4:09pm
Yesterday, we posted a clip of Glenn Beck and right-wing activist Samuel Rodriguez warning that America was unknowingly engaging in Baal worship, which was picked up the the Drudge Report. On his radio show today, Beck voiced his displeasure with Drudge for this supposed display of "anti-Christian bigotry" and defended his claim by pointing to the fact that a reproduction of an arch from the 2,000-year-old Temple of Baal in Syria, which is under threat from ISIS, will be on display in Times Square for World Heritage Week. Citing a column from the Charisma magazine website which... MORE >