Skip to comments.Glenn Beck Reveals a Story He Hasn’t Been Able to Share for Over a Year (GOPe coup)
Posted on 10/10/2013 6:10:47 AM PDT by The_Victor
Glenn Beck shared a story with viewers on Wednesday that hes been keeping close to the vest since before the 2012 election, explaining that hes been waiting for the right time to say what exactly happened, and what it means for the country.
It all began, Beck said, in what he believes was late August when he was getting ready to do a number of events with FreedomWorks.
Its about 4:00 in the afternoon and I get a call from the president of FreedomWorks, Matt Kibbe, and I can hear the distress in his voice, Beck said. [Kibbe said], Glenn, Ive just been escorted out of my office by armed guards and told not to come back.
Kibbe added that he wasnt the only one forcefully escorted out, and that they had been hijacked, so to speak, by the old guard GOP establishment.
There was a coup during the election, and it was powerful, Beck said. They were trying to get rid of the libertarian, Tea Party-minded power players, and first and foremost on that hit list was Matt Kibbe and his allies. They didnt like the fact that FreedomWorks was cleaning house in the GOP that they were targeting people like Orrin Hatch. It didnt sit well with the Karl Roves of the GOP world
Beck said that shortly thereafter he got a call from the man inside FreedomWorks who had ordered the hit, who explained how the whole situation was really good because now he was the face of FreedomWorks and people trust him.
His face never saw the light of day on my program, Beck said. I hung up the phone with him, the next day I called board members of FreedomWorks and we said we support the libertarian voice, and if you allow this coup to sit, were done and well expose it.
It wasnt even a week later the board took a vote and decided to reinstate Matt Kibbe as president, Beck said. Put in the half of the staff all the libertarians that had been escorted out reinstated all of them, and then escorted the leader of this coup and his cronies out the door for good.
Beck spoke about the ramifications of the coup for the 2012 election, and said now is the right time to share the story because the exact same thing the same people really are doing this now in the GOP.
Anyone in Congress or the Senate who associates with FreedomWorks, the Senate Conservatives Fund, the Tea Party, anybody, anybody is being targeted by the same class of establishment Republican progressives, Beck said. They do not like it when you organize. They do not like it when you choose the candidates that you actually want.
Beck said its the same reason why lawmakers are not truly pursuing the IRS targeting of small government groups, because progressives on both sides want that tool in place to come after people like you.
This has never been about left and right, Beck said. This is about freedom, freedom, and tyranny.
Beck has said multiple times that he has no desire to see a third party, and reminded how the Republican Party began.
Before the GOP was in existence, it was a two party system the Democrats and the Whigs, Beck said, noting that many Whigs and a fair number of Democrats were frustrated that both parties were offering much of the same.
Charles Sumner was one of the most hated people by the Whigs and the Democrats
so much that he was literally beaten within an inch of his life on the House floor because no one stepped in to stop it, Beck continued. Within four years, Sumner wasnt the most hated anymore he was the most beloved man in the Republican Party, and the Whigs were extinct. Im telling you thats whats coming if we stand.
I missed it.
New details have emerged yesterday about the events leading up to Dick Armey’s ouster as the head of the Tea Party affiliated FreedomWorks group.
Wait just a minute. Beck wants us to believe that “armed guards” showed up on private property and forcibly removed a man from his office? Technically, that would be an armed invasion and a hostage taking situation.
We are further asked to believe that these “armed guards” were working for the Rove wing of the Republican party.
I say BS. Such a removal would be criminal activity. The Republican party would have no authority to remove anyone from a private office of any group. Simply removing a man from his office would not constitute his removal from his position as the head of a political action committee either, nor would Rove have the authority to impose a different leader on a group he did not personally belong to. I used to like Beck but this is too far fetched even for him. I’m not buying it.
ABC News, December 29, 2012:
“The Washington Post this week detailed what it called a coup Armey tried to pull off at FreedomWorks in September with the help of gun carrying aide after his relationship with FreedomWorks’ president, Matt Kibbe, became hostile.
While Armey disputes the description of using an armed aide to conduct a coup, he admits that he agreed to leave FreedomWorks as part of a deal with Richard Stephenson, president of the for-profit Cancer Treatment Centers of America.”
How did we miss this story at FR?
From December 2012
Dick Armey Literally Mounted Armed Coup At Tea Party Group Prior To His Ouster, According To Report
That is because most of the good news we get are just tiny nuggets that sweeten the bitterness of the treason of the gop/e.
I quit waiting for Beck’s “big, big stories” long ago. I appreciate his overall efforts, but his level of drama queenery is pegged WAYYY too high.
Disclaimer: I am a full price subscriber on TheBlaze.
Yet, Glenn is driving me to send him a “defund TheBlaze” email. The delivery of the content via streaming is hit or miss - mostly miss with the spinning circles.
Secondly, Glenn is almost a parody of Art Bell with all of his allegations that seem to evaporate within a day or two. Remember when he was all hung up over a memo leaked by an operative in Harry Reid’s office about Boehner wanting a secret meeting last June. Gnashing teeth, hair on fire, raving “defund the GOP” over a leaked memo from a political operative?
I would like to see a focus on 3-5 solid winning issues and less circular firing squad talk. We get it that some GOP are just Democrat-lite. Thankfully, Rush doesn’t get gamed like Beck on every little teapot tempest.
Sure but was it done in as dramatic fashion with a moving camera like Beck’s was...? ;)
Beck hits a good point I’ve been making for a while. There’s a transformational shift underway in US politics. Away from the traditional understanding of Liberal vs Conservative to somthing more along the lines of statist vs libertarian.
(libertarian being the small l variety, what could aldo be called the classical liberalism advocated by the Founders and Framers)
Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and now Beck are shining a light on the ProgressiveRINO roaches. They’re scurrying and lashing out using the same Alinsky tactics of their brothers (and sisters) on the left. Imagine that!
The article is a year old. I guess maybe Beck is just giving his perspective on the clash. The story confirms the armed escort, but it is puzzling as to how Armey was allowed to do that.
Am seeing this in our county GOP. We’re working behind the scenes to turn the tables.
LOL! Good one!
Ok, so if the story is public knowledge and a year old, why did Beck feel the need to keep it “close to the vest since before the 2012 election,” why did he wait “for the right time to say what exactly happened,” and why did he give us an incomplete version when he finally did?
You're asking the wrong person. Beck is the only one who can answer that. I was reading over at the Blaze, and came across something that I had not heard about. So I re-posted it here. Maybe he's just trying to spin an old story into gold, I don't know.
I don't mean to stir anything up either, but by the same token I shouldn't have to parse Beck's language.
Thanks for the post. I just joined the Indy TP.
That wasn't his scoop. That was on Drudge and all over FR for days. He just framed it as proof that the GOPe needed to be stopped. He's kind of like a big child. I have met him. He really gets upset about this stuff. I agree with your criticism. I only tune in for his radio show and the 5pm "news" thing, but turn it off before tht godawful circle of morons come on. Pat and Stu and useless. The On The Record show is good but overhyped and uses far to much annoying MTV-style chop/strobe editing. Haven't seen any of the gun stuff. I am on my first month after a month free. We shall see if it goes on. Glenn is trying a bit too hard to push his "network" too far too fast, and needs to focus instead on fewer, more solid programs.
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