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Glenn Beck Reveals a Story He Hasn’t Been Able to Share for Over a Year (GOPe coup)
The Blaze ^ | Oct. 9, 2013 8:21pm | Erica Ritz

Posted on 10/10/2013 6:10:47 AM PDT by The_Victor

Glenn Beck shared a story with viewers on Wednesday that he’s been keeping close to the vest since before the 2012 election, explaining that he’s 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.

“It’s 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, I’ve just been escorted out of my office by armed guards and told not to come back.’”

Kibbe added that he wasn’t 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 didn’t like the fact that FreedomWorks was cleaning house in the GOP…that they were targeting people like Orrin Hatch. It didn’t 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, we’re done and we’ll expose it.”

“It wasn’t 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 it’s 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 wasn’t the most hated anymore — he was the most beloved man in the Republican Party, and the Whigs were extinct. I’m telling you that’s what’s coming if we stand.”

KEYWORDS: attackcruz; beck; conservatives; directingcampaign; freedomworks; gopfunding; irs; johncornyn; mcconnell; oldguard; progressives; rncmoney
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To: MNlurker

Glenn is no Breitbart—but we need some folks on our side.

41 posted on 10/10/2013 7:19:32 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: 1rudeboy
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?

He is very weird that way. He revealed info about an Oval Office meeting he had with George W. Bush in 2007 just this past June.

42 posted on 10/10/2013 7:23:57 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW *
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To: 1rudeboy
So who is the “leader of this coup,” and why is Beck protecting his identity? Did I miss something in the column?

Perhaps Dick Armey, who was removed as head of FW around the time he describes. Armey is pro amnesty, and FW has shifted to being against it.

43 posted on 10/10/2013 7:24:57 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW *
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To: Wiser now

If you’ve used a groups charter to hijack it and have official control, you can remove someone from the offices. Dick Armey was part of the group because Freedomworks believed he believed in the same goals. Armey’s goal was instead have a group meant to whip up support for the GOP elite.

It’s a good lesson in watching who you give power to.

44 posted on 10/10/2013 7:43:16 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: The_Victor

I drummed on about this for sometime. I always believed the GOP was behind the IRS going after Tea Party groups. They are despicable and will never receive a dime or support from my family. Get away from these two parties if you are a true conservative.

45 posted on 10/10/2013 7:47:35 AM PDT by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: The_Victor

Freedom works vs Cornyn

Cornyn flip flopped on his position to defunding Obamacare. Freedom works is running adds against him to try and get a conservative. In July Cornyn hired ex-Freedomworks worker for his re-election. He is claiming she helped get Cruz elected, implying he is also conservative

46 posted on 10/10/2013 8:00:44 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: The_Victor

Was just going to post this. Glad to see it’s already up.

When you hear of a Tea Party organization making a sudden WTF!? endorsement, you can suspect something like this may have happened.

47 posted on 10/10/2013 8:41:20 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: DeWalt

Damned straight.

48 posted on 10/10/2013 8:51:01 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: tanknetter
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)

Correct, and that is why we see so much antagonism aimed at all of the anti-statists, whether they are Sarah Palin, Sen. Cruz, Sen. Paul, or even the big L libertarians like Ron Paul himself.

There are always a range of ideas among people who have similar ideas about one issue, in this case being against an ever increasing role for the government in society. To the leftists however they all must be ridiculed and rendered irrelevant. That's one reason you see so many attacks against the ideas of freedom loving conservatives and small l libertarians, and attempts to associate them with other political ideas held by some folks who also oppose an ever growing intrusive federal government.

49 posted on 10/10/2013 8:58:02 AM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: freeandfreezing; tanknetter

There is no such thing as big l little l libertarianism, that is yet another lie created by social leftists as another approach to defeating conservatism, change the language.

Just ask Beck who embraced gay marriage and every poll that measures libertarianism, they all recognize that libertarianism is social liberalism.

50 posted on 10/10/2013 10:14:24 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

There is a difference. The difference is that on one end of the spectrum you have the Libertarian Party. On the other you have Randian Objectivists.

Just like the statism spectrum is defined by Marxism and Communism on one end, Fascism on the other.

Looking one-dimensionally, either Liberal/Conservative or Libertarian/Statist is too simplistic. It has to be looked at two-dimensionally.

51 posted on 10/10/2013 11:10:04 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

That is just a lie, a new lie to sell the left’s agenda.

There is no war between the libertarians and the party they created, the party represents libertarianism in an actual political party agenda.

The war is between the libertarians fighting to destroy conservatism and conservatives, to overcome the Christian roots of America.

When Glenn Beck says that he is embracing the atheist Penn Teller’s libertarianism, Beck doesn’t mean that he just suddenly discovered conservatism’s economic and limited government goals.

“”Glenn Beck And S.E. Cupp Agree That GOP Must Accept Gay Marriage, But How?””

“Beck closed by noting that he recently had a conversation with libertarian entertainer and outspoken atheist Penn Jillette. He was encouraged by their agreement on the essential governing principles which would bridge the religious divide between them on the issue of same-sex marriage rights.”
“The GOP is getting there. That thought leaders like Cupp and Beck are warming to the notion of a more libertarian approach to the vexing social issues of the day is encouraging. There is plenty of work to be done, but the Republican party’s opinion leaders are on the right track.”

52 posted on 10/10/2013 11:31:50 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: montag813

Amen...agree with your thoughts. Glenn dreams of being the next Walt Disney, but suffers from lack of focus. He has the talent and the drive if could just channel it.

53 posted on 10/10/2013 4:45:30 PM PDT by CreviceTool (A Good Samaritan with a handgun saved my life...)
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