Glenn Beck: Donald Trump’s Campaign Is A Plot By Big Business And Liberals To Destroy The Tea Party

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck discusses Donald Trump on Sept. 18, 2015

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck discusses Donald Trump on Sept. 18, 2015

Donald Trump has been saying a lot of things lately that have made the Republican Party look bad. Considering the fact that we have candidates like Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal or Ben Carson, that puts into perspective how extreme some of the rhetoric has been and how far the candidates are willing to go to win over right-wing primary voters.


A conservative pundit with some sense would look at this field and proclaim that the popularity of Donald Trump shows that there is something very, very wrong with the Republican Party. Considering the fact that the top three contenders in the race are a reality show billionaire, a disgraced former CEO, and a neurosurgeon who thinks Obamacare is the worst thing since slavery – it isn’t any wonder why many think the Republican Party is doomed. This is why the GOP is currently scared to death over President Obama’s push to get legal residents to become naturalized citizens and be able to vote, because these are new voters who would almost certainly not vote for Republicans, and for good reasons.

However, right-wing libertarian talk show host Glenn Beck has an explanation for Donald Trump’s popularity in the Republican Party and with the Tea Party movement. It isn’t because Trump panders to people who hate Muslims and embraces conspiracy stories like the discredited myth that vaccines cause autism – his entire campaign is apparently a plot by big business and liberals to destroy the Tea Party.

Via Right Wing Watch:

“The Tea Party is eating its own,” Beck said. “If I’m a guy who is a Republican establishment guy or I’m a liberal, I want to destroy the Tea Party. But if I’m a businessman, I want to destroy it as well. The reason why the GOP isn’t suffering with their goals on campaign funds is because big business just wants business to go on. They know how to play the game. Look, Donald Trump as said, ‘I give to everybody.” He knows how to play the game. He doesn’t know how to play the game with a libertarian, small government guy who says, ‘There’s no game for you to play here, Donald, and we stand by the Constitution.’ So you can’t buy that person or bully that person out of their house any more.”

“It makes sense that he doesn’t want the Tea Party,” Beck continued. “So what’s as good as getting the presidency of the United States? Discrediting and destroying a movement that stands for true principles. Small government and maximum freedom, stand for those who want to disrupt the system that makes everybody rich.”

“I think it is really important that you stand up,” he warned, “and you separate yourself as a tea partier and say, ‘That is not us, that is not us.'” (Source)



The funny thing is that a lot of the talking points Donald Trump is spouting out on the campaign trail are very similar to the ones Glenn Beck parrots on his show. Beck has previously claimed that vaccines are part of a plot by the government to control the population and has repeatedly had guests on his show like Frank Gaffney who spout conspiracies about Muslims that would put Ben Carson’s or Donald Trump’s casual Islamophobia to shame.

Both Donald Trump and Glenn Beck are not serious political figures, they’re entertainers who are performing for an audience which has a multitude of other acts from which to choose. They have to continually ratchet up the rhetoric and fear-mongering, or risk losing that audience to other political celebrities who will say the things they want to hear. While this is good for Glenn Beck’s revenue stream, his rhetoric (and that of others like him) is pushing the Republican Party ever further to the fringe, and hastening its demise.



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  • NotThatGreg

    How’s Beck going to pay the rent without the Tea Party? Of course he’s freaked out.

    • Sailor Stan

      nah, minor set-back. Pundits and spin docktors have been at this for a very long time. Much nuance in the propoganda game.

    • OMGface

      He is a pernicious parasite and could not survive without his ignorant, helpless feeling, uneducated hosts.

  • Sailor Stan

    knock knock good finally go logged in……

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    The Donald is showing what the GOP/TEA party is all about to a large audience. It’s full frontal stupidity and base supporters are on display for everyone to experience at a time when most wouldn’t be paying attention. Without tRump’s personality and star power and video cameras at every stop along the way, teabaggers could continue to slither around the shadows prior to the 2016 elections without anyone really knowing what they are about. I can’t thank him enough for everything he has done, and continues to do in his quest to solidify the brand of the GOP into his own image.

    • OMGface

      All true! Tho he has already started to crash and burn.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        we really need him to hold on for a couple of month more and continue to dispatch the likes of Paul, Rubio, and Bush. I thought Walker would be a little tougher but he couldn’t make a case for anything with Donald sucking the wind out of his sails.

    • Debbe Inman

      You are a mindless fool

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Sadly, his time is coming to an end. I truly wish it wouldn’t though

  • more compost

    I think Beck’s main error is assuming the destruction will be limited to the Tea Party. It is going to hurt the entire Republican Party.

    Because “Tea Party” is just another way of saying, “Low Information Republicans Being Manipulated By Big Money.” The key words are, Republican, Manipulated, and Money.

    • Debbe Inman

      I am an Independent, have voted both parties. Democraps are communist today, and because of that we all live in a black and white world that does not get along…………….

      • more compost

        So, what you are saying is, you don’t understand what is going on well enough to cast a thoughtful vote.

        Cool. Good to know.

  • OMGface

    I am no masochist, so never heard Mr. Beck, but pretty sure he’s one of the most ignoble, insidious opportunists on the planet. Tho so is Mr. Trump. If Mr. Beck hadda make an honest buck he would have to clean toilets.

  • OMGface

    And, talk about plots gestated by either chicanery as in this case, or true believer dogmatic delusion IN THIS NEXT CASE involving, sit down, here it comes….SATAN!

    Guess who made this statement?

    “I personally believe that this theory that Darwin came up with was
    something that was encouraged by the adversary, and it has become what
    is scientifically, politically correct.”

    BEN CARSON, MD.

    All of this must be an horrific hallucination, how else can we explain these OSTENSIBLE humans??????

    • MrKoyote

      Ben Carson: Gifted surgeon. Political bungler.

      • OMGface

        Struck me right off: among physician’s specialties, surgery is unique in that it essentially requires someone is a fearless MECHANIC. Period. Still tryng to glue the pieces of my ehad together re this “scientifically trained being is so blindly ivnested in some written by man dogma, he rails against DARWIN. Since this, been wearing my hair in a pony…..just to keep the pieces together. Can’t even wear it down as I usually do. (U gotta find the funny, esp in this stuff.)