Glenn Beck, whose prognostications about the 2016 GOP primary proved incorrect on just about everything, has devised a new strategy to save American conservatism from Donald Trump: a 100-year plan!
Although “five-year plans” never worked very well for the Communists, Beck is hoping his 100-year plan will allow his assemblage of #NeverTrump “true conservatives” to save the republic in the long-term.
The following was posted to Beck’s website:
With his new book Liars coming out late summer, Glenn has been researching Woodrow Wilson and other progressives from this era.
“I’m looking at these guys, and I’m seeing them in a totally different light now. I’m really seeing the guys in the 1880s and the early 20th century as the new Founders. And last night, I wrote in my diary just that, “Where are these guys? Where are the thinkers now?” I mean, these were the biggest thinkers of the late 1800s and early 20th century. They were the college professors. They were the titans of philosophical thought at the time. They were the titans of governmental thought. Where are those guys? They put together a plan. And they knew where they were headed,” Glenn said.
While progressives perfectly executed their 100-year plan, conservatives only seem to focus on the next four to eight years.
“We don’t seem to have the patience that progressives do,” Co-host Pat Gray said.
So what should conservatives do?
“You know, I’ve been saying this for years. And, you know, I’m not the guy to lead this, but I don’t think there’s anybody else stepping to the plate,” Glenn said. “We have to get with the people who are the greatest thinkers in conservative Libertarian minds today. Get the people of faith, but not the old-line faith, not progressives, not the people who would vote for Donald Trump or who would endorse him today. The people who understand liberty. Get the people of faith. Get the Libertarians that understand that it’s not all about weed; it’s about the principles of freedom.”
Glenn and his co-hosts tossed out a few names that would fit the bill, like Mary Matalin, Mark Levin, Robbie George, Erick Erickson, George Will and Jonah Goldberg.
“Put them together in a room and say, “Okay, guys, we need a 100-year plan,” Glenn said. “What are we striving for in the next two years, four years, 10 years, 20 years, 50 years? Where are we going to be?”
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