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February 1, 2014

Beck delivers at sold-out Reagan Day Dinner

Conservative talk-show host was keynote speaker at Parker County GOP fundraiser

By BRIAN SMITH

Political commentator and radio host Glenn Beck spoke before a packed house at the Parker County Republican Party Reagan Day fundraiser Saturday night.

During his 53-minute speech at the Parker County Sheriff's Posse building, Beck honed in on why he believes the Republican Party as a whole is failing and what it needs to do to come back. He said if the party fails in Texas, it will fail in the U.S. as well.

Beck said part of the problem is that Americans have lost the determination to be free. If they hadn’t, they would have “turned the country around in a heartbeat. The principles the current Republican Party hold to be dear have nothing to do with “the pursuit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in Beck’s mind.

“If the GOP really believed what it is trying to preach, they would have asked for a special prosecutor for the IRS scandal,” Beck said. “If the GOP really believed what it is trying to preach, they would have asked for a sepcial prosecutor for NSA and Benghazi as well but they’re afraid they would be called naughty names.”

In closing, he praised the state of Texas and its people, saying “there’s something good in the water here.”

For more of Beck’s speech, please see Tuesday’s Democrat.

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