Glenn Beck's 'Restoring' Love Rally Proves The Tea Party Isn't Dead

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Conservative, doom-and-gloom Tea Party icon Glenn Beck says he is on a new mission. A mission for love.More than one year after his Fox News departure, Beck — accompanied by a gospel choir, an orchestra, an exact replica of the Liberty Bell — made his comeback official this weekend, delivering a history lesson, a religious message, a spoken word performance and a musical and digital presentation to a 65,000-plus audience in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

The “Restoring Love” event completes Beck’s trifecta of rallying calls.

Beck struck a new tone with his audience, aiming for a positive, action-driven message, rather than an attack on a political ideology. But he maintained some of his government finger-pointing that made him famous on cable television, particularly Obama’s recent business and government gaffe and the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign. 

Pacing around a cross-shaped stage, Beck told his audience: “We must not become America in name only. We must strive to be the great country that we are,” he said. “There are two kinds of Americans. Those who like to be pushed, and those who push themselves.” 

In the end, the “global Tea Party summit” was vintage Beck, rounding out a trifect of rallying calls that began with his “Restoring honour,” a prayer event in Washington Mall in 2010 and gained international momentum with the “Restoring Courage” event in Israel in 2011. With the “Restoring Love” rally, Beck brought the party back home. 

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This kid has the theme down.

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Fans snapped pictures of Beck's prop table before the event began.

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Beck prepares to enter the arena.

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Supporters prepare for Beck's arrival.

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Beck arrives.

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Beck's fans stand at attention.

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And Beck shows them he's back.

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These fans look totally in awe.

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He delivered a characteristically passionate and dynamic performance.

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That was projected on the stadium's jumbotron.

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An orchestra played throughout Beck's two-hour speech.

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Beck gives the audience a heart sign.

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Beck asked for the audience to actively participate during his keynote address.

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And they enthusiastically joined in.

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This also happened.

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He's really feeling it.

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Hundreds participated in the event.

It was definitely a family affair.

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A lot of participants brought their kids along for the day.

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This toddler got a bird's eye view of the crowd.

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These volunteers gave back by painting.

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Volunteers also mulched outside.

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And sorted clothes at Goodwill.

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But there was no doubt in anyone's mind it was a Tea Party event.

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