"The 4th Hour" looks at 2012 GOP candidates

Glenn doesn’t like to talk too much about specific candidates, but on today’s “4th Hour” Pat and Stu decided to do a little analysis of the 2012 GOP field. What do they think?

Tim Pawlenty

Pawlenty announced his exploratory committee yesterday, so Pat and Stu started off with him. While Stu seemed open to a Pawlenty run, Pat said – without going into details – that Pawlenty stuck him as having an air of “liberalism” about him.

Mitt Romney

Both Pat and Stu said that Romney would have to explain the Massachusetts healthcare law before they would consider him as a candidate. Stu also pointed out it may be a little too late.

Rick Santorum

Tied with Allen West as Pat’s number one pick right now, but Stu isn’t so sure that he’s going to run. He might be waiting to see who could emerge as a candidate.

Allenn West

Tied with Rick Santorum for number one pick with Pat. Stu cautioned that he hasn’t been in office long enough and we don’t really know who he is. Pat argued, “Is it too early? No! I’m desperate!” Stu later did say West’s military experience does make him more appealing than most political unknowns.

Rand Paul

Stu said that he had heard that Rand Paul would not run against his father. Does this mean that he would run if his dad didn’t? Either way, Stu pointed out that, while he likes Rand Paul, a few weeks ago he was a doctor and that we may now know about him at this point.

Chris Chritsie

Pat said the “shine was going away” for Pat on Chris Christie as he learns more about his views, specifically on climate change. Stu, again, felt it was too soon to tell.

As Stu wrapped up the segment, he pointed out that right now everyone is just desperate for someone else. In the hilarious clip at the top of this article, he likens Americans as being stuck with the ugliest girl at the bar, and are now kind of looking around to see better options. At first glance, some of the candidates look good, but upon closer inspection we may find out we are wearing beer goggles. “You don’t ask the girl to marry you at the bar,” he warned.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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