Can Michele Bachmann win?

On radio this morning, Glenn interviewed Michele Bachmann, the candidate that many felt performed the best in last night’s GOP debate. Not only did she answer with confidence and clarity, she also officially declared her candidacy.

Glenn welcomed her to the program and asked her what she was most excited about following her strong showing on TV.

“I think I was the most excited about, the headline this morning, the national journal paper said the debate winner was the Tea Party. And I think that made me happier than anything because that's the voice that you have given voice to for years now and that's the voice that people are recognizing needed to be heard in the halls of Congress, and it has been heard. And that's the voice that I want to take to the White House as President of the United States,” she said.

“What was the thing that you felt needed to be said that wasn't said, or the question that needed to be asked that wasn't asked?” Glenn asked.

“Well, one thing that you didn't see on camera is that I was like the kid in class that has their hand up all the time and maybe it was good that that wasn't on the camera. But I wanted to weigh in on so many those issues, and one of them had to do with Medicare. Because right now we're hearing President Obama demagogue against Republicans that are actually trying to save Medicare and deal with it and get it into a fiscally sane way so that senior citizens have their needs met so we don't bankrupt the country,” she said.

“President Obama, I was at the White House with him about two weeks ago and he was asked three times what his Medicare plan was. He says he's not planning to do a plan to save Medicare. So either his plan is bankruptcy, which I know he would say that's not true. His real plan that I wanted the American people to know is that Medicare is going away under Obama. He hasn't told senior citizens this, but he's going to roll senior continues into ObamaCare and that's where this IPAB board, 15 unelected bureaucrats, will be the ones to say no basically to senior citizens about their healthcare and what they are going to get. So as if it wasn't bad enough for the president to take away 500 billion out of Medicare for seniors just when we're getting more seniors, he's also going to pull the rug out from under them by just doing away with Medicare and forcing them into ObamaCare where this unelected board will be saying no to their medical procedures. The American people don't know that. Obama hasn't told them. He wants to make the Republicans the boogeyman on Medicare but actually he's the one that's content to see it go away.”

The topic then shifted to Libya, a topic she tackled during the debate as well. She said, “When it comes to committing our brave men and women to harm's way, you have to have satisfied whether there was a threat against the United States, whether there was an attack against the United States, and whether there's a vital American national interest. Even Defense Secretary Gates testified before congress there was no recognizable national vital interest in Libya. He was not able to articulate a military goal in Libya.”

She added, “We don't know who the opposition forces are that we're helping. All indications show that there are people who are affiliated with Al Qaeda of North Africa and that also make up the bulk of the people who killed our soldiers in Iraq. So what my question is, what possible American interest could be benefitted by us enabling a stronghold for Al Qaeda of North Africa and what's worse, in Libya, to give them that stronghold? They would also then have access to the oil revenues in Libya and that would be able to sustain global terrorism. It is one of the most reckless, foolish actions this president has taken.”

You can read a political profil of Michele Bachmann at The Blaze.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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