Glenn interviews 2012 candidate Herman Cain

Herman Cain has been rising up the polls in recent days, and he joined Glenn on radio this morning to talk about his candidacy for 2012. Mr. Cain was pretty impressive and his 9-9-9 tax policy even had Glenn breaking out the Barry White, a ritual usually reserved for the Chris Christie conservative porn.

"You notice I don't give generic answers to some of these big things that we face. I talk about solutions. And this 9‑9‑9 economic growth and jobs plan has resonated with people. I'm talking about people who are out working every day, they are here one time and they get it," Cain told Glenn.

"Can I tell you something? I have to tell you, the first time I heard your 9‑9‑9 thing," Glenn said as Barry White started to play over the airwaves. "I am absolutely in. It makes total sense."

"It first throws out the entire tax code," Cain said. "Throw out the tax code. That's where we start. And then we pass the 9% business flat tax, 9% personal income flat tax, and a 9% national sales tax."

"Here's the other thing, Glenn. There are no loopholes. See, if you look at Romney's plan, if you look at Newt's, with all due respect, they pivot off the tax code. This has no loopholes, all businesses are treated the same. Small businesses, Subchapter S, sub corps, no loopholes," Cain added.

Glenn and Cain also talked about Cain's time in the Federal Reserve. Cain agreed that the Fed was hurting America, and promised that Congressional legislation would help clip the wings of the organization.

"Congress has the power to narrow back the mission of the Federal Reserve. That's what we need to do," Cain emphasized.

And what does Cain think of the protests on Wall Street?

"First of all, the Wall Street protestors are anti‑capitalism. The Wall Street protestors represent in my opinion ‑‑ I don't have factual information. It is an attempt to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration and so they want to blame the fat cats, they want to blame Wall Street for the fact that $14 million people are still out of work. They want to blame the fat cats for the fact that this economy is not growing when it is all the responsibility because of failed policies of President Obama and his administration. That's all this is."

Cain also addressed his stance on several foreign policy issues, including his stance on Israel and Libya.

"Let's start with the fact that I have a philosophy of foreign policy, and I'll give you an example of how I'm going to apply this. First, my philosophy of foreign policy is an extension of the Reagan policy which is peace through strength. My philosophy is peace through strength and clarity. We need to clarify who our friends are, clarify who our enemies are and stop giving money to our enemies," Cain said.

"The other thing that we would do is go through this clarification of just who are our friends is we let the rest of the few go including our enemies that we are going to stand with our friends. This is my approach to foreign policy. This president has made it very ambiguous in terms of where the United States stands with Israel. I have made it very clear that United States will stand for Israel with my statement: If you mess with Israel, you're messing with the United States of America."

On Libya, Cain said, "Libya is in transition. I would need to know from our people, our intelligence agencies what is the status and what is our best route right now. On the surface, Glenn, it looks like we ought to just get out of there but I'm not sure of that because I don't have enough information right now to make that decision. What I do know is that the Muslim Brotherhood has positioned itself for a much bigger role in what ultimately the government turns out to be."

Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

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