The Oval ep. 3: A nation divided

This is an even-numbered year, and so it is the season of elections.

Every candidate, and every party, is seeking to make its case to the voters.

So you are going to hear a lot of things from a lot of people -- and as voters, you will get to decide whom you trust… and who will receive your vote.

That's democracy. Even when elections are hard-fought, they are peaceful. And that is something we should be proud of.

But I am seeing a disturbing trend in our politics.

I am seeing the politics of what I call "50 plus 1." Politicians aren't trying to make the best case to the broadest number of people.

They are only looking for 50% of the vote, plus one. A bare majority. Enough to win - and that's it.

And so they pursue a campaign strategy of building half a house, divided against itself.

We are seeing it in the claims that there is a "war against women." We are seeing it in race-based identity politics.

We are seeing it in attacks on the successful and the prosperous. We are seeing it in the casual attacks on minority faiths… and minority viewpoints.

It's always "us" against "them." A war that must be won. A fight that must be joined. A group that must be destroyed.

Candidates say these things, hoping that their side will be motivated enough to get to 50-plus-one. Maybe it's the right strategy for a short-term victory.

But it's bad for America. And it will leave us with only half a house.

I am not naive. I know that elections are never going to be polite debates. I know that American politics can be nasty and personal.

You should have seen the debates between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Jefferson called Adams a hermaphrodite who didnt have the gentleness of a woman or the firmness of a man.

Adams responded, if the country elected Jefferson, they were electing a man who was a half breed whose mother was an inidian-squaw raised on hoe cakes. your women would be raped and you would see your children's head on pikes.

But when politicians say: "Vote for me, I'll crush the supporters of the other guy."… well, that's not an attack on the other candidate. It's an attack on Americans.

It is bad for America when a candidate for office says "vote for me, so rich people don't get richer." It is bad for America when someone says "vote for me, or else the entire country will look like San Francisco."

It is bad, not only because it is untrue.

It is bad, because it attacks Americans for who they are.

It turns Americans against each other. As if to support one candidate is the best way to tear down a fellow citizen.

That's not how America works. Not at its best.

We are not a zero-sum country. We don't have a limit to our wealth and potential prosperity. We don't have a ceiling on justice. We don't have a set amount of civil rights and privileges.

We are not trying to build half a house. We are not trying to limit what Americans can achieve.

And so we don't have to believe - as the politicians want us to believe - that what one of us gets, the rest of us won't have.

Our system works best when Americans all believe that their destiny is tied up in the future of the country.

All of us. Not women at the expense of men. Not African-Americans at the expense of Latinos. Not the well-to-do at the expense of the struggling.

Come November, we will have votes and we will have winning candidates.

But it would be good if after the confetti and balloons are swept away, we can still be united.

We should know that our elected leaders will represent the entire country. And we should work to build a house that doesn't need to press down on another to stand on its own.

Thank you, and may god keep the republic

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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