Big votes coming up

Several big primary votes are coming up and it’s a big chance to rid the GOP of some long time politicians who have succumbed to the power of the party. Glenn chats with Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks on which of the coming elections are most important.

Interview Transcript below:

GLENN: I want to talk to Matt Kibbe. He is from Freedom Works and he is one of the good guys. He's ‑‑ Freedom Works I've watched for a very long time and these guys mean what they say, say what they mean. They're taking on the Republican Party just as much as they are the Democratic Party and he's a guy who believes in libertarian values, conservative libertarian values and small government. Welcome to the program, Matt Kibbe. Tell me, let me get a couple of updates here. What do you think's going to happen? Texas, the primary is today.

KIBBE: Yes, it's today, and I think that Ted Cruz against all odds is going to push the establishment Republican into a runoff and I think the more time we have, the more likely that there will be another Tea Party upset in Texas.

GLENN: Can you ‑‑ I mean, everyone is saying, Matt, that the Tea Party is not making a difference. The Tea Party is just not doing the Occupy Wall Street thing. They are just not out on the streets, but they are wielding tremendous power.

KIBBE: Well, we're not a protest movement anymore. And you're seeing all of these local leaders focus at the local level of building community and doing important things like get out the vote but it's just not like that. But you look at the results in Indiana and it's hard to argue that the Tea Party's dead. Just ask Greg Fettig and Monica Boyer who beat the establishment Republican by 21 points.

GLENN: Wow. What do you think is going to ‑‑ what's going to happen with Orrin Hatch?

KIBBE: I think that Dan Liljenquist has a real shot of upsetting ‑‑ and this will be the biggest upset yet if he pulls it off. He needs to get his brand out there. All the conversation has been about Orrin Hatch's failing so far. But if Dan can get his name out there and his record as a reformer, his record as someone that actually fixed a broken public employee pension system in Utah, I think he can pull an upset off as well.

GLENN: Everybody is saying that Orrin Hatch, though, I mean, he's a respected guy, everybody likes him, you know, yada, yada, which is all true. Everybody likes Orrin Hatch. But this is not ‑‑ I mean, this seems to be the one that may be bucking the system.

KIBBE: Well, this isn't Orrin Hatch is focused on trying to convince everybody that he's one of us since the day that we beat Senator Bennett but this isn't personal. This isn't about who we like and don't like. It's about taking on the problems that for 36 years Orrin Hatch has been unwilling to take on. And it's a little bit late now.

GLENN: But do you really think that he is trying to convince everybody that he's ‑‑ isn't he the guy who came out and said that there is no such thing as a libertarian that he likes or something like that?

KIBBE: Well, he said ‑‑ well, he said that he despises us.

GLENN: That's right.

KIBBE: And he wanted to punch us in the mouth. So that's not really reaching out.

GLENN: Yeah, I don't know if that really, really is. And Walker, give me an update on Walker.

KIBBE: I think, you know, I don't want to jinx this but I think we're looking good here and I think it's going to be the ground game that matters. There's just $10 zillion spent on both sides in that race but it's got to be about the community getting out the vote and defending a guy that actually did what he said he was going to do. If we don't deliver on this, it sets everything back, not just in Wisconsin.

GLENN: Well, that is the key, too. I mean, the unions will bus people, they will do everything to get the vote out.

KIBBE: It's remarkable, the most ‑‑ one of the most I think underreported stories about the Tea Party movement is how we have been able to go toe to toe with the most sophisticated, well funded get‑out‑the‑vote machine and that's the public employees unions and we're doing it without getting paid, without anyone telling us what to do. It's really the power of decentralization at work. And I think what's going on in business is one bellwether as to whether or not this new paradigm not just fixes Wisconsin but fixes our country.

GLENN: All right. I want to talk to you a little bit about Free PAC here. This is something that is happening the week of 7/28, July 28th for Restoring Love. This is happening at the American Airlines center July 26, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Explain exactly what's going to happen here.

KIBBE: Well, I like to call this Tea Party 3.0 because it's not a protest. We're pulling together the community from all over the country and, in fact, all over the world. I think we're going to have 25 to 30 countries represented, including from Greece of all places. We've recruited a handful of students when I was in Thessaloniki and they're coming to Dallas to talk about how they are going to fix their country and: And talk about a project, that's something that I wouldn't want to take on myself.

GLENN: Yeah.

KIBBE: So it's part global. It's a little bit of protest. We're going to do "Get out the vote" training from 4:00 to 5:30 and that's got to be a separate event because it's political. But I object that signs up and buys a ticket is going to be invited to some very hands‑on training. We're going to talk about the Indiana model and the folks that pulled off that tremendous upset in Indiana. It's going to be part ideas and values, and it's going to be all about building a community and having fun. And I think we're going to have some pretty cool speakers that we're going to announce over the next couple of weeks, but I couldn't be more excited about this because I think this is where the movement has to go. We have to come together, we have to stay connected and we have to understand what we can accomplish as a community that we can't accomplish just as individuals.

GLENN: You and I have had several discussions that it is time for the Tea Party to change. It is time for the Tea Party to realize that it isn't ‑‑ and they already are ‑‑ that it isn't a protest vehicle, that it's not enough to stand with the signs, and now you have to ‑‑ we've had a lot of power not given to us. We've received a lot of power because we did stand up. Now there's a difference between gaining power and keeping power. Gaining power and ruling, protesting and ruling. It's a totally different model, and if we are to survive, we can't be the same kind of people that the Republicans are and we can't just be protestors.

KIBBE: We have one seat at the table. With any luck we're going to gain a number of seats at the table in November. But we've got to get back to the ideas and we've got to figure out how to translate our values into very specific proposals that do things like balance the budget, that actually reform entitlements and tackle all of these problems that both parties have created for us. But it's our responsibility to take that back. And the only way that this changes, the only way we fix our country is an ongoing commitment. We don't have to spend 24 hours a day but we have to commit to doing something and connecting with other people every day because that's the only way we're going to take our country back.

GLENN: Go to FreePAC.org, FreePAC.org, and make sure that you're there. That is on Thursday, July 26th; Friday, July 27th is a service project; and also a faith program which we haven't really announced yet; and then Saturday is at Dallas Cowboys stadium, Restoring Love. You don't want to miss any of this. This is a historic event. Make sure you're there. Dallas, Texas, July 26th through the 28th, and you can find out all information at FreePAC.org or MercuryOne.org.

One more thing. The fact that Mitt Romney is out campaigning now with Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich, how's that making you feel?

KIBBE: Anxious. Nervous. But I ‑‑ you know, I know we've been pretty clear about what we can and can't accomplish with our presidential candidate. We've got to focus on the candidates that really matter, that share our values. And we do have to take the White House. But whoever wins, we're going to have to hold that person accountable just like everybody else.

GLENN: Yeah. Romney's not going to get it ‑‑ nobody should be looking at Romney as the answer to cancer here.

KIBBE: Right.

GLENN: Because he's ‑‑ he seems to have a touch of it himself and it's an odd choice to go out on the campaign trail with Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich, you know. At least he ‑‑ at least he threw a bone to Rand Paul this weekend.

KIBBE: Well, I think we need to make sure that the Tea Party activists and the people that share our values are the most pursued voters in this election and that's how you get politicians to do the right thing, by showing up. And that's the model. We're never going to find the perfect benevolent dictator to solve all our problems. We have to drive it from the bottom up.

GLENN: Thanks, Matt, appreciate it.

KIBBE: Thanks a lot.

GLENN: Go to FreePAC.org.

The media went nuts after President Donald Trump said "Two Corinthians". But apparently, nobody cares when Joe Biden called the authors of Biblical Psalms "palmists" — twice.

During a Thanksgiving speech on Wednesday, Biden said, "I'm sure we can, we can pros-claim [sic] a palmist, with a palmist who wrote these following words, 'The lord is my strength and my shield and with my song, I give thanks to him.'"

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere pondered whether Biden actually meant to quote a fortune teller instead of a psalmist, but ultimately decided the former vice president likely had no idea what he was reading.

They also discussed the hairline fractures Biden suffered in his right foot on Saturday while playing his dog, and Glenn tossed out a few headlines he thought might work just a little too well.

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The Supreme Court slapped down New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings Wednesday, arguing that strict limitations on the number of people in churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship — while liquor stores, bike shops, and many other non-religious places face few or no restrictions at all — are in violation of the First Amendment.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere applauded Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who reportedly cast the deciding vote in the 5-4 ruling, as well as Justice Neil Gorsuch who took specific aim at Gov. Cuomo for limiting religious gatherings to as few as 10 people in some areas, while imposing "no capacity restrictions on certain businesses he considers 'essential'."

"It turns out the businesses the Governor considers essential include hardware stores, acupuncturists, and liquor stores," Gorsuch said. "Bicycle repair shops, certain signage companies, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents are all essential too."

"Government is not free to disregard the 1st Amendment in times of crisis," Gorsuch wrote in a separate opinion.

Gov. Cuomo has since called the Supreme Court ruling "moot" and "irrelevant" because he had recently lifted restrictions in most of the affected areas.

"This is a trick they play all the time. They've done this with Second Amendment cases as well," Stu noted. "They'll put a ridiculous restriction in that's obviously not constitutional, keep it in place for a year while it goes through the courts, and right before it gets to the Supreme Court they withdraw the rule. So then the case gets thrown out because it's moot."

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Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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