Ted Cruz victory sends a firm message to the GOP

Many skeptics have been signaling that the Tea Party was getting weak or hadn’t little influence anymore as their movement has seemingly quieted over the last year. Yesterday’s run-off for GOP Senate nominee in Texas proved otherwise, as wildly outspent Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz his beat GOP establishment opponent, LT. Governor David Dewhurst, by nearly double digits.

The Tea Party has all but lost its influence over the last year. FreePAC, a convention for grassroots conservatives and Tea Partiers, took place in Dallas last weekend. Not only was this a global conference with representatives from over 20 countries, but it was the largest political convention assembled in recent history with over 16,000 attendees. The Tea Party hasn’t disappeared; they’ve simply put down their protest signs and entered a new phase of their movement – a phase that puts them in a position to fight for something, not against something.

“You better wake up, buddy, because you are done,” Glenn said of the progressives grasping at straws to maintain power in the Republican Party this morning. “Your days are numbered.”

Ted Cruz’s victory isn’t a message to the Democrats as much as it to the Republicans. Most Democrats know that the Senate seats in Texas are going to go to the GOP. What happened yesterday was a clear message to the top of the Republican Party.

“Ted Cruz winning Texas is gigantic. This is a very Republican state,” Glenn explained this morning. “This is, you know, a stronghold Republican state. Rick Perry, Republican. David Dewhurst, he’s the guy that everybody who has power in this state said David Dewhurst was the guy, you’ve got to get off that Ted Cruz bandwagon. He’s going to lose.”

Pat confirmed was Glenn said and added, “Everybody told us that, politicos, billionaires – everybody said it’s David Dewhurts, get used to it.”

All of the people with power underestimated how many people are waking up to what’s going on in the country. Glenn reiterated that this message isn’t to the Democrats, it’s to the GOP.

“This should send a message to the Republicans. It doesn't matter how much money you have. It doesn't matter if you have all of the power players. It doesn't matter. We're not doing it anymore. We're not buying into it. We're not buying into your stupid advertisement. You can't win that way,” Glenn said.

Like in most Tea Party and grassroots victories, Cruz was outspent four to one by the time all was said and done with the election. It takes more than good political ads and money to win these elections the last few years.

Glenn took a look back to 2009, when the Tea Party really started shaking up the base. Agenda 21 is continuing to unravel in California of all places. Why? The California 9/12 project.

In 2009 Chris Christie defeated Jon Corzine, who outspent him by millions. Bob McDonnel defeated Creigh Deeds in Virginia. Scott Brown beat Martha Coakley in Massachusetts.

In 2010, Rand Paul defeated Jack Conway in Kentucky. In Florida, Mark Rubio beat Charlie Crist twice, in the primary and again in the general. Mike Lee took Bob Bennett’s long held seat in Utah. Grassroots candidate Pat Toomey beat Arlen Spector in Pennsylvania. That’s just a few examples of many that took place in 2010, and since then the Tea Party hasn’t beaten a recall in Wisconsin and continues to have victories like last night’s.

This isn’t just about Barack Obama, it’s about defeating corruption.

“That’s who we want our country back from, those that are corrupt,” Glenn said. “Those who are corrupting the system and those who are trying to destroy it – the people who say they know better than we the people.”

A lot of these people in the GOP that grass roots are taking on now started off good, but power corrupts, Glenn told his listeners this morning. He used Orrin Hatch as an example, making sure to point out that he’s a good guy, but he’s been there too long – he’s addicted to the power.

“This is a battle for the soul of the Republican Party,” Glenn said. “Power corrupts and so they slowly, over time, lost their way.”

This fight inside the GOP is far from over, there are more important races quickly approaching. If you look at the wins, despite what the mainstream media says, it’s easy to see that the Tea Party hasn’t gone anywhere – nor do they intend to.

Later on in the radio show, Pat made sure to solidify the big Tea Party victory in their new home state of Texas with a gloatfest. After all, what’s the ousting of a progressive without Pat serenading us with “Happy Days…”?

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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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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