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…”?

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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