What’s Ann Coulter think of the RNC so far?

This morning on radio, Glenn was joined by one of the smart women in the media, the one and only Ann Coulter.

Ann Coulter, who was a Romney supporter during the primaries, and like most women in America today, had nothing but great things to say about his new running mate this morning

"Ryan was unbelievably great," she said. "Apparently you can criticize the current president without looking mean."

Ryan's speech last night was unlike any candidate had been able to deliver in that forum. He was able to rally the crowd behind Mitt Romney, criticize the president's leadership (or lack thereof), and provide and message of clear change - all while managing to look young, determined and optimistic.

"That was a flawless presentation," Glenn said of Paul Ryan's speech. "That was just a flawless speech. And he didn't seem nervous. At one point he just took a deep breath and stood there for a second and just exhaled and I thought, that's confidence, not arrogance. That's just confidence. He's comfortable in that space."

Ann agreed - she also had positive things to say about Ann Romney's speech and has high expectations for Mitt's speech this evening.

"I am laying bets with my friends that they are going to turn to me and say, "Wow, that was a really good speech." I've noticed that has been happening throughout this campaign, that the first time someone sees Romney give a full speech like after Iowa, after New Hampshire - the first time they actually listen to him give a speech, they always say, "Wow, I wish he always gave speeches like that." Well, he does always give speeches like that," she said.

As for what Mitt Romney needs to say tonight, Ann believes he's going to need to give a speech that isn't just appealing to the base. It needs to be something that is going to inspire people because it's inspiring, not just inspiring to Republicans.

Contrasting it to Chris Christie's speech, which Coulter was not a fan of. She didn't think he used his humor enough or was critical enough of Obama.

"I don't think he even mentioned Obama," Ann said.

Which he didn't, but that's why Glenn said he believed people outside of the political world liked the speech.

"I think the American public is so tired of having this debate. What I think Romney has to do tonight is just stand up and convince the American people he has a plan, he's an adult, he'll do it, and it will work," Glenn responded. "That's it."

Now that Ann agreed with. And that's what she believed Mike Huckabee and Paul Ryan did such a good job of last night. They were able to explain to the American people what a Romney/Ryan presidency will do to help the American people get back to work and help put the country back on a path of success and leadership.

However, Romney's strength is not bragging about himself, Ann explained.

"It's a virtue in a human being but perhaps a deficiency in a candidate: Romney absolutely will not brag about himself. And he's got a lot to brag about," She said. "He really does have a Midas Touch, as you say from the Olympics to all of these companies and he just, he's calm and as you say, adult like and he will take charge and I think he is just what the country needs right now. But we're the ones who have to say it about him. So your plan for him I think is very good."

Glenn shifted the conversation back to Huckabee's speech, which Ann had mentioned, she thought, was good. There is a widely-known relationship between Romney and Huckabee that most wouldn't describe as very friendly since critical comments Huckabee has made about Romney's Mormon faith.

During his speech last night Huckabee danced around the topic of Mitt Romney's faith and used the example of Catholicism to make his point that they're men of faith, which Glenn described as opening a door to show people what's inside, but not taking a step in. He went as far as he seemed to be willing to go.

"That was part of the reason I thought it was very strong, and he was winsome, as he usually is last night," she explained. And on the Catholic thing, I think to use an MSNBC expression, I think that was a dog whistle, i.e., it's an example that, you know, he's an evangelical but we're all Christians…"

Stu shifted the conversation back to the campaign, where he feel like there are finally two strong leaders on the ticket.

"We finally have two guys on the ticket with no weak points that are able to articulate these points," he said.

"It does feel like a first," Glenn added.

"I could not agree more," Coulter responded. "For one thing to have two articulate Republicans. We have two attractive, articulate Republicans with, forget skeletons. They don't even have closets. And they have, as you say, exactly the skills this country needs right now."

Ann's new book called Mugged comes out on September 25th.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.