Rep. Louie Gohmert talks to Glenn about the gov’t shutdown and a possible Senate run

Glenn has been quite vocal about his hope that Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) will try to unseat Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) in the 2014 mid-term elections. And this morning on radio, Rep. Gohmert joined Glenn to talk about the partial government shutdown and his future plans.

“Let me say hello – let me try this out – to the Senator from Texas Louie Gohmert,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “You asked me if I prayed on it, and the answer is yes. So now I’m going to call you the Senator from Texas. Louie Gohmert. And I accept your acceptance… that you are probably too shy to give.”

Rep. Gohmert was among the Republican congressmen who went to the National Mall yesterday to escort a group of World War II veterans to the WWII memorial that was “closed” because of the partial government shutdown. He was at the Mall again this morning, when he called into the radio program.

“It means more than I think you would ever know that you would have that kind of faith in me,” Rep. Gohmert said. “ But wow, we've got Amazing Grace being sung here at the World War II memorial, and I am with a hundred or so veterans.”

Rep. Gohmert was back at the Mall today because the memorials were once again closed. He was there with his fellow congressmen to ensure the visiting veterans had the opportunity to pay tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters.

“They did close it back again today. They had the barricades, yellow tape across. And anyway, magically when all of the veterans showed up, there was not a Park Service person there to prevent anybody from moving the barricades like they did yesterday,” Rep. Gohmert explained. “All you can figure is that somebody intentionally did this to make it difficult for World War II veterans. Just to create pain. Just for political gain. And some reporter stuck a mic in my face and said, ‘Sen. Claire McCaskill says you are only doing this for politics.’ I went, ‘Are you kidding?’ This is for our veterans. Come on, if you want to get politics into this thing, that's what closing this did.”

Glenn asked Rep. Gohmert if he had heard about the story involving House Speaker John Boehner and his backdoor schemes to ensure Congress was exempt from Obamacare. Though he had not yet heard the story, Rep. Gohmert made his position on the issue quite clear.

“Oh man. Well, I haven't heard that. But I've already said, regardless, the American people don't get subsidies. I'm not accepting anything,” he said emphatically. “I'll pay my penalties, which come under Obamacare. I'm not doing that. It's not right.”

As the 2014 mid-term elections approach, Glenn had a message for the Texas Representative:

“Congressman Gohmert, I will tell you that as you were talking just a few minutes ago, I got an answer to my prayer. And I just want you to know that I don't think you should worry about money. We live in a time of miracles. If you would just continue to pray for your answer, if that's the right thing for you to do. Don't pray about the money. Pray about is this the right thing,” Glenn said in regards to a Senate run. “You are the guy. And it's high time that we send a message to the Republicans that claim to be on the side of the Constitution and the Republic, and shut them down. Start to do the right thing, no matter who tells us that it can't happen or we won't win. As long as we're on God's side, who could stand against us?”

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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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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