Matt Kibbe: We’re fighting for the soul of the Republican Party

On radio this morning, Matt Kibbe of Freedom Works joined Glenn to talk about the state of the Republican Party.

“We're in a total different situation than we were five years ago, aren't we,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “We're not sitting here as a helpless, small group of ragtag people who don't know what they're doing but are trying to throw some things together. We've used the five years – people have all over this country – to figure out how do I get my voice out? How do I cobble people together? How do I build a coalition? How do I have a source other than mainstream media? Where are we sitting today?”

“I think today we're fighting for the soul of the Republican Party, and whether or not it actually represents us or if we're going to have to go somewhere else to get what we need. But to me, it's not really a Republican or Democrat thing,” Matt said.” It's the insiders have really circled the wagons – doing it on Obamacare and doing it on all their special perks. And the reason that it's so hostile right now… [is] we're literally knocking on the front doo. And we're not only going to get a seat at the table, but they are afraid we're going to take over the directors... And I think that's why we need to understand how tough it is, how big the opportunity is to actually beat these guys.”

The President may have the media on his side when it comes to the public relations battle that accompanies a situation like we are currently facing in Washington, but is there any chance for Republicans to emerge victorious from this dogfight?

“I think if we can get the Republicans to hold the line, I think the reality is that we can beat the public relations campaign that the President of the United States always used to win because he had the soap box. But everything is more decentralized now,” Matt explained. “We can tell stories about the government stopping World War II veterans from getting into their own memorial. We can tell stories about all of the ridiculous, nonessential employees that we really don't need to be funding. We've got to drive the message from the outside. And I think we do have to focus on the Democrats. We've got the Republicans where we want them for now. And everybody is watching public opinion. They watch polls. It's almost like crack cocaine to these guys. But we got to drive the message from the outside. That's why Facebook, that's why talk radio, that's why the Internet is so potent when it comes to it being in the hands of patriots.”

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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