Sen. Mitch McConnell’s primary challenger Matt Bevin speaks out about the “Kentucky Kickback”

We all know how much Glenn would like to see Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) voted out of the Senate next year, and on radio this morning Glenn interviewed Sen. McConnell’s challenger in the Republican primary, Matt Bevin. As far as Glenn is concerned, Sen. McConnell is finished - especially after the $2 billion “Kentucky Kickback” he received in exchange for shutting down TEA Party conservatives and handing the President yet another victory (and the American people yet another defeat).

“Matt Bevin is on with us. I hope to be saying the good senator Matt Bevin from the state of Kentucky. He is running against Mitch McConnell. And we have had him on the program once before. We liked him. We thought we would have him on again. Welcome to the program, Matt,” Glenn said. “So can you tell me any thoughts on this $2 billion, you know, gift that Mitch McConnell definitely didn't have anything to do with?”

“When you have Dianne Feinstein coming out and running interference for you as your cover, something smells a little fishy there. Here's what I'll say. This was specific to a project, the Olmstead Lock and Dam project, which is in Southwestern Kentucky, and it's a critical project. It is a project that needs to be completed, but the methodology for this 2 billion, 2.8 billion just stinks,” Matt said. “This is not how funding is supposed to occur. Sweeteners, kickbacks, whatever you want to call them, should not be a part of these sort of processes where we are saving the American people supposedly from some manufactured crisis, and in order to make that happen under the cover of darkness, favors at the taxpayers' expense get bandied about.”

Matt does not have an easy primary fight in front of him. He will be going up against the well-stocked campaign war chest of Sen. McConnell, as well as the wrath of the establishment GOP. But Matt recently received a very important endorsement that should provide a bit of relief.

“I just within the last hour received the endorsement of the Senate Conservatives Fund. This is Jim DeMint's old group. It's now run by a gentleman by the name of Matt Hoskins, and I cannot tell you how exciting this is,” Matt said. “The Madison Project was my only other significant national endorsement and so this is a very significant additional endorsement. I'm very grateful.”

While it is easy to believe that anyone would be better than Sen. McConnell, Glenn asked Matt to explain to the American people what his plan will be if he is elected.

“We have got to wean people from this idea of free lunches, and it's free lunches at a scale the likes of which literally nobody can afford to pay for because there is no free lunch. And what we're doing is we're sticking it to people, this artificially deflating interest rates and keeping them artificially low is coming at the expense of those people who saved their money, who did things the right way, who expected to get 4, 5, 6% perhaps and are now getting 0.1 or 0.2%,” Matt explained. “And we're doing it in order to accommodate the ballooning debt and the interest payments and we're sticking it to the people who have been responsible in order to cover for those who have not. What we need to tell the American people is that the party's over. And while that is painful to hear, austerity, we have no idea what this is going to look like if we don't start walking that dog back soon.”

“I will hold out as a Republican. Even in the minority, I would just hold firm,” he continued. “I would unite the caucus as to the absolute degree. The liberals, I must say, are fantastic even at uniting when they disagree behind something.”

Glenn decided to play devil’s advocate for a moment and asked Matt to consider what he would do when faced with a situation where everything is being blamed on him and his reelection chances are endangered.

“That has been working brilliantly thus far, which is why the Republicans have been folding like sock puppets. You know, it's remarkable,” Matt said. “But we have got to stop spending. 40 cents of every dollar, Glenn, that we are spending in this country is still borrowed money. Plus, we're twisting, whether we're quantitatively easing or twisting, we have some cute little name for what we're doing in terms of printing money. And we cannot continue down this path. We must hold firm for cessation of increase in debt. We cannot dig deeper into a hole that’s already questionable as to whether future generations will be able to climb out of.”

“Thank you very much. I appreciate it, and we'll talk again,” Glenn said. “ Running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who must go.”

Watch the entire interview below:

Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil


Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.