Glenn tears apart Jeb Bush’s ‘advice’ for Ted Cruz

On radio this morning, Glenn ripped into former Florida Governor Jeb Bush for the remarks he made in an interview with ABC News over the weekend about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) lacking “self-restraint” in his fight to defund Obamacare.

“All right. So, we have Jeb Bush advising us now on what should be done. And what should be done is – well, we never hear the alternative,” Glenn said. “Could we please play the Jeb Bush audio again because think this is really important to go over.”

Interview begins around the 4-minute mark:

JON KARL: Anything gained in all of this?

JEB BUSH: No, I think there was some ground lost from the political point of view.

JON KARL: And this started with Republicans, mostly in the House saying they wanted to gut Obamacare, and they were willing to not fund the government until that happened. I mean they changed a little bit as it went along. How badly are Republicans hurt by all of this? This started with their strategy.

JEB BUSH: Tactically, it was a mistake to focus on something that couldn't be achieved.

“Since when have we become the party of things that cannot be achieved? I've never been that person. I've never been that person. And I never understood that person,” Glenn said. “We cannot achieve repealing a horrible, quoting the people who built it, train wreck. We can't achieve that? Since when can't we achieve that? Since we've become the party, and since we've become the people that are trained now to think that. ‘Well, you can only do this. This is all you can get’… The repeal of Obamacare is not possible. But what is possible?”

JON KARL: But I just spoke to Ted Cruz. He was the guy who said, ‘Hey, let's not agree to a funding resolution unless Obamacare is defunded.’ That was the strategy that really kicked it off. And he told me that he will now do anything he can to stop Obamacare, and he does not rule out pushing to the brink once again. What would your message be to Ted Cruz?

JEB BUSH: Well, frankly, I think the best way to repeal Obamacare is to have an alternative. We never hear the alternative. We could do this at a much lower cost, with improved quality, based on our free market principles.

“Wouldn't free market principles be repeal it? Free market principles would be to repeal it because his suggestion is, we can do this better. We, meaning the government, can do this better. Those aren't free market principles, my man. Those are government principles. Those are socialist principles. Those are progressive principles. They are fascistic principles. They are communist principles and not free market principles,” Glenn said. “Hear that clearly. That's who Jeb Bush is. It is not possible to not have the government involved in healthcare… It hasn't even started, and you already are at a point where the government officials are all telling you, ‘You can't do this without government.’ We've been doing it without government the whole time and it was working out really well!”

JEB BUSH: And two, show how Obamacare, flawed to its core, doesn't work. So, have a little bit of self-restraint. It might actually be, politically, a better approach to see the massive dysfunction. But we don’t even hear about that because we’ve stepped on that message. And I think Republicans need to just take a step back, show a little self-restraint, and let this happen a little more organically.

“Show a little self restraint? Show how it doesn't work? If you guys would not have been shooting at Ted Cruz, you could have been showing the world how bad it was,” Glenn said exasperatedly. “Now, why didn't you do that? If you wanted to show how bad it is, why wouldn't you do it? Because you want the framework. You want the control. You've just announced that in the sentence before this where you said, ‘We can do it better. We just have to reform it.’ You want control.”

After laboring through this audio from Bush, Glenn had a message for the American people: Enough with the royal families.

“Why do you have royal families? You have royal families because everybody knows they can trust them. The system knows they can trust them. Oh, okay. Well, I know your dad. And because I know your dad, I know what you are going to do, and you are not going off the beaten path because everybody in the family is in on this,” Glenn explained. “Why don't we just start calling them Lord Jeb and Lady Bush, the Duchesses of Houston. Why don’t we call them that? The Kennedy's and the Bush’s. Enough with them. The Kennedy's and the Bush’s.”

Stu made sure that he got one more family, that is more than likely gunning for a return to power in 2016, added to that list

“And the Clintons,” Stu said.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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