Chris Matthews explains why the left is so afraid of Ted Cruz

Even before CNBC blamed the meek jobs numbers on Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) yesterday, MSNBC host Chris Matthews shed some light on why the left is so afraid of the Texas senator. After maligning Sen. Cruz for comments he made during a speaking engagement in San Antonio over the weekend, Matthews explained that Sen. Cruz is the “greatest challenge to progressives.”

“You will laugh at what Ted Cruz actually said to deserve this monologue,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “But listen exactly to what Ted Cruz says at the end, but more importantly, if you want to know why the left is terrified of Ted Cruz, listen, because Chris Matthews says it out loud.”

MATTHEWS: It’s a little weird, but is Chicago part of America? Is Philadelphia -- my hometown where I'm going to address the National Constitution Center tomorrow -- is Philly part of America? Is L.A.? Is San Francisco? Is Austin, Texas? The reason I'm asking this stupid question is because this partisan gunslinger, Ted Cruz, is out there today defining who is and who isn't an American.

Remember Michele Bachmann asking the press on this show to conduct a person to person investigation of who in the U.S. Congress is anti-American? Well, Cruz is worse. The same Senator who suggested the nominee for the Defense Secretary was taking money from the communists in North Korea now decrees what part of this country are in and which parts are out, which parts are American and which parts aren't.

This is McCarthyism writ large. Disagree with this guy and be prepared for the accusations. We are witnessing, I think, the greatest challenge to progressives to moderates and reasonable conservatives in modern memory. It's an indictment against the great majority of Americans. To compromise he says is bad. To support the law he says is wrong. To oppose his brand of right-wing politics is to stand accused by him of being un-American.

“Stop. There it is. Why are they destroying Ted Cruz… You are witnessing the biggest threat to modern progressivism, and liberals, and reasonable conservatives. There are no reasonable conservative standing next to a progressive. There are none,” Glenn said. “That's why they're taking him down – because he is the biggest threat to progressives in modern history. That's fantastic.”

“So he is the biggest threat to progressives. That's why they're after him. But before you jump on the bandwagon, I have to play this partisan gunslinger. The guy who's so partisan his own party is taking him down, and he's standing against both parties. So I guess he's also admitting here that there truly is only one party, the progressive party, and let's remember, that was the goal in the beginning,” Glenn continued. “But before you jump on the bandwagon of Ted Cruz, we have to play the ‘McCarthyism writ large,’ a speech where Ted Cruz was telling people how to judge who's American and who's not?”

MATTHEWS: Cruz returned to his supporters this weekend where he got shouts of approval Saturday night from his most fervent backers. Here he is drawing the line between them and his fellow Senators and, by the way, all the people represented in Washington.

SEN. CRUZ: Having spent the past month up in D.C., it is really great to be back in America.

“There it is. McCarthyism writ large. Did you hear what he said? ‘Great to be back in America.’ May I ask an honest question? Is there a soul outside of the media elite, outside of the social elite, outside of the political elite that actually thinks Washington, D.C… is actually the real America,” Glenn asked. “It's not the real America. They don't have to live under any of the laws. They don't even have to have the healthcare they jam down everyone's throat. That's not America. That's some fairy dust land. That's some kingdom that they have set up.”

“I got to tell you, there's a lot of common sense out there right now and a lot of stuff has been changing,” Glenn concluded. “Have you seen this Ted Cruz guy? This guy is good. He's an American. He'll stand-alone. He'll do it in a heartbeat.”

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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