‘He’s so mavericky’: Glenn reacts to Sen. John McCain’s epic flip-flop

Remember when Senator John McCain (R-AZ) referred to anyone fighting to delay/defund Obamacare as a “wacko bird”? Well – irony of all ironies – six weeks later, Sen. McCain is calling for the “total repeal” of the law. Sen. McCain announced his flip-flop during an interview with Fox News’ Greta van Susteren last night.

“You know, there's times that you look at John McCain and you say, ‘You're a dirt bag weasel’ and then other times you look at him and you say, ‘You're a weasel dirt bag,’” Glenn said on radio this morning. “And it's that dichotomy of is he a ‘dirt bag weasel’ or weasel dirt bag’ that [makes him] the most mavericky maverick I've ever seen – and I know mavericks.”

To start, let’s take a look at what Sen. McCain had to say about fellow Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) in September:

“Yeah, he didn't know what he was doing. He was really pretty stupid and he's a wacko bird,” Glenn said mockingly. “And you know, it couldn't be that those people who are doing this, actually believed in something. Actually, at least wanted to be on the record saying, ‘This is wrong… I'm not playing a game.’ No, it couldn't be that. No, they are just dumb. They're some of them are anarchists, some of them are even terrorists. However, when the lousy senator from Arizona – I'd like to call him the good senator from Arizona but I don't think he's a good senator from Arizona, I think he's a lousy senator from Arizona – when the lousy senator from Arizona decides that oh wait a minute, now the political winds have changed, now he wants to jump on.”

Last night, during his sit-down with van Susteren, Sen. McCain announced his “solution” for what he now apparently believes to be the diabolical healthcare law:

MCCAIN: The solution is, first of all, to let people keep their insurance if they want to. Or at least reinstate them. Second of all, let the insurance companies give a menu of whatever they want to provide. Third of all, medical savings account. Fourth of all, medical malpractice reform. Let people go across state lines to, in order to, if they can get a better insurance policy in another state. And remove this whole tax incentive for employers to provide employees health insurance.

“He's an anarchist,” Glenn said sarcastically. “He's not a terrorist is he? Is he a wacko bird? He's not a wacko bird saying we should repeal this thing is he?”

When van Susteren suggested Sen. McCain’s “solution” sounded like a “repeal,” Sen. McCain declared:

MCCAIN: That’s exactly right. That is total repeal in every other way. Because what Obamacare is, is an experiment in social engineering — in other words, making healthy people pay more…in order to subsidize the health care for people that are older and unhealthy. That is the ultimate in social engineering.

While Sen. McCain has called for the repeal of Obamacare in the past, his recent remarks stand in stark contrast to that belief. He was perfectly content throwing his colleagues under the bus over an idea he now seems to be suggesting. Why the change of heart, Sen. McCain?

“Whoa. Wait a minute. John McCain you're such a maverick. If I may recognize the lousy senator from Arizona, I'm trying to get my arms around this. He's so maverick,” Glenn said. “It's almost like he's using someone else's recycled idea, you know? And it's almost like he had to destroy someone so he could retain his power. You know what I mean? And then take his idea and then just recycle it, repackage it, and then go on the sources that won't hold him accountable at all because they are part of the problem. You know what I mean?”

“He's just now on Fox News, saying, repeal, does he know that there's no chance of that ever happening? Does he realize that? Or, does he think there is a chance now? And so he can look like the leader that he always has been,” he continued. “Oh my goodness, because now, if we have a chance, he's already destroyed every one else. And if he could just make it look mavericky, the GOP could look like this was their idea, and they are working together with the maverick. Oh, what a win for the progressives, almost… Again, I just can't decide whether he is a ‘dirt bag weasel’ or a ‘weasel dirt bag.’ I can't decide.”

Watch Sen. McCain’s entire interview with van Susteren HERE.

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On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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