Sponsor drops golfer because... he likes Glenn?

There is a story burning up TheBlaze today involving an aspiring pro-golfer, the Bible, and Glenn. Until recently, it looked like Jeff Cochran may have finally gotten the ‘big break’ he needed to make it into the PGA. In January, Cochran was contracted by Virginia-based businessman Brian McMahon to help promote Nebraska Golf Card (NGC), a promotional operation “designed to give golfers reduced rates and access to private clubs.” But it now appears that Cochran’s Christian faith and appreciation for conservatives like Glenn and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) may be the reason he was dropped from his sponsorship.

“I mean everybody has their own right to their own point of view and whatever it is they want to do. God bless them,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “There are, however, disturbing ways to take care of things I think, and this is one of those cases.”

TheBlaze reports:

After playing most of the year for Nebraska Golf Card, Cochran’s sponsorship was abruptly terminated. The initial reason given seemed quite surprising — his support for Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz; Cruz’s father, Raphael; and Glenn Beck — but faith, and specifically a Bible verse, also played a big part in the termination of the contract.

The verse in question? Philippians 4:13, which reads, ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

In late October, Cochran, his agent David Reynolds and NGC’s Brian McMahon were at a dinner and the conversation turned to Cruz. Cochran says he praised Cruz and his father, Raphael, mentioning that he had seen the elder Cruz on an episode of “The Glenn Beck Program.”

Cochran told TheBlaze that his sponsor was taken aback by this statement and was also troubled by the fact that his business associate was a fan of Beck. Following his pro-Cruz statement, Cochran said McMahon asked him, ”Would you be willing to give up our support to stand with that wackjob (Beck)?” Cochran answered “yes” and said the dinner continued without any additional tension or drama.

According to Cochran’s agent, his client lost his sponsorship the very next day. The agent received an email from NCG announcing that it was pulling all financial and product support from Cochran.

“David, I have never had an issue with you or really Jeff for that matter, but this situation is very disturbing,” the email reads. “I have been tolerant of his religious views and even supported his off course speaking. However, I just can’t allow my company to be associated with these radical political views. The idea that Jeff would line up with the likes of Glenn Beck or Ted Cruz or any other individual interested in destroying America, just isn’t something I can swallow.”

Glenn explained that his staff learned of the story several weeks ago, and initially chose to not get involved. Subsequent events, however, led TheBlaze to go forth with investigating and publishing the incident.

“So we had this and it was brought to our attention… And I don't want to get involved in something where his career is going to be made worse for it… If it's his business, he has a right… I believe that if you have a problem with somebody in business, for any reason, it's your call,” Glenn said. “We were in the process of of investigating the story, exchanging e-mails with Jeff Cochran and his agent, establishing a timeline of the events, when received an unsolicited e-mail from Brian McMahon of NGC.”

Mike Opelka, a writer for TheBlaze, received the following email from McMahon regarding NGC’s decision to terminate its sponsorship of Cochran

McMahon Note

“This guy is a dirtbag,” Pat said after hearing the letter.

On the other hand, Glenn had a slightly different take. “He has every right,” Glenn said. “Congratulations for having the courage of your convictions and admitting who you are. I have no problem with that. I have no problem with this guy. That's what he believes. Now, I don't know anything about his company at all. But, personally, I would rather know that – without any malice or anything else, I would rather know that…. If I was in the market for his card or whatever it is I wouldn't get it. I would go and find some place else. If I really thought it was a really, really good deal then I would have to say, ‘Well, I mean look at the way he talks about Christians and the way he talks about other people. It's his way or the highway. And so I don't know if I would do it. I wouldn't.”

Glenn asked the audience to pray for McMahon “because he's got some sort of rage in him that comes from some place deep.” He also asked the audience to consider what they could do for Cochran.

“Now, if there's a sponsor out there that wants to sponsor this guy in a golf tournament, Jeff Cochran is available,” Glenn said. “Forget about [McMahon]. We know who he is. He announced who he is. He's proud of who he is. Good. Now you decide what you're going to do about it. You going to do business with him or not? I think Jeff should be glad that he's not. I don't know Jeff at all, but he should be glad that he's no longer in business with him… So now is there somebody that wants to sponsor him?”

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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