Lindsey Graham’s reelection chances are looking slim

On radio this morning, Glenn spoke to South Carolina Republican State Senator Lee Bright, who is challenging incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in the upcoming U.S. Senate race. The primary is set to take place June 10, and the goal is to force a runoff by keeping Sen. Graham from reaching the 50% threshold. The numbers are in Bright’s favor across several polls, and he spoke to Glenn about the important differences between him and the incumbent, why he feels the need to go to Washington, and more.

“Well, we all know that Lindsay Graham is a nightmare. Vote for Lee Bright. That's all, everybody. That's all Lee has to say,” Glenn said. “But Lee is here to say a little bit more than that. The goal in South Carolina is to keep Lindsay Graham under 50% in the June 10 primary because then there would be a runoff… and he's currently under 50% in the polls I have seen.”

To begin, Glenn asked Bright to lay out how he differs from Sen. Graham. One of the major differences involves the education system.

“There's so many. Actually, I cosponsored the bill to stop Common Core in South Carolina. We've been fighting that for quite a while now. I mean it was an experiment by some leftist folks that put some money into a plan, and I called it a scheme to try and take over the education system and it was done very cleverly because it's not actually a federal program but the federal money is involved. So they put $1.2 billion out there to encourage the states to acquiesce because that's what they often do.”

“We're a nation of laws and the rest of the world is watching… If somebody is here illegally, I don't know how you reward that behavior. I mean it sends a message. And the fact that Lindsey Graham has been tone deaf when it comes to the view of South Carolinians – he's more interested in what the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says versus what South Carolinians say,” he continued. “And also wanted to touch another subject. I was the lead sponsor on the Obamacare nullification in the Senate. And now the bill that passed the House is before the Senate.”

Bright is just 43 years old and has been a South Carolina state senator since 2008. As Glenn explained it, Bright has his “who life ahead” of him. So why does he want to go Washington?

“I think our republic is on the verge of being lost,” he said. “If we don't send some real constitutional conservatives into Congress to fight them the next few years, I don't know how we'll survive. We can't have Lindsey Graham and John McCain, who continually roll over and want to look rational and reasonable, when there's no compromise with this guy… [President Obama] is bent on destroying this country, and we've got to send folks up to Washington that are going to fight him.”

If Bright does in fact win the election, he will join the likes of Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Rand Paul (R-KY) in the fight for smaller government. Glenn asked Bright if he relates to any of those men.

“I'm probably more like Ted Cruz. I would say that I am out front. I've been in the state senate now for six years and every major fight I've been out front… You got a couple of type of Republicans. You got the ones that want to be conservative, they just don't have the courage. And then you've got those that really aren't anything. They just want to be elected,” Bright said. “And if Lee Bright beats Lindsey Graham, it will give the ones that don't have enough courage the courage to do the right thing. And it will scare the ones that don't really have… any core principles and those we either need to defeat or we need to put the fear into them.”

With just a couple of months to go before the primary, Bright has a “money bomb” going on right now to help fund his campaign. He is hoping to raise $100,000 today, and Glenn encouraged anyone in the audience with a couple of dollars to contribute to consider doing so.

“It's BrightForSenate.com. He's got a money bomb going on today. He'd like to raise over $100,000,” Glenn said. “Thank you very much, Lee. I appreciate it.”

Learn more about Bright’s campaign HERE.

Watch the entire interview below:

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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