‘This is what gives me hope’: Matt Bevin talks about his loss in Kentucky

Earlier this month, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) secured his reelection bid by winning the Kentucky Republican primary in remarkably convincing fashion. Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin was McConnell’s main opponent, and throughout his campaign Glenn was continually impressed with Bevin. On radio this morning, a surprisingly optimistic Bevin joined Glenn to discuss his loss and what comes next.

While both Glenn and Bevin hoped to be having this morning’s discussion under different circumstances, the men agreed the campaign was far fro meaningless.

“I know you are a God-fearing man, and so I am I. I know what I felt, and I know you know what you felt, and our God is not a God of frustration. He's not a God to be thwarted,” Glenn said. “What do you take away from this? What do you think this exercise was for? Because it wasn't meaningless. What happened?”

“Not even a little meaningless. This is the thing I take from this: From the very beginning, Glenn, it was clear to me this was something I was obedient to – a path that neither my wife nor I ever sought. It wasn't something that I had aspired to, and yet every door continued to open and things unfolded in ways that were beyond our ability to even comprehend at times,” Bevin explained. “And so in our effort to do to the best of our ability that which was laid before us, we found ourselves on an incredible journey. What we have seen come from this is an awakening of people, an inspiring of young people in particular, in ways that would not have been there. There's a ripple effect to history that we all know.”

One of the most inspiring moments of the whole campaign was the election night gathering organized by his campaign. Bevin explained he delivered his concession speech before a diverse group of Americans who truly care about the future of this country.

“The people that were in that room were the demographic of everything the GOP says that it wants to be and needs to be. We had older people, younger, black, white, Hispanic, poor, rich folks – the entire gamut of the socioeconomic spectrum in this country – not because we had focus groups, not because there had been outreach committees or a strategy session to reach these people. Every one of those folks was there of their own volition. They were drawn to this because of the integrity of it, the reality of it, the message of it. This is what gives me hope.”

Bevin explained that he is not sure what the future holds for him politically, but Glenn felt the urge to make Bevin an offer.

“I had no intention of saying that to you until you were on the phone, [but] I would like to ask if you wanted to provide commentary or anything or TheBlaze,” Glenn said. “I think you are a voice that needs to be heard. You just think about that and get back to me.”

“As I'm sure you find the same thing to be the case, people have 1,000 ideas of things you should do with your life. I'm very gracious of them… so I'm at this point listening,” Bevin said. “There's Psalm 46:10. ‘Be still, and know I am God.’ At this point, to the degree I can with nine children and a campaign to button up, I'm being as still as I can – listening, trying to understand what it is I should do, what it is I could do, in order to make the most advantageous next steps.”

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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