Glenn: We are not the extreme right - we are the common sense center of this country

Dave Brat’s convincing victory over Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) marked the first time a House Majority Leader has been defeated in a primary. While Brat remains relatively unknown in mainstream media and establishment circles, it didn’t take long for the smears to begin. Brat, an economics professor, is already being painted as a right wing extremist, but on radio this morning, Glenn explained why Brat’s victory actually represents a return to the “common sense center of this country.”

“Last night and this morning, they were all talking about the extreme right taking over. This is the Virginia loss of Eric Cantor,” Glenn said. “Now, let's just define ‘extremism’ because Nancy Pelosi immediately came out and said… 'The extreme right is trying to take over the Republican Party.' I am so sick of this… We are not the extreme right.”

So what constitutes an extremist in the United States?

“The extremist is someone who takes power away from the people,” Glenn said emphatically. “Here in America, the extremist is the one who says, ‘You don't have a right to do that’… Anybody who is taking power, usurping the power of the people; anybody who is trying to go around the Constitution, going around the three branches of government; anybody who is not living or enforcing the laws of the United States of America… Let's be very clear: That's the extremist.”

When you look at some of the biggest issues of the day – immigration reform, Common Core, the VA – the common sense solution is the one being discussed by the so-called extremist right.

“Who is stopping Common Core? Is it the extreme right? The extreme left? No,” Glenn said. “It is the common sense people right in the center that says this is wrong. This is a power grab in America – not Europe – but in America.”

“Common sense says let's take care of the veterans first,” he continued. “What happened to the liberals who used to say, ‘Let's take care of our own self first, our own schools first, take care of our own cities that are crumbling first? What happened to you guys? Because common sense says: Yes, let's take care of our own first – especially our veterans.”

With that in mind, Brat’s victory in Virginia on Tuesday represents the people’s desire to see the power returned to the people. While Cantor personified the ultimate Washington insider, Brat ran on a platform based on Constitutional principle.

“David Brat is a return to common sense. Dave Brat is a return to listening to the people,” Glenn said. “Dave Brat is one that says, ‘Let's stop spending so much money.’ Dave Brat is a guy saying, ‘We can't have a president… that just makes up the rules.’”

Glenn explained that common sense Americans on both the left and right are craving a return to responsibility and accountability that simply no longer exists in the world today.

“What is it that is making the average American, both left and right upset? Both left and right are upset at something going wrong and no one taking responsibility,” Glenn said. “That's the whole problem. We don't love people anymore. We love things… People are a means to the ends of the things. That's the whole problem. We have too many things. We love too many things. That's it. We need to start loving people again.”

Glenn warned that the true extremists in Washington will begin to reveal themselves – specifically in regards to the ever-growing immigration debate – as they attempt to cling to power.

“What they are going to try to do again is – when it comes to immigration – they will use those people on the border to keep positions of power for them. That's it,” Glenn concluded. “They will use anybody, any time, any plight, any emergency, anything that will pull on your heartstrings, that's an extremist. That's an extremist. This is a return to common sense, and God help us, common decency.”

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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