'We are better than this': Listen to the robocall that targeted Democratic voters in Mississippi

A day removed from Senator Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) eleventh-hour victory over Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel (R), the questionable tactics employed by the GOP and Cochran campaign are coming to light. From the robocalls used to woo black voters to the future ramifications of winning an election because of Democratic voters, it looks like politicians and pundits alike are going to be analyzing this race for a long time. On radio this morning, Glenn couldn’t help but hope “we are better than this.”

“The story on how Thad Cochran beat Chris McDaniel in Mississippi is beginning to become much more disgusting than we even thought yesterday, and we're better than this,” Glenn said. “We are absolutely better than this.”

Glenn believes the situation in Mississippi proves a couple of things. For starters, you can never underestimate the desperateness of the establishment.

“First of all, never, ever underestimate what the GOP is willing to do,” Glenn said. “The GOP is willing to sell their soul to the devil. They are willing to do anything it takes to win. Don't ever underestimate anyone that's been in Congress or senate for 30 years. They have racked up all kinds of bonus points, all kinds of favors that they are due, and they will call them in.”

The Daily Caller has released the audio of a robocall seemingly aimed at potential Democratic voters that harshly criticizes the McDaniel campaign and the Tea Party. Because Mississippi has an open primary, the Cochran campaign actively courted predominantly black communities.

Listen to the audio below courtesy of the Daily Caller:

While it is unclear exactly who paid for the robocall campaign, it is believed to have come from a GOP affiliated PAC.

“So what did they just do? They said, 'This is a racist. This is a guy who doesn't like Barak Obama,’” Glenn explained. “That is the Republicans that paid for this. So don't talk to me about how much they don't agree with the President because they just got a bunch of people to vote, to make sure that Chris McDaniel didn't stop the President's agenda.”

In addition to the race baiting, the robocall focuses primarily on one thing: Free stuff. The New York Times spoke to a handful of voters in Mississippi who voted for Cochran and that message seemed to have resonated.

Hattiesburg resident Jeanie Munn told the Times she believes McDaniel “represents a threat to the state,” citing a vote he cast in the State Senate against a new nursing school building at the University of Southern Mississippi.

“Okay, so she voted because she wanted the free nursing school,” Glenn said.

The Times also cites Roger Smith, a black Democrat, who was apparently paid to campaign fir Cochran. “I don’t know too much about McDaniel,” he said, “other than what McDaniel’s saying: That he’s Tea Party, he’s against Obama, he don’t like black people.”

“That's your informed electorate,” Glenn quipped.

Based on the people quoted in the Times article, this was a common theme among voters in the state. Furthermore, an op-ed from the New York Times editorial board explains the “debt” Cochran now owes the people of Mississippi – i.e. the Democrats who put him over the top.

Ultimately, looking at the results of this particular race, Glenn now better understands what Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has been doing in recent weeks. While he believes it is a “dangerous game,” it may be the only way to curry the favor needed to rise up the ranks.

“I think this is why Rand Paul is playing the game that he's playing. I personally think it is a very dangerous game. I don't like the way Rand Paul is conducting himself in business… [but] I know why he is doing it,” Glenn concluded. “He's learned from his father: You can't go it alone. You have to have the party mechanics on your side. And if those people from the party are not on your side, you're decimated. And Chris McDaniel just saw this.”

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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