Meet the conservative candidate trying to oust the establishment GOP in Tennessee

On August 7, Tennesseans will head to the polls in the Republican primary. Establishment GOP Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) faces a challenger in conservative Tennessee state representative Joe Carr. On radio this morning, Carr joined Glenn to talk about his campaign and the problem with the Republican establishment.

Carr currently has some momentum on his side. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R) endorsed Carr on Wednesday. He also enjoys the support of conservative commentator Laura Ingraham and many Tea Party groups.

Alexander was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2003, and he has made headlines for his questionable of support of legislation like the Gang of Eight immigration reform bill. Glenn asked Carr to outline why the people of Tennessee should vote for him over Alexander.

“Well, the Readers Digest version of that answer is that Lamar has been a United States senator for 12 years,” Carr said. “He was in the Bush White House as Education Secretary. He's ran for president, I don't know, two, three times… He's an old established Republican fixture on the national stage.”

“Unfortunately… the voters of Tennessee can't tell you anything that he's done – any laudable, notable achievement that he's done in the last 12 years unless you the fact he gave Tennesseans permission to fish below the dam,” he continued. “And I think Tennesseans, like a lot of Americans… are saying, ‘You know what? We have serious problems confronting our country, and we need serious people.’”

When it comes to immigration, Carr paints himself as the opposite of the incumbent and believes his track record speaks for itself.

“In the Tennessee General Assembly, I'm the author and architect of every major illegal immigration bill that’s currently on the books to the extent that Tennessee has some of the strongest, if not strongest, illegal immigration laws in the country at the state level,” Carr said. “I'm adamantly opposed and I find stand four square with men like [Sen.] Ted Cruz (R-TX), [Sen.] Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to deal with that problems, to assist the American worker and rule of law.”

Another area of concern is education. Alexander served as the United States Secretary of Education under President George H. W. Bush. The Senator has been outspoken in support of federal involvement in education. Carr said Alexander has largely deflected education and Common Core related questions on the campaign trail.

“[Alexander’s] audio would say - when we talk about Common Core - 'Let’s [not] talk about Common Core.' 'Let's talk about not having a national school board,'” Carr said. “So he obviously obfuscates the question and tries to deflect, but Tennesseans and Americans are wise to that kind of thing.”

Ultimately, Carr hopes Tennesseans will see Alexander’s “horrible record” and vote for a more conservative alternative.

You can learn more about Carr’s campaign HERE.

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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