Gov. Bobby Jindal declares 'this is a moment of great opportunity for America'

On radio Thursday, Glenn shared a portion of a speech Gov. Bobby Jindal recently delivered before the National Press Club.

In the speech, Jindal started by talking about something more important than politics, commenting on how our nation is "slipping away right before our very eyes."

But there's hope.

"If you actually listen to him and read this speech, there's a bright spot here," Glenn said.

The speech went on, "America is ready for a politically incorrect conservative revolution." And then, Jindal started talking about Donald Trump.

"Don't get me wrong, his act is tremendous," Glenn quoted from Jinda's speech. "It's a sellout show, and I've enjoyed it. I've laughed out loud when he read Lindsey Graham's cell number on TV. I've got a kick out of him giving kids helicopter rides at the Iowa state fair, but Donald Trump is full of nonsense."

Read the full speech as transcribed on WWL-TV.com below or watch the speech via C-Span.

Today, I'm going to put my own political mission aside and talk about something more important than myself, more important than any single candidate or person.

Our country is slipping away right before our very eyes. We are descending down the path to socialism, dependence on government is becoming the new American Dream, we are unfazed by the selling of body parts as commodities, and we are pathetically weak in international affairs. America is slipping away, right in front of us in real time.

And yet this is a moment of great opportunity for America. This is a time when we can make dramatic changes, we can embrace conservative ideals, and we can literally turn our country around.

I believe the country is ready for that. You can see it in people's eyes, you can read it in the polls, America is ready for a politically incorrect conservative revolution.

The liberalism and incompetence of the Obama Administration have pushed us to the edge, to the point where you can literally see the idea of America slipping away – and people are dreading it, and they are ready to stop that from happening.

The American people have a massive appetite for a rebirth, a massive appetite for making America Great again.

So that is the context and the reason for what I'm going to say next.

I. I like The Idea of Donald Trump

I like the idea of a DC outsider.

I like that he doesn't care about political correctness.

I like the fact that he says things people are thinking but are afraid to say.

I like that he uses Ronald Reagan's theme of making America Great Again.

Trump's diagnoses is correct -- the professional political class in Washington, including the Republicans, is incompetent and full of nonsense. He is right. The political class in Washington has abandoned us. Trump has performed an important service by taking on the political class and exposing them for being completely full of nonsense.

II. But, here's the problem. Donald Trump is also full of nonsense.

Don't get me wrong -- His act is tremendous. It's a sellout show, and I've enjoyed it.

I laughed out loud when he read Lindsey Graham's cell number on live TV.

I got a kick out of him giving kids helicopter rides at the Iowa state fair.

And I was amused when he said the people at Jeb's townhall were sleeping.

But, it is now time for us to do what Donald would do, and say the thing that everyone is thinking, but is afraid to say out loud. So I'm going to do it.

The Donald Trump Act is great, and the idea of Donald Trump is great -- BUT the reality of Donald Trump is absurd, he's a non-serious carnival act.

III. So here's the truth about Trump that we all know, but have been afraid to say...

Donald Trump is shallow. Has no understanding of policy. He's full of bluster but has no substance. He lacks the intellectual curiosity to even learn.

It's silly to argue policy with this guy, he's doesn't know anything about it, he has no idea what he is talking about, he makes it all up on the fly. According to him his health care plan will be "fabulous" and his tax plan will be "really, really terrific." He's shallow, no substance.

He does not believe in limited government and he has told us that over and over. From his belief in socialized medicine to his desire for tax increases, he's told us over and over that he's got no problem with big top-down style government. He's only got one real problem with Washington – that he's not running it.

Donald Trump is for Donald Trump. He believes in nothing other than himself. He's not a liberal, he's not a moderate, and he's not a conservative. He's not a Republican, Democrat, or Independent. He's not for anything or against anything. Issues and policies and ideals are not important to him. He's for Donald.

Donald Trump is a narcissist and an egomaniac. That may sound like a serious charge to make, but it is also something that everyone knows to be true, and he knows it too, and he celebrates it. He told us the other day that he's likes Kanye West, why? "Because Kanye loves Trump." He may be an entertaining narcissist, but he is one nonetheless.

Like all narcissists, Donald Trump is insecure and weak, and afraid of being exposed. And that's why he is constantly telling us how big and how rich and how great he is, and how insignificant everyone else is. We've all met people like Trump, and we know that only a very weak and small person needs to constantly tell us how strong and powerful he is. Donald Trump believes that he is the answer to every question.

Donald Trump is dangerous. But not in the way you think. Many say he's dangerous because you wouldn't want a hot head with his fingers on the nuclear codes. And while that's true, that's not the real danger here.

The real danger is that, ironically, Donald Trump could destroy America's chance to be Great Again.

As conservatives, we have a golden opportunity in front of us. The Democrats have terribly screwed things up, and are basically giving us the next election.

If we blow this opportunity – we may never get it again, the stakes are incredibly high.

Donald Trump is not a serious person. It's all a solo act, it's all just a show, and the joke is on us. He's laughing all the way to the bank, or to the polling location. P.T. Barnum was never more right.

You may have recently seen that after Trump said the Bible is his favorite book, he couldn't name a single Bible verse or passage that meant something to him. And we all know why, because it's all just a show, and he hasn't ever read the Bible. But you know why he hasn't read the Bible? Because he's not in it.

The Democrats have practically gift wrapped this election for us. It's as if they know they've run the country into the ground, and they are running their worst possible candidate who is running the worst possible campaign.

The whole thing is set up for us to win – and yet we are flirting with nominating a non-serious, unstable, substance-free narcissist.

Nominating Donald Trump is a certain way for us to miss our opportunity to make America Great Again.

Summer is over, it's time to get serious about saving our country. It's time to send Donald Trump back to reality TV – it's time to tell Donald Trump – it's been great, you've been great for ratings, you are almost as fun as Don Rickles, the show has been a blast.

We do in fact need to make America Great Again. We do in fact need to fire everybody in Washington. We do in fact need to get rid of political correctness. That is all true. And we can make America Great again. But we will not do that by putting an unserious and unstable narcissist in the White House.

Our country is worth saving, and this is our time to save it.

The conservative cause deserves more than a power-hungry shark who eats whatever is in front of him... because sooner or later, we will be his next meal.

This is our moment, this is our time. We can win right now, or we can be the biggest fools of all time and put our faith not in our principles, but in one egomaniacal madman who has no principles.

If we nominate him, he will self-destruct in a massive way in a general election. He may be Hillary Clinton's only hope.

Even worse, if you are a conservative, it wouldn't matter if he won. He believes in nothing, we have no idea what he would do.

It's time to get serious about making America Great Again, so it's time for Donald Trump to take the ride down his own elevator – It's time to tell Donald Trump – no, we will not put an egomaniacal unserious person in the White House -- "you're fired".

We have to put a committed conservative in the White House who will make our country great again and will ignore the professional political class in Washington.

Donald Trump's campaign is not about making America Great Again, it is about making Donald Trump Great.

Obviously I think I am the right man for the job, but the voters will make that decision. America is ready for a politically incorrect conservative revolution.

"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

UPDATE: Leaked Email Shows State Department STILL Blocking Afghanistan Rescue Flights


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Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

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The Biden administration was recently caught lying about the White House dog, Major, and his history of biting Secret Service agents, according to newly released emails.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn argued that, if the current administration is willing to lie about something so meaningless to the American people, what else are they willing to lie about? For instance, the State Department claims that there are only about 200 American citizens left in Afghanistan who want to be evacuated. But Glenn has heard very different reports from people on the ground. Is it safe to assume they're currently lying to us about all kinds of things — from the "new and improved" Taliban, to the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan?

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