GOP 2016: How remarkable would a Rubio - Fiorina ticket be?

Glenn went over the most recent poll numbers following the second GOP debate on radio Monday. The results showed Carly Fiorina rocketing to the top along with Marco Rubio, while both Donald Trump and Ben Carson went down following their previous surges.

"I can very easily see a Rubio-Fiorina ticket. Or Fiorina-Rubio ticket," Glenn said.

Listen to how the rest of the candidates performed and get Glenn's reaction below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

Want to give you the latest poll results in New Hampshire. Looks like Carly Fiorina is starting to rocket to the top.

PAT: Cool.

GLENN: Also, Marco Rubio is rocketing to the top and made some big gains.

STU: Trump and Carson both fell in this most recent poll. This one was from CNN. The first one post-debate.

PAT: Carly Fiorina went up 12 points. She went from three to 15.

STU: That's impressive.

GLENN: She's coming to the studio soon. I'm really anxious to sit down. I want to really sit down and really get to know her.

PAT: Because we keep hearing the same thing. We keep hearing what a big government progressive she is. We've been looking into it.

GLENN: Yeah, I'm going to talk to her about it. I'm going to ask her all the hard questions and everything else. But I --

PAT: She took --

GLENN: She denies it hard. She denies it hard.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: So I'm really anxious to go over this with her. I like her. I like Marco Rubio. I like Ben Carson. My guy is still Ted Cruz.

STU: Rand Paul. Bobby Jindal.

GLENN: Bobby Jindal.

PAT: Jindal has been --

GLENN: Probably Bobby Jindal is the biggest tragedy after all of this. Because he's at, what, 1 percent? Bobby Jindal is remarkable. Really, truly remarkable.

PAT: He's a clear-cut conservative.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: I haven't heard anybody allege that any of his policies are less than conservative. And he always has been.

GLENN: Got a great American success story.

PAT: He can articulate points extremely well, with the one exception of the speech, what, seven years ago.

GLENN: Stop it.

PAT: I know. But somebody will say, "What about the speech?" Well, okay, we've covered that a million times.

GLENN: No, that's you.

PAT: And Jeffy. And Jeffy is about to say it, "What about the speech?"

GLENN: Come on.

PAT: He's brilliant.

STU: We should come back to Bobby Jindal because he just had a great comment on this whole controversy. But one other thing we should point out, five candidates in the CNN poll received less than one half of one percentage point. Jim Gilmore. You know him as Jim Gilcrestmorelandson. Lindsey Graham.

PAT: Yep.

STU: Bobby Jindal, which is ridiculous.

GLENN: Doesn't make sense.

PAT: It's absolutely tragic.

STU: George Pataki and Scott Walker.

PAT: Oh, my gosh!

GLENN: That's unbelievable. Bobby Jindal and Scott Walker -- I don't know what happened to Scott Walker.

PAT: Scott Walker was leading the field a short time ago.

STU: Yeah. And now he's at less --

GLENN: That's why you just don't get upset -- let me take a dose of my own medicine. Why you just don't get upset at the frontrunner because it ain't going to last.

STU: Who was the frontrunner one year ago today? One year --

GLENN: Scott Walker?

PAT: Do you know?

STU: I do know.

GLENN: Give me the candidates again. I'll remember if you give me the candidates. Give me all the candidates.

PAT: One year ago today. I'm going to say Rand Paul.

GLENN: No.

JEFFY: Rick Perry.

GLENN: No.

STU: No on all those counts.

PAT: Stu Bergstein.

GLENN: Gilcrestmoreson.

STU: It was Jim Gilcrest.

GLENN: Who was it?

STU: It was Chris Christie.

GLENN: Oh, I would not have guessed it.

STU: Chris Christie led the field a year ago today.

PAT: Wow.

STU: That's not that long ago.

PAT: Wow.

STU: He's completely disappeared since.

GLENN: And, you know what, I think he could actually come back.

STU: I think so too.

GLENN: This is a horse race that is just -- just in the first turn.

STU: And you have one debate. Again, now Carly Fiorina did well in two debates. But most people didn't see the first one. So essentially one debate performance from Carly Fiorina has her all the way to second place or third place, while Scott Walker who has had two, I would say, middling performances. He hasn't been horrible. He hasn't made awful mistakes. He's been okay. He hasn't been electric. But he's been fine. And he's gone from one of the leaders to nothing.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: And Trump has fallen off eight points from his last CNN poll. And now with -- if you do first and second choices, which is an interesting way to look at this. So you have your main candidate. And who would be my second choice?

GLENN: To win, you must be everybody's second choice.

STU: Yeah. That's kind of a good way of looking at it, I think. And right now, Trump is -- no longer leads that for the first time in quite a while.

GLENN: First and second?

STU: First and second choice combined, Carson is first. Trump is second. But only just a hair ahead of both Fiorina and Rubio in that poll. So he's fallen -- you know, Fiorina leads in another new poll in New Hampshire. First time that's happened.

GLENN: I can very easily see a Rubio/Fiorina ticket. Or Fiorina/Rubio ticket.

STU: Right.

GLENN: And what a remarkable ticket that would be. I mean, just based on the way the left plays.

PAT: Identity politics.

GLENN: Identity politics. Oh, my gosh, that just smashes the last one completely.

STU: Yeah, it's two really smart people. A female and a Hispanic. Both very well-spoken. One of which they will attack for her wealth and for her evil CEO-ness. But the other one they've attacked for being too poor. They've already attacked Rubio for owing money on his college loans. They've already gone down the exact opposite road. Whether they can reverse that with Rubio I don't know.

GLENN: The president owed money on his -- that was a big campaign thing. I'm just like you.

STU: I know. Yeah, the idea that he bought a 10,000-dollar boat after getting his first bit of money in his entire life is something that's apparently controversial.

GLENN: You won't believe -- even in this audience -- Raphe and I went to the Mecum Auto Auction this weekend. It was here in Dallas. And we didn't even pay for the seats to actually go sit with people. We stood way in the back. And we just looked at the cars. And we watched them push them into the auction. Then we stood there for a while, and we were like, look at that car is going for $30,000. I had a car like that, I should have saved it. You know, it cost $5,000 at the time. And we just went to it. I posted some stuff. And I posted just dream cars. I'm like, "Oh, man, would this not be a dream car." Blah, blah. You know, $110,000 dream car. I'm not buying it or anything else. Oh, my gosh. You wouldn't believe the people on Facebook that are like, "Oh, you are so sick. You and your wealth and everything." I'm like, "What are you talking about?"

PAT: Oh, man.

GLENN: Since when can you not even go to a car show and go, "Wow, wouldn't you like to drive that for a while?"

JEFFY: You can't dream of being rich. You can dream of being middle class.

STU: Aspire to it, Jeffy.

GLENN: In this society, you cannot even dream about being rich.

STU: Yet the same people praise wealth when it comes from the Kardashians or any other dozen sources.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: From pop icons they like from rappers that they like. Some of these people are the most capitalist people you can imagine.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: But at the same time --

GLENN: And grotesquely capitalist.

STU: Yeah, I mean, it's hard to say that you have a frontrunner who is Donald Trump that you can criticize anybody else for being grotesque when it comes to wealth. But still.

PAT: Some of these guys have gold teeth that are worth $50,000. Come on.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Even with Donald Trump's grotesque display of wealth.

STU: I have no problem with it.

GLENN: I have no problem with it. When I say grotesque, I just mean because everything is gold and looks like it came out of Rome. I'm not a fan of his style, but I don't care about his wealth. Why should we care about anybody's wealth?

STU: And that's part of Trump's charm, I think. Is that he's one of the only people ever who doesn't apologize for it. Even Mitt Romney was somewhat apologetic about it.

PAT: He brags about it non-stop.

STU: Yeah, he does, which is kind of the other way.

GLENN: But you don't see rappers do that. You don't see anybody asking rappers to do that.

STU: To stop bragging about their wealth.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Beyonce or anybody else talk -- they don't care. They don't care. And it's accepted.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And which would you rather have the wealth -- if you're on the grand scheme of things, which would you rather have the wealth earned by, a guy on TV like me who makes his money because of commercials and everything else because of my opinion or a guy who is building buildings? I don't have a problem with either, quite frankly. Because I'm on the losing end of that stick.

(laughter)

But I don't have a problem with either one of them. But why should we look at somebody's wealth who has actually built something. We just don't aspire to anything to anymore.

Featured Image Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Rick Santorum, George Pataki, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Huckabee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) , U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stand onstage during the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California. Fifteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the second set of Republican presidential debates. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

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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