Winners and losers of Democratic presidential debate according to Glenn

WINNERS:

1. Martin O'Malley. He looked presidential. He was well prepped and articulate. He used the camera well and made connection with the viewer. He seemed like a left Progressive, but mainstream enough in his presentation to win the country. He could grab O'Malley-progressive Republicans.

2. (Tied with 1) Bernie Sanders. Line of the night, unfortunately, "We are tired of your emails." Notice where Republicans would have divided, he united! Also, I figured him out tonight. I understand his appeal. No one else can do what he has done, and the Republicans, by not understanding how he is connecting, could lose to him. It is more than his policies. In fact, his policies actually would prevent him from a win in the general, but only if others discover what his real strength is. (I want to refine my explanation and will present on radio.)

3. Anderson Cooper and CNN. Neither the network or Anderson pitched softballs. They did not play favorites nor did they hold back on a single candidate. While they didn't cover the things I would have, they covered many of them and hit them as hard as I would have. The real sign will be the number of calls Jeff Zucker gets from the campaigns tomorrow telling him they were unfair.

LOSERS:

1. Jim Webb. Stop the whining. He just didn't belong. He was at his best when you forgot he was part of the debate.

2. Lincoln Chaffee. He looked clueless and like a small town mayor. His answer on the bank bailout was perhaps the worst answer I have ever heard any candidate give. He too was at his best when he was neither seen nor heard.

3. Hillary Clinton. She reminded America why her campaign and the DNC is fighting so hard not to have debates. She looks like a slimy flip-flopping politician. She is utterly unlikable and untrustworthy. I hope she wins the nomination because, other than Jim Webb and Lincoln Chaffee, she is the easiest to beat.

The thing that I worry most about: The country.

The Republicans are engaged in a clown show much of the time. They, unlike the Democrats, spend most of their time fighting each other. They come off to the average person as angry, small-minded and insincere.

The Democrats are Socialists, corrupt and insincere.

The country is in real trouble.

Most Americans understand that.

Bernie Sanders is the only one coming to the table with ground-shaking ideas and those ideas are 100 years old and discredited. But the old saying: "we have to do something" comes to mind. To many, his ideas are new and he seems sincere.

Our education system is churning out people that have no idea how to engage in critical thinking, the media is in the bag for big government, big political parties and big corporations.

We as a people not only do not see the same solutions, we don't even agree on the same set of problems. From climate change to All Lives Matter. We no longer can even agree that American culture is unique and good.

We are headed for real trouble.

The next president is going to face titanic-size problems. Perhaps Lincoln-style problems. Who is big enough to unite us and lead us? Who has the moral authority?

We need real statesmen, big thinkers that understand the possibilities of the tech of tomorrow along with the hatred and bigotry on all sides (race to wealth) of today.

There is one key that pulls everyone together and only ONE candidate tonight talked about it and it is why he is drawing huge crowds.

winners and losers of the #demdebateWINNERS:1. Martin O'Malley. He looked presidential. He was well prepped and...

Posted by Glenn Beck on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

 

Featured Image: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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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