'If people vote their values, we will win this race handily' - Matt Bevin for Kentucky Governor

It's election day 2015 and one of the races worth paying attention to is in Kentucky, where Republican candidate Matt Bevin is attempting to win the Democrat-occupied governor seat.

Bevin joined Glenn's radio program Tuesday to talk about why Kentucky residents should vote values over party.

"Kentuckians have core Christian values. Solid values. Good work ethic. Respect for the law. Respect for the Constitution," Bevin said. "What now passes for the Democrat Party nationally, when you have Hillary Clinton duking it out with Bernie Sanders to see who can lean the farthest to the left, this is what has become of that party. It does not represent who we are in Kentucky."

Listen to the full exchange or read the transcript below.

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

GLENN: Let's go to Matt Bevin who is in Kentucky and running for governor. Are we going to be calling you Mr. Governor tomorrow, sir?

MATT: That is up to the individuals that are voting. Actually, the polls have been open now for a couple of hours. And it is going to be some time this evening that we will determine who the next governor is. But I'll tell you what, I have faith that the adults among us will come out to vote. And if you are in Kentucky, if you are listening, for two reasons, number one, we need a conservative. We need a noncareer politicians.

PAT: Yeah.

MATT: And, finally, we don't want to be dead to Glenn Beck. So please get out and do your --

GLENN: Honestly, I don't think it's in that order. But, you know, whatever.

(laughter)

So tell us, have you been -- have you -- do you go -- did you go to bed last night saying, "Honey, I did absolutely everything I can?"

MATT: Absolutely. I mean we toured the state. We went to half a dozen spots around the state with the entire ticket. I took the whole ticket. We started in Louisville. Went to Lexington. To Northern Kentucky. To Ashland. Down to Bowling Green. To Paducah. Down to Owensboro.

GLENN: What did you learn in all that time?

MATT: What we learned is that there's passion and enthusiasm in our base. And it is going to be a function of whose base turns out. This is a close race. We've only elected two Republicans in the last 75 years for governor. It rarely happens, but we have an opportunity. I do believe that we will win. Because, frankly, conservative values outside values, business principles, these things matter. And I do believe the people of Kentucky will do the right thing today.

GLENN: It's tied, 44-44, according to polls.

MATT: It's right down to the wire. And if people would just go to, say, mattbevin.com -- now, in all seriousness, at this point, people either know or don't know what they're going to know going into the vote. But I encourage people, vote your values and not your party. If you are listening this morning and you have not voted, vote your values. If you respect human life, we've had the endorsement of the National Right to Life, the Kentucky Right to Life. We have the endorsement of the NRA and of Gun Owners of America. We have the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. And any number of individuals who value the things we value. Vote your values, not your party. And we will win this going away.

GLENN: I will tell you that I'm -- you know, I understand -- like in my grandparents' day, they had FDR. And they thought they got him through the big one and everything else. So they had that. And the Democrats hadn't really exposed themselves for being who they are now. I mean, they are full-fledged socialists. And I lived in Kentucky, Matt. I mean, those aren't socialists. I mean, obviously there are some. I lived on St. James Court. So I'm sure there are some socialists there. But the average person in Kentucky, they might be Democrat, but they're not socialists.

MATT: No. Kentuckians have core Christian values. Solid values. Good work ethic. Respect for the law. Respect for the Constitution. Only two-thirds of us care about these things. What now passes for the Democrat Party nationally, when you have Hillary Clinton duking it out with Bernie Sanders to see who can lean the farthest to the left, this is what has become of that party. It does not represent who we are in Kentucky, which is why I challenge people, think beyond your party. Look at the values you hold dear, the appreciation for the family values, traditional values, core values, individual responsibility, these things matter to Kentuckians. And if people vote their values, we will win this race handily.

PAT: So, Matt, what differentiates you from Jack Conway?

MATT: I tell you what, I would encourage, if people have not seen our last gracious, my gracious, he has no solutions to anything. He's a man who grew up in a very privileged environment. So he's not good at relating to people. I grew up as a guy well below the poverty level. We're very different there.

He went to all the best private schools. I had to pay 100 percent of my way through school in order to go to college. I'm a military veteran. He's not. I'm pro-life. He has Planned Parenthood phone banking for him even this morning and has been this week and has given him thousands of dollars.

You know, he's a guy who told our county clerks, they need to do their job, quit, or go to jail, when he himself didn't do his job. So on the value of First Amendment, freedom of religion, he and I are two very different people.

He's a guy who has always been a career politician. He's never created a single job in his entire life. I'm a guy who has created hundreds of jobs, so different there. I'm a guy who believes we need school choice. I think it's good for Kentucky. And that Common Core is not the solution for our students. He believes Common Core is good and that we should not have any competition.

PAT: Wow.

MATT: For education dollars.

STU: He sounds like the devil.

GLENN: He does. So your campaign slogan sounds like a vote for Conway is a vote for the plague. Is that --

MATT: I tell you, I think bubonic, perhaps.

GLENN: Really?

MATT: He or the Obama plague, perhaps.

GLENN: The Obama plague.

MATT: He truly is a rubber stamp. For those looking forward to the future of no Obama in the White House, we will have four more years of that rubber stamp here in Kentucky. And we do not need a rubber stamp for Barack Obama in the Kentucky governor's seat for the next four years. We can't afford it.

STU: Quick question, Governor.

GLENN: Might be a little premature.

MATT: A little premature, but I like how you're thinking.

STU: You talk about Planned Parenthood phone banking for your opponent. You're talking about Kentucky, a state where 67 percent of Kentuckians oppose abortion and want it to be illegal. I mean, 67 percent.

PAT: Is it really?

STU: This is not a borderline issue in this state.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: I'm telling you, it is old school Democrat.

PAT: How is he getting past that, Matt?

GLENN: It's old-school Democrat.

PAT: Is he just saying that the governor doesn't decide that anyway? Is that how he's getting around that issue?

MATT: He refuses to answer that question when asked. He was asked point-blank, would he defund Planned Parenthood? He refuses to answer. I've made very clear that I would defund that, no question about it. There's no reason why our taxpayer dollars -- we spend a $500 million a year subsidizing an organization that turns around and spends millions of dollars electing liberals who are like Jack Conway. We don't need more liberals being paid with our tax dollars to jam ideology down our throats that we don't agree with. I think it's time to dismiss all of these people from their influence in wagging the dog of American politics.

GLENN: So you've run twice now? You've gotten our hopes up twice. There will be no third time, Matt.

(laughter)

JEFFY: Amen.

PAT: So are you saying Kentucky and Matt are dead to us?

GLENN: He's dead to us, if he loses.

MATT: You know, and I'm grateful to you because you do it the same every day. I have put my heart and soul into this. I've put every ounce of my time, talent, and treasure that I have on the line for this state and, frankly, for this nation. I believe in the exceptionalism of America. I served this nation. I served with guys who gave I went back. And it kills me that not even a third of us are going to even bother to vote today in Kentucky. That we're so apathetic that we don't take this seriously. I love America. And I have given what I can, some modern day equivalent of my life, fortune, and sacred honor to ensure that we have a better future. And I just challenge the listeners in Kentucky, get to the polls. For all of you not in Kentucky, when your time is at the ballot box, do your civic duty. Honor the legacy of those who have given everything for us to have this opportunity.

GLENN: And if I may say, if you're in Indiana or Ohio, just go vote anyway in Kentucky.

PAT: Maybe you've died in the past five years. Go ahead and vote.

GLENN: Maybe you have a dead relative who hasn't been taken off the books, I mean, there's no problem with that.

MATT: Sadly, it has been known to happen.

GLENN: I know.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: Matt, we wish you the best of luck.

PAT: Good luck. Please win.

GLENN: We hope to hear from you tomorrow giving us good news. And if we don't hear from you tomorrow, we'll know that you're dead to us.

PAT: And so is your state.

MATT: I'm still going to love you guys. I'm grateful to you. I really am. Thank you so much.

GLENN: We love you too. We really respect you, Matt.

PAT: All right. Thanks. Good luck. Yeah, Mattbevin.com. Check it out.

GLENN: Thanks a lot, Matt.

Glenn Beck: One TERRIFYING thing is clear no matter who caused the Nord Stream pipeline leaks

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Evidence strongly suggests that the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were the result of sabotage, and U.S. and European officials have been working to discover who could be behind the explosions that damaged the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Was it Russia? Ukraine? Germany? But no matter who carried this out, it has put the entire world in grave danger, because if this is indeed an attack, it means that non-military key infrastructure outside Ukraine is now on the "target menu," warned Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It is so important for you to understand, this is now a non-military key infrastructure that has been destroyed," Glenn explained. "If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, 'Nukes are now on the table.' That gives us a green light to use nukes," he added.

"This is non-military key infrastructure outside of the borders of Ukraine. To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or special forces. But the target menu now includes key civilian infrastructure: electricity, water utilities, energy production. That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true no matter who carried out the attack," Glenn stated.

Now, the Russians are saying the Unted States did it, and the U.S. is saying it was Russia. But no matter who carried out the attack, "We are facing a Cuban Missile Crisis," said Glenn.

"This could end up being the biggest story of our lifetime and ... if it isn't played calmly by every side, this could be World War III," he continued. "Russia has already said that this gives them the right to use nuclear weapons as soon as they find out for sure who did it. That would be catastrophic, absolutely catastrophic."

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The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck brings in a panel of economic experts to answer those questions. He’s joined by Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” and Jim Iuorio, a small business owner, stockbroker, and managing director of TJM Institutional Services. While both forecast the worst-case scenario for average Americans, they also offer a glimmer of hope to get us out of this mess.

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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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