Donald Trump renews pledge to GOP

In last night's debate, Donald Trump was asked if he would reassert his promise not run as a third party candidate. His answer was surprisingly deferential.

"I've gained great respect for the Republican leadership," said Trump. "I've never done this process before. I've never been a politician. I mean, for the last six months, I've been a politician. But I will tell you, I am totally committed to the Republican Party. I feel very honored to be the frontrunner."

During The Glenn Beck Program Wednesday, Glenn and co-host Pat wondered if perhaps comments made this week by Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh --- who lambasted Trump for attacking Senator Ted Cruz and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia --- made an impact.

"I think something affected him this week," mused Pat.

Agreeing, Glenn offered his take: "I think it was the loss of Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh."

Listen to a segment from the program below:

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

GLENN: So let's start with the two promises that were made last night. One was Donald Trump. He was asked, "Will you again reassert that you will not run as a third party?"

VOICE: Are you ready to reassure Republicans tonight that you will run as a Republican and abide by the decision of the Republicans?

DONALD: I really am. I'll be honest. I really am. I mean, people have been putting me to the test -- I really am. Can I just finish?

VOICE: Oh, please.

DONALD: I've gained great respect for the Republican leadership. I've gained great respect for many -- and I'm going to even say all. I mean, in different forms for the people on the dais. In different forms. In different forms.

But I have great respect for the people I've met through this process. I've never done this process before. I've never been a politician. I mean, for the last six months, I've been a politician. But I will tell you, I am totally committed to the Republican Party. I feel very honored to be the frontrunner.

(applauding)

And I --

PAT: I think something affected him this week.

GLENN: I think so too. I think it was the loss of Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh.

PAT: And Rush. Yeah.

GLENN: I think that's what happened to him. Because he was very, very differential.

PAT: I think so too.

GLENN: I only had a problem with him saying, you know, I have a lot of respect for -- I've gained a lot of respect for the Republican Party and the establishment -- you know, not the establishment. How did he say it exactly? Maybe he did say establishment. But, you know, the establishment of the Republican -- the system of the Republican Party. That's not what I would really want you to have respect for.

But he has grown in respect for that. And kind of the left-handed compliment to everybody on the dais was, you know, typical Donald Trump. But did you believe him?

PAT: I believed that he means it right now. But could that change? Absolutely.

STU: Well, it's kind of the only standard with Trump. Right?

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Do you believe he thinks it right now? Because obviously next week he could have the opposite opinion and no one is going to care.

PAT: Yes, right.

STU: I mean, he signed the pledge and then he backed off on that, and now he's back on it. I mean, who know what he'll feel next week? But I think he actually meant it in that moment, which is really the only standard you have with Donald Trump. Does he really mean it in that moment, or is he lying in that moment?

GLENN: Well, I thought he meant it in the moment.

 

Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles (C) as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (L), Jeb Bush (2ndL), Ohio Gov. John Kasich (2nd R) and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) walk onstage afterthe CNN Republican presidential debate on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the last GOP debate of the year, with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gaining in the polls in Iowa and other early voting states and Donald Trump rising in national polls. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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