Why the Democrats only play to win

Buck Sexton filled in for Glenn on his radio program Monday, where he shared his insights on Saturday night's Democratic debate. If you didn't watch it, you didn't miss much --- it was intended not to be watched by the vast majority Americans, Buck noted.

That being said, Buck highlighted one important takeaway --- a lesson on how Democrats play the game.

"Democrats play to win," Buck said. "Why? Winning means power. You have power, you can get what you want."

If the debate looked like a preposterous game show, it's because that's just what it was, Buck continued.

"With the, 'oh, well, who is going to be the next DNC nominee?' We all know who it's going to be," Buck said. "They know who it's going to be and have for quite some time, which is why they have managed to set up the process in this way."

Listen to the segment below for more.

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

BUCK: You have a debate that wasn't supposed to be seen. Many of us chose to watch some of it. If you watched all of it, I applaud you. Because I don't think there's a whole lot that you could take away from it, other than, this is how Democrats play the game. And maybe there's a real lesson here for Republicans that they should pay attention to.

Democrats play to win. What is the central tenet of the modern progressive Democrat party in this country? What is number one? What is the first rule? You know, first rule of Fight Club is never talk about Fight Club. What is the first rule of the Democratic Party? Win. Why? Winning means power. You have power, you can get what you want. You can do what you want. Without power, you're irrelevant.

So whatever you have to do to win is what is what is wise, is what is just, is what is good. It doesn't matter what the acts are, right? The ends completely justify the means. Democrats want to win. They have discipline. Fact that this looks like a preposterous game, almost like a game show, quite honestly, at this point. With the, oh, well, who is going to be the next DNC nominee? We all know who it's going to be. But they know who it's going to be and have for quite some time, which is why -- why is why they have managed to set up the process in this way.

You hear about Bernie Sanders, lawsuits, this is all just noise. This is sound and fury signifying nothing. It's just trying to make it seem like there's something going on here. It's a good look. It's a good look for Bernie. Bernie gets to burnish his national credentials here. He gets to sort of get his name out there, build more of a brand for the Democrat socialism that he's trying to make mainstream. Something we should all keep in mind is, it's not that hard for him to do because how far apart -- really, how far apart are Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on issues of economics, for example?

You can say the biggest difference seems to be that Hillary very gladly takes large donations from Wall Street, from hedge funders, from people who have very big pockets. Bernie trashes them all the time, and perhaps too much, so he won't take as much cash or any cash from them. We'll see. Depends on which one. Depends on the donation.

Hillary is pretty comfortable with that stuff because Hillary has completely taken in that Democratic principle of whatever it takes to win. Do whatever it takes.

We have the Republicans squabbling. All kinds of going after each other. And for what?

You think they're going to be a stronger candidate at the end of this whole thing? You think that this isn't going to help Hillary in a general? It's time for some of these Republican contenders to go back to either whatever other public office jobs they had or their book tour or something else.

Because the Hillary machine -- as I like to say, Hillary and the Democrats, it's like Skynet and the machinery is self-aware. They will do whatever it takes to win, even having a ridiculous Saturday night debate that is intended -- intended not to be watched by -- by a vast majority of the American people.

Featured Image: Democratic president candidate Bernie Sanders waits as Hillary Clinton walks on stage at Saint Anselm College December 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. This is the third Democratic debate featuring Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

California Democrats are leading the way on green spending, but what do they have to show for it?

In this clip, Glenn discusses California's crippling energy shortage and pleas to its citizens to stop cooling their homes during the current heat wave. Elected officials want Californians to buy electric vehicles and stop charging them, leaving Glenn to deduce that California lawmakers want people to stay home.

California's grid is under such strain that it requires a power plant in Oakland that burns jet fuel to continue operating through the end of next year to keep the lights on. "That sounds green as crap, doesn't it?" Glenn snarked. Can Americans continue to shrug this off as only California’s problem? Well, between the 17 states who have bound themselves to California by law, how long will it be before the rest of America begins to feel the impact in their lives?

The average price for a gas-powered vehicle is approximately $48,000, while the average price for an electric car is more than $66,000. And according to a study from the Hoover Institution, California will have to double its grid to meet the EV demand.

Watch as Glenn walks through the challenges and the proposed "solutions" out of California.

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After tense negotiations between Amtrak, its workers, and the White House, Biden has announced that they've reached a "tentative deal" to avoid a national rail strike.

Reuters reported:

U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak would resume normal operations Friday as it works to quickly restore canceled trains after a freight rail labor deal was announced, averting a rail shutdown.

"We're saved!" Glenn said on Thursday's radio program. Pay no attention to what was happening just a few months ago with this deal or the fact that it is nearing the midterms. Just stand in awe of the totally coherent Joe Biden and his unquestionable cognitive ability to intervene in negotiations with the union workers and save America.

"This is political theatre at its finest," Glenn said. In this video, Glenn performed a one-man political theater show and illustrated why some might be led to believe that the whole Amtrak debacle was strategically planned — and on International Democracy Day to boot.

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San Francisco Chronicle reported that catalytic converter thieves targeted police vehicles earlier this week.

According to police, at around 1 p.m. on Monday, an SFPD officer discovered that a catalytic converter had been stolen off of a police truck in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. A spokesperson said the officer later noticed multiple police vehicles had been hit by thieves.

No arrests have been made. Multiple officer injuries have been reported in connection to catalytic converter theft incidents.

As San Francisco police were targeted by catalytic converter thieves, House Rep. Nancy Pelosi was in D.C., along with President Joe Biden, and told the American people about the totally successful and not at all disastrous Inflation Reduction Act. Glenn Beck covered the spectacle on his radio program and called the gathering "the worst propaganda ever devised."

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