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)

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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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"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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