Ironic Twist: Establishment Republicans Embrace Donald Trump

Donald Trump, who has been portrayed as perhaps the most antiestablishment candidate of all time, seems to have suddenly gained the support of the GOP establishment.

Guests of Sunday's episode of Meet the Press with Chuck Todd discussed Trump's favorability ratings among Republicans as compared to Ted Cruz.

"Trump could end up being the establishment alternative to Cruz," said political consultant Alex Castellanos.

He went on to explain how establishment Republicans are turning to Trump because they're afraid of Cruz.

"They're beginning to get comfortable with the idea that Trump, 'Okay, he's a deal maker, he's a salesman, he'll adapt, he'll make the next deal, he could run left of Hillary, whatever.' But Cruz is kind of bound to who he is," Castenallos said.

Glenn reacted on radio Monday.

"Wait a minute. The establishment is starting to go with Donald Trump, who could, quote, 'run to the left of Hillary or whatever,'" Glenn said. "It's astounding. Just astounding what's happening."

Listen to the segment or read the transcript below.

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

GLENN: From Chuck Todd from Meet the Press, where he is stunned at what is happening, how the establishment is embracing now Donald Trump. And let's play a little of the audio that you have, and then we'll come back with the Chuck Todd. But here's a little bit of audio from this weekend.

VOICE: Got 30 percent saying they will never caucus for Donald Trump, whereas only 17 percent say that about Cruz.

VOICE: Trump is running the smartest campaign of anyone right now because he's engaging Cruz in Iowa because he wants to be the alternative to Cruz, should Cruz win in Iowa, as they go to New Hampshire. Trump could end up being the establishment alternative to Cruz in the end.


GLENN: Could be the establishment alternative to Cruz.

PAT: Yeah. This from all his supporters who keep telling us he's the antiestablishment candidate, right? Donald Trump is supposedly the guy who the establishment hates.

GLENN: Now, listen to the analysis of what they say on Meet the Press of why the establishment is backing him.

STU: Establishment Republicans are jumping on Cruz for this because they fear him as a Republican nominee more than they fear Trump. They're beginning to get comfortable with the idea that Trump, okay, he's a dealmaker. He's a salesman. He'll adapt. He'll make the next deal. He can run left of Hillary or whatever. But Cruz is kind of bound to who he is, and they fear he might -- and then Chuck Todd interrupts.

And that's the sense I get all of a sudden now. If you're going to make us pick, the establishment, if you're going to make us pick, we'll pick Trump over Cruz.

I mean, that --

GLENN: If I'm -- if I am running the Cruz campaign, I'm making that into a commercial.

STU: Yeah. Yeah.

GLENN: I'm making -- there's the Washington establishment sitting on Meet the Press trying to figure out, "Wait a minute. Wait a minute. The establishment is starting to go with Donald Trump, who could, quote, run to the left of Hillary or whatever." And he's a dealmaker. And you know that's true. He's a dealmaker. Do you think a guy who said in the Republican debate, actually -- when he actually said in the debate, "Hey, universal health care works in Canada," do you really think he's the guy to repeal Obamacare or to fix it? He's the guy to fix it. He has said the problem with Washington is not government. The problem is we have stupid people running our government. I don't believe that. I believe government is stupid. It's too far away from the problems. Government in Washington is too far away from you. So it acts in irrational ways. It doesn't solve the problems. It makes it worse.

It's astounding. Just astounding what's happening.

STU: Again, this guy has been portrayed as the antiestablishment candidate of all time. Obviously he says things that are controversial. And there's reason to understand that. But think, is there a more establishment thing you can do in your life than give hefty sums of money to both parties to win favors from the government? It's what every establishment figure does in our system. It's the problem with our system. And that's how he built his career.

GLENN: I get along with everybody.

STU: Yeah. I get along with everybody.

GLENN: I give money to everybody. I don't care.

STU: It's not about ideology.

PAT: Which makes it worse.

STU: It's not about those things.

PAT: It makes it worse.

STU: It makes it much worse. It's all for his own personal benefit.

PAT: But his supporters think it's okay because he's been on the giving end, not the receiving end. They're not asking him for the favors, he's giving them money and asking them for the favors. That's better? In what way? How is that better?

STU: What he's talking about --

PAT: It's still him in the system.

GLENN: Let's call that what that is. A bribe.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I'm expecting you to do something if I give you money.

PAT: Show up at my wedding, or whatever.

GLENN: So is it worse or is it exactly the same? The judge that receives a bribe and changes his decision based on that money, is that worse than the guy going to the judge and saying, "Hey, listen, I need a little help here. Here's 5,000 -- they both go to jail. Both of them.

STU: Yeah, what he's described, what Donald Trump has described is a federal crime. He's admitted to doing it.

Now, right now, no one seems to be interested in that. I'm interested to see if he becomes the Republican nominee for president if anyone should pursue such a thing. Would you think then they'll find interest in the fact that he's been going around the country admitting he's buying favors from different politicians? I mean, he's been saying it as his excuse for his own behavior for a long time.

Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Bridge View Center on January 9, 2016 in Ottumwa, Iowa. Trump emphasized the importance of voter turnout in beating his nearest rival, Ted Cruz. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

We did our homework over the weekend; we did the research so we can tell you what is likely coming from Senate Democrats regarding President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Based on our research and the anonymous people who have already come forward to talk about Coney Barrett's youth, these are the main shocking things you can expect Senate Democrats to seize on during the confirmation process…

A man has come forward under the banner of "#MenToo," to say that in second grade, Amy Coney Barrett and her best friend at the time, cornered him at a birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese and "injected him with a full dose of cooties." Which, if true, would obviously be disqualifying for serving on the highest court in the land.

Then there's a woman who says when she was nine-years-old, she lived on the same street as Amy Coney Barrett. She alleges that Coney-Barrett borrowed her VHS tape of Herbie Goes Bananas and did not return it for at least six months. And then when she did finally get the tape back, the woman says Coney Barrett did not even bother to rewind it. The FBI has interviewed at least two witnesses so far who say the tape was indeed not rewound and that it was very upsetting to the owner of the tape. Again, if true, this is troubling – clearly not the kind of integrity you want to see in a Supreme Court justice.

Apparently, in their elementary school days, they liked to drink milk – and lots of it.

The same neighbor also dropped a bombshell allegation about the drinking problem of Amy Coney Barrett and her closest friends. Apparently, in their elementary school days, they liked to drink milk – and lots of it. The neighbor says she "frequently" witnessed Coney-Barrett and her friends chugging entire cartons of milk – often Whole Milk, sometimes Chocolate Milk, occasionally both at the same time through a funnel.

Unfortunately, shooting-up cooties, injurious rewinding, and potential calcium-abuse are not even the worst of it.

A third person has now come forward, another man, and this is just reprehensible, it's hard to even fathom. But he alleges that in fourth grade, when they were around ten-years-old, Amy Coney Barrett and a group of "four or five of her friends" gang-GRAPED him on the playground during recess. He alleges the group of friends snuck uneaten grapes out of the cafeteria and gang-GRAPED him repeatedly in broad daylight. In other words, and I hate to have to spell this out because it's kind of graphic, but the group led by ten-year-old Amy Coney Barrett pelted this poor defenseless boy with whole grapes. He recalls them "laughing the whole time" as they were gang-GRAPING him.

He recalls them "laughing the whole time" as they were gang-GRAPING him.

Obviously, even if just one of these allegations is half-true, no Senator with a conscience could possibly vote to confirm Coney Barrett. When there is a clear pattern of destructive childhood behavior, it always continues into adulthood. Because people do not change. Ever.

Fortunately, for the sake of the Republic, Democrats plan to subpoena Coney Barrett's childhood diary, to see what, if any, insights it may provide into her calcium habits, as well as her abuse of illicit cooties and the gang-GRAPING incident.

We will keep you posted on the latest, but for now, it looks like Democrats will find plenty in the reckless pre-teen life of Amy Coney Barrett to cast doubt on her nomination. And if not, they can always fall back on her deranged preference for letting babies be born.

[NOTE: The preceding was a parody written by MRA writer Nathan Nipper.]

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck discussed the recent news that a primary source for the Steele Dossier — the document on which much of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation was based — had been investigated by the FBI for contacts with suspected Russian spies. Glenn also shared several previously unpublished texts and emails from FBI agents have recently been released.

According to a letter sent by Attorney General William Barr to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, the FBI knew early on that the research compiled by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele relied on a "Primary Sub-source" that had been "the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his or her contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers" — but still used it to obtain warrants to spy on former Trump campaign-aide Carter Page.

But, it gets even worse. Now, new leaked texts and communications from FBI agents within the department at the time of the entire Russian collusion effort were disclosed in federal court filings on Thursday. According to the court documents, FBI agents purchased "professional liability insurance" to protect themselves in January 2017, just weeks before Donald Trump was inaugurated president, because they were concerned about the agency's potentially illegal activity during the Russia collusion investigation.

"Trump was right," one FBI employee wrote in response to then-President-elect Trump's Jan 3, 2017 tweet which read: "The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!"

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Chief researcher Jason Buttrill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss an "explosive" new report released Wednesday by Senate Republicans on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Among other serious allegations, the 87-page report claims that "Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow," and the richest woman in Russia.

"The transactions discussed [in the report] are designed to illustrate the depth and extent of some questionable financial transactions. Moreover, the financial transactions illustrate serious counterintelligence and extortion concerns relating to Hunter Biden and his family," the report stated.

Jason suggested the Senate's findings provide additional evidence to back allegations of a money-laundering scheme, which Glenn detailed in a four-part series about Biden's shady connections to Ukraine. Learn more on this here.

"Laundered money is very hard to track to its finality," Jason explained. "I'm sure the Biden camp is really hoping that it just looks suspicious, but [investigators] don't ever find the eventual end point. But, if they do – and it's possible they already have – this is going to be explosive, very explosive."

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Revolutions rarely happen overnight. The Left started laying the groundwork for November 3, 2020, the moment Hillary Clinton had to concede the 2016 election to Donald Trump. It was always solely about getting rid of President Trump — and there's a playbook for that.

Last week, Glenn Beck showed you the "Seven Pillars of Color Revolution" written by a former U.S. diplomat, which are the conditions that must be in place for a successful Eastern European-style "Color Revolution." The left seems to be pushing for a Color Revolution this election because they are using the exact same playbook.

In part two of this series, Glenn peels back the layers on the first four of these Color Revolution pillars to show you how they work and what the end goal is. And he reveals one of the architects of the playbook – a Color Revolution specialist, former ambassador, and former Obama administration official who is one of the key masterminds of this revolution.

Joining Glenn is political campaign veteran and BlazeTV host Steve Deace who says the polls that claim Biden is leading the race "are trash." We're being set up to believe that if Trump wins in spite of the polls, it must be an invalid election.

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