Echoing David Barton's sentiments that voters feel betrayed by the government, Glenn noted the palpable anger felt at rallies he attended in Nevada, particularly in Reno. Broadcasting from The Silver State, Glenn shared two predictions Tuesday on The Glenn Beck Program.
Prediction #1: The GOP is 100% Done in Nevada
Nevada, like the rest of the country, feels betrayed --- and angry. The citizens of The Silver State made their voices loud and clear during recent elections by winning the senate, their assembly and the governorship for Republicans. And what did the Grand Old Party do? They passed the largest tax increase in the state's history.
"This tax was so high, so huge, that the Democrats couldn't have ever done it themselves," Glenn said. "But because it came from the Republicans, they got the Republicans to join with the Democrats, exactly what happens in Washington."
Tonight, on the caucus ballot, Nevada voters will have a chance to repeal that tax.
Prediction #2: Donald Trump Will Win Big in Nevada
The citizens of Nevada are angry, and rightly so. They followed the proper procedures, they elected Republicans to represent them with conservative values, and they were let down. No wonder Trump is polling so well there.
"I would never want to vote for a politician," Glenn said. "I would just say, 'You know what, I don't care. The guy has a giant golden phallic symbol on the strip in Las Vegas. He's the first guy to add strippers into a casino. He's got his name up in lights. He's not really a nice guy. But, you know what, I can't take a politician anymore.'"
Hey Clueless GOP, Order a Domino's Pizza
Someone recently shared a story with Glenn about the CEO of Domino's Pizza turning the company around. How did he do it? By owning up to the company's problems, leveling with customers and fixing the problems. Domino's Pizza went from near failure to being the number one pizza delivery. That same CEO spoke to the GOP, warning they had the same kind of problem and recommending a solution.
"The leadership in the GOP got up and asked him, 'Well, that worked for you, but what do we do because we don't have a problem with our pizza? We don't have a problem with our delivery.' Are you out of your mind? That's delusional," Glenn said.
Common Sense Bottom Line
Politicians have completely lost touch with America. They live in a protected bubble that only benefits the political class and well-connected, unwilling to accept or listen to reason. The American people are fed up with their corruption and backdoor dealings. They no longer trust politicians who repeatedly make promises and fail to deliver.
And that's exactly why Donald Trump will likely crush it in Nevada tonight.
Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program:
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:
GLENN: My prediction on what's going to happen tonight is it's going to be a huge win for Donald Trump. Because this is Donald Trump territory in some ways. And it's in this way: The G.O.P. is done in Nevada. Absolutely 100 percent done. And here's why: In Nevada, they did the same thing that the national G.O.P. has been doing to all of us, and that is: We have to have the senate. And they get the senate. We have to get the assembly, their house. And they get the assembly and the senate. Yeah, but we can't really do anything until we get the governor. They get the governor, the assembly, and the house, and what was the first thing they did? They passed the largest tax increase in the state's history.
Everyone felt betrayed by the G.O.P. Tonight, on the ballot at the -- at the caucus, they have a repeal going on as well to repeal this tax. This tax was so high, so huge, that the Democrats couldn't have ever done it themselves. If the Democrats would have tried to do this, it would have set the state on fire and divided everyone. And in no way the Democrats could pulled it off. But because it came from the Republicans, they got the Republicans to join with the Democrats, exactly what happens in Washington. The G.O.P. is finished.
So Donald Trump is playing into the anger. And last night, I arrived here in Reno. And we noticed something different in Reno from Vegas and Elko. And that is the people in Reno -- and it's happening in Vegas and in Elko. But it was different. It was easily diffused. In Reno last night, it was a great crowd. But I sensed a real anger. There was this anger right from the beginning that they were talking back to me as I was saying things. They were really talking back. And I could -- I could sense they really meant it. When they were saying, "We've been betrayed," they felt it. They know.
And Donald Trump -- and, quite honestly, with the way Marco Rubio is running his campaign where he won't talk about his own record, he is playing exactly the same record that Donald Trump does. Donald Trump is for Planned Parenthood. Well, Ted Cruz is trying to dismantle Planned Parenthood. What is Donald Trump doing? Donald Trump is out saying that Planned Parenthood does a lot of great things for women. Well, okay. So you're for Planned Parenthood? You're not for defunding Planned Parenthood. You're saying the same thing that Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton says.
And what did he do at the debate? Liar, liar, liar, liar, lair. Wouldn't let Ted even explain.
Liar. When did I ever say that?
Well, you said it --
That's the same thing Marco Rubio is doing when you talk to him about the Gang of Eight or any of his policies where he is -- I mean, look at the people who are supporting him. It is the establishment. Why is the establishment doing it? Why is he having to deny that Mitt Romney is supporting him? Because the Mitt Romney endorsement is the kiss of death.
But look at the people -- in Nevada, the people who are endorsing him, believe it or not, and he is embracing it, the governor, the people from the assembly, and the people from senate, who were the leaders of pushing this tax on the -- on the people of Nevada. It's crazy.
So I think -- and I don't know because I haven't seen any poll numbers or anything else, but I think that Ted Cruz is going to come in second. It will probably be close again. But a runaway for Donald Trump here.
And the people that I am talking to, it is connecting with them when I say, "We never make a good decision when we're angry. Never have I said, man, I'm sorry, I flew off the handle. I was so angry at the time. And that's why I made the greatest decision of my life. Instead, every apology starts with, I'm really sorry. I was angry. You never make a good decision when you're angry."
And what we're looking for is a strongman. Exactly -- without naming him because I didn't know who it would be. This is what I warned about when I was on Fox, when I said -- and I did the show on the pendulum. Somebody on the right will grab the pendulum. Some strongman because it will be top down, bottom up, inside out, and you'll be so frustrated that you will cry out for a strongman.
Donald Trump said yesterday that he is going to put Hillary Clinton -- he'll prosecute Hillary Clinton and put her in jail. I can guarantee you, the man who wanted Hillary Clinton at his wedding so much that he paid her to believe is not going to put Hillary Clinton in jail. Liar. That's just a fact. He will not do it.
But people are so -- when I say on the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders is connecting with the American people because he is talking about fairness. He wants fairness. Well, what does fairness mean? To a lot of people who aren't thinking in the Marxist sort of way, fairness means, I want an equal chance. I want an equal shot. Just because a guy owns a casino, he has all these connections, he has all this money, and he can pay people to show up at his wedding, he shouldn't have a better shot at things than you do. If I have a better idea, if I have a better work ethic, I should be able to start my own casino. He shouldn't be able to block me because of his money. That's what fairness means in America.
But it also means something else. Equal justice under the law. And that's what we have lost. You know and I know, if we did what Lois Lerner did at the IRS, we'd be in jail. Lois Lerner got her pension. She wasn't even fired. If you and I did what Hillary Clinton did, we would be in jail. And if you were in military, you might be facing execution. And that's a fact. But because Hillary Clinton did it, because her husband was the president of the United States, she has nothing to worry about.
If you are voting for Bernie Sanders, your guy most likely doesn't have a chance. Why is that? Because there's no such thing as equal justice. Bernie Sanders is probably going to lose, even though he's beating her or tying her everywhere. And she's not worried about it at all because she has all the superdelegates. That's not equal justice. That's not fair. That's not America. And that's what people are upset about on both sides of the aisle.
So the G.O.P. -- and they absolutely don't know it. I'm traveling with a few congressmen. And these are the good guys that you can actually trust in Congress. And they're saying to me, "Oh, the G.O.P. -- the Mitt -- they really think that they can get somebody like Marco Rubio that will make deals with them, as evidenced by the Gang of Eight, and make deals with them and continue this game down the road. They have no idea. They honestly don't see the trouble that is coming down the road. They think they're right.
I was told a story about how the guy who owned Domino's Pizza -- now, remember, Domino's Pizza went through a really hard time a few years back. And everybody -- their test scores -- you know, their ratings from their customers were bottom of the line. People didn't trust that the food would come on time. They thought the food tasted like cardboard. They just didn't like the product. They didn't like the service, and they didn't like the delivery. And Domino's Pizza was almost out of business. It was done.
So the new CEO comes in, and he conducts this survey. And he finds out how much trouble they're in. So he goes and he starts an ad that says, look, you thought our pizza tasted like cardboard. You didn't like our service. You didn't trust our delivery. We've screwed our company up. But that's why we've changed our menu. We've changed our policies. And we want to know when we screw it up because we're fixing it now. Try us again. Fresh start. Domino's Pizza.
Well, Domino's Pizza became the number one pizza. And the number one rated, not only in taste for fast pizza delivery, but also rated number one in customer service and delivery. People gave them another chance because that's what Americans do because they believe in fairness.
So he came out and spoke to the G.O.P. And he sat there and spoke to them and he said, "You guys have a problem, and I highly recommend that you do and take the course that Domino's Pizza just came and did." The leadership in the G.O.P. got up and asked him -- this was an honest question, "Well, that worked for you, but what do we do because we don't have a problem with our pizza? We don't have a problem with our delivery."
Are you out of your mind? Do you really think -- and the guys who were telling me this last night said they were completely embarrassed. Here's a guy who comes -- who doesn't need to come and spend his time talking to the G.O.P. And he's just offering his advice. And they look at him and say, "We don't have a problem." That's delusional. Delusional.
And because of that, they're putting their money and their -- and they're betting on Marco Rubio because he will make deals with them. It's insane. And it leads to revolution. Because Americans won't take another four years or another eight years of this. We're when you're out on the campaign trail, which, by the way, we should talk about. It is the worst. I mean, waking
up in a strange city. And waking up in a strange hotel every single day is just the worse. I don't know how these guys do it. The grind on you is absolutely phenomenal. And there's always somebody there trying to trip you up. There's always the press watching every single word you make.
After doing this for 12 hours a day and you're in five different cities a day and you're tired from doing for seven days a week -- and these guys have been doing it for months, the campaign hasn't even really started. I don't know how they do it. I really don't know how to do it. But that is making them better. Each of them are getting better. And they're learning something.
So what is it they're learning? Ted Cruz is learning how to deal with the press, and Ted Cruz is learning how to deal with his own staff. We'll go into what he did yesterday and make sure that he's holding their feet to the fire. And he's getting smarter. Much, much smarter. Donald Trump, for instance, is learning that just shouting liar -- and so is Marco Rubio -- just shouting liar and not actually having to answer any question is working for them.
Donald Trump, in particular, is learning the bigger the bully, the better I -- the better I do because people are angry. And there is -- you're right to be angry. You're right to feel betrayed. I feel betrayed. If I lived in Nevada, oh, my gosh, I would never -- and this is why Donald Trump is doing well. I would never want to vote for a politician. I would just say, "You know what, I don't care. The guy has a giant golden phallic HEP symbol on the strip in Las Vegas. He's the first guy to add strippers into a casino. He's got his name up in lights. He's not really a nice guy. But, you know what, I can't take a politician anymore. I can't take a politician anymore."
And they're right to feel that way. They're right to feel that way.
Featured Image: Glenn Beck endorses Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during a rally at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows in Reno, Nevada on February 22, 2016, the night before the Nevada GOP caucus. (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)