'Rat' Lindsey Graham Endorses 'Ratatouille' Ted Cruz

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham endorsed Ted Cruz for president on Thursday, raising eyebrows for many who remember Graham as one of Cruz's harshest critics.

Yes, this is the same Lindsey Graham who said Ted Cruz could be shot and killed on the floor of the Senate and nobody would notice. He also said choosing between Cruz and Donald Trump is "like choosing between being shot or poisoned."

Makes total sense right?

Well, not for everybody. Friday on The Glenn Beck Program, co-hosts Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere struggled to understand why Glenn loves the endorsement.

"I heard it yesterday and I'm like, 'This is fantastic,'" Glenn said. "Pat reads it, and he's like, 'He should just shut up.'"

Pat couldn’t help but share what his response would have been.

"Yeah, I said he should tell him, 'No, thank you. No. I mean, that's really sweet and everything. No,'" Pat said.

Ever the pragmatist, Stu eventually came around.

"I mean, it is good that people --- you want the establishment to detest you, but eventually to be okay throwing the money that is donated to, you know, the party. And you want the apparatus behind you, if you can get it," Stu said.

Typically, you wouldn’t want to compare the candidate you are out stumping for to a rat, but Glenn shared his best Ratatouille analogy and took a slight shot at Lindsey Graham in the process.

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"Here's you all have to know: In Ratatouille, there's a good rat. And there's some bad rats, okay? Just imagine that the bad rat is Lindsey Graham. Got it? I know that's hard to imagine Lindsey Graham as a nasty, weasely little dirty rat," Glenn said.

"Ratatouille the whole time was saying, 'Hey, I'm going to be a chef, and I'm going to work in the kitchen.' And all of the bad rats were like, 'We're not working in the kitchen. We're rats. We're going to steal the food. That's what we do. We're going to live in the sewers.' And he's like, 'No, we're going to clean our hands, and I'm going to work in the kitchen.'"

It’s actually not too difficult to picture Washington D.C. politicians as rats, but what would be a miracle is to get them all to follow a "chef" that actually knows what he’s doing.

"None of the other rats wanted to work in the kitchen. But at some point at the end, all of the rats were, 'Okay. Put me in the steamer. Clean me. Fluff my hair up. I'll work in the kitchen,'" Glenn said.

Leave it to Stu however, to take the analogy literally.

"But then the country gets their food made by a rat?" Stu said.

"Okay, it's got some holes in it. It's just off the top of my head. It's not something I worked out in advance," Glenn said. "Yeah, they washed their hands. They're fine. And everything works out in the end. I think they lose the restaurant and everything else because there were rats working in the kitchen. But, again, let's not think this through."

Featured Image: Senator Lindsey Graham is interviewed by Dana Bash during CNN's Politics On Tap at Walnut Brewery on October 27, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. 25763_001 (Photo by Jason Bahr/Getty Images for CNN)

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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