No More Big Tent: We Are the Radicals Now

The average American isn't all that different from generations past --- but the government is. Old school radicals are the "new normal" in Washington, D.C. So who are the "radicals" now and how did the change happen?

Tuesday on The Glenn Beck Program, explained how the radical left embarked on a nearly 40-year odyssey to fundamentally transform the United States.

"Not the Democrats, but the activists --- the hardcore gay activists, ACORN activists, the Tides Foundation --- they put their money and their brains together and came together and said, 'We are not going to win unless we're united.'" Glenn said.

That's when they came up with a plan to infiltrate at every level, taking over boards of directors, school boards, the media and Washington, D.C. The average American --- unchanged and going about business as usual --- had no idea this slow takeover was happening.

Democrats did what Republicans had not been willing to do: accept radicals and revolutionaries into the fold. They pushed out Blue Dog Democrats --- good Democrats like Joe Lieberman --- that would never go Marxist. That ultimately led to the election of Barack Obama.

If that was the Democrat's playbook, but what about the GOP?

"Now, let me show you, this is the opposite of what the GOP is doing," Glenn said. "The GOP is only limiting the people that come in, and they always have. But now they're taking 30 percent of us --- the constitutionalists, the conservative, the liberals and the leaning Libertarians --- and pushing us out."

The Republican party is choosing a restrictive path, radically reshaping what it has stood for historically.

"If you look at what they've done, they've said the Progressive is the most popular. We're going to get rid of the religious and the conservative and the constitutionalist. We'll keep the war and security [voters] because that helps us, you know, still look tough. We'll keep the surveillance thing, but that keeps out the Libertarian who [doesn't like] surveillance. That keeps out the constitutionalist. And also, we want a big government which gets rid of everybody who is at all Libertarian," Glenn said.

In today's political world, the 30 percent or more that are hardcore constitutionalists, conservatives, classical liberals and Libertarians are the new radicals.

"We're still playing the big network of 1950, where the Republicans make us feel like we're responsible for their loss. We're not responsible for their loss. [They're] not listening to what we want to do. [They] haven't created a system that helps me get things done that I want to get done," Glenn said.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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