Ted Cruz Speech: A Legendary Turning Point

One question was on the minds of people watching Wednesdays's Republican National Convention: Would Ted Cruz endorse Donald Trump during his speech?

"Last night was an amazing night that was a turning point, truly a turning point. A remarkable thing happened last night," Glenn said Thursday at the top of his radio program.

Cruz did not endorse Trump, but instead urged voters to vote their conscience and stand for the Constitution.

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"Vote up and down the ticket your conscience. Stand for the Constitution. Stand for the person who will not divide and will not spread hate, but spread love and understanding," Cruz said.

When it became apparent Cruz would not be endorsing Trump, the reaction on the convention floor was palpable, many began booing.

"You know how that booing happened? Trump had sent people out, prepared for this. And while Cruz was saying, hey, you've got to vote for the person who spreads love and not division and hate, the Trump people were in the audience whipping the audience into boos," Glenn said.

In an article posted on The Resurgent, conservative writer Erick Erickson said he was washing his hands of it all.

"Listen to this, from Erick Erickson today," Glenn said:

I have done my bit to sound the alarm, to raise the red flag, to point out the now near certain future of a Clinton administration. There has thus far been at least half a dozen elected Republicans who have already taken the stage in Cleveland who have privately, personally told me they agree that Trump will lose.

I have done what I thought necessary. I am now going to move on to other things. The GOP has decided to commit electoral suicide. Many Trump supporters think that I will somehow come around to the notion of voting for Trump because they see Trump as better than Hillary Clinton. I see them both as unqualified for office, and I feel no obligation to help American voters destroy the republic. If I vote in the presidential race at all, I will write in "Peyton Manning." At least he's a winner of good character. Certainly, he won't win, but at least I'll have voted for somebody morally fit for office. My only lingering question is whether I will vote at all. At this point, as I write this, the truth is, I do not think I belong to the current Republican Party.

"I don't. Do you?" Glenn asked.

"Absolutely not. I could barely watch the convention. The only thing I could stand was Ted's speech, and that was difficult because they were booing him at the end, when he's talking about the Constitution and your conscience. They boo him!" Co-host Pat Gray exclaimed.

"And that's the thing that's interesting about that, is the audience knows that if someone tells you to vote your conscience, that means don't vote for Donald Trump," Co-host Stu Burguiere added.

The Cruz speech was great, but the crowd's reaction took it to another league.

"The booing turned it into a legendary speech," Stu said.

"Legendary," Glenn agreed.

Was the Trump campaign so annoyed at Cruz they tried to ruin his moment? If so, it didn't work.

"The bottom line is, I think it backfired. I think it helped Cruz. Now, if Trump wins by 20 points and he's a great president, I mean, Cruz is done politically, surely. But if he doesn't, who else do you look to that stood up and opposed this man?" Stu said.

Cruz's character was on full display last night.

"Who else can you find that stood up in front of 30 million people and did one of the most difficult and brave political things you will ever see in your life?" Stu asked.

"And they called him a coward for it," Pat said. "They're booing him, and he muscles through it."

Glenn and his co-hosts all agreed they were "damn proud" of Cruz.

"The easiest thing would have been for him to stand up, cave in, and say, 'I'm a Republican, I signed a pledge, I endorse Donald Trump,'" Pat said.

"I was saying the whole time, like the last five or eight minutes, 'Don't cave. Don't cave. Don't cave,'" Glenn said. "The reason I felt that way was because of the wave of hatred that was coming his way. It was a tidal wave."

The tidal wave of hate became so real that Cruz's wife Heidi had to be removed from the convention floor.

"I said it in stump speeches for him, I said, 'Here's a guy who will plant his flag on the point, and no matter what storm or tidal wave comes his way, he knows his principles, and he will not move.' You saw that last night," Glenn said. "For him to get quieter and not shout over their boos, to not take a cheap shot, to do nothing but finish that speech the way he intended took remarkable courage, remarkable courage."

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Featured Image: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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