Covering night one of the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC), Glenn gave not one, but two perspectives.
"I watched this last night as me, a guy who knows what progressives are, knows what is going on in the news, knows all of the stuff about the emails, knows everything that's happening on the streets outside," Glenn said.
And the other persona that showed up?
"I also tried to watch it as just someone who is the average American . . . worried about their job, worried about terrorism. You know, watching Donald Trump, seeing a little bit of that last week, maybe watching his speech, but not really following things," Glenn said.
Overall, Glenn thought it one of the best convention nights Democrats have ever held --- the stage, the production, the politics.
"Watching it as me, the author of the new book Liars: How Progressives Exploit Our Fear for Power and Control, last night was a full-fledged exhibit on how it works. Truly remarkable," Glenn said.
Here's what Glenn's two personas had to say:
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It was the night of a thousand victims, everybody who had a problem with anything. Take Cory Booker for instance, the Democratic senator from New Jersey.
"If I had to hear him talk about the Founders for one more second, I think my head would explode. How, you know, blacks were only a percentage of a person. Obviously, Cory, you need to read Frederick Douglass. Are you more oppressed than Frederick Douglass was?" Glenn asked rhetorically.
Frederick Douglass once felt the same way Cory Booker does now, that the Founders were racist and the Constitution is a racist, flawed document. But then Douglass educated himself, reading the Constitution to find out what the Founders meant by the three-fifths clause and how it was a step toward ending slavery. Douglass became a huge supporter of the Constitution. In fact, his debate on the Constitution, if read, would change Cory Booker forever.
"Do you think you're more of a victim than Booker T. Washington? Have you read Up From Slavery? And if you haven't, you should. And if you have, maybe you should read it again," Glenn said.
So it was a night of a thousand victims, with Elizabeth Warren talking about how everyone is a victim of the disunity coming from the Republican Party, which is separating us into groups.
"Whites and blacks don't get along because the Republicans are separating the whites from the blacks and telling us to make sure you notice the differences," Glenn said.
In reality, it's not Republicans doing the separating and pointing out perceived differences. It's Democrats and particularly the Democrat-in-Chief, President Barack Obama, who should take credit for pitting "groups" against each other.
Yes, the progressive machine was on full throttle night one of the DNC, and it was absolutely brilliant.
"It was a spectacle. It was beautiful. It looked successful," Glenn said. "They had all the stars there. All the big singers were there. It was produced really well. J.J. Abrams made some of the films in between. It was done really well."
The videos between speakers emotionally connected with the audience, bringing some to tears.
"It wasn't the speeches that were effective and important last night. It was the things they put between the speeches because it was a night of a thousand victims of Donald Trump. And they were extraordinarily effective, to the point to where if I were somebody who wasn't following politics, there is no way I would not only not vote for Donald Trump; there is no way I would ever even consider voting for a Republican, ever."
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One of the first videos featured was an 11-year-old illegal alien, sitting in a crowd with Hillary Clinton at a school. When the girl started to cry, she said, "I'm just afraid my mom and dad will be taken away from me in the middle of the night." Hillary responded, "Come here," held her and said, "I don't want you to worry about that anymore. I'm going to worry about that for you. You don't worry about that. Your mom and dad are great, and I'm going to work hard to make sure that nobody ever comes for you or your family."
"Honestly, everyone in the video and the crowd, crying. You know how I feel about Hillary Clinton, but it made me look at her and go, 'Wow, she's kind of a nice person.' No, she's not. No, she's not. I just talked to a big Democrat yesterday who said, 'I have been in the room with her many times, and she is the hardest woman I have ever met,'" Glenn said.
So Hillary was made a very sympathetic figure last night.
"I disagree with everything that just happened on stage, but my heart is moved. That's how progressives do it, when they do it well. Progressives on the right appeal to your head and your anger, your fear and your anger. Progressives on the left play into your fear with compassion," Glenn said.
The featured videos did a very effective job of connecting emotionally. So did Michelle Obama.
"I think it was Michelle Obama that said, "We're role models, and our kids are watching television. Who do you want to be the person on television for the next four years telling your children how to behave, giving the example of how your children should behave?" Extraordinarily effective. If you're watching it as a mom, if you're watching it with either somebody who agrees with the progressive nonsense or just doesn't understand what the truth is or what's going on," Glenn said.
Another moving moment featured a young, intelligent woman in a wheelchair, speaking as if Donald Trump had mocked her. Without playing the victim she eloquently and beautifully said how sorry she is for Donald Trump, that she can't imagine anyone living with that much hatred in their heart.
"Now, I'm a father of a daughter with cerebral palsy, who has done remarkable things, so I'm maybe a little more sensitive to this, but I don't think so. If I watched this as a typical mom, and, again, especially a typical mom who doesn't understand the progressive history of eugenics and also what Obamacare is doing to people who have disabilities, I wouldn't have voted for anybody else," Glenn said.
In fact, the moment was more about Republicans than Donald Trump.
"It wouldn't have been about Donald Trump at that point; it would have been about every single Republican: 'You people are disgusting. You're standing with that. You're cheering for that. You're fighting for that.' Devastating and deadly," Glenn said.
Where the progressive left has mastered connecting emotionally, the progressive right --- or Republicans in general, for that matter --- have failed.
"We say we don't need Hollywood. We don't need movies. We don't need television. We don't need art. Yes, we do. Yes, we do. And this is why. Because you must capture the heart," Glenn said.
The featured video segments made such an emotional impact, they lessened the divisive comments made by speakers.
"You listen to the speeches from the politicians, and they were like divide, divide, divide. He's rich. He's white. He's this. He's that. It was all division. The politicians were dividing, but you're not hearing their words because your heart has been moved so much," Glenn said. "It's deadly. It's a deadly combination."
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Featured Image: Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaking at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, courtesy of DNC 2016.