Message to the GOP: You Don't Know Your Ass From Your Elbow

Editor’s Note: The following article is based on Glenn’s monologue from The Glenn Beck Program, delivered Friday, July 29, 2016.

I want to give you my review of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this week, and I've got a couple of warnings and a bright spot for you in this.

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Let's start with the warning.

Politics is Hollywood for Ugly People

What was presented this week? Because what you saw was a show. It was a Hollywood production. Politics is Hollywood for ugly people, and they have merged entertainment with politics now. Let me start with the reality of who they are.

The reality of who they are, at least on the Clinton side is this:

• They are big government elitists that use the government for control.

• They use charity for control.

• They are void of principles, except for power and control and money.

• They are masterful students of behavioral science.

The Clinton Foundation is corrupt to its core, at least that's the strong speculation, and I believe that to be true. (You will see the Obama Foundation do the same exact thing now.) You can see that in things like what they did in Haiti. If you're not going through the Clinton Foundation, you're not getting anything done there. They're using charity for control and cash. They learned this from the Rainbow Coalition and black charlatans like Al Sharpton, and they also learned it from Eva Peron: You can use charity as a cash cow. But you can also use the government's charity as a cash cow. Now, you're not necessarily personally being enriched by it, but you are growing the size of government.

I believe they are void of principles, except for power and control and money. They are also --- and this one is really important --- student's of behavioral science. There is so much metadata out there on people now, that we don't have to do focus groups. We don't have to do even dial testing. We can get metadata now, and we can see what people are reading, what they're connecting with and what they're engaging with. And that is what these guys do really well, so they know how to craft messages that reach you.

A Ticking Time Bomb

The message to those in the DNC crowd was, "We're just like you."

If you listen to the speeches, most were reaching out to the Marxists, the radicals, the activists, the racists, the anti-Semites, the youth, the idealists, the undereducated, the anti-religionist and the anti-God people --- not atheist, but anti-God. That's who their core now is. And that's never been who the Democratic core was. But they know if they cobble together these people, they'll be able to get things done because those people will mobilize and put people on the streets.

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That's why during a prayer, you had boos. That's why you had cheers when they talked negatively against Israel and positively for Palestine, when they were breaking for a silent moment for the police officers. That's why you had the chants of Black Lives Matter happen. That's why you heard in their speeches pure socialism and Marxism, uncovered and without any mask.

Putting on the Mask of the Tea Party

Think about these three categories:

1. The reality of who they are, the core's reality.

2. The people who were actually in that building and really funding them.

3. Who were they trying to reach and co-opt during the week.

Let me tie the first column together to the last column.

They are students of behavioral science. Because of that, let's see who they tried to co-opt, because if you listened to the actual speakers and you know what was what, you heard them talk radical Marxism. You heard them say things that were unbelievable. However, if you were watching as the average person, you heard a very youthful, very fun, very united, very centrist, even constitutional approach.

A Muslim man came out last night and pulled out his pocket Constitution and said, "Mr. Trump, do you even read the Constitution? Do you even know what's in the Constitution?"

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Now, let me ask you something. Who in the life of America has a pocket Constitution? Tell me who has a pocket Constitution? Tea Party people. What else did we hear that Tea Party people are talking about? You heard them talk about the Founders over and over and over again. You heard Hillary Clinton last night quote de Tocqueville, Democracy in America: "America is great because America is good." You heard all kinds of language that is taken directly from the Tea Party movement, did you not?

That was the mask they were wearing. They were wearing the Tea Party mask: This corruption has to stop, and if we just do the right things, if we just take care of each other, and if we just follow the Constitution, if we would just return to our Founding principles, we would be okay.

Well, you and I know they don't believe a word of that. They've been fighting against and mocking the people who have been saying that for eight years.

They tried to co-opt the FDR/JFK Democrats and make them seem like that's who they are by moderating towards the center, but that's not who they are. The Reagan Democrats, if there is such a thing anymore, the people who might have voted for Reagan, but then returned to the party, I think this was Ronald Reagan's convention, quite honestly, except for the actual words spoken by the candidates and by the politicians. This had the feel of Ronald Reagan's Morning in America. The underinformed people, the people who just don't pay attention to these things, that casually watch and see people like the Muslim guy and say, "Yes." Because I would. "Yes, we can't do that."

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The cultural voters, the people who are just watching for the stars and just watching it like a concert and people who are like, "You know, this is a happy place. This is a good group of people. I like these people. Looks like they're having fun." Right?

But then they even reached out to the Tea Party constitutionalists and even the rule of law voters. How could they have done that? Why would they do that?

Message to the GOP

Here's the message the GOP --- shame on you --- needs to hear: You don't know your ass from your elbow. You could even look at research, but it wouldn't mean anything to you.

Here's a group of people --- the Democrats --- that know how to connect to the American people, know how to connect to their heart, and do enough homework to look at behavioral science and say: "What are the American people feeling? Who is out there that feels something and is impassioned and wants America to change? But not the people like Ted Cruz, not those people listening to Glenn Beck because they're informed. They know the truth. They know who we are. But what's out in the center of the country that the average person who is not well informed on who we are will believe? What is it that's connecting with them?"

The Tea Party values. The constitutional values. The red, white and blue values. The values of our Founders.

What did the GOP do last week? They reached out to the Bernie Sanders people. They completely jettisoned our Founding documents. They completely jettisoned the Tea Party people.

Did you notice that last night, these guys were reaching out, not just to the Tea Party, not only to the Bernie Sanders, but all week, they were reaching out to you?

I told you that great movements, they blink right before they're about to win. And I have said for years, "We cannot blink." And I said to you last summer, "You don't know how close you are to winning. You're almost there. Don't blink. Don't lose your values. Don't blink. You're about to win."

Last night was confirmation that the Democrats, who have been belittling and saying how powerless and how out of touch and out of the mainstream we are for quoting the Constitution and the Founding documents, this is proof positive that these people who are students of behavioral science made the entire week about us. They used our words, our approach, everything that is in our heart, and they put it front and center.

GOP and RNC idiots, you idiots, maybe after you get your ass handed to you by a bunch of Marxist revolutionary radicals who have just cloaked themselves as you, maybe you'll figure out that we should stop moderating to the left.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

Featured Image: Balloons and confetti are seen at the end of the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 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 John Moore/Getty Images)

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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