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.
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.
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?"
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."
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.
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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)