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.

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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)

Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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These days, it seems like everything is about politics, and comedy has been one of the biggest targets. Many comedians are walking on eggshells, but stand-up comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alum Jim Breuer isn't one of them.

Breuer joined Glenn on the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to talk about why he’d rather be funny than fearful and what inspired his hilarious comedy special, “Somebody Had to Say It," which has garnered almost 1.5 million views as of this writing.

Breuer made it clear that he does not consider himself to be political. "I'm not. I'm 100% not [political]," he told Glenn, before explaining how people started calling him political when he dared to ask questions about a certain shot that we're not allowed to mention, let alone question.

"When did medicine become political?" Breuer asked.

"What kind of price have you paid for being called political?" Glenn asked Breuer.

"To be dead honest with you, once COVID really kicked in, and ... once you realize we're not going to be here, that we're on borrowed time, and I do have God in my life ... you come to terms with reality on a deeper level. And when COVID kicked in, I said, 'You know what? All bets are off.' I already knew I wasn't in control. But now, not only am I not in control from the natural order of life, but now the puppet masters ... are in control," Breuer answered.

"It made me realize I don't have time to worry about what people think of me. I know where I'm at in life. I know where I'm at spiritually. I know where I'm at with my family," he added.

"That's tremendous power," Glenn said. "But it spooks the hell out of people."

"But it shouldn't!" Breuer exclaimed. "I'm excited that other people get this ... but they're stuck. We ain't got time for stuck. To me, this is the time of, 'You gotta rise.' For years and years and years, you allow fear to control your life. Fear of dying. Fear I might get sick ... everything's based out of fear. It's time for the fearless."

Breuer also revealed his secret for dealing with tough times, and he’s seen his share. But he also said he's seen miracles, including the incredible (and hilariously told) story of how he found faith, how God saved his marriage, and why one family friend was convinced his wife belonged to a cult.



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