Libertarian Candidates Looked Capable, Smart and Ready at CNN Town Hall

With Glenn working late in the studio to prepare for the Liars or Liberty Museum, co-host Stu Burguiere stepped in to watch the Libertarian town hall on CNN, hosted by Anderson Cooper.

"Did they look as socialist as they've been trying to appear?" Glenn asked.

"No, I don't think so. It was interesting," Stu said.

Both gave props to CNN for hosting not one, but two prime time town halls for the Libertarians. The network, jokingly called the Clinton News Network by some, also announced an upcoming town hall for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

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The Libertarian town hall featured presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his vice presidential running mate Bill Weld, both former Republican governors.

Here's what Johnson had to say about Common Core:

COOPER: Governor Johnson, as president, you intend to eliminate the Common Core standards as well as the Department of Education. In doing so, what plan does your administration have to ensure all children in all 50 states are accessing high quality education and not just those in states who have already adopted it?

JOHNSON: Well, first of all, the Department of Education, I do believe, needs to be eliminated. Let's take New York as an example. New York sends Washington 13 cents. It goes through the bureaucratic wash and dry cycle, and it comes back to New York 11 cents. How do you like that equation? And then the Department of Education says that you need to do A, B, C and D to get the 11 cents, and it actually costs another four pennies for New York to comply with that. I just think that if we gave education to the states the laboratories of innovation and best practice, that we would genuinely have that innovation and best practice that other states would emulate. You know, we would always have failure that everyone else would avoid. But one-size-fits-all, it just doesn't work.

Here's what Weld had to say about Donald Trump:

ANDERSON: When you were asked to describe Donald Trump in one word, the word you picked was "huckster." Do you still . . . is that still the word you would use?

WILLIAM: Yeah, I think he's a, you know, he's a showman. He's a pied piper. He's the music man. But more recently, it's gotten a little more serious. And the noun that comes to my mind is a screw loose.

ANDERSON: You really think so?

WILLIAM: No, no, I do. I do. It's a temperamental question, and I say this with almost affection for Donald Trump, maybe he should consider some other line of work, like anything other than president of the United States.

One noticeable difference was the tag team approach Johnson and Weld used.

"It's an interesting dynamic on this campaign that I've never seen before, in that Gary Johnson quite often will just cede to William Weld to answer the questions. He'll just stop and just be like, you know, Bill has got some thoughts on that. I mean, he's the presidential candidate," Stu said. "I've never seen anything like it, but it's interesting. And he described it as a team. Like you're getting two for one here. We're both going to be very involved in this, which was kind of interesting. And Weld is a much better communicator than Johnson is.

"Yes," Glenn agreed.

"Weld was actually pretty funny. He's got a sense of humor, which is interesting," Stu said.

So the bottom line on the Libertarian presidential ticket?

"These guys, from what I heard and what I read this morning, these guys came off as the most credible of all of the candidates so far. That Hillary Clinton is just the machine that's just spinning out all the crap. Donald Trump is unsteady. And these guys looked capable, smart and ready to go," Glenn said.

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Featured Image: Screenshot of CNN Libertarian Town Hall, hosted by Anderson Cooper, August 3, 2016.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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