Do Not Condemn Sean Hannity, Do Not Damage the People We'll Need to Rebuild

Editor's Note: The following is based on Glenn's radio monologue from August 31, 2016.

In case you didn't listen to Sean Hannity yesterday, he said I attack him every day and blame him for Trump.

Now, I actually went back and looked at the transcripts over the last couple of months. I went back and looked at all of my personal emails between myself and Sean Hannity. Almost every time I said I understand we don't see things the same way, that Sean comes from a different place because he knows Donald Trump personally.

I think Sean believes I'm mad that Ted Cruz didn't win. This has nothing to do with Ted. It has to do with the country, and my deep concern about where we're headed because I love my country.

So here's what I would like to say in response.

The alt-right wanted Donald Trump, and the alt-right got Donald Trump. I don't want to hear any bellyaching like they're all doing. They're all bellyaching. They wanted him. They got him.

However, I won't echo the past of others. What I want to do is encourage everyone to not pick sides. If you are a fan of mine, do not pick a side. Please, do not get involved in this. Please.

Don't condemn Sean or anyone else. I truly believe Sean is doing what he feels he needs to do, just as I am. I have told you for months, there are no more good choices. I'm not happy with what I believe I'm forced to do --- but my principles dictate that I stand. And I hope this helps you understand where my mind is today. You can condemn me if you want. That's fine. I expect it. Don't condemn him, please.

The pressure on this job, the pressure on him is enormous. Enormous. I truly believe he's trying to do the right thing. We just strongly disagree. And if Donald Trump wins, you can kiss my ass goodbye. If Hillary Clinton wins, if we don't reunite with everyone and have all hands on deck, there's no chance of stopping Hillary Clinton. Zero.

So do not divide anymore, please. Don't divide anymore.

I spent time last night writing exactly what I believe needs to be said:

We have seen over the last few days additional proof points where the conservative media is coming apart. The Democrats could not have designed a better weapon than Donald Trump. They could not have designed anything better at taking us apart.

The first thing that happened in the last 24 hours is the call heard around the world, as I would call it. The Rush Limbaugh call, stating that Rush never believed Trump on his immigration and deportation and the building of the wall --- remarkable, remarkable. I'm not going to say anything bad about Rush Limbaugh. I'm never going to say anything bad about Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh is a trailblazer. He defined a generation. I'm bringing this up as a reference point on, you know, whether or not the caller agreed or condemned Rush. I want to point out that we're in a circular firing squad right now.

Then Sean Hannity, someone who, quite honestly, you know if you've been a listener of this show for a while, I've been building a friendship with over the last four years. He said yesterday he believes that I'm responsible for Clinton winning and will lay all the responsibility of Trump losing and all the baggage that comes with it at my feet and Jonah Goldberg's and everybody else's.

Anybody who is expecting me to punch back is going to be sorely disappointed today. I can't speak for the others who get more offended for me than I do at times on this show, but I would ask them not to punch back.

First of all, I wish this show had the power to elect a president because President Cruz sounded very good to me. I couldn't --- or anyone on this show or the Jonah Goldbergs --- get elected the most constitutionally-minded conservative of perhaps the last 100 years, the guy we believe we waited for and prayed for. But somehow or another, we're going to be responsible for the defeat.

I'm not going to blame Sean or anybody else for helping to nominate a GOP candidate that was a Democrat. If Sean is a believer, if he believes Trump is a reliable conservative --- he knows him, I don't --- I don't lay the blame at his feet. I don't believe Trump, Sean does. If Sean believes he can ascribe a logical line through Trump's positions or that we even know what Trump's positions are, okay. If Sean believes that Hillary Clinton is so bad that anyone --- and I do mean anyone is better --- I don't blame him. I would like him to say where his line is.

Donald Trump has talked less about the Constitution, liberty and the Founding Fathers than I think an eighth grade class in Common Core would. I don't know his principles. I don't know his values. And I don't think almost anyone is better than Clinton. The jury is certainly out on Donald Trump. And sometimes the devil you know is better than the devil you don't know --- if you stay together and fight and if there are times that you learn the lesson from Dunkirk.

For the millionth time, I will never vote for Hillary Clinton. Never. She is cyanide to the republic, but I happen to believe Donald Trump may be worse.

I want you to understand that I'm not as concerned about the destruction of America because I believe Americans can rebuild anything. I am more concerned about the perversion of America into something so dark and so sinister that we make the fascists and the communists of the 1930s and '40s look like rookies. I have been on that trail long before Donald Trump ever came along. I have warned that if we turn dark, we will make the Nazis look like rookies. That to me is far worse than Hillary Clinton destroying our nation. Perverting our nation is an affront to all mankind.

For ten years I have been railing against progressivism on both sides of the aisle. Though I am a Republican voter, a reliable Republican voter, I am not a Republican. I'm not into team sports with our political system. I vote for the person who reflects me --- and neither party reflects me, certainly neither candidate reflects me.

While I have been strong with my warnings on Donald Trump, I have been equally strong in my condemnation of Clinton. If you add up the amount of time that I've spent on air fighting the Clinton machine and her allies versus Donald Trump, I doubt the scale would even register more than a rounding error.

In fact, over the last six months, we have produced serials in the most expensive radio format on daily airwaves. We have covered Hillary Clinton. We have covered Saul Alinsky, who was Hillary's mentor. We have covered progressives in tandem with publishing the best-selling book in the country. We have covered evil progressive donors. Abortion. Immigration. Education. And, yes, we even did four episodes on Donald Trump.

When all of this is over, whatever that means, we are going to need to come back together. The country as a whole despises both of these candidates. Despises them. I know I do. But I am not going to do further damage to the group of people that we are going to need when, I believe, Hillary Clinton wins. It won't be a shock to me. I predicted it last August, that Hillary would beat Trump.

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'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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