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.

Featured Image: Screenshot from The Glenn Beck Program, August 31, 2016.

It's not just the Twitter mobs, the Leftist extremists and the flagrant fourth-wave feminists who want ICE abolished. As we've seen, there's a growing number of politicians who want to see it as well.

Cue Alejandro Alvarez, who in his 32 years has managed to cultivate his brand as a "serial immigration violator." Alejandro has been deported 11 times. Well, he's facing deportation once again, after allegedly "slashing his wife with a chainsaw." His wife is in recovery and is expected to survive.

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Around 3:00 pm last Wednesday, police arrived at Alejandro's. When they arrived, they found Alvarez's wife suffering from "traumatic physical injuries, believed to have been inflicted by a chainsaw." The couple's three children were huddled in fear inside the home. Alejandro's wife was rushed to a nearby trauma center for an emergency surgery.

Alejandro fled the scene of the crime, but was eventually hauled in by police and booked under "suspicion of attempted murder, child endangerment, hit and run, and grand theft auto."

Sounds like the kind of guy who should be in our country illegally, right?

ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley noted that "Immigration officers have lodged a detainer against Alvarez, requesting that local authorities notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement before his release to allow them to take the man into custody."

This is the new reality.

This is the new reality. The immigration agency has to ask for permission, to file requests, to have illegal immigrants who are guilty of crimes dealt with. Luckily for Alejandro, Los Angeles is a sanctuary city, so maybe he'll get another pass and be back on the streets in no time.

The Purple Heart is reserved for those wounded or killed during battle. Awarded by the President, the medal has George Washington's image right there on the front of it. Make no mistake, it is reserved for heroes. True heroes. Men and women who've faced death and still persevered. Soldiers who fought in battle at the cost of their limbs, their lives, or their inner peace. John F. Kennedy earned a Purple Heart for his heroism as a gunboat pilot in 1944. John McCain received one for, well, we all know his horrific story. Colin Powell. Roughly one million Purple Heart medals have been awarded to veterans, all of whom were determined to have fought valiantly, with courage and heart.

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So it was a bit of a head-scratcher to hear comments from Democratic Representative Steve Cohen from Tennessee and self-appointed "Leader in Effort to #ImpeachTrump." During a House Oversight Committee hearing questioning Peter Strzok, Cohen said, perplexingly, that Strzok deserves a Purple Heart. You know, because he's injured by all those mean text messages that HE sent?

As we've seen, other than Cohen's fanboy praise, Strzok hasn't gotten off easy. Thankfully. The Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General wrote: "We did not have confidence that Strzok's decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the [Anthony] Weiner laptop was free from bias."

Lack of confidence. I believe that's one of the criteria for a different medal. Not a Purple Heart, though. Sorry, Strzok, you'll have to get your trophy elsewhere.

Time mgazine is back at it again, reporting the real news, doing the proper journalism. One of their latest articles is sure to earn them a Pulitzer. Surely. The article is titled, "Women Are Buying Up Plan B Because They're Terrified of the Future Supreme Court."

Here's how the article opens:

Within hours of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement last month, Emily Hauser was standing at a drugstore counter asking a pharmacist for two packages of Plan B. At age 53, she didn't need the emergency contraception pills — in fact, she wasn't sure who would, or when. But Hauser bought them anyway.

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I like that the article sets up Kennedy's retirement as an apocalyptic event. A recurring theme in the mainstream media, now that I think of it, especially lately. Here's the gist of it:

Across the country, Americans are stockpiling emergency contraception in light of Justice Kennedy's retirement and President Donald Trump's Monday nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. The nation's highest court is on its way to having a conservative majority, making threats against Roe v. Wade seem more dire than ever.

A good article includes backstory. History. The context. Here's what Time had to say about the sudden influx—some would say panic—in birth control:

To understand the interest in buying up Plan B, you need to brush up on Roe v. Wade. Some background: The court handed down the 7-2 decision in 1973, confirming that a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy is covered by the Fourteenth Amendment. Progress has been rocky since then.

Of course they reduce the issue to a series of strawman fallacies.

Ah, yes. Of course they reduce the issue to a series of strawman fallacies. At this point, it's impossible for those inflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome, and now Kavanaugh Derangement Syndrome, to have a civil conversation. They certainly aren't going to budge in their opinion. Our main goal, obviously, is to connect to them as fellow human beings, living in the same chaotic world, and, hey, maybe along the way they'll admit that, maybe, they're a little more biased and deranged than they previously realized.

If all you knew about American politics came from The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, or MSNBC, you'd think that a "Blue wave" is about to swamp the country, with hip, millennial geniuses like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surfing the crest of the wave. In fact, you would already think Ocasio-Cortez is the greatest hope for America since Barack Obama.

America is a very large country, and reality is usually more complex than the media lets on. But, since the media already has their narrative and superstar Ocasio-Cortez set for this November, there's no room for another young, minority, female, child of immigrants, political outsider, from the ultimate blue-wave state of California, named Elizabeth Heng. Well, there probably would be room for a story like that, except that she's a conservative.

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Thirty-two-year-old Elizabeth Heng is running for Congress against Democrat Jim Costa, in California's 16th district. It's been 40 years since a Republican won in that district.

In the early 1980s, Heng's parents fled the violence in Cambodia and immigrated to the U.S. In 2008, after graduating from Stanford where she was student-body president, Heng opened several cell-phone stores with her brothers in the central San Joaquin Valley. Running her own business and managing 75 employees opened her eyes to a not-so-dirty secret about capitalism trying to survive the virus of progressivism. She says, "I saw firsthand how government regulations impacted businesses negatively. I constantly felt that from Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, they were saying that I was everything wrong with our country, when all I was doing was creating jobs."

That's when she decided to venture to Washington, D.C., where she worked for six years learning the ins and outs of legislation and campaigning. She ended up working as a director for President Trump's inauguration ceremony, a job she managed while also finishing her MBA at Yale.

Fiscal responsibility isn't quite as sexy-sounding as free college for everyone.

One of the biggest lessons she learned working in Washington became the platform she is now running for office on: fiscal responsibility. She says, "In a family or a business, we don't suddenly act surprised when a budget comes up for the year. We get it done."

What a concept.

Still, fiscal responsibility isn't quite as sexy-sounding as free college for everyone. So, don't expect Elizabeth Heng to replace Ocasio-Cortez as the media darling anytime soon.