Millennial Caller Nails the Generational Shift and Coming Death of the GOP

Obama recently spoke to a predominately black audience on Capitol Hill, saying low black voter turnout would be an "insult to my legacy." Glenn challenged listeners to call in and defend Obama's statement, if they could.

While not a defense, caller Jordan from Missouri made a spot-on comparison:

I don't want to hear it anymore from white conservatives saying that, you know, the black population just always votes against our interests. I'm sorry. White conservatives do the same thing.

Jordan noted how establishment Republicans have done nothing for their conservative constituents in decades while demanding their votes every election season.

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"You know, when I saw this, I didn't put those together. I'm glad you did. That's an interesting point," Glenn said.

Jordan also had plenty to say about his generation and the future of the Republican Party.

Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: Jordan would like to defend President Obama. Hello, Jordan.

CALLER: Hello, I'm just going with Stu's point. Glenn, to be honest, besides your show and Pat & Stu -- every other -- well, virtually every main conservative talk show radio host is doing the same thing. You know, the Republican Party has done nothing but hurt conservatives over the past 25 years, and they're demanding you must come out and support in record numbers Donald Trump or else Hillary Clinton will get in.

PAT: That's a good point.

CALLER: They're doing the same thing.

PAT: That's tough to argue with.

GLENN: You know, when I saw this, I didn't put those together. I'm glad you did. That's an interesting point.

CALLER: So I just -- I don't want to hear it anymore from white conservatives saying that, you know, the black population just always votes against our interests. I'm sorry. White conservatives do the same thing.

GLENN: Hmm.

PAT: And would you have ever said that before this year?

CALLER: Oh, no, no.

PAT: No, I wouldn't have either.

CALLER: I'm a millennial. And I don't think people understand how much damage this is doing to my generation. I don't want to vote Republican anymore. I'm a Libertarian conservative, and this has just thrown everything out the window.

GLENN: I will tell you, Jordan, I was having a conversation with somebody just this weekend on that. What people don't understand is there such a shift -- generational shift that the Republicans are thinking short-term, win this election. They don't have any freaking clue as to what's happening in the next generation. And this is a -- you want to talk about building a wall. This election is a wall that I don't think millennials will ever be able to hurdle. They will never -- they don't want to hurdle it. They don't want to climb over it.

JEFFY: Right.

GLENN: It has made this -- you remember in the 1970s, there was a difference between like the Honda Civic and the big, huge, like, Pontiac Bonnevilles. Honda Civics are now, strangely, even though they're Bonnevilles, they're strangely the Democratic Party. They're cooler -- the Republicans have become the Pontiac Bonneville, 1972, 1978: Completely unrelatable.

CALLER: Well, Glenn, this also isn't just politics. Even spiritually and religiously -- I mean, I'm a very church-going person.

GLENN: I know. I know.

CALLER: But to see the churches come out and support Donald Trump, I mean, it hurts millennials trust of even organized religion.

GLENN: I know.

CALLER: And so just people don't understand what my generation is looking at this, and how it will kill the Republican Party long-term, like Ben Shapiro says.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: I know. I will tell you, Jordan, I am so glad that you are listening to this program. I am so glad that you called in.

You are exactly right. It is the next step in everything you thought you could trust has become liquid. Everything -- the churches that are playing the old game. There is a mind -- there is a mind shift, a paradigm shift of thinking that people need to understand. And it is between people my age plus and millennials. And they don't think this way.

CALLER: And like you've talked about in that show, Mr. Robot, the biggest thing that the millennials are seeing, is the inconsistency. Where somebody says, "You need to take these pills, but I'm not going to do it myself." The millennials are watching --

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. You're exactly right. Thank you so much, Jordan. I appreciate it. Great phone call.

PAT: He was.

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Would Glenn make a better bounty hunter or a Jedi? You'll have to find out in a new episode of the Beltway Banthas Podcast, where Glenn goes deep on Star Wars with host Stephen Kent. In this 45 minute discussion, Stephen and Glenn explore the political themes of the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader's redemption from Return of the Jedi, Glenn's earliest memories of seeing the films and even debate elements of the latest Star Wars films.

If you enjoy the pop culture and nerdy discussions that Glenn, Pat and Stu get into on the radio show, you'll love this! After you're through, you can also check out Stu Burguiere's appearance on Beltway Banthas to talk Star Wars. You can find that here.


It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


https://shop.tomsteyer.com/collections/frontpage/products/tom-2020-pattern-tee


There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/bumper-stickers/products/yanggang-decal


Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


https://shop.yang2020.com/collections/apparel/products/math-hat


But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


https://store.johndelaney.com/products/dogs-for-delaney-collar


John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


https://store.michaelbennet.com/michael-bennet-for-america-natural-canvas-tote/


Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


https://store.jayinslee.com/elvis-the-elves-the-mystery-of-the-melting-snow-by-jay-inslee/


A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


https://shop.stevebullock.com/collections/apparel/products/emoji-t-shirt


Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


https://store.peteforamerica.com/collections/apparel/products/boot-edge-edge-t-shirt


And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


https://store.julianforthefuture.com/julian-castro-loteria-card-white-tee/


When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


https://store.marianne2020.com/collections/signs/products/love-rally-sign


"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/apparel/products/impolite-arrogant-women-make-history-unisex-t-shirt

-AND-

https://shop.elizabethwarren.com/collections/drinkware/products/strong-american-unions-mug


Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


https://store.kamalaharris.org/poster-for-the-people/


At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/artists-for-bernie-coaches-jacket


Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


https://store.berniesanders.com/collections/apparel/products/feel-the-bern-fanny-pack


This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


https://store.joebiden.com/collections/apparel/products/biden-polo-womens-fit


It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.