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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​How it was

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

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The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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