The Gift Ted Cruz Gave Us

Glenn, a self-described catastrophist, also looks on the bright side --- and for lessons to be learned --- in every situation.

Following Senator Ted Cruz's announcement Friday that he would be voting for Donald Trump while encouraging others to do the same, Glenn identified an unexpected gift from the revelation.

"I think we have something to thank Ted Cruz for, and it's not necessarily what he's looking to be thanked for," Glenn said Monday on his radio program.

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Music enthusiast and co-host Pat Gray offered an idea.

"Is it the end of the innocence?" Pat asked.

Unfortunately, no, that ended long ago.

"Here's what Ted Cruz has given you: Your credibility," Glenn said. "Congratulations, for those of you currently standing, you have your credibility."

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

GLENN: I have to tell you -- I have to tell you, I have -- I think we all do. I think we have something to thank Ted Cruz for. And it's not necessarily what he's looking to be thanked for.

PAT: Is it the end of the innocence?

GLENN: No, no, no. I think he's actually given us a great gift. It goes right to what Stu was just saying, and I'll share that here.

PAT: All right. It doesn't feel like a great gift, but okay.

GLENN: It is. It is. It is.

[break]

GLENN: Okay. So does anybody want to hear the good news that Ted Cruz actually gave to us as a gift?

STU: Sure.

PAT: Yes. Please.

JEFFY: Yes, please.

GLENN: For those of us who have stood -- we stood against George W. Bush towards the end, and we stood for our principles. And we said, "No, George Bush, I mean, prescription drugs. And the border."

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And we stood against it --

PAT: Ramos and Compean.

GLENN: Right. Right.

We had some credibility. Then we became these right-wing lunatics that only hated President Obama and had nothing to do with nothing. Then we became these, "Oh, we just hate Donald Trump." And we're just sticking with Ted Cruz because we have our feelings hurt.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: And we've taken money from Ted Cruz or whatever.

PAT: How much is he going to give us after this?

GLENN: Not anything. He might even demand some of that bribery back.

PAT: Oh, there's too much. I mean, we've already spent hundreds of millions of dollars.

GLENN: Here's what people have -- here's what Ted Cruz has given you: Your credibility.

PAT: Yeah, that's true.

GLENN: He has given you, in a place where there is no credibility with anyone anymore, he has given you your credibility. It's not about Donald Trump. It's not about Barack Obama. It wasn't about George Bush. And it's not about Ted Cruz. It's about principles. Principles over parties. Principles over people.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Congratulations, for those of you currently standing, you have your credibility.

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Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

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On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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