Pat's 70's Music Obsession Finally Pays off With the Best Theory Ever About Trump

In what has been an unprecedented election season, Donald Trump has positioned himself as an outsider and bulldozed the competition to become the Republican presidential nominee. How did this anomaly happen? Co-host Pat Gray may have stumbled upon the best theory ever.

"This has all come down to Donald Trump, and what is the model? What is the historic model here, and how does it all end?" Glenn asked Tuesday on his radio program.

Believe it or not, Pat's theory involves radio personality Howard Stern.

"Oh, my gosh, that is the best comparison I have ever heard, and it explains why it's working," Glenn remarked when he heard the theory for the first time.

So what brilliance has Pat possibly discovered that could explain the phenomenon that is Donald Trump?

Read below or listen to the full segment for answers to these historic questions:

• Will Pat ever listen to anything other than the '70s on Seven?

• Why does Glenn describe Donald Trump as the Howard Stern of politics?

• How did Howard Stern crush some of the most successful radio show hosts in the '80s and '90s?

• Is Howard Stern the wind beneath Donald Trump's wings?

• Why did Glenn say, Damn right! in response to something Donald Trump said at the debate?

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

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

GLENN: So everyone says this is an anomaly. Donald Trump is an anomaly. It never happened before.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Yada, yada. Yes, it has just not in politics.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: But it has happened in our lifetime in a very, very visual, in your face, everybody watched it, witnessed it, sort of way. Listen to this.

PAT: And we just never thought of it. At least I haven't heard anybody talk about this. It kind of hit me as I was -- there's kind of a strange circuitous way I got to this. But I was just looking at the ratings for Sirius XM, and, you know, trying to find out -- I listen to the '70s on Seven all the time.

GLENN: Just get to the point.

PAT: It's number four. But Howard Stern was number one. So I'm thinking about that as I'm coming into work today and thinking about how Trump had mentioned him last night. And then it hit me.

Howard Stern, when he goes into markets -- he started in New York, and then he goes into Washington, DC, and then he goes into Philadelphia. And every time he does that --

GLENN: Now, this is in a time when radio -- this is before XM Sirius. This is --

PAT: Yeah, this is before massive syndication. There's no syndicated shows at this time.

GLENN: And everyone said, when he was in Washington, DC, it won't work.

PAT: It won't work.

GLENN: It won't work here. It's unique. It's a flash in the pan. He's a one-hit wonder.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And when he moved from Washington, DC, he went to New York, and it worked again. He starts syndication.

PAT: And so he goes to Philadelphia, and the number one show for I think a decade or more was John DeBella.

GLENN: More than that.

PAT: He had been number one in Philadelphia for as long as anybody could remember.

GLENN: And everybody loved -- he was Mr. Philadelphia.

PAT: Loved DeBella. Yeah, everybody listened to him. Everybody loved him.

GLENN: And there was a graveyard of people with millions of dollars in promotion behind them --

PAT: That tried to --

GLENN: Just bodies filled with people who tried to take on John DeBella. Tried everything, and it never worked.

PAT: Howard Stern came in and took on John DeBella, immediately. Focused on him every day. Started talking about him. Started repositioning. Put his wife on the air. His ex-wife. You know, she told secrets about him. He became -- he became this laughingstock after a while.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: He completely repositioned John DeBella, and John DeBella wound up I think getting fired later on. Stern went to number one in Philadelphia. He went into Rochester.

GLENN: Wait. Wait. Wait. So bad -- it was so bad in Philadelphia that if I'm not mistaken, John DeBella's ex-wife committed suicide. Committed suicide.

PAT: Eventually committed suicide, yeah.

GLENN: Because -- and you can't ever prove --

PAT: No, you can't blame that that on Stern.

GLENN: Yeah, you can't blame it on Stern.

PAT: But the humiliation factor was there.

GLENN: So strong in -- in this. And he destroyed the -- any semblance of normalcy for John DeBella and his family.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: He completely repositioned him. Within a year, it was over.

PAT: And Stern was number one from then on. And DeBella was nowhere to be found. He went into Rochester, New York, where they had Brother Wease. And he had shares in the teens and 20s at one point. The guy was a legend --

GLENN: So you know -- yeah, Brother Wease was -- everyone knew Brother Wease. Everybody loved Brother Wease. Brother Wease was a guy on the rock station, so he was really cool. He was very charitable. He had a child that was very handicapped. He would tell a story. Everybody loved Brother Wease.

PAT: And Stern made fun of all that. Took him into an old guy. He's tired. He's a has-been.

GLENN: Took on his handicapped child.

PAT: Took on his handicapped child and destroyed Brother Wease. He became number one in Rochester.

GLENN: And in both of those -- in both of those scenarios, everybody in the market will get into what their strategy was. But everybody in the market said, "This won't work. You can't take him on like that. You can't do those things."

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And then when he would take on the handicapped child and he would take on the wife and the wife would kill herself, everybody would say, "This is going to backfire." And it never did. It only made Howard Stern much stronger.

PAT: Stronger and cooler and hipper.

GLENN: Yep, yep.

JEFFY: Stronger.

PAT: Well, then he went into probably the toughest market of all, he went into Los Angeles in like '94, '95, and nobody thought Howard Stern could possibly work in Los Angeles. Completely different attitude. Completely different mindset. Completely different audience.

It's a -- California is laid-back. It's not like New York. That attitude is not going to work there. Plus, Mark & Brian were by far number one in Los Angeles.

GLENN: And they were the coolest, so funny, so -- just -- I mean, so innovative. They were absolutely brilliant.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And had totally changed the landscape of morning radio. Totally doing something completely different.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And everybody not only liked them, these guys were not old, they were really hip and cool.

PAT: Early to mid-30s, young guys, and they took the old zoo format and completely turned it on its head.

GLENN: Turned it upside down.

PAT: And made morning radio really cool again.

GLENN: Yeah. But on a rock station. So they weren't bubble gum. They were on a rock station.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Each time, he went in taking down the number one guy --

PAT: Because he was on a rock station.

GLENN: -- they were on the rock station. So this wasn't Top 40 bubble gum stuff. These were the cool people in the town that he was taking apart.

PAT: And Stern never bothered with anybody else. He only took on the top person. He didn't -- he didn't bother with, "I'm going to get number ten, and then I'm going to work my way -- he always went for the top morning show in any given market.

GLENN: Untouchable.

PAT: So he repositioned Mark & Brian from funny and hip and cool to stupid and lame and sissies. And they were too nice. And so he repositioned nice into wuss cakes.

GLENN: And homosexuals.

PAT: And homosexuals. He made them out to be gay. And he played old clips of their TV show, which didn't work out well. The TV show -- the Adventures of Mark & Brian. You remember that?

GLENN: NBC. It was on NBC.

JEFFY: Oh, right.

PAT: And it was not a good show because they were radio guys and it was just radio stunts on NBC and it just didn't work. But he repositioned them completely. They went from number one in Los Angeles to number 11 in a very -- I think it was like six months. Nobody thought it could happen. Stern went from nowhere to number one. Mark & Brian didn't just go to number two, they went to number 11.

They went from a nine-share to a 3-6 in less than a year. And they were never the same again. They never recovered from that.

GLENN: So now, tie this to the election.

PAT: So Donald Trump is the Howard Stern of politics.

GLENN: Yep.

PAT: Donald Trump takes on every challenger, everybody who comes near him -- his next closest competitor, he repositions. It's lying Ted. It's little Marco.

GLENN: It's crooked Hillary.

PAT: It's crooked Hillary.

GLENN: It is the Howard Stern act.

PAT: And it hit me that here they are good friends, Trump has been on the show multiple times. I mean, the guy was on the show all the time. He's a huge fan.

GLENN: And he lives the lifestyle of Howard Stern.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Which also explains how Joe lunch bucket sitting there on the barstool, he's just saying the same thing -- well, yeah. He's -- he's speaking to the Howard Stern fan. Okay?

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: He's speaking to that same mentality, that that is just the guy who is sitting on the barstool. That's the way -- this -- he is the Howard Stern of politics.

PAT: He learned his lessons, I think, directly from Stern.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: And he thought, "Wow, that is a winning formula." And it is. And he's used it in politics so effectively. And I --

GLENN: I have been saying -- I have been saying that Roger Ailes is the guy who is going to get Donald Trump elected. But I think Howard Stern is actually going to be responsible for getting him elected. Not that Howard is doing anything behind the scenes or anything like that --

PAT: Or that it was even intentional.

GLENN: Or that it was even intentional. But he is using the Howard Stern model. And everyone who is fighting against him, they don't realize that the old model is over.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: And so every single person -- Wease, what's his name in Chicago -- or, I mean, in Philadelphia.

PAT: Philadelphia. DeBella.

GLENN: Yeah, DeBella, and Mark & Brian, they all did the same thing: Ignore him, ignore him, ignore him. He'll go away.

PAT: Mark & Brian never once mentioned his name. Never mentioned him.

GLENN: Yeah. And as it went along the road, every time that he would do something outrageous -- he's calling Mark & Brian homosexuals. That should not fly in Los Angeles. That should not fly in Los Angeles.

PAT: Not with fans of theirs.

GLENN: Right. And just not with the California mindset. You're going to start calling people gay? Okay. Then you don't take on somebody's handicap child. You don't take on somebody's family. Their wife and get in the middle of a divorce.

PAT: And he mocked a handicap guy during the campaign. And nobody cares.

GLENN: Nobody cares. Nobody cares. In fact, it all makes him stronger.

That's incredible. That's incredible.

So the American people, you're making your own choice. You know, the American people -- what the American people are doing is making their own choice. And they will decide which one is going to be president or not. And it is the parties that are going to lose. It's the parties that are going to lose. They don't realize that Donald Trump last night showed them the noose that is going around all of their necks.

Remember, he is burning everything down. And here's an example of it: Can you imagine a time in American history where someone could say, "Yeah, I'm worth $640 million, and I know that doesn't sound like very much." What?

640 million, that sounds like a lot to me. Ten minutes later, it's $650 million, not 640. Not even ten minutes -- within ten minutes, it was $650 million that he was worth. Okay?

But that's not the point. He then said, "I use bankruptcy as a tool." Not as a last resort. Not as, hey, it's shameful. It's -- you know, a lot of people lost their jobs. It was really hard. It was the most embarrassing. I used that as a tool. You don't like it? Don't make that law.

PAT: Change the laws.

GLENN: I use everything at my disposal. The reason why he's not showing income tax -- his incomes taxes, because it shows he paid no income tax.

STU: Which he seemed to honestly admit last night.

GLENN: Right. So you have -- everybody else ran from that. What did he say? That makes me smart.

What is Joe Lunch Bucket saying? The parties are saying, "Oh, you can't say that." He's saying it. And what is the average person saying, "Damn right, I wish I could get away with that."

JEFFY: Yep.

GLENN: If I could get away with that -- it's the burning of the system. If I can get away with it, I'm going to do it.

I admire him because he's getting away with it. It's the Tony Soprano. Looking at Tony Soprano and saying, ah, Tony Soprano, what a life. Eh, you know, he's not that bad of a guy.

No, no.

PAT: The guy is a killer.

GLENN: The guy is a killer.

But we're looking at now the burning down of the system. And so he did not say the Democrats or the Republicans, the progressives or the conservatives, he put everyone into the same bucket. Which is what America is doing, politicians. Politicians: bad. Us: good.

He's putting the rope around every politician's neck

PAT: Yeah. And the thing I couldn't understand last night was how conservatives are okay with him -- and he's done this every single debate. They're completely okay, apparently, with him declaring bankruptcy four times and making that into a positive thing. They let him get away with that every single time.

JEFFY: Business.

GLENN: Yeah, it's business. Business.

PAT: Business. Business. And I'm just using the system.

GLENN: And what he said on taxes was abhorrent and absolutely right. Abhorrent. "I didn't pay any taxes, that makes me a genius." Come on, man. You know that's not right. But genius. "And even if I did pay it, you'd squander it anyway." I sat in my living room and went, "Damn right."

PAT: That's true. Yeah.

GLENN: Okay? The burning down of the entire system.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: The worst leading us to the worst.

Featured Image: oward Stern arrives at the 'America's Got Talent' Season 10 Red Carpet Event at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on March 2, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

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Every decision made by President Joe Biden has ended in "disaster," Bill O'Reilly told Glenn Beck.

O'Reilly joined the radio program to explain why he thinks there's only one "mechanism" Americans can use stop the Biden administration's mess.

"Give me one thing that [Biden] has done, just one, that's improved this nation. Everything that he has been involved with is a disaster. Everything from the COVID mandates, to the energy policies, to the economic policies, to the inflation, to Afghanistan, to the collapsing southern border, to the social woke business, to the denial of due process. Right across-the-board, there isn't anything this man has done, or stood for, that's improved America," O'Reilly said.

"But there is no mechanism to do anything about it until a year from this November: the midterm elections. That's the only mechanism that we have, under the Constitution. We elected this guy and he's there for four years. You neutralize him next November [2022], with the Republicans taking back the House and Senate, then he's done. [He] can't do anymore damage because you've got him in a hole. And he's not going to be proactive with executive orders. He's just going to stay there in his jammies for two more years. OK? So that's the only mechanism."

O'Reilly also tore into the corporate media for using its power to defend Gen. Mark Milley after news of his China calls broke. Is there any deterrence in American society anymore to keep our leaders and media in check?

"What does this say to the United States of America when you have two of the most powerful information agencies in the world — NBC, Comcast, and AT&T, CNN — actively deceiving you?" O'Reilly said. "They know what they're doing. And yet there is absolutely no way for anyone to hold them accountable other than not watching them, which has, of course, happened. You know they have no audience. But just the corruption level of the information flow to the American people is at an all-time high. We have never had a worse media in the history of this republic."

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Twitter is full of fake communists. Privileged teenagers and 20-somethings who tweet about Karl Marx from their iPhone, safe inside their parents' house.

A recent example of this is the "What is your job on the Leftist commune?" meme. It began as a tweet from some anonymous Twitter Marxist, asking "What is your job on the Leftist commune?"

She continued, "I'm gonna be leading discussion on theory some days, making clothes from scraps other days, and making lattes whenever needed."

The tweet got thousands of likes, retweets, and comments. Things like, "Bringing everyone water. Pouring tea and hot cocoa for folx in the reading alcoves. Checking in and doing a pause-to-breath with folx."

By the way, "folks" is spelled with an "x" for some reason.

Other commune occupations included "proofreading pamphlets," singing, archery, cooking, crotchet, "guiding embodiment practices," tarot card reading, "identity politic lawyering." Therapist, librarian, prostitute, and "puppy kindergarten teacher."

They're basically parroting Marx, whose communist society sounds like Woodstock or Burning Man.

They're basically parroting Marx, whose communist society sounds like Woodstock or Burning Man.

A magical place where "there are no painters but at most people who engage in painting among other things," which allows "everyone sufficient free time to take part in the general affairs of society — theoretical as well as practical," so that "there are no politicians but at most people who engage in politics among other activities."

Don't you know that communism is all about leisure and good vibes? A playground full of puppies and lattes.

Marx refers to "idle time" as a time for higher activity. He calls it "time for the full development of the individual."

Me Time. A life of spa days.

Generation Z is the first digital generation. The first generation to be born inside the internet. So it's no surprise that they have fallen for this kind of Marxist nonsense. If someone convinces you that Marxism will free you from work, of course you'd want it.

Now they're quitting their jobs in droves. The media is calling it "The Great Resignation," but really it's just a new version of Marx's anti-work movement.

Gen Z are incredibly progressive. And they expect the government to be involved. Decades of Marxist activism have finally convinced a generation that the point of work, the point of life, the point of government, is activism.

Pew Research Center found that seven in ten "members of Gen Z are more likely than older generations to look to government to solve problems, rather than businesses and individuals."

Seven in ten of Gen Z believe that the government should do more to solve problems. A majority of them are not proud of America, a majority of them hold negative views of capitalism.

They believe Marx when he says that Capitalism is only good for producing its own grave-diggers. We know that this is actually a description of communism. Actually, communism is much worse. Because it always results in mass graves.

They haven't realized that that the world that Marx foresaw is long gone. It failed. Repeatedly.

They don't realize that, even on the page, Marxism doesn't work. Because ultimately the greatest flaw of Marxism is that it forces us to choose between productive slavery and unproductive freedom. Either way, with Marxism we can never be free.

"The Great Resignation" is ultimately a crisis of freedom, identity, and exhaustion. It is, as noted in a recent Gallup report, an expression of great discontent. Gen Z feels like they have nothing to lose and nothing to gain.

But in America, there's always something to lose and gain.

But in America, there's always something to lose and gain. They just need to have a little patience.

For the most part, Americans adhere to the libertarian maxim, "As long as you're not hurting anyone…." It's our undeniable belief in the goodness of the people around us. If you've traveled out of the States much, you know this to be true. There's a spirit inherent to America, and it is overwhelmingly good in nature.

Marx's utopia would ruin us. It would make us as lazy as Marx. A man who lived off other people his entire life. A man who had no loyalty to any nation because no nation wanted him. He was stateless. Do you realize how awful a person has to be for them to be stateless?

Maybe Gen Z just needs to see America at its finest.

Marx's utopia would quickly become disgusting. It would leave us feeling empty. Hopefully, they realize this before it's too late. For their own sake. Because, if America ever actually fell to communism, they would be the first ones against the wall.

When the government plans to spend $3.5 trillion that it doesn't have on a loose definition of "infrastructure," it's a good idea to know what's actually in it.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck revealed some of the expenditures Democrats hid in the bill, like a 10-fold increase in fines for employers who don't comply with the government's COVID-19 mandates, "equitable" bankroll for Biden's Build Back Better agenda, and "climate justice" funding.

"Let me tell you what's in our infrastructure bill, the $3.5 trillion bill," Glenn began. "Nancy Pelosi quietly tucked an enforcement mechanism into the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, passed it down to the budget committee, and sent it to the House floor. It's something you should know about, on page 168. I know, why read it? It's 2,465 pages."

Glenn pointed out the huge fees for certain businesses that refuse to comply with the Biden administration's proposed vaccine mandates. The fees could be as much as $700,000.

"Up to $700,000 ... that will kill all companies that are noncompliant. Kill them. That's 80 million of us who work in companies that are going to be fined in that way, if they don't bow the knee to the king," he said.

Glenn and Stu Burguiere went on to discuss more Democrat "wish list" items hidden inside this reconciliation bill, such as establishing "business incubators" who are authorized to disperse tens of billions of dollars to startup businesses in underserved areas, including the formerly incarcerated, and exclusive to businesses less that five years in operation or in "the planning stages."

"These sorts of businesses are the most risky place to put your money. Well, that matters when it's your money. But if it's not your money, who cares how risky it is. It's our [taxpayers] money so they don't care at all," Stu noted.

"Well, there's also $5 billion for climate justice block grants to pay for community organizations for, among other things, facilitating engagement of disadvantaged communities in state and federal processes," Glenn read. "Wait a minute. 'Facilitating engagement of disadvantaged communities in state and federal processes'? Organizing votes — that's what it sounds like."

"This is essentially all of us funding the fever dream of Barack Obama," Stu said.

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