Hillary Will Take a Bigger Blow From Third Party Votes Than Trump Will

Editor's Note: The following is based on Glenn's monologue from October 25, 2016.

Is there anyone on the left that, at some point said, You know what, I think I can vote for Donald Trump? I think I have to vote for Donald Trump because Hillary Clinton is so corrupt. Even more so, You know what, it's time this country was run somewhat like a business and this guy was a good businessman and maybe he'll shake things up. This has got to stop.

We just assume those people don't exist --- but they do.

Let me ask you this: Were the people who voted for Ross Perot traitors? He was a businessman on the outside who warned about all the things we're experiencing now. Back in 1992, he said if we don't take care of them after the turn of the century, there will be no good choices. Were his voters traitors or ahead of their time? Was he just the wrong messenger?

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How about blacks? Why do they continue to put their faith in a system that has betrayed them? When black people look at a Republican --- not even the name, not even the record, just, Oh, he's a Republican, and have nothing to do with him --- are they being patriotic? If they say, I looked at this guy, I happen to believe this guy is good and, yeah, he's a Republican, are they a traitor to their race? Are they a traitor to their party or to their country?

How many conservatives voted for Barack Obama in 2008? How many conservatives saw Barack Obama? Because I know I did. I saw Barack Obama in 2004 and said, Holy cow, this guy could be the next president. Before you knew anything about Barack Obama and saw him give that epic speech, one that Ronald Reagan could have given, were you a traitor for saying, I think he could be president. I might vote for him? Were you a traitor because you wanted to vote for the first African-American president, and you wanted to be a part of something epic?

How about the Democrats that voted for Ronald Reagan? Were they traitors? Were they traitors to their party, or did they see something that their party wasn't offering or saw something their party was offering and said, Reagan is a lot better.

I want you to know, I'm not making the case that either side has something worth flocking to at this point, but why is it so bad to think outside of the box and think outside of the DNC and GOP?

Many conservatives voted for Clinton in 1996 because he had proven himself to be a centrist. Welfare reform came from Bill Clinton. The economy was doing fine.

Were people traitors when they looked at Bob Dole and said, Good heavens, Bob Dole? I voted for Dole, but perhaps I was wrong. He was horrible. Let's say that out loud together: Bob Dole was a horrible candidate. And so was George H.W. Bush. Many people who were conservative couldn't bring themselves to vote for him in '92 because his lips said one thing, and his hands signed something else. Were those people, who said, I can't vote for George W. Bush, were they traitors?

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Let me ask you: If more people would have said, I cannot vote for Bob Dole, I cannot vote for George H.W. Bush, if there was a landslide in '92 and '96, do you think we would have only had McCain and George W. Bush to choose from in 2000? And McCain in 2008? And Romney in 2012?

Look at that record. Look at what the GOP has given you since Reagan. I contend it's been anything and everything other than an actual conservative constitutionalist. Not a chance in hell that a real small government constitutionalist was even considered.

Now we find ourselves in a place where we have to defend everything we have despised. In fact, not only defend it, many are becoming everything they fought against in the '90s.

Remember how we all said in the '90s about Bill Clinton, you can't dismiss all these women, there are too many of them. Yes, maybe some of them are making that up, but his lifestyle leads any thinking individual into a place where you have to seriously consider this: What is wrong with you? Why are you just sticking with the DNC? Don't give your brain away. And the most important thing is you most likely were one of the people that said, And what happens if we reward him with this office? What then will he do? What happens?

We have a suspicion that Whitewater is true. What will happen if we give him the highest office? Well, Travelgate. And then the selling of the Lincoln Bedroom. And then we said, what will he do next, if you reward him? Then they sold our secrets and our computers to the Chinese. And then they started the Clinton Foundation. And we ignored it. They sold access to the Secretary of State. And we ignored it. What will they do if we reward them again? What happens if we don't declare his lies with Monica Lewinsky wrong and abhorrent? It will, you said, affect our children and our culture. Has it?

You're damn right, it did. Because look how deeply it affected us. We're now at a point where some of the people, who actually said this and warned against it, are now embracing the excuse that it's some vast left-wing conspiracy. History is repeating itself in the reverse.

Let me take this out of politics, and let me just talk to you about using your brain and never selling it to anyone.

The Japanese, when I was growing up, were known to make everything that was in a crap box. If it was crap, it was Japanese. Remember when the Honda CVCC first came out -- not the civic, the CVCC. The CVCC was a motorcycle engine turned to its side. In a little, teeny death box about the size of a two-person coffin. And this was in the time when that thing was driving down the road with a Cadillac the size of your house. It was a death trap, and it was crazy.

But wait a minute, what happened?

We don't think of Japan making crap boxes. We don't think of Honda as a death trap. They changed, and we allowed them to. We took in new information, and it wasn't an ad campaign. It was actual change.

We must buy one the first time they changed. In fact, if you're like me, what happened was, a friend or a friend of a friend bought a civic or a Honda. And our response was, Really, why would they do that? I don't know, but they just tell me that it's not what we think it is. And over time, we watched. We listened. We eventually test-drove one. And then, perhaps we bought one ourselves.

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But imagine, if back then, our only choices were either a Honda CVCC or an AMC Pacer. Think about how foolish we would look back on those times. We already look back and say, The Pacer, good God, what was wrong with us? But imagine if we had argued that one would destroy America and all American car companies. A receipt for a CVCC is a lost job in Detroit. Americans did the opposite.

Americans said, Good. Maybe AMC should go out of business. It's a crap box. If they could be beaten by the Japanese, they should go out of business. We, as people, never personally bailed them out. We never even embraced the K-car because the K-car was a piece of crap. We're still doing that. We didn't buy the Volt, even though the government bought the company. We wouldn't listen. We bought Tesla because it was good. Even when the government was telling us how great the Volt was, we said, It burns people alive, bad idea.

You want to change the world? You don't worry about everybody else, you worry about yourself. You vote with your feet. You walk out of a bad restaurant. You don't accept the bad service.

We'd never continue to buy our clothes or our furniture or even our movie tickets from a company or a movie theater that lied to you, ripped you off, used you and hated you so much that they would mock you to your face. Oh, well, you're going to take the popcorn, because that's the kind of people you are, you popcorn-eating freak.

Have you ever had the unfortunate experience -- I've had this -- of thinking you were someone's friend, only to find out you were actually their secret friend, that you were the one that they would go out with when all the cool people were busy, but they didn't want anybody to know that? They didn't want to be seen with you. You most likely found out like this. You approach them by their locker. When the cool people were around. And when the cool people said something and they joined in or remained, and you remember the look on their face and you hope that they remember the look on your face, a lesson that you most likely never forgot, and said, I'll never fall for that again. Unless it's a presidential campaign.

See, you're the cool kid. The GOP is not the cool kid. The DNC is not the cool kid. You're the cool kid. They need you.

You just don't realize it. The parties are viewing you as their secret friend, and you're allowing it to happen. They're the company that despises you, but not only still takes your money, they give you bad service and then expect you to defend them to your friends to get them to come and get bad service. Stop it.

It isn't those who are voting for the third party that are destroying Trump's chances. It's Trump, for all the reasons we outlined a year ago. We told you the press would kill him, that they and Democrats wanted him to be the candidate because they knew how weak he was. Did you miss that WikiLeaks' memo?

But let's take a look at Hillary for a second. It isn't those voters that are destroying Donald Trump because the majority of the people who are voting third party are Hillary supporters and Democratic voters. That's where those people are siphoning. She's being hurt in much larger numbers by third parties. But, again, let's stick with her and those turning from her to vote for third party. How many will say, Oh, I don't care about those people. I don't care about . . . that's the sign of a lazy mind. You do care about them. And you should.

They're not traitors, those people on the left that refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton. They're right, and they're brave. And we should look at what they're doing.

The media is not. They can't justify electing or at least voting for a person that they know is a proven liar, someone who is in the pocket of globalist banking, in the pocket of corporate cronies, somebody who clearly believes she is way above the law? They are brave. They are wise. And they will end up changing their party.

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If I were actually voting for Hillary Clinton, would I be doing what the mainstream media is doing and ignoring Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party? Would I be calling Stein brave today, because they're not? They want you not to notice those people. I want you to notice those people.

If you have not actually had to sacrifice your principles on the altar of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, then you need to vote for that candidate. Reagan said, If we can agree on seven out of ten things, you're not my enemy. But those were policies, not principles.

The Reagan Democrats, they weren't traitors because they saw policies and they saw principles that they agreed in.

The Reagan Democrats, they were not Marxist. They didn't hate America. They believed in America. They believed in the Constitution. Not one of them was a big government progressive. Not one of them was someone that deeply believed faith was a sham and abortion was good and morals are for dummies.

They saw that their party was drifting, and they went to Reagan.

What we are facing on both sides right now is to ignore, accept, embrace and even reward with the highest office in the land corruption, lies, deceit, a pattern of personal vengeance, a willingness to destroy anyone who stands in your way. These are the best part. At worst is the mocking of the handicapped, possible assault on women, letting people die in Benghazi because you were involved in a secret operation, or allowing our country to be put at risk because of your own email convenience.

The biggest question that America needs to answer is, Who am I? Who am I as a person? What is it that I really believe? What are the fundamentals that are eternal in me that I can never abandon? What is it that we believe? What is it that our children will or already have learned from us that we will excuse and defend in others, even while at the same time, we am trying to tell them that that's wrong? Because telling them means nothing.

Seeing you stand up when it's painful, that's when they learn the lesson. Most importantly, what happens next if we ignore and reward the people that are like this with even more power?

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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

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The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.

2009

In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.

2010

Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?

2011

In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.

2013

By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.

2014

In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.

2015

In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.

2017

In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.

2018

In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.

2019

In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.