Former Kentucky Governor Flubs Democratic Response: 'I'm Proud to Be a Republican'

Last night during the Democrat's response to President Trump's address to Congress, former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, gave some mixed messages.

"I don't know if you heard this. It sounds like it was edited, but it is not. I swear to you. Here's the former governor of Kentucky," Glenn said on his radio program Wednesday.

Beshear: I'm a proud Democrat, but first and foremost, I'm a proud Republican and Democrat and mostly American.

Yikes. It's a snafu that's coming back to bite him the day after his remarks. Even the folksy nature of his comments raised a few eyebrows.

"That's weird," Glenn said. "I mean, it was just the exact opposite of the Democratic Party under Barack Obama. I don't even understand it."

Should the Democrats look to a Hollywood showman to give their next response?

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GLENN: I want to show you the most remarkable thing from the speech last night. And it's the Democratic response. I don't know if you heard this. It sounds like it was edited, but it is not. I swear to you. Here's the former governor of Kentucky. Listen to this.

VOICE: I'm a proud Democrat, but first and foremost, I'm a proud Republican and Democrat and mostly American.

STU: What?

(laughter)

PAT: I'm a proud Democrat. And a Republican. And a Republican and a Democrat. And an American.

GLENN: I'm a shoehorn.

PAT: But mostly I'm a Canadian and an American and a Mexican. But I'm a not a human being. I'm an animal. I'm an animal and a human. I'm a human being and a vegetable. But mostly, I'm a fruitcake.

(laughter)

GLENN: That's crazy.

PAT: What the hell is that?

STU: That is weird.

GLENN: That's weird.

PAT: That's great.

GLENN: This guy was just not -- he was like in an old dingy VFW hall. You know?

PAT: Yes. Yes.

GLENN: And it just didn't -- and it was the opposite of Barack Obama.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Here's this guy who is all folksy and, you know, my folks own a funeral home, and we've been married forever and we live in Dawson's Creek which I think was a TV show.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: And we're just folksy, and look, a guy behind me has got a banjo and somebody is playing bingo.

PAT: Bizarre.

GLENN: I mean, it was just the exact opposite of the Democratic Party under Barack Obama. I don't even understand it.

PAT: I -- think they're trying to go for a feel -- Stu brought up off the air that they're learning a lesson from Bobby Jindal, whose career was seemingly destroyed by giving the rebuttal to the Democrats.

GLENN: And so they're just letting people destroy themselves who don't matter?

STU: Yeah.

PAT: Yeah. This guy is already -- he's 115 years old. Put him out there. He's done with his career. Let him give the rebuttal.

STU: Right.

GLENN: I am shocked that they don't hire somebody from Hollywood just to say, "Hi, I'm just a regular American, and I want to talk to you about the Democratic response." And they just hire some Hollywood guy to just do it and knock it out of the park.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Or get somebody -- now, they would never do this because it would be the end of their career and they would have to do politics, but get somebody like Tom Hanks. I mean, I don't know why they haven't gone that road.

STU: Yeah, it's certainly not working the way it's going.

PAT: And you know they'd do it.

JEFFY: Oh, yeah.

STU: You're a stagecraft guy though, Glenn. You come off of that room. The dual session of Congress, in front of that audience with applause and everything else. And then you cut to what that lives up to that?

Nothing. I mean, I don't know what --

GLENN: Oh, I could stagecraft something. But I would not put it in a VFW hall with an 800-year-old man and an all-white audience. I mean, I just would not -- that just would not go well. We're going to the history of Texas and our serial, next.

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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