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.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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