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.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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