What Happens When Progressives Take Over a City?

Progressive cities may look great, but they're cities of disorder. Why? Because progressives want to control everything and, in the process, destroy law and order and everything that makes a city run smoothly. What advice did Glenn give to a caller considering a move to either Austin or Boise, both cities run by progressives?

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: You know, a really good example, we're just talking about Austin, Texas. Just a great city. Great city. And some of the greatest cities in America are these big progressive cities. The problem is the progress takes over like California, and they destroy it because they're not good at law and order. They're not good at understanding business and taxes and everything else. They're good at all of the arts and the beauty and everything else. They're really good at that. And that's why all the great cities in America, I think, are progressive cities because they look great. They're beautiful. They're fun to be in. But once you're there, you see what sanctuary cities become just a city of disorder. And you can't do business there. You don't want to live there because of all of the laws. The conservatives are good at law and order, and they're also good at freedom of leave me alone. And if we can just go back to a time when we were getting together and be, like, okay. You can bring that to the community and leave me alone on all the rest of the stuff, and I'll leave you alone. If we can just leave each other alone, we would be fine. But progressive cities want to control you. And that's the problem. Lori, quickly, you're on the Glenn Beck Program.

CALLER: Hi, Glenn, yes, you know, my husband and I are looking to move to Texas or Boise, Idaho, but now listening to you today, I'm not sure where to turn. We want to get out of California. We're heading towards Texas or Boise, Idaho. But after listening to you today, I just don't know.

PAT: Still better.

GLENN: Texas is great. I have a ranch in Idaho, so I live in the summer in Idaho, and I love Idaho. Just know that the progressives from California have transformed Boise, Idaho and have also started to take a route here in Texas. We need good conservatives to move in and be strong and push back because the Californians have destroyed California and now they're, like, oh, I hate California for what it's turned into but look at this place. It's beautiful. Let's turn it into California.

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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