The Most Dangerous Conservative in American Politics Rocks Red Shorts

Both Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's approval ratings are in the tank. Is there anyone on the horizon with true conservative principles that could win the presidency?

"I will tell you somebody who is playing it really, really brilliantly, who is acting like a president and who is not plastic . . . it's Ben Sasse," Glenn said Thursday on radio.

Sasse’s book The Vanishing American Adult is about family, not policy --- a refreshing change from a politician.

“That guy is positioning himself to be a guy that could be trusted for both sides,” Glenn said.

Sasse has an affable personality, a killer Twitter game and snazzy red shorts.

“He's young. He seems to gauge well on social media. He's funny. He's engaging. I mean, he's really smart,” Co-host Stu Burguiere said.

GLENN:  Hello, welcome to the program.

I want to talk a little about some poll numbers here.  I saw a poll that, you know, Barack -- I mean, sorry.  Donald Trump's, you know, positive rating is, what?  43 percent now.  And they're saying that's horrible and awful.  And it is.

PAT:  Well, the latest one was 36 percent.  But...

STU:  The average is around 39.

PAT:  Yeah, the average is 38 or 39.

GLENN:  Okay.  So I saw one that was Donald Trump, 43.  Hillary Clinton, 39.  So have you guys -- has anybody heard anybody mention that Hillary Clinton is polling around the same as Donald Trump?  And she hasn't done anything.

Remember, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

STU:  Yeah, Bush's approval rating, he left with around 30 percent, and it's up around 50 right now.  That's usually what happens.

GLENN:  And she was -- her whole campaign strategy was shut her up.  Don't let her talk.  And she won't hurt herself.

And her approval rating was supposed to go up, just by making her go away.  She's at 39 percent.

So for the high and mighty Democrats, we're both screwed, guys.  Both sides are screwed.

Who do you have -- who does America have that you can pull out and say, here's the next president?

I will tell you somebody who is playing it really, really brilliantly, who is acting like a president and who is not plastic -- in fact, I've read his book.  And it's the first book that I've read from a politician, where he actually wrote it.  And it's not about policy.  It's about family and everything else.  Ben Sasse.

STU:  Yeah.

GLENN:  I mean, that guy is positioning himself to be a guy that could be trusted for both sides.  Now, whether anybody wants a nice guy, I don't know.

STU:  And I think obviously Donald Trump is likely -- unless he decides to leave office himself, is going to be there for 2020.

GLENN:  Oh, yeah.  Yeah.  2024.

STU:  But Sasse is young.  Yeah.  I mean, he's young.  He seems to gauge well on social media.  He's funny.  He's engaging.  I mean, he's really smart.

GLENN:  Remember when he was on The Daily Show and he hit it out of the park?  And I believe when he left, they were talking, on The Daily Show going, "That is the most dangerous conservative out there."  Because he was so likable.

PAT:  Yeah.

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.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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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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