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‘Character Matters,’ Al Franken Should Resign – but Is He a ‘Sacrificial Lamb’?

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has an announcement planned for today. Will he resign? After news anchor Leeann Tweeden shared her story and a photo of being groped by Franken, multiple women have come forward to allege that they were groped by the senator.

As we wait for Franken to decide either way, Glenn pointed out that the Democrats delayed urging Franken to resign until half a dozen women had accused Franken of inappropriate behavior. Doing the right thing has become politically expedient.

“Do I doubt the suddenly newly found scruples of the Democrats? Absolutely,” Glenn said.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: December 7th, a day that will live in infamy. Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. And today, December 7th, 2017, Al Franken will show the world what it looks like to be thrown under the bus.

Now, to be clear, Al Franken deserves every bit of what he's getting. Character matters. Franken clearly doesn't deserve the title of the United States senator. Call me old-fashioned, but I don't think groping and fondling women against their will is conduct befit a senator or even a man.

An immoral man won't suddenly become moral just because his secret has been outed. He can't just sit in front of a mirror and say, you know, look, I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And gosh darn it, people like me. And wait for the ethics committee to declare no harm, no foul.

However, Franken is clearly -- Franken is clearly the sacrificial lamb here. Do I doubt the suddenly newly found scruples of the Democrats? Yeah, I do. I do think there's a change going on. But when it comes to the people in Washington, yeah, I don't buy it at all.

Franken's announcement was conveniently chosen a full day after a whole slew of Democrats called for his retirement. The intent was clearly to allow a good portion of the party to be able to say, hey, this guy is really bad. We decided to do the right thing for women and America.

Uh-huh. I'm sorry. But if you're really sincere and cared about the safety of women, you would have done this after the first woman came forward. The second, the third, the fourth, the fifth. You would have done this with Bill Clinton.

We're now up to six women. I don't think this was for safety of women or for morality at all. What this made -- what this was made for is to drive a stake and say, "We're the party of," while the Republicans are driving a stake into their own hearts.

What made this even more convenient is, it all comes just a couple of days after Republicans en masse decided to start endorsing Roy Moore.

What are you doing?

The motive for this announcement today is clear. Franken is thrown under the bus as a sacrificial lamb to regain the moral high ground that they've been losing since September. Moral high ground that they haven't had since Bill Clinton was in office.

But the way the G.O.P. is handling things, the left will not only own the moral high ground. They'll be entrenched and fortified with concrete bunkers and we're going to be the bad guys.

Oh, my gosh. This is what happens when you abandon principles. It's absolutely justified to have Franken step down. But it's also justifiably to call the left out for their motivation here. Regardless, the Democrats' intention if the G.O.P. does not begin to focus on character. If they continue to handle things like Roy Moore the same, they can kiss the moral high ground goodbye. Character actually matters. And those in the G.O.P., you better start remembering that.

Otherwise, December 7th, 2017, will be known as your new day of infamy.

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Marxist Methods: Debunking the Left's LIES About Critical Race Theory

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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'They believe their job is to REMAKE your child': WSJ writer warns public schools may be LOST to woke trans activism

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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Is California ‘PURPOSEFULLY’ destroying this small business?

It seems like some politicians are purposefully trying to destroy the lives and dreams of certain Americans, specifically small business owners. Dave Foldes spoke to Glenn over six months ago after THIS audience raised thousands of dollars for his restaurant that refused to close: Cronies Sports Grill. Now, despite making progress in his administrative battle against LA, the city of Agoura Hills, California is coming for Cronies instead. And the reasoning is INSANE. But Foldes isn't giving up, and neither are his supporters. It's the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown.

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Trans Activism Will End Your Parental Rights | Abigail Shrier | Ep 110

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it is incredibly dangerous. Just ask Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier. Her book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — just like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, Shrier argues it could end your parental rights for good. She is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy number one to the activists. Recently, the American Booksellers Association even called sending her book to others "a serious, violent incident." Abigail joins Glenn to lay out just how slippery this slope has proven to be and what we — conservatives and liberals — must do to protect our children.