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‘He talked about jobs’: ‘Roseanne’ revival isn’t afraid to speak up for Trump voters

What’s going on? 

TV’s “Roseanne” is back with a 10th season, and the first episode premiered Tuesday night.

Actress Roseanne Barr hasn’t been shy about her support for President Donald Trump. In the first episode of the season 10 revival, her character explained why Trump voters were drawn to him.

What did she say? 

The Roseanne character didn’t agree with everyone in her TV family on politics. In a key scene from the new episode, Roseanne Conner explained why she voted for the president.

“He talked about jobs, Jackie,” Roseanne told her sister. “He said he’d shake things up. This might come as a complete shock to you, but we almost lost our house the way things are going.”

Glenn’s take: 

Glenn commended Barr and the show for giving a perspective we don’t often see in entertainment. Trump voters feared losing their jobs and their homes and wanted someone willing to fight for them.

“I think she actually spoke to the American people, both left and right,” Glenn said on today’s show. “She is speaking the words that the media doesn’t understand.”

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GLENN: So -- so -- but if Donald Trump said, the full force and might of the United States and it's going to be shock and awe, I think people around the world will look at that differently. You know, I think people around the world would go, he -- he might launch nukes. And that is something, that, you know, when your back is against the wall, you don't ever want to bluff. But you -- you want people to question whether or not you will do it. You want to have enough credibility to say, I'm -- I'm going in this direction. And people to believe you.

Now, the one thing that you need to -- to do crazy things in today's world is to be a little bit crazy or to be known as a little bit crazy.

STU: Yeah, deterrents only work when you believe the other side might do it. To quote the great documentary, Spies Like Us, a weapon unused is a useless weapon. And it's like, if you don't ever get to the point where you think the other side will ever pull the trigger on it -- I mean, look at the red line stuff with Syria. You know, the reason why Obama was so ineffective on foreign policy, is nobody believed he would ever do anything, other than an occasional drone strike or something like that. Nobody believed it.

And, you know, they believed Reagan. They believed Trump, I think.

GLENN: I think they believed Trump more than Reagan.

STU: I think they fear the outer bounds of what's possible with Trump. Right?

Where, with Reagan, I think they believed nuclear war. I think they believed he used it as a deterrent. But they did believe he would use it as a deterrent.

GLENN: Here's the difference, I think, I think, and I could be wrong. I think the world looked at Ronald Reagan -- some, the left, looked at him as a crazy man. But the right looked at him as a righteous warrior, you know what I mean? Somebody who said, communism is evil, and it's going to be destroyed.

And so they knew -- they knew what he believed and the correspond of his being.

STU: Ideological fuel.

GLENN: Correct. And there was that fuel that would not ever go out. And he would not allow it to be extinguished. And if he was pushed into a corner, that was what was going to drive him. I think the world looks at Donald Trump as pro-American.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: But just nuts enough to be able to do it.

Unlike Ronald Reagan, it was an ideological thing. It's not an ideological thing with Donald Trump. He believes in America. And he wants America to be great and to win. But it's not -- this is clearly evil. This is clearly good. He's just, that is what I want. And that's what I'm going to take.

And so you don't know what -- you don't really know what's driving him. Does that make sense to you? Do you think that's accurate or not?

STU: I think that's how the world sees it. And I think they see it too as -- you know, they definitely play to his ego a lot. And I think that's a standard thing the media does. For example, the New York Times goes in there and compliments him 500 times and gets all these quotes out of him when they have all these interviews. You know, they -- that is something we've seen from world leaders, consistently. They've consistently tried to frame Trump in winning these battles because they think that will lead to better treatment from -- from the administration.

I think that's largely been probably proven true.

But still, that's what I think he wants.

GLENN: Yeah. And I will tell you, I think this is what the average person wants.

STU: Yeah, yeah. I think that's true.

GLENN: The average American, I should say.

STU: No, South Korean, not so much on that.

GLENN: If you watched last night, if you saw Roseanne --

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Now, I don't know how a woman who actually called for the I think the beheading or hanging -- seriously called for the hanging of all of the bankers. A devout communist. I don't know how she's allowed to be on TV again. But she took on her Roseanne character last night. And I think she actually spoke to the American people, both left and right, and vocalized -- can we play the clip, Sara, where she's talking to her sister and she says, look, he talked about jobs. And that was really important.

STU: Yeah. That's Roseanne on why she voted for Trump.

GLENN: Yeah.

VOICE: How could you have voted for him, Roseanne?

VOICE: He talked about jobs, Jackie. He said he would shake things up. I mean, this might come as a complete shock to you, but we almost lost our house, the way things are going.

VOICE: Have you looked at the news? Because now things are worse.

VOICE: Not on the real news.

VOICE: Oh, please. You just can't stand for anybody to have their own opinions about anything. Can you?

So you tell them how stupid they are all the time, and you get them to question what they believe in their heart is the right thing to do, until they make some enormous mistake that tears America apart and brings the world to the brink of nuclear apocalypse.

VOICE: So I'm guessing this isn't about Becky's eggs anymore?

VOICE: You kept saying what a disaster it would be if she got elected and how I wasn't seeing the big picture and how everything was rigged. And then I go into the booth, and I voted for Jill Stein!

VOICE: Who is Jill Stein?

VOICE: Some doctor. You did such a good job of making me doubt myself and feel so stupid, that I choked. Which helped get him elected.

VOICE: Well, the important thing is that you voted.

GLENN: It is -- this is an amazing thing. Here's an avowed socialist, really almost communist, who is -- is in real life, pro Donald Trump. It's a weird bed fellow. But she is speaking the words that the media doesn't understand.

When she was sitting at that table in that kitchen of the Conners that we've all grown up seeing. When she was sitting at that table and she said, you know, we almost lost our house, that was one of the most important lines I think of the entire show. Because a lot of people listened to this and they were watching last night and they thought, damn right. They don't understand how close to the edge we really are.

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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.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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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."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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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.