Glenn interviews McCain

GLENN: Senator John McCain is with me. Hello, senator, how are you, sir?

SENATOR McCAIN: Hello, Glenn, you rascal, how are you?

GLENN: I'm very good. Listen, I want to start with just a tough question for you. You know that I and I have our differences but I appreciate the fact that you are always a straight talker. So if you don't mind, I want to ask you the toughest question first and that is

SENATOR McCAIN: Okay.

GLENN: Have you checked your tire pressure today?

SENATOR McCAIN: You know, I was just going to go out early and check and, you know, we're on the bus today and I've got to do that and

GLENN: Do you know we could

SENATOR McCAIN: I have a my tire, my pressure gauge says Obama's energy plan.

GLENN: Right. Do you know that if you just, on that big huge bus, if you did that and checked your windshield wiper fluid, we could kiss Saudi Arabia goodbye by Tuesday?

SENATOR McCAIN: All our problems would be over, my friend. I don't know why I didn't think of that.

GLENN: I know. You're not doing your part.

SENATOR McCAIN: Do you think that the tire gauge thing is naive, it's a lie, or just one of the dumbest things you've ever heard come out of somebody's mouth?

SENATOR McCAIN: I just think it's a lack of understanding of the energy crisis in America, the fact that Americans are still paying $4 a gallon for gas and that, of course, ask AAA or anybody else will tell you obviously we should inflate our tires. But that's not an energy policy. That's a public service announcement. That's what it is.

GLENN: Barack Obama said that we have to break our oil addiction and it will take nothing less this is a quote nothing less than a complete transformation of our economy.

SENATOR McCAIN: Oh, my.

GLENN: I mean, you know, I don't know if that's necessarily a good idea.

SENATOR McCAIN: It's going to require, as I've seen you talk about, an "All of the above" approach. Wind, solar, nuclear, offshore drilling, all of the clean coal technology. I'm in Ohio. We're sitting on the world's America sits on the world's largest resources of coal, clean coal technology. Alternate energy. Automobiles that are electric powered. Hybrid. All of the, all of the flex fuel. All of the things we need to do, and nuclear power has got to be, Glenn, a big part of it.

GLENN: How come

SENATOR McCAIN: And he says he doesn't want to store it and he doesn't want to reprocess it. You've got to do that, the spent nuclear fuel. You've got to do it.

GLENN: You know, how come the American people or do you think I I think they are actually starting to wake up to this. For instance, Nancy Pelosi by the way, do you have a copy of her new book?

SENATOR McCAIN: No, I haven't, but I know you read it cover to cover.

GLENN: Yeah oh, no, no, it's fantastic. I bought all 2,000 copies that were sold. Nancy Pelosi is saying, you know, we're not going to drill but she's telling the Democrats if you are in trouble in your own district, you go ahead and say, well, I want to drill, I'm for that. These guys, these guys are lying to the American people about what their real intentions are. Do you believe that or not?

SENATOR McCAIN: 9%, 9% approval rating of congress. The cynicism is justified. Look, the thing that Americans are mad about and my Republican friends led by John Bainer and the house are saying, look, allow a vote, allow a vote. Americans, overwhelming majority of Americans want to drill offshore. So allow a vote on it. Let's let the Democratic instead they shut down and they go on a five week vacation, a five week vacation while Americans are paying $4 a gallon for gas. I mean, you can't make it up. You can't make it up. My session, I'm going to call them back into session and say stay there until you get something done for a change.

GLENN: Look over the horizon for me. Tell me if America doesn't change its energy policies now and at least engage in transitional drilling for a very long time. Look over the horizon. What does America look like, what does Russia look like, what role does everybody play if we follow a plan of not drilling and not going for any kind of oil or our own energy and nuke power?

SENATOR McCAIN: First let me comment, what do you think Saddam Hussein would be doing if oil were $125 or $130 or $140 a barrel, by the way? I think America looks more and more dependent, I think Russia becomes more and more aggressive in the, quote, near abroad. Georgia, Ukraine, the Baltic countries and others. Notice that they cut the oil flow to the Republic, Czech Republic after they made an agreement with us on missile defense. There's no doubt that these countries are not only emboldened but they are able to engage in more aggressive activity. And finally, to state the obvious, $700 billion a year to countries that don't like us very much. And it's a fact that some of that money goes into the hands of terrorist organizations. I mean, that's published, published facts. So it's an economic, it's climate, environmental and it is a national security issue. Americans are ready to go on this, Glenn. Thanks for all you've been talking about. Americans are ready to drill offshore, they're ready for nuclear power. Why should it take the French five years to build a nuclear power plant and us ten, fifteen, twenty? There's no excuse for that.

GLENN: Will you consider Paris Hilton as your vice president?

SENATOR McCAIN: I think that she's got you've got a great sense of humor. I think it's hilarious. I think it's hilarious.

GLENN: John McCain, hold on just a second. Thank you for being on the program. Back in a flash.

Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

Watch the video be low to get Glenn's take on the final debate before the November 3 election:


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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

Big Tech censorship is out of control. So to watch tonight's explosive episode of Glenn TV, you must be a BlazeTV subscriber. Because Big Tech is doing whatever it can to limit free speech, we're offering our most important discount on BlazeTV ever. Use promo code GLENN to get $30 off a one-year subscription, so you'll have 24/7 access to news and entertainment completely free of biased "fact-checks" and censorship.

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