Glenn Beck: Stopping the Libs

GLENN: All right. As you know, I've asked you to get involved locally with candidates that you can believe in. We have asked you to find, seek out those people that you can believe in. Seek out those people who will have a spine that will stand up against what is possibly coming our way with Reid and Obama and Nancy Pelosi. They are trying to go for a filibuster-proof Senate, which is just beyond my comprehension. Senator John Cornyn is one of those senators that is up for reelection now, a guy who has been a friend of the program, a guy who has been working hard on many of the issues that you care about. Senator, how are you, sir?

SENATOR CORNYN: I'm doing great, Glenn. Thanks.

GLENN: What does America --

SENATOR CORNYN: How are you doing?

GLENN: What does America look like in February of next year if there is a filibuster-proof Senate and Barack Obama as President of the United States?

SENATOR CORNYN: Well, it's going to be a very rocky time for conservatives like you and me and those who believe like I think most of America believes, that we're really a center-right country but because of this unusual time we're in, we'll, if that happens, have elected the senator with the most liberal voting record in the U.S. Senate and an unchecked Democratic majority that can confirm whatever judges Obama nominates that can eliminate the secret ballot for workers in union elections and who can raise taxes to pay for the $1.4 trillion or more of additional spending that Obama advocates.

GLENN: Jeez. All right, you're on the judiciary committee. So let me ask you this first question. When a judge takes the oath of office, does he not swear that he will administer justice without respect to persons and do equal right to the poor and the rich?

SENATOR CORNYN: Okay.

GLENN: Okay. In 2007 Barack Obama said Planned Parenthood: "We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old and that is the criteria on which I'm going to be selecting my judges." If that's the criteria, wouldn't those judges violate their oath just by trying to adhere to what he was asking them to do?

SENATOR CORNYN: Exactly. I mean, what Obama's suggesting is that the job of an elected representative -- and I think it's entirely appropriate for elected representatives to debate those issues and to vote according to the wishes of their constituents and their conscience, but a judge is not free to impose any political or personal agenda in lieu of the law as passed by the legislature in our written Constitution.

GLENN: You're on the subcommittee of the Constitution. With what you have seen Barack Obama, just say in the last few days, the tape that was released yesterday about, you know, finally unleashing and unshackling us from the -- what did he call them? The principles of the Constitution, from our founding fathers? What do you even think about what his view is of the Constitution? And Senator, what does it mean?

SENATOR CORNYN: Well, what struck me is when he said that the Warren court who is widely acknowledged even among liberals to be among the most activist in American history, he said really wasn't out of the mainstream. So it makes me wonder what he thinks the mainstream is, and from the other comments that you quoted and that interview, I think it's clear that he takes a position that the courts should be in the business of imposing a left agenda for America, regardless of what the written laws and the Constitution say which to me is the definition of a law-breaker, not somebody who is sworn to uphold the law as written by the congress and as found in our written -- the founding documents.

GLENN: Senator Cornyn, let me just go through a couple of things here with you as you're running for reelection. There are very few people that we can really, truly count on, it seems at least, that will stand up, that won't become a Me Too Republican, that will actually stand up and let their voice be heard in a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington sort of way. Is there any way that you would ever support the repeal or the limiting of the Second Amendment?

SENATOR CORNYN: Absolutely not.

GLENN: Is there any way that you could see your way of saying some place like the New York Times or anyone in the media is just too big to fail or too important to fail and try to bail them out?

SENATOR CORNYN: Absolutely not.

GLENN: Is there any way you could see yourself Cushing freedom of speech through things like the Fairness Doctrine?

SENATOR CORNYN: No.

GLENN: Do you believe that you have the backbone, will you stand in front of 8 million people today and say "I have the backbone to stand up. I am a conservative. I'm not a wishy-washy. I'm a guy who believes in the people of America and not the government of America and you'll fight it with every breath you got"?

SENATOR CORNYN: Well, that's what I try to do each and every day when I go to work representing the people of Texas and the values, the conservative values that my constituents believe in. It's -- one of the shocking things to me about Washington is how few people really are willing to stand up and explain, and I think that's part of leadership, to explain why a various issue, why you come down on one side or the other of the various issues because of the principles that you believe in.

GLENN: Right.

SENATOR CORNYN: And in the absence of that willingness to advocate based on conservative principles, you are left with a void filled by the mainstream media, New York Times, Washington Post and others that is unrebutted and that's not good for America. That's not good for our country.

GLENN: Senator John Cornyn, what is the biggest difference between you and the person running against you?

SENATOR CORNYN: Well, the person running against me believes we should have left Iraq according to a political timetable, unwilling to acknowledge the success of the surge and the importance of having a Democratic country that's ally in the war on terror in the Middle East. He's advocated $1.4 trillion worth of additional federal spending but is unwilling to say how he would pay for it, is unwilling to extend the tax relief that we passed in 2001 and 2003 which has created a huge economic surge including seven million new jobs. And I could go on and on.

GLENN: You would think that the people in Texas would get taxes. I mean, why is Texas growing the way it is? Because they have no tax. You would think that of all places.

SENATOR CORNYN: Well, you are right. The reason Texas is growing is because we believe in free trade, we believe in the right to work, we believe in low taxes, including no state income tax, and we believe in common sense tort reform. Those have been the keys to our prosperity here in Texas. Really we've seen 30% of all jobs created in the private sector last year were created in Texas because of those policies. So we need to make Washington more like Texas in my view. Because we know the policies that work and those are the policies that conservatives embrace.

GLENN: Senator John Cornyn, we need your voice in Washington and I wish you the best, my friend.

SENATOR CORNYN: Thank you, Glenn.

GLENN: You bet. Bye-bye.

On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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