Glenn Beck: Defeat Murtha!


William Russell

GLENN: Unbelievable. Unbelievable. You know, all I want for Christmas is for Murtha to lose. That's really -- I mean, I'll take, the little things in life will make me happy. Welcome to the program. By the way, we have four sold-out shows now on the Christmas Tour. We are going to add two more shows. We're going to -- hopefully I'll have the announcement for you this afternoon if we can work it all out. They started working on it last night. We're trying to add another show in Tampa and another show in Pittsburgh. In Pittsburgh it would be a matinee on Saturday and in Tampa it would be either the day before or the day after and we're trying to get that done. We'll give you the details. But those two cities along with The Villages sold out now. So we have those four shows that have been sold out. We'll try to add two more. Tickets are going just, I mean it's incredible. I'm very grateful that you would trust me with your hard earned money to help me -- or let me entertain you for an evening and try to refill your bucket full of hope with the Christmas Sweater. But tickets are going like crazy and we're going to have several cities that are sold out this tour. So grab your tickets right now. I mean, if you are in Ohio, grab them early and often. You know, register dead people to go ahead and pick them up as well.

Anyway, let's go now to Lieutenant Colonel William Russell. He is a guy who is running against Murtha in Pennsylvania. And if I'm not mistaken, Bill, you are just a regular guy who just had enough. You are not a politician. You just decided to run because you couldn't take Murtha anymore?

RUSSELL: Well, that's correct, Glenn. And certainly it really hit me about a year and a half ago. I was stationed at the Pentagon and, of course, I had seen Mr. Murtha's comments, one calling for withdrawal from Iraq and two throwing the Hadith Marines under the bus. But the effect that that was having in terms of encouraging this really hit me emotionally when we had a visit from wounded warriors come to the Pentagon in March of '07. Of course, I had seen Mr. Murtha's comments, one calling for withdrawal from Iraq and two throwing the ID for Marines under the bus but the effect that that was having in terms of this really hit me emotionally when we had a visit from the wounded warriors come to the Pentagon in March of '07 and to see these men and women with the levels of wounds they had, some of them missing arms and legs, a lot of them had their shattered limbs being held together by the steel spikes going into the bones with the external braces and a couple had been wounded in the face and lost eyes. And it just really hit me emotionally that Mr. Murtha's encouragement of the enemy and putting the United States stamp of approval on enemy propaganda, just couldn't stand it anymore and that's my big why of getting into this race.

GLENN: And he has basically said that civilians were just sitting out in a room or they were in a field and they were executed on purpose by our troops. We were killing innocent women and children over there, and he has never apologized for that.

RUSSELL: That's correct. In effect, in his interview with the Pittsburgh Post Gazette in which that was one of the first interviews in which he made his racist comments. He also reiterated that he would not apologize to the Hadith Marines and in effect claim that he had claimed some positive effect by accusing these Marines of murder and it really is just, it's astounding to me because at every turn his comments have, one, put these Marines through hell all these -- in fact, one of them, in fact, is from our district that has put these Marines through, just turned their lives absolutely upside down. In fact, we've still got one who is still waiting to go to trial and all the others have been exonerated. Two, it has undermined our troops in the fight by encouraging the enemy and put out in the Arab street. And he put the United States congress stamp of approval on basically a terrorist front group acting as humanitarian rights group that got their story published in Time magazine. And when he endorsed that and put the congressional stamp of approval on it, it has impacted our ability to even negotiate our status of forces to protect United States soldiers from being subjected to Sharia law in the Middle East because --

GLENN: Let me -- because I've got a lot to cover with you. Let me just go on a couple of other things here real quick and then I want to get to some policies that you have that are not the same as Murtha. First of all, the racist comment is not the first time he said something like this. And even if you remember what Barack Obama said, Murtha has said the same thing, that people get bitter and they cling to guns and religion and it's a way to explain their frustration. I mean, he's done all of these things as well. He just doesn't stop. Are there racist, bitter people there in your constituency or what you hope to be your constituency?

RUSSELL: You know, there -- I mean, every district you've got a very small percentage but what was such a slap in the face about what he said is that this is an area that votes its values, it's a very pro life district. Yes, it is a very religious district and certainly they hold to their values of that fierce independence and the idea that every man's home is his castle and fully support that light of self-defense. But they vote their values. They, in fact, voted for Lynn Swann for governor, a black conservative, but they are adamantly opposed to Barack Obama because Barack Obama is, one, such an adamant pro abortion candidate, he is antigun rights, and everything he stands for is opposed to the core values of people of this district.

GLENN: Right.

RUSSELL: And to attribute that to the lowest possible of all motivations is just such a direct insult and it shows how little respect Mr. Murtha has for the constituents of the district and has just been demonstrated over and over again by his actions and his words.

GLENN: WilliamRussellforcongress.com is your website.

RUSSELL: Yes.

GLENN: You say that you want to strengthen the castle doctrine because Murtha has tried to water it down. With you explain?

RUSSELL: He also helped rewrite the D.C. gun law that was so restrictive, that was thrown out by the Supreme Court, and he helped write one and broker the deal on the new one that is almost as restrictive as the old one and will certainly be challenged in court. But with regard to, you know, locally he has been endorsed by the NRA as most incumbents are and so he hasn't actually been too bad on guns as far as Mr. Murtha's policies himself. The only way he has diverted from that has been one in the D.C. law and, two, in his vote for Barack Obama.

GLENN: He's also, a lot of people are afraid in your district that if you lose Murtha, you'll lose a lot of money. I mean, he's funneled $870 million to his district. That's an, I mean almost a billion dollars has gone to his district. How do you respond to that?

RUSSELL: Well, most people are beginning to realize that, one, the money that he is funneling into the district is only benefitting the selected few, specifically those who are close supporters of him. And two, it has undercut the development of business in the district. And three, he has specifically blocked development of economies that would grow independently of his earmarks. Basically he has developed an economy of dependence which requires his reelection. And what I want to see us do is develop our coal-to-liquid fuel, actually produce, get fuel for the Air Force in this area that could not only service the Air Force but the entire airline industry. We could do this economically and keep the price of gasoline and fuel down. And this region, we should be leading toward energy independence. We've got the greatest coal and natural gas reserves in the nation and we shouldn't need to wait on the next handout from Washington. And so what I'm proposing is that we develop industries that will grow beyond the defense industry and will answer the needs of the national and international markets.

GLENN: Murtha has said there's no G damned way he's going to lose. That's a quote. The arrogance of this guy just boggles my mind. People, are you starting to get the Republicans to look at you and look at your race as something that you actually could win? I see there's two polls. I think you have -- in one you're down by four. The other has, what is it, up by 13, or is that Murtha down by 4 and Murtha up by 13? But you're competitive?

RUSSELL: Yes. Yes, we are. And the one that shows the Susquehanna poll is the one that has me down by 4. And certainly that one's probably more indicative of our internal polls and closer would show us hovering about 50% because that one, the Susquehanna poll is within the margin of error, et cetera. The other one is Robo Poll. Yeah, we would like to believe it but, you know, we're still in a tight race; let's keep running as if we're neck and neck.

GLENN: Well, I've got to tell you, I hope if the people of Pennsylvania send you to Washington D.C. that you clear out the rats nest and you keep the honor that you obviously have and you learned in the military and you serve the people and do the right thing and stand up against the weasels.

RUSSELL: I'll certainly hold to those values, Glenn, and thank you so much for your compliments on that.

GLENN: You bet. You bet. Retired Lieutenant Colonel William Russell. He is running now. You can find out all the information about him at WilliamRussellforcongress.com. If you want to do something, I've been saying you want to get involved, you are supposed to seek these people out, which is what we're trying to do on the program. Seek these people out. If you hear one of them that you think, okay, that guy could make a difference, I would ask that you would support him. If you can't support this guy, find somebody else. But support these people. They need your support. That is, WilliamRussellforcongress.com. Thanks, Bill, talk to you again.

RUSSELL: Thank you so much, Glenn. Take care.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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In a phone call with his constituents, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) unleashed a torrent of criticisms about President Donald Trump, saying he "flirted with white supremacists," "kisses dictators' butts," and "spends like a drunken sailor."

On the radio program Friday, Glenn said he was disappointed in Sen. Sasse for apparently forgetting all of President Trump's accomplishments. Because, in reality, Trump has accomplished a lot more than many presidents before him.

Then, for anyone who may have forgotten President Trump's achievements — or who simply hate the man so much they've ignored them — Glenn listed just some of the many things this president has achieved during his three and a half years in the White House.

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President Trump has given us great judges on the lower court, 3 judges far superior than Roberts and other bogus constitutionalists as SCOTUS and one just may turn out to be another Clarence Thomas. He kicked the ass of ISIS and came home.

He got us out of the disastrous Iran deal, killed their head of terror, boxed them in and is currently collapsing their economy while also brokering a Mid East peace deal that everyone said could never happen. He moved our embassy to Jerusalem despite the state department, something no president has done even though they all promised.

Yes, he met with the North Korean Dictator. I hated that, but I also hated the fact that no other president did anything and North Korea kept gaining power. He has gotten Europe to pay their share of NATO, brought the Arabs and the Jews together, while smashing the choke hold of the PLO, and stood up to the Chinese instead of selling them supercomputers (Clinton), accepting lead poison in dog food (Bush), or loving the CCP and taking millions in dirty money (Obama/Biden).

He also has defended religious liberty unlike any other president at least in the last 100 years, and is a true pro-life advocate that unlike most republicans backs it up with action instead of just talk.

President Trump has also opened doors that the GOP was too wussy to even try to open with Hispanics and Blacks. He again didn't pander. He instead cleared the dead wood and opened pathways up so they could get higher education, create jobs, and not get lost in the prison system.

He also has defended religious liberty... and is a true pro-life advocate.

President Trump also took on an economy that had been beaten down, a people who had been told "you didn't build that" and, in fact, Obama and Biden claimed that the economy was "as good as it would ever get," that we would never create jobs in sectors ever again.

President Trump gave us the lowest unemployment rate since 1969 (the year I celebrated my 5th birthday,) the lowest unemployment for Hispanics & Blacks ever, and the first real growth in pay that I can remember.

President Trump then responded to the largest pandemic in 100 years by doing a couple of things I have never seen a president do:

  1. America's biggest capitalist shuts down the entire economy and knowingly puts his re-election at risk in order to save people.
  2. Closes travel with China and Europe, only to be called “racist," "xenophobic" and accused of stirring hatred. Now everyone says they were for it, but he stood alone and took the heat.

When everyone bashed him because they thought he would seize control and become an authoritarian by telling states what to do, or taking control of companies and telling them what to produce, he simply asked the free market to step to the plate, because he trusts the people of this country to do the right thing. By not taking control, he was called a dictator and a Nazi. Meanwhile he has been blamed for the blood bath created by Gov. Cuomo's nursing home policies. They said 2 million would die, best case scenario 200,000 — if we did everything right. Gee, seems that we are now in the time period they told us would be phase two, it seems as though we seem to have hit that "best case scenario" at this point.

While all of this has gone on, President Trump has fought the lies that were started by Hillary Clinton's team to smear him as a Russian operative. It was enabled by the Obama White House and included the DOJ, CIA, Dept of State, FBI, and DNI. Did I leave anyone out? Oh, yeah we are now getting evidence that members of the Pentagon may have been involved as well. Not to mention the so-called "press" and Congress who did things that would embarrass not only "Frank Underwood" but also Kevin Spacey. He has single handedly exposed the press for who they are and have always been. Because of his tweets, personal style and frankly balls of steel, he has exposed those who truly are: "Enemies of the people." I hated that when he first said it, but it is true. Any person or group that knowingly lies to destroy our president, our Constitution and the free market, are not just enemies of the people, they are enemies of the freedom of all mankind.

As someone who didn't support President Trump at first (and that is putting it mildly) I remain honest enough to judge him on his entire record. He is perhaps the only man in America that can and has stood entirely alone, surrounded by enemies, surrounded by those who took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, who are now actively engaged in destroying it and any elected president who stands in their way.

Personally, I have grown sick and tired of spineless, do nothing, old, corrupt GOP politicians who are either part of the problem or too frightened to stand alone and speak up. The vast majority are all "Sunshine Patriots." History will condemn those who did nothing but complain and whine, while others not only rang the bell, but stood and took the hits, who risked it all and lost money, reputation and perhaps, God forbid, some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to fight the evil that rages so clearly against the light.

100 years from now history will judge all of us. So will our children's children. Most will be forgotten. Those who failed to show up on the battlefield or cower in the trees, will be remembered with shame and disdain. Others like President Trump, I believe will be seen as indispensable.