Glenn Beck: And the Palin bashing begins

GLENN: Let's go to Erick Erickson. He is with redstate.com and working on Project Leper which I just, I love the name of that, Erick. Tell me about Project Leper.

ERICKSON: Well, Glenn, first I hear what you're saying and, no thank you, I'm a happily married man.

GLENN: I don't think I've said that in a long time. God bless you, Erick. Thanks, man.

ERICKSON: Project Leper, there's this effort underway right now, McCain staffers who are trying to hitch their ride to a 2012 candidate already are out just smearing Sarah Palin. The leaks they are going with as well are so absurd claiming that Palin didn't know what NAFTA was, that Palin thought Africa was a country instead of a continent: They're just bizarre. We do know that one of the smears in chief as some of the other people in the McCain are calling her is Nicole Wallace who was picked to be Palin's PR person on the campaign -- in fact, I'm told by two different people on the campaign that she was in the office several weeks before the election raling against Palin because Palin wouldn't keep to the talking points. According to Newsweek, by the way, the talking points were that the McCain campaign didn't want to talk about Bill Ayers and Palin made them forcibly made them talk about Bill Ayers.

GLENN: Boy, that sucks. Here's the thing. I think Sarah Palin did go rogue a little bit because I think that she knew, "Look, I'm not going to be trashed by these people." I think she got the impression when she finally got in there -- you tell me Erick, what you think. I think she got in there and she realized I'm going to have my career destroyed by these people because of their advice and how they want me. And you know what? You picked me, you picked me for a reason. I'm not going to be your little chew toy to chew up and then spit off onto the side when you lose. I'm not going to be blamed for it. I think she did go rogue.

ERICKSON: I absolutely think you are right. In fact, if you read some of these profiles, you know all the reporters write the long "Behind the scenes" looks after the campaign's over, they're sworn to secrecy. They didn't want her to talk about Bill Ayers. She had to force them to talk about Joe the plumber. It's bizarre that they were so out of tune with this. Palin was the best thing that happened to this campaign. She excited the base and now these people who are preparing for 2012 are trying to throw her under the bus because they had already hitched a ride elsewhere. A lot of them are former staffers to other candidates who didn't get the nomination and now they are hoping their guy is set up for 2012.

GLENN: Okay. So tell me what Project Leper is.

ERICKSON: Project Leper is we intend to continue writing about the people on the McCain campaign who were sabotaging Sarah Palin and make them political lepers so when 2012 rolls around, they are not going to be able to work for their chosen 2012 candidate.


GLENN: Who is it? Do we have any names?

ERICKSON: We know Nicole Wallace is one of the people smearing. I've heard Steve Schmidt. I haven't been able to confirm that one yet.

GLENN: Who are they? Because I don't know.

ERICKSON: Steve Schmidt was the day-to-day manager of the McCain campaign. Nicole Wallace was McCain's press person who was put in charge of Sarah Palin's -- by the way, Nicole Wallace handled the beautiful communication shop of the Bush administration before she was put on for Sarah Palin.

GLENN: Oh, she was really good then.

ERICKSON: Yeah, exactly.

GLENN: Yeah, she was very good.

ERICKSON: So we just, we want to make sure people know in 2012 these are the people out trying to smear Sarah Palin. You just don't do that. You don't run a presidential campaign and then the day after it's over start hurling blame on the candidates who put themselves out there and saw their families attacked and their lives smeared.

GLENN: Erick, what do you think, why do you think about the idea that Sarah Palin, that there's a lot of people within the Republican party that don't like her because they know she ain't going to put up with any of that kind of crap? She is not a system person. She'll keep the good stuff but she will dismantle all the bad stuff. She is not going to play anybody's game.

ERICKSON: I totally agree with you on that. If you look at a lot of the people who are upset with her, it's this old guard D.C./New York establishment who has always wanted those people as part of the base but has never wanted those people in charge of the party. Well, she's one of those people and now she's in a position to lead the party and they feel threatened.

GLENN: Is it true that John McCain said to the conservatives, you know, when they said you've got to stand up for some of these things and he said, back off; I've already given you people Sarah Palin. Have you heard that?

ERICKSON: I haven't heard that but it would not surprise me. I mean, she really was -- this is one of those things that proved Karl Rove was right in 2000, in 2004. You go to the war with your base. McCain did not. So he had to go pick Sarah Palin to bring the base along.

GLENN: And yet that is, they are blaming it on this because they are saying if Sarah Palin wouldn't have been on the ticket, if it would have been somebody like Joe Lieberman, maybe he would have won. But if it would have been somebody like Joe Lieberman, you would have had Democrats and socialists running. I mean, you would have -- half of the country would have said, well, now I don't have anybody to vote for.

I mean, I have to tell you if I heard once, I heard 1,000 times from people, and I never said this, never said this on the air because you just don't say these things, but I heard a million times from people, "I'm going to vote for John McCain and, you know, I mean, he's old. Maybe we get Sarah Palin in the first term." You know what I mean?

ERICKSON: Exactly. I mean, the McCain campaign seemed to think their strategy was to win with moderates and independents, the mushy middle. You don't win elections like that. I'm a political consultant. I've run races for 10 years. You go into the campaign by uniting your base and then picking off enough of the moderates and independents to build the 50 plus 1 coalition. You don't go in without your base and go try to get the mushy middle that everyone else is fighting for and then pick off some of your base to come along, too.

GLENN: Do me a favor, Erick. You stay in touch with us and make sure that we're alerting our audience about Project Leper as well. I want to make sure that we rat these -- I mean, you know, it's time that -- forget about the Democrats. Democrats can police themselves. It's time that the Republicans really answer to the conservatives, and I don't mean the conservatives like, "Oh, those are religious right crazy whack jobs." I mean the people that believe in the Constitution and believe in freeing people from the shackles of government. So anything we can do to help and anything you are doing in that line, you let us know, will you, Erick?

ERICKSON: I sure will. Hey, Glenn, real quick, let me tell you your advice on having family game night changed my family and is one of the best pieces of advice I've ever heard anybody give on the radio.

GLENN: Really?

ERICKSON: Yes.

GLENN: Tell me how it changed your family.

GLENN: Yeah, we played Leapfrog in our living room in our hallway just earlier this week and I mean, it's like I can't believe I'm playing Leapfrog but you play Leapfrog but you lay down on the floor and you laugh and you have a good time and it just does change your family. Thank you. I appreciate it.

ERICKSON: Absolutely.

GLENN: Appreciate it, man. We'll be watching redstate.com.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck discussed the recent news that a primary source for the Steele Dossier — the document on which much of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation was based — had been investigated by the FBI for contacts with suspected Russian spies. Glenn also shared several previously unpublished texts and emails from FBI agents have recently been released.

According to a letter sent by Attorney General William Barr to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, the FBI knew early on that the research compiled by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele relied on a "Primary Sub-source" that had been "the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his or her contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers" — but still used it to obtain warrants to spy on former Trump campaign-aide Carter Page.

But, it gets even worse. Now, new leaked texts and communications from FBI agents within the department at the time of the entire Russian collusion effort were disclosed in federal court filings on Thursday. According to the court documents, FBI agents purchased "professional liability insurance" to protect themselves in January 2017, just weeks before Donald Trump was inaugurated president, because they were concerned about the agency's potentially illegal activity during the Russia collusion investigation.

"Trump was right," one FBI employee wrote in response to then-President-elect Trump's Jan 3, 2017 tweet which read: "The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!"

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Chief researcher Jason Buttrill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss an "explosive" new report released Wednesday by Senate Republicans on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Among other serious allegations, the 87-page report claims that "Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow," and the richest woman in Russia.

"The transactions discussed [in the report] are designed to illustrate the depth and extent of some questionable financial transactions. Moreover, the financial transactions illustrate serious counterintelligence and extortion concerns relating to Hunter Biden and his family," the report stated.

Jason suggested the Senate's findings provide additional evidence to back allegations of a money-laundering scheme, which Glenn detailed in a four-part series about Biden's shady connections to Ukraine. Learn more on this here.

"Laundered money is very hard to track to its finality," Jason explained. "I'm sure the Biden camp is really hoping that it just looks suspicious, but [investigators] don't ever find the eventual end point. But, if they do – and it's possible they already have – this is going to be explosive, very explosive."

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Revolutions rarely happen overnight. The Left started laying the groundwork for November 3, 2020, the moment Hillary Clinton had to concede the 2016 election to Donald Trump. It was always solely about getting rid of President Trump — and there's a playbook for that.

Last week, Glenn Beck showed you the "Seven Pillars of Color Revolution" written by a former U.S. diplomat, which are the conditions that must be in place for a successful Eastern European-style "Color Revolution." The left seems to be pushing for a Color Revolution this election because they are using the exact same playbook.

In part two of this series, Glenn peels back the layers on the first four of these Color Revolution pillars to show you how they work and what the end goal is. And he reveals one of the architects of the playbook – a Color Revolution specialist, former ambassador, and former Obama administration official who is one of the key masterminds of this revolution.

Joining Glenn is political campaign veteran and BlazeTV host Steve Deace who says the polls that claim Biden is leading the race "are trash." We're being set up to believe that if Trump wins in spite of the polls, it must be an invalid election.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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