Glenn Beck: Libs blame conservatives for crazy shooter...again


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GLENN: Let's go to Michelle. Hi, Michelle.

MALKIN: Hey, Glenn.

GLENN: How are you?

MALKIN: Good, how are you?

GLENN: Well, if all of these rightwing extremists weren't killing people, you know.

MALKIN: Yeah.

GLENN: It's amazing to me how the media is making, first of all, crazy people into rightwingers and Nazis into rightwingers. They are fascists.

MALKIN: Yeah.

GLENN: I mean, how did fascism become rightwing?

MALKIN: Well, it's interesting how the police Cal compass gets reset and goes out of whack when it serves the narratives and the purposes of the mainstream media. And, you know, it was just a couple of weeks ago that we had these two awful acts of domestic terrorism with George Tiller and with the killer of Private William Long. And I remarked then that the narrative is always that when a so called rightwing vigilante kills, millions of fingers pull the trigger. But when what looks like a leftwing vigilante kills, he kills alone. And this is what's happening again. And you see that the usual suspects, me, you, Fox News, the tea parties, anyone who protests the expansion of government gets indicted along with the lone nut that actually pulls the trigger. And in this case James von Brunn was an equal opportunity hater. This guy is a lifetime loon. You've got the left neat blogosphere and cable TV pointing the finger as you or I were the one that pointed the trigger or implanted in this lunatic's head the racist not just anti Semitic but anti every color, anti Christian for that matter conspiracy theorist of, you know, as if we were the ones responsible for turning this guy into what he has been for most of his adult life.

GLENN: These are the guys that I have been preaching about and saying we have got to be very careful. I've been saying for a long time that these guys are people like these are very dangerous. Two years ago I said that Al Qaeda is going to get into bed. Muslim extremists will get into bed with these militia groups and these rightwing extremists or not rightwing extremists. These militia groups. And they will band together. We have the videotape from, where was it, Saudi Arabia last week or Egypt last week where Al Qaeda was saying that one of the guys who, you know, was meeting with Osama Bin Laden saying we're getting into bed with these militia groups and everything else. There are anarchists and crazy people and that they want to destroy the country and they will do what crazy people do.

MALKIN: Exactly. And anyone who has actually listened to your show or read what I write in my columns or on the blogs knows that, you know, for most of my professional career and I'm sure this is true of you, too, we've done nothing but separate ourselves from these people who have absolutely nothing in common with our readership, with our viewership and with our self. And when they talk and this is the point that you just made they have far more in common with Al Qaeda and the jihadists and home grown terrorists that much of the political left has turned a blind eye towards. And, you know, I go back to the very disparate treatment between the military recruiter attack and the abortion clinic attack and I think that we're seeing this here, too. The wretched excess on the part of these liberals and these partisans to turn this into some sort of political gain, political game for that matter. There's no sobriety on their part. This heroic security guard, Stephen Johns is a hero. We should be coming together in unity to mourn this death and instead you've got the likes of Markos Moulitsas, the head of, you know, the most influential leftwing blog at the Daily Kos exulting in every other Twitter post about how, you know, this is an embarrassment to the rightwing and we're responsible for it. You know, get a grip; grow up.

GLENN: Let me ask you about Jeremiah Wright. You see what he said over the weekend?

MALKIN: Oh, certainly did. Certainly did.

GLENN: The president won't talk to Jeremiah Wright because of them Jews.

MALKIN: Them Jews.

GLENN: Now, when Jeremiah Wright says "Them Jews ain't gonna let him talk to me, an ethnic cleansing is going on in Gaza, ethnic cleansing by the Zionist is a sin and a crime against humanity and they won't want Barack talking like that because they will say that he's anti Israel." What's the difference between the language of an anti Semite that is also nuts and goes, kills people, and the language of Jeremiah Wright?

MALKIN: Yeah. I'd like to hear from some of these people on the left how they explain that away. I'd like to hear from the White House for that matter how he explains that away. I'm certainly glad that President Obama spoke up about the need to be vigilant against anti Semitism yesterday, but where was he when he was sitting in the pews of this virulent anti Semite for almost 20 years and not saying a word about it? And it wasn't, of course, just Jeremiah Wright that spewed this Jew bashing rhetoric. It was pretty much every minister that Barack Obama surrounded himself with, from Michael Pfleger to Eric Lee to, you know, a number of these collared ministers who spoke from the pulpit the same way that James von Brunn did on his hate site.

GLENN: The difference is Jeremiah Wright hasn't gone out and killed anybody. James von Brunn has. Which makes both of them an anti Semite, only one of them a killer.

MALKIN: Right, you know, but of course we haven't killed anyone, either, but we're being indicted for it although we've never spewed this kind of anti Semitic rhetoric and I've always, always condemned it.

GLENN: Let me ask you this, Michelle. I contend that the people in the right, you know, in anyone who is a conservative and on the right traditionally speaking, probably a bigger fan of Israel than anyone on the left, a bigger defender of Israel, a bigger defender of the Jews. I mean, I have a lot of friends who have said to me, "What the hell is wrong with all of the Jewish people? Are they not seeing what's coming again? Are they not seeing it? How can they be in bed with people who are going down the road of anti Semitism?"

MALKIN: Exactly. And that certainly was the internal debate during this last campaign among, you know, Republican Jews who stood by and watched as, you know, their brethren on the left championed somebody who sat in Jeremiah Wright's pews for 20 years. And, you know and I can speak for the right, quote/unquote, on the blogosphere. And time and again we have stood with Israel and with the Jewish people in particular as the rise of anti Semitism that has been stoked by the acceptable jihadist apologist here at home and abroad. And, you know, I recall during the whole Mohammed cartoon controversy that there were very few Jews on the left who stood, for example, with the Denmark cartoonist who did nothing but tell the truth about Mohammed and, you know, in many cases just simply drew innocuous pictures of Mohammed. But again there was a worldwide conflagration, and the rhetoric from these jihadian apologist about the annihilation from Israel, there is one commander in chief of this country who is willing to sit down with the leader of this country that wants to annihilate Israel with a nuclear button, and it's not somebody on the right wings.

GLENN: Michelle, let me get your opinion on how I feel like we're living in 1932 again to where you know that there were people that knew in Germany. You know. And everyone was in denial. I mean, have you read Mein Kampf?

MALKIN: Not all the way through, and I should.

GLENN: Yeah. I've read it, and I read it because I wanted to know did the German people know. The answer is clear: Yes, they knew. They had to have known. And I never understood how they sat by, and I don't understand today, taking this out of a Jewish thing and just looking at it as the direction this country is headed right now, we are headed with what's happening with GM, with what's on the front page of the Wall Street Journal today, Fed e mails bash Bank of America chief in tussle over deal. You have the secretary of the treasury saying the magnitude of losses at Merrill Lynch is breathtaking. They are saying now, the Bank of America chief is saying that he fears lawsuits from shareholders. I don't think that's very likely and I said so but Merrill is really scary and ugly. They lied and pushed Merrill Lynch or pushed Bank of America into this Merrill Lynch deal. They are strong arming every step of the way these businesses. We are headed towards a kind of government that is absolutely unrecognizable in America and yet the American people sit by and are like, well, I guess; I don't know. You've got people who are doing tea parties, you have people who are speaking out, but you don't have the mass population saying, "Wait a minute, don't you see where we're headed?" What is it going to take, Michelle?

MALKIN: You'd like to think that there's been enough already to push millions more people than have already joined the tea party movement. But I think one of the reasons why it's important for us to speak out against what's happening with the left and how they are exploiting awful shootings like yesterday is because, I mean, one of the reasons why people don't want to speak out is because they don't want to be tarred as homicidal maniacs.

GLENN: But that is what you wait until you see this review of you know, I did the comedy tour. I've been doing these comedy tours for years. There's a new review out. The New York Times ripped me apart. Vanity Fair ripped me apart. Time magazine just did a review of it, just came out about an hour ago. They called me an extremist how many times, Stu? Several times they called me an extremist. You know what? You can call me an extremist all you want. All you want. You are not going to frighten me into shutting up. I am not an extremist. I'm an American that believes in the Constitution. And Americans have got to stand up and not be afraid of being called an extremist.

MALKIN: That's exactly right and that's why it's important to do what you're doing and for the untold numbers of people who are individual citizen activists on the grassroots, in the blogosphere. It's not just about Fox News and the tea parties and talk radio. It's about people being unafraid to stand up for their principles in their own neighborhoods and at the grocery store. You know, we've got this massive monumental battle underway now over the government healthcare takeover, and people are afraid to speak out about that. And they cannot be, because this is about their lives, it's about the present, it's about their children's future, it's about their grandchildren's future. And if they wake up in the morning and they feel intimidated or bullied because they are afraid that some MSNBC yacker is going to accuse them of killing people or creating a climate of hate, then they are only writing themselves and their future out of existence.

GLENN: They really are.

MALKIN: You cannot be afraid to do that. You have to be able to endure the ridicule and the mockery and the vitriol because otherwise why did the founding fathers do what they did and why did so many people die to ensure the future of this country if we wake up and we are afraid to do what we do?

GLENN: We are headed towards a McCarthy era. I really believe, I think that I really think that the silence from Washington and the White House is the loudest thing that I've ever heard, the silence of Barack Obama not saying don't tear these people apart. They have a right to do these things in the tea parties, et cetera, et cetera. George Bush was out talking about Cindy Sheehan, I'm wrong, she's wrong, but I support her ability to be able to do that, yada, yada. This is I really think that they are letting things spiral out of control and adding to it intentionally.

MALKIN: You know, that is a really good point about the silence of the White House on this. And if you compare George Bush just as you say, you know, this is a guy who bent over backwards in the weeks after September 11th to talk about how Islam was a religion of peace and invited all of the jihadi friendly and jihadi helper groups to the White House. He brought C.A.R.E. in, he brought the AADC in. Where is Barack Obama to extend an olive branch and to defend the free speech of the likes of you and me and to, you know, to give more than lip service to his so called post partisan stature? No, you don't see that at all, and this is very, very damning. And I think it shows you that he is nothing more than a political, a creature of political expedience. And if it doesn't completely shatter the myth of hope and change, I don't know what does.

GLENN: Well, I mean, you know, you've got David Letterman making fun of Sarah Palin's children. When are we going to call children off limits? When is that finally going to happen? When are people let me tell you something. David Letterman, the guy's going to be done because he's going to alienate. He's going to create, he's going to paint himself into the Katie Couric box to where everybody's like, "Well, I know exactly who this guy is," and he will alienate himself from half of the population. Michelle, I've got to run but thank you so much.

MALKIN: Thanks a lot, Glenn.

GLENN: You bet. We'll talk again. All right, what did you say? Oh, you can read her latest article at MichelleMalkin.com.

Glenn Beck: Adam Schiff is a LIAR — and we have the proof

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck didn't hold back when discussing the latest in a long list of lies issued by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during the Democrats' ongoing endeavor to remove President Donald Trump from office.

"I'm going to just come out and say, Adam Schiff is a liar. And he intentionally lied. And we have the proof. The media being his little lapdog, but I'll explain what's really going on, and call the man a liar to his face," Glenn asserted. "No, I'm not suggesting he's a liar. No, I'm telling you, he's a liar. ... Adam Schiff is a lying dirtbag."

A recent report in Politico claimed Schiff "mischaracterized" the content of a document sent to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as evidence against President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. Read more on this here.

"Let me translate [for Politico]," Glenn said. "House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff lied about a text message exchange between two players in the Ukrainian saga. And we know it, because of the documents that were obtained by Politico."

A few of the other lies on Schiff's list include his repeated false claims that there was "significant evidence of collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election, his phony version of President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, and his retracted claim that neither he nor his committee ever had contact with the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower. And the list just keeps getting longer.

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On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed recent reports that former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, wasn't the only family member to capitalize on his connections to land an unbelievably lucrative job even though he lacked qualifications or experience.

According to Peter Schweizer's new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite," Joe Biden's younger brother, Frank, enjoyed the benefit of $54 million in taxpayer loans during the Obama administration to try his hand at an international development venture.

A lawyer by training, Frank Biden teamed up with a developer named Craig Williamson to build a sprawling luxury resort in Costa Rica, which claimed to be on a mission to preserve the country's forests but actually resulted in the decimation of thousands of acres of wilderness.

The then-vice president's brother also reportedly earned hundreds of thousands of dollars as the front man of a for-profit charter school company called Mavericks in Education.

The charter schools, which focused on helping at-risk teens, eventually failed after allegations of mismanagement and a series of lawsuits derailed the dubious business venture.

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Ryan: Bernie at the disco

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Saturday at El Malecón, we waited for the Democratic socialist. He had the wild white hair like a monk and the thick glasses and the booming voice full of hacks and no niceties.

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The venue had been redecorated since we visited a few nights before when we chatted with Castro. It didn't even feel like the same place. No bouncy castle this time.

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A black curtain blocked the stage, giving the room a much-needed depth.

Behind the podium, two rows of mostly young people, all holding Bernie signs, all so diverse and picturesque and strategic.

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Lots of empty seats. Poor showing of Bernie fans for a Saturday afternoon. At one point, someone from Bernie's staff offered us seats in the audience, as if eager to fill up those seats however possible.

There were about 75 people in the dancehall, a place built for reunions and weddings and all those other festivities. But for a few hours on Saturday, August 10, 2019, it turned serious and wild for "Unidos Con Bernie."

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People had been murmuring about Sanders' speech from the night before at Wing Ding. By all appearances, he had developed a raving lust to overthrow Trump. He had even promised, with his wife just out of view, that, were he elected, he'd end white nationalism in America. For good.

El Malecón lacked its previous air of celebration. It had undertaken a brooding yet defiant spirit. Media were sparse. Four cameras faced the podium. Three photographers, one of whom had been at nearly all the same events as us. A few of the staffers frowned at an empty row of chairs, because there weren't that many chairs to begin with.

At the entrance, Bernie staff handed out headsets that translated English to Spanish or Spanish to English, depending on who the speaker was. The translators stood behind the bar, 20 feet from the podium, and spoke into a lip-ribbon microphone.

Bernie's staff was probably the coolest, by far. As in, they looked cool and acted stylishly. Jeans. Sandals. Careworn blazers. Tattoos. One lad had a black Levi's shirt with lush crimson roses even though he wasn't a cowboy or a ranch-hand. Mustaches. Quirky hats. A plain green sundress. Some of them wore glasses, big clunking frames.

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The outfits were distinctly Bernie. As Bernie as the tie-dyed "BERNIE" shirts for sale outside the club. Or later, at the Hilton, like a Grateful Dead cassette stand.

Immigration was the theme, and everyone in the audience bore some proof of a journey. Because America offers life, freedom, and hope.

Sanders' own father emigrated from Poland to America at 17, a high school dropout who could barely speak English. As a Jew, he'd faced religious persecution.

Within one generation, Bernie Sanders' father contributed to the highest stratum of American society. In one generation, near hopelessness had transformed into Democracy, his son a congressman with a serious chance at the presidency.

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That's the beauty of America. Come here broken and empty and gutted and voiceless. And, within your lifetime, you can mend yourself then become a pillar of society. Then, your son can become the President of the United States of America!

Four people gave speeches before Sanders. They took their time, excited and nervous. They putzed. Because how often do you get to introduce a presidential frontrunner?

All the native English speakers jammed their earpieces when the woman with the kind and dark energy took the stage.

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She mumbled in Spanish and did not look up and said that, when her parents died, she couldn't go home for the funeral. She fought back tears. She swallowed hard to shock herself calm. And the room engulfed each silence between every word.

It felt more like a therapy session than a political rally. A grueling therapy session at that. Was that what drew people to Bernie Sanders, that deep anguish? That brisk hope? Or, rather, the cessation of it, through Sanders? And, of course, the resultant freedom? Was it what gave Sanders a saintlike ability to lead people into the realm of the confessional? Did he have enough strength to lead a revolution?

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While other frontrunners hocked out money for appearances, like the studio lights, Sanders spent money on translators and ear-pieces. The impression I got was that he would gladly speak anywhere. To anyone. He had the transitory energy you can capture in the writings of Gandhi.

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I'm not saying he's right or wrong — I will never make that claim, about any of the candidates, because that's not the point of this, not the point of journalism, amen — what I'm saying is he has the brutal energy of someone who can take the subway after a soiree or rant about life by a tractor or chuck it up with Sarah Silverman, surrounded wherever he goes.

Without the slightest fanfare, Sanders emerged from behind the black curtain. The woman at the podium gasped a little. The room suctioned forward when he entered. In part because he was so nonchalant. And, again. That magnetism to a room when a famous or powerful or charming person enters. Not many people have it. Not many can keep it. Even fewer know how to brace it, to cull it on demand. But several of the candidates did. One or two even had something greater.

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I'll only say that Bernie had it with a bohemian fervor, like he was a monk stranded in a big city that he slowly brings to God.

"We have a President who, for the first time in my lifetime, who is a President who is a racist," he shouted. "Who is a xenophobe and anti-immigrant. Who is a sexist. Who is a religious bigot. And who, is a homophobe. And, what is very disappointing is that, when we have a President, we do not necessarily expect to agree with him, or her, on every issue. But we do believe that one of the obligations is to bring people to-geth-ah. As Americans."

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After listening silently for several minutes, the audience clapped. Their sweet response felt cultish. But, then again, what doesn't feel cultish these days? So this was cultish like memes are cultish, in a striving-to-understand kind of way.

"The essence of our campaign is in fact to bring people together," he said. "Whether they're black, or white, or latino, or Native American, or Asian-American. We understand that we are Americans."

At times, this meant sharing a common humanity. Others, it had a slightly more disruptive feel. Which worked. Sometimes all we want is revolution. To be wild without recourse. To overthrow. To pass through the constraints of each day. To survive. The kind of rowdy stuff that makes for good poetry but destroys credit lines. Sanders radiated with this intensity, like a reclusive philosopher returning to society, from his cave to homes and beds and fences and maybe electricity.

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But, as he says, his revolution would involve healthcare and wages and tuition, not beheadings and purges and starvation.

Seeing the Presidential candidates improvise was amazing. They did it constantly. They would turn any of their beliefs into a universal statement. And Sanders did this without trying. So he avoided doing the unbearably arrogant thing of pretending to speak like a native Guatemalan, and he looked at the group of people, and he mumbled in his cloudy accent:

"My Spanish — is not so good."

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This is the same and the opposite of President Trump's Everyman way of speaking English like an American. Of speaking American.

Often, you know what Sanders will say next. You can feel it. And, anytime this happened, it brought comfort to the room.

Like, it surprised no one when he said that he would reinstate DACA on his first day in office. It still drew applause.

But other times, he expressed wild ideas with poetic clarity. And his conclusions arrived at unusual junctures. Not just in comparison to Republicans. To all of them. Bernie was the Tupac of the 2020 election. And, to him, President Trump was Suge Knight, the evil force behind it all.

"Donald Trump is an idiot," he shouted.

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Everybody loved that. Everybody clapped and whooped and some even whistled like they were outside and not in a linoleum-floor dancehall.

"Go get 'em, Bernie," someone in the back shouted.

This was the only Sanders appearance with no protestors.

"Let me say this about the border," he shouted. And everybody listened to every thunking syllable. He probably could have spoken without a mic. Booming voice. Loud and clear. Huddling into that heavy Vermont slug accent.

They'll say many many things about Bernie. One being, you never had to lean forward to hear him. In person, even more so. He's less frail. More dynamic.

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Despite the shoddiness of the venue, there was a sign language interpreter. Most of the rallies had a designated interpreter.

"If you work 40 hours a week you shouldn't be living in poverty," he shouted, provoking chants and applause from the audience, as if he were talking about them. Maybe he was.

An anecdote about the people at an emergency food shelf blended into the livable wage of $15 an hour. He shifted into his spiel about tuition-free college and pointed at the audience, "You're not doing well," then at the kids behind him, "they are." He craned his head sideways and back. "Do your homework," he told said.

Laughter.

Half of the kids looked like they hadn't eaten in days. Maybe it was their unusual situation, a few feet from Bernie Sanders at a stucco community center.

Before the room could settle, Sanders wove through a plan for how to cancel debt.

Did he have a solution?

Tax Wall Street, he shouted.

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And he made it sound easy. "Uno dos trey," he said. "That's my Spanish for today."

A serious man, he shoved through his speech like a tank hurtling into dense jungle. He avoided many of the typical politician gimmicks. Proof that he did not practice every expression in front of a mirror. That he did not hide his accent. That he did not preen his hair. That he did not smile for a precise amount of time, depending on the audience. That he did not pretend to laugh.

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He laughed when humor overtook him. But it was genuine. With none of the throaty recoil you hear in forced laughter.

"I want everyone to take a deep breath," he said. And a palpable lightness spread through the room, because a deep breath can solve a lot of problems.

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Then he roused some more. "Healthcare is a human right," he shouted. "A human privilege," he shouted. He told them that he lives 50 miles from the Canadian border in Burlington, Vermont, and healthcare works better up north.

Each candidate had a bad word, and Sanders' was "corporate."

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At every speech, he mentioned "corporate media" with the same distrust and unpleasantness that conservatives derive from the term "mainstream media." Another would be "fake news," as popularized by Sanders' sworn enemy. Either way it's the same media. Just different motivations that irk different people.

But the discrepancies varied. Meaning two opposing political movements disliked the same thing, but for opposite reasons.
It sounded odd, Sanders' accusation that the media were against him. The media love Bernie. I can confirm this both anecdotally and judiciously. Yes, okay, in 2016, the media appeared to have sided with Hillary Clinton. As a result, Sanders was publicly humiliated. Because Clinton took a mafioso approach to dealing with opponents, and Sanders was her only roadblock.

Imagine if a major political organization devoted part of each day to agitating your downfall. And then you fail. And who's fault is it?

Sanders wanted to know: those negative ads targeting him, who paid for them?

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Corporations, of course. Corporations that hated radicals like him. And really was he so radical? He listed off the possibilities: Big pharma, insurance companies, oil companies.

Because he had become a revolutionary, to them. To many.

He said it with certainty, although he often didn't have to say it at all. This spirit of rebellion had become his brand. He would lead the wild Americans into a utopia.

But just as quickly, he would attack. Trump, as always, was the target.

He called Trump the worst president in American history.

"The fates are Yuge," he shouted.

The speech ended as informally as it had begun. And Sanders' trance over the audience evaporated, replaced by that suction energy. Everyone rushed closer and closer to the man as Neil Young's "Keep on Rockin in the Free World" blared. Sanders leaned into the podium and said, "If anyone wants to form a line, we can do some selfies."

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It was like meeting Jesus for some of the people.

There he was, at El Malecón. No stage lights, no makeup, no stylist behind the curtain. Just him and his ideas and his erratic hand commotion.

Then a man holding a baby leaned in for a photo. He and Sanders chatted. And, I kid you not, the whole time the baby is staring at Bernie Sanders like he's the image of God, looking right up at him, with this glow, this understanding.

Bernie, if you're reading this, I'd like to suggest that — if this election doesn't work for you — you could be the next Pope.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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