Enemy #1: Michele Bachmann


Congressman Michele Bachmann

GLENN: Welcome to the program. Since we happen to be in Minneapolis, I don't have just us anyway. Since we happen to be in Minneapolis, Michele Bachmann, of course, this is her hometown and home state and so she's here to stop by and say hello. How are you?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: I'm doing great.

GLENN: Hang on. Just have to figure out which

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Welcome to the great state of Minnesota. We're so excited that you're here, Glenn Beck, what an honor.

GLENN: Thank you. How are things going?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: I think things are going great. I think people can't wait to get to the polls next Tuesday because they have looked at what's happened over the last two years and they are ready to rumble.

GLENN: You are one of the people in Washington who I think really get it. You have gotten it for a very long time. You are relentless and you know that you're causing them problems because the weekend, second time Bill Clinton was

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: That's right.

GLENN: in town.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: That's right.

GLENN: Obama has been in town, the vice president has been in town, Nancy Pelosi was in this weekend, right?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: That's right.

GLENN: Everybody?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Everybody. Every big gun they had, plus the head of the Democrat Party, the former head of the Democrat Party, the head of the Democrat congressional committee. Every single high powered Democrat in the country has been here to raise money against me. They raised $600,000 just this weekend.

GLENN: How are you are you worried at all about voter fraud or voter intimidation?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Yes. Hey, this is Minnesota, remember? This is the state

GLENN: SOS. This is

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Two years ago, that's right. This was the George Soros Secretary of State project where George Soros had put money in to elect about five secretaries of state across the country. Ours was one of them. And our Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, was endorsed by ACORN and given donations by ACORN, and our attorney general was as well. And so our attorney general and our Secretary of State were working with ACORN walking precincts in the last election.

GLENN: So what happens this time?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: This time we do have a group called Integrity Watch and what they are trying to do is poll watching election judges. And remember we had the infamous felons for Franken program two years ago where we know that there were felons that went out and voted presumably for Al Franken. We had more felons vote than the margin of vote victory for Al Franken. So there are over about 350 felons or 600, somewhere in that neighborhood, that were eligible to vote. We know that about 350 did vote. And Al Franken won by just barely over 300 votes.

GLENN: Have you seen what George Soros is doing on the judges, state judges?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: No.

GLENN: What is the name of this organization, Joe? Do you know? Justice for America? I'm not really sure. You need to look into this. George Soros has developed a new program almost like SOS. I think he senses that this state rights thing may move and so now what he's doing is he is dumping money into states to try to get the laws changed so that the governors appoint judges.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Oh, because it's nasty to have the people's voice.

GLENN: Exactly right.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Come into play, isn't it? It's all about George Soros.

GLENN: So we'll have all of the judges be appointed by governors of each of the states, and that is his latest that he's working on now.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Because the one thing he doesn't like is the independent will and voice of the American people.

GLENN: Yes.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: There's this freedom thing he has trouble with.

GLENN: Yes. It's really amazingly

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: It's nasty. To me, you know, there was that whole Juan Williams brouhaha that came up.

GLENN: Yes.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: The thing that was amazing for me is it's good enough for the taxpayers to pay for the bricks and mortar and all the other things for NPR but George Soros wanted to pay for the journalists.

GLENN: Yes.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: And so he gave up $1.8 million so that he could go out and hire two journalists for every state to do reporting for what? Probably in preparation for the 2012 presidential is my guess.

GLENN: And you know what's really interesting is there's an undisclosed amount of money that went from the Tides Foundation to the Huffington Post for the same kind of thing.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Jeez.

GLENN: Yes. So the Tides Foundation is now spending money on their what is that called, the Post's investigative arm? This is their investigative arm of the Huffington Post.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Oh, right.

GLENN: And it's funded by the Tides Foundation.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: But that's where you come into play because probably like no other commentator in the country, you have exposed this, and I'll tell you it is the infamous Glenn Beck chalkboard. That's where the American people have been learning the truth. I will tell you, members of congress have their TVs snapped on when Glenn Beck comes on in the afternoon. We learn a lot from that infamous chalkboard about what's going on.

GLENN: Are you concerned about the things that your colleagues I think we're living in a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington sort of scenario right now.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Yeah. This election cycle, yeah.

GLENN: This is it.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Real people. Real people who aren't perfect polished politicians.

GLENN: But they are going to come, but they're going to trust. They are going to trust, my guys are good, I think I'm I think I'm okay. How are you going to help them know who to trust exactly on because they are going to get Trent Lott said

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: What do you mean when they come to Washington, D.C.?

GLENN: When they come to Washington, there are GOP members that are going to coopt them and they will do it right as soon as they get off the airplane. They will say, you know, we want to help you, we want to help you so much.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Well, that's why the new members that come in need to remember who they are and why they came and then band together with like minded people. I'm the chairman of the Tea Party caucus. You know, we pretty much are standing for what we've seen people doing, getting up off the couch and trying to take their country back, reclaim the country under what the founders gave us as a republic. And to that end you and I had talked about this. I'm starting a class. We're bringing in legal experts to teach all of these wonderful well meaning people, this is what the Declaration means, this is the Constitution, this is the Bill of Rights. We'll do that the hour before we take our first vote and then try and come together because what will happen is if the Republicans take the majority, in order to pass a bill you have to have 218 votes. And so if we can keep a group of constitutional conservatives together, we actually can be a very effective rudder and unless the leader has all of the votes, if we decide we're not going to vote for something, he can't pass a bill. So I think it's really important that we stay together and we're like minded, and that will be a constitutional conservative caucus. So I'm inviting all of these newbies to come in, join the constitutional conservative caucus. That's your best anecdote I think from getting co opted in D.C.

GLENN: Is there a has anybody considered a political rape line that when you are sitting and all of a sudden you're realizing, oh, my gosh, they are trying to rape me of my values that they have a way to reach out to somebody? Because I think people are going to be cornered and they are not going to know what to do. And they may not even know that they've been co opted or until it's too late.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: That's why they have got to know that they have friends. They have got to know that they have friends. And so I'm going to be under an effort to, you know, phone these newbies, the new members of congress and also write to them and invite them. And I would think if they consider themselves a constitutional conservative or a Tea Party person, they might come and then we can let them know, you have a friend.

GLENN: How many people do you think are going to come? How many people are going to be

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: I am hoping for 70 to 80. I am hope because

GLENN: Constitutional

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: I'm hoping.

GLENN: Okay.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Now, that may be inflated. That may be too many. There aren't very many fighters right now, I will tell you that. There are some.

GLENN: How many do you think there are now?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: I would say there's actually probably a good thirty, maybe as high as sixty, maybe as high as sixty.

GLENN: In the house?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Yeah. Maybe, maybe.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Can you imagine like this new blood that's coming in, these great people? But if we can stay tight and if we can stay together.

GLENN: How many in the progressive caucus?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Oh, I would bet there's like

GLENN: Hundreds?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: I would say a hundred.

GLENN: Yeah.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: And in our own Minnesota Keith Ellison wants to be the new head of the progressive caucus. So, you know, they are very bold about the progressive caucus, but that's something that you have done brilliantly. You have exposed to the world what progressivism looks like.

GLENN: It's ugly.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: You've named names, you've named organizations, you've exposed the dollar amounts, where the money is coming from. That's empowered people to actually go to Washington D.C. for rallies and actually get out and vote and run for office.

GLENN: Tell me, tell me what you know about bet I McCollum.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Well, that's one of our member locals of congress here. Yes, she's very, very progressive, very proud of it and she represents St. Paul Minnesota with Teresa Collett running against her who is a constitutional law professor who gets the Constitution.

GLENN: How is she doing in the polls?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Well, I don't know what her polls are. It's a tough area but she's worked really hard.

GLENN: Here's what I you know that our faith is under attack.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Yes.

GLENN: God is under attack. The Creator's not mentioned by the president in I don't know how many speeches.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: In speech after speech after speech.

GLENN: There was a group of Satanists that got together in the Oklahoma City, what do you call it, the arena?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: In the center part of town?

GLENN: No, in the arena.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Oh.

GLENN: They rented out the arena in town and the did a Satanic ritual in it, in the buckle of the Bible belt. I mean, what's going on is really frightening. We had last night the president say to a Hispanic radio station that we have to punish our enemies, meaning the Republicans. You didn't hear this audio?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: No.

GLENN: I tell you what, we're going to take a break.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: I heard you say Republicans need to sit in the back of the in the back seat, sit in the back of the bus.

GLENN: Back of the bus. You heard that the same way I did. We're going to take a break and then, Pat, if you will, I want to play I want to play McCollum and the president's audio. And I want you to listen and tell me what you think this means because it's

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: This is amazing.

GLENN: We are heading towards dangerous territory.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Yeah.

GLENN: And I think dangerous territory.


 

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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