Glenn Beck: Dems block more judges

US Senator Orrin Hatch

GLENN:  I saw a story in The Wall Street Journal, it was last week, where Arlen Specter is threatening to shut the Senate down because George Bush can't get any of his judges approved.  The last two years of Jimmy Carter's administration, 44 judges were approved.  If you want to know why we're all screwed up.  Ronald Reagan had 17.  George H. W. Bush had 20.  Bill Clinton in his last two years had 15.  George W. Bush, six.  And they're all stacked up and the Senate won't even talk about it.  Nobody will even talk about it.  The Democrats just are going to shut everything down, and Arlen Specter is spitting mad and Orrin Hatch is also a little bit upset.  How are you, Senator?  Senator, are you there?

SENATOR HATCH:  Hello?

GLENN:  Senator hatch?  How are you?  We're on.

SENATOR HATCH:  Great.

GLENN:  Are you following with Arlen Specter in wanting to shut down the Senate?

SENATOR HATCH:  I can tell you this.  You mean with regard to judges?

GLENN:  Yeah.

SENATOR HATCH:  What's happening here is they are just not living up to even remote historical standards.  I think the last time we've had this dearth of judgeship confirmations in the United States Senate was in the 1800s, way back then.  And that was when it was extremely partisan.  Well, it's extremely partisan today and I have to say the Democrats on the committee are not doing the job.

GLENN:  You know, you've told me before, you said -- I'm trying to remember.  I think it was a year ago we actually happened to be at a function together and we bumped into each other and you said, Glenn, in all of my years, I have never, ever seen it like it is now.  It's absolutely unworkable.

SENATOR HATCH:  Well, it really is.  And I have to tell you it's so partisan that it's just unbelievable.  You know, it just seems to happen every time when a Republican President is in office.  We've had nothing but hard slugging the whole way through to get the judges on board that we have.  You know, they are at least 50 judgeship nominations behind what we did at the end of Clinton's administration.  I mean, it's just unbelievable.

GLENN:  So what happens?

SENATOR HATCH:  Well, we just have to put some pressure on them and I have to say that, you know, they don't seem to care.  You know, the vast majority of the media is extremely liberal.  They don't take them to task.  So they don't seem to care.  And they just blatantly just ignore decent rules that really mean that we ought to get these judges on the bench.  For instance, in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the whole court of appeals, the press is vacant.  The press has nominated four of the five vacancies.  These are all judicial emergencies and they are not going to go to any of them.  There are a couple of them that are just absolutely super.  They are the highest recommendations by the American Bar Association.  In fact, all four of them are.  And they just won't even call them up.

GLENN:  And what's their excuse?

SENATOR HATCH:  Well, we know their excuse is that it's never given because the media doesn't hold them to task.  But the fact of the matter is what's really involved here is they are afraid, for instance, of Peter Keisler.  He's brilliant.  He actually ran the Justice Department until Mukasey got there.  He's a brilliant, brilliant young fella who undoubted by would be on the fast track to the Supreme Court and they just plain do not want something like that..  And yet by any measure he has been honest, decent, honorable and somebody who would respect the rule of law.

GLENN:  You know what, our government is broken.  How are we headed for --

SENATOR HATCH:  It's broken because of this partisanship.  There are things -- partisanship isn't always bad but when it's always partisanship, it's bad.  That's what we have right now.  It's just awful.  I've got to tell you I've been here 31 years.  By anybody's measure I think a successful 31 years but in all honesty we've only had -- we haven't had one day where the conservative philosophy was the majority in the United States Senate, not one day.  Because we always have five, six, seven or eight mavericks or liberal Republicans who go with the almost all liberal Democrats.

GLENN:  Well, you know, but a lot of people would say that you are that guy, too, that you've had some real liberal moments.

SENATOR HATCH:  Not very liberal moments but you can just count on -- whenever you see a Hatch/Kennedy bill or Hatch/Dodd or Hatch/Waxman, you can bet your bottom dollar they had to come way to the center on many times to be able to work with me on legislation and some of the legislation we've worked on, though some conservatives decried, has worked out to be some of the best legislation in the history of the country.  Hatch/Waxman created the moderate drug industry.  Waxman's one of the most liberal members of congress in the whole congress but yet it created the modern generation drug industry and basically has saved taxpayers and consumers $10 billion every year since 1984, just to mention one.  But no, I don't --

GLENN:  Senator, let me --

SENATOR HATCH:  I don't give up my principles.

GLENN:  Let me ask you this about Barack Obama.

SENATOR HATCH:  Sure.

GLENN:  I don't know if you followed the latest two spiritual advisors.  One was featured in his ad campaign.  Have you seen these guys?

SENATOR HATCH:  I haven't.

GLENN:  Oh, my gosh.

SENATOR HATCH:  I saw Wright.

GLENN:  Oh, no.  This is the same stuff.  Two new advisors that are saying, you know, basically, you know, there's a lot of African-Americans that are house N words that are just doing the bidding of white men and it's -- I mean, it's amazing, shocking, horrifying stuff.  Can you tell me?  Barack seems like a nice guy but show me your friends and I'll show you your future.  He's surrounding himself with these creatures that are off the deep end in race stuff.  Have you ever had any, have you ever had any indication at all that he's not what he presents himself as?

SENATOR HATCH:  Well, I have not had any indication.  He is basically a very nice person, he's very bright, he is articulate.  But I've got to tell you, you are known somewhat by the friendships you keep and, you know, how you live your personal life.  I think from what all I can see, he lives a very good life.  He's a decent, honorable man, but he is considered the most liberal guy in the whole United States Senate.  Now, if that's what we want in this country, that's a far cry from what I think the majority of the people.  If you look at the polls on almost every issue, the people in this country are basically moderate to conservative.

GLENN:  But you know what?  The same polls will show -- and I love this one.  I just saw a poll, I have it for tomorrow's show some place.  Basically 70 something percent of the American people say I want smaller government and I want lower taxes.

SENATOR HATCH:  Yeah.  On almost every poll you find people really believe in conservative principles.

GLENN:  But look at what they're voting for.  Look what they're moving towards.

SENATOR HATCH:  But guess what.  You know, Rossman and Lichter, two Democrat political scientists that are honest men a number of years ago did a poll of the media and they concluded that the media was 89% far left liberal, mainstream media.

GLENN:  Yeah, I know.

SENATOR HATCH:  So we don't ever get -- we can't get our ideas totally across.  That's one of the problems.  Now, thank goodness for people like you who, you know, make people think and make people see both sides.

GLENN:  Well, Senator, best of luck to you and you just tell us what we need to get out to help you guys get some judges through in the Senate, but do what you have to do and batten down the hatches, brother.

SENATOR HATCH:  Best of luck to you and, you know, it's nice to have a senator who isn't running for President get on one of these programs.

GLENN:  We'll talk to you again, senator.

SENATOR HATCH:  Hang in there.  We love you.

GLENN:  Bye-bye.

Whitney Webb EXPOSES the REAL power behind Jeffrey Epstein's sexual blackmail network

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Journalist Whitney Webb has a gift for locating power and hunting it in its darkest corners. In her new two-volume book, “One Nation Under Blackmail: The Sordid Union Between Intelligence and Crime that Gave Rise to Jeffrey Epstein,” she exposes the dark truth about Epstein’s extensive criminal operations and the connections to entire networks of power and influence — a web of elites that infiltrates the highest ranks of every sector, including law enforcement, art, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, big business, real estate, philanthropy, media, academia, banking and more.

Webb joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to expose just how deep Epstein's vast network of corruption and power really went. Was Epstein a government informant? How big is the scandal's body count? And of course, did Epstein actually kill himself?

Webb's research into transhumanism has also given her a terrifying perspective on the World Economic Forum and tech elites, including Elon Musk. People around the world have had enough of these global elites trying to control their lives, and they're starting to elect leaders who are pushing back. But can these new leaders survive the system that people like Klaus Schwab have put in place?

Webb told Glenn that she believes we're actually facing something much bigger than Klaus Schwab.

Watch the full podcast with Whitney Webb below to learn why Glenn says "this is the most important hour I have ever been a part of in broadcast [and] I've done this for 45 years."

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Why Kari Lake is '100% confident' she will WIN Arizona

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Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Thursday to explain why, with over 100,000 votes left to count, she's "100% confident" that she will win against Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs, who currently still holds a narrow lead.

Kari also gave her thoughts on why the ballot counting has been so slow, why that's "embarrassing" for Arizona, and whether Republican senatorial candidate Blake Masters will also win his election.

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Kari. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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We've learned some very valuable lessons from this year's midterm elections so far, but perhaps the most important takeaway should be that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis should be the model for the entire GOP.

"Any Republican that's not willing to look at Ron DeSantis, and see what he did and how he did it, and begin to model themselves after that is a fool. An absolute fool," said Glenn Beck stated on the radio program. "He is not angry. He is not divisive, at least [not] intentionally divisive. That's not his goal. His goal is to be decisive, and decisive people are perceived sometimes as divisive because a lot of people don't want to make changes. It is time to make changes," he stated.

"Second thing, our nation is spiritually lost. Completely lost," Glenn continued. "There is only one savior, and he's not on a ballot. Until we drop the manifest destiny [and] arrogance of 'God's on my side,' we will continue to suffer defeat, hardships, and darkness. And I mean as a nation, we are all going to pay for this. We must be on God's side, and that requires humility."

Glenn went on to say the third big takeaway is that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) "was and is wrong."

"Lukewarm Republicans are not going to defeat the Democrats," Glenn asserted. "Just not being a Democrat is not enough. And Mitch McConnell should feel the ramifications of this loss. Mitt Romney said just last week, he tweeted that a red wave was coming, and it was all thanks to Mitch McConnell. Well, it turns out he was right. What was coming is all thanks to Mitch McConnell."

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn share his midterm takeaways and explain the one path forward he believes still exists for conservative Republicans and for America. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck unpacks the wins, losses, and lessons from the midterms and asks, “Why can’t everyone be like Florida?”

Results are still coming in, but if Republicans take the House, what will they do with a majority? BlazeTV host Stu Burguiere argues the GOP must stop the bleeding and block the worst instincts of the Biden administration. We can’t relax for the next two years and put our hope in a Republican presidential candidate.

Matthew Peterson of the New Founding PAC says, win or lose, “No one is coming to save you”— there are REAL changes you can actually make at the local level. Now is the time to start building careers, communities, and infrastructures that align with your values to better fend off attacks from the Left. “Why be around people who don’t like you?” Make red states redder.

David Barton of WallBuilders brings some much-needed perspective and says the mainstream media was too focused on national issues; there were MAJOR untold wins at the local level. At the end of the day, bold leadership was rewarded.

Finally, Glenn shocks the audience by agreeing with Mitt Romney and apologizes for the creative direction of the graphics featuring Democratic candidates in BlazeTV’s election coverage. Just kidding. They had it coming.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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