Glenn Beck: McCain


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GLENN: So John McCain is dealing with the three possible candidates and I've heard a fourth today but I think this is just hype coming from Bloomberg. Fourth one is Bloomberg. John McCain, are you -- there's no way John McCain picks Michael Bloomberg.

STU: That makes no sense.

GLENN: No sense whatsoever.

STU: Yes, you know, they both agree on a couple of things like global warming and stuff.

GLENN: Second Amendment?

STU: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: John McCain, the only thing he has going for him is he's good on the Second Amendment.

STU: That's not the only thing.

GLENN: One of them. I mean the war, too.

STU: But he is strong on the Second Amendment. Bloomberg's horrible on it.

GLENN: Horrible.

STU: Not to mention in all --

GLENN: Why would you do that.

STU: What possible person would -- it doesn't make any sense at all. You are not going to win New York anyway.

GLENN: No.

STU: There's no way.

GLENN: No.

STU: The only thing you would want to do, the only possible validity to that is because John McCain is a crappy fundraiser and if you have a guy who's going to donate $200 million of his own money, there's some reason you can understand it.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: But it still doesn't make enough sense. They don't agree on -- I mean, they don't agree on enough.

GLENN: Yeah. So I mean, it would just be a horrible move. Then there's Crist out of Florida. Here's my problem with Crist. He's too tan. I know --

STU: Very good point.

GLENN: I know that that might be a little shallow, but I think he's too tan. He's --how do you get a tan like that?

STU: Well, maybe you are working outside.

GLENN: Wait, wait, wait, wait.

STU: You've got to admire a guy with a tan like that.

GLENN: I want to know, all of a sudden does the state assembly have some sort of a sunroof?

STU: I don't know the answer to that.

GLENN: Capital building?

STU: I like a guy who can keep things in perspective.

GLENN: Come on! Somebody with a tan that much, you're George Hamilton. You're laying by the pool all the time. I don't want George Hamilton in there.

STU: I don't know. George Hamilton might be a good candidate as they don't consider George Hamilton. I don't know.

GLENN: Nobody's considered George Hamilton.

STU: Maybe we should consider George Hamilton.

GLENN: Now let's go on to Governor Jindal. I like him.

STU: Yeah, I like him a lot. He's definitely a rising star in the party.

GLENN: But he's like 12.

STU: Yeah, he's pretty young and he's only been governor for, what, a year?

GLENN: Yeah, but he was a congressman.

STU: Still, though, I mean I don't know that -- I mean, --

GLENN: Oh, I'm sorry, yeah, Barack Obama's experience is so extensive. I mean, at least he's run a state.

STU: But I think there's -- look, I can't answer for the Democrats and why they're only -- their two candidates both have been in office for, like, 16 weeks.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: But, you know, I think Jindal would be great. I think that he's probably not going to get it there time just because he hasn't -- isn't the requirement, the legal requirement to be --

GLENN: I'm sorry. Hang on. Could you transfer that to my screen?

STU: To be President is 35, right?

GLENN: Would you check? If that's Jack Bauer, I'd like to know. Would you just -- it might be Jack Bauer. He might be saying, I need to talk to the President, I need you to -- could you just, could you just tap into their servers? It could be. I don't know. Is it Jack Bauer?

STU: I think we're getting updated information here. We'll have this to you in just a second. This is breaking.

GLENN: Was it Jack Bauer? Is there a bomb ready to go off? Does he need me to do anything? Because I'll do it. I'll lie my face off to the people in charge here.

STU: Well, of course you would.

GLENN: That's right. To help Jack? You bet.

STU: It wasn't Jack Bauer, though.

GLENN: Oh. Who was it?

STU: It was a much less shapely person. We're going to be getting him on the phone here in a minute because he's got inside information on one of the topics we're talking about.

GLENN: Really?

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Which topic?

STU: Governor Crist.

GLENN: Governor Crist? I forget that he's the governor.

STU: Right. He's the governor.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. Much less shapely. Jeffy?

CALLER: Yes, Mr. Beck. I hear you talking to the governor to the great state of Florida.

GLENN: He's too tan.

VOICE: You know, he claims that that is from his heritage, his Greek heritage. So you have to account for that.

GLENN: Are you saying that basically what I was saying was he's too Greek?

VOICE: Then you're a racist.

GLENN: Is that what it is? I'm a racist? Right.

VOICE: Letting you know.

GLENN: He's too tan. How does a man -- I'm sorry. I know Greek people. You fade a little bit.

VOICE: You don't know Florida Greek people.

GLENN: The man should be inside working. The man should be inside working. I'm just saying.

VOICE: He's out meeting and greeting people is what it is.

GLENN: He should not be out meeting and greeting people.

VOICE: When he's out meeting and greeting people, the sun darkens his skin with the Greek heritage. That's what he says.

GLENN: Do you think that -- no, he's lying. It's the golf course! Do you --

STU: I give him credit for it.

GLENN: You know what? I want him to roll up his sleeve. I want to see if he has a farmer's tan. I want to see. And this is not in a weird way. I want him to take off his shirt. If he's tan all over, he's laying by the pool some place.

VOICE: He shouldn't have to prove himself to racist people like you.

GLENN: He should prove that he's not tan all over. I want to see his tan line.

STU: We should point out that, just so the audience is clear, that this is definitely in a weird way. Like, what you're doing now is definitely weird.

GLENN: No. You don't think we have a right to see his tan lines?

VOICE: Why?

STU: Definitely not.

VOICE: No.

GLENN: Because I'm telling you, and this might be a good reason to hire him, I don't think he's actually even running the state. I think he's got all of his calls just transferred right to his pool. I want to talk to somebody who --

STU: That's who I want.

GLENN: I want to talk to somebody who has actually been on the phone with Governor Crist and then swear they heard, like, pool splashing. And he's like, no, I'm at a signing ceremony. That was a pool splash.

VOICE: Listen, he claims that he swims every day for exercise.

GLENN: Ah, now we're starting to get to the truth, uh-huh.

VOICE: That's what the man says.

GLENN: "I swim for exercise usually between 10:00 and 3:00 in the afternoon."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.