Glenn Beck: Defending Hillary



BILL CLINTON: And they are trying to get her to cry uncle before the Democratic party decides what to do in Florida and Michigan because they are claiming that it only takes 2,029 votes and the first ballot to win, it takes a lot more than that if you put Florida and Michigan back in. Well, they will have to unless we want to lose the election. In case you haven't noticed, most of the media aren't for her and there have been two independent academic surveys, she's up 8 in the other poll, he's down 8. So that's the reason there's this frantic effort to push her out because she's winning the general election today and he's not, according to all the evidence, and I've never seen anything like it. I've never seen the candidate treated so --

GLENN: Hang on. Stop here for a second. Stu, have you ever seen anything like this?

STU: Never seen anything like it at all, Glenn.

GLENN: Especially when the Clintons are involved?

STU: I've never seen the media seem to pick one candidate and just favor them in everything.

GLENN: It's just, I can't think of a time. Definitely, like, not in 1992.

STU: No, no. Definitely not at any point in the Nineties. There's never a point --

GLENN: Never a time.

STU: Where they picked one side and favored it and then completely trashed the other side.

GLENN: Yeah. Shhh. Keep your voice down.

STU: Sorry.

GLENN: I never saw, like, a time, ever, when the media would just take something and just distort it and turn it upside down on its head. You know, and just run with it like it was the truth.

STU: And blatantly lie about the other side of the argument.

GLENN: It's incredible. I'm with Bill Clinton. I've never seen this happen before, either.

BILL CLINTON: And I've never seen anything like it. I've never seen a candidate treated so disrespectfully.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Stu, have you... (laughing). Have you ever seen a candidate treated with such disrespect?

STU: I've never seen it -- I've never seen a candidate been treated with such disrespect, certainly not the last seven years, definitely not (laughing).

GLENN: Anything from 1992 on, I've never seen that happen. I've never seen, like, the media just call Bob Dole "Dead Man Walking." I've never seen anything like that. Go ahead. Bill was saying --

BILL CLINTON: Just for running. And her only position was, look, if I lose, I'll be a good team player. I'll try to win. But let's let everybody vote and count every vote. I thought that was the Republican way. I thought it was the American people in Florida that disenfranchised people, not the Democrats.

GLENN: Wait a minute. Wait a minute, wait a minute. It was the Republican party? The Republicans were saying count every vote in the entire state. You can't cherry-pick. And if they would have listened to the Republicans, they would have won. But they cherry-picked. I just... okay.

STU: At the end he really admits what he's saying, though, which is I've never seen a Democrat candidate treated like this.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: That's what he's talking about.

GLENN: "I thought it was the Republicans that did it, not us."

STU: It's okay to do it to Republicans, guys. Come on.

GLENN: We're on your side. It's just, it's amazing.

All right. So here's where the media I think got this whole story wrong over the weekend. They are still trying to figure out -- they are now calling him crazy. Have you seen this? They are now saying, oh, he's crazy -- oh, once again it's a conspiracy. You never said that it was crazy when it was a right wing conspiracy. Nobody in the media ever said that was crazy. They were like, "It's true, they are out to get them." Really? Now, he's crazy. "Oh, he's crazy. He's got that conspiracy thing again."

STU: It's like they didn't even say it was ridiculous after it was uncovered that it was true.

GLENN: It's true.

STU: Like imagine if there was a memo that came out right now from, like, all the three major networks conspiring together to go against Hillary Clinton. If that came out.

GLENN: Right.

STU: That would be the same thing as what's happened.

GLENN: And they would still say, oh, he's crazy. He's crazy? Really? He's crazy? Huh. Have you seen -- do any people that work for the media, do they watch television or read the newspaper? I've never seen anything like it. I mean, let me quote Bill Clinton: I've never seen anything like it done to a Democrat. I mean, this is the way -- this is the world conservatives live in. I mean, for the love of Pete. And what makes me so angry is the Republicans, the Republicans are Democrats now. They are not Republicans. They're Democrats. And nobody stands for anything anymore. Nobody is standing for the truth at any time. Even Bill Clinton can't go, "You know what, I can see what the Republicans were talking about. I never saw it before. I can see what they're talking about now. The media has selected a candidate."

Now, here's where the media -- I mean, absolute proof that the media is selecting and twisting and putting horrendous things into Hillary Clinton's mouth. I am not for Hillary Clinton. I got news for ya. She would suck as the President of the United States, I mean just suck beyond belief, she would be so bad. But let her -- let's fight the battle on how much she sucks. Instead, just like always, the media, the uber left, they will not ever argue the facts. They will just paint you a racist, they will shut you down, they will strong-arm -- you want to talk about fascism, this is it. We've got a bunch of fascists that are running. We've got a bunch of fascists that are in the media. We've got a bunch of fascists that are sitting in Washington, D.C. These are not Democrats. These are not Republicans. This is the uber left that are fascists. They will do anything they have to to shut people down.

Here's the latest. The latest -- and if you weren't -- if you were a -- oh, if you were a good boy, you turned off the news this weekend. If you turned off the news and you just kind of kept abreast of it a little bit, you might have seen the story that Hillary Clinton said that Barack Obama was going to be assassinated.

Did you see this story? Did you see any of the headlines? She compared -- the only reason why she's staying in is because Barack Obama might be assassinated in June like RFK. I saw that headline and I'm like, what? There's no way she's this stupid. What did she say? I can't believe it, no way. I went and I got the video. Here's the video. Listen to what Hillary Clinton actually said. She was having a conversation on, I don't know why they are trying to get me out of this race; it's un-American; it's beyond me.

HILLARY CLINTON: I don't because again I've been around long enough. You know, my husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. You know, I just, I don't understand it. And, you know, there's lots of speculation about why it is, but --

VOICE: What's your speculation?

HILLARY CLINTON: You know, I don't know. I find it curious and I don't want to attribute motives or strategies to people because I don't really know.

GLENN: Stop, stop. Hello! So we can add yet another thing to the list that we cannot say. Not about Barack Obama, but we can't even say historical facts when you might be in the vicinity of talking anything about Barack Obama or his policies or anything, if you knew him, if somebody just might say "Oprah" in the same paragraph. We can't even say historical fact anymore? I mean, -- by the way, C-Span is running a special, C-Span. They are running a special on RFK and the assassination, 30 years. Oh, my goodness, the life and the legacy of RFK. "Those hate mongers. We should call the secret service. I believe they're threatening his life." You've got to be kidding me. Does Barack Obama need secret service? You bet. He got the -- he had secret service faster than anybody else. Is it cool to make any kind of reference to any candidate being assassinated or an attempt on their life? Never. Never. Not funny, not cool, not American. You don't do it. Was she doing anything like that? No.

So how did this get in the news? Thursday Keith Olbermann, he does his special commentary, and it is special because sometimes you listen to it and you're like, yes, that's very special, Keith. He gave his special commentary and he talked about how Hillary Clinton... "RFK, what's happening" thing. No, Keith, that's a special comment.

So what happens? The Obama campaign, the one that wants to keep it above the fray, the one that just wants to change the way we do politics, the ones that, they don't want to get into dirty name-calling, back and forth tit for tat; let's talk about what the American people are talking about. The Obama campaign picked up the... (mumbling), and sent it out.

The media picked it up. It's like a vicious circle. That's incredible, isn't it? Does the truth matter anymore? You're darn right it does. You're darn right it does. But it requires us to actually look at things and be consistent, to actually look at things and say, You know what, Hillary Clinton would suck beyond belief. But you know what? Beat her on the facts. I would be saying this if the Republicans were saying it. And if you don't believe me, you haven't listened to this show long enough. My goodness, don't we stand for anything? I guess I can't imagine what's coming. If Barack Obama becomes President of the United States, what do you think is going to happen? Who do you -- who is going to be allowed to say anything about this guy or about his policies or about historical facts that somehow or another he can tie into him? We have not -- you think people trying to get monkeys to testify in a court of law is crazy, you haven't even begun to see craziness until you see what I believe is coming in political correctness. This is the first truly politically correct campaign where you just can't say jack. And if you think that there are going to be a lot of voices out there, I think you are also sadly mistaken.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

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​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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