Glenn questioned on GMA


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GLENN: Did anybody see Good Morning America today? I was actually surprised on how fairly they treated me, but Claire Shipman showed up in my office a couple of days ago. She's from ABC. She used to be the White House correspondent and everything else. She comes to my office and I thought, "Oh, boy, I'm in trouble." I mean, you know, they set up a library in the conference room. All of a sudden the conference room table is gone. You know, I come into the room, they've got these bookshelves, they've -- I don't even know where they found the books. They trucked books in and all of a sudden it looks like a library in my conference room. And I said, this isn't a cute little piece, is it? Spent about 35 minutes with Claire Shipman and she shows me all kinds of video and all kinds -- I went back in the archives of my program and, you know, tried to find things that I had said against Hillary Clinton, and there was the one thing that is, you know, always played where I was talking about how she sounds, how she sounds like the stereotypical, excuse the expression, bitch. But she does. You listen to her and she just grates on you at times when she gets -- when she gets tough. And we're going to, "You know what I'm going to do? I'm going to take these money from these companies." She starts to sound like voice that says, "Take out the garbage." So that's -- you know, I said that, I don't know, about a year ago or whatever and Claire brings that in along with some of the things that other people had said on the air. And I said, I feel like this is 60 Minutes. I mean, somebody get some water so I can put it on the top of my lip, will you?

Well, here is the piece that ran on 60 Minutes today about sexism in America. This, I guess, is the last cry of, no pun intended, of Hillary Clinton. This is where she falls on her sword. At the end she lost because we're sexists. Here it is.

REPORTER: The apparent twilight of Hillary Clinton's candidacy has opened the floodgates on profound anger for a lot of women. Protests are planned for this weekend, chat rooms are on fire. We decided to check out this charge of sexism but we should warn you, you might want to cover your children's ears. Depending on your point of view, you could find some of the language offensive. Both Clintons are leveling the charge.

BILL CLINTON: Nobody told Jesse Jackson he should drop out in 1988. Nobody told people that ran against me in 1992 they had to drop out. This is really interesting. Why are they doing this?

HILLARY CLINTON: So much of what has occurred that has been very sexist --

REPORTER: Sexism. Suddenly the S word is everywhere. --

GLENN: Stop for a second. Stop, stop. Does anybody believe this sexism? Is that why Hillary Clinton is losing? It's not because of sexism. It quite honestly is because she's not as real as Barack Obama. Barack Obama just looks like a guy who you would hang out with, you can talk to. He's talking to you like a human being. That's why he's so far ahead. He's also cool. He's the cool guy. Everybody wants to hang out with a cool guy. It's exactly why Bill Clinton won against Bob Dole and George Bush, because he was the cool guy. We vote like we vote for American Idol now. It has nothing to do with the fact that she's a woman. I mean, jeez, for the love of Pete, are we really a country that's not going to vote for somebody because she's a woman? Are we really not going to vote for somebody because they're black? Are we really the country that's not going to vote for somebody because of their religion? Come on. I have more faith in America than that. There are those dopes out there, but that's not what's going on here. You know who she is. You don't like her. You don't trust her. It's not sexism.

Roll the tape, Dan.

REPORTER: Debating its existence and impact. This election means you've not gotten anywhere, girl, blogs one frustrated woman. Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan jumps in calling the sexism charge Sissy blame gaming. The media center which doesn't endorse a specific candidate has put together a greatest hits video called "Sexism Sells."

VOICE: She was calm, she was charming, her haired, cosmetic, her hair looked great.

VOICE: When she comes on television, I involuntarily cross my legs.

REPORTER: Wow, extreme examples to be sure, but --

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop, stop. Extreme examples to be sure? Her hair looks great? How many comments did we have on Mitt Romney? How many comments did you hear on Mitt Romney's hair, it's never out of place? That's not an extreme comment. People have been talking about her hair forever because she changes it all the time. Just like people talked about Mitt Romney's hair. Just like people talked about John Edwards' hair. Was it sexist when you talk about John Edwards' hair?

REPORTER: We did some digging ourselves and came up with more.

MATTHEWS: Is it smart politics for Republicans to demonize Hillary Clinton?

VOICE: Is being covered by -- there we go.

GLENN: Wait, wait, wait, wait, stop. Could you go back to that Chris Matthews demonizing comment? Play that again. Did he say the Republicans or the Democrats? Go ahead.

REPORTER: Digging ourselves and came up with more.

MATTHEWS: Is it smart politics for Republicans to demonize Hillary Clinton?

GLENN: Stop. Can I tell you something? The Republicans are not engaged in this anymore. The Republicans, most -- I don't know about you, but are you following, are you really watching this? I mean, you're watching it because you're like, okay, well, I've got to pay attention because I've got to see what these people are really all about. But nobody's out there -- the people who are demonizing Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the most part are the Democrats because they're in the -- they're in the battle. Right now that's not happening. Right now it's not happening with the Republicans, generally speaking. I mean, I talk about it. You know, I talk about Barack Obama. I talk about Hillary Clinton. I'm doing it now. But we're not the ones leading this. We're not the ones blogging -- do you know anybody that's blogging right now about Hillary Clinton and sexism? "Oh, well, she's just, she's a racist. No, no, he's a sexist." Do you know anybody that's doing that?

VOICE: About the one thing we learned about the Bobbitt case is there's a great deal of resentment. That's why Oprah's huge. Women are angry. I'm serious.

REPORTER: Is that stuff sexist, funny or really bad taste? We asked Chris Matthews and Tucker Carlson if they wanted to talk about it. The only personality, though, who manned up to talk about his words with us, radio and TV host Glenn Beck.

I'm going to show you some examples. One thing you said -- don't get nervous.

GLENN: She's a stereotypical bitch. You know what I mean? She's a stereotypical nagging... you know what I mean?

VOICE: Do you know what I mean?

REPORTER: What did you mean?

GLENN: We were watching one of her interviews or whatever she was doing, a speech. And she had that tone of voice. She just sounds like -- I can't listen because it sounds like my wife saying, "Take out the garbage."

REPORTER: But what about the B word? Is that okay to use? Do you think I should say it? I don't want to say it. I don't like it.

GLENN: No, you know what? Here's the thing. Calling her that, no. I don't think I'd call her that. Hope I've never called her that. Saying, sounds like the stereotypical -- probably a better word was nag.

REPORTER: One of the problems is sexism is hard to define. The virtue of name-calling, if you will, or slurs like "Iron my shirt" is that sexists are so obvious. But what about the very saying, Hillary's crackling, Hillary nutcracker, her legs lined with spikes? In the bigger picture even Obama supporters like leading feminist Naomi Wolf is feeling unfair pressure but she thinks it's self-defeating for the candidate to talk about it.

VOICE: When you're saying I want to be President of the United States of America, what you also have to be telling the American people is "I can handle anything" and you can't expect fairness.

REPORTER: And on that point the feminists and the provocateur agree.

GLENN: Hold on just one second. The provocateur. This is when I held up the Hillary Clinton nutcracker and I held it up right to the camera and this is what I said.

GLENN: If I'm Hillary Clinton, instead of saying sexist, sexist, sexist, I walk on stage and go, "You're damn right." That's what I want from the President of the United States.

REPORTER: This is such a divisive issue. Even at Good Morning America we've had heated debates sometimes accompanied by surprise blasts.

GLENN: Stop. This is not a divisive issue, because Claire said that to me. Claire Shipman when she was doing the report, she said, "You know, we've had these arguments at the office" and I'm thinking to myself, boy, get a life. People at the office, you are having these arguments? This is a manufactured argument. Do you know any real person, and I mean this sincerely, do you know any real person that really, truly believes that Hillary Clinton is losing because she's a woman? She's not. She's losing because Barack Obama seems to be a better candidate. When I say "Seems to be," he's not a better candidate but he's the cool candidate. And in our American Idol world, that's what people are going for, "Let me be Simon." "Oh, dreadful. I don't think you're going to make it."

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

Watch the video clip below to hear why Tulsi took a stand for female athletes:


Watch the full interview with Tulsi Gabbard here.

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Later this week, former President Trump will attend CPAC and give his first major policy appearance since leaving office. Sources close to the President reveal he will focus on "the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement."

The future of the GOP is a question that demands real discussion before elections in 2022 and 2024. Right now, I can see three possible answers for how you act:

  1. Those in power and senior positions will ignore the reasons behind Donald Trump winning in 2016. They will be vindicated in their minds because they outlasted him, as they view DC as a job for life. These leaders will go back to business as usual and seek forgiveness from the left, hoping for unity and acceptance in the future.
  2. The second outcome is another section of the party that is understandably very angry over the left's Presidents treatment. They still support and believe in Trump. They think it's time to take off the gloves and treat Biden/the left exactly how they treated Trump.
  3. The few policy positions offered in public will be centered solely around opposing the left. They will also make the case how the left suck, are dangerous, and how you need them in power. The next four years are merely a countdown for Trump to run again and right the wrong of 2020.
  4. The third outcome is very similar to the second, but with one key difference. While they appreciate everything Trump accomplished while in office, they feel it's time to unite behind another candidate.
Question

Which of these three positions will work best for the American people? Which helps built a political base for elections in both 2022 and 2024?

If you seek to help save America, it is critical to do some soul searching. Whether you love or hate him, Donald Trump got 75 million votes and made advancements in key demographics. What did he do well that you can develop further? In what areas was he poor, and how can you improve?

I want to raise six principled points everyone on the right should be forced to consider in the run-up to 2024.

1 - Understanding American Exceptionalism

FACT: America is an exceptional nation. If you read enough of world history, you will find ample evidence that America acted in ways that made it unique and significantly different from other countries in the past and modern times. These reasons must be understood and promoted through the culture and body politic.

One of those reasons is the layout of your Declaration of Independence. If you look around politics today, you will see people on all political sides telling you what they hate, why the other side is the enemy, and how they must be defeated.

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also made that case against the English when he listed 27 grievances against the King. So how is the layout key? It took Jefferson 357 words to get to those grievances. Your Declaration is your mission statement: it tells everyone in the world what America aspires to be. It states the belief that all were created equal, all had certain rights that come directly from God, and that it is the government's job to protect rights -- not give people rights.

The left is successfully painting everyone on the right to be a terrorist who enjoyed the Capitol Hill riots. If you ever want to win another election, it will be critical to explain what you stand for to the American people.

After all, ask yourself which makes you the most passionate to vote - removing someone from office or voting for a vision and change you believe in?

2 - The Constitution

Is there a better place to start this vision than the Constitution? Yes, it is mostly ignored today by those in power and is only referenced by politicians and media when it fits a narrative.

The Constitution is a beautiful and complex document but is primarily based on a straightforward principle. The government should be extremely limited in its power, but it should be as close to the people as possible where there is a clear need for government. Who can argue with this principle?

Who wants someone they have never met, dictating how they live their life?

This is why the Constitution grants the President no real power, and gives Congress 18 clauses of power, listed under Article 1, Section 8. Any and every power not mentioned there belongs at the state level.

3 - Finances

The power structure in DC has changed many times over the last twenty years, with both parties having the opportunity to rule the different federal branches. There have been two periods where one party controlled all the power in DC:

  • 2008-2010: Obama / Dem
  • 2016-2018: Trump / GOP

Despite these changes, your government continually grows, you continue to spend money you don't have, and in ten out of the last thirteen years, you have added over $1,000,000,000,000 to your national debt, which now sits just under $28 trillion. Does this seem sustainable to you? Of course not, but sadly your finances only get worse.

America has revenue of over $3.2 trillion every year, yet DC has not passed a budget since 2008. Can you imagine any business running that way? Do you think Apple, Amazon, or Disney have a budget? It is time to get America on a path to financial sustainability, work towards a balanced budget, and explain to the American people how you will achieve it.

4 - Taxes

Do you remember discussing taxes during the Tea Party?

We used to make the simple moral case to the American people: any money you earn is yours, you should use it to plan your life, and the government has no right to take it from you. This was so successful around 2012 that Herman Cain ran for President with one primary policy: the 9-9-9 plan.

If America is to return to prosperity after Covid, lower taxes and a simpler tax code must be a central theme.

5 - Cutting Government

Look at the size of the US government in 2021. Are you happy? Can you name the numerous departments? Is it now the freedom-loving Americans' position that agencies like Education, Energy, EPA, and Commerce are constitutional bodies of government and are well-run?

How about the IRS, which targeted Tea-Party groups under President Obama? Do they deserve support, or is it time to start sharing a vision of the departments that should be abolished?

This principle used to be a big part of the Conservative platform. It played a massive role in 2012 when Rick Perry ran for President. His campaign was destroyed in 45 short seconds when he could not remember the three agencies he would abolish.

Maybe it's time to refresh this debate but change the parameters. How about we discuss the agencies that should be kept?

6 - Bill of Rights

Today, the Bill of Rights is under constant attack. The far-left/woke mob hates free speech, and they seek to cancel anyone with an opposing view. However, the attacks on the Bill of Rights don't always come from the left.

America has a second amendment that guarantees you the right to bear arms. The last time the GOP held both houses of Congress and the Presidency, they banned bump stocks - but who really NEEDS a bump stock?

As the years have passed, some have admitted they are open to red flag laws. Is this still the case?

While the second amendment may be under attack, it is clear the fourth amendment is dead. Regardless of which party holds power in DC, the NSA is given continuous ability to spy on Americans. The simple, principled case from Rand Paul of "get a warrant" always falls on deaf ears.

The Bill of Rights should be a unifying document for most Americans, as the principles are self-evident and a significant part of any freedom platform going forward.

Conclusion

America will face significant challenges over the coming years. As the government continues to grow, the far left get more hostile, and central planners seek a great reset. If you share my concern, then now is the time to forget our tribes and ignore the debate on who should be President in 2024.

It's time to work hard to build a platform by raising a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. We must share a clear vision to the American people of a bright future where they are free, prosperous, and can pursue their happiness.

When the platform is built and successful, people can identify the best candidate to run in 2024.

"First, you win the argument, and then you win the election." — Margaret Thatcher

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is under fire for questioning President Joe Biden's nominee for an assistant health secretary position, Dr. Rachel Levine, about her alleged support for giving children puberty blockers and sex-change surgeries.

During a confirmation hearing Thursday, Paul pointedly asked Levine, who is a transgender woman, about her support for allowing children to change their sex, and whether she believes children are capable of making such life-altering decisions.

Levine evaded the question, answering instead with a vague statement about the complexities of transgender medicine, which she would again reiterate for Paul's subsequent questions.

Watch a video clip of the confirmation hearing here.

Predictably, Paul has been labeled "transphobic" and accused of trying to derail Levine with "transphobic misinformation" by the leftist media.

On the Glenn Beck Radio Program Friday, Paul said his questioning Levine had nothing to do with who she is or the fact that she is a transgender adult, but was about the question of gender changes for children.

"The interesting thing is, none of it was directed towards her personally or who she is. It was directed towards the question of whether children can consent. And this is an intellectual question. It's not an inflammatory question. It's a question of serious consequences," he explained. "Most people would argue that children can't really make an informed consent. You know, we have laws against a man having sex with a 12-year-old, even if the 12-year-old says 'yes', because we don't think a 12-year-old is capable of consenting. They just aren't old enough to make the decision."

Paul went on to add, "I guess the danger is, you have to have some chutzpah. You have to have some guts, some courage to stand up because it is a culture out there where ... everybody is saying I made transphobic comments yesterday. All I did was ask whether a minor could consent to this kind of dramatic surgery. Nothing I ever said was hateful. I said nothing hateful about these people. I said nothing hateful about adults who choose to do this. But the culture is out there is so strong that so many in office are afraid to speak out. And it's getting worse.

"There's a handful of us that will speak out in the Senate. There's a handful in the House, and we just have to grow our ranks. But we have to resist or it just will roll over us. And we'll live in this terrible cancel culture world where nobody speaks out, and everybody is afraid to say anything."

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