Glenn Beck: Liberal supermajority?


A liberal supermajority?

VOICE: Electoral votes, control of the Senate, popular vote count, the latest polls, control of the house, up-to-the-minute rumors and falsehoods, fancy buzzwords and more. It's a political geek election report on the Glenn Beck program.

STU: Well, Glenn, there's -- we need to look forward, we're looking back a little bit today.

GLENN: Oh, I love that.

STU: Remember back in -- remember Paul Olson tragically passed away and they had his Memorial service turned into like a Democratic campaign fundraising event. It was a big story back in the day.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Well, when that happened, Jesse Ventura was the government of Minnesota and he decided, he was so turned off by all of that, instead of appointing another Democrat, he appointed an Independent. This is going back a little ways, but it leads us to today. We're talking about the control of the Senate a lot. The guy he put into office.

GLENN: Appointed.

STU: Yeah, appointed, was Barkley. He was an independent third independent guy, you know Ventura was big on that. That guy who served only a month or two is now back and he's running for senator right now and is pulling 18% of the vote in the Minnesota Senate race which Franken, Al Franken, yes, that Al Franken leads by one point over Norm Coleman. So you're talking about these are all very important and very tight races. 18% going to a third party. Could be a complete nightmare if you actually care about control of the Senate.

GLENN: Can I, can I tell you something? Listen. I mean, Stu, if I would have said to you that the most liberal senator in all of congress would be President, the number three guy, liberal scale, will be the vice president, Nancy Pelosi will be running the House, the House will be overwhelmingly Democratic and not just Democrats, unlike any Democrat you've ever seen. We're talking the left. Then the Senate will not have a filibuster and it will be run by Harry Reid. And sitting as a senator will be Al Franken.

STU: Yeah, I would say that Jacques Chirac will come here and be the conservative alternative to that situation.

GLENN: It's absolutely unbelievable what we're headed for.

STU: It is, but we do have some hope here. The moment of hope today, Glenn, is that if you look at the national polls, they are continue to go tighten. Obama is clearly now off of his biggest lead from last week and it looks like while McCain didn't exactly dominate the debate, he lost most of the post-debate polls.

GLENN: Of course.

STU: He certainly -- which happens, by the way, every single time. Republicans never win those debate polls. But he was able to make the base at least convinced again to be happy to vote for him, which is increasing his enthusiasm. So some of the people who are saying they didn't know are now back in the McCain camp, which is positive, all right? So we have two, as you know, two states that we call 100% accuracy every single day on the geek report.

Today we call South Carolina for John McCain. Congratulations, South Carolina. And Oregon for Barack Obama in our plan to give the bigger states as much as possible to McCain so it looks like he's winning. Now John McCain leads the electoral vote count 87-41.

Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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