Glenn calls the election




Stu's "selective" electoral map shows McCain with a huge lead. Glenn isn't quite as optimistic...

STU: Yes, that's right, time for the political geek update. Yesterday we had a report that McCain was abandoning Iowa, Colorado, New Mexico. A new report today says he is doing the same, at least cutting spending in Wisconsin and New Hampshire as well. All of these supposedly because McCain thinks he can win Pennsylvania despite being down as much in Pennsylvania as most of those other states if not more. Also if these reports are right, he's lowering spending or abandoning these issues altogether, states altogether. He's dumping 35 electoral votes to win 21, which sounds like a 2007 Tampa Bay race strategy rather than a 2008 Tampa Bay race strategy. I know you understand that reference, Glenn. Right now we're taking everything at face value. This is where we stand. Obama has 364 electoral votes, meaning somehow McCain needs to pick up 95 by flipping states he's currently behind in. Where does he get them? Well, there's a group of states that are definitely possible for him to win without anything dramatic happening.

GLENN: You know, Stu, will you do me a favor?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Stop talking about the presidential election. Tomorrow start talking about the states. We need to look at the states and we need to look at the Senate for filibuster. I want to start drilling down on that. I think America has made her decision. You know, I hope I'm wrong on that but I just have a feeling with the TV ratings now plummeting after the last debate, I just think that America's like, "Okay, I feel comfortable enough with Barack Obama." So now what is going to happen in the states? Do we have any real Blue Dog Democrats that are going to be elected to the Senate, that are a chance of a filibuster against crazy things? Are there states where it's close, where if people focus their energy in the states, they would be able to help the Senate?

STU: Yeah, sure, we can do it on the Senate update and everything tomorrow. Would you like me to at least give you --

GLENN: You go ahead and call your states.

STU: All right. Call -- we'll skip to calling the states here today, Glenn. Glenn's not interested in -- he's called the election. We're all set.

The Glenn Beck program can now announce the winner of the presidential campaign. Barack Obama is the next President of the United States. He's defeated John McCain.

GLENN: This is not -- no, no, this is not --

STU: Glenn Beck has announced --

GLENN: This is not helpful.

STU: Apparently all votes will now go to Barack Obama.

GLENN: The one thing that I have said on this whole campaign is don't ever call this one out until it's out. Don't ever, ever call this one over until it's over. But you know what? Let's -- just like John McCain says, you know what, let's focus on some states and let's pool our resources. You know what, let's try to focus on those close races, especially in the Senate where there's a chance of a filibuster.

STU: Yeah. Actually, Glenn, we are on top of that. We've been lining up senators and we'll be talking to senators in the close races because there are about a good, I don't know, almost dozen races that are vital that are coming up, some of them very, very close. So we'll be talking to senators in the next couple of days. By the way, in case you care, my states I'm calling today, Minnesota for Barack Obama and Mississippi for John McCain. Our total electoral vote count with the exception of Glenn calling the election already because it doesn't really matter, 98-55 for John McCain.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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