Glenn Beck: Political Geek Update


GLENN: Well, before we get to the election report, I just want to welcome back to the family of man -- I mean, assuming that I'm the man -- WTAM in Cleveland, Ohio. Man, Cleveland, it is great to be back with ya. We want to thank just one of the best radio stations in America, WTAM and Ray Davis for being with us every step of the way and we are so glad to be back with you in Cleveland. Can't wait to hear from you and can't wait to see you coming in a few weeks, what is it, three weeks before we -- we've never done this before. Before we come to town and give you our new stage show, and I can't believe that the stage -- today is our first day back on the air in Cleveland, Ohio, on WTAM and the stage show, the Christmas Sweater, is almost sold out in Cleveland already, but it's incredible and we are so grateful that you're with us again. Thank you so much for listening. We'll get back into the swing of things here but first let me reintroduce you to Stu, our executive producer who is looking at the election.

STU: Yeah, with news like returning to WTAM, who cares whether we turn into a socialist state in about six weeks.

GLENN: At least Cleveland can tell us what it's like.

STU: Well, the national polls are all over the place, Glenn, right now, ranging between Obama plus 2 and Obama plus 13. But McCain's best polling day in swing states happened over the weekend in quite a while actually. This is before the revelation that Barack Obama is running upon a platform to eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs in an industry that supplies half our power. So --

GLENN: Unbelievable. How do they sit on this?

STU: Glenn, doesn't this make his tire gauge idea sound brilliant in comparison?

GLENN: Oh, yeah, absolutely does.

STU: I mean, this is -- I can't even take it. Anyway, this, of course, follows the no coal plants in America thing from Joe Biden that we played and also, don't forget Harry Reid, leader of the Senate, with "Coal makes us sick and it's ruining our world and ruining our country." So this is a pretty consistent message from the Democratic party at this point. But the polls are coming in this way. In Colorado down by 5, Florida McCain is down 2, Indiana up 2, Missouri up 1, Nevada down 5, North Carolina up 3, Ohio down 2 -- Cleveland -- Pennsylvania is actually close now to 6. Everyone was making fun of them for campaigning there all the time and now they have closed 6, basically cut the lead in half and Virginia they are down 4 right now. So it's getting closer and closer.

GLENN: You know, this coal thing should make a huge difference in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. It may be too late just because of all the advance voting. I read a story in how the lines were six hours long and guess who that discourages. Older voters. Younger voters are willing to stand in line. Older voters are hearing, "The line is how long? I can't stand there for six hours." I mean, it's amazing. You want to talk about disenfranchising votes, there it is, gang. How about that one.

Hope, hope, hope, hope, I'm ready for hope.

STU: It's getting more and more hopeful, Glenn.

GLENN: I'm feeling it.

STU: We look at the Senate and our march to the Republicans having, I don't know, 41 seats we hope. There's four must-win states for the Republicans. Three of four of them now are showing 5-point leads on the Republican side, which is important, and the other one is pretty darn close in Georgia with Saxby Chambliss, the senator with the greatest name in history. So honestly --

GLENN: Let me ask you this, Stu.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: How long do you think we're on the air tomorrow? Because tomorrow night we do an Insider special broadcast just for radio because I no longer have a job, you know, on television and I'm holding onto this one by a thread, but so we're going on the Internet tomorrow at 6:00 Eastern time for the Insiders. How long do you think we're on? Do you think we're off by 7:05?

STU: Well, I think the Senate will go late into the night but listen to. This these are the states that close by 7:00. Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia. You could definitely make the case.

GLENN: You could call it.

STU: You could make the case right there. Obviously he is going to lose Vermont but if he doesn't sweep every one of those other states, it could be over at 7:00. They are not going to call them all right then but I mean, that's how fast it could be over presidential election-wise but I think the Senate's going to be quite a bit closer and should go late into the night.

GLENN: All right, let's call some states.

STU: Well, WTAM has missed out on a lot of this. So I have to explain. We call two states every day with 100% accuracy. Never have any of these states ever been proven wrong.

GLENN: We don't know until tomorrow!

STU: I don't know. It's a minuscule detail. Today we call New Jersey for Obama and Arizona for John McCain, the fact that it's very, very close there and John McCain leads now in our electoral vote count, 149 to 135.

Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

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The Biden administration was recently caught lying about the White House dog, Major, and his history of biting Secret Service agents, according to newly released emails.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn argued that, if the current administration is willing to lie about something so meaningless to the American people, what else are they willing to lie about? For instance, the State Department claims that there are only about 200 American citizens left in Afghanistan who want to be evacuated. But Glenn has heard very different reports from people on the ground. Is it safe to assume they're currently lying to us about all kinds of things — from the "new and improved" Taliban, to the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan?

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Tonight on "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck outlines everything that led up to the chaos in Kabul in a blow-by-blow takedown that SHOULD lead to massive resignations within the Biden administration and top military brass. Americans died. Americans are – TO THIS DAY – still stranded, and it is ALL on President Joe Biden.

Glenn interviews The Nazarene Fund's Rudy Atallah who gives an update on the total rescue numbers and details the obstacles he's had to overcome with the State Department. He explains why he believes they are thwarting private sector rescue efforts and says the numbers of Americans begging to be rescued are in the thousands — not hundreds — and "will exceed any number that has come out of Jen Psaki's mouth." While The Nazarene Fund rescue efforts continue in a more perilous Afghanistan, Rudy reveals another terrifying obstacle: Chinese and Russians resources deployed to assist the Taliban in rounding up church leaders, women, journalists, and lawyers who put terrorists away.

Glenn also interviews Tim Kennedy, an Afghanistan war veteran and president of Sheepdog Response who partnered with SaveOurAllies.org to sneak past the Taliban and bring thousands to safety. He details the moment the bomb went off when he was on the ground at the Kabul airport and addresses the Taliban kill list. "They will kill babies, execute women, and cut your tongue out. That's just the G-rated stuff."

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray ripped into President Joe Biden's latest speech in which our commander in chief touted the Afghanistan withdrawal as an "extraordinary success" that was "designed to save American lives" — despite the loss of 13 of America's finest, our military equipment in the hands of our enemies, and scores of Americans and allies still trapped in Afghanistan.

"This was not a success by any stretch of the imagination and people need to be held accountable," Glenn asserted. "Because if this is allowed to stand, and these people are just allowed to continue on with no ramifications, you don't not want to see what our military will turn into. I am telling you now, we will become the darkest force ever, ever to walk the earth. With our technology, and our resources, with our fighting machines that soon can be run robotically, we will make the Nazis look like rookies ... this must not continue!"

Glenn then played a video clip from the speech in which President Biden claimed that the "Taliban has made public commitments, broadcast on television and radio across Afghanistan, on safe passage for anyone wanting to leave, including those who worked alongside Americans."

"Anyone who says, 'Oh, they're going to let them through their checkpoint,' doesn't know their ass from their elbow!" Glenn responded. "They have no idea what is going on, or they are lying. So, Mr. President, which one is it? Do you not really know what's going on? If so, the 25th Amendment should be invoked. If you do know what's going on, then you should be impeached for lying to the American people on such a grand scale, it's staggering!"

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