Glenn Beck: What Would 'Sully' Do?




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Here's the one thing: There's a lesson we can teach our kids in three big stories in the news: President Obama's dwindling Cabinet picks, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and the pilot who parked the plane in the river.

In the same day, Tom Daschle withdrew his name as Obama’s pick for health and human services as did the woman who was supposed to be chief performance officer -- both for tax problems.

Phelps won a bunch of gold medals in the Olympics, yet he's already had a DUI and there's a picture of him smoking pot out of a bong.

While everyone makes mistakes, including me, is there anyone in public life trying to hold themselves to a higher standard?

Why are we in this mess? Because no one thinks their actions matter.

Whether they serve or not, the damage is already done by all these Cabinet picks. As for the ones who are in, because they were too big to fail, they are setting a poor example.

In Phelps's case, they say it doesn't matter what you do in your personal life, just keep performing. That's a lie.

Then we go to our third story: "Sully" is an actual hero, because he was able to safely land a plane on the Hudson River, saving everybody and doing something no one else has ever done before. A couple weeks after that miracle, while no one else was watching, he quietly calls the library to apologize that he can't return a book, since it's in the hold of the plane.

Nobody would have said a word if he didn't return this book and nobody would even know because he didn't hold a press conference or beat his chest about it. He's a hero. But "Sully" knows that things matter the most when no one is looking. The guy is still striving to be a better person and do the right thing. He doesn't even need to read the book, because he's already living it. The subject of the book? Professional ethics.

"Sully" is the guy who we should have as our treasury secretary, because he knows how to handle a crisis and acts ethically when no one is watching. All the other stuff he can learn on the job.

Maybe the standard of "What Would Jesus Do?" is too high, because Jesus is perfect. We're not and everyone makes mistakes.

Maybe we should all wear bracelets that say, "What Would 'Sully' Do?"

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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