Glenn Beck: Thank You, California


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Here's the one thing: The voters have finally decided that it's time for the spending-addicted government to check into rehab.

In California, Democrats and Republicans alike have taken a stand and rejected out of control government spending and let me tell you something: If California is getting sick of spending and higher taxes, then the rest of the country must be really sick of it.

Wednesday's special election was the second victory for those who went to the tea parties. I'll explain in a minute, but first I want to look at the results, which made a strong statement to the politicians whose policies have led to a $21 billion deficit for the state.

Those on the "yes" side of Wednesday's election spent three times more money on ads than those who were opposed to it — yet all but one of the ballot propositions went down by about a two-to-one margin.

For once, principles actually trumped politics.

But the results are even more striking than those numbers indicate. Not one county — not even Los Angeles County — supported raising taxes by an estimated $16 billion. The one measure that did pass was stopping lawmakers from getting pay raises (above the $116-212,000 they currently make), with about three out of four people voting for it.

Governor Schwarzenegger attempted a huge bluff by saying that firefighters, police and teachers would lose their jobs and rapists would be roaming the streets and all Californian children would become retarded.

Californians weren't buying it; they called his bluff and the governor folded.

Meanwhile, the 77 percent of Californians who didn't vote (compare that to 79 percent who did vote in the presidential election) sent another message: A lot of people believe their vote is worthless or, better yet, doesn't really count.

Take Proposition 8 for example: The court opened the issue up to the people, who promptly voted it down; the court opened it up again — this time they tried re-wording it — and it got voted down again. Yet now it's back in California Supreme Court and the reports are that Prop 8 is on it's way to being overturned.

You'd think that with all the focus groups and opinion polls politicians take, they'd be a little closer to the pulse of America and sporting more than an approval rating in the teens.

The arrogance is amazing. They really don't care what you think. Even when you vote for something twice, they think it was just because they mis-worded. "Could the public really be this dumb?" they think to themselves.

As Thomas Jefferson famously said, "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

The government doesn't fear anyone now, but I think the politicians in California are in for a rude awakening: They're ignoring the will of the people and history has shown that that always has consequences.

Thank you, voters of California, for standing up to an out-of-control government. This might be the first and only time I ever say this, but here's hoping the rest of the country follows your lead.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

"I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I am worn out. I am fed up!" Glenn said during his opening monologue. "I've had enough. I am tired of exposing corruption, doing our homework, even going overseas and having documents translated to make sure they're exactly right, [and] presenting the evidence ... except, once we expose it, nothing happens. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody pays for a damn thing any more!"

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