Glenn Beck: Analogy of the Year


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CALLER: Can I say one more thing?

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: When Barbara Walters looks at you with just nothing but contempt, I want you to know and I want you to feel like the Verizon commercial and realize that we're standing there right behind you and she's really truly staring at us. It's not and you are getting through, and I can't imagine. If I was to quote/unquote do you to one of my friends and I was to try to pretend to be Glenn Beck, what I would do, you know, the way that I would try to, you know, get you would be that I would say, really? And so you are just simply asking the question, you are asking people to, you know, come on, are we all cool with this? Is this okay? And so Barbara Walters is just angry as she can possibly be because you have the I got the word, but anyway, the temerity to question just the status quo. I mean, she's just bitterly angry at you for that? I don't understand.

GLENN: Well, you know, Jason, I thank you for that and I appreciate it and I really do appreciate it. The best advice given to me just recently was just keep asking questions. Just keep asking questions.

I was talking to somebody late last night and we were talking about the ACORN thing and I said, this whole thing is going to fall apart. The whole thing, all of this is going to fall apart. At the point that I can show people and I can't do it yet. At the point where I can show you this, this and this is going on, I can prove that these things are going on, which answers this nagging feeling that you have here, here and here in society, why are we spending so much money? Why is this happening? Why is no one paying attention to this? Why is the media avoiding? Why is Washington not doing anything about it? What do they get out of it? Those are the questions that everybody is asking. Something's wrong. When the answer is finally apparent, there's going to come a time to where and I'm beginning to feel it now, not just there but on other things. I have had these moments recently where I've said, oh, my gosh. Now, I haven't shared some of the things with you that I'm on the track on because I don't want to I don't even want to tip my hand in case they're wrong. I want to make sure they're right. And I have I mean, I had a meeting, a pretty big meeting yesterday just trying to find out who I can turn to that is just so buttoned up. I don't want to go to somebody I want somebody working with me that is that challenges me on absolutely everything, goes into this saying, "There's no way this is true" but is willing to look and really honestly doesn't have a problem with being wrong. Because I don't have a problem with being wrong. I'm not going to bring you something that is wrong, not on some of the things that I'm working on now. I'm just not willing to do it. I'm willing one of the things I'm willing to say, you know, I think this might be... not on this. But as things are starting to become more and more clear to me, I realize that if I can just show you in a clear way with evidence what's going to happen is the country will look at it because it will ring true with your gut, if you still believe in the truth, no matter whose truth it is, you will look at it and go, oh, my gosh, and then it's over. It's lights out. And I think we're getting there because there's going to be more and more pressure on the outside and there's more there's going to be more and more truth out there. And as those two things grow, like again with Craig T. Nelson. With people starting to say, you know what, I want none of this, it's going to escalate things. And when things escalate on both sides and this is why I've said no violence, nothing stupid, be very careful who you get information from, be very careful on what you do. If you think of, "I'm just, I'll start the ball rolling. I grab my gun..." you are going to discredit everything you think you stand for. Where somebody, when the going gets tough, that's when somebody makes a mistake. And my guess is they make it first because this is so big, so out of control, they are going to make a mistake. They already have. They just don't know it yet, and you don't, either. But it's coming. And it will just collapse on its own weight.

STU: I've got to say this caller I think has the analogy of the year because that Verizon commercial is exactly, it's such a great analogy because, you know, you talk about, you know, you're out here, you're on TV, you are saying all these things and there's all these people behind you, which is I think the way he meant it. But to go further on it, you could sit here and run your mouth on the phone all day. But if the Verizon people aren't there making it work, it doesn't mean anything. You are talking to yourself.

GLENN: Gosh.

STU: It's such a great analogy.

GLENN: You know, Stu, I was going to ask you, I woke up in the middle of the night last week and, my gosh, blubbering Glenn is here because sometimes things just click and I don't know why and they bother me for a long time. It just clicked. Woke up last week, last weekend, middle of the night. Clear, clear as a bell on a theory of support and foundations and I'm like, what am I supposed to what is that all about? You just, you just said it. What I woke up with was when you get up on a ladder, you make sure that the ladder is open all the way and those little arms inside are down and that way you can reach higher, okay? But if you really have to go up, what you need to do is you want to have people like you that are holding onto each corner of that ladder and holding on and bracing that ladder and you want to make sure that they really understand what's going on so you can climb up and get to the top, you know what I mean? That's our society right now. And the corners, the ladder that we're climbing on is the Constitution. The ladder that we're using to climb up above everything else is the Constitution, but not enough people have used it. Not enough people have even experienced it, and others have just been closing it slowly. You have to know what it is. You have to, when you pull that ladder out, you need to say, "Okay, wait a minute, hang on, how do we use this again?" Pull it all the way open and lock those things into place. You need to do that. But then you need to get some other friends and talk to them and say, "Okay, you know what this is? Okay, and I'm going to come up here but it's going to get shaky. Can you just hold this down?" We all work together but we all have to educate each other. We all have to be in this together. If we can hold the ladder, if we can understand it, find it, understand it, unfold it, lock it into place and then each of us work together to make sure we hold it into place, we're going to be able to do amazing things, amazing things. Wow, thanks, Stu. I thought of that this morning on the way in. What the hell was that ladder thing for? Thank you for jarring that. And thanks to the caller who did that, too.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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