Glenn Beck: Another cheating politician

GLENN: You know what my problem is? My problem is I'm way too optimistic. That's my problem. Everybody's like, "Oh, Glenn Beck, he's such a downer." Really? I'm too optimistic. Luckily Mark Sanford has come through and cured me of my optimism. Even though I have said we should throw all of the bums out, I secretly had this crazy hope that .00002% of politicians are actually good and decent human beings. No more. No more. I don't -- I'm cured. I'm cured. Fool me once, you know, shame on you. Fool me 145 million times, you know, I -- shame on me. Shame on me. You might think you have a good politician, because everybody does. Everybody's like, oh, yeah, but my guy -- well, no, not everybody. I live in Connecticut. We know. We got Chris Dodd. Hello! Is it possible, is it possible that you have a good politician representing you? I guess. I guess, but I mean, honestly, we've got to stop playing this game. The gods are just against us winning this game. Since everybody on the left is always, you know, whining if I use a Nazi reference, let me just try out just for a second here. If you're in Nazi, Germany, you're in the middle of the war and you have a vanload of Jews and you're trying to smuggle them out to safety, do you walk up to the nearest Nazi house and ask him to protect the Jews for you just for a little while? Of course not! Now, it's true that it is possible that you could get lucky enough to wind up knocking on the door of, you know, Oscar Schindler, but there's a pretty good shot you're not that lucky. Look how bad our options are in the situations like this. It's either believe the politician or believe the media. I think I'm going to hang myself. Of course, if Mark Sanford, you know, were in Argentina curing cancer in infants, the media would have reported the story exactly the same way. "He was with a girl, an underage girl. He was curing infants!" But this is the lesson to take from this. You might win the lottery if you buy a ticket but most likely, just like me, you're a big fat loser. But you still have better odds at winning that lottery than believing a politician is a good person and actually having them be a good person. Oh, why have I been cursed with this overwhelming optimism?


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Mark Sanford, I don't ever want to see you again. I don't want you to show up on my television, I don't -- I mean, I don't condemn you, I don't -- you know, everybody makes mistakes, everybody has problems, you know. Some of us aren't stupid enough to go to Argentina and think we can get away with it. I mean, I don't even begin to understand you. I don't even begin to understand you. I understand self-destructive. Believe me, brother, I've been there. I understand self-destructive behavior, I get it. But you know what? Don't even apply for the job because we've got enough self-destructive people around us, you know, helping us on the road of -- I mean, they're practically wiring bombs right now. They're practically -- you know, it's like our politicians are just doing -- wiring financial bombs everywhere. Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and Barack Obama and George Bush and the Republican Party and prescription drugs Part D and the border. It's just like, gee, hang on just a second; do we fasten the red wire or the yellow wire? You're supposed to be cutting the wires! So don't -- please, I don't need anybody else. We got plenty of dirtbags. We got plenty of people we can't trust. May I just beg the audience to please tell me that character does matter, please? "Well, Glenn, he's the best guy. He has the most potential. He has..." is he too big to fail? Nope. Nope. Buh-bye. Sayonara. I should have known. Do we happen to have the tape of Senator DeMint?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: I asked Senator DeMint two days ago, I said, would you vouch for his character? And Senator DeMint said... "I don't think I can vouch for his character. I mean..." he said, can anyone really vouch for someone else's character? Uh, yeah. Yeah, you can. I mean, sure, we don't know, you know, everything but yeah, pretty much. But he followed it with, can anybody really vouch for somebody's character? But let me just say this, "Mark and I are good, good friends." I mean, if you are good, good friends, yeah, I think you can vouch for somebody's character. And I just went, "Oh, okay. All right. Back in a minute." We went into commercial break and I looked at everybody. I looked at Oscar who is, he's on camera number 1 and I looked at Oscar and I said, "There's trouble there, huh? Don't you think?" He said, oh, yes.

STU: That was my turning point. I was down at the bookstore for the stupid bit we did the other day on the television show and I'm listening to this in my ear and I hear you ask this question and, you know, sometimes there's questions in these interviews that you have to ask the guys from South Carolina, you've got to ask it, but you find of feel like you know what the response is going to be. He's just going to be like, oh, yeah, he's a great guy, this is all media. I mean, you know -- 

GLENN: Well, I asked him two questions. I asked him two questions. I said, is this the media just going after this guy? And he's like, you know, well, you know... and he gave the typical answer to it. But the key on that question was the follow of, "Can you vouch for his character?"

STU: Because that, I was honestly expecting him to go, you know what, yes, he's a great guy. We all have things, I don't know everything about him, but he's a great guy." I expected something forceful enough to just -- I mean, these are two guys that in public life believe the, almost the exact same things.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: They are both really strong conservatives.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: You'd figure they would be close.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: And he's like, well, I mean, you know, I don't know that we can vouch for someone's character but, you know...

GLENN: "I don't know. I don't know."

STU: That was my moment of change with that because as soon -- up to that point it didn't seem like they had anything substantial. It was just a bunch of sort of hearsay and bad PR response from their staff, which is understandable now.

GLENN: Can we -- can I just ask a question? Is there anyone within the sound of my voice that is serving or wants to serve that isn't a total dirt bag? I'm just, I'm -- you know, I'm willing to take, "All right, I've got a ton of parking tickets." Just not a dirt bag. An idiot or -- I don't know. Is it arrogance or idiocy? That this guy thought he could get away. He was -- do we have his love letters? We've got to read his love letters because they are -- oh, they're delicious, uh-huh.

STU: They really are fantastic.

GLENN: Yeah. Dan, I think I need some Barry White. Can you give me a little bit of Barry White, please? I know it takes a while to look at it, look for it, but -- 

STU: It brings a little bit of romance to the program.

GLENN: I mean, it's, you know, how many love letters are there?

STU: There's a lot actually.

GLENN: Jeez. How is he -- was it arrogance? Was it arrogance?

STU: Well, when there's a politician involved, I would say almost definitely yes. Of course, there's a large negotiate of arrogance. But I also believe that it's this whole thing of guys. It's like I don't understand at this point how women don't rule the world in every way because when you've got a guy, Mark Sanford, who could very well have been president of the United States in 2012 and yet he is willing to risk all of that for some stupid fling with some woman in Argentina, all of that power given up for this one thing, it shows how -- the power is concentrated with women in this world. They should be ruling it. I think they have done a terrible job not to roll it so far. They should run every company, they should -- 

GLENN: They already do. They already -- because they already do. Anybody who says, no, I'm -- mmm-hmmm. Really? My wife tells me this is what's happening? "Yes, dear."

STU: Yes, I understand that. But this is giving up the power of running the world for a trip to Argentina.

GLENN: Have you seen pictures of her yet?

STU: No, we have not but this is the first -- 

GLENN: She may be extraordinarily -- 

STU: What was the first thing you thought? Tell me that is not -- not one of the first but one of the first things you thought is what did she look like? This is -- 

GLENN: No, I didn't -- you know what, the first time I thought of it was right now.

STU: Really? Well, you're more of a -- or less of a man than I am, one of the two.

GLENN: No, I don't care. I just don't care anymore. Yesterday I was at my daughter's graduation, and I get a text message: Did you see the Sanford story. And I just wrote, dear God, no. And I looked at my wife and she said, "He's having an affair." And I got on my iPod and I pull up, you know, the Drudge Report and I look at it, and the only thing I said -- all I said to my wife, you know, I'm hearing pomp and circumstance and here comes my daughter and I'm like, she's got no future. She's got no future. I mean, these dirtbags that are running this country into the ground. And I look at my wife and I said, is there not a decent human being among us that's serving? Is there not a decent human being? And they are all, they are all -- you know, he's getting actually a claim from people saying, "Well, you know, at least he came out and told the truth and he wasn't playing the..." who cares! Who cares! You know the only thing I was excited about is that she wasn't standing next to him. Congratulations for throwing him out. Congratulations.

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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