Glenn Beck: 97% Arlen

Pennsylvania's own Arlen Specter

GLENN: Okay, here's Arlen Specter. Now, how did Arlen Specter used to vote, Stu?

STU: Well

GLENN: Oh, he's got it right here.

STU: I've got it right here. Arlen Specter was, as you remember him and frustrating to conservatives, a Republican that tended to vote with Democrats more often than Republicans.


STU: Which was our problem with him initially.

GLENN: But it wasn't like overwhelming. It was just on key issues if I'm not mistaken.

STU: These are taken on the contentious votes. So not, you know, the sort of

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: You know, the votes that don't mean anything.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: These are the contentious votes. Now, this is while he was a Republican before this year, before an important Quinnipiac poll would show him behind in the primary, the Republican primary. So his normal voting was 58%. With the Democrats, he's a Republican, voting with the Democrats 58% of the time.

GLENN: Now do we have the audio of how he said, "I'm not going to change." Do we have that audio?

STU: Yes, we do.

GLENN: Go ahead. Play the audio here.

VOICE: I will not be changing my own personal independence or my own approach to individual issues. I will not be leaving an automatic 60th vote. I know some of the media stories since my statement was released this morning are taking a look at the 60th vote and I will not be an automatic 60th vote. And I will illustrate that by my position on employees choice, also known as card check. I think it is a bad deal and I'm opposed to it and would not vote to

GLENN: Okay, so what he's saying here I think we got it. What he's saying here is he's not going to be a 60th vote.

PAT: He is not going to be an automatic vote.

GLENN: He won't be an automatic vote. He is not going to change didn't he say he is not going to change the way he votes?

PAT: Not going to change the way I vote.

GLENN: Or he is not going to change his viewpoints.

PAT: None of my viewpoints.

GLENN: Don't count him in.

PAT: I am the same maverick, which I have always been. My friend, John McCain says.

GLENN: All right.

STU: So follow this time line. The beginning of the year he's voting 58% with the Democrats as a Republican.

GLENN: 58%, 58% as a Republican.

PAT: That sounds about right, 58%.

STU: But then he gets Pat Toomey is going to enter the race, there is a big poll that comes out where he is 12 points behind Toomey. So he is a Republican now having a challenge from the right. In fact, a lot more Republican. He goes from 58% agreeing with the Democrats down to 16%.

PAT: That's absolute coincidence, absolute coincidence. It just happened to be better Republican.

STU: Exactly. Thank you, Arlen. So then he makes this speech saying he's not going to just all of a sudden change and become a

GLENN: 68 to 16 in the other direction.

STU: Right.

GLENN: But then when the polls don't change, he decides to jump ship.

STU: Right. And he decides to become a Democrat. So he goes from 16% voting with the Democrats to 69%.

PAT: Another flabbergasting coincidence. There's liable to be some Democratic bills that came along that I happen to be in favor of. That's all that is.

GLENN: That's all that is.

PAT: Conspiracy theory, helicopter, oh, my God.

GLENN: No, there's no helicopter. Those are the polls shifting so fast.

STU: But, of course, that's not the end of the story.


STU: Because Arlen Specter goes over to the Democratic Party and now he's being challenged from the left. Someone supposedly more liberal than him.

GLENN: So he goes more left.

STU: So he goes even more left. So he goes from 69% voting with the Democrats now to 97%.

PAT: What did I tell you? I said I wasn't going to be automatic.

GLENN: (Laughing).

PAT: That's not automatic, is it?

Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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Joe Biden's administration is getting ready for something historic, but we're all being distracted. And now that Biden has hired at least 14 former or current executives from Big Tech — experts at colluding to censor unflattering news about Biden — Americans must be laser-focused on what's coming.

On January 20, the most corrupt president in American history will be inaugurated, and it looks like some of his cabinet choices were picked specifically so everything just – poof – goes away. The administration nominees appear to be all about preserving corruption, crony capitalism, and executing a Great Reset. Those same people also have one more thing in common: Ukraine.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn exposes their radical agenda in their own words and gives U.S. senators the questions they must ask before confirming corrupt nominees to some of the highest offices in the country.

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