Glenn Beck: 2 out of 3 ain't bad




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GLENN: Well, let's take a look at what happened yesterday. I have heard some unbelievable spin on television and ‑‑

PAT: Like what?

GLENN: Hmmm?

PAT: Like what? That the Democrats were running uphill in New Jersey?

GLENN: No.

PAT: I mean, New Jersey, the most liberal, one of the most liberal Democrat states.

GLENN: No, forget about the liberal states.

PAT: An incumbent running uphill?

GLENN: And how much more did he spend?

PAT: Two to one.

STU: Yeah, if you've got double the money, you are a self, self‑finance, you can spend pretty much whatever you want.

PAT: Whatever you want.

STU: You are in a liberal state, you are a liberal guy.

PAT: Obama showed up in the last, what, week to support and still lost by five.

GLENN: May I just play word association game. New Jersey.

PAT: Corruption.

GLENN: New Jersey?

PAT: Corruption.

GLENN: New Jersey.

PAT: Corruption.

GLENN: It's corruption, unions, mob, ACORN. I mean, if you want to talk about a state where you can throw the election. I mean, I just, I kept thinking last night with New Jersey, please just don't let it be close enough for a recount because if it's a recount, I mean, it's over.

STU: The great, great stat out of the exit polls last night.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Of you've got, you want to know how bad the taxes are in New Jersey. You have a state that just fired 40 officials for corruption, and corruption was still behind property taxes.

GLENN: That's amazing.

PAT: Look, stop asking Jon Corzine to mop a certain way, all right? He's just picking up a mop and he's mopping.

GLENN: All he's doing.

PAT: It's not a corrupt mop, it's not a socialist mop.

GLENN: It's a mop.

PAT: It's standing on the sidelines and telling him how to mop.

STU: That one's surprising, though.

GLENN: New Jersey is surprising.

STU: I have to apologize, New Jersey. I called you out and I said you would not be able to do it. I would not have believed it. That's amazing.

GLENN: Well, so we have New Jersey. And again remember only outspent 2‑1 and had, what, 115,000 votes for an independent?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: And still one. Then you have Virginia. Now look, you can hear all you want about, well, it's always, it goes the opposite way. Really? By 20 points? By 20 points?

PAT: A landslide. That was a mandate.

GLENN: Then you have New York 23, and I love the propaganda on this one. First of all, this just shows ‑‑ I mean, when you've lost Virginia by 20 points, Corzine loses in the most corrupt state in the union. No, my apologies to Massachusetts. You may actually be ‑‑

PAT: And Louisiana.

STU: And Illinois.

PAT: And Illinois.

GLENN: Isn't that weird where all these policies are coming from. It's weird. But anyway, when you lose that, when you've got the Democrats coming out and saying, yeah, but the congressional district 23. And here's their case: Well, you know, this just shows the failure of the tea party. Okay. Let's just go through this. Let's just go through this. If I heard that one more time last night, I was going to blow my head off. Here it is. This is the failure, okay? That a guy who is not electric ‑‑

PAT: A total unknown.

STU: An accountant.

PAT: Start with that.

GLENN: Could I make the case?

STU: You are making a good, so far ‑‑

PAT: You are making it wrong. So we're trying to help.

GLENN: He is not electric at all. He is ‑‑ I mean, God bless him.

STU: Admittedly.

GLENN: Yeah. I like him, but he is not, he's not flashy. He's an accountant eight weeks ago that nobody even knew, a complete unknown. He's a third party guy. The Republicans spent with what's her face, Scuzzia, they gave her, I believe it was $800,000? Is that right?

STU: It's about a million.

PAT: They had $4 million in the coffers.

GLENN: To destroy him. To destroy him. Then she drops out of the race and then she unites with the Democrats who are also spending money hand over fist to destroy the accountant! And you win by 3 points? That's a victory? You've double‑teamed an accountant and you only won by three points. Boy, you guys are good.

PAT: Yeah, what a failure that tea party was.

GLENN: That's like the Yankees playing a high school team and winning by three runs. Oh, wow!

STU: Yeah. And I think even Doug Hoffman would admit that he had no right to be against the political machine and be that close.

GLENN: Right. And here's what the ‑‑ forget about the Democrats. Here's what the Republicans should learn. The tea party movement, if you think you're going to run people that are going to be, you know, ACORN wannabes and they're just part of the corruption, part of the system, if you're going to run those people, you can expect a tea party guy to come out, and the tea parties, they'll help you lose every single election. Every single election. Because I for one am not ‑‑ if I believe in the Republican, I'll vote for the Republican. But if you're running somebody who's like part of the system, I'm not interested. I'm not interested. And I think that a lot of Americans are like that. So the Republicans have a choice to make. You can either spend a million dollars trying to destroy a third party accountant, or you could say, wow, this accountant probably would come in within three points of beating the Democrat if we combined our efforts, Republicans and Democrats, spent a fortune, had our candidate then drop out and campaign for the Democrats, we might be able to come in with about a 3‑point margin. You might want to just say, "Maybe we should go with the accountants. Maybe we should go with the regular people."

STU: It's so funny the way they spin the blame on this. The current thing was two close candidates and someone who got about 5%, the Republican in this case got 5%. So who ‑‑ and in a close race. So who's at fault? In this one, of course, it's still the conservative. If it was reverse and it was a Democrat and Republican that were close and the conservative third party only got 5% but it was this close, who else would be blamed? Of course the conservative would be blamed in that case, too.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: It doesn't even matter. Just, it's the conservative fault.

GLENN: I don't hear anybody, I don't hear anybody talking about in the news, did you hear anybody talking about how Scuzzia goes and campaigns for the other party? That's outrageous. That is out, just absolutely outrageous.

STU: Yeah, it's one thing to zip your mouth and not get involved and I think, you know, that ‑‑

GLENN: Can you imagine if Hillary Clinton would have campaigned for John McCain?

STU: That's a great point. Can you even imagine?

GLENN: Can you even imagine what would be said? The press is like, "No big deal; she's a Republican. Of course she wants to..." stand up for what? The system, the two‑party system that is clearly now colluding with each other? Oh, wow. Yeah, that's going to hurt the tea party movement. I mean, jeez.

STU: And I love this, too. They are trying to make this out to be some dramatic thing: Look how bad this hurt the Republicans. Okay, so let me get this straight. We've sent them a great message about how you actually have to stand for something. And for the next year, not even two years, but one year the Democrats will have an 80‑seat advantage instead of a 79‑seat advantage? I think that's a price I'm willing to pay here.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: To send them a message of, hey, run some candidates that actually believe in something.

GLENN: This is setting the stage for ‑‑ it's going to dwarf 1994, dwarf it. Dwarf it. What's coming next year, dwarf.

STU: You mean a dwarf candidate? Are you saying that you believe ‑‑

GLENN: Yes, we're going to go for accountant ‑‑

STU: To be a mini candidate?

GLENN: Yeah, accountant mini me's. Yes.

STU: That's what you're predicting?

GLENN: No, I really think that this is going to make what happened in 1994 look small. Look, here's the message to me that was sent. Do you know how much money Mayor Bloomberg spent to become mayor?

PAT: $100 million.

GLENN: $100, come on, mini me, million dollars.

PAT: Million dollars.

STU: Million dollars.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

PAT: On a mayoral race.

GLENN: I couldn't tell you ‑‑ Sarah, what's the name of the guy that he was running against? Do you even know?

SARAH: Bill Thompson.

STU: She knows because I asked her to pull an ad this morning.

GLENN: Really?

STU: To make a point on this race.

GLENN: I thought it was Robinson. I had no idea. Okay? $100 million. New Yorkers generally ‑‑ I thought New Yorkers really liked him. I think the guy ‑‑ anybody who says, "You know what, we're going to make this, we're going to make this the safest city in the country, or in the world, and we're going to put as many cameras up that are in London, the most surveilled population on planet Earth because..." and if I may quote: We can't just have people walking around thinking they can just go anywhere they want. What?

STU: Who couldn't ‑‑ what's not to love?

GLENN: What's not to love about Mayor Bloomberg? He spends $100 million to become the mayor of New York City. I thought it was a giant waste of money because I just thought everybody just loved Michael Bloom ‑‑ it's New York. Of course they're like, yes, yes, surveillance is good and we shouldn't have any guns, either, and the government is great.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: He won by, what, 4 points?

PAT: Five, five points.

GLENN: Five points.

PAT: Five points after a $100 million campaign.

GLENN: I can't even name the other guy.

STU: Yeah. The only reason I knew who the other guy was was because Bloomberg mentioned him so much in his ads.

PAT: Because he mentioned him. That's the only reason.

GLENN: That is the only reason why I know him because there was something about, same old policies, big tax. That's the only reason why I know that guy.

PAT: I've been here for three months. I have never once seen a Bill Thompson commercial on New York television. Not one.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: I have seen thousands of Michael Bloomberg commercials.

GLENN: Oh, they were running ‑‑

PAT: Thousands.

GLENN: In New York they were running like two ads per breaks.

STU: Two per break.

PAT: Per break.

STU: In the exit polls it showed that he had about a 70% approval rating. So it wasn't that they necessarily didn't like Bloomberg but they said ‑‑

GLENN: But listen. Go ahead. What did they say?

STU: They said ‑‑ one of the main things that they said they didn't like was this guy changing laws so that he could rerun.

GLENN: Exactly, right.

STU: The power.

GLENN: Listen to that. Listen to that.

PAT: Which he fought with Giuliani.

GLENN: He fought with Giuliani. Giuliani after 9/11 said let me ‑‑ I can stay just a little longer.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Just a few more months. Absolutely not. Nobody is that special that they have to stay in office. This is an American principle; the law is clear. What does he do? He gets the city council to change the law so he can run for a third term.

PAT: Which he does.

STU: That's amazing.

GLENN: And he wins. This is exactly what Americans are sick of. And somebody in New York, a mayoral candidate that isn't bad. Look, New York, I mean, look, New York always sucks. But it doesn't ‑‑ I mean, it's ‑‑ okay, people ‑‑ it is hard to get across the bridges and through the tunnels because of all the moving vans from anybody who has any money whatsoever. They're fleeing this city like crazy. Okay, and he did, because he couldn't get his little green thingy, threw a temper tantrum and he decided to relieve New York traffic by making Broadway into a park, which, I don't know anyone that can explain how that eased traffic. But he's not a horrible mayor. He's not a horrible mayor and yet he spends $100 million and only wins by five points. You better look out. Incumbents, you better look ‑‑ you better have the Obama war chest because an accountant with no name or a guy who nobody even knows. Who is this guy that's running against Bloomberg? You might as well say "That guy" or just put on the other line "The other guy for mayor." I mean, it was that shocking to me.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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