Glenn compliments Franken (sort of)


In 2004 while being bored and delayed waiting at an airport in Iowa, Glenn sees the self important Al Franken telling the people at the airline counter why HE (Franken) needs special treatment since he's Al Franken... Glenn took this opportunity to get his picture taken with Al.

GLENN: All right. Stu, you just took about 30 seconds to prove me wrong on Al Franken. I was trying to say something nice about Al Franken not because I want to say something nice about Al Franken. Everybody and I know people who have worked with him. Everybody that I know says he is a despicable human being. So it's not like I'm looking for, you know, to make nicey nice with Al Franken.

STU: Although you do have a very nice picture of him in an airport.

GLENN: We do.

STU: Which is a historic moment in Glenn Beck history.

GLENN: I do, I do.

STU: Probably people haven't I mean, this is a story you haven't told in quite a long time.

GLENN: Yes. I was in, what is it, 2004 election and we were in

STU: Iowa.

GLENN: Iowa. And everybody was flying out and I happened to be about three people behind Al Franken and he was standing in line and he was at the first class counter and he said they said, I'm sorry, you are not going to make your flight because the security line is so long. And he said, oh, come on, look and Stu, if I'm lying, I'm dying. You were standing right there.

STU: Right there.

GLENN: And I said to you, my life for a tape recorder. And he said, look, you know who I am, right? And the guy at the counter just kind of looked up at him and he said, there's got to be some sort of mechanism for people like me.

PAT: Jerks, you mean? We have a mechanism. It's called a boot.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: (Laughing). All right. So he's a despicable human being. So I'm not looking to say nice things about him. I and so is Pat. We're under the impression that he hadn't said anything like Alan Grayson says every two seconds.

STU: You are talking about an impossible standard here. You are talking about the biggest idiotic loud mouth in our nation's history perhaps?

PAT: That's why we were so surprised as we were thinking about it yesterday.

STU: Wait a minute. I'm talking about Grayson. Grayson's standard is one that cannot

GLENN: No, Al Franken's standard is awfully he has lowered, or he has raised his standards. Come on, he has.

STU: From what?

GLENN: From Alan Grayson.

PAT: Alan Grayson style.

GLENN: To just a bad guy. Come on! He's not being who you thought he was going to be, is he?

STU: I haven't, you know I know he got in

GLENN: Give me your news.

STU: He got well, let's go because I know he got in he certainly had incidents that we could go over with John Thune and things like this but they are generally sort of, a sort of, the typical senators being jerks to senators elevated to the Al Franken level which again is nowhere near Alan Grayson. But this one was Joe Lieberman talking on the Senate floor about healthcare trying to now remember, Lieberman's a guy who wound up coming around here but in the debate on healthcare talking about, you know, actually cutting costs. He did try to, he tried to hold this up and tried to get his, I don't know if I would give Lieberman credit necessarily, either, but he's trying to be a little bit, trying to be a tad talking about saving money in the healthcare debate. He talks and he gets interrupted by Al Franken and then afterwards you hear on John McCain here explaining the significance of what just occurred here in the Senate. This is from a couple of weeks ago.

LIEBERMAN: Our amendment clarifies that the purpose of the board is not just to contain costs within Medicare but to look more broadly at healthcare spending outside of these publicly supported programs. That's very significant. We'll provide an opportunity for broad savings and health, care and health insurance for pretty much everybody in our country.

FRANKEN: Spoken for, I'm sorry, the senator's spoken for ten minutes.

LIEBERMAN: I wonder if I could ask unanimous consent for just one moment.

FRANKEN: In my capacity as senator from Minnesota I object.

LIEBERMAN: Really? Don't take it personally. I will ask unanimous consent that the remainder of my remarks be in the record if read.

FRANKEN: Without objection.

STU: Here's McCain coming up here.

FRANKEN: The senator from Arizona.

SENATOR McCAIN: I just saw I've been around here 20 some years. First time I've ever seen a member denied an extra minute or two to finish his remarks and I must say that I don't know what's happening here in this body.

GLENN: I do.

SENATOR McCAIN: But I think it's wrong. So I it's fine with me that it be ten minutes but I'll tell you, I've never seen a member denied an extra minute or so as the chair just did.

STU: Yeah. I mean, you know, we found a lot of agreements with McCain but I've always considered him a very honorable guy.

GLENN: Oh, I think John McCain is honorable. I think he's wrong, dead wrong, he's a progressive but he's an honorable man.

STU: You are talking about, he's saying he's never seen that in 20 years at the Senate.

PAT: That is awful.

STU: That is significant.

PAT: In fairness, I mean, when Lieberman starts his speech...

GLENN: It was a little agonizing, let's be honest. Now, hang on, there's two things going on here. There's two things going on here. Al Franken, that's not in the category of what Pat and I were talking about.

PAT: That's not. It's rude.

GLENN: That's progressive.

STU: No, wait, wait.

GLENN: That's the progressive, the debate is over.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: They will do anything. I mean, I think these people really are, I think they're evil. I think this progressive movement of shutting down, when John McCain says I don't know what's going on here, senator, that's your fault. You are the man who looks up to Theodore Roosevelt. You are the man that doesn't apparently understand who the progressives are. You don't know what's going on here? A hostile takeover. That's what's going on here, senator. And you're just as much at fault because you have blinders on! Al Franken is a progressive. The progressive movement I believe is evil! That's different than being Alan Grayson and being somebody who is just like and, you know, Alan Grayson's just a boob. Alan Grayson is, you know, look at this. If I paint a moustache on them, he's snidely Whiplash! And that's what I expect from Al Franken.

STU: So you are saying he's still been a big fat jerk but not as much of a loud mouth.

GLENN: I think he's been an evil progressive but he hasn't been a loud mouth evil progressive.

STU: I'm sorry. I didn't realize we were judging it by necessarily volume. It's more

PAT: You have to understand the standard by which we were judging.

GLENN: I'm not saying that Alan I'm not saying that Al Franken is a guy that I'll endorse, I like. I think he's on the right track. I think he's a decent human being. I started this with, he's a despicable human being.

STU: That's true. You did include that, yeah.

GLENN: That said

STU: Okay.

GLENN: He's not Alan Grayson.

STU: He's just doing things that we haven't seen in two decades.

GLENN: Look how desperate we are.

PAT: To give a compliment.

GLENN: To give a compliment. Look how

STU: He is not the BTK killer! I mean, come on!

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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