D-Day in Massachusetts

GLENN: But it looks like Brown may be a winner if there's a big turnout today, Brown may be the winner in Massachusetts. Everyone is predicting this. I'm not going to predict anything until it's over. But I will play the game today on what it means and what is coming. Today is the beginning. Assuming that Scott Brown wins. And I want to make this clear as well. Write this one down in your little journal, bloggers. I'm not sure that Scott Brown is a guy that everybody should be celebrating if he wins because I don't really know that much about Scott Brown. I don't know how deep his convictions go. The guy may end up being a progressive for the Republicans. The last thing we need is another Olympia Snowe. Last thing we need is another Lindsey Graham. However, will this stop healthcare? Would I vote for him? I've told you before I'm done voting for, you know, the parties. That is true. However, today if I were a resident in Massachusetts or if I was Ed Schultz and I was just going to go up and vote ten times, if I had to make the decision would I vote for him, the answer is yes. I would. Because I believe Scott Brown may, may give us more time. That's the thing that I pray for every night: Lord, please just give us more time, please. Slow this freight train down. We'll come around. We already are. Look at the progress we have made in the last year. America is waking up. If people have gone up to Massachusetts in the last week, you have seen John Fund from the Wall Street Journal told me this morning, he said, Glenn, I just got back. He said they're practically wearing red coats and blue coats up there. He said it is like the revolution. He said, I've heard more talk about the founding fathers than I ever have at any time. I said, John, this is just the beginning. I expected him to say, really? And he said, oh, I know. America's waking up. We're remembering who we are. Just give us more time.

But I believe starting tomorrow if Brown wins, starting tomorrow is a fulfillment of the, probably the longest running prediction that I have made. Stu, can you see if you can find the audio today of me the night that John Kerry had Michael Moore in the presidential box with Jimmy Carter. Do you remember that?

STU: Yeah, I definitely remember you saying it.

GLENN: Okay. And do you remember what I said?

STU: Yeah. You said, you talked about how you weren't sure which side was controlling who because is it the crazy Michael Moors of the world controlling the Democratic Party or is it because the Democratic Party thinks that they're controlling the crazy Michael Moors of the world.

GLENN: Correct. And I said at the time, warning, Democrats. You think you are using this uber left. I didn't even understand the progressive movement. I didn't even know the history of the progressive movement at the time. You think you are using them because they're out doing crazy things, you know, talking bad about talking junk about George W. Bush. But warning. It's the other way around. They're using you. And at some point they are going to be inside. They are using you as a host and they are going to be inside. And when you try to break away from them, it's going to be the battle of your life. That begins either today or tomorrow. What Americans have not I shouldn't say this. What about 51% of Americans are now getting, because 51% of America is now independent, not Republican or Democrat. What people haven't understood for a very long time and more and more are waking up every day. This is not about the Republicans or the Democrats. This is about the progressives. The progressives see the republic and see the Democratic Party because they were the ones that most embraced, but they are inside the Republican Party as well. They see it as a host, and they're feasting on it. If we were dealing with politics, if this was politics as usual, do you think I would have made an ass out of myself on television, crying up a storm saying, I fear for my country, do you think I would have done that? No. The Republicans survive bad politicians. Republicans survive Democrats. The Republicans survive bad Republicans. It has. It always will. There is an enemy within side that has cloaked itself. It is the progressive movement.

Tonight on television I'm going to show you how the president no longer talks about Democrats. Nobody has noticed it. We've noticed it. We've been saving the audio to play for ya. We'll play it tonight. I want you to see it. He talks about the struggle between the Republicans and the progressives. Not the Democrats. The man is a progressive revolutionary. The Democrats now are going to be in the fight for their live, and I'm either going to be you know, everything that we've discovered together, we're either wrong, and you'll start to know today, or we're right, and you will start to know for sure today. Because here's what's going to happen. If we're dealing with just politicians, if we're dealing with the typical Democrat or the typical Republican, when you lose Massachusetts now, let's put this into perspective. How many Republicans are there in Washington from New England? Anything north of New York? Two?

PAT: I think two: Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins

GLENN: And they are not really

PAT: Yeah. Progressives

GLENN: Yeah. They're progressive Republicans. There's nobody else, not a single Republican. This is Ted Kennedy's seat. Healthcare is at stake. The progressive movement is at stake. This presidency is at stake. If they lose, this is catastrophic for them. This isn't a small little thing. If you lose Ted Kennedy's seat at this time in history on this issue, how are the rest of the Democrats going to fare in the rest of the country? So if you're dealing with Democrats, here's what's going to happen. Democrats are going to say, okay, whoa, whoa, whoa, 1994, we need to triangulate. We need to go back and, you know, we need to be centrists and we need to back off all of these policies. But if they're Saul Alinsky Marxists, Maoists, progressive revolutionaries, Saul Alinsky teaches step on the gas. He says when you're surrounded, when you're at this point, Saul Alinsky says that's when you accelerate. So let's see what they do. Do they in their actions, not their words, in their actions do they become moderates or do they become Marxists? Do they accelerate? Look at what we're looking@this point. If Scott Brown wins, Nancy Pelosi has already said we're going to do it anyway. That means in a referendum on healthcare with the deciding vote, if they accelerate like Nancy Pelosi says, that means your voice, your vote doesn't matter. Let's look at the record. Your voice doesn't matter if Nancy Pelosi accelerates. If they do it anyway, that means you're out of the picture. How about the EPA? The EPA, congress didn't pass cap and trade. So the EPA said we'll do it anyway, which means congress is irrelevant. There's a court case going on right now with the FCC. They want, what do you call it? What is that thing they are calling it?

PAT: The free press net neutrality.

GLENN: Net neutrality. They want net neutrality. The judicial system looks like they're coming back and saying no, no net neutrality. What did the FCC say? We'll just make it a public utility and we'll do it anyway.

So now let's see. What has Glenn Beck said? Glenn Beck said that you have a president and an administration that is becoming like a dictatorship. You have an administration that is becoming all powerful and everything else is just a shell, they're gutting it all out. Well, let's see what's left. Your vote won't matter if they pass it through. Congress doesn't matter, due to the EPA, and the court system doesn't matter, we're learning through the FCC. What the president's agenda is, what the progressives want to do they will do... unless I'm wrong and have been wrong for a long time and they become moderate and they take healthcare and say, we're not passing any of it. And don't worry about that; that was a mistake. And their actions, not their words, their actions become moderate.

Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.

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After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.

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Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."

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There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.

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Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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