Glenn Beck: Who to support in Texas

GLENN: I understand it is a firestorm in Texas because of an interview that happened on this program yesterday. There's a candidate that really is, I mean, I can't believe that, I'd like to see poll numbers here in the next few days. It was the candidate that was coming on strong. We put this candidate on the air because we remember hammered by their supporters and I was sick and tired of being hammered by their supporters, quite honestly. Please don't, don't try to bully us or intimidate us into having a candidate on. We don't do local politics usually. The reason why I decided to finally have them on is because she went from 4% to, what was it, 24%, 26%?

PAT: Uh huh.

GLENN: In the latest poll, and she was catching up to, a couple of points away from Kay Bailey Hutchison who I think is another story because she's now using my words apparently, Kay Bailey Hutchison, in ad campaigns and these phone call things. Do not listen to Kay Bailey Hutchison if she's trying to make it appear as I'm endorsing her because I am not. I'm not endorsing anybody. So here comes Medina supporters. They write, they write, had them on, I don't really care. So then she starts to be a real candidate and I watch her ads and she's saying I'm a candidate just like you. And because she's a tea party like candidate and I've seen Perry in action I shouldn't say that. I've seen Perry from a distance. I've liked him every time I've spoken to him, but Pat lived in Texas for how many years?

PAT: Eight.

GLENN: And Pat's not a fan of Rick Perry and so he's tainted my views on Rick Perry. As Stu pointed out yesterday, I have no experience with Rick Perry other than good experience. However, Pat has told me what it's like to live with Rick Perry, and he says one thing in election, says another thing later. Okay. So I want to get her on. She's a tea party candidate. She's one of the people. She starts the interview and I said to her, so tell me a little bit about yourself. I think one of her first sentences is, well, I'm a grassroots organizer for the Republican Party, I worked for the Republican Party for, like, ten years. And I'm immediately not interested. Because that's not what I mean, that's not what I expected to hear is somebody who's saying, I'm just like you. I don't even want to know Republican organizers. Just not what I expected to hear.

We had also, at the time when we announced that I was going to have her own, I think I announced it two days ago and I said we're going to have her on, hammered, hammered by people writing in saying she's a 9/11 Truther. No way I believe she's a 9/11 Truther.

PAT: We just wanted to give her the opportunity to dispel that rumor.

GLENN: I wanted to I had two, I had two questions I wanted to ask. Didn't even get to the second one. I wanted to ask her if she was a Birther because that's what everybody says the tea parties, "Oh, these people are crazy. They are all Birthers." Really? Are they? So I wanted to ask her if she was a Birther, expecting her to say no. Didn't ask her that question. Maybe somebody in the press should ask her. I couldn't get past the question, are you a 9/11 Truther. Here's the response. Do we have the audio? Here's the response. Sarah, do we have the audio?

Do you believe the government was any way involved with the bringing down of the World Trade Centers on 9/11?

MEDINA: I don't, I don't have all the evidence there, Glenn. So I don't I'm not in a place, I have not been out publicly questioning that. I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there. So I've not taken a position on that.

GLENN: Whew.

PAT: Totally unexpected.

GLENN: I followed it up and I said, be more specific, and it just got worse from there. Here's the thing. Now I'm being accused by her supporters of making too much out of one issue. A 9/11 Truther. Really, one issue? That's what we hear from the same people who dismiss Kay Bailey Hutchison because of her abortion stance or Rick Perry over the trans Texas corridor. Really? They are the ones who are saying, "You can't dismiss the trans Texas corridor, you can't dismiss the abortion thing," but we can dismiss the 9/11 Truther thing? A person who is standing up and look, I am all for states rights. I'm for property rights. She said all of the right things when she was talking about the Constitution. I'm all for all of that stuff. But when you have somebody saying we've got to push away from the federal government, how far do you want to push away from the federal government? Because if you haven't done the math in your head and you think there's a possibility that our government isn't just bad, it's evil and don't start with me on, it's a necessary evil, even George Washington said it was a stop. Stop. They didn't just kill 3,000 people if you are a 9/11 Truther, you believe that they didn't just kill 3,000 people. They also could have killed 30,000 people, 100,000 people. How many people could have been in that building? So please. That one particular issue to me is enough. It may not be for you. I'm not voting in Texas. You are.

Some issues are make or break issues, but if that's not a make or break issue for you, fine, vote for her. That's a deal breaker for me. Abortion is another one. Healthcare reform, another one. Game breakers. For those of us, anybody who is accusing us of sandbagging Debra Medina, do you really think that really? I don't have anything else better to do? If you listen to this show, you know how much we've discussed the problems with Perry and Hutchison to the point where both of those campaigns have been hounding us over the comments on, I mean, Kay Bailey Hutchison is now using comments after hounding us saying, what you want to Rick Perry... (mumbling). Please, Rick Perry's campaign, it's my understanding that they were on the phone with the office in New York screaming, how could we have Medina on, at the time that she was on? Really? Hey, Perry campaign, you all upset at us now? If you listen to the show, you know one of the themes is question with boldness. I didn't think that was that bold of a question. I thought that was a softball question. When we keep hearing that she's a Truther or surrounded herself with Truthers, don't you think you should ask? She couldn't answer it, at least not to my satisfaction. If you're mad at somebody, quite honestly you should be mad at her. She could have said no. She could have said yes. Instead she dodged or equivocated. I mean, all you people who are saying, "Oh, it's not that big of a deal," you better question your own values on whether you're a Truther or not. And if you are, let me say it again. That's fine. I'm not trying to shut down anybody's free speech. You want to question with boldness? Is there a bigger questioning with boldness than that? "I think our government blew up the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon." Yeah, there's no bigger question you can ask.

PAT: Questions have all been asked and answered but if you want to, go ahead.

GLENN: And if you believe that, you have a responsibility to continue to ask that question. And to continue to stand up for yourself. Just don't do it in the cover of darkness.

Our founding principles need to be restored. I really, truly believe Texas is one of our last best hopes to help restore those principles. Occasionally we'll provide a forum for the great people of Texas to learn more about somebody that could help them do that. I just, I keep getting phone calls, why don't you talk about politicians more? When every time we do, this happens. You have a choice. You can do what the progressives do and blindly follow any candidate off a cliff because you belong to the party, because that's our best chance of winning. I don't care if we win. I don't have a team. I'm fighting for the Constitution and I think you are, too. I want an American candidate with American values to run for office. I don't need to agree with them on everything. But for me, hmmm, the government blew up the World Trade Center, Bush was a killer. I think that's a deal breaker. We just need to find out who these people are and what they believe because it's easy to run an ad campaign that says, "I'm just like you." No, no. As I found out yesterday, no, she's not, uh uh. No, really not just like me.

President Donald Trump has done a remarkable job of keeping his campaign promises so far. From pulling the US from the Iran Deal and Paris Climate Accord to moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the president has followed through on his campaign trail vows.

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“It's quite remarkable. I don't know if anybody remembers, but I was the guy who was saying he's not gonna do any of those things," joked Glenn on “The News and Why it Matters," adding, “He has taken massive steps, massive movement or completed each of those promises … I am blown away."

Watch the video above to hear Glenn Beck, Sara Gonzales, Doc Thompson, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray discuss the story.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar brings white fan onstage to sing with him, but here’s the catch

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar asked a fan to come onstage and sing with him, only to condemn her when she failed to censor all of the song's frequent mentions of the “n-word" while singing along.

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“I am so sorry," she apologized when Lamar pointed out that she needed to “bleep" that word. “I'm used to singing it like you wrote it." She was booed at by the crowd of people, many screaming “f*** you" after her mistake.

On Tuesday's show, Pat and Jeffy watched the clip and talked about some of the Twitter reactions.

“This is ridiculous," Pat said. “The situation with this word has become so ludicrous."

What happened?

MSNBC's Katy Tur didn't bother to hide her pro-gun control bias in an interview with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in the wake of the Santa Fe High School killings.

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What did she ask?

As Pat pointed out while sitting in for Glenn on today's show, Tur tried to “badger" Paxton into vowing that he would push for a magical fix that will make schools “100 percent safe." She found it “just wild" that the Texas attorney general couldn't promise that schools will ever be completely, totally safe.

“Can you promise kids in Texas today that they're safe to go to school?" Tur pressured Paxton.

“I don't think there's any way to say that we're ever 100 percent safe," the attorney general responded.

What solutions did the AG offer?

“We've got a long way to go," Paxton said. He listed potential solutions to improve school safety, including installing security officers and training administrators and teachers to carry a gun.

Pat's take:

“Unbelievable," Pat said on today's show. “Nobody can promise [100 percent safety]."

Every president from George Washington to Donald Trump has issued at least one executive order (with the exception of William Harrison who died just 31 days into his presidency) and yet the U.S. Constitution doesn't even mention executive orders. So how did the use of this legislative loophole become such an accepted part of the job? Well, we can thank Franklin Roosevelt for that.

Back at the chalkboard, Glenn Beck broke down the progression of the executive order over the years and discussed which US Presidents have been the “worst offenders."

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“It's hard to judge our worst presidential overreachers on sheer numbers alone," said Glenn. “However, it's not a shock that FDR issued by far the most of any president."

Our first 15 presidents issued a combined total of 143. By comparison, Franklin D. Roosevelt issued 3721, more than twice the next runner up, Woodrow Wilson, at 1803.

“Next to FDR, no other president in our history attempted to reshape so much of American life by decree, until we get to this guy: President Obama," Glenn explained. “He didn't issue 3000, or even 1800; he did 276 executive orders, but it was the power of those orders. He instituted 560 major regulations classified by the Congressional Budget Office as having 'significant economic or social impacts.' That's 50 percent more regulations than George W. Bush's presidency — and remember, everybody thought he was a fascist."

President Obama blamed an obstructionist Congress for forcing him to bypass the legislative process. By executive order, President Obama decreed the U.S. join the Paris Climate Accord, DACA, the Clean Power Plan and transgender restrooms. He also authorized spying in US citizens through section 702 of FISA, used the IRS to target political opponents and ordered military action in Libya without Congressional permission.

All of these changes were accepted by the very people who now condemn President Trump for his use of executive orders — many of which were issued to annul President Obama's executive orders, just as President Obama annulled President Bush's executive orders when he took office … and therein lies the rub with executive orders.

“That's not the way it's supposed to work, nor would we ever want it to be," said Glenn. “We have to have the Constitution and laws need to originate in Congress."

Watch the video above to find out more.