Primary Stupidity

GLENN: It's a weird election cycle, you know? And you know why it is? This is the first time that there has been no incumbent running since 1928. A little while later in the program I'm going to give you the similarities between this election and 1928 and it will boggle your mind. But going back and looking and trying to find anything that fits this pattern, we had to go back to 1928. That's the last time there was no incumbent running. It's also weird because neither of the top two favorite candidates going in for the Republicans has finished first in either Iowa or New Hampshire. Just an ADD moment. It's also kind of weird because there aren't many true conservatives running, but that's a different story.

Rudy Giuliani is running at or near the top of most national polls for the Republicans, yet somehow or another he's an afterthought. Somehow or another people are like... Rudy Giuliani. And he's waiting for Florida and the other primaries. May prove to be a great strategy. When you see what's going on -- because John McCain, please, are you going to vote for John McCain? Has New Hampshire convinced you that, well, maybe we should give John McCain a second look? Are you going to vote for Mike Huckabee? Now, maybe you will, but I don't think, I don't think the rest of the country is going to vote for Mike Huckabee just like they didn't in New Hampshire. I thought where he finished in New Hampshire is where he would finish nationally. He will do better in the South but so will Fred Thompson. Rudy Giuliani will finish better in New York, California. I mean, the Rudy Giuliani strategy may prove to be brilliant because everybody else, by the time we get to the Super Tuesday, you're probably going to have Fred Thompson winning South Carolina, you'll have McCain winning New Hampshire, you'll have Huckabee winning Iowa and you'll have Romney probably winning in Michigan. Is he still at the top of the polls in Michigan? So there will be no clear winner and it will be time for Rudy Giuliani to swoop in and say, hey.

But let me ask you. If you are listening in Iowa or New Hampshire, why are you not voting for Rudy Giuliani or Fred Thompson, for that matter? These guys are doing well in national polls. Why? Is it because New Hampshire thinks that Fred Thompson is 1/11th as good of a President as the rest of the nation does? Is that what it is? Or is New Hampshire mad at him because, you know, he doesn't come to your cute little primary party often enough? Is it because these guys didn't stop by the local diner and have waffle and eggs with people enough? Is it because they didn't have a town hall meeting and didn't cry (crying.) Oh, you know what? I bet it's because they didn't call your house with one of those really cool recorded voice messages: "Hi, I'm Rudy Giuliani; I love Iowa, I love corn, I love cornfields. Please vote for me. A vote for me is a vote for corn and a vote for corn is a vote for Iowa. Remember on election day vote for Rudy Giuliani, the candidate of corn." Would that have helped?

Did John McCain not come to Iowa and show, you know, his pheasant hunting prowess enough? What is it? Why is he fourth in Iowa and first in New Hampshire? And for some reason we just can't accept that if a candidate doesn't campaign in a state, he shouldn't get any votes. Maybe in 1822 it was valid but I don't think you need to shake Mike Huckabee's hand to know where he stands on the issues. The information is everywhere. I need to meet Mike Huckabee to know?

You know what, I've met all of the candidates except for one. Mitt Romney. Never met the guy. Did I meet him? Oh, I just met -- yeah, you're right. I met him a couple of weeks ago. Met him a couple of weeks ago. But not like sit down and have him in my living room. I happened to be at one of his speeches and he walked by in the aisle and he's like, Glenn, how are you? Mitt, good, how are you? Good. We should talk sometime. Yeah, bye-bye.

You know, I understand that you guys in Iowa and New Hampshire get the royal treatment for a few weeks, you know, where Aunt Millie and Uncle Bob are having the candidates over for dinner. "Why don't you come over, Rudy Giuliani's going to be here." We're voting for the President of the United States of America. Not the nicest house guest award. What is up with that? And if you guys keep screwing around, we're seriously going to think about changing the system. I mean, John McCain? John McCain, where does that name ring a bell? Oh, McCain/Feingold, McCain/Kennedy. McCain/Kennedy, have you forgotten? McCain/Lieberman where he has said he will sign global treaties that will sign away our sovereignty over global warming! The guy voted against the Bush tax cuts. Yeah, not so much. I mean, unless this is the Green Party primary. Don't let the dinner visits and the town hall meetings go to your head. I thought better of you, Iowa. I really -- no, I did. You disappointed me. New Hampshire, I mean, I expect -- you tried to play this -- you know, you pulled this McCain thing once before. I mean, what's the deal? Does McCain have pictures of, like, you with Canada or something? I mean, what's with the McCain fascination? You keep this up, I'm telling you, I say we dissolve the Vermont/New Hampshire border, just make you part of Vermont. Yeah, you'll be only known for syrup. And not even your syrup. Their syrup. I'll leave the charge. What makes you so hotter than Vermont anyway? Seriously. Vermont, you should get pissed off about this. New Hampshire gets the royal treatment once every four years. What do you get? You are treated like a fatty at prom time. That's what's happening to you, Vermont, and it's New Hampshire's fault.

Don't you hate it when people divide us just for political reasons? I'm just sayin', Vermont, that's what New Hampshire's trying to do. I'm just -- no, I'm just, just being open with you.

There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

On Wednesday's "GlennTV" special, Glenn Beck explains it all in this sneak-peek episode — a primer to his new book and the upcoming explosive, in-depth special: “The Great Reset: Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism.” Co-author Justin Haskins joins along with Glenn’s head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, to answer audience questions about a topic that the media has tried to censor and “fact-check.” You will be equipped with everything you need to know about what the global elites of the world have planned for the transformation of society and YOUR life.

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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Over the past year, an increasing number of voices on the left have pushed for radical changes to our way of life, from reforming capitalism to enacting strict vaccine mandates. But are the American people behind these changes? A recent poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen sought to find out, and the results are startling. The three-part poll asked likely voters for their thoughts on the Great Reset (half said they don't know what that is), COVID-19 authoritarianism, and whether they prefer former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden.

The Heartland Institute's Justin Haskins joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to break down the results of this exclusive poll, including the disturbing revelation that roughly half of Democrats polled supported shockingly authoritarian COVID-19 policies. For example, nearly half of Democrats polled said they think federal or state governments should require unvaccinated people to live in "designated areas or facilitates," or essentially camps. Nearly half of Democrats supported a proposal "to fine or imprison individuals" just for questioning the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. And, when asked if people who refuse to get vaccinated should lose custody of their children, 20% of Democrats answered "yes."

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