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.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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