Parallels to the 1928 election

I don't think it was just us that was surprised yesterday in what happened in New Hampshire. You know, it's amazing. I went back last night and I said to one of our researchers, I said, would you do me a favor: Go back and find as much as you can on the parallels of other elections. When was the last time we had an election like this? Well, the last time we had an election like this was 1928. 2008 is the first time since 1928 that there is no incumbent President or incumbent vice president running for either of the presidential nomination or not running in the presidential election. In 1928 the President was Calvin Coolidge. Calvin Coolidge opted not to seek reelection. His vice president at the time was Charles Dawes. He also did not run. So what happened, the Republicans nominated the eventual winner. It was Herbert Hoover. This, with some irony, is the secretary of congress. In 1928 the economy was going strong. There were some signs and people were saying, wait a minute, hang on, there are some problems here. But the roaring '20s were still roaring. Much of the credit was given to Hoover. He was the secretary of congress in Coolidge's administration. Voters weren't thinking about the debt. They weren't thinking about economic collapse. Those in Florida that had purchased all of the land in Florida by the water, Florida started to become a boom and everybody was saying, oh, look, here it comes. And what happened? Right around the corner the economy collapsed. By the way, today we are still in the official longest economic expansion where billions of dollars of wealth have been created. Housing prices, if you look at what happened in the 1920s in Florida alone and what's happening right now in 2008 in Florida alone for the housing market, it's damn near the same thing. 1920s, an era of innovation and technical advancement, Calvin Coolidge's inauguration was the first presidential inauguration to be broadcast on radio. Coolidge was the first President whose address to congress was broadcast on radio. Today we can clone sheep, we have men and women living in space and the candidates are posting their thoughts online and the candidates are asking questions from YouTube.

Religion in 1928 was also a major factor. Democratic nominee for president was Alfred Smith. His mistake, the reason why you don't know Alfred Smith, the reason why he didn't make it to be President is his mistake was to be Roman Catholic. He was the first Roman Catholic to run for the presidency. It turns out America wasn't ready for a Roman Catholic. Alfred Smith lost an election landslide against Hoover, 444-87. It was very public, very vicious and very okay to attack Smith for his religion, claiming that his allegiance would be to Rome and the Pope, not to the Constitution and his country. Today can we say Mitt Romney. And the best thing is because the roaring '20s, the rich got richer. Remember in 1929 the rich were about to throw themselves out of windows because the rich were also stupid. As the rich got richer in the 1920s, everybody was starting to say, wait a minute, hang on just a second; this socialism thing seems to be working over in Russia. This was before they really knew what was going on. In the 1920s all of these Fabian movement people, all these people, the Progressives, were going over to Russia and studying what was happening over there. They would come back and they would say, okay, sure, there's a lot of blood in the street, but this is a good system. And they started to sew the seeds of federal government needs to be bigger. Remember, fascism was on the rise. 1928, government should be bigger, government should help flood victims. The rich shouldn't be as rich. Remember they were about to become very, very broke. The rich shouldn't be rich.

You've probably heard Herbert Hoover's slogan but you've only heard half of it most likely. The half you heard is a chicken in every pot. Vote for Herbert Hoover and you'll have a chicken in every pot. But that was only half of it. It was a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage. A car was starting to be a right. Only the rich could have a car. The roaring '20s were only happening for the rich. Why not a car in every garage and a chicken in every pot. That was 1928.

It's the closest that we could find to this election and I've got to tell you something. You better study 1928 because here it comes. I think this is exactly what happened in 1928 is about to happen to us as well.

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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