Recovering progressive calls Glenn

GLENN: Let's go to Brian in Albany. Hello, Brian, you are on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hi, Glenn, how are you?

GLENN: Very good.

CALLER: I have a couple of thoughts for you this morning. First off, I'm Jewish and I'm shocked at how many friends I lost in 2008 because I refused to vote for Barack Obama and how many, how many of them have yet to come back and say "I was wrong." It's scary and how I completely lost touch with my rabbi over it just because he was just so in the tank for Obama and didn't even bother hiding it. It was kind of frightening. You know, as a recovering progressive, it's been a process trying to stay the course.

GLENN: Tell me, Brian, hell are you doing? What step are you on, on recovering progressive?

CALLER: I'm on Step 4 but, you know, every now and then I have a crisis, I have to call my sponsor who's my wife.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: And she has to talk me back down and keep me on the straight and narrow.

GLENN: So you are still making a list of all of the things that you've done wrong as a progressive?

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: Yes, that's right.

GLENN: Well, you are kind of doing Step 5. Here you are admitting to the world. If you'd like to complete Step 5 at any time when you are done with 4, you come on the program and you can bury your soul as a recovering progressive.

CALLER: Well, thank you. And, you know, one of the things I did wrong, in college I was a history major and my Senior thesis was on Woodrow Wilson.

GLENN: Ooph.

CALLER: And how terrible it was that the U.S. Senate wouldn't ratify the Treaty of Versailles and just how —

GLENN: Oh, gosh.

CALLER: — his thoughts on internationalism were so great.

GLENN: Brian, Brian, Brian, this is — you are a case study for me. I would like to just probe and experiment on you for a while. What turned you?

CALLER: Well, first I got a — I grew up and got a job and I had to start looking at the real world. But a lot of it, honestly my wife kept saying to me, you don't understand, you don't understand. And probably about a year and a half ago, you know, I started to turn.

GLENN: Now, wait. Was your wife progressive, too?

CALLER: No. No, no.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: My wife's always been a conservative.

GLENN: How did you get together?

CALLER: Well, I'm not entirely sure why she put up with me back then, but I think she just knew that there was something in me she could change. I mean, like most wives she kind of figured there was something about me would change and, you know, she — I know this is a shock. She was right. She likes to hear when I say that.

GLENN: All women do.

CALLER: I know. But it really, you know, after the election I started, you know, saying, like, I can't believe people voted for this guy and I started listening to you and I was like, you know what? You know what? This makes a lot more sense to me. And, you know, it just, it took me time. It's probably taken me about a year and a half to really admit that I was wrong and come to terms with it, but it's —

GLENN: You know what? I tell you, Brian, I have so much respect for you. Anybody who will take something that they firmly believed and examine it, just doing that step is huge, to honestly examine it and say, well, let me look at the other side. For you to examine it and then admit I was on the wrong course is gigantic. I mean, kudos to you. Massive, massive kudos.

CALLER: Thank you. Well, kudos to you because you've turned me into a reader again.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. We've had him on long enough. They have traced the call. They are coming down to get Brian. It's a progressive that is turning! Quick, pick him up off the streets!

CALLER: You know, sometimes I wonder how far we are from that. I really do get scared sometimes and I'm reading Atlas —

PAT: They are not far. They are coming for you now.

CALLER: That's true.

GLENN: You are reading what now?

CALLER: "Atlas Shrugged" and I'm not very far in and I'm reading it and I'm like, this makes sense. Like, I can see, this looks too familiar.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: You know, and it just —

GLENN: You know, it's amazing to me, Brian, that more people, especially in, you know, your situation being a Jew, more people are not just wide eyed. I mean, we've promised each other not to forget. And not only are we not forgetting, we're helping cover the truth and we're helping usher in globally new — or renewed vigor for these lies against Jews. It's incredible!

CALLER: It is. And like you said, how does Helen Thomas have a job today? I don't understand it.

GLENN: I have been watching the TV and there's only one network that continues to play the video of her.

CALLER: That's ABC, right? No, NBC? It's got to be one of those, right?

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

CALLER: Yeah.

GLENN: It is truly remarkable. Can you imagine? I mean, this is the problem. Those kinds of comments are horrible. It doesn't matter if it is Pat Buchanan that would say it, if it was me that would say it, if it was Ronald Reagan that would say it. It doesn't matter. If those kinds of comments are said and it is something that you know is part of who they are, there's no excuse. There's just no excuse. It doesn't matter left or right. It's right or wrong.

CALLER: Well, and much like the president, you know, it's the spontaneous remarks that reveal somebody's true character. And that's exactly what we saw from Helen Thomas. That's what we see every time the president goes off of the TelePrompTer, you know.

GLENN: I would love to see — Brian, I thank you so much for your call and God bless ya.

CALLER: Thank you, Glenn. God bless you.

GLENN: You bet. Keep up the good work.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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