Glenn Beck: Chris Wallace destroys Howard Dean





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GLENN: Let's play that Howard Dean audio one more time.

VOICE: Go ahead, sir.

DEAN: Let's just be blunt about this. I don't think Newt Gingrich is a racist and you are certainly not a racist but I think Fox News did something that was absolutely racist. They took a they had an obligation to find out what was really in the clip. They have been pushing a theme of black racism with this phony Black Panther crap and this business and Sotomayor and all this other stuff. I think you've got to be very I think, look, the tea party called out their racist fringe and I think the Republican Party's got to stop appealing to its racist fringe, and Fox News is what did that. You put that on

VOICE: Wait, wait, wait.

DEAN: Yes, I think the Obama people

VOICE: Governor, I know facts I know facts are inconvenient things but let's try to deal with the facts. The fact is that the Obama administration fired or forced Shirley Sherrod to quit before her name had ever been mentioned on Fox News Channel. Did you know that, sir?

PAT: I get a kick out of these people who say, know what you're talking about.

GLENN: Know the facts. Read the timeline.

PAT: Know about the story. Why would you know? That might take a couple of days to understand.

GLENN: You read the story, you find out the facts, it will hurt your argument.

DEAN: What I do know is that video came out



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VOICE: Did you know that, that her name did you know that her that she was fired before her name was ever mentioned on the Fox News Channel?

DEAN: What about the video?

PAT: Stop.

GLENN: What about the video? I love this. Yes, Fox News ran the video without identifying some unknown black woman is speaking some place now.

PAT: (Laughing). Let's go to it immediately!

GLENN: What a ridiculous statement that is. What about the video? Yes, yes.

PAT: The video.

GLENN: Here she is; we think she may be the black avenger, we're not sure. What is that?

STU: (Laughing). Great point.

GLENN: What a ridiculous statement that is.

DEAN: What about the incomplete video from a rightwing

VOICE: The video had never played on the Fox News Channel before the White House fired her. It was on Andrew Breitbart, BigGovernment.Com. We're not responsible for them. I agree with you, it was out of context but it wasn't on Fox News. So maybe you shouldn't be using racist phrase, either.

DEAN: And it was about to go and it was about to go on Glenn Beck, which is what the administration was afraid of.

PAT: Wow.

DEAN: Look, I think that he's right. I don't think she should have been fired summarily and I think we ought to stop being afraid of Glenn Beck and the racist fringe of the Republican Party. But Fox News was not blameless during this.

GLENN: Stop. She was fired before we had anything to do with it! We didn't say anything! I don't understand that.

STU: And it wasn't

GLENN: NAACP, it's my understanding the NAACP had the full videotape.

STU: It was their event, wasn't it?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: They had it.

GLENN: How did they take it out of context? What is that? It's weird. I smell like a hot setup coming out of the oven.

PAT: I's Howard Dean laying in a milky substance.

GLENN: Is that what it is?

PAT: With electrodes attached to his head. And he knew.

GLENN: He knew.

PAT: He knew that video was coming up on your show. He knew.

STU: Right, he knew it.

GLENN: Well, he didn't know that I took her side and said she should not be fired, isn't it?

STU: Well, when you do know the plan, they have another attack and this is David Obey from Wisconsin. Quote: Well, there are a lot of people who screwed up, but the only folks who were eager to peddle that story was Fox News.

GLENN: Oh.

STU: And they showed themselves to be piggish character assassins that you'd come to expect.

GLENN: Piggish character assassins?

STU: They are not the only ones who screwed up but they are the ones who did it with the most pleasure. That's not an argument.

GLENN: Yes, it is. Yes, it is. It is the argument that they always make: Robert Byrd's not racist because we know his heart.

STU: We know his intent.

GLENN: We know your heart, even though you've never said anything like that. You've never had a hood on, you don't want to be around people with hoods, you speak out against people with hoods. You, however, we can read your heart and you are a racist. That's the way it works.

STU: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: That's the way it works, and it has since the beginning of time. And the good news is it's not working anymore. It's not working anymore. It will work for the zombies, but go ahead. Go ahead. You have all your zombies. Go ahead. The thinking people will stand over here.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

Watch the video clip below to hear why Tulsi took a stand for female athletes:


Watch the full interview with Tulsi Gabbard here.

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Later this week, former President Trump will attend CPAC and give his first major policy appearance since leaving office. Sources close to the President reveal he will focus on "the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement."

The future of the GOP is a question that demands real discussion before elections in 2022 and 2024. Right now, I can see three possible answers for how you act:

  1. Those in power and senior positions will ignore the reasons behind Donald Trump winning in 2016. They will be vindicated in their minds because they outlasted him, as they view DC as a job for life. These leaders will go back to business as usual and seek forgiveness from the left, hoping for unity and acceptance in the future.
  2. The second outcome is another section of the party that is understandably very angry over the left's Presidents treatment. They still support and believe in Trump. They think it's time to take off the gloves and treat Biden/the left exactly how they treated Trump.
  3. The few policy positions offered in public will be centered solely around opposing the left. They will also make the case how the left suck, are dangerous, and how you need them in power. The next four years are merely a countdown for Trump to run again and right the wrong of 2020.
  4. The third outcome is very similar to the second, but with one key difference. While they appreciate everything Trump accomplished while in office, they feel it's time to unite behind another candidate.
Question

Which of these three positions will work best for the American people? Which helps built a political base for elections in both 2022 and 2024?

If you seek to help save America, it is critical to do some soul searching. Whether you love or hate him, Donald Trump got 75 million votes and made advancements in key demographics. What did he do well that you can develop further? In what areas was he poor, and how can you improve?

I want to raise six principled points everyone on the right should be forced to consider in the run-up to 2024.

1 - Understanding American Exceptionalism

FACT: America is an exceptional nation. If you read enough of world history, you will find ample evidence that America acted in ways that made it unique and significantly different from other countries in the past and modern times. These reasons must be understood and promoted through the culture and body politic.

One of those reasons is the layout of your Declaration of Independence. If you look around politics today, you will see people on all political sides telling you what they hate, why the other side is the enemy, and how they must be defeated.

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also made that case against the English when he listed 27 grievances against the King. So how is the layout key? It took Jefferson 357 words to get to those grievances. Your Declaration is your mission statement: it tells everyone in the world what America aspires to be. It states the belief that all were created equal, all had certain rights that come directly from God, and that it is the government's job to protect rights -- not give people rights.

The left is successfully painting everyone on the right to be a terrorist who enjoyed the Capitol Hill riots. If you ever want to win another election, it will be critical to explain what you stand for to the American people.

After all, ask yourself which makes you the most passionate to vote - removing someone from office or voting for a vision and change you believe in?

2 - The Constitution

Is there a better place to start this vision than the Constitution? Yes, it is mostly ignored today by those in power and is only referenced by politicians and media when it fits a narrative.

The Constitution is a beautiful and complex document but is primarily based on a straightforward principle. The government should be extremely limited in its power, but it should be as close to the people as possible where there is a clear need for government. Who can argue with this principle?

Who wants someone they have never met, dictating how they live their life?

This is why the Constitution grants the President no real power, and gives Congress 18 clauses of power, listed under Article 1, Section 8. Any and every power not mentioned there belongs at the state level.

3 - Finances

The power structure in DC has changed many times over the last twenty years, with both parties having the opportunity to rule the different federal branches. There have been two periods where one party controlled all the power in DC:

  • 2008-2010: Obama / Dem
  • 2016-2018: Trump / GOP

Despite these changes, your government continually grows, you continue to spend money you don't have, and in ten out of the last thirteen years, you have added over $1,000,000,000,000 to your national debt, which now sits just under $28 trillion. Does this seem sustainable to you? Of course not, but sadly your finances only get worse.

America has revenue of over $3.2 trillion every year, yet DC has not passed a budget since 2008. Can you imagine any business running that way? Do you think Apple, Amazon, or Disney have a budget? It is time to get America on a path to financial sustainability, work towards a balanced budget, and explain to the American people how you will achieve it.

4 - Taxes

Do you remember discussing taxes during the Tea Party?

We used to make the simple moral case to the American people: any money you earn is yours, you should use it to plan your life, and the government has no right to take it from you. This was so successful around 2012 that Herman Cain ran for President with one primary policy: the 9-9-9 plan.

If America is to return to prosperity after Covid, lower taxes and a simpler tax code must be a central theme.

5 - Cutting Government

Look at the size of the US government in 2021. Are you happy? Can you name the numerous departments? Is it now the freedom-loving Americans' position that agencies like Education, Energy, EPA, and Commerce are constitutional bodies of government and are well-run?

How about the IRS, which targeted Tea-Party groups under President Obama? Do they deserve support, or is it time to start sharing a vision of the departments that should be abolished?

This principle used to be a big part of the Conservative platform. It played a massive role in 2012 when Rick Perry ran for President. His campaign was destroyed in 45 short seconds when he could not remember the three agencies he would abolish.

Maybe it's time to refresh this debate but change the parameters. How about we discuss the agencies that should be kept?

6 - Bill of Rights

Today, the Bill of Rights is under constant attack. The far-left/woke mob hates free speech, and they seek to cancel anyone with an opposing view. However, the attacks on the Bill of Rights don't always come from the left.

America has a second amendment that guarantees you the right to bear arms. The last time the GOP held both houses of Congress and the Presidency, they banned bump stocks - but who really NEEDS a bump stock?

As the years have passed, some have admitted they are open to red flag laws. Is this still the case?

While the second amendment may be under attack, it is clear the fourth amendment is dead. Regardless of which party holds power in DC, the NSA is given continuous ability to spy on Americans. The simple, principled case from Rand Paul of "get a warrant" always falls on deaf ears.

The Bill of Rights should be a unifying document for most Americans, as the principles are self-evident and a significant part of any freedom platform going forward.

Conclusion

America will face significant challenges over the coming years. As the government continues to grow, the far left get more hostile, and central planners seek a great reset. If you share my concern, then now is the time to forget our tribes and ignore the debate on who should be President in 2024.

It's time to work hard to build a platform by raising a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. We must share a clear vision to the American people of a bright future where they are free, prosperous, and can pursue their happiness.

When the platform is built and successful, people can identify the best candidate to run in 2024.

"First, you win the argument, and then you win the election." — Margaret Thatcher

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

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