Glenn Beck: YOU were the star




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GLENN: I have been saying the truth shall set you free, and you've already won. You've already won. Now just live it every day. The reason why I'm so optimistic and one of the miracles that I think came out of the 8/28 is you didn't bring any signs. So the media can't do anything about signs.

PAT: Oh, they wanted to.

GLENN: Oh, they wanted to.

PAT: Oh, they were hoping for, Obama's a socialist Muslim! Born in Saskatchewan, Canada! They wanted that so bad.

GLENN: They were just waiting for it.

PAT: Oh, they could taste it.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. So you didn't, you didn't bring any signs. They expected you to be angry and hateful. And what is it that Newsweek said? That we would go into a pit of hatred, and it didn't happen. Here is the Wall Street Journal editorial today: Glenn Beck's Happy Warriors.  This story actually takes me down but lifts you up. You probably couldn't find a more polite crowd at the opera. James Freeman, Wall Street Journal, today: Pundits will celebrate whether the crowd at Glenn Beck's Saturday or pundits will debate whether Glenn Beck's crowd Saturday in Washington was the largest in recent political history, but it was certainly among the most impressive. Mr. Beck is a television and radio broadcaster with a checkered past and a penchant for incendiary remarks, I don't know if that's true, but if he is to be judged by the quality of people of all colors that he has attracted to the Lincoln Memorial, his stock can't help but rise. One would not be able to find a more polite crowd at a political convention, certainly not at a professional sporting event. Probably not even at an opera. In fact, judging by the behavior of the attendees following the event, you would have had a tough time finding churches in which people display more patience as others make their way to exits. The army of well mannered folks that marched into Washington seem comprised mainly of people who had once marched in the U.S. Army or another military branch or at least had a family member who had. Perhaps that's not surprising, given the event was a fundraiser for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation which provides scholarships to the children of elite troops killed in the performance of their duties. The day was largely devoted to expressions of gratitude for their sacrifices, the U.S. soldiers, for great men of American history like Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and for God. But it didn't end there. Dave reefer, a Vietnam veteran, offered a closing prayer in which he thanked the Lord for the president and for congress. Despite the unpopularity of the latter two, no booing or catcalls could be heard. Perhaps feeling defensive about how they would be hoary varmint portrayed in media reports, various attendees wore T shirts noting that they were not violent or nonviolent. But for other participants there was no need for an explicit message. Relaxed young parents felt comfortable enough to push toddlers in strollers through the crowded areas along the Memorial's reflecting pool. Not only was the rally akin to a huge church picnic, in one journal reporter's description, but one had to wonder if the overachievers in this crowd actually left the area in better shape than they found it. After the event walking from the Lincoln Memorial's reflecting pool through the constitutional gardens, this reporter scanned 360 degrees and could not see a scrap of trash anywhere. Participants and volunteers had collected all of their refuse and left it piled neatly in bags around public garbage cans. Near Constitution Avenue, I did encounter one stray piece of paper, but it was too old and faded to have been left that day. Given the huge representation of military families at the event, maybe it's not surprising the grounds were left shipshape. A principle theme of the day was that attendees should restore the country by making improvements in their own lives. Be the change you wish to see in the world, as Ghandi once put it. Most of the participants were strictly amateurs, in the business of activism. For many it was their first appearance at a public demonstration. Their strikingly mild mannered nature might inspire even Mr. Beck to acknowledge that in a crowd estimated at 300,000 by NBC the craziest person at the event might have been the one with the microphone. While he admits that he's part entertainer and prone to over the top comments, his followers appear to be sincerely responding to his message that Americans need to cling to their best traditions. The conservative Mr. Beck's ability to draw this many people to Washington may suggest enormous gain this is where it goes off the rails.

PAT: Been great so far.

GLENN: The conservative Mr. Beck's ability to draw this many people to Washington may suggest enormous gains for Republicans come this fall.

PAT: Oh, boy.

GLENN: But the GOP shouldn't expect voters to simply hand them a congressional majority without making them earn it. If pregame chatter and off season optimism translated into victory, the New York Jets and Redskins would meet every year in the Super Bowl. Between Saturday's crowd in Washington and the tea partiers agitating for limited government, we may be witnessing the rebuilding of the Reagan coalition, the "fusion" of religious and economic conservatives that political theorist Frank Meyer once endorsed . Reagan always believed that the Republican Party was the natural home for this movement, but GOP leaders in Washington need to prove they are worthy of it.

PAT: That's a great article.

STU: You don't need to bring that to politics but that is the point, as far as the tea parties go.

PAT: This is different.

GLENN: And finally if the politicians are in lockstep with the people. But I don't think the politicians some of them are. You know, the new ones coming in are they actually believe in something. But that's the point. You've got to believe in something.

PAT: But finally somebody noticed, somebody noticed.

GLENN: Great audience.

PAT: Thank you.

GLENN: I have to tell you, I have to tell you, I so am willing to have people judge me by the people that listen. I have no problem. You take that crowd of 500,000. Now, I want to make this clear because if I don't say this right after, then they will say, well, you said that 10 minutes ago and that didn't even matter. They weren't related at all. If there's some nut job, no. Everybody has nut jobs listening to them. Everybody has nut jobs that are nut jobs, in every movement, in everything. But if you want to judge me by the people that came because I ask them to come in Washington D.C. where we received 500,000 people, the mall, the crowd stretched for almost a mile, and it was wall to wall people. It was almost a mile long. If you want to judge me by that collection of people, you go right ahead. You go right ahead. My apologies to you because I know my behavior sometimes because again I'm the individual, sometimes my behavior you go, oh, jeez, Glenn, why did you do that. I think you have the harder job because you have to be you have to have me. And you are like, oh, yes, I'm his friend. I'm the lucky one here. Look at, look at what they say about you. You go ahead and boycott. You go ahead. Why do you think my sponsors stay? Why do you think they stay? Because they know. They know. They know who my audience is. Why do you think my advertising works? Because my audience knows me and they know that I won't sell them a bunch of crap. And I know my audience. That's why our advertisers say you can boycott all you want. You've been doing it now for, what, two years? Gosh, it's incredible we keep going. Isn't that weird? Because our clients want our audience in their stores, buying their stuff. They know. They know what a quality audience this is. That's fantastic. Everything that they have said about tea partiers and everything else, everything, everything they've said, you've just disproven.

Now, tea party movement, learn from the no sign thing. Learn. What are they going to say? Look at this. They can't say anything. The tea party I've been to the tea parties. It's the same thing! But you judge by the signs. Stop with the signs! The tea party movement, I've been to those crowds. They are the same people.

So you are winning. You are winning. Don't you see? It is really such a blessing. Everything that they have said and tried to build for the last nobody's going to see. All you have to do is just keep comparing. On your websites and everything else, just compare. Compare the video and stuff that you have to the G 20, the people that go to the G 20, to the SEIU members that are beating people up. Just compare them. Just show them. Just show them. They say that we're grass, you know, we're not grassroots and everything else. Really? I don't know the organizations like SEIU that were bussing people in. Do you know that? Did you see the unions bussing people in? I didn't see that. It's really weird.

PAT: A lot of ACORN buses, I think.

GLENN: A lot of ACORN buses?

PAT: Yeah, I think there was quite a few ACORN buses.

GLENN: That is fantastic.

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We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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