Biden: Moderates need not apply to GOP

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GLENN: I want to go right to Joe Biden. Joe Biden says that moderates need not apply to the GOP.

CALLER: But the truth is that it's real tough for the Republican Party and really they kind of hung out a shingle, you know, no moderates need apply. It's and it's sort of spawns a, I don't know, a tone in politics that is not helpful.

PAT: Okay. What he was saying there, I guess is our level low? Apparently moderates need not apply to the Republican Party.

STU: Yeah. Because as you see in this over the past, say, 18 months has been devastating for the Republicans.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

STU: You know, from where they were in 2008

GLENN: Hold on just a second. Hang on just a second. There's a new poll out that shows that Democrats have, I don't even know, a hate rating of, like, 70% and the Republicans have a hate rating of, like, 81%.

STU: Well, the Republicans have the largest lead in the generic ballot they've ever had in all recorded history.

GLENN: No, I understand that. I understand that. What it is is a very, it's a very subtle difference.

STU: Right. They are not in love with Republicans.

GLENN: Right.

STU: Because they haven't proven they can do anything.

GLENN: Right.

STU: But the bottom line is the idea that you are fighting on principle always strengthens your party. It makes you not a non, sort of undefined animal and that's important.

GLENN: It again goes back to what they caller said a little while ago. He was watching the debate between O'Donnell and Coons and they were having the debate last night and he said, this isn't about ideology. It is. It is about the Constitution and whether or not the American experiment as dreamed up by our founders is going to continue or not. It is about ideology. I believe the worst thing that we can do is to continue to spend. Your ideology teaches continue to spend more to get us out of this. The days of that being able to be true are over, long ago. They were over under George W. Bush.

STU: And that's why they want to talk about mice brains. That's why they want to talk about Christine O'Donnell in 1996 on MTV because they don't want to have that debate.

GLENN: They don't they say this isn't about ideology, but it is. It is Constitution versus Karl Marx.

PAT: This is from the party. This is from the guy whose party is in complete disarray from the American people. They are so separate from the American people, and they understand that. And so all of this is just a diversion. But they've seen the polls just like we have, that 56% of the American people think they are the ones who are extreme and only, like, 30% or something think the Republicans are extreme. We've seen poll after poll.

STU: Yeah. And I love the idea that he's sitting here feeling bad because the Republicans keep putting up these terrible candidates. If you look at this in reality, it took the Republicans basically twelve years to screw it up enough for everyone to not trust them. From 1994 to 2006. It's taking the Democrats four years. They were literally, after 2008, everyone was writing off the Republicans as a regional party. Do we not remember this?

PAT: Done for 50 years.

STU: Done for 50 years. We are the next election two years later and almost everyone is saying a massive move to the right, and is it going to be enough to be a huge move in the Senate to take it over is the question mark. I mean, that's really the line we're talking about: Will it be enough for the Senate, will it be enough for the House. We'll have a huge move in the House and it will be overwhelming there and yet Biden's very, very concerned for the future of the Republican Party. So idiotic.

PAT: They have to do this is another great sign. Instead of getting mad about this, we should be happy for this because

GLENN: You know what?

STU: Something to celebrate, absolutely.

GLENN: A, I could care less about anything that anybody says about the GOP. I couldn't care less. I couldn't. Could you? Could you care less?

PAT: Only in that that's the party where the conservatives come from.

STU: Yeah. I mean

PAT: That's the only reason I care about the Republican Party. If there are conservatives who share my values

GLENN: (Inaudible).

PAT: I know. Well, that's the problem with the Republican Party. But when there's a conservative in the race, they're always Republican.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: Or, you know, libertarian. But they've got no juice. So

STU: But I mean, the Republican Party

GLENN: I think they are about to.

STU: The Republican Party is what the people inside of it define it as. And the bottom line is if you start having a lot more Jim DeMints, the Republican Party isn't going to be a bad thing to us. It's going to be something that's great.

GLENN: Correct.

STU: Because you have some people standing there who are

GLENN: Yes and no.

STU: Well

GLENN: The Republican Party here, look. You know, Pat just brought up libertarians. I don't want the traditional Republican Party. I guess Ronald Reagan was the closest to what I would want from that. And that is a reduction in power. I don't want I mean, I'm a religious guy, but I don't want a group you know what really happened to the Christian Coalition? The Christian Coalition became about politics, and it really started to center in on Washington. That, that's the worst thing that could happen. The worst thing that could happen. We don't want big government to do anything for special interests. We want the special interests, you know, if you will, to dismantle government so they can go on and do their own thing themselves in their own community and in their own circle of influence. Not to have the government. And if the Republicans become a which it could very easily become. I mean, this is why you have to be very careful of progressivism. Because if it is misunderstood and it is so easily misunderstood and somebody rises to the top into the Republican Party and the good news is I don't see any of them. I don't see anybody out there that gets it that is a progressive on the right. I mean, do you think? What is it, Trent Lott, Lindsey Graham, John McCain? None of them are going to do it because none of them have the juice with the American people. There's nobody out there that has the juice with the American people that is a progressive on the left, that could really grab power. But if you could find a progressive I'm sorry, on the right that could grab power and was a Republican, extraordinarily dangerous.

STU: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: And that's why I don't like I just, I'm sick of the parties.

STU: I am sick of them, too. All I care about the ideas, I could care less about the R versus the D. If they you know, if the Democrats started putting people like Jim DeMint in office, I would be voting Democrat.

GLENN: What's the difference between an idea and ideology?

STU: I think they try to make ideology out as this, it's essentially a religion. It's something that you can't question. You're immovable, you never can consider anything outside of it, you're fighting for it blindly, blah, blah blah.

PAT: They're connected. Their ideas spring from your ideology.

GLENN: Right. It's what you believe in. I mean, we can come up with a million ideas if you are a free market person and you're a small government person, I can come up with idea after idea after idea. But I can come up with a whole bunch of ideas and if I'm in a system built by Marxists and giant government, none of my ideas matter.

STU: Right.

GLENN: That's why when the president says, you know, he's lying when he says, I'll sit down and talk to anybody. No, you won't. I mean, unless it's, you know, Ahmadinejad. You won't sit down and talk with me, you won't sit down and talk with Fox News, you won't sit down with the leaders of the tea party and really listen. No. You might sit down and talk to them, not with them. You'll talk to them, but they won't make any progress because you are an ideologue. And so any idea that anyone else comes at you with is immediately rejected.

STU: Right.

GLENN: Well, I got news for ya. I'm an ideologue, too, except my ideology is limited government that doesn't suppress anyone.

STU: Yeah, your ideology is limited government because you trust people.

The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

In the video clip below, Breen goes on the explain what he believes should happen next, and why Houck's arrest "should frighten all of us." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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