The Worst Campaign Ad Ever



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GLENN: I want to play one of the worst campaign ads I think I've ever, ever heard. If you were like me and thought Shirley Sherrod deserved no should demand an apology, listen to this campaign ad.

GRAYSON: I'm congressman Alan Grayson and I approved this message.

VOICE: Religious fanatics try to take away our freedom in Afghanistan, in Iran, and right here in Central Florida.

WEBSTER: Wives submit yourselves to your own husbands.

VOICE: Daniel Webster wants to impose his radical fundamentalism on us.

WEBSTER: She should submit to me. That's in the Bible.

VOICE: Webster tried to deny battered women medical care and the right to divorce their abusers.

WEBSTER: Submit to me.

VOICE: He wants to force raped women to bear the child.

WEBSTER: Submit to me.

VOICE: Taliban Dan Webster, hands off our bodies and our laws.

PAT: Whew.

GLENN: That is an incredible ad. You have a candidate saying women must submit to their husbands, submit to me. That's an incredible statement. Accurate. It is in the Bible, but is that, that the way people live their lives? Is that their understanding of that phrase? Is that this guy's understanding of this phrase? That's incredible. Taliban Dan indeed. Unless you care to look at the entire statement. Now, this isn't lost videotape. This isn't videotape that, oh, well, that was an hour later in the speech. Let's just listen to what he said in context.

WEBSTER: A journal, second? Find a verse. I have a verse for my wife. I have verses for my wife: Don't pick the ones that say she should submit to me. That's in the Bible, but pick the ones that you're supposed to do.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Do you understand what just happened? Don't pick the verses like she must submit to me. It's in the Bible, but pick the ones you're supposed to do. Do you hear that?


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STU: Yeah. And, you know, the audio gets cut off a little bit there, but he goes on to say, you know, instead pick the ones like love your wife even as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it, as opposed to wives submit to your own husbands. And that's where he picks it. As opposed he takes out, as opposed to and just plays wives submits to their own husbands. That's incredible.

PAT: This attack ad, I don't know if we've mentioned yet, is from Alan Grayson.

GLENN: Alan Grayson. I don't

PAT: One of the most despicable people.

GLENN: I don't know how Alan Grayson wins.

PAT: How he lives with himself. I don't know how he lives and sleeps at night.

STU: If your wife or daughter started dating a guy like this, you would cry. You would cry yourself to sleep at night. He's a horrible person, horrible. I mean, that's not just a bad politician. That's horrible.

GLENN: No, no, I don't think that I've ever seen anybody in congress as bad as Alan Grayson, I mean as a person.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: You know, I don't know him. I just know his words, and there's they're not we're not taking we're not taking him out of context. We're looking at his words and the things that he has said and done, and there is no limit to this man. There is no floor

STU: No.

GLENN: to this man. There's no place that he is unwilling to go.

PAT: And it's interesting because even when it was brought up that, hey, you took that way out of context and made it and they even edited the part where he's talking about it's in the Bible a little bit to make it fit better into the statement, to make it sound like that's what he was saying. When that was brought up to him, they still defended the ad.

STU: Yeah. It's not

PAT: They didn't back off from it one iota.

STU: It's not like he was saying we didn't have this one video, that's not all he said. They are standing by that that's okay to do.

PAT: Do you have their comment, the comment from the campaign?

STU: Yeah. Give me one second. I'll pull it up here.

PAT: It is unbelievable. They're standing by, taking him out of context. And is this not what everybody was screaming, the Democrats were screaming during the Jeremiah Wright period? "You're taking him out of context! Sound bites, it's a sound bite world!" When you take somebody out of context, that means that you change the meaning of what they're trying to say. That was never done to Jeremiah Wright. That's absolutely what was done here with Daniel Webster.

STU: Yeah. Here's the campaign spokesman for Grayson: The Taliban is an extremist government regime that forced its crazy rightwing views on the populous it governs. If elected Dan Webster would force his crazy rights extreme crazy rightwing views on Central Florida.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: So here's the thing, Central Florida.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: You just have to ask yourself this one thing: We can disagree on policies. We can. You can be for healthcare, you can you know, you can be for bigger government, but is there any shame? Is there anything? Do you just accept any character because your side will win? You know, I who was it that said last week when they were talking about, you know, the guy in Delaware, that he should have won because, well, the Republicans would have definitely won in Delaware? Who was it that said, well, when? Or what? Win without values and character and the integrity and the principles that we all uphold or strive for, what is it what is that win worth? This is the kind of thing that Americans need to be striving for now. We can disagree, but we have to be able to tell the truth. When America said they wanted hope and change, I wanted hope and change, too, from the Bush administration. I didn't like the way the Bush administration was handling things. We can unite on that, but you can't have somebody like Alan Grayson in office. It's it's reprehensible. It really is. Do we have that little respect for our republic? Do we really have that little respect for the congress? I mean, I know congress is unpopular, but why? Because of this! Are we going to restore it or not? Not talking about policies. Just talking about character. Does character matter? The answer is yes.

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.

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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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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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