TIME person of the year: Glenn Beck?




TIME person of the year: Glenn Beck?

STU: I am at Time.com right now and let me tell you what I see there. A list of the top 25 people to be listed for the person of the year.

GLENN: Uh huh.

STU: 2010 person of the year. There's a lot of people you would recognize on there. The guy from wick key leaks is on there.

GLENN: Is the person of the year, well, I guess he is huge.

STU: Lady Gaga is on there, Barack Obama who is the President of the United States.

GLENN: Uh huh.

STU: In case you didn't know that.

GLENN: Man of the year. That's actually legitimate.

STU: Yeah. Sure. Then you have let's see. Hu Jintao from China.

GLENN: Probably the man of next year.

STU: Nancy Pelosi. A lot of people

GLENN: Clearly the man of

STU: Certainly. Tony Hayward from BP. LeBron James and then another guy, Glenn Beck.

PAT: Nominated for Time's person of the year?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Here's the thing. My wife woke me up last night or we were actually just laying in bed and she I'm answering e mails and stuff and she said, Hey, Time person of the year. Congratulations. And I said, what? She said, yeah. I just got a note, you were nominated for Time's man of the year. And I said, no, no, no. They wrote me a few days ago and asked if I wanted to nominate somebody and she said, No. You were just nominated for it. I said, no, honey. They just asked if I wanted to nominate somebody and I didn't respond. And she said, well, they no. Hang on. And then she showed it to me and I couldn't believe it. It was really I mean, that's amazing.

STU: Yeah. It is really cool. There is actually a poll up at time.com in which you can vote who you think should be the person who should win person of the year and it's interesting because I guess you vote and then you also give a rating. So, like, you vote and it goes by total votes and then you also rate them on how influential they were, how important they were. There are 25 people on this list. Dead last in the average rating is Glenn Beck. You have an 18 out of 100 so far.

GLENN: So, I'm dead last.

STU: Yes. Number well, you're no. You're number 9 right now in the total votes, which is the one they're ranking them by, but then you can also when you vote, you rank them. So, people are going there to vote against you. So, I guess I don't know if anyone has a computer. Perhaps they can change that around, but I will note that you are

GLENN: So, I'm, like wait, wait. So, I'm the they're voting for me but they are voting that I am not influential.

STU: Right. Not influential.

GLENN: That is funny. How much George Soros money is being spent there?

STU: The second lowest rated person is LeBron James. He's one point ahead of you at 19 and then you are 9 points behind Tony Hayward from BP.

GLENN: Who is the No. 1 least influential?

STU: The highest rating right now is Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert who are apparently a couple. You vote for them as a couple in this poll.

GLENN: Unbelievable

STU: Which is they have 89.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

STU: Sarah Palin also very low. You're 9 points behind Sarah Palin.

GLENN: Let me tell you something. If I would have responded to Time to nominate somebody, I would have nominated Sarah Palin or the Tea Party. I hate I hate when they do groups, but it's good to see that Sarah Palin was nominated

STU: Yeah. You were also a 41 points behind the President of China.

GLENN: That's probably accurate

STU: Well, yes. That's true.

GLENN: That is accurate.

STU: That's things all become popularity contests, don't they? So

GLENN: The voting, does that even factor in to their

STU: I don't know that it actually factors into their formula for who gets it, but it's certainly a show of

GLENN: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, that's what it is. It's a show of

STU: They probably will have the most votes at the end, but they have a little and then you have you are just you're just inching about 30 points behind Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. So, I think if you can just

GLENN: Unbelievable. Unbelievable. Unbelievable. Well, the good news is that Sarah Palin and I have been recognized not because we should be recognized but that is as close as they're going to come I think to the Tea Party which is still a slam on the Tea Party. I mean, 6 out of every 10 voters was a Tea Party member. Last year Time magazine didn't even include the Tea Party or the 9/11 project or the 9/12 project as anybody at all in the year in pictures, not one photograph of it, not one and this year at least you have a little bit of recognition but not for the right people. Sarah Palin actually much more influential on, I think, on the election. She went out and she actually campaigned, where we barely even talked about the elections

STU: But really going to beat the influence of Paparazzi by lady Gaga? You're not beating that. The bottom line is you're going to win if you're Lady Gaga and you want to win.

GLENN: I know.


 

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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