Liberal Rag for McCain




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GLENN: Now, back to my question. Is the New York Times secretly for Rudy Giuliani or Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee, anybody but John McCain? Because you can't read that first editorial and not know exactly where the New York Times comes from. These people are out of their mind socialists, as left as you can get. And then they think it's a good idea to endorse John McCain. And listen to this endorsement: "We have strong disagreements with all the Republicans running for President. The leading candidates have no plan for getting American troops out of Iraq. They are all too wedded to the discredited economic theories and unwilling to even now break with the legacy of President Bush." Excuse me? I'd like to lead that charge! Let's break from the legacy of George W. Bush. "We disagree with him so strongly on what makes a great Supreme Court justice." I know. I get New York Times would like some giant black boots. "Still, there is a choice to be made and it's an easy one." All right. They hate all of the Republicans, except it's an easy choice because we have John McCain. "Senator John McCain of Arizona is the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing and..." wait, wait, wait, "The George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small angry fringe." So George Bush, he is only governed from a small angry fringe. "What record of working across the aisle to develop sound bipartisan legislation, he would offer a choice to a broader range of Americans than the rest of the Republican field. We have shuddered at Mr. McCain's occasional tactical pander to the right because he has demonstrated that he has the character to stand on principle. He was an early advocate for battling global warming."

Do I need to go on? "He risked his presidential bid to uphold fundamental American values in an immigration debate, a genuine war hero among Republicans who proclaim their zeal to be commander-in-chief." Remember you're nobody unless you've served in the military and yet they hate the military! "Mr. McCain argues passionately that a country's treatment of prisoners is in the worst of times says a great deal about its character. Mr. McCain was one of the first prominent Republicans to point out how badly the war in Iraq was being managed. We wish now he could see clearly past the temporary victories produced by Mr. Bush's unsustainable escalation which have not led to any change in Iraq's murderous political calculus. At the least he owes Americans a real idea how we would win this war which he says he can do, but we disagree with him on issues like reproductive rights and gay marriage." I'll get back to that in a second. "In 2006, however, Mr. McCain stood up for the humane treatment of prisoners and a ban on torture. We said then he was being conned by Mr. Bush who had no intention of following the rules, but Mr. McCain took a stand, just as he did in recognizing the threat of global warming so early. He has been a staunch advocate of campaign finance reform, working hand in hand with Senator Russ Feingold, among the most liberal of Democrats, on groundbreaking legislation. John McCain has worked with Senator Edward Kennedy on immigration reform, but that doesn't make him a moderate. (Mumbling.) It makes him the best choice."

Holy mother of everything that is good and sacred. What the hell is happening. How is John McCain, how is he not at the bottom of the barrel? The media's love affair with John McCain, at least the New York Times says who they are. We're damn near communists. And look at him. He's pretty good. We could throw a green jacket on him. Nobody wants to talk about his flip-flops. Hillary Clinton changed her mind. John McCain has just occasionally darted right. I don't think I've ever heard him be called a flip-flopper, ever, except from a real conservative. Well, we'll do it next.

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GLENN: I mean, I just can't believe John McCain never called a flip-flopper. On abortion, 180 degree turn. He was favoring only the most minor restrictions and opposing overturning Roe versus Wade. Now he supports almost a total ban, says the Supreme Court should reverse Roe versus Wade immediately. He, of course, was a deficit hawk. He mocked supply side economics. Now he's, you know, to the point where he's claiming raising taxes decreases revenues. I mean, he completely reversed himself there. He used to hate ethanol. Now he loves it. He used to hate -- Jerry Falwell he called an agent of intolerance. Now he's giving commencements addresses. Campaign finance reform, gay marriage, everything. I mean, we should be -- here's an ad for John McCain that he should run:

VOICE: John McCain is running for President. Take a good look at his voting record and where he stands on the important issues of our time and you'll find out who the right vote for America is. "I'm John McCain and I approved this message."

GLENN: Except you could run it this way and it would probably be more effective:

VOICE: John McCain is running for President. Take a good look at his voting record and where he stands on the important issues of our time and you'll find out who the right vote for America is. "I'm Mitt Romney and I approved this message."

GLENN: It is craziness. Sometimes I just don't understand America, I don't understand what's going on in our world.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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