Mary Matalin Interview

GLENN: Let me ask you this. Let me ask you this. Two tough questions. One, can you name a time -- because I can name McCain/Feingold, I can name McCain/Lieberman, McCain/Kennedy. What else? McCain -- what was it? No, any of the other bills, Stu, that has his name in it. They are all mistakes. Where he reaches across the aisle and says, "Ted, friend, I just want to hug you and let's get this done for the country." Can you name one time where he's grabbed Barney -- probably a bad example. Where he has grabbed a liberal and said, "Friend, I need your help. I need you to help me right now accomplish this conservative goal"?

MATALIN: Not off the top of my head.

GLENN: See? I mean, what good is it if he reaches across and helps them if he never demands --

MATALIN: You're going to have to explain that. What he's saying is I can -- you are 100% right. And in a 12 step program he's taken step 1. Now one of the steps -- and that might even be step 6, when you reach across -- keep using his reaching across as one of the rationales for his candidacy. See, he has to answer that question, and I'm sure he will put himself in a position 2. Or if he doesn't, he will have to. So reach across -- what do you think you can get them to do with you that's in our interests? So I think he sort of tried to suggest that, whatever it was, CPAC thing, for instance, health costs, we can do market forces and I can do commanding control. What he didn't address and here's a good place to see it, energy is the same thing. He has been --

GLENN: No animal.

MATALIN: Yes, of not increase domestic production. So that's a good place to set specifically if you reach, can you reach across the aisle and get them to be for increased domestic exploration and production. That's a very good place to start. Now, if he was on the forum and said he committed him to all these things and he's -- you know, again John said I never make promises I can't keep. So I guess what he's saying is don't judge me on the parts of the record you don't like, judging by the whole record. What I'm telling you today I'm going to do going forward, knowing full well that I can't win if I don't have you and I'm not going to get you unless I commit to these things with which we've disagreed in the past.

GLENN: Okay. I can't get any senator, and I've talked to quite a few of them, I can't get any senator to actually go on record with these stories. There are stacks of apologies in their desk from John McCain because he flies off the handle. He is not a stable individual and I don't mean this in a bad way. I mean, there are people that have tempers. With what John McCain went through, I've got to believe, and I don't mean to overstate this. I'm not saying that he's a crazy man or anything like that. But with what he went through that has to create psychological scars, and I don't know if that's where his temper comes from or what but he concerns me that he is an angry guy and a volatile guy and not necessarily a good combination in the White House.

You know who he reminds me of is Nixon. In some ways he remind me of Nixon.

MATALIN: You know, I think -- that's interesting because I think Nixon actually, A, had a drinking issue himself and B --

GLENN: Oh, I'm not saying that John McCain has a drinking issue. I don't mean to imply that.

MATALIN: I think Nixon also had a nervous breakdown. You are saying something different. It might manifest itself the same but the source is different. John McCain himself as said that obviously he could not remain unaffected by however many years he was a P.O.W. but that he is conscious of that hair trigger and he works at it. It's also true when he wants to let go, he just lets it rip. First of all, it's good to know if that's an issue for people, if they think that's not -- if petulance was into passion. And then we have to say, you'll have to answer or somehow convey that even if that is a problem with him currently that he will rise to the occasion which, you know, many people have done when they get in that office. It does have a sobering effect.

I'm not saying I think this. Please don't make me defend him.

GLENN: No, no.

MATALIN: I'm not duplicitous about this business but I'm just telling you what he's going to say and the issue before us today is are enough conservatives going to believe that? Is he going to be able to sell them enough? Because one of the points he made that -- and this is true. This is a brace that's going to turn on the margins and it's not -- it is not an unmoving argument to say. With what is at stake here, do you seem to burn down the village might mean blowing up the country because it would put Hillary/Obama in place. Now, are conservatives going to go there or not?

GLENN: Right.

MATALIN: And you know what? I don't know the answer to that. I haven't made up my mind yet. It feels compelling to me but I actually do want to hear some more.

GLENN: Well, by your fruits you'll know him. Okay, hang on.

MATALIN: By your fruits, right. But you know, I also know what he's going after and how he knows he has to get there.

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.

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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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