Ben Sasse is my new Spirit Animal

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If someone were to ask you, "why do you vote Republican" what would your answer be? Would it be, "well anything's better than whomever the Democrats are rolling out" or "because I'm Alpha and you're Beta and RAWR!" If you're a Democrat listening to this show, first I want to congratulate you for probably being the only one out there, but I also want to extend the same question to you. Why do you vote Democrat? Is it purely opposition? Is it because you believe in identity politics or Democratic Socialism? Or maybe that's just the way the tide is rolling and your stuck?

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The reason I ask is because all the identifiers I just attached to both parties, appear to be the long-term agendas for each. The GOP is turning into an opposition party, both to the Democrats and the media, and their principles are being boiled down to loyalty to whomever they have currently in office. Likewise, Democrats are a party of opposition to all things GOP, and they're hurtling towards cultural division and Democratic Socialism. What is the long-term vision for either party? What does the party leadership stand for?

On Saturday Senator Ben Sasse tweeted that he regularly considers dropping the GOP and going Independent. And oh did he anger the Republican and right-leaning twitterverse. "What a BETA!!! He should support the President!"

On Sunday Senator Sasse went on Jake Tapper to explain himself.

Umm, did Ben Sasse just become my Spirit Animal? I think he just did. In one paragraph he mentioned job disruption from technology, the future of war and cyberwar, civil unrest and how the media is feeding off of our outrage.

He's absolutely right, and it's refreshing to finally see someone have the balls to actually say it. We have massive problems. Some are already here now, and some will be here very soon. But no one in Washington is concerned with doing anything about it. They have no plan. All they care about is harnessing your anger due to their screw-ups over the past couple of decades. Think about that. They want us to get angry over the things they've done in order to give them (Republicans and Democrats) more power. Meanwhile, nothing ever changes. Nothing ever gets better.

Senator Sasse is right. The system was never meant to be a two party system.

Senator Sasse is right. The system was never meant to be a two party system. How many more Senators and Congressmen feel like Ben Sasse? Step out of the shadows. Start something new. Something based off of principle and values. The Republican Party was founded in 1854. Six years later they'd hold the White House. It can happen again.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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