Forget the human suffering in Venezuela, Democrats are more worried about the votes

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There was a New York Times headline yesterday that sounded a warning cry:

Dangerous Territory for Democrats as Republicans Seize Venezuela Moment in Miami.

What is the desperate fear? That President Trump might continue his tough talk supporting the ouster of Venezuela's dictator Nicolas Maduro. And what if he succeeds? That would be an amazing miracle for millions of suffering Venezuelans, right? Sure, maybe. But the dark side would be that a generation of Venezuelans in Florida might start voting Republican. Oh, the humanity.

Listen to this quote from the article:

Democrats fear it could transform Venezuelan-Americans into loyal Republicans, much like Cuban-Americans.

So, essentially, the bigger issue for Democrats when it comes to Venezuela is not freedom and basic human dignity for people there who have to spend a week's wages on a loaf of bread. It's how might this situation lose us votes in Florida.

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Just like Cuban-Americans turned on JFK after the Bay of Pigs fiasco and started voting Republican, the idea is that if this thing veers toward freedom and democracy in Venezuela, it will also turn Venezuelan-Americans into Republicans.

When President Trump recently recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim leader of Venezuela, thousands of Venezuelans gathered in Miami to voice their support. And that's exactly the kind of thing making Democrats sweat. Because you know how close those presidential election results always are in Florida.

Then there's also this reality – a lot of Democrats prefer Maduro because they prefer socialism.

Then there's also this reality – a lot of Democrats prefer Maduro because they prefer socialism. If he gets chased out of office, it would confirm another massive socialist failure and that makes them uncomfortable. In fact, several of the white pantsuit brigade in Congress – including Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) and Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) – immediately lashed out at Trump for supporting Guaido and criticized the idea of more sanctions against Maduro.

One 44-year-old woman quoted in The New York Times story fled Venezuela 12 years ago, settled in Florida, and became a U.S. citizen last year. She said she leans Republican, but did not like President Trump until he started taking a firm stance on Venezuela. She said:

Thank God we have this president. At least he's listened to us. Unfortunately, the previous administration did not.

So, go ahead, Democrats. Continue down your socialist path of less freedom with your Green New Deal and freebies galore. Just don't expect many Venezuelan votes along the way.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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