California Governor Gavin Newsom has chosen radical pro-abortion activist Laphonza Butler to serve out the rest of the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein's term. But there's just one issue: While she checks many of the boxes progressives love — black, female, LGBTQ+ — she currently lives in Maryland. Glenn and Stu discuss what that means for Californians and how crazy it is that Democrats are (once again) openly considering an applicant's skin color.
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GLENN: Now, I want to talk to you about the G.O.P.
There is a great, great article that is coming from the -- the Blaze.
The G.O.P. is the problem.
We have Chip Roy coming up in just a little whale.
Stand by for that. Because we will talk about, what did we get? What are we doing?
What are we it doing right now?
But first, before we go there, I really want to congratulate Gavin Newsom.
He has picked a new senator for California. And it's odd, because she doesn't live in California.
She lives in Maryland.
But, I mean, that's close, right?
STU: Right around the corner.
GLENN: Right around the corner.
It's practically California.
And it's Laphonza Butler. And I know what you're thinking. I know what you're thinking.
He said, that he was going to pick a black person, to replace --
STU: A woman.
GLENN: Right. Right.
A black woman. Thank you for correcting.
STU: Thank you. In putting a black male into that role, would be disgusting.
It would be a hat tip -- a hat tip to the patriarchy.
GLENN: Yeah. Amen. Now, you pointing that out, pretty much makes you racist.
STU: I forgot.
GLENN: Yeah. Your white supremacist thoughts there, Stu, will get you into trouble.
Now, sure, she lives in another state, okay?
But she has a house in California. It's not her primary.
She's registered to vote in Maryland.
STU: No. Real woman of the people.
GLENN: Yeah. But she has a house there.
STU: As most people do. Do you have houses on both coasts?
GLENN: It's like me, running for governor in Idaho.
I have a house in Idaho.
STU: There you go.
GLENN: I am one with the people.
STU: You sure are.
GLENN: Absolutely I am.
Anyway, some might also point out, that hmm.
She also is -- she also is somebody who runs, an abortion -- a really big abortion mill strokes.
STU: An abortion hut?
GLENN: Yeah. And this abortion advocacy group, Emily -- Emily's List. Is very, very powerful in Washington.
STU: Very powerful, yes.
GLENN: Very, very powerful.
STU: And she's also a former union --
GLENN: Another very, very powerful thing.
STU: It's the almost like -- I'll just throw this out. This is silly. This is a hypothetical.
But let's say, you were planning a future run for president, and an activist behind your campaign. You might want to pick an incredibly powerful activist.
GLENN: Oh, my God. No, Stu!
That's racist. You're pointing this out. Only a racist would see it that way. Oh.
STU: Can I ask you a question?
GLENN: Yeah. Honest question. When did this start?
When -- when was the first time that a politician overtly said, in advance, they will only consider a black woman for a role?
When did that start?
Because that is, to me, I think super recent.
Now, this used to be -- it used to actually be reality. Right?
Politicians would get a job. Right? And they would say, okay.
Well, let's -- we want to appeal to this constituency. And they would come out and they would say, you know, we wanted to find the most qualified person in the whole wide world.
And we found that person, who happens to have every characteristic of the voting base I'm trying to court. That did happen. But no one overtly said it.
GLENN: Well, I think Obama -- Obama definitely said it for the Supreme Court.
STU: Obama did? I don't remember that.
STU: I think it started with Joe Biden. I think Joe Biden was the first one to do it. That's my theory. I think Joe Biden came out and said, you know what, I will only consider a black woman for this role.
I don't remember anyone overtly saying, in advance, before that.
GLENN: There's two portions of this. When did it become okay. Just to say, I'm appointing a black woman? For the role?
That's what I'm looking for.
And erase -- I'm sure there's a polyamorous Asian out in California, that might have been -- that lives in California. That might be very qualified.
STU: It's one of the first qualifications, living in the state, usually.
GLENN: Yeah. It is. It is.
But, anyway, there's also, you're racist for even thinking that that's not okay.
STU: That's true.
That's a whole other glass ceiling.
GLENN: But they have to have both of them.
GLENN: And I think that started with me.
I think that started --
STU: You started this?
GLENN: No. No. I didn't start it. They started it me. When I said, I think Barack Obama might be racist.
Or he has a deep-seated hatred for the white culture.
STU: I remember this.
GLENN: I remember it too.
Like a brand.
Anyway, and I couldn't believe that -- I remember we said, when -- when was the first time, somebody was pointing out racism was called a racist! Remember?
STU: That's true.
I don't remember that ever happening before you. People like Al Sharpton would throw up racist all the time.
But nobody would say, he was a racist for saying that he was a racist.
That's usually a claim you would make.
But that was you. That was how you treated it with him.
Because you said he was racist. Now you are a racist.
GLENN: Now everybody does that.
Everybody, when they want to shut you down. They say, you're a racist for saying this is racist.
STU: I don't want to say it. But trailblazer?
GLENN: Well, I don't like that.
GLENN: Thank you. Thank you. Very much. I appreciate the honor.
STU: And on the other side of it. I really -- I glance to find another example of this. Before Joe Biden.
But people like to say, Reagan said in a debate, like he said, I look forward -- he said, I look forward to naming the first female Supreme Court justice.
It wasn't like, I will only look at females for this role.
It was -- a little more explicit than normal. Maybe.
And then it was Joe Biden.
Joe Biden came out. Did it 57 times.
He's like, I want a guy who is actually saying he's a girl for this role. I want a black woman for this role.
I want three lesbians over there.
Nine -- like that's all he started with.
But he did it -- the first time he did it, was in that debate.
Remember this? He was in a debate.
And he -- it was -- it was -- well, fascinating. And this might be why we never really had a conversation about it.
But it was March, I think 15th. 2020.
So, I mean, like we were thinking of other things, that week.
You know. I believe the next day, was the 15 days to start the spread.
Slow the spread. When we started that. We never really had a conversation with that. He kind of blurted it out.
All the reporting behind the scenes. Is that Clyburn, who basically handed them the Democratic nomination.
GLENN: I remember now.
STU: Yeah! Went on stage, in a commercial break.
And threatened to say it on stage. Just say, no. You can be explicit about it. Say, it's a black woman for this role.
GLENN: I remember that!
STU: Yes. And we never really talked about how all of a sudden it was okay to admit, you were picking people based on the color of their skin.
Now, in 1905, it happened all the time.
In 1739, it probably was pretty common.
But we all think that's bad. Right?
We all think picking people by skin color was a really bad idea.
GLENN: Well, I think the transgender Latinx, who were left off that list.
Is probably thinking it was a bad thing.
STU: Yeah, I'm glad you finally brought up that.
GLENN: And isn't it interesting, it was the white guys. The white guys who were leading the way.
You know what, I'm really old.
I'm out of step.
I do think my radio is called the wireless. But I'm going to do what we used to do, when I was a kid, back in the aughts, right after the turn of the century of the 1800s, turn of the 1900s. And I will look for a specific race, and make sure that I'm checking their bedroom as well.
GLENN: I mean, these white guys, why don't you get out of the way. Why don't you -- Joe, if you believe this, why don't you retire right now, and let Kamala Harris be our first black female president?
STU: Of course not.
GLENN: Yeah. Of course not. Of course not. Of course not.
But they'll make sure that everybody else gives up their power. That's kind of the point, isn't it? Kind of the point.
STU: And this goes also to -- in the same period, right? This is the George Floyd period, that happens a few months after he says that.
And that report of just six percent of new S&P 500 jobs, went to white applicants in the wake of the George Floyd crisis, which is remarkable.
I mean, white people make up, what? 70 percent of this country. Only 6 percent of these jobs. That is just blatant racism. Right?
I mean, it's -- now, look, I mean, maybe -- you want to give me the argument. That suddenly, only minorities were good at jobs at big companies. You can make the argument. I can certainly make the argument in the NBA.
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GLENN: Welcome to the Glenn Beck Program.
Now, I know I was supposed to talk to you about something. But Stu and I got sidetracked about Tom Hanks. Oh, I remember.
Now, here's what happens. I'm talking to a friend of mine the other day. And he told me about somebody who works at Disney. And they -- they're in charge of fiscal responsibility, and everything else, for all these movies.
And they were told, that on this project, you need to hire a black person to fill this role.
I remember what role it was, but it was a big role. And literally, this woman said, there is only one African-American in the entire industry, that does that. And they -- it's -- it's an important role. Or everything could go to hell in a handbasket. They said, we don't care. Get a -- an accountant to do the job.
And they're like, but it's not the job of an accountant.
An accountant can't do this job.
They're like, get a black accountant and do it.
They're going to lose all kinds of money. They have a chance, that it's an absolute flop.
This is why Disney is going to sell off everything.
They're going to -- they've destroyed their movie business.
They're destroying their parks.
Because they can't stop now. The -- the inmates are in charge of the asylum. And they can't stop. They built it. That's what you get. Congratulations, Disney.