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Ted Cruz endorses Trump; Glenn Beck ‘sad’; Heidi goes back to Goldman Sachs

What a commentary on the peculiar times in which we live that a Republican endorsing a fellow Republican is big news.

Yesterday, Ted Cruz, who was a bitter rival of Donald Trump during the GOP primaries, announced his endorsement of Trump in a post on his Facebook page:

This election is unlike any other in our nation’s history. Like many other voters, I have struggled to determine the right course of action in this general election. […]

After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.

I’ve made this decision for two reasons. First, last year, I promised to support the Republican nominee. And I intend to keep my word.

Second, even though I have had areas of significant disagreement with our nominee, by any measure Hillary Clinton is wholly unacceptable — that’s why I have always been #NeverHillary. […]

Our country is in crisis. Hillary Clinton is manifestly unfit to be president, and her policies would harm millions of Americans. And Donald Trump is the only thing standing in her way.

Cruz then gave additional reasons for why he will vote for Trump, foremost of which are these two:

  1. The Supreme Court: “For anyone concerned about the Bill of Rights — free speech, religious liberty, the Second Amendment — the Court hangs in the balance…. We are only one justice away from losing our most basic rights, and the next president will appoint as many as four new justices. We know, without a doubt, that every Clinton appointee would be a left-wing ideologue. Trump, in contrast, has promised to appoint justices ‘in the mold of [Antonin] Scalia.’ […]today the Trump campaign provided that, releasing a very strong list of potential Supreme Court nominees — including Sen. Mike Lee, who would make an extraordinary justice — and making an explicit commitment to nominate only from that list. This commitment matters, and it provides a serious reason for voters to choose to support Trump.”
  2. Obamacare: “The failed healthcare law is hurting millions of Americans. If Republicans hold Congress, leadership has committed to passing legislation repealing Obamacare. Clinton, we know beyond a shadow of doubt, would veto that legislation. Trump has said he would sign it.”

Cruz concluded with these words:

“If Clinton wins, we know — with 100% certainty — that she would deliver on her left-wing promises, with devastating results for our country. My conscience tells me I must do whatever I can to stop that.”

By Cruz’s own yardstick, his No. 1 fan Glenn Beck is without conscience.

After Cruz announced his endorsement of Trump, Beck wrote in a rambling post on Facebook:

“Profoundly sad day for me. Disappointment does not begin to describe my feelings. Maybe it is time to go to the mountains for a while.”

glenn-beck-reacts-to-ted-cruz-endorsing-trumpDuring the GOP primaries, Beck had touted Ted Cruz as the fulfillment of Mormon end-days prophecy, and told evangelical Christians that if they don’t vote for Cruz, they’re not listening to God.

After Cruz lost the primaries, Beck went off the deep end: He was on suicide watch and hinted at assassinating Trump.

Honestly, I’m surprised Glenn Beck still has listeners.

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Meanwhile, now that Ted Cruz is out of the presidential race, he doesn’t have to pretend to be one of the little people any longer. His wife is back at Goldman Sachs.

Dakin Campbell reports for Bloomberg, Sept. 23, 2016, that “Heidi Cruz, who left Goldman Sachs Group Inc. last year to help her husband Ted Cruz in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, is returning to the bank in a newly created role in the Houston office.

According to a memo to staff Friday from Tucker York, Goldman Sach’s global head of private-wealth management, Heidi Cruz will concentrate on helping to win new clients, focusing on “strategic relationships,” whatever that means.

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~Eowyn

Glenn Beck suspended by SiriusXM radio for hinting at Trump assassination

The implosion, in full public view, of Glenn Beck continues . . . .

In 2010, Beck called Americans who question Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be president “dumb birthers“.

During the primaries, Beck touted Ted Cruz as America’s savior — the fulfillment of Mormon end-days prophecy. Beck claimed to know the mind of God, threatening Evangelical Christians that if they didn’t vote for Cruz, they’re not listening to God. Beck even threatened to commit suicide if Cruz lost the pivotal Indiana GOP primary.

All of which led to Alex Jones, in a tearful, apocalyptic rant, calling Beck “a prancing demon”.

Now, prompted by what appears to be Beck’s approval to assassinate Donald Trump, the radio broadcasting company SiriusXM has suspended The Glenn Beck Program from its Patriot radio channel for a week, and is reconsidering the program’s place “in our lineup going forward.”

Glenn Beck on Fox News, January 2014

Glenn Beck on Fox News, January 2014

Breitbart reports, May 31, 2016, that SiriusXM has suspended Glenn Beck and assigned David Webb to temporarily take over Beck’s 9AM to noon Eastern time slot on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel 125.

SiriusXM issued the following statement:

SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs. However, comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgement, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which we cannot and will not condone. For that reason, we have suspended The Glenn Beck Program from our Patriot channel for the coming week and are evaluating its place in our lineup going forward. SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values.

Brad ThorThe suspension is in response to an interview Beck did with fiction author Brad Thor on May 25, in which Thor likened Trump to a South American-style dictator who, if elected, would cause an “extinction-level event” for the United States. Thor said that Congress would not be able to remove Trump from office by “legal means” through impeachment.

Thor then hinted at assassinating Trump as a solution. Admitting that “I’m about the suggest something very bad,” he asked Beck’s radio audience “what patriot will step up and do that” in the event Trump oversteps his Constitutional restraints.

Beck agreed with Thor’s assessment.

Here is the exchange:

THOR: He [Trump] is a danger to America and I got to ask you a question and this is serious and this could ring down incredible heat on me because I’m about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer.

With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president.

If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office? And I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.

BECK: I would agree with you on that and I don’t think you actually have the voices we’ve been talking about and we’ve been talking about this off-air for a while. I think the voices like ours go away. I don’t think we are allowed – especially if things, and I believe the economy is going to go to crap, even if Jesus was in office. It’s going to naturally reset. It has to.

Read the rest of the exchange here.

After receiving criticism for what he and Thor said, Beck defended himself. You can read the full transcript of his defense here.

To contact SiriusXM by phone, online chat, Twitter, or email, go here.

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~Eowyn

Glenn Beck on suicide watch?

Glenn Beck on Fox News, January 2014

Glenn Beck on Fox News, January 2014

He’d threatened to commit suicide if his darling Ted Cruz lost the Indiana GOP primary.

He’s reportedly laying off staff of The Blaze.

Not to mention before all this, he was saying over-the-top phantasmagorical things about Cruz being the savior, and claiming to know God’s will, ordering evangelical Christians to vote for Cruz or they’ll go to hell.

Seriously, does anyone know what is wrong with Glenn Beck?

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~Eowyn

Alex Jones calls Glenn Beck “a prancing demon” in tearful, apocalyptic rant

On May 3, 2016, the day of the Indiana primary election, Alex Jones delivered an extraordinary soliloquy.

Below is the video, followed by my transcription of his words:

“I’m gonna be honest with everybody. My gut, my spirit, in the last few months, I’ve told you this, but it’s intensifying. Evil’s been let out of the pit right now, I can feel it rising. And I can also feel good rising — the Spirit of God coming back to the world as well.

We’re in very dangerous waters, and people like Donald Trump are only one manifestation of what’s going on. He’s obviously a guy — that alpha male who likes properity, loves this country. He’s got a lot of worldly issues and problems, don’t we all. But people thato got a lot of good, also a lot of bad, are enemies of the people that don’t have hardly any good but a bunch of bad.

And, I don’t get joy getting up here and attacking people like Glenn Beck, let’s get that straight. But when I see manifest, smoking evil — the guy’s on fire with sniveling evil — to a spiritual level I can see all of his fruits, and it’s just a prancing demon, a Nelly effeminate con artist preying on people, that makes you want to throw up.

And I’d be honest with you. And I love with Christ, I have a relationship with God, and I know there’s a spiritual battle going on. I know my best works are like dirty rags. And I do have the Holy Spirit, I feel God, constantly, it’s very humbling. And as evil intensifies, I get more discernment, more focus, more intelligence that God gives me — that’s what the Bible says it’ll do. And I am constantly almost in tears because I can feel the presence of God, and I know how worldly I am, and it’s like being naked and ashamed. And I see all these proud evil men, they will fall, they will be broken. And I’m not sure what’s coming in the future but if everybody feels it, everybody sees it. All I can tell you is that everybody better get right with God. And all these people out there that think this is funny, you’re not gonna think it’s funny very soon.

We’ve been insulated in this country because of our ancestors who aren’t perfect, but they were the best there were from every corner of the world. We were the new world. But we were the most inventive and the most freedom ever allowed to happen here for a short time. So great wealth and blessing was brought to us because of the free thinkers that set up this country.

And now we’ve been turned into an engine of abomination. And all I ask is God to spare my children and [long pause while Jones tries to control his emotions] . . . .

We live in a country that kills babies and sell their body parts, where they do put chemicals in the water to brain-damage you and your family, that cause infertility. That’s just the start. You live in a country with thousands of aircraft flying around spraying poison on us, and mothers that talk about it get arrested and have their kids taken [inaudible].

It’s going to get worse, and they’re coming for everybody, do you understand that? And what’s sad is that they want to force you to submit to their evil ’cause they want your soul, want your will. They want you to willingly turn yourself oer to it, that’s how a coward dies a thousand deaths. They convince themselves that evil is good and allow to themselves to accept the evil as if it’s not bad because they’re so scared of the truth deep down. They decide to have a great delusion, they decide to become mentally ill, and they decide to believe that evil is good and that good is evil. I mean Glenn Beck famously let them put chemicals in his eyes, all for an Esquire cover story. Was it Esquire or…? Yes, it was Esquire, you look it up. This guy Glenn Beck crying, and he joked about it on video knowing it would go out that he was fake — to let the system know ‘I’m fake, I’m a fraud. I’ll let the liberals know I’m a fraud, and make fun of conservatives and patriots and Christians, but my own audience wants to believe in it, so they won’t see it.’ Signaling that ‘I’m a traitor, a piece of filth. Promote me, I’ll lead all these people down a rat hole.’

And he was so dishonorable and so ratlike, even News Corp [Fox News] throws him out, don’t want to be around something like that, because even though News Corp’s corrupt, still, powerful men still want to be around honor even though they hated, they sold out, they’re guilty and they hated. Believe me, I know them. But this little son of a bitch loves it, excuse me, God. He loves betraying people, he gets off on it. He’s committed to Satan. Umph! [inaudible] He says I’m scary. You bet I’m scary, buddy, ’cause I’m only 1/1 billionth of what you’re gonna face at the White Throne of Judgment.

The dishonor of these people is so manifest, I just want to get away from them, I can’t look at them any more. It’s how they enjoy lying to people, they enjoy dishonor. I just, even tuning into their spirits, even picking up on how they are, empathizing – it’s, it’s, it’s horrible. These are predators against their own species. And I don’t hate them. It’s a feeling in the last few years I’ve never had before. I want to be apart from them, I want to be in another dimension from them so that they be with their own kind — they call that place Hell. He’ll be there forever, away from me and my family and other kindred spirits that want to be with God.

It’s that simple: two choices. They make their own Hell. And I don’t want to get religious here, folks, or spiritual, but the point is I sit there and look at these abominations, these demonic creatures. You can almost see a tail and horns on that guy, I mean he’s so FRICKING evil! Whoo…. [Jones blows air out, to compose himself.]

I mean I have to control myself constantly not to cry on air. I never used to cry before, with 2 or 3 years on the air, I talk about family or stories about Basset Hounds, the baby that’s brain-dead [sniffs, cries]. But I realize before I went on the air I can’t cover that because I’ll start cyring, because of the humanity that’s gone from us, but these dogs have this love, this commitment, that’s everything in the universe! And these sociopaths and psychopaths think a dog loving a brain-dead child — brain-dead from a storke — they think it’s weakness in the dog. No, you’re the weak people, you sociopaths and psychopaths. You’re the people that never scaled the heights of love and honor, that never had dreams. You don’t care about people, you fools, and you prance around and claim that you care about other people, when you hate them and want to dominate them and see them hurt because it makes you feel bigger.

I don’t need to pray against Glenn Beck or even cursing. You curse yourself. I know you must have had a horrible childhood, you claim you did, but it’s all lies — suicide, parents, all this darkness, but problem is real. You’re a creation of this planet, and you’re just more pathetic, scared wreckage. And in your own delusion you really think, when you’re in that fantasy land, that you are a soldier of Christ. Your delusion is so great. But that’s only a garment you put on. In your heart, you know who you are, when the lights go off. And I see you, Glenn Beck and Ted Cruz. And I’m ashamed that my gut told me Ted Cruz was an evil robot, but I still just hoped and dreamed, and was lied to.

But I’m done ranting about you.” [Here, Jones goes to other news of the day]

-End of Transcription-

On January 22, 2014, The Blaze, which is owned by Glenn Beck, reported that in 2010 Beck had “announced” he has a vision disorder called macular distrophy. The Blaze was responding to a viewer’s question about Beck’s bizarre eyes in a recent appearance on Fox News.

Glenn Beck on Fox News, January 2014

Glenn Beck on Fox News, January 2014

The viewer wrote The Blaze: “I felt like I was watching a horror movie and at any minute Glenn was going to start howling at the moon.”

The Blaze explains that “It appears it was just a glitch with the Fox News online video player,” and that although “The effect happened four different times during the clip,” viewers who saw the segment live on TV or on another web player didn’t see the same issue.

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~Eowyn

Ted Cruz is so opposed to illegal immigration that he delivered gift baskets to them in 2014

So you actually believe Ted Cruz when he says he’s anti-illegal immigration?

Did you know that less than 2 years ago, in July 2014, he joined that nutty TV-radio talker Glenn Beck in distributing gift baskets to illegal migrants at the US-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas?

Sarah Palin knows. Last night, at the Milwaukee County GOP dinner in Wisconsin, Palin reminded the audience of just that.

gift bags for illegals, July 19, 2014.

As reported by Erica Ritz for The Blaze, on Saturday, July 19, 2014, Mercury One, the charity founded by Glenn Beck, went to the border in McAllen, Texas “to distribute tractor-trailers full of food, water, clothing and toys to the illegal immigrant children who are pouring into the United States.”

Beck was joined by Dana Loesch, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas), and later that morning by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Ted Cruz at Mercury One charity giveaway to illegals, July 19, 2014.Ted Cruz gives gift baskets to illegals, July 19, 2014.Ted Cruz & Glenn Beck give to illegals, July 19, 2014.

H/t Market Ticker

See also “Glenn Beck goes homoerotic weird about Ted Cruz“.

~Eowyn

Glenn Beck goes homoerotic weird about Ted Cruz

Note: This is NOT an April’s Fool joke post.

TV/radio talker Glenn Beck, a Mormon, is getting stranger by the day.

First, he goes all bromance about Ted Cruz, calling the latter the fulfillment of a Mormon prophecy about the end days, who would ride in on a white horse to rescue the tattered U.S. Constitution.

Then Beck threatened evangelical Christians that if they don’t vote for Cruz in the GOP primary elections, they aren’t listening to “their God”.

Now, Beck has taken his infatuation with Cruz one step further with weird homoerotic allusions.

Ted Cruz (l) & Glenn Beck (r)

Ted Cruz (l) & Glenn Beck (r)

Jayce Wagner reports for Inquisitr that on Glenn Beck’s show Monday morning, March 28, 2016, Beck made a strange, off-color joke about how he and his crew had all been “raped by Ted Cruz,” referring to the latter’s “Cuban fire”.

Beck said: “I have to tell you, it’s been a hard Monday morning. We’ve all been raped by Ted Cruz.

One of his co-hosts chimed in, “You can’t rape the willing, and we were all willing.

Then Beck launched into a soliloquy about his relationship with Ted Cruz and how much Beck and his co-hosts adore Cruz. Beck described how Cruz had romanced him and “backed [Beck] into a bathroom stall” just after an interview discussing the U.S. Constitution, which, according to Beck, left him “needing a cigarette.”

Beck said: “When he [Cruz] said to me, he said ‘Glenn, we need a more perfect union,’ I thought he was talking to me about the Constitution but then he looked at me with those strong brown eyes, oh my gosh he backed me into a bathroom stall.

The rape joke came at the top of Glenn Beck’s Monday morning show on the Blaze. A bit later, Beck dismissed the rumors of Cruz’s extramarital affairs by saying, not that Cruz has too much moral integrity to cheat on his wife, but that Cruz simply isn’t man enough (“not having enough game”) to have five mistresses.

Urban Dictionary defines “having game” as “When someone (preferably a guy) is able to pull off anyone they desire . . . by saying either the sweetest thing or act in a polite manner.” Blogger Cameron defines “having game” as an alpha-male who “is pretty good at attracting women to himself” by being “confident” (“having big balls”), having an “intuitive understanding of social dynamics,” and making themselves interesting “through humor, great storytelling, or intriguing conversations”.

Real Clear Politics reports that Glenn Beck’s co-host Stu Burguiere expressed his own doubts whether or not Ted Cruz was charismatic or attractive enough to “run game” on five women at once. Burguiere said that Cruz “got lucky” with Heidi Cruz and would have a hard time winning over anyone else: “If Ted Cruz made it his life’s goal to have five affairs, he wouldn’t be capable of it. Cruz like, lucked out once with Heidi Cruz.”

Glenn Beck agreed, laughingly saying that having met Ted Cruz is enough to know that he’s not capable of pulling off an affair — let alone five affairs with five different women. Beck said his [Beck’s] wife had laughed about the National Enquirer article on Cruz’s five mistresses because, as Beck put it, “she’s been around him.” Beck said:

“I don’t mean to hurt Ted’s feelings at all, but when I told my wife, have you seen the Enquirer, she just laughed, she’s been around him. We’re surprised he had enough game for Heidi….

If somebody had said Ted [Cruz] had one affair and it happened six years ago, I would say I don’t think so but maybe? I mean everyone makes mistakes. But I’m having this really hard time with this five women that he’s backing into bathroom and broom closets at campaign rallies.”

In other words, Glenn Beck thinks Ted Cruz is too much of a dweeb to have wrangled five women into extramarital affairs. But Cruz is the fulfillment of Mormons’ end-days prophecy! Too funny.

For his part, Ted Cruz has also made homoerotic allusions — about Donald Trump. In his statement about the National Enquirer story of his five alleged mistresses, instead of denying he’s had extramarital relations, Cruz instead denied having sexual relations with Donald Trump. (See  “Ted Cruz: ‘I have no desire to copulate with Trump’.”

National Enquirer story on Ted Cruz’s 5 mistresses partly confirmed by Washington Times

National Enquirer, the humble supermarket tabloid that has broken story after story (e.g., Democratic VP candidate John Edwards’ adultery and ‘love child’), claims Ted Cruz — whom Glenn Beck touts as the savior of the U.S. Constitution in what Mormons believe to be the end days — has had 5 mistresses.

National Enquirer cover on Ted Cruz

I saw the headline on Enquirer online yesterday, but sat on it. Now, the cover story, available on in the Enquirer‘s latest print edition, has now been picked up by the non-tabloid media like ZeroHedge and California Political Review, and has gone viral.

From New York magazine, March 25, 2016:

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have been beefing back and forth about their wives this week, which makes for rather interesting timing for a salacious report in the National Enquirer. The new issue of the infamous tabloid out this week has the SHOCKING CLAIMS that “pervy” Ted Cruz has had at least five mistresses on the side. The tabloid prints five photos, each with a black bar across the eyes of the alleged Cruz lovers, a phrase that doesn’t at all feel natural to write.

The juicy details aren’t available online, but according to the catnip teasers the National Enquirer has posted, at least one of the women is a “foxy political consultant and a high-placed D.C. attorney.” That should make you either more skeptical (usually these stories involve women who are marginal to the political process) or less skeptical (Alabama governor Robert Bentley, just this week, was revealed to have something going on with a top aide).

Today’s Twitter parlor game: Try to guess the identities of all five.

National Enquirer on Ted Cruz's mistresses

On Facebook, Ted Cruz vehemently denies the Enquirer‘s story:

Ted Cruz Facebook

For his part, responding to Cruz’s accusation, Trump vehemently denies he’s the source of the Enquirer story:

“I have no idea whether or not the cover story about Ted Cruz in this week’s issue of the National Enquirer is true or not, but I had absolutely nothing to do with it, did not know about it, and have not, as yet, read it. I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer and unlike Lyin’ Ted Cruz I do not surround myself with political hacks and henchman and then pretend total innocence. Ted Cruz’s problem with the National Enquirer is his and his alone, and while they were right about O. J. Simpson, John Edwards, and many others, I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin’ Ted Cruz. I look forward to spending the week in Wisconsin, winning the Republican nomination and and ultimately the Presidency in order to Make America Great Again.”

If the rumor is true, this ZeroHedge reader perfectly articulates my reaction:

ZeroHedge comment

UPDATE:

Conservative Outfitters quotes the Enquirer:

Private detectives are digging into at least five affairs Ted Cruz supposedly had,” claimed a Washington insider. “The leaked details are an attempt to destroy what’s left of his White House campaign!” The ENQUIRER reports that Cruz’s claimed mistresses include a foxy political consultant and a high-placed D.C. attorney!

The Enquirer did not name names and only printed pixelated photos, but Internet users on Twitter, Reddit and 4chan quickly went to work to determine the identity of all five women while using the hashtag #CruzSexScandal.

Three of the women are said to be Katrina Pierson (who previously had worked for Cruz and is now Trump’s spokesperson!), Sarah Isgur Flores (who had worked as Carly Fiorina’s deputy campaign manager), and Amanda Carpenter.

Recall that last July, for some strange reason a Ted Cruz super PAC gave $½ million to Carly Fiorina’s campaign — money that Conservative Outfitters claims was “hush money”. (See my post “Something stinks: Ted Cruz’s Super PAC donated $½ million to Carly Fiorina’s campaign”.) Karl Denninger of Market Ticker says that “if that was ‘hush money’ it may well have been a criminal offense and the FEC is already looking into it…..”

Drew Johnson of the Washington Times confirmed on Twitter Thursday night that two of Ted Cruz’s mistresses named by the National Enquirer are accurate:

Washington Times confirms 2 of Cruz's mistresses

Breitbart had the story about Ted Cruz’s affair back in February but did not publish.

Update (March 26, 2016):

The Enquirer has added 3 more women with whom Cruz allegedly had extramarital dalliances. See “Ted Cruz: ‘I have no desire to copulate with Trump’.”

Update (April 1, 2016):

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~Eowyn