Glenn Beck: Let’s face it, Hillary’s going to be the next president

posted at 12:21 pm on September 3, 2014 by Allahpundit

We can debate how pessimistic we should be about the outcome but everything he says here about 2016 strategy is sound, including and especially the GOP’s focus on what Beck terms “technicalities.” That’s the wrong word, as it diminishes the gravity of the Benghazi and IRS scandals — they’re both legitimate grievances, as Beck notes — but he’s right that they’ll be seen as “technicalities” by the media, and he’s also right that they’ll be no match for a Clinton “back to the future” campaign trumpeting 1990s prosperity. Hearing him talk about “technicalities” reminded me of the GOP obsession with Obama’s “you didn’t build that” comment in late summer 2012. I’ve written about that before: A crack like that was bound to drive conservative ideologues like me nuts but most of the casual-voting public couldn’t have cared less. (Likewise, says Jay Cost, Hillary’s gaffe-filled book tour was great fun for the chattering class but will end up being completely ignored by low-information voters.) Somehow the GOP’s brain trust convinced itself to build its convention around the theme of “you did build that,” which must have been quite the head-scratcher for the great mass of more or less apolitical wage-earning swing-staters. Beck sees something like that happening again in 2016, this time with a patchwork of different complaints about the Clinton and Obama years in hopes that the whole of the NSA scandal and VA negligence and various foreign-policy disasters will be greater than the sum of its parts. Will it, when Bill Clinton is out there talking up his strategy for adding millions more jobs?

Hillary’s greatest strength as a would-be nominee isn’t her name recognition or her trailblazing appeal as the first woman president or her many, many, many Washington contacts. It’s the fact that, uniquely among Democrats, she can run on the record of a more successful Democratic president than Obama. No matter how bad things get for O over the next two years, Hillary has Bill’s economic record available to distance her from all of it. In fact, within limits, the worse things get for Obama, the better it is for Hillary since it’ll make the Clinton years look that much rosier by comparison. Beck himself acknowledges feeling pangs of Clinton nostalgia at times in frustration at Hopenchange; if that’s true for a righty like him, imagine how true it’ll be for centrists. All I’d add to what he says here is that Hillary lost to Obama in 2008 for more specific reasons, obviously, than that O was a “wild card.” Obama’s win was chiefly a reaction to Bush’s deep unpopularity, a lesson The One internalized so well that his team’s still apt to blame Dubya for its troubles to this day. Democrats wanted the cleanest possible break with Bush and a young newbie candidate with a trailblazing narrative even more dramatic than Hillary’s was cleaner — slightly — than bringing back the older, more centrist, business-as-usual Clintons. Even that could work to Hillary’s advantage in 2016, though: After eight dismal years of Obama’s amateurism, it’d be natural for the opposition party to nominate an experienced pol who’ll sell himself as someone who knows how to make Washington work. In reality, the GOP’s more likely to nominate an Obamaesque newbie like Rubio or Rand Paul, with Hillary filling the steady-hand-on-the-wheel “experience” niche. Republicans’ best, and maybe only, hope is that public disgust at D.C. is so deep that anyone like Hillary who’s spent many years there will be DOA electorally. How lucky do you feel?


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allahpundit prefers Hillary to Rand, neocons unite!

burserker on September 3, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Actually, I’ve been inferring from Allah’s tweets and posts that he’s beginning to take a liking to Rand and his prospects.

cdog0613 on September 3, 2014 at 3:14 PM

I think the sense of denial here is amazing, although I admire the optimism.

Progressives both feed on and grow entropy. I’ll give you a smaller scale example. In what year do you predict that the people of Chicago will become so weary of violence, poverty and political corruption that they will start electing conservatives to public office?

In what year do you think Venezuela is going to start looking seriously at free-market solutions and separation of powers?

In what year do you think Britain will repeal their gun control policies?

TaraMaclay on September 3, 2014 at 3:21 PM

@Alabama

He has political skills. I wouldn’t underestimate him.

terryannonline on September 3, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Exactly. Rubio is young, attractive, articulate and, most importantly, likeable. The base keeps screaming that all the Republicans need to win is a candidate who stands on “bold colors” conservative principles, and that Romney lost because he was Dem-lite. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Romney’s biggest handicap was that he isn’t warm and fuzzy. Voters couldn’t identify with him, didn’t think he “cared about people like me.” That was the only question on which he lost to Obama, but he lost in big numbers.

Although the righties love to trumpet Reagan’s conservatism, his ideology took a back seat to his affability. Voters, including the so-called Reagan Dems, felt safe putting the governance of the nation in his hands. He was non-threatening. They liked him.

This is why Cruz is not a viable candidate, not to mention the odious Rick Santorum, who is making noises about running again. It’s also why someone like Rubio might very well give Hillary serious competition. Voters may love the idea of voting for the first female president, but she is even less warm and fuzzy (and far less qualified) than Mitt.

Meredith on September 3, 2014 at 3:23 PM

This is stupid.

John the Libertarian on September 3, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Let’s face it, Hillary’s going to be the next president

That depends largely on who the GOP nominates as Hillary’s opponent. The GOP put Romney up against Obama and lost.

Aitch748 on September 3, 2014 at 3:35 PM

…and Glenn is always right.

lexhamfox on September 3, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Somehow the GOP’s brain trust convinced itself to build its convention around the theme of “you did build that,” which must have been quite the head-scratcher for the great mass of more or less apolitical wage-earning swing-staters.

Great point. A few people I knew might have been pried away from Obama, but when they looked at the GOP convention, they asked “What about those of us who don’t own a business?”

Lou Budvis on September 3, 2014 at 3:49 PM

This is why Cruz is not a viable candidate…. It’s also why someone like Rubio might very well give Hillary serious competition. Voters may love the idea of voting for the first female president, but she is even less warm and fuzzy (and far less qualified) than Mitt.

Meredith on September 3, 2014 at 3:23 PM

As the pile of decapitated American heads grows and ISIS inevitably hits the homeland, “warm and fuzzy” are going to seem like a distant dream as qualities for a candidate.

Strong and serious (hard and hell-bringing, even ) are going to be more reassuring and politically alluring.

profitsbeard on September 3, 2014 at 3:51 PM

The reality is that the Democrats naturally have a larger voting base, but their base is not as reliable as the Republican voter base. However, having Barack Obama on the ticket drove those unreliable, apathetic, and low-information voters to the polls. They wouldn’t be nearly as enthusiastic for someone like Hillary Clinton. She knows she needs a high African American turnout, especially if she faces a strong Republican candidate.

GOPRanknFile on September 3, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Exactly…the only way for the Dems to motivate the African American vote is to have a Black man/woman on their ticket. Hillary will never get their base to the polls, however, Cory Booker, who is a 1,000 times more charismatic than Obama and actually grew up as an black man in our country with American parents who were middle class will be their choice. My hunch…Booker will be the nominee. In 2006, most people other than a few political junkies had ever heard of Obama. Booker is their ace in the hold card.

Redford on September 3, 2014 at 4:02 PM

laughed so hard..Trump, West, Carson and SANITY??

I am going to post this comment all over the internet and share the laughter with others.

Thank you, ToddPA. You are a funny guy.

Ned Pepper on September 3, 2014 at 2:02 PM

oh so you see the black guys as insane? why is that? frikkin racist!

The Notorious G.O.P on September 3, 2014 at 4:10 PM

I think the sense of denial here is amazing, although I admire the optimism.

Progressives both feed on and grow entropy. I’ll give you a smaller scale example. In what year do you predict that the people of Chicago will become so weary of violence, poverty and political corruption that they will start electing conservatives to public office?

In what year do you think Venezuela is going to start looking seriously at free-market solutions and separation of powers?

In what year do you think Britain will repeal their gun control policies?

TaraMaclay on September 3, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Good questions, don’t know.

However, your post reminded me of this old entry from Hot Air:

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/11/19/a-repeating-pattern-of-rise-decline-and-fall/

zacmidnigh on September 3, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Do you really think that if Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush get the nomination that they’re going to spend time talking about Benghazi or the IRS?

rexbatt on September 3, 2014 at 2:36 PM

if Rubio or Jeb gets nominated, the GOP can turn out the lights, the party’s over

burserker on September 3, 2014 at 4:19 PM

We live in a country where:

- Voters elected Barry Obama as President TWICE

- Voters came very close to electing John F. Kerry as President

- Voters came very close to electing Al “The Earth Has a Fever” Gore to be President

Alas, I have lost faith in the American Voters’ ability to elect the best and brightest and most ethical to serve as our President.

We need to be working with our friends and family who voted for Obama, Kerry and Gore, NOW, to help them to understand why electing Hillary Clinton as our President would be a disaster for our country. Obviously a lot of remedial education and patience is going to be required.

wren on September 3, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Maybe you and Beck should create a suicide pact, and beat the 2016 rush, then?

You could wear rainbow suspenders when you hang yourselves to honor Robin Williams and make it a twofer.

Yes, that’s a capital idea! Go hang yourselves immediately!

(With apologies to Samuel Beckett).

Adjoran on September 3, 2014 at 4:32 PM

I stopped listening quite awhile ago, around the time he started to take his own mesiah complex a little too seriously.

We should keep in mind that Hillary only has high poll numbers when nobody is talking to her, so her real winning strategy will be to completely remove herself from the campaign. If she doesn’t do that then I don’t really think she’s going to be a shoo-in.

What everyone should remember, the young voters that love the Dems… most will not remember much if anything about Bill. So although I think it’s likely low-information voters will vote for her I also think it’s up to Republicans whether they win or lose… I think I just made the case for Hillary being President with that statement ^.^;;;

Ukiah on September 3, 2014 at 4:34 PM

however, Cory Booker, who is a 1,000 times more charismatic than Obama and actually grew up as an black man in our country with American parents who were middle class will be their choice. My hunch…Booker will be the nominee. In 2006, most people other than a few political junkies had ever heard of Obama. Booker is their ace in the hold card.

Redford on September 3, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Your hunch is a good one, Redford.

If the Republican Party had any strategic planning skills at all, they would have found a really strong Republican to run against Cory Booker in this year’s Senate race with strong support from New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie.

Unfortunately when most people hear that Jeff Bell is the Republican who is running against Cory Booker, their response will be: “Who?”

wren on September 3, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Let’s face it, we couldn’t get a patriotic businessman Romney to beat a socialist going for his second term.
The worm has turned and we crossed the tipping point.

More Americans are tied to their entitlements than not.

Good people will still do good but more of their hard earned dollars will go to those that never intend to work or better their lives.

We will stave off third world status for s few more decades.

FireBlogger on September 3, 2014 at 4:43 PM

I am a natural born optimist and always hope that someone better will appear. I think that hillary could well be the death of our nation. Maybe not if she had won instead of obama but after the damage he has done I believe she will finish the job. I know her gaffes will not mean much and her wolverine personality will not stop her. But if her daily inclination to lie and lie about the big things is pursued then she can be defeated. I’m sorry to disagree with so many of you but Rubio is not up to the job. He speaks very well, (Does that remind you of someone else?), but has no serious experience, (Does that remind you of someone else?). He has already flipped on one of his only major positions, (Does that remind you of someone else?), immigration. Maybe in time he will develop into a substantial politician but he isn’t ready yet. After hearing Rand Paul on Michael Medved’s program I can also reveal to you that he isn’t now nor ever will be ready to be POTUS. He is like a sanitized version of his nutbag father. He was so proud of his “No intervention” policy he had going and then heads started to appear on the TV. He actually said that “This beheading nonsense has to stop”. Not exactly Lincolnesque. There is still time for someone well known to jump into the ring and that is what I am hoping for.

inspectorudy on September 3, 2014 at 4:55 PM

however, Cory Booker, who is a 1,000 times more charismatic than Obama and actually grew up as an black man in our country with American parents who were middle class will be their choice. My hunch…Booker will be the nominee. In 2006, most people other than a few political junkies had ever heard of Obama. Booker is their ace in the hold card.

Redford on September 3, 2014 at 4:02 PM

You don’t live in New Jersey, do you? Booker is best twitter friends with a Portland stripper, is hated by the Newark voters, I barely ahead in his Senate race against a no-name elderly man who is essentially self-financing his campaign and the subject of jokes among Democrats over his work ethic, his residency and his off-job proclivities.

Of course, I’m speaking without actual knowledge but I’d be surprised if Cory Booker would want to do anything at all to gather press notice. He just wants to be a long-time member of the Senate club.

MTF on September 3, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Told you this guy was an idiot.

V7_Sport on September 3, 2014 at 6:01 PM

I think our man Beck has gone milky in the filberts, what

Cool Money Grip on September 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

however, Cory Booker, who is a 1,000 times more charismatic than Obama and actually grew up as an black man in our country with American parents who were middle class will be their choice. My hunch…Booker will be the nominee. In 2006, most people other than a few political junkies had ever heard of Obama. Booker is their ace in the hold card.

Redford on September 3, 2014 at 4:02 PM

You don’t live in New Jersey, do you? Booker is best twitter friends with a Portland stripper, is hated by the Newark voters, I barely ahead in his Senate race against a no-name elderly man who is essentially self-financing his campaign and the subject of jokes among Democrats over his work ethic, his residency and his off-job proclivities.

Of course, I’m speaking without actual knowledge but I’d be surprised if Cory Booker would want to do anything at all to gather press notice. He just wants to be a long-time member of the Senate club.

MTF on September 3, 2014 at 5:21 PM

No, I don’t live in NJ, but I know politics as you do. I know Obama’s handlers are working with Booker right now. The same handlers who worked with Obama starting in 2005. It doesn’t matter if NJ voters don’t care for Booker; he will win by a landslide in November and a WH run is next. Hillary’s time and come and gone…she knows it. She lost to a unknown Senator from Illinois who at the time was disliked by IL voters, and she won’t run again realizing she will lose again to an unknown senator.

Redford on September 3, 2014 at 7:29 PM

As far as I am concerned, Hillary is the perfect candidate for any Republican to run against and I sincerely hope the DemocRATs are foolish enough to nominate her.

Knott Buyinit on September 3, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Glenn Beck: Let’s face it, Hillary’s going to be the next president

For once, something that Glenn Beck really doesn’t have to worry about.

Hillary will have all the support in the world if she runs for president. But she’s such a horrible politician that she wouldn’t win, even then.

There Goes the Neighborhood on September 3, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Sadly he’s right. The 47% of ‘takers’ is probably well over 50% now.

Hummer53 on September 3, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Hillary has never been anyone’s favorite.

the only way she could win, is if the “conservatives” sabotage the Republican party again.

Romney was bleeding so badly after the Primary that there was no way to win.

That with the Democrats fudging the election with intimidation… and now Amnesty just in time to vote in 2016…

Hillary could win.

It’s probably up to the far righties which way it goes. They will never find any candidate who pleases them completely, because the world is not what they think it is, they live to complain… and they only blame Republicans as though the Democrats didn’t exist…

So Beck could be right. It’s up to the so called Conservatives.

I am not hopeful.

Mostly because I don’t see any real leaders who plan to run.

And who can blame them after what the right did to Romney last time.

petunia on September 3, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Hillary has never been anyone’s favorite.

the only way she could win, is if the “conservatives” sabotage the Republican party again.

Romney was bleeding so badly after the Primary that there was no way to win.

That with the Democrats fudging the election with intimidation… and now Amnesty just in time to vote in 2016…

Hillary could win.

It’s probably up to the far righties which way it goes. They will never find any candidate who pleases them completely, because the world is not what they think it is, they live to complain… and they only blame Republicans as though the Democrats didn’t exist…

So Beck could be right. It’s up to the so called Conservatives.

I am not hopeful.

Mostly because I don’t see any real leaders who plan to run.

And who can blame them after what the right did to Romney last time.

petunia on September 3, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Excellent point…the so called ‘conservative purist test’ doesn’t exist. I actually blame them more than low-info Dems for losing in 2012. They live to bitch and complain and tear down Republicans …must be lonely without lives is my guess.

Redford on September 3, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hillary has never been anyone’s favorite.

the only way she could win, is if the “conservatives” sabotage the Republican party again.

Romney was bleeding so badly after the Primary that there was no way to win.

That with the Democrats fudging the election with intimidation… and now Amnesty just in time to vote in 2016…

Hillary could win.

It’s probably up to the far righties which way it goes. They will never find any candidate who pleases them completely, because the world is not what they think it is, they live to complain… and they only blame Republicans as though the Democrats didn’t exist…

So Beck could be right. It’s up to the so called Conservatives.

I am not hopeful.

Mostly because I don’t see any real leaders who plan to run.

And who can blame them after what the right did to Romney last time.

petunia on September 3, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Bingo. We won’t win again because of liberal loons, low info idiots, takers, and the so called ‘conservatives who live in fantasy land’

Redford on September 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I think the sense of denial here is amazing, although I admire the optimism.

Progressives both feed on and grow entropy. I’ll give you a smaller scale example. In what year do you predict that the people of Chicago will become so weary of violence, poverty and political corruption that they will start electing conservatives to public office?

In what year do you think Venezuela is going to start looking seriously at free-market solutions and separation of powers?

In what year do you think Britain will repeal their gun control policies?

TaraMaclay on September 3, 2014 at 3:21 PM

I like the cut of your jib there, TaraMaclay.

Good points, nicely made. The fact of the matter is that it really doesn’t matter much WHO gets the presidency. The country, and the world, are moving in a certain direction and nothing is going to reverse the trend.

Cleombrotus on September 3, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Glenn Beck may have more money, but in his heart he wishes for the days when people listened to him (on Fox)

phillypolitics on September 3, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Very good analysis, although I disagree with calling the Clintons “centrist”.

Bill became a centrist when Rs took over the House. He did demonstrate bipartisanship, something Barry has never heard of. However, he would have been much more liberal for those 8 years if he had been able to.

And Hillary is not “centrist” either.

cat_owner on September 3, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Umm, yeah Hill for the win…….for all you cankle Haters out there- you’ll know it when you start seeing chic Pant Suits become all the fashion rage. Besides, it’s time for a woman!
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Beck is no savant here….there is NO ONE on the Democrap side that would dare go against the entitled progressive, and Hill wins in default over a no name, no experience R white guy -who we’ll pretend has a shot winning over the left- of-center American electorate.
The war on women cannot go away, until there is a female Prezzie…..

FlaMurph on September 3, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Glenn who?

Galtian on September 3, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Glenn Beck may have more money, but in his heart he wishes for the days when people listened to him (on Fox)

phillypolitics on September 3, 2014 at 9:39 PM

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Not a chance . . . . . too much of the material he broadcasts on TheBlaze TV network would never get passed the FOX News censors. That was, and remains his biggest motive for starting TheBlaze.

Also, I could be wrong, but TheBlaze TV network doesn’t come across as a massive money producer, at this time. I blame that on Comcast and Direct TV . . . . . I’m not sure where Time Warner stands on carrying TheBlaze.

listens2glenn on September 3, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Glenn who?

Galtian on September 3, 2014 at 10:23 PM

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Glenn Miller . . . . . it was a damn shame, about that plane crash … really sad.

listens2glenn on September 3, 2014 at 10:26 PM

I was a defender of Glenn . Operative word ‘ was ‘ . He freaked
me out on the way he presented his border adventure . Now
I can’t even listen to him .
He was great on history though ………………..

Lucano on September 3, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Lucano on September 3, 2014 at 10:42 PM

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I’m not trying to twist your arm, but … ? ? ? ?

listens2glenn on September 3, 2014 at 11:51 PM

GOP is its own worst enemy. Been that way the last two elections and I don’t see that changing.

After all, we got people like Rove on our side.

Sherman1864 on September 3, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Hell no.

No Clintons. No Bushs. No. No. No. No. No.

Theophile on September 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM

She is reputedly Female. The single young chicks will dig it, she’s In. Gird your (prepper) Loins, she’s a lock.

No minutia required, no detailed analysis required. She’s In.

Be a Boy Scout, “Be Prepared”.

Who is John Galt on September 4, 2014 at 12:08 AM

burserker, do you REALLY think it would be so awful if Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio became the nominee? I understand not wanting to vote for Jeb Bush. I’d be awfully depressed if he got the nomination, but I’d still vote for him over Hillary. Marco Rubio, on the other hand, would be kind of what the party needs. He’s young, energetic, and as much as I hate identity politics, it matters to a lot of people.

rexbatt on September 4, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Winning her stuck in the mud Party’s nomination maybe but Hillary’s book sales show there really is not that much interest.

bour3 on September 4, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Want to know what would destroy Hillary’s chances: Republican Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico.

Hillary would be dead in the water once you took the first female President crap off the table, and she’s a Latina to boot. She’s also incredibly charismatic.

Why is nobody talking about her?

BradTank on September 4, 2014 at 1:30 AM

It’s sad, but until the novelty wears off of minority and women Presidential candidates, Democrats will likely be a lock to control the White House (First Transgender Eskimo President…..EVER!).

We’re all capitalists right? If the customer wants base, tribal pandering let’s give them what they want. Rice/Martinez 2016!!!

Lamont Cranston on September 4, 2014 at 3:24 AM

I beg to differ. Enough black people voted for Obama just because he was black to give him the elections. HILLARY! is just another old cranky rich white woman, nothing for LIV blacks to vote for there. However, if Hillary’s supporters try to “get out the vote” through extra-legal means, that’s when things will get ugly, and i don’t think they have the guts.

hurricane567 on September 4, 2014 at 5:05 AM

No, let’s face this . . . Beck was as flash in the pan and he has run his course.

rplat on September 4, 2014 at 5:43 AM

HRC has some big negatives, esp. Benghazi. I hope they do nominate her. Beck is, and has been an important voice. He sees how the media has propped up a feckless, pathetic president; and closer and first hand, he knows how the press and the tv/hollywood culture will propel a woman candidate. He is not seeing how serious her negatives are, or maybe he doesn’t think her role re Benghazi is critical.

bill glass on September 4, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Beck regurgitates what most pundits have been saying for months, only he is more dramatic…I am amazed he didn’t throw in:

“This may be my last prediction, I have a heart condition that I don’t want to discuss now, but once my family is fully informed, I will let you, my listeners, in on a very private and quite honestly, very scary part of my life, I may be facing a battle I cannot win, but I will forge on with the support of you, my listeners, sign up for Blaze and you will be informed along with my family….now what was I saying?”

right2bright on September 4, 2014 at 9:36 AM

or….

“When I was along the border, helping, feeding, giving comfort to those displaced people, with sadness in their eyes, as I was reaching out to them, I may have come in contact with some that may have had Ebola symptoms…time will only tell if I was infected, if so, the Blaze will continue with your support, I want you to know that it was worth it, to sacrifice my health to reach out to those people, this may be my last few weeks of broadcasting, but let it be known that it was because of a humanitarian effort, that I put myself in this dangerous position…sign up for Blaze and I will keep you informed. I am not looking forward to these next few weeks, but with your support, I will face the outcome of my outreach. If I sound a little weak at times, it will be fighting off death to give you the information you need to continue making America the nation it should become.”

right2bright on September 4, 2014 at 9:43 AM

or…

“All of this pressure has caused an inexplicable numbness on the right side of my body, the doctors are very concerned that it is the onslaught of paralysis by over analysis….sign up for Blaze and help me battle this life consuming event, like all the other maladies that have affected me, it seems an increase in my fortunes, seems to cure me…”

right2bright on September 4, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Like writing for a soap opera…That’s about all Beck is, a soap opera reporter…stay tuned for next week, when Beck tells us the economy stinks…

right2bright on September 4, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Yeah Beck is probably right,especially if the GOP nominates another unprincipled squish,which they will probably do.Besides,women in 2016 will do what blacks did in ’08 and ’12 and vote for one of their own in overwhelming numbers regardless of Clinton’s positions,so yeah we are probably screwed.That said,Glenn Beck has become a loon!

redware on September 4, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Conservatives have to run away from this guy…he is a total sham. I have been saying it for years….he is like a global warming maniac who predicts things over and over that never happen…..And he tries to pass himself off as Christian which is just diabolical.

Redstone357 on September 4, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Let’s face it, Hillary’s going to be the next president

Let’s face it, we need to ban the phrase “let’s face it”.

Nutstuyu on September 4, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Nutstuyu on September 4, 2014 at 12:40 PM

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Winner

listens2glenn on September 4, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Conservatives have to run away from this guy…he is a total sham. I have been saying it for years….he is like a global warming maniac who predicts things over and over that never happen…..And he tries to pass himself off as Christian which is just diabolical.

Redstone357 on September 4, 2014 at 11:41 AM

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Your first couple lines are “in the eye of the beholder,” and I can’t really argue that with you.

But … is there a chance I’m not a Christian, even though I believe I am ?

How do you qualify which people are or are not Christians ?

I qualify it as anyone who has accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and LORD. Do you qualify it differently?
Or do you believe he doesn’t meet the criteria, I laid out, above ?

listens2glenn on September 4, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Mr. Beck may have a few screws loose, but he’s at least headed in the right direction. Hillary will be the Democratic nominee, for the reasons given.

The Republicans must nominate someone with executive experience, if they want to win. Preferably, a two-term governor; or at least someone who’s been elected Governor twice (if they’re still in their second term). We have several such Governors available, and I think they would make good candidates.

Only such as those, could point to Hillary’s lack of experience and general ineptitude. A Republican senator or representative would have no such experience to stand on, and so would be vulnerable to Hillary’s claims of experience as Sec. of State. Any bad decisions, she could blame on her boss BHO; any good decisions she could claim as her own.

Only someone with lots of real, verifiable executive experience could overwhelm Hillary’s legend.

ReggieA on September 4, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Worth pointing out (I should have done this sooner) is the fact that Glenn didn’t originate this premise.

He got third (or fourth?) hand, from an acquaintance. But when he heard it, he went “WOW! … Youre right”, to whomever it was that he got it from.

listens2glenn on September 4, 2014 at 6:24 PM

A crack like that was bound to drive conservative ideologues like me

AP actually wrote that. I stopped reading after the ‘like me’ part. Conservatism isn’t an ideology nor would I ever include AP in the list of Conservatives unless you think Karl Rover of Fox News, David Brooks of NYT, Jennifer Rubin of the WP and Joe Scarborough of MSNBC are “Conservatives” as well. In that case you are probably living in a 420 world and apathy is your strong suit.

CommieJuice on September 4, 2014 at 7:12 PM

I gave up on Beck quite a while ago, he was starting to sound as crazy as Pelosi. Whatever Beck is, he’s not a conservative. As for Hillary Clinton, we know that liberals suffer from a mental disease, but are they crazy enough to want to listen and watch her screeching for four years. That would surely be cruel and unusual punishment for everybody. Secondly we do not need another communist in the White House.

savage24 on September 4, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Sometimes Beck is helpful, and sometimes he is damaging.

Glenn, you are not helping right now. Please stop.

Perspicacious on September 5, 2014 at 1:18 AM

The only problem with Beck’s scenario is that Bill is not running, Hillary is – and as we saw, she can’t get out of her own way.

Strike 1 – she’s not a good politician, unlike Bill
Strike 2 – she’s not likeable, unlike Bill
Strike 3 – she has a record (like Bill)

The first two, she can’t avoid – the third strike leaves her with no defense (like a Benghazi diplomat)

virgo on September 6, 2014 at 4:29 PM

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