After previous attempts to cast himself as nonpartisan, Glenn Beck claimed on the October 26 edition of his CNN Headline News program that "[t]he reason that I mostly vote Republican is because it's been the party that most reflects my values, or has been in the past." Later in the program, Beck added that "it sounds scary, but it looks like the Democrats stand a decent chance of taking control" of Congress.
As Media Matters for America has noted, Beck also recently asserted that "[i]f Democrats are elected, we are in for two years of investigation, God forbid, impeachments, while the world is set on fire," despite previously pleading to his audience: "This November, please don't vote for a Republican. Don't vote for a Democrat. Don't vote for an independent. Vote for an American." Since September 21, Beck has asked his television audience to "vote for an American" at least five times and has repeated the catchphrase on his radio program. As Media Matters also noted, after featuring a segment in which he purported to explain why his television show "doesn't talk more about politics," Beck declared: "You get stupid people voting, you know who's president? [Sen.] John Kerry [D-MA]"; he later announced that he "like[s] George W. Bush."
From the October 26 edition of CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck:
BECK: The reason that I mostly vote Republican is because it's been the party that most reflects my values, or has been in the past. They're fiscally conservative, strong on defense, tough on illegal immigration.
BECK: Election Day less than two weeks away. All eyes are focused on Congress, where -- I know it sounds scary, but it looks like the Democrats stand a decent chance of taking control. Oop! Was that divisive?