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Beware over-correction of the political pendulum during the Donald Trump administration

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Donald Trump's election victory can be seen as a political regression to the mean — that is, after eight years under a progressive regime, the American electorate is ready for a wildly different guiding philosophy in the Oval Office. Glenn Beck refers to this phenomenon as the "pendulum principle," and he explains to Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere that Obama's historically large impact on our federal government will result in an even greater swing in the opposite direction. In fact, Glenn predicts that Trump will alter the nature of the presidency more than any of his predecessors.

"Just let me make the same warning to the Right that I gave to the Left in 2008," Glenn cautions. "Don't push the pendulum too far.  If you allow the president to have all kinds of unlimited power, and you like it because it's your side — remember, the pendulum will swing back just as far, if not further.  And at some point, there will be an emergency, and some president is going to grab the pendulum."

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" weekdays 9am–12pm ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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