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GLENN: We have some amazing things to go over. You are terrifying this administration. This audience is the most, it is water to the Wicked Witch of the West. They are terrified of you. We have monitored this Netroots meeting that the president spoke at, that Rachel Maddow spoke at, that Ed Schultz spoke at, that every single I mean, they say that the tea parties are organized by Fox. It couldn’t be further from the truth. And here we have Maddow and Schultz and everybody else speaking at the progressive convention and nobody says a word.
PAT: Yeah. And Pelosi? I mean, they are politicians.
GLENN: Oh, yeah.
PAT: Everybody’s there.
GLENN: Now, they are terrified, and not in the way that not that you are carrying a gun or they are afraid you are going to blow up anything. They know that you stand in their way, period. That’s all it is. They know. The president had to come out and apologize to them and say, hey, look, I know that you don’t think we got a lot done, but we did. We got a lot done. You just have to hold on just a little bit. Van Jones said the same thing. They have to convince their own people that this administration has accomplished something because they thought that this was going to be an open highway. They thought we would already, I don’t know what, be communist by now? That we would have you know, that the president would have been able to destroy absolutely America, everything America is?
PAT: Yeah. This was a chilling statement when he said this.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Change hasn’t come fast enough for too many Americans. I know that. It hasn’t come fast enough for me, either. And I know it hasn’t come fast enough for many of you who fought so hard during the election. The fact is it took years to get here. It will take time to get us out.
PAT: Yes. It’s 1776, it took us to get here, and he’s trying to dismantle that in one year.
GLENN: Do you have the Rachel Maddow speech by any chance? Rachel Maddow said I think this is incredible. Rachel Maddow, she introduced the president. He did a video and she introduced the video. And she said she’s had to report the news of each of his accomplishments in office from healthcare to hate crimes to student loans. Quote: The last time any president did this much in office, booze was illegal. Who was that president Rachel Maddow was talking about? Is that incredible?
PAT: Was it James K. Polk?
GLENN: No, it wasn’t.
GLENN: It was incredible.
STU: Who was it? Was it Garfield?
GLENN: Don’t make me say his name.
STU: No, who was it?
PAT: William Harry Henry Harrison?
GLENN: The name that shall not be mentioned.
STU: I don’t know who you are talking about. You need to inform the people.
GLENN: Woodrow Wilson!
GLENN: Isn’t it amazing, isn’t it amazing that two or three years ago on this program when I first found Woodrow Wilson on this program and said, oh, my gosh! Look at how evil this guy is! And everybody do you remember? I mean, people still do it: "Glenn Beck is obsessed with Woodrow Wilson." Isn’t it incredible that this is the guy they’ve modeled themselves after? This is the guy! Out of all the presidents that everybody knew nothing about.
By the way, a listener sent me or brought to the, what do you call it, the American Revival a big picture, a framed newspaper: Woodrow Wilson is dead. I have that hanging over my desk in my office. I love it. It’s quite possibly the best gift ever given. I love it.
So I want to go over some of the things that they said at this, at this meeting over the weekend because it is important that you understand who you are to them. They laid out a detailed plan of coming after you, not only me but you. I am just, I’m just the guy who everybody gets together around, but I’m not the one they are afraid of. They are afraid of you, and it’s fascinating to me. For the first time they actually admitted what they have done and they talked about how, you know, they have boycotted my sponsors not because they are trying to get me off the air but they are trying to discredit me by only leaving me with little sponsors that no one has ever heard of. Those sponsors that are left, they talk about going after them. That’s what I’ve told you this is what’s happening with Goldline. And by the way, thank you. Thank you for Goldline called me and said, these guys are so stupid. Our business has actually increased. I said, you know, our audience isn’t dumb. You know, they just know. Anybody who is standing by, they may not agree with everything that I say but they understand America and they also understand that this audience, you know, full of consumers.
But they talked about one other thing in their speeches this weekend and it is this: That they must come after you. They haven’t been able to find a way to destroy me yet, and they’re doing it. According to this we’ll play the audio for you. They are just going to continue to come after me. Now they are using what they call the evangelicals. They said they almost had me, they thought, with Jim Wallis. Really? Did you? I haven’t even begun to fight on that one. They thought that we they almost had us with Jim Wallis and there’s a plan, and they outline the plan and how they are going to use the churches and how they are going to use the evangelicals against me. I understand that. I got it. You should know that. Because the other thing that they are going to do is they said they are going to start looking into the makeup of the audience. They are going to start reading the things that people say about being a Glenn Beck fan and they are going to start following those people and looking about what they write online and what groups they are affiliated with because Glenn Beck has got to have some bad people in his audience and we’ll discredit him even more with the audience now.
So just know that you now and I told you this, what, three months ago, four months ago? And I was overwhelmed by the response of this audience. But I want to give you that loophole just as I said to Goldline three weeks ago, and I told them four months ago, and I told them eight months ago: Look, if the heat becomes too hot in the kitchen, I understand. No hard feelings. And I say that to you. It may be in your best interest to not visibly stand by me because they are going to come after. And I want you to understand that this movement is not about me. It never has been about me. It’s an insult it’s an insult to America to make it about me or the president or anything else. This is about universal principles. This is about nature’s god and nature’s laws. And so if they take me down, you have to be standing. And if they take you down, somebody else has to be standing. We need to really view ourselves as nonarmed, nonviolent cells. Because they really think that if they can take me down, it’s over. But it’s not. You’ll never sit down. I know you. You are exactly like me. You’ll never sit down. If they take me off the air, if they take me off radio or television and, mark my words, they will, I’m coming to your house. I’m coming to your park. I’m coming to your church. I’ll come to your school. I’ll come to your car. I’ll come where anybody will come and listen. If I’m just mowing my lawn and you drive by my house and I’m completely unemployed and you drive by and your window’s open, you’ll hear me preaching it.
I didn’t stumble onto George Whitefield without a little divine providence. Understand there is a difference between divine providence and manifest destiny. Manifest destiny is a perversion of divine providence. It is what they’re using against this country with all minorities because after our founders died, it went from divine providence, it went from a group of guys saying, oh, my gosh, we’re just standing up for what we believe is right, what we believe are the laws of nature and nature’s god, we’re just standing up for those things and look at His finger all the way along. We would have never been able to pull this off if it hadn’t been for God helping us. That’s divine providence. Manifest destiny is, "Get out of my way. I’m on a mission from God." I’m not on a mission from God, nor is this country. We are just standing up because it’s right. We find ourselves experiencing divine providence because we’re standing with nature’s god and nature’s laws. They cannot be undone. So humbly travel together. Humbly we shall not fail.
[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability – audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]