Do your own homework: 1/19/2011

Check out the notes from Glenn's producer's meeting

INSULT SOT MONTAGE

JOE BIDEN, SEPT. 15, 2008, FLAT ROCK, MICHIGAN

  • All this stuff about how different Barack Obama is, they’re not just used to somebody really smart. They’re just not used to somebody who’s really well educated.

JOHN KERRY SOT, Oct 2006

  • You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.

PRES. BILL CLINTON, SEPT. 26, 2010

  • so far, they've gathered up about everybody for this Tea Party but the Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland will give it to them, I think

ED RENDELL 60 MINUTES

  • You guys don’t get that. (Stahl off cam: I do get that) You’re idiots. You’re simpletons if you don’t get that.

INSULT QUOTES

PRES OBAMA

  • (Rolling Stone, Oct. 2010) It is inexcusable for any Democrat or progressive right now to stand on the sidelines in this midterm election… The idea that we’ve got a lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base, that people are sitting on their hands complaining, is just irresponsible.”

  • (Sept. 2010 Fundraiser in Philly) “Folks wake up! This is not some academic exercise.”

  • (April 6, 2008 Fundraiser in San Francisco) And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations

REP STEVE ISRAEL (D-NY) to constituents healthcare town hall, Oct 2009

  • stop calling me a liar and listen

BILL MAHER

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/new-rule-smart-president_b_253996.html <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/new-rule-smart-president_b_253996.html>

  • Or take the health care debate we're presently having: members of Congress have recessed now so they can go home and "listen to their constituents." An urge they should resist because their constituents don't know anything
  • this country is like a college chick after two Long Island Iced Teas: we can be talked into anything, like wars, and we can be talked out of anything, like health care. We should forget town halls, and replace them with study halls. There's a lot of populist anger directed towards Washington, but you know who concerned citizens should be most angry at? Their fellow citizens.
  • And if you want to call me an elitist for this, I say thank you. Yes, I want decisions made by an elite group of people who know what they're talking about. That means Obama budget director Peter Orszag, not Sarah Palin.

WOODROW WILSON AT PRINCETON

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wilson/portrait/wp_wilson.html

  • To make the university attractive to serious scholars, Wilson planned to abolish Princeton’s fraternity-like eating clubs, filled with some of the school’s richest and laziest students. While Wilson’s proposals were initially well received, they soon became the objects of strong resistance from conservative trustees and rich alumni. As a result of the highly publicized battle, Wilson gained a national reputation for not only advocating educational reform, but for fighting social inequity.

‘The Chosen’

http://books.google.com/books?id=zwf-Ofc--toC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+chosen&hl=en&ei=ECM3TentBMSBlAfSg8SSAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=woodrow%20wilson&f=false

  • Wilson could not bear to see his alma mater fall from the top ranks. As he had noted in “Princeton in the Nation’s Service” the school had played a critical role in the formation of the United States, and he believed it was destined to play a central role in its future.

Woodrow Wilson’s commencement address at Princeton University, October 21, 1896

http://infoshare1.princeton.edu/libraries/firestone/rbsc/mudd/online_ex/wilsonline/indn8nsvc.html

  • It moves her sons very deeply to find Princeton to have been from the first what they know her to have been in their own day: a school of duty. The revolutionary days are gone, and you shall not find upon her rolls another group of na mes given to public life that can equal her muster in the days of the Revolution and the formation of the government…. It has been Princeton's work, in all ordinary seasons, not to change but to strengthen society, to give, not yeast, but bread for the raising.
  • It is in this wise Princeton has come into our own hands; and today we stand as those who would count this force for the future. The men who made Princeton are dead; those who shall keep it and better it still live: they are even ourselves. Shall we not ask, ere we go forward, what gave the place its spirit and its air of duty? 'We are now men, and must accept in the highest spirit the same transcendent destiny; and not pinched in a corner, not cowards fleeing before a revolution, but redeemers and benefactors, pious aspirants to be noble clay plastic under the Almighty effort, let us advance and advance on chaos and the dark!"

Woodrow Wilson gave on October 24, 1914 at Pittsburg. The title of the speech is “The Power of Christian Young Men

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  • I have often said that the use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible.

D/E BLOCKS

TRT: 3/3 MINUTES

BELOW

1.     TIFF’S NOTE ON D/E

2.    WSJ OPED: OBAMA IS ANTI-BUSINESS

3.    AVAILABLE ELEMENTS

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D/E DISTRIBUTIVE IMPACT

§  YOU KNOW WHAT GOT HIM IN TROUBLE- EVERYONE SAID HE WAS A SOCIALIST.

§  PLAY "JOE THE PLUMBER" SOUND

§  PLAY OBAMA SOUND ON HIGHER TAXES... QUESTIONS-- EVEN IF IT HURTS, ITS FAIR

§  HERE HE IS ON ENERGY RATES-  NECESSARILY SKYROCKET

§  HE IS ELITIST, HE KNOWS BETTER THAN YOU, YOUR RATES WILL SKYROCKET- HE’S NOT TRYING TO HURT YOU, HE IS JUST TRYING TO REGULATE WHAT IS FAIR, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT YOU ARE NOW SEEING PHASE 2 OF WHAT WAS COMING- I TOLD YOU 2 YEARS AGO WHAT WAS COMING

§  I TOLD YOU THEY WERE BUILDING A MACHINE…

§  SOT GB: CONGRESS IRRELEVANT- THE IMPACT OF GB SAYING CONRESS IREELEVANT IS REGULATIONS

§  SOT: GB: CASS DANGEROUS

§  THEY LOST CONGRESS- IT NO LONGER MATTERS, THEY ARE IRRELEVANT- AND AS LONG AS THEY KEEP US ARGUIING ABOUT POLITICS, TUCSON AND LIMBAUGH YOU WONT PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON, REGULATION- NOW WHAT THEY TOUTED YESTERDAY "WE'LL MAKE IT BETTER FO BUSEINESS' THERE IS NOT A BUSINESS PERSON WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE THAT THINGS REGUALTING FAIRNESS DISTRIBUTUION IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS. ITS THE HIDDEN AGENDA ...

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WSJ OPED ON OBAMA – HE’S ANTI-BUSINESS

QUOTE TO USE FROM BELOW OPED –

§  It took 718 days. The order Mr. Obama signed Tuesday "reaffirms the principles" of the Clinton order with a few tweaks. In weighing costs and benefits, for instance, agencies may now consider "equity, human dignity, fairness and distributive impacts." (The Chamber of Commerce didn't mention that.) But it also mandates "greater coordination" to avoid "redundant, inconsistent or overlapping" rules, which sounds smart—if it actually happens.

FULL OPED

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704678004576090351092971860.html

§  Barack Obama didn't turn into the reincarnation of Ronald Reagan when he signed an executive order titled "improving regulation."

§  He didn't disavow the Dodd-Frank Act nor his new health-care law, both of which increase government's role in the economy.

§  He didn't instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to cease efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by regulation nor exhort the Federal Communications Commission to abandon its "net neutrality" quest.

§  He didn't promise to hold off on any of the 224 major rules that the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute says are in the pipeline, up from 184 last year.

§  David Wessel looks at whether President's Obama's pledge to cut through the regulatory red tape will produce real results and does it suggest he's been too heavy handed over the past two years? Plus, new ways to clear snow with less effort.

§  Indeed, while the White House was assuaging executives who have been kvetching about regulation, the Treasury secretary was convening the new Financial Stability Oversight Council to pursue just a few of the new rules for the financial system mandated by Dodd-Frank.

§  So did the president actually change anything? Did he swipe a talking point from Republicans to show that he really does care about the economy? Or was this an admission that his appointees have spent the past two years making up for lost time, pushing so many rules that they may have hurt the economy?

§  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce seemed to think the latter, lauding the president for a step toward "restoring balance to government regulations." So did Public Citizen, a consumer-advocacy group, which condemned the president for going in "the wrong direction."

§  Not so, insisted Jacob Lew, who oversees all this as head of the White House Office of Management and Budget. "This is not a radical change in direction, but it is an important inflection point," he said. The president, he said, has formalized "a set of practices that are consistent with what we have been doing," making it "much more likely that things will go through the agencies reflecting that approach."  That hardly sounds like a 180-degree turn.

§  Yet listen to John Graham, George W. Bush's point man on regulation and now dean of Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs: "President Obama has acquired or is asserting more new regulatory authority over business than any president in modern history. He is trying to counteract a growing perception that he is 'anti-business."'

§  "This initiative, even if primarily symbolic, is a modest step in the right direction," Mr. Graham said. After all, this is a presidency distinguished until now by the insistence that the American financial system and economy were under-regulated. Clearly, the president is changing the tone. Whether he is changing the substance depends on how hard he resists the urge to regulate.

§  A bit of history: In 1981, Ronald Reagan issued an executive order asserting centralized White House review over executive-branch agency regulation-writing, requiring the first cost-benefit tests and empowering a new Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to block regulatory-happy agencies. In 1993, Bill Clinton issued his own order, different in tone and substance but keeping the OIRA architecture.

§  The Clinton order lasted six years into George W. Bush's presidency. But a lot depends on how the White House uses its power. In the Bush years, says Michael Livermore of New York University Law School's Institute for Policy Integrity, "the actual practice changed significantly" and "informal reviews" essentially derailed rules secretly. In 2007, Mr. Bush replaced the Clinton order with his own, among other things, strengthening the role of political appointees.

§  Less than two weeks after his inauguration, Mr. Obama revoked the Bush order. He appointed a head of OIRA, Cass Sunstein, who had championed warnings, disclosures and incentives over rigid rules. The president said "a great deal has been learned" since the 1993 order, and gave his staff 100 days to come up with a new, modern process.

§  It took 718 days. The order Mr. Obama signed Tuesday "reaffirms the principles" of the Clinton order with a few tweaks. In weighing costs and benefits, for instance, agencies may now consider "equity, human dignity, fairness and distributive impacts." (The Chamber of Commerce didn't mention that.) But it also mandates "greater coordination" to avoid "redundant, inconsistent or overlapping" rules, which sounds smart—if it actually happens.

§  In a move that could, if taken seriously, make a difference, Mr. Obama told agencies to scour the books for obsolete rules. Sort of. Within 120 days, each agency is to devise "a preliminary plan...to periodically review its existing significant regulations" to see which should be "modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed." That drew applause from business and regulatory skeptics. In fact, Mr. Clinton made a similar demand in his 1993 order.

§  All this turns on whether Mr. Obama and his appointees act on his words. "An executive order is like a CEO memo to employees," said Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. "To the extent the employees don't follow through, they feel the wrath of the CEO—to the extent he experiences any wrath."

§  Watch what they do, not what they say.

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ELEMENTS AVAILABLE

OBAMA TO JOE THE PLUMBER

§  October 12, 2008: It’s not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, they've got a chance at success too… Everybody is so pinched, that business is bad for everybody. And I think when you spread the wealth around its good for everybody.

OBAMA ON HIGHER TAXES/HURT-FAIRNESS

WORKING ON THIS, MIGHT JUST BE A MONTAGE…

OBAMA ON ELECTRICITY RATES

§  Jan 2008: Under my plans of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.

GLENN ON CONGRESS IRRELEVANT

§  BECK: I think Congress is over-playing their hand. More importantly, I think they're being outplayed and outmaneuvered. I think they're making themselves irrelevant to a massive, new federal framework that Obama seems to be erecting and all kinds of - with all kinds of czars and everything else.

GLENN ON CASS – EARLIEST DATE FOUND

§  December 7, 2009: "Also, another fan of this, regulatory czar Cass Sunstein. This is the most dangerous man in America. He likes the idea of this."

FS FROM WSJ ARTICLE

§  In weighing costs and benefits, for instance, agencies may now consider "equity, human dignity, fairness and distributive impacts."

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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