Eco-terrorist wannabe Steven Lerner still works for SEIU

Last week, Glenn was very careful to say that Steve Lerner could not be confirmed as a current employee of SEIU. Thankfully, Wade Rathke came along to clarify that not only is Lerner still affiliated with SEIU, he’s on the payroll. Glenn reacted to the news on radio this morning and laid out exactly what this means. (See The Blaze story here)

“ACORN founder Wade Rathke has been busy mocking the story that broke,” Glenn said.

“And yet didn't he just say that not only is Lerner still with SEIU but he's also being paid,” Pat said.

“He says he has not been fired by SEIU.  He was placed on leave last fall to think through his contribution to the union,” Glenn said.

“ A lot of people get paid to think through,” Stu joked.

Glen joked, “ I tell you what I wouldn't be doing.  I would not be plotting the economic decline ‑‑ collapse of the United States of America.  I'd be on a beach.  I'd be like, I'm busy.  I am busy and I need another Mai Tai to think this through.  That's ‑‑ I'm very ‑‑ I'm this close.  Wade would call me:  Glenn, are you still thinking?  Yes, I'm ‑‑ man, I'm close.  You wrecked my concentration.  Now I need another month.”

“But it's not like, though, Glenn, this guy is still going to high level meetings at SEIU.  It's not like he's attending conferences among leadership,” Stu said, mocking the idea that Lerner has no influence when he is speaking at major conferences the The Left Forum.

‘This is Wade Rathke, placed on leave last fall to think through his contribution to the union but he was certainly present at the recent international executive board meeting,” Glenn said.

“The Blaze writes, ‘This is important for several reasons, not the least of which is that his ties to the plot to destroy the American economy are tied now much more closely within the ranks of the organization that time and time again President Obama has declared to be the most important to him strategically and politically. ‘”

Remember what President Obama has said about SEIU in the past? “I spent my entire adult life working with with SEIU,” the President said while campaigning. “ I didn't just suddenly discover SEIU on the campaign trail. Your agenda's been my agenda in the United States Senate.  Before debating healthcare, I talked to Andy Stern and SEIU members.”

“We were so careful on SEIU to say that he was not part of SEIU when this story broke because we didn't want to smear SEIU and say that they were connected to a guy who seems to be plotting,” Glenn said. “And so we didn't want to smear the whole SEIU.  And now they are coming back to us and saying, how dare you smear him by saying he's not with us.”

“And this guy is not a nobody.  There's no way the president of the United States does not know Stephen Lerner or know of him.  There's no way.  This guy is a huge, huge power figure on the American left with the unions.  Huge.”

Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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Why are we letting criminals out of prison while putting pastors in? Pastor James Coates of Canada's GraceLife Church was recently fined, arrested, and put in maximum security prison for violating lockdown rules.

Rebel News founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to discuss the story. Ezra said he's noticed a trend of government officials "picking on" Christians as "lockdownism" becomes almost a new kind of religion, and warned this might be just the start of more persecution to come.

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As politicians and the mainstream media continue to insist that America is divided and at each other's throats, Dr. Ben Carson has a different message. He joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to discuss his time in the Trump administration and how we move forward and heal America. Overall, he says, we must realize "Americans are NOT each other's enemies."

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