Perry vs. Romney = 2012 depression

Watching Perry and Romney bicker over who said what in their books was not exactly the inspiring talk conservatives want to hear. It's petty but worse yet - it reveals that each have far too much in common with Barack Obama, leaving many conservatives feeling like it's prom and they don't have a date. How did Glenn react to the testy exchange?

"I watched the debate and I think to myself, Who is the next President of the United States? And I think there's a little something in me that says the same thing that may be the little thing that speaks inside of you, too, Barack Obama, because I so far don't see anyone that I can say with great confidence, Yep, here he is," Glenn said,

"Lord, help us, please," he added.

Why was Glenn so worried? Because last night more politicians than ever seemed to have more in common with Barack Obama than anyone else.

"The fact is it was a bad debate last night. It's a bad debate," Pat said.

How is Romney seeming like Obama? In his book, he tried to draw distinctions between Obamacare and Romneycare. Stu explains, "He's always been trying to draw a distinction between Obamacare and Romneycare. His initial distinction in the hard cover book was that there was a public option involved in Obamacare. In other words, people are trying to say they're the same plan. However, there were some big differences, quote, in particular, our plan did not include a public insurance option and he goes on to describe that. That's all removed. Now, in the real policy of Obamacare, that was removed, as well. So, I think his defense there would be, well, we didn't put the public option part in there because it wasn't -- it didn't wind up in the end bill."

Stu added that in the hardcover version of his book, Romney said that "we can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country and it could be done without letting government take over healthcare," implying that Romneycare was NOT a government takeover of healthcare since it was a state issue. However, that line has been omitted from the softcover version of Romney's book.

On the other hand, Rick Perry revealed an almost progressive stand on immigration and the border:

"There's nobody on this stage who has spent more time working on border security than I have. For a decade I've been the governor of a state with a 1200-mile border with Mexico. We put $400 million of our taxpayer money into securing that border. We've got our Texas Ranger recon teams there now. I supported Arizona's immigration law by joining in that lawsuit to defend it. Every day I have Texans on that border that are doing their job, but if you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state from no other reason than they've been brought there, by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart," Perry said.

Combined with Perry's comments on immigration, both frontrunners seem to be appearing more like Barack Obama-lite than strong conservative options.

"We're in a 14-month period here that if Barack Obama wins and listen to this carefully, because anybody who -- anybody who tells you differently does not understand the fight that we are up against now. If Barack Obama wins or another Democrat wins that is in the, you know, progressive vein, the country is over. If we have a progressive on the right win, I will tell you that the country will be over. May not be in that term, but things are going to be so bad in that term that if it's just -- if it's not a stark reserves all engines, we have no chance of survival because they will use that four-year period to obstruct and to destroy and to blame on the Republicans and then you've lost the country the next time because the next time the guy will be running on a socialist platform," Glenn warned

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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