Romney delivers the smackdown at debate

You may not agree with Mitt Romney on anything...but you can't deny that he has dominated every single GOP debate thus far. He was even able to defend the controversial, big government RomneyCare program he put into place as Massachusetts Governor.

Last night, Romney said:

You know, the great thing about running for president is that you get the chance also to talk about your experience as a governor and I'm proud of the fact that we took on a major problem in my state, and the problem was that we had a lot of kids without insurance, a lot of adults without insurance, but it added up to about 8% of our population. And we said you know what, we want to find a way to get those folks insured but we don't want to change anything for the 92% of the people that already have insurance. And so our plan dealt with those 8%, not the 92.

One of the problems with ObamaCare is he doesn't just deal with the people without insurance. He takes over healthcare for everyone. Then he does something else that Chris Christie said today. He said the problem with ObamaCare is he spends an extra trillion dollars and raises taxes. And raising taxes is one of the big problems, something we didn't do in Massachusetts. He also cuts Medicare, only ‑‑ but people out there talking about cutting Medicare, it's President Obama that did that. And I'm proud of what we were able to accomplish. I'll tell you this, though: We have the lowest number of kids as a percentage uninsured of any state in America. You have the highest. You have over ‑‑ I'm still speaking. I'm still speaking. I'm still speaking. We had ‑‑ we have less than 1% of our kids that are uninsured. You have a million kids uninsured in Texas. A million kids. Under President Bush the percentage of uninsured went down. Under your leadership, it's gone up. I care about people. Now, our plan isn't perfect. Glenn Hubbard is a fine fellow. I'll take a look at his quote. Some people say that. Just because people say something doesn't mean it's true. The truth is our plan is different and the people in Massachusetts, if they don't like it, they can get rid of it. Right now they favor it 3:1. But I'm not running for governor of Massachusetts. I'm running for president of the United States. And as president I will repeal ObamaCare, I'll grant a waiver on day one to get that started and I'll make sure that we return to the states what we had when I was governor: The right to care for our poor in the way we thought best for our respective states.

"Yeah, that was a smackdown," Glenn said.

"Romney is by far the best at this," Pat said of his debate performance.

"Even when he's saying things that are really questionable and somewhat disingenuous, he comes off as really authoritative on them. That's real difficult," Stu said.

Nevertheless, Glenn said that he was still impressed by the other candidates when it came to actual policy.

"I think Romney gets crushed by Ron Paul in the facts on, you know, the economy or on, you know, the Fed or any of that stuff, on printing money," Glenn said.

Glenn also took time to compliment Herman Cain, and said that he thinks the candidate is enjoying a lot of success right now due to his 9-9-9 tax proposal and his underdog status.

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On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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