Who was Teddy Roosevelt and why do progressives love him so much?

“Is it a coincidence that we have the two frontrunners are Obama and Newt Gingrich? Tea Party members, you have to decide where do you stand on progressivism? Where do you stand on this? Are you a Theodore Roosevelt Republican? Because if you are, may history forget that you were my countrymen. New Nationalism.” Glenn said.

Glenn said that the speech and new nationalism was exactly what Michelle Obama was talking about when she said “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices, we are going to have to change our conversation, we're going to have to change our traditions, our history.”

Glenn read several passages from his book “Arguing with Idiots” to explain exactly who Theodore Roosevelt was and what he believed.

"I stand for the Square Deal, but when I say that I'm for the Square Deal, I mean not merely that I stand for fair play under the present rules of the game but I stand for having those rules changed so as to work for a more substantial equality of opportunity and reward for equally good service." – page 218

And what did Obama say yesterday?

“ I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot. When everyone does their fair share. When everyone plays by the same rules,” Obama said.

“Mr. President, you're not playing by the same rules! You're not playing by the rules. Neither are any of your cronies in the White House. George Soros is not playing by the same rules. GE is not playing by the same rules. The Fed is not playing by the rules. No one is playing by the rules, Mr. President. No one,” Glenn said.

How about this one from Roosevelt?

“We grudge no man a fortune in civil life if it is honorably obtained and well used. It is not enough that it should have been gained without doing damage to the community. We should permit it to be gained only so long as the gaining represents benefit to the community,” p. 218 and 219

“Progressives like Roosevelt on the surface seem to defend capitalism. That's what people are saying about Barack Obama on the left: He's defending cap no, he's not. But there's almost always a big "if" attached to the rhetoric. In Roosevelt's case, saying that someone can make boatloads of cash if they obtain it honorably is one thing. You can at least make the case that he meant lawfully. But if their wealth is well used, what does that mean?” Glenn said.

“Our founders believed and I believe that man is fundamentally flawed every single generation and every single one of us. Fundamentally flawed. Natural man is the enemy of God. It is up to us to make the individual choices to be better, to pull ourselves out of the mud. That's what we do, pull yourself out of the mud. Not progressives. No. Not progressives. Man makes progress. As time goes on, he becomes more and more enlightened and it's just these slugs back here who are holding us back,” Glenn said.

Glenn continued to read from “Arguing with Idiots”: “You can have property so long as the greater good doesn't require the government take or regulate. Government controls your business. Government controls your money. Government controls your property. Government controls your life. As most conservatives understand, creating and implementing progressive government programs to solve problems only leads to more government control.”

“America, you got a choice: Communism the fast way, communism the slow way. You got a choice. If you look at those two candidates, there's your choice. Now, I happen to look at the founders. I happen to think that the progressive movement, since before the turn of last century, was wrong, dead wrong. Dead wrong. That's what I believe. You want to go that way? You have a good time. I ain't joining you on it. I don't know what's wrong with people,” Glenn said.

Roger Stone is kind of a scumbag but the outrage over his commutation by President Trump has gone off the rails. Thus far in his presidency, Trump has commuted the sentence for 11 individuals while in comparison, Bill Clinton had 61. Even worse, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of 1,715 criminals! Just by the numbers, the outrage is insane. But then add in that both Obama and Clinton commuted or pardoned the sentence of terrorists and/or "friends" of the the president and the double standard is outrageous.

Here is a list of just a few of the worst offenders:

Bill Clinton Pardons/Commuted sentences


  • Commuted the sentences of 16 members of the FALN, a Puerto Rican paramilitary organization that set off 120 bombs in the United States, mostly in New York City and Chicago. There were convictions for conspiracy to commit robbery, bomb-making, and sedition, as well as firearms and explosives violations.
  • Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg were both commuted and both were members of Weather Underground and the May 19 Communist Movement, and were convicted on weapons and explosives charges.

Case similar to Trump/Roger Stone

  • Susan McDougal was sentenced to 18 months in prison on contempt charges for refusing to testify about Clinton in the Whitewater scandal only to have Clinton pardoned her.

Pardons/commutations that look like a response to bribes

  • Carlos Vignali was convicted for cocaine trafficking. Almon Glenn Braswell was convicted for mail fraud and perjury, and was under investigation for money laundering and tax evasion. Vignali was commuted while Braswell was pardoned, but they were also both caught paying approximately $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's brother, Hugh Rodham, to represent their respective cases for clemency.
  • Marc Rich fled the U.S. after he was caught owing $48 million in taxes and was charged with 51 counts for tax fraud. Everyone was surprised when Clinton pardoned him. It was later revealed that Rich's wife made substantial donations to both the Clinton library and to Hillary Clinton's senate campaign.

Pardon for a member of Clinton's family

  • Clinton pardoned his brother, Roger Clinton, who had been convicted on drug charges. A year after the pardon he would be charged for Drunk driving and disorderly conduct.

Drug Cartel lawyer

  • Clinton commuted the sentence for Harvey Weinig, a former NY lawyer who was sentenced in 1996 to 11 years in prison for facilitating an extortion-kidnapping scheme and helping launder at least $19 million for the Cali cocaine cartel.

Obama Pardons/Commuted sentences - the most since Truman: Obama granted clemency to nearly 2,000 individuals, including 212 pardons and 1,715 commutations.


  • Obama commuted the sentence of another FALN terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera.


  • Chelsea Manning: the former Army Intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking documents that revealed classified information on military and diplomatic activities all around the world only to have her sentence commuted.

Case similar to Micheal Flynn or Roger Stone

  • Obama pardoned General James Cartwright, who had been convicted for lying to the FBI (sound familiar?!). Cartwright was considered "Obama's favorite general".

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck goes where the Left and the media don't want us to go. The protests, riots, pandemic — it's all one big distraction being weaponized to shield the Deep State from the big reveal.

The case against General Michael Flynn is bigger than a phone call with the Russian ambassador; it exposes everything. Glenn reveals multiple cogs in the Deep State wheel that tried to destroy Donald Trump's presidency.

This story has everything: secret meetings, spies, glamorous European locations. Glenn puts all of the pieces together and interviews the man who was an eyewitness to all of it — former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Specifically targeted by this Deep State coup, his reputation and life may never be the same. He reveals the names of those he believes were behind his setup and the coup against the president.

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The Washington Post wants Native Americans to hate the name "Washington Redskins" so badly that that it is willing to mock its own study that proved otherwise.

On the radio program Tuesday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn Beck) discussed the "woke insanity" of the WaPo's most recent poll, which, like its 2016 counterpart, found that the vast majority of Native Americans are not offended by the NFL team's name.

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As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

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