Hilary Rosen: The worst PR person ever

Is there a war on women? If so who started the war on women? Well according to the now infamous (and 35x visitor to the White House) Hilary Rosen, the Republicans are spreading it around – duh!

This morning on radio Glenn took another look at Rosen’s most recent CNN comments that have caused such a stir across the country, and turned the focus to a portion of her statement that no one is paying attention to.

Before attacking Ann Romney, here is what Rosen said:

“Well, first, can we just get rid of this word, “war on women”? The Obama campaign does not use it, President Obama does not use it — this is something that the Republicans are accusing people of using, but they’re actually the ones spreading it.”

Jonah Goldberg, who Glenn describes as “one of the brightest guys he knows,” wrote an article on National Review that claims Rosen’s statements are not entirely accurate.

For example, a fundraising email from non-other than Nancy Pelosi says this:

“We're close to an incredible milestone in the campaign to stop extremism.  Contribute $3 before midnight. Together, we'll put an end to the Republicans unrelenting war on women, seniors and the middle class.”

“Sure, you can find one example,” Pat joked as Glenn started reading example number two.

"These guys are dangerous. They’ll do anything whether it’s waging a war on women or imploding our economy.’ That’s from James Carville," Glenn said.

Glenn reads another example from Goldberg’s National Review piece – this time from Donna Brazille:

"The right wing will do anything to destroy president Obama including waging war on women."

"Romney is the most radically anti-woman candidate in a generation," Glenn reads. "He supports banning all abortions, backs so called personhood, blah, blah, blah, wants to stop preventative services like cancer screenings for millions of women."

Where did that quote come from? It couldn’t be from anything associated with the White House, because, like Hilary Rosen told us, the ‘war on women’ is being spread by the Republicans. It’s just from the obscure website …BarackObama.com.

“But there is no war on women,” Pat said sarcastically. “It’s fabricated by the Republican Party.”

The logic is really astounding, as Glenn points out.  “The Republicans are scaring the American people by saying that the Democrats are saying there's a war on women that the Republicans are waging, because the Republicans want to stop all cancer treatments and screenings for women.” Got that?

“I don't understand that logic,” Glenn said ..and it’s hard to imagine that anyone else does either.

“You want to talk about conspiracy theory,” Glenn joked, “that's pretty deep.”

Stu pointed out that if anyone can pull off that kind of logic, it’s Hilary Rosen. After all, unlike Ann Romney, she had one of the most difficult jobs in the country – making sure that the healthcare law had a good image. Granted, she failed at that.

“Only 72% of people think it’s unconstitutional,” Stu said. “You’ll remember the wonderful job she did helping PR during the BP oil spill for BP, and BP did really well through that.”

“The Democrats hired the worst PR person ever,” Glenn said.

Of course we don’t know that the Hilary Rosen from the BP spill is the same Hilary Rosen in this situation. “To be fair, they know several Hilary Rosens,” Stu joked.

“I mean, she works for the DNC,” Glenn started, “and the DNC has issued a refrigerator magnet.  But what does it say?” he asked Stu.

“It says …stop the Republican war on women,” Stu answered.

To summarize the wisdom we've gotten from Hilary Rosen the last couple of days: Hilary Rosen says that Republicans are fabricating a war on women. Hilary Rosen does PR for the DNC. The DNC is selling a magnet that says "Stop the Republican War on Women." Hilary Rosen should probably stop telling Ann Romney how unqualified she is to speak on certain topics...

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."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

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.

Watch the video clip below from "The Glenn Beck Podcast" or find the full episode with Yeonmi Park here:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

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?

Watch the video clip below:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.