Rep. West to O'Brien: "We need to stay a Constitutional Republic"

This morning on radio, Glenn played audio of “journalist” Soledad O’Brien was interviewing Florida Rep. Allen West. Instead of talking about things that really matter with the Congressman, like the failing economy, high gas prices, national security, or anything else the American people actually care about, Soledad first tried to make Ted Nugent the topic of conversation. After that failed, she moved on to some comments West made about members of the communist party last week.

Here is video clip of West’s comments:

“You said there were 78 to 80 members of the communist party. You mean like card carrying members of the communist party?” O’Brien asked the Congressman.

Rep. West immediately called Soledad out for not playing the full clip, and responded by saying, “I talked about the progressive congressional caucus. We've been back and forth about this, and I've had to give quite a few a people a tutorial about the political spectrum of ideologies, and there's a thin separation. At the turn of the century, here in the United States of America, American communist had to rename themselves progressives, but the strategy and the tactics and the ideology still remains the same.”

“He's exactly historically – 100% right. The communists remain, but what they did is split,” Glenn said.

Glenn went on to explain that the communists learned that they had to use progressive steps to eventually get where they want to go. That’s the idea behind the “progressive” movement. What progressives fail to do, Glenn pointed out, is ask one simple question: Progress to what? Whether it’s through socialism, progressivism, or revolution resulting in communism, the end result is the same – redistribution of wealth, the capping of salaries, income equality, land grabs so no one can have private property, etc…

Allen West continued his response to Soledad O’Brien saying, “For a caucus that actually wanted to have a constitutional amendment to redistribute wealth in the United States of America. I don't think that's in keeping with the principles and values of this country.”

O’Brien responded to West’s comments by disingenuously asking him to name the members of Congress he was referring to repeatedly. After telling her to just took look up the list of progressive caucus members, it turns out that O’Brien already had the list in her hand. Of course she immediately started naming the Congress members who could easily be made a controversial issue, like Keith Ellison, Raul Grijalva, and Maxine Waters.

“There is no difference anymore between the communist, and the Socialist, and the anarchist,” Glenn interjected. “There will be again. At this point they're all joined on one purpose, and destroy the western way of life. Destroy capitalism, ownership, income equality, spread the wealth around. That's their goal.”

“You can call it whatever you want,” West told Soledad during the interview as she continued to press him.

“I’m calling it this,” West clarified. “Communist, progressive, Marxist, statist, another term being used. I’m looking at things they believe in. If you don’t think we have to stand upon truth and be able to identify and clearly contrast the different principles and values and ideologies of governance here in this country, then we’re never going to get to the fact of accepting the true debate happening in America. We don’t need a bureaucratic nanny state. We need to stay a Constitutional Republic. I think a lot of people need to study that and understand what it is.”

“Forget about the labels,” Glenn said. “What is it they actually believe? What do their actions say? When you put that next to the Communist Manifesto and the U.S. Constitution, which one is it closest to? If it's closest to the Communist Manifesto, is that where you to go? Let's forget about the name and the title, is that what you want? Let's have that debate. That's the real debate that's going on, but nobody is talking about it. Yesterday we were talking about Ted Nugent, or we're talking about food deserts, or we're talking about the scandal with the Secret Service, or we're talking about how evil Romney is because he wants to take birth control pills off of the bathroom counter of every woman in America. We're talking about something ridiculous. We're not talking about which direction you want to go, because that's all this is – direction. Are you going to go towards Marxism or towards Madison – either one, you decide. That's what America is about currently. We're not having an honest debate. The reason we're not is because of people like Soledad O'Brien.”

Former senior COVID adviser for the Biden administration Andy Slavitt suggested Americans should have "sacrificed a little bit more" to get through the pandemic during an interview with CBS' "This Morning" earlier this week.

Asked by host Tony Dokoupil how much of the pandemic was preventable, Slavitt responded by first blaming the Trump administration, then all Americans in general for not sacrificing enough.

"We obviously had a set of technical mistakes with the testing and the PPE that we know about. But if we're honest, there were also two other mistakes, that caused a lot of loss of life. One was just plainly political leadership mistakes. We denied the virus for too long under the Trump White House. There was too much squashing under divisions," Slavitt said.

"But I also think we all need to look at one another and ask ourselves, 'What do we need to do better next time?' And in many respects, being able to sacrifice a little bit for one another to get through this and to save more lives is going to be essential. And it's something that I think we could all have done a little bit better on," he continued.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck had more than a few fiery words for Slavitt, who is apparently unaware of the terrible toll this pandemic has had on the mental, physical, and emotional health of millions of Americans.

"We could have sacrificed a little bit more?" he asked. "So, the sacrifice of [nearly] 40% of all businesses now being closed, I mean permanently out of business ... was that sacrifice good enough? Or the fact that teen suicide now is up by 31%? A few more of us should have sacrificed our children, you know, throw them up on the altar of Anthony Fauci? I think we could have done it, right?"

"Go to hell," Glenn added. "Who do you think you are, telling us that we should sacrifice more?"

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President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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