Suicide Watch: MSNBC

Sadness, shock, disappointment, anger are all words that could describe the “forward” leaning hosts of MSNBC last night.

“He was very upset last night on MSNBC,” Glenn said of Ed Shultz before playing some of the priceless audio from last night’s coverage.

Schultz: “In many respects it's to be expected considering how much money was thrown at this race. You know, NBC is calling it for Walker? Okay, I think it’, it’s awful close. And there's a lot of absentee ballots yet that are still out, and it's going to be very, very close down to the wire.”

“Hang on just a second,” Glenn started. “When he says it’s awfully close, does he mean that it’s awful to call it close?”

Glenn asks a valid question given the fact that the margin between the two candidates continues to get wider for much of the night, but no. Ed actually thought this race was close. In fact the entire MSNBC lineup appeared to be in utter disbelief throughout the night.

The final results of the recall had Walker winning by seven points. In the home of the labor unions and the progressive party seven points is anything but close.

Shultz: “It's disappointing, I know, if this is going to be the result to a lot of workers in this state.  But certainly it is not the end and it's going to be an opportunity for the progressive movement to regroup nationally and understand exactly what they are up against.”

Shultz later added, “This is not going to be an easy night for many broadcasters who are liberal.”

Oddly enough, Glenn, Pat and Stu’s feeling about the evening were a little different. In fact, Glenn had a great night, Pat had a great night, and Stu described his evening as “spectacular.”

“I know it was good for a lot of people. It was good for Drudge, good for Red State, good for Michelle Malkin, good for the people at Fox. It was good for a lot of broadcasters,” Glenn said.

And really, when you consider the actual ratings of the various cable news outlets, the majority of Americans watching the results roll in were having an above par evening.

Shultz: “This is not going to be an easy night for this broadcaster.  To say that I'm shocked and stunned is pretty much an understatement.”

Ed Shultz describing how stunned he was may very well be one of the most honest statements to come out of his mouth on MSNBC. In fact just over an hour before the election was called Ed tweeted that he was gearing up for a long night because the election was so close.

He even started to mock Republicans, because Walker hadn't won (yet).

Give that NBC called the election about twenty minutes after Shultz tweeted that, it's safe to say Shultz was eating his words for the rest of the night

Glenn pointed out that he always seems to be shocked and stunned every time he is wrong. “You should start to be more shocked and stunned when you’re right,” Glenn joked.

Ed Shultz wasn’t alone in his shock, disappointment, and utter disbelief. Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donnell, Rachel Maddow all looked and sounded a bit puzzled. It was comedy gold.

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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