Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi are idiots

This is merely further confirmation of an already well known fact, but we here at the Glenn Beck Program feel it’s important to immortalize the unending insanity and stupidity of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Check out the latest evidence which strongly suggests Reid and Pelosi are very, very dumb human beings. Find out what they did in the clip above from radio.

Transcript of segment is below:

GLENN: Harry Reid has lied now about cutting $2.6 trillion from the budget. Here he is.

REID: The American people need to understand that it's not as if we've done nothing for the debt. $2.6 trillion, $2.6 trillion already we've made in cuts.

PAT: No.

GLENN: No.

PAT: Unfortunately that's so far from being true. It's ‑‑

GLENN: Well, let's go to ‑‑ let's go to the really conservative, I think it's really conservative factcheck.org, really conservative.

PAT: Oh, ultra, ultra rightwing conservative.

GLENN: Right. Right.

PAT: Who calls it a lie.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: It almost ‑‑ they say it almost all came from tax increases.

GLENN: By the way ‑‑

PAT: Not spending cuts.

GLENN: ‑‑ factcheck.org is not a conservative organization.

PAT: No. We're being just a tad facetious on that.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: Just a tad.

GLENN: When I say I think it's perfectly rational and right that Stu, who has a baby on Saturday, his wife has a baby on Saturday is not only off today but has taken the entire week off to recover.

PAT: That's facetious?

JEFFY: Yes.

PAT: Really? I wasn't catching any of that earlier today.

GLENN: Really? Okay.

PAT: Huh. That's really weird.

GLENN: So anyway, most of these things that he's talking about, 2.6 trillion comes from tax increases.

PAT: Increases and nothing to do with spending cuts.

GLENN: Because remember they said they are not even going to deal with spending cuts?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Not going to deal with it.

PAT: And Nancy Pelosi just said again, and we played this I think last hour, "We don't have a spending problem."

GLENN: Play that again because that's just so ‑‑

PAT: Crazy.

GLENN: That's just so ‑‑ say it again.

PAT: That's crazy.

GLENN: Say it like Michael Jackson.

PAT: That's crazy.

GLENN: Now say it like Al Gore.

PAT: That's crazy. That's crazy.

GLENN: You've got to say it ‑‑ but you have to say it with that chuckle in the voice where he's like ‑‑

PAT: That's crazy. Just below the surface of the Earth, it's crazy hot. All right. Here's Nancy Pelosi.

PELOSI: Though it isn't as much a spending problem as it is a priorities and that's what a budget is setting, priorities.

GLENN: Yeah.

WALLACE: But you talk about growth, even Christina Romer, the form head of the council of economic advisors for the president says you increase taxes, that also hurts growth.

PELOSI: Well, it's about timing. It's about timing.

PAT: Timing.

PELOSI: And it's about timing as to when you make cuts as well. We ‑‑

WALLACE: But you ‑‑ the fiscal cliff you raised taxes $650 billion right away.

PAT: Listen to this.

PELOSI: Yeah. And that was a very good thing to do on people making over the high end in our population.

PAT: She doesn't have any idea on what ‑‑

GLENN: None of them do. None of them do.

PAT: On who they put those ‑‑ that tax burden to.

GLENN: None of them do.

PAT: She was going to say on people over a million or whatever. She didn't know.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: So she had to go on people who are at the high end of our...

GLENN: Do you remember ‑‑

PAT: Unbelievable.

GLENN: I don't remember what the topic was and I think I'd like to stay away from the topic because it might reveal who shared this with us because they have never shared it on the air. But do you remember we talked about ‑‑ yeah, I think I can say it. Harry Reid. And let's just say it was on tax increases. And he was talking to a member and he said, "Harry, we can come together on this because you are ‑‑ you've been the champion of this for ten years." And it wasn't on tax increases. It was something else. But you've been a champion on this. And he actually said, well ‑‑

PAT: Oh, yeah. I have to ask?

GLENN: I have to ask and see if I'm still for that." You have to ask if you're still for that?

PAT: Uh‑huh.

GLENN: I mean, that's the kind of stuff, these guys are so out of touch. They are not ‑‑ they are really not ‑‑ they are just a face. They are puppets. They are really puppets. They are moving in one direction and it's a big, very big, you know, well thought‑out plan and they are just going for it. They are just sticking together. Nobody's actually engaging their own individual brain. They are acting as a collective. And the Center For American Progress is doing all the planning. I mean, we already know that they did all the stimulus bill. We know between them and the unions that they wrote ObamaCare.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: So ‑‑

PAT: And they themselves don't know anything.

GLENN: They don't.

PAT: And Nancy Pelosi proved that a couple of times during this same interview. Listen to see if you can find the one little hair in the ointment.

PELOSI: We avow the First Amendment. We stand with that and say that people have a right to have a gun to protect themselves.

PAT: Anybody see the problem there? We avow the First Amendment there and say that people have a right to own their guns.

GLENN: First Amendment? It's the Second Amendment.

PAT: She doesn't even know what amendment is the gun amendment.

GLENN: Play it again.

PELOSI: We avow the First Amendment.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh.

PELOSI: We stand with that and say that people have a right to have a gun to protect themselves.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: She just such a ‑‑

PAT: Oh, my gosh. I mean, this was the speaker of the House and she's still one of the most powerful people in America. It's mind‑numbing that she's in that position because she's an idiot. She's an idiot and so is Harry Reid.

GLENN: Harry Reid, I think there might be something wrong with Harry Reid, seriously. There might be, you know ‑‑

PAT: No, I think you're right.

GLENN: I think there's something wrong with him. I think he's ‑‑ maybe he's senile or what. I don't know what's wrong with him but I think there's something wrong with him. And I say that, you know, I don't mean to be rude. And I don't want to be ‑‑ but I think there's something wrong.

PAT: Yeah, you're not being flippant.

GLENN: No, no.

PAT: It does seem like there's something wrong with him.

GLENN: Yeah, we've had conversations with people who have been around him in the last year or so and they all say the same thing.

PAT: Well, and his positions have shifted from 20 years ago.

GLENN: Well, you're ‑‑

PAT: Almost a 180 in some cases.

GLENN: Your positions probably ‑‑

PAT: Which they can change, they can evolve but I mean, he's done a 180.

GLENN: But you know what? Pat, have I done 180 some?

PAT: Well, yeah, but there was reasons for that.

GLENN: Exactly right. So there's nothing wrong with your positions changing over a 20‑year period.

PAT: No, but what was his pivot point that they all ‑‑

GLENN: Exactly right.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: What changed him.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: What changed him. Because they've just, they changed and they flipped.

PAT: Radicalized.

GLENN: And they really haven't been ‑‑ it hasn't been 20 years.

PAT: No, it hasn't.

GLENN: It's been within the last decade where it's just been, "What is this?" From, you look at his positions 2004 and his positions today; they are not the same by any stretch of the imagination. He's a radical. And I don't believe he is a radical; he's just taking positions and protecting the radical positions and I don't think he even understands. I don't even know ‑‑ really there might be something wrong with him.

PAT: And he flat‑out lies to protect those positions too.

GLENN: Yeah. Which is not like Harry Reid the way Harry Reid used to be.

PAT: No, I don't think so.

GLENN: Harry Reid I think used to be an honorable man. But I think, you know, look, I have a very good friend, Chris Stewart. He's gone into congress, and it's a very scary thing I think for Chris' family and his friends because Chris is truly a remarkable man and we all have already had the conversation as his friends and family. We start to see him go to the dark side, we start hearing him say the things, well, now, if I just stay on, if I just compromise here, I can get a position on this committee," we're having a family‑and‑friend intervention. And I've told him, I said, look, Chris, I'll ‑‑ to save you, I will do everything I can to rat you out.

PAT: Because we've seen some really good people do that already.

GLENN: Really good people.

PAT: And within a pretty short amount of time go from where we thought we could absolutely trust them to, not so much anymore.

GLENN: Yeah. And you know what's funny is they know. Because they don't call anymore. They used to ‑‑ they used to call and they used to tip us off and everything else. Not anymore. And they know we know. It's like, I really just think it's like alcoholics. You stay away ‑‑ if you're an alcoholic, you stay away from an alcoholic. If you are ‑‑ if you're lying to yourself again, you stay away from an alcoholic because an alcoholic has played that game before. They know. And so they will just, they will rat you out. And not to anybody else but to yourself. They will just say, "Wow. So how long you been drinking?" "I don't know what you're talking about." "Yes, you do." "I don't know what you're talking about." "Well, whatever. Call me when you're sober. Call me if you need help when you're sober. When you're back on track again, or want to get back on track. Don't waste my time." And the same thing. I mean, I've had conversations with a few of these guys to where they're starting to say those things. I mean, when you hear a guy say, "Yeah, but I can get on the committee. If I just do this, if I compromise here, I can get on the committee. They've promised me a committee."

PAT: Or I can be a ‑‑ I can chair the committee.

GLENN: Yeah. You know they're gone. They're gone. Because all you have to do is start compromising. If you want to compromise on something, just make sure it's not your principles. If it's not your principles, compromise. You have to. To move things forward, you have to compromise, but not your principles. And that's where they get lost. And I really think that once ‑‑ and especially if you go there and you do anything wrong. This is why I ‑‑ you pray for these guys, these new freshmen. Because I've heard really good things about the new freshmen. But they are being squashed and they are going to be either absorbed and brought into the GOP machine and promised all kinds of things; or they'll be destroyed. And the worst thing that happens is they're destroyed and then absorbed. And that means that if you aren't ‑‑ if you don't have the full armor of God on, you are not going to make it. Because there's going to be a temptation of money, of power, of sex. Whatever it is your Achilles heel. We all know. I mean, Pat, you don't have to say it, but do you know what your ‑‑ the thing that you are most tempted by as a man or as a person, what's the thing that you're most tempted by? Do you know what it is?

PAT: Sure.

GLENN: Jeffy, same thing?

JEFFY: One thing?

GLENN: Yeah. You're a nightmare. I do too. And it's ‑‑ and Jeffy's right. It's not just one thing. There's a few things that I have shields up because I'm freaked out by it. And I ask my wife all the time, "Honey, you ever start to see these warning signs, you go. Go, go, go, go, go." And most people will fool themselves. They will say, "Well, I'm going to be strong enough." Or they just don't think about it enough.

If you're going into Washington or if you're going to go on the front lines of the TEA Party or anything else, you better know what those weaknesses are. And you better concentrate on those weaknesses. And he will make weak things strong. On the other side, so will Satan. He will make those weak things strong in you. And that's what I ‑‑ the most dangerous thing is you go to Washington and let's say, you know, you're away from your wife and things are tough and maybe your wife, you haven't been getting along or anything. Is anybody watching Downtown Abbey? I'm watching this with my wife.

PAT: No.

GLENN: It's great. You'd love it, Pat, you actually would. You'd like it. But it's, there's this one part in the ‑‑ we're only on the second season and there's this guy who's really upstanding and really good, it's the end of World War I and his whole life has changed. Everything has changed. And his wife now all of a sudden is, you know, I'm going to go out and, you know, I'm going to go out and do stuff and I'm going to go chair this and I'm going to go work here. And his whole life has changed and he can't make sense of the world. And my wife and I are watching this episode and there's some maid, you know, in his house. And he did something nice for her, and it was totally legitimate, totally fine. And then the next time they see each other, she says, "By the way, thank you for helping on my son." And her husband I think is dead or gone to the war or something. And they just started having a conversation. And he says, I just don't understand my world anymore. And she says, I don't understand mine. Immediately my wife and I went, "Trouble. Trouble." Run for help. Run for help. And that's the way it happens. And once you do that, once you go down that road, in Washington you're surrounded by people that want that to happen. Because they will come to you and say, "Now listen. I can destroy you. But everybody makes a mistake. But if you play ball, I can help get you this position. You'll get this position and you'll be able to further the things you care about. Do you really think you're ever going to put that in the past? Never. The thing you would have to do is stand up and say, "I committed this. And if the people want to throw me out, throw me out because I did this and it was wrong. But I am ‑‑ I've got to get this out. Otherwise ‑‑ because they already have approached me with what I believe is blackmail, and I'm of no use you, I'm of no use if that happens." I'll let the people decide. And I think people will understand mistakes. You're destroyed either way. But at least you get out with your sole and maybe, maybe God can use you in some other position.

 

 

Critical Race Theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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