John Kerry slams Boko Haram jihadists… for not offering health insurance?

During a speech in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry vowed the United States would work with the Nigerian government to find and return the hundreds of female students abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram more than two weeks ago.

“The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime,” Kerry said, “and we will do everything possible to support the Nigerian government to return these young women to their homes and to hold the perpetrators to justice.”

While that particular quote has been widely disseminated in various news stories about the speech, another part of Kerry’s remarks has not. On radio this morning, Glenn read more of Kerry’s speech – particularly the part in which Kerry criticized jihadists for not offering a “health care plan” or “schools.”

“We just want to go through some of things that are happening - what John Kerry said yesterday about terrorists, you know, what the big problem is with the terrorists: ‘They don't offer health insurance,’” Glenn said. “I'm not kidding you. That's John Kerry. 'One of the problems with [terrorists is] they don't have health insurance.'”

Below is Kerry’s healthcare comment in context:

KERRY: I will tell you, my friends, I have seen this scourge of terror across the planet, and so have you. They don't offer anything except violence. They don’t offer a health care plan. They don’t offer schools. They don't tell you how to build a nation. They don’t talk about how they will provide jobs. They just tell people, ‘You have to behave the way we tell you to,’ and they will punish you if you don’t. Our responsibility and the world’s responsibility is to stand up against that kind if nihilism.

As Glenn explained, Kerry essentially condemns the jihadists for not offering big government programs to its members and the societies it threatens.

“So what John Kerry is saying is: They don't offer anything but violence. They don't offer you a health care plan, like [the Obama] Administration. They don't offer to pay for the all the schools or tell you how to build a nation – like ‘you didn't build this.’ They don't tell you how they'll provide jobs like [the U.S. government] provides jobs. They just tell people – just like [progressives] – ‘you have to behave the way we tell you to, or we'll punish you if you don't,’” Glenn explained. “You are talking two sides out of your mouth. What are you saying?”

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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