Congress grills IRS Commissioner: ‘I’ve lost my patience with you’

It’s been a rough week for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. On Friday, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) excoriated Koskinen’s credibility saying, “[N]obody believes you.” Monday night, the beating continued, this time with House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) grilling the commissioner.

On radio this morning, Glenn voiced his frustration with establishment Republicans who aren’t taking the IRS investigation seriously because all they care about it government control.

“You know why the Republicans aren't stopping the IRS? The reason why those guys aren't doing it is because they want this tool at their disposal so when they get in charge, they will be able to use this. You think the Tea Party has problems now? Wait until Mitch McConnell can use those powers of the IRS,” Glenn said. “Nixon was impeached for less. 18 minutes of missing tape. How about all these servers? How about the e-mails? It makes no sense… Why is nobody talking about that in Congress? Because they don't want to shut this machine down.”

Glenn did, however praise Gowdy and Issa for throwing down the gauntlet.

“Trey Gowdy is fantastic. Darrell Issa is fantastic. But I don't really look at those guys as Republicans quite honestly,” he said. “The Republicans are the people like, you know, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell. Those are the Republicans.”

To begin, Glenn played the exchange between Gowdy and Koskinen during which Gowdy accuses the commissioner of not being familiar with the criminal code even though he has testified there is no evidence of criminal misconduct at the IRS.

“That's a nice grilling right there,” Pat said. “He would have decimated Lindsey Graham, but he chose not to run. He's dead to me.”

In regards to not challenging Graham in South Carolina, Glenn shared details from a private conversation he had with Gowdy.

“I have talked to Trey Gowdy before… [and]I asked him, you know, ‘How's your soul?’ We had a conversation off the air… I asked him about his wife. I mean his wife is the strong one between them. And he and his wife got together and prayed, and he feels like… this is where [he’s] supposed to be,” Glenn explained. “He's not doing it for political reasons… He really believes this is where he's supposed to be. And after hearing testimony like that, I think he might be right.”

Glenn then played Issa’s opening remarks to Koskinen, which were equally caustic. Issa blasted Koskinen for dodging questions about when he learned about Lois Lerner’s lost emails, and why it took so long to tell Congress. Ultimately, Issa dismissed the commissioner entirely saying, “My time has expired and I’ve lost my patience with you.”

“It is so important that you take things like this… and you send it to your friends so they hear,” Glenn concluded. “If you don't think the Republicans will use this… exact same tool against you. Progressives, Republicans, Democrats, it doesn't matter. They are going to use this against you. That's why nobody is paying attention to this… All they are into is destroying of their enemies, and look the arrogance of this guy.”

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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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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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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.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

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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