Joe Biden rebrands himself ‘Middle Class Joe’, angles for 2016 in Labor Day speech

While President Obama was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin talking about the minimum wage at an A.F.L.-C.I.O. festival, Vice President Joe Biden was in Detroit, Michigan speaking to local union members and seemingly gearing up for a 2016 presidential run. On radio this morning, Glenn, Pat, and Stu broke down “Middle Class Joe’s” questionable strategy.

“Biden has just come out with his strategy,” Glenn said. “And, of course, because we're talking about… Joe Biden it's a genius strategy.”

As the Associated Press reported, Biden took a populist tone in his speech saying workers aren’t looking for a handout but a “chance.” He proceeded to brand himself a champion for the middle class.

BIDEN: You notice they always refer to me in the press as ‘Middle Class Joe,’ and my colleagues can tell you, in Washington that's not viewed as a compliment. That means you're not sophisticated. Okay?

When I get asked by the press: Why am I always talking about middle class? Why am I not talking about poor people or good, wealthy people? Well, let me tell you: If the middle class is doing fine, everybody does fine. The wealthy – the wealthy get very wealthy. The poor – they have a way up.

But here's the most important thing people are only now beginning to focus on. And, I mean not just progressives, not just Democrats, but everybody is starting to get it here and around the world, that the middle class is the reason why America, unlike any other nation in the 20th century into the 21st century, has been so stable economically, politically, and socially.

In case you were wondering, a quick Google search will shed some light on the root of the “Middle Class Joe” moniker. It was Biden himself who coined the term. In several stories, CNN has written something along the lines of “he often dubbed himself ‘Middle Class Joe.’” CBS News has also attributed the phrase to Biden.

“This is the arrogance now of these guys. He's been in this Administration so as long that that if you just say it, people believe it's true,” Glenn said. “Nobody is calling you that.”

While Glenn heard traces of former President Ronald Reagan throughout the speech, he believes Biden misses the main point about the middle class that has made America unique. Instead of striving be in the middle class, Americans always sought to attain more. But Biden doesn’t seem to understand that.

“We've always been a middle class country. We were mainly middle class,” Glenn said. “That is what's kept us stable for so long. You have a way to get rich. You have a way to escape poverty.”

“Never has it been the idea that you want to get to the middle class,” Stu concluded. “Like, my goal is to eliminate the way that the middle class lives now and make them live better.”

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First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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