Rush Warns of Dangerous Precedent If Trump Folds to Avoid Government Shutdown

According to Rush Limbaugh, not having a government shutdown has been the single focus of Republican policy for years now --- at disastrous consequences.

"It has translated into the Democrats being able to deny Republicans most of what they want, and the Democrats to get what they want," Rush said during his radio program.

Glenn agreed, saying both parties have tried to paint the other as extremists that would shut down the government.

"So, what do you have now? You have a lesson taught by two extremists, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. And if you think that this is hyperbole, to say that the Democrats and the Republicans are extremists, what do you call running a country without a budget for nine years? You call that logical?" Glenn asked. "At the same time you're doing that, you've piled on $11 trillion of debt?"

Now that sounds extremist.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: From yesterday's Rush Limbaugh Show.

RUSH: If this happens, if Trump does -- and I use the word "cave" gardingly -- or, guardedly. Trump, I'm sure, does not ever think he caves on anything. But outward -- outward appearances are what they are. And the bottom line is, is then at that if he's willing to withdraw a demand of his for a measly billion dollars.

STU: Billion.

RUSH: For the wall because the Democrats are threatening a shutdown, then the Democrats will just have learned that this threat works on Trump too, not just all the other Republicans. We know that the threat of a government shutdown -- once it's even whispered in the drive-by media, paralyzes the Republican Party. And then they spring into action, trying to assure everybody that we're not going to shut down the government. And whatever the Democrats need -- the Democrats, the losers in the last election, whatever they need is what we do if we have to avoid a government shutdown. Because the Republicans think the media is going to blame us, even though we're not responsible for it. And the country is going to hate us. And we can't afford this. So we can't afford a government shutdown. And not having a shutdown has been the single focus of Republican policy for I don't know how many years now.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

RUSH: And it has translated into the Democrats being able to deny Republicans most of what they want, and the Democrats to get what they want.

GLENN: Okay. So now here's why -- here's why this is true, because the Democrats -- I'm sorry. The Republicans piled on their own during the last shutdown. You could have won. When you were dragging old World War II veterans from the World War II memorial, when busloads of 90-year-old men in wheelchairs were being pushed away from the Obama administration -- by the Obama administration, what did the Republicans do? Blame it on Ted Cruz, who had nothing to do with the shutdown.

STU: Well, but he's a congressman. He's in the House --

GLENN: No, he's not. He's a senator and in the Senate and only Congress --

STU: But the Senate is the one that actually controls --

GLENN: No, that would be Congress. He had nothing to do with it.

PAT: Yeah, the House --

GLENN: And all they wanted to do was make a political point and show that only extremists ever want to shut down the government. That was the G.O.P.'s point. Only an extremist would want to shut down the government over principle. So, what do you have now? You have a lesson taught by two extremists, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. And if you think that this is hyperbole, to say that the Democrats and the Republicans are extremists, what do you call running a country without a budget for nine years? You call that logical? You call that reasonable?

You're running a country without a budget, and at the same time you're doing that, you've piled on $11 trillion of debt? I don't know. That sounds like an extremist party to me. Sounds to me like that makes absolutely zero sense.

They're extremists. But anybody who says, "No, wait. We -- we can't do these things. We can fund only this much. Make a choice."

PAT: And that's --

GLENN: That's an extremist.

PAT: Really, Donald Trump was elected for this. Wasn't he? I mean, this was his --

GLENN: No, this was it. This is his signature. This is it.

PAT: His signature issue, was to build this freaking wall and make Mexico pay for it. It's all we heard for a year and a half.

GLENN: And he folds. He folds --

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: In three days, he folds?

STU: Well, Sean Spicer did not say they folded. They're just moving this process to the 2018 fiscal year.

JEFFY: Thank you.

PAT: 2018. Yeah.

GLENN: No. No. No.

STU: What do you mean no? Sean Spicer said it.

GLENN: Anybody who believes that, you are going to be used again in 2018 because the fight will happen in 2018 and 2019, surprise, surprise, leading us to the 2020, where he'll say, "This time, it's all on the line." And if you think that the Republicans are going to hold the House or the Senate -- they're going to -- the Republicans are going to have all three branches of government in 28, without fulfilling their promises? You're mistaken.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

Watch the video below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

Watch the video below to hear more from Glenn:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

Watch the video below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

Want to listen to more Glenn Beck podcasts?

Subscribe to Glenn Beck's channel on YouTube for FREE access to more of his masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, or subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.