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.

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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