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.

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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