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The Art of the Bad Deal: Our Leaders Are Failing Us – but We’re All Part of the Problem

President Donald Trump has sponsored a bill from Democrat leaders that would increase the debt limit and keep the government running until December. The plan would essentially kick the can down the road so lawmakers can deal with another debt crisis in three months.

Neither side in Washington is serious about reining in spending, Glenn asserted on radio Thursday. But if we want to know why these problems keep happening, we all need to take a sobering look at ourselves. We elect our leaders, and they only get away with bad leadership because we let them.

“We could talk about these things, or we could just look in the mirror and ask the really hard question: How much do we as people actually care about all of this stuff?” Glenn declared.

Too many of us would rather talk about the personalities running our country than the difficult issues we face.

“Our government is a reflection of who we are as a people,” he said.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: The art of the bad deal. Trump has cut a deal with Democratic leaders to increase the debt limit to finance the government until mid-December. However, the deal isn't about Donald Trump. The deal proposed by Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, combined the debt ceiling increase with relief aid for Harvey victims.

Now, we could talk about the G.O.P.'s refusal to address runaway spending. We could talk about how unserious Washington is, on either side, about restraining the deficit and the debt. We could talk about how unserious both sides are about securing the border, because that was also left out of this deal. And this morning, Donald Trump just tweeted, "If you're in DACA, don't worry. You're okay. No action for six months."

Well, Politico just reported that Nancy Pelosi called him this morning and asked him to tweet that. And he did.

Now, is that even true? And did Nancy Pelosi, if it is, did she call him and ask him to tweet that because she wanted to make sure that everybody was calm, or was she just setting the president up so we could score political points one side or the other?

We could talk about these things, or we could just look in the mirror and ask the really hard question: How much do we as people actually care about all of this stuff? How much do we actually care about immigration and immigrants? The debt and the debt ceiling, how much do we care?

The reason Washington has been able to kick the can down the road to this point is because we put up with it over and over and over again. Our government is not like all governments everywhere else. Our government is a reflection of who we are as a people. And right now, as a country, we are a people that would rather talk about the personalities in a meeting than about the debt ceiling or the debt itself.

We would rather whine about our politicians. We would rather whine about our media. We'd rather gospel about who has hurt feelings than worry about who we vote for, over and over and over again, that would lead us to a place where they're passing this bill to the next generation.

Yeah, this is a really bad deal. Really bad. But America has turned accepting bad deals into an art form.

It's time we ask ourselves some hard questions. And it's time we spit ourselves out of this system.

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Glenn says we’re at a possible TURNING POINT toward dictatorship

Glenn says we're at exactly the same place so many countries have faced before: a turning point possibly towards dictatorship. It may not end that way — but it's time we WAKE UP and realize that's where we're heading. Eric Clapton is now facing cancelation, and if the far left can do that to a rock n roll LEGEND, what can they do to you?

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Refugee: 'American Wokeism Worse Than North Korea' | Yeonmi Park | Ep 111

Yeonmi Park experienced freedom for the first time at 13, when she watched "Titanic." She didn't see it in a plush movie theater seat; she watched it over the course of several days because electricity is sporadic in North Korea, where she grew up. "We don't have a word for oppression," Yeonmi tells Glenn. "There is no hope. There is no moving forward. You are doomed." Against unbelievable odds, Yeonmi escaped and eventually made it to New York City. Then, she went to Columbia University, where she couldn't believe how American students defined "oppression." She and Glenn discuss the ridiculousness of pronoun checks, the consequences of White House-led censorship, the importance of the Second Amendment, the authoritarianism of Big Tech, and the insanity of corporations' love affair with China. But even more shockingly, she explains her fear that where her new country is heading could be worse than what she escaped: "Even North Korea wasn't as crazy as American wokeism."

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Glenn Beck: Rand Paul was RIGHT to say Dr. Fauci LIED about gain-of-function

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.

Watch the video clip below:

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Marxist Methods: Debunking the Left's LIES About Critical Race Theory

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.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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