Three Things You Need to Know - January 31, 2018

The Best Night of Trump's Presidency

“Americans are dreamers too.” That was one of the many great lines and moments from last night’s state of the union speech. It just might have been the most powerful night of President Trump’s political career.

It’s not every day that a political event can move you to tears, but it happened - not once - BUT THREE TIMES LAST NIGHT. Trump, rather than go all hellfire and brimstone on his more controversial topics, breathed humanity into political issues through three powerful stories. A family that had lost two daughters to MS 13 gang violence stood while the President told their story. The parents of Otto Warmbier stood sobbing while the entire building erupted in applause. A North Korean defector stood and triumphantly raised his crutches as the emotion swelled.

It was a powerful night, but maybe the most effective thing to happen for Republicans didn’t have anything to do with what the President actually said. Did the Democrats know that this speech was being televised? Did they know the entire country was watching them as they sat and refused to applaud issues that 99% of the country can all rally behind? Nancy Pelosi’s scowl was so intense, she’s lucky she didn't sprain a face muscle trying to hold it.

Democrats frowned and sat for: bonuses for employees, In God We Trust, the National Anthem, Jerusalem, and higher wages. The Congressional Black Caucus actually remained seated when it was announced that African American unemployment is the lowest it’s ever been… IN HISTORY. I mean, I don’t know, seems kind of like a big deal.

Many American Democrats care deeply about immigration issues. Trump just offered amnesty for 1.8 million illegal aliens! That nearly triples what Obama offered. Did the Democratic leadership show their approval for this obvious big win? Nope. I think Pelosi’s scowl got even colder. At one point, Luis Gutierrez actually stood up and stormed out of the room. Why? The chants of USA USA seemed to offend him.

The truth is, Democrats aren’t happy with Trump’s amnesty because THEY’RE not the ones delivering it. The only thing they’re concerned with is protecting their political racket.

If there was ever an opportunity to at least APPEAR to be bipartisan, this was it. Wittingly or not, Democrats showed the country their true colors last night. So by all means, keep sitting down.

The Out of Touch Democratic Response

White. Wealthy. Privileged.

That’s Joe Kennedy in three words.

To choose someone who so perfectly embodies those adjectives to deliver the Democratic response last night revealed that the left is wildly out of touch with reality.

Democrats continue to claim they are the party of diversity and the poor, but last night they showed the world how they really think of themselves.

It’s no surprise that Joe, the grandson of Robert Kennedy, was hand-picked by Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi: two white, wealthy, and privileged people desperately clinging to the fading glory days of the Democratic party.

They are so blinded by their perception of the past that they refuse to address the Kennedy family history of deception, infidelity, sexual misconduct, and murder.

How is it that they thought it was ok to put a Kennedy on a pedestal during the MeToo Movement?

Does no one remember what Ted Kennedy did to Mary Jo Kopechne?

Does no one remember that he left her to die to cover up for his indiscretions and that his family helped him?

Mary Jo Kopechne was a former secretary of Joe Kennedy’s grandfather. Does he remember her?

Democrats, you are being left behind. If Trump’s election didn’t send a clear message that the American people are done with political dynasties, I don’t know what will.

You need to let go of the past. It wasn’t that great to begin with.

It's Probably Not a good Idea to Make a List of Jewish Enemies

Here’s a good general life tip – don’t make a list of Jewish enemies, or any other list based on ethnicity. Just a bad idea.

Yesterday, former Congressional candidate Paul Nehlen – the guy who lost overwhelmingly to Paul Ryan in the 2016 Wisconsin Republican primary – blamed Jews for attacking his “America First” positions. He used Twitter to post a spreadsheet of names, including whether the person is Jewish. He claims to have received 81 personal attacks on Twitter in the last month, which is shocking because everyone knows personal attacks never happen on Twitter.

Of those 81 Twitter attackers, he says 74 are Jewish, which can only mean one thing – a vast Jewish conspiracy to ruin the popularity Nehlen thinks he has.

Or it could be the fact that Nehlen hates Jews. By the way, Nehlen’s research sucks, as it turns out several people on his list aren’t actually Jewish.

He also posted charts with photos of people who work at CNN, NBC, New York Times, NPR, and Fox News, complete with Stars of David on the photos. He said Twitter made him delete those photos. So, Nehlen is also trying to portray himself as a victim of censorship and oppression.

There has always been people like Nehlen. The difference is now they have the megaphone of social media. So why engage with a guy like this? He’s spewing hate and people just can’t take it, so they want to fight back. But you can’t win an argument with a guy like him. Pointing out that he sounds just like a 1930s Nazi isn’t going to suddenly make Nehlen say, “Huh, you know, they’re right. I do sound like a Nazi. Maybe I should reevaluate my belief about Jews.”

Nehlen is a flame-out politician grasping for anything to help keep him afloat as he aims for Ryan’s House seat again this year. Helping him trend on Twitter just throws him a life preserver.

Nehlen is a former darling of Steve Bannon and Breitbart. He’s part of the whole psycho, alt-right, white nationalist fringe that guys like Bannon have been trying to bring under the wing of the Republican Party. These guys are crackpots, but the Left would love America to think those crackpots are part of mainstream conservatism.

The Republican Party cannot run fast enough from Paul Nehlen and the alt-right.

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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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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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