Glenn Beck: Fighting the tactics of the left


David Horowitz

GLENN: And David Horowitz is an expert on really what's going on because he lived the radical revolutionary life in the 1960s. David, welcome to the program.

HOROWITZ: Thank you, Glenn.

GLENN: So David, how do you defeat ‑‑ because President Obama yesterday said about race and about the media that the media is just, there are some elements ‑‑ in fact, do you have the audio, Pat, can you play that? There were some elements in the media ‑‑ don't worry about it if you don't have it.

PAT: I think I got it here.

GLENN: There are some elements in the media that are just, they are just mean‑spirited and they will just go on to rudeness. Listen to this.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: People's motives. And I have to ‑‑ one last point I've got to make, Bob, and that is I do think part of what's different today is that the 24‑hour news cycle and cable television and blogs and all this, they focus on the most extreme elements on both sides. They can't get enough of conflict. It's catnip to the media right now. And so the easiest way to get 15 minutes of fame is to be rude to somebody.

GLENN: I don't know who he's talking about. I'm wondering if he's talking about, you know ‑‑ I wonder if he's talking about Media Matters when he includes blogs.

David, what's happening, what is the tactic that we're now going to see employed here?

HOROWITZ: Well, first let me say from the top of your intro there and as I told you when I saw you in the studio in New York, they are going to try to destroy you. The left is very focused on the fact that they're in a war and that you have to take out the generals, the leaders, the people who are effective. And they've done that to every ‑‑ they even did it to George Bush. If they can do it to George Bush, if they can portray him as a liar and a murderer and a religious nut, they can do it to anyone. And that is what they're going to do. I actually told this to Tom DeLay the minute he became majority leader, I said now you're visible; now they are going to destroy you. And he didn't take it seriously.

GLENN: Does anybody ‑‑ oh, I take it seriously. Does anybody stand a chance against it, David?

HOROWITZ: Oh, absolutely. Because ‑‑ I mean, because you already, I mean, you said it in the polls. You've tapped into the people out there. There's a great America out there that it basically is, you know, we live in a relatively happy country. There are so many opportunities for people, they don't pay attention. They don't ‑‑ you know, it's a lot of noise, the political conversation. And now they are just beginning to wake up, that Washington may be a very serious threat to them. So I think there's a tremendous possibility to win this. And you ask me, the three things I would say is, one, don't be apologetic. Don't apologize, don't ‑‑ when they attack you, don't think that you did something to merit the attack. You know, is it something I said? It's a famous Richard Pryor cover where the Ku Klux Klan is about to lynch him and he says, is it something I said. That's what conservatives usually do. They are very decent people. So when somebody gets upset, they want to figure out what they might have done to upset them. Don't do that. No apologies. The second is go right back in their face. You know, who lied in congress? Barack Obama called Sarah Palin a liar. He didn't mention her by name but basically that's what he said. People were talking about the death panels are... and he used the word "Liars." Then he lied again about the illegal aliens and the healthcare bill. And what Joe Wilson did was he put this on the front pages by just going back in his face. Don't back down.

GLENN: Well, wait a minute. Hang on just a second. I agree with Joe Wilson's saying, you know, it's not the right place and it was ‑‑ it may have been wrong. We're not England. So I mean, I think sometimes your emotions get the best of you and you don't have a problem apologizing for that. But not the sentiment of it if it is accurate. If you were wrong, then you were wrong.

HOROWITZ: The apology, he did make a first apology but he didn't make the second one.

GLENN: Right.

HOROWITZ: The fact is that decorum was broken. When a president of the United States addressing two houses of congress calls a former vice presidential candidate and former Republican governor a liar ‑‑ and also she's a woman and we still, you know, we haven't really abandoned thankfully a certain consideration for women. When the president of the United States does that, he deserves to be hit back. Now, you can argue ‑‑ I don't even want to argue. I just want to show what happened there. What happened there is that people ‑‑ normally conservatives would just cut Joe Wilson loose, and there were something like six Republicans who voted to censure him. But normally he would have just been thrown to the wolves. And the same thing would have happened to you. And I don't know if you've seen it, but the frontpagemag.com which is my website.

GLENN: I did see it.

HOROWITZ: There was a battle with David Frum over you that there are these genteel conservatives, the chin‑scratchers who think, well, if Glenn Beck hadn't said this on some show, you know, as these people may never have been on his show and understand the kind of pressure somebody is under and particularly when your emotions begin to grab you, and they use that to hang you. So don't be apologetic. Don't back down.

GLENN: Look, and here's the thing. Here's the thing, David. I want to talk to you about what the average person is going to face because I at least have had some inkling of what was coming my way for the last year or so. I knew what direction we were headed in and so I've had some ‑‑ you know, when I go out ‑‑ and I don't trust anybody anymore and that's one thing. I don't trust anybody in the media or in politics anymore. And that's okay. I don't come to the table saying that you're a dirt bag. I just come and say, I'm not going to give you the benefit of the doubt; I'll just be neutral and expect, you know, expect the worst and hope for the best. But the average person walking out to a tea party, they sit here and they walk out and then they are attacked and they are like, wait a minute, what? I mean, if you're somebody who you just care about your children in the future and then all of a sudden you hate the president or you're a racist or you're that, I mean, there are those people that exist and there were those people that existed during George Bush that were doing the same stuff. But how do they deal with it, David?

HOROWITZ: Well, I think they deal with it the same way. I mean, they have got to stop ‑‑ conservatives are way too decent. Don't give up your whole sense of decency. But understand that these people hate you because of who you are. And there's nothing that you say or do that's really going to affect that. You are in their way. They want to steamroll a country into socialism is basically what they want to do and you're in their way. And they will call ‑‑ you know, you brought up the borders. No country in the world can survive if it doesn't have borders. And we don't have borders right now. There's no country in the world but America where, you know, people think open borders is a good idea. We're the only one. And yet to stand up for that very basic principle, you get called a racist. I was going to say the third thing you need which you are so brilliant of this is, you know, a sense of humor. I think knowing that time was going to be a hit job and it was, of course, done by a Republican, sticking out your tongue on the cover is perfect.

GLENN: Can I tell you something, David?

HOROWITZ: Yes.

GLENN: I didn't okay that shot.

HOROWITZ: You didn't?

GLENN: That shot was taken by a photographer that tried to destroy me for a photo shoot with GQ. I think we filed against GQ for releasing that photo. I didn't agree to any photo shoot at all. I had no idea that cover ‑‑ that's the picture that Time selected from a photo shoot from GQ that they weren't supposed to have.

HOROWITZ: Well, I think it backfired on them. I have to tell ‑‑ you know, what they could have done was to, you know, everybody gets in a mode when they are really angry, you know, you get that snapshot.

GLENN: Right.

HOROWITZ: If that had been on the cover with madman, that would have been bad.

GLENN: Yeah. I think they thought ‑‑ maybe. I don't know. Maybe they were trying just to be fair. I don't know their motivation on that one but, you know, somebody said, you're sticking your tongue out at the American people. I'm like, no, I'm not.

HOROWITZ: Yeah. I mean, the hate, you can ‑‑ you know, just flip on that Keith Olbermann and you can see the hate that they have. There's no conservative ‑‑ well, there are a couple of conservatives like that.

GLENN: David, let me ask you this. Let me ask you this because you're ‑‑ you know, frontpagemag.com, Is Glenn Beck Good for Conservatives. I am shocked at the number ‑‑ no, I'm not. I guess they are just losing power and that's what happens. All of these elitist conservatives that are the guardians of the conservative movement, they are the same people that didn't like Sarah Palin because we have gone to big pointy head thinktanks for years and years. And these people, these conservatives that are cannibalizing their own is insanity, insanity.

HOROWITZ: I've seen it over and over again. I would say the bloodiest campaign I ever witnessed was the campaign that Jim Miller waged against Ollie North. I have never seen Republicans go after Democrats the way they went after Ollie North. And it's the same thing with Palin. They're embarrassed to be part of, you know, the people. If you didn't go to Yale, which I think is where David went, you know, you are non‑you basically. And I've experienced this throughout my conservative career. I mean, I have a lot of support from conservatives. But, for example, I've conducted this campaign on campuses, very liberal campaigns. There should be two sides to a controversial issue. And I have an academic Bill of Rights. National Review, Weekly Standard have never ‑‑ I've been doing this for six years. You know, I've changed ‑‑ anyway, it's the number one issue in universities. All the left, the New York Times has written about, everybody's written about it, not a word in National Review, not a word in the Weekly Standard. And I could go on and on.

GLENN: I think, David ‑‑

HOROWITZ: They are very uncomfortable with conflict.

GLENN: David, I've only got about a minute and a half here.

HOROWITZ: Yeah.

GLENN: Is there anything to ‑‑ I just feel a shift in the paradigm, that the parties and the media that don't understand that the people have the power, that the people are the ones that control the things here in America, they are going to find themselves with all their little pointy heads and all of their little degrees from Yale and Harvard and Columbia out kicking rocks in the parking lot going what the hell happened to us. The power, it is ‑‑ we're too interconnected with each other now.

HOROWITZ: That's exactly right. And it's the great thing about the Internet and that is there's instant, there's just a whole world of information out there that wasn't there when it was just Cronkite.

GLENN: Right.

HOROWITZ: And that's the ‑‑ and, of course, cable with what Roger Ailes has done with Fox. You know, Glenn, MS ‑‑ I was talking with Alan Colmes the other day and I said, Alan, look, if MSNBC had done what Fox did and put conservatives on, they would have become competitive.

GLENN: Yeah.

HOROWITZ: But they can't do it. Because inside every one of these so‑called liberals, there's a totalitarian screaming to get out. And that's because they're on a mission from God, from their god, which is history, to change the world.

GLENN: Okay.

HOROWITZ: And to make it a, you know, a paradise.

GLENN: David Horowitz, frontpagemag.com and it's always great to have you on, a guy who actually knows what's going on and sees it. Thanks, David, we'll talk again.

The House approved a new aid package for Ukraine of nearly $40 billion, which will increase the total U.S. funding for Ukraine's war efforts to a whopping $58 BILLION since March, if the package passes in the Senate. Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before Congress that the Biden administration is considering diverting resources away from an already-struggling VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) to deal with the border crisis.

"I am not making this up -- this will [make] your head explode," Glenn Beck said in the radio program Thursday. "They are going to divert costs; the Biden administration is taking money from the VA. Now already, our veterans get seconds, and we are [considering] diverting VA funding, and doctors, and nurses, away from our vets and to the migrants at the border, so we can take money that we don't have, $58 billion, and send it to Ukraine. What the hell is wrong with us?"

"Now, some Republican lawmakers are attempting to fight this," he added. "But, most people haven't even heard of this. This is how the atrocities at the border go unchecked. Biden sweeps it all under a rug. The mainstream media covers it up. And, meanwhile, people suffer and die. And in this case, it's not only the people on the border, but it is also our veterans in VA hospitals."

Glenn went on to detail the unreported deadly consequences of Biden’s border policies which have led to enough fentanyl to kill millions of Americans pouring across the border and terrorists having found easy paths into our country.

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Corruption, greed, and death. This is what the Left’s border policy is REALLY about, not the humanitarian effort they claim it is.

On tonight's episode of "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposes the groups benefitting from the border chaos under the Biden administration. A leftist money supply flows to NGOs on the border that are now taking the roles that the government should be filling with immigration and helping immigrants to flood into the U.S. Glenn asks: Why is the U.N. funding the flow of migrants to our border and subverting Congress? Why are former Biden staffers working for “non-profits” that are now getting exclusive, HIGHLY irregular multimillion-dollar border contracts? Worse than that, the consequences of Biden’s border policy have now turned deadly. National Guard members at the border are dying, fentanyl from China pours across the border, and terrorists have found an easy path to enter our country.

Finally, Glenn asks Texas Rep. Chip Roy if it’s time to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas for his negligence that is costing American lives.

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I can no longer relate to the modern pro-choice woman. I don’t want to shout my abortion. I want to pretend it never happened. Up until the SCOTUS leak, I had done a pretty good job of burying my 20-year secret. But the Roe v. Wade information earthquake triggered an eruption. I can no longer pretend to be ambivalent or leave it to blue-check pro-lifers to speak for me. My days of repeating the “safe, legal, and rare” mantra like a good, GenX libertarian feminist are over.

Some pro-abortion activists call their life-ending procedure “self-care,” like they just booked a hot stone massage or a facial at a spa. This is a polite euphemism many women tell themselves – not because we are cold-blooded killers, but because it’s how we survive. We HAVE to lie in order to justify what is actually taking place. Denial is a protective coating, a barrier from the truth. Remember, any woman born after Roe v. Wade has been programmed to believe that abortion is a natural-born right. “It’s legal; therefore it must not be evil. This is a medical procedure. Women do it every day.” Planned Parenthood has a nice way of describing abortion on its website: “A doctor uses a combination of medical tools and a suction device to gently take the pregnancy tissue out of your uterus.” “Gently take the tissue out.” Benign euphemisms that wrap our hearts and minds in a suffocating cocoon. Benign euphemisms to keep us in line.

I was raised in the Bible Belt and to believe that sex before marriage was the gravest of sins. You’d be better off robbing a store by pistol than to be caught fornicating with a boy. And yet I did fornicate with a boy. No boy I’d ever be proud to bring around to my parents. I never gave him the option to talk me out of it. I just demanded he pay half for the procedure and never speak of it again. I told myself it would be easier to survive the hidden shame of the abortion than wear the shame of my sin on my belly for the next nine months.

...the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job.

I took the so-called “easy” way out at six weeks along and swallowed a pill I got from some abortionist who gave me the creeps. He was no medical saint like the one portrayed in “The Cider House Rules,” nobly saving women from coat-hanger abortions. The doctor in my story made a quick buck at the expense of terrified “good girls.” Years later I would learn he kept aborted fetuses in buckets and was under investigation for shady medical practices. I couldn’t leave his clinic fast enough, but at least I wouldn’t have to miss work or skip my college classes. I could finish my degree and still make my parents proud. How convenient. But the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job. Now I had to see a real obstetrician, get an ultrasound, and deal with the aftermath.

This doctor’s office was nicer. It had bright lights and pink walls. Although my doctor was professional, I still felt the quiet judgment in her voice. I refused to look at the image of my tortured fetus on the screen. I knew what it would mean if I did – my feminist career ambitions would lose the battle to my soul if I looked at that baby. The doctor told me the fetus was still viable but likely mentally damaged. The “kinder” thing to do would be to finish the job at an in-clinic abortion. End the fetus’ suffering and end my own self-torture. I woke up from anesthesia to learn the abortion was complete. It’s over so quickly, but the internal conflict hangs. And hangs.

You find weird ways to cope. Not long after, I discovered an abandoned robin’s egg, still perfectly intact. I wrapped it in a sock and carried it with me for over a decade. If I couldn’t do right by my own child, maybe I could keep this unhatched egg safe. Eventually, I had to come to terms with the fact that the bird egg was dead, and I got therapy. He was a good New York psychologist. Secular, liberal, tolerant. He helped me to forgive myself, but I always knew who I really needed to ask for forgiveness …

It’s easy for a young woman with all those stockpiled eggs in her ovaries to be pro-choice. She can toss away the miracle of life like a rotten banana or a bruised apple because it is easily replaced. It wasn’t until I was forced to confront the mortality of my own fertility that I felt the full force of my regret.

But I do not write this letter to achieve redemption or to be the new face of the pro-life movement. You will not see me pleading with women outside an abortion clinic. You will not see me protesting with a cutesy, homemade sign at the March for Life. You will not see me sparring on Twitter, confronting baby-killers with cold, hard facts. For now, you will not even know my name. I suppose this is not very brave, but my story is not complete and God’s work in me is in an active state. Mine is a modest mission: Maybe if I’m honest about my own wounds, I can help other women like me to heal. Maybe I can love the terrified, knocked-up woman in the Bible Belt who believes the best worst lies our society has ever told, better than any conservative talk show host ever could.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound. It’s naive to think we will fix this mess for the unborn overnight and deprogram men and women plugged into 50 years of slick, well-packaged lies. Slavery was legal in the U.S. for over 200 years before we fought a war to end it. And it was another 100 years before we ended state-sanctioned racism.

When it comes to the issue of defending innocent life, I know it’s hard to be patient. This is a clear battle of good vs. evil for many on the right, but you need allies like me – the former “safe, legal, and rare” pro-choicers who are afraid to come out of the shadows. Afraid to become a political prop in the culture wars, but willing to do the quiet missionary work in our back yards.

I hope for the day future progressives look back in horror at today’s progressives fighting to keep abortion on demand. I hope for the day the New York Times publishes the pro-life version of the 1619 Project. Maybe they’ll call it the “1973 Project,” “whose mission is to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of abortion and the contribution of the pro-life movement at the very center of our national narrative.”

Until that day, I want to help these women to be braver than me. To see beyond their impossible tomorrow. If I had allowed someone the chance to help me be brave, I might not have had the same successful career, but I would have a 20-year-old son or daughter in whom to invest this unexplained overflow in my heart.

Dear EV drivers: Think you're safe from soaring gas prices? Think again.

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Diesel fuel prices have surged to record levels, adding to already record-high inflation in the U.S. But most Americans don't drive cars that run on diesel, and many have turned to electric vehicles (EVs) to avoid the ever-increasing pain at the pump. So, how would diesel supply shortages — and the resulting sky-high prices — affect you or your budget?

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck explained why every American should be concerned about the rising cost of diesel.

"Diesel fuel is the fuel that powers the economy," Glenn began. "How does that work? Well, let's start over in China. You want something from China, you have to put it onto a big boat, a slow boat from China, and that's powered by diesel.

"Then, it gets to our docks," he continued. "You know all of those big cranes and everything else that take that crap off of the ship and then put it on the ground? Run by diesel. And then the forklifts that come and pick it up and then bring it over to the train, those run on diesel. And then the train, those engines, they run on diesel. And then the trucks that get it halfway across the country from the train where they're picked up again by the forklifts, run by diesel. Then they're put into another truck, also run by diesel."

"I sure hope all the people bragging about their electric cars as gas prices skyrocket have a backup plan for their food too. Because as diesel prices go crazy, so does the price of EVERYTHING," Glenn posted on Twitter.

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