That's no angry mob, that's my Mom



That's No Angry Mob, That's My Mom


by Michael Graham

GLENN: So Michael Graham claims to be a friend of mine. He has a new book out: That's No Angry Mob. That's My Mom: Team Obama's Assault on the Tea Party Talk Radio Americans by Michael Graham and on the cover it says Michael Graham uses his wit and humor like a club to give the arrogant left the beatdown they deserve.

GRAHAM: Who made that brilliant comment? What insightful American leader make that comment?

GLENN: That's my question. I never made that. It says my name under it.

GRAHAM: Yeah, Glenn Beck of Rye, New York, he's a nice guy. He runs a little pizzeria. He is a great guy. Can I read you something else out of the book, Glenn Beck?

GLENN: Yeah.

GRAHAM: There is a good reason why we should have an exemption to the free speech protected by the First Amendment. That's Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington talking about you. Finally she got something right. It's amazing because I know Arianna and she's usually a kook.

GLENN: It's amazing how and you do chronicle this quite well on the beatdown that they are, that they are giving the American people.

GRAHAM: Absolutely.

GLENN: I mean, Barack Obama is still doing it. I think that Nancy Pelosi walking through the tea party was yet I mean, do you think it was a coincidence she was carrying a hammer?

GRAHAM: It was such a perfect metaphor for the treatment of typical Americans who just want answers to questions. And they came to the end of the healthcare debate and they said, we're not going to answer questions, we're not going to explain the math, we're not going to tell you how the $500 billion can be cut and saved and shared and spent on lottery tickets. We're just going to pass it. We don't care what the poll numbers say. It was a perfect moment. There's one other moment you probably remember, Glenn. Remember during the Scott Brown election in Massachusetts when the attorney general, the Democrat was running. She went to D.C. for a big fundraiser, and a reporter from the Weekly Standard came and wanted to ask her a question and she he asked a question, a very legitimate question about terrorism. She goes, next question, please. Totally blows him off. He tries to join the press following her and one of her handlers shoves him to the ground. He tries to get up, he shoves them again and again and again. We ran that videotape and we played the audio on my radio show. I recount it in the book because I think that that image of a citizen just asking, hey, explain what you're doing for America, they are being shoved to the ground over and over and over again, that is the metaphor of the Obama elite's treatment of the American voter.

GLENN: Why are they doing it?

GRAHAM: Power. What else? I mean, why do politicians, why do birds suddenly appear every time

GLENN: No, but I mean, seriously.

GRAHAM: Power.

GLENN: What is their

GRAHAM: Do you know what it's like to wake up every day embarrassed to be an American? Have you ever traveled in Europe with a good weenie lefty Cambridge type and have them tell people in other countries they were from Canada because they are embarrassed to be from America? Embarrassed to be from America? Oh, the Iraq war or whatever. We have poor people or whatever. They want to wake up one day and not be embarrassed by being an American. So they have to turn America into a place they want to live: France. There are a loft things I'm willing to do for America. I'm not willing to turn French. I'm not going to stop bathing and start dating women who don't shave their armpits.

GLENN: With you is there something more insidious

GRAHAM: What's more insidious than turning us into France? That's as insidious as it gets.

GLENN: Turning us I think the bright side at this point is turning us into Japan.

GRAHAM: No kidding.

GLENN: That would be the bright side now, something that doesn't collapse but doesn't have any growth to it whatsoever. The

GRAHAM: Can I ask you a question?

GLENN: May I

GRAHAM: I'm sorry.

GLENN: Pat, have you ever heard

PAT: No.

GRAHAM: Am I not on the air?

GLENN: I mean, maybe I'll do the interview with you, Pat. So tell me about this book. What do you think of this book?

PAT: It's not very good.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: And I really like it. It took me about 15 minutes to write. What is it, like 100 pages?

GLENN: I don't know.

PAT: I wasn't paying much attention.

GLENN: I read the cover. It has my name on it and I figure that's the best part of it. Okay. So here's, here's this is what I'm asking you, Michael, is, is there something more insidious with the constant beatdown? Do you think that the tea partiers are being set up for anything?

GRAHAM: Of course. They are being attacked on every turn. You know, I don't know if the dopes in Washington are smart enough to do the kind of setup, you know, trick. I think we want to believe that we're dealing with Ocean's Eleven, you know, but in fact we're dealing with, you know, Colonel Klink. I mean, they just take opportunities to kick us in the

GLENN: I don't think so.

PAT: It's the opposite for me. I want to believe we're dealing with Colonel Klink and I'm afraid the opposite is true.

GRAHAM: Have you listened to these idiots?

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GRAHAM: Remember something. Remember something.

PAT: Them being idiots and the best possible scenario right now.

GRAHAM: Can I recommend the book Arguing With Idiots by the way?

GLENN: Yes.

GRAHAM: It's an outstanding book

GLENN: It's very good.

GRAHAM: It's a great, great book. No, think about this. November of 2008. They got a name. President Obama is basically Apollo Creed in Rocky 1. Untouchable, wins everything. Everyone says, why even fight the guy? It's over. Then this little thing, this little tea party thing and they were counting the book, the first one that came out in Seattle before even

GLENN: I didn't know that. Did you know that?

GRAHAM: Rick Santelli's rant was not the beginning. There was one just before that. Just a woman who had never been in politics called the Seattle city government and said, where do you do protests? I wonder what happened to the protests. So the day of the signing of the stimulus, she has a rally. And then Rick Santelli.

GLENN: How many people went?

GRAHAM: 120.

GLENN: That's amazing.

GRAHAM: All Facebook, all mad about the stimulus package.

GLENN: How old was she?

GRAHAM: She's mid 30s or early maybe late 20s.

GLENN: Really?

GRAHAM: She was a former comedian.

PAT: Wow.

GRAHAM: She was a a city job.

GLENN: In Seattle?

GRAHAM: A totally normal, nonpolitical person.

PAT: And this was before Santelli?

GRAHAM: Before Santelli. It's in the book, That's No Angry Mob. That's My Mom. And so no, but seriously.

PAT: Is there a website?

GRAHAM: So you go to

GLENN: Don't ask him. Yes, there is.

GRAHAM: Do not even push me towards that. I am one step away from ShamWow, okay? I'm telling you. I will work just like a whore in a China I have no

GLENN: It's in Chapter 3 of, That's No Angry Mob. That's My Mom. Team Obama's Assault on Tea Party Talk Radio Americans. But wait, there's more.

GRAHAM: There's more, exactly.

GLENN: Right.

GRAHAM: So you think about that. You got this nothing, this tea party thing and they were mocked and then something happens in April and I'm on the Boston harbor with my goofy tricorner hat on which the cast and I'm mocked for that. "The Boston Globe" Democrat didn't even cover the Boston tea party in their own town. They ran a story, I'm not kidding, Dateline Frankfurt, Kentucky. The only stories they ran in Boston in Kentucky are stories about guys who actually shoot their friend while trying to shoot a beer can off his head. So they run this they keep treating us like we're a joke. Then here we are this weekend, Glenn. We fought them to a standstill, we forced them into the last few votes. They were down to the three congressmen who had to limp in with their arms in slings to vote while their wives were in the gallery above the congressional signs: Remember, they've got our children. I mean, they were that desperate to win. This is Rocky 1. Novice going to be Rocky 2. November is going to be the time we take them out.

GLENN: So the thing, though, on the tea party this weekend was all you heard about was how racist everyone was. There was no, there was no real coverage.

PAT: Oh, they heckled the poor Democratic congress.

GRAHAM: Did you hear that?

PAT: They heckled them. They were heckled.

GRAHAM: On MSNBC they had a couple of congressmen going, and they were shouting, kill the bill!

PAT: Unbelievable.

GRAHAM: The same people who had Bush Hitler signs two years ago.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: Who is this Bill they speak of that everybody wants killed.

GRAHAM: Given that we didn't see the bill until three days before, it's a really good question.

GLENN: I think you bring up a good point. At the same time there was another rally that was going on in Washington D.C. and they were carrying signs that said... you have no idea?

GRAHAM: No idea.

GLENN: I heard you say it this morning. Maybe it was another guest I heard on another show that was interesting.

GRAHAM: It must not have been me no, I'm sorry, that wasn't this morning. The antiwar protests.

GLENN: Yes.

GRAHAM: That were right in the heart of, you know, after President Bush's election, we're going to Iraq. Downtown San Francisco, 100,000 Looney lefties, huge sign that says, we support our troops, when they kill their officers, assign to murder them. I was on the Bill Maher whack job TV show and I got them to flash the sign because the guests didn't believe it was real and their first answer was, well, you can't answer for a couple of fringe kooks. How about a 9/11 Birther who was a former Marxist who was working in the White House? That's not a fringe kook. That's Van Jones and the administration until Glenn Beck kicked him out. How about a woman that says Chairman Mao is one of her favorite philosophers? That's not a fringe kook. That's not some lunatic who's half liquored up on the edge of a mob screaming something stupid. That is the heart of team Obama and I refuse to back down on telling the truth because one out of literally 30,000 people says something stupid. They call us racists

GLENN: And not even stupid. Just offensive. Very, very offensive. You know, if anybody was out there, you know, using racist language and calling, just, you're offensive.

GRAHAM: Of course you are an idiot.

GLENN: You're offensive.

PAT: Of course it happened but we don't have any evidence of it. We don't have any evidence of it.

GLENN: I'm not surprised that it did happen just like because look, there are idiots and bad people on in all walks of life.

PAT: Sure there, absolutely.

GRAHAM: But never before has a math test gone like this: Excuse me, please explain how you are going to cut Medicare by half a trillion dollars but make it better. Answer: Hey, wasn't there a bigot 45 feet away from you yelling? Okay, is this the trainly Chicago one? Because I hate the trainly Chicago one. Answer the damn question. You know why my mom who is the nicest, sweetest person the idea, by the way, when Janet Napolitano called my mom a domestic terrorist, all I could say is, oh, you tried her meatloaf, too, I see. My mom is the nice

GLENN: She really called your mom

GRAHAM: She called all the tea partiers

GLENN: Oh, okay.

GRAHAM: potential domestic terrorists.

GLENN: Right.

GRAHAM: This is the point I keep trying to make to the name callers in the mainstream media. Do you even know any of these people? Do you know the plumber guy who showed up and said, I just have a question about healthcare, please? Do you know my mom? Do you know the retirees, do you know the college students? They don't know these people.

GLENN: Well, it's amazing that they have no idea who the terrorists are. They want to understand the terrorists but they just want to shout and call names of people, you know, who stand up at tea they want to call them terrorists.

GRAHAM: Exactly.

GLENN: Meanwhile they are taking real terrorists and releasing them.

GRAHAM: In all seriousness right now if you left it up to Rahm Emanuel, every Al Qaeda member would be out of Gitmo and they would be replaced by a tea party attendee, it wouldn't stop with 30 million

GLENN: I think you are real close to that real lick because I've got to go to a break but let me ask you this. You said that there is evidence over and over again that we're right.

GRAHAM: Right.

GLENN: But, you know

GRAHAM: The more we're right, the more we get ignored. Name an issue since Reagan's election that the left has gotten right. Name one, a major one. I spent I quizzed people, I interviewed people. Couldn't find one. Meanwhile since President Obama's been elected, name one where the tea partiers were wrong, that said the stimulus package wouldn't work, been a disaster, Cash For Clunkers, a joke, disaster. Obama said he was going to raise taxes on regular people, shocker, disaster. I remember when they were calling him a when the press was calling the president a socialist and bragging about it. Then the tea party people called him a socialist and it became the N word. Then today what do we have? Al Sharpton admitted it, this is a plan toward socialism. The tea partiers were right all along. All the left can do is call them names and insult them because they can't answer a question.

GLENN: So the solution to this, Michael?

GRAHAM: November. This fight is not over. This fight is just beginning. I know there's a chance, Glenn, but I believe we can win this. I really believe.

PAT: How does November help, though? That's what I'm stumped on.

GLENN: Hang on, hang on. I've got to take a break. We'll be back in just a second.

(OUT 9:47)

GLENN: Welcome back to the program. Michael Graham is here. He's got a new book: That's No Angry Mob. That's My Mom. And it's about the tea partiers. No, it's actually more about the, it's more about the media.

GRAHAM: Right.

GLENN: And the media and how they're just relentlessly painting the tea party group into an angry mob. And

GRAHAM: You know you are all through the book. You are everywhere. People are talking about you in the book, they are insulting you in the book. You are everywhere in the book. There's photos of you, the sheep. It's very interesting. It's a great

GLENN: Don't think we should talk about that. I want to pick it back up

GRAHAM: Sure.

GLENN: Where because you said the answer is November.

GRAHAM: Right.

GLENN: Pat is a naysayer on that and in some ways so am I.

PAT: Well, here's, here's my problem with November and I you know, I'm all about November, too. I want to, I want to win back the majority in the House, but they are not going there's just no way that they will win such a majority that they can override vetoes.

GRAHAM: Well, here's my

PAT: So even if they get the majority in the House, they are not going to get the majority in the Senate. We know that. There's 18 up for grabs. They will win some of those. They are going to lose some of those. You know, you might see 53/47 or whatever but it's still going to be a Democrat majority. So how do you get any repeal the bill through and especially one that would override a veto with a 2/3 majority?

GRAHAM: Well, couple of things. First of all, Scott Brown was riding the wave. November is going to be the tea party tsunami. There will be the crushed and broken political bodies of Democrats scattered

PAT: So you are going to say we win a 2/3 majority?

GRAHAM: I'm not saying that we're going to win enough to overturn it right then.

PAT: Okay.

GRAHAM: I'm simply saying that the way you change politicians' behavior, is to make them wet themselves.

GLENN: But don't you think

GRAHAM: When they see seats going, they are going to wet themselves.

GLENN: They have already seen that. They have already seen that.

GRAHAM: It's all theory right now.

GLENN: No, no, no. Scott Brown.

GRAHAM: Yeah. Scott Brown, Virginia, New Jersey, these folks need a 2 by 4 to the side of the lesson and then they will be wobbling toward 2012. But look, we have launched the economic equivalent of the abortion debate right now. This is going to go on for years. This is in every part of your fiscal policy as a government. There's going to be a million fights. Guess what gets to happen in the next six months. Glenn Beck and Michael Graham and others are going to have the best radio they ever had because every day people are going to hear what's really in the bill and they are going to go holy, expletive deleted, every day.

GLENN: What's amazing is I just figured this out today. Sometimes I'm just the dumbest man in America. I just figured this out today. Do you know why none of this stuff starts until 2013, 2014?

GRAHAM: Pay the bill.

GLENN: Because they want to be able to say not just pay the bill. Because they are not going to pay the bill. You know and I know they are going to take that money and they are going to apply it some place else and there will be an IOU there.

GRAHAM: Right.

GLENN: So it will be way over cost by the day we start. It's to, it's to make it's to discredit anybody like you and me and Pat and Stu and anybody else that is on every day saying this is going to be horrendous, horrendous. They are going to say, "Well, my doctor hasn't changed. I still get to keep my doctor." The stupid people are going to say, "Well, it's not that bad." It slowly phases in because if you just turn this on, you'd notice how hot the water is.

GRAHAM: You might be right but then there's also the Massachusetts model. As you know, we have thanks to Mitt Romney ObamaCare already in place.

GLENN: I know.

GRAHAM: Forget the government action. Forget the exploding budget problems. Our premiums are jumping up for our regular insurance 20, 25, 30%. The insurance companies are looking at the bills and being stuck with this saying, we have to stay in business. BlueCross BlueShield Massachusetts just lost $150 million or so last year in the middle of these big profits because they are getting crushed by the requirements of ObamaCare in Massachusetts.

GLENN: Is that why Scott Brown won? Because people know what this healthcare thing is in Massachusetts?

GRAHAM: They have looked into the dark soul and they are scared.

GLENN: Yeah. The name of the book is That's No Angry Mob. That's My Mom: Team Obama's Assault on Tea Party Talk Radio Americans, a great book by Michael Graham, no relation to Lindsey Graham so you know you can trust him. Michael Graham, thanks for being on the program. See you in a minute.


 

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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