Glenn Beck: Pelosi's #1 target

Congressman Michele Bachmann

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GLENN: Michele Bachmann is with us, one of the good guys in congress. Hello, congressman. How are you?

BACHMANN: Hey, it is great to talk with you, Glenn. I'm right here looking at our nation's capitol right now.

GLENN: I am sorry for that. Michele, first of all, let me ask you, how is the race going? It kills me. Harry Reid is still in the race and how far is he down. But you are up by nine points, and I actually saw a headline yesterday, Michele Bachmann, only up by nine points in Minnesota. In Minnesota, for the love of Pete!

BACHMANN: Al Franken country.

GLENN: Jeez.

BACHMANN: Let me tell you.

GLENN: Have you done a prison outreach at all yet?

BACHMANN: That's right, a prison outreach. Because we had 341 felons that had voted for Al Franken, that's right.

GLENN: No.

BACHMANN: Well, Speaker Pelosi has made me her number one target for defeat, and she raised almost a million dollars for my opponent just this last quarter. The pro abortion group Emily's List made me their number one target to defeat. So did the radical environmental group League of Conservation Voters. So I mean, they are very serious about making me their number one piñata to take down and they are doing everything they can.

GLENN: Hang on. How's your fundraising going?

BACHMANN: Well, we're keeping up. I mean, we're keeping up, we're keeping pace but we've got to keep on.

GLENN: Give me your web address.

BACHMANN: Oh, sure. It's MicheleBachmann.com. One L in Michele, two Ns, MicheleBachmann.com.

GLENN: How many Bs?

BACHMANN: One. I can't help it I married a guy with a German last name.

GLENN: Michele, MicheleBachmann.com. Michele, this financial regulation is coming through probably tomorrow.



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BACHMANN: Yeah.

GLENN: How much trouble are we in?

BACHMANN: We're in big trouble, Glenn, because it will mean continuous bailouts and only gets worse because now under this bill, the president bypasses congress. They don't have to go through that messy process of getting congress to vote on any more bailouts going forward. The president on his own can give bailouts. And what's worse, the president now has the authority to completely go into a viable private business and take it over. So the government can take over a private business if they, quote, deem it too big to fail. And, of course, these are all vague terms, but it would empower the president for the first time in our history to be able to just walk in and take over a private business.

GLENN: Let me ask you. How much of a stretch is it to think that a company that could be a threat to the economy, because that's how really to deemed to fail is kind of secondarily expressed in this bill, a threat to the economy, would be NewsCorp. I mean, why couldn't the president just go in and say, you know what? What you guys are doing, what you guys are saying is hurting the economy, it is bringing things down, you are being, you know, too negative. You could make a million excuses and go in and take over Fox, couldn't you?

BACHMANN: Well, under this law, that would be possible now. Before when you look at the White House walking in and taking over GM, Chrysler, Freddie, Fannie, AIG, the largest insurance company in America, the largest banks in America, CitiBank, Bank of America, they took over the student loan industry. Over 51% of our private economy has already come under either direct ownership or control of the federal government. That's happened, Glenn, in the last 18 to 20 months. It started under President Bush with the $700 billion bailout, but it's rocked up into mach speed under President Obama. It's a very frightening scenario and quite frankly if we can elect constitutional conservatives, a majority of constitutional conservatives this November, what we need to do is have the United States repeal all of that and get out of the federal government owning or controlling private industry. That's the real hidden story of the last 18 to 20 months is the federal government takeover of one private industry after another.

GLENN: Okay. Let me ask you two questions because you say, you know, we've got to have new Republicans, constitutional Republicans, free market thinkers.

BACHMANN: Constitutional conservatives.

GLENN: Yeah.

BACHMANN: To me it doesn't matter. We need constitutional conservatives.

GLENN: Got it.

BACHMANN: That's the majority we need.

GLENN: Constitutional — you know what? You can have constitutional — I'd rather have Penn Jillette in there than most of these other people. Just people who know the Constitution and understand freedom.

BACHMANN: That's right.

GLENN: So help me out with — help me out with this. Tell me, if we have these Democrats being thrown out of office and we have crummy Republicans being thrown out of office, there's a lame duck session.

BACHMANN: Yeah, that's right.

GLENN: You tell me what stops, you tell me what stops these people. Because this is my real fear. They are ramping up civil unrest.

BACHMANN: Yeah.

GLENN: These communists, the Black Panthers and everything else, they are going to ramp this stuff up all the way in October, into November. They are going to be in the polling areas, they are going to have — there's going to be cries of voter fraud from both sides of the aisle. We're not going to trust anything. Then Americans believe in fair play. If indeed these Republicans come in and they are the ones that have said we're going to repeal all of this stuff, the lame duck congress is then going to say, you cheated, you did this, you did that, and they are going to just jam through card check and absolutely everything else. They will also, I think, entangle us in foreign treaties. They will just rubber stamp foreign treaties. The people who believe in America and fair trade — fair play, we have sat through this, we have argued, we have played with the system the right way. If they do that in a lame duck session, it will set the country on fire. Now, you tell me. I think that works to his advantage, but you tell me, Michele, the odds that they won't do a lame duck session like that.

BACHMANN: I think the odds are very high that they will do that session. There's a reason why they are inkling right now, to set the stage and let everybody know what's coming. And I think you will see the biggest ticket items possible, amnesty for illegal aliens, I think you'll see the national energy tax, cap and trade, I think you'll see the card check to pass for the unions, the SEIU people. I think you'll see all of that and more, and huge egregious spending. I heard yesterday on natural resources committee they put $900 million into a bill, 90 times more than what they previously put in to purchase lands in the Western part of the United States, the federal government purchase of more Western land. They are setting themselves up to do all of this, but what can stop them in my opinion, before the election, would be shame, shaming them so that when they have town hall meetings, whether they're senators or members of congress, if your people who are armed with the knowledge go to these town hall meetings or confront them and say to them, will you say publicly that you will not vote for any of these measures in a lame duck session, then they will be put on the record now.

GLENN: Doesn't matter. President Obama was on the record that we wouldn't fund abortions. He signed an executive order. We're funding abortions now!

BACHMANN: Right. And it is a — for the first time in the history of the country. We have never had federal taxpayer funding of abortion before and this is the first time. And you are right, he looked in the camera. But that's one man. Not all of the senators and congressmen are Barack Obama, and shame may work on some of them. And I just think that there's something so beautiful about the honesty and integrity of the American people engaged in our wonderful system that we have here in our constitutional republic and so I just encourage people. That is some leverage that we have right now that when we have personal engagement with our members of congress, get them on record before November that they will not vote for any clandestine deal like a lame duck session. It's the best we've got right now. And then put your chips on November. Work actively to elect constitutional conservatives. With a majority like that, we can at least close the purse strings on President Obama. And you are right about the treaty. This START treaty is a disastrous treaty that would hurt our national security and that's something again President Obama's trying to give away the store and so we've got to make sure that that doesn't happen in the Senate.

GLENN: Michele Bachmann is with us. Michele, I want to switch gears here and stop talking about politics and talk a little bit about 8/28 and an event that I would love to have you at or speak at, but I can't

BACHMANN: Consider it done. I'm there.

GLENN: No, you can be there but I can't have you, I can't have you speak because I don't want this to be viewed as a political partisan kind of thing.

BACHMANN: Well, sure, sure.

GLENN: And you are a politician. I say that with respect for you. I don't mean to smear you with

BACHMANN: I'm a mother. That's what I really am.

GLENN: Smear you with the name politician. But you have donated a tour of the U.S. capitol with David Barton.

BACHMANN: Yes.

GLENN: Do you know when this is? Or is this whenever people want to do that?

BACHMANN: This is at the convenience of the person who's purchasing it.

GLENN: Okay. So you two can go on a tour, and he's an amazing guy.

BACHMANN: He really is.

GLENN: That can tell you stories about the capitol that you just, be mind blowing. But you are also going to take people where in the capitol?

BACHMANN: Well, we will go all through the capitol. I've gone on a David Barton tour of the capitol. There is nothing like it. You can walk through the beautiful marble halls of the capitol, but it won't come to the life, to life with the stories of our founders until you are with David Barton who shares the stories, and he pulls out literally original source documents and reads from those original documents the beautiful words of our founders, of their sacrifice, and their forward looking vision for all of us. And so we'll be going all through the capitol to give a spectacular tour. Both David Barton and myself will be giving this tour, and I'll give my insights and background that I have and my experiences here in the capitol, what we do, where we meet, what goes on. And David, of course, will be giving, like no one else can do other than David Barton, his lifetime of work understanding America's rich heritage of freedom, and he will be sharing that on the tour. It will be — it will be magnificent. I have gone on these tours and I will tell you, it is easy to be prone to despair sometimes working here in Washington D.C., but when I go on a David Barton tour, my heart sings and I'm inspired to continue and go on and continue with my work. So I want your listeners to know this will be one of the most inspiring —

GLENN: It will be.

BACHMANN: — tours of their life.

GLENN: It will be.

BACHMANN: — that they take. It will be a privilege to be on that tour.

GLENN: I will tell you that I have been trying to get down to Washington with David forever to do this tour and to have him show some things to me. He is the most amazing guy.

BACHMANN: He is.

GLENN: And to be able to walk around there with you and David Barton, and I have to let you know whoever wins this bid, I may be riding your coattails if I can free up my schedule that day, whatever day is selected, I want to go on the tour as well because it really is phenomenal.

BACHMANN: It is. It's like nothing you've ever seen before.

GLENN: Okay, Michele, thank you so much. And God bless you and thank you for all the hard work. And thank you for being somebody who is willing to stick their neck out and say the things that have to be said. You are a rare, rare gem in American politics right now, and I support you and God bless you. God bless you. Thanks, Michele.

BACHMANN: Thanks, Glenn. Thanks so much. And I look forward to having you come on that tour if you can make it.

GLENN: Michele Bachmann. By the way, you can bid on that and many of the other auction items. Many of them close on Monday.

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A town in Sweden is under fire after denying requests to ring church bells in the 1990s and the 2000s but recently approving a mosque's request to conduct a weekly Islamic call to prayer.

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Authorities in the town of Vaxjo in southern Sweden have given the local mosque a one-year permit to recite the call to prayer every Friday for about four minutes. But Fr. Ingvar Fogelqvist of St. Michael's, the local Catholic church located about a mile from the mosque, says similar requests to ring church bells were denied.

On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this story and favorable bias toward the Muslim faith. The issue isn't that the Islamic call to prayer is allowed; it's that all religions are not being treated equally.

Somebody might want to check the temperature in hell, it might be just a tad chillier than normal.

If you missed Friday's episode of The Glenn Beck Program, you missed something you probably never thought you'd see in this timeline or any other. Glenn actually donned President Trump's trademark red "Make America Great Again" hat and laid out the case for why he thinks Trump will win in a landslide in 2020.

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Bottom line: Nancy Pelosi and the mainstream media may have pushed Glenn to this point, but believe it or not, Trump's record will make this next election a walk in the park for number 45. At this point, the sitting president has done enough to earn even Glenn's vote.

Glenn broke down what he thought were the 10 biggest campaign promises that — unlike those made by most politicians — Trump actually kept.

10. Impose a 10% repatriation tax to bring jobs back to America

Not all of Trump's promises were good ones, but regardless of what the consequences may be — he did keep this one.

"Now, I think this one is dangerous," Glenn said on radio Friday. "He did it. Ten percent. Bring all of your money back into the United States. It will create jobs. Yes. It will also create inflation. But it's creating jobs."

9. Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

This has been one of Trump's most passionate issues.

"The stop the TPP. Uh-huh. Right. Sure you are. Uh-huh. Yes. He did," Glenn admitted.

8. Withdraw from the disastrous Paris Climate Accord

Glenn found himself eating crow on this.

"I'm on record saying he will never do that because his daughter is a huge global warming person and he only listens to the family. Eh. Wrong," Glenn said with a puff of crow feathers coming from his mouth.

7. Bring North Korea to the table and rein them in

This looked impossible. Not so.

"'I'm going to bring North Korea to the table.' Are you? Everybody has tried to do that," Glenn said. "Now, they're at the table. We don't know what's going to happen. So the result of that is unknown. But has anybody else done that?"

6. Stop over-regulation and jump-start the economy

It's the economy, stupid.

"Does anybody feel like America is beginning to get on track somewhat economically? You know why? Because he fulfilled another promise," Glenn said. "Stop over-regulating the American people. Give them their money. Give the companies the opportunity to expand and bring their money back into the country, and maybe they'll build buildings. Maybe they'll build offices. Maybe they'll build new products. Maybe they'll build new factories. Maybe they'll hire a bunch of people."

Glenn went on.

"Now, I know Seattle is trying to do everything they can to make sure everybody in their city is homeless and unemployed, but the rest of the country is enjoying the feeling of, wow, maybe things are going to be okay."

5. Reverse Obama's executive orders

If you're like Glenn, you've gotten used to politicians promising "no new taxes," but you can really tell they're lying if their lips are moving. Guess what? That's apparently not Trump.

"The executive orders? Yeah. He's reversed a lot of Obama's executive orders," Glenn said. "These are outrageous promises."

4. Pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

No big deal...

"'I'm going to cancel the Iran Deal.' Yep. None of these are small. You know, I've got maybe ten minutes. I think we can get that done in the first term. And they did," Glenn said.

3. Give tax cuts to middle-class Americans

Maybe this could have been better, but we'll take it.

"I don't like the tax cut. I think he could go a lot further," Glenn said. "But that's not even his job. His job is to sign things that Congress puts in front of him. Not to design it. You Republicans in Congress, you disgust me. You disgust me. 'Imagine what we could do if we had the House and the Senate and the White House.' I can imagine what you'll do — nothing. You'll do nothing."

2. Change strategy and defeat ISIS

The mainstream media have been radio silent on this.

"How about the president's — well, I know I can defeat ISIS. I know I can do it. I'll defeat ISIS. He did," Glenn said. "And did you notice no one in the press even talked about it? All of a sudden, we're not talking about ISIS anymore. How come? Oh, I know. President Trump. That's why."

1. Recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy

This one is a true game-changer.

"Now, every president will say to you, when he's running, 'I'm going to make Jerusalem the home.' Well, really? The home of the embassy. Really, are you? Because everybody says that, nobody does it. He did it," Glenn said. "And I think that's going to go down as the biggest game-changer possibly in my lifetime. This is going — it already is — it is changing the game in Iran."

Glenn continued.

"And when it does, this president is going to come out and say something directly to those people, that we support them," he said. "And that's going to add fuel to the fire. And you might see a regime change and a collapse of the Islamic regime in Iran. And it will be 100 percent Donald Trump that made that responsible. One hundred percent. You're going to see changes because of this. He kept that promise. A promise I said, he's not going to do that. Nobody is going to do that. He did."

One chapter of ISIS has ended, but another may be starting

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For the most part, ISIS has fallen in Syria and Iraq. But before we celebrate the demise of this awful terrorist group, before we let our guard down, we should zoom out a bit, because ISIS is spreading. ISIS has largely just scattered out of the region as if someone turned on the kitchen lights and they scrambled.

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The Wall Street Journal spoke with Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the Nanyang University in Singapore. “Although Islamic State's ideology has suffered, it still has a huge potential," he told them. “Islamic State has entered a phase of global expansion, very much the same way al Qaeda extended globally in late 2001."

ISIS has spread into West Africa, and throughout much of Southeast Asia, and, as is typical of ISIS, they have done it violently, with a sick venom.

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

Again, from the Wall Street Journal: “One chapter of ISIS has finished and another is beginning," said Hassan Hassan, a specialist on Islamic State at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington. “Their resurgence is coming sooner than expected."

The world is their potential rubble, and their fight is endless.

'The Handmaid's Tale' got it right, just with the wrong religion

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Just in case The Handmaid's Tale's heavy-handed message wasn't already heavy-handed enough, a recent episode made it clear there's always room for further hysteria. Particularly, in relation to depictions of a “patriarchal society" run by Christian doctrine and determined by men — oh those dastardly men.

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The show appropriates Margaret Atwood of the same name, depicting a totalitarian society led by Christian doctrine in which women's bodies are controlled, and they have no rights. The story sounds familiar, but not in the same way Atwood and the show's creators have so smugly assumed.

Just as tone-deaf as 4th wave feminism itself, and tone-deaf in all the exact same places. Most notably, the show's heavy-handed indignation toward Christianity. Toward the patriarchy. Toward conservatives and traditional values. And just like 4th wave feminism, the show completely overlooks the irony at play. Because there is a part of the world where women and children are being raped and mutilated. In fact, in this very real place, the women or girls are often imprisoned, even executed, for being raped, and they are mutilated in unspeakable ways.

Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life.

There is a place, a very real place, where women are forced to cover their entire bodies with giant tarp-like blankets, which is all the more brutal given the endless heat of this place. There is a place where women literally have one-third of the rights of men, a place where women are legally, socially and culturally worth less than men.

They cannot drive cars. They cannot be outside alone. They cannot divorce, they cannot even choose who they marry and often, they are forcibly married at a young age.

They are raped. A lot. Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life. This is the life of tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of women. And, I'll tell you, their religion isn't Christianity.