Glenn and the King of cable


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It's Bold! It's Fresh! It's Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck on stage together. Need we say anything more?

GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. A guy who has quite honestly been one of the most genuine and most helpful I think out of everyone in my television career has been Bill O'Reilly, and he has been there from the beginning and he has given me a comfortable space -- he disagrees with me on an awful lot, but he has given me a comfortable space to be able to answer some of the charges of my critics and also, you know, try to convince him that there are communists in the country and inflation is coming. And when he is knocking at the, you know, the fallout shelter door wanting some crackers, I'll say, you know what, Bill, go away, little pig, little pig. He is on the phone with me now and he has --

O'REILLY: So that's how you are going to treat your friends, huh, Beck?

GLENN: Oh, yeah. No, you had the opportunity.

O'REILLY: No mercy, huh?

GLENN: No, you had the opportunity. I may electrify the door. I may -- hey, step on that, kind of that wet doormat there, the no-spin zone and then touch the door, will you, Bill? That's what it will be.

O'REILLY: So you'll have a no-spin zone doormat.

GLENN: Yes, sir.

O'REILLY: But you won't let the purveyor of the no-spin zone in?

GLENN: I don't think so.

O'REILLY: So now the latest on your program is that you want people to sell off all their stuff, right?

GLENN: No, just half their stuff.

O'REILLY: I'm having a big yard sail coming up now.

GLENN: I think you're joking.

O'REILLY: Of course I'm joking. But you're not.

GLENN: No, I'm not.

O'REILLY: That's what I love about you.

GLENN: No, I'm not. I don't think so. No, no, here's what I am saying, Bill. I'm not saying sell off half your stuff. I'm selling a great deal of my stuff just because the stuff that I have, my wife and I were walking around and we're like, this is just ridiculous. We have all this stuff, we don't need all this stuff, let's get rid of it. And we're going to give it to charity.

O'REILLY: That's good. It's more of a utilitarian thing.

GLENN: Yes.

O'REILLY: It's not the communists are coming, we don't want to be weighed down? We want to be able to move fast?

GLENN: ... sure, I'll say... no, it's not that at all. The other part of it is I'm suggesting to people that they sell off the stuff that they have that they don't ever use and use that money to, you know, either pay down their debt or have an extra bit of cash. Or buy some food.

O'REILLY: Well, that's good. I makes economic sense.

GLENN: Yes.

O'REILLY: And then buy bullion and then bury it in the backyard with a treasure map.

GLENN: I would start with chicken bouillon before --

O'REILLY: You know, Beck, you got a big win on Saturday with the Saturday Night Live deal. I saw you on Fox and Friends trumpeting. Of course, we had it on the Factor last night. But they actually took your side in mocking President Obama.

GLENN: Isn't that amazing?

O'REILLY: That was big.

GLENN: I mean, that's unbelievable. Some people started e-mailing me and they're like, Glenn, you're on Saturday Night Live. I'm like, I know, I know.

O'REILLY: Mocking you. But it was earmuffs to hell after that happened. But it just shows you how far and fast Barack Obama's falling when the Saturday Night Live wise guys are now saying, you know, we've got to mock him.

GLENN: Well, you've got the whole world. I mean --

O'REILLY: Well, the worst was -- the worst was Angela Merkel yelling at him. When that happens, that's like Mrs. Cleaver, June Cleaver. That's like her yelling at you. When you've reached that, when Potsie and Ritchie Cunningham's mom is yelling at you, you know things are bad.

GLENN: One-term president?

O'REILLY: Yes, I think so.

GLENN: By choice?

O'REILLY: No.

GLENN: I think so.

O'REILLY: He will run again. Axelrod's already trying to set it up. But as I said last night on the Factor, if you underestimate him, you're crazy because he is --

GLENN: He took the Clintons out.

O'REILLY: He did take the Clintons out and this guy -- they have a machine and the machine is angry and these people are going to come back and they are starting today. John Podesta and the Center for progress, you know, all of this nuts, nutty stuff. But Americans have now turned, okay? They've turned against him. Now, can they turn back? Yes. If the economy gets better. But, you know, the odds of the economy accelerating that quickly in a year, because that's basically what it's going to be now. The presidential race starts in February '11 is when these pennants are going to be running all around.

GLENN: That's a nightmare.

O'REILLY: But far more importantly than any of this is the Bold Fresh DVD that we're announcing jointly on your fine program today.

GLENN: Is that what you're doing here?

O'REILLY: Yeah, that's what I'm doing here.

GLENN: I wondered. I wondered why you were slumming it. You're like, I'll troll, I'll troll with the bums today.

O'REILLY: No, I just want to be very clear with the audience we've gotten literally hundreds of e-mails saying, look, we can't get to the Beck/O'Reilly Bold Fresh shows in person.

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: Because we're not in your town or whatever; so do you have a DVD. Yes, we do. Best stocking stuffer gift of all time.

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: O'Reilly/Beck, two hours of Bold Fresh on stage.

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: You've got to have it. You can go to Beck's website, BillOReilly.com. Amazon I guess is going to have it, right?

GLENN: I don't pay attention.

O'REILLY: You know, I think Amazon is going to have it. This is the best. People are going to love it. It's very, very funny. And then you can figure out who's funny, O'Reilly or Beck.

GLENN: I will tell you that the last place we went, I heard a lot of people saying, who knew he was funny?

O'REILLY: And they were talking about you.

GLENN: Yeah, they were actually. Had nothing to do with you. I notice that, have you seen the video yet?

O'REILLY: I have. It's very good.

GLENN: Have you seen the -- have you seen the question-and-answer that they did individually with us about each other?

O'REILLY: Yes. It's very funny. I think people are going to really be happy with this. We kept the price down. I think it's $19.95 or something.

GLENN: Yeah. I haven't --

O'REILLY: Look, this is a big win and it's an also "In your face" to all the people who hate us because we're having a good time out there. We're being honest. We're telling folks the way we see it straight.

GLENN: I will tell you that I haven't seen the -- I haven't seen the after interviews which I'm really looking forward to seeing.

O'REILLY: Oh, they're good.

GLENN: Because they ask me questions about you.

O'REILLY: Right.

GLENN: And you questions about me.

O'REILLY: Right.

GLENN: And I answered them 100% seriously.

O'REILLY: Well, I didn't. And so I think you (inaudible) all over the place and so the contrast is going to be great.

GLENN: I was doing sarcasm.

O'REILLY: I want to tell people that we are going to be in New Orleans on December 3. These are the last two shows of 2010, last two Bold Fresh shows. New Orleans Beck and I on Friday, the 3rd of December and then two shows. One is already sold out in Dallas the next day, the 4th of December. So all the people on the Gulf Coast, don't miss this one. This is going to be big and you guys in North Central Texas.

GLENN: I've never been to -- never been to New Orleans in concert. Never done anything in New Orleans before.

O'REILLY: Oh, it's a great town and people down there need their spirits lifted a little bit and we're going to do that. We're going to come in, we're going to give you a great show. So we want everybody to check that out on BoldFreshTour.com.

GLENN: Right. And the video is available, the DVD, Bold Fresh Tour 2010 is available at Amazon and GlennBeck.com and BoldFreshTour.com, everywhere.

O'REILLY: Everywhere. I mean, you are not going to be able to get away from it.

GLENN: You know what's interesting is I'm anxious to see the video to be able to see the transition in you. Because when we first started, you thought almost everything I said was absolutely nuts.

O'REILLY: And that's the way we ended, right? I mean, really --

GLENN: Get off the phone, O'Reilly.

O'REILLY: Look, I want everybody to understand because I still get crazy e-mails, "Why are you making fun of Glenn Beck" and this and that. I have always said that your voice, a guy like you is absolutely necessary.

GLENN: Yeah, to make people like you safer in the world.

O'REILLY: Well, not only that but I like to hear what you have to say so that I can basically --

GLENN: Make fun of me.

O'REILLY: Think about it. Yeah, sometimes. Sometimes I do, but sometimes I don't.

GLENN: Right.

O'REILLY: I mean, I --

GLENN: You've come a long way. You have --

O'REILLY: The fact that you were the driver on ACORN.

GLENN: I don't --

O'REILLY: And that once you got our attention on ACORN, then we sent our investigators down to New Orleans, we the Factor. And then the Beck show and The Factor combined blow them right out of the water, and what happened? Congress defunded them. Why did congress defund them? Because of Beck and O'Reilly.

GLENN: No, you know why? Because they can now hide that under another new organizational name all tied back to Tides and George Soros. But you are not there yet.

O'REILLY: Yes, but we knocked a big, big, concern --

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

O'REILLY: -- right out of the box and now when we fine out, you know, what they are reconstituting, we'll do the same thing.

GLENN: Yeah.

O'REILLY: But the point of the matter is that you did that. See, you did that. And then when I saw you guys do that, I said, okay, let's pick this up because this has a, you know, a very serious tone to it. Some of the stuff you do is a little kooky but some of it isn't.

GLENN: No, no. No, no.

O'REILLY: You know, I mean --

GLENN: You go ahead and live in that George Soros utopia. You go ahead.

O'REILLY: Look, who was the guy that first brought George Soros to the attention of everyone? Me. Now you are (inaudible) up, but I'm the guy that three years ago who's on this guy's neck.

GLENN: No, I don't -- you're there.

O'REILLY: You have to watch the interview on Cavuto.

GLENN: Bill, here's the -- what did you say?

O'REILLY: You have to watch the interview Soros on Cavuto. Soros went on Cavuto, I guess it was about a year, year and a half ago. He's like O'Reilly, this O'Reilly, he's despicable, this O'Reilly. Before he even knew who you were.

GLENN: So then why would you dismiss him now when I --

O'REILLY: I don't dismiss him. I think he's evil.

GLENN: You were on the show and I brought a serious puppet on your show.

O'REILLY: Yeah, the puppet.

GLENN: And you dismiss.

O'REILLY: I should have lionized the puppet.

GLENN: I don't know why you didn't but that's just a game you like to play.

O'REILLY: That's right.

GLENN: Bill O'Reilly, we'll talk to you again, my friend. We're going to be in New Orleans and Dallas and that is early December. Find out.

O'REILLY: December 3rd and 4th and check out Bold Fresh DVD for Christmas, great.

GLENN: May I just -- you're not in the No spin Zone. Here, I tell you what, step on this wet doormat and touch the door, will you? All right, Bill, thanks a lot.

O'REILLY: All right, Glenn, thanks for having me in. Bye.

GLENN: Yet bet. Bye-bye. Again the DVD, it is really, it's very, very funny. At least I don't know what he has done but this stuff, I tore him apart. I tore him apart. You don't want to miss it. It's available everywhere, GlennBeck.com and where else, wherever fine, fine --

PAT: Hardware stores. I think it's in hardware stores. Payless Shoes I think has a copy.

STU: Entire chain.

PAT: I think they have one copy somewhere, it might be in Poughkeepsie or it could be in, like, Bakersfield, California, I'm not sure. And then it's available, I think it's some 7-11s.

GLENN: I don't think any of this is necessary.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

Watch the video clip below to hear why Tulsi took a stand for female athletes:


Watch the full interview with Tulsi Gabbard here.

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Later this week, former President Trump will attend CPAC and give his first major policy appearance since leaving office. Sources close to the President reveal he will focus on "the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement."

The future of the GOP is a question that demands real discussion before elections in 2022 and 2024. Right now, I can see three possible answers for how you act:

  1. Those in power and senior positions will ignore the reasons behind Donald Trump winning in 2016. They will be vindicated in their minds because they outlasted him, as they view DC as a job for life. These leaders will go back to business as usual and seek forgiveness from the left, hoping for unity and acceptance in the future.
  2. The second outcome is another section of the party that is understandably very angry over the left's Presidents treatment. They still support and believe in Trump. They think it's time to take off the gloves and treat Biden/the left exactly how they treated Trump.
  3. The few policy positions offered in public will be centered solely around opposing the left. They will also make the case how the left suck, are dangerous, and how you need them in power. The next four years are merely a countdown for Trump to run again and right the wrong of 2020.
  4. The third outcome is very similar to the second, but with one key difference. While they appreciate everything Trump accomplished while in office, they feel it's time to unite behind another candidate.
Question

Which of these three positions will work best for the American people? Which helps built a political base for elections in both 2022 and 2024?

If you seek to help save America, it is critical to do some soul searching. Whether you love or hate him, Donald Trump got 75 million votes and made advancements in key demographics. What did he do well that you can develop further? In what areas was he poor, and how can you improve?

I want to raise six principled points everyone on the right should be forced to consider in the run-up to 2024.

1 - Understanding American Exceptionalism

FACT: America is an exceptional nation. If you read enough of world history, you will find ample evidence that America acted in ways that made it unique and significantly different from other countries in the past and modern times. These reasons must be understood and promoted through the culture and body politic.

One of those reasons is the layout of your Declaration of Independence. If you look around politics today, you will see people on all political sides telling you what they hate, why the other side is the enemy, and how they must be defeated.

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also made that case against the English when he listed 27 grievances against the King. So how is the layout key? It took Jefferson 357 words to get to those grievances. Your Declaration is your mission statement: it tells everyone in the world what America aspires to be. It states the belief that all were created equal, all had certain rights that come directly from God, and that it is the government's job to protect rights -- not give people rights.

The left is successfully painting everyone on the right to be a terrorist who enjoyed the Capitol Hill riots. If you ever want to win another election, it will be critical to explain what you stand for to the American people.

After all, ask yourself which makes you the most passionate to vote - removing someone from office or voting for a vision and change you believe in?

2 - The Constitution

Is there a better place to start this vision than the Constitution? Yes, it is mostly ignored today by those in power and is only referenced by politicians and media when it fits a narrative.

The Constitution is a beautiful and complex document but is primarily based on a straightforward principle. The government should be extremely limited in its power, but it should be as close to the people as possible where there is a clear need for government. Who can argue with this principle?

Who wants someone they have never met, dictating how they live their life?

This is why the Constitution grants the President no real power, and gives Congress 18 clauses of power, listed under Article 1, Section 8. Any and every power not mentioned there belongs at the state level.

3 - Finances

The power structure in DC has changed many times over the last twenty years, with both parties having the opportunity to rule the different federal branches. There have been two periods where one party controlled all the power in DC:

  • 2008-2010: Obama / Dem
  • 2016-2018: Trump / GOP

Despite these changes, your government continually grows, you continue to spend money you don't have, and in ten out of the last thirteen years, you have added over $1,000,000,000,000 to your national debt, which now sits just under $28 trillion. Does this seem sustainable to you? Of course not, but sadly your finances only get worse.

America has revenue of over $3.2 trillion every year, yet DC has not passed a budget since 2008. Can you imagine any business running that way? Do you think Apple, Amazon, or Disney have a budget? It is time to get America on a path to financial sustainability, work towards a balanced budget, and explain to the American people how you will achieve it.

4 - Taxes

Do you remember discussing taxes during the Tea Party?

We used to make the simple moral case to the American people: any money you earn is yours, you should use it to plan your life, and the government has no right to take it from you. This was so successful around 2012 that Herman Cain ran for President with one primary policy: the 9-9-9 plan.

If America is to return to prosperity after Covid, lower taxes and a simpler tax code must be a central theme.

5 - Cutting Government

Look at the size of the US government in 2021. Are you happy? Can you name the numerous departments? Is it now the freedom-loving Americans' position that agencies like Education, Energy, EPA, and Commerce are constitutional bodies of government and are well-run?

How about the IRS, which targeted Tea-Party groups under President Obama? Do they deserve support, or is it time to start sharing a vision of the departments that should be abolished?

This principle used to be a big part of the Conservative platform. It played a massive role in 2012 when Rick Perry ran for President. His campaign was destroyed in 45 short seconds when he could not remember the three agencies he would abolish.

Maybe it's time to refresh this debate but change the parameters. How about we discuss the agencies that should be kept?

6 - Bill of Rights

Today, the Bill of Rights is under constant attack. The far-left/woke mob hates free speech, and they seek to cancel anyone with an opposing view. However, the attacks on the Bill of Rights don't always come from the left.

America has a second amendment that guarantees you the right to bear arms. The last time the GOP held both houses of Congress and the Presidency, they banned bump stocks - but who really NEEDS a bump stock?

As the years have passed, some have admitted they are open to red flag laws. Is this still the case?

While the second amendment may be under attack, it is clear the fourth amendment is dead. Regardless of which party holds power in DC, the NSA is given continuous ability to spy on Americans. The simple, principled case from Rand Paul of "get a warrant" always falls on deaf ears.

The Bill of Rights should be a unifying document for most Americans, as the principles are self-evident and a significant part of any freedom platform going forward.

Conclusion

America will face significant challenges over the coming years. As the government continues to grow, the far left get more hostile, and central planners seek a great reset. If you share my concern, then now is the time to forget our tribes and ignore the debate on who should be President in 2024.

It's time to work hard to build a platform by raising a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. We must share a clear vision to the American people of a bright future where they are free, prosperous, and can pursue their happiness.

When the platform is built and successful, people can identify the best candidate to run in 2024.

"First, you win the argument, and then you win the election." — Margaret Thatcher

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is under fire for questioning President Joe Biden's nominee for an assistant health secretary position, Dr. Rachel Levine, about her alleged support for giving children puberty blockers and sex-change surgeries.

During a confirmation hearing Thursday, Paul pointedly asked Levine, who is a transgender woman, about her support for allowing children to change their sex, and whether she believes children are capable of making such life-altering decisions.

Levine evaded the question, answering instead with a vague statement about the complexities of transgender medicine, which she would again reiterate for Paul's subsequent questions.

Watch a video clip of the confirmation hearing here.

Predictably, Paul has been labeled "transphobic" and accused of trying to derail Levine with "transphobic misinformation" by the leftist media.

On the Glenn Beck Radio Program Friday, Paul said his questioning Levine had nothing to do with who she is or the fact that she is a transgender adult, but was about the question of gender changes for children.

"The interesting thing is, none of it was directed towards her personally or who she is. It was directed towards the question of whether children can consent. And this is an intellectual question. It's not an inflammatory question. It's a question of serious consequences," he explained. "Most people would argue that children can't really make an informed consent. You know, we have laws against a man having sex with a 12-year-old, even if the 12-year-old says 'yes', because we don't think a 12-year-old is capable of consenting. They just aren't old enough to make the decision."

Paul went on to add, "I guess the danger is, you have to have some chutzpah. You have to have some guts, some courage to stand up because it is a culture out there where ... everybody is saying I made transphobic comments yesterday. All I did was ask whether a minor could consent to this kind of dramatic surgery. Nothing I ever said was hateful. I said nothing hateful about these people. I said nothing hateful about adults who choose to do this. But the culture is out there is so strong that so many in office are afraid to speak out. And it's getting worse.

"There's a handful of us that will speak out in the Senate. There's a handful in the House, and we just have to grow our ranks. But we have to resist or it just will roll over us. And we'll live in this terrible cancel culture world where nobody speaks out, and everybody is afraid to say anything."

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