The Argument Against Idiots: 'Negative Attacks'

How to win the argument de jour with logic and facts


The issue:

Name calling and "negative attacks"

What the liberal whiners say:

1. 'You conservatives have no decency! The name calling HAS GOT to stop. Calling Barack Obama names like "Marxist" is beneath contempt!'


2. 'Why do you have to label people at all, what's your obsession with labels?'


3. 'I'll tell you this, all of these negative attacks are just going to drive people away from John McCain, and right into voting for Barack Obama!'

Your winning, logical, reasoned arguments

1. Let's review "name calling" for a moment, may we? If I'm not mistaken, name calling involves an insulting remark such as, "hey stupid!"...or..."you're a stinking moron!"...or perhaps something like..."my, you are the butt-ugliest troll I've ever laid eyes on."

But a Marxist is someone who adheres to the political philosophy and practice that was developed by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. If you call someone a "democrat", have you "called them a name?" No, you've said that they adhere to a certain philosophy or ideology. With Obama's constant refrain of "the richest Americans" not paying their fair share, and his purported support for the "working class", coupled with his quote we shared here a few days ago from the WSJ: "Globalization and technology and automation all weaken the position of workers," he said, and a strong government hand is needed to assure that wealth is distributed more equitably"...it's hard to reach any other conclusion about him. Marxism is a theoretical-practical framework based on the analysis of "the conflicts between the powerful and the subjugated." Sounds like Obama's entire platform to me. Besides, whatever happened to, "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me?"

2. Well, when I'm buying a can of soup, I appreciate it when the label on the can tells me that it's Chicken Soup, because I don't really don't like Split-Pea Soup. The label helps me make a good decision. Shopping for a President is even more important to me than shopping for soup. How about you?

3. That should please you then, so why is it instead, making you so angry? It would also make them "stinking morons" for voting for a big-eared, Marxist troll. Sorry, I couldn't resist a little name calling.

There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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