Glenn Beck: Why did Barack pick Biden?


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GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. Stu, I want to do a couple of things here. I'd like to get the audio from yesterday with Biden, or from Saturday with Biden that I found disturbing.

STU: It was a little disturbing, yes.

GLENN: So you know what I'm talking about, right?

STU: There's no way I could not know that.

GLENN: Do we have that?

STU: We have that, yeah.

GLENN: Let's go ahead and play that. This is Joe Biden in his speech leading up to Barack Obama and, you know, hey, I'm going to be the vice presidential candidate and I'm all excited about it. Just listen to this.

BIDEN: Ladies and gentlemen, my wife Jill who you'll meet soon, is drop dead gorgeous.

GLENN: Stop. Is that a little uncomfortable? "Hey, I like to call her Captain Jugs. Who is that? "Who's drop dead gorgeous." I was just a little uncomfortable. But, you know, I was just like, whatever, okay. That's just, I don't know. I'm sorry. I was bothered by it. Maybe it's just me. Were you bothered by it?

STU: You know, I think it was, you know, creepy enough to listen to but to see it was worse.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.

STU: I have to say.

GLENN: But then he goes on. Listen to this.

BIDEN: My wife Jill, who you'll meet soon, she also has her doctorate degree, which is a problem. But all kidding aside, my Jill, my Jill, my wife Jill and I are honored.

GLENN: Stop. My Jill, my Jill, my wife Jill, what does it mean? Play the beginning of that again. My wife that you'll mention, he didn't mention that he was drop dead gorgeous, she has a doctorate, which is a problem? What did that even mean? Play that. Number two again.

BIDEN: Who you'll meet soon, she also has her doctorate degree, which is a problem.

GLENN: Is that stop. Is that because is that because back in '87 he was nailed for plagiarism and also claimed a whole bunch of academic achievements that, you know, that were untrue? And then he started talking see, this is going back to the arrogance. This guy is so arrogant, he has actually been quoted as saying to somebody in a debate: I believe I have a higher IQ than you. Excuse me? You believe you have a higher IQ? What are you huh?

STU: I think that's a misquote, Glenn, I'm sorry to say. I believe he said I have a much higher IQ than you.

GLENN: I'm sorry. I'm looking down on the quote. "I have a much higher IQ" is the actual quote.

STU: He didn't just edge them out. He said much higher.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. So what does it mean with the "My wife has a doctorate, which is a problem"? I know it was supposed to be a joke, but what does it even mean? That she's smarter, that women who are really hot shouldn't have a there's usually I don't even know. Where do you go on that one? By the way, this is not going to help him with, Obama is only 2 points ahead with females over McCain. They are normally like 15 points ahead. How is that even possible? The guy is another elitist. "I've got a higher IQ than you." That's not going to I mean, this is the most elite, snobbish ticket in American history. I mean, why don't we just start running kings. Maybe it's just me. His choice of Joe Biden is interesting to me because what it's supposed to do is make up for Barack Obama's lack of experience, right? Well, he's got experience. But wait a minute. Experience, I thought you wanted somebody who wasn't going to do the typical, you know, Washington insider thing. So you get a guy who's been in Washington for 30 years. He's part of the, you know, big government, Washington kind of insider thing. But that's just a cover for Obama's lack of experience. They're calling him now this is Obama's Cheney pick. I'm sorry. I thought that was I can't do the liberal gymnastics anymore. I thought a Cheney pick was a bad idea. But no, now Cheney is okay as long as Cheney is Joe Biden.

But here's a question I have. You tell me what part of these next things do you think Obama couldn't have accomplished on his own. Which one did he need shoring up on, okay? His lack of experience. Get somebody that can you know, when I hire somebody to work with me, I usually look for people who have talents that I don't have. So it's very hard. A lot of times I just drag somebody like Stu along just because I feel sorry for him. You hire somebody that has experience where you don't have it because, you know, I'm riddled with shortcomings. I don't want to work with somebody else like me. Are you kidding me? I wouldn't be able I wouldn't be able to find my way to work in the morning. So you hire people who have different experiences.

You tell me what Joe Biden is bringing to the ticket. Do you believe that Barack Obama couldn't have accomplished these things on his own. In 2004 at the world economic forum in Davos, Joe Biden said that the U.S. does not have the moral authority to preach democracy in the Middle East because quoting we don't have much of a democracy ourselves. Remember our presidential election? Remember Florida, end quote. This is on foreign shores. Do you think Barack Obama needed help with that? I think he's perfectly capable of saying something like that on foreign shores.

In 1979 Joe Biden agreed with Carter that the fall of the Shah and the rise of the Ayatollahs was an advance for the people of Iran, that it was good for human rights in Iran, that the Shah was the problem in Iran. I think Barack Obama's got that one covered. I think he could have done that. In the 1980s Joe Biden was against Ronald Reagan's evil empire speech: Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, why so nasty? Let's put on a happy face. He was for d’état. If we would have gone with d’état, the Soviet empire would have never collapsed. I think Barack Obama would be for d’état. In 1990 he hemmed and hawed against Kuwait about going in. He voted for Iraq until things got tough and then he was against it. Then he claimed the war was lost. Then he said Iraq should be cut into three separate states. Then he said he was against the surge and now he says the surge hasn't even worked. What part is Obama going to get from Joe Biden that he doesn't already have? He also, Joe Biden, has called for unconditional dialogue with Iran. There's no experience here that Obama needed to draw from. Obama is the most liberal guy in the Senate. Joe Biden is the third most liberal guy in the Senate. If you wanted experience, I'm sorry but Joe Biden's not the guy to give you the experience. If you wanted experience and you wanted it cut from this, why not go directly to the source. Why not just announce your running mate is Jimmy Carter? There's more I'm going to be the first to name President Jimmy Carter, a President, as my vice president. Why not? You think Jimmy Carter wouldn't have taken it? You bet he would. Might have meant another Nobel Peace Prize.

Here's the thing that I think America I think this is why John McCain is winning. There's no reason why John McCain is winning. There's no reason why he's even competitive, at least in my book. Why is he competitive? I'll tell you why. Because your gut tells you something's not right.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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