Glenn Beck: 'Biden: Just like you'


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Glenn: I thought we should start right with a game. I need somebody that would like to play a game with us. The number is 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK. We're going to play a little game I like to call Guess Biden's Blank. And what it is is I listened to the speech last night from Joseph Biden and, boy does he know does he know America. Did you notice how much he's like you? Last night I'm thinking to myself, is that me on television? And I thought, that's got to be me. Then I realized, no, it's just Joseph Biden. He's so much like me. I couldn't believe it. I said, honey, did we just, did we just put a mirror up on this where we had the TV? And she said, "No. Why?" And I said, "Come here and look at this." And she came in and she started to same something and she's like, "No, that's..." and then she stopped and she was listening and she went, "That's a picture of me." And I said, "No, it's a picture of me." "No, it's not. It's me." And we just then we realized, oh, my gosh, we're watching Joe Biden give a speech and these guys are just so much like us, I don't know what to do.

So last night he said that John McCain is a friend of his, but he just very, he just disagrees. I want you to listen to a little bit of this. Then I'm going to play Guess the Biden Blank. Go ahead.

BIDEN: You know, John McCain is my friend.

GLENN: Yes.

BIDEN: And I know you hear that phrase used all the time in politics.

GLENN: Uh huh.

BIDEN: I mean it. John McCain is my friend.

GLENN: God bless.

BIDEN: We've traveled the world today.

GLENN: Yes, on taxpayer dollars.

BIDEN: Goes beyond politics and the personal courage and heroism demonstrated by John still amazes me. But I

GLENN: Obligatory clap, please clap.

BIDEN: I profoundly disagree with the direction John wants to take this country, from Afghanistan to Iraq.

GLENN: Wait. Stop, stop, stop. He was going to get into the list and this is where we're going to play the little game, Guess Biden's Blank. Christine, do we have anybody to play yet? I just, I want to play Guess Biden's Blank. What he does, he's made a whole list of different things he disagrees with and here's the part that I want you to remember, he vehemently disagrees with the way John McCain sees the world. And here's the list with one of them beeped out.

BIDEN: From Afghanistan to Iraq, from [BLEEP] to veterans. You know

GLENN: Okay. So right out of the chute, I vehemently disagree with John McCain, from and the way he wants to run things, from Afghanistan to Iraq, from blank to veterans. All right. Let's go to Jared. Guess the first of all, did you see the speech last night?

CALLER: I didn't, Glenn.

GLENN: You didn't?

CALLER: Shooting blind.

GLENN: Shooting blind? That's what I want. Do you remember, he's just like you. So one of the things I want to play it for you again. What is the thing, if you were giving a speech, you would say, "I'm really, I vehemently disagree, I really, what I think is so important is," blank. Here's the clip.

BIDEN: From Afghanistan to Iraq. From [BLEEP] to veterans.

GLENN: Okay. So what is it that he said? Because remember he's just like you.

CALLER: The global warming hoax.

GLENN: Global warming hoax, can we give him global warming hoax? Mmm, sorry, sorry. Let's go to but that was a good guess. Because remember he's just like you.

Carol, did you see the speech?

CALLER: No, I did not.

GLENN: You did not, so you are shooting in the dark as well?

CALLER: I'm shooting in the dark.

GLENN: Remember, it's like looking into a mirror.

CALLER: Okay.

GLENN: What, what was his grave concern?

CALLER: Medicare.

GLENN: Medicare? Can we give it to her? Ooh, sorry.

Andrew?

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Yes, did you see the speech?

CALLER: I did and I was moved. He is just like me.

GLENN: Okay, I can't take it because you had to have shouted at your television, "That's just what I was thinking!"

Let me go to Chris. Did you see the speech?

CALLER: No, but I heard it was pitch perfect.

GLENN: It was out of the park. It was it was over the fence. It was over the buildings across the street. It was to the moon.

CALLER: Exactly.

GLENN: Yes. To quote Keith Olbermann. Go ahead, Chris, what was it? What is the word or words that fill this blank?

BIDEN: Afghanistan from Iraq, from [BLEEP] to veterans.

GLENN: Remember he's

CALLER: The economy.

GLENN: The economy, it sounds good, but sorry, no. Sorry. You have to think like you. Stop thinking like a politician and start thinking more like you. These are the biggest things that he agrees with John McCain on. These are the reasons why you cannot vote for John McCain, because he's just so wrong and you feel passionately about this. Let me go to Dennis.

CALLER: Hey.

GLENN: Hey. Did you see the speech?

CALLER: I did not.

GLENN: You did not? Think like you. Biggest problem.

CALLER: The price of oil.

GLENN: The price of oil? No, Dennis. No, think like you. Billy.

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Did you see the speech?

CALLER: Blind as a bat.

GLENN: Blind as a bat, go ahead. Here's the clip again. Fill in the Biden blank.

BIDEN: From Afghanistan to Iraq, from [BLEEP] to veterans.

CALLER: I'm going to say prescription drugs.

GLENN: Ooh, really, really. See, the problem is you're thinking too much like a politician. Nobody in the real world please, people. Nobody in the real world's thinking about the price of prescription drugs. Nobody's thinking about the price of oil, gas, any of this stuff. Think like you.

John. Stu, how long do we go with this before we

STU: Eventually Glenn, if people just start thinking like themselves, they are just going to get it naturally.

GLENN: John?

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Yes, did you see the speech?

CALLER: I did not.

GLENN: Think like you. What would he say biggest problem?

CALLER: Homeless.

GLENN: Homelessness, no, no.

Jeff.

CALLER: Yes?

GLENN: Think like you.

CALLER: Social Security.

GLENN: Social Security, no.

Robert, did you Robert?

CALLER: Yeah.

GLENN: Did you see the speech last night?

CALLER: Yes, I did.

GLENN: Okay, then I've got to move on. Let's go to Laurie.

CALLER: Hi.

GLENN: Did you see the speech last night?

CALLER: Yes, I did.

GLENN: Okay, Laurie, I can't because I know that when you heard this phrase play it again, please, Dan.

BIDEN: From Afghanistan to Iraq, from [BLEEP] to veterans.

GLENN: You said, finally somebody is saying what I'm thinking! Finally some politician has the cajones to stand up and say what I've been thinking the whole time. So you can't have watched this last night. Go ahead. James.

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Don't play any games with me. Can you think like you?

CALLER: Think like me, I was going to say bums, but I'll say I think gas, gas prices.

GLENN: No, stop. Stop. Stop thinking like the media. Always harping on the gas prices. Think like you. What's important to you?

Brian.

CALLER: Immigration.

GLENN: Okay. Please, can we stop the racist calls from coming in.

Dave.

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Fill in the Biden blank. Here's the clip again.

BIDEN: From Afghanistan to Iraq, from [BLEEP] to veterans.

GLENN: Think like you, please.

CALLER: To what kind of beer am I going to buy at the grocery store.

GLENN: Tammy, can you fill in the Biden blank? Tammy, are you there?

CALLER: Oh, yeah, I'm sorry.

GLENN: That's okay.

CALLER: Gee, I would have to say either the price of hay or the price of diapers.

GLENN: Okay, okay, all right. I can't I can't take any why is everybody on this show a fraud? Why is everybody who listens and calling in on the show what are we, are these what are those called, seminar callers?

STU: Yeah, these people are just pandering.

GLENN: You're just pandering and you're just saying, oh, yeah, the price of whatever.

STU: It's not what's important to the media or what's important to

GLENN: What's your thinking.

STU: What's in your heart. Think of your heart.

GLENN: I'm going to take three more and then I can't I just can't take people lying to me anymore. Go ahead, Elliott. Think like you!

CALLER: Well, my guess would be children.

GLENN: Oh, jeez. Okay, thank you. "Let's help the children."

Thomas.

CALLER: Yeah.

GLENN: What is it?

CALLER: I was thinking maybe tire pressure?

GLENN: That you know what, can I tell you something? That is very good.

CALLER: Yeah, yeah. I mean, the

GLENN: So was the second thing I thought of when I heard this clip.

BIDEN: From Afghanistan to Iraq, from [BLEEP]

GLENN: Tire pressure.

BIDEN: to veterans.

GLENN: But that's the second thing that came to mind. You are very, very close, I think, Mike. Let me go, let me go to Line 10. Hello. You ready? Mike?

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: You there?

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Okay. Give it to me.

CALLER: Very obvious. That's me on TV. It's Rogaine.

GLENN: Okay, that was actually the second thing, and I believe that might have been the first thing, that might have been the first thing that Joe Biden was thinking as well. But here's the clip again.

BIDEN: From Afghanistan to Iraq, from [BLEEP] to veterans.

GLENN: Okay, you've got to put it in context with these other terms. We're talking about wars. We're talking about two wars and the people who fight them. We're talking about the people that we have clearly, all the innocent people that we have slaughtered over in Iraq, all of the innocent people that we've slaughtered over in Afghanistan and then the people who did the slaughtering that we want to take care of now because, sure, we're slaughtering innocent children. But the people who are responsible for that we support, 110%.

So you've got those three issues. What logically fits in it? Here's the actual and when you hear it, you're going to go, of course. What, Stu?

STU: There's still people on the line.

GLENN: I'm not taking any more of the liars.

STU: Glenn, you just

GLENN: No.

STU: You just brought up the fact that you have to look at it in context. I think you should at least blow through these calls.

GLENN: Dennis.

CALLER: Okay, I would say I didn't see it. I would rather have toothpicks under my fingernails. Illegal immigrants.

GLENN: No. Ryan this isn't helpful, Stu. Ryan.

STU: Got to give them a chance.

GLENN: Right now there are people in their car screaming out the answers.

CALLER: Oil refineries?

GLENN: What? Oil refineries? No. There are people in the car screaming at these phonies on the phone.

CALLER: Hey, government.

GLENN: Government, what are you talking about. The government's fine.

STU: Government's the solution, not the problem.

Jamie or Jamie?

CALLER: It's Jamie. It's service members or soldiers?

GLENN: The slaughtering ones that we support?

CALLER: No, from soldiers to veterans.

GLENN: No, no. Okay, play the real clip. And stop the music. I want you to put yourself in the frame of mind. There you are in your living room last night and you're listening to a guy who's about to be the next vice president of the United States and he has been touted and selected as the guy who is just like you. He's a blue collar guy. He's a guy, he's a working class guy. He is a guy who understands you, Obama. He's talking about arugula and he's playing, I don't know, Zeus tonight in some Greek tragedy on stage where he will come down, "I am your savior." I hope they have lightning effects to that. It will be fantastic.

By the way, did you know they have 250 spotlights tonight? That's an awful lot of spotlight.

STU: They are all powered by green energy, right?

GLENN: Of course they are. Of course they are. 250 spotlights. 18 tractor trailers of equipment were brought in for this.

STU: The ones that run on compressed air?

GLENN: Yeah, yeah, I'm sure.

Okay, so anyway Zeus is going to be giving his speech tonight. But to make Zeus because Zeus lives in the clouds, you know. "What is the price of arugula now." And, you know, you've got to have somebody here on Earth that can approach Zeus and say, "Zeus, the little Peep like me were worried about all kinds of things. We're worried about Iraq and Afghanistan and veterans and... and... says Zeus, "Okay, there's one more thing that we're really, really concerned about that's on everybody's mind." Here it is.

BIDEN: From Afghanistan to Iraq. From Amtrak to veterans.

GLENN: I'm sorry. It sounded like he said Amtrak. Play it again. I must have misheard that.

BIDEN: From Afghanistan to Iraq.

GLENN: Yes.

BIDEN: From Amtrak to veterans.

GLENN: Hang on. Did you edit that? Because I know I'm really concerned with that. I looked at the television last night and I was like, thank goodness somebody is finally talking about Amtrak! Thank goodness, thank goodness! He is just like us. No, seriously can I say, you know the old saying, you know, just like Ike or I like Ike, or just like Mike, right? Just like Mike. I like Ike but just like Mike. As long as we're talking about Mike Bloomberg, I think he is just like the regular ordinary person. You know what I mean? As long as we're look, if you're a billionaire, this is the guy for you. He's just like you. He's worried about Amtrak and bailing that out. Me, not so much. Not so much. But he is. Amtrak? Does John McCain not want to bail them out again? I hate when that happens. Amtrak is one of the best things ever. Well, just last week, just last week Amtrak, who now has more riders than ever before because of gas prices, now it's just, it's teeming with the riffraff and people are riding Amtrak and yet it still cannot make a profit. Yet, no matter how full it gets, they still ran out of fuel last week. It's I mean, that is the best government run train I have ever well, the only one that I've ever seen that actually runs. But the best government run train I have ever seen. You are so right, Joe Biden. Thank goodness somebody finally had the courage to say it. Of course, he had the courage to talk about Amtrak but could you play, could you play Cut 2 for me real quick? He didn't have the courage to say this. Listen to the way he almost said something that you shouldn't say.

BIDEN: My parents taught us to live our faith and to treasure our families. We learned the dignity of work.

GLENN: That wasn't it there now, was it, Dan?

BIDEN: And for the last seven years

GLENN: There we go

BIDEN: The administration has failed to face the biggest, the biggest force is shaping this century, the emergence of Russia, China and India as great powers.

GLENN: Yeah.

BIDEN: The spread of lethal weapons.

GLENN: Uh huh.

BIDEN: The shortage of the secure supplies of energy, food and water

GLENN: Yes.

BIDEN: The challenge of climate change.

GLENN: Oh.

BIDEN: And the resurgence of fundamentalism.

GLENN: Fundamental Islam... the fundamentalist Islam (mumbling), people who are Islam (mumbling). The challenge of fundamentalism? Are we having a problem with the you know what? Those damn, those damn FLDS fundamentalists and trying to make everybody wear 1800s clothing, man, they piss me off! Those fundamentalist Amish, I have had it up to here with their fundamentalism. The fundamentalist Hindus, man, they piss me off! (Laughing). Let me tell you something. Let me tell you something and I mean it. If I am ever on the train with a fundamentalist Presbyterian and the train happens to be Amtrak, I don't think I'm going to be able to take it. There will be too much inside of me. I'll just blurt it out: "This is the greatest train ever, and you people are wrecking the world!" Yeah. I'm just sayin'. I'm glad we have Mr. Me running for vice president and we'll see. We'll see me again and you tonight when Zeus takes the stage.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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