Glenn Beck: Obama/Palin 'pig' controversy?


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GLENN: Do we have Honky Whitesville on with us? Because I want to get right to the point, I want to get right to the big topic of the day and that is Obama and his "You can put lipstick on a pig" remark.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Oh, please.

GLENN: Hello, honky.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Hello, Mr. Beck, thank you for having me on the program for addressing the lies that you are going to spread. I want to get right in front of it.

GLENN: I'm not addressing lies. Do we have the actual audio?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Play that again.

GLENN: I'd like to have the audio of what Obama said and also what Sarah Palin said.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Fine.

GLENN: Go ahead. Go ahead, Dan.

OBAMA: That's not change. That's just calling something the same thing something different. But, you know, you can't? ?you know, you can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig.

GLENN: Yeah, go ahead.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: I know what you're going to try to do today. You know, I know what you do.

GLENN: What am I trying to do?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: You are going to try to spin that into some comment about Sarah Palin.

GLENN: Do you have, Dan, do you have what Sarah Palin said during the convention?

GOVERNOR PALIN: I love those hockey moms. You know they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.

GLENN: I mean, that's probably her most famous line. You know, if Barack Obama would have said this? ?if he would have said this a couple of weeks ago, you know, I would have maybe bought that he wasn't saying that. I mean because, you know, that's a famous line, et cetera, et cetera. But the reaction of the crowd behind Obama, it shows that they knew exactly what he was trying to say here.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Look, I can say from an official campaign perspective that Barack Obama didn't even see that speech.

GLENN: He didn't see the speech?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Yeah, he didn't watch the speech.

GLENN: Really?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: He was busy. He had some other? ?

GLENN: What was he doing?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Well, he had some other things doing and I don't? ?

GLENN: Was he organizing any communities?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Again I don't think that's? ?you know, I don't think it's funny. And I understand you are trying to be? ?you are trying to be cute, but it's really ridiculous. I mean, he doesn't even know who Sarah Palin is. I'll tell you that right now. As official campaign, you can quote me on that. He doesn't even know who Sarah Palin is.

GLENN: He has no idea who she is?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: No, he only knows now because of people reacting to this comment. He had absolutely no idea. And, you know, people are trying to spin this into some sexist thing and it's ridiculous. Obama has stood up for women across America his entire campaign. You know, there's only one thing worse than a male chauvinist pig.

GLENN: See, this isn't really? ?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: There's only one thing worse than a male chauvinist big.

GLENN: Yeah, what is it?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: A woman who won't do what she's told. No, I kid. I shouldn't say that.

GLENN: Hold on a second. See, this is the kind of judgment we're talking about during the campaign that probably is not a good idea.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: It's just, look, we joke around the campaign. You know, some say there's a problem with judgment but, you know, we have fun with all sides. You know, like how many men does it take to open a beer?

GLENN: See, I don't? ?you know, I don't think it's? ?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: How many men does it take to open up a beer?

GLENN: I have no idea.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: None. Should be open by the time she brings it. No, you know what? I'm kidding. I'm kidding, but, you know, it's like the point that Barack was making the other day. It's very similar to this. I think the question gets answered, for example, why do women get married in white.

GLENN: I don't think Barack Obama was saying this.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: No, he was making the point. He said, you know what, let me ask you this, everybody, why do women get married in white? And we all said, I don't know, Barack, why? And he said, of course? ?you know, this guy is very smart and he went to Harvard and he responded very intelligently because he said, they get married in white so they can match the kitchen appliances. And I think his point there was very well taken by the crowd.

GLENN: See, I think this is very sexist. I think to say that she's getting married in white so she could match the kitchen appliances might be? ?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: See, I don't see it as that way. I think it's about making a point. Think about it this way, Glenn. You know, our time has come, okay? It's time for change, as you know, and time is what we're talking about here and it's like what Barack said the other day when he said, why don't women wear watches. Why don't women wear watches?

GLENN: I don't know why women don't wear watches.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: There's a clock on the stove.

GLENN: You see? ?

HONKY WHITESVILLE: See, this is important issues.

GLENN: See, I don't think this is important. I think this is in very poor taste coming from an Obama guy.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Well, I am a campaign spokesman. I do think it's important to get to the issues. I don't want to just talk about this. You are the one that brought this up. I wanted to talk about issues. For example, energy. Energy is a very important issue.

GLENN: Okay, good. Let's talk about that.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Think about that, our oil dependency. We are too dependent on foreign oil, Glenn. And, you know, I think what Barack said the other day really sums it up when he said why don't women need driver's licenses. Why don't women need driver's licenses?

GLENN: I don't know why. I don't think this is going to the issues.

HONKY WHITESVILLE: Women don't need driver's license because there's no road between the bedroom and the kitchen. And I think he had a really good point when he said that.

GLENN: Okay, thank you very much, Honky Whitesville. This is? ?you know what, let me tell you something. Play the audio again. I'm going to give Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt. And I don't mean it sincerely. I can't do it. Look, he went to Columbia and Harvard, all right? He's smarter than you. He's smarter than me. So I can't begin to understand his gigantic brain. But let's give him the benefit of the doubt that he's smarter than making this kind of comment, knowing what he was doing, knowing that he was, you know? ?that it would be taken on the lipstick line. But listen to the crowd. The crowd took it this way, but the crowd is made up of little people. The crowd is just made up of, you know, peasants, farmers, shop owners. You know, people that need to be led. And they were so stupid that they clearly took it that way because listen to the reaction.

Look, you can say a million times, you put lipstick on a pig... I think John McCain even said, you know, Hillary Clinton's healthcare package, you know, you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig. That's not a funny line. That's a line that, you know, may have come out of the medieval period. I mean, it's not something that you hear, you know, "You can put lipstick on a pig..." (laughing). Where is that? Where is that coming from? You've heard that line a million times. It's not a funny line. But listen carefully to the crowd and ask yourself, why are they laughing that hard at this line?

OBAMA: That's not change. That's just calling something the same thing something different.

GLENN: Okay, stop for a second. I just have to point out. I'm sorry, riddled with ADD. What the hell did he just say? Can you imagine if George Bush would have said that line exactly like that? I mean, look at how he was? ?I don't even know what he said there.

OBAMA: That's just calling something the same thing something different.

GLENN: What?

OBAMA: But, you know, you can't? ?you know, you can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig.

GLENN: Uh huh. Uh huh. Okay. Well, let's just put it this way. Barack Obama certainly has the experience to give speeches. He has more experience than Sarah Palin, than John McCain in giving big speeches. He's been giving speeches now for a very long time, but maybe he doesn't have the judgment necessary to give speeches because it doesn't matter. Here's what's going to happen. Republicans are going to say, "Oh, look, he's... and I'm not a Republican, but I'm a conservative and I don't buy it." These people have such double standards every step of the way. They can take apart women, they can take apart anybody. They can say? ?they've got a Klans member in the Senate! Oh, I'm sorry, a former Klans member. You know, pretty much once a Klans member, always a Klans member. They have a former Klans member in the Senate. That's totally fine. But anybody who makes some sort of a comment about a 90 year old man at his birthday party, oh, my gosh, he's a racist. But not the former Klans member. He's totally cool.

These people live in the world of double standard.

Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Robert Francis "Beto" O’Rourke's disgusting and obviously-staged political stunt during a press conference about the Robb Elementary School massacre is just another of the many ways the man is "human trash," Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere agreed on the radio program Thursday.

"Beto is human trash. He is scum. He is the scum of the earth, the lowest form of humanity our society can produce," Stu said in response to a video clip of O'Rourke heckling Gov. Greg Abbott in the middle of an update on the tragic mass killing in Uvalde. "This was obviously staged from the beginning ... clearly planned. Even CBS News pointed it out it was blatantly a staged event. And this guy [O'Rourke], because he wants more power and more money, decided that this event was about him. He wanted to make the [deaths] of 19 children and teachers all about Beto O'Rourke because he is human scum. He is the worst form of life imaginable on this Earth."

Democrats like O'Rourke have been quick to use the tragic deaths of 19 children to advance their own pro-gun law political agendas, particularly "red flag" laws that would empower courts to take guns away from "potentially dangerous" people

"You want a solution? Stop selling AR-15s in the state of Texas. You want a solution? Have universal background checks. We don't have them. You want a solution? Red flag laws or extreme risk protection orders, which stop a shooting before it happens," O'Rourke shouted after being escorted out of the press conference.

Glenn wasn't buying O'Rourke's "righteous indignation," especially as his own resurfaced writings qualify as the "ultimate red flag for any red flag law." As a teen, O'Rourke wrote about hacking, overthrowing the government, and, most disturbingly, murdering children by running over them with his car.

Glenn read an excerpt from a fiction O'Rourke wrote when he was 15 years old:

[O]ne day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.

As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.

"Dangerous, right? Nothing good's going to come of this. According to Reuters, those are the teenage writings of Beto O'Rourke," Glenn said. "The state of Texas should be very aware and not allow [O'Rourke] to buy a gun because of this. This guy, this guy, and his righteous indignation — give it a rest, bud. Give it a rest."

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Texas AG Ken Paxton says gun laws are NOT the answer, urges schools to arm teachers

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In the wake of the unspeakably grievous mass murder at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, many on the left are calling for increased gun control measures, but without specifying exactly what legislation could have prevented the horrifying event. Attorney General Ken Paxton says gun laws are not the answer. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail specific measures he believes could stop similar school atrocities in the future: arming teachers.

Paxton told Glenn that Texas has already put laws in place that allow schools to opt in to training and arming teachers as either a marshal or under the guardian program.

"We passed laws when I was in the Texas Senate, I think it was 2013, that would have helped greatly. There's no way that law enforcement can get to every location as fast as they would need to," Paxton said.

Glenn interjected, "I'll tell you, I went to a school where my son was playing football ... and there were signs all over. 'Beware. Teachers are armed. We take the Second Amendment and the protection of our students seriously.' It was so clear — not doing anything here. That's the way to do it."

"Yes," Paxton agreed. "I think that's the way it should be. I mean, these people [shooters], they know they're safe, at least until law enforcement gets there, to accomplish their goals. And we're going to keep seeing this happen until we decide as a state ... to protect these kids," he added.

"It's ridiculous for the Biden administration to suggest that this kid who decided to violate the murder laws would [think], 'Oh. Wait a minute, there's a gun law. I can't do this. I wouldn't violate gun laws.' It's law-abiding citizens that follow the law," Paxton continued. "Second, we have a fentanyl crisis that the Biden administration has presumably invited and we've had over 100, 000 people that overdosed and died from fentanyl. [...] Why isn't the Biden administration so concerned about the hundred and something thousand people that died from overdoses because they opened up the border and allowed fentanyl to come across?"

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In the wake of the horrific Buffalo shooting, the left-wing media tried to paint all conservatives as subscribers to “replacement theory” — the idea that immigrants are taking over to such an extent that they will destroy white Western civilization. Of course, no serious conservative believes in this ugly, racist, dangerous ideology, but there is a ton of ACTUAL replacement going on, and it has nothing to do with immigration or racism.

What we saw yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, is more dark horrific evidence of the only replacement theory that ultimately matters because it affects everything. We’ve replaced God in society. Glenn argues it’s why gun control is ultimately useless — even though he completely understands our human impulse to DO something. While our culture has replaced God for rot, the Biden White House and Democrats are also working overtime to replace key elements of American political, legal, economic, and cultural life.

BlazeTV host Mark Levin of “LevinTV” tells Glenn why Media Matters' latest hit job on him over his Uvalde coverage is pathetic. “Stop pushing God out of the public square” is not a radical concept to help prevent evil from taking hold in our schools. He also takes on the Democrats’ attempts to destroy the Supreme Court, voting rights, and the separation of powers.

BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey of “Relatable” tells Glenn why she believes the Uvalde shooting reveals how we are failing young men in this country and what we must do to stop the replacement theory that threatens to keep an entire generation from becoming a benefit to society.

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Glenn Beck addressed the incomprehensibly tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on the radio program Wednesday, saying it's time to stop with the politics, from both sides, and focus on healing a nation that is tearing itself apart.

"It pains me to think about the political garbage that has happened in the last 12 hours," Glenn began. "I believe that we are on the verge of losing our nation, and the reason why we're about to lose our nation is the same reason some kid walked into an elementary school and shot and killed people. It's not the guns ... it's our society."

Glenn called the tragedies plaguing our nation' —kids shooting kids, committing suicide, dying from fentanyl, joining gangs, and suffering from depression and loneliness — are symptoms of a greater sickness.

"Where's the value of human life? The hatred that is being poured down our throats, the class division, the racism — make no mistake, it is intentional," he stated. "The best way to destroy a nation is to cut it apart. ... In our society, where are the ethics? What are ethics? It's your truth versus my truth. There is no absolute truth. And in a world where there is no truth, who gets to be God? Well, it depends on which group you're in I guess."

Glenn said America’s underlying problem is "a rotting in our soul" and until we "live in a nation that is willing to even recognize that there is something bigger than the self, and it has nothing to do with government, we'll never fix this problem."

"Let's not make this about Democrats and Republicans. Let's just make this about what the hell is going on because everything in our society is falling apart," he said. "And until you're willing to have that conversation, the rest of it is bullcrap."

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