Glenn Beck: Who's getting Fannie/Freddie $$$??

GLENN: Here's something from November 2005 from Mr. We the People, Barack Obama. "I went to Columbia University and they didn't have affordable housing." You went to Columbia University and you're talking to me about affordable housing. How about affordable education, Barack. "I went to Columbia University and they didn't have enough affordable housing. So I lived in about eight different places during the time that I was there. It's not just good enough that the real estate market is prospering for some, but everybody has to be able to have affordable housing. We've got to make sure that our streets are safe, not just in those areas where the wealthy live but all through the City of New York."

So he was talking about having affordable housing for the real estate market to be able to include everyone. That, my friend, is the business. Chairman and CEO has made affordable housing a priority for Freddie Mac. This is let's see. Freddie Mac will redesign this is the CEO of Freddie Mac: Freddie Mac will redesign an A minus mortgage to lift more families out of the subprime market to create a mortgage product to allow for lower down payments. Growth in business will come from serving previously underserved communities. This is from November 2004. Freddie has seen improved credit performances and declines in single family credit enhanced 90 day delinquencies and total credit losses.

These people intentionally set this up, not for the crash. They intentionally set it up for their own political purposes. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, these are political organizations. Everybody who's anybody in congress has a friend that works at Freddie Mac. It is the golden parachute. You get all of the perks of being able to have, you know, the government benefits, plus you have the private sector bonuses, bonuses that they didn't earn, bonuses that were paid on funny numbers. And when the expectations weren't met, it didn't matter. The bonuses had already been paid. All of them are involved. All of them are involved.

They say, you know, Chris Dodd now is saying that he wants oversight. "Well, where is the oversight? I want more information." You have more information. By the way, the number one contributor to Chris Dodd, the number one contributor from I'm sorry. The number one senator receiving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac money is Chris Dodd. Between '89 and 2008 Chris Dodd got how much, Stu?

STU: I don't have the number in front of me. I can get it for you, though.

GLENN: Do you have the next senator in line by any chance?

STU: Second place?

GLENN: Yeah, who's second place?

STU: Between 1989 and 2008? That's, you know, a 20 year period?

GLENN: Yeah, in the 20 year period. I'm not talking just one year. I'm talking 28 year period, you have Chris Dodd being number one.

STU: Yeah, Dodd is number one on that list, uh huh. And then there's a second place senator as well.

GLENN: But I'm talking about '89 to 2008.

STU: Right, it's not I just want to make sure you want a short period of time.

GLENN: I don't just want a snapshot. I want somebody it's really unreasonable to say, "Oh, well, in that one year, maybe something was going on in that one year. Let's look at the whole number."

STU: Right. Like you don't want the donations from Fannie and Freddie just from say a big speech, a convention in 2004, correct? Because that would be ridiculous. You want to include 15 years before a great speech in 2004 to get the number of who was the number one.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: That would be Barack Obama.

GLENN: Barack Obama, number two. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gave the most to Christopher Dodd, who needs more information, by the way, and the number two was Barack Obama? Wasn't he just in this I mean, didn't he just get into national politics? How did he catch up? How did he

STU: He's hey, he's actually three quarters of the way there. In only three years, he did three quarters of the work. This is the kind of guy we need leading the country. He did three quarters of the amount of work that

GLENN: Christopher Dodd took 30 years to do or 20 years to do. That's not bad.

STU: In three years.

GLENN: In three years, that's fantastic. What was Chris Dodd doing? He was wasting 17 years just sitting around on his hands. We need a guy who can get the job done. Where is John McCain on that list?

STU: John McCain, let me just search for the name here because it's not near the top. Let's see. Oh, here we go. That's let's see. Well, let me just count.

GLENN: Just count.

STU: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen because he was there the whole time because he probably has a lot.

GLENN: Well, he was there longer than Chris Dodd.

STU: He was there the entire (counting). Hold on just one second. I've got to scroll down

GLENN: This is senators?

STU: No, this is all lawmakers, Glenn.

GLENN: Can you just give me a general number? Maybe just like

STU: Talk about, what did you do last night? Did you watch any television?

GLENN: No, I didn't watch any television.

STU: Did you see that new show "Hole in the Wall? It's just where they jump through a hole and it's ridiculous.

GLENN: Did you see Fringe?

STU: I downloaded it on your recommendation.

GLENN: When did you recommend it to me?

STU: I watched it.

GLENN: It's really good. I don't want to wreck it for you.

STU: Somewhere around 70, I'd say.

GLENN: Really? You just stopped counting?

STU: I kind of lost count. But let's just put it it was $21,000.

GLENN: $21,000? And how much did Barack Obama get?

STU: Six times that amount. But he had three whole years to make that. Which is about one seventh of the amount McCain had. So if you think of it that way

GLENN: No, here's the thing that I like about Barack Obama by the way, I saw Joe Biden on TV today. There's two things that I can't take. I can't take well, three things. I can't take John McCain saying "My friends" anymore, can't take it. I can't go through four years of having him say "My friends." I can't take it. The other thing that I can't take John McCain saying, "I understand the economy." I think he's saying that too much. Every time he says that, it makes me think I don't think he does. Have you ever noticed that? "I understand the economy." Okay, then don't tell me about that you understand the economy. Just tell me what's going on, will you? "I understand the economy. I have faith in the American worker." What does that even mean, "I have faith in the American worker"?

Okay. So John McCain was on but then Joe Biden was on. I've never heard anybody use the word "Middle class" more than Joe Biden did. Has anybody noticed this? You watch. Listen to any sound bite from Joe Biden and it will have the word "Middle class" in it. He actually said this today on the Today Show. He said, "You know, the middle class." I mean, I haven't even heard go back and look at the records on John McCain. And I'm thinking, oh, what records should we look up? "Go back and look at the record, John McCain hasn't even used the word "Middle class" during this entire campaign." What? What difference does it make if he's used the word "Middle class?" Full fledged class warfare is coming. I mean, you know, I know we've already been there, but full middle class, just remember that. Stu, just once in a while throw the word middle class into the show or just remind me to say middle class every once in a while.

STU: That's important because you don't want Joe Biden attacking him.

GLENN: Because, you know, he's middle class just like you and me (laughing).

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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