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).

Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

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