Glenn Beck: McCain goes after Obama hard on the economy


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Remarks By John McCain On Our Financial Markets

GLENN: So what does John McCain say about the economy today? I'm going to give you a little bit of his speech. Listen to this.

SENATOR McCAIN: Two years ago I called for reform of this corruption at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Congress did nothing. The administration did nothing. Senator Obama did nothing and actually profited from the system of abuse and scandal. While Fannie and Freddie were working to keep congress away from their house of cards, Senator Obama was taking their money. He got more, in fact, than any other member of congress except for the Democratic chairman of the committee that oversees them. And while Fannie Mae was betraying the public trust, somehow its former CEO had managed to gain my opponent's trust to the point where Senator Obama actually put him in charge of his vice presidential search. This CEO, Mr. Johnson, walked off with tens of millions of dollars in salary and bonuses. Guess for what. For services rendered to Fannie Mae. Even after authorities discovered accounting improprieties that padded his compensation.

Another CEO for Fannie Mae, Mr. Raines, has been advising Senator Obama on housing policy. This even after Fannie Mae was found to have committed, quote, extensive financial fraud under his leadership. Like Mr. Johnson, Mr. Raines walked away with, guess what, tens of millions of dollars. Senator Obama may be taking their advice and he may be taking their money but I want to tell you in a McCain/Palin administration, there will be no seat for these people at the policy making table. (Applause). They won't even get past the front gate at the White House. (Laughter).

GLENN: Okay. I think we have enough here. Look, this is really important to understand because the failed policies of old are really the failed policies of both parties. In fact, Stu, does he say it? Does John McCain at any time in this speech point out that it's both parties that have done this?

STU: Well, at the beginning he did say that congress did nothing and the administration did nothing.

GLENN: Okay. It is both DNC and GOP that have caused this problem. However, one has been trying to fight this. As much as they say, "Oh, he wants to deregulate," yes, deregulation is good as long as there is the pain at the end. Deregulating and allowing people to fail is a conservative ideal. When it comes to regulation on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, because there was no failure allowed there, two years ago John McCain actually introduced legislation that would put more regulation on these two.

Just some highlights here that you really need to know, and we'll give you more on this here in the coming days, but Barack Obama ranks second among donations from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac among all members of congress since 1989. Remember, in four years Obama has received more money from Fannie and Freddie than any other member of congress in the past two decades except for Chris Dodd, and Chris Dodd has been in federal office since 1975. Obama's only been in office since 1989 I mean since 2005. He's second among donations from Lehman Brothers among all members of congress since 1989. The top executives at Lehman Brothers, or what was Lehman Brothers are bundlers now. These are chief fundraisers for Obama, Ted Janulis and also John Ray. And by the way, one of them was a part of the head of Mortgage Capital at Lehman Brothers. Former CEO Fannie Mae, former Obama advisor Jim Johnson, he's the guy who was there on the committee to help select a vice president. He also said that he received preferential treatment from Countrywide mortgage. Who else got preferential treatment from Countrywide mortgage? Chris Dodd. Again it's the old boy network here. These guys are all buddies. Now you have Frank Raines. Unlike what John McCain that he was involved in some accounting discrepancies, this guy was in an accounting scandal. He cooked the books to the tune of $6.3 billion. You might ask yourself why is he not in jail. Why weren't the hearings done? Because Washington is broken. Because all of these people have their tentacles deep inside of both the Republican and the Democratic parties. There is a difference. John McCain has and you know me. I am not a big supporter of John McCain. I will call them as I see them. But John McCain, while I think he has some problems in the economy, while I don't think he understands earmarks are the least of our problem. These kinds of things are a huge problem and John McCain has understood that. He has been on the record introducing legislation and also fighting for tighter regulation. While he's for less regulation most times on Freddie and Fannie he was for more regulation. But the powers that be didn't want to hear it: Dodd, Barney Frank, they did not want to move down that direction. They fought them tooth and nail up until recently. They were still saying, "Oh, yeah, there's no problem, there's no problem." Now we're bailing people out. We are playing a game here, gang, we have fundamentally changed. What I want to try to express to you is you are not going back to the way we were. This is a Band Aid. You are not going back to the way you were because we have fundamentally changed. It's not just what we have done to devalue our dollar. Our dollar we are printing money. Where's all this money coming from? We're broke, remember? How is it that the Fed can say I need an extra $83 billion and then FDIC says I need another $40 billion and then the banks need money. All this money. Do you remember when we tried to give people a tax rebate? It was 100 what was it, $120 billion? We didn't have the money. We had to go borrow it from China. Do you remember that? We had to borrow $120 billion from China for the tax rebates. Well, we have spent almost a trillion. It is approaching $900 billion in the last few weeks. Where did the money come from? We printed it. That's where the money came from. They made up this money. We have devalued and debased our currency even more.

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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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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