Glenn Beck: Double standard


Democratic Congressman Mahoney Fires Mistress

GLENN: I want to play the audio of a Democratic congressman that was firing his mistress. Why does this play a role? Well, it's not going to play a role. Let's be serious. If this was a Republican congressman, it would be everywhere. But here is a Democratic congressman. In fact, a guy who -- do you remember the big scandal with Mark Foley? Remember? Who was accused of writing e-mails to interns in a gay scandal? Nothing ever came of that but it not only -- not only did it lose the seat for congress for the Republicans in Florida but it also was the turning point and the final nail in the coffin for the Republican party. It was "I've had enough of the ethics, I've had enough of the scandal." Remember? This do-nothing congress, they haven't done anything and the world is on fire; why haven't they done anything. Where is the outrage? Where are the specials about broken Washington? Where are those things that happened? Where is the outrage that congress not only has done nothing but they are sleeping with corruption, that the members of congress who are in charge of policing the financial district are the ones, the Democrats are the ones who brought it on. Where is the big reports on Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd? Where's the outrage about how they've done absolutely nothing? Where is the outrage from the media on the partisanship? Where is the outrage on the scandals?

Charlie Rangel, now the replacement of Mark Foley, the guy who ran his campaign on a more moral America. Here he is trying to fire his mistress on the phone.

VOICE: You're fired. Do you hear me? Don't tell me whether it's correct or not.

VOICE: Tell me why else I'm fired.

VOICE: There's no why else.

VOICE: Yeah, there is.

VOICE: No, it's you're fired because I said that you, you know, I'm the judge and the jury, okay? You're fired. Do you hear me? Call what's her name. Today was your last day. If you want to keep on thinking, you know, that I'm not being fair or somehow this is a negotiation, this is not a negotiation, okay? You know, you're not in a position to negotiate with me on this, okay? It's my decision, okay? You work at my pleasure. Do you understand what that means?

VOICE: What does it mean?

VOICE: It means that you work at my pleasure. If you do the job that I think that you should do, you get to keep your job. Whenever I don't feel like you are doing your job, then you lose your job. And guess what? The only person that matters is guess who? Me. Do you understand that? That's the way life really is. This is how it works.

VOICE: You know you are upset about something else.

GLENN: Stop. She is trying to bait him. She is trying to get him to admit to the affair. Now, do you have any idea why she broke up with him? Dan, do you know? Congressman Tim Mahoney, Democrat of Florida whose campaign was a world that is safer and more moral, that's what he promised, a world that is safer and more moral. In fact, his TV campaign ads featured a picture of him with his wife Terry in the line restoring America's values begin at home. Do you know why she was breaking up with him?


DAN: I do not, Glenn. Shockingly I haven't seen much about this story in the news.

GLENN: Oh, you haven't? It's weird. It isn't everywhere? Stu, you've seen this on all the nightly news and everything, right?

STU: Well, I know there's all the reports about how this is going to turn the election against the Democrats for corruption. I know that there's that going on, but --

GLENN: I haven't seen that one.

STU: Well, people -- they are thinking about how to approach it.

GLENN: Okay. Restoring America's values begin at home. How exactly, why is she breaking up? Why does she decide to -- why is she mad at him? Apparently, apparently she told ABC News -- or yeah, ABC News that she sought to break off the affair when she learned that Mahoney was allegedly involved in other extramarital relationships at the same time. When you can't trust the guy who's cheating on his wife with you, who can you trust? He just said, "You work at my pleasure." I don't know if he understood that. It's "Work at my pleasure" or "Work for my pleasure," I'm not sure. But "Work at my pleasure" is I'm sure what he meant. He said, if you do the job that I think you should do, then you keep your job. Whenever I feel like you are not doing your job, then you lose your job. And guess what? The only person that matters is, guess who? Me? You understand that? That's the way life really is. That's how it works. Gosh, that doesn't sound like a Democrat. I wish she had a union she could go to. He said, "You're fired, do you hear me? Don't tell me whether it's correct or not. You're fired." "Tell me why else I'm fired." "There is no why R why else." "You are firing me for other reasons and you are not man enough to say it. So why don't you say it."

Well, why do you think? He is being set up by her. There is no white hat in this. They are both bad. The question is where's the media? By the way, they gave her $61,000 and $60,000 in legal fees. Oh, by the way, you know how the big scandal -- Stu, do you remember Mark Foley. What happened to that one? Because there was a lot of problems in that one, right? There was -- oh, who was it? Wasn't somebody accused of knowing?

STU: Yeah, they were going after the Republican leadership.

GLENN: The Republican leadership.

STU: They should have stopped it because they knew.

GLENN: That's right. The head of the caucus knew and they should have -- and then they should have said something. And then they were looking for connections. It was never proven but they were looking for connections that everybody knew and everybody was going in on it and everybody was just, shhh, keep it quiet until after the election.

Senior dim I can leaders in the house of representatives including representative Rahm Emmanuel, the chair of the Democratic caucus, have been working with Mahoney to keep the matter from hurting his reelection campaign according to the staff of Mahoney. A spokesperson for Emmanuel denies that account but Rahm Emmanuel did confront Mahoney upon hearing a rumor about an affair in 2007 and told him that he was in public life and he had a responsibility to act accordingly. Spokesperson added that it was a private conversation and had nothing to do with Mahoney's reelection prospects.

Well, wait a minute. Why didn't they investigate this? Why didn't they go off on it? Emmanuel's spokesperson said Emmanuel had no other further contacts with Mahoney on the subject and didn't know the woman involved worked on Mahoney's congressional staff until informed by ABC News. He was busy in his office with his mistress working on a safer, more moral world, restoring America's values begins at home, as soon as I get there.

STU: I hadn't heard that part about the leadership potentially helping him. I mean, that is the exact same story. Unless the media is just homophobic because maybe they just are afraid of gay people.

GLENN: No.

STU: This is certainly how it would be spun if it was the other way.

GLENN: No, no, they are not homophobic.

STU: Are you sure because they --

GLENN: Barney Frank, he's got his gay lover or boyfriend or husband, whatever he -- I don't know what he called him, his significant other that was working at Fannie Mae. I want to say it's Freddie because I don't want to say it's Fannie when -- anyway, had his lover working there, was one of the directors that helped push low income housing, helped push for lower standards for mortgages.

STU: The case you seem to be making is that they would just do whatever favor they are parting. That's just -- I know that's not what you mean because that's such a crazy thought in politics.

GLENN: Unless it's too politically incorrect to go after and even ask the question, isn't there a conflict of interest with you on banking committee for oversight and you pushing for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, pushing for more loans and lower standards when your spouse or whatever is a director in that organization, also pushing for lower standards? Isn't there some conflict of interest? Is it a possibility that they are just doing it because it would hurt their side in the media?

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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