Glenn Beck: Joe the Plumber

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GLENN: By the way, Joe the plumber. Joe, he's from Toledo, Ohio, I believe, isn't he? Joe, if I may recommend, change the name of your business to Joe the plumber, immediately. It should be on trucks and everything. I'll give you a loan in your business. You can't get a loan? I'll give you a loan. I want a nice kickback because you're going to do the best you're going to have the best business ever. "Hi, I'm Joe the plumber. You know, candidates are all up in my face." I think that's fantastic.

STU: Wasn't there like a crappy Kevin Costner movie that just came out where he was like the swing maybe it was called swing vote and he was the one guy I didn't see it but I saw the previews.

GLENN: No, I saw it. Ooh.

STU: You saw it? He was the one guy? Joe the plumber.

GLENN: The Kevin Costner guy was a dope, a scumbag and I think the Joe the plumber, have you heard this the guy speak? He's very, very intelligent.

STU: Yeah, just what I've seen him in a couple of interviews.

GLENN: He should have a reality show because he hasn't said who he's going to vote for.

STU: Oh, you know that's coming.

GLENN: Joe the plumber, I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't have his own show, his own news show. Hi, I'm Joe the plumber and I'm just like you; let me tell you what's going on. And you know what? People would watch it. And then you know what? Probably should.

STU: What a bizarre experience it must be for this guy, though. He's just at a little campaign event, asks an honest question, has a little bit of a conversation with Barack Obama like thousands and thousands of people have all across the country. The next, three days later the debate is focused around his business.

GLENN: It's amazing.

STU: How does that happen?

GLENN: I don't know. You know what, if you are in Toledo and you've ever worked with Joe the plumber, if he's ever come and unclogged your toilet, "He was scraping crap out of my pipes just like last week." I wanted to have Joe the plumber on this morning but Diane Sawyer has locked him up, won't allow him to speak to anyone else until tomorrow morning. So hopefully we'll have Joe the plumber on. I can't I mean, I just, I heard somebody this morning. They were on television and they said, you know, this is what it's all about. This is what politics really is all about, is these politicians, when they bring this these anecdotes of the people they've met, that's when people are really intrigued. I'm like, I don't care. I mean, Joe the plumber thing, because it was organic, because it was Joe asking the question and it was on tape, now I'm interested, you know? Now I'm interested. I've never been has anybody ever really been interested in, "Oh, Sally Muckenfutch's two children, one without eyes, one without hands. And it's Sally Muckenfutch and her handless, eyeless children have had such a hard time in this Bush economy." I mean, have you ever really been interested in those stories? I'm not. I think they share those stories because they don't have anything else the only time that they are ever out in real life is, you know, when they're on a rope line. That's the only time they are in real life. They don't say, "You know what, pull the bus over; I need to get some diapers in Wal Mart." That's why they share those anecdotes because they don't have any real life experience.

I was writing an editorial that, is it going to be posted today? Do we even know when that thing comes out?

STU: It's coming out today, posted now at

GLENN: Oh, is it really? I was writing this banging out this editorial yesterday and it was you know, it's on the economy and, you know, should there be term limits and et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. And, you know, what can we do to fix this problem. And I'm thinking to myself, term limits. You know, I'm for term limits but I'm also against term limits just because, you know, who's going to be running it except the people who are in the government through a job that are going to be, "Oh, yes, hi, newbie, come on in." I think the whole thing should be a draft. I think we should just draft people. "Oh, crap. I've got to show up next week to the White House. I'm the President next week. I hate that. I was just President two years ago!" I think that's what we should do. I think we should start drafting people, not drafting them like, "You, you're going to be good." I mean just like drafting. You get a letter in the mail. Oh it's like jury duty. Wouldn't that be great? Because these people wouldn't get anything done.

STU: That should be the goal of the government, to do nothing.

GLENN: To do nothing, zero.

STU: Because everything they do, they screw it up.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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In a phone call with his constituents, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) unleashed a torrent of criticisms about President Donald Trump, saying he "flirted with white supremacists," "kisses dictators' butts," and "spends like a drunken sailor."

On the radio program Friday, Glenn said he was disappointed in Sen. Sasse for apparently forgetting all of President Trump's accomplishments. Because, in reality, Trump has accomplished a lot more than many presidents before him.

Then, for anyone who may have forgotten President Trump's achievements — or who simply hate the man so much they've ignored them — Glenn listed just some of the many things this president has achieved during his three and a half years in the White House.

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President Trump has given us great judges on the lower court, 3 judges far superior than Roberts and other bogus constitutionalists as SCOTUS and one just may turn out to be another Clarence Thomas. He kicked the ass of ISIS and came home.

He got us out of the disastrous Iran deal, killed their head of terror, boxed them in and is currently collapsing their economy while also brokering a Mid East peace deal that everyone said could never happen. He moved our embassy to Jerusalem despite the state department, something no president has done even though they all promised.

Yes, he met with the North Korean Dictator. I hated that, but I also hated the fact that no other president did anything and North Korea kept gaining power. He has gotten Europe to pay their share of NATO, brought the Arabs and the Jews together, while smashing the choke hold of the PLO, and stood up to the Chinese instead of selling them supercomputers (Clinton), accepting lead poison in dog food (Bush), or loving the CCP and taking millions in dirty money (Obama/Biden).

He also has defended religious liberty unlike any other president at least in the last 100 years, and is a true pro-life advocate that unlike most republicans backs it up with action instead of just talk.

President Trump has also opened doors that the GOP was too wussy to even try to open with Hispanics and Blacks. He again didn't pander. He instead cleared the dead wood and opened pathways up so they could get higher education, create jobs, and not get lost in the prison system.

He also has defended religious liberty... and is a true pro-life advocate.

President Trump also took on an economy that had been beaten down, a people who had been told "you didn't build that" and, in fact, Obama and Biden claimed that the economy was "as good as it would ever get," that we would never create jobs in sectors ever again.

President Trump gave us the lowest unemployment rate since 1969 (the year I celebrated my 5th birthday,) the lowest unemployment for Hispanics & Blacks ever, and the first real growth in pay that I can remember.

President Trump then responded to the largest pandemic in 100 years by doing a couple of things I have never seen a president do:

  1. America's biggest capitalist shuts down the entire economy and knowingly puts his re-election at risk in order to save people.
  2. Closes travel with China and Europe, only to be called “racist," "xenophobic" and accused of stirring hatred. Now everyone says they were for it, but he stood alone and took the heat.

When everyone bashed him because they thought he would seize control and become an authoritarian by telling states what to do, or taking control of companies and telling them what to produce, he simply asked the free market to step to the plate, because he trusts the people of this country to do the right thing. By not taking control, he was called a dictator and a Nazi. Meanwhile he has been blamed for the blood bath created by Gov. Cuomo's nursing home policies. They said 2 million would die, best case scenario 200,000 — if we did everything right. Gee, seems that we are now in the time period they told us would be phase two, it seems as though we seem to have hit that "best case scenario" at this point.

While all of this has gone on, President Trump has fought the lies that were started by Hillary Clinton's team to smear him as a Russian operative. It was enabled by the Obama White House and included the DOJ, CIA, Dept of State, FBI, and DNI. Did I leave anyone out? Oh, yeah we are now getting evidence that members of the Pentagon may have been involved as well. Not to mention the so-called "press" and Congress who did things that would embarrass not only "Frank Underwood" but also Kevin Spacey. He has single handedly exposed the press for who they are and have always been. Because of his tweets, personal style and frankly balls of steel, he has exposed those who truly are: "Enemies of the people." I hated that when he first said it, but it is true. Any person or group that knowingly lies to destroy our president, our Constitution and the free market, are not just enemies of the people, they are enemies of the freedom of all mankind.

As someone who didn't support President Trump at first (and that is putting it mildly) I remain honest enough to judge him on his entire record. He is perhaps the only man in America that can and has stood entirely alone, surrounded by enemies, surrounded by those who took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, who are now actively engaged in destroying it and any elected president who stands in their way.

Personally, I have grown sick and tired of spineless, do nothing, old, corrupt GOP politicians who are either part of the problem or too frightened to stand alone and speak up. The vast majority are all "Sunshine Patriots." History will condemn those who did nothing but complain and whine, while others not only rang the bell, but stood and took the hits, who risked it all and lost money, reputation and perhaps, God forbid, some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to fight the evil that rages so clearly against the light.

100 years from now history will judge all of us. So will our children's children. Most will be forgotten. Those who failed to show up on the battlefield or cower in the trees, will be remembered with shame and disdain. Others like President Trump, I believe will be seen as indispensable.