The Argument Against Idiots: Colin Powell Endorsement

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The issue:

'Colin Powell Endorsement'

What the liberal whiners say:

'Well, you've tried everything, and nothing has worked. Then when all the chips are down, a 4-star REPUBLICAN GENERAL like Colin Powell comes out and endorses Barack Obama! Sort of kills the last remaining grain of doubt doesn't it? You don't even have the MILITARY now!

'Oh, don't start with the RACE thing! That's got nothing to do with it. The fact is, even the MILITARY is supporting Barack Obama!'

'That doesn't mean Colin Powell's endorsement is about race! I've heard you praise Powell over and over, now, all of a sudden, you can't trust his judgment?'

'That just shows how BAD John McCain is as a candidate for Commander in Chief!'

Your winning, logical, reasoned arguments

1. Kind of leads you to believe it might be about something OTHER than qualifications, doesn't it?

2. Really? The Army Times just polled the military branches. Here's what they found. The Army favors McCain, 68-23%; the Navy-McCain, 69-24; Air Force-McCain, 67-24; the Marines, 75-18; Hispanics in the military-McCain 63-27; whites-McCain 76-18; the military OVERALL-McCain 68-23; now we come to Blacks in the military...hmm...Obama 79-12. Where would I get the impression that RACE just might have something to do with it?

3. Well, I have to wonder about a 4-star general who endorses a candidate that went behind the back of the current Administration in their recent negotiations with Iraq, and tried to undermine and delay a deal to begin a troop draw-down until after the election so that HE would get credit for it. That's playing politics with the troops, and yes, I'd have to question Colin Powell's judgment, getting behind a candidate like that.

4. Obama has also made wild accusations that our troops "air raided villages and killed civilians". I wouldn't think Colin Powell endorse a candidate like that. Or one who has promised deep cuts to our military spending, including missile defense systems and slowing development of future combat systems. I wouldn't think that our generals would want to go into the next war with equipment from several wars ago. But maybe that's just me.

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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Why are we letting criminals out of prison while putting pastors in? Pastor James Coates of Canada's GraceLife Church was recently fined, arrested, and put in maximum security prison for violating lockdown rules.

Rebel News founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to discuss the story. Ezra said he's noticed a trend of government officials "picking on" Christians as "lockdownism" becomes almost a new kind of religion, and warned this might be just the start of more persecution to come.

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