Glenn Beck: Lieberman scolded by Dems

GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. So Democrats in the Senate are going to gather and decide how to slap the hand of Joe Lieberman for the ultimate crime of putting his values above the party. "There will be no dissent. Papers, please." You see, Joe Lieberman liked the guy with the R after his name instead of the guy with the D after his name. The party that is inclusive, the party that likes diversity, the party that would just like people to just stop hating people who are different would like to officially hate Joe Lieberman. Some might say this is a little petty, a little childish that they want to punish Joe Lieberman for supporting McCain but actually it's much, much worse than that. Remember, Joe Lieberman didn't leave the Democrats. The Democrats left him. He was their vice presidential nomination, nominee in 2000. He makes a decision to support the Iraq war, as do most other Democrats. His big problem was not making the decision to support the war. It was that he based his decision on principles and not politics. When other Democrats voted for the war, it was popular. When he voted for the war, it was popular but then it became unpopular. So when all the other Democrats saw that the poll ticks below 50%, it became an unjust war to the people who voted for it except for the people like Joe Lieberman, it was still just and legal, it was still based in principles, again what a jerk. So the Democrats decided to support nobody, Ted Le Mon, he is, by the way, still a nobody. He wound up being blown away by Joe Lieberman in the general election and then he had, Joe Lieberman, had the audacity of principles again to support John McCain because he takes Islamic extremism seriously, unlike the other guy with a D after his name. So what should the Democrats do for joltin' Joe Lieberman for the heresy? Well, you can no longer put him on the rack. They are saying that's not good because they are against torture. They don't know what to do. They're like, it's heresy, can we imprison him? Should they strip him of his committee chair? Should they spank him and tell him he was naughty? No, I think a lot of them might enjoy that too much. Should they tell him they don't want him around? "Maybe we can give him a series of wet willys, huh? Come on, guys." It's not exactly what they're doing it. It's how they are doing it. This is Senator Byron Dorgan from Minnesota. Listen carefully.

SENATOR DORGAN: What I think will happen on Tuesday is Senator Lieberman will make a presentation to the caucus and the caucus will by secret ballot decide what we might want to do and, you know, the Joseph friend of mine --

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop, stop. Can you play that again? I'm sorry. A couple of words just jumped out at me. See if I heard it right. Can you play it again, please?

SENATOR DORGAN: What I think will happen on Tuesday is Senator Lieberman will I think make a presentation to the caucus and the caucus will by secret ballot decide what we might want to do.

GLENN: There it is again. I did hear it. They were going to do it by secret ballot. Huh. Secret ballot? That sounds downright unAmerican. Secret ballot? "It's nothing but this Bush and Cheney administration and their secrets. This administration has been too secretive!" They want a secret ballot. Let me just -- hang on just a second. Quoting the story here: Lawmakers will be able to write their vote on a slip of paper, whose papers will be collected and counted and the final tally will be read allowed to the caucus. Lieberman then will be able to know how many of his members stood against him but will not know their identities. Wouldn't know their identities? Why won't he be able to know who voted against him? Why would you need a secret ballot? I mean, you don't think that would cause problems between the other senators and Lieberman afterwards, do you? I mean, if he had a secret ballot, why not? What's the problem with a secret -- you don't suppose that some might vote differently to keep relationships intact, do you? You don't suppose that some of these slimy weasely senators could pressure others, do you? You don't -- you don't think that they are voting secretly so they can avoid all those problems and so much more, do you? Like arm-twisting? That wouldn't happen! Gosh, it's weird. You know what I'm thinking? I'm thinking, where have I heard this secret ballot? Oh, it's like conservatives, the way they feel about those, you know, those card check things that the Democrats are all for, where they want to get rid of the secret ballot, you know, so you could just unionize so people can -- but don't worry. We're talking about congress. The rules never apply to congress like they will apply to you. They're worried that maybe their relationships would go bad. What are you worried about? Some cartoonish-like thug from the union saying, "I think I'm going to break your legs if you don't vote for..." I mean, that's a cartoon. That doesn't happen in unions. When they got power and money at stake, you think they are going to threaten you? Sure, the secret ballot's going to be abolished and the unions can come to your house to record your vote. But it's not like what the hell these senators are going to have to go through if they don't have a secret ballot. They might not be able to sit in their government-sponsored and subsidized lunch rooms. Well, I mean, they could sit there but not pleasantly. Joe Lieberman would know. My goodness.

You know what? What's good for the golden geese in Washington is apparently too good for the lowly ganders outside the beltway yet again. But why should we be surprised? You know, it is amazing to me how the similarities of communism, you know who has control of this country because just as always, it is the communist that says, "Well, I'm different." You know, look, I need that special lane because I'm doing the people's work. I need that secret ballot. You people don't know what you're doing. And they will make all their special favors and their back room deals and they will gather their power and they will gather their money at the expense of you and your freedoms.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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