Glenn Beck: Barney Frank passes the buck

GLENN: Maybe I'm wrong, but why is it we're listening to the same people who told us there wasn't a problem? Why is it we're listening to the same people who designed the crash? Why are we now telling -- listening to them and giving them credibility? Why are we listening to Barney Frank? Do you know who helped write that speech yesterday for Barack Obama? Chris Dodd and Barney Frank. Why would we listen to these people when they were the ones who told us Barney Frank said last summer, "Oh, let me tell you something about CitiBank -- not CitiBank, Freddie and Fannie, they're fantastic. There's no problems. Why is everybody trying to talk Freddie and Fannie down?" Because it's the truth. And now he's saying, "Oh, this is going to work," except when he's on ABC.

Do you happen to have the clip of him saying, from ABC Good Morning America? Do you have the whole clip or have you had it isolated? Yeah, okay, listen to this from Barney Frank.

FRANK: As a result of having bought a lot of bad stuff, people wouldn't buy good stuff. The Bush administration came to us and said if you don't give us $700 billion right away, there will be a collapse. Now, we have a problem because the initiative is with the administration. But it hasn't been $700 billion. We did vote the authorization, but we said that after they spent the first half, they were going to have to notify congress before they could spend the second half. We are sufficiently dissatisfied with what the Bush administration did with the first half. Now, that second 350 is frozen and is not being spent until we come to some agreements with the Obama administration about how to spend it.

VOICE: Mr. Chairman, your title is chairman of the house financial committee. I mean, certainly this isn't just about you looking to the administration. You have a role in this, also. You approved the TARP plan, you approved the spending. And the question is where is the accountability? Do you know where that money went?

FRANK: I'm trying to frame that. No, in part we don't need it. First of all, and this is not just the technical things such as stressing the title. It's the financial services committee. I say that because everything, Senate finance committee, they focus on taxes. Yes, we know in part where it went. We are unhappy with that. We set up a mechanism to monitor it and because we are unhappy with it, we have frozen the second half of it.

GLENN: Stop for a second because I've got to come back. We're going to take a break and I've got to come back. You have to hear the rest of it. This guy has had no -- "What? It's not my fault. It's Bush's fault." Bush told him it was in trouble and they were only doing what Bush told him to do. Where is the accountability? Why are we still listening to these people?

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GLENN: So Barney Frank, and let me just play a little bit of the Barney Frank interview there on ABC television.

FRANK: We are sufficiently dissatisfied with what the Bush administration did with the first half. But that second 350 is being frozen and is not being spent until we come to some agreements with the Obama administration about how to spend it.

VOICE: Mr. Chairman, your title is chairman of the house financial committee. I mean, certainly this isn't just about you looking to the administration. You have a role in this, also.

FRANK: Technically --

VOICE: You approved the TARP plan, you approved this spending and the question is where is the accountability. Do you know where that money went

FRANK: I'm trying to understand that. No, we don't need it and this is not just a technical thing since you are stressing the title.

GLENN: What does that have to do with anything?

FRANK: We set up a mechanism to monitor it and because we are unhappy with it, we have frozen the second half of it.

VOICE: But just think of that as the --

FRANK: I'm sorry. If you keep interrupting, we can't have a coherent conversation. These are not subjects that can be answered in 18 seconds. You asked me what happened, I told you. They spent the $350 differently than what they told us. We expected them to spend a lot on diminishing foreclosures. They refuse to do that. As a result we have frozen the second half and we won't unfreeze it until we get an agreement, and I think we will because we have a different and I think more flexible administration.

VOICE: Let me ask you a little bit more different question. You said we have two different crises.

GLENN: Stop for a second. This is what Barney Frank is saying: Don't look at me. Don't look at me. That's the problem here. Do you know that the SEC was alerted on Madoff? Eight times. In fact, in the end one person went to and actually met with the SEC, the head person here in New York, and said, "Please listen to me, this is not right. Something's wrong. I have nothing to gain, I have nothing to lose here. I am only as a concerned citizen. This is not right. I've done my homework." The SEC did nothing. This is not a failure of capitalism. This isn't a failure of the administration. This is a failure of government.

 

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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