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.

 

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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