Glenn Beck: GE in bed with Obama


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GLENN: We are crossing into new territory now where government and business are blending into one and that bothers me. It tell you something.

Listen to me. Our founding fathers would be going crazy. They would be printing up leaflets everywhere right now. They would be going crazy. And every single person that is -- that, you know, these people who were against big business, all these people that were, you know, antibusiness, where are you now? Because business is becoming -- and I'm not antibusiness. I love business. Not this. You take my favorite company, you take Fox News. If Fox News merged with the United States, I ain't supporting it. I ain't working there. No way. You don't merge companies with government. Only bad things happen on that.

So now where are these people? Where are the people like Keith Olbermann that would stand up and say, "Wait a minute, guys, we were against, you know, Raytheon, we were against Halliburton" because of all the buddies of Halliburton.

I've got good news and I've got bad news on GE. The GE thing, here they are, they are merging government and business with GE. They've got -- GE, I'm telling you, is going to be bailed out. GE will get all kinds of contracts from the government on green energy and everything else. The CEO of GE has now been appointed, today he's just been appointed as an economic advisor for Barack Obama. That's amazing. The guy who -- the guy who would not -- shareholders are like, "Can we sell NBC? This is really not good." They're like, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope. The guy who put MSNBC and put him into the left category, to the point to where Tim Russert said you're destroying our credibility, this guy is, he's down with Keith Olbermann and everything else. You've been asking why for a very long time, yada, yada, yada. Well, now you know. This guy doesn't need the largest lobbying arm in America. He doesn't need that anymore. He's got the president's ear. "Oh, we've got that green week thing. Don't worry. We're doing another green week. We'll help you on that. These people are just stupid. You're exactly right, we'll help you, President Obama and Al Gore, we'll help you convince everybody. We got another Green Week coming up, and we'll do some more green stories and global warming stories, you know, on the news with Brian Williams.

Brian Williams should be shaking in his boots. Now, here's the good side. GE, Stu, have they taken money yet? Weren't they made into -- weren't they given that loophole like American Express was so they can be a bank? GE, GE Finance or GE Capital, didn't they take some money?

STU: I think they did.

GLENN: I think they did, too.

STU: I know if they get another round they would, I would assume, be --

GLENN: So Jeffrey Immelt would not be able to have those big fat cat salaries?

STU: Right, he would be cut to 500,000.

GLENN: My question is would Keith Olbermann be allowed to have a $7 million salary? Because he's with the people, you know.

STU: Right.

GLENN: He's for the little guy. He's the guy who is, he's in there fighting for you against all of these fat cats that are making so much money. Remember, I never have a problem with people making money. I want you to be as rich as you possibly can. God bless America (singing). Keith Olbermann, now, that's a different story. If GE takes money from the government, will they insist that Keith Olbermann does not make $7 million a year? Just wondering. I'm just wondering if Keith Olbermann would say, "You know what, I'm taking taxpayers' money. This is what socialism is all about, shared sacrifice. I'm just wondering." Yeah?

STU: Wouldn't, because he -- what is the wording on this, the way the bailout thing is worded, either a senior or a top executive, correct?

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: I mean, clearly --

GLENN: Brian Williams is a senior executive. He is -- if I'm not mistaken, he is the editor in chief or the senior producer or whatever it is for the NBC nightly news.

STU: Because I mean, I don't know his exact title and I think this has nothing to do with really your position. Certainly you can't pay a janitor $7 million because they are a janitor. But beyond that, he has bragged on the air forever. He's the one that picked Rachel Maddow. He's the one that got Imus fired. He's the guy. He brags about it all the time.

GLENN: Well, he is clearly a senior advisor to MSNBC.

STU: I want him to make $500,000 so bad.

GLENN: Oh, wouldn't it be great?

STU: You know he -- I mean, I don't watch his show --

GLENN: I think we should campaign for him.

STU: He had to have been supporting the CEO cuts. There's no way he didn't.

GLENN: Stu, Stu, may I give you weekend homework that will make you happy?

STU: Yes, you can.

GLENN: Will you go through all of the tapes that you can get your hands on of anything that Keith Olbermann has said about how these scumbags need to make only $500,000 a year.

STU: Sure, no problem.

GLENN: Bring it to the show on Monday, will you?

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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