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Worst-Case Scenario No. 3


Glenn Beck on Fox News, Feb 20, 2009.

GLENN: I tell you this because of what happened on Friday's television show. Something that quite frankly if you saw it, I hope you saw the shock on my face. I had Michael Scheuer, and Michael Scheuer was the head of the CIA Bin Laden unit. He was the guy during the Clinton administration who was saying, "Please let's go get Bin Laden, please let's go get him. Really we've got to do something." They didn't. He was the guy who was coordinating getting him in the caves after 9/11. He stayed on with George W. Bush because he said neither side is serious about this. The Republicans and the Democrats. Neither will do the right thing. He told me at one point about the chatter that he heard. I mean, he was there. The cave was there. Bin Laden was in the cave, escaped because the White House wouldn't move fast enough. And that was pretty much the straw that broke the camel's back for Michael Scheuer, guy who I quite honestly hated the first time I spoke to him because I was still in bed with George W. Bush. I was still thinking, "No, no, come on." And I hated him the first time, but I listened to him because I'm the kind of guy that I listen to both sides and I listen to extremes to be able to find out what the truth is, and it's usually some place in the middle. This guy is, he's credible. I had him on. Tim Strong was also on. He was with special forces. He was one of the first guys into Iraq this time around. You know, he's a guy who knows. He is also a guy who has been watching what's called the Bubba effect and that is something happens down at the border, somebody's protecting their land, somebody gets killed or there's drugs or whatever and something happens and normally most people would say, okay, you've got to go get that guy because he killed somebody, or whatever. And the police come in, the FBI or ATF come in and because there's such dissatisfaction and such distrust of our government that the people who normally would stand with the FBI or whatever turn on the FBI and say, "You know what, I don't agree with what he did, but you're part of the problem. So you've got to come through me to get him." And then all hell breaks loose. Well, we've been talking to you about this now for two years. It is something that I sensed in my gut when I went down to Texas over two years ago and I said, "Warning, America," and that's when I really started ringing the bell and I told every senator, every congressman I heard. Every time I would get in touch with them, every time I would speak to them, "Please, you must not injure the American people because something's coming. Something is brewing." Well, now it's brewing overseas and you're already starting to see the riots overseas. The reason why I bring this up is because I got in this morning and Stu said to me, "Glenn, did you see all of the blogs about you left and right from Friday's broadcast." What I said on Friday's broadcast when they told me, when Michael Sauer was on and he said -- you know, I said explain the Bubba effect. And he said people are going to take, you know, into their own hands. And I said, okay, what do we do to stop this. And he said, quite frankly, Mr. Beck, you don't. And I said, excuse me? And he said, "You don't. There are people that feel that, you know, this government has betrayed the American people and you don't. You let that play out." And I said -- I hope I did at least, I know I was thinking it -- "That's crazy. You can't do this." So we're going to pursue that line of thinking on the television show. And Stu said that blogs came after me hard left and right for what we did on Friday. What did they say, Stu?

STU: Well, I mean, you kind of would expect, I suppose, the left wing, you know, attacks which were generally, I would furious and --

GLENN: Well, are they -- you know, I don't read any of this stuff. So I don't know. Were they just coming after me because they were saying, "Oh, well, he's just coming after Obama," et cetera, et cetera? Is that kind of the --

STU: I would say yes. Most of them seemed to think that you just started talking about disenfranchisement in the last four weeks.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Which is interesting because all the research you'd need to look at our, I don't know, free e-mail newsletter for the last two years, I mean, it's a lot of research.

GLENN: I know.

STU: But I mean, anyone who would bother doing any research has known you were talking about that for a long time.

GLENN: Yeah. And I want to make this really extraordinarily clear. I've got a couple of things to say on this, but let me give you this one first and that is this is not a Republican/Democrat thing. It may be, it may have been even worse if John McCain were elected. I don't know. But it is not about Obama, it is not about Bush. It is about both sides. First of all, it was on the left feeling disenfranchised in 2000 with Al Gore and the way that was played. And then the right started playing that as well, and they just started attacking each other and so people just got polarized into their positions and couldn't see logic anymore and then George Bush and the Republicans betrayed the American people that voted and fought for them because they got into this big government, they didn't protect the border, they weren't making common sense as conservatives saw it, and I believe that the Democrats, when they are honest with themselves, when it finally dawns on them, are going to feel the same way about their party as the Republicans feel about theirs right now and that is they don't really stand for anything. So this is not a right/left Republican/Democrat. This is a power/money/corruption thing.

STU: Right. And I think actually if it's more -- it's a better fit actually with the McCain thing because what it started was that your side letting you down and so you feel like even when you win, I have no power. That's really the disenfranchisement you've been talking about. It's like even when the guy I elected gets in office.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: The things we were told was going to happen are still not happening.

GLENN: Yeah, they are taking us to the same destination. It doesn't matter who wins. One's taking us quicker there than the other. I would not give George Bush the power of the PATRIOT Act today, and I would have given it really to Bill Clinton had he asked for it. You've got to remember you most likely don't know because you may not have listened to me for very long, but I'm a guy who fought for Bill Clinton going in and shooting Osama Bin Laden, you know. And as crazy -- you have to -- remember, my job is to bring you messages. My job is to bring you the news as I see it, not anything other than my analysis of the news. That's my job. Okay, I did that in 1999, and the right reared up and, "How dare you. You're just trying to..." when I said there will be bodies and buildings and blood in the streets of New York if you don't get Osama Bin Laden. You've got to listen to this guy and take him at his word. He's bluffing. And the right came after me because the right thought I was trying to defend Bill Clinton. We have got to stop talking about politics and look at the hard truth. Had we gone in in 1999 or 1998 and gotten Osama Bin Laden, the world may have been completely different. We may not have had -- we may have, but we may not have had 9/11.

Now, we can either make this about politics, we can make this about the messenger or we can listen to the message and say, "We don't want this to happen." And anybody who is in the sound of my voice, if you think that I am for you and a civil uprising, you're out of your mind. And let me explain why. If you think you're going to be Thomas Jefferson and the blood of patriots will have to be spilled so it will replenish the tree of liberty, if you think that this is 1776, you're sadly mistaken. This is the French Revolution that would be coming our way, not the American Revolution, and there's a huge difference. One of them ended really badly. One of them ended with a guillotine, one of them ended with really bad people taking charge. It didn't work and here's why. Because in France they had disconnected from God. They didn't -- they were not rooted in God and honor. It was a totally different thing. Benjamin Franklin said, "I don't think we can do this revolution. I don't think we can have it," until he started listening to the people and realizing that the people were honorable, that they were God-centered, that they were not in it for blood, they were not in it for power, they were not in it for their own agenda. They were doing it because they felt that it was the right thing to do, it was right for the freedom of man. You've got another thing coming, jack, if you think the majority is ready for a revolution and is even mentally prepared spiritually to be able to pick sides and know which is right. There are crazy people that are in the Aryan Nation, that are in the 9/11 truthers, that are in -- that are just pure anarchists, there are Marxists, there are foreign countries that would like this land. You are crazy to do anything to destabilize this country, crazy. We must work within the framework. We must be people to get together and sit down and talk. We must vote people out and only vote people in that have some shred of honor and common decency. The world is a very dangerous place and if anybody thinks that I am calling for or wishing for or hoping for, you're out of your mind. I understand what this means. I understand no one wants to hear it. I understand that it puts my job, my life, everything in jeopardy. I get it. But it's not going to stop me from telling you the truth, and the truth is we are headed for rage. And the truth is if anybody acts on that rage, we are in deeper trouble than even I think we're in.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a transgender activist called for a "Supreme Court Assassination Challenge" on Twitter, according to screenshots captured of the now-deleted tweet.

Activist Eli Erlick, a founding member of Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) and creator of the controversial "gender identity" teaching tool for children called the "Gender Unicorn," tweeted and later deleted the disturbing remark on Friday, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) also caught a screenshot of the tweet before it was deleted.

"The unhinged radical left is calling for the assassination of our Supreme Court Justices. That's not the way to disagree with a decision in America. It is unacceptable, and Biden’s DOJ must immediately act," Blackburn responded on Twitter.

Erlich then tried to play off her call to assassinate Supreme Court justices as a hilarious joke only Gen Z and Millennials would understand, apparently not understanding the seriousness of the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just three weeks ago.

Erlick isn't the only Left-winger to make incendiary calls since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. Here are just a few examples:

  • Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called on people to “defy" the Supreme Court.
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called for people to get “into the streets” alongside radical communist leader who wants to 'overthrow' the American system.
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) yelled "F*** Clarence Thomas" on a public stage for all to see and hear.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested that Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh lied to Congress.
  • And of course, "TheView" host Whoopi Goldberg issued a disgusting racist threat toward Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program, BlazeTV hosts Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere took a look at these and other stunning examples of leftist lunacy over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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Many members of the far-left already are calling for a ‘Night of Rage’ after the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the White House has been discussing plans to defy the ruling too. In fact, one idea floated by Biden Administration officials, according to the New York Times, includes providing abortions on military bases. So, will America experience another summer of riots? Are YOUR taxpayer dollars at risk? And what does this mean for deep-blue states? Josh Hammer, legal expert and opinion editor for Newsweek, joins Glenn to discuss what may come next...

Transcript

Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: Josh Hammer, he's the opinion editor of Newsweek. He's the host of the Josh Hammer show. He is really quite brilliant. One of the leading minds in the conservative movement, I think. Josh Hammer joins us now.

To tell us, what did you find in this decision?

JOSH: Glenn, great to be back with you, on such a momentous, and really such an emotional day, honestly. So, you know, look, as you said, this dropped recently. Funny enough, I was in the middle of getting a guest lecture from an organization on the advisory board as to when it drops. So I barely had any time to kind of skim through, let alone guess the concerning dissenting opinions. But it looks like this looks very similar, to the draft opinion that was leaked, by the Politico story, a month and a half ago, in early May. And I think those of us who were praying that the five justices from this leaked draft opinion, would have the fortitude to stiffen their spines against this unprecedented assault. Now knows that our prayers were answered, Glenn. That's really my takeaway right now.

This looks a lot like the leaked opinion. Justice Thomas and Justice Kavanaugh have some reconcurring opinions.

But unbelievable. And really just holding aside the constitutional law stuff for a second hear. Just speaking as pro-lifers, on a day like today, I think we really just need to pause. And I tweeted this out earlier. We need to just be grateful for our half century of pro-life activist forbearers. You know, this -- Glenn, this issue could have gone away after 1973. That was a long time ago. 1973. I mean, this issue could have just gone away. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the pro-life moral activist. Political activist. And, of course, yes. Legal activist. Who fought day in and day out, that makes sure this great injustice stayed front and center of our national, political conscience. And in many days, the culmination of a half century of fighting for truth and justice. But in many ways, it's also a new beginning for the pro-life fight as well, interestingly.

STU: How do you mean a new beginning for the fight? I just it's going to turn, I think we're going to see abortion turn even darker in those states that allow it. Is that -- is that what you're meaning by this?

JOSH: Well, look, for a half century now, Roe vs. Wade, and its project any, specifically, the Planned Parenthood versus Casey case of 1992.

They took away from the states obviously. They arrogated authority away from the states, the ability to attempt to nationally codify one view of the morality of abortion.

It happened to be a profoundly immoral view. So these -- the fight now shifts to the states. And the pro-life activists. And all the 50 states. Especially, obviously in red states. Purple states. I mean, admittedly some blue states like New York and California, probably won't be able to touch them there.

But we have to make sure that our side is well positioned in the state Capitols for every red, purplish, probably even light blue state, to make sure we fight for successful, cogent, and morally consistent pro-life legislation. The state of Oklahoma, actually, just north of Texas. Right where you are now, Glenn. They have been leading on this actually. Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law, a fantastic pro-life bill there in Oklahoma. A few weeks ago. Maybe a month ago or so at this point, that basically just bans abortion straightforward from conception. And there are some -- you know, obviously, likable the mother. So forth. But we really need to start thinking about trying to craft legislation now, at the state level. But to your point, I do fear that the blue states will only double down in their radicalism. Unfortunately within that will only lead to an ever greater divide, in our country, that we have today. But obviously, at the end of the day. We're going to save at the end of the day, millions and millions of unborn children. We are going to save human beings who can grow up to cure cancer, who can win Nobel prices.

I mean, this is just a tremendous win for the human species. I don't know how to say it other than that.

GLENN: I will tell you, I saw the stat, that I think it was last year or the year before. 20 percent of all pregnancies ended in abortion. 20 percent.

JOSH: Wow.

GLENN: That is -- that is a shocking number. And we do have our -- our work cut out for us. Because I -- I think that these states are going to double down. But I think, you know -- God doesn't waste anything. You know, there is no waste with God. Even the -- even the worst things that could possibly happen, turn out to be something good. You know what I mean? You're like, holy cow, how did that just happen.

And I think that evil is going to fully come unmasked. I'm telling you, Josh. I don't know how you feel about this. I think this could be the day of America's Kristallnacht. I can see these pro-life centers being burned to the ground today. They're calling for a night of rage around the country. I think evil is going to show itself. And that will scare the American people, hopefully.

JOSH: You know, I've been thinking about this a lot this week, actually. Because I've been bracing for a new kind of George Floyd summer of love, happening this summer. Coming to a city or suburb near you. Unfortunately, myself. Look, I live in Florida. I know, Glenn, you live in Texas. It is in moments like this, where I do think that where you live matters. And who your mayor is. Who your governor is, matters.

Because law and order and rioting and anarchy is not really a federal issue. It is to a limited extent. June 2020, Tom Cotton wrote this op-ed that was pretty controversial at the time.

I happen to agree with it. Where he said, quote, unquote, send in the troops. And there is some federal legislation from the reconstruction era that would justify that.

But most kind of quelling and quashing of anarchy does happen. Constitutionally speaking, at the state and local level. So at a moment like this, where I fear that you're probably not wrong. I take some solace. That Governor DeSantis is my governor. I think Texans should take some solace, that they are represented by -- by a Republican governor. The legislature there as well. So I -- I fear that you are right. I pray obviously, that no one -- it's hard.

I fear that it's something -- that something bad is happening. At the end of the day, of course. It does not mean that justices cannot do what they are supposed to do. So thank God they did that.

GLENN: So, Josh, have you looked into what the White House has been saying? The White House yesterday. In fact, do we have a clip of -- of this?

What the White House said yesterday, about the guns. And then they were turned to the -- the Scott us ruling, for Roe vs. Wade. Do we have that, please?

JOSH: Will the president accept this decision, even if he disagrees with it?

VOICE: I think it's going to come from the Supreme Court. So it's a decision we certainly are going to respond to. I'll leave it at that. Just like any other Supreme Court decision. Just like the one they did today on guns.

GLENN: So the White House won't say that they're going to accept it.

Which I don't think they will. They're talking now about taking doctors and moving them into places like Oklahoma or Texas, where abortions will be outlawed. And putting doctors on our military bases to perform abortions.

I mean, where does this go, when you have a government, that is in defiance of -- of one branch of the government?

JOSH: So there's a lot to unpack here. So we should start from first principles. The idea of judicial supremacy, and this is a peculiar thing, to say on a day like today, where such a pro-life victory has happened in Italy. But if we're going to be consistent here, the idea of judicial supremacy. The idea that the justices, have the sole and exclusive ability to interpret the Constitution for themselves. And no other Constitutional actor, in article one or article two, let alone the state. Has the ability to tentatively interpret it. That is erroneous. In fact, actually it was really Abraham Lincoln actually, who in the Dred Scott case, famously opposed judicial supremacy and flouted the Dred Scott ruling, at least as it pertains to everybody other than Dred Scott himself. I have actually argued, a former legal scholarship, in a law review article actually, that the Laconian view of how each branch of government should interpret the Constitution for itself, is correct.

Having said that. Having said that, there is a thing called prudence. And there is a thing called comedy. And in a moment like today, when it really does look like -- and I agree with you, that we are now bracing for riots through the streets. When the political rhetoric is at DEFCON one. When people are trying to assassinate Supreme Court justices. I think it would be -- at its bare minimum, a profoundly imprudent act. For the Biden administration, to try to undermine this ruling.

Now, what they might do, is they might try to kind of issue some kind of executive orders, or issue some regulations, that might try to kind of undermine it, at the edges here. But at the end of the day, the idea that this returns to the state. There's not really a whole lot they can do about that. Basically, at this point, throughout the country. Kentucky within West Virginia. Kansas. Whatever. If they want to go ahead and ban abortion, what can the Biden administration literally do about that? I mean, short of sending in the National Guard, to protect Planned Parenthood, if the state legislature of Kentucky goes ahead and bans it. There's not a whole lot they can do. And it's very difficult to envision a world, in which the Biden administration literally sends in troops to red states, to protect Planned Parenthood, if that state legislature goes ahead and bans it. So for practically speaking. This is a lot of tough talk and rhetoric. Obviously the campaign here in 2022. There's not really a whole lot that practically speaking, they can do to actually prevent red and purple states from enacting pro-life legislation.

GLENN: I'm glad to -- I'm glad to hear that. I know that they have been working on things. I mean, he has said, you know, there's executive orders, that I can employ. There are things that I can do. He's talked about a national public health emergency. Which I think is just -- is crazy. But I would hope, that the president would come out and say, we strongly disagree with this. And you're right. The court is not the end all. But the court did not end abortion. It just said, the people should decide. I think that's the best kind of court ruling, on any of it. The people should decide what this is. And send it back to the states. Josh, I thank you very much. Appreciate your time. Was there -- there was another ruling, that came out today. Was it important?

JOSH: Oh, no. In comparison to this. A total nothing burger. A 5-4 decision on Medicare reimbursement related. So nothing, honestly.

GLENN: Great. Thank you very much. Appreciate it, Josh. Josh Hammer, opinion editor for Newsweek. And the host of the Josh Hammer show.

GLENN: There are two things trending on twitter right now.

Number one is praise God.

Number two trend is Night of Rage.

Good verses evil.

Build up or tear down.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

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We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.