Washington Is Out of Touch




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Here's the One Thing: Washington fundamentally doesn't understand how the real world works anymore.

I could go on blabbering about it or I could let my friend John Rich explain:

My daddy taught me in this country everyone's the same.


You work hard for your dollar and you never pass the blame,


When it don't go your way.


Now I see all these big shots whining on my evening news,


About how they're losing billions and it's up to me and you


To come running to the rescue.

Well, pardon me if I don't shed a tear.


They're selling make believe and we don't buy that here.

They're playing all these games in Washington: Spending money that they don't have, trashing the dollar and running up debts for our grandkids while telling you to cut back in your own home.

Or they're trying to inspire populist anger against executives from big companies, even though the government says those same companies are too big to fail and need bailouts.

Quite frankly, they're responsible for the mess.

Common sense tells us businessman and lawmakers aren't all bad; unfortunately, those voices are being drowned out, as are yours.

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Does it make you feel small and overwhelmed, because they don't play by the same rules that you do?

We're getting penalized for all the games they're playing above us. In other words, they're shutting us out instead of doing what most of us have been clamoring for: Shutting failing companies down, putting bad guys in jail and letting the people solve the problems.

John?

Cause in the real world they're shuttin' Detroit down,


While the boss man takes his bonus pay and jets on out of town.


D.C.'s bailing out them bankers as the farmers auction ground.


Yeah while they're living up on Wall Street in that New York City town,


Here in the real world they're shuttin' Detroit down.


Here in the real world they're shuttin' Detroit down.

(Lyrics courtesy of John Rich)

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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On Friday, Mercury One hosted the 2022 ProFamily Legislators Conference at The American Journey Experience. Glenn Beck shared this wisdom with legislators from all across our nation. We must be on God’s side.

Winston Marshall assumed that he would be playing banjo with Mumford & Sons well into his 60s, but one tweet — simply recommending Andy Ngo's book — was all it took for the woke mob to attack. At first, Winston apologized, saying he "was certainly open to not understanding the full picture." But after doing some research, not to mention a whole lot of soul-searching, his conscience "really started to bother" him.

On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Winston opened up about the entire scandal, what he discovered in the wake of his cancellation, and why he's decided to put truth over career.

"I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I hadn't been wrong [when] I'd called the author brave," Winston said of Ngo. "Not only was he brave, he'd been attacked by Antifa mobs in Oregon, and he was then attacked again ... he's unquestionably brave. And so my conscience really started to bother me ... I felt like I was in some way excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel, well, then I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing that it doesn't exist," he added.

"Another point, by the way, that I found it very frustrating, was that that left-wing media in this country and in my country don't even talk about [Antifa]. We can all see this footage. We see it online," Winston continued. "But they don't talk about it, and that's part of my, I think, interest initially in tweeting about Andy's book. Because I think people need to see what's going on, and it's a blind spot there. ... CNN and MSNBC, they don't cover it. Biden in his presidential election said it was just 'an idea' that didn't exist. I mean, did he not see the courthouse in Oregon being burnt down?"

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FBI whistleblower Steve Friend exposed the FBI for its handling of the investigation into the January 6 riot — and paid the price. Friend joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to describe the series of events that eventually led him not only to leave the FBI, but to speak out against potential abuses within the department as well. The crux of his story began with cases concerning the January 6, 2021, riot and one arrest warrant that he refused to take part in.


Friend also joined Glenn on his "Targets of Tyranny" special to explain why he believed the January 6 cases were run by Washington, D.C., and how the agency's handling of the "J6" investigations has been so "unusual" that he says he's "never" seen anything even close to this before.

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