Glenn Beck: Washington Vampires Out for Blood




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The government is full of vampires who are trying to suck the life-blood out of the economy.

A banking friend told me over the weekend that banks will look to pay the bailout money back as fast as they can.

Yeah, right.

Well, President Obama, Tim Geithner, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers are going after the blood of our businesses — big and small — and absolutely nothing will quench their thirst.

The latest feast is the Obama administration forcing GM's top guy — CEO Rick Wagoner — to step down as a condition of their continued support.

You've got to be kidding me!

I have no allegiance for Rick Wagoner. He could be great, he could be terrible, but isn't this exactly one of the mob tactics I talked about last week?

I'm a proud spokesman for GM on my radio program and I was a client of theirs before they were a client of mine. But I've been very clear all along that my allegiance is to the cars and the people who make them, not the company. I'm not defending GM here as much as I'm defending a free-market economy.

The vampires in government are not only telling companies who they should or shouldn't do business with, setting caps on compensation and using the IRS as a weapon, but now they're also making individual personnel decisions?

Excuse me, but isn't that what the board of directors is for?

The government will claim that this will make companies think twice before taking bailout money, but I think it's just a sign that they won't think twice before sinking their fangs even deeper into the neck of business.

But there's another striking similarity between these vampires and those in the movies: Not one of them has any experience running any actual business and many of them don't have any private sector experience whatsoever. They're either professional politicians or, in the best case (and I use that term very lightly), they're lawyers.

What's another name for lawyers? Hmm. Oh, that's right, bloodsuckers. Have you ever worked at a company run totally by lawyers?

These vampires are not going to be satisfied by just sucking the blood of GM's top guy, the AIG executives or any other business or businessperson.

Their thirst for power and control is unquenchable and there are only two ways for this to end: Either the economy becomes like the walking dead or you drive a stake through the heart of the bloodsuckers.

What do you think? Send your comments to: glennbeck@foxnews.com

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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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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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