Glenn Beck: The Road to Mediocrity

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You've probably heard the phrase: "As goes GM, so goes America." Here is the one thing: If that phrase is still true, brace yourself for mediocrity!

I don't know about you, but when I woke up this morning, I was thinking, "You know what would be great? If government got into the car business."

Well, as luck would have it, when GM files for bankruptcy Monday, America, you're the proud new 70 percent owners of GM. Congratulations!

It only took $20 billion in bailout cash and at least another 50 billion taxpayer dollars, but wait until you see the cars created by the entrepreneurial spirit of the federal government.

Oh, and more exciting news: Your brand new business partners — the ones who will own 20 percent of GM — the United Autoworkers Union. The federal government and a giant union will own 90 percent of GM — there's a recipe for success, huh?

Obama's economic adviser Christina Romer thinks it is too:


CHRISTINA ROMER, CHAIR OF PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS: This is not the bankruptcy where things are liquidated and the firm disappears. This is always just a step toward a healthy company.


Now, some would say, if bankruptcy was the way to go, why didn't we start there, instead of all the bailouts? But just think of the amazing cars the government will produce — especially since they want every car to get 35 miles per gallon.

They don't want you to use too much gas or listen to the hate speech on talk radio. That's going to be one sweet ride: About the size of a golf cart; no radio and it'll be hot-looking because it'll be designed by a committee in Congress.


What are we doing? America did not become great by having government run business. Doing that will only drag us down into — at best — mediocrity.

Henry Ford said, "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." And you might never have heard of Henry Ford if he had given up when his Detroit automobile company failed at the turn of the last century. But he didn't give up and ask for government assistance. He reached inside of himself and produced a car that more than half of all Americans were driving by 1918.

Didn't his success cause a lot of failure? Should the government have bailed out the horse and buggy industry to save all the jobs of the blacksmiths, oats companies and pooper scoopers?

No. They didn't beg for regulation or a bailout.

In fact, the leading manufacturer of horse-drawn vehicles didn't give up or whine about it; he decided that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. William Durant founded a company in Flint, Michigan, that you may have heard of: It's called GM.

Don't buy into the lie that government has to save struggling industries. If they bailed out Durant's horse and buggy company, there would be no GM we're trying to bail out today.

No one is too big to fail — no one. Let capitalism work. If there's a need for some product, there will be an entrepreneur who meets that need.

These struggling industries are failing for a reason. Propping them up and rewarding them for their failure will only leave us with a bunch of crappy companies. Business needs to keep up with the times on their own dime — if they can't cut it, too bad. Let them fail.

America will be better off, in the long run, without the buggy whip — paid for, designed and built with taxpayer dollars.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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