Glenn Beck: Enjoy the Silence




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Community organizing is all fun and games until someone starts organizing the community against the community-organized, government-run health care. Then it's time to start breaking some legs!

Here's the One Thing: While the Service Employees International Union members don their "Health Care '09" T-shirts and delivers beat downs to opponents, the tension keeps getting worse and President Obama refuses to say anything helpful.

How about throwing us a bone here, Mr. President? A little "Hey, they have a right to protest too" would be nice — it could help quell the "It's just the GOP AstroTurf mob" stuff.

But Glenn, he shouldn't say anything because it's just fake grassroots people pretending to be angry about socialized health care. It's all orchestrated; they aren't credible like us.

Yes, I know. You are regular people, who've been found on the Internet and in neighborhoods. The other side would never think of running ads on Craigslist or Facebook to buy supporters.

And, who's the real "mob" here? Kenneth Gladney, a 38-year-old conservative, would probably say the SEIU. He was handing out "Don't Tread on Me" flags when he was attacked by a member of SEIU.

I'm sick and tired of the media — and politicians — equating union thugs like these, with regular American citizens who have gathered (most likely) for the first time in their lives to be heard. This isn't a bunch of college kids and hippies being paid to protest. It's regular people who see how government runs things and are terrified at the prospects of government-run health care.

And you know what? Even if this were some conservative anti-healthcare "group," who cares? They don't have less of an opinion than the pro-government-run health care group, do they?

Aren't people on both sides — paid or unpaid, group or individuals — all Americans who have a right to their voice? Besides, what was it Barack Obama's wife said he'd make us do?

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MICHELLE OBAMA: Barack Obama will require you to work... Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.

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So Obama must be tickled pink with all the people "getting involved," right? Well, here's his reaction to the health care protests:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking.

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Oh, that's right. I totally spaced on that part of First Amendment: It only applies to those who agree; it doesn't count if someone disagrees.

Sorry to tell the president this, but we not going to shut up no matter how many SEIU thugs try to intimidate us. America will keep talking and hopefully on both sides. And they'll keep debating. And they'll do it peacefully, because we are not thugs. Thugs on either side should go to jail. But here's what Congressman David Scott said this week:

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REP. DAVID SCOTT, D-GA.: I'm listening to my constituents. These are people who live in the 13th Congressional District, who vote in this district. That's who I've got to respond to. OK? All right. That's everybody with different opinions. So what you've got to understand is, those of you that are here, that came and hijacked this event. This is not a health care event. You've made the choice to come here and take advantage of this meeting that these people in Douglassville worked hard to put together to deal with this road. You chose to come and do it on your own. Not a single one of you had the decency to call my office and set up for a meeting. OK? Then do that. Do that!

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Mr. Congressman, I know you are aware that not everyone has access to a brand-new Gulfstream G5, so it might be tough for the average Joe who makes $129,000 less than you to swing by the office. We hope you understand and accept our offer to instead use a common alternative to private jets: the telephone.

Call your congressman. Call your senator right now. I hope they accept the call. But lawmakers, please know that while we're talking to you, we'll demand some things that are reasonable:

Read the bills you vote on and have the courage to tell us exactly where you stand on this bill

Know we are not going to give up

Know we are not angry mobs

Know that you are a servant of the people and maybe you should act like it

And after you've called Congress, call the White House. Tell them, politely, that you demand the president address whether:

It's un-American to speak out at a town hall

The president (himself) will speak out against the violence from SEIU and ACORN

Americans have a right to be frustrated because things seem to be moving so fast when no one's read the bill

Washington, we're sick of being ridiculed, demeaned and now intimidated.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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