Maher: America, you're stupid




Bill Maher calls Americans stupid on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

GLENN: Let me start with Conan O'Brien last night interviewing Bill Maher. Here's what the conversation turned to with healthcare, and I want you to listen to what he's saying.

MAHER: But yeah, I mean, they are talking about 60 votes. Forget this stuff, 60. We can't get Americans to agree on anything 60%. 60% of people don't believe in evolution in this country. He just needs to drag them to it. Like I just said, they're stupid. Just drag them to this. Get healthcare done.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. Listen to ‑‑ I mean, you've watched The View or you've heard the audio of The View or Conan or any of these shows. When usually you'll have somebody say something like this, you'll have a round of applause. Listen to the audience and their response. This is important for you to understand, not necessarily just what he's saying but what is going on here. Bill Maher, I disagree with almost everything that spills out of this man's mouth but I appreciate the fact that he at least says what he means and means what he says. You know who Bill Maher is. That's a good thing. This is the kind of person that you can actually have an honest conversation with because I mean, he will throw bombs and everything else, but at least you can have an honest conversation because he's not hiding behind some sort of political correctness and some persona that is all warm and fuzzy when indeed he's a mountain lion behind it.

PAT: He's obviously for tyranny, and he's unabashedly so.

GLENN: You don't have to even say that. Look, this is what he's for.

PAT: Well, he's for dragging people against their will to a certain conclusion. That's tyranny.

GLENN: Let's use the proper language. Let's get out of the 1700s. That's not tyranny. That's progressivism. That's what this is. This is why, I'm telling you, it is not a coincidence that I found two years ago the seeds of the progressive movement, and I started reading it saying, no way; it's not a coincidence that you heard the broadcast when I said to you, my daughter came to me and she said she wanted to take Greek history. She wanted to take ancient history. That's what she wanted her major to be in, ancient history. And I said, why ancient history? She said, because everything, Dad, that is about this country, she said everything, when you look at the country, there's just too many bad guys. We've done too many bad things, and I'm sorry, Jon Stewart, here, take out your cash machine; make more money. I wept. Because if my daughter got there living with me in my house, how does the average person survive not growing up and hating this country? And I said to her, I'm going to prove you wrong. But you're going to ‑‑ if you want me to pay for that education, you're going to have to ‑‑ you're going to have to read some of the things that I will show to you. But I'm going to prove you wrong. And the part that she really hated about American history was right around the turn of the century if I'm not mistaken. So I started doing my homework, and I went to her and I said just recently, maybe eight months ago, "You were right. You were right." A year ago I thought Teddy Roosevelt was a good guy. A year ago I didn't know anything about Woodrow

WILSON: Son. A year ago I didn't know anything about the progressives except they were responsible for progressive income tax, they were responsible for prohibition. Why prohibition? Because it's bad for you, and most people are just too stupid. They won't stop drinking. So we will drag them to it. They also dragged 150,000 people who spoke out against the war that were too stupid to understand the benefits of World War I and they dragged those people to prison for speaking out.

PAT: You don't want that to go through a court. You'd get a jury of stupid people who wouldn't come to the proper conclusion. So makes sense really. When you think of it that way.

STU: That's why you have judges to make sure the laws are right, make sure that you can't do ‑‑

GLENN: Well, you don't have ‑‑ they used to call them administrators that make sure they're right. Now they're more, well, I think they're literally called czars.

STU: You can't trust the people to vote in the right thing.

GLENN: You can't trust the companies to do the right thing. You've got to have an administrator or a czar that is over, that oversees all of that. And the next thing is a czar to look at the broken system ‑‑ see if this sounds familiar. This is their belief in the early turn of the century ‑‑ to overlook the system and make the decisions outside of the system. With the best in business and the best in political theory and the best academics and the best community people. You get those people together and they write the laws. It's exactly what's happening now. So when Bill Maher says that, you know, hey, no big deal; people are just too stupid, it's important for you to listen because that is what progressives believe: You are too stupid. It is the exact opposite of what most Americans left and right ‑‑ I shouldn't even say left anymore. Democrat and right. It's not what they believe. They believe in the individual. There are stupid people. What? I don't open my eyes and walk down the street? But you know what? If you believe in evolution, you let the stupid people destroy themselves. No, no, they claim they're there to help everyone. They are not there to help everyone. They are there to control everyone. Look at the cities of Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington, D.C. The progressives have had their hands around the throats of those cities for decades. They have had the city council, they have had the mayors. In Washington D.C. they've even had the federal government telling me exactly what to do. Well, what have those cities turned into? Let's look at Chicago. What has that city turned into? Nothing but wrath and corruption. Because it's not about helping people. It's about using people to gain power, money and influence. That's all it is. That's all it is. They use minorities. They use children. They use emergencies to gain money and power. That's it. And we're doing a good thing because people are just too stupid. But listen to the response of the audience when he says this and then listen to what else he says.

VOICE: You know, with or without them, make the gang of six an offer they can't refuse. This Max Baucus guy, he needs to wake up tomorrow with an intern's head in his bed.

VOICE: Good Lord.

MAHER: I'm serious. I said this months ago and people criticized me. This is where the president needs to be ‑‑

GLENN: Stop, stop. Max Baucus should wake up with an intern's bed in his head. Okay. Now, this is a ‑‑

PAT: Head in his bed.

STU: Head in his bed.

GLENN: Head in his bed?

STU: That doesn't make any sense at all.

GLENN: See what I mean? Look, it was said in on a comedy show. I'm assuming that he meant it comedically.

STU: He would surely give you that break if you said something.

GLENN: Oh, no, he would surely.

STU: Oh, my God, yeah.

GLENN: And if that's what he really believes, I want those people to say it. I want to know who they are. I want to know who they are. But listen to the audience.

Now, do you think I could say that somebody needs to wake up with an intern's head in their bed and nobody would report on that? Do you think there might be somebody with picket signs outside of our broadcast facility?

PAT: No.

GLENN: Of course.

PAT: No, they would be open, they would be inclusive.

GLENN: Do you think they would call me a hate monger? Do you think they would call me a hate monger?

PAT: No, no.

GLENN: If I said that they should just make the gang of six an offer they can't refuse and the people are too stupid and you're going to drag them to it, do you think if I said that that I would be called a fascist?

STU: Of course not. I mean, they would clearly understand that when you said an offer you can't refuse had nothing to do with the mob and tactics and violence, never.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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