Glenn Beck: Arguing with Idiots


Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government


by Glenn Beck

GLENN: Well, when your idiot friend says...

PAT: Well, now that Lindsey Graham's said you don't speak for the Republican Party, I guess you'll finally admit you were wrong.

GLENN: No, no. Not even close.

PAT: Of course.

GLENN: The only thing that I was that he was right about was that I don't speak for the Republican Party.

PAT: See?

GLENN: In fact, I'm not even a member of the Republican Party. And the last vote I cast for a senator was for an independent. In addition, if I did have the desire to speak for the Republican Party, my main talking point to advertise what a great leader I could be would be to point out that Lindsey Graham hates me.

PAT: Yeah, that's what I thought.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Because Lindsey said you can't speak for conservatives when you think John McCain would be worse than Barack Obama.

GLENN: Yeah. See, I love this one. The pro amnesty moderate Republican accusing me of not having proper conservative credentials, that's a good one. I mean, Lindsey Graham summed it up best when he said he would be willing to go more than halfway to Barack Obama on Social Security reform.

PAT: Well, what's wrong with having a dialogue?

GLENN: Oh, that's not I'm open, you know, I'm opening the lined of communication, or, I'll move a little, or, I'll listen to his ideas, or, I'll meet him halfway. It's I'll meet him more than halfway. And remember that's his starting point. That's not a compromise. That's suicide. Why even have an opposing party if that's the foundation, you know, that they're standing on, the foundation of Jell O.

PAT: Oh, but you said you didn't want McCain, that the only reason you said you didn't want him is because he's a Teddy Roosevelt Republican. A Teddy Roosevelt Republican is exactly what the party needs.

GLENN: No, a Teddy Roosevelt Republican is exactly what they have, which is why they have a 28% approval rating. Look, John McCain is an American hero, but that doesn't make him good at selecting his heroes. Teddy Roosevelt was a progressive, one of the first with real power in America. The man hated anyone with money, except for him that's a progressive thing and didn't hide it.

PAT: Oh, please. He was a Republican. That's all Republicans care about is money and rich people.

GLENN: That's why you should read Page 215 in Arguing With Idiots. You would know that Roosevelt actually said that he would still fight for, quote, the wealthy man, whomever he may be, for whom I have the greatest contempt, end quote. He went on to say, we grudge no man a fortune in civil life if it's honorably obtained and well used. It's not even enough to say that it should have been gained without doing damage to the community. We should permit it to be gained only as long as the gaining represents a benefit to the community.

PAT: What does that mean?

GLENN: Yeah. In other words, you can have money as long as you earn it and spend it the way I think is best for the community if I'm the guy in charge. Barack Obama would be embarrassed if he got caught saying something like that.

PAT: Oh, you mean how you should be embarrassed when you get caught with your head buried in three pounds of chili cheese fries? Is that what you mean?

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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