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


by Glenn Beck

GLENN: Let me switch gears here and ask am I the only one that didn't know scoring a host city for the Olympic games is to the left, the liberal left in this country the quintessential American patriot's dream? Am I the only one that didn't know that to be like Ben Franklin you have to hope that we get the Olympics? To Barack Obama and his wife Michelle and Oprah and Harry Reid and James Carville, just to name a few, a badminton match held between Chicago's United Center between Romania and Niger followed by the race walking quarterfinals with Sweden, Finland, Botswana and outer Mongolia trying to make the semi final heat in a new Olympic race walking oval built somewhere in the loop that was on land purchased by a friend of Obama would have been almost as rapturous to them as adding a second Bill of Rights. That's how committed these competition minded USA Olympic cheerleaders have always been. They love competition. Who do they think they're fooling? This is yet another unbelievably hypocritical attack on all those who haven't jumped on the hope and change bandwagon. You better get off the damn bandwagon, gang. Now they have even found a way to make the Olympics political.

Last night I damn near snapped. When Harry Reid joined the fray yesterday with this insightful comment.

REID: It's the same minority, Mr. President, this is really hard to comprehend. The same minority who happily pumped one fist which Chicago, when America lost its bid to host the Olympics. They were cheering we saw it on television because we lost the Olympics. But they shake the other fists at those that slander us as unpatriotic.

GLENN: That's amazing. We saw it on television. Gee, Harry, who was doing that on television? I'm not even sure what he was trying to say there, but that might be because I'm still reeling from his announcement that we didn't lose the Olympic bid. We lost the Iraqi war.

REID: This war's lost. The surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence.

GLENN: Now, I realize that Senator Reed has a habit of sticking his foot in his mouth and sounding like a total idiot.

REID: My staff has always said don't say this, but I'm going to say it again because it's so descriptive because it's true. Leader Boehner mentioned that tourists lined up in summer and winter, long lines coming into the capitol. In the summertime, because the high humidity and how hot it gets here, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the capitol.

GLENN: Oh, hate to have riffraff, Harry. And then like Socrates, musing, wondering, asking questions: Gee, what could it be? What is the answer? He mused on the voluntary nature of the mandatory income tax system.

REID: Our system of government is a voluntary tax system.

VOICE: Oh, if you don't want to pay your taxes, you don't have to?

REID: Of course you have to pay your taxes.

VOICE: Well, then government will force you to pay or they will fine you or imprison you, will they not?

REID: We have a voluntary system. The fact of the matter is that if when you pay your taxes see, in many other countries it's not voluntary. For example, in many countries the government makes sure that your employer takes out every penny. Many countries don't file income tax returns.

VOICE: We have withholding here, too, don't we?

GLENN: What a dope. I was also fascinated at the fiery display of Olympic patriotism from the space alien I like to call James Carville who was very, very disgusted that I wasn't all broken up over the president's failed attempt to bring the Olympics to Chicago.

CARVILLE: He's a blatant hypocrite. Here's somebody that sits on his show and weeping about how much he loves America and the 5,000 Year Leap and then he's absolutely giddy when his country doesn't get the Olympics. And this is I'll tell you another thing about Glenn Beck. He wouldn't know the difference between a football bat and a hockey court.

GLENN: I guess I'm not supposed to recall that on the morning of September 11th, 2001, just minutes before he learned of the terror attacks on America, Carville told a group of Washington reporters that he was, quote, hoping for President Bush to fail, telling them, quote, I certainly hope he doesn't succeed. He didn't have a problem with what Rush Limbaugh said, did he? Not James Carville, on September 11th, 2001 saying, I certainly hope the president doesn't succeed. Because that would be hypocritical, wouldn't it, James? Hoping the president doesn't succeed? Or hoping an Olympic bid fails. Gee, James, I don't know. Who's the hypocrite here? The left has piled hypocrisy high lately. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi lately broke down just thinking about all of the mean rhetoric on the healthcare debate.

PELOSI: I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw, I saw this myself in the late Seventies in San Francisco, this kind of rhetoric. It was very frightening and it gave

GLENN: It was very, very frightening. It was very it's got to stop. We've got to stop! We can't be doing these kinds of things. And then she totally excused the incendiary rhetoric spewed by one of her own, Congressman Alan Grayson.

GRAYSON: If you get sick in America, this is what the Republicans want you to do: Die quickly. Apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this Holocaust in America.

GLENN: But she didn't have a problem with that. No, no, that's political speech. The Republicans are causing a Holocaust. No, no, that's fine. That's just political speech. Hey, did somebody say you lie? I'm sorry, Nancy. I'm sorry.

James Carville was right about one thing: I don't know a football bat from a hockey court. If you've listened to this show longer than 15 minutes, you know it. I've never pretended to be otherwise. I'm not into sports. I really don't care about the Olympic games, in any country. Oh, I'm a red blooded American. Sure, I remember when we used to have an enemy. When we used to have the Russians, I used to root for us all the time. Going up against the Russians? You bet. As soon as this country has an Olympic games where we're going up against another enemy, oh, I don't know, like the Washington Senators, you let me know. I'll be there rooting for America. Once the games are on, I want us as the United States to rack up more medals than every other country on Earth combined. But seriously, how many of us TiVo the network coverage of the Romanian synchronized swimming team going for the bronze? My problem with the games potentially coming to Chicago was corruption. I know. It's hard to believe there might be some corruption in Chicago. You'd think all of the corruption was at ACORN and the headquarters of SEIU and New Orleans, but I hear, pray tell, corruption in Chicago? It was also about spending, spending money we don't have. Oh, and a little thing we used to call priorities. Nothing makes sense in this country anymore if you talk to anybody who has any kind of power. It doesn't make sense, especially for the president to be involved like he was. And for all these leftists to suddenly feign some wild patriotic flag waving fervor over the Olympics is just about as disingenuous as it gets, and I think I'm going to vomit on somebody's shoe. Michael Moore, step to the plate. Weren't these the same people who are now just rooting for the competition of the game, to come to Chicago? Aren't these the same people who decided it was too threatening to keep score in little league baseball or soccer? I wonder if Nancy Pelosi remembers all of those horrible feelings, the rhetoric that is shouted from the ball games. Little Billy's feelings might get hurt if he actually had to learn how to handle defeat. If little Billy actually had to learn what was necessary to win next time.

There is a movement sweeping across the nation where in soccer leagues parents aren't even allowed now to cheer in their kids' matches. I'd like to remind them, go to hell. These are the same people who decided that when scores were kept, their little darling could lose every single game they ever played and at the end of the season they would still receive a participation trophy. I'm sorry, but what precious metal is the participation medal in the Olympic games? Will Bulgaria's Stephen Sissyton be awarded a competition medal for finishing 14th in the 100 meter dash? What about poor Stephen Sissyton? No, there are no medals there. But this is who they are. And the lack of pushing our kids, the lack of telling them, "Hey, get off your butt. The lack of telling them that, you know what, sometimes you lose. Teaching them that "every score is always tied, everybody's a winner" has gotten us here. But that's what these progressives do. There are those who insisted on rewarding game balls for everybody after little league baseball games. Not to look for the most valuable player after the game. No, no, no. Instead every player is a valuable player no matter how crappy they are. Bobby, great job. Sure, you're a crappy player, but we'll never say that. You struck out six times today, but you almost fouled one off the third inning. Oh, way to go. Didn't Bobby do great, everybody? Oh, he's fantastic. No! Bobby stinks at baseball! And he will never be good if he doesn't learn what he needs to learn and that is life isn't fair. Sometimes you stink. Sometimes you are not meant to play baseball. Sometimes you are meant to play a different position. Sometimes you are meant to be an artist. Sometimes you might be a garbage man. But whatever it is in life, you can be the best that you can be in your related field. Not everybody has equal talent. Not everyone has equal rewards. There's no such thing as equal score. Even God keeps count. These are the geniuses who realize that red ink was too intimidating on school papers. Oh, my gosh, it's going to hurt their feelings and then they are going to run out and they will play dodge ball? That's so dangerous! Tag! Tag! It could hurt! It could kill! It could maim! And now? Now we're expected to believe that they, they are all about the thrill of victory and the agony of... defeat? What? The human drama of athletic competition. Yeah, that's what they're all about. And if you believe that, I have a football bat to sell you that you can use in your very own hockey court.


 

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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