Glenn Beck: Tea Party turns on Graham



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GLENN: 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK. Is the audio good enough to play of this Lindsey Graham?

PAT: I'm not sure. He's really sounds like somebody recorded this on a cellphone and so he's way in the background.

GLENN: Stu, can you get Kevin on the phone? Can you see if you can get Kevin on the line here. Tell me what he's saying here.

PAT: Lindsey Graham is doing, looks like a town hall meeting and people are yelling at him. Because, you know, here's a guy who was pro amnesty.

GLENN: Pro amnesty.

PAT: Voted for Sotomayor.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: He voted for the stimulus package. He's just signed on for the climate change bill. And then he claims, you know, that he's this amazing conservative and, in fact, he called you out last week on the "Well, we're going to have him be a conservative" just because you said what you said on the remember that?

GLENN: Give me this again.

PAT: Remember what he said?

STU: Important distinction here because he did not say conservative.

GLENN: Let's listen to what he says.

PAT: Yeah, because it's

GRAHAM: Frankly I don't want to go down the road of thinking our best days are behind us. We need to act decisively. People are genuinely upset with how much money we're spending up here. But at the end of the day when a person says he represents conservatism

PAT: See?

GRAHAM: And that the country's better off with Barack Obama than John McCain, that sort of ends the debate for me as

PAT: Kind of ends the debate for me when you voted for the stimulus, when you voted for amnesty, when you voted for

GLENN: For Sotomayor.

PAT: For Sotomayor now and when you voted for the climate change bill, that sort of ends it for me.

STU: I thought you were talking about the one with the Republican Party, the voice of the Republican Party which you never claimed that you wanted.

GLENN: No, no. You know what, it's MSNBC and all these others, it's the DNC that wants to make me the voice of the Republican Party because they think that that's, you know, somehow or another, you know, a bad thing for the Republicans. I don't think you can, I don't think you can do more damage to the Republican Party than the Republicans are doing to the Republican Party.

PAT: Yeah, I think he says it at the beginning.

VOICE: Are you saying that Glenn Beck is bad for America?

GRAHAM: No, I'm not saying he's bad for America. You got the freedom to watch him if you choose. He did a pretty good job on ACORN. What I am saying, he doesn't represent the Republican Party.

PAT: Got that right. Yeah, you got that right.

GLENN: And I believe that Lindsey Graham now does represent the Republican Party.

PAT: And that's kind of what the people in this gymnasium are screaming at him.

GLENN: Yes, that is the problem. So what is he do we have any of this audio here?

PAT: We do.

GLENN: Is he running for reelection or is he just trying to run for his life? Do you know?

PAT: Not sure.

STU: Didn't he just get reelected? I'm not sure.

GLENN: I have no idea.

STU: Did he? I'll try to look it up.

GLENN: That's probably why he is trying to get away with this stuff.

(Audio playing)

PAT: You can hear people yelling at him and

(Audio playing)

GLENN: Okay, stop, listen to this.

PAT: So they are going to take this party and move it forward and if you don't like it, you can leave.

GLENN: Go back. What were they shouting afterwards? What was the reaction of the crowd?

PAT: He's going to find people, he's going to find people in Maine, in Delaware and whatever and then people are yelling, then move there.

GLENN: Move there.

PAT: Then move there.

GLENN: And we're going to take this party forward.

PAT: And if you don't like it

GLENN: And if you don't like it, leave, okay? Let me hear the rest, where the crowd says after he says that.

(Audio plays)

GLENN: They already have. Listen to that. See, stop. This is the problem with the Republican Party. They are playing they are Democrat Light. Did you not learn from history and FDR? Lindsey Graham is doing exactly the same thing that the Republicans did well, me, too. Me, too, me, too. Well, if we don't move, they are going to run over us. Me, too, me, too, I can do that; I just won't do as much. What, are you out of your mind, Lindsey Graham? See, this is the thing. Listen to the arrogance. We talk about the arrogance of the Barack Obama administration. Listen to the arrogance of Lindsey Graham: And if you don't like it, you can leave. Well, Lindsey, I think they have. I think they have. He says they're not going to become the party of angry white men. Oh, well, that's not too racist. What do you mean you are not going to be the party of angry white men? Do you know why the white men, white women, black men, black women, Hispanics, doesn't matter, do you know why Americans are angry? Because of attitudes like yours! If you don't like it, you can leave. Excuse me? Who works for who? You work for me, you little weasel. I've been paying your stinkin' salary! I have been paying I'm paying for your pension until the day you die! Are you excuse me? I want to say, "Are you talkin' to me? Are you talkin' to me?"

STU: And when you think about the list that Pat just, you know, went through of all these policies, policy after policy after policy, you have to ask the question, if you are going to be an opposition party of Lindsey Graham, why bother having an opposition party?

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: It's just a pain, it's just a pain to go ahead with it.

GLENN: Right.

STU: Why is the R and the D? It's too many letters.

GLENN: Let's take one in between.

Kevin, Lindsey Graham, could we find a bookstore down

STU: Oh, boy.

GLENN: I'm just sayin'. Maybe in his, in the heart of his state that maybe has a lot of land around it where maybe I could sign some books, go down there and sign some books and maybe exercise my freedom of speech for, like, an hour, about him? Do you think maybe you could see if there's a bookstore that would be interested in hosting us for that event.

The House approved a new aid package for Ukraine of nearly $40 billion, which will increase the total U.S. funding for Ukraine's war efforts to a whopping $58 BILLION since March, if the package passes in the Senate. Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before Congress that the Biden administration is considering diverting resources away from an already-struggling VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) to deal with the border crisis.

"I am not making this up -- this will [make] your head explode," Glenn Beck said in the radio program Thursday. "They are going to divert costs; the Biden administration is taking money from the VA. Now already, our veterans get seconds, and we are [considering] diverting VA funding, and doctors, and nurses, away from our vets and to the migrants at the border, so we can take money that we don't have, $58 billion, and send it to Ukraine. What the hell is wrong with us?"

"Now, some Republican lawmakers are attempting to fight this," he added. "But, most people haven't even heard of this. This is how the atrocities at the border go unchecked. Biden sweeps it all under a rug. The mainstream media covers it up. And, meanwhile, people suffer and die. And in this case, it's not only the people on the border, but it is also our veterans in VA hospitals."

Glenn went on to detail the unreported deadly consequences of Biden’s border policies which have led to enough fentanyl to kill millions of Americans pouring across the border and terrorists having found easy paths into our country.

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Corruption, greed, and death. This is what the Left’s border policy is REALLY about, not the humanitarian effort they claim it is.

On tonight's episode of "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposes the groups benefitting from the border chaos under the Biden administration. A leftist money supply flows to NGOs on the border that are now taking the roles that the government should be filling with immigration and helping immigrants to flood into the U.S. Glenn asks: Why is the U.N. funding the flow of migrants to our border and subverting Congress? Why are former Biden staffers working for “non-profits” that are now getting exclusive, HIGHLY irregular multimillion-dollar border contracts? Worse than that, the consequences of Biden’s border policy have now turned deadly. National Guard members at the border are dying, fentanyl from China pours across the border, and terrorists have found an easy path to enter our country.

Finally, Glenn asks Texas Rep. Chip Roy if it’s time to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas for his negligence that is costing American lives.

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I can no longer relate to the modern pro-choice woman. I don’t want to shout my abortion. I want to pretend it never happened. Up until the SCOTUS leak, I had done a pretty good job of burying my 20-year secret. But the Roe v. Wade information earthquake triggered an eruption. I can no longer pretend to be ambivalent or leave it to blue-check pro-lifers to speak for me. My days of repeating the “safe, legal, and rare” mantra like a good, GenX libertarian feminist are over.

Some pro-abortion activists call their life-ending procedure “self-care,” like they just booked a hot stone massage or a facial at a spa. This is a polite euphemism many women tell themselves – not because we are cold-blooded killers, but because it’s how we survive. We HAVE to lie in order to justify what is actually taking place. Denial is a protective coating, a barrier from the truth. Remember, any woman born after Roe v. Wade has been programmed to believe that abortion is a natural-born right. “It’s legal; therefore it must not be evil. This is a medical procedure. Women do it every day.” Planned Parenthood has a nice way of describing abortion on its website: “A doctor uses a combination of medical tools and a suction device to gently take the pregnancy tissue out of your uterus.” “Gently take the tissue out.” Benign euphemisms that wrap our hearts and minds in a suffocating cocoon. Benign euphemisms to keep us in line.

I was raised in the Bible Belt and to believe that sex before marriage was the gravest of sins. You’d be better off robbing a store by pistol than to be caught fornicating with a boy. And yet I did fornicate with a boy. No boy I’d ever be proud to bring around to my parents. I never gave him the option to talk me out of it. I just demanded he pay half for the procedure and never speak of it again. I told myself it would be easier to survive the hidden shame of the abortion than wear the shame of my sin on my belly for the next nine months.

...the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job.

I took the so-called “easy” way out at six weeks along and swallowed a pill I got from some abortionist who gave me the creeps. He was no medical saint like the one portrayed in “The Cider House Rules,” nobly saving women from coat-hanger abortions. The doctor in my story made a quick buck at the expense of terrified “good girls.” Years later I would learn he kept aborted fetuses in buckets and was under investigation for shady medical practices. I couldn’t leave his clinic fast enough, but at least I wouldn’t have to miss work or skip my college classes. I could finish my degree and still make my parents proud. How convenient. But the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job. Now I had to see a real obstetrician, get an ultrasound, and deal with the aftermath.

This doctor’s office was nicer. It had bright lights and pink walls. Although my doctor was professional, I still felt the quiet judgment in her voice. I refused to look at the image of my tortured fetus on the screen. I knew what it would mean if I did – my feminist career ambitions would lose the battle to my soul if I looked at that baby. The doctor told me the fetus was still viable but likely mentally damaged. The “kinder” thing to do would be to finish the job at an in-clinic abortion. End the fetus’ suffering and end my own self-torture. I woke up from anesthesia to learn the abortion was complete. It’s over so quickly, but the internal conflict hangs. And hangs.

You find weird ways to cope. Not long after, I discovered an abandoned robin’s egg, still perfectly intact. I wrapped it in a sock and carried it with me for over a decade. If I couldn’t do right by my own child, maybe I could keep this unhatched egg safe. Eventually, I had to come to terms with the fact that the bird egg was dead, and I got therapy. He was a good New York psychologist. Secular, liberal, tolerant. He helped me to forgive myself, but I always knew who I really needed to ask for forgiveness …

It’s easy for a young woman with all those stockpiled eggs in her ovaries to be pro-choice. She can toss away the miracle of life like a rotten banana or a bruised apple because it is easily replaced. It wasn’t until I was forced to confront the mortality of my own fertility that I felt the full force of my regret.

But I do not write this letter to achieve redemption or to be the new face of the pro-life movement. You will not see me pleading with women outside an abortion clinic. You will not see me protesting with a cutesy, homemade sign at the March for Life. You will not see me sparring on Twitter, confronting baby-killers with cold, hard facts. For now, you will not even know my name. I suppose this is not very brave, but my story is not complete and God’s work in me is in an active state. Mine is a modest mission: Maybe if I’m honest about my own wounds, I can help other women like me to heal. Maybe I can love the terrified, knocked-up woman in the Bible Belt who believes the best worst lies our society has ever told, better than any conservative talk show host ever could.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound. It’s naive to think we will fix this mess for the unborn overnight and deprogram men and women plugged into 50 years of slick, well-packaged lies. Slavery was legal in the U.S. for over 200 years before we fought a war to end it. And it was another 100 years before we ended state-sanctioned racism.

When it comes to the issue of defending innocent life, I know it’s hard to be patient. This is a clear battle of good vs. evil for many on the right, but you need allies like me – the former “safe, legal, and rare” pro-choicers who are afraid to come out of the shadows. Afraid to become a political prop in the culture wars, but willing to do the quiet missionary work in our back yards.

I hope for the day future progressives look back in horror at today’s progressives fighting to keep abortion on demand. I hope for the day the New York Times publishes the pro-life version of the 1619 Project. Maybe they’ll call it the “1973 Project,” “whose mission is to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of abortion and the contribution of the pro-life movement at the very center of our national narrative.”

Until that day, I want to help these women to be braver than me. To see beyond their impossible tomorrow. If I had allowed someone the chance to help me be brave, I might not have had the same successful career, but I would have a 20-year-old son or daughter in whom to invest this unexplained overflow in my heart.

Dear EV drivers: Think you're safe from soaring gas prices? Think again.

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Diesel fuel prices have surged to record levels, adding to already record-high inflation in the U.S. But most Americans don't drive cars that run on diesel, and many have turned to electric vehicles (EVs) to avoid the ever-increasing pain at the pump. So, how would diesel supply shortages — and the resulting sky-high prices — affect you or your budget?

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck explained why every American should be concerned about the rising cost of diesel.

"Diesel fuel is the fuel that powers the economy," Glenn began. "How does that work? Well, let's start over in China. You want something from China, you have to put it onto a big boat, a slow boat from China, and that's powered by diesel.

"Then, it gets to our docks," he continued. "You know all of those big cranes and everything else that take that crap off of the ship and then put it on the ground? Run by diesel. And then the forklifts that come and pick it up and then bring it over to the train, those run on diesel. And then the train, those engines, they run on diesel. And then the trucks that get it halfway across the country from the train where they're picked up again by the forklifts, run by diesel. Then they're put into another truck, also run by diesel."

"I sure hope all the people bragging about their electric cars as gas prices skyrocket have a backup plan for their food too. Because as diesel prices go crazy, so does the price of EVERYTHING," Glenn posted on Twitter.

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