Arguing with Idiots - Andrea Mitchell


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


by Glenn Beck

PAT: Did you see that George Soros is not a leftwing guy?

GLENN: Do you have the audio of this?

PAT: This a relief because we've been worried about George Soros

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: being, you know, kind of out there on the leftwing fringe. Not at all.

STU: I was fairly convinced. But hey, ACORN is endorsing Republicans. So who knows.

PAT: That's right. So I mean, the whole world is kind of changing. I think you've said it before. The paradigm is changing.

GLENN: Yeah. So when you have a Republican being endorsed by ACORN which if I were a Republican, I would run from that endorsement. But when the Republicans decide, hey, let's pick this person as a candidate and they are endorsed by the working family parties and also ACORN, then you know you've got a paradigm shift and you pretty much know what you have in the Republican Party. But hey, there is hope. Lindsey Graham is stepping to the stage.

Now, the second thing is Andrea Mitchell on television talking to, who was it?

PAT: Orrin Hatch, Senator Hatch, yeah. He's being picketed, I guess, because of his what was it? It's his support for something or other.

GLENN: And Orrin Hatch is not I mean, is not the guy that you think of as a tiger for, you know, for anything. I mean, you know, God bless Orrin Hatch. He is a very nice man.

PAT: I'm sure he is.

GLENN: And I love him, you know, and he's a good man. However, I mean, he is not exactly the defender of liberty at this point, you know.

PAT: I won't call him like his good close personal friend Ted Kennedy was the liberal lion. I certainly wouldn't call Orrin Hatch the conservative lion.

GLENN: The conservative lion, yes. But he's not anyway, so he's on with Andrea Mitchell, and Andrea Mitchell tears into him. Now listen to this.

HATCH: Now, by the way, moveon.org is an ask your will you say organization. It's funded by George Soros, he is about as leftwing as you can find in this country and they are up to one thing and that is to smear good people and frankly they are not going to smear me without getting kicked in the teeth by me.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. That's the Orrin Hatch that I miss!

STU: That's a lion.

GLENN: There's the conservative lion.

PAT: That's not a teddy bear.

GLENN: That's the Orrin Hatch that I want to see more often.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That guy. Yes, Orrin! Yes!

PAT: Exactly.

GLENN: By the way, did you notice that when the president didn't have a problem with the Chamber of Commerce when they were in the bag for the bailouts, when they were in the bag for the stimulus package. But now that they've come out against healthcare

PAT: They are the worst.

GLENN: They are the worst and need to be destroyed. It's the politics of the past, okay? Wait, wait, wait. You liked them the last two times, but they disagree once and they must be destroyed by the White House. This should tell you exactly what we've been talking about this week. They are this White House does not enjoy your right to free speech. But let me tell you this: I predict the harder the Chamber of Commerce fights against Barack Obama's policies, the more money and the more power they'll gain. And let me make this prediction: The fewer candidates that the Republican Party runs like Lindsey Graham and those endorsed by ACORN or the Working Families Party that actually mean it, the more Republicans sound like Orrin Hatch did here in this little snippet, the more money they'll raise, the better chance they'll have of winning. Call me crazy.

All right. So Orrin Hatch just let Andrea Mitchell have it about George Soros and here's what happened.

MITCHELL: I don't know. I wouldn't characterize George Soros that way. He supports a lot of different groups including the Clinton global initiative. But you're entitled to your opinion on that.

PAT: Awesome.

GLENN: So George Soros is not lefty.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Because he does a lot of great things like the Clinton global initiative. Right?

PAT: That rightwing kookery? He supports that?

STU: That is a that's not a perfect, like, example of how out of touch media people are.

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: You don't think that Clinton you do remember was a Democrat, and he's talking about a global initiative which if I I mean, if I remember right it's all about climate change and all these other leftwing causes and she doesn't even consider that leftwing. What is leftwing? It's the Democratic president's global initiative!

GLENN: Somebody go to Clinton global initiative or whatever it is. Go to that website. Look at their mission statement. Been a while since I've seen it. Just read their goal or objective or mission statement, whatever it is. I mean, and tell me this isn't, this isn't crazy, socialist, leftwing nonsense, no.

STU: Well, first of all it's a dot org. So we know it's nonpartisan. Let's see. Commitments? Or about us? Let's see what "About us" is.

GLENN: I don't remember.

STU: Okay. We've got an "About us."

GLENN: Yeah, try

STU: Accomplishments? Our model?

GLENN: Try "Our model."

STU: Okay. Let's see. The Clinton global initiative is unlike any other organization or event. Rather than directly implementing projects, CGI facilitates cross sector partnerships. That sounds fantastic, cross sector partnerships?

GLENN: Partnerships, I love those!

STU: That in turn create and carry our projects carry out projects of their own choosing. CGI members come from a wide variety of professions. Well, that seems very there's nothing wrong with that.

PAT: That's diverse.

STU: Cultural and religious backgrounds. Wow, that's fantastic. And geographic regions. It crosses all those barriers. Heads of state, corporate and nonprofit executives, academics, media representatives, religious leaders, university students and global citizens join global citizens join with the CGI community to develop unique solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges.

GLENN: Yeah, I can't find it, but there's there is this unbelievable

STU: Yeah, I thought there was a mission statement type of thing.

GLENN: There is a mission statement some place that just talks about I can't find it now. Where it just, I mean, it's all about, you know, global citizenry and how we all just need to be together in one global, one global community.

STU: It is called a global initiative. Here's the things that they have accomplished. Are you ready for these? More than 10 million children have gained access to a better education. That's fantastic. That's not right or left. I mean, unless you're left. Then you say that it's left. But when you want to present it in the middle, then you say it's in the middle.

PAT: Well, you say it's left because the rightwing wants to eat children. The left wants to educate them.

STU: You can't educate an eaten children. Children that have been devoured is impossible to educate.

GLENN: Children that have been educated will say, hey, you shouldn't be eating me.

PAT: Good point.

STU: Good point.

GLENN: Thank you.

STU: The equivalent of 60 million metric tons of CO2 emissions have been

PAT: Really?

STU: The equivalent of that.

GLENN: Now, the equivalent of that. Not that.

PAT: What would that mean, the equivalent?

STU: But whatever it is is equal to that.

GLENN: So they planted a really big tree. That's carbon offset nonsense.

PAT: Yeah, yeah, I love that.

STU: In fact, as you brought that up, more than 33 million acres of forest have been protected or restored.

GLENN: Those are or restored.

STU: One of the two.

GLENN: Wait a minute. Is that like jobs created or saved?

STU: Or saved. Trees that have been created or saved under this plan.

GLENN: Wait. Hang on just a second. Give me the forest thing again.

STU: More than 33 million acres of forest have been protected.

GLENN: Protected.

STU: Or restored.

GLENN: Or restored. To what?

STU: I don't know. Like when International Paper cuts down a paper, you know, a forest to build paper and then they plant the trees, does that count?

STU: They do that anyway. Weyerhauser cuts them down and replants them. Otherwise they don't have paper.

STU: Right. Which is in their best interest to do.

GLENN: Weyerhauser, we're just restoring forests, that's all we do.

STU: You joke, but that's where the carbon offsets go.

GLENN: I know, to people who are already restoring the forest so they can cut it down again!

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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