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!

Do you know where your water comes from? Renowned historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson gets his water from a well on his family farm. He pumps it himself and he believes that's what more Americans need — to be grounded in physicality and stop taking so much for granted.

Hanson joined Glenn on the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast" to point out that this needs to happen soon because, as he describes in his new article, "The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America," things are getting pretty bleak. The Left is subverting the Constitution more every day. The value of the dollar is dropping. The media has fused with the radical Left. Corporations, Hollywood, Silicon Valley are all working together to increase their power and their wokeness. And academia isn't any better — as a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Hanson has watched for himself the deterioration of constitutional rights on campus. And as a historian, he knows how all of this usually ends — and what we must do to prevent it.

In the clip below, Hanson shares a crucial lesson that woke America has forgotten — but surprisingly enough, President Donald Trump never did. Watch the video clip below or find the full podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts:

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Our police officers are called racists, killers, and murderers even if all the evidence suggests the opposite is true. With the bodycam footage and information we have so far, it looks like the Columbus, Ohio, police officer involved in the shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant "is a hero," Glenn Beck said.

On the radio program, Glenn, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the fatal shooting of the 16-year-old who appeared to be about to stab another girl when the officer shot her. They agreed that the officer arrived at an extremely chaotic scene, and within seconds was able to identify the threat and react. But that hasn't prevented the Left from demonizing him — like LeBron James tweeting the officer's photo and saying "you're next."

Glenn went on to say it's time for the Fraternal Order of Police to stand with its officers and for Columbus police temporarily to walk from the job to show the Left and the media unity for the officer currently under investigation.

"I want you to either call or maybe you tweet today, 'Police we support you. I stand with the police. #Istandwiththepolice.' Our police are under attack," Glenn stated.

"And let me tell you something, police officers, if you are a racist and you're out shooting people, I will be the first to come and say, 'put that guy in prison' ... but the vast majority of police officers are good and competent," he continued. "And they're doing their best. And they're risking their lives for us. I stand with the police!"

"Make sure you let your local police officers know that," Glenn added. "And FOP, I'm telling you, you have to do a strike in some of these cities, and Columbus would be a really good place to do it. ... You have got to send a message to the media and everyone else. One day without police in one of these cities and you see what happens. You don't want the police? You want to 'reimagine' the police? Go ahead! Until the White House stops this nonsense, walk."

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A shocking report from Yahoo News recently exposed a covert operation to track Americans' social media posts for "inflammatory" content — carried out by the U.S. Postal Service.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere broke down what we know about the USPS' surveillance effort, known as the Internet Covert Operations Program (or iCOP), and the role it plays in providing other federal agencies with information on "right-wing leaning" accounts, among other data, and asked: Who exactly authorized the U.S. Postal Service to monitor the internet?

"It was found out yesterday and released in a story by Yahoo News, the United States Postal Service is apparently tracking social media posts as part of a clandestine program, searching for inflammatory messages," Glenn began. "Wait, the Postal Service has a clandestine operation going on?"

Glenn read highlights from the Yahoo report, noting that iCOP has quietly had analysts combing through various social media sites, particularly those considered "right-wing leaning," looking for "inflammatory" postings and then sharing information with other government agencies.

"The Postal Service is now spying on you. But no big deal, right?" Glenn added sarcastically.

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If it feels like the U.S. government is spending money like it's going out of style, it's because it is.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes the TRUE state of our economy that the Biden administration doesn't want you to see. Obama kicked off a spending spree that was continued under the Trump administration, and now President Joe Biden will finally push us over the ledge with the $2.3 TRILLION "infrastructure" deal.

All signs point to a major economic disaster. And the perfect storm is brewing to convert the greenback into a new digital currency. Think Bitcoin, but with CENTRAL bank control, where we could see the end of private savings and private spending and your finances are tracked. Every time our money gets converted, your wallet will take the losses.

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