Glenn Beck: What's the exit strategy?


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GLENN: What is it that we believe in, who are we exactly, and what is our exit strategy? That has to be our mantra. What is our exit strategy and what do we believe in? Representative Grayson now says that Fox and the GOP are enemies of America and freedom. Maxine Waters has an amendment to Consumer Financial Protection Agency legislation that will permit ACORN a role in setting national policy on consumer financial issues. Congressman Nadler has placed a call to ACORN to offer them legal advice. Newt Gingrich is going to run for president in 2012, but he says the guy you should vote for or the woman that you should vote for in New York in that special election we told you last week is the Republican, the one that is running as part of the ‑‑ with an endorsement from the Working Families Party and an endorsement from ACORN that she accepted. And she's not really sure where she stands on the issue of card check for unions. We're at a crossroads. We are at a crossroads, and we have to decide who we are. Here's, I don't know, this idiot that left Fox. What is her name? Do you have any idea, Pat, what this woman's name us?

PAT: You know, I don't think I've even seen her before.

GLENN: I've never seen her before, either, but she was on some other network and she was talking about why she left Fox and here's what she said:

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GLENN: Well, don't let the door hit you on the ass when you leave. I'm going to miss you, I am, whatever your name is. My language is scary. Since when did language become scary? Boy, I put a lot of that language in books. Maybe we should gather all those books together and burn them as well. Because there is language in there. I wouldn't want to scare anyone. Read our founding fathers. You want scary language? Read the founding fathers. We haven't even gotten the scary language yet. But remember it's me. I'm the dangerous one. You're the dangerous one. For speaking the truth, pointing out facts and asking simple questions, that has to be called out. But the fact that there are communist, Maoists, socialists, Marxist antifree market people in and around the United States government who are redesigning our government isn't a concern to anybody. Really? All I'm asking is for somebody, anybody in the White House, the media to respo nd to the facts, the proof that we've shown you over and over and over again. Tell me, tell me that all the people that we have on tape, on video, audio evidence, tell me that they have changed. Tell me that I have falsified the video tapes, the audiotapes or tell me that it's okay for them to be plotting to take over the free market system, to, if I may quote one of them, take the capitalist market apart brick by brick. For the love of heaven stop telling me how dangerous I am and just respond to the real issue. Do we need to review the evidence again? Let's start at the top. Because I'm willing to do it. Let's stick to the issues. Barack Obama during the campaign, do you remember his words to Joe the plumber?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure everybody who is behind you, that they have got a chance at success, too. I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.

GLENN: Was that confined to that one isolated statement? If so, maybe I could understand the mind‑numbing ignorance of the media. "Oh, gee‑whiz, Glenn, it was just one comment made in the heat of the campaign. Let it go." Okay. But unfortunately it started a long time ago, in his own words and in his own voice.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk‑rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereo soul out and the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling constraints.

GLENN: Oh, gosh, Glenn, that was college. Who wasn't a Marxist? I've never been a Marxist. I don't know anybody that's ever been a Marxist. Okay, so he was hanging out with Marxists and structural feminists in college. Who didn't? Again, me. And I don't have any friends that did. But let's fast‑forward to 2001.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn't that radical. It didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it's been interpreted, and Warren court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties, says what the states can't do to you, says what the federal government can't do to you, but it doesn't say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn't shifted. And one of the, I think the tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court‑focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change. And in some ways we still suffer from that.

GLENN: Just answer that question. Just answer that question, just somebody in the media answer that question. Does the man still believe in that? Does his actions show what he believes in? You couple what you just heard with this.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.

GLENN: And you tell me what does the man believe? You know, I have made the case over and over again the strong and unchallenged case. This isn't, this isn't the show that, you know, three years ago we were listening to widely in the middle of America. Now we're listened to. Now the White House is monitoring us. This show is written up in the editorial pages almost every day. I can't even keep up, with the mound of things that are written about this. I can't keep up. With the amount of things that are said about me and this show in Washington, let alone the blogosphere. How is it that the facts remain unchallenged? How many words have been written about me and this show in the last six months and yet the facts that I present are unchallenged? Why is that? I have made an unchallenged case that there were and are communist revolutionaries, socialists, Marxists, people that follow Chairman Mao, people that do not believe in the free market system, people that are radicals that have been appointed by Obama to the executive branch positions in government. I have set up a phone in the Fox s tudio for them to call and correct any falsehood. The phone has never rung. Why? Maybe because the person on the other end of the line who was assigned by Obama and Rahm Emanuel to monitor and smear my program is one of the followers of Mao.

DUNN: But the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point which is you're going to make choices. You are going to challenge. You are going to say why not. You are going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before. But here's the deal. These are your choices. They are no one else's. In 1947 when Mao Zedong was being challenged within his own party on his plan to basically take China over, Chiang Kai‑shek and the Nationalist Chinese held the cities, they had the army, they had the Air Force, they had everything on their side. And people said how can you win? How can you do this? How can you do this? Against all the odds against you. And Mao Zedong said, you know, you fight your war and I'll fight mine.

GLENN: And he did. And it only cost 70 million lives. But let's teach that to a high school class, shall we, Anita? Even when they got rid of Van Jones from the White House on a holiday weekend in the middle of the night on a Sunday, a man who was an admitted communist and shouted spreading the wealth ideology from the rooftops.

VAN JONES: No more broken treaties. No more broken treaties. Give them the wealth. Give them the wealth. Give them the dignity

GLENN: Give them the wealth. Even then the administration never addressed the real issue. How did an avowed communist, Marxist, Maoist get into this administration? How did that happen? They didn't. They swept him aside in the middle of the night and transferred him over to the Center For American Progress with John Podesta. He still plays a role. They haven't addressed the Anita Dunn issue, apart from her lame excuse that she was joking. No rational human being believes that. Once you've heard the tape, did that sound like a joke to you? The weekend, in fact, the day that one communist left this administration because of this show, they appointed yet another individual. This man is the manufacturing czar. This is the guy designing the comeback of America. His name is Ron Bloom. There has been no response since we aired this tape last week, no response from the White House or anyone in any format trying to tell us and explain his bizarre disavowal of the free market system.

BLOOM: Generally speaking we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money because they are convinced that there is a free bunch. We know this is largely about power, that it's an adults‑only, no‑limit game. We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.

GLENN: Okay, I don't believe in that. I do believe in the free market system. America, if your question. Answer your question. Right there, just answer that one question. Do you believe in the free market system? Yes or no? Do you believe that power comes from the end of a gun and generally agree with Chairman Mao, yes or no? There's been no response from Washington. Not a single person in Washington. How is it this program can have an influence of 30 million people every month? 1/10th of the U.S. population and we can't get a response. How is it we have no response on Mark Lloyd, the new FCC diversity czar?

In Venezuela they had an incredible revolution with Chavez. Science czar John Holdren talked to the need to redistribute America's wealth.

HOLDREN: I think ultimately the rate of growth of material consumption is going to have to come down and there's going to have to be a degree of redistribution of how much we consume in terms of energy and material resources in order to leave room for people who are poor to become more prosperous.

GLENN: At this point you have to be trying not to pay attention. There is so much antifree market rhetoric from Obama and his top officials, you either have to be living in a cave in Afghanistan with Bin Laden and not even listening to him. You have to be listening to the goats that are around there and not Osama Bin Laden because Osama Bin Laden has got to be talking about this stuff! Or you are so deeply in love with Obama that you cannot detect a single flaw in him, but there are plenty of those, of course.

VOICE: The feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech, I felt this thrill going up my leg.

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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