Healthcare bills passing in the night...

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

by Glenn Beck

PAT: They're conducting this vote tomorrow night 8:00 or 10:00 or whenever they get around to it on a Saturday night. Is it on C‑Span? Are they broadcasting it? Is it out in the light of day? Have they even ‑‑ and as you know, 2,074 pages, nobody none of these guys, or women, have read this bill. But we've heard that's not important anymore, either.

CONYERS: I love these members that get up and say read the bill. What good is reading the bill if it's 1,000 pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill.

PAT: That's one of the most incomprehensible things. I mean, I understand what he's saying. I just can't believe he would say it. And I can't believe how stupid you have to be. He knows what he's doing. He is a lawyer himself, John Conyers. "Read the bill." It's so ridiculous to ask them to read a 1,000 page bill. How ridiculous is it to ask them to read a 2,074 page bill? It's just not going to happen. They have no idea. They have no idea what's in this thing.

And the way in which they are trying to secure votes apparently, there's a good article today says, what does it take to get a wavering senator to vote for healthcare reform? Here's a case study. On Page 432 of the read bill, there's a section increasing federal Medicaid subsidies for, quote, certain states recovering from a major disaster, unquote. This section spends two pages defining which states would qualify saying, among other things, that it would be states that during the preceding seven fiscal years have been declared a major disaster area. Now, there is exactly one indicate that fits that description, and it's Louisiana, surprising ‑‑ surprisingly enough it is Louisiana, the home of moderate Democrat Mary Landrieu who has been playing hard to get on the healthcare bill, and she's undecided on it. So this bill calls for $100 million to her state. They're trying to buy her off. They're trying to ‑‑ with this bizarre, "No, we're just doing ‑‑ no, no, this is for any state that during the preceding seven fiscal years has been declared a major disaster area. That could be any state. If Idaho had that happen, they would get the $100 million as well. " There's one state that fits it. This is an effort to buy off Mary Landrieu. Harry Reid who drafted it can't pass it without the support of Senator Mary Landrieu.

Now, in radio this is called ‑‑ this kind of thing is called payola, and it's illegal. "Hey, if you could, if you could just see your way clear to start playing our new Britney Spears record, why, we could maybe see to it that you and your wife get a trip to Hawaii, hmmm? We'll maybe even throw in a trip for an on‑air contest that you could give away a trip to Hawaii, too. How about it? No? Hmmm. How about $50,000?" It's illegal in radio. Why is this legal in the halls of congress where they're setting the course for our future? It's just, it's incomprehensible to me. So again we have to stand on this and we have to stand on it pretty hard. This is a critical juncture. We've been talking about this for months now. You know how important it is. You know that this sets the stage for the destruction of the U.S. economy. One sixth of the economy will be, will then be under the U.S. Government control.

They're trying to tell you that this is only about healthcare and taking care of people who are dying every day. Oh, they're just, they're dropping dead every day because they don't have healthcare. Dropping dead right now. And just be piled up on sidewalks of the streets of major cities and minor cities all over this country and I just, I'm sick about it. And these Republicans don't care about them. They see it, they see it every day, see people dropping dead from lack of healthcare every day, every minute. They don't do anything about it. We're just trying to fix that. Yeah, that's all they are trying to do. We all know better than that. We all know that we have the greatest healthcare system in the world. Are there problems with it? Yes. The preexisting condition thing that precludes people from ever obtaining health insurance at a reasonable rate or a rate they could ever afford is something we have to address. Fine; do that. Do that. Fix that! You don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. This doesn't, this doesn't make any sense, unless, unless you've got some other motive here and that's to fundamentally transform America.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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