Glenn Beck: Couric healthcare poem

Katie Couric healthcare rhyme

GLENN: The CBS Evening News.

PAT: CBS Evening News, here's how she wrapped up.

GLENN: Katie Couric healthcare poem.

COURIC: Just weeks before Christmas and what do you know, Senate Democrats are once again praying for snow. They want 60 votes to start the debate but they're back to square one and they just have to wait, wait for Blue Dogs like Nelson and Lincoln who say a public option would mean the economy sinking. Wait for Joe Lieberman who says it won't pass and hope Mary Landrieu can change her mind fast. The Republican votes right now total zero, but a trigger could make one woman a hero. The moderates from the land way up north could save Harry Reid's Christmas with a deal she brought forth, urging government plans for when private ones fail. To think, both sides happy? Can both sides prevail? At this point no compromise arrives within sight. That means after Thanksgiving, it's on with the fight. Enjoy your turkey and know we'll be here to help make this tough topic just a little more clear.

PAT: Clear.

COURIC: And that's a page from my notebook. I'm Katie Couric, CBS news.

GLENN: Views, CBS views?

STU: Yeah, I thought that was coming next.

PAT: Just like Red Rover, Red Rover, Katie Couric's career is over.

GLENN: What, how is that journalism? How is that journalism?

STU: I mean, she's just trying to be cutesy there.

GLENN: Stop with the cutesy. I'm going to vomit all over my shoes.

STU: That's not a good decision.

PAT: That's decision.

STU: There are many decisions to make with a newscast. That's one of the horrible ones.

GLENN: They have to wait, oh, yeah, they have to wait. Even though the Republicans have zero votes, they have to wait   

PAT: For somebody to be a hero.

GLENN: For somebody to be a hero.

PAT: Now, that was on the same day, I believe, that the Rasmussen poll showed 38% support for this disaster.

GLENN: It's down farther he than that. And you know what? I just   where do I have this?

PAT: Fox News has it 56 35. Rasmussen has it 56 38, against. So   

STU: Yeah, that's   especially when you start talking about specifics.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

STU: I mean, you start talking about any cost increase, that number goes even more in the tank.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Try this on for size. Look who supports and does not oppose the plan. Over 65, 32% support. 50 to 64, 41% support. 30 to 49, 28% support. Under 30, 25% support.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: That's Gallup.

PAT: That's why they are trying to jam this thing through right now.

GLENN: It is falling.

PAT: They know there's no support for it.

GLENN: The highest number of supporters is 50 64. Everyone else is   over 65 is 32%. Under 49, 28%. And under 30, 25%. That is the core of the Obama supporters. Under 30.

PAT: They don't want to pay for other people's healthcare their whole lives.

GLENN: They know.

PAT: They don't want to.

STU: They are the ones making the choice not to get it in general because they don't want to.

PAT: It's not important to them.

GLENN: This is going to, this is going to be   this is an albatross. This   you know, I was going to do a monologue tonight on television but we decided to change at the last minute because there's something else that's unbelievable that has just happened, but we'll get to it. It is the exit strategy. This guy's   these numbers, Hillary Clinton, Clinton Care or Hillary Care was at 36% approval. This is Gallup. They don't have one, what, 50 64 is 41% approval rating. Everybody else, 32%, 28%, and 25%.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: So this is how badly this is doing. Compare that to Hillary Care. Hillary Care was a joke. She couldn't even   they didn't want you to call it Obama care because they didn't want it to appear like Hillary Care. Obama care is more toxic. How do you pass this? Then start collecting the money and then not give any of the benefits until 2014?

PAT: For four years.

STU: Because you are trying to hide obviously this   

GLENN: But how do you   my question is your poll numbers are this low.

PAT: People are going to be so angry.

GLENN: You are going to be taking the money from them, not giving them any benefits. You are spending another stimulus package without creating any more jobs. This lie cannot continue this long. You gave the   you gave rebates, tax refunds. Come April everybody is going to understand that millions of people, that we're giving those low income tax refunds where they sent you a check, they're going to demand tax dollars back. They told you to go out and spend it. Well, many people did. Now you have to pay taxes on that refund.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Just a matter, I mean, if we had a competent media that covered this and was critical, and occasionally we see scattered showers of it. But if that happened all the time, there would be no way he would have a 40   he would be celebrating a 45% approval rating.

PAT: He has the cover of the press and yet he's still down to 48% approval rating.

GLENN: Listen   

PAT: If the press was against him the way it was against Bush, it would be in the 30s.

GLENN: Anybody that understands politics knows when you get down to, what is it, 44 or 42% approval rating, you don't go back up without a major event. You don't recover from that. You don't get your healthcare stuff, you don't get anything passed. You are a lame duck under 42%. And you don't go back generally speaking, you don't go back up. So when you approach 42%, that's then the advisors say triangulate. And you know the reality that we tried to preach every day. If you're a strategist and you say, Mr. President, do you want to have any kind of power twelve months from now. You've got to triangulate a little bit. You've got to be able to retain some of your power. Your political people are saying that right now, but apparently that's not a message that he's either hearing or he cares. So he's either, he's either just going to flame out here or he's got a different strategy. He doesn't have to worry about the politics because there's he's going to play the emergency in a different way. What is the end game? Because I'm trying to understand it in the traditional sense. It doesn't work. You triangulate at this point. You cut. You stop doing the same thing you're doing. They're not. So what is the end game scenario? Are you so arrogant   which is a possibility   so arrogant and so blind to the American people that you just think you can get away with this forever; or, do you not care because you are fundamentally transforming the power structure of America. You're going to have to decide, but it's not your typical, "Oh, we're going down in the polls; we'll triangulate to win."

Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

Watch the video below to hear more from Jason Whitlock:

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

Watch the video below to catch the conversation:

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