Glenn Beck: The 'Prison Plan' Marches On




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The "Prison Plan" marches on! That's what I'm calling President Obama's health care plan because apparently, that's where it was born: in prison.

On Monday night, I showed you the convicted felon who was welcomed with open arms at the White House state dinner. While everyone was watching the reality TV dopes, no one seemed to notice the presence of Robert Creamer.

And the media, who fell asleep on the job — well, all except Andrew Breitbart from BigGovernment.com and Cliff Kincaid from Accuracy in Media — the rest of the media woke up today outraged at the news.

Reports were everywhere! The White House scrambled. Questions were flying: How could this happen? Who's to blame? How did he get into the White House? What is it with this prison campaign? Yes, that's in the America we used to know — where things mattered.

OK, none of that happened because we are now living in a world where Tiger Woods' mother-in-law going to the hospital is much more important than a convicted felon dining with the president and creating the blueprint to get health care reform done.

We should get this guy a contract with Nike! Well, that won't work: No one is covering him.

No one in the media seems to care that, at the time of the biggest banking crisis in recent history, a felon who went to prison for banking fraud is about to affect one-sixth of the economy.

They had a similar reaction when we first brought up Van Jones; the media only turned on him when it was revealed he was a 9/11 Truther. Radical communist? That's apparently OK.

And it looks like convicted-felon-providing-the-blueprint-for-the-government-overseeing-40-percent-of-our-economy is OK, because no one is reporting on it. Well, almost no one. The lefty bloggers are all upset that I dare call out this crusader for social justice.

Creamer was convicted after being involved in a "check-kiting" scheme. Basically, that's fraud. Creamer conned banks out of over $2 million and yet, the left has stood by (and continues to stand by) him. His well-connected wife, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky — you remember her, right? She's the one who famously said this about government-run health care:

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REP. JAN SCHAKOWSKY, D-ILL.: A public option will put the private insurance industry out of business and lead to single-payer.

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My single-payer friends, he was right. The man was right.

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Well, she rallied the big guns for her man when he was in trouble. Creamer received some 200 letters of support during his trial. From luminaries such as Sen. Dick Durbin, Carol Browner, Jesse Jackson and top Obama adviser David Axelrod.

Creamer was so well-connected in Democratic circles that even the judge in the case was considered recusing himself because he was a former Democratic state representative whose son-in-law had worked with Creamer.

He didn't — only in Chicago. Is anyone in Chicago not corrupt? I hate to go back to "The Untouchables," but it seems to be right on the money:

(BEGIN 'THE UNTOUCHABLES' VIDEO CLIP)

ANTHONY MOCKUS SR. AS JUDGE: Bailiff, I want you to switch the juries.

WILL ZAHRN AS DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Your Honor, I object!

JUDGE: Overruled.

CLIFTON JAMES AS DISTRICT ATTORNEY: What did you tell him?

KEVIN COSTNER AS ELIOT NESS: I told him his name was in the ledger too.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

The normal sentence for a similar crime is 30-37 months. Creamer did about half that and 11 months of it was on house arrest. And he was allowed to commute to work. And now he's getting the lifetime achievement award for progressives.

How could this happen? Simple: The ends justify the means. Creamer apologized for his conduct, but claimed just to be overzealous while working for a good cause. The cause?

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ROBERT CREAMER: For the rest of my life I will continue to do whatever I can to work for social and economic justice.

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"Social and Economic justice": Those are the magic "get out of jail free or early" cards in the progressive world. You could kill cops and murder convenient store clerks — but if you talk economic justice or write kids books while in prison, you'll have a gaggle of progressives (like Van Jones) lining up to support you.

Creamer claimed he was just so passionate about his "goal" it caused him to break the law to "keep the group" afloat. His attorney practically sainted Creamer in the sentencing memo, saying: "Robert Creamer is an extraordinary individual. He is a remarkably selfless and passionate advocate for the public interest. Moreover, at all times, he eschewed the pursuit of personal wealth, deciding instead to utilize his extraordinary vision and experience to improve the lives and opportunities of countless Americans."

At all times? All, you mean, except for those years and years where Creamer used $2.3 million in fraudulently obtained funds to pay for his six figure salary and stay in his five-bedroom home. Uh, if you were so "selfless" and for the "public interest," wouldn't you work for a little cheaper than $100,000 a year?

And, by the way, I'm sure a tea party member would get the same break in the media and outpouring of support if they were defrauding banks to pay their own six-figure salary "for the cause."

But, if you are a powerful lobbyist, who has worked for the George Soros-funded Open Society Policy Center — like Creamer is — then the rules are a little bit different.

He still went to prison, but used the reduced stint to write a book that is now considered, in progressive circles, as a blueprint for achieving the progressive agenda.

Top Obama economic adviser David Axelrod called Creamer's book a "blueprint" for future progressive victories. Is the administration following the blueprint? I showed you these goals last night — do you think they are following them?

• Create a national consensus that health care is a right

• Create a national consensus that the health care system is in crisis

• Convince political leaders that they owe their elections to the groundswell of support for universal health care face peril if they fail to deliver on health care in 2009

• Need not agree in advance on the components of the plan, but foster a process that can ultimately yield consensus

• Focus especially on the mobilization of the labor movement and the faith community

• Generate emotion: fear, revulsion, anger, disgust

Harry Reid is the latest to follow the last step in the plan — generate emotion: fear, revulsion, anger, disgust" — when he came out and said this Monday about health care reform opponents:

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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID, D-NEV.: Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all the Republicans can come up with is: Slow down, stop everything, let's start over. If you think you've heard these same excuses before, you're right. When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said slow down; it's too early; let's wait; things aren't bad enough.

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Wow, so opposing health care is the same as opposing the civil rights movement? Thankfully, Harry Reid is one of the worst politicians in history and about as subtle as a baboon, so I doubt this one will catch on. But the intent is clear.

America, our politicians are ignoring you and following a guy who is a thief, a convicted felon. This is a guy who worked and defended Rod Blagojevich — twice! And now David Axelrod calls this "Prison Plan" the "blueprint" for progressives.

Forget the measly $2 million he stole from the banks, he's about to help fraud America on one-sixth of the economy.

This should concern people and the media. Instead it gets shrugged off. Just like when press secretary Gibbs shrugged off the president's tanking approval rating — which is now at 47 percent — when he told reporters: "If I was a heart patient and Gallup was my EKG, I'd visit my doctor... I don't put a lot of stake in, never have, in the EKG that is the daily Gallup trend. I don't pay a lot of attention to meaninglessness."

It's the earliest time a president has fallen to a 47-point approval rating at this stage of the presidency dating back to Truman. And that's the response?

That's exactly the reason the approval is dropping. Because:

• People care that the White House is listening to radical communists, instead of them.

• People care that despite polls showing opposition to nearly every major policy initiative being jammed through, the White House is doing it anyway.

• People care that you are following a convicted felons wishes, than the wishes of the ordinary, hard-working Americans.

By the way, just to give you quick perspective on those polls, Mr. President, if I said, who's the one person the media has made into a joke — oh, they could never be president — it would have to be Sarah Palin.

President Obama, you're now only 1 point away from Sarah Palin. Gee, I wonder if the media will treat you like they've treated her?

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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