Glenn Beck: The Tide Is Turning





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Scott Brown pulled out the victory Tuesday night, 52-47 percent — pretty close to the numbers we showed you yesterday.

Republicans everywhere are giddy and there's already talk about Brown running for president. All right, look: Let's settle down here. Can we have people actually accomplish something first, please? Remember, this guy thought posing nude was a good idea. I know it was 1982 but I can't recall an era where male nudity was considered a good thing.

And did you see Brown's acceptance speech? It was great until he started talking about some sort of dowry for his daughters:

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SEN.-ELECT SCOTT BROWN, R-MASS.: I want Ayla and Arianna for their help as well. And just, just in case anyone who's watching across the country, yes, they're both available. No, no, no. No. Only kidding, only kidding.

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Dads of America: Would you even jokingly say that? On national TV? No. But then again you wouldn't drop trou for Cosmo, either.

Man, I hate to be the official conservative buzzkill today. I am happy, really I am. This is good news and here's why.

Scott Brown didn't win because he drives a pickup truck around town like regular folk do. Martha Coakley didn't lose because of her elitist gaffes. They helped, but the real reason he won is because people are waking up. They know that our current system is unsustainable. Even "Saturday Night Live" is doing jokes mocking the affordability of government health care:

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FRED ARMISEN AS PRESIDENT OBAMA: But our health care reform plan, we're confident, is going to lead to enormous savings.

TRANSLATOR: How exactly is extending health care coverage to 30 million people going to save you money?

ARMISEN: I don't know.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

This election made me think of a quote from Thomas Jefferson: 'It is to me a new and consolatory proof that wherever the people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights."

You have noticed. You are well-informed. That gives me hope, because the tide is turning

But remember what I told you Tuesday: This isn't about ordinary Democrats and Republicans. This is about progressives. This election is like the shot that will be heard around the world. Losing Ted Kennedy's seat to a Republican is going to trigger a revolution or a civil war in the Democratic Party: progressives vs. Democrats. It's Blue vs. Grey. And this war is going to be dangerous. The most dangerous time in any regime is when it's on the verge of collapse, especially a regime with revolutionaries in it.

The Democratic Party is collapsing and it's chock full of revolutionaries.

This president has surrounded himself with people who believe that "power comes from the barrel of a gun," just like Chairman Mao believed. People like Van Jones, a radical communist and 9/11 Truther, who wanted to help "oppressed peoples" with "direct militant action." When Van Jones was finally forced to resign over his radical views, progressives didn't applaud the move, they couldn't believe Obama didn't stick up for Jones. They thought Obama was a sellout.

There are two kinds of radicals: The Cloward and Piven type, who said there can be a peaceful takeover through financial collapse and a reset of the system; and the other kind, the violent radicals like Bill Ayers, who bombed the Pentagon and told The New York Times: ''I don't regret setting bombs... I feel we didn't do enough.''

Or Paul Watson, whale activist, who said: "There's nothing wrong with being a terrorist, as long as you win. Then you write the history."

Or SEIU President Andy Stern, leading White House visitor, who notes that "workers of the world unite," is not just a slogan anymore.

Or Ron Bloom who kind of agrees with Mao that "political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun."

Or Anita Dunn, who said one of her "favorite political philosophers" is Mao Zedong.

Or Jeremiah Wright, who said "God bless, America? No, no, no, God D—-, America."

So he's surrounded by radicals, here's why republic in danger and why the president is in danger. First, the republic:

Remember the Tree of Revolution?

In the beginning there Marxist students who wanted real revolution. Then Cloward and Piven came along and said, no, we'll infiltrate and collapse system. Folks like Dale and Wade Rathke follow in their footsteps.

But William Ayers and Jeff Jones — the co-founders of the Weather Underground — disagree. They've never denied that violence is a bad thing. And if they believe that Obama has gone soft and won't collapse the system, they will and they'll do it their way.

Now, here's why the president is in trouble:

Van Jones was a 9/11 Truther. He thought government was capable of murdering thousands of U.S. citizens. Put yourself in the mindset of a 9/11 Truther. You have access to the president of the United States. You think he's now joined the cabal that is capable of murdering people and he promised you a revolution.

Do you think it's safe to have that individual around the president? Are you comfortable with that?

Let me show you something that was just said on left-wing radio — thanks to Newsbusters.org for posting this from Mike Malloy: "You crazy (expletive), you right-wingers. Do you not understand that the people you hold up as heroes bombed your (expletive) country? Do you not understand that Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly are as complicit of the September 11, 2001 terror attack as any one of those (expletive) 15 who came from Saudi Arabia? Don't you get that?"

(By the way, why did Congress hold a hearing on the White House gatecrashers today? The one where the Salahis pleaded the Fifth. To bury it on a busy news day?)

And the president is running out of friends. He's alienated himself from almost everyone. He didn't reach out to anyone on the right. He said, "I welcome your ideas" and after they gave him ideas he shut them out of the process. So the right is out. In the midst of his radical agenda, regular Democrats were left in the dust.

Creigh Deeds was tossed under the bus after running for governor of Virginia

Joe Lieberman dared to oppose health care and all of a sudden he's the worst person ever.

Code Pink thinks he's a sellout too; Wednesday they were protesting Obama on his policies.

The radical progressives are starting to turn. The Progressive Change Campaign committee is pressuring Russ Feingold to make sure Obama "fulfills" his public option promise and progressive groups are actually running attack ads against him:

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TEXT: On health care he promised a public option

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Any plan I sign must include an insurance exchange, including a public option to increase competition and keep insurance companies honest.

TEXT: He told us mandates were not the answer

OBAMA: If a mandate was the solution, we could try that to solve homelessness by mandating everyone to buy a house. The reason they don't have the house is they don't have the money.

TEXT: Voters know the difference. Public Option: 59% support, Mandates: 33% support

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It's getting ugly, but the president isn't laying down. He's going back to the red meat. He's re-declared war on Fox News. He's changing up the State of the Union Address to add attacks on Dick Cheney and George W. Bush, because you must feed the progressive beast meat it likes to chew on.

Barney Frank revealed he's trying to change the system:

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REP. BARNEY FRANK, D-MASS.: Look, we have a serious constitutional problem. There has been a de facto amendment to the U.S. Constitution in an anti-small-D democratic direction for that 60-vote majority. It is outrageous and if you look, by the way, it tends to be, in many cases, the senators from those smaller states that aggregate to get up to be the 40, out in the mountain West for example. But, the answer is yes, it is time to shut it down. It is anti-Democratic, I think we should now be crusading for Democratic senators — maybe some Republicans will join us — to amend the rules of the Senate. God didn't create the filibuster."

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This war isn't about just Democrats. It is the battle for the survival of the republic and I hope you are ready to fight and the win in Massachusetts indicates you are, because you have declared not just a typical political war. You've declared war on revolutionaries.

The "fight" to you means educating people. It means mobilizing people to go vote. But "fight" to a progressive? All bets are off. They will cheat, lie, steal even blow things up if it helps them win. The ends, as Saul Alinsky points out, justifies the means.

Over the holiday I started writing my next book, a follow up to "Common Sense." It's on Thomas Payne's "Crisis." Payne's original "Common Sense" was to convince people that they needed the Declaration of Independence. Believe it or not, signing that paper was the easy part. Just like you will learn, the easy part was to go vote in Massachusetts on Tuesday. Once you've declared war —- once you've declared yourself independent — the system reacts.

Six months after the Declaration of Independence was signed, things were going horribly for Washington. That's when Thomas Payne wrote: "These are the times that try men's souls."

Are you willing to sacrifice your life, your fortune and your sacred honor or will you sit idly by as things get tougher? I told you Tuesday that when the going gets tough, the foot will go on the accelerator. Can't win the argument? Do the next best thing: Shut down the opposing voice.

Watch this — paid for with your tax dollars on PBS:

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BOB MCCHESNEY, CO-AUTHOR OF 'THE DEATH AND LIFE OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM': We went back and looked at the size of the public subsidy that the U.S. government had for journalism in the first half of the 19th Century and if we had the same percentage of GDP today dedicated to a journalism subsidy as the did in the United States routinely in the first 75 years of our country's history, it would be roughly $30 billion.

This is sort of the number a free society pays to have credible journalism and that strikes us as a pretty sane number.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Our Founders were willing to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Are we at least willing to sacrifice our fortune and find our honor to defend freedom of speech?

These radical revolutionaries believe the Constitution is a flawed document and, just like the Founders fought to establish the Constitution, these radicals will fight to change the Constitution. And they'll become much more dangerous as they realize that time is running out.

Progressives have been patient for decades, creeping their way into the system. And this is it: They are going for the final death blow to the Constitution.

But you are changing the world. You delayed health care. You have delayed and perhaps crushed cap-and-tax. You have taken away the supermajority. You have provided Hope.

Remember this poster? Change never comes from the top. That hope? That's phony. Americans don't pin their hopes on one guy. They do in dictatorships, but not here. That's why the change Barack Obama promised hasn't connected with America. His change came from a small group of people: the uber-elitist, radical, progressive left.

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The House approved a new aid package for Ukraine of nearly $40 billion, which will increase the total U.S. funding for Ukraine's war efforts to a whopping $58 BILLION since March, if the package passes in the Senate. Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before Congress that the Biden administration is considering diverting resources away from an already-struggling VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) to deal with the border crisis.

"I am not making this up -- this will [make] your head explode," Glenn Beck said in the radio program Thursday. "They are going to divert costs; the Biden administration is taking money from the VA. Now already, our veterans get seconds, and we are [considering] diverting VA funding, and doctors, and nurses, away from our vets and to the migrants at the border, so we can take money that we don't have, $58 billion, and send it to Ukraine. What the hell is wrong with us?"

"Now, some Republican lawmakers are attempting to fight this," he added. "But, most people haven't even heard of this. This is how the atrocities at the border go unchecked. Biden sweeps it all under a rug. The mainstream media covers it up. And, meanwhile, people suffer and die. And in this case, it's not only the people on the border, but it is also our veterans in VA hospitals."

Glenn went on to detail the unreported deadly consequences of Biden’s border policies which have led to enough fentanyl to kill millions of Americans pouring across the border and terrorists having found easy paths into our country.

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Corruption, greed, and death. This is what the Left’s border policy is REALLY about, not the humanitarian effort they claim it is.

On tonight's episode of "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposes the groups benefitting from the border chaos under the Biden administration. A leftist money supply flows to NGOs on the border that are now taking the roles that the government should be filling with immigration and helping immigrants to flood into the U.S. Glenn asks: Why is the U.N. funding the flow of migrants to our border and subverting Congress? Why are former Biden staffers working for “non-profits” that are now getting exclusive, HIGHLY irregular multimillion-dollar border contracts? Worse than that, the consequences of Biden’s border policy have now turned deadly. National Guard members at the border are dying, fentanyl from China pours across the border, and terrorists have found an easy path to enter our country.

Finally, Glenn asks Texas Rep. Chip Roy if it’s time to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas for his negligence that is costing American lives.

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I can no longer relate to the modern pro-choice woman. I don’t want to shout my abortion. I want to pretend it never happened. Up until the SCOTUS leak, I had done a pretty good job of burying my 20-year secret. But the Roe v. Wade information earthquake triggered an eruption. I can no longer pretend to be ambivalent or leave it to blue-check pro-lifers to speak for me. My days of repeating the “safe, legal, and rare” mantra like a good, GenX libertarian feminist are over.

Some pro-abortion activists call their life-ending procedure “self-care,” like they just booked a hot stone massage or a facial at a spa. This is a polite euphemism many women tell themselves – not because we are cold-blooded killers, but because it’s how we survive. We HAVE to lie in order to justify what is actually taking place. Denial is a protective coating, a barrier from the truth. Remember, any woman born after Roe v. Wade has been programmed to believe that abortion is a natural-born right. “It’s legal; therefore it must not be evil. This is a medical procedure. Women do it every day.” Planned Parenthood has a nice way of describing abortion on its website: “A doctor uses a combination of medical tools and a suction device to gently take the pregnancy tissue out of your uterus.” “Gently take the tissue out.” Benign euphemisms that wrap our hearts and minds in a suffocating cocoon. Benign euphemisms to keep us in line.

I was raised in the Bible Belt and to believe that sex before marriage was the gravest of sins. You’d be better off robbing a store by pistol than to be caught fornicating with a boy. And yet I did fornicate with a boy. No boy I’d ever be proud to bring around to my parents. I never gave him the option to talk me out of it. I just demanded he pay half for the procedure and never speak of it again. I told myself it would be easier to survive the hidden shame of the abortion than wear the shame of my sin on my belly for the next nine months.

...the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job.

I took the so-called “easy” way out at six weeks along and swallowed a pill I got from some abortionist who gave me the creeps. He was no medical saint like the one portrayed in “The Cider House Rules,” nobly saving women from coat-hanger abortions. The doctor in my story made a quick buck at the expense of terrified “good girls.” Years later I would learn he kept aborted fetuses in buckets and was under investigation for shady medical practices. I couldn’t leave his clinic fast enough, but at least I wouldn’t have to miss work or skip my college classes. I could finish my degree and still make my parents proud. How convenient. But the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job. Now I had to see a real obstetrician, get an ultrasound, and deal with the aftermath.

This doctor’s office was nicer. It had bright lights and pink walls. Although my doctor was professional, I still felt the quiet judgment in her voice. I refused to look at the image of my tortured fetus on the screen. I knew what it would mean if I did – my feminist career ambitions would lose the battle to my soul if I looked at that baby. The doctor told me the fetus was still viable but likely mentally damaged. The “kinder” thing to do would be to finish the job at an in-clinic abortion. End the fetus’ suffering and end my own self-torture. I woke up from anesthesia to learn the abortion was complete. It’s over so quickly, but the internal conflict hangs. And hangs.

You find weird ways to cope. Not long after, I discovered an abandoned robin’s egg, still perfectly intact. I wrapped it in a sock and carried it with me for over a decade. If I couldn’t do right by my own child, maybe I could keep this unhatched egg safe. Eventually, I had to come to terms with the fact that the bird egg was dead, and I got therapy. He was a good New York psychologist. Secular, liberal, tolerant. He helped me to forgive myself, but I always knew who I really needed to ask for forgiveness …

It’s easy for a young woman with all those stockpiled eggs in her ovaries to be pro-choice. She can toss away the miracle of life like a rotten banana or a bruised apple because it is easily replaced. It wasn’t until I was forced to confront the mortality of my own fertility that I felt the full force of my regret.

But I do not write this letter to achieve redemption or to be the new face of the pro-life movement. You will not see me pleading with women outside an abortion clinic. You will not see me protesting with a cutesy, homemade sign at the March for Life. You will not see me sparring on Twitter, confronting baby-killers with cold, hard facts. For now, you will not even know my name. I suppose this is not very brave, but my story is not complete and God’s work in me is in an active state. Mine is a modest mission: Maybe if I’m honest about my own wounds, I can help other women like me to heal. Maybe I can love the terrified, knocked-up woman in the Bible Belt who believes the best worst lies our society has ever told, better than any conservative talk show host ever could.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound. It’s naive to think we will fix this mess for the unborn overnight and deprogram men and women plugged into 50 years of slick, well-packaged lies. Slavery was legal in the U.S. for over 200 years before we fought a war to end it. And it was another 100 years before we ended state-sanctioned racism.

When it comes to the issue of defending innocent life, I know it’s hard to be patient. This is a clear battle of good vs. evil for many on the right, but you need allies like me – the former “safe, legal, and rare” pro-choicers who are afraid to come out of the shadows. Afraid to become a political prop in the culture wars, but willing to do the quiet missionary work in our back yards.

I hope for the day future progressives look back in horror at today’s progressives fighting to keep abortion on demand. I hope for the day the New York Times publishes the pro-life version of the 1619 Project. Maybe they’ll call it the “1973 Project,” “whose mission is to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of abortion and the contribution of the pro-life movement at the very center of our national narrative.”

Until that day, I want to help these women to be braver than me. To see beyond their impossible tomorrow. If I had allowed someone the chance to help me be brave, I might not have had the same successful career, but I would have a 20-year-old son or daughter in whom to invest this unexplained overflow in my heart.

Dear EV drivers: Think you're safe from soaring gas prices? Think again.

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Diesel fuel prices have surged to record levels, adding to already record-high inflation in the U.S. But most Americans don't drive cars that run on diesel, and many have turned to electric vehicles (EVs) to avoid the ever-increasing pain at the pump. So, how would diesel supply shortages — and the resulting sky-high prices — affect you or your budget?

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck explained why every American should be concerned about the rising cost of diesel.

"Diesel fuel is the fuel that powers the economy," Glenn began. "How does that work? Well, let's start over in China. You want something from China, you have to put it onto a big boat, a slow boat from China, and that's powered by diesel.

"Then, it gets to our docks," he continued. "You know all of those big cranes and everything else that take that crap off of the ship and then put it on the ground? Run by diesel. And then the forklifts that come and pick it up and then bring it over to the train, those run on diesel. And then the train, those engines, they run on diesel. And then the trucks that get it halfway across the country from the train where they're picked up again by the forklifts, run by diesel. Then they're put into another truck, also run by diesel."

"I sure hope all the people bragging about their electric cars as gas prices skyrocket have a backup plan for their food too. Because as diesel prices go crazy, so does the price of EVERYTHING," Glenn posted on Twitter.

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