Glenn Beck: White House spinning the impossible

GLENN: I want to talk to you a little bit about the spin that's coming now from the White House on healthcare. Let's go to Pat's

VOICE: Pat's audio vault.

GLENN: Pat's audio vault. Here's what happened over the weekend.

VOICE: What happened over the course of the weekend was there have been a series of phone calls and conversations to try to see what the climate is, what's the possible. But what the president is always going to do is try to push hard for the American people. He is not going to give up on that because of one election in Massachusetts. He's going to continue to work hard.

PAT: Just one election.

VOICE: We don't know what's going to happen. He is going to try to fight for absolutely as much as he can. Now, all the core principles that he set forth at the very beginning of the process...

AXELROD: They look at the polling in the Washington Post yesterday.

PAT: David Axelrod.

AXELROD: On the Massachusetts race, it's very clear people don't want us to walk away from healthcare. They want Brown to come and work with us and not be obstructionist.

GLENN: Where?

VOICE: And I suggest the Republican Party look at that poll. People were crying out for cooperation instead of obtructionism.

GLENN: Wow.

VOICE: Right now, Chris, we're working with leaders on Capitol Hill to try to figure out the best path forward. We don't know we don't know what that is quite yet but those discussions with happening right now to see whether or not we can get something done.

GLENN: I can't take it.

PAT: It's unbelievable. Okay, so they elected Scott Brown to go to Washington to not be an obstructionist when they had Martha Coakley who would have made sure there was no obstruction done. You don't they are not even making sense with their spin anymore.

GLENN: No, no. And they are going, they are going to move

PAT: That's how desperate they are.

GLENN: Here's what they're going to do. They are going to move now finally to jobs. But understand now that their jobs program, you've already seen it. Remember if you pass this stimulus bill, we will not go over 8% unemployment. We're now at 10. So you've already seen that. It doesn't work. And let's just, you know, let's just get this out on the table on why Brown had the victory. It was about healthcare. It was about the economy. It was about terrorism. It was about Obama. But it's also about incumbency. Coakley was part of the machine. That's the big key I think everybody needs to understand is the machine. That's why independents are coming out. That's why Obama won, because they thought he could break the machine. They didn't realize that he was the machine!

Here's what I want a candidate to say and do this fall. I want a candidate to look me in the eyes and really say what they mean and mean what they say. I want to be able to not hear any of the double speak, I don't want to hear any focus group. I want to know exactly what you believe. I want to know that you work for me and not the machine. I want you I want to know that you're an American that believes in the Constitution. Not some evolving progressive document but the Constitution as it's written. I'd like to hear you talk a little bit about James Madison. I'd like to hear you talk a little bit about the founding fathers. I want to know. I don't care if you're Republican, I don't care if you're a Democrat or an independent. I don't care. To me it's about the issues and what you actually believe. I don't even care if you meet with lobbyists as soon as long as you're willing to put all of those meetings up on YouTube. Yep, you know what, guys? Going to meet with you guys here. That's totally cool, just have this little camera behind me. I'm just going to put it up on YouTube because I mean, you represent me. Shouldn't I know what you're doing? Promise me that you're never going to lie. Because I'm promising myself if you do lie, I'm done. You lie on anything, I'm done with you, done. Promise me that you're not going to vote for any budget increase. I want a decrease. I don't even want a freeze. I want a decrease. I don't want tax increases, I don't want any pork. I don't care how minuscule this pork is. None. In fact, I want people that will work for free, until you get the deficit under control. And if you can't do that whole free thing, I understand that. I want you to cut your salary every single year that you run a deficit. I want you to tell me that terrorists are terrorists, not even enemy combatants. To me that doesn't even go far enough. You are going to treat them as terrorists, not as some police action and not as some bad guys that are just misunderstood and we need to sit down and have a chat with them. I don't care who contributes to your campaign as long as you don't know who they are as well. You keep those campaign lists away from you, forever. Tell me that only legal immigrants are going to enter our country, period. That's it. Legal. Not going to have any racist conversations with you because I don't think that I believe the American people are not racist. Oh, I believe there's maybe, what, 10, 20% of Americans that are racist? But that's not generally who they are. So I'm not going to have I mean, if you've demonstrated that you are a racist, you've got a little pointy hood, we should probably know about that. But if the charges about you being a racist are you just want legal immigrants? I don't have a problem with that. I need you to say only legal immigrants. I want somebody to say, whew, we're in for some tough times and here's why: Let me show you the deficit, let me show you the spending, let me show you the corruption. And then have a plan that includes me.

I want you to tell me that you're not going to go in and bargain for any, like, special favors. If it's wrong for the country, I don't care how right it is for your state. Tell me how many terms you are going to serve and then stick to it. I don't need you to be a golfer, I don't need you to be, you know, a hero. You know, I want you to be like my grandfather. He was a hero to me. He was a teacher, he was a mentor, he was an honest man. That's all I need you to be. Admit to me that you've made mistakes. There are going to be some more. But also admit to me that your big mistakes are in the past, that you've made mistakes maybe but you're not repeating them. You know what I mean? I don't care what you did 15 years ago, I really don't. I don't care what you did 10 years ago. I don't care what you did 5 years ago, although it is starting to be relevant. I really need to see the document Asian of what you've done and how you've changed if it's been five years. And then just remember this one thing. Words have meaning because words, as a man thinks, he becomes. Words have meaning. They have action. God spoke it and it became. Pharaoh let it be written, let it be said. Let it be written, let it be done. It's the same thing.

If you're weak, if you're unsure, if you're not sure what's important in life, if you're not willing to sacrifice your name, your reputation, really your life at this point, if you're not willing because that's really, I mean, you are dealing with those kinds of people. If you're not willing to say these things I believe and I will, I'll die for, then you are not the guy. And that's okay. Just get out of the way so we can find the guy. And just know that if that's the guy you are going in, have you ever, ever heard of anybody being a better man when they left Washington? If you are not that guy going in, you don't stand a chance of surviving. And coming out and getting home with your soul. That's probably a good reason for term limits for anybody who's reasonable. I probably shouldn't spend so much time there because I'll lose my soul eventually.

You've got to be the strong person going in. You have to know what you're up against. And if you are willing to fight it and you are willing to not be a part of the machine but dismantle the machine, man, you are going to have all kinds of support. You'll have all kinds of support. But just a warning. The minute you lie to us, you're done. I can handle even people who are lying if I know they're liars. For instance, I I mean, I knew that's what we were getting into with Barack Obama, didn't you? I mean, we knew we were getting into that. So I'm not so surprised. But if you're going to campaign as one of us, you know, me and you against the machine, and you become part of the Borg, oh, no, that's not going to go well, no.

Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.

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After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.

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Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."

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There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.

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Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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