Glenn Beck: You are dumb, unsophisticated

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

by Glenn Beck

STU: Yeah. Well, they're not happy with it and, you know, they don't like the fact that the audience is growing. They don't like the fact that more people are being receptive and actually, they can't ‑‑ it's like what you were talking about with what's his face, you talked about Klein last night on TV. And the story with him today is that he said Air America failed because, you know, liberals want to read. Which is, I mean, just insane.

GLENN: That's the most ridiculous thing. Really?

STU: Right.

GLENN: I will put any liberal author against our ‑‑

PAT: Was that on The View yesterday with Joy Behar. I think it was Klein and some guy named Dan Savage.

VOICE: Liberals like to read more than they like to listen to people screaming at them.

PAT: That's why you can't sell any books, Glenn.

STU: That's why you've never sold a book.

VOICE: You know, the liberal stuff that works are funny programs like, you know, the Daily Show or ‑‑

BEHAR: This show.

VOICE: Colbert.

BEHAR: This show, thank you.

PAT: Yeah, this works.

VOICE: They don't want to listen to NPR because they don't want to be screamed at. They want to get the facts ‑‑

VOICE: Get the jokes when they watch Colbert.

VOICE: And then they can go to my swamp blog at Time and ‑‑

STU: Nice plug.

BEHAR: But I mean, the conservative radio people are angry no matter whether they are in power or now they are not necessarily in power. They have been screaming for years, Bush and Cheney and Rove who were running the place.

VOICE: But that's what gets conservatives to the polls is rage and fear: Oh, here come the queers and they are so scary and here comes Obama and they want to make sure your kids have healthcare. Isn't that scary? And that doesn't appeal to liberals.

STU: I wish Elizabeth would jump in here.

PAT: I do, too, because ‑‑

GLENN: Wait a minute. Hang on just a second. Hang on just a second. How many times have you heard "Here come the queers."

STU: I get a call from a friend every night.

GLENN: That is the most ridiculous thing that I've ever heard.

PAT: So stupid!

GLENN: Where are the queers?! That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

STU: But they can't take the fact that the point of this ‑‑

GLENN: But hang on. Hang on just a second. What got them out to the polls? I mean, let's just remember, it wasn't conservatives that said you need to get to the polls because Dick Cheney is Darth Vader.

STU: Or that the Earth is going to kill you!

GLENN: I mean, holy cow. They actually had to go to a cartoon character.

STU: It's just so ridiculous, but I don't think that ‑‑ I think the thing that's really getting them upset right now is that they believe that they are intellectually superior. They believe they are going to read these long books and you just want to be screamed at as a conservative. But when you have a gigantic audience for a geeky communist documentary on a Friday night, there's no way to explain their way out of that.

PAT: Four million people. And not even a Friday night we have to remember, Friday afternoon at 5:00.

STU: Not even prime time.

PAT: Jeez.

STU: Not to mention all the other times you've had all these people watching to listen to you talk about debt and T‑bills and other obscure stuff, theories from the 1920s.

GLENN: We're doing stuff, honestly I have to tell you I'm not sure if the ratings are going to hold just because, I mean, we're ‑‑ I'm interested in it. I'm interested in it. I think the American people are interested in it because I think people ‑‑ you know, we had a call yesterday, a guy who said, you know, Glenn, you said six months ago that we needed to educate ourselves. And he said, I got upset at you because I said, that's not what we need to do. We need to organize, we need to get out there, we need to... and I said at the time, no, we need to educate ourself. He said, I have ‑‑ this is yesterday. He said, I have to call you back and apologize. I was wrong. I see what you're doing. Once we educate people on what progressives really are, what their history really is, I mean, I ‑‑ you know, I've got to go. We're going to come back in a minute. I've got something I was reading, some history last night, and read the history of the first progressives in America from the 1800s. It was 1880 when this thing really started. Wait until you hear the description of the first progressives, the people who were like, "Hey, now, wait a minute." When you hear these people, who they were in 1880, you will understand exactly who they are today. There isn't a single change.

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.


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.


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


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.


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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