Glenn Beck: State of the Stupid, er, Union

GLENN: Man, I whoa. I have never been so outraged by a president. I don't think I've I've never seen anything like it last I don't even know where to begin. Should we begin with we're going to drill for oil offshore and we're going to have nuclear power plants? Whoa, what? Coupled with a comprehensive cap and trade program. Oh, I see, I see. Cap and trade, let's see. If we had a cap and trade program, how much would it cost then for you to drill for oil in Alaska? It wouldn't be worth it. This guy, I said to you last week, we are going to have evidence on whether everybody says, "Oh, no, he's just a politician, he's just like all the other politicians we've always had, they are all like this." And I've been saying for how long, no, they're not. No, they are not. This guy is in a different category. He is a revolutionary. Look at the revolutionaries that he has appointed. Let's see what I can share here. The people that he has appointed, they are the good ones. Try the revolutionaries that he's tried to appoint and didn't make it through the screening process. This guy is an amazing revolutionary. Last week I told you if he is a politician, he will then triangulate because they are hemorrhaging, hemorrhaging. They'll triangulate. If he people say, oh, fundamentally transform America, no, he doesn't, he just wants to stop all the rhetoric and all the infighting and everything, work together, hope and change. If that was true, he'd triangulate. If he wants to fundamentally transform America and he is being led by the nose by revolutionaries, there's no way he's going to do anything but follow the words and the advice of Saul Alinsky and that is step on the accelerator. If this speech wasn't a step on the accelerator, I don't know what was. The arrogance from the moment this guy walked in, the arrogance. There's no humility there. The arrogance of the lies that he told last night, I've never you know, every president, everybody, you can take it and you can say, okay, well, you know, let's spin this, let's spin that. No, no, no. I don't appoint lobbyists? We sat in my office today and named 12 in his administration! How does he expect to get away with this? With an exception of, he knows the media won't corner him. The media is complicit. The media is damn near treasonous.

When the president last night went in, I'm going to show you there's two things that should speak volumes to you, and it's amazing to me that the media is spinning one of them as, did you see what Alito did? He talked back to the president. I want to play this whole section here for you. I want you to hear what he did last night.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: To close that credibility gap, we have to take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, ban the outside influence of lobbyists, to do our

GLENN: Stop. Is he not the guy who has Andy Stern, is he not the guy who says, hey, I want to talk about immigration, I talk to SEIU; I want to talk about healthcare, I talk to SEIU; your agenda is my agenda. He wants to stop outside influence? Oh, my gosh.

Then you have, he says that we have to restore a credibility gap. He's lying in his advice on how to repair a credibility gap because too many people think that Washington are liars, cheats, thieves. So let me lie to you and tell you what I do, which he doesn't on lobbyists. I'm sorry, I got sidetracked. Go ahead.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Work openly, to give our people the government they deserve.

GLENN: Stop. Stop.

PAT: Openly.

GLENN: He wants to work openly. How about honoring your promise of C Span hearings? He wants to work openly. Okay.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: That's what I came to Washington to do. That's why for the first time in history my administration posts on our White House visitors online.

GLENN: Stop. Stop! Because it was demanded through a Freedom of Information Act. How long did Fox try to get the Freedom of Information Act to get the White House visitors? "We post online." Months after, and not everybody. Believe me, we filed for the Freedom of Information Act. If you are a schlub that still thinks, we're America, we'll weather anything, don't worry about it, and you are just watching him, this is a brilliant speech. But I truly believe those days are over in America. What these politicians don't know is you are dealing with a different group of voters. You are dealing with people who are not playing politics. They don't care anymore. They are seeing the end of their children's financial future and they want the truth. You cannot push them like this. You cannot do it. He's raised the stakes beyond your wildest imagination. I think he's doing it intentionally as well. Arrogance. Go ahead.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We've excluded lobbyists from policy making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions.

PAT: Listen to the reaction there. Because they know.

GLENN: I've never heard anything like it.

PAT: He's got lobbyists from Raytheon in his cabinet for electric utility companies.

GLENN: Goldman Sachs!

PAT: Goldman Sachs. Eric Holder himself was a lobbyist.

GLENN: I mean, it is Timothy Geithner's assistant is a lobbyist of Goldman Sachs. I mean, I'm going to show you the influence of big banks tonight on television. I mean, it's and listen. I have never heard. I'm not a guy who said Joe Wilson, I understand his frustration, but I don't agree with, you're in for decorum. This is the president of the United States. This is the state of the union. You know, when he says "Liar" or "You lie," I wasn't for that. But when you hear what happened last night and the groans, I got news for ya. His lies were breathtaking.

PAT: I don't think they could stifle them. I really don't.

GLENN: I don't think so. If I were in there, I would have done the same thing: Oh, my gosh.

PAT: I was at home doing it.

GLENN: I was, too. How could you possibly say that? I mean, and he expects to get away with it.

PAT: I woke up the kids yelling at this guy.

GLENN: The bigger the lie, the easier it is to swallow.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: You what?

PAT: I woke up the kids yelling at this guy. So when they were groaning I'm thinking, you know

GLENN: The restraint?

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Red State put together a list of lobbyists after he said this line: William Lynn, Eric Holder, Tom Vilsack, William Corr, David Hayes, Mark Patterson, Ron Klain, Mona Sutphen, Melody Barnes, Celia Muñoz, Patrick Gaspard and Michael Strautmanis?

PAT: Those are just top jobs.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: That doesn't even scratch the surface.

GLENN: That's not, okay, I got one in there, I don't know how he slipped in there. There's no attempt to stop these guys!

PAT: No.

GLENN: None, none. I mean, how long? We covered those for a week when he broke that promise and he started breaking it and it was like break, break, break, break, break, break, break. And we were like, where did that promise go? And nobody held him to it.

STU: And this goes back to the point you make over and over again about arrogance. He's got to know everyone knows this.

GLENN: He does.

STU: We've talked about it a million times.

GLENN: This is beyond arrogance. This is beyond arrogance. This also includes, the people are stupid; they'll never know. I'll just say whatever I want because it sounds good. I'll say it well. I'll do a good speech. I look presidential. They're stupid.

STU: You know who else was like this was Jon Edwards. I mean, this is stereotypical, him out there talking about his family, how much he loves his cancerous

GLENN: They are not afraid. This guy is more afraid of the left than he is of you. This is what our founders talked about. When there is fear of the government, there is tyranny. But when the government fears the people, there is freedom. They do not fear you.


 

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."

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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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