Glenn Beck: Obama slams Vegas...again



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GLENN: We have more audio, we have more audio for you. Pat, set this up.

PAT: Well, which audio am I setting up again?

GLENN: He had a stroke. He had a stroke.

PAT: I did not! Stu, you were in here. What did we just talk about?

STU: Well, we mentioned two stories, the Canadian prime minister.

PAT: Right.

STU: And then also the Vegas thing.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Yeah. Do you have the

PAT: No. I have Vegas words. I don't have audio. Vegas words.

GLENN: Could have pointed that out in the little meeting. Give us the Vegas words. Here's what Barack Obama said again about Las Vegas.

PAT: He said you shouldn't go there and waste your money.

STU: (Laughing). Oh, did you want an exact quote?

STU: No, why would we want an exact quote? I just go

PAT: I just thought

GLENN: The mayor of Vegas is really smoked. We ought to get the mayor of Vegas on.

PAT: We ought to get Harry Reid on. Harry Reid was really smoked.

GLENN: No, I don't think I'm going to place on Harry Reid.

PAT: Here's what he said. When times are tough, you don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you are trying to save for college.

STU: I'd like to hear from a boat manufacturer or boat retailer as well.

GLENN: Okay. So when you are trying to pay for college which, now we are trying to do in his state of the union address he has said we're going to pay for everybody's college. You don't go buy a boat or go blow cash in Vegas.

PAT: So we're buying yachts as a country as we're trying to pay for college for all our citizens. It's unbelievable.

GLENN: We just showed with, what was it, just the jobs bill or no, just the raise in the debt ceiling was 455 aircraft carriers. So we didn't buy a boat. We bought 455 ships, biggest ships on planet Earth. That's all we did. And that was just to raise the debt ceiling to pay what we've already got on the books, not what's coming. I mean, this guy's really incredible. Now, the Vegas mayor, he's like, you know what? He apologized the last time this time an apology doesn't cut it. It just doesn't cut it.

I'd like to ask the president of the United States, I agree with you when you are in tough times, you can't meet the mortgage, you don't go to Vegas. You can't meet the mortgage, you but isn't that common sense? Do I need the president to tell me this? How about a president who just says this: If you don't have the money, just stop spending money. But see, that's not the policy, is it now? How could it possibly be the policy of the president, "When you don't have the money, don't spend the money." When they say to us, we're not going to save our way out of this recession. We have to spend our way out of this recession. Okay, let's think about this for a second. Why do they believe that? Because 70% of our economy is built on consumer spending, you going out and buying a boat, you going out and going to Vegas. This is why I've been saying we have to have I said this just last night. Until we admit a problem, until we admit we're addicted to debt, until we say we've got a spending problem, both at home and in Washington, until we admit that, we can't change anything. It's why I said last night, and I'm telling you I hear from people all the time in Washington. In fact, people in the Republican Party have said Glenn Beck just doesn't understand how debt works. Yes, I do. You spend more than you have and you don't have a chance of making that money back, you lose everything: Every time I say don't go out and spend, don't spend crazy amounts. Look, I've gone on vacation. I took my family on vacation. Look, I'm just not buying on credit cards. If you have money, pay down bills first. If you have to go buy a new car, if you can find a good car, you know it's good quality, it's going to last, go buy it. You are going to have to buy it. Just don't go buy too much of a car. Don't go buy the sports car. If you got a family, don't buy you know, in the old days I used to have an MG. Don't buy an MG because it's going to be in the shop all the time. Buy quality. Buy within reason. Don't buy on credit if you can avoid it. But life still goes on. I mean, you know, your business. If you are in business, you are expanding. If you are smart, you are expanding. But you are not expanding on credit. That's not smart. Now let me ask the president. That's why he can't say this. He can't I mean, it makes no sense for him to say what he just did. 70% of our economy is on spending. If he really believes don't go to Vegas, then he needs to have another conversation with the American people and it's this conversation. We built, in the 1970s we went off the gold standard because weaponed to have the Great Society and we wanted to have it all. So we had to have the Great Society. We couldn't do it on the gold standard. Not enough gold. We had to be able to print money. Well, when we did that, the rest of the world freaked out. And they said, wait a minute action wait a minute, we hold your dollar as gold in our banks. You told us you would never go off the gold standard. "I know, but..." here's the good news. We're no longer going to be a selling economy. We're going to be a buying economy. We sold you all the refrigerators and the cars and the TVs and everything else that we could sell you. Now you guys go make it and we'll buy it from you. That was the deal we made in the 1970s. To keep the rest of the world happy, they had to turn into debtors. They had to turn us into consumers and so and man, they did a good job. We consume like nobody else. Now the discussion needs to be had. They didn't have that discussion with you. They just went off the gold standard. Most people don't know why we went off the gold standard. That's it. We wanted the great society. Not enough gold to actually print the dollars that it would take for Lyndon Johnson's great society and the Vietnam War. Couldn't do both. We wanted it all. Is it a coincidence that at the same time this is happening, the slogan starts to percolate in America, "You can have it all." No, you can't. You can have it for a while, but it always ends up this way. The president should have this explanation and have this conversation with the American people and say, look, this is what happened. So now we have a decision to make. We are either going to be a debtor nation and we are going to be slaves to the Chinese and the rest of the world, or we're going to change everything and we're going to struggle and we are going to have to reset. But we're going to reset and become the America that we should have been for the last hundred years. We're going to have to help each other out in our own neighborhoods and without the government's help. But we can do that. But we're going to have to reset. Either that or we're just going to keep racking up debt and we're going to become a Banana Republic. It's going to be very, very bad. One of the two. You decide. We're not going to have that conversation with people.

So what do they, what do they do? They lie to you. They tell you it's all sustainable. Well, they tell you it's unsustainable, but we've got to spend our way out of this unsustainable debt. Excuse me? If you're going to make if you're a business and you're in debt and let's say you're competing against the New York Times I know, it's not hard. You are competing against the New York Times. Do you invest in putting new weatherstripping in your brand new building? You know, let me use the New York Times as an example because I look at the New York Times building. This big huge behemoth of a building. Wildly expensive. Brand new. They invested in a building. Would it have been wiser to invest in a new philosophy and new technology? Probably. But instead they invested in a big building. How about we weather strip it? Well, the New York Times can either look for handouts, dig themselves into deeper holes, which they already are by getting loans from, like, the richest guy in Mexico and just keep pouring money into a system that is broken and is not the future. Or the New York Times can reset and say, you know what, the Internet is the future, we've made some mistakes in the past, nobody, you know, nobody looks at us, or at least half of America looks at the New York Times as a joke. But we're a good paper. We've got some good things. But we've become an organ for the left. We need to reset. Would it be better for them to take the hit right now, lay those people off, retool, sell the big new building, sell the damn press if you have to but retool for the next generation. That's what we should be doing. Instead we're investing in weatherstripping of buildings. It makes no sense. Makes no sense.

Now, the president depose out and says we can't spend, don't go to Vegas. Let me ask the president this question. Why. Why not go to Vegas? Why not? You have just as much of a chance of Vegas working for you as an individual as this president has his policies working for the United States.

STU: I would say at least in Vegas you have a chance.

GLENN: Yeah, you do. You have a chance.

STU: It's unsustainable what he's trying to do.

GLENN: So you have a chance in Vegas. I'm not one for going I don't gamble. I don't gamble, I don't believe in gambling. But a lot of the guys I mean, Stu, you go to Vegas.

STU: Yeah, love it.

GLENN: You and a couple of other guys. Me personally, I like it when you go to Vegas because I want you guys I mean, you'll see my text messages from you guys: Hey, are you losing big? Please, please pull it all on black. Because I want you guys to come back because I become China. You have to do more of what I say because you're not independently wealthy.

STU: We need you.

GLENN: You need me.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: I like it when you go to Vegas. But what is the difference between going to Vegas and spending money elsewhere? I mean, aren't those jobs? I'm sorry, aren't those union jobs at those hotels?

STU: Yeah. Not only are they union jobs, they are the jobs that got him the presidency with SEIU.

GLENN: I believe so. So you're hurting the hotels, you're hurting the hotel unions, you are hurting the restaurants, you are hurting the restaurant unions, you are hurting the airlines.

STU: Theatres, everything out there, yeah.

GLENN: Theatres, you are hurting everything. I'm sorry, is that not oh, oh, I see. No, I'm sorry, I forgot. We were on centralized planning now. Only the government can tell you what you should put your dollars into and what you shouldn't put your dollars into. I get it. See the problem?

Many members of the far-left already are calling for a ‘Night of Rage’ after the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the White House has been discussing plans to defy the ruling too. In fact, one idea floated by Biden Administration officials, according to the New York Times, includes providing abortions on military bases. So, will America experience another summer of riots? Are YOUR taxpayer dollars at risk? And what does this mean for deep-blue states? Josh Hammer, legal expert and opinion editor for Newsweek, joins Glenn to discuss what may come next...

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GLENN: Josh Hammer, he's the opinion editor of Newsweek. He's the host of the Josh Hammer show. He is really quite brilliant. One of the leading minds in the conservative movement, I think. Josh Hammer joins us now.

To tell us, what did you find in this decision?

JOSH: Glenn, great to be back with you, on such a momentous, and really such an emotional day, honestly. So, you know, look, as you said, this dropped recently. Funny enough, I was in the middle of getting a guest lecture from an organization on the advisory board as to when it drops. So I barely had any time to kind of skim through, let alone guess the concerning dissenting opinions. But it looks like this looks very similar, to the draft opinion that was leaked, by the Politico story, a month and a half ago, in early May. And I think those of us who were praying that the five justices from this leaked draft opinion, would have the fortitude to stiffen their spines against this unprecedented assault. Now knows that our prayers were answered, Glenn. That's really my takeaway right now.

This looks a lot like the leaked opinion. Justice Thomas and Justice Kavanaugh have some reconcurring opinions.

But unbelievable. And really just holding aside the constitutional law stuff for a second hear. Just speaking as pro-lifers, on a day like today, I think we really just need to pause. And I tweeted this out earlier. We need to just be grateful for our half century of pro-life activist forbearers. You know, this -- Glenn, this issue could have gone away after 1973. That was a long time ago. 1973. I mean, this issue could have just gone away. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the pro-life moral activist. Political activist. And, of course, yes. Legal activist. Who fought day in and day out, that makes sure this great injustice stayed front and center of our national, political conscience. And in many days, the culmination of a half century of fighting for truth and justice. But in many ways, it's also a new beginning for the pro-life fight as well, interestingly.

STU: How do you mean a new beginning for the fight? I just it's going to turn, I think we're going to see abortion turn even darker in those states that allow it. Is that -- is that what you're meaning by this?

JOSH: Well, look, for a half century now, Roe vs. Wade, and its project any, specifically, the Planned Parenthood versus Casey case of 1992.

They took away from the states obviously. They arrogated authority away from the states, the ability to attempt to nationally codify one view of the morality of abortion.

It happened to be a profoundly immoral view. So these -- the fight now shifts to the states. And the pro-life activists. And all the 50 states. Especially, obviously in red states. Purple states. I mean, admittedly some blue states like New York and California, probably won't be able to touch them there.

But we have to make sure that our side is well positioned in the state Capitols for every red, purplish, probably even light blue state, to make sure we fight for successful, cogent, and morally consistent pro-life legislation. The state of Oklahoma, actually, just north of Texas. Right where you are now, Glenn. They have been leading on this actually. Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law, a fantastic pro-life bill there in Oklahoma. A few weeks ago. Maybe a month ago or so at this point, that basically just bans abortion straightforward from conception. And there are some -- you know, obviously, likable the mother. So forth. But we really need to start thinking about trying to craft legislation now, at the state level. But to your point, I do fear that the blue states will only double down in their radicalism. Unfortunately within that will only lead to an ever greater divide, in our country, that we have today. But obviously, at the end of the day. We're going to save at the end of the day, millions and millions of unborn children. We are going to save human beings who can grow up to cure cancer, who can win Nobel prices.

I mean, this is just a tremendous win for the human species. I don't know how to say it other than that.

GLENN: I will tell you, I saw the stat, that I think it was last year or the year before. 20 percent of all pregnancies ended in abortion. 20 percent.

JOSH: Wow.

GLENN: That is -- that is a shocking number. And we do have our -- our work cut out for us. Because I -- I think that these states are going to double down. But I think, you know -- God doesn't waste anything. You know, there is no waste with God. Even the -- even the worst things that could possibly happen, turn out to be something good. You know what I mean? You're like, holy cow, how did that just happen.

And I think that evil is going to fully come unmasked. I'm telling you, Josh. I don't know how you feel about this. I think this could be the day of America's Kristallnacht. I can see these pro-life centers being burned to the ground today. They're calling for a night of rage around the country. I think evil is going to show itself. And that will scare the American people, hopefully.

JOSH: You know, I've been thinking about this a lot this week, actually. Because I've been bracing for a new kind of George Floyd summer of love, happening this summer. Coming to a city or suburb near you. Unfortunately, myself. Look, I live in Florida. I know, Glenn, you live in Texas. It is in moments like this, where I do think that where you live matters. And who your mayor is. Who your governor is, matters.

Because law and order and rioting and anarchy is not really a federal issue. It is to a limited extent. June 2020, Tom Cotton wrote this op-ed that was pretty controversial at the time.

I happen to agree with it. Where he said, quote, unquote, send in the troops. And there is some federal legislation from the reconstruction era that would justify that.

But most kind of quelling and quashing of anarchy does happen. Constitutionally speaking, at the state and local level. So at a moment like this, where I fear that you're probably not wrong. I take some solace. That Governor DeSantis is my governor. I think Texans should take some solace, that they are represented by -- by a Republican governor. The legislature there as well. So I -- I fear that you are right. I pray obviously, that no one -- it's hard.

I fear that it's something -- that something bad is happening. At the end of the day, of course. It does not mean that justices cannot do what they are supposed to do. So thank God they did that.

GLENN: So, Josh, have you looked into what the White House has been saying? The White House yesterday. In fact, do we have a clip of -- of this?

What the White House said yesterday, about the guns. And then they were turned to the -- the Scott us ruling, for Roe vs. Wade. Do we have that, please?

JOSH: Will the president accept this decision, even if he disagrees with it?

VOICE: I think it's going to come from the Supreme Court. So it's a decision we certainly are going to respond to. I'll leave it at that. Just like any other Supreme Court decision. Just like the one they did today on guns.

GLENN: So the White House won't say that they're going to accept it.

Which I don't think they will. They're talking now about taking doctors and moving them into places like Oklahoma or Texas, where abortions will be outlawed. And putting doctors on our military bases to perform abortions.

I mean, where does this go, when you have a government, that is in defiance of -- of one branch of the government?

JOSH: So there's a lot to unpack here. So we should start from first principles. The idea of judicial supremacy, and this is a peculiar thing, to say on a day like today, where such a pro-life victory has happened in Italy. But if we're going to be consistent here, the idea of judicial supremacy. The idea that the justices, have the sole and exclusive ability to interpret the Constitution for themselves. And no other Constitutional actor, in article one or article two, let alone the state. Has the ability to tentatively interpret it. That is erroneous. In fact, actually it was really Abraham Lincoln actually, who in the Dred Scott case, famously opposed judicial supremacy and flouted the Dred Scott ruling, at least as it pertains to everybody other than Dred Scott himself. I have actually argued, a former legal scholarship, in a law review article actually, that the Laconian view of how each branch of government should interpret the Constitution for itself, is correct.

Having said that. Having said that, there is a thing called prudence. And there is a thing called comedy. And in a moment like today, when it really does look like -- and I agree with you, that we are now bracing for riots through the streets. When the political rhetoric is at DEFCON one. When people are trying to assassinate Supreme Court justices. I think it would be -- at its bare minimum, a profoundly imprudent act. For the Biden administration, to try to undermine this ruling.

Now, what they might do, is they might try to kind of issue some kind of executive orders, or issue some regulations, that might try to kind of undermine it, at the edges here. But at the end of the day, the idea that this returns to the state. There's not really a whole lot they can do about that. Basically, at this point, throughout the country. Kentucky within West Virginia. Kansas. Whatever. If they want to go ahead and ban abortion, what can the Biden administration literally do about that? I mean, short of sending in the National Guard, to protect Planned Parenthood, if the state legislature of Kentucky goes ahead and bans it. There's not a whole lot they can do. And it's very difficult to envision a world, in which the Biden administration literally sends in troops to red states, to protect Planned Parenthood, if that state legislature goes ahead and bans it. So for practically speaking. This is a lot of tough talk and rhetoric. Obviously the campaign here in 2022. There's not really a whole lot that practically speaking, they can do to actually prevent red and purple states from enacting pro-life legislation.

GLENN: I'm glad to -- I'm glad to hear that. I know that they have been working on things. I mean, he has said, you know, there's executive orders, that I can employ. There are things that I can do. He's talked about a national public health emergency. Which I think is just -- is crazy. But I would hope, that the president would come out and say, we strongly disagree with this. And you're right. The court is not the end all. But the court did not end abortion. It just said, the people should decide. I think that's the best kind of court ruling, on any of it. The people should decide what this is. And send it back to the states. Josh, I thank you very much. Appreciate your time. Was there -- there was another ruling, that came out today. Was it important?

JOSH: Oh, no. In comparison to this. A total nothing burger. A 5-4 decision on Medicare reimbursement related. So nothing, honestly.

GLENN: Great. Thank you very much. Appreciate it, Josh. Josh Hammer, opinion editor for Newsweek. And the host of the Josh Hammer show.

GLENN: There are two things trending on twitter right now.

Number one is praise God.

Number two trend is Night of Rage.

Good verses evil.

Build up or tear down.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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