Glenn Beck: Meghan McCain is like, so totally progressive

GLENN: Meghan McCain, like, she is like so cool. First start with the progressive, the progressive line from Meghan McCain. Can you do that?

PAT: The progressive, yes.

GLENN: Here she is. She's a progressive. I don't know if you know that.

MEGHAN McCAIN: I consider myself a progressive Republican.

PAT: Do you want the whole thing is that enough?

GLENN: No, is there any more that needs to be said before that?

PAT: No, no.

STU: I vote for enough.

MEGHAN McCAIN: I consider myself a progressive Republican. I consider myself a progressive Republican. I consider myself a progressive Republican. I consider myself a progressive Republican.

GLENN: Okay, stop. There's the problem. That's the disease in the water: I consider myself a progressive Republican because I like progress. I like progress so much, I like to progress, I like to come like, for instance, Larry, in the studio I like, if I wouldn't have progressed, I'd still be sitting in the car because I like progress. So I got out of the car and then I closed the door and I took a couple of small steps and before I knew, I was in your studio. I like progress.

PAT: Isn't it interesting that none of these pseudo intellectuals on the left are calling her stupid? None of them are saying, she sounds like an idiot, she can't put together an intellectual thought, she hasn't had a deep thought in her life but they will say that all the time about Sarah Palin, all the time.

GLENN: But she's on Larry King!

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: For the full hour. All right. So now here she is on The View, whole thing.

MEGHAN McCAIN: We're saying that this is a new movement in the Republican Party and the first I knew, I did not want to go

GLENN: Stop. It's not a new movement in the Republican Party. Your daddy knows this. Maybe Daddy should sit you down and learn you a lesson or two on progressives. Daddy knows that his favorite president was the one who started the progressive party. Called the Bull Moose Party because Daddy couldn't take the seat from the Republican. So he had to start a third party. The progressive party. So it's not a new movement. It's the reason why your daddy's been a progressive for a long time. Your daddy is one of the reasons why our government is so out of control. How's that, Megan?

PAT: But I think here she's confusing, if I'm not mistaken, I think she's confusing the tea party with a movement within the Republican Party because I think she's referencing the tea party now.

STU: So she's saying the tea party is a new movement?

PAT: It's a new movement within the Republican Party and it's not.

GLENN: No, that was only the, that was only the Jefferson part of the movement. The tea party thing is really the Jefferson, Jefferson. A Republican. Not in the way we know them now. Before daddy's favorite president. Before there were progressives. A true Republican, which is for state control. Not a big federal government. I mean, how far away from the true Republican can you possibly be? If I said a Republican is somebody who is for the smallest possible government and does not like state wants state control, not federal control, name the Republicans that think that way.

STU: You mean currently?

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: That want the small I mean like obviously Jim DeMint type.

GLENN: Jim DeMint,

PAT: Michele Bachmann.

GLENN: Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul.

PAT: Jason Chaffetz.

GLENN: Jason Chaffetz.

PAT: Good, uh huh.

GLENN: There's four of us, we've come up with four.

STU: There's definitely congressmen that would fit into this. I mean, there's

GLENN: But it's to the like

PAT: John Culbertson, some of those guys.

GLENN: But it's not like it's an overwhelming number. Maybe we could come up with 50 of them. It's not an overwhelming number. I don't think so. I'm being generous. Because I'm in California and that's what people are in California. They're generous. You know, they're like progressive and yet for small government and fiscally conservative government. Small progressive, fiscally conservative, spend a lot kind of conservative Republican. That's what I am. All right. So she goes on.

MEGHAN McCAIN: I have very different, much ideological differences with Dad, but Congressman Tancredo went off

GLENN: Hang on, I have very much, like, ideological differences with them but I'm like super smart and nobody's going to point out that I'm stupid because I say things like I'm very much like ideological differences with them.

STU: But isn't this like, too, she's talking about the tea party movement which is generally described as a libertarian leaning movement.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: It's the movement that has de emphasized the social part of the platform of the Republican Party.

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: So it makes no sense what she's talking about when she's talking about ideological difference and she described the only similarities that she has with them.

GLENN: Exactly right. The tea party movement is a movement that says I mean, because it could be independent, it can be it could be Republican or Democrat. It could be any of those things. What they're saying is be fiscally conservative. Stand for the Constitution, period. That's the main thrust. If you start getting into, "And we want to talk to you about gay marriage, and we want to talk to you about this," the tea party movement splits apart. Everybody is united on fiscally responsible. Stop spending us into oblivion, reduce the size of government and read the Constitution. That's what it's about.

STU: Yeah, I get that you could make the case, too, that there's not even consensus among national defense among tea party members. A lot of the Ron Paul people are a part of this.

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: And they can't stand any of the war stuff. I mean, I think really it unites specifically on the Constitution and fiscal conservatism.

GLENN: So she's saying and this is great. I'm like, such a progressive Republican and I have nothing these tea party people, I have, like, much I disagree with. Exactly what? If you are a Republican, you're supposed to be for small government. If you're an American, you are supposed to be for the Constitution. If you're a Republican, you're supposed to be for fiscal responsibility. She says, "I'm a Republican, but I'm a progressive Republican." What does that even mean?

STU: I'm like a Jersey Shore Republican. I watch it and I want to make sure the situation doesn't control Snookie too much but that's really about it.

MEGHAN McCAIN: On TV and he was the first opening speaker and he said that people who could not even spell the word vote or say it in English couldn't commit a Socialist ideologue in the White House whose name is Barack Hussein Obama and then he went on to say that people at the convention should have to pass literacy tests in order to be able to vote in this country, which is the same thing that happened in the Fifties to prevent African Americans from voting. It's innate racism and I think young people are turned off by this movement.

PAT: Because of innate racism.

MEGHAN McCAIN: Revolutions start with young people, not with 65 year old people talking about literacy tests and people who can't say the word "Vote" in English.

GLENN: You hear this?

PAT: Revolutions start with young people.

GLENN: Yeah, it's weird how, may I could you do me a favor? Could you just, I would just like to play this and then if you would play the audio of Barack Hussein Obama and his, like, organization to, like, where they're saying, "Oh, I, like, have to talk to my parents because they're so stupid, I have to trick them into talking about politics." Isn't it interesting, mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama. Isn't it interesting how they have targeted the colleges, how they have targeted our youth, how they have targeted the schools and yet here she is a progressive Republican that understands that revolutions start with the young. And listen to the disrespect. And not like somebody who, like, is 65 years old. They've already how far of a reach is it to say they've already lived their life. They were 25 once. They have their healthcare, okay? It's like our turn. I mean, what are they contributing to society? I mean, somebody's going to have to lose their healthcare. Are you going to have it like us, the 25 year olds? We're not the ones who screwed this up. We're the ones trying to fix it.

Tell me, tell me that that is a stretch. The arrogance of the 25, the disrespect for the 65. Like, we're revolutionaries. Tell me it's a stretch, gang. It's not.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed former Starbucks CEO and progressive Howard Schultz, a lifelong Democrat who has not only been disowned by the Democrat Party but he can no longer set foot inside of a Starbucks store because of his success in business.

In this clip, Stu explained how at one time Starbucks only sold coffee in bags until Schultz, an employee at the time, convinced the company to open a Starbucks cafe.

Click here to watch the full episode.

At one point, the owners came close to closing down the cafe, but Schultz eventually managed to purchase the company and transform it into the empire that it is today.

Stu continued, describing how Schultz, a lifelong Democrat, went on to implement liberal corporate policies that earned the company a reputation for being a "beacon" of liberalism across the country.

"And now he (Schultz) can't even get into the Democrat Party," Stu said."That is craziness," Glenn replied.

Citing a "60 Minutes" interview, Glenn highlighted the journey that Schultz traveled, which started in the New York City projects and evolved, later becoming the CEO of a coffee empire.

"This guy is so American, so everything in business that we want to be, he has taken his beliefs and made it into who he is which is very liberal," Glenn explained.

Catch more of the conversation in the video below.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

This weekend, March 17, Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be speaking at (Council on American Islamic Relations) CAIR-Michigan's 19th annual "Faith-Led, Justice Driven" banquet.

Who knows what to expect. But here are some excerpts from a speech she gave last month, at CAIR-Chicago's 15th annual banquet.

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You know the speech is going to be good when it begins like this:


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It's important to remember CAIR's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Think of CAIR as a spinoff of HAMAS, who its two founders originally worked for via a Hamas offshoot organization (the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)).

A 2009 article in Politico says feds "designated CAIR a co-conspirator with the Holy Land Foundation, a group that was eventually convicted for financing terrorism."

The United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR a terrorist organization.

In 1993, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told a reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.

In 1998, CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad said:

Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.

Notice the slight underhanded jab at Israel. It's just one of many in her speech, and is indicative of the growing anti-Semitism among Democrats, especially Tlaib and Omar.

Most of the speech, as you might expect, is a long rant about the evil Donald Trump.

I wonder if she realizes that the Birth of Jesus pre-dates her religion, and her "country." The earliest founding of Palestine is 1988, so maybe she's a little confused.

Then there's this heartwarming story about advice she received from Congressman John Dingell:

When I was a state legislator, I came in to serve on a panel with him on immigration rights, and Congressman Dingell was sitting there and he had his cane, if you knew him, he always had this cane and he held it in front of him. And I was so tired, I had driven an hour and a half to the panel discussion at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. And I sit down, my hair is all messed up, and I said, 'Oh, my God, I'm so tired of this. I don't know how you've been doing it so long Congressman. They all lie.' And he looks at me and he goes. (She nods yes.) I said, 'You know who I'm talking about, these lobbyists, these special interest [groups], they're all lying to me.' … And he looks at me, and he goes, 'Young lady, there's a saying in India that if you stand still enough on a riverbank, you will watch your enemies float by dead.'

What the hell does that mean? That she wants to see her enemies dead? Who are her enemies? And how does that relate to her opening statement? How does it relate to the "oppression" her family faced at the hand of Israel?

Glenn Beck on Wednesday called out Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for their blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric, which has largely been excused by Democratic leadership. He noted the sharp contrast between the progressive principles the freshmen congresswomen claim to uphold and the anti-LGBTQ, anti-feminist, anti-Israel groups they align themselves with.

Later this month, both congresswomen are scheduled to speak at fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups including Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, and the Islamic State.

Rep. Tlaib will be speaking at CAIR-Michigan's 19th Annual Banquet on March 17 in Livonia, Michigan, alongside keynote speaker Omar Suleiman, a self-described student of Malcolm X with links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Suleiman has regularly espoused notably "un-progressive" ideas, such as "honor killings" for allegedly promiscuous women, mandatory Hijabs for women, death as a punishment for homosexuality, and men having the right to "sex slaves," Glenn explained.

Rep. Omar is the keynote speaker at a CAIR event on March 23 in Los Angeles and will be joined by Hassan Shibly, who claims Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, and Hussam Ayloush, who is known for referring to U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists.

Watch the clip below for more:


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

The roots of AOC

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It wasn't too long ago that Blanca thought it was all over.

Born in Puerto Rico, Blanca lived in New York most of her life. Recently, a reporter from the Daily Mail sent a reporter to interview Blanca. When the reporter arrived, Blanca was calmly sculpting wood in the front yard of her modest, 860-square-foot home down the street from a cemetery. Occasionally, a drug deal takes place out front, and the house is crumbling in parts, but Blanca has been fixing it up since she moved in a couple years ago, and this is home.

Reading the article, you can feel the writer's surprise, you can feel an unsuspecting writer being wrapped in Blanca's story.

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By day, Blanca works for the Lake County School District as a clerical assistant.

This is a story about mothers.

Blanca is a woman who makes lasagna for visiting relatives and watches over her 78-year-old mother, "who suffers from pulmonary fibrosis and often breathes oxygen from a concentrator, and a loud rescue mutt named Tammy."

This is a story about daughters.

Because Blanca always believed in her daughter. Believed her daughter would be important. And, regardless of your opinion on her daughter—and, believe me, you have an opinion about her daughter, because everybody has an opinion about her daughter—there's no denying the wholesomeness of this story, so hear me out.

"Her dad and I were preparing for Alexandria's birth and still picking names," Blanca told the reporter. "And he came up with 'Alexandria.' I thought about it for a while and I said: 'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That sounds very powerful. That'll be her name.'"

Yes, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the infamous millennial Democratic Socialist who represents New York's 14th district (covering the Bronx and Queens) in the House of Representatives.

And her mother is Blanca Ocasio-Cortez.

Blanca married Sergio Ocasio in Puerto Rico, then moved to New York. She knew very little English, but she learned. She worked the jobs nobody else wanted. She mopped floors at night, she drove school buses, she answered phones, took orders.

In 1989, she gave birth to her first child, a girl, in The Bronx, New York City. Two years later, she gave birth to a boy.

Until Alexandria was five, the family lived in a one-bedroom condo in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx.

Theirs was an American struggle.

Theirs was an American struggle. Sergio worked hard until he had his own business, and the small family pooled together their resources and took out a mortgage, and moved into "a small single-family house with a yard in nearby Yorktown Heights."

"We had a great life there," Blanca said. "Alexandria was very social, so she always had a bunch of girls over. She took over the shed in the backyard. She cleaned it up, put up curtains and photos and made it look nice, and that was like a clubhouse for her and her friends."

Blanca talks about her daughter the way any good mother does, recalling that her daughter was always talkative.

"When I took her to her pre-K interview, she didn't let me talk much. She was going on and on about knowing the alphabet and being able to count."

In 2008, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a sophomore at Boston University, her father, Blanca's husband, died of lung cancer.

Overnight, Blanca had to become the breadwinner.

I was cleaning houses in the morning and working as a secretary at a hospital in the afternoon... it was still difficult making ends meet. At one point, I was skipping mortgage payments and we almost lost the house.

This is a story about a single mother who raised her family after her husband died of lung cancer.

As the Daily Mail notes:

Sergio's death put the family into a tailspin. He had no life insurance, two years of health care bills due and the money his business brought in dried out. Blanca recalls she faced foreclosure not just once, but twice.

"It was scary," Blanca told the reporter. "I had to take medicine I was so scared. I had to stop paying for the mortgage for almost a year. I was expecting someone knocking on the door to kick me out at any time. There were even real estate people coming around to take photos of the house for when it was going to be auctioned. The worst is that I only had $50,000 left to pay on the loan."

Funny enough, it was the bank, not the welfare office or the local church that helped her.

Blanca worked from 6am until 11pm.

And I prayed and prayed, and things worked out. After the children graduated from college, I figured it was time for me to move to Florida.

These days, Blanca lives in Eustis, Florida, a lakefront community of about 16,000 people near Orlando. She moved here just before Christmas in 2016. She'd been paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes in New York. Now, she pays $600 a year.

When she first got here, the world, her world was much different. Her daughter was a bartender in New York and hadn't filed paperwork to become a Representative.

Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

"I love privacy and calm," Blanca said. "I don't like the limelight for myself and my family. But it seems that God played quite a joke on me with this politics stuff."

The Daily Mail sent reporter Jose Lambiet, presumably to do a hatchet job. The story is tempting: taxes are so severe in New York that even the mother of the wild-eyed Democratic Socialist representing that area can't even afford to live there. Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

And while liberal media has paraded the story around with that smug look on their faces, so have conservative outlets, and in both cases they've missed the real story. The human story. The story of all of us. Because Blanca is an American, same as you and me.