Glenn Beck: Healthcare Bill and 24


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GLENN: I have to tell you I'm amazed at the headlines here on the healthcare bill that's coming from Barack Obama. Bigger, bolder, more tax. More tax. Uses the word tax 35 times. It's a new healthcare plan from the White House not being laid out by the president. No, no, no. Dumped on the Internet. Why? There's an increase in fees on brand name pharmaceuticals. That's good. There's a new tax base, broaden the tax base for high income taxpayers. So the rich are going to be eaten again. It's ordering a comprehensive database on health claims so everything that you do is going into a computer database for the federal government. He is raising the percent of income assessment that individuals pay if they choose not to become insured. And healthcare funds will be transferred to the Social Security trust if necessary: Back door fix. Hmmm. This is fantastic. And here's the threat at the end: Will pass this healthcare reform with 51 votes if we have to, the president says, warning the Republicans.

Is anybody watching 24 this season? I know this is going to sound like the departure but it's not. You're watching 24?

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Okay. What's the girl's name, you know, that is the second Chloe, getting beat up by her boyfriend?

PAT: I don't know, but

GLENN: You know what I'm talking about?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Okay, explain the story real quick on what's happening with her boyfriend.

PAT: As always one of the CTU operatives is being blackmailed because they have got some secret past and so an ex boyfriend or something has come into her life and he's threatening to expose her, her past. And apparently she's done some jail time and now she works at CTU and he's saying you help us do these criminal acts by using your access at CTU or we expose you.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: And I'm going to beat you up.

GLENN: I'm going to beat you up.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: And I'm going to expose you.

PAT: Okay, beat me up and expose me; I'm not doing it.

GLENN: That's what everybody watching the TV show is saying.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: "Just tell your fiance, just admit to it and everything will be okay."

PAT: Sure, you'll have some hard times because he'll be upset that you didn't share it with him initially but not as upset as he's going to be after he finds out you've been doing criminal acts.

GLENN: You are going to end up and the old boyfriend, if you think he's beating you up now, it's going to end in your death.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: He's going to beat you to death, or you'll both end up in jail.

Now, she thinks it's more reasonable to go out and try to... shoot and kill him than just be honest. Because she decided, I'm going to help. I'm going to help you. Okay, just this one time. And everybody at home is screaming at the TV: There will be more. If you help him once, he'll only up the ante. That's everybody knows.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Got it?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: So... what happened? She helped him once. He said, babe, this is never going to stop, this is great. "I've got to kill him." Now she's trapped. Now she's trapped. She has no place to go. Because now if she tells CTU, now she has to tell him, oh, and I used the CTU computers to help this break in, aid and abet him, and it ended in a cop almost getting killed.

PAT: And now I'm trying to commit murder.

GLENN: Right. So she's toast. She's toast. Back to the White House warning Republicans: Will pass healthcare reform with 51 votes. Well, then so why are you even talking to the Republicans? Do it. Go ahead. Do it. Why are you making that warning? Why do you need the Republicans? This goes back to the Overton window yet again: Look how bad things are gonna be. Republicans, just this one time. I know you don't like big government but just this one time, why don't you just help make it better? And then we'll be gone. Then it will be no big deal. Don't do it! Let them pass it with 51 votes. Do not get any of the blood on your hands. "Well, it's the party of no." Yes, and so is the chick in 24. She should have said no! "Well, I'm going to tell everybody that you were part of the problem and what your past is." Good, that's fine! If they fire me, they fire me. It's worse to not be fired. Politicians, let them expose anything on you, let them call you the party of no whatever! Whatever. At least the people will be on your side. We can forgive a lot of things, but slapping the American people, it's CTU again. CTU could probably put up with a lot of things. If she would have gone to them and said, "Hey, I've got to pass but I have to tell you, my ex boyfriend, I just went over, he just beat the snot out of me. And yes, I didn't tell you because I was afraid five years ago, but I provided good services. And look, I'm turning in my badge but it's because he asked me to come in and compromise the integrity of the work here and compromise our situation. And I can't do that because while I may have done that, I learned my lesson in prison. And I am never going back. And if it means I lose the job..." who is not going to say, "You know what? Sit down at your desk. You keep going. Thank you very much. Hey, Jack Bauer, go torture the guy and then throw him in jail, will you?"

PAT: Oh, they don't do that anymore, that's we can't do that.

GLENN: Yeah, that was the 24 when it was good.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: All right? That's what you need to understand in Washington. If you just come clean and say, look, I was part of this big government spending thing, yes, I did, I helped, but I understand the mistakes of my past. But no, no. Because of progressives like John McCain, they will come to a compromise because, yes, my friends go ahead, do John McCain because you can do him pretty well.

PAT: So what were you saying?

GLENN: Yes, my friends, we do need healthcare reform, we need it in a big way and while this isn't perfect, that's what he'll say.

PAT: Yes, my friends, work, fight with me, my friends, fight with me. We do need healthcare reform.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop.

PAT: This isn't perfect, my friends.

GLENN: I thought he could do a John McCain. He can't. Am I right on that one?

STU: You've oversold his McCain abilities.

GLENN: Yeah, I'm sorry. See, this is me admitting that I have a problem in the past. I have a problem. I made a mistake. But now you forgive me! I won't make that mistake again. I won't say do John McCain. Nope! I don't even want to finish the sentence.

PAT: I'm just trying to, I'm just trying to help and then I become the butt of the joke.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: I'm just trying to contribute like the trained monkey I apparently am.

GLENN: Here is here's your treat.

PAT: Thank you.

GLENN: All right. It's perplexing to me that President Obama would come after the election and he would come with an even more unbelievable healthcare proposal. This one doesn't come closer to the center. It goes farther to the left. Why would you do that if you're trying to image yourself as a man of the people? It makes no sense. Especially the part that sticks out as the threat at the end. Republicans, I'm telling you, and the Republicans will use it and say, well, they were going to pass it anyway. Good! Let them pass it. Let everyone know who passed it. Let everyone be clean, for the love of Pete! Be clean and stand with the American people who are mad as hell! Who do you think you're representing? We don't want a compromise on this! We don't want half okay, let's see. Let's just take half of it. Let's see. Tax, it's going to 35 times. Do you want half of that?

PAT: No.

GLENN: Okay, I don't, either. I don't, either. How about broaden the tax base for high incomes. Okay, well, just super high incomes? Are we for that? We want a comprehensive database for health claims. We only want a semi comprehensive database. There's no compromise here. We don't want it! We learned our lesson. We learned our lesson. We've seen all of this stuff before. It never ends well. It doesn't matter if it's a Republican or the Democrat. It doesn't matter what the intent is. No matter how good the intent is. It's not going to end well. And again I ask you, what is the intent here? The intent is the fundamental transformation of America. Fundamental transformation of America. That's it. That's it. I hope I'm wrong. I really hope I'm wrong on the economy. Everybody says I am. No, I'm sorry. All the people on TV say I am. Anybody who speaks out publicly say I am. Only about 10% of the people who I see on television, who are economists, et cetera, et cetera. Only about 10, maybe 20% tops who I see on television will tell me in the hallway that I'm wrong but they just won't tell you that. Because they don't want to be the crazy one. They don't want to be the one that says that and then if they're wrong, "Well, see, and he was saying all these..." I don't care if I'm wrong. I hope I'm wrong. I don't think I am. And if I'm not, if I'm right, ask yourself what is my, what's my batting average? Stu, what would you say an honest batting average is for me? Pat, can you come up with an idea? Honest batting average.

PAT: Over how long a period of time?

GLENN: Last couple of years.

STU: It's quite good. It certainly is

PAT: Yeah, I mean, it's certainly over 500.

GLENN: I mean, there are some things that, there are some things that I'm wrong would you say that's right, Stu?

STU: Over 500 definitely. I mean

PAT: Yeah, 600, 60% of the time, 70% of the time.

GLENN: Now, isn't that like nobody has that batting average in baseball?

STU: You'd definitely be a hall of famer in baseball.

GLENN: So I don't know what it is, but it's pretty darn good. Now, I don't know what's right, what's wrong that I'm saying now on the economy, but I bet you on the economy, I bet you my batting average is 800?

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Very high, yes.

GLENN: So you should give it some thought in this way: What if I'm right? If I'm right on the economy, all of the things that they're doing right now are for the fundamental transformation of America, the fundamental transformation of America. It gives them control and power. At this time you don't want to give people who have a history of being around radicals and revolutionaries more powerful hopefully I'm wrong, but what if I'm right?

 

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.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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