Valerie Jarrett - Tea Party Extreme

Obama's 'BFF' Likes Idea of Simple Booklets to Educate 'Typical' Tea Partiers

GLENN: We have some new audio now from Scott Baker at Breitbart.TV who, this is amazing stuff. This is amazing stuff. Valerie Jarrett now, the best friend of Barack and Michelle Obama, she is, she's up in, I think is it, is it Harvard? She's up at Harvard, I think, and she was asked a question about the tea party. And I haven't heard this yet but apparently it's a little hard to understand. So here it is.

PAT: Yeah, it's a little convoluted because the guy's asking her a question and we join it with him asking a question of the tea partiers, all right?

GLENN: So basically what she's getting ready to say, here is, tea parties aren't so bright.

VOICE: Whereas a typical person including those in the tea party, exactly, could understand the basics of it because I feel that many of them simply don't. Do you think that is an analogy?

PAT: You need a simple, like a simple pamphlet to

GLENN: You need a little book because tea party people are too stupid to understand. So you need a little book.

PAT: Like with pictures and stuff?


PAT: Something really easy?

JARRETT: I think it's an excellent analogy. I think probably hope and change were so catchy because it was really very simple and it was something everyone understood the definition. That's why death panels were so catchy. Everybody didn't know what it meant but they knew it was really bad. And so I think part of our challenge is to find a very simple way of communicating. And it's hard to even understand what people are talking about. When I first got there they kept talking about cloture and reconciliation. And people don't know what that's talking about. They know what a preexisting condition is when they've been dropped from their insurance company.

PAT: And then she's go the some thoughts on tea parties.

JARRETT: Even if they are in favor of, let's say, a different form of healthcare, insurance to perform, fine. But what's happening is it's an anti government. I mean, that's the tea party. They really are trying to rebel against government at all. I think that that's

PAT: What? No, they're not.

JARRETT: Again it's an extreme.

PAT: No, they're not.

JARRETT: It's a lot easier to scare people and to get them angry when they are scared and they are already uncertain and I think that's what the tea party is trying to capture. There's nobody more self critical than President Obama.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop, stop. Don't play this one yet. Okay. Let's just digest what she just said. Tea party people are stupid and so we should have a little booklet just to explain things. That's why hope and change work so well. Well, but wait, it didn't work on the tea partygoers. Do you have to be do you have to talk down to them even below the hope and change? Because the tea partygoers were saying that doesn't mean anything. What does that mean? Give us specifics!

STU: Maybe because four letters is too long of a word for tea party members.

GLENN: Maybe that's what it is. Okay. So that's why she says hope and change work so well, but we need a little booklet because tea partygoers are stupid. Not only are they stupid, they are all anti government. I have to tell you something. I've never met so many people that are pro government as defined by our Constitution. I don't, I don't know a single tea partygoer that hates government as defined by our Constitution. We just don't think it's been defined, you know, been run like our Constitution says for over a hundred years. So yes, we're anti big government, but we're not anarchists. Now granted Stu is working Pat and Stu and everybody's working on a few words with me.

PAT: We've got to get a little picture book.


PAT: This is granite, this is granted.

GLENN: Shut up! Granted.

STU: Nice.

GLENN: Granted, that's the second time I've corrected it without any help.

PAT: Today, that's right.

GLENN: Make me so paranoid. Between Saturday Night Live and the chalkboard.

PAT: And us.

GLENN: And us, I got off the stage. What was the first thing I said to you, Pat?

PAT: Did I spell anything wrong?

GLENN: When I got off the stage at CPAC, did I spell anything wrong, get anything wrong? Because I knew I was dead if I did. And what did Pat say? "Yeah, but only one word." Okay. So anyway, what was I saying? Okay. So the tea partygoers are stupid. You need a little booklet. But then they also hate government. Now, her main content here is that you don't need to point things out to Barack Obama. He doesn't need people to correct him and yell at him and tell him what he's doing wrong. Listen to this.

JARRETT: The burden of being so bright is that he sees his error immediately. The president's staff and the president have been very actively involved in working with both the House and the Senate to try to get healthcare reform delivered. But ultimately the party, the people that deliver and vote on a bill are congress. If the president could do it unilaterally, he would have done it a long time ago, I can assure you of that.

PAT: Oh, I believe that.

GLENN: I believe that.

PAT: Oh, she got that one right!

GLENN: Go back to the beginning of that clip. Because she says there's no one more self critical than President Obama. The burden of being so bright is that he sees his errors immediately.

PAT: Immediately!

GLENN: The burden of being so bright.

PAT: I have example after example

GLENN: After example.

PAT: of that being the case, too. Remember when he

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Up with left to go. Alaska and Hawaii I was not allowed to go to.

PAT: Wait a minute. He didn't seem immediate.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma. They end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs if they just gave, you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment and a breathalyzer or inhalator, not a breathalyzer.

PAT: An inhalating breathalyzer. I mean, there you go. He is so bright, he catches those things.

GLENN: Yeah, I know.

PAT: He is on it.

GLENN: I know. Now, let me go back to the one that he hasn't caught and this is where he is this is where he's so bright, his problem is he thinks he's so bright that he thinks he can get away with anything. He has said in the past, when he said in the past about ACORN is he just, he doesn't involve himself with them at all, he doesn't know anything about them. He did one court case with the justice department with ACORN. That's it.

Watch this videotape on television tonight. That's it. That's all he's done. That's all he's done.

PAT: Yeah, I have that if you want the

GLENN: Oh, you have it? Play it, play it.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: My relationship to ACORN is pretty straightforward. When, it's probably 13 years ago when I was still practicing law, I represented ACORN, and my partner in that representation was the U.S. justice department.

GLENN: Good.

PAT: Now, he's so bright.

GLENN: Yeah. Now wait a minute, wait a minute. Play it again.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: Can you hear the cameras? Because they are asking him, this is on the campaign trail: What is your relationship with ACORN? It's very straightforward.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: My relationship to ACORN is pretty straightforward. When it's probably 13 years ago when I was still practicing law, I represented ACORN, and my partner in

GLENN: Okay, stop. So he was practicing law when he did a case for ACORN. That was his relationship. When he was still practicing law. This is when he was running for congress I'm sorry, for president. He was in the Senate. Now, here's newly found video, the president talking to ACORN behind closed doors.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And you know you've got a friend in me, and I definitely welcome ACORN's input. You don't have to ask me about that. I'm going to call you even if you didn't ask me.

When I ran Project Vote, voter registration drive in Illinois, you know, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it. Once I was elected, there wasn't a campaign that ACORN worked on down in Springfield that I wasn't right there with you. Since I've been in the United States Senate, I've been always a partner with ACORN as well. I've been fighting with ACORN, alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career.

GLENN: There you go. By the way, did you catch at the beginning? You don't have to call me; I will call you. I thought his relationship was pretty straightforward. I thought it was just that one case 13 years ago.

PAT: Long time ago. Barely knows who they are.

GLENN: This is why when Valerie Jarrett says, "He's just so smart, that's the thing."

JARRETT: Nobody more self critical than President Obama. Part of the burden of being so bright is that he sees his error immediately.

GLENN: Part of the burden of being so bright is that he sees the error of his ways immediately. Part of the burden.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: That's the problem. These guys think they're so bright, they think they can get away with anything, and they think that you need a little booklet to put it together! No. No, I don't think we do.

'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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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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