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?

GLENN: Yes.

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.

GLENN: Yes.

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.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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