Glenn Beck: Obamacare or Bust

GLENN: Now, here's the, here's the thing. This is very sad.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: If you don't know the whole story.

PAT: Well, it's sad anyway.

GLENN: Well, yes. Yes, it is. But that ‑‑

PAT: But when you know the whole story...

GLENN: It becomes perverted.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: It becomes really, really sick and perverted. So here's the sad story.

VOICE: My mom was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in 2006. She missed so much work that she lost her job and along with her job, she lost her healthcare. And losing her healthcare ended up causing her her life, and I wanted to finish her fight for healthcare. So I don't want any of the kids to go through the pain that our family has gone through.

GLENN: Okay. Sad.

PAT: Yeah, it is.

GLENN: Sad. You don't want any ‑‑ you know, it's sad. You don't want any kid to go through this, et cetera, et cetera. Now, let me, let me tell you a little bit about who this kid is. He was ‑‑ his mom was employed through SE ‑‑

PAT: No, his grandmother.

GLENN: Oh, his grandmother.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Was ‑‑

PAT: She worked for the Washington Community Action Network. Sound familiar?

GLENN: The Washington Community Action Network?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I don't know the Washington Community Action Network. What is that?

PAT: It's an SEIU group in Washington, D.C.

GLENN: Kind of like ACORN?

PAT: Kind of like ACORN.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

PAT: Yeah. You know what? In fact, I'll bet it's one of those local ACORN chapters. It wouldn't surprise me if this was what ACORN changed their name to, the Washington ‑‑ isn't that one of the ‑‑ I think that was one of the name changes, as a matter of fact. The Washington Community Action Network.

GLENN: Can you check into that, Stu? Because that would be weird if it was ‑‑

PAT: That would be a coincidence.

GLENN: If it was coincidentally ACORN.

PAT: Now Tiffany, his mom, Tiffany, worked at Jack in the Box and she got so sick, she was ‑‑ she was very, very ill and she missed work and so she missed ‑‑ she wound up missing so much that she had to ‑‑ she was, I guess, eventually let go because she couldn't show up for work. But... she was also hospitalized each time she got severe enough to finally go. People were telling her please go to the doctor. She wouldn't do it. She wouldn't go to the doctor.

GLENN: Why not?

PAT: I don't know. I don't know. Then nobody asked and nobody quizzed Marcelas on that, or his grandmother: Hey, why wouldn't your daughter go to the doctor. She was also, her ‑‑ I mean, here's a single mom with three kids and she could have, you would think, be eligible for Medicaid. Her mom said that she didn't qualify, but I can't imagine being unemployed with three children, single mother. How do you not qualify for Medicaid? Certainly the children would have been covered by some sort of SCHIP program and she would have been covered by, you would think Medicaid. But she wouldn't go to the doctor. And when it got bad enough that she needed to be hospitalized, she was hospitalized and treated for weeks at a time without healthcare. Without healthcare.

GLENN: Okay. Well, sure, you say that. But let me ask you this.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: Who paid for his trip into Washington?

PAT: That's a very good question. The Washington Community Action Network, which is a part of the George Soros‑funded HCAN paid for her trip. Health Care America Now paid for her trip to Washington. The grandmother and the son.

GLENN: I'm sorry. Did you say George Soros‑funded what?

PAT: The George Soros‑funded healthcare America now group.

GLENN: Health Care America Now.

PAT: Yeah, paid for their trip. It wasn't just that Marcelas felt so, you know, impassioned about this, in finishing his mom's work that he himself, you know, sold lemonade on street corners and raised the money to get the trip to Washington.

GLENN: Or it isn't even as if one of the congressmen or senators ‑‑

PAT: No.

GLENN: ‑‑ knew about this kid.

PAT: No, no.

GLENN: Because I had been going to give one of these many speeches when a little, a little boy stopped me in the hallway, and I want to introduce you to him right now. No, no, no.

PAT: No.

GLENN: The George Soros‑funded America ‑‑ what is it? Healthcare America now?

PAT: Healthcare America now, uh‑huh.

STU: Now, is this one of the 40,000 letters the president gets every day? Do we know?

PAT: I don't even think this was one of those, amazingly enough.

GLENN: Just a spontaneous ‑‑

PAT: Just a spontaneous outburst of George Soros jumping into this.

PAT: You know, this wasn't even one of these:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I hear about them in the letters that I read each night.

PAT: Not even one of these.

GLENN: No, it wasn't one of those.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: The toughest to read are those written by children.

GLENN: This wasn't a letter?

PAT: This wasn't a letter.

STU: The good thing is, though, if we just had universal healthcare, there would be no tragic stories.

PAT: None.

STU: We don't get dozens of them every day where people are dying of thirst in hospitals.

GLENN: I heard you, I heard you talk about the story out of England last week on the fourth hour, and this is one of the most amazing stories I think I've ever heard. Here's a guy who has to take his medication. Nobody in the hospital is helping him take his medication. He has to have it. He's in the hospital. How old was he? 18 when he got ‑‑ 22?

PAT: 22.

GLENN: 22? Has to have it. Perfectly healthy kid for a long time, then has this weird thing happen to him, has to take this medication, in the hospital, really, really thirsty. He gets a little belligerent because he's in the hospital, he's thirsty and he hasn't been given his medication. And he's ‑‑ at first he's saying, okay, I need my medication, you guys have to give me my medication. The nurses don't give him the medication. And then he gets wildly thirsty. He calls for help. He actually calls, you know, 911. The police come. The police talk to the nurses like, no, he's crazy. The police leave. Mom comes. She's screaming for help because her son is in total dehydration. The doctor says, "Oh, you're crazy." Finally another doctor comes in, pushes all the alarms. They try to save the kid from dehydration. Nothing. Do you know who gets counseling in the end? Not the mother. The mother doesn't get counseling. The nurses get counseling. The nurses should go to jail.

See, this is what happens. When you have universal healthcare, there is nobody ‑‑ who are you going to run to? Who are you going to run to? Your attorney? Who are you going to sue? The government? Excuse me? Who are you going to sue? Where are you going to go? You have no competition anymore.

STU: There's no recourse.

GLENN: There's none. Blocked exits. Anybody who is over in England is saying don't do it, America. I mean, does anybody have any English friends? I do. They are like, what, are you guys insane? What are you doing? "I know, we ‑‑ I'm really just pushing for the fish and chips thing, but everybody else here is going for healthcare." Don't do it. You're nuts.

 

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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