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GLENN: This is, you know, this is an amazing day in American history and I will tell you that ‑‑ I'll be real honest with you.  I went through the same thing you are probably feeling today and that is, you've got to be kidding me.  You probably are feeling a little bit like I did over the weekend because I knew this was ‑‑ I knew this was coming over the, you know, oh, last few days, and I think most Americans did that they were not going to ‑‑ but we held out hope ‑‑ they were not going to stop.  This proves everything that we said on this program to be right and accurate.  I said after Scott Brown, they will triangulate if they're politicians.  If they are radical revolutionaries, they will press forward and they will step on the gas.  And Saul Alinsky tells them do everything you must do to win. The ends justify the means.  I told you that, that if they are politicians, they will slow down.  If they are revolutionaries, they will speed up.  And that's exactly what they've done.  Led by Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.  Rahm Emanuel wanted to slow down. The radical revolutionaries said "Go."  Well, I have news for them.  Thank you.  Thank you for proving me right.  Thank you for proving me right in a way that Americans now from coast to coast understand because they've seen it.


 


They call this a historic moment, and it is.  Because never in my life did I dream that this would happen in our country, that no matter what it took, bribery, corruption, collusion, threats, arm‑twisting, no matter what it took, they'd ram it through.  This is historic. What happened last night will be remembered as a black spot on this nation's history for all time.  It is a turning point.  It will ‑‑ it does not ‑‑ you tell me how it fits next to the moon landing.  You tell me how this fits anywhere near the people who would not get up from the counter.  You tell me.  You tell me how this is civil rights.  You tell me how this has honor or integrity.  It doesn't.  The fruit of this tree is extraordinarily evil.  The fruit of this tree is corrupt and poison.  This has nothing to do with our founders.  Nancy Pelosi couldn't even get it right last night.  She's like, "And this and the declaration of... it's... pursuit of happiness and now we can all be... healthier when we're pursuing our happiness."  Shut up, you!  But I want to thank them, I want to thank them from the core of my being because I will tell you I have heard from some powerful, powerful Democrats who have said, I can't, I ‑‑ I mean, what happened?  I will tell you what happened.  Exactly what I told you would happen when you put Michael Moore and his cottage cheese ass right next to Jimmy Carter.  You think, I said, you think you are using these radical socialist, communist progressives, but they are using you, and they will eat you.  You think he got that big by eating Cheetos?  He's eating the party.  The Democratic Party is dead.  As my grandparents and as you knew it and as many Democrats knew, it is dead.  There is no place in the Democratic Party.  You want to talk about a big tent:  Unless you went along with Nancy Pelosi, you are out and you will be destroyed.  That was the message.  There is no ‑‑ there's not even a, there's not one chair in the tent.  The Democratic Party is the progressive Socialist Party, period.  If you are a Democrat, you better get while you can.  Or you will be remembered.  You will be remembered as an enemy of the republic.  The progressives are an enemy to the Constitution.  Look it up.  No matter what they tell you now, just like Barack Obama said, "Oh, I've been clear in the past.  I'm not for universal healthcare."  Yes, he is.  Yes, he is.  And in five years you will see.  Because that's all we'll have.


 


I've got an amazing quote from Al Sharpton to play for you about socialism.  I have to thank the progressives for being true to who they are.  And now it is time for Americans to be true to who they are.  And it's happening.  May I just give just the opening, healthcare reform and the radicalization of Betsy and Robbie.  Tonight the House of Representatives passed historic legislation with President Obama's healthcare package and some pundits are saying the battle for healthcare is over.  But far from being over, writes the Huffington Post.  I'm afraid a deeply partisan battle, dare I say a war, is only beginning because of the manner in which this victory was won.  I say this because two friends of mine, Betsy and Robbie, formerly apolitical friends who have been radicalized by the experience of the last 15 months and if they are any indication of the mood of the country I believe they are, the Democratic Party is in for a political wake‑up call of historic proportions in November.


 


No, I got news for ya, and I want to thank the progressives.  Thank you, Jesus, for this miracle.  Because this is not a message that is just going to go to the Democratic Party.  Oh, no, my friends.  This is going to be a message that is going to go to the progressives of any party.  John McCain, Lindsey Graham, get the hell out of the way.  Get your hands off of the Constitution, my friend, because we're coming.  We're coming and we are coming ‑‑ see, you know what?  The people who have won, the people who have all of this, they are the people that have been looking for the handouts.  They are the people who are saying, "Oh, I can't do it on my own."  Look out, brother, because America's about to roll up her sleeves.  We're rolling up our sleeves.  The people who actually work our ass off for a living, we got nothing else better to do now than save our country.  Oh, sure, we have our families, we have our jobs, we have our business.  But you know what?  There seems to be an enemy of our family, our jobs, our schools, our business, our healthcare, our country.  So you know what?  We're going to put everything else on hold and we're going to do some old‑fashioned ass‑kicking come November.  So bring it on, progressives.  Bring it on!  Because you've just woken a sleeping giant. And while all of your buddies, all of your army is standing in line going, "I'd like more, please, please help me out, please, I'd like more, I don't have enough, I can't do it on our own," oh, we can.  We can do it as individuals, we can do it as a group.  We believe in the power of the individual.  We believe in the power of entrepreneurial spirit.  We believe in the power of our own mind!  We believe we can kick your ass down the street!  You need somebody else.  We don't.  Your bucket's about to have a hole in it and you ain't gonna buy no beer.  'Cause we ain't gonna pay for it very, very soon.


 

Desperate as they are to discredit Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressives have come up with a brilliant new angle for their attacks on President Donald Trump's candidate: his "frat boy"-sounding first name.

"We'll be DAMNED if we're going to let five MEN—including some frat boy named Brett—strip us of our hard-won bodily autonomy and reproductive rights," tweeted pro-choice organization NARAL.

“Now, I don't know much about Kavanaugh, but I'm skeptical because his name is Brett," said late night show comedian Stephen Colbert. “That sounds less like a Supreme Court justice and more like a waiter at a Ruby Tuesday's. 'Hey everybody, I'm Brett, I'll be your Supreme Court justice tonight. Before you sit down, let me just clear away these rights for you.'"

But as Glenn Beck noted on today's show, Steven Colbert actually changed the pronunciation of his name to sound French when he moved from South Carolina to Manhattan … perhaps to have that certain je ne sais quoi.

Watch the clip below to see Colbert attempt to explain.

Colbert's name games.

Desperate as they are to discredit Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, progressives have come up with a brilliant new angle for their attacks on President Donald Trump's candidate: his "frat boy"-sounding first name.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

Before the President left for Europe this week, he issued a pardon to 76-year-old Dwight Hammond, and Hammond's 49-year-old son Steven. If those names sound familiar, you might remember them as the Oregon cattle ranchers who were sentenced to five years in prison for setting a fire that spread onto a portion of federal land in Oregon. In 2012, the jury acquitted the Hammonds on some, but not all of the charges against them, and they went to prison.

After serving a short term, the Hammonds were released, only to be sent back to prison in 2015 when the Obama administration filed an appeal, and a federal court ruled the Hammonds had been improperly sentenced.

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It was the Hammonds being sent back to prison that sparked an even more famous standoff in Oregon. The perceived injustice to the Hammonds inspired the Bundy brothers, Ryan and Ammon, to storm onto the Malheur wildlife refuge in Oregon with other ranchers and militiamen, where they engaged in a 41-day armed standoff with federal agents.

The presidential pardon will take some time off the Hammonds' five-year sentences, though Steven has already served four years, and his father has served three. The White House statement about the pardons called their imprisonment "unjust" and the result of an "overzealous" effort by the Obama administration to prosecute them.

It drives the Left totally insane, but President Trump knows how to play to his base.

The pardon is the second major move President Trump has made since taking office to signal greater support of residents in Western states who desire to see more local control of federal lands. Last December, Trump signed the largest rollback of federal land protection in U.S. history when he significantly reduced the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah.

Critics say President Trump's actions will only encourage other fringe militia groups in the West to try more armed standoffs with the government. But have these critics considered Trump's actions might just have the opposite effect? Making citizens in the West feel like the government is actually listening to their grievances.

It drives the Left totally insane, but President Trump knows how to play to his base.

Artful Hypocrisy: The double standard is nauseating

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All right. Prepare to jazz snap, because what you're about to hear is perfect for the nauseatingly pretentious applause of the progressive crowd.

For one, it centers around an artwork titled "untitled (flag 2)" by German artist Josephine Meckseper. Smeared with black paint and the engraving of a striped sock, which according to the artist "takes on a new symbolic meaning in light of the recent imprisonment of immigrant children at the border." The German-born artist adds: "Let's not forget that we all came from somewhere and are only recent occupants of this country – native cultures knew to take care of this continent much better for thousands of years before us. It's about time for our differences to unite us rather than divide us."

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It frowns out at the world like some childish, off-brand art project. Sponsored by the Creative Time Project, the art project is part of a larger series titled "Pledges of Allegiance," in which each artist designs a flag that "points to an issue the artist is passionate about, a cause they believe is worth fighting for, and speaks to how we might move forward collectively." Most of the other flags have clouds, blank canvas laziness, slogans like A horror film called western civilization and Don't worry be angry, as well as other heavy-handed imagery.

"The flag is a collage of an American flag and one of my dripped paintings which resembles the contours of the United States. I divided the shape of the country in two for the flag design to reflect a deeply polarized country in which a president has openly bragged about harassing women and is withdrawing from the Kyoto protocol and UN Human Rights Council."

As much as we may not like it, or agree with it, at least these artists are protesting peacefully.

As much as we may not like it, or agree with it, at least these artists are protesting peacefully. They are expressing their opinions with their right to free speech. We don't have to like it, or condone it, or even call it art, but we'd be shooting ourselves in the foot if we didn't at least respect their right to freedom of speech. I mean, they'll probably be the same people who throw a tantrum anytime someone orders a chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A, but that's their problem, isn't it? We're the ones who get to enjoy a chicken sandwich.

There is one problem with the flag. It's being displayed at a public university. Imagine what would happen if a conservative art collective stained rainbow flags and called it an art project and raised it on a flag pole at a public university. Or if the University of Texas raised a rebel flag and called it art. And there's the key. If conservatives and libertarians want to be political on campus, do it under the guise of art. That'll really steam the preachy bullies up.

Last Monday night, President Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Over the coming weeks, we will get to witness a circus with politicians and the media competing with each other to see who can say the most outrageous thing about the candidate nominated and highlight who they would have nominated. We will then witness the main event – the hearings in the Senate where Kavanaugh will be asked questions with an agenda and a bias. Below are 6 things he (or any future nominee) should say, but will he?

Ideology

The folks in media on BOTH sides are looking for a nominee who shares their ideology. Our friends on the left want a nominee who is liberal and many of our friends on the right want a nominee who is a conservative. As the next Justice of the Supreme Court, I state clearly that while I have my own personal ideology and belief system, I will leave it at the door of the Supreme Court when I am working.

The idea of a Justice having and ruling with an ideology is wrong and not part of the job description – my job is to review cases, listen to all arguments and base my sole decision on whether the case is constitutional or not. My own opinions are irrelevant and at times may involve me ruling against my personal opinion.

Loyalty

Loyalty is a big word in politics and politicians love to demand it from people they help and nominate. As the next Justice, I should state I have no loyalty to any party, any ideology, or to any President; even to President Trump who nominated me. MY loyalty only belongs in one place – that is in the Constitution and in the oath I will take on a successful appointment; which in part reads, "

I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.

Loyalty to anything but the Constitution is going against the wishes of America's founders and not part of my job description.

Loyalty to anything but the Constitution is going against the wishes of America's founders and not part of my job description.

Role of Government

During any confirmation hearing, you will hear questions from politicians who will bring up cases and prior rulings to gauge what side of the issue they share and to see how they rule. Would Kavanaugh show the courage to highlight the Constitution and remind those in the hearing that he won't always rule on their side, but he will enforce the Constitution that is violated on a daily basis by Congress? He should use the opportunity of a hearing to remind this and future governments that the Constitution calls for three co-equal branches of government and they all have very different roles on responsibilities.

The Constitution is very clear when it comes to the role of Congress – there are 18 clauses under Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution which grants certain powers to the legislature and everything else is to be left to the states. If Congress passes a law that is not covered under those 18 clauses, would he vote against it and define it as unconstitutional? Likewise, the Constitution is very clear when it comes to the role of the Presidency. The role of the President has grown un-Constitutionally since President John Adams and 1797 Alien & Sedition Act. If any President acts outside the clear boundaries of Article 2, or decides to pass laws and act without Congress, would he vote against it and define it as unconstitutional?

Damaged Constitution

Will Kavanaugh point out one of the worst rulings of the Court - the ruling of Marbury v Madison in 1803? This increased the power of the Court and started the path of making the Court the sole arbiter and definer of what is and is not constitutional. We saw this with President Bush when he said (around 2006/2007) that we should just let the Supreme Court decide if a bill was Constitutional or not.

This is not the government America's founders had in mind.

Every two, four, and six years, new and returning members of Congress take an oath of office to preserve, defend, and protect the Constitution of the United States. Every member of Congress, the President, and the nine justices on the Supreme Court hold a duty and responsibility to decide on whether a bill is Constitutional or not.

America's founders were very clear about having three co-equal branches of government.

America's founders were very clear about having three co-equal branches of government. It's time members of Congress and the President start to take their oaths more seriously and the people demand they do.

It is wrong for someone to abdicate their responsibility but it also puts Americans in danger of tyranny as the Supreme Court has gotten many decisions wrong including the cases of Dred Scott, Korematsu and Plessy v Ferguson.

Decision Making

If you have ever listened to any argument before the Supreme Court, or even read some of the decisions, you will notice two common threads. You will notice the Constitution is rarely mentioned or discussed but what we call precedent or prior case law is discussed the most.

Will Kavanaugh clearly state that while he will listen to any and all arguments made before him and that he will read all the rulings in prior cases, they will only play a very small part in his rulings? If a law violates the constitution, should it matter how many justices ruled on it previously, what precedent that case set, or even what their arguments were? Would he publicly dismiss this and state their decisions will be based largely on the actual Constitution and the intent behind our founder's words?

Role of SCOTUS

Lastly, will Kavanaugh state that there will be times when they have to make a ruling which they personally disagree with or that will potentially hurt people? Despite modern thinking from people like Chief Justice Roberts, it is not the job of a Supreme Court Justice to write laws.

The sole job is to examine laws and pass judgment on their Constitutionality. A law can be passed in Congress and can have the best and most noble intentions, but those feelings and intent are irrelevant if it violates the Constitution.

Conclusion

When you watch the media over the coming weeks, how many of these points do you think will be debated on either side? When you watch the confirmation hearings, do you think Brett Kavanaugh will make any of these points?

Lastly, put yourself in the Oval Office. If you knew someone would make these points, would you nominate them? Would your friends and family?