Glenn Beck: Game On, Progressives





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For the first time in our nation's history a game-changing bill was passed without bipartisan support. Take a look at all the Republicans the Democrats were able to peel away.

This weekend marks the beginning of real bipartisanship, but not the kind you are used to. This vote on health care was the end of the Democratic Party as we know it. Let's look at what really happened here.

Republicans were unified against this and they successfully convinced the overwhelming majority in America to oppose it as well. So where was the real fight? The socialist progressives couldn't convince the run-of-the-mill Democrats to go along with this bill; hence all of the arm-twisting and the pressure and the bribes.

The Democrats, who over the years have beat back the progressive machine and slowed down their radical agenda, have finally been toppled and forced to submit. Here's a list of Democrats who voted for this bill.

And this list shows the people who voted yes after originally opposing the bill. Sear these names in memory because they sold their souls for this vote.

Now, I know the White House expects me to be bitter, but I'm not. Today I'm actually feeling thankful. Remember, last week we told you that no matter what happens, health care is only a battle (albeit a big battle) in a much larger war. If you think this is over, gang, I've got news for you: Wait until you see what's coming on immigration.

But I'm thankful that the progressive party has stepped out of the shadows and showed Americans who they really are: Ruthless, morally bankrupt, "ends justifies the means" Saul Alinsky-ites who will do anything (even devour their own) to get what they want.

The progressive party has consumed the Democratic Party and don't allow them to tell you otherwise.

When Democrats lost big elections in Virginia and New Jersey followed by the biggest shocker of all — Massachusetts — I told you the path the Democrats took from then on would be telling:

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GLENN BECK: Here is what you have to watch for: Not only is the republic at stake, but you will know the health of it by seeing what happens right now. If the Democrats lose this fight inside of their own party starting tomorrow, to triangulate, to slow down "the machine" built by the progressives, well we will see whether they turn their progressive machine against the republic or if they will moderate, regroup and blend back into the background again as they have done so many times before.

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Look at the last couple of months since those elections. In the face of losing the Senate seat of the iconic figure for universal health care and losing the support of an entire country, this bill was still jammed down Americans' throats. Just enough spineless weasels were convinced to go along with it.

Hmm, who do you think has emerged? Let me give you a hint: Not regular Democrats. No, the California hippie, Marxist, communist, socialist progressives with flowers in the barrels of guns, sitting around smoking dope and talking about how they can destroy the evil American empire — they are the ones who have declared themselves king.

So, I'm thankful because there is a long war ahead and America can now clearly see what they are up against. Everything we told you they would do they have done. I know Washington is a corrupt place, but never in my life did I ever think I would see the kind of corruption, backroom deals, bribes and out and out scum-baggery that happened to get this health care vote through.

Progressives call it one of America's biggest moments in history. Let's do a little compare and contrast:

George Washington with a depleted, starving army of men, who were about to wage a dangerous mission against a superior opponent, crossing the Delaware River, only there because they mutually pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Compare that to Nancy Pelosi arrogantly marching across Washington to pass the bill with a giant gavel.

Is there anything in common there? I'll wait.... Nothing? OK.

How about Abraham Lincoln, who in the middle of America's darkest days during the Civil War, gave perhaps the most famous speech in history — a speech that managed to unite citizens around how great the promise of America truly is? But here's Nancy Pelosi. Who bragged no money was exchanged for votes (which isn't even true). The parallels are striking, no?

There's no comparison. What happened this weekend was nothing short of an assault. And to compare this bill with the other great defining moments in American history is a disgrace.

You want honor? George Washington. Abraham Lincoln. The Greatest Generation. The bravery displayed at Iwo Jima (a battle where one in three soldiers would die) was commonplace.

Our astronauts, risking everything to push American innovation, exploration and imagination to the edge. Civil rights activists, who stood up to seemingly insurmountable injustice. First responders and everyday citizens like Todd Beamer, who stared evil in its face and said, not on my watch. Not in America! Let's roll.

These people have honor.

They say this bill is historic and that Sunday was a historic day. I think they're exactly right. But you know what other days were historic? Pearl Harbor; Neville Chamberlain meeting with Hitler; Jimmy Carter's presidency, and, of course, the Hindenburg in flames.

Being historic isn't always good. This was an historic accomplishment, all right: historically corrupt, historically partisan and a historic insult to our Constitution. It will be remembered as a black spot on this nation for all time.

I've been reading e-mails and tweets and everything else. I know you are feeling defeated today. I know you feel like tossing in the towel and you are probably asking how in the world I can be thankful. But I am because the mask is off. Progressives have completely exposed themselves and the country is rallying like never before.

We've showed you who the progressives are: They are 1960s radicals who sat around conspiring how to take America down — Andy Stern, Bill Ayers, Robert Creamer. You know the players. They hate America as most Americans understand it. They want to "fundamentally transform it" into some European utopia where everything is "free." And they've led us to this point. But who is their army?

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KEN ROGULSKI, WJR RADIO HOST: Why are you here?

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: To get some money.

ROGULSKI: What kind of money?

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Obama money.

ROGULSKI: Where's it coming from?

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Obama.

ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get it?

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: I don't know, his stash. I don't know. I don't know where he got it from, but he giving it to us, to help us.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: And we love him.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: We love him. That's why we voted for him!

UNIDENTIFIED WOMEN: Obama! Obama! Obama!

(END AUDIO CLIP)

That's who is on their side: The "what's in it for me?" people. And they are being led by a president on a mission to make people ever dependent on the federal government. Even though Nancy Pelosi tried to claim that Democrats were honoring the true freedom fighters — the Founders — this weekend:

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SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF.: We will honor the vows of our Founders, who in the Declaration of Independence said that we are "endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." This legislation will lead to healthier lives, more liberty to pursue hopes and dreams and happiness for the American people. This is an American proposal that honors the traditions of our country.

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No, Nancy, government regulations don't honor the Founders or lead to healthy lives. And the majority of Americans get this.

Which leads me to who is on our side; I showed you their army; who is our army? First of all, we don't have a leader — at least not one alive. Our side is led by the Constitution and these guys.

Our army doesn't sit around whining or settle for whatever the government will give them. When our side gets knocked down, they pick themselves up by the bootstraps and get back at it again. We're the people that won World War II; that invented the light bulb; that tamed the West and crossed the Rockies. There wasn't anyone on the wagon trains who said, "I need someone to carry me and my stuff!" That person died on the side of the road — scratch that, they died on the prairie where there were no roads.

Our side isn't afraid of failure because we know it only makes us stronger and wiser. Our side is filled with people who started with nothing but $50 and a dream and now are successful or even run companies of their own.

Our army is honest; good; trustworthy; hardworking and innovative. Our side has the real job creators.

You want to vilify the evil insurance companies? You want to confiscate wealth and make everyone even? That's fine. You do that. We'll have nothing else better to do than to save our country. And I'll take our side of entrepreneurs, the people working their tails off for a living and the people who believe in the power of the individual. I'll take them over the "can I have more, please?' crowd any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

I told you this was a battle in the war. They may have one victory, but we've only begun to fight. The sleeping giant has awoken. Game on. We'll see you at the polls in November, progressives.

Their own people will divide themselves because eventually you are going to run out of "Obama cash." But our side isn't motivated by the cash. We are motivated by the truth: the American dream. And that never runs out.

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A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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