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!

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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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Glenn Beck: One TERRIFYING thing is clear no matter who caused the Nord Stream pipeline leaks

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Evidence strongly suggests that the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were the result of sabotage, and U.S. and European officials have been working to discover who could be behind the explosions that damaged the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Was it Russia? Ukraine? Germany? But no matter who carried this out, it has put the entire world in grave danger, because if this is indeed an attack, it means that non-military key infrastructure outside Ukraine is now on the "target menu," warned Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It is so important for you to understand, this is now a non-military key infrastructure that has been destroyed," Glenn explained. "If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, 'Nukes are now on the table.' That gives us a green light to use nukes," he added.

"This is non-military key infrastructure outside of the borders of Ukraine. To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or special forces. But the target menu now includes key civilian infrastructure: electricity, water utilities, energy production. That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true no matter who carried out the attack," Glenn stated.

Now, the Russians are saying the Unted States did it, and the U.S. is saying it was Russia. But no matter who carried out the attack, "We are facing a Cuban Missile Crisis," said Glenn.

"This could end up being the biggest story of our lifetime and ... if it isn't played calmly by every side, this could be World War III," he continued. "Russia has already said that this gives them the right to use nuclear weapons as soon as they find out for sure who did it. That would be catastrophic, absolutely catastrophic."

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The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck brings in a panel of economic experts to answer those questions. He’s joined by Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” and Jim Iuorio, a small business owner, stockbroker, and managing director of TJM Institutional Services. While both forecast the worst-case scenario for average Americans, they also offer a glimmer of hope to get us out of this mess.

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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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