Glenn Beck: Dems admit ObamaCare = Socialism



Max Baucus on Obamacare's hidden agenda - redistribution of wealth


GLENN: Okay. Let me, let me share some things and this is why it's so frustrating for me, at least, it's so frustrating and I know it is for you, as well. The things we have talked about and this is why they're not talking about shutting us down in any way. This is why I say our time is limited, because the things that we have told you are now all coming true and they're starting to admit it.

We told you that these are Marxist revolutionaries. We told you that the President had all of these revolutionaries surrounding him. No one would respond. No one ever has responded to this. When we say that Ron Bloom is a guy who doesn't believe in the free market system and is a Marxist, is a guy who says we believe that power comes from the barrel of the gun, we generally agree with Mao on that, no one has ever asked for a response there. No one has ever gotten a response. When we've asked the President, Mr. President, which is it, which is it, sir, do you want to fire Van Jones because he was a 9/11 Truther, he was a communist radical, he was a revolutionary, do you want to fire him because of that or do you agree with those things? Well, we don't get an answer. Jeremiah Wright, do you agree with those things? He, of course, says no. He's now only in the mood of mocking and that's what they have done. If you watch my television program and then you listen to the people who are talking about me, they never, ever address the issue. They'll make fun of my chalkboard. They'll make fun of my hair. They'll make fun of my stance. They'll make fun of my crying. They'll make fun of everything. They will mock me or belittle me. Fine. But do you notice they never take on what I say? They never try nobody has tried to take what I say and debunk it. If I was wrong and I was this wrong, why wouldn't ABC News do a whole night's special and put me out of business? When I have the White House go meet at the highest levels of FOX News and they say, Glenn Beck is making stuff up, he's lying, and FOX News responds in these meetings, tell us, make a list, we'll correct them. Where is he wrong? Where is he lying? After one solid year of broadcast time, they came up with one, that I said Van Jones was a felon. He wasn't a felon. He just went to jail. Nothing else.

Now, what was the charge, what was the charge on health care? The charge on health care was Glenn Beck is crazy, he says this is a socialist scheme, he says this is redistribution of health, that this has nothing to do with health care, that it has everything to do with money and power. How many times did I say that? This is socialism. This is the fundamental do not let this pass because this is structure. How many times? This is the fundamental transformation. You can't vote for this bill because you don't know what's in this bill. And what I mean by that and what I've been saying for the last year is they're building a machine. This has nothing to do with what they tell you is does. I was crazy, I was wrong, I was a danger to society. From the New York Times, in health bill Obama attacks wealth in equality. Now, what is wealth in equality? Redistribution of wealth. Redistribution what is redistribution of wealth? Marxism. Wealth inequality, some people have too much, some people don't have any. Take it from them. Give it to those people. Got it? Redistribution of wealth. The happy term today is socialism.

Quoting New York Times, for all the political and economic uncertainties about health reform, at least one thing now seems clear. The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday is the Federal Government's biggest attack on economic in equality since in equality began rising more than 30 years ago. Over most of that period, Government policy and market forces have been moving in the same direction, both increasing wealth in equality. Nearly listen. Nearly every major aspect of this bill pushes in the other direction. This fact helps explain why Mr. Obama was willing to spend so much political capital on an issue even though it did not appear to be his top priority as a presidential candidate.

Leveling the playing field, Marxism, the moment with Joe the Plumber was his campaign promise. That is the fundamental transmission that he promised. It's in the New York Times today except they don't call it redistribution of wealth because that's no longer politically correct! It's now wealth inequality!

Do we have the Max Baucus audio? Here's the here's, now, new audio. This is from a, quote, unquote, centrist. This is a Democrat senator from Montana. When you lose the west to wealth inequality, you're going to hear a word that I haven't heard except out of the mouth of Jim Wallace. I had never heard maldistribution, "wealth maldistribution" before. In the special you will hear on Insider Extreme today and two days ago I said it on the air, I had never heard "wealth maldistribution" before. Listen now to the mouth of Montana, Max Baucus.

BAUCUS: This is also an income shift. It's a shift, it's a leveling to help lower income Americans. Too often in the last couple of three years, the maldistribution of income in America has gone up way too much. The wealthier are getting way, way too wealthy.

GLENN: Maldistribution

BAUCUS: Wages have not kept up with the increased income of the highest income Americans. This legislation will have the effect of addressing that maldistribution income in America, because health care is now a right for all Americans and because health care is now affordable for all Americans.

GLENN: I thought this was about health care. I thought this was about health care. I thought that's what I was crazy, I was a madman, I was wrong. I was a danger to society because I told you this wasn't about health care! This was about redistribution of wealth. This in the words of the President, reparations don't go far enough. Quoting, reparations don't go far enough. What he said in that same article in USA Today during the election, what the headline was, he's not for reparations. That was the headline. President Barack Obama not for reparations. You got to the last paragraph and he said it didn't go far enough, you needed health care and universal education. What did you get this week? Health care and universal education. We're all socialists now.

Do you notice that up until we really started gaining traction, the media was saying that they were socialists, the media was saying social we're all socialists now and then when we started gaining traction and the Tea Parties started and people said, I don't want to hear socialist stuff, the media then started to mock people who said we were socialists. They first announced that we're all socialists and then mocked people who said we're going towards socialism!

The game is rigged against us, gang. It has been coming for a very, very long time. The people involved are treacherous, just treacherous. They will stop at nothing. They are radical revolutionaries.

I will tell you that everybody else will tell you, We've got to get organized, we've got to get out to the polls. Let me tell you something. You have to do that but you've got to be on your knees and begging God every night, begging God every morning first for forgiveness, I am sorry we didn't pay attention to you, I am sorry we got lost, please, for our children's sake, please don't forsake us, please show us the way out, please. These are your rights. I'll lose it, I will lose them for I will sit in prison for the rest of my life if that's what you want me to do. I will sit in prison for the rest of my life. I don't need my rights. I want my rights for my children. Please, please punish me, not my children.

We have to wake each other up. We have to wake our neighbors up. Only God is going to be able to solve this one. If he is on our side, no one can succeed against us. If he is not on our side, we don't stand a chance. You've got to organize. You've got to get out and you've got to vote. You've got to wake people up and picket and whatever it is, but you first have to put God back into our side and our corner. We as a nation have forsaken him. These are his rights. He does not want them to go away, but he will allow us to be he will allow us to live in times that we could not have imagined even a year ago, if we forsake him. He never leaves us. We forsake him.

I think we can all agree, both on the Left and the Right, that children who have been caught up in illegal immigration is an awful situation. But apparently what no one can agree on is when it matters to them. This past weekend, it suddenly — and even a little magically — began to matter to the Left. Seemingly out of nowhere, they all collectively realized this was a problem and all rushed to blame the Trump administration.

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Here's Rachel Maddow yesterday:

I seem to remember getting mocked by the Left for showing emotion on TV, but I'll give her a pass here. This is an emotional situation. But this is what I can't give her a pass on: where the heck was this outrage and emotion back in 2014? Because the same situation going on today — that stuff Maddow and the rest of the Left have only just now woken up to — was going on back in July 2014! And it was arguably worse back then.

I practically begged and pleaded for people to wake up to what was going on. We had to shed light on how our immigration system was being manipulated by people breaking our laws, and they were using kids as pawns to get it done. But unlike the gusto the Left is using now to report this story, let's take a look at what Rachel Maddow thought was more important back in 2014.

On July 1, 2014, Maddow opened her show with a riveting monologue on how President Obama was hosting a World Cup viewing party. That's hard-hitting stuff right there.

On July 2, 2014, Maddow actually acknowledged kids were at the border, but she referenced Health and Human Services only briefly and completely rushed through what was actually happening to these kids. She made a vague statement about a "policy" stating where kids were being taken after their arrival. She also blamed Congress for not acting.

See any difference in reporting there from today? That "policy" she referenced has suddenly become Trump's "new" policy, and it isn't Congress's fault… it's all on the President.

She goes on throughout the week.

On July 7, 2014, her top story was something on the Koch brothers. Immigration was only briefly mentioned at the end of the show. This trend continued all the way through the week. I went to the border on July 19. Did she cover it? Nope. In fact, she didn't mention kids at the border for the rest of the month. NOT AT ALL.

Do you care about immigrant kids who have been caught in the middle of a broken immigration system or not?

Make up your minds. Is this an important issue or not? Do you care about immigrant kids who have been caught in the middle of a broken immigration system or not? Do you even care to fix it, or is this what it looks like — just another phony, addicted-to-outrage political stunt?

UPDATE: Here's how this discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

Glenn gives Rachel Maddow the benefit of the doubt

Rachel Maddow broke down in tears live on her MSNBC show over border crisis.

Progressives think the Obamas are a gift to the world. But their gift is apparently more of the metaphorical kind. It doesn't extend to helpful, tangible things like saving taxpayers money. Illinois has approved $224 million to pay for street and transportation upgrades around the planned site of the Obama Presidential Center. The catch is that Illinois taxpayers will have to cover $200 million of that cost. For a presidential museum.

Eight years of multiplying the national debt wasn't enough for Barack Obama. Old fleecing habits die hard. What's another $200 million here and there, especially for something as important as an Obama tribute center?

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That's all well and good except Illinois can't even fund its pension system. The state has a $137 billion funding shortfall. That means every person in Illinois owes $11,000 for pensions, and there is no plan to fix the mess. Unless Illinois progressives have discovered a new kind of math, this doesn't really add up. You can't fund pensions, but you're going to figure out a way to milk the public for another $200 million to help cover the cost of a library?

It's hard to imagine who in their right mind would think this will be money well spent. Well, except for maybe Chicago Mayor and former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who said, "The state's… investment in infrastructure improvements near the Obama Center on the South Side of Chicago is money well spent."

Some presidential overreach lasts longer than others.

The spending has already been signed into law, even though the Obama library has not received construction approval yet. Part of the holdup is that the proposed site is on public land in historic Jackson Park. That doesn't seem very progressive of the Obamas, but, you know, for certain presidents, you go above and beyond. It's just what you do. Some presidential overreach lasts longer than others.

Here's the thing about taxing the peasants so the king can build a fancy monument to himself – it's wrong. And completely unnecessary. The Obamas have the richest friends on the planet who could fund this project in their sleep. If the world simply must have a tricked-out Obama museum, then let private citizens take out their wallets voluntarily.

As the Mercury Museum proved this weekend, it is possible to build an exhibit with amazing artifacts that attracts a ton of visitors – and it cost taxpayers approximately zero dollars.

'The fool builds walls': China blasts Trump over tariffs

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I can picture it now: Thousands of years ago, Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, standing before hordes of his followers, in the Qin Dynasty, with a bright red bamboo hat on, and chanting, "Build that wall!"

It took a couple centuries to build the thing, but it got built. And it has been carefully maintained over the last 2,000 years, but, today, the Great Wall of China is so massive that astronauts can see it during good weather conditions from the lower part of low Earth orbit. The wall boasts over 3,000 miles of towers and brick embankments, with over 1,200 miles of natural defensive barriers. It's worth mentioning that the Chinese government is also exceptionally good at imposing digital walls, so much so that China ranks worst in the world for internet freedom.

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So it's a little strange to hear an editorial run by a major news network in China criticized President Trump for his proposal to build a large wall along the southern border of America.

"Following the path of expanding and opening up is China's best response to the trade dispute between China and the United States, and is also the responsibility that major countries should have to the world," the author wrote. "The wise man builds bridges, the fool builds walls."

Similarly, the Pope told reporters in 2016, "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel."

Don't throw stones at people who want to build walls when you live in place surrounded by walls.

If you've been to the Vatican, you know that it is surrounded by enormous walls. The same goes for all the celebrities who live in heavily walled compounds—a safety measure—but who have also vehemently criticized President Trump's plans to build a wall.

You know the adage: "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones at other people's glass houses." Perhaps the phrase needs an update: Don't throw stones at people who want to build walls when you live in place surrounded by walls.

An immaculate Nazi doctor hovers over newborn. He probes and sneers at it. "Take it away," he says. This is the very real process that Nazi doctors undertook during the era of Nazi Germany: Nazi eugenics, the studious, sterile search to find children who would define a pure breed for the German lineage. The Übermensch.

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During a speech to a delegation of Italy's Family Association in Rome on Saturday, Pope Francis referred to this cruel Nazi practice, which he used as a comparison to the increasingly popular process throughout Europe of "ending" birth defects, by offering abortions to women who have babies with chromosomal defects.

Here are two passages from the Pope's remarks:

I have heard that it's fashionable, or at least usual, that when in the first months of pregnancy they do studies to see if the child is healthy or has something, the first offer is: let's send it away.

And:

I say this with pain. In the last century the whole world was scandalized about what the Nazis did to purify the race. Today we do the same, but now with white gloves.

When CNN got the quote, and it shocked them so much that they had to verify the quote with the Vatican—in other words, it didn't fit the usual narrative.

It didn't fit the usual narrative.

The Pope also addressed claims that he has dedicated himself to LGBTQ causes:

Today, it is hard to say this, we speak of "diversified" families: different types of families. It is true that the word "family" is an analogical word, because we speak of the "family" of stars, family" of trees, "family" of animals ... it is an analogical word. But the human family in the image of God, man and woman, is the only one. It is the only one. A man and woman can be non-believers: but if they love each other and unite in marriage, they are in the image of God even if they don't believe.

The media have largely seen Pope Francis as the cool Pope, as the Obama of Catholicism. It'll be interesting to see how abruptly and severely that perspective changes.