Glenn Beck: The Fight to Mainstream Socialism





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ACORN — remember them? — they're the community organizing group that has a soft spot for those in need (even those in need of tax evasion advice for their under-aged El Salvadorian sex slave business.)

Congress voted to de-fund ACORN. Then a federal judge overturned the ban, saying it was unconstitutional. Here's the update: On Wednesday, the funding ban was reinstated. Now this really upset some people, especially ACORN chief organizer Bertha Lewis.

The media is focusing in on what Bertha said while speaking at a conference of the Young Democratic Socialists; she called the Tea Party movement a "bowel movement."

First of all, very classy from an organization receiving your tax dollars. Good to see America doing business with upstanding groups and upstanding people. By the way, in fairness to the president, I don't want to imply some sort of linkage between him and ACORN — I'll just let him say it:

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BARACK OBAMA: I definitely welcome ACORN's input. You don't have to ask me about that, I'm going to call you, even if you, if you didn't ask me.

Since I've been in the United States Senate, I've been always a partner with ACORN as well.

I've been fighting with ACORN, alongside ACORN, on issues you care about my entire career.

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So anyway, we're talking about Bertha Lewis and her comments to the Young Democratic Socialists of America. Let's listen in:

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BERTHA LEWIS, ACORN: This rise of this Tea Party so-called movement — bowel movement in my estimation —

(LAUGHTER)

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That's where the media are focused and as usual they are completely missing the real story.

When this show, Fox News, talk radio, conservative blogs and practically no one else put the heat on ACORN, I made a prediction:

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GLENN BECK, JUNE 18, 2009: They're going to change their name and go underground. My prediction is that ACORN is going to get so much heat because of this network — and only because of this network — that they are going to disband. They're going to — you're going to see — you will see ACORN kind of mutate, change, go underground.

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That was June of last year.

Oh Glenn, that's ridiculous!

Well, what's weird is that ACORN has started doing just that:

California ACORN changed to the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment


(look at the bottom of their website: 'in transition...check back soon')

New York ACORN is now New York Communities for change

Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts ACORN is now New England United for Justice

ACORN Housing Corp. is now Affordable Housing of America

ACORN Arkansas is now Arkansas Community Organizations

Louisiana ACORN is now Community Voice

Minnesota ACORN is Minnesota Neighborhood Organizing for Change

Missouri ACORN is now Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment

Pennsylvania ACORN is now Pennsylvania Communities Organizing for Change

Washington ACORN is now Organization United for Reform (OUR)

ACORN, on the verge of bankruptcy, announced on April 1 that they dissolved. But here's the good news: They didn't actually go away. You'll still be able to get your free tax evasion advice; the business card is the only thing changing. I wonder if these new organizations will be able to get federal funding.

It's interesting that the president is seeking advice from and surrounding himself with people and groups who seem to succeed at nothing besides running companies into the ground: ACORN, unions, SEIU and... Goldman Sachs.

On Thursday it was reported that: "While Goldman Sachs' lawyers negotiated with the Securities and Exchange Commission over potentially explosive civil fraud charges, Goldman's chief executive visited the White House at least four times."

They are getting more brazen.

We are developing a story for Monday on what the usual suspects are up to with Goldman Sachs that you will not believe.

Back to Bertha Lewis: We have the media on the wrong story. Second, we have a prediction I made on this program a year ago that ACORN would go underground and change names. And now there's this: I told you a long time ago the argument would no longer be: "Is he a socialist or isn't he?"

The question is: Does it matter?

Now, while talking to the Young Democratic Socialists, Bertha Lewis didn't exactly come out and say she's a socialist, but she came very close:

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LEWIS: This particular organization, Young Democratic Socialists, you do whatever you can in every way that you can and all of you devote more time to building this organization.

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What she is saying here is, not that I'm a socialist — but gosh darn it, it's OK to be one and we need them now more than ever! That's the first step: Mainstream socialism; make it acceptable and credible to be a socialist. Remove the stigma. They've been working hard. The Social Democrats Socialist Party website celebrates all the good work they've done within the Democratic Party: "a party within a party."

But the socialist stigma is not gone yet; the president still denies he's a socialist whenever he's asked about it (the fact he's asked about it should be a hint). But Bertha's crazy elevator hasn't reached the top floor yet. Watch what she said next:

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LEWIS: That's no light thing to do — to actually say, "I'm a socialist." as you guys know, right now, we are living in a time which is going to dwarf the McCarthy era. It is going to dwarf the internment during World War II. We are right now in a time that is going to dwarf the era of Jim Crow and segregation.

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Wow, where to start? First, I just want to give the media the question to ask Bertha: Is she a FEMA camp conspiracy theorist? Because — and I'm sure the media will jump on this — I disproved the FEMA camp myth, so she must have new evidence.

I mean, internment camps? Jim Crow-like segregation? McCarthyism?

Bertha (may I call you Bertha?) Bertha, just one question: How, exactly, will a group of moms, grandparents and regular citizens "come after you"?

I'd just like to point out that it's government — especially big governments like you (and the socialists you are speaking to) who did those things you mention. Oh, and I'd also like to point out, it was progressive FDR did internment camps. It was progressive Woodrow Wilson who was a racist and who re-segregated the military. I've never seen internment camps set up by an accountant or a talk show host or the grocery store clerk. Only an out-of-control government has ever done those sorts of things.

The media is trying harder than ever to paint the Tea Parties as rabid, frothing at the mouth, unhinged lunatics ready to start firing at will any moment. Yet we have Bertha Lewis getting millions of dollars of taxpayer money, telling socialists to be proud of that and to look out, because people will put you in an internment camp. And no one says a word.

The more this administration and its media cronies try to paint the Tea Parties into the radicals they themselves are, the more apparent it is, they are all lies. They don't have the footage to support the claim.

How many times have you seen the report: And, the dangerous rhetoric of angry Tea Party goers came to our local town today, with anti-government protesters wielding firearms and a vitriol that has the police on edge.

And then the footage comes on the screen — whoa, scary!

Here's the truth: The Tea Parties are so non-violent and peaceful that police in towns like Raleigh, North Carolina, are actually relaxing security measures taken at Tea Party rallies because of how low the threat of violence actually is.

Martin Luther King trusted the American people. You trust the American people to know that once your neighbors see the truth, regular schlubs will reject the media's bogus claims. But that will frustrate the other side; they will become more desperate. They'll take the mask off.

While ACORN is going underground with yet another name change, their words are becoming much more dangerous and meaningful. Their allies at SEIU pleaded not guilty in the Kenneth Gladney beating.

Not guilty your honor! Don't know what you are talking about. Oh, didn't know you had it on tape.

This was union thugs, beating a man and calling him the N-word. Yet ACORN and SEIU will stand side-by-side. Why? When they were beating Kenneth, they were saying what's an N-word like you doing here? This is enforced segregation; an implied sanction from this administration. How dare you have a mind of your own! Don't you know whose side you are supposed to be on?

This should never happen in America, but it is.

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'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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