Glenn Beck's American Revival
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GLENN: I am about to make the truest, most uniting statement ever
PAT: Amen, hallelujah.
STU: Where else would that come but Glenn Beck.
GLENN: Exactly right. Exactly right. Here it is. Michelle Obama —
PAT: Say it, brother.
GLENN: Michelle Obama —
GLENN: Is continuing her trend of loving this country unlike any other First Lady in the history of our nation.
PAT: You've got that right.
PAT: You've got that right.
GLENN: We can all unite on that.
PAT: Unlike any first lady ever.
PAT: I think that's true.
GLENN: It is true. It's 100% true.
PAT: She continues to prove it.
GLENN: Every day.
PAT: I mean, they took her off the campaign trail for quite some time and they hid her away in a closet or somewhere, put here, you know, in the White Hose.
GLENN: They didn't hide her in a closet.
PAT: Yeah, they stuck here away and said, shhh, shhh.
GLENN: No, they put her in a garden.
PAT: Michelle, shhh.
GLENN: They put her in the garden.
PAT: In the garden, okay. Yes.
GLENN: They are putting her in the garden so she can talk then. Now she is coming out and saying that dessert is not a right.
PAT: Every time she comes out, she shows her love. I love it. It's great. She can't hide it.
GLENN: Well, how is that not hatred of America?
PAT: She cannot hide ‑‑ no, I'm saying she shows her love. I'm saying she shows her love.
GLENN: Because she says dessert —
PAT: She is absolutely right about the dessert thing.
GLENN: I am going to unite with Michelle Obama.
PAT: Do it again. Do it again, brother. Say it. Hallelujah.
GLENN: Let me just preach it from the highest mountaintop.
PAT: Reach it.
GLENN: From the top of the buildings.
GLENN: In the mountains of Manhattan.
GLENN: Let me tell you right now.
PAT: Say it.
GLENN: I agree 100% with Michelle Obama that dessert is not a right!
PAT: That's uniting again. Let's stop while we're ahead.
GLENN: Unfortunately we can't. We have now, well, there's a couple of things that we have to get to here. One, I love the fact that dessert's not a right. I also love that the United Nations is now saying that we should give up our air conditioning.
GLENN: Over my dead body.
PAT: Oh, you selfish, selfish.
GLENN: I know. And they will be willing to take me up on that one. That we should stop living our lavish lifestyles with air conditioning.
PAT: With comfort. Why would you want comfort?
GLENN: Now, Michelle Obama yesterday said that America is still, what did she say? Unequal?
PAT: Yeah. It's something about stubborn inequality.
GLENN: Stubborn inequality. It reminds me a lot of what the Lord said, there will always be poor among you. I remember that.
PAT: The "Lord of the Rings" or — who said that?
GLENN: Lord, the Lord, the Lord Lord.
PAT: The Lord Lord?
GLENN: Lord Lord.
PAT: Lord of hosts?
GLENN: When I'm asking — yeah. King of kings, you know that guy?
PAT: Yes, he did say that.
STU: Didn't he write a book or something?
Glenn: I know it's a capital Lord. You don't capitalize Lord when it's —
PAT: Not as a rule, no.
GLENN: It's not, like an everyday lord.
PAT: If it's a lord of leapin', you know, like you buy at Christmastime.
STU: But "Lord of the Rings" was capitalized. It's a title.
GLENN: That's because he has rings. This is the Lord of hosts.
STU: This guy's above the rings guy.
GLENN: Yes. Okay, so — I think so, yeah. Yeah, yeah, he is. Okay. So I remember him saying something along the lines of the poor will always be among you.
GLENN: And that was the Lord, with a capital L. That's weird that I believe Michelle Obama is kind of agreeing with the Lord. She's implying that stubborn inequality hasn't been conquered yet.
PAT: Yeah, she's going to fix it. I think she and Barack.
GLENN: No, no. The Lord, the Lord said.
PAT: No, that was before he knew.
GLENN: — there will always be —
PAT: That was before he knew about the Obamas and —
STU: That was before the progressive era.
PAT: And their brand of loving the country.
GLENN: Oh, you are right. It was before Marxism.
PAT: Before progressivism and Marxism.
GLENN: Okay. So —
PAT: Now we can reach utopia if we'll just let them.
GLENN: You know it's almost like tonight is, tonight is — and I would like you to call every ‑‑ if you're ‑‑ well, you already — I mean, you are here. You've got to be a churchgoing person because, amen. I mean, we ‑‑ don't you feel like it's church today?
GLENN: (Laughing). Like Jeffy in the background, just, amen. It is like going to church with Jeffy. He's drunk, just like he is on Sunday mornings. So I want you to watch tonight's program because tonight is about collective salvation, and this is the difference. This is really, this is an example of it, is it not? The Lord says the poor will always be among you. Now, that doesn't mean we revel in it and go, well, they are always going to be here. We help each other. We help each other. But we recognize you are never going to be — the only one that can equalize things is the Lord.
STU: Well, when you have a Messiah who is elected, I think that that makes it a little bit more — it makes it obvious that that's how it works.
PAT: So what you are saying is I'll see your lord and raise you a Messiah.
GLENN: And raise you a Messiah.
PAT: Wow. I mean, that's —
GLENN: Okay, all right.
PAT: A little ostentatious.
GLENN: Here's what she said yesterday. Here's what she said.
MICHELLE OBAMA: When so many of our children still attend crumbling schools and a back child is still ‑‑
GLENN: Could we just, could we — I know there are bad schools and I know there are —
PAT: We didn't get through —
GLENN: I know.
PAT: Four seconds!
GLENN: I know, but I know there are bad schools, I know there are crumbling schools. I mean, I live in New York. I see really bad schools. But can we just for a minute — you know, you want to talk about redistribution of wealth. Can we stop building the Taj Mahal schools?
PAT: Holy cow.
GLENN: Some of these schools are absolutely incredible. The school in the town that I live in is nicer than my house. I'd like to live in the school. It is. Have you ever seen the schools?
STU: I believe it. I believe it.
GLENN: They are — right?
PAT: Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah.
GLENN: Okay, they are beautiful.
GLENN: Beautiful. I mean, I'd live in one of these schools. They are incredible. So you want to redistribute wealth. What do you say we don't build these Taj Mahals as schools everywhere?
PAT: My son had a game in Greenwich last night. We're playing outside of — the baseball field was in front of an elementary school, and I thought it was Buckingham palace for a second.
STU: Well, I don't know that you could use Greenwich as an example of the average school.
PAT: I know, but still! Who needs that?
GLENN: Listen to that snob. Do you believe that —
STU: I had to drive to Greenwich and I can't believe.
PAT: I had to drive from the Hood to get to Greenwich!
GLENN: I had my driver take me to Greenwich so I could watch my son's team. He's not on it. He owns it.
STU: Oh, the field was even nicer than the heliport. I can't believe it.
PAT: We drove from the Hood where we live!
GLENN: The hood.
PAT: — to Greenwich!
GLENN: Come on, oh, my gosh!
PAT: The public housing project in the Bronx up to Greenwich.
GLENN: Right, right.
PAT: It's about half an hour, 45 minutes.
GLENN: Okay, now listen, listen, listen. You can't —
STU: They bused my family in.
GLENN: They had French's mustard!
PAT: Leave it to you two to turn it into something tawdry, something ugly.
GLENN: No, just true.
PAT: Just ugly.
GLENN: Just true.
GLENN: You wouldn't believe the school in the richest city in the world!
PAT: It's not the richest city in the world.
STU: It's like third or fourth.
PAT: I think it's like second or third.
GLENN: You wouldn't believe it. And they are crying poverty?
PAT: The rest of the country doesn't know how rich Greenwich is.
GLENN: You are —
PAT: If you two yahoos would shut up, it's a fine, fine example of how nice our schools are.
GLENN: You wouldn't believe! I'm in Beverly Hills...
PAT: People don't know Greenwich is like Beverly Hills. They don't know that.
GLENN: These houses are gigantic! They are up on a mountain with a pool on a perch and they're crying poverty?
GLENN: You are one with the people. You really are.
PAT: Don't even start with me! Don't even go down that road!
PAT: Oh, the tales I could tell.
GLENN: You go ahead.
STU: But Pat, you told the story, what is it, in Texas where you used to live back when you lived in the slums.
PAT: When it was slums.
STU: And you — there was that school near you had, what, two arboretums in it?
PAT: It was at one time, I don't know if it still is, the largest high school. It was one mile long end to end and it had two arboretums. And we were like — I remember talking to you guys about this. I didn't even know what an arboretum was. I had to look it up. What's an arboretum? It's got two of them.
GLENN: Wait a minute. That's where you grow trees or something?
PAT: No, it's like, I think they are indoor swimming pools, I think. If I remember right.
STU: And you wouldn't believe the toughness of the filet at the snack bar.
PAT: You can't get decent Duck a l'Orange in the cafeteria.
GLENN: Look, here's the thing. Here's the thing. There are schools — have you seen the schools here in Manhattan? Some of them, you know, you go, you go like a block off of Central Park and they are huge!
PAT: (Laughing). I thought you were going to tell the truth there for a second.
GLENN: No, you go — seriously you go six blocks off of Central Park and there are schools that are — and remember this is like, this is like the badlands of Greenwich. You go six blocks; I don't want to send my kids to those schools.
PAT: Oh, no.
GLENN: They are like jails.
GLENN: They are really, really nasty.
PAT: They are so bad, they don't even name them. They are just numbered like you are in prison.
GLENN: I know.
PAT: PS‑12. And you'll like it! PS‑12! I'm Public School 12? That's all I get? You can't call me Anderson Elementary?
GLENN: It's really, it's nasty.
PAT: It is.
GLENN: And these aren't the bad schools. You go to ‑‑ there are bad schools.
GLENN: But come on.
STU: But you don't fix them by building gigantic Olympic size pools.
STU: That's not the way you get better education.
GLENN: No, and you don't need, in these nice areas — honestly I live in a nice town. There are nice schools. You don't need that. It's obscene. Let's concentrate. You want to save teacher salaries? Let's build normal buildings. Just normal buildings. There aren't office buildings that are this nice. I would never be able to — my business is a successful business. I don't build my business buildings that nice, and we make money. We don't spend money. We make it. All they do is spend money. We're worried about paying our teachers? Let's stop building these palaces.
STU: Yeah. I mean, a legitimate expense for a public school is a higher teacher salary.
STU: To retain the best people.
GLENN: Yes. Now, I don't want any kid going to a school that is breaking down and — what was the story that Obama said? He was like, and a train runs through at 3:05, 5:05 and 9:05?
PAT: You could feel it rattle, the desks?
GLENN: Yeah. I mean, if that school exists and it's on the train tracks, I'd like to see pictures of it. But we can build nicer schools, but we don't — you want redistribution of wealth, let's build — let's take the bad schools and make them decent and take the new schools that we're building and not make them palaces. Our children don't need that. I grew up going to a private school. It was a Catholic school, but it wasn't like — you know, it wasn't like what Pat's kids obviously experience every day.
PAT: Yeah. At my house.
GLENN: I mean, the linoleum was coming up off the floor, we couldn't — we had to use both sides of the paper. You know, we never wasted anything. It was not a palace.
PAT: Did you have to walk to school uphill both directions over broken glass and by the time you got to school, your feet were cut to shreds and you liked it! And when you got there, the teacher would make you soak your torn‑up feet in rubbing alcohol! Is that what happened, Gramps?
GLENN: If you think it's — if you think it's funny to make fun of my family that were all born without feet so we had to drag ourself to school uphill on broken glass both directions.
PAT: Both directions?
GLENN: That's fine.
PAT: Was it over ten miles?
GLENN: We're only four seconds into this Michelle Obama clip. It's not going well, America.
GLENN: It's just not going well.