NAACP: Tea Party are racists

GLENN: The NAACP has adopted a resolution condemning racist elements in the tea party movement and calling on the movement's leaders to repudiate bigotry. Okay. First of all, I don't know who the movement's leaders are, do you? Do you know who the new movement's —

PAT: No.

GLENN: They always say that I am the movement's leader, I'm the leader of the tea party, which I am not the leader of the tea party.

PAT: I'd have to say that's Rick Santelli if anybody gets the title.

GLENN: What the press always says. The press always says that I'm the leader. So let me say it clearly. I repudiate bigotry. I think bigotry and racism is wrong. I think it is insidious. I think it is evil. I think squashing people because of the color of their skin and discounting the content of their character is evil. I think anybody who wants to squash someone, kill someone, silence someone because of the color of their skin is evil. I think anybody using race for politics and just to divide is evil. I have a very long record of saying since probably the 1990s that I can recall because after the 1990s, things get a little fuzzy for me. But I know I've been clear. Stu, as long as you have worked for me, have I not always said, do not use race as political because it discounts real racism and real true racism exists.

STU: Yes, you've been saying that for over a decade, as long as I've known you.

GLENN: Okay. So I've been saying it over and over again. So in case anyone believes that I am the tea party leader, which I am not, there you go, NAACP. I repudiate bigotry.

I also repudiate any kind of bigotry that happens in all organizations. It doesn't matter. Again I look to the content of character, not the color of skin. I do not believe that racism is a white man's problem or a black man's problem or a Hispanic problem. Racism is a human problem. I believe those may be the words of Martin Luther King. So we all have some soul searching to do on how we use race, how we view people of different color and why we have that stupid barrier in our head.

Now, here is what the president of the NAACP said. His name is Ben Jealous. Take a deep breath and listen to this.

JELOUS: Sell the bigots and racists in your ranks or take full responsibility for all of their actions. We will no longer allow you to hide like cowards behind signs that say lynch our president or anyone else! Sarah Palin says let's party like it's 1776. My white daddy would say be careful what you wish for because 18th century, Sarah, wasn't good for nobody, even folks like you.

PAT: Hmmm. That seems to be when the U.S. Constitution came forth, and I thought that was good for —

GLENN: That was independence.

PAT: — several hundred million of us.

GLENN: It's for the whole world. It changed the entire world. It pulled the entire world in a different direction. So I'm sorry about that. Could we take those, could we take that from the top, please, and get ready to stop it. Go ahead.

JELOUS: Sell the bigots and racists in your ranks or take full responsibility for all of their actions.

GLENN: Stop. I would just like to say that I don't take responsibility. As I explained on last night's program, I don't take responsibility for anyone else's actions, nor can I. I also don't take responsibility for anyone else's salvation, nor can I. I believe in individual rights. I don't take responsibility for my father's actions. I don't take responsibility for my children's actions when they are of age. I take responsibility for my children's actions as they are under my care and under my supervision. Beyond that — and I don't expect anyone to hold my children responsible for my actions. My actions are my actions.

You also probably don't want to play that game because the Black Panthers are currently folding under your umbrella.

PAT: That's what —

GLENN: They are folding under — you've got radicals folding under everybody's umbrella on the right. You don't want to do that because, are you going to take responsibility for everything every member of the NAACP does, or every member that just comes, every person that just comes and aligns themselves with the NAACP? That's insane. No one would do that. No one should do that. You are a very diverse group. The tea party has no formal structure or membership. I've got somebody who goes into a tea party and they're a crazy man? I'm sorry. What, do I revoke their card that doesn't exist? I cancel their membership that they don't sign up for? How do — that doesn't make any sense whatsoever. All anyone can do is be responsible for themselves.

See, we don't believe in progressivism. I don't believe in progressivism. I'm not responsible for my brother. I am going to help my brother everywhere — every way I can, but I can't give him collective salvation. I can't also stop him from being an idiot.

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VOICE: We will no longer allow you to hide like cowards!

GLENN: Okay, stop. Were they — are they at a baseball stadium?

STU: This is at the all star game last night.

GLENN: Really? All of a sudden the organ starts.

PAT: A little organ accent always increases the enjoyment.

GLENN: He says, we're not going to let these cowards hide behind signs anymore. Could you please ask the ACORN people to put the signs down then?

PAT: SEIU?

GLENN: Could you ask, yeah, SEIU to put the signs down?

PAT: Illegal immigrants at rallies all over America?

GLENN: Put the signs down. You are not going to let us hide behind signs? I have to tell you, America, stop carrying signs. You should stop carrying signs. Did you see Martin Luther King carrying signs? No. They marched arm in arm. Your very presence makes the difference. Your unity makes the difference. The view that America must have is peaceful Americans, good God fearing decent, white, black, brown Americans standing shoulder to shoulder locked in arms, unmovable. That is the image. Not the signs. Put the signs down. Their signs are all Astroturf. Their signs are all printed by union members. It's very carefully crafted because they understand how the media can use signs. You can have a sea of half a million people. There can be signs, there can be 499,000 signs that all say, we love the Earth, we love everyone, we all want to get along. And there can be one where the O in one of the words has a little Hitler moustache and that's the only one that will be shown. And I know I know they have signs. And when I say they, I mean the left. All you have to do is look at the crazy people at the G 20. I don't know how many times I've seen, you know, Cindy Sheehan rallies that had Bush as Hitler. Don't talk to me about the signs. Don't preach to me about the signs. But I will ask my listeners to reconsider because you're being set up. And I've told you this for a while. You are being set up. By this time next week you will understand, I hope, you'll understand what the plan is. Once you see their game plan, I found their game plan. It's an old plan. I found it. We're having a meeting this afternoon. All of us are getting together and I'm taking everybody through the scenario and then we're going to put it together for you because I read this game plan the other day and I thought, my gosh, this is it. This is exactly what they are doing. It's been laid out a long time ago. And as I read that darn thing, I think, I can take news stories, news clips and audio from people and they are all people that would understand this scenario and understand this plan. I can put it and lay it all out and I can show where it's being done. You are being set up. Don't play into their game.

You know what Andy Stern said? 2004. We have a clip of this tonight on television. Andy Stern, the most frequent visitor to the White House. He said the civil rights — I'm paraphrasing here: Civil rights, that wasn't Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King couldn't have gotten it done. It was the Black Panthers that got it done. Because you needed the civil unrest. You needed the "Die pigs" to be able to drive people into Martin Luther King's arms.

Do you understand that? What did I tell you about two months ago? I said that when Van Jones said at America's future now, you've got to do the things that you've got to do to be able to force this president to do the things he knows are right. What did I tell you? They are going to get into the streets and they are going to start stirring it up. They are going to start causing problems. They need civil unrest. Why would anarchists and communists want civil unrest? How does that help? Because it drives people into the arms of the, quote, liberator. Martin Luther King, the reason why they are so angry that I am going to give a speech on 8/28 at the same place that Martin Luther King gave the speech is because they believe I'm trying to coopt Martin Luther King. No. I am just trying to say Martin Luther King's dream is not done. It's not complete. And we're going in the wrong direction. We're going to content of skin, color of skin, not content of character. Wrong direction, gang. Well, the reason why they are angry about that is because they need Martin Luther King. Because I believe — and maybe it's Barack Obama, but somebody on the left is going to appear as the Martin Luther King, and these racists in the Panthers and the communist anarchists are going to be driving people into somebody that will protect him and he will say, I always wanted peace, I always just wanted us to get along, that's it. Come to me; I'll make it all stop for you.

That's why nothing has felt right. Everything — you watch the news and everything feels like a script. Why is the NAACP doing this on the tea parties? The tea parties haven't gotten bigger in the last year. Why now is the NAACP doing this? Why was Michelle Obama at this event? Why was she there? Why did they announce it at the same time? Why is the panther thing happening at the same time the NAACP? You are being set up. It's a script! It's a script. And if you know what they are trying to go for, they lose. And I know exactly where they are going and I know exactly what plan they are following, I know exactly what they want you to do. Please, you tell everyone you know. You fall to your knees and you pray to God. You get back into church and you demand that your pastor starts talking about individual liberty, individual freedom, individual salvation and redemption. To quote the pope, Pope Benedict: When government ever starts to wander into redemptive policies, it is not divine. It is demonic. That is the current pope. It is not divine. It is demonic. You get to your church. You pray. You ask God. You ask God for forgiveness and protection. You ask God for guidance and if God's telling you to go kill somebody, that ain't God telling you that. You don't do anything violent because that's what they want, that's what they need. That's what they need. You don't divide. You embrace. You stand strong on principles. You say this is wrong, period. We are going in the wrong direction, period, and here's why. But you don't do it to divide. You certainly don't ever throw anything racist out because that's not — I mean, if that's who you are, then you are in the wrong ranks. You weed out every racist you can. You weed out everybody that is just doing it for politics and you don't stand by them. Those people will destroy themselves. We, on the other hand, are going to restore man's freedom. I shouldn't say it that way. Restore our Constitution. Man has never truly been free in this country. In the first century blacks weren't free. Chinese weren't free. Irish weren't free. The second half of this country, no man has been free because we've been progressive.

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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On Thursday's "Glenn Beck Radio Program," BlazeTV's White House correspondent Jon Miller described the current situation in Virginia after Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a state of emergency and banned people carrying guns at Capitol Square just days before a pro-Second-Amendment rally scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jon told Glenn that Gov. Northam and the Virginia Legislature are "trying to deprive the people of their Second Amendment rights" but the citizens of Virginia are "rising up" to defend their constitutional rights.

"I do think this is the flashpoint," Jon said. "They [Virginia lawmakers] are saying, 'You cannot exercise your rights ... and instead of trying to de-escalate the situation, we are putting pressure. We're trying to escalate it and we're trying to enrage the citizenry even more'."

Glenn noted how Gov. Northam initially blamed the threat of violence from Antifa for his decision to ban weapons but quickly changed his narrative to blame "white supremacists" to vilify the people who are standing up for the Second Amendment and the Constitution.

"What he's doing is, he's making all all the law-abiding citizens of Virginia into white supremacists," Glenn said.

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Ryan: Trump Louisiana Finale

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Part One. Part Two. Part Three.

At the end of Trump rallies, I would throw on my Carhartt jacket, sneak out of the press area, then blend in with everyone as they left, filing out through swinging doors.

Often, someone held the door open for me. Just 30 minutes earlier, the same person had most likely had most likely hissed at me for being a journalist. And now they were Sunday smiles and "Oh, yes, thank you, sir" like some redneck concierge.

People flooded out of the arena with the stupidity of a fire drill mishap, desperate to survive.

The air smacked you as soon as you crossed the threshold, back into Louisiana. And the lawn was a wasteland of camping chairs and coolers and shopping bags and to-go containers and soda cans and articles of clothing and even a few tents.

In Monroe, in the dark, the Trump supporters bobbled over mounds of waste like elephants trying to tiptoe. And the trash was as neutral to them as concrete or grass. They plodded over it because it, an object, had somehow gotten in their way.

It did not matter that they were responsible for this wreckage.Out in the sharp-edged moonlight, rally-goers hooted and yapped and boogied and danced, and the bbq food truck was all smoke and paper plates.

They were even more pumped than they had been before the rally, like 6,000 eight year olds who'd been chugging Mountain Dew for hours. Which made Donald Trump the father, the trooper, God of the Underworld, Mr. Elite, Sheriff on high horse, the AR-15 sticker of the family.

Ritualistic mayhem, all at once. And, there in Louisiana, Trump's supporters had gotten a taste of it. They were all so happy. It bordered on rage.

Still, I could not imagine their view of America. Worse, after a day of strange hostilities, I did not care.

My highest priority, my job as a reporter, was to care. To understand them and the world that they inhabit. But I did not give a damn and I never wanted to come back.

Worst of all, I would be back. In less than a week.

Was this how dogs felt on the 4th of July? Hunched in a corner while everyone else gets drunk and launches wailing light into the sky? configurations of blue and red and white.

It was 10:00 p.m. and we'd been traveling since 11:00 a.m., and we still had 5 hours to go and all I wanted was a home, my home, any home, just not here, in the cold sweat of this nowhere. Grey-mangled sky. No evidence of planes or satellites or any proof of modern-day. Just century-old bridges that trains shuffled over one clack at a time.

And casinos, all spangles and neon like the 1960s in Las Vegas. Kitchy and dumb, too tacky for lighthearted gambling. And only in the nicer cities, like Shreveport, which is not nice at all.

And swamp. Black water that rarely shimmered. Inhabited by gadflies and leeches and not one single fish that was pretty.

Full of alligators, and other killing types. The storks gnawing on frogs, the vultures never hungry. The coyotes with nobody to stop them and so much land to themselves. The roaches in the wild, like tiny wildebeests.

Then, the occasional deer carcass on the side of the road, eyes splayed as if distracted, tongue out, relaxed but empty. The diseased willows like skeletons in hairnets. The owls that never quit staring. A million facets of wilderness that would outlive us all.

Because Nature has poise. It thrives and is original.

Because silence is impossible. Even in an anechoic chamber, perfectly soundproofed, you can hear your own heartbeat, steady as a drum. A never-ending war.

I put "Headache" by Grouper on repeat as we glided west. We were deadlocked to asphalt, rubber over tarface.

And I thought about lines from a Rita Dove poem titled "I have been a stranger in a strange land"

He was off cataloging the universe, probably,
pretending he could organize
what was clearly someone else's chaos.

Wasn't that exactly what I was doing? Looking for an impossible answer, examining every single accident, eager for meaning? telling myself, "If it happens and matters the next year, in America, I want to be there, or to know what it means. I owe it to whoever cares to listen."

Humans are collectors and I had gone overboard.

Because maybe this wasn't even my home. These landmarks, what did they mean? Was I obvious here? When I smiled, did I trick them into believing that I felt some vague sense of approval? Or did my expressions betray me?

Out in all that garbage-streaked emptiness — despite the occasional burst of passing halogen — I couldn't tell if everything we encountered was haunted or just old, derelict, broken, useless. One never-ending landfill.

Around those parts, they'd made everything into junk. Homes. Roads. Glass. Nature. Life itself, they made into junk.

I cringed as we passed yet another deer carcass mounded on the side of the road.

As written in Job 35:11,

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?

Nobody. Look at nature and you feel something powerful. Look at an animal, in all of its untamable majesty, and you capture a deep love, all swept up in the power of creation. But, here, all I saw were poor creatures who people had slammed into and kept driving. Driving to where? For what reason? What exactly was so important that they left a trail of dead animals behind them?

So I crossed myself dolorously and said an "Our Father" and recited a stanza from Charles Bukowski's "The Laughing Heart"

you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.

Out here, nothing but darkness. Needing some light, by God. Give me something better than a Moon that hides like an underfed coward.

Jade told me about some of the more traumatic things she'd seen while working at the State Fair.

"Bro, they pull roaches out of the iced lemonade jugs and act like nothing happened."

"All right but what about the corn dogs?"

"You do not want to know, little bro."

She looked around in the quiet. "Back in the day, the Louisiana Congress refused to raise the drinking age from 18 to 21," she said. "They didn't want to lose all that drunk gambler money. So the federal government cut off funding to highways."

We glided through moon-pale landscape for an hour before I realized what she had meant. That there weren't any light poles or billboards along the road. Nothing to guide us or distract us. Just us, alone. And it felt like outer space had collapsed, swallowed us like jellybeans.

Like two teenagers playing a prank on the universe.

In the cozy Subaru Crosstrek, in the old wild night, brimming with the uncertainty of life and the nonchalance of failure, we paraded ourselves back to Dallas. Alive in the river silence that follows us everywhere.

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