Glenn Beck: Reid -- bailouts are GREAT!




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GLENN: Let me tell you something you didn't know. GM yesterday bought a subprime lender. Let me say that again. The General Motors that we bailed out because they were irresponsible, just purchased, with your money and the approval of congress, a subprime lender. Cloward and Piven. Now Harry Reid also said that they saved Ford and here's the great, great audio here.

REID: Also the reasoning is quite unique. My friend says that we bailed out the auto industry. Well, isn't that a good thing we did?

GLENN: No.

REID: Isn't it a good thing today in America we have the automobile manufacturing sector? If it had been up to them, General Motors would be gone.

GLENN: Stop. Stop, stop, stop, stop. Yes, General Motors would be gone. You know why? General Motors was an irresponsible company. It is an unsustainable company. But the assets would have been sold to someone else and they would have taken those assets and they would have restarted a new responsible company.

PAT: I'm not even sure where they have gone.

STU: Bankruptcy, right?

PAT: They have been gone and bankrupt, no?

GLENN: Even if it was, you would have sold the pieces off. You would have had people like, what's the name of that electric car company?

PAT: Tesla.

GLENN: Tesla. You would have had probably Tesla come in or people like that that say, wait a minute, I can build a car. I can build a car much better.

STU: Before that would even happen, though, they would probably lay some people off and they would get out of those horrible contracts and they would try to restructure and get back into and it wouldn't just disappear.

GLENN: It would have been competitive and would have been it would have been awful for a while. You know, no pain, no gain.

PAT: They would probably be in a better position today because the government wouldn't be telling them what to do.

GLENN: I'll tell you this: The government wouldn't be approving General Motors today buying a subprime lender. That's one thing that car company wouldn't be doing.

PAT: But there were more surprises from Harry.

REID: Then Ford Motor Company would probably be gone.

GLENN: Hold it just a second. Ford wasn't bailed out.

STU: Not at all. Not one dime.

GLENN: Ford wasn't bailed out.

PAT: What a total dope. Ford got back on their feet all on their own.

GLENN: Mark my words. Watchdogs, please watch for this. I saw Harry Reid do you have the part where he talks about, we're not going to go for cap and trade?

PAT: Maybe



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GLENN: See if you can find that audio. I watched it and I mean, my skin crawled. I watched him say it and I don't believe it for a second. He said, we just don't have the vote, so we're not going to go for cap and trade. I don't believe it for a second. There is either something in these bills that they have already passed that gives them now the authority to regulate us into that or they are going to make another move. There's something wrong with the way he said it. I don't know what it is, but he said, "And it hurts me to say it." When he said that

PAT: Said it with his mouth. That's the problem.

GLENN: You mean he didn't say it with his heart.

PAT: Well, everything that comes out of his mouth you know is not true. It is not believable and not sincere. All of these guys. Yeah, I think this is it. I think this is what you're talking about.

REID: Stability not only to our constituents and our children, our grandchildren to take on the energy challenge we have in America.

GLENN: Watch him, watch him.

REID: Not once, not twice but very often. Many of us want to do a thorough comprehensive bill that creates jobs.

GLENN: Of course you do.

REID: Breaks our addiction to foreign oil and curbs pollution.

PAT: Yeah, we all want it.

REID: Unfortunately at this time

GLENN: Look, watch him.

REID: We don't have a single Republican to work with in achieving this goal.

GLENN: You don't need them.

REID: For me it's terribly disappointing.

GLENN: See that?

REID: And it's also very dangerous. So the president, Senator Kerry and I and others, large numbers of my caucus

GLENN: I'm sorry. Who? Senator Kerry?

REID: Will continue to reach out to Republicans and work with environmental and energy committees and communities to garner the support needed to move forward on a much larger, more comprehensive bill that I'm going to outline in a few minutes. But Republican political calculations don't change our obligation to lay the foundation of a safer and stronger future.

GLENN: Okay, stop. So he's immediately saying no cap and trade. And it really hurts me.

PAT: Darn Republicans. Didn't have a single vote on healthcare, either. They passed it anyway.

GLENN: Okay, you don't need the Republicans. Look, here's the thing. And I really want to say something. I'm surprised they haven't come after my religion yet. I've been expecting it. And they will.

STU: Many have.

GLENN: Many have.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: But they will. And they will try to separate you again from me but they will use my religion. I want you to know, religion is something that each of us do, something that each of us, is personal. I don't believe in collective salvation or collective damnation. Yes, I am a Mormon. One person that is never brought up as a Mormon is Harry Reid. Harry Reid and I, our faith stops us from throwing one or the other through a plate glass window. I think that Harry Reid would like to throw me through a plate glass window, but our faith says, don't do that; that's not good. But they will always, always take apart people's religion, especially my religion, unless you are a progressive leftist. Harry Reid is that. We both share the same religion. In the future when they start talking about religion and they will because Mitt Romney, who I also disagree with, Mitt Romney also is a Mormon. Now, he is not the same kind as Harry Reid, but they will go right down the same road.

PAT: Glenn Beck admits Mormons are trying to take over the universe.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Glenn Beck admits they are all Mormons.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Comprehensive conspiracy.

STU: Comprehensive Mormon reform!

GLENN: Harry Reid and I know there are a lot of people in my faith that say the same thing about me. They just don't understand what I'm doing. And I don't understand what Harry Reid is doing. Harry Reid I believe has an understanding of, I think he is part of all religions that look at small government as hateful. They don't care. You don't care about the poor. I think that big government is slavery. I think it destroys. Show me where big government has ever worked. Show it to me, Harry. Show it to me in Detroit. How about Philadelphia, how about Washington D.C., how about California. Show me where big government sets people free. I can't find it. Make no mistake, this argument is never about anything other than big government, small government, and freedom. It doesn't make sense to me that big government could set people free. It never has. Never. It is about small government and individual responsibility. We don't need more government. We need more charity. And charity never comes from government. Charity comes from individuals. Period. And too many people of faith, my faith included, understand charity as something the government does. Something that our faith does.

I will bet you that there is no one that tithes more than members of my faith as a percentage of members. We are told to tithe 10%. First time I heard that, I thought, you are out of your mind. I'm going to give to some structure 10% of my money? Are you kidding me? And somehow or another that's going to make me happy? It is a privilege and an honor to give 10%. In my faith 100% goes to the people that it is supposed to go to. And there is a responsibility attached to that. You don't get welfare from the church just by doing nothing. They will help you every step of the way, but you must do something for it in return. You must serve others in return, and it's not a lifetime thing. That's the way it's supposed to be. That's the way all of our churches should be. The church should never come and take your money. And by the way, they don't ask for a pay stub, a tax form, nothing. They ask you, is that a full tithe? Yes, it is. I could pay them a dollar and they could know, Glenn doesn't make $100 a year. But they will never say it. I'm sorry, $10 a year. They would never say it. Because that's between me and the Lord. No one is to come and take it. You give it. It is a fundamental misunderstanding of charity. It is the perversion of charity into social justice. Only the Lord dishes out justice. Only he is capable of evening things. And that happens usually after we die.

How many times do you look at somebody who is a really bad person? If you are a fan of this show, you can use someone else. If you hate me, you can use me. And you know you have sat there and thought, how does this guy, how does he make it? How is he successful? How does he make his money? How come karma hasn't killed him yet? There are many people who think that my eyes and my macular dystrophy is karma. Well, I will only find out in the end. How many times have you looked at people and said, how is it they're successful, they're so evil? Because justice comes in God's time. He measures it out in His way, and it is not for us to measure out justice unless it is a violation of man's laws. But somehow or another there are so many in our churches that just don't get it. The Washington Post had this unbelievable story. I mean, it's unbelievable what they say about social justice and about how the government has to do it, and it's God. You will misread the Bible if you don't think that God is telling the government to grow and get bigger and make social justice happen. Excuse me? What version of the Bible are you reading?

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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