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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Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

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