Glenn Beck: Obama apologizes to far left



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GLENN: We have some amazing things to go over. You are terrifying this administration. This audience is the most, it is water to the Wicked Witch of the West. They are terrified of you. We have monitored this Netroots meeting that the president spoke at, that Rachel Maddow spoke at, that Ed Schultz spoke at, that every single I mean, they say that the tea parties are organized by Fox. It couldn't be further from the truth. And here we have Maddow and Schultz and everybody else speaking at the progressive convention and nobody says a word.

PAT: Yeah. And Pelosi? I mean, they are politicians.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

PAT: Everybody's there.

GLENN: Now, they are terrified, and not in the way that not that you are carrying a gun or they are afraid you are going to blow up anything. They know that you stand in their way, period. That's all it is. They know. The president had to come out and apologize to them and say, hey, look, I know that you don't think we got a lot done, but we did. We got a lot done. You just have to hold on just a little bit. Van Jones said the same thing. They have to convince their own people that this administration has accomplished something because they thought that this was going to be an open highway. They thought we would already, I don't know what, be communist by now? That we would have you know, that the president would have been able to destroy absolutely America, everything America is?

PAT: Yeah. This was a chilling statement when he said this.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Change hasn't come fast enough for too many Americans. I know that. It hasn't come fast enough for me, either. And I know it hasn't come fast enough for many of you who fought so hard during the election. The fact is it took years to get here. It will take time to get us out.

PAT: Yes. It's 1776, it took us to get here, and he's trying to dismantle that in one year.

GLENN: Do you have the Rachel Maddow speech by any chance? Rachel Maddow said I think this is incredible. Rachel Maddow, she introduced the president. He did a video and she introduced the video. And she said she's had to report the news of each of his accomplishments in office from healthcare to hate crimes to student loans. Quote: The last time any president did this much in office, booze was illegal. Who was that president Rachel Maddow was talking about? Is that incredible?

PAT: Was it James K. Polk?

GLENN: No, it wasn't.

PAT: No?

GLENN: It was incredible.

STU: Who was it? Was it Garfield?

GLENN: Don't make me say his name.

STU: No, who was it?

PAT: William Harry Henry Harrison?

GLENN: The name that shall not be mentioned.

STU: I don't know who you are talking about. You need to inform the people.

GLENN: Woodrow Wilson!

PAT: Who?

GLENN: Isn't it amazing, isn't it amazing that two or three years ago on this program when I first found Woodrow Wilson on this program and said, oh, my gosh! Look at how evil this guy is! And everybody do you remember? I mean, people still do it: "Glenn Beck is obsessed with Woodrow Wilson." Isn't it incredible that this is the guy they've modeled themselves after? This is the guy! Out of all the presidents that everybody knew nothing about.

By the way, a listener sent me or brought to the, what do you call it, the American Revival a big picture, a framed newspaper: Woodrow Wilson is dead. I have that hanging over my desk in my office. I love it. It's quite possibly the best gift ever given. I love it.

So I want to go over some of the things that they said at this, at this meeting over the weekend because it is important that you understand who you are to them. They laid out a detailed plan of coming after you, not only me but you. I am just, I'm just the guy who everybody gets together around, but I'm not the one they are afraid of. They are afraid of you, and it's fascinating to me. For the first time they actually admitted what they have done and they talked about how, you know, they have boycotted my sponsors not because they are trying to get me off the air but they are trying to discredit me by only leaving me with little sponsors that no one has ever heard of. Those sponsors that are left, they talk about going after them. That's what I've told you this is what's happening with Goldline. And by the way, thank you. Thank you for Goldline called me and said, these guys are so stupid. Our business has actually increased. I said, you know, our audience isn't dumb. You know, they just know. Anybody who is standing by, they may not agree with everything that I say but they understand America and they also understand that this audience, you know, full of consumers.

But they talked about one other thing in their speeches this weekend and it is this: That they must come after you. They haven't been able to find a way to destroy me yet, and they're doing it. According to this we'll play the audio for you. They are just going to continue to come after me. Now they are using what they call the evangelicals. They said they almost had me, they thought, with Jim Wallis. Really? Did you? I haven't even begun to fight on that one. They thought that we they almost had us with Jim Wallis and there's a plan, and they outline the plan and how they are going to use the churches and how they are going to use the evangelicals against me. I understand that. I got it. You should know that. Because the other thing that they are going to do is they said they are going to start looking into the makeup of the audience. They are going to start reading the things that people say about being a Glenn Beck fan and they are going to start following those people and looking about what they write online and what groups they are affiliated with because Glenn Beck has got to have some bad people in his audience and we'll discredit him even more with the audience now.

So just know that you now and I told you this, what, three months ago, four months ago? And I was overwhelmed by the response of this audience. But I want to give you that loophole just as I said to Goldline three weeks ago, and I told them four months ago, and I told them eight months ago: Look, if the heat becomes too hot in the kitchen, I understand. No hard feelings. And I say that to you. It may be in your best interest to not visibly stand by me because they are going to come after. And I want you to understand that this movement is not about me. It never has been about me. It's an insult it's an insult to America to make it about me or the president or anything else. This is about universal principles. This is about nature's god and nature's laws. And so if they take me down, you have to be standing. And if they take you down, somebody else has to be standing. We need to really view ourselves as nonarmed, nonviolent cells. Because they really think that if they can take me down, it's over. But it's not. You'll never sit down. I know you. You are exactly like me. You'll never sit down. If they take me off the air, if they take me off radio or television and, mark my words, they will, I'm coming to your house. I'm coming to your park. I'm coming to your church. I'll come to your school. I'll come to your car. I'll come where anybody will come and listen. If I'm just mowing my lawn and you drive by my house and I'm completely unemployed and you drive by and your window's open, you'll hear me preaching it.

I didn't stumble onto George Whitefield without a little divine providence. Understand there is a difference between divine providence and manifest destiny. Manifest destiny is a perversion of divine providence. It is what they're using against this country with all minorities because after our founders died, it went from divine providence, it went from a group of guys saying, oh, my gosh, we're just standing up for what we believe is right, what we believe are the laws of nature and nature's god, we're just standing up for those things and look at His finger all the way along. We would have never been able to pull this off if it hadn't been for God helping us. That's divine providence. Manifest destiny is, "Get out of my way. I'm on a mission from God." I'm not on a mission from God, nor is this country. We are just standing up because it's right. We find ourselves experiencing divine providence because we're standing with nature's god and nature's laws. They cannot be undone. So humbly travel together. Humbly we shall not fail.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.