Glenn Beck: Gibbs gaffe #229981


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GLENN: We were all ‑‑ I was an advertiser of ‑‑ or General Motors was one of our biggest advertisers here on this program and we walked away from the money really in short order after they took the money. Was it that week or a couple of weeks after? They took the money and I'm like, I just can't do the commercial. I just can't do it. I can't do it. And I wish I could and called GM and said, you know, as soon as you untangle yourself. And, you know, they really believed they could: Glenn, this is just temporary, we're going to ‑‑ uh‑huh. Uh‑huh. And here's what happened in the past. You have these people who think that they can be eaten last.

You know I was telling you what was happening with, you know, Firestone and GM ‑‑ Firestone and Goodyear and Goodrich. What happens is these companies start to be eaten and they realize, if I get on the side of the federal government, I won't get eaten but my competitors will be. And I think that's what's happening with the press. You know, Pat brought up Gibbs and said, you know, look at ‑‑ people in the press, they know what he's saying. They are taking down Rush Limbaugh. That's the way they are looking at it. In their heads, don't stop him here, don't question him on this. He's taking down Rush Limbaugh. If he can take down Rush Limbaugh, let him do it. I'm not going to defend ‑‑ I'm not going to correct Gibbs on this. Because "We want Rush Limbaugh gone." They are going to be eaten next. After they eat the Limbaughs of the world or the mes of the world or the Foxes of the world, they will eat these guys next. That's what happens every single time. And that's what is happening with our press. That's why they are not standing up.

Now Rush comes out yesterday and he makes a great, a great point about the Chevy Volt. I mean, it takes a moron to think that the Chevy Volt is going to be ‑‑ that's the future. Now, it may be a great prototype, may be a good start, but then you have to look at the Nissan Leaf which is more than double the amount of miles for $10,000 less.

STU: Still, would you ever drive a car named Leaf?

GLENN: No, no.

STU: I could never do that. I just couldn't.

GLENN: With an I or an A?

STU: Well, maybe an I. Might be able to do an I. With Leaf I feel so ‑‑

GLENN: I love that.

PAT: That is like Leif Garrett from the Seventies, teen star. Then you really feel like you are driving a machine. Then it's like, yeah, now I'm cool.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Remember DaDoRonRon?

GLENN: No, I don't.

PAT: Wait, that was Shaun Cassidy.

GLENN: Yeah. I think we should move on.

STU: The only reason they are going to sell any of these cars, remember it's $40,000 car, but the government is giving you $7500 to buy it. When the government has to pay you to buy something, that's ‑‑

GLENN: The government's paying you $7500, so it's ‑‑

STU: It's going to be in the 30s because they are giving you a $7500 tax credit.

GLENN: But if you pay taxes, you are paying the $7500 to have them give it back to you.

STU: Of course. And not to mention, who's paying enough tax ‑‑ like, for example, if you are making ‑‑ if you are, you know, not making a ton of money and you don't ‑‑ you are not going to qualify for $7500 tax credit because of the way it works. So most of this money's going to go to rich people who are buying these cars because they can afford a $40,000 car and then they are going to get a refund for it anyway. So all this money ‑‑ and this is what happens with hybrid credits all the time. The average person ‑‑ the person who gets a hybrid credit makes six figures.

PAT: The Chevy Volt, the car of the fat cat. Fat cats driving that fabulous Chevy Volt. Man.

GLENN: What a joke.

PAT: Who would buy that thing?

GLENN: So anyway, here they are. Here's Robert Gibbs yesterday bashing Rush Limbaugh saying Rush Limbaugh ‑‑ and this is not Rush Limbaugh's view. "Rush Limbaugh just wanted to walk away, just walk away from all these jobs."

GIBBS: No, because ‑‑ well, I'll say this. Look, Rush Limbaugh and others wanted to walk away. Rush Limbaugh and others saw a million people that worked at these factories, that worked at these parts suppliers, that supported communities and thought we should all just walk away.

GLENN: No. Nobody did.

GIBBS: The president didn't think that walking away from a million jobs in these communities made a lot of economic sense.

GLENN: Okay. Stop for a second. Pause for a second. The president didn't think walking away from these communities. Well, which communities are we talking about? We're talking about, what, Detroit and Ohio? But he didn't have a problem walking away from those communities in Detroit and Ohio and Arizona and Florida and every other state in the union when he closed dealerships for no reason!

STU: Profitable dealerships.

GLENN: Profitable dealerships! They just closed them for no reason!

PAT: And walked away!

GLENN: And you had people who had 100, 150 jobs in each place and they just closed them.

STU: They just left empty buildings sitting in parking lots.

GLENN: He just closed them. So he didn't have a problem walking away from those jobs. He didn't want people walking away from the union jobs. That's the difference. Remember, his agenda is SEIU's agenda. His agenda is the AFL‑CIO agenda. His agenda is the UAE ‑‑ no, that's the country.

PAT: UAW?

GLENN: UAW.

PAT: United Autoworkers?

GLENN: May be the UAE, too.

PAT: Maybe.

GLENN: I'm just sayin'. That's what his agenda is.

PAT: Well, he walked away from an entire state let's not forget. I mean, when the boycott of Arizona came out, he wouldn't even take a stand on that.

GLENN: What about those jobs?

PAT: What about those jobs you are walking away from?

GLENN: We have to do something good for Arizona. We have to do something. As a show we have to do something for Arizona. This is just pissing me off. As a show we've got to do something for Arizona.

All right, go ahead and listen to the rest of this.

GIBBS: And then usual ask Mr. Limbaugh, I don't know what kind of car he drives but I bet it's not an F‑150.

PAT: That's my favorite, favorite quote of all time.

GLENN: No, I guarantee you it's not an F‑150. No, I can't guarantee. He might have one. I don't see Rush, you know, going to the lumberyard on Saturdays, I don't think Rush is, you know, driving his F‑150 to Home Depot to pick up a few nails because he is going to do some work and home improvement around the house. Maybe he is.

PAT: Maybe.

GLENN: Maybe, but I don't, I don't think so.

PAT: Might be an incredible handyman. I don't know.

GLENN: He may be. I don't know.

PAT: Do it yourself guy.

GLENN: I don't know.

PAT: Don't know.

GLENN: He very well may be. But I think that's a pretty good bet that it's probably not an F‑150 that is his daily everyday car.

STU: Well, it's a good bet because you're comparing him to you, which we know you'd never do that. You'd be more likely to go to Jo Ann Fabrics.

GLENN: Don't mess with Jo Ann Fabrics.

PAT: Bed, Bath & Beyond?

GLENN: Don't ‑‑

PAT: Oh, I know. Now we're getting into sacred territory there.

STU: Linens N Things.

GLENN: Here's the best part of this. Here's the best part of this. He's talking about Chrysler and General Motors and he's like, oh, yeah? Well, let me tell you something else! You ask Rush Limbaugh, I can guarantee you he's not, he's not driving around in a... Ford pickup truck! He doesn't even catch it.

PAT: Nope.

GLENN: F... Ford 150.

PAT: I wonder if Limbaugh's riding around in a Toyota Tundra. Ask him that! Ask him about that! Does he have one? The shutting down Government Motors.

GLENN: I'll tell you something else.

PAT: Walking away from those Tundra jobs.

GLENN: You ask him, he's not driving a Nissan Leaf!

PAT: Ask him!

GLENN: Making fun of us, well, I can guarantee you he doesn't care about the ‑‑ he doesn't care about the American worker. If he did, he would be driving a Dongfeng!

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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