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!

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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

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