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!

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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