Stu and Pat: Add Kagan, subtract Romer

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PAT: All right. A couple of things that we haven't gotten to yet. Elena Kagan was confirmed yesterday. Vote was 63 37. You know all the usual suspects, I mean, Lindsey Graham obviously voted for her.

STU: Yeah. Do you need more than that?

PAT: Do you need more? I doubt it.

STU: You get

PAT: 63 37. So that means, I don't know, how many Republicans? Eight, ten? No, twelve? No, okay, it's only three.

STU: It was only a few, yeah.

PAT: It was only three. Because it's like 58 41 or 59 41.

STU: Once the vote was secured, all the people, Scott Browns of the world who were probably on the fence were free to vote no. But, you know, she's in and we gain Elena Kagan and we lose Christina Romer, the economic adviser who is dropping out.

PAT: And one fine looking woman. I mean, what a hot babe.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: It's really a shame that we lost her.

STU: Luckily, though, we're replacing her with Kagan in the new cycle. So the hotness factor will not drop too far.

PAT: That's true.

STU: But yeah, if you don't know who she is, she is the one who authored the 8% unemployment report, remember at the beginning of the administration when they said if we get the stimulus, we're not going to see anything above 8% in unemployment. And basically it immediately was proven wrong.

PAT: Okay, so she was 2 points off. It's been 10%.

STU: What's 2.

PAT: And this past July it stayed 9.1% but we lost 131,000 jobs last month.

STU: We're still losing jobs ?

PAT: Hemorrhaging jobs. "Well, at least we're not hemorrhaging jobs anymore." Yeah, we are again. So now you own the economy, you own the jobs, you said you turned it around, you reversed the process and now the process is back to hemorrhaging jobs again. Where do you go with that? They've bitten off a really tough thing for us to chew here.

STU: They have taken ownership here.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: And for the first time you are seeing that reflected in polls. There's a Rasmussen poll the other day. I believe it was the first time they had found, they asked the same question, I believe it's every month which is, who do you blame for the economy, whose problems. And it still has been Bush by a slight amount for a while. For the first time now people are blaming Obama more for the economy.

PAT: And that, of course, is unfair. John Kerry told us that.

KERRY: In the last six months I think there was even an article in the paper this week.

STU: An article in the paper?

KERRY: About people no longer blaming Bush. They are beginning to target this White House. That's a natural

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

STU: Oh, my.

KERRY: course of events.

PAT: Already?

KERRY: As you go through any administration. But I don't think it's fair to the president.

PAT: No, it's not fair.

KERRY: The president just passed I mean, think about what just happened.

PAT: I'm thinking.

KERRY: We just passed the most significant

PAT: I know.

KERRY: And important.

PAT: Sweeping.

KERRY: Regulatory reform legislation in 40, 50 years?

PAT: We just passed the most unbelievably capitalist crushing legislation ever passed in this country.

STU: We've done everything we can to make sure this country goes into the crapper for decades to come. Why is it getting blamed?

PAT: They don't appreciate that, Stu. People don't appreciate that we are fundamentally transforming America from capitalist system to a socialist one.

STU: Yeah. It is hard.

PAT: They don't appreciate it.

STU: That is a lot of heavy lifting.

PAT: And it's only been 19 months and already people are starting to blame this president. This president has nothing to do with the economy. It's George W. Bush!

STU: With the exception of cap and trade, they've had pretty much everything they opened for in this first 18 months.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: That has been passed.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Healthcare and the stimulus. And the stimulus was nothing but 15,000 projects that they have wanted for years and years and years. And then financial and everything else, I mean, how much do you need? You spent trillions of our dollars. How much do you need until maybe it's partially your responsibility?

PAT: And already they're starting to blame us. I don't understand it! It's only been a couple of days, like 795.

STU: (Laughing). You've had complete control.

PAT: Complete control.

STU: No one can stop you.

PAT: Everything, yeah.

STU: Nobody can stop you. The occasional filibuster only since Scott Brown is possible, but really it's been an essentially unfettered path for them to do whatever they wanted for two years almost.

PAT: Crazy, yeah.

STU: You know, they still are perplexed that anyone would even look at them for blame.

PAT: Which is unbelievable.

STU: They are just shocked. They can't understand it.

PAT: You look at it and you see it and you read about it and you hear it every single day and it's still hard to believe. It's really hard. And they get away from it, from the rest of the press, other than us, you know, talk radio and Fox, they get away with it.

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For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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