Glenn Beck: Ironic -- Harry Reid says GOP has lost sanity


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GLENN: Harry Reid has said now that the GOP has lost sanity or their principles by calling for a hearing on birthright citizenship.

PAT: Hmmm.

GLENN: Okay. We are the only country in the world that has anchor babies and do you know why we have anchor babies? We have anchor babies because the Democrats in Reconstruction tried to say, "Oh, well, you can free the slaves, but they're not citizens. So when they have a baby, the baby's got to go back to Africa." Really, Democrats? That's that was as good as you had? That's what it was. That's why we had anchor babies. We had to put that into the Constitution so you couldn't claim that they weren't citizens. Well, now, look what it's turned into. There was no Sunset on that. Oh, wow, kind of almost like now the PATRIOT Act. It's going to turn out to be really something very, very good. So he says they lost sanity or principles by calling for a hearing on birthright citizenship. Unfortunately for Harry Reid, there's something called an audio vault.

REID: If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn't enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant? No sane country would do that.

PAT: No.

REID: Right?

PAT: Right.

REID: Guess again.

PAT: Uh oh.

REID: If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with U.S. citizenship.

PAT: Shocking, Harry.

REID: And guarantee of full access to all public and social services this society provides. And that's a lot of services.

PAT: Yes, it is.

REID: Is it any wonder that 2/3 of the babies born at taxpayer expense, country, county run hospitals in Los Angeles are born to illegal alien mothers.

PAT: That was Harry Reid in 1993.

GLENN: Now, hang on just a second. Could you play just the beginning of that again?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Just play the beginning of that.

REID: If making it illegal

GLENN: Stop for a second. Because he said recently that GOP has lost its sanity or its principles by calling for a hearing on birthright citizenship.

REID: If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn't enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant. No sane country would do that.

GLENN: Okay, stop.

REID: Right?

GLENN: Hang on just a second. So no sane country would offer citizenship as a birthright.

PAT: And a reward for illegal aliens.

GLENN: No sane country would do that.

PAT: And yet now you're insane

GLENN: If you want to question it.

PAT: Yeah. Huh.

GLENN: Wouldn't it be nice if people like Harry Reid had principles?

PAT: It would. It would.

GLENN: You know, I say this, I say this as a member of his same faith, but he said, you know, he doesn't understand how people can be, you know, GOP if they're what did he say exactly?

PAT: If they're Hispanic I think was the

GLENN: Yeah, if they're Hispanic, he doesn't know how they can be a member of the

REID: I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay? Do I need to say more?

PAT: No, Harry, I think that's dumb enough.

GLENN: Harry, I would love to have a conversation with you because I don't know how you understand the principles of our particular faith and you are, you are doing the things that you do. Not all of them. I mean, look, I know a lot of people that I disagree with in my faith. I vehemently disagree with a lot of people in my faith on political stuff. But some of the stuff, I don't understand it. And I would love to have a conversation with him and figure out, how do you make that work.

PAT: Well, he's obviously drifted into extremism like I mean, he was against birthright citizenship in 1993. He thought it was insane.

GLENN: How did he do that?

PAT: Now all of a sudden, he is so much for it that he wants to investigate the people or he wants to disparage the people who are calling for a hearing to fix the situation. I mean, how does that even happen?

GLENN: I don't know. I don't know.

PAT: It's bizarre.

GLENN: Is he for

PAT: Bizarre.

GLENN: He was also, helped steamroll the healthcare which included abortion, and he knew it. Any sane person knew it. How do you do that? And I know he's a you know, he's a I don't question his I don't question his salvation or anything like that. I just don't know how people make those connections in their heads if you're really truly a devout member of any faith and your faith is strong against abortion, et cetera, et cetera. I don't know how he does that. Now, again I'm not questioning. I just, I would love to hear the explanation. Because people like me, I'm disparaged because I'm of the same faith as Harry Reid. And yet he gets a pass. Why? Because he's passing all the things that I happen to be against that are faith based, and I don't get it. I don't get it.

STU: It has nothing it's all about politics.

GLENN: Yeah, and I would love to hear and I mean this as an honest question. I would love to hear his explanations for those in a theological sort of way. How do you make that leap in your head

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: to be where you're at if you indeed are a practicing member of the faith. I don't understand it.

STU: And all indications are that he is.

GLENN: Oh, no, no. I know he is.

PAT: Oh, he is.

GLENN: I know he is.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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