Glenn Beck: Lawrence O'Donnell is a coward

GLENN: We have the new theme from the Lawrence O'Donnell show.

(Music playing)

GLENN: He was basically calling GOP GOP's Michael Steele a minstrel that was

just dancing for his master. So I think this should actually be the new theme.

Can we we should just, we should start it here for the for NBC. You know,

Lawrence, why don't you just send Michael Steele a pair of white gloves,

seriously. Man, if Lawrence could just dress Michael Steele up as a lawn jockey,

wouldn't that be great? You'd use that, maybe you'd just make that Lawrence, why

don't you just make that into your logo of your show. You just have Michael

Steele, you know, in the little corner of the for your logo. Just, that would be

I don't think that would be racist at all to say.

STU: Wouldn't be racist. I just it would crowd out the masturbation theme a

little bit, and that's an issue.

GLENN: Okay, stop. You know, the interesting thing here is I'm going to continue

to torture him because that is exactly what the left does. I don't think that

Lawrence O'Donnell is a racist, I don't think he meant that it was a minstrel

show. I don't think he meant that reference at all, but they would never, ever

give that credit to anyone else. Ever. Ever.

PAT: Nobody on the right would ever get the benefit of the doubt.



MSNBC’s O’Donnell to Steele: ‘Mr. Chairman, I Sincerely Apologize’

GLENN: No. And he immediately came out and


he apologized and said I didn't mean it that way, blah, blah blah. And what

would they do? They would continue to say, it doesn't matter; I know what's in

his heart. So Larry, we know what's in your heart. You're an evil, evil racist,

bigoted man.

STU: (Laughing).

STU: And he did actually apologize, Pat?

GLENN: Yeah, he did.

STU: Really?

PAT: Yeah, he did.

GLENN: But he only apologized after he had to.

PAT: Well, he got a call immediately, he talks about this, and he even plays we

have the audio.

GLENN: Oh, you do?

PAT: Yeah, if you want to hear it.

GLENN: But if we play it, only Lawrence O'Donnell has heard this happened on the

show?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Only Lawrence O'Donnell heard this.

STU: Assuming he wasn't wearing noise cancelling headphones.

GLENN: He may have.

STU: If he was, then no one heard it.

GLENN: Yeah, he may have. All right. Go ahead.

VOICE: We actually prerecorded the interview with Michael Steele a few hours

before the show. So he did not have a chance to hear those words in that

introduction.

GLENN: Wait, you mean the words of when he called him a minstrel, just dancing

for his masters?

PAT: Right.

STU: This is great. He pretapes the interview, then talks tough in the intro

like he's this big tough guy.

GLENN: Sarah, what would be an appropriate song to lead the Lawrence O'Donnell

show every night? Do you have any, any suggestions at all?

(Music playing).

GLENN: Huh, all right. This would be an interesting selection. Go ahead.

O'DONNELL: At 10:00 p.m. he called me and left this voice mail.

STEELE: Hey, this is Chairman Michael Steele calling. I wanted to touch bases

with you and follow up on the interview yesterday. First, the disappointment

that you would refer to me in effect as a slave to the RNC by referring to the

RNC and the, you know, leadership of this party as my mastor

GLENN: Hold on just a second, just a little just a little Al Jolson for

Lawrence. Hey, Larry, we all love going back to 1930 whatever, when race

relations were the way apparently you want them to be. All right, go ahead,

Michael Steele.

STEELE: I'm not really appreciated, you know. I've had to put up with that crap

my entire political life, you know. Really disappointed in your reference there

and would appreciate a correction to the record because you can imagine if, umm,

the RNC referred to Barack Obama as a, you know, a slave to the Democratic Party

or more appropriately as you put it

GLENN: A minstrel dancer.

STEELE: you know, the Democratic Party is masters to Barack Obama, you would be

hitting the roof on the air. So I think we need to check that.

O'DONNELL: I called him back immediately and apologized for using the word that

he found offensive. Those of us who are not descended from slaves can never know

the full impact of the word "Master" in the ears of an African American man.

Michael Steele told me, quote, sort of stung. He could not have been more

gracious and forgiving. He also told me, quote, the interview was a lot of fun;

I loved our give and take; I will be back on the show. I invited him on the show

tonight so that I could apologize to him directly in front of everyone who had

seen the interview. He said that wasn't necessary and that the apology on the

phone was more than anyone else had done who had sleighted him in the past. He

shared with me a bitter memory about a congressman who four years ago in the

heat of a campaign publicly accused Steele of slavishly reporting the Republican

Party.

PAT: Oh, boy.

O'DONNELL: Michael Steele is still waiting for a personal apology on that one.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

O'DONNELL: As to the rewrite, what I should have said is

GLENN: Yes.

O'DONNELL: as the first congressional election during his party chairmanship

approaches, Michael Steele is dancing as fast as he can trying to charm

independent voters and tea partyers

GLENN: Hold on just a second.

O'DONNELL: while never forgetting.

GLENN: Hold on just a second. So he should still use the dancing minstrel thing.

He's still a dancing minstrel. Charming people. Okay, all right, Larry. I think

you've learned your lesson. Yes, go ahead.

O'DONNELL: His job title, chairman of the Republican National Committee.

PAT: All right.

STU: By the way, who

GLENN: Turn this up. This is the best part.

(Music playing)

GLENN: Now, Lawrence, Lawrence O'Donnell talks about the slavishly the reference

there. Can you help us out with that?

STU: Yeah, there was a congressman who called Michael Steele, said he was

slavishly supporting the Republican Party, and that was a completely racist mark

by Republican Steny Hoyer who came out and really

PAT: Steny Hoyer's a Democrat.

STU: You say these things over the line, Pat. Don't defend him because he's a

Republican.

PAT: No, I'm not.

STU: Steny Hoyer, he shouldn't have said it.

PAT: He's not a Republican.

STU: Steny Hoyer?

PAT: He's the majority leader in the House for the Democrats.

STU: Currently?

PAT: Yeah, currently the majority leader.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. I'm wondering if Lawrence O'Donnell thinks that...

thinks that maybe Michael Steele could dance and do this, the whistling thing?

That's pretty cool. I'd vote for any candidate.

PAT: Huh?

STU: Nice.

GLENN: That was you, Pat?

PAT: Yeah. But I wasn't dancing at the same time.

GLENN: Wow. What candidate do you want me to vote for?

PAT: Christine O'Donnell?

GLENN: Really?

GLENN: Yes.

GLENN: She wants to ban she wants to ban masturbation.

PAT: I know. That's because it's evil, but I want you to vote for her anyway.

GLENN: How are you going to have the masturbation police come in? I heard it on

the Lawrence O'Donnell show.

PAT: They are going to break down doors all over the country.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And you're for that?

PAT: And just shoot people.

GLENN: And you're for that?

PAT: Of course I'm for that.

GLENN: Are you a Fabian socialist?

PAT: No, but I'm just, I'm a person who's got moral values.

GLENN: So I don't understand the connection there. You're just for anybody with

moral

PAT: I'm just for anybody who is doing something that evil to be shot dead.

GLENN: Huh, really?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I didn't know that.

PAT: Yeah. It's in the Bible. I'm still in the Bible here. I'm still in the

Bible text.

STU: Thank you, Jeremiah, for that.

GLENN: I appreciate that.

PAT: Sure.

GLENN: When you said it was in the Bible, I thought it was like that other guy

that wanted to make sure that your wife only answers to you in Florida, you

know, that Grayson is losing to. You know.

STU: That's right.

PAT: Yeah, by what, seven points?

PAT: Seven points.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Does he even need to have his name on the ballot or can it just be Allan

Grayson: The other person.

STU: Right.

GLENN: The other person, not Allan Grayson.

STU: You know when you're an incumbent and you're rocketing up to 36% from your

own constituency, you are a good you are doing well.

PAT: On fire.

STU: You're doing well.

GLENN: By the way, MSNBC, I don't know if the rights to this music still

available. I mean-- but you should check into them for the Lawrence O'Donnell

show. But they're also doing something else very special. Can we play the

Declaration of Forward, their new ad campaign. And listen to this.

(Ad campaign playing)

GLENN: They're showing all pictures of...

VOICE: We hold these truths to be self evident.

GLENN: Yes, what are they?

VOICE: That all men and women have certain unalienable rights.

GLENN: Given by who?

VOICE: Life.

GLENN: Life.

VOICE: Liberty.

GLENN: Liberty.

VOICE: Pursuit of happiness.

GLENN: Yes, but who gave them?

VOICE: And the freedom to believe that while history has gotten us this far...

our best days are still ahead.

GLENN: Yes. Yes?

VOICE: We are the United States of "come as you are."

GLENN: What?

VOICE: Our differences are what unite us. So starting today maybe ideas that

advance our country, no matter who or where they come from.

GLENN: Oh, even communism?

PAT: As long as they come from progressives. Lean Forward.

GLENN: Lean Forward.

STU: Who is that an ad for?

PAT: MSNBC.

GLENN: MSNBC. That is their new ad campaign, it's called Lean Forward.

STU: They intentionally did that?

GLENN: Yes, it is the Declaration of Forward is what they're calling it and, you

know, that all men have certain inalienable rights.

PAT: They just do.

GLENN: Created equal.

PAT: They just do.

GLENN: They just do.

PAT: Okay?

GLENN: And our differences are what unite us.

STU: You are missing the part where they corrected the Founding Fathers, though,

because the stupid racist, hating Founding Fathers were just men.

GLENN: Can we use it for a stupid racist hating kind of people?

STU: We probably do, yeah.

GLENN: Oh, here it is.

STU: I hear it now.

GLENN: That's like Lawrence O'Donnell, the bigot?

STU: No, they said men and women are created equal because the hateful Founding

Fathers left out the women.

PAT: Yeah, because they hated all women.

STU: And they correct them by getting rid of that stupid creator part and we

didn't need that.

PAT: That's only for superstitious people.

STU: Exactly.

GLENN: Lean Forward. We can make progress. Ah, okay, all right.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Well, thank you, MSNBC, and go masturbation.

Our sponsor this half hour

STU: That's another slogan possibility.

GLENN: It is, it is.

STU: There's a lot there.

GLENN: Lean Forward... and masturbate.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Can I tell you something? Jesus would be very disappointed in my

broadcast today and so would Gandhi.

STU: Probably.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: But they would be laughing at least.

GLENN: Yeah. You no. No, they wouldn't.

STU: They wouldn't find it amusing as us.

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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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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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