Election choice: You are stupid or you are the key



TheBlaze: Maher: Americans Are ‘Too Stupid…They‘re Like a Dog’

GLENN: I believe we're going to start with the George Lopez program which, of course, I never miss an episode.

PAT: Who does.

GLENN: I think everybody including George Lopez and his family. But Bill Maher was on and he has done it yet again. But I want you to, I want you to really listen to what Bill Maher said last night and George Lopez who went right along with him.

MAHER: We have Democrats for one reason: To drag the ignorant hillbilly half of this country... (cheers and applause)... in the next century which in their case is the 19th.

LOPEZ: Yes, absolutely, I agree. And there's how do you think that

GLENN: Amazing.

PAT: Wow.

LOPEZ: Barack Obama is doing halfway through his term?

MAHER: You know, I mean, look, Democrats are always disappointing. That's why they're Democrats. But given the hand he was dealt, I give him an A, you know? (Cheers and applause). I'll tell you this about Americans, about the American electorate, the voter.

GLENN: Listen to the crowd.

MAHER: They love a winner. As soon as he passed healthcare, it went up 15 points. They don't understand the issues. They're too stupid. They are like a dog. They can understand inflection, they can understand fear, they can understand dominance. They don't understand issues. But when he won on that issue, he went up.

LOPEZ: Right.

PAT: Don't you wish Bill Maher was the leader of the world? It would just be great.

GLENN: I do.

PAT: He would just round up all the stupid people and get rid of them.

GLENN: Wouldn't it be great? Did you cut it off there?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Oh, okay. You have to come back. We have to come back to the rest of it because he went on to say if Tiger Woods would have come back and won the Masters, he could have killed all of the women that he was sleeping with and America would have been fine with it.

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: Okay? Now, obviously that is a joke, but he really believes these kinds of things. He says, remember, America is a dog, they understand fear, they understand dominance and they just want a winner. Well, let me ask you something - Wouldn't that be the German people in the 1930s? Because if you're just a winner, if that's all you care about is being a winner and they understand fear and they understand inflection but they don't understand the issues and they understand dominance, well, then all you need then, he's making a case for a dictator. Which brings me to the next thing. If you really, truly believe is that this is the way Americans are, well, then if they're dogs, if the dog is causing a problem for the family, don't you get rid of the dog? If the dog is in pain, don't you put the dog down? And I'm not talking about just any pain. I'm talking about a deeply suffering dog. See if this sounds familiar. The lady on the BBC, she was talking about putting a deeply suffering child.



TheBlaze: UK Pundit to Shocked TV Host: Suffering Children Should Be Smothered

IRONSIDE: I think that if I were a mother of a suffering child, I would be the first to want I mean a deeply suffering child, I would be the first to want to put a pillow over its face.

VOICE: Dr. Peter Evans is from

IRONSIDE: As I would with any suffering thing and I think the difference is

GLENN: Any suffering thing. A dog, a deeply suffering child. Put a pillow over a deeply suffering child.

NEWHALL: I think we're all under threat, uh, any day, anyone who provides abortion services. Uh, as I've said before, though, I'm much more frightened by a world where women don't have reproductive freedom.

GLENN: Stop for a second. Now listen. This is an abortion doctor here in the United States. Listen to what she's about to say (get speaker).

NEWHALL: Than I am personally. I really believe that this is, uh, excellent medicine, this is mandatory for public health and for women's health and all of our health, children's healths.

GLENN: Children's health.



TheBlaze: Leftist Logic: ‘Women Have Abortions Because They Care About Motherhood’

NEWHALL: Women have abortions because they care about motherhood. I don't

GLENN: Women have abortions

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: because they care about motherhood.

PAT: What?

GLENN: And this is abortions, good, medical help for children. Hmmm. Killing the child is the best medical help we can give them. Well, only a deeply suffering child, or a child that may be deeply suffering because mom cares so much about motherhood, she's afraid that she won't be a good mother. Okay, so now we're back to, now we're back to a society that is self centered, that because I can't do it, no one can. So the best thing is to put the child out of his deeply suffering state.

America, I want you to understand, and I want you to listen to this and ponder this carefully. I said this on stage the other day and, you know, I've been telling you that I don't know where I'm going to be a year from now. I've been telling you that I'm not sure, I'm not sure I'm going to be doing the things that I'm doing today in a year. I don't know if I'll be doing it in six months. And it will be by my choice.

There comes a point when Paul Revere put the bell down because work had to be done. I haven't known where I was to go and what I was to do, and I have been afraid that I have missed a window because I have stood where he's asked me to stand for the last many years every time, but I did not stand where he asked me to stand one time and I was afraid that maybe I lost I passed a window or a doorway or an exit ramp and that was going to put me in another place because I feel strongly that I need to be in a different place.

Well, I figured it out yesterday. I know exactly where I'm going. I know exactly where I'm what I'm supposed to do. And things will change, but they will be bigger and they will be more powerful. Go ahead, Darth. Strike me down. I know exactly where I'm supposed to go. Because I said something on stage that has been haunting me. And as I said it on stage, I asked I told the audience, I said, I hope this haunts you. I hope this haunts you, and it haunted me. It is this phrase: I am blank. You fill that in. I am what? The name "I am" is a name. It is the name of God. When Moses said who shall I say sent me? He said I Am that I Am. I believe and always have that taking the Lord thy God's name in vain means why why in scriptures is I Am always capitalized? Because it is the name of God. Thou shalt not take it in vain, that means be careful. Be careful of what you say you are. I am... blank. Because you will create it. It is the oldest battle known to man, the battle of I Am. And we were in it now. I am worthy. I am capable. I am free. I am in charge. I am responsible. But this society, the whole global, the spooky new world order is telling you that's not true; you are not responsible, you are not capable, you are not free. Instead this system is teaching you this: I am not capable, I am not responsible, I am not able, I am not truly free. I am the collective. That is a lie, and if the name of God is I Am, who shall I say is behind I Am Not? I know exactly where I'm supposed to stand, and I am going there.

The winning slogan for the presidential campaign in 2008 was Yes We Can. That will not be the winning slogan in 2012. If it is the winning slogan in 2012, the republic will die. Because that implies the collective. You must find yourself in a place to where you say "Yes, I can." We work together, but we are a collection, not a collective. We are a collection of strong, powerful individuals. The individual will lead. Yes, I can. Because I Am.

CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

Watch the video clip below to hear why Tulsi took a stand for female athletes:


Watch the full interview with Tulsi Gabbard here.

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Later this week, former President Trump will attend CPAC and give his first major policy appearance since leaving office. Sources close to the President reveal he will focus on "the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement."

The future of the GOP is a question that demands real discussion before elections in 2022 and 2024. Right now, I can see three possible answers for how you act:

  1. Those in power and senior positions will ignore the reasons behind Donald Trump winning in 2016. They will be vindicated in their minds because they outlasted him, as they view DC as a job for life. These leaders will go back to business as usual and seek forgiveness from the left, hoping for unity and acceptance in the future.
  2. The second outcome is another section of the party that is understandably very angry over the left's Presidents treatment. They still support and believe in Trump. They think it's time to take off the gloves and treat Biden/the left exactly how they treated Trump.
  3. The few policy positions offered in public will be centered solely around opposing the left. They will also make the case how the left suck, are dangerous, and how you need them in power. The next four years are merely a countdown for Trump to run again and right the wrong of 2020.
  4. The third outcome is very similar to the second, but with one key difference. While they appreciate everything Trump accomplished while in office, they feel it's time to unite behind another candidate.
Question

Which of these three positions will work best for the American people? Which helps built a political base for elections in both 2022 and 2024?

If you seek to help save America, it is critical to do some soul searching. Whether you love or hate him, Donald Trump got 75 million votes and made advancements in key demographics. What did he do well that you can develop further? In what areas was he poor, and how can you improve?

I want to raise six principled points everyone on the right should be forced to consider in the run-up to 2024.

1 - Understanding American Exceptionalism

FACT: America is an exceptional nation. If you read enough of world history, you will find ample evidence that America acted in ways that made it unique and significantly different from other countries in the past and modern times. These reasons must be understood and promoted through the culture and body politic.

One of those reasons is the layout of your Declaration of Independence. If you look around politics today, you will see people on all political sides telling you what they hate, why the other side is the enemy, and how they must be defeated.

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also made that case against the English when he listed 27 grievances against the King. So how is the layout key? It took Jefferson 357 words to get to those grievances. Your Declaration is your mission statement: it tells everyone in the world what America aspires to be. It states the belief that all were created equal, all had certain rights that come directly from God, and that it is the government's job to protect rights -- not give people rights.

The left is successfully painting everyone on the right to be a terrorist who enjoyed the Capitol Hill riots. If you ever want to win another election, it will be critical to explain what you stand for to the American people.

After all, ask yourself which makes you the most passionate to vote - removing someone from office or voting for a vision and change you believe in?

2 - The Constitution

Is there a better place to start this vision than the Constitution? Yes, it is mostly ignored today by those in power and is only referenced by politicians and media when it fits a narrative.

The Constitution is a beautiful and complex document but is primarily based on a straightforward principle. The government should be extremely limited in its power, but it should be as close to the people as possible where there is a clear need for government. Who can argue with this principle?

Who wants someone they have never met, dictating how they live their life?

This is why the Constitution grants the President no real power, and gives Congress 18 clauses of power, listed under Article 1, Section 8. Any and every power not mentioned there belongs at the state level.

3 - Finances

The power structure in DC has changed many times over the last twenty years, with both parties having the opportunity to rule the different federal branches. There have been two periods where one party controlled all the power in DC:

  • 2008-2010: Obama / Dem
  • 2016-2018: Trump / GOP

Despite these changes, your government continually grows, you continue to spend money you don't have, and in ten out of the last thirteen years, you have added over $1,000,000,000,000 to your national debt, which now sits just under $28 trillion. Does this seem sustainable to you? Of course not, but sadly your finances only get worse.

America has revenue of over $3.2 trillion every year, yet DC has not passed a budget since 2008. Can you imagine any business running that way? Do you think Apple, Amazon, or Disney have a budget? It is time to get America on a path to financial sustainability, work towards a balanced budget, and explain to the American people how you will achieve it.

4 - Taxes

Do you remember discussing taxes during the Tea Party?

We used to make the simple moral case to the American people: any money you earn is yours, you should use it to plan your life, and the government has no right to take it from you. This was so successful around 2012 that Herman Cain ran for President with one primary policy: the 9-9-9 plan.

If America is to return to prosperity after Covid, lower taxes and a simpler tax code must be a central theme.

5 - Cutting Government

Look at the size of the US government in 2021. Are you happy? Can you name the numerous departments? Is it now the freedom-loving Americans' position that agencies like Education, Energy, EPA, and Commerce are constitutional bodies of government and are well-run?

How about the IRS, which targeted Tea-Party groups under President Obama? Do they deserve support, or is it time to start sharing a vision of the departments that should be abolished?

This principle used to be a big part of the Conservative platform. It played a massive role in 2012 when Rick Perry ran for President. His campaign was destroyed in 45 short seconds when he could not remember the three agencies he would abolish.

Maybe it's time to refresh this debate but change the parameters. How about we discuss the agencies that should be kept?

6 - Bill of Rights

Today, the Bill of Rights is under constant attack. The far-left/woke mob hates free speech, and they seek to cancel anyone with an opposing view. However, the attacks on the Bill of Rights don't always come from the left.

America has a second amendment that guarantees you the right to bear arms. The last time the GOP held both houses of Congress and the Presidency, they banned bump stocks - but who really NEEDS a bump stock?

As the years have passed, some have admitted they are open to red flag laws. Is this still the case?

While the second amendment may be under attack, it is clear the fourth amendment is dead. Regardless of which party holds power in DC, the NSA is given continuous ability to spy on Americans. The simple, principled case from Rand Paul of "get a warrant" always falls on deaf ears.

The Bill of Rights should be a unifying document for most Americans, as the principles are self-evident and a significant part of any freedom platform going forward.

Conclusion

America will face significant challenges over the coming years. As the government continues to grow, the far left get more hostile, and central planners seek a great reset. If you share my concern, then now is the time to forget our tribes and ignore the debate on who should be President in 2024.

It's time to work hard to build a platform by raising a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. We must share a clear vision to the American people of a bright future where they are free, prosperous, and can pursue their happiness.

When the platform is built and successful, people can identify the best candidate to run in 2024.

"First, you win the argument, and then you win the election." — Margaret Thatcher

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

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