Glenn Beck: Socialist MSNBC host defends his socialism

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GLENN: Thank you so much for listening. Thank you for watching. Tonight is

Part 3 of the Soros story. It is tonight, the first half will be tying it all

together and then the second half is an action plan. Make your choice, make your

choice, because they have. We have some more video that you haven't seen that is

pretty remarkable and the choice is becoming clear. What I told you would happen

has now again happened. I told you that there would come a time when they will

just start to say, We're socialists, yes, we're socialists, we're Marxists,

that's what we are. The communists are now coming out and saying, Yes, we're

communists and we're just like you. What's the problem with that? And Lawrence

O'Donnell has come out on MSNBC and said that he's a socialist. At least

Lawrence O'Donnell, I have respect for Lawrence O'Donnell, the only person I can

think I can say this on MSNBC. I actually have respect, I think Lawrence

O'Donnell may be the only person that I would go up to and shake his hand, you

know, cross a room and shake the man's hand and say, Thank you for being

intellectually honest, at least. I disagree with what he believes, but at least

he's being intellectually honest. Everybody else is playing a game. He's the

only one that is coming out and being intellectually honest. I, again, disagree

with him but not on everything that he says. He says that Republicans and

Democrats both have voted for socialist programs. Yes, they have. He is the only

one that I've heard come out and say that Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security is

socialism. Yes, it is. It is. I've never heard that case. I've never heard that

case in textbooks. Are your kids taught that, that we're a socialist nation? I

haven't heard that. I'd like to teach them that. Instead, what's being taught is

this is all capitalism, this is all the free market. No, it's not. Lawrence

O'Donnell again is right. We haven't been a capitalist country, a free market

for about 100 years. He says it was FDR. It was before that. It was Woodrow

Wilson, period. It really started with what's his name? Theodore Roosevelt and,

you know, the national parks and everything else. So, he's right.

Now, here's the rest of the stuff and, Pat, you want to set this up a little

bit?

PAT: Yeah. He was explaining his comment that I am a socialist on MSNBC and,

like you said, he's just admitting it and now not only is he admitting it, he's

trying to sell it to the American people.

GLENN: It's good.

PAT: We're good. All right. Let's have that debate.

O'DONNELL: Every country has a mix of both. The argument in this country is not

socialism or no socialism. Glenn Beck and no one else on the FOX News payroll

advocate the abolition of any of the socialist programs that the government

enacted in the 20th century.

GLENN: Excuse me. Stop. I do. Read my book, Broke. Judge Napolitano does.

Clearly Judge Napolitano does. I believe what's his name? Bowling.

PAT: Eric Bowling.

GLENN: Talks about it. There are libertarians at FOX, not all of them, but there

are. I would imagine that there are socialists over there, as well. I don't

know. I don't it's a new thing to me to see the people who are, like, yeah, I'm

a socialist, I'm a communist and I'm proud of it. I didn't even know that I

thought that had been discredited so listening ago. So, there are a lot of

people, but there you are wrong, Larry. I do advocate for the abolition.

However, I believe in verse progress, if you will. If progress is the

progressive movement, I believe that you need to take it apart step by step. You

can't you can't string everybody out on heroin and then just stop it. You need

methadone and then you just start bringing it down bit by bit. We're heroin

addicts.

STU: Yeah. It would be hard to tell everyone that they have to be, you know,

more dependent on charity and stuff because we've been so told that that's not

how you do things.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: A bonus.

GLENN: For instance, who in their right mind would stop Social Security right

now for our parents and our grandparents? That's insane.

STU: Yeah. I don't know.

GLENN: The whole system was built up for that. So, what would I advocate? I

would advocate the abolishing of the SSI program but abolishing it and I don't

know a number. I'm pulling it out of my pants here, but, you know, you abolish

is for anybody 50 years old or younger. Look. I'm 46. I know there's not a

chance of me getting Social Security. I'm not planning on that and if you are

planning on it, you're a moron. So, if you're 50, 55, I mean, maybe. I don't

know. I would like to see, who is still planning on getting that? So, you raise

the retirement age but not for those who are already retired. We take care of

the people we promised. Everybody else, you're a moron if you think you're going

to get it. You're not going to get it and we're just very clear. So, we take

care of those who need to be taken care of and we abolish it, but we do it in a

way where people have the ability to transition. People who are 60 years old

don't necessarily have the ability to transition. They do have the ability to

work longer and I know that doesn't sound like fun, but when have we stopped we

stopped valuing our elders? When can we put value on what they have learned? Do

you know whether we started corrupting our system? This is such a fascinating

point. When we started really corrupting our financial system, when the big

financial houses started doing all these CEO's and everything else, it's when

the last generation that had lived through the Great Depression retired. It was

within two, three years of the older people that had seen real want and real

need and a collapse of a system before, when they retired, within a couple of

years we started playing all these games because nobody was there going, No, no,

you can't do that, no. Rainy days do come. We have to stop devaluing the worth

of our elders. There's no reason somebody at 65 needs to retire. If you want to

retire, that's great, but, first of all, that's not promised by anybody. When

did that promise become a promise? Never in the history of man! Do we take care

of people? Yes. If they can't work, yes. If they're too old and just can't do

it, yes. But that's compassion, not a government handout or program.

STU: I mean, look at that. We're talking about a country that now has built a

system where you're required to work from 18 to 64, essentially, which is less

than 50 years. When you're living to 80 years old. We're requiring work out of

basically half of our life times. And we're expected to be able to retire and

live for 30 years off of a society that, you know, is in you know, working age

for only 45?

GLENN: All right. Here he goes a little bit more. Social Security Social

Security all right. Maybe Glenn Beck is opposed to agriculture subsidies or

something like that.

GLENN: And I am.

VOICE: I don't know about him, but I find him very hard to follow.

PAT: Yeah, I do, too.

GLENN: Most people do.

VOICE: FOX News is all of the sudden up in arms about President Obama's tepid

contribution to our already socialistic healthcare system.

GLENN: Stop. Tepid solution? Would anyone say this is a tepid solution? He just

took over a third of our economy.

PAT: A socialist would say it.

GLENN: Exactly. Yes.

STU: It's tepid to a socialist.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Yes. You want to go the other direction. Everything that has been applied

before has been tepid. This is a, this is a strategy to destroy the free market

in healthcare. It's going to destroy doctors. It's going to destroy hospitals.

It's going to destroy drug companies.

PAT: It's already doing that.

GLENN: It already is. It already is. It's destroying all of it. Why? To get it

into a it is a medium step. It is it's what the President and the Tides

Foundation said. It's not on a trojan horse. It's right there. It just leads to

what he wants.

VOICE: Hating Obama than hating socialism. Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly seem to

think that I cracked on the air last week and finally admitted my darkest

secret, my acceptance of the practical socialism that has allowed the United

States to continue to be a humane and great country. They haven't been

listening.

GLENN: Oh, here we go.

VOICE: Two weeks ago on Bill Maher's show, Bill and I both admitted to being

socialists and we threw Barack Obama in with us.

GLENN: Two weeks ago.

PAT: Wait a minute. You and Bill Maher said that Obama is a socialist?

GLENN: No, no, no. He's tired of people saying it's a socialist mop. That's

causing panic.

PAT: Where is the outrage?

GLENN: You're calling him names. Stop with the name calling.

PAT: Where is the hatred? Why the hate? Why the fear mongering?

STU: Yeah. And by the way, you weren't in fact, we said on this program that he

had said it on the air before, that he

PAT: Yes, we did.

STU: Lawrence O'Donnell. And, in fact, let's see if we can follow this. This is

a quote from Lawrence O'Donnell, 2005. Quote, I'm a European socialist. Believe

me. I'm far to the left, but I understand. I'm kind of a practical socialist. I

know we failed. A lot of our ideas have failed. So, I am not with them anymore.

Then it goes on to, Tell me again. Glenn Beck is the one that's hard to follow,

the guy who just did that little spiel about how great socialism is also said

this: The country basically likes the simplicity of those damn oil companies are

charging too much for gasoline. Let's do something about that. The country has

not been educated that you create a bigger problem by trying to do something

about high gas prices. American liberal rhetoric, in general, has more appeal

than, certainly, the free market does. The free market position has a lot of

logic and a lot of rational analysis that you need a fair amount of education to

do. Unfortunately, I suspect it takes almost at least a college level of

education in economics to fully embrace the market's power or to fully go that

way.

GLENN: So, what is he saying?

STU: So, he's saying he seems to be very pro market and also very pro socialism.

I can't follow this guy.

GLENN: Yeah. He's very hard to follow.

STU: It's weird.

GLENN: Well, he maybe a state capitalist. That's it, China. I mean, he's a state

capitalist. Maybe. I don't know. I don't know here's the thing, Larry. I don't

follow your career and neither does anyone in America.

PAT: No. His viewer must have been really confused.

GLENN: No, no, no. The cameraman I think the cameraman was there, you know. In

2005 when he said that.

PAT: It's possible.

STU: But at least he's being honest.

GLENN: No, no, no. I actually praise him. I praise him, too.

STU: Here's a guy who's a liberal and a socialist, knows that there's political

damage to calling Barack Obama a socialist, and still admits it.

GLENN: Yeah. And he's not afraid of it. I think this is great. This is the

problem with George Soros. They're still denying that says all these things.

They're still denying that there is a shadow they had the shadow convention.

Hello! And, yet, somehow or the other they're still trying to convince America

that it didn't happen and how many slubs in America are willing to just go with

that, oh, yeah, well, that's just crazy talk. The shadow convention. At least

Larry O'Donnell is willing to admit it and for that I praise him. For that,

being intellectually honest, is really more than I have seen from left, right,

or in between on most cable shows.

PAT: Except for who he talked about, Bill Maher, and we've mentioned that. Bill

Maher is

GLENN: Bill Maher is a despicable human being.

PAT: He's a hideous guy.

GLENN: He's a hideous guy.

PAT: But he's honest.

GLENN: Everybody laughs at him because they think it's a joke, but he really

does mean drag them to it.

PAT: Oh, yeah.

 

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.

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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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