Big gov libs--who made it without government help


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GLENN: All of these people, Michelle Obama, she was whining on television the other day that, "I'm 40. I'm in my 40s and we're just now paying off our student loans. That's just not right." You went to Princeton and Harvard! (Sobbing). Let me cry you a river. You went to Princeton and Harvard! I mean, you would have your state college paid out, you know, it would be all done by now. You would have, you know, New Haven state -- what is it? Greater New Haven State Technical College, you wanted to go to beauty school, it would be covered by now. You went to Princeton and Harvard! Oh, my goodness, what a cross you've had to bear.

Hillary Clinton, "I just can't make it." John Edwards, "I'm the son of a mail worker. Why? Why are there children without faces now? Why don't we care?" We do care! You show me a kid without a face, I'm going to go help raise faces for him, okay? I don't think the government should be in the business of making faces for children. I'll go and help raise faces. I'll have a telethon or radiothon or fundraiser. I'll go door to door for children. "Hi, my name's Glenn Beck and I just found out about little Sally Muckenfutch without a face and I'm raising spare faces. Do you have a spare face that you'd like to..." I'll just go to politicians' houses. I know you've got an extra face!

It's so bogus. Instead of taking their own experiences and building America up, they take their own experiences, dismiss them and then tear America down, instead of saying, look what can be done, look what can be done. They don't do that. I mean, let me give you an example, may I? May I give you an example?

VOICE: And now another moment in Progressive history.

GLENN: Born the son of a textile millworker, his father and his mother, his mother worked as a postal letter carrier. After being a star athlete in high school, he's the first person in his family to ever attend college. He studied hard and graduated with high honors. After law school he clerked for a federal judge and later became an associate at a Nashville law firm doing trial work. After transferring jobs and moving to North Carolina, he was assigned work on a seemingly unwinnable case. The firm had only accepted it as a favor to a state senator. An attorney who didn't want to keep it passed it to him. He took that unwinnable case and won $3.7 million in a malpractice verdict on behalf of his client. He went on to represent many, many, many, many, many clients and win many, many, many, many millions and millions and millions of dollars. He later became a senator and even ran for President. Senator John Edwards is yet another liberal self-made true American success story. How many times did the Government step in and save the day for the Edwards family? Exactly zero.

VOICE: That was another moment in Progressive history on the Glenn Beck program.

GLENN: You know what? Hang on, hang on, hang on. May I give you one more example?

VOICE: And now another moment in Progressive history.

GLENN: He never knew his father. Just three months before his birth, the traveling salesman dad was killed in a car accident. His mom decided she needed to get an education. So she left the young baby with her parents. She went off to pursue a nursing degree. Mom remarried and unfortunately his stepdad was a drunk who liked to gamble, also liked to abuse mom. He focused his frustration and energy towards reading. He became a big, big reader. He was very active as a student leader in high school. He was also a musician. He nearly chose the life of a musician but decided instead to pursue his education. Because of his hard work and success in school, he was awarded scholarships to attend college, for his family couldn't afford it on their own. After graduating, he worked as an intern for a United States senator who was also a Rhodes scholar and helped him become a Rhodes scholar. He studied at Oxford University. He later got a law degree from Yale. He remained active in politics and eventually became governor of Arkansas and finally the President of the United States. This young man who never knew his father, for his dad died three months before his birth. He was a traveling salesman. Mom had to go back to school. She married a drunk who gambled and beat her, yet William Jefferson Clinton overcame all of the odds and became the President of the United States. Gee, another American success story with the government stepping in to help William Jefferson Clinton exactly how many times? Zero!

VOICE: That was another moment in Progressive history on the Glenn Beck program.

GLENN: I just don't get it.

VOICE: And now another moment in Progressive history.

GLENN: Born in the Midwest, the son of a secretary and an automotive assembly line worker, he and his family didn't have much but he was active in a student newspaper in the drama club. After high school he went on to college. It lasted a couple of years before dropping out and going to work at one of the automotive plants his dad used to work at. While he was working there, he also began working in his spare time as a writer and created a weekly magazine that covered local news. He kept working both jobs and the magazine did well and he was able to expand to cover statewide news. Eventually he quit working at the automotive plant altogether and was hired as an editor of a political magazine. Well, let's just say he had a few philosophical differences on a few issues with this magazine and he was fired from the job as an editor, but he did the John Edwards thing and he went to court. He contested his firing, eventually settled out of court for $58,000. He used that seed money to create a movie, his first feature film. From there he went on to become a multimillion dollar filmmaker with his own jet, I understand, and a place right here in New York City on Central Park. He's won Oscar awards. It all started with Roger and Me. Michael Moore, a self-made socialist liberal. Not only did Michael Moore do it himself, not one time in Michael Moore's life did the government step in and give him any sort of grant or leg up. From college dropout to auto assembly line worker to Oscar winning multimillionaire filmmaker Michael Moore, yet another true American success story. But Michael Moore will tell you you can't do it. The Progressive movement has to teach you that you can't do it, that capitalism is evil, that corporations are evil. They will tell you also that the government is all screwed up but they can make it bigger, especially really wonderful if they combine that bigger government with nationalized industry. If they could just take over business through government, why, then, we would all have an opportunity to make it. No thanks. I like it the way it is, based on my hard work.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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