Typical Liberal calls Glenn

GLENN: No, Linda, that's hate mongering. You and I know it. That's hate mongering. Thanks for your call.


 


 Kathy, you're on the Glenn Beck program.


 


 CALLER: Oh, good morning to you.


 


 GLENN: How are you?


 


 CALLER: I respectfully disagree with most of your policies and what you say on the air, especially in the last week. Listen.


 


 GLENN: Okay.


 


 CALLER: Let's -- I hope you don't mind.


 


 GLENN: I don't mind. It's America.


 


 CALLER: Let's refer to the war of the trillion on this war in Iraq which really didn't have to happen at all. You know, when people in this country need healthcare, they need healthcare and if they don't get it, they go on disability and more money is taken from people. And I want to tell you, if we can spend a trillion dollars on war, we can spend trillion dollars on our own people.


 


 GLENN: Why is government -- wait. Why is more money taken away from people? It's just government healthcare. Government just has that money.


 


 CALLER: Excuse me?


 


 GLENN: You said disability, people go on disability, then even more money.


 


 CALLER: Healthcare, you'll go on disability because your situation will get worse.


 


 GLENN: Kathy, do you read -- you're a liberal?


 


 CALLER: I'm not completely a liberal but I can tell you there's a lot of things that I believe Hillary Clinton is very passionate about and so am I.


 


 GLENN: I'm just wondering, do you read the New York Times?


 


 CALLER: No, I don't. I'm sorry.


 


 GLENN: You don't?


 


 CALLER: I'm not even in New York.


 


 GLENN: People read the New York Times in other cities. You should read it. I think it was last Sunday. May I -- may I? May I? May I?


 


 CALLER: Yes.


 


 GLENN: I allowed you to speak. Thank you. You should read the New York Times. You can go online. You can find the story. Stu, I don't know if you have it or if I brought it in for television. It was a front page story on universal healthcare from the New York Times and what they're having a problem with right now is the story was that there are a lot of people that have the ability to buy healthcare and choose not to. Then they had a story of a woman who is in, I think she was 23 years old and she, you know, had the money to buy healthcare but she decided to buy new furniture and to buy some other things in her house, et cetera, et cetera. She got sick and now we're paying for it.


 


 CALLER: All right.


 


 GLENN: She is --


 


 CALLER: We're talking about one person here that you're quoting.


 


 GLENN: No.


 


 CALLER: I'm talking about the trillions of people out there.


 


 GLENN: Trillions?


 


 CALLER: That doesn't have the money for healthcare and I was one of them and I was working three jobs, bringing up two children.


 


 GLENN: Trillions?


 


 CALLER: Excuse me, Glenn. If you haven't lived it, you haven't walked in those shoes, you don't know it.


 


 GLENN: That is universal healthcare if it's going to cover trillions of people that are uncovered. The actual number --


 


 CALLER: We spend trillions of dollars in Iraq to take care of the other country and make sure they go Democratic. Let's take care of our own country. Let's take care of our economy. We make nothing here anymore.


 


 GLENN: Okay, I don't know what that has to do with healthcare. The actual number --


 


 CALLER: It has a lot to do with healthcare. If you don't have the money, you don't have the jobs, you don't have healthcare.


 


 GLENN: We're the ones who make all the drugs because we're not -- we don't have universal healthcare, we're not socialized in our medicine. That's the reason why people, dictators and everything else come here to have medicine. We have the best access to medicine in the world because of that. I'll agree with you on spending but then you can't give the biggest spending program ever created on top of it and say we need universal healthcare. By the way, just want to give you the numbers. The number is 47 million uninsured Americans. That's the actual number that everybody wants to throw around. However when you get down to it, when you take out those people who are 20, have the money and just want to spend it elsewhere on buying other things, don't think that they're -- because they're gamblers, they think to themselves, I'm not going to get sick, I'm not going to spend the money on healthcare, when you do that, when you also take out the people who are in between jobs, who are qualified for COBRA, who are going -- the average person is about six months away from having health insurance because they're in between jobs or something like that. When you take out that, the actual number of uninsured in this country is about 14 million people. Now, I know that's -- and I'm sorry. Stu is telling me it's actually much less than that.


 


 STU: It depends what categories you are taking out. You also have to take out, I believe, illegal aliens.


 


 GLENN: Let's just say it's 15 million people.


 


 STU: I would say it's about half that.


 


 GLENN: Whatever. That's still a long way from trillions of people. And we can cover 14 million or 8 million, we're talking about covering 300 million.

TRUMP: The twilight hour of socialism has arrived

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The other day, at Florida International University in Miami, facing large American and Venezuelan flags, President Trump gave a rousing speech in Miami, including this line, the "twilight hour of socialism has arrived."

Trump went on to say:

Socialism is about one thing only—power for the ruling class. They want the power to decide who wins and who loses, who's up and who's down…and even who lives and who dies.

He then repeated a phrase that helped define his State of the Union address this year:

America will never be a socialist country.

Fittingly, Fox News posted an article yesterday exposing the overlooked evils of Che dangers of socialism that all too often disappear behind a flashy design on a t-shirt.

  1. Guevara said he killed people without regard to guilt or innocence. In an interview, Guevara said, "in times of excessive tension we cannot proceed weakly. At the Sierra Maestra, we executed many people by firing squad without knowing if they were fully guilty. At times, the Revolution cannot stop to conduct much investigation; it has the obligation to triumph."
  2. Humberto Fontova, author of "Exposing the Real Che Guevara," told Fox that Guevara created system that put gay people in labor camps. "The regime that Che Guevara co-founded is the only one in modern history in the Western Hemisphere to have herded gays into forced labor camps."
  3. Guevara opposed a free press: "In 1959, leftist journalist José Pardo Llada reported that Guevara told him: 'We must eliminate all newspapers; we cannot make a revolution with free press. Newspapers are instruments of the oligarchy.'"
  4. Guevara made racist statements: Guevara went on to write: "the black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving."

These are just some of the many historical examples of the failure of socialism. President Trump is right. If the frivolities of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Saunders catch on and spread, we could have an unbelievable problem on our hands.

Poor Jussie: His narrative is falling apart completely

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Here's how the media works now: Find a story that confirms their narrative, run it constantly and relentlessly. When the real story comes out, minimize exposure of the correction. Repeat.

We're seeing this pattern play out over and over again.

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Here are some of the knee-jerk reactions that the media had to this Jessie Smollett hoax, from Insider Edition, CNN, E! News, Headline News, CNBC, TMZ, to name a few:


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And those are just the reactions on TV. It was just as bad, at times worse, in print and online. I'll give you one special example, however. Because, you know the situation is bad when TMZ is connecting the dots and seeing through this guy's story:

The sources say there were red flags from the get go. Cops were extremely suspicious when Jussie took them out to the area where he said he was attacked and pointed to an obscure camera saying how happy he was that the attack was on video. Turns out the camera was pointing in the wrong direction. Cops thought it was weird he knew the location of that camera. And there's this. We're told investigators didn't believe the 2 alleged attackers screamed 'This is MAGA country' because 'Not a single Trump supporter watches 'Empire.''

Here's the man himself, in an interview just days after the alleged beating…I'm sorry, the alleged "modern day lynching." Here he is in an interview with ABC News, complaining about people making up stuff:



Strong words, spoken by a man who, allegedly, created the whole narrative to begin with.

This compromise is an abomination

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Three decades ago, "The Art of the Deal" made Donald Trump a household name. A lot has happened since then. But you can trace many of Trump's actions back to that book.

Art of the Deal:

In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.

People laughed when he announced that he was running for President. And I mean that literally. Remember the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner when Obama roasted Trump, viciously, mocking the very idea that Trump could ever be President. Now, he's President.

You can't con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.

This empire-building is a mark of Trump.

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The most recent example is the border wall. Yesterday, congress reached a compromise on funding for the border wall. Weeks of tense back-and-forth built up to that moment. At times, it seemed like neither side would budge. Trump stuck to his guns, the government shut down, Trump refused to budge, then, miraculously, the lights came back on again. The result was a compromise. Or at least that's how it appeared.

But really, Trump got what he wanted -- exactly what he wanted. He used the techniques he wrote about in The Art of the Deal:

My style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I'm after.

From the start, he demanded $5.7 billion for construction of a border wall. It was a months' long tug-of-war that eventually resulted in yesterday's legislation, which would dedicate $1.4 billion. It would appear that that was what he was after all along. Moments before the vote, he did some last-minute pushing. A national emergency declaration, and suddenly the number is $8 billion.

Art of the Deal:

People think I'm a gambler. I've never gambled in my life. To me, a gambler is someone who plays slot machines. I prefer to own slot machines. It's a very good business being the house.

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Senate passed the legislation 83-16, and the House followed with 300-128. Today, Trump will sign the bill.

It's not even fair to call that a deal, really. A deal is what happens when you go to a car dealership, fully ready to buy a car, and the salesman says the right things. What Trump did is more like a car dealer selling an entire row of cars to someone who doesn't even have a licence. When Trump started, Democrats wouldn't even consider a wall, let alone pay for it.

Art of the Deal:

The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people's fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That's why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole. It's an innocent form of exaggeration—and a very effective form of promotion.

He started the wall on a chant, "Build the wall!" until he got what he wanted. He maneuvered like Don Draper, selling people something that they didn't even know they wanted, and convincing them that it is exactly what they've always needed.