“America at a Crossroads” special examines the record of the Obama administration two days before election

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Tonight, on TheBlaze TV, Glenn Beck hosted “America at a Crossroads”, a Sunday special examining the policies of the Obama administration and the impact they have had on the country. The special focused on two key areas: the economy and the Middle East.

“Soon, the nation will make its choice.  This is the most critical choice America has ever faced – because we don’t survive another four years of this,” Glenn said as he opened the show.

For the past several weeks, Glenn has been touring the country and telling people that America is now at a crossroads and it’s time for them to make a choice between two very different paths: one that relies on big government for solutions or one that believes that government should get out of the way and allow individuals to find solutions themselves.

“On Friday the October jobs report came out and it jumped to 7.9%.  When Obama campaigned in 2008 he projected that if he were elected, unemployment would be at 5.4% at this time.  If the labor force participation rate was the same as when Obama took office, meaning if thousands of people hadn’t just given up looking for work, unemployment would be 10.6%,” Glenn explained.

Glenn ran through Obama’s record on jobs and the economy:

1)   1 million construction jobs and over half a million manufacturing jobs have been lost.

2)   23 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed

3)   813,000 people have stopped looking for work

4)   The number of long term unemployed have nearly doubled to 5 million

5)   The average length of unemployment has more than doubled from 19.8 weeks to 40.2 weeks

6)   Unemployment under Obama was above 8% for 43 straight weeks, the longest stretch since monthly tracking began in 1948

7)   Household income has fallen 8.2% under Obama – $4,000 per family

8)   Food prices are soaring: Eggs up 73%, peanut butter up 40%, ground beef up 61%, bacon up 39%

9)   Gas prices have gone from $1.78 on Obama’s Inauguration Day to $3.50 a gallon

10)    Four straight years of trillion dollar deficits and a National Debt has surpassed $16 Trillion.

“To pay for all this Obama believes he can just tax the rich,” Glenn said. “If I took every dollar from the top 50 % of everyone in the nation, we would be out of money in a year. The problem won’t be solved by taking it, the problem is we are spending too much.”

Glenn pointed out that many of Obama’s policies are also extremely anti-business. He’s pro-union, anti-coal, and big on regulations that make it harder and harder to grow small businesses.

To illustrate the failures of the Obama administration, Glenn brought in a group of successful business leaders from across the country.

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Glenn and TheBlaze  have also been leading the conversation on Libya and the failures of the Obama administration to respond to the situation. Glenn invited Real News co-host and National Security expert Buck Sexton onto the show to discuss the latest on Libya.

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  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Come what may, the nation is facing extreme danger – one more term under Obama and we will become a communist state that will be the greatest cause of darkness to spread across the face of the world. 

    Upon his defeat Tuesday, we can expect Obama to begin a savage reprisal campaign of a economical and social and UN Treaty scorched earth to collapse all of the nation he can and thus tie Romney’s hands as much as possible.

    We can expect him to bog us down in as many foreign conflicts as possible as well. The matter with Obama is he is completely insane, and thus capable of anything.

    Pray for Romney to be kept safe by God…for as I said, Obama is insane and capable of anything.

  • Draxx

    If Obummer wins again, we are looking at having experiences like in Libya, here in America… or even worse something resembing Nazi Germany in WWII…

  • Anonymous

    The President has done a wonderful job keeping the country out of a horrible and debilitating depression.
    This depression was brought about because of the idiotic and selfish philosophies promoted by assholes like glenn beck.
    After the President wins again America will make a small and needed step towards saving the country and ignoring selfish millionaires like glenn beck.
    glenn beck has lied about charitable fundraisers in the past, stealing from veterans to pay for his D.C. rally and will do so again.
    glenn beck is a drug filled, alcoholic, racist, Anti-Semitic (why he was fired) child attacking asshole who will do any and everything possible to make money.

  • Draxx

    I hope that Mitt Romney wins and straightens things out for a better future, and I hope that he can Put Faith Back Into Americans as it Regards Our Country…

  • Lioness

    Wow! Your words are about as empty as Hussein’s campaign! People are starting to get it, they see how socialism destroys. They see how helpless people become when the government doesn’t come through with their promises and they are left with nothing, and worse, the inability to take care of themselves and others. They see how the constant bailout band aid causes a long term catastrophic failure, which could have been a short term learning experience. People are starting to get it, even if they don’t understand classical liberalism by name, they are relearning its meaning. The principals that this country was founded upon, the philosophies that built a country of comfort and stability never seen before in known history. If by some chance you obtain your socialistic fantasy land, the suffering that ensues will be of your doing. Dimwits such as yourself feel compelled to ignore history, and your ignorance will be anything but bliss.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve also been asking people to pray for Romney (and Ryan’s) safety for the same reason. I put nothing past him or his poisoned followers. 

    Still hoping and praying — as I watch the Libya fallout — that Oblahblah will be in prison soon so will not be able to exact revenge on us (something we all now know he espouses). 

    I can only see all that has been happening in these last several weeks as God answering prayers to expose this wicked, divisive liar for who he really is. Therefore I have high hopes for Tuesday — although it still looks ominous for our economy.

    When real life looks more like a million-dollar movie thriller, then you know it is a new day, people. My hope is in God, and I believe a revival is coming to spread that hope in our dark world. 

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/libyan-attack-was-a-botched-kidnapping-attempt-ordered-by-obama/

    (the other story about Ambassador Stephens running Libyan weapons to Muslim Brotherhood and Syrian rebels may be linked)

    The truth WILL come out. There are too many angry Americans demanding answers. As we should.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daveposh Dave Posh

    Excellent. Sharing all three on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Elizabeth Bracy

    Glenn, I don’t know how you and esp. Gov. Romney are going like this on no caffeine!! ha ha But thank you for being the honest and true network you are and for bringing the truth to us.

    Snowleopard, I fear you are right. If Obama were merely incompetent, it would be one thing. Not only is he insane, he is sociopathic, and very dangerous. I hope the House of Reps. can block anything he tries to do, and/or Romney can repeal and undo anything he tries to sabotage. This man will stop at nothing, and Glenn is right on the money (again!) when he said Obama will not go away.

  • SoThere

    You’re also a vulgar little man strtlk who doesn’t know that those round things in the urinals you clean are NOT mints.Folks, this is the face of a Liberal Progressive, many of them are in our government.  It’s OK to vote out an ineffective President, even if he is Black.

    OBTW, Obama is a drug filled alcoholic who snorted cocaine, drank to excess and smoked dope.  He’s in the White House surrounded by his fellow drug dealers, users and gun runners to the Mexican drug cartels.

    Glenn Beck is just a guy on the TV and Radio, Obama’s in our White House!

    Romney/ Ryan 2012

  • SoThere

    Please see a professional about your fixation on little children strtlk/mtclayboy.

    You’ve been caught in your lies and have no credibility here. You’re a Wikipedia sailor and a lying puke. 

    1. As mtclayboy you claimed that you served on a BOOMER. As strtlk you claimed not to know what a Boomer or a SSBN was “I don’t care” were your exact words. You also stated that you didn’t know where Bangor, Wa. was which is where Boomers (submarines) are fitted for duty.
    Any real Submariner would know that. You didn’t!

    2. You then changed your story and claimed that you were on a BOOMER. You lied.

    3. As mtclayboy you claimed that you had damaged your ears while serving on a Submarine. As strtlk, you claimed that you damaged your ears while serving on a submarine.

    4. As mtclayboy you claimed that you joined the Navy and served for five years on a submarine but according to the timeline you gave that was proven to be a lie. You lied.

    5. As mtclayboy you said that you were a Fireman. As strtlk, you claimed you were a Fireman.

    6. As mtclayboy and as strtlk, you posted the same bigotry and hate against Glenn Beck almost word for word even using the same spelling and grammatical errors and focusing on the children. I’ve posted many of them here already.

    Are you catching on everyone? He’s a liar plain and simple and nothing he claims can be believed. Take your bigotry and hate and Phony Soldier ID and leave us honest people alone?

  • Anonymous

    Fact check, Glen Beck:

    Your claim is false that Obama “projected that if he were elected, unemployment would be at 5.4% at this time”

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/10/16/the-fact-check-a-second-look-at-claims-on-jobs-education/1637861/

  • Anonymous

    So the US President is a saboteur trying to intentionally destroy the republic.  Where did you hear such an outrageous thing?  Oh that’s right, we’re here at GB-TV.

  • http://twitter.com/BoomerWhatever Boomer

    The start of a methodical decline of America became apparent between 1974 and 1979. Republicans and Demoncrats are responsible for the negative circumstances our nation is now experiencing. Neither Obama or Romney are capable of stopping the destructive forces that are currently impacting every nation on this planet. Only recognition of mistakes made, new perspectives on reality, humility before our Maker, transformation of hearts, and divine intervention could possibly deliver us from further turmoil.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    I am praying we will be delivered from the clutches of Obama’s marxist, socialist anti-American agenda.

  • Lioness

    Since you’re here, you should know that being naïve is no excuse to re elect someone who is clearly incapable of handling the responsibility of his office. Vote for revenge? Cant you see the irresponsibility, filth, self loathing, division and hate the progressive movement has brought? These “Democrats” are no longer relevant in a free country. My vote will be for the principals this country was founded upon! Socialism is dead! Romney/Ryan 2012!!

  • landofaahs

    Obama etal “the revenge of the terds”.  They will eat each other like they are canniblizing the country.  But either way the election goes, there will be freedom either together or apart.  Choose well people.

  • Anonymous

    Actually Lioness, you are making an argument that contradicts Snowleopard’s.  Is the President an *intentional* saboteur and undercover Marxist, or is he trying to improve the situation but incompetent?  They’re really two very different arguments so you should pick one and defend.  (I’ll leave out another possibility — that the President is competent but obstructed intentionally by the right from being successful in Term I)  In any event, you’ll get four more years to figure this out.

  • Anonymous

    Actually Lioness, you are making an argument that contradicts Snowleopard’s.  Is the President an *intentional* saboteur and undercover Marxist, or is he trying to improve the situation but incompetent?  They’re really two very different arguments so you should pick one and defend.  (I’ll leave out another possibility — that the President is competent but obstructed intentionally by the right from being successful in Term I)  In any event, you’ll get four more years to figure this out.

  • Anonymous

    Can we afford half of the country believing that a land of Socialism, is better somehow, then what our nation has always been. It wouldn’t be so bad, if those who sought that way of life, just packed up their bags and moved to a country of their choice, but – it isn’t that easy, is it logical for us to think that almost a full half of our people would go to such an extreme. Having said that, where does our nation go from here?

    If half of us, prefer something different from what the other half prefer, which one is right? To get back to what the founding principles of the American Constitution offer, or trash the whole thing and fundamentally start over…if both sides cannot agree one one form of government over the other, it means We The People…are at a stalemate. We are ONE people, who happen to be at the moment – a very divided people.

    We have bounced back and forth from Democratic, to Republican for far to long. This fashion of governing ourselves has only set us back and it continues to hinder our growth and productivity.

    We are a nation who’s motto is – IN GOD WE TRUST

    OK then, lets hear for a moment what he has to say,

    “For you are not my people and I will not be your God”…Hosea 1:9

    Rather we choose or not, to believe the above verse is speaking to our people. It doesn’t really matter, as God has much more to say, continue….”For she did not know, that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her gold and silver, which they prepared for Baal”…2:8

    God is telling us, that it is he, who gave us our unprecedented wealth. So you mean to tell us that the great American Capitalist System is not the engine that created that made us who we are?

    That’s exactly what I’m saying. America has a long recorded history with God, but we refuse to believe that. Our people refuse to prove for ourselves that long ago God made a promise to a trustworthy servant that he (God) would bless his future generations – America happens to be part of that future generation, but again, our people refuse to prove that fact to themselves and because of our national stubbornness, even giving our offerings unto another “god” and not to the One True God – He (God) has even more to say,…continue…”Therefore, I will return and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof and will recover my wool and flax to cover her nakedness”…2:9 —-Did you get that….God says – its all his, what we American thought was ours – God actually claims as his. That’s what these verses are saying, God is telling us that these blessings are not ours and he is reclaiming them for himself. Has that got anything to do with the horrific weather problems we have witnessed lately? Record drought this past summer, uncontrollable wild fires, deadly tornado outbursts and just last week a record size hurricane, with damage estimates close to 100billion dollars.

    But that’s not all…God has more to say, “And now, will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers and none shall deliver her out of my hand”…2:10 Is God classifying America as lewd, in other words, is he saying, we are an obscene, indecent people, given over to unlawful indulgences…wow, is God telling us that good ol’ Yankee Ingenuity isn’t all that we’ve built it up to be? Is he expressing himself to our people, saying that there might be more to politics than what meets the eye? And – did I read that right…that God sounds like he is angry, even full of wrath towards our people, to the point that – no one can deliver us out of his hand. Is hurricane Sandy the beginning of that wrath?

    These are words, that we as a nation are not hearing from either presidential candidate – for that matter, not even our churches. Things will become much worse unfortunately, but there is good news at the end of God waking-up our people…He says…”And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her, that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, You are my people; and they shall say, You are our God.”…Hosea 2:23

    It doesn’t look like God is overly concerned with either candidate, and by reading what lies ahead for America, does it really matter which political party is voted in?   

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  • Anonymous

    If this country elects the cultist Romney, it can expect hellfire and damnation for worshipping the false prophet.  But, who cares, I guess – huh????!!!

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ TheRealObamaCoverUpClickHere

     Our next election should be interesting since the truth leaked out about the last. Know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled last year? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate or chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Sarah Palin isn’t in this race because too many people know the truth. THE LAST ELECTION WAS THROWN. Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret and learn the REAL Obama cover up and media blackout…

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    I notice how your cult of Obama blame everyone else than Obama. I bet the people who have been out of work about 23 million feel differently and that is why you will lose. You don’t give a damn about the poor all you care about is Obamacare you don’t give a damn people can’t find work but yet you we are doing so much better. Yah right. people know you messiah Obama is full of it and statements likes this only prove you hard core liberals refuse to reach over the aisle and that is why Obama is doing so poorly with the independent vote. Sorry Obama is not a god and it is time for you to face the reality 7.9% unemployment is not a fixed economy but then again you never think for yourself do you? So keep helping Mitt be showing your liberals hate for the other side. See this independents this is how liberals treat different ideas and will never reach over the aisle.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    That is why we can’t sit by and do nothing. We let Obama back in then we get socialism. I want to be successful not getting handouts. I want to earn my way and not be handed a way. I want to work for a living. This election is not about D or R it is about socialism and capitalism. Vote for capitalism.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Wow your slow in the head aren’t you? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J7EBA23BMFOCYFHB2HCJSEGF5U Gary

    Gas prices were low on Obama’s Inaguration day because of the fallout of the financial crisis.  Before that-in the summer- they were over $4 a gallon.  Little facts like this get in the way of Beck’s argument.

  • Lioness

    Funny, I could make the same excuse for Bush during his last two years in office. Your argument is lame. It doesn’t matter whether he is incompetent, and for sure he is a socialist, I read his book, listened to his rhetoric, he clearly believes in many socialistic philosophies. I conclude that he is an incompetent socialist! If he had any real skills he would have been able to hide his agenda better, those who put him in power did all the back work. Brainwashing the youth, keeping the inner city residence placated with government handouts so they become completely enabled, and now the exploitation of gays, the black community, illegals, and women (have I missed one?), and all the while demonizing those who make money and create jobs, lumping all rich people into one big evil package! Hussein is so proud of his “genius” he can’t hide it, he wants to let every one know he’s a big friggin socialist, he’s so arrogant he thinks the people will love him no matter what! The only thing that’s kept the average pot smoking Joe in the dark, is the lame stream media. They’re doing the job he can’t, keeping his incompetence and socialistic rhetoric from the general public. As you said, there’s obstruction for sure! Thank goodness for congress, that’s are buffer to ultimately prevent the next Hitler.

  • Sandie

    Obama brags about the jobs added, but most people don’t know this and you won’t hear it on MSN:

    Last week, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) released a report showing that most new jobs added to the U.S. economy in the past four years went to foreign born individuals. (CIS Report, Nov. 2012) http://cis.org/sites/default/files/camarota-jobs-during-obama.pdf
    Foreign born, as defined by the Census Bureau, means persons who are not U.S. citizens at birth, including naturalized citizens, green card holders, guest workers, and illegal aliens. During this recovery, foreign-born employment increased by 1.94 million while native-born employment increased by only 938,000. Thus, foreign-born individuals took 67 percent of the jobs added between January 2009 and September 2012. CIS notes that most of the jobs were taken by new immigrants, i.e. foreign born individuals who were not already in the United States looking for work. Between 2009 and September 2012, about 1.6 million workers arrived from abroad, of which somewhere between 70 and 90 percent entered the U.S. legally. These immigrants “made gains across the U.S. labor market” including low-skilled and high-skilled jobs.

    http://www.fairus.org/legislative-updates/fair-legislative-update-november-5-2012?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FAIR%20Legislative%20Update%20&utm_content=FAIR+Legislative+Update+11-5-2012#1

  • Staceycarverd

     You are so correct in your assessment.  This individual is dangerous and spiteful, he will take action to punish us for not allowing him to finish his fundamental transformation.  There is a reason the word “revenge” slipped out, it is just what he will enact if not re-elected.   And not just him, but many of his co-dependent followers whose self worth is tied up in his success.

  • Sandie

    A hand up is one thing, but their hand out is akin to a hold up in that you are robbed of your self worth, self respect and ability to strive and contribute. It robs you of your freedom in the long run.

  • Anonymous

    Well, one thing we can agree is that Obama “is an incompetent socialist.”  If he was truly a socialist, the President wouldn’t have presided over an auto bailout that made taxpayers money, a health care plan that didn’t create a single federal payer for your bills, and a drastic increase in stock prices.  

  • Anonymous

    Something is very very wrong when a major network hid the truth that obama blatantly lie to U.S citizens on incident at Benghazi by not reporting their whole interview ,cutting out by editing on purpose for 60 minutes I believe I got this portion right !! Then at last minute release it before election so they give themselves some cover !!!! ,But not enough time for a spotlight to focus on obama blatant lie to U.S citizens !!! No one in their right mind should ever trust this network again to report the news without a bias slant !! they Should be disbar or ban  from calling themselves a legit news network !!  When it has been proven by their actions  should be  call obama propaganda network !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They try to slant the election by keeping voters in the dark until the last minute so only a very  small segment of U.S population would be inform of this blatant lie of obama on Benghazi !!!!!!!!!!!!!    Now this con artist obama is completely corrupting most of our news network ,he following in foot steps of  dictators of Castro,Chavez  etc !!!!!!!!!!!!! TO ALL OUR GOOD  HISPANIC  CITIZENS Is this what you want for our country to be turn into a third world Marxists communists  police state !!!  What the sense of trying to bring your relatives here if you vote for obama and turn it into another police state ??,Like you fled from in Cuba and the police deaths squads of South America countries !!  I’m pretty sure your just as smart as our young children who say no to a child predator who for little while be as nice as apple pie , offering freebies like candy ( food stamps ,phones etc) as gateway to win their confidence give them a ride with their friends to make easy for them ( make easy to get their relatives in this country just for  your vote !!,So he can win election with you in his bandwagon ,then he will have complete control under a police state !!  It same as children getting in a car with  a child predator once they in the car or (bandwagon) the predator would have complete control !!  I say would NO to voting for obama for temporary freebies and his temporary being helpful is like voting for  your own slavery & your relatives for short term freebies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  obama is a predator on our freedoms and rights and our constitution plus our way of life !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please spread the word thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    I can understand a few of them but illegals really make me the very angry. I been struggling to find work since the day I graduated back in 06 but yet it is people who have no right to have a job because they are not here legally taking jobs from people like me who need them.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    I don’t know why people buy into the handout thing. As hard as it been for me to find work I refuse to take any handouts from the government I want to make it on my own and find my success or fail on my own. I don’t want the Obama phone or Obama money it really no better than monopoly money. I feel the whole handout idea has truly weakened us to the point of where we are today. In order to change that we need to set the example.

  • Sandie

    The polls open in a little under 11 hours here and I can not wait to VOTE! Here
    is a short video to fire you up prior to heading out to the polls. (It really says it all!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsa4uLmTw0M&feature=player_embedded

     
    Please take a look at this notice, from True the Vote, regarding election integrity. If you witness any funny business at your polling station – they have a hot line and
    some basic rules to follow to help ensure the integrity of your vote. This non-partisan group does amazing work!

    http://noisyroom.net/blog/2012/11/05/true-the-vote-announces-national-election-integrity-hotline/

     
    Let Freedom Ring!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.otterson.7 Mark Otterson

    If you have to wait in line for 2 hours to vote for Romney tomorrow, please do it.  America as we know it is at a crossroads.  The media has sold its collective soul for some reason we may all learn someday.  I doubt that I will sleep tonight.  The stakes are too damn high.

    Incidentally, if you are planning to vote for Obama tomorrow, please wait until Wednesday.  The lines will be shorter! 

  • Anonymous

    what is dups statement he makes no sense. he proved himself as a dupe and hussein-obama in truly being a socialist. the auto bailout was a socialist agenda it did not help America at all! taxpayers lost money and his healthcare kills medicare and kills our senior citizens of the greatest generation the group that actually loved America! Hussein-Obama and his cohorts grew up hating America! We The People Are Not Better off than four years ago. he will not change, he had four years and did nothing positive FOR America time to vote him out and get the new guy in! for if hie gets re-elected we will have no more elections and have a dictatorship like hugo chavez!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bishimine Barry DaKama’aina InKali

    2 hours and thirty two minutes to voting booths open here on da west coast and four hours and thirty minutes in Hawai’i…