Hypocrisy: Obama says $172k is 'modest' pay

Obviously, the staff at the White House is struggling financially. These people work long, hard days for modest pay. They aren’t like those rich fat cats with their big salaries and fancy mansions. Right?

Glenn discussed a statement from President Obama to kick off the second hour. “We [Obama and Robert Gibbs] have been on this ride together since I won my Senate primary in 2004. He's had a six-year stretch now where basically he's been going 24/7 with relative modest pay. I think it's natural for somebody like Robert to want to step back for a second and reflect, retool, and that, as a consequence, brings about both challenges and opportunities for the White House.”

Pat said, “$172,200 a year. These [White House Staff Members] are the same people who are continually bashing the rich, are continually hammering at those who don't need this or that, they don't need this tax break which isn't a tax break but the tax rate that's been in effect for 10 years.”

Pat added, “The average American makes about $35,000 a year. The average household pay is around 55,000. That takes two incomes to get there. He makes $172,200 and that's relatively modest? How does a President become so hypocritical? How do they become so out of touch with reality?”

“Here's Gibbs who on a daily basis bashes the rich from his podium in the White House press secretary room and now his beef is that he's been working for this relatively modest pay for six years and he wants to go make more money,” Pat said.

Glenn sarcastically said that he’s sure that President Obama doesn’t mean for Robert Gibbs to go out and get a job in the private sector so he can become a member of the “evil rich”.

“It must be that he reflects and decides to work less, which is great for the engine of America, isn't it? Or is the President a hypocrite and say that he's going to now reflect and retool and go into the private sector which, believe me, if Robert Gibbs with any actual skill, not just his connections, if he gets a job for more than $172,000 in the private sector just based solely on his skill and not connections, America is dead! The free market system is over! He couldn't mean that he's going to go out and get a higher-paying job because what does that mean? That means that somebody who works so hard can step back and reflect and say, My time is worth more and I get to decide what my time is worth, not the Federal Government! I can choose to leave this particular job and go do this or maybe start something on my own!”

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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