Obama vs. NRA

NRA leader Wayne LaPierre is refusing to meet with Obama over gun control, and now Obama must be losing sleep over it, as he seems to be in a 24/7 daze. What does Glenn think of the emerging fight over the second amendment?

“Yesterday I asked, has the president been hit with a tranquilizer dart?” Glenn said as he started the show. Obama's been pretty quiet lately on Libya, Japan, the entire Middle East, and our increasingly perilous economy. In fact, the only thing the President seems to have time for is his March Madness bracket (he picked all number one seeds, pretty basic bracket).

“So what is he working on? Well, he has come to the conclusion that we need more gun control,” Glenn explained.

“Pat, is this a reasonable, centrist, loving, caring, protecting, almost fatherly kind of legislation that he is proposing,” Glenn asked.

“I would think so,” Pat answered. “Except it's not legislation, right?”

Surely Obama has reached out, and in all fairness, spoken with the NRA and Wayne LaPierre.

Glenn jokingly reenacted the conversation. “So the president's people call Wayne LaPierre and said, ‘Mr. Wayne La Pierre, we know that you indeed are evil because you're the NRA, but we'd like to meet with evil because, heck, we've already done it before with Hugo Chavez. So we'd like to meet with you but could you please leave your evil nasty face at home and just work with us on something that's good for the American people, more gun legislation.’ Wayne, because he's evil, said, ‘I shall not! I am busy smelling like sulfur now!’. Click, and he hung up the phone.”

“That's how it went down?” Pat asked.

“I'm pretty sure. The president is trying to do the right thing,” Glenn said. “Look, there's just people that have to come kicking and screaming.”

Glenn then pointed out that the Huffington Post is now reporting that “Insiders have told them that the president is just really going to go for an executive order.”

Glenn couldn’t believe it! “All he wants is to sit down at a table and have a loving, open, fair minded,” he said. Obama surely just wants to have a nonpartisan, frank conversation about the evils of guns in the hands of the wrong people.

“What was it Van Jones said? That the people need to force this president to do what he wants to do and knows that he has to do. Wasn't it that? I think it was, yeah. So anyway, this, completely unrelated. I don't know what made me think of that. This president is going to forced to sign an executive order on the Second Amendment,” Glenn said.

“Just screw the Constitution,” Glenn said. “Wayne La Pierre, what's wrong with you?”

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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