Which foreign leader did Obama call first?

We know that President Obama's foreign policy got off to somewhat of a rocky start when he dissed England by returning their gift (bust of Churchill) and then sending the Queen DVD's she couldn't even play. But do you know which foreign leader President Obama called first? Who was so high up on the priority list that they deserved the first phone call out from the President of the United States? You will be shocked -- or not, kinda depends on how long you've been following the President closely.

"You are never going to guess who Barack Obama called right after he was elected. Who was the first world leader that Barack Obama called right after he was elected?" Glenn said.

"The President of Palestinian Authority," he said.

"It's everything. You understand Winston Churchill. You understand his hatred for England. You understand his setup of Israel now," Glenn said.

Glenn explained that Obama sent the bust of Winston Churchill out of the Oval Office once he took over. Israel was originally known as British Palestine, and Glenn believes that Obama's seeming to distaste for Britain could be tied to his stance on Israel.

Transcript below:

GLENN: You are never -- you are never going to guess who Barack Obama called right after he was elected. Who was the first world leader that Barack Obama called right after he was elected? Pat and Stu know this. Jeffy, you haven't heard this, have you? Sarah, you haven't. I didn't believe it. Pat told me a few minutes ago. I didn't believe it. Pat didn't believe it. We actually had to call the news room and verify and Pat got it from NBC news and he's, like -- I'm like, I don't believe NBC news. Please. We had to verify this. Who do you think and why did you not know this? Who do you think the first person -- world leader was that Barack Obama called after he was elected President of the United States?

JEFFY: Well, since you're asking me in --

GLENN: Well, who would you think if I hadn't asked it -- if I just said, quick trivia question, who was it he called, you would say, most likely --

JEFFY: Probably what's his face from France.

PAT: Sarkozy. I would say -- I would say Gordon Brown.

GLENN: Yeah. I would have said Gordon Brown

PAT: UK. Yeah. England. You know, you might say Netanyahu, but --

GLENN: Then you realize the KGB handler probably happened to have Putin's number handy and so you would have --

PAT: I think you better apologize for that.

GLENN: I have to apologize for that?

PAT: That was really --

GLENN: I don't --

PAT: That was conspiratorial. It was --

GLENN: But it's probably accurate.

PAT: It was extremist.

GLENN: Don't you think it was accurate?

STU: You're digging a hole even deeper. I can't --

GLENN: All right. Look.

STU: This is unacceptable.

GLENN: I mean, I look. I'm really -- I'm actually a very good person. I mean, all of us are imperfect.

PAT: Well --

GLENN: I'm a good guy. I didn't really mean that about the KGB handler. I'm just passionate about it

PAT: I sense that.

GLENN: It was the product of an emotional discussion. We should all remember that this is not the sum total of my particular work as an artist.

PAT: That's true.

GLENN: I know you-guys would like to focus on language, but I think we should focus on the actions we can take to grow the economy and create jobs.

PAT: Oh.

STU: That's important.

GLENN: Instead of focusing on kabuki theater.

PAT: Well, you know, that's --

GLENN: So, anyway, his KGB handler probably wanted him to call Putin, but that's not who he called. So, Jeffy, who do you think it was?

JEFFY: I guess it must have been Tom.

GLENN: Okay. That -- that is a --

PAT: That's a good guess. Given the setup, that's a good guess but not accurate

JEFFY: Not right?

STU: You haven't said that in a long time. President Tom was what Glenn used to call President Ahmadinejad because he couldn't pronounce his name. So --

GLENN: It took me a long time to learn Ahmadinejad.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: So, Sarah, who would you guess? Who would you guess?

SARAH: I have no idea.

GLENN: No idea. Thank you. She doesn't even listen to the show

STU: No. She's not --

GLENN: She doesn't even listen to the show. She's, like, listening to something else right now.

STU: She's listening to HGTV right now.

JEFFY: Can I have one more guess?

GLENN: Yeah. Go ahead. President Who?

STU: That's a question. That's not a guess.

GLENN: Here we go. Listen to this report and it's kind of fuzzy from NBC, but I -- the question that he was -- that she was asking was not as important as the little fact tucked in there. Here it is.

VOICE: The first world leader that President Obama called when he took office, why embarrass the President of the United States by going to the security council?

GLENN: Stop. As the first world leader that the President of the United States called, why are you going to the security council now? The -- the President of Palestinian authority.

PAT: Authority, Mahmoud Abbas.

GLENN: Mahmoud Abbas

PAT: That's who he called first.

GLENN: Doesn't call -- doesn't call London. Doesn't call Jerusalem.

PAT: Paris.

GLENN: Nothing.

PAT: Not even Moscow or Beijing.

GLENN: China.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: He calls Mahmoud Abbas? How do we not know that?

PAT: That's amazing.

GLENN: How did we not know the first person he called when he won was Mahmoud Abbas?

PAT: And she throws it away like, it's really cool that he called you first and now you're embarrassing him where this UN stunt. What's -- why would you do that?

GLENN: I mean --

PAT: Amazing.

GLENN: Like everybody -- like everybody knows, so, and you Barack Obama dated for awhile, but why would you -- excuse me. I didn't -- what? I didn't --

PAT: Wait. Obama and Abbas? Huh?

GLENN: You were actually -- you know, everybody says the birth certificate, but you were the one that faked the birth certificate because you're his dad. Now, why would you embarrass your son like this? Wait a minute. What?

PAT: Hold it.

GLENN: I didn't -- I had no idea. Could you back up a minute? It's amazing to me.

STU: Well, it's not like you've thought about Israel at all over the past couple of years.

GLENN: No. It's not like -- it's not like that would have leapt off a page to me.

STU: Part of me does sort of remember hearing that at one point. I could be wrong.

PAT: I don't at all.

STU: That's an amazing --

PAT: It is

STU: I mean, obviously the first call is going to be England. It's going to be from Britain.

PAT: It's going to be an ally.

GLENN: It explains everything.

PAT: It does. It's so telling, I think.

GLENN: It explains everything.

PAT: How do you call him before you call --

GLENN: An actual country?

STU: Yes. Exactly.

PAT: An actual world leader

STU: Somebody who's leading a nation. I mean, you're the world's leader and you figure maybe you pick somebody who's running a country.

GLENN: No. Put this into perspective. So, the first world leader he calls is the head of the Palestinian authority. Then I believe the first guest we had in the White House, world leader, was Gordon Brown and he said, box your crap and get out. Remember that?

PAT: That wasn't an exact quote, but -- you're paraphrasing there.

GLENN: Hey, that cute little bust of Winston Churchill, I hate it. Get it out.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: Okay? Excuse me. What was Israel called right before it was called Israel?

PAT: Palestine.

GLENN: British Palestine.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Who divvied it up? Who's the one who said, you know what? Israel should -- England.

PAT: Yes. In the beginning it was England.

GLENN: It was England. It -- it's everything. It's everything. You understand Winston Churchill. You understand his hatred for England. You understand his -- his setup of Israel now. This is -- remember, I sat down with Benjamin Netanyahu in 2007 and this is during the Bush administration and said, Your country's going to be set up by my country. Your country is going to -- the world is going to be on the edge and they'll say that we were so close to peace and Israel did X, Y, or Z and now look at it. Now look at it. You are being set up and I don't remember how he responded to that. You should look up the transcript. I don't remember how he responded, but he told me we have a right to survive. Here we are in 2011, almost 2012, and Israel has been set up. And we're about to go to -- and our President is trying to make it -- and here NBC is doing it, too. How could you possibly embarrass the President? Embarrass the President? This is exactly what the President wanted. How is this not a setup? How do people not see this as the setup that it is? Did you -- we haven't had a chance to talk -- we talked about it last night on GBTV. I -- bloodshot out of my eyes when I saw this yesterday afternoon. New York magazine with President Obama on the cover in a yamaka that the quote was, the headline is: The First Jewish President.

PAT: Meaning he's such a friend to the Jews and such a friend to Israel. He's the best friend they have.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

PAT: And so he's effectively the first Jewish President.

GLENN: What? What's wrong with that.

PAT: Everything. The fact that he's basically turned his back on Israel comes to mind.

GLENN: What? How is that possible? He's not turned his back on Israel. I don't know even what you're saying there.

PAT: You don't?

GLENN: He's the first Jewish President.

PAT: Really?

GLENN: In fact, if I may quote the magazine.

PAT: Yes, you may.

GLENN: The irony is that Obama, along with countless Israelis and members of the Jewish -- the Diaspora are friends of Israel around the world. They seem to grasp the realities of returning to the 1967 borders.

PAT: Oh, geez.

GLENN: More so than Benjamin Netanyahu does.

PAT: Wow.

STU: What does Benjamin Netanyahu know about Jews? Come on.

GLENN: The first Jewish President? Maybe not, but certainly a President every bit as pro-Israel as the country's own prime minister.

PAT: Oh.

GLENN: And if you listen to it from the proper angle, maybe even more so

STU: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: I'm sorry. More pro-Israel than the prime minister of Israel

STU: Well, it's because these people in Israel don't know what's good for them.

GLENN: Thank you, George Soros.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: That's exactly what George Soros said. The United States won't get it and neither will Israel. Well, George Soros, it's a good thing you have Barack Obama on your side who called Mahmoud Abbas as the first phone call

STU: What would a friend of the Jew do before that? If you want someone who's a friend of Israel, the first thing you do is call the guy who is constantly justifying all sorts of nonsense against the Jewish people.

PAT: Well, the first thing you might do is call the leader of Hamas and then Hezbollah and then third on the list would be the Palestinian authority

STU: There you go. Because the Palestinian authority is more of a former terrorist group than a current one. So, you go to the current one first and then you get to the former ones.

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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