Glenn calls Obama a "liar" who doesn't understand "rugged individualism"

Glenn had a tough time preventing his head from exploding listening to the agonizing soundbites from Obama's Teddy Roosevelt speech. One of the sections that stood out was where Obama claims the free market has never worked before in history.

Obama said:

Now, just as there was in Teddy Roosevelt's time, there is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, let's respond to this economic challenge with the same old tune. "The market will take care of everything," they tell us. If we just cut more regulations and cut more taxes – especially for the wealthy – our economy will grow stronger. Sure, they say, there will be winners and losers. But if the winners do really well, then jobs and prosperity will eventually trickle down to everybody else. And, they argue, even if prosperity doesn't trickle down, well, that's the price of liberty.

Now, it's a simple theory. And we have to admit, it's one that speaks to our rugged individualism and our healthy skepticism of too much government. That's in America's DNA. And that theory fits well on a bumper sticker. But here's the problem: It doesn't work. It has never worked. It didn't work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depression. It's not what led to the incredible postwar booms of the 50s and 60s. And it didn't work when we tried it during the last decade. I mean, understand, it's not as if we haven't tried this theory.

"Who is saying 'We need to cut more taxes, especially for the wealthy.' No one.  Say a lie again," Pat said.

"The guy is a liar.  He is a liar," Glenn said.

"I've never heard a speech in my life that has more lies in it.  I don't think it's possible.  I don't think it's possible.  You've got to go back decades to find one.  Almost every sentence in this speech has a lie or a half‑truth in it.  That's tough today," Stu said.

"You know what he's talking about here?  This is where it is so disingenuous," Glenn said.

Glenn explained that he was basically saying that Adam Smith's theories on the Invisible Hand are false because it just "never worked". Unfortunately, he's forgetting to couple "Wealth of Nations" with "The Theory of Moral Sentiments."

"("The Theory of Moral Sentiments") is the part that says there's something to do with the heart, there's something to do with moral sentiments, there's something to do with right and wrong.  We've got to make sure we grow that.  Otherwise the Invisible Hand will crush you!  What do you say we put both parts of the theory together?  America is great because America is good.  The Theory of Moral Sentiments.  Read it.  Read it.  He's right.  The Invisible Hand, along with the Theory of Moral Sentiments.  That's the part the president never gets.  He never understands it.  He never talks about the goodness of America, the goodness of its people, except in grotesque terms.  He doesn't trust the American people.  He just wants to give the American people a handout.  He wants us to strive, strive to be middle class," Glenn said.

" You either believe in rugged individualism, you either believe in taking risks, you either believe in being ‑‑ in charting your own course, either that or ‑‑ either that or you're on the 'Road to Serfdom'."

"I'm a rugged individual.  I'll go with my own failures, I will go with my own successes, and I will share my successes because I have the Theory of Moral Sentiments, I understand.  I understand that I didn't make it alone.  But I don't want a damn handout from anybody.  And don't you come around me trying to take it away and trying to tell me how to do stuff."

And what about his claims that less regulation and lower taxes have never worked?

"Do you think it was the rich that were creating the metal and the lumber and the steel and the cotton and the leather and the paint and the rubber and the glass and the gasoline that went into cars in the Roaring Twenties?  Autos roared, roared in the Roaring Twenties.  They didn't fire all the cops and the teachers in 1920.  They didn't do it," Glenn said.

"RCA changed the world with radio. Along with the radio came another invention, another idea: Advertising. Now you could hear Babe Ruth hitting home runs anywhere in the country while someone else was telling you about a product. That idea that roared in the Roaring Twenties, that's when people started to hear the voice of people all around the world. Conveniences like the telephone, been around forever, right? Edison brought us movies in 1880s. You know when they started taking off? Not 1885, not 1890, not 1910, not 1915, not 1919. In the 1920s. Wait a minute, that technology had been around since 1880. You know when? In the 1920s, that was the modern era of motion pictures. Cecil B. DeMille's Ten Commandments, Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney. Conveniences like the telephone, been around forever, but in the 1920s it became less expensive, more commonplace. More Americans in the 1920s had irons, vacuums, washing machines, refrigerators. All of these new products."

"Remember, the market never works. Never works."

"Oh, there was a demand for something else: Power. Huge power ‑‑ you think little spaceships came down with workers and we hired space aliens to build them? No. When somebody plugged in an iron, what did they have to have? Power. Unlike the temporary jobs or the low‑paying census jobs our government creates, per capita income increased 37%. Per capita income increased 37% from 1921 to 1929. Got it? The average person's salary went up 37% in eight years. The ‑‑ let me say it again. The average person's salary went up 37% in eight years."

"Now, what those people did with that income was invest it in paper and ridiculous schemes. That was their choice. But it was the free market that led to all of these innovations. Your life changed."

Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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