Obama advisor endorses Mitt Romney?

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During a confrontational interview with Chris Wallace, David Axelrod attempted to dodge questions about the Presiden't tax returns and may have inadvertently endorsed Mitt Romney over his former boss.

Chris Wallace asked Axelrod, "The president introduced his ‑‑ or released his tax returns this week. It turns out that he paid a tax rate of 20.5%, which is a lot less than the 30% he talks about. And yes, it is lower than what his secretary pays. And the question I have, if I may, David, the question I have for you is if the president feels so strongly about tax fairness, is he going to contribute money to the treasury, and they have a special department just for this-"

"Listen, Chris. First of all, the reason that his tax rate was so low was in part because 22% of his income was donated to charity, mostly to these Fisher Houses around veterans hospitals," Axelrod shot back.

But does the high percentage of donations on Obama's part signal a strong passion for charity? Possibly, but it seems suspicious when compared to previous years of giving.

As Glenn wrote in a CNN Blog not long ago, "According to his tax records, President Obama gave about 14% to charity last year, a laudable amount by any measure. However, that's twelve times the rate he gave before he arrived in the Senate in 2004 and over 35 times the rate in which he gave in 2002 when he managed to donate only 0.4% of his quarter million dollar income."

Axelrod continues, "The larger issue, the president's proposal would have him pay a higher rate of taxes in the future.  Governor Romney's proposal would have him pay a lower tax rate in the future.  So that's fundamentally different.  We're arguing for a system that is fair."

"Maybe he doesn't have the address.  Maybe he doesn't know where he should send that because if you want to pay more in taxes, you can.  They don't stop you," Glenn joked. "You can pay more. You can pay down the debt."

Of course, maybe Axelrod does believe Obama is as full of it when it comes to his economic plan as the rest of us.

During an appearance on FOX News Sunday morning, Axelrod said, "The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead and an economy that continues down the road we're on."

Was that a nod to Mitt Romney?

Regardless, he's absolutely right. We can't continue down the road we are on.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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