Obama Surrogate Cory Booker defends Bain, backpedals at lightening speed

Yesterday on “Meet the Press,” Democrat Mayor of Newark, NJ Cory Booker, stepped outside of party-line talking points and explained how sick he is of hearing attacks on private equity and Bain Capital. Unfortunately, later in the day, he came out saying the exact opposite.

Here is what Mayor Booker said on “Meet the Press”:

Booker: “It's getting better. As far as that stuff, I have to just say from a very personal level I'm not about to sit here and indict private equity. It's, to me it's just, we're getting to a ridiculous point in America, especially I know I live in a state where pension funds, unions and other people are investing in companies like Bain Capital. If you look at the totality of Bain Capital's record, they have done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses, and to this me I'm very uncomfortable with.”

Host: “You know, I know you defend the president but I have to tell you when I talk to business leaders, Jim, this is the difference in a lot of cases between Washington figures and local officials like yourself who are out there trying to grow the economy, who say, wait a minute, let's not indict all the private equity and yet you have a campaign that's making him out to be Gordon Gekko They want the voters to think that Mitt Romney is Gordon Gekko and Wall Street greed and a throwback.”

Booker: “Well, again, I talk to the White House quite often. I'm a surrogate for the Obama campaign. The messages they are sending meet out to do to talk about is nothing like this. This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides. It's nauseating to the American public.”

Here is the clip:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

In the YouTube clip he cut later the same day, Booker did talk about things going on in this election cycle that are nauseating him again, but this time the reason was a little different.

Glenn pointed out that Mayor Booker did note that he is a surrogate for the Obama Campaign and speaks with them frequently. “Now, after a few phone calls from ‘somebody,’ he’s evolved on this issue,” Glenn said.

Booker: “I also expressed on Meet the Press my profound frustration with the kind of campaigning that I think is becoming too much the norm in our nation, which is generally negative campaigning. And this campaigning is about to become an avalanche, and in many ways, I believe, could potentially risk muting out the important voices of the candidates themselves. Talk about the issues that matter. In this, of course, I'm talking about the Supreme Court case that allowed hundreds of millions of dollars of super PAC money to flow in. That super PAC money, as I've seen, has been wholly negative. I was very frustrated this last week when I saw people dredging up the Reverend Wright, an already discussed issue from many, many years ago and trying to bring it to the center stage as a way to undermine and attack our president. I've also expressed some frustration of attacks in other areas as well.

“Yeah, you did, like Bain,” Pat interjected.

Booker: “I used the word "nauseating" on Meet the Press because that's really how I feel. When I see people in my city struggling with real issues, and still feeling the challenges of this economy, and still looking for hope and opportunity and real specific plans I get very upset. When I see such a level of dialogue that calls to our lowest common denominators and not the kind of things that are going to unify us as a nation and move us forward. Let me be clear, Mitt Romney has made his business record a centerpiece of his campaign. He's talked about himself as a job creator and therefore, it is reasonable, and, in fact, I encourage the Obama campaign to examine that record and to discuss it, I have no problem with that.”

Here is the clip:

“Oh my gosh,” Glenn said in disgust. “Come on, America… Come on! Have you ever heard anything this transparent?” he asked referring to the blatant lies and spin coming from this administration.

“We see their lies so clearly,” he added. “They don’t even hide them.”

“That is amazing,” Pat said.

“I mean, that's the language, too – that language is directly from the White House,” Stu noted. “Their campaign has used that a hundred times to justify talking about Bain.”

“He started the sentence with, ‘Let me be clear’,” Glenn added. “I mean, was it written by the people who write the TelePrompTer for Barack Obama? This whole thing could have been written by the White House.”

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

Watch the full special presentation below:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

Read the whole article HERE

The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

Watch a preview of the full episode below:


Watch the full episode only on BlazeTV. Not a subscriber? Use promo code GLENN to get $10 off your BlazeTV subscription or start your 30-day free trial today.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.