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:

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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.”

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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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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