Obama Fact/Lie of the Day: Bain Capital attacks reveal stunning hypocrisy

You would think with the November elections just around the corner the media would be reporting on the loads of contradictory and head scratching comments coming from the President and his campaign. But as usual the mainstream media has chosen to ignore the real stories. Over the next few months we will highlight some of the facts AND lies of the Obama presidency and campaign that you won’t get from the mainstream media.

Glenn opened the radio program this morning with the Obama fact – or is it lie – of the day.

The Obama campaign has made private equity firms, specifically Mitt Romney’s former company, Bain Capital, the center of their latest string of attacks.

The President spoke out in defense of his campaign’s attack on Bain Capital:

It's important to recognize that issue is not a distraction. This is part of the debate we're going to be having in this election campaign about how do we create an economy where everybody from top to bottom, folks on Wall Street, and folks on main street have a shot at success, and if they're working hard, and acting responsibly that they're able to live out the American dream.

One minor problem: the same day the Obama campaign launched their Bain attacks, the President attended a high profile fundraiser hosted by – you guessed it – the leader of the country’s largest private equity firm!

“Barack Obama -- he just held a $35,800 per head fundraiser at Hamilton James Manhattan home.  Who is that? He's the President of the nation's largest private equity firm called Blackstone Capital,” Glenn said.

“So that Bain Capital. We have to have a discussion about these private equity firms like Bain Capital, and to see the fairness involved,” Glenn continued. “No sooner had President Obama released the Romney bashing Bain ad, he jetted off to the fund-raiser at Blackstone investment which awarded the President a cool $1 million at this $35,800 a plate dinner.”

A quick look at history reveals Blackstone Capital has been responsible for firing thousands of workers through various "investment" programs. This sounds a lot like the vulture capitalism the Obama campaign is accusing Romney and Bain Capital of.

“Obama doesn't have a problem with all of the private equity firms – just the one that contributes to Mitt Romney's campaign. Just those that Mitt Romney ran apparently,” Glenn said.

Never mind that one of Obama’s top fundraisers, Jonathan Levine, was a managing director at Bain Capital when the layoffs at GST Steel occurred. “The only difference is that Levine was there at Bain when the layoffs occurred,” Glenn said. “Romney had been gone for two years. But in the twisted world of Barack Obama, savior of universe, Mitt Romney is responsible. But his guy – oh no, he's not.”

“I'm tired of it. Sick of it,” Glenn said. “I'm not going to play the game. Why are we on defense all the time? Go offense. Why are we always responding?”

“It's amazing to me what this guy [President Obama] gets away with in the media”

 

It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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