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”

 

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:


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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:


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"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.

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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."

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