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”

 

America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

Watch the video clip below to hear Levin expose the lies and misinformation in Biden's speech and explain why he believes the true message is absolutely chilling for the future of our nation:

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