The Obama lies continue: I’m not running up debts

Today’s Obama fact/lie of the day comes straight from the President himself.

President Obama came out yesterday and, with a straight face, praised his administration and Democrats for being fiscally responsible, while accusing Republicans of being out-of-control spenders.

On radio this morning, Glenn played portions of a speech the President gave yesterday in Newton, Iowa:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Now, we all know how difficult these past few years have been for the country. Iowa has actually done a little better than some other states, but it's still been tough. And after the worst recession of our lifetimes, it's going to take some time for the economy to fully recover -- more time than a lot of us would like. And we're still facing some headwinds, like the situation in Europe right now, which is having an impact on our economy.

But while there's certain economic developments we can't control, there are a bunch of things that we can control. There are plenty of steps that we can take right now – steps that we must take right no – to speed up this recovery and to create jobs, and to restore some of the financial security that a lot of families have lost. It's within our control to do all of that right now. But here's the thing – (applause.) It's true, we can make that difference.

The challenge we've got is that too many folks aren't on the same page. We've got too many of my dear Republican friends in Congress that have been standing in the way of some steps that we could take that would make a difference at the moment. Either they say they don't want to do anything at all, or they don't want to do it before the election, or they want to double down on some of the policies that didn’t work and helped to get us into this mess in the first place.

“Okay, stop for a second,” Glenn interjected.

“I just want to point out that his budget has failed every time with not a single Democrat vote. Not a single Democratic vote,” he continued. “The last time that it went through – the Democrats are the ones standing in the way of his budget and his budgetary ideas. That’s why we don’t have a budget. We haven’t had one for three years. I’m sorry, it was the Democrats. The Republicans couldn’t even stop any of the legislation up until two years ago – couldn’t stop any of it.”

Glenn also played a clip from a speech the President gave on Wednesday at a Colorado fundraiser:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I don't know how they’ve [Republicans] been bamboozling folks into thinking that they are the responsible, fiscally disciplined party. They run up these wild debts and then when we take over we have to clean it up. And then they point and say, ‘Look how irresponsible they [Democrats] are.’ Look at facts, look at the numbers.

“Stop, stop. I want you to play it again. I want you to play it again,” Glenn responded. “I want you to hear the realization of the people who are in the audience when they say, ‘He runs up this wild debt.’ You can hear the room feel like, ‘Oh, crap. Not really, we... everybody knows. Everybody knows. It's been $5 trillion. Everybody knows.’”

“That’s amazing,” Pat responded. “There is no response to that – except nervous laughter.”

One of the main problems with the President and this administration is that they refuse to take responsibility for their actions, regardless of what the facts say. Time and time again, his actions have demonstrated that he will not work with those who disagree with him.

“He doesn't like disagreement,” Glenn said. “That's the problem. You go his way or you hit the highway. The president is not – when he says, ‘My good dear friends across the aisle,’ he doesn't mean a word of that. He's identified them as an enemy.”

When it comes to enemies in this country, it’s probably safe to say those undisciplined and irresponsible Republicans should be the least of the President’s worries.

“Mr. President, I believe the only one that is an enemy to the Constitution and to the capitalist system are those who are trying to fundamentally transform the capitalist system and our Constitution,” Glenn said.

“You, sir, have gotten into bed with people who have called for radical revolution, who have called for an end of the Constitution,” he continued. “There's only one enemy here, sir, and it's not the Democrats, it's not the Republicans. It's Marxists who want to end the Constitution and transform America into something it never was. Now, if you happen to fall into that category, well, then maybe that's a conversation we should have. I'm certainly not putting you in that category. Your actions put you in that category.”

The United States is headed toward disaster, and since the government has shown no real leadership, it will be up to the people of this country to stand up and work together. Individual responsibility and a commitment to the ideals this country stands for will be the key to getting America back on track.

“I'm telling you if a president will start saying, if leaders will start stepping to the plate, if states will start making sure that their businesses are protected, money and business will come flocking to America because there is no place stable. There's no place stable,” Glenn said.

“We must – we must build that beachhead and be stable, and even if it's one business or one community or one state, that's what has to be done. And people from all over the world, the dreamers, the entrepreneurs, the sane people, the ones who aren't saying, ‘Well, you know, gee, ATMs really have hurt our economy.’ What! Those people, you can live – you can live wherever you want. You got the whole world to pick from. You have the whole world to pick from.”

“You want to do business,” Glenn asked. “Good. Let's start working together. Because it ain't going to be fixed in Washington, gang.”

Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

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Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

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