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.”

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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