Why are leftists complaining about Obama?

Not one to defend anything that comes out of the Obama White House, Glenn started the radio program this morning coming to the President’s defense – kind of.

With all of the progressive policies the President has put forth these last three years, it is hard to believe that many leftists and progressives continue to express dismay with the President’s job performance. After all, Obama has done things no progressive president ever has – passed government healthcare and so much more.

So what’s the problem?

“I honestly don't understand what the left wants from this President. Let me play devil's advocate, and I may mean that literally, and argue for the President here for a second,” Glenn said.

“If you are a Marxist, if you are a revolutionary, if you're a communist, really, if you're an anarchist, if you're an extreme leftist, if you're somebody who doesn't like the system as it is on the left, what more could this President do for you,” he asked.

Once you begin to run through the list of everything Barak Obama has ‘accomplished’ in his first term, it’s difficult to find anything that would be construed as a ‘failure’ by the left.

Just a quick look at President Obama’s first three years reveals he has:

- Passed universal health care

- Ended the war on terror

- Pacified the labor unions

- Lead the largest financial reform in U.S. history

- Created the Credit Protection Agency

- Changed foreign constitutions in support abortion

- Given NATO a leading role over the United States

- Appointed literal socialists, literal communists, literal revolutionaries to high office

- Supported anarchists, communists, and revolutionaries by supporting Occupy Wall Street

- Made it near criminal to have a differing point of view

- Put in place more regulations than could ever be undone

- Allowed the Department of Justice to stop a bid to halt illegal voting

- Controlled what food we can and cannot eat through his wife’s anti-obesity initiatives

- Given the Environmental Protection Agency the ability to regulate carbon emissions

- Doubled the amount of people on food stamps in three and half years

- Enacted a stimulus policy, which blindly threw billions of dollars at green energy companies among other things

Oh and one more minor achievement: this President has overseen the fundamental transformation of the United States America.

“I'd like to hear from you on what did we miss because we sat around this morning and we went through this list. And I'll bet you we missed over half of what this President has done,” Glenn said. “It's overwhelming what this President has done. He has overseen the fundamental transformation of the United States of America. He's literally rewriting history in real time.”

This list just scratches the surface, and yet the left is still not satisfied with the President’s job. Ironically, it would seem their unhappiness stems from the same place conservatives’ does – President Obama has not been truthful.

“I know you know the guy's a Marxist, period. He's not a communist. He's a Marxist. He wants to fundamentally transform the United States of America. He is more Hugo Chavez than George Washington,” Glenn said.

“We all know that. And we know he knows that, and we know he's telling us lies, but I contend so does the left,” he continued. “The left looks at him and they're seeing him – they’re seeing him cozying up with Wall Street and they're saying, ‘Wait a minute. Why are you cozying up with Wall Street? What happened to you?’”

“They know he's lying, and they're angry he won't come out and admit it because there's nothing to be ashamed of. We're all socialists now. We're all Marxist now. Why can't you be the President of the France? He won on the Marxist platform. He came out and admitted it. Why don't you admit you've been hanging out with the Democratic Socialists of America? We've got all the evidence. We've seen you at their conferences. Why won't you admit it? They don't like it.”

Had the President been open with his ideology and accomplished all of these things with his intentions clearly stated, the left would be proud to call him their leader, but that has not been the case with this administration.

“They think he's a liar, just like we think he's a liar,” Glenn concluded. “He's in trouble. He's in trouble because our side, we don't like him. We think he's a liar. We vote him out of office. Communists, revolutionaries, and anarchists, they think you're a liar, you betray the revolution, it usually doesn't end well. The President is in trouble.”

“They don't trust him. The same problem that the left has with the President of the United States is the problem we have. It's the same problem. Nobody trusts him because you don't really know who he is.”

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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