Obama: "The private sector is doing fine..."

It’s unlikely that anyone in this audience needed more proof that President Obama was out-of-touch, but just in case, you got it over the weekend. Friday, he came out declaring that the private sector is really doing fine. In fact, not only is the private sectors doing fine, the local and state governments are where the real economic weaknesses are.

We’re sure the millions who have been unable to find work, have lost their businesses, and are struggling to make ends meet in the private sector throughout his term don’t find this at all offensive.

Glenn set the record straight this morning on radio. “First of all, Mr. President, as you well know well, no, you don't. But as you have been now told, the private sector is not doing well,” he said. “The private sector is treading water because you're killing us. You're killing us in the private sector for your public sector.”

David Axelrod couldn’t even defend this one when questioned by a reporter [Candy Crowley] over the weekend:

Reporter: “Does the president really think that the private sector is doing well?”

Axelrod: “I agree with the president, who called the press conference on Friday to say that we need to take a series of very urgent steps to accelerate job creation in this country, because we have storm clouds rolling in from Europe.”

Writers note: What’s the deal with left's use of & weather metaphors? Did they get sick of the car into the ditch thing; weather seemed like the next logical choice? On behalf of America I would just like to say that we really don’t need metaphors to understand what you’re telling us. In fact, we’re busy actually working, so if you could get to the point without that it would be fantastic.

“So Candy," Alexrod continued, "the press conference was called to press for a hiring tax credit for small businesses, to press for clearing red tape away so that families who have underwater homes can refinance under today's low interest rates and save thousands of dollars a year.  And yes, to push to give state and local governments help to rehire some of the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of teachers, firefighters, and police who have been laid off in this, in this last couple of years.  We've created 4.3 million private sector jobs in the last 27 months but we've lost almost half a million public sector jobs, and half of those are teachers.”

Reporter:  “So bottom line, is the sector doing fine.”

Axelrod:  “The private sector, we need to accelerate job creation in the private sector.”

“…that’s not the question,” Glenn interjected.

Reporter: “Right.”

Axelrod:  “One of the ways that we can do that is putting teachers and firefighters and police back to work, because those are good middle class jobs.”

Reporter:  “That’s the public sector.”

Axelrod:  “But that will help accelerate the recovery. The small business tax cut will help accelerate the private sector. The refinancing will help the private sector because people will have more money in their pockets to spend.  There are a series of steps that we can take right now that will help undergird the economy against the forces that arrayed. You see what's going on in Europe in particular. The first quarter of this year was the best in terms of private sector job creation was the best in six years.  We've had a slowdown in the last three months, largely because of global events.  What the president has said is that we need to take some urgent action and he's called on congress to do that.  They've sat on their hands. They're more eager to have a debate over an ad of context clause in his remarks than the substance of what he said.”

Reporter:  “But I think that we put it in the context – in the open, you put it in context in the open.  I just want to know whether the administration, whether you believe that the private sector is doing fine.  Is it doing better?”

Axelrod:  “I believe it's certainly doing better than the public sector, 4.3 million.”

Referring to these statement and some of the ridiculous commentary surrounding the Wisconsin recall election last week, Glenn pointed out that Washington needs to realize that of the 7 billion people on the planet, at least 6.9 billion of them find some things to be pretty obvious – one, that the private sector is not doing just fine, and that a governor who turned a $3 billion dollar budget shortfall into a budget surplus in two years being elected is not the end of America.

“There are four things that we need, and it's not another bailout,” Glenn told listeners this morning.  “Four things that Spain needs, and it's not another bailout, that will not work.  They have a bank holiday in Italy today.  Well, surprise, it's a surprise holiday.  Nothing to worry about here.  It's a surprise bank holiday.  "We think the people who work at the banks are just tired.  They need a holiday."  Really?  They don't need a holiday.  They don't need a bailout.  What they need are four things:  Courage, conviction, commitment, and conservatism.  That's it.”

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."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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