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.”

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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