Has Obama set the Presidential blame record?

Has any U.S. President ever been re-elected based on blaming his predecessor throughout his entire first term? That's the question Glenn asked the audience this morning on radio.

Just look at everything Obama has said over the past few years:

"I love listening to these guys give us lectures about debt and deficits. I inherited a trillion dollar deficit. We had a surplus. They turned it into a did he sit, built in a structural deficit that extends for decades."

"We inherited a trillion dollar deficit, we signed $2 trillion of spending cuts into law. I laid out a detailed plan for a total of $4 trillion of deficit reduction."

"My opponent won't admit it, but even when you count the steps we took to prevent a depression and jump start the economy, right, so, you include the recovery, all the stuff we did to help states like Maryland-"

And perhaps most importantly: If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition.

"He's been in office now for 1200 and some days and he is still blaming George W. Bush nearly day and on many occasion, more than -- he's look a cuckoo clock.  George Bush, George Bush, George Bush.  Every hour on the hour, George Bush.  He's used the inherited excuse over and over again.  Not my fault, not my fault.  Must be 1:00," Glenn said.

"His surrogates have used it over and over and over again on each of those days.  It's possible that we have heard this excuse from this administration with all of its different forms and all of its different messengers about 10000 times.  It is absolutely possible that that's about how many times you say a line often enough and people start to believe it and, yet, people don't believe it."

"Has any U.S. President ever been reelected based on blaming his predecessor throughout his entire first term?  Has any President ever been reelected who said, four years later, It's his fault?  This is just incredible."

"The other issue with what you just heard is it's just a pack of lies.  Now, I realize that most Americans don't believe or don't want to believe that their President would just come out and blatantly lie to their faces, but the effect is -- and this is one of the things that separate the men from the boys, the weaklings from the cowards -- is when you have the truth, no matter how ugly it is, no matter how much you don't want to agree with it, the truth is the truth and as much as we don't want to believe the President would blatantly lie the to our face, the President is lying to us and he's not the first.  You have Nixon that lied to us.  You have, you know -- you have poor dear old Clinton who lied to his wife and lied to us."

"Now, can any rational American accept what he is saying here?  Because we're not talking about an affair with some intern I did not have -- we're talking about I did not raise this $5 trillion deficit.  I didn't do it.  Now, you did and it's math.  We're not having to look for cigars or stains.  It's math.  He's been saying that he's spending money at the slowest rate in 60 years.  That's incredible.  The debt when Bush left office was $10,626,000,000.  Bush increased it by $5 trillion in eight years.  This program was strongly opposed to the debt and the deficit.  The out of control spending, strongly against the out of control spending and named names and were held -- we're holding the feet of George Bush, his administration, on this issue to the fire almost every day, to the expense of listenership because when the election started, nobody wanted to hear it."

"So, what's the bottom line on the debts these two Presidents have rung up?  I can't believe we're actually having to spell this out for Americans.  Bush ran up an average of $410 billion deficit spending per year.  Obama is running up an average of $1.413 trillion per year.  Again, one of these numbers is bigger than the other.  Bush, $410 billion deficit spending, out of control.  As President Obama said, it's unpatriotic, it's unAmerican at $410 billion a year.  Obama, $1.413 trillion a year.  Hum.  So, that's just a tad more than a trillion dollars more than Bush."

" Numbers don't lie but politicians do."

"Here's some other staggering facts that the American people are now starting to get their arms around and there's no way to blame anybody else," he continued. "The real U.S. budget deficit in 2011, the real budget deficit in 2011 would have been $5 trillion if it weren't for Obama, you know, using all of the crafty mathematics accounting techniques that you and I would go to jail for.  Now, it's not -- it's not just him.  Bush used those same crafty -- this is a politician thing.  However, that's what allows him to spin the numbers.  The real deficit was $5 trillion in 2011.  If you can't cook the books, if they did the budget the way you have to do it, the way I have to do it, in one year we were another $5 trillion in the hole.  At this point the Federal Reserve is essentially monetizing most of the U.S. national debt.  For example, Federal Reserve bought up approximately 61% of all the government debt issued by the U.S. Treasury department during 2011.  Think of that.  Where are they getting that money?  How do they possibly have enough money to do that?  The Federal -- the Federal Reserve has enough money to lend the largest debtor and the largest spender in global history?  Wow, that's a sweet business.  They're -- they must be thrifty.  They must be saving their pennies for a very long time.  The amount of money that the Federal Government gives directly to persons under Barack Obama has increased by 32%.  That's why they're confident that you will vote for him.  Today an astounding 49.1% of Americans live in a home where at least one person receives benefits from the government, almost half of us.  Shockingly, 48% of all Americans are either considered to be low income or living in poverty under Barack Obama.  Not George Bush, under Barack Obama.  48% of us are living in poverty?  Real median household income has decreased $4,300 since Obama took office.  Your salary is getting lower and they're depreciating the money at the same time.  There are now over 46 million Americans on food stamps.  There were 32 million when Bush left office, this apparently a good and healthy thing for the Obama team, since they're running commercials to try to ad to that total."

"When George Bush left office, the average price of gasoline was $1.85.  Today it's 3.59.  Housing prices are down 35%.  Official unemployment rate has been positive above 8% for 40 straight months.  There are 88 million working age Americans that are currently not employed and are not looking for a job.  That's an all-time high."

"I could go on and on.  Obama can and will go on and on blaming George Bush for all of these numbers another 10000 times if you let him, but it won't change the facts that Americans are waking up and there's no way to deny it.  We're worse off than we were four years ago, much, much worse and he'll try to convince us, he'll try to tell us that this time, this time, with another four years, this time it will be better, this time, if he doesn't get it done in seven years, well, then it will be time for a change. "

"Please, Mr. President, spare your breath."

'The Handmaid's Tale' got it right, just with the wrong religion

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Just in case The Handmaid's Tale's heavy-handed message wasn't already heavy-handed enough, a recent episode made it clear there's always room for further hysteria. Particularly, in relation to depictions of a “patriarchal society" run by Christian doctrine and determined by men — oh those dastardly men.

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The show appropriates Margaret Atwood of the same name, depicting a totalitarian society led by Christian doctrine in which women's bodies are controlled, and they have no rights. The story sounds familiar, but not in the same way Atwood and the show's creators have so smugly assumed.

Just as tone-deaf as 4th wave feminism itself, and tone-deaf in all the exact same places. Most notably, the show's heavy-handed indignation toward Christianity. Toward the patriarchy. Toward conservatives and traditional values. And just like 4th wave feminism, the show completely overlooks the irony at play. Because there is a part of the world where women and children are being raped and mutilated. In fact, in this very real place, the women or girls are often imprisoned, even executed, for being raped, and they are mutilated in unspeakable ways.

Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life.

There is a place, a very real place, where women are forced to cover their entire bodies with giant tarp-like blankets, which is all the more brutal given the endless heat of this place. There is a place where women literally have one-third of the rights of men, a place where women are legally, socially and culturally worth less than men.

They cannot drive cars. They cannot be outside alone. They cannot divorce, they cannot even choose who they marry and often, they are forcibly married at a young age.

They are raped. A lot. Theirs is a cruel, bloody, colorless life. This is the life of tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of women. And, I'll tell you, their religion isn't Christianity.

Science did it again. It only took 270 million years, but this week, scientists finally solved the mystery that has kept the world up at night. We finally know where octopuses come from: outer space. That explains why they look like the aliens in just about every alien movie ever made.

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It turns out octopuses were aliens that evolved on another planet. Scientists haven't determined which one yet, but they've definitely narrowed it down to one of the planets in one of the galaxies. Hundreds of millions of years ago (give or take a hundred), these evolved octopus aliens arrived on Earth in the form of cryopreserved eggs. Now, this part is just speculation, but it's possible their alien planet was on the verge of destruction, so Mom and Dad Octopus self-sacrificially placed Junior in one of these cryopreserved eggs and blasted him off the planet to save their kind.

This alien-octopus research, co-authored by a group of 33 scientists, was published in the Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology journal. I'm sure you keep that on your nightstand like I do.

Anyway, these scientists say octopuses evolved very rapidly over 270 million years. Which sounds slow, but in evolutionary terms, 270 million years is like light speed. And the only explanation for their breakneck evolution is that they're aliens. The report says, “The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes — more than is present in Homo sapiens."

Lucky for us, they landed in the water. Otherwise, we might be octopus pets.

They mention that the octopus' large brain, sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies and ability to change color and shape all point to its alien nature. Octopuses developed those capabilities rather suddenly in evolution, whereas we're still trying to figure out the TV remote.

These biological enhancements are so far ahead of regular evolution that the octopuses must have either time-traveled from the future, or “more realistically" according to scientists, crash-landed on earth in those cryopreserved egg thingies. The report says the eggs arrived here in “icy bolides." I had to look up what a “bolide" is, and turns out it's a fancy word for a meteor.

So, to recap: a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, an alien race of octopuses packed their sperm-bank samples in some meteors and shot them toward Earth. Lucky for us, they landed in the water. Otherwise, we might be octopus pets.

President Trump's approval rating is rising, and Democrats — hilariously — can't seem to figure out what's going on. A few months ago Democrats enjoyed a sixteen point lead over Republicans, but now — according to CNN's recent national survey — that lead is down to just THREE points. National data from Reuters shows it as being even worse.

The Democratic advantage moving towards the halfway mark into 2018 shows that Republicans are only ONE point behind. The president's public approval rating is rising, and Democrats are nervously looking at each other like… “umm guys, what are we doing wrong here?"

I'm going to give Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi a little hint. We know that the Left has enjoyed a “special relationship" with the media, but they might want to have a sit down with their propaganda machine. The mainstream media is completely out of control, and Americans are sick of it. We're DONE with the media.

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Look what has been going on just this week. The president called MS-13 gang members animals, but that's not the story the media jumped on. They thought it was more clickable to say that Trump was calling all immigrants animals instead. In the Middle East, the media rushed to vilify Israel instead of Hamas. They chose to defend a terror organization rather than one of our oldest allies.

Think about that. The media is so anti-Trump that they've chosen a violent street gang AND A GLOBAL TERROR ORGANIZATION as their torch-bearing heroes. Come on, Democrats. Are you seriously baffled why the American people are turning their backs on you?

Still not enough evidence? Here's the New York Times just yesterday. Charles Blow wrote a piece called "A Blue Wave of Moral Restoration" where he tried to make the case that the president and Republicans were the enemy, but — fear not — Democrat morality was here to save the day.

Here are some of these cases Blow tries to make for why Trump is unfit to be President:

No person who treats women the way Trump does and brags on tape about sexually assaulting them should be president.

Ok, fine. You can make that argument if you want to, but why weren't you making this same argument for Bill Clinton? Never mind, I actually know the reason. Because you were too busy trying to bury the Juanita Broaddrick story.

Let's move on:

No person who has demonstrated himself to be a pathological liar should be president.

Do the words, “You can keep your doctor" mean anything to the New York Times or Charles Blow? I might have saved the best for last:

No person enveloped by a cloud of corruption should be president.

I can only think of three words for a response to this: Hillary Frigging Clinton.

Try displaying a little consistency.

If the media really wants Donald Trump gone and the Democrats to take over, they might want to try displaying a little consistency. But hey, maybe that's just too much to ask.

How about starting with not glorifying terrorist organizations and murderous street gangs. Could we at least begin there?

If not… good luck in the midterms.

In the weeks following President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the mainstream media was quick to criticize the president's pro-Israel stance and make dire predictions of violent backlash in the Middle East. Fast forward to this week's opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem and the simultaneous Palestinian “protests" in Gaza.

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Predictably, the mainstream media chastised Israel for what they called “state-sanctioned terrorism" when the IDF stepped in to protect their country from so-called peaceful Palestinian protesters. Hamas leaders later admitted that at least 50 of the 62 Palestinians killed in the clashes were Hamas terrorists.

“In our post-modern media age, there is no truth and nobody even seems to be looking for it …. This is shamefully clear in the media especially this week with their coverage of the conflict between the border of Israel and the Gaza strip," said Glenn on today's show. He added, “The main media narrative this week is about how the IDF is just killing innocent protesters, while Hamas officials have confirmed on TV that 50 of the 62 people killed were working for Hamas."

The mainstream media views the Palestinians as the oppressed people who just want to share the land and peacefully coexist with the people of Israel. “They can't seem to comprehend that in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, only one side is actively trying to destroy the other," surmised Glenn.

Watch the video above to hear Glenn debunk the “peaceful Palestinian protest" fallacy.