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."

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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