Obama: Successful people didn’t make it on their own

In case you weren’t already convinced that President Obama is anti-capitalism and anti-success, his comments from a recent speech are sure to clear that confusion right up.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And, you know, there are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me. Because they want to give something back. They know they didn't – look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be just because I was so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something. There are a whole bunch of hard working people out there.

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

“This is great,” Glenn said on radio this morning in reaction to the President’s remarks.

Yes, successful people rely on others to help them get to where they are – Glenn is a perfect example of this – but the President took the idea to a whole different extreme when he insinuated that successful people are only successful because of the government.

That makes so much sense.

The misconception that only the people who run a company benefit from it's success, creating that pesky 1%, is ludicrous. Glenn went around the radio room pointing out that Stu, Pat, and even Jeffy had all financially and personally benefited from Glenn's success. They helped him become a radio superstar, and in return they have become successful as well. Glenn said that kind of mutual benefit happens when companies are run right, and when it doesn't happen those businesses usually do not last.

With Obama’s logic in place, one has to wonder how someone like Henry Ford became so successful.

“Now I have to ask,” Glenn said sarcastically. “How was Henry Ford successful if there weren't roads?! There weren't roads! We had to build the roads for the cars that Henry Ford built!”

“How was he successful? How is that possible,” he continued. “Henry Ford failed three times, three times. He tried the assembly line three times. He kept going to investors, not the government, the investors and saying, Okay, I know I blew it the last time, but this time I've got it and then he blew it the second time. Okay, okay, okay. Guys, guys, this time I've got it. Finally he got it. It took him, like, 15 years.”

So can we thank the government for Ford’s success? No! But we can thank the group of private investors who believed in Ford and his idea.

“Now, Mr. Obama says that if you succeed in America you didn't do it on your own,” Glenn said. “Well, you know, tell me something, Mr. Obama. How come Solyndra has failed? You are trying to force people. You're forcing towns and states, you're forcing insurance companies, you're forcing everybody to depend on you. We don't want to depend on you! We don't want you! We don't want the big, fat government in our lives!”

Based on Obama’s comments it seems as though he places no value on the individual. He is essentially saying the playing field is leveled because everyone is exactly the same.

“Give a monkey enough time and he'll invent a car. Give a monkey enough time and he'll write the Bible,” Glenn said. “No, he won't. No, he won't. Not everybody is a great writer. Not everybody is a genius. Not everybody can do what you do. We're all unique. Whatever it is you're doing in your job right now, I can guarantee you I can't do it.”

“It's such communist philosophy,” Pat added. “We are all the same. We’re all exactly the same.”

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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