Obama wants to subsidize your life from cradle to grave

On radio this morning, Glenn spent the opening few minutes looking at the political philosophy of Barack Obama and what his policies reveal about the role of government. Unsurprisingly, he finds Obama to be one of the worst big government progressives of all time. But how bad is it? Worse than you'd think.

He started off by referencing a quote from Ross Douthat from a New York Times opinion piece:

“[T]he slide show’s vision of the individual’s relationship to the state seems designed to vindicate every conservative critique of the Obama-era Democratic Party. The liberalism of “the Life of Julia” doesn’t envision government spending the way an older liberalism did — as a backstop for otherwise self-sufficient working families, providing insurance against job loss, decrepitude and catastrophic illness. It offers a more sweeping vision of government’s place in society, in which the individual depends on the state at every stage of life, and no decision — personal, educational, entrepreneurial, sexual — can be contemplated without the promise that it will be somehow subsidized by Washington.”

Glenn said this is a much more eloquent way of summarizing Barack Obama's philosophy than he would ever be able to articulate it.

He then played Obama's shocking audio regarding individual success:

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. 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.

Glenn then brought out letters written by the Wright Brothers describing how they had their first successful flight. "Nowhere in any of this documentation does it say about how exactly the government helped them," Glenn said.

"The President would have you believe that somebody else if it wasn't for the Wright brothers somebody else would have come up with this because there was a road that led to Kitty Hawk. The President would have you to believe that the Wright brothers were no different than anybody else. That Henry Ford was no different than anybody else. That Sam Walton was no different. Bill Gates no different than you or me," Glenn said.

Glenn referenced the idea that if you put a monkey in a room with a typewriter and give them infinite time, it would eventually type the complete works of Shakespeare.

"We each have unique talent," Glenn said. "But the President would have you to believe we're all monkeys. If the government would give us all computers we'd all eventually write the Bible. I got news for you. That's a lie. It's a lie. And it's the most dangerous lie there is. Because once we stop recognizing our uniqueness we no longer can claim the blessings that belong to us as individuals. We no longer claim the responsibility that is laid at our feet as individuals."

Glenn went back to Douthat's quote, talking about how all choices "personal, educational, entrepreneurial, sexual" will be subsidized by the government.

"You want to have sex great. Here's birth control," Glenn said as an example.

"But he's not talking about the control part of it and that's the part that we need to focus on. The control part of it. And they already look at how they control us. Healthcare. Healthcare controls us almost every step of the way.It will control you through your religion. It will control you through the decisions that you make. It controls you on the choices of your doctor. It controls who lives or dies in the end. Healthcare at work. It controls your employer."

"It is a cap on anything. It's mediocrity."

"They have your financial information and they will control you through financial regulation. They're controlling your personal information with the new credit bureau that is now out. It's outside the framework of the constitution, and outside the Fed, and outside the treasury. They control all students loans so they control where you go, how you get the money, and how you pay it back. They already control our schools. By proxy they control the media and they want to do it literally. They want to control the Internet."

Glenn said these were all their words, not Glenn's.

"They control your interest rates through the Fed. They control the travel through the TSA. Who flies, and who doesn't. Who's on a no fly list, and who's not. How you fly."

"They control the language through political correctness."

"They control Congress. They control the justice system. What laws we enforce. What laws we don't."

"I bring this up because I want you to have a chat with your friends how much they control. They control energy. They control financial. They control business. They control labor. They control your health. They control education. They control your sexual habits. They control your church. They control everything now."

"This is the point in this election if we do not set it right America does not survive. No ifs, ands or buts. America will be America in name only. The fundamental transformation will be complete in the next term. America does not survive one more term of Barack Obama. It doesn't happen."

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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