Who misled their audience on GM - Glenn or President Obama?

Glenn is honest when he makes a mistake, so this morning on radio he wanted to make sure he corrected one that occurred yesterday.

After playing the audio below of President Obama, Glenn acknowledged that a serious error was made.

“When the American auto industry was on the brink of collapse, more than one million jobs at stake, Governor Romney said let's let Detroit go bankrupt. I said I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry and now the American auto industry has come roaring back and GM's number one again.”

“You know, I said GM's not number one and, well, it's not number one,” he explained. “But we want to make sure that we don't mislead you on saying that GM was never not number one.”

Glenn went on to explain that, like they has assumed, Toyota is number one. They were number one before the bailout, just as they were as the bailout was ending. But that’s not the full story.

In 2011, GM did reclaim the number one position worldwide. This was relinquished about a month ago when Toyota reclaimed the position. Did Toyota, a Japanese company, briefly lose their top spot solely due to an auto-bailout?


It’s more likely that the tsunami that ravaged their country was largely, if not completely, responsible for the title loss.

“As soon as they're able to recover and they can rebuild their factories and people's lives are back in shape, they begin making cars again and they immediately regrab the number one title,” Glenn commented.

So, not only was President Obama dishonest about the current ranking of GM, he also failed to mention anything about Toyota being the company to fall to the number two spot, and the economic struggles they’ve had while rebuilding over the last year.

“It's difficult to come to the conclusion that it was a mistake by this president,” Glenn said.

He went on to note that the President is acting as if his policies led to “the GM comeback.” Well, the comeback is over, so good policy making…

“If it was just due to the stimulus, it means you need to continually juice the system to be able to get them to sell that many cars,” Glenn said. “But that's not even true.”

The bailout was already over.

Not only did the president ignore the fact that a horrible natural disaster occurred in Japan AND ignore the fact that the bailout was already a failed policy by this time, he completely deceives the crowd he’s talking to. Obama was well aware of the effects that the tsunami had on the economy – he’s been using it as an excuse for his failed stimulus policies.

Here is a clip of the president doing just that:

“The economies already had absorbed an earthquake in Japan, the economic headwinds coming from Europe, the Arab Spring and the rise in oil prices, all of which have been very challenging for the recovery.”

“So he's claiming that he's made GM number one with the stimulus even though it was the tsunami that did it but he can't pretend he doesn't know the tsunami because he's claiming that the headwinds of the tsunami and other things are exactly what caused the stimulus not to work,” Glenn noted.

“He knows he’s lying about 800 different ways.”

President Obama is using the same tragedy to make him policies look good and as an excuse for his failed policies.

“This isn’t normal. It isn’t normal for Washington. This isn’t normal for any place on planet Earth,” he added.

“The question is do we accept this?”

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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