Glenn on Obama’s speech: now he goes all Thomas Jefferson?

President Barack Obama started slinging around phrases last night that sounded eerily reminiscent of the founders. The only problem is none of the things Obama has actually done match the soaring rhetoric. Did the speech connect with the average American?

"Last night at the Democratic National Convention, another soaring speech with really nothing new in it except things that I've never heard the president say before, things like, 'We're all endowed by our Creator,' and 'It's divine providence.' Suddenly he's become Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. But that's not the president he claimed to be last night. He claimed to be Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which, has he claimed to be him before? The only one he hasn't claimed to be now I believe, Woodrow Wilson, who is who this man really, truly is," Glenn said as he opened the show.

But it wasn't just the sudden talk about a "Creator" that got Glenn upset, it was the same rhetoric that Obama has been spewing for four years that really irked him.

In his DNC speech, President Obama said, "If you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot and everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same rules, then I need you to vote this November. "

"What he keeps talking about is he keeps talking about we're going to hire more teachers and we're going to hire more, you know, labor unions, we're going to do all these great things, we're going to fix our bridges, which I thought that's what we spent that trillion dollars on. He keeps talking about these things. That's not the change that people wanted. This is the rhetoric ‑ and he's again going for the stupid people ‑ this is the rhetoric that people do want to hear. They just want to hear it from somebody that actually means it."

"I do believe in a country that, where everybody gets a fair shot. I do. And I believe Barack Hussein Obama is a prime example of everybody getting a fair shot. That's like ‑‑ that's like hiring somebody named Hirohito to be our president in World War II. You got the fair shot, man. If you can make it, a guy who never went to a Fourth of July picnic or parade when he was a kid, a guy who lived in Indonesia growing up and then was raised by communists, and he changed his name from Barry to Barack Hussein Obama. If that's ‑ if that's what you got, man, I'd say we've got a country that is very tolerant and will give anyone a fair shot. Now, there's the first one. So do you believe in that country? I do. This president doesn't think it exists. He is living proof that it does, but I believe in that country. Can we get better on it? I don't know. I suppose so. But Barack Hussein Obama tells me that we're in pretty good shape on that one."

And as for Obama's comments about fair share? Glenn took issue with the fact that what he was asking was for the wealthy to absorb more of the tax burden to fund big government spending, rather than ask the fifty percent of Americans who pay no taxes to start contributing.

"Mr. President, I'm going to vote, and millions of Americans are going to vote.  We're going to line up early, we're going to stay late, we're going to drive our neighbors to the polls, we're going to do everything we can because, oh, do I believe in an America where everybody has to play by the same rules.  I believe in America that everybody pays their fair share.  I believe in America, an America that you, sir, are the shining example of, that anyone can make it, everybody gets a fair shot.  So Mr. President, you don't have to ask me to go out and vote. Count on my vote being cast in November," Glenn said.

Watch the speech below:

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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