Obama in trouble as America begins to discover the real Mitt Romney

It's pretty unbelievable how much can change in a week. As Glenn noted on radio this morning, it was only a few days ago that the media was painting Barack Obama as unbeatable and Romney as an unlikable corporate robot. But after the debate people started to see the real Mitt Romney, and the invincible aura that Barack Obama had crafted is starting to fall apart.

"Obama can't stop his desperate attempt to erase his horrific debate performance," Glenn said. "Any coach, any player, any sane person would say put it behind you. Focus on the next contest. Put it behind you. Instead Obama is trying to rewrite last Wednesday's last debate by focusing on Mitt Romney's vow to cut funding to PBS."

Glenn said Barack Obama's latest ads and attacks on Romney's Big Bird joke show a desperation - it's the only attack line they have at this point. Even MSNBC hosts are wondering what the President and his campaign are doing.

"The good thing is this: It was a week ago, one week ago it was all over. Barack Obama was going to have his second term. Landslide. They had swept away the white, rich, unrelateable outsource. This unfeeling, uncaring corporate crony. This Mormon. The polls proclaimed it. The media dutifully reinforced it. The Obama Administration reveled in it."

"Then America met the real Mitt Romney," Glenn said. "And guess what? They liked him. He made sense. He was real. He genuinely seemed to care. His policies weren't all that crazy."

"One week later. We're meeting the real Barack Obama, the thin-skinned narcissist," Glenn continued. "He continues to believe, as he always has, that only government can make the world go around. He wants us to believe if the evil Mitt Romney actually did cut off funds to Sesame Street it would fold like John Travolta's suit in Saturday night fever."

"Generations of Americans and others around the planet grew up loving Sesame Street, and now our children love it, and our grandchildren love it. It ain't going anywhere. It's called capitalism."

"As for Mitt Romney - two more nights like he had last Wednesday showing who he really is - a good, decent man who believes in the American people. Showing what he stands for, what his values are - and it won't be Elmo, it will be Barack Obama that will be in the white bronco headed for the Illinois border. Going 'What the hell just happened? Didn't I tell them about Sesame Street? Didn't I tell them how cool I was? Didn't they see that Jay-Z was hanging out with me? What's wrong with them?'"

"He'll go home never understanding the American people. What a wasted opportunity."

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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