"America at a Crossroads" special examines the record of the Obama administration two days before election

Tonight, on TheBlaze TV, Glenn Beck hosted “America at a Crossroads”, a Sunday special examining the policies of the Obama administration and the impact they have had on the country. The special focused on two key areas: the economy and the Middle East.

“Soon, the nation will make its choice.  This is the most critical choice America has ever faced - because we don't survive another four years of this,” Glenn said as he opened the show.

For the past several weeks, Glenn has been touring the country and telling people that America is now at a crossroads and it’s time for them to make a choice between two very different paths: one that relies on big government for solutions or one that believes that government should get out of the way and allow individuals to find solutions themselves.

“On Friday the October jobs report came out and it jumped to 7.9%.  When Obama campaigned in 2008 he projected that if he were elected, unemployment would be at 5.4% at this time.  If the labor force participation rate was the same as when Obama took office, meaning if thousands of people hadn't just given up looking for work, unemployment would be 10.6%,” Glenn explained.

Glenn ran through Obama’s record on jobs and the economy:

1)   1 million construction jobs and over half a million manufacturing jobs have been lost.

2)   23 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed

3)   813,000 people have stopped looking for work

4)   The number of long term unemployed have nearly doubled to 5 million

5)   The average length of unemployment has more than doubled from 19.8 weeks to 40.2 weeks

6)   Unemployment under Obama was above 8% for 43 straight weeks, the longest stretch since monthly tracking began in 1948

7)   Household income has fallen 8.2% under Obama - $4,000 per family

8)   Food prices are soaring: Eggs up 73%, peanut butter up 40%, ground beef up 61%, bacon up 39%

9)   Gas prices have gone from $1.78 on Obama’s Inauguration Day to $3.50 a gallon

10)    Four straight years of trillion dollar deficits and a National Debt has surpassed $16 Trillion.

“To pay for all this Obama believes he can just tax the rich,” Glenn said. “If I took every dollar from the top 50 % of everyone in the nation, we would be out of money in a year. The problem won’t be solved by taking it, the problem is we are spending too much.”

Glenn pointed out that many of Obama’s policies are also extremely anti-business. He’s pro-union, anti-coal, and big on regulations that make it harder and harder to grow small businesses.

To illustrate the failures of the Obama administration, Glenn brought in a group of successful business leaders from across the country.


Glenn and TheBlaze  have also been leading the conversation on Libya and the failures of the Obama administration to respond to the situation. Glenn invited Real News co-host and National Security expert Buck Sexton onto the show to discuss the latest on Libya.



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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