Odd: Obama handing out Medal of Honor like candy

Yesterday, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Clinton Romesha, a retired Army staff sergeant, for his remarkable bravery defending an American outpost in Afghanistan from Taliban insurgents. While Romesha is undoubtedly deserving of the honor, Glenn could not help but notice President Obama’s eagerness to hand out the prestigious award during his first term.

“Yesterday the President awarded yet another medal of honor, and I don't understand what he's doing here,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “This is something new… We don't usually hand these out like candy. And not that these recipients don't deserve it – I want to make it clear that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying: why the change in policy on giving these guys these Congressional Medal of Honor all the time?”

Pat and Glenn agreed that it seems like the President hands out a Medal of Honor, the military’s highest honor, every six months or so. And as it turns out, Obama has awarded 10 Medals of Honor (including Romesha) since taking office in January 2009. Comparatively, President George W. Bush awarded 11 Medals of Honor over the course of his two terms (spanning from January 2001 to January 2009).

While no one is downplaying the significance of Romesha’s bravery or the sacrifice of other Medal of Honor recipients, there have been points in history where Medals of Honor have been awarded under suspicious circumstances.

“The reason why I bring this up is because there was an important time in history that people don't know about. I don't know about it,” Glenn said. “Pat has been telling me about it. I haven't had time to research it myself. But there was an important time in history when these were given out like candy.”

Pat explained that following the Battle of Wounded Knee in December 1890, 20 Medals of Honor were handed out by the Army. The Battle was not without controversy, and it is widely referred to as a massacre by most accounts. During a disarming of the Lakota tribe on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, 150 men, women, and children were killed by the U.S. Army.

“We slaughtered the Indians, I mean just slaughtered them,” Glenn said. “And to cover that, the government decided, let's make this into a great battle. Let's turn the – let’s spin this story. Let's give the Congressional Medal of Honor to all these guys. And so like, 20 of them got the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was unheard of. It didn't – it just didn't happen. That's again why I look at this president and say, why is he doing that?”

In the wake of the murder of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle last week and the commentary from the SEAL that killed Osama bin Laden implying the government has failed to provide for the troops returning home from overseas, Obama’s motives in handing out these awards could be seen as suspect.

“So he's doing this for a reason,” Glenn said. “I mean, the guys who did the job that he got credit for, he's not even taking care of those guys. He's not making sure that they are taken care of or anything else. Forget the stupid medal.”

“He's appointing all the kind of people that hate the military. He's gutting it. So why is he wrapping himself around the Congressional Medal of Honor? To devalue it? That doesn't seem – what is the end game on this? What is he doing this for,” Glenn questioned. “And I know that sounds really, really pessimistic, but give me a reason. Give me something that shows he respects the military. Why is he doing it? Does anybody have a clue? Because I can't figure – Pat and I have been trying to noodle this one for almost since this guy got in office because he started giving them out like they're Pez. We're like, what is that? Why is he doing that? Because he doesn't feel that way personally. So who's in his office setting this up and getting this done?”

There is no denying the recipients of this award are heroes in every sense of the word, which is why the Medal of Honor continues to hold the significance it does, but the fact that this President has handed out nearly as many Medals of Honor in one term as President Bush did in two, is a bit of a head-scratcher.

“If you had somebody who was like pro military and, like, ‘Hey, these guys are doing...’ but you've got a guy who says, you know, basically ‘We're the bullies of the world.’ So why? It doesn't fit,” Glenn concluded. “Something's wrong there, and it just doesn't fit.”

America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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