Obama admits: Yeah, sequester was my idea

The administration had been vigorously trying to blame Republicans for creating the sequester cuts, even though Bob Woodward reported they were the Obama Admin’s idea. The Whit Hosue finally admitted it today - so why in the world would Obama design cuts like this?

"Here's why he wanted sequester, and this is really important for you to understand because one thing that you have to start telling your friends, slap them across the face: Wake up. And you need to stay awake as much as you possibly can. What's happening in Greece and happening all over, there are marches now in ‑‑ gosh, where was it? There was a march in ‑‑ hang on. Let me see if I can find it again real quick. A march in ‑‑ shoot. I can't remember. It's someplace over in Europe. And they are ‑‑ the UN is now monitoring ‑‑ no, I'm sorry. It was in Australia. They cut the welfare payments to the poor, including single moms, and the UN is now investigating why they would cut welfare payments in Australia. And so now people are marching in the streets in Australia, in Greece, in France, in Italy, in Great Britain against austerity, which are budget cuts. You have to have budget cuts."

"So why would the president make ‑‑ we've said if you want ‑‑ if you're serious, you want to have budget cuts, you make budget cuts. Why would he design this? He just admitted it this weekend that he did indeed design these budget cuts. Why would you design it to be this way? You would design it to be this way because you're not serious about cutting the budget. You want to make sure no one ever seriously considers cutting the budget. He is laying the groundwork for the marches in the streets against ‑‑ he is designing Greece."

"When you see what's happening in Greece and in Spain where they are rioting in the streets, remember what Frances Fox Piven said? Why aren't there people in the streets? Remember this was all designed after the Watts Riots. So he is ‑‑ he is now training people that austerity is bad, that any budget cut is bad. While we were saying that, you know, you can't find $85 billion? He spent a million dollars on the golf course with Tiger Woods. A million dollars of your tax dollars went for him to play golf with Tiger Woods. Million. You can't find $85 billion in a $4 trillion budget? What, are you crazy? Of course you can. Of course you can. But he couldn't. So he wanted to furlough all the federal workers. He wants to federal ‑‑ he wants to furlough anybody, especially unions. Go after those union jobs. And also cut and make sure that you feel as much pain as you possibly can. You don't feel pain yet, but eventually he'll start blaming everything on this. Absolutely everything."

"It's why the GOP kept coming back and saying, 'There's other ways to cut, there's other ways to cut, there's other ways to cut,' and he refused all of them. Because he wants pain to be associated with any cut whatsoever. Because he is training us to march in the streets against any kind of austerity. We're the last ones out, guys. We're the last ones out. Every other Western nation is already out on the streets marching against austerity."

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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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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