Obama on government: ‘We’re doing things right’

In case you needed further proof that President Obama is an egomaniac, he is now touting his plans for a “smarter government,” while reminding Americans that his administration is “doing things right.”

During a speech at the White House on Monday, President Obama explained:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We've got to have the brightest minds to help solve our biggest challenges. And it's a reminder that in this democracy recognize that this government belongs to each us, and it's up to each of us and every one of us to make it work better. We can't just stand on the sidelines. We can't take comfort in just being cynical. We all have a stake in government success, because the government is us.

"He's so Woodrow Wilson it's sickening," Glenn said.

“I mean, listen to this hypocrisy,” Pat continued. “This is all about, ‘Hey, you need to root for me. You need to be on my side. You need to be out there fighting for me. Don't be on the sidelines. You need to fight for me. And anybody who doesn't is cynical and awful and against government completely.’ Wow.”

The nonsense continued:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We're doing things right. When we're tracking weather more effectively, that saves lives of those who are in the path of a tornado.

“Stop! Stop! When we're tracking weather more effectively,” Glenn asked exasperatedly. “Seriously, when I was voting in 2000, 2004, 2008, I was thinking, we could just track weather more effectively.

“Me too,” Pat quipped. “That's why I was so pissed when Bush didn't do it. [He] promised, and he lied. Remember? ‘I will be the greatest tracker of weather in American history.’ Remember that? And then he let us down. He let us down.”

Although we have been tracking weather for nearly a century now, we haven’t truly been saving lives until President Obama took office. And heaven forbid someone remind the president that there are private businesses also specializing in weather tracking.

“And there certainly would be no private entities that would step in to track weather because there's no money in it,” Stu joked. “There's no need for it. What are they going to do? Make a channel out of it? They're not going to do that!”

“That would be stupid,” Pat interjected. “Oh, man, to have a Weather Channel. Track weather 24 hours a day? That would be like having a whole channel of news or something!”

But President Obama’s victory lap didn’t stop there:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: When we're delivering effectively data on improved healthcare choices, that's going to save lives.

“Hang on,” Glenn said. “I don't even understand what that is. ‘When we are delivering data on healthcare choices?’ Seriously who is crawling in to go, ‘I just need some more government data... on healthcare choices!’… Yeah, I can't seem to muster up my outrage for this guy anymore.”

When it comes to the government, everyone wish it was efficient, more effective, a better oiled machine, but time and time again we learn that is just not the case. Fortunately, President Obama had an excuse ready for that too:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We’re doing a lot of this work administratively but unfortunately there are still a bunch of rules, a lot of legislation that has poorly designed some of our agencies and forces folks to engage in bureaucratic jump-hoop — hoop jumping — instead of just going ahead and focusing on mission and delivering good service to our citizens.

“We all want the government to work well,” Stu said. “We just don't want it to do the things you think it should do.”

“Why wouldn't we want it to work well,” Pat asked. “We're the ones paying for it.”

“You just feel bad for him,” Glenn concluded, “because he's such a clown.”

Watch Obama’s full remarks via the Washington Examiner below:

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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