Obama: Navy Yard shooting “ought to lead to some sort of transformation”

President Obama memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting on Sunday by insisting tragedies like this “ought to lead to some sort of transformation.”

“Let me quickly give you one of the highlights for the President this weekend,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “[He was talking about how] we need to have a national obsession on guns and a transformation of America on gun control.”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: These families have endured a shattering tragedy. It ought to be a shock to all of us, as a nation and as a people. It ought to obsess us. It ought to lead to some sort of transformation.

“I can't believe how overtly they make these points,” Stu said. “It's like what we should do is transform our country because of the emotional reaction to a terrible incident.”

“It's chilling,” Pat added.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: That's what happened in other countries when they experienced similar tragedies. In the United Kingdom, in Australia, just a single mass shooting occurred in those countries, and they understood there was nothing ordinary about this kind of carnage. They endured great heartbreak, but they also mobilized and they changed. And mass shootings became a great rarity.

“Stop just a second,” Glenn said. “So it didn't abolish them. It became a great rarity. He is so halted in this. He knows that all of this is a lie. First of all, I'm warning you, why is he doing this… What happens when we go to war? Well, I'll tell you what happens when we go to war: We start having shootings like this, done by Muslim extremists, done by leftists. And what happens? The president says, ‘We are clamping down. We're getting these guns off the street because everybody else that has any kind of common sense has already done it, and ya know that's the answer. And I'm just gonna take the steps to do it to protect the American people because we're at war.’ And that is where he is headed. That's what he's setting up.”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And yet here in the United States after the round of clock coverage on cable news, after the heartbreaking interviews with families, after all the speeches and all the punditry and all the commentary, nothing happens. We must insist here today there is nothing normal about innocent men and women being gunned down where they work.

“Jeffy, will you admit there's nothing normal about being gunned down at work? We have to admit this,” Glenn said. “Pat, will you admit that there's nothing normal about being gunned down at work? Stu, would you agree that there's nothing normal? I mean how ridiculous is this? It's not normal. We know it. There are certain trends that happen and we can look at those.”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: There's nothing normal about our children being gunned down in their classrooms. There's nothing normal about children dying in our streets from stray bullets. No other advanced nation endures this kind of violence. None. Here in America the murder rate is three times what it is in other developed nations. The murder rate with guns is ten times what it is in other developed nations. It comes about because of decisions we make or fail to make. I've said before we cannot stop every act of senseless violence.

“I mean, there's so many issues with that. First of all, he's defining "advanced" – the only countries he's counting as advanced are the ones that do better than us in these statistics,” Stu said. “And secondly there's plenty of countries, hundreds of countries that do worse, over a hundred countries that do worse, but he's just counting none of those as advanced… The other part of that is when he says ‘this type of violence.’ Well, I mean, I don't know what that means. What do you mean ‘this kind of violence?’”

“We cover all of this in the book Control,” Glenn said. “We can't even know the evil that lurks in his heart. We can't even figure that one out. With all the stuff that's going on and all the transformation talk, we can't even figure out the evil that lurks in that man's heart. How are we going to figure it out from everybody else?”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But if we can prevent even one tragedy like this ‑‑

“One, if we can prevent even one,” Pat said. “Isn't it worth it to throw the Constitution into the fire?”

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On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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