Glenn: The President is the worst CEO in human history

Yesterday, President Obama claimed the failures of the Obamacare rollout are similar to the 'glitches' Apple faced when it rolled out its new operating system last month. But he was essentially comparing apples to oranges. On tonight's Glenn Beck Program, Glenn explained why, if the President was a private sector CEO, he would be "the worst CEO in human history."

Read a partial transcript of the monologue below:

...If the president were a CEO, if he were Steve Jobs, he would’ve been fired a long time ago.  Let me be specific, if you were a shareholder of a company, let’s say it’s Apple, and you found out that the people who designed the new iPhone, they all said this is going to be great, but it doesn’t work yet, we don’t have it down, we won’t even be able to help take the orders for the people who want it when they come through the door, let alone the product isn’t ready.

Now, remember, you’re a shareholder of Apple, and then you found out after they launched it, and people had to wait in long lines to buy it, and it didn’t work, and you find out that Steve Jobs said I don’t care what you think, I’m not compromising, we’re not stopping it, you put it on the market, would you have sold your stock or showed up to a stockholders meeting and said I want some answers here?

You see, the president isn’t Steve Jobs, and the government is Apple.  Steve Jobs constantly making products better.  They started with the Macintosh in 1984.  Then came the iMac and then the big boom with the iPod, then the iPhone, then the iPad.  That’s what we like to call progress.  Now, if governments would make that kind of progress, I would call myself a “Progressive,” but governments don’t do that.

Individuals make that kind of “progress.”  Businesses make that “progress.”  They do it in something called the free market.  The free market created iPads.  Progressives create nightmares.  ObamaCare is one of them.  The president has taken a company, let’s say healthcare was a company that 82% of its customers, 82% of Americans were happy with the American healthcare system.

So it wasn’t perfect.  I mean, occasionally you had to go to the genius bar on occasion, but by far and away it was one of the best products in the world for health care.  In the health care market, we were the Apple.  Now the new CEO comes in, and he dumps it.  Instead of saying okay, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute, there’s some things that we need to fix, instead, he dumps it.  Okay, why?

Well, it costs so much money.  Well, yeah, there’s a couple of reasons for that.  One, we have progressive laws that don’t allow any kind of competition at all.  They’ve made it impossible for competition to exist between states, so the free market system with the insurance company has been cut out.  That leads to trouble and higher cost.  If you’re really a businessman, that’s what you would say.

But also you would say yes, but have you noticed we have gone from the Macintosh to the iPhone?  It’s design alone, progress, look at the difference between the two.  Of course it is worth more money.  The cost of our health care has gone up for the two reasons:  One, the government won’t get out the way, and two, we have the best health care system in the world.

I mean, shouldn’t we celebrate once in a while that we’re still not using leeches to draw blood, mouth gags, skull saws, and amputation knives like they are in some parts of the world?  There’s a reason why people, even dictators, fly from all over the world to come here for the best medical treatment.  We have the best doctors because we also have, we’ve fostered innovation, and we have mostly left the free market system to work because 82% of us said it was good.

But our new CEO who is completely out-of-control egomaniac comes in and trashes the entire system and replaces it with one that everyone said, even the architects, will fail.  So it’s not people who hated it; it’s people who designed it.  And now we’re having embarrassing computer meltdowns, and it is kind of funny to look at it and laugh.

But I ask you tonight, will we be laughing when we are all standing in line an average of four hours in emergency rooms like they do now in Canada?  Will we all be laughing when grandma is denied medicine and put on a death pathway like 130,000 elderly are in the UK each and every year?  Will we be laughing when our women are giving birth in hospital hallways because there are just not enough beds like under universal healthcare in the United Kingdom?

Will we be laughing when patients are literally dying of thirst, left stranded and so deprived of care that they are drinking drops of water out of hospital plants like they are in England?  Will we be laughing when there is a lack of treatment options because they’re deemed to have poor cost-effectiveness?  Will we be laughing when we are trying to deal with our doctors, and it is just as painful as it is now to try to sign up for the ObamaCare health exchange?

You see, there are couple of reasons why Apple is so successful.  They make a great product, but they also have great customer service.  I’m an Apple product buyer and user because of their customer service.  I called the IBM place, and they wouldn’t help me, and I finally knew I had another Apple product.  I knew those guys would get on the phone, and I knew they would help me, and they did.  That’s what it’s about.

I mean, in their own stores, they have the genius bar.  Okay, it’s not perfect, but it’s fairly painless, and you know that it’s fairly painless because they put it right there in the middle of the store, so it’s not off in some corner where nobody sees it.  They put it right in the center of the store.  I mean, that’s amazing.  A great product and great customer service, think about the repair shop in the middle of the store.

Everyone wandering through the store is going to hear or see, if anybody’s miserable, they’ll see it, and they’ll be like okay, look at the shlub standing in line waiting to get their stuff fixed.  I don’t want to be a part of that line ever.  This stuff’s breaking down all the time?  But people still do it, and they still buy it even though when you go up to the Apple genius store, the genius says you’re going to have to replace it and buy a new one.  Really, genius?

In the end, they do it because they know they’re going to get this.  They’re going to get something amazing, and by the time…you know what the biggest problem with this is?  By the time you have this, it’s outdated.  They’ve come up with something even better.  That’s Apple.  They’ve come up with something better.

If you’re going to compare apples to apples, let’s look at the Apple product, and then this is the one that the CEO Steve Jobs did, but if Barack Obama were the CEO, here’s what your product would look like.  This is the iPhone that he would be selling you.  You’d be like hey, it’s not really this, Mister President.  No, it’s got buttons and everything else.  Look it’s got the – it’s cardboard.

We launched a product that we knew would be a failure, and the architect, the designers, told you it wouldn’t work.  But the promise is that once the cardboard one is finally up and running, no, it’ll never be this.  This is the free market.  It will never be this, but all of us, all of us won’t have this.  This was just to get it started.  Don’t pay attention to the cardboard one.  It’s not going to be like this.

When it gets started, everybody will have access to a cell phone like this.  It’s fantastic.  Everyone will have one.  See, the buttons are right here so you can call somebody, and it doesn’t really…and this one fits in your pocket, and we couldn’t figure that one out.  But everybody’s going to have this.  Let’s compare apples to apples.  This is President Obama’s.  This is Steve Jobs.

The president is the worst CEO in human history.  He doesn’t understand how the free market works.  He despises the free market.  He doesn’t understand the laws of supply and demand.  The free market and the law of supply and demand brought us from this to this, not the government.  Yes, Steve Jobs did build this.  Barack Obama is building this, and it’s a guaranteed economic train wreck.  One piece of advice for our CEO, think different.

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Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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