Glenn: No ifs, ands, or buts - Obama lied to the American people

On Sunday, the New York Times editorial board defended President Obama’s rhetoric surrounding the American people’s ability to keep their health insurance policies under Obamacare. According to the Times, the President simply “misspoke,” but Glenn is not letting him off the hook quite so easily.

“I want to first go to decoding what this President has said. Here's the conspiracy,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “The conspiracy is the President knew 100 million people are going to lose their health insurance. They have it in their own documentation, all their own studies, but they keep it quiet.”

Not only did the Administration keep that little tidbit under wraps, they actually allowed President Obama to go out in front of the American people and make this promise:

That’s a pretty declarative pledge: If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan. But yesterday, during a speech in front of about 200 supporters, the President finally began to walk back those infamous words – adding a very important caveat to the promise.

“There's an ‘if’… He's about to explain that he had an ‘if’ in there,” Glenn said. “Here's the president yesterday.”

“We pointed out [from the beginning], if there is one change to your plan, you lose it… We told you that. We told you over and over again. That's what was in the bill from the very beginning,” Glenn explained. “The reason why [the President] started that is because we were making traction… That's when he said, ‘Look, there are people running around telling you all kind of lies. I'm telling you now, if you have one, you will keep it.’ The man lied to you. He lied to the American people. There are no ifs, ands, or buts.”

“As much as I'm not a fan of this guy, I was actually embarrassed watching him try to walk that back yesterday,” Stu added. “It was a shame for the country, watching our President try to say, ‘You want your insurance you can keep it, if these 14 conditions I never told you about are true.’”

This whole situation circles back to the fact that the Administration had no choice but to lie about the effects of Obamacare on private insurance because the bill would not have passed otherwise. With something like 80% of Americans having reported they were happy with their health insurance before Obamacare, the President needed to tell people those plans they were happy with wouldn’t be impacted… except he knew they would be.

“It would not have passed. 80% of Americans were happy with their healthcare. You are going to lose your health care. We have been telling you that from the very beginning,” Glenn said. “And they are still telling you there are not going to be death panels or doctor shortages… When the doctor shortages come, then the death panels that will come as well. Death panels only come when there's a shortage of things. That's the last line. If you don't want to believe it, then go see and read about what they are doing in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands right now, they have just passed legislation that will allow them to kill children – but compassionately kill them because they have no quality of life. The biggest conspiracy that is out right now is the cover up of the truth.”

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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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