Evil but genius? Food Stamp money reallocated to Michelle Obama’s "Let’s Move" program

Remember a couple weeks ago when everyone was blaming the evil Republicans for the automatic spending cut to the federal food-stamp program (aka SNAP)? Well, as it turns out some of money from that cut was diverted to fund First Lady Michelle Obama’s beloved ‘Let’s Move’ project.

“It is the First Lady – her Let's Move program is now being funded by food stamp money,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “You know everybody's crying how the SNAP program has been cut and they are saying the evil Republicans. It's not the evil Republicans. It's the First Lady. Her Let's Move program is being funded now with the cuts that came from food stamps.”

The New York Post reports:

On Nov. 1, sizable cuts were gouged into the federal food-stamp program (or, as it’s now called, SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), which feeds 47.6 million people, or nearly one in six Americans.

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Some of the food-stamp cash was snatched to pay for Michelle Obama’s pet project, Let’s Move. What?

It’s come to this. Some 76 million meals a year will vanish from this city — poof! — partly because the president diverted money from SNAP to the first lady’s signature program, part of her Let’s Move anti-obesity initiative — the bean-sprout-heavy, $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

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The great food grab began in 2010, when President Obama, with Michelle and US Department of Agriculture honchos at his side, signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. At the time, he admitted taking cash from one pocket to feed the other.

While the hypocrisy may be stunning, Glenn explained that whoever came up with the idea essentially rob Peter to pay Paul is nothing short of an “evil genius.”

“This is absolutely genius, evil, but genius. And here's why,” Glenn explained. “Do you really think that the people who are on food stamps are ever, ever going to get the message or believe the message that the First Lady and the President took their food stamp money? No one will. They are never going to get that message. Who are they going to get that from? The community organizers? The Jeremiah Wrights of the world? No one will get that message… It will just make them hate the rich, the Republicans, and everything else, and the President is willing to do another boldface lie. And he'll come out and he'll say, ‘They have cut your food stamps.’ And they will believe him.”

“It is diabolical. It is genius and diabolical,” he concluded. “We're playing a game against people who do not have any ethics, no ethics. There are no ethics.”

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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