The truth about President Obama’s approval rating

Glenn has been talking about the implications of President Obama’s ever dwindling approval rating for a few weeks now. Real Clear Politics, which averages the data of several polling organizations, has the President’s approval rating at 41.9% and his disapproval at 53.1% for the period of October 25 through November 10. These numbers take an even greater meaning when you consider a story from the National Journal that argues there is a good chance President Obama’s approval rating will not bounce back.

“I want Stu to take you over a chart and explain a chart of the President's approval ratings here real quick,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “And then I'm going to tell you exactly what it means.”

“National Journal has a story out today talking about how presidents who aren't running for reelection, history shows, they don't rebound from losing approval rating,” Stu said. “So you drop in your approval rating, you can't come back unless you're running for reelection and that's what history has shown.”

The article Stu is referring to, “Why Obama Won’t Bounce Back,” explains that history shows presidents who aren't running for reelection don't recover from drops in their approval rating. If you take a look at the Real Clear Politics average of the last year of the President’s tenure, the trend isn’t pretty.

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“Okay. Now let me explain what this means. First of all, that's an average… And if you look at that chart, it is a steep, steep decline,” Glenn said. “I told you before the election, you get rid of this guy now or you are going to see a long, national four-year nightmare because I think this guy could be impeached. I think he could be impeached on a lot of things.”

In the next 18 to 24 months, Glenn believes the President’s approval rating could fall to 20%. From the digitization of money to the unrest in the Middle East, the rise of the police state to a lack of jobs, Glenn explained just a few of the ever-growing problems facing this Administration. Add those factors to the failures of Obamacare and concerns over the size/scope of the NSA, and suddenly President Obama finds himself in a position that could very well end a presidency. So what happens next?

“So what happens? First of all, pray. I beg you to pray on your knees for the safety of this President. I beg you to pray for the Secret Service. I beg you to pray that everyone in Washington – Republican, Democrat, no matter who it is, that they are kept safe because there are crazy people out there. There are. And there are people filled with rage and hate,” Glenn said. “Please pray for safety on all leaders… no matter how you feel about them.”

“So now what are you going to do about it,” Glenn asked. “I would ask you that you become self-reliant. And what self-reliant means is you are not beholden to somebody for your education. You are not beholden to somebody for your physical, temporal, spiritual, educational wellbeing, that you are independent on all of those things. Can you do that? Are you that already? I challenge you to do that now. Those will be the ones that will lead the world tomorrow. And we can go a dark way or we can go a good way. I'm going a good way… The answers come from love and charity and being who Americans have always been. We will lead again.”

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The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

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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.