Barbara Walters admits: ‘We thought [Obama] was going to be… the next messiah’

During an appearance on Piers Morgan Live on Tuesday, Barbara Walters made a fascinatingly candid remark – seemingly in spite of her better judgment:

WALTERS: He made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah. And the whole Obamacare, or whatever you want to call it, that Affordable Health Act, it just hasn’t worked for him, and he’s stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more.

“This is nuts. This is Barbara Walters – a supposed revered journalist – who actually goes on T.V. and admits [they] thought that this President… was the messiah,” Glenn said exasperatedly on radio this morning. “That's amazing. We said that all along: They think this guy is God.”

While Walters seems to have realized the controversy in her remarks, Glenn did not appreciate her qualifier that she probably shouldn’t be making such statements around Christmastime.

“‘I shouldn't say this at Christmastime.’ You shouldn't say anytime that somebody you're voting for as president of the United States might be the messiah,” Glenn explained.

“Unless you're voting for Jesus,” Pat clarified. “If he's running, then go ahead and say it… [but] I'm pretty sure not. He didn't seem to be here for political purposes.”

When you consider how the Obama Administration has treated journalists from Fox News to the Associated Press to CBS, one has to wonder why anyone in the industry has any respect for this guy anymore.

“She says: We expected more. Well, no kidding. But how long did it take you to get there,” Glenn asked. “Listen, they are putting your friends in jail. They are intimidating your friends and fellow journalists. You know this is wrong. They won't let you take a single picture of the man. It's all being done internally now. And yet you continue to take it. That wasn't enough.”

“You have a federal judge yesterday ordering the Administration to disclose documents it's trying to keep hidden. Where's the press on this one? What are the federal documents? How are they spending our foreign aid,” he continued. “Now, think of this. She said we thought he was going to be the messiah. This guy campaigned on being transparent. He said enough of the secrets. I believe he said that for the first year that we already are the most transparent in the history of the country. It's craziness and the press allows him to get away with it.”

Stu couldn’t help but question why anyone really ever believed this man would be any type of savior given his track record. But, as Glenn explained, in the progressive world, the ends justify the means.

“Why did they expect more? I'm curious why they expected more because people like [them] gave him a pass over every single issue,” Stu said. “[They] let him lie and jam these lies down the throats of American people.”

“She's not having a problem with the lies. She has a problem that it didn't work,” Glenn explained. “Ends justify the means. They don't have a problem with the lie.”

Glenn was clear that, ultimately, truth will always prevail, and when the world comes crashing down, the only ones left standing will be those who are rooted in principle.

“All you have to do is just tell the truth. Two plus two equals four. Lies do matter. Always tell the truth. Water will make you wet. Fire will burn you,” Glenn concluded. “It's getting so crazy that when the world comes flying apart, it is going to look for people that just know the basic principles.”

Hear Walters’ entire logic in the clip below (courtesy of NewsBusters):

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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