‘I’ve had enough’: Glenn reacts to ‘one of the most agonizing speeches ever delivered’

In theory, the Obamacare enrollment period ended on Monday. In reality, anyone who claims to have attempted to signup at some point in time will be granted a two-week extension. That didn’t stop President Obama, however, from calling his lackeys (aka the media) to the Rose Garden on Tuesday to celebrate the success of his signature healthcare law. On radio this morning, Glenn just about lost it as he reacted to “one of the most agonizing speeches ever delivered.”

“Well, the President gave a speech yesterday – one of the most agonizing speeches ever delivered… I'm done with him,” Glenn said exasperatedly. “It is the press [who] decided, ‘We don't really need to say anything about this. Let's just go with the flow. He says it's 7 million [signups]. Let's just say it's 7 million.”

Glenn, Pat, and Stu ran through some of the more bizarre triumphs and blatant mistruths spewed by President Obama yesterday, as he basked in the glow of his so-called success.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: … And in these first six months, we’ve taken a big step forward. And just as importantly, this law is bringing greater security to Americans who already have coverage. Because of the Affordable Care Act, 100 million Americans have gained free preventive care, like mammograms and contraceptive care, under their existing plans. (Applause.)

“100 million? 100 million people have received condoms,” Glenn asked. “We're paying for people's condoms – 100 million people?”

“No, they're free,” Pat joked. “We're not paying for anything. It's free – free sex for 100 million people in this country… I guess we've got a condom tree that sprouts up and a birth control pill tree.”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: … But the bottom line is this: Under this law, the share of Americans with insurance is up and the growth of health care costs is down, and that’s good for our middle class and that’s good for our fiscal future. (Applause.)

Forget the fact that President Obama once promised every American family would see a $2,500 savings under Obamacare. When you consider the figures Glenn outlined on radio yesterday from RAND and McInsey studies, previously uninsured Americans aren’t actually signing up for coverage at the volume the Administration had hoped for.

“Who believes this? In the press, who believes this? You report it as a fact. Who actually believes it? You weasels in the press: None of you believe this. All of you know this is not true. And yet you report it. How do you sleep at night?”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: …Now, that doesn’t mean that all the problems in health care have been solved forever. Premiums are still rising for families who have insurance, whether you get it through your employer or you buy it on your own -- that’s been true every year for decades. But, so far, those premiums have risen more slowly since the Affordable Care Act passed than at any time in the past 50 years.

“The promise was premiums would go down,” Pat said. “Not up slower but down $2,500.”

When you consider how deeply subsidized these new Obamacare plans are, there is nothing remotely impressive about the fact premiums have “risen more slowly.”

“That's not impressive. That's nothing to be acknowledged or praised,” Stu explained. “But the costs are going up. The premiums are going up. And who's paying them? If the government pays them or I pay them, the premiums are still the same.”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: … But this law is doing what it’s supposed to do. It’s working. It’s helping people from coast to coast, all of which makes the lengths to which critics have gone to scare people or undermine the law, or try to repeal the law without offering any plausible alternative so hard to understand.

At this point, Glenn really couldn’t take it anymore. In fact, Glenn argued the only thing differentiating President Obama from a dictator is a balcony and military uniform.

“I'm not kidding you. You put him on a balcony in a military uniform, and this guy is a full-pledged dictator. There has never been any president who has ever done anything like this,” Glenn said. “The guy goes down and everybody knows the crowd is there to clap… In Soviet Union, everyone knew that was a game. It was a circus. And what are we doing? We're watching a circus happening in our own country and we all know it… This is completely bogus.”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: …Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance? Why are they so mad about the idea of folks having health insurance? Many of the tall tales that have been told about this law have been debunked. There are still no death panels. (Laughter.) Armageddon has not arrived. Instead, this law is helping millions of Americans, and in the coming years it will help millions more.

“We're told this guy is the adult in the room,” Stu said. “That is the most childish argument… There are people very closely tied to [this] Administration who advocated for things specifically called ‘death panels.’”

The straw that ultimately broke the camel’s back – for Glenn, anyway – came when President Obama claimed his Administration has not been on a multi-million dollar advertising blitz to promote the law. In fact, President Obama had the audacity to say they “didn’t make a hard sell.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: … And we didn’t make a hard sell. We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did. But what we said was, look for yourself, see if it’s good for your family. And a whole lot of people decided it was. So I want to thank everybody who worked so hard to make sure that we arrived at this point today.

“Would anyone like any factual backing for those claims,” Stu asked. “Obamacare outreach… will cost at least $684 million annually.”

Where does that $684 million figure come from, you might ask? None other than the uber conservative (sarcasm) Huffington Post. Section 4002 of the Affordable Care Act actually lays out the law’s PR budget. According to Townhall, in 2010 the promotion budget was $500 million, in 2011, $750 million, 2012, $1 billion, 2013, $1.25 billion, 2014, $1.5 billion and in 2015 and on, $2 billion!

“Oh, my gosh,” Glenn bemoaned. “Hey, mainstream media. Where are you?”

Ultimately, Glenn ended a very frustrating hour of radio with a plea to the American people. While he is “done preaching to the choir,” he is not “done being an American.” It is time to say enough is enough and replace the people who are running this country into the ground.

“Here's my current state of mind… I'm done with this government wasting my life… It has nothing to do with Barack Obama,” Glenn declared. “We have the worst people in our country running our country – on both sides of the aisle. And they're lying to us. They're sociopaths. And the media must be sociopathic as well because they have no conscience. They can report it as fact. And they can sleep at night.”

“I have things and stuff I'm supposed to do and it's not waste my life talking about these people. It's not. I can't take it… Have you decided that whatever it is you're supposed to do? Maybe it has nothing to do with politics. Have you decided: I'm going to do what I was born to do,” he continued. “All men were created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I have a right to pursue my happiness. I have a right to do what I was born to do – not what they tell me what to do. That's what that phrase means. Have you had enough? My state of mind is great because I've had enough.”

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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