Déjà vu? White House says President Obama found out about VA scandal through media reports

It is truly déjà vu all over again at the White House, as Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Obama knew nothing about the long wait times and deaths at the VA until he read about it in the newspaper. You may recall Carney employed a similar excuse when it came to explaining how the President learned about the IRS scandal, Fast and Furious, and the Department of Justice spying on reporters.

On radio this morning, Glenn came up with an ingenious way to save the American taxpayer a fortune: Fire the NSA and all presidential advisors. After all, they clearly are not providing the type of intelligence necessary to alert President Obama to potential problems ahead of time.

“I figured out how we can save our country a fortune. We can actually cut the budget in a way that I think even the President will agree with, and I mean this sincerely,” Glenn said. “I believe we can now officially say that we can eliminate the entire National Security Agency and all of the presidential advisors because the President yesterday said that he only found out about the VA scandal when he heard about it on the news.”

“That's the same way he found out, coincidentally, about the IRS scandal and Benghazi and Fast and Furious and the NSA and the problems with Healthcare.gov and the James Rosen scandal with Fox,” Pat added. “He heard about those on the news, too. Didn't know about them.”

On Monday, TheBlaze reported VA officials alerted President Obama’s transition team in 2008 that there was a history of long wait times and scheduling inaccuracies at VA facilities.

The 2008 VA inspector general report delivered to the President’s team suggested top officials take a deeper look into the accuracy of reported VA wait times. The IG said further action would be required if officials found “questionable differences” between recorded dates on medical records and dates entered into the Veterans Health Administration’s scheduling system.

While White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough was telling CBS’ Face the Nation that President Obama is “madder than hell” about the reports of poor treatment at VA hospitals around the country, it appears as though at least some members of the Administration knew about the problem well in advance. So who exactly does the President talk to all day?

“He found out the same way all Americans do, on the news… He apparently gets all of his news just like you do,” Glenn concluded. “He's waiting for the news people to give him the news, so we should abolish all of his advisors. We should get rid of the NSA, the spying thing, there's no reason to have all of that. He never uses it… because apparently he doesn't listen to anything other than the news.”

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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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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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