Barney Frank criticizes Obama Administration: ‘They just lied to the people’

In an interview with the Huffington Post, former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) made an interesting admission: He believes the Obama Administration made a big mistake when they chose to lie about the details of Obamacare.

President Obama’s infamous ‘if you like your plan, you can keep your plan’ has come back to haunt him and was even named PoltiFact.com’s “lie of the year” in 2013. Now Frank his expressing his dismay with the President’s handling of the rollout.

"The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled -- I don't understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis," Frank told the Huffington Post. "But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn't true. And you shouldn't lie to people. And they just lied to people."

He went on to say Obama would have been better off telling the American people some healthcare plans were going to be deemed inadequate under the new law. Instead, the President lied.

"Any smart political adviser would have said, 'Don't lie to people, because you're gonna get caught up in it and it's gonna have this tsunami that you now have,'" Frank continued. "My political motto, very simple. I have always told the truth, and nothing but the truth. But I don't volunteer the whole truth in every situation."

While it is certainly interesting to hear such rhetoric from a former Democratic insider, Glenn questioned Frank’s credibility in the matter on radio this morning. Frank left office in 2013 after some 30 years representing Massachusetts 4th Congressional District, and he played a role in the passage of Obamacare.

“Barney, weren't you there,” Glenn asked exasperatedly. “Why didn't you come out and say that? A lie of omission is the same as a lie.”

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The New York Times reported this week that U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former Secretary of State, John Kerry, allegedly leaked classified Israeli military information to one of its biggest foes: Iran. So, where's the media outcry?

Donald Trump Jr. joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the allegations against Kerry and the corporate media's blatant hypocrisy and the Left's double standards.

"It's sort of amazing what you can get away with if you're a Democrat," Trump Jr. said. "I would think, Glenn, these people would lose their minds if someone in the Trump administration did this."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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The World Economic Forum isn't trying to hide its plans for the Great Reset. Details to "reset" the global economy have been published on its own website. Despite that and all the warning signs, many are still quick to refute this master plan as a "conspiracy theory" or as something that will never actually take hold. But as Glenn Beck explained on the radio program Monday, the Great Reset is happening right now in Europe. A huge new development for the Great Reset that could affect not only European businesses, but American ones as well. Businesses — and citizens — may be forced to comply sooner than you think.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn break down the details:

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As Glenn mentioned on his Wednesday Night Special this week, here are some organizations and individuals that you can help support in their various efforts to battle the Leftist takeover of U.S. history and education...

Mercury One

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Wallbuilders

Presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built. LEARN MORE

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Helping people become agents of their own uplift and transformation by embracing the true founding values of our nation. LEARN MORE

Christopher Rufo

Fighting against critical race theory through investigative reporting, grassroots organizing, and legal warfare. LEARN MORE

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Advocating in-person education on the local level and supporting candidates who are not beholden to teachers' unions to run for school board positions. LEARN MORE


If you missed Wednesday night's special, watch the entire episode HERE.

Do you know where your water comes from? Renowned historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson gets his water from a well on his family farm. He pumps it himself and he believes that's what more Americans need — to be grounded in physicality and stop taking so much for granted.

Hanson joined Glenn on the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast" to point out that this needs to happen soon because, as he describes in his new article, "The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America," things are getting pretty bleak. The Left is subverting the Constitution more every day. The value of the dollar is dropping. The media has fused with the radical Left. Corporations, Hollywood, Silicon Valley are all working together to increase their power and their wokeness. And academia isn't any better — as a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Hanson has watched for himself the deterioration of constitutional rights on campus. And as a historian, he knows how all of this usually ends — and what we must do to prevent it.

In the clip below, Hanson shares a crucial lesson that woke America has forgotten — but surprisingly enough, President Donald Trump never did. Watch the video clip below or find the full podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts:

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