Obama regrets golfing after Foley death - but not for the reason you would expect

Last month, President Obama faced criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike for hitting the links in Martha’s Vineyard just moments after holding a press conference to confirm the beheading of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the Islamic State. During an interview on Sunday’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd asked the President if he regretted the schedule of events. His answer suggests he did – just not for the reason you would expect.

“The President said he was worried about optics,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “The President said this weekend that he should have noticed the optics – that maybe it wasn't a good idea to go golfing right after, you know, somebody was beheaded. But, you know, that's just the way the press is. Excuse me?”

After being asked if he should have rescheduled his golf game on August 20, Obama had this to say:

“It is always a challenge when you’re supposed to be on vacation because you’re followed everywhere, and part of what I’d love [would be] a vacation from the press,” he said before adding he “should have anticipated the optics.”

“Part of this job is the theatre of it,” Obama said. “It’s not something that always comes naturally to me, but it matters.”

Instead of fretting the ‘optics’ of his schedule, Glenn wished the President had “genuine feelings about how wrong this was” and “how horrible this was.”

TheBlaze’s Dana Loesch – whose new daily show on TheBlaze TV begins tonight – joined Glenn on radio and offered her own thoughts on the matter.

“We knew one ISIS member worked at an airport in Minneapolis. He knew another American was being threatened with beheading. And he's concerned about the optics,” Dana said disgusted. “He’s not concerned about the second American. [He’s] not concerned about the threat it poses at home.”

“Then he [adds] ‘because I'm not good at political theater.’ That's how he got elected – because of political theater,” she exclaimed. “His whole campaign was a bluff!”

Watch Obama’s complete answer below:

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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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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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