What should Obama say to the American people tonight? Glenn has a few ideas

President Obama is set to address the nation on Wednesday about his strategy to deal with the Islamic State. When you consider just nine months ago Obama was referring to ISIS as a “jayvee team,” it is clear how much has changed. On radio this morning, Glenn delivered the speech he would like to hear from the President tonight – though it's unlikely.

On Sunday, the American people finally learned the true priorities of the Obama Administration. When asked if he regretted his highly criticized gold outing in Martha’s Vineyard following his press conference to confirm American journalist James Foley’s beheading, Obama said he did not regret hitting the links – but he did regret the “optics.”

“Everybody has a pivot point. His pivot point is on optics. [But] this is not an optics problem. This is a real problem,” Glenn said. “This isn't a P.R. problem. This isn't a photographic problem… This is actually something. And I don't know if the president can do something about this.”

With that in mind, Glenn said this is what he would like to hear Obama say to the American people:

Hello, America.

A few years ago, I didn't believe that it was possible that a Caliphate could be established. Nobody really did. It's an insane thought. It's the thought that all of the Middle East could be united under one banner. And the way that happens is through force. I really thought that we were a better planet than that. I thought we were past the days of barbarism. I thought we were out of the Middle Ages because I'm an optimistic guy. I believe we're better that, and I believe the people of the Middle East are better than that. I believe the people of the Middle East don't want that.

I also know that this United States of America is war weary. We're tired of these wars. They don't seem winnable. They don't seem like they'll ever end. I came into office telling you that they would end. I was going to end them. Well, I will tell you this: I ended the war in Iraq, and I'm ending the war in Afghanistan. We did go after Osama Bin Laden, and we got him. We have killed some of the bad terrorists. It was my misunderstanding of what we were dealing with when we were in the campaign. I said to then Governor Romney that the '80s wanted their policies back, that Russia wasn't a threat. We see now Russia is. But again, that mistake was made because I'm an optimist.

We now see that is not true. I want to continue to believe that the world is a better place than perhaps it is, that the leaders around the world are better than perhaps they are, and that we are the greatest nation ever put together in the history of the world. Perhaps we're not. But I believe that. Because I believe that, it requires us to do certain things and that is: Admit when we're wrong and show you not only are we wrong, we're going to correct these things.

It would be disingenuous for me to come to you tonight and say I've got a plan because last week I told you, in a frank moment, I didn't have a plan yet. I told you seven months ago that ISIS was a JV team. It clearly wasn't. I want you to know, I take full responsibility for my understanding of what these people were and where they're going. However, with that being said, the president of the United States has a lot to do. I am the president of the entire country, not just one group of people or another group of people, but the entire country. It's my responsibility. The economy, the wars, the healing that is going on, the future policy, technology, we're looking at all sort of things. Our border.

A lot is on fire, and you know that. That's why I have trusted advisors. I want you to know that I think all of the guys that served with me on advisory panels, James Clapper is one of them, who said that I won't even address the Caliphate because that's a mockery. That it would never, ever happen. I thanked James just before I went on the air tonight for his great service to this nation. I thanked him for all of the advice that he's given. But obviously, having James at the C.I.A. – who believes and never saw this coming seven months ago, in fact, mocked it – he's the wrong guy for the C.I.A. in this ever-changing world. I'm only telling you this not to shame him or not to take excuse. I'm showing you this because it's important for you to know I see the difference from where I was to where I am.

In the last 10 days, I've assembled the best minds that I could find that were not mocking the Caliphate. They were the ones in the periphery of my cabinet. They were the ones in the halls of the Pentagon that said, ‘Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. The Caliphate could happen. ISIS is not a JV team.’ Those voices were dismissed in the past. I have promoted them today.

I'm coming to you tonight to tell you that I take ISIS seriously. I'm telling you, I don't have a plan for you right now because I'm not just going to come in here and give you a speech for optics. It's the eve of September 11th. Nobody needs to see the President say anything. What the world needs to see is America doing something. I want you to know what ISIS is, what they stand for, and what they do is evil. Period. The best way for evil to grow is for good men and women to do nothing. America is great because America is good. Therefore, let the world be put on notice. Because we are good, we will not stand around and do nothing as evil grows.

I'm going to get back to work with my advisers. I will tell you that it's not going to be a long protracted war. I will tell you this: We will win in the end. We will show the world what America is capable of in both defense – defense of ourselves and the innocent, defense of our values – and we will also show the rest of the world what happens if you decide you want to behead our journalists and our citizens.

Oh, one more thing. I just want to put on notice: If you're here as a citizen, you have a passport or a visa, you leave this country and you go fight on behalf of evil, you're not welcome here. You might as well burn your passport when you leave because you're not coming back. You're an enemy combatant of the United States of America. You're not welcome on the shores. You have to make a choice. You're either here for freedom and opportunity for all – even those people who you disagree with, those religions who you don't like, because I will defend your religion and your right to practice your religion in the way you understand it and see fit as long as it means that you have that same respect for other religions. But the minute you leave this country and you fight for somebody who says, ‘The United States of America is the great Satan and we're coming here,’ I'm sorry. I can no longer give you the benefit of the doubt. You leave here. You're done here.

Good night, America.

“I could give him all kinds of lines that would give him ways out and people would embrace him,” Glenn concluded. “That's pretty much all he has to say. He could give more detail, but I don't think he could give it with any kind of real credibility. But… he's not going to give us any of those things.”

Glenn discussed this story in the morning meeting:

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.