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:

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed former Starbucks CEO and progressive Howard Schultz, a lifelong Democrat who has not only been disowned by the Democrat Party but he can no longer set foot inside of a Starbucks store because of his success in business.

In this clip, Stu explained how at one time Starbucks only sold coffee in bags until Schultz, an employee at the time, convinced the company to open a Starbucks cafe.

Click here to watch the full episode.

At one point, the owners came close to closing down the cafe, but Schultz eventually managed to purchase the company and transform it into the empire that it is today.

Stu continued, describing how Schultz, a lifelong Democrat, went on to implement liberal corporate policies that earned the company a reputation for being a "beacon" of liberalism across the country.

"And now he (Schultz) can't even get into the Democrat Party," Stu said."That is craziness," Glenn replied.

Citing a "60 Minutes" interview, Glenn highlighted the journey that Schultz traveled, which started in the New York City projects and evolved, later becoming the CEO of a coffee empire.

"This guy is so American, so everything in business that we want to be, he has taken his beliefs and made it into who he is which is very liberal," Glenn explained.

Catch more of the conversation in the video below.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

This weekend, March 17, Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be speaking at (Council on American Islamic Relations) CAIR-Michigan's 19th annual "Faith-Led, Justice Driven" banquet.

Who knows what to expect. But here are some excerpts from a speech she gave last month, at CAIR-Chicago's 15th annual banquet.

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You know the speech is going to be good when it begins like this:


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It's important to remember CAIR's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Think of CAIR as a spinoff of HAMAS, who its two founders originally worked for via a Hamas offshoot organization (the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)).

A 2009 article in Politico says feds "designated CAIR a co-conspirator with the Holy Land Foundation, a group that was eventually convicted for financing terrorism."

The United Arab Emirates has designated CAIR a terrorist organization.

In 1993, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told a reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.

In 1998, CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad said:

Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.

Notice the slight underhanded jab at Israel. It's just one of many in her speech, and is indicative of the growing anti-Semitism among Democrats, especially Tlaib and Omar.

Most of the speech, as you might expect, is a long rant about the evil Donald Trump.

I wonder if she realizes that the Birth of Jesus pre-dates her religion, and her "country." The earliest founding of Palestine is 1988, so maybe she's a little confused.

Then there's this heartwarming story about advice she received from Congressman John Dingell:

When I was a state legislator, I came in to serve on a panel with him on immigration rights, and Congressman Dingell was sitting there and he had his cane, if you knew him, he always had this cane and he held it in front of him. And I was so tired, I had driven an hour and a half to the panel discussion at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. And I sit down, my hair is all messed up, and I said, 'Oh, my God, I'm so tired of this. I don't know how you've been doing it so long Congressman. They all lie.' And he looks at me and he goes. (She nods yes.) I said, 'You know who I'm talking about, these lobbyists, these special interest [groups], they're all lying to me.' … And he looks at me, and he goes, 'Young lady, there's a saying in India that if you stand still enough on a riverbank, you will watch your enemies float by dead.'

What the hell does that mean? That she wants to see her enemies dead? Who are her enemies? And how does that relate to her opening statement? How does it relate to the "oppression" her family faced at the hand of Israel?

Glenn Beck on Wednesday called out Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for their blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric, which has largely been excused by Democratic leadership. He noted the sharp contrast between the progressive principles the freshmen congresswomen claim to uphold and the anti-LGBTQ, anti-feminist, anti-Israel groups they align themselves with.

Later this month, both congresswomen are scheduled to speak at fundraisers for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups including Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, and the Islamic State.

Rep. Tlaib will be speaking at CAIR-Michigan's 19th Annual Banquet on March 17 in Livonia, Michigan, alongside keynote speaker Omar Suleiman, a self-described student of Malcolm X with links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Suleiman has regularly espoused notably "un-progressive" ideas, such as "honor killings" for allegedly promiscuous women, mandatory Hijabs for women, death as a punishment for homosexuality, and men having the right to "sex slaves," Glenn explained.

Rep. Omar is the keynote speaker at a CAIR event on March 23 in Los Angeles and will be joined by Hassan Shibly, who claims Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, and Hussam Ayloush, who is known for referring to U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists.

Watch the clip below for more:


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

The roots of AOC

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It wasn't too long ago that Blanca thought it was all over.

Born in Puerto Rico, Blanca lived in New York most of her life. Recently, a reporter from the Daily Mail sent a reporter to interview Blanca. When the reporter arrived, Blanca was calmly sculpting wood in the front yard of her modest, 860-square-foot home down the street from a cemetery. Occasionally, a drug deal takes place out front, and the house is crumbling in parts, but Blanca has been fixing it up since she moved in a couple years ago, and this is home.

Reading the article, you can feel the writer's surprise, you can feel an unsuspecting writer being wrapped in Blanca's story.

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By day, Blanca works for the Lake County School District as a clerical assistant.

This is a story about mothers.

Blanca is a woman who makes lasagna for visiting relatives and watches over her 78-year-old mother, "who suffers from pulmonary fibrosis and often breathes oxygen from a concentrator, and a loud rescue mutt named Tammy."

This is a story about daughters.

Because Blanca always believed in her daughter. Believed her daughter would be important. And, regardless of your opinion on her daughter—and, believe me, you have an opinion about her daughter, because everybody has an opinion about her daughter—there's no denying the wholesomeness of this story, so hear me out.

"Her dad and I were preparing for Alexandria's birth and still picking names," Blanca told the reporter. "And he came up with 'Alexandria.' I thought about it for a while and I said: 'Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That sounds very powerful. That'll be her name.'"

Yes, that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the infamous millennial Democratic Socialist who represents New York's 14th district (covering the Bronx and Queens) in the House of Representatives.

And her mother is Blanca Ocasio-Cortez.

Blanca married Sergio Ocasio in Puerto Rico, then moved to New York. She knew very little English, but she learned. She worked the jobs nobody else wanted. She mopped floors at night, she drove school buses, she answered phones, took orders.

In 1989, she gave birth to her first child, a girl, in The Bronx, New York City. Two years later, she gave birth to a boy.

Until Alexandria was five, the family lived in a one-bedroom condo in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx.

Theirs was an American struggle.

Theirs was an American struggle. Sergio worked hard until he had his own business, and the small family pooled together their resources and took out a mortgage, and moved into "a small single-family house with a yard in nearby Yorktown Heights."

"We had a great life there," Blanca said. "Alexandria was very social, so she always had a bunch of girls over. She took over the shed in the backyard. She cleaned it up, put up curtains and photos and made it look nice, and that was like a clubhouse for her and her friends."

Blanca talks about her daughter the way any good mother does, recalling that her daughter was always talkative.

"When I took her to her pre-K interview, she didn't let me talk much. She was going on and on about knowing the alphabet and being able to count."

In 2008, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a sophomore at Boston University, her father, Blanca's husband, died of lung cancer.

Overnight, Blanca had to become the breadwinner.

I was cleaning houses in the morning and working as a secretary at a hospital in the afternoon... it was still difficult making ends meet. At one point, I was skipping mortgage payments and we almost lost the house.

This is a story about a single mother who raised her family after her husband died of lung cancer.

As the Daily Mail notes:

Sergio's death put the family into a tailspin. He had no life insurance, two years of health care bills due and the money his business brought in dried out. Blanca recalls she faced foreclosure not just once, but twice.

"It was scary," Blanca told the reporter. "I had to take medicine I was so scared. I had to stop paying for the mortgage for almost a year. I was expecting someone knocking on the door to kick me out at any time. There were even real estate people coming around to take photos of the house for when it was going to be auctioned. The worst is that I only had $50,000 left to pay on the loan."

Funny enough, it was the bank, not the welfare office or the local church that helped her.

Blanca worked from 6am until 11pm.

And I prayed and prayed, and things worked out. After the children graduated from college, I figured it was time for me to move to Florida.

These days, Blanca lives in Eustis, Florida, a lakefront community of about 16,000 people near Orlando. She moved here just before Christmas in 2016. She'd been paying $10,000 a year in real estate taxes in New York. Now, she pays $600 a year.

When she first got here, the world, her world was much different. Her daughter was a bartender in New York and hadn't filed paperwork to become a Representative.

Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

"I love privacy and calm," Blanca said. "I don't like the limelight for myself and my family. But it seems that God played quite a joke on me with this politics stuff."

The Daily Mail sent reporter Jose Lambiet, presumably to do a hatchet job. The story is tempting: taxes are so severe in New York that even the mother of the wild-eyed Democratic Socialist representing that area can't even afford to live there. Really, though, this is a story about what it means to live in America.

And while liberal media has paraded the story around with that smug look on their faces, so have conservative outlets, and in both cases they've missed the real story. The human story. The story of all of us. Because Blanca is an American, same as you and me.