Say It Ain't So: Glenn Predicts One More Obama SOTU

Tonight on TheBlaze TV, Glenn and his cohorts will watch the State of the Union in what's been dubbed Political Science Theater 3000.

"It's the four of us sitting on a couch watching the State of the Union," Glenn explained. "We did it last year, and it's the only way to watch it without your head exploding."

While Glenn has been saying this would be the last SOTU by Obama, he made an unfortunate prediction Tuesday on The Glenn Beck Program: Obama will give one more State of the Union address before leaving office.

"No way this president gives up a chance to say, 'And here's what I've accomplished.' No way," Glenn declared. "Mark my words. Next year, he will deliver another State of the Union."

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: So I'm looking at the past State of the Union addresses and their dates. Yes, I have absolutely no life. But looking at the dates of the State of the Union address, particularly this president's dates of the State of the Union address makes me say, "This is not going to be this president's last State of the Union." Oh, my gosh.

JEFFY: Wait. What?

GLENN: He's not going to give up the presidency. I knew it. I knew it. Marshal law is right around the corner.

Well, that's one way to look at it. The other is with facts. I don't think this is going to be the last time we hear from the president in a State of the Union. I'll tell you why, right now.

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GLENN: This is incredible.

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I hope I'm wrong on this. Okay.

We've been celebrating that tonight we're going to be doing Political Science Theater 3000. And it's on TheBlaze. And it's the four of us sitting on a couch watching the -- watching the State of the Union and you can watch it with us as we comment all the way through. We did it last year. And it's the only way to watch it without your head exploding. It's lots of fun. Political Science Theater. And you can watch it tonight only on TheBlaze. Sign up for TheBlaze TV at TheBlaze.com/TV. So we've been saying, this is the last one. There's the good news. This is the last one.

Until you look at the dates that this president has given the State of the Union. Remember, the State of the Union comes when the president says he's going to deliver the State of the Union.

If you go back into the 1960s and John F. Kennedy, it was January 11th. January 14th. January 8th. January 4th. January 12th. January 10. January 17. January 14.

So in the 1960s, it was in the first two weeks of January. Then you go down and you look at -- let's just pick it up at 2004. January 20th. February 2nd. January 31st. January 23rd. January 28. February 24th. This first one, Barack Obama. February 24th. January 27. January 25. January 24. February 12th. January 28. January 20th.

What's the date today? Is today the 12th?

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: That's the earliest one in a decade. Why do I say this is going to be the -- why do I say the president is not going to be -- this isn't going to be the last one? Because the last big, huge progressive president we had was Jimmy Carter. And on January 16th, 1981, he gave his last State of the Union. Everybody else gives that State of the Union to the next president.

PAT: So four days before Reagan took office, he's delivering the State of the Union address.

GLENN: He's delivering the State of the Union.

PAT: Jeez.

GLENN: Jimmy Carter. Everybody else gives it to the next guy.

JEFFY: No way.

GLENN: No way this president gives up a chance to say, "And here's what I've accomplished." No way. Mark my words. Next year, he will deliver another State of the Union.

STU: I love this prediction. So Carter did it.

GLENN: Carter did it. Nobody else.

STU: Huh.

GLENN: Carter did it.

PAT: Bush certainly didn't do it.

GLENN: No, uh-uh. Clinton didn't do it. Reagan didn't do it. All of them leave it for the next guy.

STU: So he's essentially -- do you think he's doing it early this year to kind of prep people for, this is the time it happens?

GLENN: Yes, yes. Because all of them have been in late January or early February.

PAT: I'm not trying to steal their thunder. I did it last year on the 12th.

GLENN: You bet. You bet. You bet.

PAT: That's what he's going to do.

JEFFY: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: He's going to do another State of the Union next year. Mark my words. Write that down in your calendar.

JEFFY: Stu, what was it you were saying earlier about no hope?

STU: Yeah, that's fascinating. You can say that if it's never been done before, what are the odds that he's going to come up with this new practice? But Jimmy Carter did it.

GLENN: Jimmy Carter did it. And they're the same kind of guy.

JEFFY: And they're able to say, "He's not the first one to have done it."

GLENN: That's right. Jimmy Carter did this back in 1981.

STU: But, I mean, think of the Carter circumstance too. A radical shift in the direction of the country.

GLENN: Yes. If it's Ted Cruz, he definitely does it.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: He definitely does it.

STU: I mean, if it's Hillary, you think it's less likely. But also, he's not exactly in love with Hillary. So...

GLENN: No, he's an egomaniac.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: He's not going to let that last stage -- that last chance for him to say something eloquent, uplifting, and stirring, and have the waters recede after he speaks. He's going to take that opportunity. You know it. You know it.

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According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

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Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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