Glenn Beck: The Barack Obama test


The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama's War on American Values

By Brad O'Leary

GLENN: Well, Brad O'Leary has got a book out, The Audacity of Deceit. And he's got an interesting section in here on the Barack Obama test, and he's taken the poll numbers explain how this works, Brad.

O'LEARY: Well, I took first I wrote the book about issues as opposed to his personal proclivities and I took the poll numbers that are out there from Gallup, Harris, Zogby, anyone, on statements he'd made publicly or things he put in his poll or votes he'd taken to see what the American public thought about the issues, and the book is based upon that, Second Amendment, spending, healthcare, taxes, social issues, energy, you name it.

GLENN: I mean, let's look at let's start with energy and taxes. Presently 85% of American energy comes from fossil fuels while 7% comes from alternative energy sources. Do you support or oppose increasing taxes on fossil fuels in an effort to force our nation to increase its reliance on alternative or renewable energy sources and reduce environmental pollution, even if doing so would mean that there would be times or that laws are eventually passed I'm sorry, that the costs are eventually passed on to the consumer. Obama's position is he supports the tax on increase on fossil fuels. 35% of all Americans say they are in his category. 60% oppose a tax increase on fossil fuels.

O'LEARY: Correct. And that's what we did was all of the questions out there, all of his positions, and we also have a website called the BarackObamatest.com and I might say the website in ten days has almost had 200,000 hits.

GLENN: Okay.

O'LEARY: And they tell me it could go close to a million in the next ten days. It's I did this for my kids and my grandkids, wrote the book for them, created the site for them and their friends and created the site as something friendly where a young person could spend five minutes of their time and get an overview of where Obama stood and if they were interested in more, they could buy the book because it's the only book out there written by a Republican on the issues.

GLENN: All right. So let's see here. Should the U.S. begin drilling for oil 50 miles off our shores? All Americans say yes. 68.1%. Obama's position, no, 23.4.

O'LEARY: And as you can see, Glenn, a lot of people know what his position is because he's been clear about it.

GLENN: But I guess what you're trying to show here is and because, what was it, Stu, 5% of people believe that Barack Obama is a conservative?

O'LEARY: Yes.

GLENN: 5 these people, 5%, we need to thin out the herd. 5% think they the guy is the most liberal guy in the Senate.

O'LEARY: Yes, that's true. But people my kids and my grandkids who were thinking of voting for him were voting for him because he was good looking, articulate and he was going to bring about change. They didn't know a single thing about what he stood for. And if you ask the majority of Americans in polls, can you tell us three things that Obama stands for, they can't tell you.

GLENN: Well, hope and change. I can't think of a third one. But okay, so the book is the Audacity of Deceit and it's in bookstores everywhere. And the website is

O'LEARY: The website is BarackObamatest.com and it is on bookstores. On Amazon we just passed Michael Moore.

GLENN: That's a hard one to get around.

O'LEARY: I can go to bed at night knowing I'm ahead of Michael Moore, I'm a happy camper. It's number 4 on Amazon. And everyone says it's a fun read. And I tried to create it for my kids and grandkids so they would read it.

GLENN: Okay. The Audacity of Deceit by Brad O'Leary. Brad, thanks, man. Appreciate it.

O'LEARY: Thank you.

GLENN: You bet. Bye bye.

You know, here's a really interesting one that he has here. How much should someone pay who wins a million dollars in the lottery pay federal income tax? How much in federal income tax should you pay if you win a million dollars? So you're a millionaire, you're rich, got a million dollars. How much? 35% or less, more than 35%, or not sure? Obama's position is more than 35%. All Americans, less than 35%, almost 70% of Americans say that. Now, my question is that's money you never even worked for and you say less than 35%. How about all those people who have been working their brains out for a million dollars?

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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