Glenn Beck: Obama's flip-flops




Obama Energy Ad

GLENN: So he's got this new ad out where I want you to help me figure this one out. I want you to help me figure this out. In the ad -- do we have the ad, Dan? Just play the line. Go ahead. Here it is.

VOICE: On gas prices, John McCain's part of the problem. He and Bush support a drilling plan that won't produce a drop of oil for seven years. McCain will give more tax breaks to big oil. He's voted with Bush 95% of the time. Barack Obama will make energy independence an urgent priority, raise mileage standards, fast-track technology for alternative fuels, a $1,000 tax cut to help families as we break the grip of foreign oil. A royal plan and new energy.

SENATOR OBAMA: I'm Barack Obama and I approved this message.

GLENN: It doesn't say anything. There are so many problems with this ad, I don't even know where to start. With a tone of shock it says, "John McCain and George Bush support a plan that won't produce a drop of new oil for seven years." I mean, we could save an awful lot of time here, you know. I mean, is the country this stupid? If the country is this stupid that just buys, "John McCain and George Bush support a plan that won't produce a new drop of oil for seven years." If we're that stupid, you know what, let's do More-On Trivia or something. Let's just have a fun time because we're too stupid to stand on our own. We deserve to collapse. It's hopeless if we believe this. That's -- oh, my gosh, do you know that he -- he's got a plan. John McCain has a plan that won't produce a new drop of oil for seven years, but just in the off chance that America's not this stupid, let's go through some of this. Where to begin, where to begin.

Let me start here. Where are all these people going to be in seven years? Do you have plans or something that I don't know about? Is there something that you're doing in seven -- are you guys all going to the moon and you're leaving me behind? Is that what's going on? Is everybody like, "All right, just don't tell Beck. Seven years from now we're all on Mars. Space ships, remember, New Year's Eve we all go to Mars." Is that what's happening? Because I'm planning on being here in seven years. I'm planning on still needing some oil in seven years, but maybe it's just me. And China and Russia and India and Pakistan and everybody else on the planet. Is it just you guys? Is Barack calling you up? "Don't forget. Six years, 364 days, we're all gone." I'm not thinking about becoming an illegal immigrant in the Bahamas or anything. Maybe I should but I'm not. Second of all, if Democrats and people like Obama didn't get their way a decade ago, new oil would be flowing from places like, oh, I don't know, ANWR. It couldn't be seven years from now. It would be six years ago. "Barack Obama has a plan that stopped oil from getting here six years ago." What do you think about that ad? Of course, his point would be a lot easier to make if, you know, the McCain camp wasn't in the same -- you know, I mean, he doesn't support drilling in ANWR. He just came to the offshore -- maybe we should drill for something offshore. I mean, it's really hard to make the case for John McCain here. And it's cute, by the way, how Barack Obama wants to push Bush and McCain's name to each other as much as possible. Have you noticed that? John McCain, who looks at pictures, George Bush in magazines, John McCain. John McCain. Some of the same letters in John McCain as George Bush. Do you really want that for another four years? They don't support the same energy plan. Bush actually wants to drill in ANWR and doesn't support cap and trade among other minor differences. I mean, maybe Barack Obama should just be calling, you know, John McCain McBush. Yeah, another four years of McBush, or Bucain or McBucain or George John McW, come up with something a little more creative. I mean, you can do that and not tie anything to facts. You are doing a good job of not tying anything to facts and not saying anything at all and it seems to be working for you. Part of the reason it will take seven years to pump oil is because of all it environmental and regulation hurdles that the Democrats and the people in Washington have put in the way. Why will it take seven years?

And by the way, if drilling is good, if oil is good and the McCain plan is bad because it's making us wait for seven whole years, isn't it just a tad important to point out that your plan won't get us a drop of oil in seven years? It's like he has a plan that won't get us another drop of oil for seven years; ours won't, either. In fact, ours won't give you a drop of oil in seven years, won't give you oil in 70 years, 700 years, 7,000 years, 7 million years, not a stinking drop of oil from us. Your plan never gets new oil. How can you possibly criticize the time line of something you're never going to provide? Have you ever heard of the phrase, "Better late than never"? This is the quintessential example of it. Better late than never! I love that.

Obama's plan breaks down to no new oil ever because we won't need it. I promised a hope for change to a new, I don't know, pull out your butt magical technology that we have yet to crap out. But it's right around -- I feel something gurgling inside. I think I'm making something we can run our cars on. Of course, McCain is a huge proponent of new technologies as well, which isn't mentioned in this ad. He just also wants to drill and develop more nuclear plants, you know, instead of saying, here, try eating this and see what you crap out. The ad also promises to fast track new technologies. That's a good idea, except on the new technology thing because I don't really know if it's going to work. Is this what Reagan tried to do with "Star Wars" and everybody said, "Oh, we don't even know if it will even work. Why should we spend all that money to fast track it? That's new technology. That will never work." And we didn't want to fast track that. That's weird how it's all of a sudden a good idea now to fast track the new technology. Although wouldn't it be maybe more wise or equally wise to fast track new drilling or new refineries? You know, technology we know works? Wouldn't that be a good idea? Surely if we fast tracked, putting together parts of, you know, some sort of a plant that we know we have the parts to, we know we have the schematics to, we know we have the land to and we know it works. Don't you think we might be able to get it done a little faster than seven years, especially when the stuff we make we know we can burn because we have the things to burn it in. That's great. And by the way, if the attack on McCain's drilling plan is we don't want to wait, then how can Obama's plan be, "We're going to wait for the new technology to start taking hold." How is that working? How are people saying, "Yeah, they're going to crap out some new technology that we don't have yet and they are they're going to build it and then they're going to find a way to pipe it into whatever neighborhood outlet that they'll have. And then you're going to go out and buy the new vehicle that will run on this new crap that they've crapped out. It's going to be great." All in less than seven years. I mean, is there a wonder we have an energy crisis in this? We don't have an energy crisis. We have an abundance of stupidity crisis. That's what we have. I mean, if Stu --

VOICE: Breaking news. Breaking news. It's Barack Obama flip-flop breaking news.

GLENN: Just a second. I -- yes, go ahead.

STU: Wow, Glenn, these are pouring in. I didn't mean to interrupt your -- this is fascinating. You remember NAFTA?

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: You know how Barack Obama --

GLENN: Yeah, he's going to end it. He's going to go tell Canada that --

STU: Yeah, he was trashing the primaries, he was going to bring a hammer to Canada and Mexico and bring unilateral -- you remember that. Now he's calling his previous NAFTA rhetoric overheated. It's a little overheated and he -- of course, you know that he sent a senior executive -- economy guy up to Canadians to tell them that, oh, that antitrade stuff, that was just posturing. So it's a little overheated.

GLENN: But it's not a flip-flop.

STU: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, not overheated, not a flip-flop, just overheated. Overheating enlightenment, Glenn.

GLENN: Kind of like entertaining and enlightenment.

STU: It's like the fusion of overheating and enlightenment.

GLENN: So you in the center there, what your job is to find all of the -- what the media's not calling flip-flops. Somebody who's not as enlightened as I am might call a flip-flop.

STU: Right.

GLENN: And you're showing me the difference between --

STU: Enlightenment and flip-flop.

GLENN: Got it.

STU: There's no fusion of enlightenment and flip-flop. If you were for a flip-flop, that would be a flip-flop.

GLENN: I don't think I understand how this works but thanks a lot, Stu. That's why he's in the center and I'm -- don't you wish we could run our country on stupidity? Seriously don't you think -- do you know how far you could drive your car if you just pumped out all the stupidity of the people you work with? Seriously. You could drive to, like, California and back if you were like Tokyo. Wouldn't it be great?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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