Glenn Beck: Obama -- genius or out of control idiot?

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GLENN: Is Barack Obama an absolute out-of-control idiot or is he a genius. Which is it? Because I believe we've now come to a place. You know, nobody can really identify him. Who is he? What does he really believe in? I know, hope and change. But what is it he really believes in? What are his programs? You never really see. The healthcare in the stimulus bill, you see the vague outline of something very spooky, but you're not sure what it is.

Yesterday TARP 2, $1.5 trillion. The spooky outline, but what is it exactly? You don't know. Here's a guy who makes Bill Clinton's first 100 days look smooth. Everybody he nominated, they were tax cheats. One was part of a socialist party. Help line some of these things up in my head here, Stu, the things that have happened. The stimulus bill, almost a trillion dollars, riddled the pork. And he says it's not pork. You've got shelters for polar bears in it. You've got to be kidding me, right? You've got condoms and abortions for Europe? That's not pork. That's a stimulus bill? He puts it out there, gigantic. Everything in it, you are looking at yourself and thinking, you're crazy. At the same time he shuts down Gitmo, which he said he was going to do, but then he pardons -- or not pardons but drops the case against the mastermind behind the USS Cole. Then he appoints an attorney general who says that, you know, he is the Holder memo is something where you can go in and say to a company, "If you don't testify against this other company, we're going to say that you were involved." So right now we'll offer you immunity if you just testify against these people. And if you don't, you're part of it. The number two guy in the attorney general's office is a guy who is, who the porn industry said yesterday, quote, "It's a refreshing change." He's the guy, he's the reason why your library has pornography in it, that you can't have the kids have their computers protected in the library. It's him. He's the reason we're spending federal tax dollars on having Playboy and Penthouse made into braille for the Library of Congress. He's the guy who stood up for child pornographers and argued the cases in the Supreme Court. That's the number two guy. Then Barack Obama announces that he's moving the census. This is gigantic on its own, gigantic. He will control the electoral college. He can control how much money goes where. He can now say, "Philadelphia, we're going to estimate that you got a million more people." He can do that because the commerce department has a set of rules. The commerce department is very transparent. You've got to do it exactly one way. You move it over to Rahm Emanuel, you don't have those same rules. He introduces the guy for TARP, you know, the guy who's the tax cheat, the guy who designed the TARP program that we didn't use. He says in a press conference, "Yeah, I don't want to take away his... or he's going to do that tomorrow and I want to make sure that everybody shows up for that." But at the same time that the TARP guy has nothing to say, the big announcement is, "We're going to try stuff we've never tried before." Barack Obama is holding a rally at the same time. "I thought you didn't want to take away from the press conference." Oh, by the way, those were both scheduled at the same time the Senate was voting for the stimulus package. Is this guy a moron or a genius? I contend he's a genius and I contend and what made me think about this today is I was driving in and I was hearing somebody on the radio talking about the healthcare package and they said, you know, you've got to call in, you've got to get this taken out, this has got to be taken out of the stimulus package. And my response is probably your response: You've got to be kidding me. How many times have I called, I want my tax dollars to be reduced, I want to be able to deduct the dollars that I spend in long distance calling congress! And I thought like you, how many times do I have to call? They are not going to get it; why should I call? And then it dawned on me, how stupid is this guy to go to Nancy Pelosi and say, "Just do whatever you want. I need about $800 billion." And if Nancy Pelosi -- this is what we're expected to believe. Nancy Pelosi designed this bill, and she just did it. She just did it. Without anybody, she just loaded it up. Well, how stupid would that be, unless you intentionally wanted polar bears in there, so somebody like Charles Schumer can say -- do you have the Chuck Schumer quote from yesterday? You have it? Go ahead and play that, Dan. Here's Chuck Schumer yesterday.

SCHUMER: And let me say this to all of the chattering class.

GLENN: That would be us.

SCHUMER: That so much focuses on those little tiny, yes, porky amendments. The American people really don't care.

GLENN: Stop. Now, I could say to you today I want you to call Senator Schumer's office and tell him that you do care, you do care about those porky projects. Or are they this stupid and out of touch, or do they want everyone to focus on those porky projects? Because if you're focusing on the polar bears today, you're not focused on healthcare. Universal healthcare has been written and inserted into this bill. If you're worried about the porky process, are you concentrating on the census? As a guy who has to put shows together every day, television I have 41 minutes. There is so much -- I said yesterday there's so much I could do. I could do three hours of television and three hours of radio and still not get to everything. This guy's a genius. He's wearing you out. He is short-circuiting the only thing that stands in the way. What he has done, he -- look, what stands in anybody's way in Washington? You. Phone calls. Letters. Protests. Good. How do you take care of that? Well, here's the first thing you do. You've got to discredit, immediately discredit any of the chattering class. Anybody who's speaking out against it, they're the chattering class. So that chattering class, that's not the regular people, you know. You can dismiss them. And then try to destroy them. But you try to destroy them before they've even really said anything about your programs! Just come right at them. "Anybody who's listening to Rush Limbaugh, you don't even need to bother talking to me about anything." So come after them. And then what is Rush Limbaugh going to do? What is Sean Hannity going to do? What is everybody else going to do? They are going to say, "You know what, here's what you need to do. You need to call your senator today. You need to say you do care about this pork. You need to call them and tell them..." hmmm, how many times could I get you to do that before you are not going to do it anymore because you are going to go, Glenn, it's not going to make a difference. How many times do I have to tell you before you -- you might already be here. Before you look at this whole thing and go, "It's a tsunami. I'm not going to be able to do -- I'm just going to tune out." This guy's a genius. He is intentionally trying to short-circuit you right now. He is intentionally trying to fry the wires, trying to wear you down and wear you out. He is intentionally trying to make you feel little with this overwhelming problem. I'm going to play some audio for you and I'm going to show you what the result is of doing what he's doing because I think this is being done above him as well. I think this is being done by the Fed, I think this is being done on the financial sector. It's already worked. They learned the lessons. Why is everybody just willing to give all the money to the treasury and to the Fed? Why was everybody in congress just willing to go, okay, okay, okay, here, I'll sign it. Why? Because they didn't understand it. It was overwhelming. It was too big. Why did every economist miss it? Because it's too big, it's too overwhelming. Why did I see it? Because it's not. It's easy to see if you know what you're looking at. And I don't mean looking at -- I don't know what I'm looking at with the economy and stats and everything else. I just know a train wreck when I see it. It's the same thing here. You have to be able to step back and say, "What is it they are trying to create?" It's not about the polar bears. It's not about Guantanamo. It's not about the census. It's about all of it. They have learned the lesson that Obama -- that Osama Bin Laden is also trying to overwhelm us with. It's how we collapse the Soviet Union. Overwhelm them. Have just too many things going on. They can't do it all. Well, it's being done to our country and it's being done by our politicians to you. Overwhelm them. They can't fight all of it. Yes, you can.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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