America's March to Socialism
VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.
GLENN: Well, socialism isn't the easiest thing to sell in this country, believe it or not. It's important that you have a strategy, and Barack Obama has a strategy. His apparent strategy is called a straight face, which I don't know how he does it but I mean, you do something that drastically moves us toward socialism and then you make a speech in which you act like you did the exact opposite. That's a fantastic strategy. It seems to be working.
For example, was this a critic of Obama in congress or was it Obama himself: We cannot settle for a future ‑‑ I'm quoting: We cannot settle for a future of rising deficits and debts that our children cannot pay. Too often the result is wasteful spending, bloated programs and inefficient results. It's time to fundamentally change the way we do business in Washington, end quote.
Amazingly not a critic of the administration, that was the administration. Barack Obama said that he was fretting about wasteful spending, bloated programs and inefficient results, and he managed to say it with, his strategy, a straight face, completely without irony. Not even a hint of, not a whiff of irony, nowhere. It's like yesterday when he said we're going to go after those people who are doing things overseas and then not paying their fair share of taxes, and he did it with Tim Geithner right next to him! There was no irony. Nobody went, "I can't believe it. We can see if Geithner didn't pay his taxes when he was working overseas." See, that's the key. See, if while you are saying it you break into hysterical laughter, somebody might bother looking past the fact that you seem to, you know, seem to act like, you know, you're cool to hang out with and then actually look at what you're actually saying and doing. Now, you can't always get away with it. I mean, it didn't really seem to work when he was trying to take credit for his $100 million in savings out of his 300 ‑‑ I'm sorry, $3.55 trillion budget. The media, usually employed just to come up with new adjectives to describe how wonderful he is, "He's the Messiah" or, you know, how toned his wife's arms are. They actually did their job on this one, pointing out for someone in $40,000 in debt, it's like cutting one Starbucks latte out of the budget per year and so the people in the press corps went, "You've got to be kidding." They saw the irony. And, of course, the very same day he was touting the $100 million in savings. He sent $100 billion to the International Monetary Fund to strengthen their war chest. Like to point out, $100 million is less than $100 billion. And the International Monetary Fund is the place that Tim Geithner was working when he didn't pay his taxes. And I'd also like to point out the third piece here: Their war chest? We're sending $100 billion for their war chest? Really? Does anybody notice we don't have any money in our war chest? And since we have actual wars going on, we could use a war chest? You know, not to mention that we have ‑‑ I think we have killer pigs attacking us or something. I'm not really sure what's going on. But that was a rare hole in the straight‑faced philosophy of government. Coming soon, universal healthcare will save us money, cap and trade will create jobs, and President Obama will work closely with Republicans to achieve bipartisan solutions.