Glenn Beck: Obama is Overwhelming the System




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While the media fawns at another "barrier" being broken, more important stories are being missed. And yes, the media stinks on ice, but this time it's not necessarily all their fault.

Here's the one thing: The president is pulling a page from the community organizing playbook and he's overwhelming the system.

President Obama is simultaneously dumping so many huge agenda items on the system, even if the media wanted to cover each of the big stories they wouldn't be able to devote enough time to do it. So instead, we get stuck watching yet another pathetic confirmation hearing.

Sure, Sotomayor is a big story, but the prevailing wisdom was she'd pass with little issue. So why waste time covering agonizing "speeches-poorly-disguised-as-questions" that serve only to give more TV face time for slimy politicians?

It's misdirection and it's achieved by overwhelming the system with too much for the media to handle at once.

So, while America watches Sonia Sotomayor get compliments on her Latin-ness from Democrats and predictable complaints from Republicans, we miss Obama is talking about things like:

A second stimulus package, even though he said the first stimulus is "working as intended." Geez, if 9.5 percent unemployment and a tumbling economy is "working as intended," what would happen if the stimulus didn't work? And why would we even need a second one if the first is working? I guess we'll never know.

But hey, a wise Latina is in the Supreme Court! Yay, another barrier is broken!

We'll also stay in the dark on how world powers are moving away from the dollar. Check out this picture of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev holding up what he says is a "future world currency" under the "unity in diversity" motto?

Nothing on the collapsing dollar, but I get to learn all the trials and tribulations of Sonia Sotomayor's life.

Why waste time following stories like Al Gore saying the U.S. climate bill (cap-and-trade) will help "bring about global governance"? Why mention that Obama's pick to head the environment division at the Department of Justice is from G.E.? Sure she defended G.E. in pollution lawsuits and G.E. is trying to get stimulus money for their "eco-magination" clean energy products, but there is no way that government and business are melding together.

Get off the crazy train! There's a wise Latina in the Supreme Court!

Oh, and I almost forgot, just ignore President Obama's meeting, Monday, with union leaders pushing his health care agenda and the Democrats, who just happen to be rolling out their health care reform package.

What are the odds all of this happens today? It's so weird.

There is simply not enough time in the day to fully cover everything our community organizer in chief is pushing through; even Congress doesn't have time to read the bills before them.

Obama is overwhelming the system and on top of that he's rushing things through. He gives everything some sort of emergency label:

"Act now to avoid total economic collapse!"

"Four million armpit-less kids are without health care. The time is now to change!"

It's a calculated tactic, straight out of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and it seems to be working.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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