Glenn Beck: Obama


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Video: Stephanopoulos asks President Obama about ACORN

GLENN: By the way, Stephanopoulos actually asked the president about ACORN and if we may, if I can play ‑‑ he was on five different channels, none of them Fox, but he did get to that all important Univision interview. I mean, why would you, you know, why would you have an interview with the leader in cable news?

STU: Right. Well, the Fox one's coming up tonight obviously.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. That's right, I forgot.

STU: Yeah, you forgot about it because ‑‑

GLENN: I was only working on it last night. Pat, what time did we stop working on this? 11:00?

PAT: Yeah, around there.

GLENN: And you actually ‑‑

PAT: Well, I stopped around 12:30, 1:00.

GLENN: So I completely forgot we had the interview.

STU: That's weird you'd forget something like that.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: It's the president.

GLENN: It's not stuff that we've worked on all weekend. Yeah, we've decided if he's not going to come to us, that's okay. We'll just take all of the interviews that he's done and we'll piece them together and try to figure out what exactly he means just by piecing together all of the audio that he has left as a trail for the last five years. What does he mean? I don't know. I don't know. But he's ‑‑

STU: We'll ask him tonight.

GLENN: We'll ask him. So Stephanopoulos asked him about ACORN. This is what the president said about ACORN.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: If you say something outrageous, you're there in a hot second.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But if some of your allies made it easier if you are handed some ammunition like ACORN, for example ‑‑

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, look. The ‑‑ you know, I think that are there folks in the Democratic camp or on the left who haven't, haven't always operated in ways that I'd appreciate? Absolutely.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Congress said they should cut off all funding for ACORN. Are you for that?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Is that true on the other side as well? Of course that's true.

STEPHANOPOULOS: How about the funding for ACORN?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Frankly it's not really something I followed closely. I didn't even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But the Senate and the House have voted to cut it off.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: What I know is that what I saw on that video was certainly inappropriate and deserved to be ‑‑

STEPHANOPOULOS: So you are not committing the cutting off the federal funding?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country. It's not something I'm paying a lot of attention to.

PAT: It's only corruption.

GLENN: It's only corruption.

PAT: It's only unbelievable corruption.

GLENN: It's only a group that is going to ‑‑

PAT: $8 1/2 billion.

GLENN: Had actually $8 1/2 billion, was something he put in for the census, no big deal. It doesn't affect ‑‑ it's not one of the more important things.

PAT: Not looking at it.

GLENN: By the way, he also didn't know anything about, that they were getting federal money. He didn't know that. He barely has anything to do with ACORN. Do you know that?

STU: He probably had never heard of the organization until that question.

GLENN: Well, he may have forgotten the speech that he gave in 2007 to ACORN leaders.

PAT: What? He was with ACORN?

GLENN: Hmmm?

PAT: He was with them physically?

GLENN: Let me just give you the ‑‑

PAT: That's weird.

GLENN: I'll just give you the quote here.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: 2007 to ACORN. Do we have the audio of it? Can we ‑‑

PAT: It's from ‑‑ oh, yes. To, yes, the promise? Is that what you're talking about?

GLENN: The promise?

PAT: The promise.

GLENN: I don't even know the promise.

STU: He is not going to promise to an organization that he doesn't know exists.

PAT: Doesn't know anything about? You are right.

GLENN: I didn't know we had audio of the promise. What is the audio of the promise?

PAT: That they were going to shape his agenda?

GLENN: That's not ‑‑

PAT: Should we not go down that road again?

GLENN: Let's not go down the road of a promise.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But let me even say before I get inaugurated, during the transition we're going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda.

GLENN: Okay.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We're going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations.

GLENN: No, no, no, stop. I mean in 2007. The speech to ACORN leaders. When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November ‑‑ this is from an Organizing for America blog. So it has absolutely no credibility because it's from Obama's Organizing for America blog.

PAT: You can't, you can't trust a fringe blog like that.

STU: No, a rightwing source like that.

GLENN: When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November, he reminded them of his history with ACORN and his beginnings in Illinois as a Project Vote organizer, a nonprofit focused on voter rights and education. Senator Obama said, quote ‑‑ now remember this in the conversation that we just had with our listener who said, "Hey, don't dump this information on Friday. You know, you are showing all of the connections and everything." He said, quote: I came out of a grassroots organizing background. That's what I did for three and a half years before I went to law school. That's the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize.

Now, hang on just a second. You're moving to Chicago, that's the reason you moved to Chicago, to organize? That's almost like, did he know about the community organizations there? How did he know about the community organizations there? Which community organizations did he know about in Chicago? Who told him about the community organizations in Chicago?

PAT: I wish someone would look into that.

GLENN: I do, too ‑‑ oh, we did, on Friday's show.

That's the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize. So this is something that I know personally, the work you do.

Remember he's speaking to ACORN: The importance of it. I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official when I ran project vote registration drive in Illinois. ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.

STU: Is it the same ‑‑ could it have been another ACORN because, you know, like maybe ‑‑

GLENN: Oh, like Johnny ACORN? No, that's Johnny Appleseed. No, uh‑uh, I'm pretty sure it's the same, pretty sure it's the same idea.

STU: But he had no idea.

PAT: ACORN clothiers? Maybe he was speaking to a group of retail salespeople?

STU: That's a really good point.

PAT: I don't think so.

STU: Been working for retail clothes business for my entire career. That makes sense. I mean, that could be if his career was in sales clothing.

PAT: Doesn't remember it being like that, but ‑‑

GLENN: Try this, Dateline Washington: The liberal political organizing group ACORN faced internal chaos and allegations of financial mismanagement and fraud long before two conservatives embarrassed the group with undercover videos made at the field offices in Washington and across the country. Internal ACORN documents show an organization in turmoil as last year's presidential election approached. With the board torn over how to handle embezzlement by the founder's brother and a growing concern that donor money and pension funds had been plundered in the insider scheme. Minutes from the meeting of ACORN held in Los Angeles last summer reveal a group then on the brink of financial collapse. Quote: Currently we owe over $800,000 to the IRS, the minutes note. Haven't paid medical bills of over $300,000. We're essentially broke nationally, and a lot of offices are struggling. Some top ACORN officials tried to shield the scheme which involved Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN founder Wade Rathke. Quote: Leadership has no faith in staff. Wade betrayed them. End quote, the minu tes said. The documents present a troubling picture of one of the nation's leading social justice advocacy groups with more than 400,000 members' offices in 75 cities and an expanding international presence. Sounds to me like it's nothing that we should worry about. I can understand why the president ‑‑

PAT: Glad it's not even on his radar.

GLENN: You know, he followed that with, you know, there are other things like Afghanistan. President Barack Obama is considering, is considering more forces in Afghanistan.

Let me give you this one. The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warns in an urgent confidential ‑‑ I don't know why we're reading about it on the radio then ‑‑ urgent confidential assessment of the war that he needs more forces within the next year and bluntly states that without them, the eight‑year conflict, quoting, will likely result in failure. General Stanley McChrystal says, quote: Failure to gain the initiative and reverse the insurgent momentum in the near term while Afghan security capacity matures, risks an outcome where defeating the insurgency is no longer possible. The president said that he is taking this under consideration. I just want to, I just ‑‑ hmmm. I just ‑‑ hmmm. You've got a guy who's in charge over there, you should either replace him or do what he says if he's saying that we're going to fail.

STU: Did he consult on this decision with either SEIU or ACORN?

GLENN: I don't know, we haven't ‑‑

PAT: I doubt he's ever heard of SEIU.

GLENN: He hasn't heard about it?

PAT: No, I'm sure not.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I spent my entire adult life working with SEIU.

GLENN: Uh‑oh.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I'm not a newcomer to this.

PAT: Gollee. Well, maybe ‑‑

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I didn't this summer discover SEIU. On the campaign trail, your agenda's been my agenda in the United States Senate.

GLENN: Oh, wow.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Before debating healthcare.

GLENN: Yeah.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I talked to Andy Stern and SEIU members.

GLENN: Oh, well, that's good.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Before immigration debates took place in Washington.

GLENN: Wow.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I talked to Medina and SEIU members, before even the EFCA, I talked to SEIU.

GLENN: Oh, that is fantastic. So maybe he's on the phone with SEIU.

PAT: He's heard of them.

GLENN: And he's just trying to get their viewpoint on what he should do in the war.

STU: Maybe Andy Stern can run the war. He seems like the good guy.

GLENN: Don't count that out yet.

The House approved a new aid package for Ukraine of nearly $40 billion, which will increase the total U.S. funding for Ukraine's war efforts to a whopping $58 BILLION since March, if the package passes in the Senate. Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before Congress that the Biden administration is considering diverting resources away from an already-struggling VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) to deal with the border crisis.

"I am not making this up -- this will [make] your head explode," Glenn Beck said in the radio program Thursday. "They are going to divert costs; the Biden administration is taking money from the VA. Now already, our veterans get seconds, and we are [considering] diverting VA funding, and doctors, and nurses, away from our vets and to the migrants at the border, so we can take money that we don't have, $58 billion, and send it to Ukraine. What the hell is wrong with us?"

"Now, some Republican lawmakers are attempting to fight this," he added. "But, most people haven't even heard of this. This is how the atrocities at the border go unchecked. Biden sweeps it all under a rug. The mainstream media covers it up. And, meanwhile, people suffer and die. And in this case, it's not only the people on the border, but it is also our veterans in VA hospitals."

Glenn went on to detail the unreported deadly consequences of Biden’s border policies which have led to enough fentanyl to kill millions of Americans pouring across the border and terrorists having found easy paths into our country.

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Corruption, greed, and death. This is what the Left’s border policy is REALLY about, not the humanitarian effort they claim it is.

On tonight's episode of "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposes the groups benefitting from the border chaos under the Biden administration. A leftist money supply flows to NGOs on the border that are now taking the roles that the government should be filling with immigration and helping immigrants to flood into the U.S. Glenn asks: Why is the U.N. funding the flow of migrants to our border and subverting Congress? Why are former Biden staffers working for “non-profits” that are now getting exclusive, HIGHLY irregular multimillion-dollar border contracts? Worse than that, the consequences of Biden’s border policy have now turned deadly. National Guard members at the border are dying, fentanyl from China pours across the border, and terrorists have found an easy path to enter our country.

Finally, Glenn asks Texas Rep. Chip Roy if it’s time to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas for his negligence that is costing American lives.

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I can no longer relate to the modern pro-choice woman. I don’t want to shout my abortion. I want to pretend it never happened. Up until the SCOTUS leak, I had done a pretty good job of burying my 20-year secret. But the Roe v. Wade information earthquake triggered an eruption. I can no longer pretend to be ambivalent or leave it to blue-check pro-lifers to speak for me. My days of repeating the “safe, legal, and rare” mantra like a good, GenX libertarian feminist are over.

Some pro-abortion activists call their life-ending procedure “self-care,” like they just booked a hot stone massage or a facial at a spa. This is a polite euphemism many women tell themselves – not because we are cold-blooded killers, but because it’s how we survive. We HAVE to lie in order to justify what is actually taking place. Denial is a protective coating, a barrier from the truth. Remember, any woman born after Roe v. Wade has been programmed to believe that abortion is a natural-born right. “It’s legal; therefore it must not be evil. This is a medical procedure. Women do it every day.” Planned Parenthood has a nice way of describing abortion on its website: “A doctor uses a combination of medical tools and a suction device to gently take the pregnancy tissue out of your uterus.” “Gently take the tissue out.” Benign euphemisms that wrap our hearts and minds in a suffocating cocoon. Benign euphemisms to keep us in line.

I was raised in the Bible Belt and to believe that sex before marriage was the gravest of sins. You’d be better off robbing a store by pistol than to be caught fornicating with a boy. And yet I did fornicate with a boy. No boy I’d ever be proud to bring around to my parents. I never gave him the option to talk me out of it. I just demanded he pay half for the procedure and never speak of it again. I told myself it would be easier to survive the hidden shame of the abortion than wear the shame of my sin on my belly for the next nine months.

...the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job.

I took the so-called “easy” way out at six weeks along and swallowed a pill I got from some abortionist who gave me the creeps. He was no medical saint like the one portrayed in “The Cider House Rules,” nobly saving women from coat-hanger abortions. The doctor in my story made a quick buck at the expense of terrified “good girls.” Years later I would learn he kept aborted fetuses in buckets and was under investigation for shady medical practices. I couldn’t leave his clinic fast enough, but at least I wouldn’t have to miss work or skip my college classes. I could finish my degree and still make my parents proud. How convenient. But the pill I took made an ugly, painful mess, and it didn’t finish the job. Now I had to see a real obstetrician, get an ultrasound, and deal with the aftermath.

This doctor’s office was nicer. It had bright lights and pink walls. Although my doctor was professional, I still felt the quiet judgment in her voice. I refused to look at the image of my tortured fetus on the screen. I knew what it would mean if I did – my feminist career ambitions would lose the battle to my soul if I looked at that baby. The doctor told me the fetus was still viable but likely mentally damaged. The “kinder” thing to do would be to finish the job at an in-clinic abortion. End the fetus’ suffering and end my own self-torture. I woke up from anesthesia to learn the abortion was complete. It’s over so quickly, but the internal conflict hangs. And hangs.

You find weird ways to cope. Not long after, I discovered an abandoned robin’s egg, still perfectly intact. I wrapped it in a sock and carried it with me for over a decade. If I couldn’t do right by my own child, maybe I could keep this unhatched egg safe. Eventually, I had to come to terms with the fact that the bird egg was dead, and I got therapy. He was a good New York psychologist. Secular, liberal, tolerant. He helped me to forgive myself, but I always knew who I really needed to ask for forgiveness …

It’s easy for a young woman with all those stockpiled eggs in her ovaries to be pro-choice. She can toss away the miracle of life like a rotten banana or a bruised apple because it is easily replaced. It wasn’t until I was forced to confront the mortality of my own fertility that I felt the full force of my regret.

But I do not write this letter to achieve redemption or to be the new face of the pro-life movement. You will not see me pleading with women outside an abortion clinic. You will not see me protesting with a cutesy, homemade sign at the March for Life. You will not see me sparring on Twitter, confronting baby-killers with cold, hard facts. For now, you will not even know my name. I suppose this is not very brave, but my story is not complete and God’s work in me is in an active state. Mine is a modest mission: Maybe if I’m honest about my own wounds, I can help other women like me to heal. Maybe I can love the terrified, knocked-up woman in the Bible Belt who believes the best worst lies our society has ever told, better than any conservative talk show host ever could.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound.

The SCOTUS leak ripped a band-aid off a festering 50-year-old wound. It’s naive to think we will fix this mess for the unborn overnight and deprogram men and women plugged into 50 years of slick, well-packaged lies. Slavery was legal in the U.S. for over 200 years before we fought a war to end it. And it was another 100 years before we ended state-sanctioned racism.

When it comes to the issue of defending innocent life, I know it’s hard to be patient. This is a clear battle of good vs. evil for many on the right, but you need allies like me – the former “safe, legal, and rare” pro-choicers who are afraid to come out of the shadows. Afraid to become a political prop in the culture wars, but willing to do the quiet missionary work in our back yards.

I hope for the day future progressives look back in horror at today’s progressives fighting to keep abortion on demand. I hope for the day the New York Times publishes the pro-life version of the 1619 Project. Maybe they’ll call it the “1973 Project,” “whose mission is to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of abortion and the contribution of the pro-life movement at the very center of our national narrative.”

Until that day, I want to help these women to be braver than me. To see beyond their impossible tomorrow. If I had allowed someone the chance to help me be brave, I might not have had the same successful career, but I would have a 20-year-old son or daughter in whom to invest this unexplained overflow in my heart.

Dear EV drivers: Think you're safe from soaring gas prices? Think again.

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Diesel fuel prices have surged to record levels, adding to already record-high inflation in the U.S. But most Americans don't drive cars that run on diesel, and many have turned to electric vehicles (EVs) to avoid the ever-increasing pain at the pump. So, how would diesel supply shortages — and the resulting sky-high prices — affect you or your budget?

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck explained why every American should be concerned about the rising cost of diesel.

"Diesel fuel is the fuel that powers the economy," Glenn began. "How does that work? Well, let's start over in China. You want something from China, you have to put it onto a big boat, a slow boat from China, and that's powered by diesel.

"Then, it gets to our docks," he continued. "You know all of those big cranes and everything else that take that crap off of the ship and then put it on the ground? Run by diesel. And then the forklifts that come and pick it up and then bring it over to the train, those run on diesel. And then the train, those engines, they run on diesel. And then the trucks that get it halfway across the country from the train where they're picked up again by the forklifts, run by diesel. Then they're put into another truck, also run by diesel."

"I sure hope all the people bragging about their electric cars as gas prices skyrocket have a backup plan for their food too. Because as diesel prices go crazy, so does the price of EVERYTHING," Glenn posted on Twitter.

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