Glenn Beck: Obama Excuses Wearing Thin




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GLENN: From high above Times Square, Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. My name is Glenn Beck. Have you heard the news, my friend? President Obama has inherited an economic mess from the Bush administration. This is from an article entitled Obama Excuses Wearing Thin from the Chicago Sun Times. You say you've hardly heard this news? But it's been the message sounded over and over by the White House. Top Obama advisor David Axelrod said on one of the many Sunday news shows, quote, he walked in the door, we had the worst economy since the Great Depression. In San Francisco this is what Barack Obama was saying.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I'm busy and Nancy's busy with our mop cleaning up somebody else's mess.

GLENN: That's right. In San Francisco.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We don't want somebody sitting back saying you are not holding the mop the right way.

GLENN: He talked about being busy with our mop. White House heavy hitter Rahm Emanuel used the "worst economy since the Great Depression" line on the public TV news shows on Sunday. The Chicago Sun Times says that you'd think it was October 2008, the final month in the Obama presidential candidacy, rather than October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency. Yet, the Obama White House is in full fledged campaign mode because it needs to mask the shortcomings of the Obama presidency. Take, for example, says the Chicago Sun Times, all the talk of inheriting the worst economy since the 1930s crisis.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: My administration inherited a deficit of over $1 trillion but because we also inherited the most profound economic emergency since the Great Depression...

GLENN: Okay. Got it? The most profound economic crisis since the Great Depression. That came into response to the news that the federal deficit hit $1.4 trillion.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We are going through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

GLENN: Got it.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We've lost now 3.6 million jobs, but what's perhaps even more disturbing is that almost half of that job loss has taken place over the last three months.

GLENN: Yet just a few months ago the Obama camp was signing the stimulus package and they were singing a different tune. Because it was under criticism for the $787 billion stimulus package that had bulldozed through congress on the grounds that massive spending was needed to keep the unemployment rate from breaching 8%. When joblessness hit 9.5% in June, vice president Joe Biden said?

BIDEN: The truth is we and everyone else misfigured the economy. The figures we worked off in January were the consensus figures of most of the blue chip indexes out there.

GLENN: So they inherited the worst economy and the worst economic situation since the Great Depression. And the economy turned out to be worse than they thought. Which is it? Can anyone answer that question? It can't be both. The Chicago suns times says unless your brain is completely addled by the Obama charisma. Obama is still popular but polls show that the public is losing faith in his policies. We'll give you those polls from CNN here in a few minutes. Another indicator was Saturday Night Live, a skit lampooning Obama for the major accomplishments of his administration, Jack and Squat.

VOICE: Looking at this list I'm seeing two big accomplishments: Jack and Squat.

GLENN: Now, if the honeymoon is ending with the American voter, it isn't for the obsequious elements of the mainstream media. CNN prostrated itself fact checking the Jack and Squat skit from Saturday Night Live.

VOICE: The best improvements from the war in Afghanistan, is it better? No, I think it's actually worse.

VOICE: But is there any truth to this?

VOICE: They got some things wrong. For example

VOICE: Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact.com, a nonpartisan fact checking website that rates statements of officials says SNL missed some of the marks on some of its claims. For instance, Afghanistan.

VOICE: I think SNL tended to kind of gloss over what is a fair amount of progress by this administration about sending two additional brigades to Afghanistan. We rated that a promise kept.

GLENN: That is unbelievable.

PAT: This just in. MSNBC has just fact checked last night's SpongeBob SquarePants episode.

GLENN: I mean, when have you ever seen that done?

STU: Crabby patties are not that expensive, and they need to make sure that the people know it.

PAT: Nor do they taste that good frankly.

STU: They are okay.

PAT: Sometimes they are stale.

GLENN: Chicago Sun Times continues: But that's harmless compared to the virulent campaign against Obama critics carried out by the denizens of MSNBC. It's Obama acolytes seek to demonize opponents of Obama's policies by focusing on most marginal corners of rightwing politics like, for example, the Birthers who deny that Obama is a natural born citizen. The larger scheme is to imply that Obama critics are racists.

VOICE: Janine Garofalo, good to see you.

GAROFALO: Thank you, there is nothing more interesting than seeing a bunch of racists become confused and angry at a speech they are not quite certain what to think. It sounds right to them and then it doesn't make sense which, let's be very honest about what this is about. It's not about bashing Democrats. It's not about bashing taxes. They have no idea what the Boston tea party is about. They don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism state up.

GLENN: You don't even know what the Boston tea party is really all about. That's the backdrop to the story of Rush Limbaugh, getting booted from a group bidding to buy the St. Louis rams. He was smeared on CNN and MSNBC with false accusations of making two racist comments. He is an abrasive critic of Obama; so he must be racist, or so goes the leftwing story line, writes the Chicago Sun Times. They continue: I wouldn't defend everything Limbaugh has ever said, but lies were used to blacklist him from professional football for his political views. Recently an MSNBC personality accused the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of lobbying for policies that amount to being treasonous to this country.

VOICE: Tom, that's irrelevant. That's irrelevant. If I set up a business where I can speculate

TOM: I'm not exactly sure the point you want to make.

VOICE: Let me finish. If I set up a business where I can speculate with your money, Tom, where I can go to your account and you're every taxpayer in America and the more I speculate with, the more I make, of course I'm going to speculate until the thing blows up. So unless the government and people like you that lobby to the exemptions that allow banks to do that get out of the way, we will never have fair play again in this country and we'll have job creation by virtue of taxpayer theft, which is ultimately destructive, and I would argue treasonous to this country.

GLENN: Did he say job creation through taxpayer funds?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And that's treasonous. Do I have that right? Job creation through taxpayer funds.

PAT: So the stimulus would have

GLENN: Don't think it through.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: Remember how writing in the Chicago Sun Times, remember how liberals roared in outrage at any hint of their patriotism being questioned for criticizing the Iraq war. Well, it is the left that doesn't shy from attacking the patriotism of those it dislikes. Recall the repulsive moveon.org General Betrayus ad against Iraqi commander General David Petraeus. Recent opposition to Chicago's Olympic bid was cast as sign of lack of patriotism among Obama critics. An MSNBC blast against the chamber appears to dovetail with what the Politico newspaper reports is a White House and Democratic effort to marginalize the business organization that echoes the administration assault on Fox News. It says Fox isn't a news organization.

VOICE: It's not so much a conflict with Fox News but unlike, I suppose, the way to look at it and the way the president looks at it, we look as it is it's not a news organization so much as it has a perspective. And that's a different take. And more importantly is not have the CNNs and the others in the world basically be led and following Fox.

VOICE: I don't you know, I'm not concerned. Mr. Murdock has a talent for making money, and I understand that their programming is geared toward making money. All the only argument Anita was making is that they are not really a news station, if you watch even it's not just their commentators but a lot of their news programming, it's really not news. It's pushing a point of view and the bigger thing is that other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way and we are not going to treat them that way. We're going to appear on their shows, we're going to participate but understanding that they represent a point of view.

GLENN: The White House is trying to dictate who's a news organization. Democrats are out to gut the Chamber of Commerce. Obama media allies damning Americans as racist, unpatriotic and now treasonous. Is this the America Obama promised when he campaigned to end the cynical and divisive politics of the past? That's in the Chicago Sun Times. Would you explain to me the story about the Obama administration now in bed with Media Matters on Fox News? Do you have that, Pat?

PAT: Yeah. Let's see.

STU: You said now embedded? Like as if there was another state of being?

PAT: Here's what moveon.org just sent out. Dear moveon member: All year Fox has worked 24/7 to block President Obama's agenda, repeating lies about death panels, promoting tea party protests and whipping up fake political scandals. Now President Obama is fighting back. The White House

GLENN: Hold on. Hold on just a second. What are the fake political scandals? And if it was so fake, shouldn't Van Jones sue the White House? He was forced to resign I'm sorry. No, he hasn't. He decided to resign. Should he have resigned over a fake political scandal? How about the NEA? Is that fake? This is quite the charge. I'd sure like an answer to that. Shouldn't you sue me if these charges are false? I mean, shouldn't you at least come out and make the charge? I mean, don't you have a right to face your accusers in this country? See, I will clearly, if we got it wrong and we have our researchers, I mean, I can show you all the paperwork that we've done. We have not done it to just higgledy piggledy run and smear somebody. We haven't done that. There's may I show you the board in the other room on the things that I could say but haven't? Because we don't have them verified? I mean, I got a list a mile long. If I were being irresponsible, I'd go with that list.

The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.

2009

In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.

2010

Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?

2011

In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.

2013

By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.

2014

In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.

2015

In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.

2017

In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.

2018

In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.

2019

In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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