Glenn Beck: Obama dishing out spankings


Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of unity, bi-partisanship and the whole we'll all be holding hands utopian dream. That clearly hasn't happened so far...

GLENN: From high above Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. My name is Glenn Beck. Let's start with some audio from Barack Obama.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Democrats are an opinionated bunch. You know the other side, they just kind of sometimes do what they're told. Democrats, y'all are thinking for yourselves.

GLENN: Oh, I can't take this. I can't take this. The Democrats are an opinionated bunch. Okay. Can you please make this work with "I'm for the Chamber of Commerce when they're for me, and I will destroy them had they're not doing exactly what they're told"? How about this: FTC yesterday, they're going after, they're going after the insurance companies now. They have decided to get rid of the, what is it, Stu? Shoot, I have it in my paperwork. The they went after the insurance companies yesterday.

STU: Oh, the antitrust stuff.

GLENN: Antitrust stuff. Why did they do that? Because the insurance companies came out and said, no, no healthcare. So they are being spanked. Fox speaks out? We're spanked. I mean, it's amazing to me. Hang on just a second. You're spanking everyone who disagrees with you.

PAT: Oh, but he wants, he wants the feedback and he enjoys the Democratic process.

STU: He sure does.

PAT: And that discussion and that dialogue is so good. This guy is so good.

GLENN: It's amazing to me how he is he says one thing, he's like, I'm going to shoot you in the head, but what I want to make very clear here is I've never said that we should shoot people in the head. I mean, it's amazing how they can say one thing while actually doing the other.

STU: And maybe I'm not remembering an example of this, but I don't ever remember George W. Bush saying every Democrat was told what to do.

PAT: Never.

GLENN: Never.

STU: And was never thinking. He would have been so

PAT: He would have been crucified in the media for doing that.

STU: Of course. Describing your entire opposition as brainless zombies?

GLENN: May I let me give you something to chew on. This is start here. The best way to win is to unite people, okay? Reach out to people. Unite them, as many as you can. But when you come to a point to where your poll numbers are going down, you then have to divide them. You then have to do you have to energize your own base against the enemy, okay? That's what, you know, the Republicans were doing with, you know, saying all Democrats, look at these Democrats; they're un American, et cetera, et cetera. And I don't even think the Republicans really did that, but their surrogates did. And the same thing goes with the Democrats. The Democrats were out there doing that and their surrogates, okay? All he's doing now is he's energizing his base because I think they are, they're seeing their own collapse. You can see it in the polls. Did you see the Rasmussen poll?

PAT: Yeah. He's down a lot.

GLENN: Yeah, he's really starting to tank here. Now, the tanking for him is, you know, different than, you know, tanking for others. It's the lowest he's ever been. Now, he's always had skyrocketing ratings, but he's what is he, in the 40s yet? Is he at 48%?

STU: Yeah, we talked

PAT: Yeah, 40%. Well, here's the latest from Rasmussen. 27% strongly approve. 27% strongly approve. 40% strongly disapprove. That's a negative 13.

STU: Right. But his overall approval is in the high 40s still, right?

GLENN: When his overall approval goes down to 42, he's impotent.

STU: Well, because I mean, there was a poll the other day that had his overall approval at 45. That's the lowest I've seen it.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: But he is when you hit 42%, it takes an act of God to get you back up over 40 up over, you know, 50%. Once you hit I think the magic number's 41 or something like that. Once you hit that number, you're pretty much impotent. You can't you're never going to be back up to where he was, unless there's an emergency.

PAT: And let's not forget he was at, was it 72?

STU: Oh, yeah. When he started he was in the high 60s.

GLENN: But he had no place to go but down.

STU: We expected that.

PAT: Fall so far, so fast. You would think maybe 60 by now, but 47?

GLENN: This is what I said, when nobody was watching us over on Headline News and I said this president has real trouble in front of him. If this guy is elected this is when Hillary Clinton, they were going back and forth. Look at what this man is promising. He is almost being imaged at the time as a god, and he's going to change the dialogue, he's going to change everything, it's going to be you know, the little Disney animals are going to talk. And he has promised everything. If he starts to break his promises, he's done. He's done.

STU: Right. And that was what I think a lot of people were thinking the reason is. Was it Pew today that came out and said it was the fastest or one of the fastest presidents' drops that they had in their history in the third quarter of their presidency, by the third quarter of their presidency which was from, you know, up in the, you know, 60s down to, I think their Pew was still at 53. I mean, so that's a pretty good poll for him at this point. And they still said it was one of the biggest drops they had ever seen. And, you know, some of that is to be expected as far as, like no one holds, you know, when Bush was at 90% at this point of his presidency because 9/11, no one expects him to be 90% throughout his entire presidency.

PAT: Of course not.

STU: But this is a fairly precipitous drop, which is significant to point out.

GLENN: But let me go back to Barack Obama. Let's put Barack Obama back on. Play what he said again.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Democrats are an opinionated bunch. You know the other side, they just kind of sometimes do what they're told. Democrats, y'all are thinking for yourselves. I like that in you.

GLENN: Lockstep

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But it's time for us to make sure that we finish the job here. We are this close.

GLENN: Okay. So here's my new response, anybody Barack Obama says, you know, the Republicans are just stuck in the past. Yep, yep, they are. So are the Democrats. But yep, you got that one right. You got half of that equation right. I mean, why not, if they are going to go after and try to paint the Republicans as the bad guys, let them do it. Because quite honestly any party that thinks that their winning strategy I mean, there's a great story in the Politico today that they're still debating whether or not, you know, these angry voices... I'm not angry. Well, no, I take that back. I am angry. I'm angry that both parties have destroyed our country, that we have put they have put us on the brink of destruction. So yeah, I am angry. I am angry that they have lied to us every step of the way. I am angry that it is so riddled with corruption and yet we are almost powerless to do anything about it because they've set up all the rules, that there is no, there is no rule for them anymore. So yeah, I am angry... but it's not an angry like I hate everybody and I hate the country. I just, I'm angry at the people who have lied to us. I'm just angry at the people who haven't done their job. I've been doing my job. You've been doing your job at home? I think we've been doing our job because we get fired. But you guys rigged the system so much that you can't get fired. You can't get fired. And if we do try to fire you, you do what you're doing in New York or in Pennsylvania. We fire you; Arlen Specter, get the hell out. What happens? The Republicans go and they replace Arlen Specter with another Arlen Specter. In New York what?

STU: What do you mean?

GLENN: When Toomy was coming up and they were like, no, no, hey, wait a minute, hang on just a second.

STU: Right. They've always been hesitant with Toomy. They are with him now, yeah.

GLENN: And you believe that? Look what they're doing in New York.

STU: I'm not saying that they're a principle party. I'm saying they are supporting Toomy in New York.

GLENN: We have a Republican candidate in New York that not only has been endorsed by ACORN but accepted the endorsement.

PAT: Then they try to place it on the likes of us: They're still on the "Conservatives are hurting the party" stuff.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: No!

GLENN: I really don't we were having a conversation about this last night. We don't have to agree on an awful lot at this point. You know, it's not like, "And which church do you go to? Which god do you believe in?" We don't have to go there. If you don't believe in God our founders did. But you know what? Thomas Paine didn't. That's kind of in dispute, but I'm willing to go that Thomas Paine didn't. I'm willing to go. At least he had serious doubt. Well, was he ostracized? No.

STU: No. He believed in a lot of stuff that we would not agree with.

GLENN: Yes. Because he

STU: Still a founder.

GLENN: Because the picture was so huge, you could say, look, okay, so you don't believe in God. That's okay. A good human being, you a decent man? Yeah. Great. Come on over. It was okay. It was okay. We don't have to agree on an awful lot. We have to agree on principles of, does merit matter. Does merit matter. Does what you do matter? Should you succeed and fail based on what you accomplish, or what you can't get accomplished? Should you pay for your own debts? Should you if you've screwed it up, should you take responsibility? If you break the law, should you go to jail? That's one thing that we have to take. Are we a meritocracy anymore? Or do we just give everybody everything? Is it free everything? And nobody pays any price unless that price is exacted because of an opinion. Not because of what you've done but because of an opinion. That is the question that we have to ask. Then we have to say, okay, wait a minute, okay, I got that; no, I don't think it should be opinion based; I think it should be merit based. Great. Should you be accountable? Yes. Great. I mean, really what else at this point we're down to so we're down so far that it should be easy to cobble together a coalition, you know? A coalition of accountability. Hold me accountable for what I do. Hold me accountable for the laws that I live within. Hold me accountable don't talk to me about, oh, well, I inherited, I inherited, I inherited. How long would we accept that from anybody? Would you accept that from any business person, any business person? Well, I inherited a fix the damn problem. Can you imagine, can you imagine your kids coming to you? "Well, mom, I inherited this dirty room." Excuse me? Clean your room.

STU: Yeah, exactly.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Well, my sister was in here and she messed up my whole room. She messed up the room. I get it. You'd say to them, I get it, but I need you to clean your room. You wouldn't go another week. You wouldn't go another day. "Didn't I just tell you the clean the room?" "Mom, I'm in here mopping up and I am..." no, you're not. You're making it more messy. I'm not going to accept you telling me that I'm cleaning my room the wrong way. You need a spanking. That's what you need.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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