Glenn Beck: More Contradictions from Obama

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GLENN: From high above Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, my name is Glenn Beck. A couple of days ago we were once again amazed by President Obama, I don't even know what to call it, his disingenuousness, his two facedness? His ability to talk out of both sides of his mouth. As we watched him bash the Chamber of Commerce for daring to oppose this healthcare reform and the disastrous climate change bill, painting the Chamber of Commerce as evil lobbyists.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: They are very good at this because that's how business has been done in Washington for a very long time. In fact, over the last 10 years the chamber alone spent nearly half a billion dollars on lobbying, half a billion dollars.

GLENN: Okay. Horrible, aren't they? Then fresh from hammering the Chamber of Commerce who was on board for his planned takeover of GM and Chrysler and the other bailouts and the stimulus package, Obama then went directly to give a speech to small businesses to tell the small business group just how important business is to the country.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I guarantee you this: This administration is going to stand behind small businesses. You are our highest priority because we are confident that when you are succeeding, America succeeds.

GLENN: Okay, hang on. That's your highest priority, the small businesses... that can't get loans. Are the small businesses in your office helping SEIU design healthcare and everything else? Even as he is working to destroy the group that represents over three million businesses in this country, 95% of them small, 95% of them small, he's saying that in one side of his mouth. Then he woos and schmoozes the other businesses out of the other side of his mouth. He mean, he does this brilliantly, so much so that most Americans don't even notice it. But I do, and it drives me out of my mind. Blood shoots right directly out of my mind my eyes. I don't know if you heard the mop speech the other day, but everybody focused on the mop part of it, "I'm mopping up everybody else's mess." But listen to this part.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: To the non Democrats who may be watching today, I want everybody to know we believe in a strong and loyal opposition. I believe in a two party system where ideas are tested and assumptions are challenged because that's how we move this country forward. But what I reject is when some folks decide to sit on the sidelines and root for failure, on healthcare or on energy or on our economy. What I reject is when some folks say we should go back to the past policies when it was the very same policies that got us into this mess in the first place.

GLENN: I can't help but this is a mask. This is a mask this guy is wearing. You can't have it both ways. This man has been getting away with it up until now, but somebody needs to stand up here because I can't take it anymore.

Let's play it again, and I want to take it slowly this time.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: To the non Democrats who may be watching today, I want everybody to know we believe in a strong and loyal opposition.

GLENN: Okay. You believe in a strong and loyal opposition. Okay, that's good. Then let's leave Fox News, talk radio, the Internet, what do you say, the Chamber of Commerce, let's leave them alone. Let's sit down with serious conservative members of congress, not Olympia Snowe. Let's have a serious discussion about why they and 54% of the country oppose your disastrous healthcare reform. 54%. And no doubt the climate change bill as well. But he doesn't just stop there.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I believe in a two party system where ideas are tested and assumptions are challenged. Because that's how we move this country forward.

GLENN: Really? Okay. So ideas are heard and assumptions are challenged. You mean like somebody asking questions. That's how we move this country forward, by asking questions. Well, have we seen any evidence of him being open to anyone asking tough questions?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But what I reject

GLENN: Oh, boy. Here he comes.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: is when some folks decide to sit on the sidelines and root for failure.


PRESIDENT OBAMA: On healthcare or on energy.


PRESIDENT OBAMA: Or on our economy.

GLENN: Right.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: What I reject is when some folks say we should go back to the past policies when it was those very same policies that got us into this mess in the first place.

GLENN: Okay. So he rejects folks who are just sitting on the sidelines rooting for failure. What is your definition of folks on the sidelines? Who are they? Am I a folk on the sideline because I feel like I'm kind of on the front lines. Are the tea partygoers, are they folks on the sidelines? Because they're doing things they've never done before. Then he reels off healthcare, energy, and the economy. Those are huge issues that threaten to fundamentally transform our country, as he has admitted he's planning to do, and we're not supposed to have any input at all? No, no, no, we're not. Because again right after saying that he welcomes strong and loyal opposition with different ideas and challenging assumptions, he immediately rejects all of that because your ideas got us here in the first place. So he's under no obligation to hear from you whatsoever.

Any idea that is not a progressive idea is the one that got us into the mess. But what he and no college professor will ever tell you is the ideas that got us here in the first place are the progressive ideas. They are the ideas that started with Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, the progressive ideas that were pitched and implemented by both the Republicans and the Democrats. The progressive ideas that came from the Fed. The progressive ideas that have gone from John McCain, both Bushes, Ted Kennedy, and Senator Obama. For years. He was and is apparently happy to entertain ideas not from tea partygoers because their ideas got us here. But he is happy to entertain ideas from Van Jones, a communist. Anita Dunn whose favorite political philosopher is Chairman Mao, one of the two people she turns to most. He will listen to Mark Lloyd, a fan of Hugo Chavez, a revolution in Venezuela! He will entertain the radical thoughts of John Holdren and Cass Sunstein, Carol Browner, Ron Bloom, but not a Republican, not a conservative, not a free market thinker. That's crazy.

Here's another amazing example. This contradiction is from the same speech. Now, I want to make it clear we did edit this, but we didn't edit it to change the context or the meaning. The context and the meaning are the same. We just shortened it for time.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It starts off with the basic idea that we're all in this together. What we're going to do is we're going to be pragmatic instead of ideological. We are going to try to bring people together rather than push them apart. We are going to make sure that we listen to other people's ideas. But I don't want the folks who created the mess, I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them just to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking.

GLENN: I'd sure like to know don't you think it's important? Since the president of the United States says that those who created the mess need to get out of the way, just shut up and get out of the way, don't you think it's important that we get the list from him, that we get specifics from him on who created the mess? Because see, I don't understand. I don't know how the mess was created. I don't know. I'm getting the impression that it is just anyone who believes in the free market. Who created the mess because you've got to stop talking. Just shut up. This isn't open to debate. I've got other things to do over here. I'm busy mopping with Maoists. I've got Maoists on my staff that have some new ideas that haven't been tried in America. Because they are in China. There is some successful and political economic thinking, I'll tell you that. Wow. I've got to talk to some more people about freedom and freedom of the press. I'm going to get Mark Lloyd here in just a second. He is going to tell me about that important revolution in Venezuela. I don't have time to listen to you free market thinkers. And the media has been so in love with him that no one outside of talk radio or Fox News has ever, ever, as far as I have seen, shown this habit he has of repeatedly contradicting his own message. A lot of times, not always, but a lot of times within the same speech. We just played one from back in August. Sometimes it's not as obvious, but if you're paying attention, you can catch him in a lie or a contradiction almost daily.

Here's an interview he just did. He was asked about the Fox attacks.

VOICE: Do you think it's appropriate for the White House to say what is and what is not a news organization?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I think the American people are a lot more interested in what we're doing to create jobs or how we're handling the situation in Afghanistan.

GLENN: Well, first of all, he's not creating jobs at all. The president was just in Connecticut. He was supposed to create 40,000 new jobs. Connecticut's lost 20,000 jobs. But they were talking about creating jobs. Hello? He's not creating jobs. He's hemorrhaging jobs, and he's doing the American people, let's stop talking about Fox because the American people are more interested in creating jobs and talking about Afghanistan. Well, what have you done in Afghanistan, sir?

VOICE: Fair enough, but your advisors raised this issue.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, no, I think what our advisors have simply said is that we are going to take media as it comes, and if media is operating basically as a talk radio format, then that's one thing.

GLENN: But who caused the mess?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And if it's operating as a news outlet, then that's another. But it's not something I'm losing a lot of sleep over.

GLENN: It was his advisors that raised the issue, right? It wasn't like Captain Kangaroo rising from the dead and having bunny slap it out on the table, right? It was his advisors that raised the issues. But his response was, no, well, no, I... I mean, I... what I... what our advisors have simply said is that we're going to take the media as it comes. Take it as it comes? He sent out Anita Dunn, Robert Gibbs, his two top guys, chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel and top advisor David Axelrod to attack, disparage and try to destroy Fox News. I mean, if they were focused on Afghanistan, they would have no comment on Fox. They would be like, whatever, I don't know, we're working on these things. And if it's not something that he's losing sleep over, why are his highest ranking people out on a smear campaign? Why did they try to eliminate Fox from the press pool yesterday? Did you hear that? They tried to eliminate Fox from the press pool yesterday. Oh, you bet he's losing sleep over this.

But let me give you a few more examples here of his duplicity. First he's accountable.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And we expect you, the American people, to hold us accountable for the results.

GLENN: Yeah, he wants to be held accountable. But then... not so much.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: My administration inherited a deficit of over $1 trillion.

GLENN: Yeah.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But because we also inherited the most profound economic emergency since the Great Depression.

GLENN: Oh, boy. Stinks to be but you can hold them accountable, just not on these things that he has inherited. Now remember he's for it.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal healthcare plan.

GLENN: But at the same exact time, at the same exact time he's also, I mean, pretty much against it.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I have not said that I was a single payer supporter.

GLENN: Ah. One thing is certain, though, Barack Obama just loves and respects our nation's doctors.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I want to welcome all the doctors who have joined us today at the White House, all.


PRESIDENT OBAMA: Have devoted their lives to the healing of others.

GLENN: So doctors all have devoted their life to healing of others. They're good and honorable people.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And you come in and you've got a bad sore throat or your child has a bad sore throat or has repeated sore throats.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: The doctor may look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, you know what, I make a lot more money if I take this kid's tonsils out.

GLENN: Wow, that's, I mean, good and honorable guys who are taking tonsils out because they make more money. That almost sounds unethical.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: If a family care physician works with his or her patient to help them lose weight, modify diet, monitors whether they're taking their medications in a timely fashion, they might get reimbursed a pittance. But if that same diabetic ends up getting their foot amputated, that's $30,000, $40,000, $50,000.


PRESIDENT OBAMA: Immediately the surgeon is reimbursed.

GLENN: Wow, that's needlessly cutting off patients' feet just to make more money. He does indeed love you, doctors. Wow. So well, my only question left is all the doctors who have devoted their lives to healing others, are they hacking body parts off people to make their Mercedes payments? That's oh, forget about the questions. I must be part of the problem. I'm pretty confused here, but maybe this will clear everything up.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Listen. I'll take responsibility. I'm the president. It's my job to make sure that we fix these messes even if I don't make them.

GLENN: Yeah. It's important that he fix the messes, even if he didn't make them. He will take responsibility. He's the president. He's willing to take responsibility. The buck stops here.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I do think it might be useful to point out that it wasn't under me that we started buying a whole bunch of shares of banks. It wasn't on my watch, and it wasn't on my watch that we passed a massive new entitlement, the prescription drug plan, without a source of funding. And so I think that it's important just to note when you start hearing folks throw these words around that we've actually been operating in a way that is entirely consistent with free market principles.

GLENN: (Laughing). No, no, with the progressive principles that you, then Senator Obama, endorsed and signed. Taking responsibility. That doesn't sound like he was because didn't I just hear him say...

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Listen. I'll take responsibility. I'm the president. It's my job to make sure that we fix these messes, even if I don't make them.

GLENN: Yeah. Well, he's going to have well, I've just got a few more questions, but he's busy mopping up the mess! Better stop asking questions. But I've had so many more. So I've just got to get them off my chest here in just a second.

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, 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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Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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