Glenn Beck: The Talented Mr. Obama




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Today is a big day. President Obama is announcing his plans for Afghanistan.

No matter what he says, he's guaranteed to hack off a ton of people within the first five seconds of the speech. That's because he's pre-empting "Charlie Brown's Christmas." It's a classic, except I never understood a single word Charlie Brown's teacher said. I'm not sure how he learned anything. And maybe he didn't because really, how many times can you fall for the football trick?

Apparently General Stanley McChrystal must talk in the same way that teacher does, because Obama's plan (reportedly) falls short on the needed troop levels.

Obama will be sending in about 30,000 additional troops, when McCrystal asked for 60,000 with a minimum of forty-thousand. The media is conveniently not bothering to report the entire story: A real compromise would be around 50,000 troops.

So why would he fall thousands short of the request from the general in the field? Unless — maybe — could it be — we are so lucky! We have the most talented president who's ever walked the face of the Earth. Yes, this man is so-goshed-darn smart that he doesn't need a West Point education. He's organized an entire community; he can organize Afghanistan. He knows the real number of soldiers needed. Forget what that crazy general says; he didn't go to organizing school.

And the president knows a thing or two about troop levels. He's been talking about them since 2007:

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THEN-SENATOR BARACK OBAMA: We've got to get the job done there. And that requires us to have enough troops that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous problems there.

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Yes, we don't want our troops just haphazardly killing civilians. So let's get the number right; take the best experts opinion possible — the military commanders on the field — and completely ignore their advice.

Thank God we have such a talent in office. There are so many pressing issues and if we didn't have a raw genius like Obama, how else would we be able to ignore so many experts in their respective fields?

Take the auto industry: Obama knows how to run a car company better than the CEOs who have spent decades in the business. And look at the fruits we are seeing from that one. A GM plant was opened up in Joe Biden's hometown.

His wife is so modest when it comes to their wealth; she calls it "Jack and his magic beans." But it was no accident. How else could you explain him fixing the entire financial industry! Sure, his treasury secretary can't quite figure out complex things — like TurboTax — and he thinks the trillion-dollar health care bill is "deficit neutral."

The president knows about police work too. He has this incredible ability to have no facts in the case whatsoever and be able to tell that the police acted stupidly. And he'll go on national TV and say so. Maybe he'll tell us tonight before he enlightens us on the troop levels that the four Navy SEALs acted like idiots when they gave a terrorist a fat lip.

Security: He doesn't even really need the Secret Service, because apparently someone in the White House knows who can and cannot enter into functions without a guest list.

The president's so smart he's even inventing jobs all across America. When he looks America in the eye and says — as there is 10.2 percent unemployment — that he's "saved or created more than one million jobs," you know that the four million jobs lost since he became president are irrelevant. Those are the old kinds of jobs, not those shiny new green kind.

And yes, those leaked e-mails from climate scientists seem to settle the science that the science is not settled. A normal president might actually be swayed by this proof, but not this White House. Our genius in chief is still moving forward at Copenhagen next week with the reduce emissions by 17 percent goal. I can't understand how that is a good trade off: We cut a tiny slice of world emissions and we get cap-and-trade, a system that will help destroy our economy like it has everywhere else it's been tried. But then again, I'm not qualified to ignore people with actual experience like the president is.

In all these areas, President Obama knows better than people who have actually done or who are currently doing the job. I guess that's why CBS is running polls to see if Obama should be the next face on Mt. Rushmore.

Hey, why wait? Let's start carving it up now. But we might have to truck in more rock, just to show how big this guy's head really is.

I can't imagine that I'm the only person that believes you listen to the commanders in the field. And if you disagree with this general's philosophy and think he's making bad choices, then fire him. Pick a new one and whatever strategy you choose, do it all the way. No cutting it half.

If you want your face next to Abe Lincoln, then try following his example. Lincoln was unpopular at the outset of the Civil War, he couldn't find a general that would do the job the right way. So he would fire them and he'd hire another, until finally he ended up with Grant.

It's either fire McCrystal or do what he says.

But, I'll take the president's best guess on the troop levels over those in Congress. Because at least he has seen the un-redacted McCrystal report (allegedly). The report's been in Washington for several weeks now. And, thanks to a tip from a Refounder, we've learned that only a handful of people have read it.

How can you sit there and vote on troop levels or funding if you haven't even read the report?

Congressman David Obey — the guy who proposed a tax on the wealthy to pay for the war — called sending in more troops "a fool's errand." How would you know, David? You must be uniquely talented too, because you didn't bother to read the report. A report that I'm told is "perspective changing" on Afghanistan; it just sits and collects dust.

Maybe we should ask the brilliant Harry Reid for advice? I seem to recall he had some during the Iraq war — what was it?

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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID, D-NEV.: Now I believe... that this war is lost.

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Oh right — it was lost. So where are you now, Harry? You don't seem so worried about sending in these troops. Did you learn your lesson after the first surge actually worked or are you just flipping positions now because you are playing politics? This is just a wild guess, but I'm going to lean towards the latter.

Which reminds me of another war: Vietnam. The politicians cared more about their own hides during that one as well and I don't need to remind you how that ended up.

But at least then, there were some Democrats with the courage of their convictions. They didn't believe in the war and so they stopped funding it in order to get the troops home. But they won't do that now. Because the politically safe thing to do is play it down the middle. Try and appease one side without alienating your base.

Well that's just great. But you know who gets alienated when you do that? Our troops. In fact, many of them die.

So maybe we shouldn't pre-empt "Charlie Brown's Christmas." Maybe we should put everything back in its rightful place and listen to messages that actually mean something. Kids, because the president is speaking, tonight you are going to miss one of the most politically incorrect scenes on TV: When Linus takes the stage and says:

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.


And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.


And the angel said unto them: Fear not. For, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.


For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.


And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.


And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,


Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men."

If we want to restore our country and do the right thing, we should probably listen. We should read the words Linus was quoting from time to time. Get perspective and then to gain even more perspective and actually read the report.

We can learn a lot from the shepherds in the field and we can also learn a lot from the generals in the field.

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For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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