Glenn Beck: What Is Obama's Long-Range Plan?





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The president was in the enemy camp Tuesday night — at least that's what those on the left are saying about Obama's speech at West Point. Enemy camp? They also added that it was a "strange venue" for the speech. Where should it have been? At ACORN? SEIU?

But the left may be onto something because that crowd did not look... how should I say it? Thrilled? The cameras even caught one cadet falling asleep. And they had pretty good reason to be annoyed.

After the president apologized (again) for America's mistakes; blamed Bush for everything that's gone wrong; bragged he's shutting down that evil Gitmo place — the place where, you know, people like the soldiers are torturing poor terrorists with loud music and staying up past night-night time, terrorists that soldiers risk their lives to catch — he topped it all off by saying he'd add 30,000 troops, far below the range of 40,000 to 60,000 requested.

He justified the escalation by underscoring the real threat Al Qaeda and the Taliban poses. In literally the next sentence, he added we'll be bringing the troops home in 18 months.

What kind of strategy is that? This isn't ping pong; this is a death match. You don't tell the other team hey, we are bringing the thunder! But we'll be going home in 15 minutes.

No wonder his approval on Afghanistan has gone down 21 points since July. And no wonder the crowd wasn't out of their seats. Even though, according to Der Spiegel, moments before the president walked onstage, gathered cadets were asked by West Point leadership to "respond enthusiastically."

Wow.

I'm going to get to the politics in a minute, but first I want to ask you: What is the long-term plan?

What's going to happen in five years in Afghanistan? Have we taught them a lesson or will there be Al Qaeda training camps, safe havens, where they are plotting more attacks?

There's no long term planning here. Just like in everything else this president does.

What's the long term planning with the economy? Our debt is so bad now that even the New York Times — one of the main propaganda arms for the Obama administration — is sounding the alarm.

The U.S. economy is like so many of the patients or Jack Bauer victims you see on "24." They get badly wounded and are at death's door, but Jack needs information from them, so he gives them a shot of adrenaline that'll allow them to talk for a few minutes, but:

(BEGIN '24' VIDEO CLIP)

KIEFER SUTHERLAND AS JACK BAUER: This man has information vital to national security. Bring him around now! Now!

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They gave the U.S. economy a $787 billion shot of adrenaline that kept it going for a while, but that just might kill it in the end. If they'd done nothing, the economy would have done worse and there would have been some difficult times, but in the end, we'd have a chance of being healthy. We could get better faster and come back stronger.

Instead, they pretend that "because of the steps they took," they were able to stabilize the economy.

What Barack Obama actually did was to quadruple the debt and increase the unemployment rate from 7.6 percent to 10.2 percent. They've wasted hundreds of millions in stimulus money on congressional districts that don't even exist and this bogus claim of putting people back to work? We've lost 4 million jobs since Obama took office. That's why they created the make believe "saved and created" category.

If you or someone you know hasn't been affected yet, it will soon become very apparent that jobs are not being saved and created. When you're having your neighbors over for a barbeque and 20 percent of them are out of work, someone's going to say, "Hey, where are all these jobs?"

There have been bogus tax cuts. I mean, when up to 15 million people find out they have to pay back the extra 500 bucks they took home in the Obama "tax cut" — remember, these aren't the rich — how are they going to react?

But it's like that across the board with Obama's policies: Spending continues unabated. If cap-and-trade passes, as Obama admitted, your electricity rates will skyrocket:

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THEN-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA: Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket...

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And if health care reform passes, there will be massive, immediate tax increases, with no benefits at all — for anyone — coming until 2013.

If we know that this is unsustainable, then surely they do too. When the money or "asset" bubble bursts and the jobs don't materialize, the citizens of this country will have an all-out revolt at the voting booth in November.

So, what is their long-range plan here? I think there are three possible answers:

The first is that we're dealing with plain, old-fashioned, political morons. Maybe they're just so incompetent that they really believe that $787 billion, plus $1.5 trillion equals zero deficit?

I'd love to believe that, because it's better than the alternatives. But I don't. This was the political machine that was assembled just a couple years ago and became so savvy and powerful that it destroyed the former, most powerful political machine in the world: the Clintons.

They're not stupid, but they're not triangulating. Why aren't they?

Look at the president's poll numbers: On Afghanistan: In July it was 56 percent; today it's 35 percent. Health care: In July, 47 percent; today 40 percent. Jobs: In July 55 percent; today: 40 percent. The economy: In July, 53 percent; today: 44 percent.

That's not a winning strategy.

The next best scenario for their seeming lack of long-term vision is that they just don't think anyone will tell you about it. At least no one at ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post or any other media outlet besides Fox News and talk radio. Which could explain the full frontal assault on Fox by the Obama administration. They've tried desperately to make Fox "not real news" in the minds of the public. That way, when we report what's going on, nobody will believe it.

At the same time, their drive is just beginning to bring back the Fairness Doctrine, localism or whatever they possibly can to silence talk radio. This week they are having a meeting on what the government's role in the media should be. That's going on right now. Have you seen that?

Finally, they hope that Net Neutrality can neuter the Internet.

If they can accomplish those three things, they believe that it will be smooth sailing for them because you won't be able to talk to each other and you won't have anywhere you can turn to hear the truth. At that point, they'll tell you that it's just you; you're crazy for thinking the way you do. And they'll hope that they can just buy themselves enough time for something good to happen, hoping for some "miracle" fix.

But there is a third option. It's a possibility that we've warned about for many months now. And again, I want to be wrong. They could be employing the Cloward-Piven strategy of overwhelming the system to intentionally collapse it and transform or remake America:

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THEN-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE BARACK OBAMA: We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.

VAN JONES, FORMER WHITE HOUSE GREEN JOBS 'CZAR': Right now we're saying we want to move from suicidal gray capitalism to some kind of eco-capitalism, where at least we're not fast-tracking the destruction of the whole planet. Will that be enough? No, it won't be enough.

ANDY STERN, SEIU PRESIDENT: Workers of the world unite? It's not just a slogan anymore; it's the way we're going to have to do our work.

OBAMA: We must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin again the work of remaking America.

(END VIDEO CLIPS)

All the happy talk they're giving us in the meantime could be to keep us pacified long enough that it all comes crashing down and then, it'll be too late. They'll just restart everything, with their new infrastructure, because the "old" one got us into that mess. Or there could be some sort of "event" that demands that they just take control in order to "keep the peace," "stabilize our situation" or "restore order." It would be for our own good, of course. They certainly wouldn't want to do it; they'd have to do it.

Where have we heard that before?

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OBAMA: What I have no interest in doing, is running GM.

OBAMA: I don't want to run auto companies. I don't want to run banks. I've got two wars I've got to run already. I've got more than enough to do.

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They didn't want to takeover the banking industry; they had to. They didn't want to spend $787 billion; they just had to.

I was actually for the TARP fund for about two days. Here's what said a year ago:

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BECK: I'm actually for this bailout... this is not designed to stop it, it is — it is designed to slow down the crash, because we are crashing. Now the question is do we crash into the side of a mountain or do we crash in a forest? We ain't making it to the runway.

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I said that for about two days. By Wednesday of that week, I figured out that the Bush administration and Congress were not being honest with us and I reversed myself.

Don't waste a second now. We have to focus all our attention and resources on stopping this madness. Their temporary fix should have been used to help you become responsible, to live within your means and get your neighbors into a lifeboat.

These people are flying our economy directly into the side of a mountain. Stop spending money. Stop with new programs. Stop with cap-and-trade.

Bring our soldiers home or crush the enemy and then come home. It's the only moral way to send troops into harm's way. Then, maybe, the next time you show up for a speech at West Point, it won't look like you've entered the "enemy camp."

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The media went nuts after President Donald Trump said "Two Corinthians". But apparently, nobody cares when Joe Biden called the authors of Biblical Psalms "palmists" — twice.

During a Thanksgiving speech on Wednesday, Biden said, "I'm sure we can, we can pros-claim [sic] a palmist, with a palmist who wrote these following words, 'The lord is my strength and my shield and with my song, I give thanks to him.'"

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere pondered whether Biden actually meant to quote a fortune teller instead of a psalmist, but ultimately decided the former vice president likely had no idea what he was reading.

They also discussed the hairline fractures Biden suffered in his right foot on Saturday while playing his dog, and Glenn tossed out a few headlines he thought might work just a little too well.

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The Supreme Court slapped down New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings Wednesday, arguing that strict limitations on the number of people in churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship — while liquor stores, bike shops, and many other non-religious places face few or no restrictions at all — are in violation of the First Amendment.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere applauded Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who reportedly cast the deciding vote in the 5-4 ruling, as well as Justice Neil Gorsuch who took specific aim at Gov. Cuomo for limiting religious gatherings to as few as 10 people in some areas, while imposing "no capacity restrictions on certain businesses he considers 'essential'."

"It turns out the businesses the Governor considers essential include hardware stores, acupuncturists, and liquor stores," Gorsuch said. "Bicycle repair shops, certain signage companies, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents are all essential too."

"Government is not free to disregard the 1st Amendment in times of crisis," Gorsuch wrote in a separate opinion.

Gov. Cuomo has since called the Supreme Court ruling "moot" and "irrelevant" because he had recently lifted restrictions in most of the affected areas.

"This is a trick they play all the time. They've done this with Second Amendment cases as well," Stu noted. "They'll put a ridiculous restriction in that's obviously not constitutional, keep it in place for a year while it goes through the courts, and right before it gets to the Supreme Court they withdraw the rule. So then the case gets thrown out because it's moot."

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Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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