Glenn Beck: President Obama Is Still Bashing Bush




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Here's how President Obama summed up Tuesday's massive political earthquake in Massachusetts:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: People are angry and they're frustrated. Not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years.

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Believe it or not: It's still Bush's fault. He actually started out his interview with George Stephanopoulos by blaming the voter anger in Massachusetts on George W. Bush. So, help me with that, Barack: The people are mad at Bush for what he did eight years ago, so they voted for a Republican?

Take that, George Bush! We'll help out Obama... by voting for a Republican! That'll show him and that evil Karl Rove, too!

That's like getting mad at oil companies because of high gas prices and switching from Exxon to Shell. I hate these big oil people, so I'm going to switch to Chevron!

Stop insulting our intelligence.

But, he wasn't finished. There was more misdirection and phantom reasoning: Not only are they mad at Bush, but he was just so busy working so hard on the business they elected him to take care of that, well listen:

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OBAMA: We were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us, that I think we lost some of that sense of, of, you know, speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are...

I think that, you know, what they've ended up seeing is this feeling of remoteness and detachment.

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He lost touch, all right — with reality. There were 158 Obama interviews and 411 speeches, comments or statements during his first year. How much "touch" does he think we need from him? If only we could've just seen him without his shirt on. Wait, we did. Maybe just an occasional photo of him or his wife, somewhere would've helped.

Because, gosh, we just didn't see him enough. He was everywhere. The only place he didn't show up was in my bedroom with my wife. At least, I don't think... no, that was John Edwards. At least I think it was — so far, he's denying it.

What Obama either doesn't understand — or he just doesn't care — is that what we actually need is — I don't know — maybe a president who is not a radical revolutionary; a president who is not trying to fundamentally transform our country.

The election of Scott Brown should give him some clue of that. Every poll taken lately, should help clue him in to that.

When health care has the support of just 38 percent of the American people and yet you are still trying to ram it down our throats, that's not what we want, that is a radical agenda.

When the polls show America is a center-right leaning nation — 76 percent of Americans identify themselves as either conservative or moderate — but you continue to seize control of businesses, threaten to control wages of private business executives, tax, spend and redistribute wealth with a daily barrage of Karl Marx-inspired class warfare, well then you haven't just lost direct touch with the American people, you were never in touch, in the first place.

Even Bill Clinton understood the message from the American people in 1995, better than Barack Obama:

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FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: We heard America shouting. And now all of us — Republicans and Democrats alike — must say: We hear you.

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Did you catch that? Bill Clinton said we heard you. This president says, you didn't hear me:

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OBAMA: I think we lost some of that sense of, of, you know, speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are...

I think that, you know, what they've ended up seeing is this feeling of remoteness and detachment

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The arrogance of this administration is astounding. To paraphrase scripture: In their arrogance, they built a tower to reach the sky. The arrogance of this generation of progressives, will be their undoing.

Maybe it's just me and you and tens of millions of others just like us, but I don't get it.

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Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.

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After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.

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Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."

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There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.

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Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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