Glenn Beck: The President Thinks You Are Stupid




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All week we've been wondering which president would show up at the State of the Union Address. Would it be the, "Hey, people aren't digging my agenda; triangulate and move to the center" Obama? Or would it be the arrogant, "Do it my way" progressive Obama?

I don't think we saw either.

Arrogant progressive doesn't even begin to describe what I saw Wednesday night. It was more like watching Fabio stare at himself or Randy "The Macho Man" Savage educate America on his greatness.

One conclusion I draw from last night: The president thinks you are stupid. America sent a clear message to Washington in recent months, and his response wasn't a message of slowing down, cutting back or listening to the people. What we got last night was, "Keep your mouth shut and fall in line!" or, "I'll give another speech because you just don't understand how great my plans really are!"

One of the themes he had last night was partisan politics:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: They're tired of the partisanship and the shouting and the pettiness. They know we can't afford it, not now.

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Partisan bickering? Really?

Let me bring something into the conversation here: logic and math.

We have the House with 178 Republicans and 257 Democrats. I don't know if you took this at Harvard so try and stay with me. We have the Senate with 60 Democrats and 40 Republicans — a supermajority. It means you can ignore Republicans. Republicans could all be in the bathroom and it would make no difference at all. You can pass anything you want so long as Democrats agree.

The Scott Brown win was a change from blue to red. But this is still merely a speed bump. Remember, to get a bill passed in the Senate you only need 51 votes, but if you want to tell everyone "sit down and shut up" you need a supermajority. The "sit down and shut up" thing is called a filibuster. This one Republican can stand up and say, "Wait! This doesn't make sense!" This is what happened at the end of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." He's going to talk until you pass out, or he's got to get other people on board to say, "Yea, this doesn't make sense."

Until that blue seat turned red you couldn't even do that! Which begs the question: How have the Republicans held this president's agenda up? Remember, they could have all been in the bathroom and it wouldn't have mattered, so they didn't stop it. The tea parties didn't stop it. Filibuster didn't stop it. They couldn't get it done because they couldn't get 51 Democrats on board. Now they need 60. They couldn't get 51? Why?

Here is the real fight: Democrats vs. progressives .

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is calling out the Blue Dog Democrats who "betrayed" them. Progressives attacked Harry Reid in an ad they titled "Is Harry Reid Strong Enough?"

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Here in Nevada, the majority wants it. Senator Reid, these insurance companies cannot be trusted with our lives. Nevadans want the choice of a public option.

ANNOUNCER: The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.

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Let me show you another one. This one is on Rahm Emanuel:

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Here in Chicago for 30 years, Rahm Emanuel was our congressman. When I had spinal surgery, the medical bills were enormous. Our insurance company tried to get out of paying bills they were clearly responsible for.

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Progressives declared war on members of the Democratic Party. Progressives currently have 82 declared members in the progressive caucus. It's the largest Democrat caucus.

People like to say the tea parties stopped health care from passing. They are right, but not the way the media and Barack Obama spins it. They will tell you that the tea parties got the right all stirred up, causing the Republicans to stop it. They could all be in the bathroom!

The truth is, the tea parties scared the regular Democrats. They said ,"Whoa, a lot of those tea party people are independents who voted for me — I'll be thrown out!" Progressives said, "And?" If it's the evil Republicans who are stopping it, why was it all Democrats have to be bribed? Is Mary Landrieu a Democrat or a Republican? If they just needed that evil Republican from Nebraska Ben Nelson, as the last vote to get health care I would understand, but Nelson is a Democrat!

Logic and math are this government's undoing. They don't seem to engage or believe in either of those principles. Let me take the statement that we are going to double our exports:

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OBAMA: So, tonight we set a new goal. We will double our exports over the next five years, an increase that will support 2 million jobs in America.

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OK, let's use logic and math. Logic would say we want to double our exports. Great! Two questions. What is it the world wants twice as many of that we are currently making, and why isn't the world already buying it? The logic side of me says, "I have no idea what we are making that we can sell twice as fast." Do we even make things in America anymore?

Which brings me to the math side. Why don't we make things in American anymore? Because of the labor unions. The president keeps on pushing green stuff like solar panels. Does anyone truly believe that we can continue to make solar panels here with all of our labor unions, green restrictions, EPA standards, laws etc.? And make them cheaper than China?

So how do we double the exports? I haven't seen anyone in the media ask that today. So maybe we double all the exports by all becoming inventors and invent something brand new. We just need education. Here's what he said on education last night:

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OBAMA: And let's tell another 1 million students that when they graduate, they will be required to pay only 10 percent of their income on student loans. And all of their debt will be forgiven after 20 years, and forgiven after 10 years if they choose a career in public service. Because in the United States of America, no one should go broke because they chose to go to college.

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Remember, we are in, according to the president, the wreckage of the worst time in American history since the Civil War, Great Depression, World War II and the civil rights movement! But the federal government is going to pay for universal college?

Let's go back and use logic and math. A few logical questions: How do we pay for that? The average cost is $26,741. Where will the government get the magical money? They say they'll pay for it if you get a government job for 10 years. Logic would force me to point out, that's not going to turn out a lot of inventors or entrepreneurs because now they are working for the government! Government has that effect on people. They get lazy. And who's going to leave that when they are facing a giant pay cut?

Now comes the math part. Average salary in private sector is $40,331. Average public sector is $71,206 plus great benefits; and they'll pay all of your college after 10 years!

And one more thing on education: they already indoctrinate your kids; now they'll have the whole system. I'm sure they'll never do anything like profile or "level the playing field"; it will be all merit based and there will be no indoctrination!

Listen, the long-term game is to fundamentally transform us. Indoctrinate. Control the press. Control the education, the banks and industry. Complete control. And when logic and math fail, what do they do? Stories of Johnny who doesn't understand Wall Street or, "I didn't give enough speeches to make the dummies in America understand." They win you through your pocketbook. They bribe you. They did it in their own party with Nelson and Landrieu and free college for everyone!

Is your freedom and the financial future of your children that cheap?

Remember, Barack Obama says it's the worst time period in history. Again, how is he going to solve it?

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OBAMA: Tomorrow, I'll visit Tampa, Florida, where workers will soon break ground on a new high-speed railroad funded by the Recovery Act.

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It's yours for just $1.3 billion!

Using logic and math, think of all the families who are now heading out to Disney World for the day. Instead of driving the hour to hour and a half from Tampa to Orlando, they're now going to load the family into the car, battle for parking in Ebor City — which is just outside of Tampa — pay for parking, pay for an expensive train ticket, pile the family on to the train all to save 20 minutes travel time. Or how about the people who saved and entire year to go to Disney World and convince their kids to leave Disney to visit an old cigar factory in Tampa.

My gosh, the country is saved already! That's part of the new stimulus mentioned last night. Only it wasn't called that, he called it a jobs bill:

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OBAMA: That is why jobs must be our number one focus in 2010. And that's why I'm calling for a new jobs bill tonight.

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Jobs sounds great! Although, it had a different name at first:

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REP. BRAD SHERMAN, D-CALIF.: The other thing I'll point out is we now have — are working on — we're told not to call it another stimulus. We're calling it a jobs bill.

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Saul Alinsky said if you are in trouble, that's when you step on the accelerator. When Scott Brown won, I told you if we are dealing with a politician, he'll triangulate. We are not dealing with a politician. He was so mesmerizing to the people on the left Chris Matthews even said this:

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CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC HOST: I was trying to think about who he was tonight. And it's interesting. He is post-racial by all appearances. You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. You know, he's going a long way to become a leader of this country and pass so much history in just a year or two. I mean, it's something we're going to be.

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I don't know why you would need to make it about that when it's about logic and math. And the people get that. They are awake. They are informed. They are angry. But more important, they are determined.

If I may compare our economic troubles to the War on Terror. Our government thinks what we just went through was 9/11. I think we are at the USS Cole. But 9/11 is still coming, and just like government acted then, the warning signs were all there. But they played politics; they are doing that now with our looming financial 9/11.

The good news is the people are as wide awake on their corruption and their reckless habits as we were on 9/12.

Just remember this: 9/11 may be why we fight, but 9/12 is why we will win. The paradigm has changed.

— WatchGlenn Beckweekdays at 5p & 2a ET on Fox News Channel

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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