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.

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On January 20, the most corrupt president in American history will be inaugurated, and it looks like some of his cabinet choices were picked specifically so everything just – poof – goes away. The administration nominees appear to be all about preserving corruption, crony capitalism, and executing a Great Reset. Those same people also have one more thing in common: Ukraine.

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I want to talk to you about something that probably didn't make a lot of sense a long time ago. In fact, I can't tell you how many program directors and how many stations threatened to cancel. Or how many calls I got from the average listener saying; What the hell are you even talking about when I talked about, the leadership of Martin Luther King.

I have done everything I can — as much as I possibly can — to teach you about Martin Luther King and nonviolent protests. And I don't think there's anybody in the media who has talked about nonviolence longer and more in-depth on commercial airwaves than me. Preachers, certainly. But commercial airwaves — I don't think anybody has.

Now I think many are beginning to understand why I tried to lay that foundation. I have told you since September 11th that I have this feeling you are going to be the group of people that will, in the end, save the republic.

I've always believed that. I don't know how it's saved. It might just be preserved in our hearts, I don't know. But I believe it now.

I never wanted us to get to this point — everything I've done is to prevent us from getting here. But everybody is so politically tied to their side that no one will let their shields down and actually listen to one another.

And we're at that desperate point now.

You are equipped to save the republic because you at least hopefully have a fundamental understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. And you have at least a basic understanding of American history. More importantly, what makes this audience so phenomenal is that it is the most generous and service-minded audience of any show in America and perhaps the world.

That's part of what continues to be so frustrating about the Capitol invasion last week. Because you're being maligned.

You.

I know who you are. This is the most peaceful, generous, loving, God-fearing, authentic and patriotic audience in America. And you are frustrated and you are tired of being hit in the face and being called bigot and everything else no matter what you do.

I've been called an anti-Semite just in the last 24 hours by everybody, unjustly.

I get it.

You are now being tainted by the actions of complete imbeciles who do not represent you and me. It's not fair. But that's the hand that we're being dealt and God is in charge and He is not surprised.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights. These are the hallmarks of regime, after regime, after Marxist regime on the ash heaps of history. Now China is still there because they've taken the so-called free market and took the capitalist system and they combined it with their Marxist utopia.

I don't know what's going to happen to the people over there. Especially seeing that our high-tech has joined them to weed out the dissidents. But it's not inevitable that we join them.

And it is going to require us to take a stand. Just not in the way that most people — especially if they're angry — think is most effective. Look at the ratings of BLM. 78 percent of Americans, at the beginning of the summer, thought that they were swell.

That number is in the low 20s now. Why? Because violence doesn't work.

I don't know if you saw the fellowship of the ring, but if you did, do you remember when Frodo said: "I don't want to do this!"

He's lamenting having to face down the evil and he's just one guy. I'll never forget it because it was right after 9/11, that the movie came out. I'll never forget Gandalf's reply. He said: "So do we all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what we're going to do with the time that is given us."

We can't decide what others are going to do. We can't control the dangerous Orwellian darkness that seems to be descending on America. All we can control is our response and strive to lead by example. If you know anyone in your sphere of influence who might be planning to attend one of these armed rallies in the coming days, beg them not to go. Do everything you can to stop them.

That's not a way to take a stand and it will not protect anything you hold dear and it will endanger the republic. It is what the other side wants.

So how do we take a stand?

The first thing I need you to do today is to help lower the temperature. It has been so hard for me not to respond to people on Twitter who have called me every name under the sun because I quoted the leading Holocaust historian last night on Tucker Carlson.

But see, that wasn't an attack on me, that was an attack on Tucker. If you can scare the guests from coming on to Tucker, you destroy Tucker. That's what they're doing.

Do not vent your anger on social media. At this point, it is probably just going to get your account shut down.

I want you to write this down and I want you to keep this in front of you.

Blessed are the peacemakers. For they will be called the children of God.

That means something today, much more than it did six months ago.

Blessed be the peacemakers.

Be a peacemaker.

And this is the hard part, you can't disconnect. Because things are moving too rapidly. You must stay plugged in.

But I want you to reach out to someone in kindness on social media. Encourage someone. Do not engage with the darkness. Be the light in the corner of your world.

You need to be a leader for what is to come.

And I know I'm asking you almost the impossible. I know you're angry and frustrated and it is gut-wrenching to feel that you're powerless to stop your nation from what you believe is sliding into the abyss.

You are not powerless. You are not voiceless.

I believe it too, with everything in me. I wish I was wrong. I hope that I am. I pray that I am. But know this: You are not powerless. You are not voiceless. You may be the only voice that anyone hears. Voices like mine will go away. I am trying to think of what I need to share with you before, God forbid, that ever happens. Because I cannot live with myself if I talked about something stupid politically and I find my voice silenced and then saying, I wish I would have said this or I wish I would have told them that.

You wield more power than you know. Not because of your voice or being able to call your congressman. You're more powerful than you know because you understand the real problem in America. The real problem in America is not political.

It is spiritual.

If you're like me when you get angry, you think that you are going to take on this challenge on your own — you are not being humble. You think you'll fix it. Everything that is happening to us is because we are an arrogant, out of control people.

We must humble ourselves. Please, you have the skill and the strength to endure the fiery darts that are going to come your way or already are. But this is a problem with our hearts.

You cannot reach someone's head without capturing their heart and no one is going to capture anyone's heart through violence.

Start in your own home and then reach out and if you're able, serve your neighbor. If you can, serve your local community. You must be a beacon of light in a very dark place. I'm going to ask you to do something you're really not going to like. And that's how I know things are from God. When I hear something or I think something and I'm like — oh crap, I don't want to do that — and you just know it it's right. You just know it's what God wants. And you're hoping that maybe you didn't hear it.

And it's so horrible. Because it's the last thing you want to do. But God is unlike many of our churches and preachers, He doesn't tell us what we want to hear. He doesn't have to pay for the church or get collection. Or be judged by how many people go.

Rise above the fray, with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

He'll say the same thing and he'll lose whole flocks. And they'll eventually start to go — oh wait, where is the Shepherd again?

But I have to tell you now some things that I want you to do. And they're not new. But I need you to hear me. I am asking you if you want to stand for the republic, I need you first to pray.

Pray like you've never prayed before. Pray for humility. Pray for guidance. Pray for peace. Pray for those people who you think you hate. Because you don't. Because hatred does not come from any good place.

Then I want you go out and serve someone in any way possible. On inauguration day especially, get your family and your children involved. Volunteer somewhere, take someone a meal. Do something to lift the spirits of hospital workers or your local police department.

Help a stranger mow a lawn, fix someone's car, pick up trash on the side of the highway. Do what you can do. But the most important thing is to do it with a sincere heart. And if someone asks you, why are you doing this? Just say, because I love my country.

Rise above the fray with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

Watch how the conversation went on radio HERE:

A pre-Inauguration Day plea: You wield MUCH more power than you know youtu.be


Early Monday morning, Amazon Web Services removed social networking platform Parler from its cloud servers. This comes just after Apple and Google removed the Parler app from their app stores over the weekend.

"You can't find them on the internet anymore. They're gone," Glenn Beck said on his radio program Monday.

"This is something I warned you of four years ago ... because a profound technological change is coming," he continued. "I told you, at the time, high tech will need the government, and the government will need high tech. And they will work together to preserve their power and their position. This is what's happening, today."

Glenn said he believes the "far left" has been talking about breaking up companies like Parler for years, and that the Capitol riots provided the opportunity they needed.

"This is not the end of this. This is where the Left is starting," he warned. "Those who persist in standing for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, freedom to keep and bear arms, those people will be targeted for deletion. You will be hounded, boycotted, fired, ostracized, and de-platformed. And the louder and the more significant and effective your voice is, the bigger the target is on your back.

"But, let me say this: I will never stop standing for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to assemble, freedom to keep and bear arms, and all of the rest of the Bill of Rights. That is the American thing to do."

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Glenn Beck: This is the REAL Raphael Warnock and our new 'national religion'

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Multiple news outlets have called one of Georgia's Senate runoff elections for the Rev. Raphael Warnock, the Democrat who defeated Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler.

So, on the radio show Wednesday, Glenn Beck looked into what this "radical preacher" has been saying in the past — and what he'll likely bring to the U.S. Senate in the future.

"Warnock is in one of the most influential and powerful stages of the country. And I use the word 'stage' intentionally," Glenn said. "It's the pulpit. He's the guy who says, if you voted for Donald Trump, well, you're a sinner."

Glenn introduced a video clip in which Warnock asserts:

If it is true that a man who has dominated the news and poisoned the discussion for months needs to repent, then it is doubly true that a nation that can produce such a man and make his vitriol go viral, needs to repent. I know, no matter what happens next month, more than a third of the nation that would go along with this, has reason to be afraid. America needs to repent for its worship of whiteness!

"So, (according to Warnock) you should be afraid," Glenn said. "Oh, and whiteness is evil. And, somehow or another, America has been worshiping whiteness ... see, critical race theory is now our new national religion."

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