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GLENN: I want to ‑‑ we have to talk about the nuclear ‑‑ no use of nukes, whether they ‑‑ chemical, biological weapons, whatever, they start it, they do ‑‑ whatever.  We're never going to use nuclear weapons.  That's the most, that's the most dangerous thing I think I've ever heard a president say.  Stu is yelling at me.  Go ahead, Stu.  Come on. 

 

STU:  He didn't say that. 

 

GLENN:  Of course he didn't say that. 

 

STU:  I think it's one of the dumbest things I've ever heard in my entire life or worse but he did say there were uses for nuclear weapons. 

 

GLENN:  Yes, they are.  If they are capable of ‑‑ if it's Russia or China, yeah, then we'll use it.  Here's the president.  Here's the president's policy that, what the president's policy should be.  We're going to use everything that we have.  If you attack the United States, we'll get the job done.  We're not going to ‑‑ 

 

PAT:  That's always been our policy. 

 

GLENN:  Right.  We're not going to start with nuclear weapons, but nothing comes off the table, nothing, ever.  Why would I tie my hand? 

 

STU:  Even if this was his will policy and which you can make an argument for ‑‑ 

 

GLENN:  It is the policy. 

 

STU:  But what I'm saying is if it was his policy, that's fine, I guess.  I mean, you can have whatever policy you want as the president to use weapons, I guess.  But it's like, that should be ‑‑ we shouldn't be telling people. 

 

GLENN:  No. 

 

STU:  There's no benefit in that. 

 

GLENN:  I agree with you.  I agree with you.  The president of the United States can say to himself and to his staff members, guys, we're never using nuclear weapons, I don't care what you say, never, we're not using them.  That's good.  But you don't tell everybody that. 

 

STU:  The whole point of a nuclear arsenal is a deterrent.  You want people to believe that you will use them if you are attacked. 

 

GLENN:  This guy is ‑‑ this guy has put us in ‑‑ behind the eight ball unlike anybody I've ever seen:  "Well, it's time for us to make the world a safer place."  Tell me exactly what has happened in the last sixty years that has made the world such a dangerous place with nuclear weapons.  Tell me how we have been threatened by nuclear weapons that wasn't solved through strength. Show that policy to me.  They have had this since Truman.  We've had these policies since Truman.  What's the new information here that our president has that says that we need to change our policy?  What has been the problem?  The only time we're ever threatened with nuclear weapons is when we're weak:  North Korea and Iran.  We're weak.  We get into bed with them and we're like, okay, well, we're just going to talk it out, we're going to trust you.  Trust but verify.  Peace through strength.

 

My favorite bumper sticker is the bumper sticker with the peace symbol made out of a B‑52.  Have you ever seen that? 

 

PAT:  I don't think so. 

 

GLENN:  You haven't seen that?  Oh, I love this bumper sticker.  It's a peace symbol but it's a B‑52 bomber.  And it just says peace through strength.  There's nothing better than that.  We don't need to flex our muscles.  We don't need to, we don't need to be every place.  I'm not saying that I'm a guy who ‑‑ I used to be a guy who was like, let's go and wipe them off the face of the ‑‑ nope.  Nope, let's mind our own business.  Let's mind our own business.  We can learn from our mistakes of the past.  But I got news for ya.  If you hit the United States with a biological weapon, I am going to wipe you off the face of the Earth, if that's what it takes. 

 

PAT:  You are forgetting, though, who we're dealing with now.  That's the quintessential ingredient here is he's not Harry Truman, he's not Bill Clinton even, and he's certainly not that dummy George W. Bush.  He is the Chosen One, Barack Obama, and through the strength of his charisma, he will bring healing to the planet. 

 

GLENN:  Here's my question.  Here's my question. 

 

PAT:  You laugh. 

 

STU:  No. 

 

GLENN:  No, I did. 

 

PAT:  You were buying it? 

 

GLENN:  No, I did.  That's why I didn't comment on it. 

 

PAT:  Glenn took it absolutely seriously. 

 

GLENN:  That's true. 

 

STU:  A joke, a separate joke told in this room. 

 

GLENN:  Now here's the question that I have, and I mean this sincerely.  If you would put ‑‑ I wish I had the chalkboard here.  If you would put ‑‑ you know we have a chalkboard. 

 

PAT:  Go get it. 

 

GLENN:  It won't really work on radio.  If you put two timelines together or two ‑‑ put the Soviet Union and the United States, but you have them moving politically in the opposite directions.  We've always moved in the opposite directions.  You know they've always been bigger government; we've been smaller government.  Now our government has moved toward bigger government and they moved toward smaller government, okay?  Their fundamental transformation of the Soviet Union happened because of an economic collapse because they spent themselves into oblivion.  I mean, the parallels are shocking.  You have Osama Bin Laden.  You have a never ending war.  You have enemies that are spending them into oblivion.  You have the collapse of the Ruble.  You have all of it.  All of it.  And you also have, the enemies around the world knowing that it can't last.  I mean, that was Ronald Reagan's secret.  While we were sitting here complaining about our own debt, Ronald Reagan knew that we could take on more debt at that time because the Soviet Union couldn't.  When his advisors said, what are you doing with Star Wars; we don't even have Star Wars.  Shut your mouth.  Shut up.  Well, why are you using this as such a chip?  Why are you possibly saying Star Wars?  Shut up!  We want them to believe that we have this technology which will cause them to spend more money.  We're burying them in a mountain of debt.  We will collapse them through their economy.

 

Does this sound familiar at all?  Then comes Gorbachev, and Gorbachev starts something called Perestroika because he knew that the people of Russia weren't happy.  He knew that the system had corrupted itself.  It was a bad system.  But he thought, "Well, we'll just do a little bit of this."  Well, you don't open the door a little bit on freedom.  And all of the people said, you can't do that. You can't open it a little bit.  This system will fail if you open it up just a little bit.  "No, no, no, we'll be fine.  We'll be a nice hybrid."  What happened?  The enemies, us, put the added pressure on their system financially.  We also sowed the seeds of dissent inside their own country and rip them apart politically by going after people in Poland and everything else.  So what happened then?  Boris Yeltsin comes in.  This is before the Soviet Union collapses.  He makes a deal for the Russian federation. He goes out in the middle of the night into the middle of the woods and makes a deal for the Russian federation and says, look, guys, you know this is going to collapse and I know this is going to collapse.  They signed a deal, he went in front of the proletariat and said, "You've got an hour to decide.  There's going to be blood in the streets or you're going to okay this deal."  A Politburo, yeah.  You are going to take the ‑‑ you are going to take this deal or they're going to take any communist out and they are going to drag us into the streets and they are going to shoot us in the head, and that's just the way it is.  You can either change your uniform and move into a suit and we'll save what we've got, and many of you will become powerful and rich, or we'll have Civil War. Which is it?  You have an hour to decide.  They decided to transform the Soviet Union into a freer place.  It didn't work out for them.  I contend we're on the exact same trajectory.  I contend we are repeating the Soviet Union.  We're doing the same thing, and our arrogance, just like their arrogance said, no, no, no, we'll survive.  The question is, is Barack Obama Gorbachev or Yeltsin?  I think you could make the case that George Bush was Gorbachev.  Let's just open the door a little bit more on socialism.  Let's just open the door just a little bit on, I need to betray the free market, destroy the free market to save the free market.  That doesn't make any sense.  That's Gorbachev.  I need to retain ‑‑ to retain the Iron Curtain, I need to take the Iron Curtain down.  It doesn't work!  So is this president Gorbachev or is this president Yeltsin?  Or there is a third option:  I'm completely wrong.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a transgender activist called for a "Supreme Court Assassination Challenge" on Twitter, according to screenshots captured of the now-deleted tweet.

Activist Eli Erlick, a founding member of Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) and creator of the controversial "gender identity" teaching tool for children called the "Gender Unicorn," tweeted and later deleted the disturbing remark on Friday, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) also caught a screenshot of the tweet before it was deleted.

"The unhinged radical left is calling for the assassination of our Supreme Court Justices. That's not the way to disagree with a decision in America. It is unacceptable, and Biden’s DOJ must immediately act," Blackburn responded on Twitter.

Erlich then tried to play off her call to assassinate Supreme Court justices as a hilarious joke only Gen Z and Millennials would understand, apparently not understanding the seriousness of the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just three weeks ago.

Erlick isn't the only Left-winger to make incendiary calls since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. Here are just a few examples:

  • Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called on people to “defy" the Supreme Court.
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called for people to get “into the streets” alongside radical communist leader who wants to 'overthrow' the American system.
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) yelled "F*** Clarence Thomas" on a public stage for all to see and hear.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested that Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh lied to Congress.
  • And of course, "TheView" host Whoopi Goldberg issued a disgusting racist threat toward Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program, BlazeTV hosts Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere took a look at these and other stunning examples of leftist lunacy over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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Many members of the far-left already are calling for a ‘Night of Rage’ after the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the White House has been discussing plans to defy the ruling too. In fact, one idea floated by Biden Administration officials, according to the New York Times, includes providing abortions on military bases. So, will America experience another summer of riots? Are YOUR taxpayer dollars at risk? And what does this mean for deep-blue states? Josh Hammer, legal expert and opinion editor for Newsweek, joins Glenn to discuss what may come next...

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GLENN: Josh Hammer, he's the opinion editor of Newsweek. He's the host of the Josh Hammer show. He is really quite brilliant. One of the leading minds in the conservative movement, I think. Josh Hammer joins us now.

To tell us, what did you find in this decision?

JOSH: Glenn, great to be back with you, on such a momentous, and really such an emotional day, honestly. So, you know, look, as you said, this dropped recently. Funny enough, I was in the middle of getting a guest lecture from an organization on the advisory board as to when it drops. So I barely had any time to kind of skim through, let alone guess the concerning dissenting opinions. But it looks like this looks very similar, to the draft opinion that was leaked, by the Politico story, a month and a half ago, in early May. And I think those of us who were praying that the five justices from this leaked draft opinion, would have the fortitude to stiffen their spines against this unprecedented assault. Now knows that our prayers were answered, Glenn. That's really my takeaway right now.

This looks a lot like the leaked opinion. Justice Thomas and Justice Kavanaugh have some reconcurring opinions.

But unbelievable. And really just holding aside the constitutional law stuff for a second hear. Just speaking as pro-lifers, on a day like today, I think we really just need to pause. And I tweeted this out earlier. We need to just be grateful for our half century of pro-life activist forbearers. You know, this -- Glenn, this issue could have gone away after 1973. That was a long time ago. 1973. I mean, this issue could have just gone away. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the pro-life moral activist. Political activist. And, of course, yes. Legal activist. Who fought day in and day out, that makes sure this great injustice stayed front and center of our national, political conscience. And in many days, the culmination of a half century of fighting for truth and justice. But in many ways, it's also a new beginning for the pro-life fight as well, interestingly.

STU: How do you mean a new beginning for the fight? I just it's going to turn, I think we're going to see abortion turn even darker in those states that allow it. Is that -- is that what you're meaning by this?

JOSH: Well, look, for a half century now, Roe vs. Wade, and its project any, specifically, the Planned Parenthood versus Casey case of 1992.

They took away from the states obviously. They arrogated authority away from the states, the ability to attempt to nationally codify one view of the morality of abortion.

It happened to be a profoundly immoral view. So these -- the fight now shifts to the states. And the pro-life activists. And all the 50 states. Especially, obviously in red states. Purple states. I mean, admittedly some blue states like New York and California, probably won't be able to touch them there.

But we have to make sure that our side is well positioned in the state Capitols for every red, purplish, probably even light blue state, to make sure we fight for successful, cogent, and morally consistent pro-life legislation. The state of Oklahoma, actually, just north of Texas. Right where you are now, Glenn. They have been leading on this actually. Governor Kevin Stitt signed into law, a fantastic pro-life bill there in Oklahoma. A few weeks ago. Maybe a month ago or so at this point, that basically just bans abortion straightforward from conception. And there are some -- you know, obviously, likable the mother. So forth. But we really need to start thinking about trying to craft legislation now, at the state level. But to your point, I do fear that the blue states will only double down in their radicalism. Unfortunately within that will only lead to an ever greater divide, in our country, that we have today. But obviously, at the end of the day. We're going to save at the end of the day, millions and millions of unborn children. We are going to save human beings who can grow up to cure cancer, who can win Nobel prices.

I mean, this is just a tremendous win for the human species. I don't know how to say it other than that.

GLENN: I will tell you, I saw the stat, that I think it was last year or the year before. 20 percent of all pregnancies ended in abortion. 20 percent.

JOSH: Wow.

GLENN: That is -- that is a shocking number. And we do have our -- our work cut out for us. Because I -- I think that these states are going to double down. But I think, you know -- God doesn't waste anything. You know, there is no waste with God. Even the -- even the worst things that could possibly happen, turn out to be something good. You know what I mean? You're like, holy cow, how did that just happen.

And I think that evil is going to fully come unmasked. I'm telling you, Josh. I don't know how you feel about this. I think this could be the day of America's Kristallnacht. I can see these pro-life centers being burned to the ground today. They're calling for a night of rage around the country. I think evil is going to show itself. And that will scare the American people, hopefully.

JOSH: You know, I've been thinking about this a lot this week, actually. Because I've been bracing for a new kind of George Floyd summer of love, happening this summer. Coming to a city or suburb near you. Unfortunately, myself. Look, I live in Florida. I know, Glenn, you live in Texas. It is in moments like this, where I do think that where you live matters. And who your mayor is. Who your governor is, matters.

Because law and order and rioting and anarchy is not really a federal issue. It is to a limited extent. June 2020, Tom Cotton wrote this op-ed that was pretty controversial at the time.

I happen to agree with it. Where he said, quote, unquote, send in the troops. And there is some federal legislation from the reconstruction era that would justify that.

But most kind of quelling and quashing of anarchy does happen. Constitutionally speaking, at the state and local level. So at a moment like this, where I fear that you're probably not wrong. I take some solace. That Governor DeSantis is my governor. I think Texans should take some solace, that they are represented by -- by a Republican governor. The legislature there as well. So I -- I fear that you are right. I pray obviously, that no one -- it's hard.

I fear that it's something -- that something bad is happening. At the end of the day, of course. It does not mean that justices cannot do what they are supposed to do. So thank God they did that.

GLENN: So, Josh, have you looked into what the White House has been saying? The White House yesterday. In fact, do we have a clip of -- of this?

What the White House said yesterday, about the guns. And then they were turned to the -- the Scott us ruling, for Roe vs. Wade. Do we have that, please?

JOSH: Will the president accept this decision, even if he disagrees with it?

VOICE: I think it's going to come from the Supreme Court. So it's a decision we certainly are going to respond to. I'll leave it at that. Just like any other Supreme Court decision. Just like the one they did today on guns.

GLENN: So the White House won't say that they're going to accept it.

Which I don't think they will. They're talking now about taking doctors and moving them into places like Oklahoma or Texas, where abortions will be outlawed. And putting doctors on our military bases to perform abortions.

I mean, where does this go, when you have a government, that is in defiance of -- of one branch of the government?

JOSH: So there's a lot to unpack here. So we should start from first principles. The idea of judicial supremacy, and this is a peculiar thing, to say on a day like today, where such a pro-life victory has happened in Italy. But if we're going to be consistent here, the idea of judicial supremacy. The idea that the justices, have the sole and exclusive ability to interpret the Constitution for themselves. And no other Constitutional actor, in article one or article two, let alone the state. Has the ability to tentatively interpret it. That is erroneous. In fact, actually it was really Abraham Lincoln actually, who in the Dred Scott case, famously opposed judicial supremacy and flouted the Dred Scott ruling, at least as it pertains to everybody other than Dred Scott himself. I have actually argued, a former legal scholarship, in a law review article actually, that the Laconian view of how each branch of government should interpret the Constitution for itself, is correct.

Having said that. Having said that, there is a thing called prudence. And there is a thing called comedy. And in a moment like today, when it really does look like -- and I agree with you, that we are now bracing for riots through the streets. When the political rhetoric is at DEFCON one. When people are trying to assassinate Supreme Court justices. I think it would be -- at its bare minimum, a profoundly imprudent act. For the Biden administration, to try to undermine this ruling.

Now, what they might do, is they might try to kind of issue some kind of executive orders, or issue some regulations, that might try to kind of undermine it, at the edges here. But at the end of the day, the idea that this returns to the state. There's not really a whole lot they can do about that. Basically, at this point, throughout the country. Kentucky within West Virginia. Kansas. Whatever. If they want to go ahead and ban abortion, what can the Biden administration literally do about that? I mean, short of sending in the National Guard, to protect Planned Parenthood, if the state legislature of Kentucky goes ahead and bans it. There's not a whole lot they can do. And it's very difficult to envision a world, in which the Biden administration literally sends in troops to red states, to protect Planned Parenthood, if that state legislature goes ahead and bans it. So for practically speaking. This is a lot of tough talk and rhetoric. Obviously the campaign here in 2022. There's not really a whole lot that practically speaking, they can do to actually prevent red and purple states from enacting pro-life legislation.

GLENN: I'm glad to -- I'm glad to hear that. I know that they have been working on things. I mean, he has said, you know, there's executive orders, that I can employ. There are things that I can do. He's talked about a national public health emergency. Which I think is just -- is crazy. But I would hope, that the president would come out and say, we strongly disagree with this. And you're right. The court is not the end all. But the court did not end abortion. It just said, the people should decide. I think that's the best kind of court ruling, on any of it. The people should decide what this is. And send it back to the states. Josh, I thank you very much. Appreciate your time. Was there -- there was another ruling, that came out today. Was it important?

JOSH: Oh, no. In comparison to this. A total nothing burger. A 5-4 decision on Medicare reimbursement related. So nothing, honestly.

GLENN: Great. Thank you very much. Appreciate it, Josh. Josh Hammer, opinion editor for Newsweek. And the host of the Josh Hammer show.

GLENN: There are two things trending on twitter right now.

Number one is praise God.

Number two trend is Night of Rage.

Good verses evil.

Build up or tear down.

'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 ...

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