Glenn Beck: Barack Obama's Foundation





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Barack Obama has said that he's an ardent free market supporter:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Contrary to the claims of some of my critics, I am an ardent believer in the free market —

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He mocks those that call him a socialist. Just last week, in an interview, lovingly — almost reverently — conducted by CBS's Harry Smith, he said that people couldn't back up the "notion" that he's a socialist:

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OBAMA: That's not the vast majority of Americans.

The truth is some of these comments when you actually ask, well this is based on what? This notion that Obama's a socialist, for example, nobody can really give you a good answer.

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I'm sure he's right. No doubt there really is nothing to lead one to believe that Barack Obama might have any socialist or Marxist tendencies. Certainly, the mainstream media hasn't found a shred of evidence.

But I want to look at this in a different way, because the next argument will be: Well OK, so what if he is? Well, this is the man who says he's going to fundamentally transform America. He signs bills into law that no one has read.

Nancy Pelosi says we have to pass it to find out what's in it. And on Wednesday, we'll take a look at the specifics in this bill. They've passed it against our will; now we'll show you what's in it.

We know that our country needs to be restored; much of it is broken. When you have something of real value, you need to be careful about who you're hiring: Are they going to remodel, restore or tear down? What kind of contractor have we hired? Let's look at him and his political structure.

The first thing we have to check is the foundation. So, let's start with his parents. First of all, as President Obama would say, "let me be clear," I want you to know that I'm by no means attacking his family. In fact, I think after five minutes, you will feel like I now do: Really sorry for little Barack Obama — the boy, not the man — because of the tragedy of parents that seemingly placed radical politics over everything, including this cute little boy.

I am not one to talk. I grew up with a dad who worked all the time. I work all the time. A lot of us to this; we work long hours to support our families. But how many of us have been abandoned not by just one parent, but eventually both? So brace yourself as I introduce you to his tragic childhood.

Barack Obama, Sr., was a committed communist. And while he was only in Barack, Jr.'s life only until the age of two, his economic policies have a familiar ring. As a Harvard-educated economist and Nairobi bureaucrat, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., advised the pro-Western Kenyan government to "redistribute" income through higher taxes. He wrote about his distrust of a capitalist system while quoting Marx. When Barack, Jr., was two, his father left for good to seek his Harvard education, hardly ever returning to visit.

Of his mother, Obama said she was "the dominant figure in my formative years.... The values she taught me continue to be my touchstone when it comes to how I go about the world of politics." Stanley Ann Dunham was described by a friend as "a fellow traveler.... We were liberals before we knew what liberals were."

She may have been a practitioner of "critical theory" — Marx to the extreme. She was a supporter of Adlai Stevenson, the former Illinois governor and presidential candidate. During the late 1950s, Stevenson campaigned on an aggressive liberal agenda he dubbed the "New America." Dunham later left Hawaii to travel to Indonesia for a second time, later moving on to Pakistan. She too, left Barack, back in Hawaii with her parents.

Obama has portrayed his mother's parents as conservative Methodist and Baptists from Kansas. There's a problem with that. At some point they changed, because when they lived in Washington State, his mother's parents were members of the East Shore Unitarian Church, a left-leaning congregation in Bellevue, near Seattle.

The Chicago Tribune mentions a description of the Dunhams' chosen church as "The Little Red Church on the Hill." According to the church's own Web site, that name came from the "well-publicized debates and forums on such controversial subjects as the admission of 'Red China' to the United Nations." John Stenhouse, a local communist and former chairman of the Mercer Island School Board, once served as church president, possibly contributing to the "Red" label.

So to recap Barack Obama's childhood and formative years: His dad leaves him; his mom also, left him. His grandparents were called upon to continue to raise him throughout his high school years. I'm sure like most of us, Barack Obama has tender feelings for his grandparents and they may well have been fantastic people. But we're trying to discover who Barack Obama is, by looking into his foundation.

Obama's grandfather recognized that Barack had been abandoned by his mom and dad and Barack, according to his own book, was struggling with his racial identity. So, grandpa happened to know a poet living in Hawaii, who was a strong black male influence, who could mentor his grandson. And what happened? Who was this strong figure — this mentor — during his impressionable teen years? Obama only identified him as "Frank" in his memoir. It took some time, but a New Zealand researcher/blogger finally did uncover and publish that his "mentor" was indeed: Frank Marshall Davis, black poet and communist with an FBI file.

So, nothing to see here, right? Just move along. No wonder the mainstream media hasn't given an ounce of credibility to any claims of socialism. Amazingly, it would seem that Obama didn't have much opportunity to become anything but a radical, based on everyone in his life to this point.

Then Barack Obama went to college. Here's how he described the company he kept in school:

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OBAMA: To avoid being mistaken as such a sellout, I chose my friends carefully: The more politically active black students; the foreign students; the Chicanos; the Marxist professors...

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After college he joined a church born of Marxism; one that taught radical liberation theology and which was led by a Marxist pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Obama didn't just join, he stayed for 20 years. He and Michelle were married by Wright, his children were baptized by him. We've obviously hashed and rehashed all the Jeremiah Wright rantings, so we won't do that again here. But what no one has touched on is his new spiritual adviser, whom we'll get into later.

OK, that's his past. There must be all kinds of evidence that he's changed dramatically since his upbringing, right? After all, we started this segment with him proclaiming that he is an "ardent free market believer," so surely there's plenty of evidence that he fully supports businesses that drive the economy and employ millions of Americans by bringing in large profits?

As an ardent free market president, we'd expect to see him singing the praises of successful capitalists, celebrating titans of industry and generally encouraging the principles that have made America the beacon of opportunity for hundreds of millions of immigrants over the last 200 years.

The discussion of "is he a socialist," is as meaningless as the argument we had 10 years ago: Did he do that with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky? America knew the answer then and we know the answer now. The question we must ask is: Does it matter?

When you build a house, the first thing you do is pour a foundation and we've shown the foundation that was poured.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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This is a moment "Cynical Theories" author James Lindsay probably hoped would never come. The liberal mathematician and host of the "New Discourses Podcast" recently came out as "unhappily" voting Republican, including for President Donald Trump, because the Democratic Party is now being controlled by a far-left movement that seeks to destroy our country and the U.S. Constitution.

He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain why this election isn't "Trump versus Biden." It's Trump versus a "movement that wants to tear apart American society at its very foundation." Lindsay warned that if it isn't stopped, the left can toss out our rights by rewriting the Constitution — or abolishing it altogether.

"A lot of people don't understand what's happening with the election we have right now," he said. "They think it's a choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And at the surface level, of course, it is. We're voting for each candidate to be duly put into the office of president. But that's not what we really have going on. We have, in Donald Trump, a man who's going to govern as we've all seen — the way he feels like he's going to govern. And we have in Joe Biden, a man captured by a movement that wants to tear apart the American society at its very foundation."

Lindsay noted the popular leftist narratives that call to "abolish anything they don't like," which now includes the U.S. Constitution. He added that "this is the movement that is controlling the Democratic Party."

"It is my belief, that there has been a largely effective kind of silent coup of the Democratic Party, that's turned it completely under the control of this movement. And that's what we're going to be electing with Joe Biden. So I can't do it," he said.

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