Glenn Beck: Obama Declares War on Spill





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We're entering a new phase, gang, and you're seeing it played out in the media right now. We are no longer being nudged to get in line. You are getting shoved.

There's a war being fought and it isn't against the oil spill, it's a war on your very way of life. The words I'm hearing in the media right now are some of the most shocking words I've ever heard. And they call me crazy? I'm going to play some of the clips for you tonight — you won't believe it — but first I want to look at the president's address on the BP spill.

They're comparing it to Jimmy Carter's "crisis of confidence" speech, where Carter was his usual inept, wimpy self. No, Obama didn't blow it; he did exactly what he wanted to. This speech was a declaration of war — listen to the language:

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: The one approach I will not accept is inaction. The one answer I will not settle for is the idea that this challenge is somehow too big and too difficult to meet. You know, the same thing was said about our ability to produce enough planes and tanks in World War II.

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And this one:

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OBAMA: I've returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to speak with you about the battle we're waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our shores and our citizens.... Tonight I'd like to lay out for you what our battle plan is going forward.

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Battle plan; assault on our shores; World War II — George Stephanopolous described it as "martial language":

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GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, ABC: Those Oval Office addresses are often used when the nation is at war and tonight the president used martial language. He talked about a "siege," the "assault on our shores" and his "battle plan" to fix it. And he said we have to "rally together." And I think what the White House was reaching for tonight is the feel of Franklin Roosevelt during World War II and those fireside chats. And the president even said that during World War II they said we couldn't build enough planes and tanks, but we did. We can beat this as well.

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Make no mistake, this was a war speech.

It was Obama's first speech from the Oval Office as president. Presidents usually only give an address from the Oval Office for extremely unusual events, like major economic news, addressing a tragedy or an announcement of war.

Don't get me wrong: This oil spill is a disaster. It's an actual crisis, not a manufactured one like health care. But remember, it's Obama who went on national TV to plead for the passage of the stimulus bill, because America may not make it if it doesn't pass and he didn't use the Oval Office for that one.

So the complete and total collapse of America doesn't warrant a speech from the Oval Office, but an oil spill that the president has waited months to address (and golfed six times and went to McCartney concerts in the meantime) suddenly does?

Why is Obama declaring war on the oil spill? As usual, the answer is found in history. This speech may as well have been given by Woodrow Wilson or FDR. Progressives need a crisis with the moral equivalent to war to pass unpopular bills. That's not my theory — remember, it was Woodrow Wilson propaganda specialist Edward Bernays who was so excited about how well their war propaganda worked that he wanted to expand the idea:

"It was, of course, the astounding success of propaganda during the war that opened the eyes of the intelligent few in all departments of life to the possibilities of regimenting the public mind. It was only natural after the war ended that intelligent persons should ask themselves whether it was not possible to apply a similar technique to the problems of peace."

Bernays was an incredibly influential man. He was mentioned in diaries of Goebbels. The Nazis learned propaganda from us. It was the emergency propaganda that led Jews to the ovens: Jews were causing problems, they'd take over banks according to them. Some of the worst villains in all of history have used the idea of propaganda the way the American Bernays (under Woodrow Wilson) intended it to be used. It's a progressive tactic and it works on both manufactured and real crisis. Because if there is a crisis, people will say "you've got to do something!"

George W. Bush, a progressive, put the massive Patriot Act through after Sept. 11. It was easy; we had to do something against a foreign enemy. And so we created the Department of Homeland Security and we took off our shoes and our belts and we believed it. We believed Bush was going to keep us safe. Until we didn't fix our borders, then we realized it wasn't really about protecting us, it was about something else. It was about big government and control. It didn't feel right.

As president, one of the first things Obama did was change the name "War on Terror" to an "overseas contingency operation." He said there is no War on Terror or Islamic extremism. But now he's announcing a war on an oil slick. Again, it doesn't feel right.

We saw on the border, if the government really wanted to protect us, they would stop the flood of illegal immigrants first. And if this were really about stopping the oil spill, before talking about energy taxes and cap-and-trade and solar panels, you'd stop the oil. It's called a tourniquet!

Obama says this is a war, yet he's only meeting with the CEO of BP for 20 minutes? The people on his "commission" know almost nothing about oil wells, except for the fact that they are activists who want to stop offshore drilling.

Fran Beinecke, the head of the White House National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, has no oil experience, but she is the president of the Natural Resources Defense Council and has publicly voiced opposition to traditional energy sources.

The president is using this to gain power, to take advantage of crisis and use it to jam through legislation that otherwise would never have a chance. And right now, the things progressives want have no chance. Leading Democrats are saying there is no political will to pass the climate bill. Obama wants to do what he believes is right: Pass the climate bill. But he can't. If he just had some people to help force him do what he believes is right. Wait, where have I heard that before? Oh yes, from the communists and the socialists.

Remember the video we showed you from the progressive America's Future Now conference? They were throwing stuff at Nancy Pelosi because they are upset. Van Jones told the crowd that the president is on your side, he really wants to do things — but he needs the will of the people behind him! So you have to start from the bottom up

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VAN JONES, FORMER WHITE HOUSE GREEN JOBS "CZAR": This week will mark an historic inflection point when progressives decided to be progressive again in this country.

So now your challenge, as you leave here — our challenge — is to take care of that bottom-up part and that inside-out part: the heart part. That's where we're weak now.

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He can't go it alone. He needs an atmosphere that allows the president to know what he is doing is right. Got it? And Van Jones said at that conference that something has changed. Even the people at CNBC are noticing something's wrong:

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MATT NESTO, CNBC: But I'm very troubled by the fact that the president has once again created his own sense of, of a legal system…. It's not his job to create laws. It's his job to enforce laws.

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That's CNBC noticing something is wrong. But the president couldn't get that to happen unless those who want fundamental transformation to start creating the conditions where president can do what he knows is right.

Rosie O'Donnell is out there calling for government to seize BP:

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ROSIE O'DONNELL: I say seize their assets... right now. Seize their assets today. Take over the country, I don't care. Issue an executive order and say, BP, guess what? Call it socialism. Call it communism. Call it anything you want. Let's watch Rush Limbaugh explode on TV. Seize the assets, take over BP.

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MSNBC, the same network who has called me crazy for suggesting that we are heading down a big government road that could eventually lead to a dictator — maybe the next president, maybe not Obama, but down the road — well, listen to this:

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ED SCHULTZ, MSNBC: Mr. President, I want to see the boot on the neck of BP tonight. I want to see some finger-pointing whether it's in your personality or not. And it's OK tonight to act kind of like a dictator and call the shots, saying this is the way it's going to be.

Don't you think this is a moment where President Obama has to make sure that he lets everybody know that he's calling the shots, and almost in words of maybe a dictator, that this is the way we're going to do it?

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They are calling for him to act like a dictator? I get in hot water for showing how we are expanding government so much that if the wrong guy gets in there we'll have a dictator. But MSNBC can literally demand that the president start being a dictator and there's crickets?

Everyone is saying that the president is in trouble because he's lost MSNBC, the thrill up the leg network. Yes, this is exactly as designed by Van Jones and other progressives at the America's Future Now conference. They're working from the bottom up and creating an environment where fundamental transformation can take place. And they are using every device they can.

Time Magazine and everyone else ridiculed me as Howard Beale. They said he was dangerous, crazy. But now MSNBC is now touting Dylan Ratigan as Howard Beale. In a profile interview, Ratigan was asked about being an "angry anchorman" like Beale — and the interviewer said the host was "happy to acknowledge" that: "We need that guy from 'Network.' At some point somebody has to walk in the room and be like, 'None of you are solving the problem!'"

Isn't it amazing that the media is now calling for an angry, forceful Howard Beale-like character from the president, just to get things done? One host is actually calling for a dictator. The media doesn't seem to have a problem with the president making up his own laws. As it always is in history with progressives, they're never responsible for their own problems.

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Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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