Glenn Beck: Obama suddenly a deficit hawk?

Video from G20 in Toronto

GLENN: I'm shocked and you probably will be, as well, but the G-20 has turned violent.

PAT: What?

GLENN: I know.

PAT: What are that's Tea Partiers doing up there in Toronto, Canada? What are they doing?

GLENN: No. They're not Tea Partiers.

PAT: Tea Partiers, we've been warned about it because, I mean, Nancy Pelosi had seen this kind of thing before and here it is again. Here it is again.

GLENN: And you couldn't be more right. She has seen this kind of violence before, and she knows exactly who it comes from. They are from the communist and from the revolutionaries and from the anarchists on the left. They are the people that --

PAT: Not the Tea Partiers

GLENN: I know. It's strange.

PAT: It's really weird.

GLENN: I would like to ask the President this question: Mr. President, why are we going against the rest of the world? Why does America continue to separate itself? Why can't America be more like Europe? Does anybody have an answer? I'm just wondering what it might be.

The rest of the world doesn't respect us anymore.

PAT: We're spending too much.

GLENN: We're spending too much. He came out with a statement over the weekend, and I think this pretty much says it all.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And one of the interesting things that's happened over the last 18 months as President is for some reason people keep on being surprised when I do what I said I was going to do.

GLENN: Stop for a second. I haven't been surprised at all. Have you been surprised?

PAT: Not in the least.

GLENN: Have you been surprised at all, Stu? I haven't been surprised.

PAT: I've been surprised at the people who are surprised

GLENN: I am, too.

PAT: We keep pointing out the fact he said this all along.

GLENN: No. It's pretty amazing. Especially -- I'm not even surprised when he starts to do the things that he said his wife would do.

MICHELLE OBAMA: And Barack Obama knows that we're going to have to make changes, we're going to have to change our conversation.

GLENN: Conversation.

MICHELLE OBAMA: We're going to have to change out tradition, our history. We're going to have to move into a different place.

GLENN: This was right -- she said this right before she was taken off the road. He knows that we're going to have to change our traditions and our history. Hum. So, I'm not surprised at all when he says -- you know, when he does the things that he says he's going to do.

I can't wait for that civilian defense force that's as well-funded, as well-equipped as the U.S. military. I can't wait for that one. That's going to be exciting, but make no mistake. Don't be surprised when he does what he says he's going to do.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: So, I say I'm going to reform our health care system and people think, Well, gosh, that's not smart politics. Maybe we should hold off. Or I say we're going to move forward on don't ask, don't tell. Somehow people say --

PAT: Cap and trade.

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  -- you know, Well, why are you doing that? I'm not sure that's not good politics. I'm doing it because I said I was going to do it and it's the right thing to do. And people should learn that lesson about me because next year, when I start presenting some very difficult choices to the country --

GLENN: Country.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: -- I hope some of these folks who are hollering about deficits and debt step up because I'm calling their bluff.

GLENN: Oh, hang on just a second. Hey. Mr. Poker Player, you can go ahead and call my bluff. You go right ahead. Go right ahead.

Now, let me guess, if I were the President of the United States and I wanted to piss more people off, what would I cut? I wouldn't cut welfare. No. I wouldn't cut out the freebies. No, no. I would probably raise taxes and go after the military. That's probably what I would do.

PAT: Exactly right and then when the Republicans start screaming, he will say --

GLENN: We all have to sacrifice.

PAT: I thought you-guys were all big spending opposition people.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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