Glenn Beck: Obama -- hey, things could be worse



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GLENN: Yesterday Racine, Wisconsin, the president actually got up and said this with a straight face.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Every economist who's looked at it had said that the recovery did its job. It put a brake on the collapse of the economy, we avoided a Great Depression. We are now growing again.

GLENN: Right.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: The problem is, number one, it's hard to argue sometimes, things would have been a lot worse, right? You know, so people kind of say, yeah, but unemployment's still at 9.6. Yes, but it's not 12 or 13 or 15.

PAT: Or 30.

GLENN: Or 55.

PAT: Or 400%, 400% —

GLENN: It could be 1,781%.

PAT: Or could be 10 million or zillion.

GLENN: He avoided a depression and we're growing again.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Does he read his good friend Paul Krugman who says we're now on the verge of a depression?

PAT: Hmmm.

GLENN: But it could be worse.

PAT: You know, I —

GLENN: The whole, the whole country could have been burst in flames.

PAT: And I stopped that, with fire extinguishers on every corner.

GLENN: That's why I was on the boat in Louisiana trying to get them to come out.

PAT: Did they not, did they not say it wouldn't pass 8%?

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

PAT: If we did the stimulus.

GLENN: Yes. I think you have the audio some place in the audio vault. You should find it.

PAT: I should find it.

GLENN: You should find it.

PAT: I should.

GLENN: That would be something that maybe somebody who is in charge of the audio vault, wouldn't you say, Stu, would have found earlier than right now?

STU: You are bringing me in to attack Pat is what you are saying.

GLENN: I'm just looking for a little backup. Isn't that what I pay you for?

STU: Yes. Any idiot would have had that available.

GLENN: Thank you.

STU: And ready to go.

GLENN: Any idiot would have had that.

PAT: Thank you, Stu.

STU: You're welcome.

GLENN: I could have gone down to the guy who is sleeping in a bag right outside.

STU: Yes. In fact, while I was looking at the bag guy —

PAT: He doesn't look in any condition to find Obama audio.

STU: He has a laptop.

GLENN: Strangely he does have a laptop.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Which is really strange.

STU: Not a home but a laptop.

GLENN: Right, uh huh.

STU: And a cellphone and he downloads —

PAT: He gets free DSL from the city, I think.

STU: He probably does.

PAT: Just to make sure that he's got high speed Internet access.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? If he had dialup, can you imagine, can you imagine living in a bag and having dialup?

STU: That's a terrible tragedy of humanity.

GLENN: It's bad.

STU: And Glenn, I can tell you that even if the guy — if the guy in the bag didn't have the audio ready, after all this stalling, he would certainly have it by now.

GLENN: He would certainly have it ready, but no, no. Could you play, could you play the audio of Racine, Wisconsin one more time for me?

PAT: Yes, I could.

GLENN: All right.

PAT: Would you like to hear it one more time?

GLENN: Do you have that?

PAT: I do have that.

GLENN: All right. Why don't you play it.

PAT: The guy in the bag, sleeping bag downstairs, he doesn't have that one. He doesn't have it.

STU: He has it.

PAT: He doesn't have it. No, I asked him, Do you have Racine?

GLENN: I'm about to go get him.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Every economist who's looked at it has said that —

GLENN: Okay, hang on just a second. Every, every economist who's looked at it.

PAT: Every economist who's looked at it, every one of them, every single economist.

GLENN: Could I get footnotes on that one? I will like to see all of the economists that have looked at it that have said, hey, it did its job. I don't know one!

STU: Yeah, because the Cato Institute came up with a list of hundreds of economists who opposed it beforehand.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: They must have all been won over, every one of them. Maybe we could call some of them and find out if they have all been won over.

GLENN: Here's the rest of it.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Every economist who's looked at it has said that the recovery did its job. It put a brake on the collapse of the economy.

GLENN: Yes.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We avoided a Great Depression. We are now growing again.

GLENN: We're growing again.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: The problem is, number one —

PAT: Here's the problem, number one.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's hard to argue sometimes, things would have been a lot worse, right? You know, so people kind of say, yeah, but unemployment's still at 9.6. Yes, but it's not 12 or 13.

GLENN: It is there in Racine.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Or 15.

GLENN: It's like 14.1 in Racine.

PAT: Yeah, it is, right?

GLENN: Yeah, it's like 14.1.

PAT: And he's talking to the people whose unemployment level is at 15%.

GLENN: Yeah, I want you to know that at least, hey —

PAT: It's not 100!

GLENN: At least you can see me. At least I'm in town and you can come see me. I made the tickets for free. What is that?

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: Oh, this guy's so unbelievably out of touch.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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