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.

On "Glenn TV" this week, Megyn Kelly, host of the "Megyn Kelly Show," told Glenn Beck she believes the Democrats' talk of unity is "all nonsense" and forecasted the "death of journalism" under a Biden administration.

Megyn cited President Joe Biden's unwillingness to make concessions that would help unify Democrats and Republicans as an example of how much he actually cares about unity, and added that, while she's all for lowering the political temperature in America, she also believes there are some personal freedoms that are worth fighting for.

"What's happening substantively is worth fighting for and it's not going to go away just because [Biden] gave a nice speech," Megyn said.

"I will object. I will protect my family and what I think is right over Joe Biden's need for unity, which is false anyway. 'Unify behind my agenda' is not a real call for unity," she added.

Megyn said she believes the Left has reached too far and "awakened a sleeping giant" in reference to the silent majority who should speak up, speak out, and refuse to be silenced any longer.

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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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