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.

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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Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT, Glenn Beck goes straight to the source of the biggest story in the country with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who takes us directly into Hunter Biden's alleged laptop.

Despite Big Tech's attempts to squash this story, there should be a mad scramble in the media to get to the bottom of major corruption allegations, but they're willfully ignoring it. However, this is not just a story about Hunter Biden. This is all about Joe Biden. It's a story Glenn has been investigating for over a year that traces back to Ukraine and China. It goes directly to the root of corruption within our political system: How politicians use their family members to enrich the entire clan and sell out their country. While the media looks the other way, Glenn asks Mayor Giuliani to show us the evidence. Giuliani details the chain of possession of the laptop and reveals news that he only had possession of the laptop days before the New York Post story broke. He says, "I reported this the day after I saw it."

He also drops a major bombshell on the show and says Big Tech doesn't want you to see evidence that "establishes with texts, documents, contracts" that "Joe Biden was a 10% partner with a Chinese communist … and there are witnesses that will come forward and testify to it."

Big Tech censorship is out of control. So to watch tonight's explosive episode of Glenn TV, you must be a BlazeTV subscriber. Because Big Tech is doing whatever it can to limit free speech, we're offering our most important discount on BlazeTV ever. Use promo code GLENN to get $30 off a one-year subscription, so you'll have 24/7 access to news and entertainment completely free of biased "fact-checks" and censorship.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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