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.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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