Glenn Beck: Obama refuses to credit Bush



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GLENN: There's, there's a couple of things that you need to know about. First of all, the surge. Apparently the surge worked but I didn't think Iraq has made us safer according to the president, but not so much apparently.

PAT: Yeah. Well, it's, it's interesting because this is what the president said this week.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: This is President Barack Obama, and I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the men and women who have served in Iraq and who are currently serving in Iraq. Your dedication, your bravery, your courage has made America safer and has helped to stand up democracy in Iraq.

GLENN: Wait a minute.

PAT: Now, isn't that great?

GLENN: That's not what he said before, is it?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We know that the sacrifices aren't just yours but they are your family's in well.

PAT: Well, in 2007, maybe it's just me but it seems a little different. He said perhaps the saddest irony of the administration's cynical use of 9/11 is that the Iraq war has left us less safe than we were before 9/11.

GLENN: But he just said that we're now safer.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Than 9/11.

PAT: See, now it's not just me because I was a little confused.

GLENN: No, I'm very confused. I

PAT: Yeah? Maybe it's is it just us, Stu, or are you confused on that as well?

STU: I don't see any difference in those two statements. They seem completely

PAT: Completely consistent? Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Okay. Well, let's go to Robert Gibbs because Robert Gibbs has another story. He

PAT: Mmm hmmm.

GLENN: He was asked about crediting George W. Bush for the surge.

PAT: Yes, he was. And asked repeatedly by, let's see, what's her face?

STU: Gretchen Carlson?

PAT: Gretchen Carlson, yes.

GIBBS: I don't think there's any doubt as candidate Obama said that adding 20,000 men and women into Iraq would improve the security situation. I think along with the Sunnis and other things

CARLSON: Candidate Obama said that? You know, excuse me. Back in 2007 he said he was against the surge.

GIBBS: No, he said he was against the surge. He said there was no doubt that adding 20,000 men and women would improve the security situation but as we know, our efforts in Iraq weren't going to be done simply militarily, Gretchen.

PAT: Again I'm a little confused because here's what he really said.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We can send 15,000 more troops, 20,000 more troops, 30,000 more troops. I don't know any expert on the region or any military officer that I've spoken to privately that believes that that is going to make a substantial difference.

PAT: So wait. Candidate Obama said the surge obviously help, of course it's going to improve.

GLENN: Play that again and then go right back to Gretchen Carlson and what you played.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We can send 15,000 more troops, 20,000 more troops, 30,000 more troops. I don't know any expert on the region or any military officer that I've spoken to privately that believes that that is going to make a substantial difference.

GIBBS: I don't think there's any doubt as candidate Obama said that adding 20,000 men and women into Iraq would improve the security situation.

GLENN: (Laughing).

PAT: Okay. So again is it just me or are those different statements?

GLENN: Is it live or is it Memorex? That's the problem.

PAT: It is

STU: I don't see the difference. I mean, he's talking about Iraq both times.

PAT: Yes.

STU: I mean

PAT: Yes, he was.

STU: I'm just saying.

GLENN: Okay. Now, he credited George W. Bush in the speech last night. Well, not exactly.

PAT: Yeah, actually sort of.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: I mean, more than he has, I think in the past.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: This afternoon he spoke to former President George W. Bush. It's well known that he and I disagreed with the war from its outset.

GLENN: No.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Yet no one can doubt President Bush's support for our troops or his love of country and commitment to our security.

PAT: Wow.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: As I've said, there were patriots who supported this war and patriots who opposed it.

GLENN: Hold it just a second. Did he say that? Because I know what they said before. Have you ever heard, have you ever heard him say that

PAT: I don't think so.

GLENN: I don't think so, either.

PAT: He may have said it and I just missed it, but I don't remember.

GLENN: I think I could we have somebody look and see?

PAT: If he said that in the past?

GLENN: If he said that in the past? Are you familiar, have you ever heard him say there are patriots that are for this war and patriots that are against this war?

STU: I certainly don't remember it, especially when

GLENN: It doesn't mean it didn't happen.

STU: Right. I think he would say people agree and disagree. I'm sure he's giving a general sort of statement that people can agree or disagree with this war and still be patriotic but I don't think I've ever

GLENN: He probably has said something like that.

STU: But I don't think I've ever heard that around, you know, President Bush calling him a patriot before.

PAT: But he gave President Bush a lot more credit than Gibbs would yesterday. Yesterday Gibbs was pushed pretty hard by Gretchen Carlson.

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: To, okay, just can you admit that the surge worked? Can you admit that Bush really did some good things in Iraq?

CARLSON: Will the president, will President Obama credit President Bush tonight in his speech for the success in Iraq?

GIBBS: Again, Gretchen, I think you've asked me this question twice and I've given you an answer.

CARLSON: No, this is the first time I've asked you the question. Will President Obama thank President Bush tonight during his speech for the success of the surge?

GIBBS: No, that's actually now the fourth time you've asked me that question.

CARLSON: Well, you haven't answered it. Will he credit President Bush tonight for the success of the surge?

GIBBS: That's Number 5. Let me give you the same answer I gave you

GLENN: Stop. Hold on just a second. We at least know that Gibbs can count to 5.

PAT: Yes.

STU: I don't know that he can. She I think she completely disagrees with his count. She said it was the first time and he said it was the second time. Then he asked it one more time and he said it was the fourth time. I don't think he can count to five.

CARLSON: Three strikes and you're out. You've had five chances to answer the question. Will he, will he credit President Bush tonight?

GIBBS: Gretchen, I don't know whether this is you actually interviewing me or just a tape of you looping the same question over and over again. There is no doubt

GLENN: This is amazing.

GIBBS: the president will mention that adding men and women into Iraq improved the security situation. There's no doubt about that. But I think we would all recognize, Gretchen, if you'll take a moment to understand that we wouldn't be where we are in Iraq without the political accommodation, we wouldn't be in Iraq, where we are in Iraq today without the Sunni awakening, where Sunni tribes decided instead of fighting with Al Qaeda they would fight against Al Qaeda. There are a whole series of factors that went into marking where we are today.

PAT: So don't thank George W. Bush. Thank the Sunni tribes. That's who won this war.

GLENN: There's nothing no, no, seriously there's nothing wrong with that.

PAT: No, nothing at all.

GLENN: No, uh uh.

PAT: I mean, you'd rather, really you'd rather credit the Sunni tribes?

STU: What, is that the eleventh time you've asked that question, Pat?

PAT: No, I think it was the second.

STU: Ask me 30 more times, Pat. You've asked that question 117 times today.

PAT: All I want to know is

STU: 3,000 times!

PAT: Can you not give credit

GLENN: Pat, I do have to tell you I think he's making a very good point.

PAT: It's a good point. He just can't count.

GLENN: It really is a very good point, Stu. You know what? I think you've won the argument.

STU: Thank you. I mean, if somebody's going to ask me a question 114 million times.

GLENN: I heard it, from the same people that have brought us $4.4 trillion in additional spending to cut the deficit, I think they're very good at counting in numbers, aren't they?

From food and job shortages to the prices of building materials "skyrocketing," the world is currently moving into what could be the "perfect storm" for politicians to push for a universal basic income, explained Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"We really need to look at the economy and be prepared for what is coming," Glenn said. "I feel like my job is to warn you of the things that are coming and, when I can, give you ways to navigate around. But at least so you can hear the warning and decide yourself what you're going to do with that."

Glenn explained that now, for the first time, there is a shortage of starter homes and building supplies just as increasing numbers of millennials are in the market. Also, analysts are predicting that shortages of food items and products such as pork, polystyrene, and chlorine could send prices soaring. Then there's the matter of unemployment, kicked off by the COVID-19 pandemic and likely to worsen because of the technological revolution, there are going to be fewer and fewer jobs for people to do.

"We are creating this perfect storm, right now, where universal basic income is going to be embraced by people," Glenn warned. "It's just this nasty cycle that we're beginning, and we're watching it unfold right in front of us."

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More than 100 business leaders and CEOs from some of the world's largest corporations recently met during a Zoom meeting to discuss how they can band together to fight "election integrity laws," like the voting law recently passed in Georgia.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck explained how this government-corporation partnership is not only proof of fascism, but it is also demonstrative of how our lives will be under The Great Reset: government and large corporations will work together to set the rules, and the freedoms of the individual American will be squashed.

"I want you to understand ... everything that they have ever said about, 'oh, it's a conspiracy theory' about The Great Reset, you can throw that in the garbage now," Glenn began. "Something happened this weekend that is absolutely unprecedented. I have done this job, for ... I don't even know how many years, almost 50 years, and I've never seen anything like this.

"People that were on the [Zoom] call, they talked about potential ways to show how they opposed the legislation, including ... delaying investments in states. That's blackmail," Glenn continued.

"So these corporations, they're going to act as a — what? A secondary government? ... I don't know. I didn't elect the CEO of Merck. Did you?" he said.

"Corporations [are] openly meeting and coordinating efforts to change laws," Glenn added. "This is fascism, guys! Fascism is when government and corporations work hand in hand. That is fascism."

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A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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