Glenn Beck

Right Wing Leftovers - 9/16/13

  • After the sudden resignation of  Regent President Carlos Campo, Pat Robertson has resumed the role until a replacement can be found.
  • Richard Land calls on conservative Christian not to grow despondent and give up but rather keep "fighting for a society that is less unjust, less pagan, and where people are welcomed and protected by law from conception until natural death and everywhere in between their entry into, and exit from, this life and where the freedom to practice and live one's faith is recognized and protected in law."
  • Christians who support Glenn Beck are unknowingly participating "in a Mormon hijacking of the USA's covenant with God."
  • Matt Barber really hates transgender rights, saying "people who have traditional values and people who recognize biological reality should not be compelled to entertain an irrefutable biological delusion."
  • Janet Parshall says Christians are now the victims of discrimination: "If you are a Christian who believes what God has said, that marriage is the union of one MAN and one WOMAN – and if you believe sexual expression is allowed ONLY within that model (anything else is called sin by God's standard) then you are deemed to be a bigot or worse, a hater. But more than the label of bigotry and hatred, Christians are being fined, losing their jobs or facing court martial's because of what they believe."
  • Finally, the American Family Association is mobilizing activists to pressure members of the House of Representatives to co-sponsor "an appropriations bill that doesn't contain any discretionary or mandatory funding for ObamaCare."

Beck: George W. Bush 'Was A Globalist And A Progressive'

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the term "progressive" has become little more than a catch-all category into which Glenn Beck dumps everyone who does not meet whatever amorphous standards that he and the Ted Cruz/Tea Party/NRA/9-12 Patriots have declared sacrosanct on any particular day.

Last week it was Mitt Romney and today it is George W. Bush, as Beck explained on his radio broadcast that every progressive president ends up getting the United States involved in a war.  

Woodrow Wilson was a progressive who got us into World War I.

Franklin Roosevelt was a progressive who got us into World War II.

Lyndon Johnson was a progressive who got us into Vietnam.

"I know Republicans don't like to hear this," Beck said, "but he was a globalist and a progressive: George W. Bush":

Beck: Obama Can 'Get Away With Murder Because He's Likeable And He's Black'

It is always fascinating to hear what comes out of Glenn Beck's mouth when he asserts that he is simply stating "facts," mainly because it provides an insight into just how truly warped Beck's view of the world has become.

Today on his radio broadcast, Beck repeatedly asserted that it was just a fact that President Obama "doesn't know who Americans are" because for his entire life "he has been surrounded by people who hate the United States of America. That's not a slam on him, that is a fact. It's just a fact"

Bizarrely declaring that Obama "is not a sports fan" because "he didn't grow up here [and] he wasn't immersed in the culture," Beck went on to claim that Obama did not "earn" the Presidency of the United States, saying rather that "he was chosen by the [George] Soroses of the world" to become president because he would be able to "get away with murder because he's likeable and he's black":

Now Glenn Beck Is Dismissing Romney As Just Another 'Progressive'

On his radio broadcast this morning, Glenn Beck told some story about how, last week, he had rescued a lost sheep that had disappeared from his ranch over a year ago and, in typical Beck fashion, he saw it as some sort of allegory for the nation about how God allowed President Obama to win in order to ensure that the Tea Party remains awake and saves the nation and ultimately rescues all the "lost sheep" in America and blah, blah, blah.

While telling the story, Beck made an absolutely remarkable statement in passing when, around the 3:45 mark, he speculated that if Mitt Romney had won the election, he too might be pressing for military action in Syria "because, in the end, we all found out that he was the progressive."

Just think about that statement.

During the campaign, Beck spent every day telling his audience that Romney's performance was divine providence, that his victory was going to be a massive mandate and a work of God and that Romney was a modern-day George Washington and Abraham Lincoln:

But now Beck is dismissing him as just another progressive. 

If that is true, then why was Beck so enthralled with him during the election? Just where was Beck's self-proclaimed "gift" for being able to look into someone eyes and see their heart or his vaunted ability to see down the road and predict what will be coming our way? 

Beck says Romney revealed himself to be a "progressive" during the final presidential debate, which took place on October 22.  Yet two days after that, Beck was comparing Romney to George Washington on his radio broadcast.

If Beck knew that Romney was a "progressive" during the election, why didn't he warn his audience instead of repeatedly likening him to towering figures such as Washington and Lincoln? 

We have an archive full of examples of Glenn Beck saying utterly ridiculous things, but this current effort to rewrite his own history has to be one of the most fundamentally dishonest things he has ever said.

Napolitano: Syria's Use Of Chemical Weapons Is Just Like President Clinton's Murder Of The Branch Davidians

Judge Andrew Napolitano was the guest on Glenn Beck's television program last night where Beck introduced him as "the man who actually can save our nation" before the two men sat down for a discussion about the possibility of military action against Syria for its use of chemical weapons against civilians.

Napolitano said any such action by the United States would be illegal because the US has not been attacked, is not in danger of imminent attack, nor has an ally been attacked. 

Furthermore, he said, Syria's use of chemical weapons was no different than what the Clinton administration did to the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas back in 1993.

"Who's used chemical weapon on their own people," Napolitano asked. "How far are we from Waco, Texas where federal agents used chemical weapons to murder 76 Americans in 1993 in the Clinton Administration? Can you imagine if China or Russia wanted to bomb us to punish us for what we did at the time? Come on! Where are we going with this?"

Glenn Beck Honors 9/11 By Accusing President Obama Of Treason

Just the other day, Glenn Beck was complaining that everyone thinks that he hates President Obama while insisting that he doesn't, claiming, as proof, that he had never even called for Obama to be impeached. 

That was, of course, a lie ... and today he took things a step further on his radio program by accusing Obama of treason.

Furious about the speech President Obama delivered on Syria last night, Beck asserted that any military action against the Syrian regime would be for the benefit of al Qaeda, which would make Obama guilty of aiding and abetting the enemies of the United States of America and "that makes him a traitor."

Saying that Obama "doesn't think like an American, he thinks like a guy in the Middle East, he thinks like a foreigner," Beck said of Obama's speech last night that "somebody should get the dictionary out for [the definition of] treason because I'm pretty sure there has to be several witnesses to someone aiding and abetting the enemy of the United States."

"How are we seriously being asked to aid and abet the enemy of the United States of America?" Beck bellowed. "How's that possible? How dead inside does he think we are to ask us to go along with it on the eve of September 11?":

Right Wing Leftovers - 9/10/13

  • Rick Santorum will be joining Mat Staver, Rick Scarborough and others at a "Pastors for Virginia" luncheon next week.
  • Gary Bauer can't quite figure out how to attack President Obama over Syria, complaining that he's seeking Congressional authorization only so he can blame Congress if anything goes wrong.
  • Glenn Beck declares "write it down in your calendars, because this is the week that America lost its superpower status."
  • Russell Moore bemoans the dangers of pornography and fornication.
  • Finally, every were Cindy Jacobs goes, miraculous events occur: "At the evening service a little black boy of around eight years of age was healed of a large lump on his rib cage. The power of God overcame him and he fell under the power for almost two hours. When he got up he described how God visited him and took him to heaven in a vision. Joel 2:28 says the young men shall see visions. He was so transformed by the vision he glowed! I asked him if he would begin to pray for those present who needed healing and God started doing wonders through the small boy. Another youth who was prayed for, walked over, took the hand of a lady in a wheel chair and she got up and walked! Not only did she walk but she regained her eyesight!"

Beck: Military Action Against Syrian Is Designed To Cover Up Benghazi

On his television program last night, Glenn Beck declared that proposed military action against Syria had nothing to do with the use of chemical weapons by President Bashar al-Assad against civilians, but was really all about "oil and money" and the desire to construct a pipeline across Syria on behalf of the nation of Qatar.

But that was last night's theory.

This morning, on his radio program, Beck had an entirely new theory about what is really going on and it turns out that the push for military strikes against Syrian is all about covering up for our gun-running operation through Benghazi.

As Beck explained today, the United States was running weapons and missiles to the Syrian rebels through Benghazi and now is afraid that Assad is soon going to defeat the rebels and capture all of the weapons the US had supplied and put them on display for the world to see.  As such, the Obama Administration is now claiming that Assad used chemical weapons to provide justification for our effort to try to destroy those weapons and cover up our involvement.

"Why would Assad use chemical weapons?" Beck asked. "Why? Maybe there's a possibility that he didn't. Maybe there's a possibility that some of the weapons that are being use to do horrible things are weapons that we either lost or helped smuggle.  And so this whole thing is about covering the trail of the lost weapons from Benghazi":

Beck: 'That's Why I'm Against War; Because It's A Progressive Idea'

In recent weeks, Glenn Beck has been opening his nightly television program with short "behind the scenes" clips of the morning meetings he holds with his top-level staff.  The clips are fascinating because they generally consist of Beck lecturing a bored-looking group of staffers who peck away on their computers while Beck hectors them with whatever pseudo-historical lesson/quasi-spiritual prophecy he is promoting on that particular day.

On last night's program, where Beck explained that military action in Syria is all about oil and how President Obama is just like Dick Cheney, he began with a clip from that morning's meeting where he told his uninterested captive audience that he used to support the idea of toppling dictators and spreading democracy ... until he realized "that was progressive thinking."

And since, for Beck, "progressives" are literally responsible for every bad thing that is happening around the world and has even happened in history, he has been forced to change his position.

"That's why I'm against war," Beck said, "because it's a progressive idea":

Hey Glenn Beck, Let Us Refresh Your Memory

In a short interview published in the New York Times, Glenn Beck wonders why we can't all just get along ... and then proceeds to demonstrate exactly why we can't all just get along:

How did your fans respond to your support of gay marriage?
I don’t care. The point is that government shouldn’t be involved in marriage.

Did you hear any reaction?
Can we stop dividing ourselves? Do racists exist? Yes. Do bigots exist? Yes. But most of us are not. Most Americans just want to get along. Why can’t we do that? What has happened to us?

I think there’s a misperception that your show is more political than it actually is.
Unfortunately, because of the news of the day, we have spent most of our time on politics. What people don’t ever understand is this: I’m the guy who lives in Dallas who did not get an invitation to the George Bush Presidential Library opening. He didn’t like me. I had called for his impeachment. I didn’t call for Obama’s impeachment. People think I just hate this president. No, I hate power and those who do everything they can to hold onto it.

But you said you were going to hunt down progressives like an Israeli Nazi hunter.
Oh, I will. I think these guys are the biggest danger in the world. It’s the people like Mao, people that believe that big government is the answer, it always leads to millions dead — always.

First of all, his supporters who oppose gay marriage probably are not going to appreciate being called bigots.

Secondly, it is amazing that Beck can't understand why Americans can't all just get along, right before he asserts that progressives "are the biggest danger in the world."

Gee, Glenn, do you think that maybe spending hours every single day blaming all of the world's problems on the people with whom you disagree might just be playing some small role in sowing division within the nation?

Finally, Beck claims that he hasn't called for President Obama's impeachment, which comes as a surprise to us, because we've heard him call for impeachment over the supposed cover-up of Saudia Arabia's role in the Boston Marathon bombing as well as over the IRS scandal:

Apparently Beck doesn't think that declaring that "it is time to appoint a Special Counsel to explore impeachment of this president" qualifies as calling for his impeachment; nor, presumably, does saying that failure to impeach Obama means America is now living under tyranny.

Glenn Beck Has It All Figured Out: Military Action Against Syria Is A Progressive Plot To Establish One World Government

On his radio show today, Glenn Beck explained to his listeners was is "really" going on with the talk of possible military action against Syria over its use of chemical weapons against civilians, revealing that the entire thing is part of a progressive/UN plot to create a one-world government.

Saying that it made no sense that the US would intervene militarily in Syria when it did nothing during the Rwanda genocide nearly twenty years ago, Beck explained that progressives in the US and around the world are seeking to weaken the United States' position as the lone superpower and are therefore pushing the nation toward a military conflict with Russia and China over Syria in order to allow the UN to step in and broker a peace deal that averts World War III and results in the establishment of a One World Government:

Glenn Beck Isn't Going To Stop Saying Something Just Because It Is False

Last week we noted that Glenn Beck had started promoting a new conspiracy claiming that a racist, anti-gay black nationalist Department of Homeland Security employee named Ayo Kimathi was responsible for the shortage of ammunition in this country, because he was buying it all up for the government in preparation for a coming race war.

Beck insisted that Kimathi was "in charge of buying all of the bullets for the Department of Homeland Security," which, as we pointed out, was totally false.

Kimathi's actual position was as a "Small Business Specialist" within the ICE Office of Acquisition Management, meaning that it was his job to "provide advice to small business owners on individual procurement opportunities and how to do business" with the various government agencies.

As the SPLC, which first broke the story, reported, "among his duties at DHS and ICE is speaking at various vendor events. He’s one of the agency’s public faces. It is his job to advocate for small business owners 'white, black, historically disadvantaged, disabled veteran-owned, everybody.'"

Helping small businesses navigate the government procurement system is, obviously, not quite the same thing as being "in charge of buying all of the bullets for the Department of Homeland Security" ... so, of course, Beck repeated the same false claim on his radio broadcast today.

"At the Department of Homeland Security," Beck said, "he is the acquisitions officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement who is in charge of buying all the weapons and ammunition for the government ... This is the guy who's in charge of buying it all":

It wasn't true when Beck said it last week and it was just as untrue when he repeated it today - and it will continue to be untrue every time Beck repeats it in the future, which he will most certainly will do because he simply does not care that it is false, so long as it feeds his narrative and helps him promote his agenda.

Filling In For Glenn Beck, David Barton Lies About Common Core

As we noted several months ago, Glenn Beck has transformed his The Blaze network into a public policy organization dedicated to fighting the implementation of Common Core because he is convinced that it is going to lead to a 1984-like learning environment where students are strapped to computers and monitored at all times.

Leading this effort has been none other than David Barton, who, after hosting another gathering of anti-Common Core actvists and state legislators at Beck's headquarters, sat in for Beck on his television program on Friday for a hour-long program dedicated to Common Core and who, during his opening monologue, played this misleadingly edited video of an educator supposedly saying that, under Common Core, it doesn't matter if students think that 3 x 4 = 11 so long as they can explain how they arrived at that answer (skip ahead to 7:30 mark):

Following the clip, Barton said it showed that education under Common Core is not about "getting right answers," which is fundamentally false, and Barton knows it.

As we pointed out earlier this month, this video has been misleadingly edited, since the speaker is cut off after supposedly saying that getting the wrong answer is not important when the full video shows that she then goes on to say that any student who answered that 3 x 4 = 11 would be wrong and would be corrected.

In fact, Beck's own The Blaze network debunked the very clip that Barton played on the program last Monday:

The truncated clip features August’s statement: “But even under the new Common Core if even if they said 3 x 4 was 11, if they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer, really in words and oral explanations and they showed it in a picture but they just got the final number wrong? We’re more focusing on the how and the why.”

An audience member then asks whether students will be corrected for giving the wrong answer.

“Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. We want our students to compute correctly. But the emphasis is really moving more towards the explanation, and the how, and the why, and can I really talk through the procedures that I went through to get this answer — and not just knowing that it’s 12, but why is it 12? How do I know that?” August replies.

A fuller video of the forum, however, reveals that August said first students should certainly know that 3 x 4 equals 12.

This is now the third time that we have found something debunked by The Blaze being repeated on Beck's shows as statement of fact.

Maybe the people at The Blaze who help put together Beck's programming ought to start reading their own reporting.

How Glenn Beck's Conspiracy Theories Are Born

As we have noted before, one of the great ironies of Glenn Beck's The Blaze network is that it operates under the slogan "Truth Lives Here" when Beck himself is one of the most recklessly dishonest media voices in operation today.

And nothing better demonstrates this fact than his current obsession with the story, broken by the SPLC, of Ayo Kimathi, a Department of Homeland Security employee who runs a racist, anti-gay black nationalist website on the side where he openly proclaims that "we are going to have to kill a lot of whites."

That story is outrageous enough on its own, but for Beck it is just further proof of his theory that the Obama administration is seeking to foment a race war, and he is now tying this story to the on-going right-wing conspiracy claiming that the government is stockpiling weapons and ammunition for use against American citizens.

Despite the fact that both the original SPLC piece and Beck's own article report that "Kimathi is a small business specialist" with DHS, on his radio show today Beck baselessly proclaimed that Kimathi "was in charge of buying all of the bullets for the Department of Homeland Security."

"So the shortage of bullets that we have," Beck stated, "may very well be caused by this guy. The reason you don't have bullets is because this guy ... is in charge of all of the procurement of the bullets and the weapons for the Department of Homeland Security."

Kimathi's actual job, contrary to Beck's false claim, is as a "Small Business Specialist, who serves as a point of contact for private firms seeking agency-specific acquisition information" ... but Beck doesn't care about the truth at all, and instead is using this as further evidence that "our administration is in bed with very bad people":

Just keep this in mind the next time Beck starts to wonder why everyone calls him a crazed conspiracy theorist.

Beck: 'The Nazis Are Here'

For the last several days, Glenn Beck and his The Blaze network have been heavily focused on the plight of Coptic Christians in Egypt, culminating in a segment on his radio program today in which Beck grew increasingly emotional as he declared that the Nazis have returned, just as he predicted.

"It is the Night of Broken Glass," Beck said, "the Nazis are here. They have finally walked through that door. When I was comparing people to Nazis in the Muslim Brotherhood and everybody said 'oh no, they're not Nazis,' well now you can see that they are!"

Beck went on to deliver a fire and brimstone warning to his audience that everyone will be held accountable by God for how they respond to this situation, saying that if this situation is not stopped, the Jews will become the next victims before eventually Christians all over the world will become targets.

"It is time to stand together," Beck proclaimed, before breaking down in tears and apologizing "for being this guy; I don't want to be this guy and I'm sorry to be this guy" as he repeatedly warned that "the hour grows late":

Beck: 'If Anyone Does Anything In This Company Because Of Global Warming, They're Fired'

Outraged that employees in his organization had begun placing recycling bins throughout The Blaze's headquarters and studio and replaced individual water bottles with a water cooler, Glenn Beck brought the Vice President of Studio Operations onto his radio program today to explain why these changes were taking place.

When she claimed that doing so was saving the company money, Beck not only didn't buy it but also didn't really care and instead issued a new company-wide policy that any employee who buys a compact fluorescent light bulb when non-CFL options are available will be fired.

"Global warming is a pile of crap," Beck declared, adding that he would be issuing a memo informing everyone that "if anyone does anything in this company because of global warming, they're fired":

Beck: 'Oprah Winfrey, You Disgust Me'

Over the last week, Glenn Beck has repeatedly attacked Oprah Winfrey for daring to compare the Trayvon Martin case to the murder of Emmett Till and, in response, has been focusing on a gruesome 2007 murder of a white couple that was tortured and brutalized by five African Americans, demanding to know why the media has not been covering this story.

Apparently the simple fact that it happened five years ago is no excuse for Beck, who returned to it again today on his radio program during an extended rant against Winfrey, which culminated with Beck declaring that Winfrey disgusts him as he self-righteously compared himself to the Statue of Liberty.

"Oprah Winfrey, you disgust me!" Beck fumed, as he ranted that she has overcome so much in her life and achieved wild success, only to turn around and tell us "white people are the problem."

Beck then grew very somber as he declared "Oprah, I choose to be the person that America thought you were," calling on people to gather around him as a beacon of hope.

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breath free," he said. "Give me the ones that you have told 'you'll never make it.' Send them to me. The tempest-tost, because I hold my lamp beside a golden door":

Glenn Beck Psychoanalyzes President Obama

Glenn Beck opened his radio program today with a truly fascinating psychological analysis of President Obama during which he proclaimed that Obama is a coward who feels like he doesn't fit in and is so lacking in self-confidence that he cries himself to sleep at night, curled up in the fetal position because he is terrified that the world is going to realize that he is a total fraud.

Ironically, the entire segment seemed like little more than an exercise in projection to us:

Beck: Anti-Obama Rodeo Clown Is 'A Very Brave Artist' And Victim Of McCarthyism

Last night, Glenn Beck's opening monologue was another one of his "history lessons" that was so genuinely nonsensical and incoherent that we literally cannot even figure out a way of editing the video so that it makes any sense. 

Basically, Beck expanded upon his belief that the controversy over the Missouri rodeo clown is a sign that progressives are freaking out because they know that their efforts to implement revolution are falling apart, as just as the progressives during the Woodrow Wilson-era, and during the New Deal, and during the Vietnam War, all likewise failed to successfully implement their own revolutions.

Then, citing recent comments made by Bono and Ashton Kutcher, Beck linked it all to Martin Luther King and John Lennon and the Beatles' song "Revolution" as he declared that it all somehow proves that the 9/12 and Tea Party Patriots are on the verge of achieving victory.

Like we said, none of it made any sense right from the start, like when Beck said that the fall-out from the rodeo clown performance is modern day McCarthyism and no different than book burning, because this particular rode clown was really "a very brave artist" ... which can only be properly explained by the game of Kerplunk:

Beck: 'Today I Declare Myself Officially A Rodeo Clown'

When Glenn Beck is not telling his audience that the world is falling apart and warning them that the End Times are just around the corner, he is busy telling them that things are getting better and promising that they're right on the verge of finally winning.

Back on the upswing this week, Beck sought to rally the troops again today on his radio broadcast by stating that the controversy over the rodeo clown in Missouri is proof that liberals "are terrified" that decent Americans are waking up and are doing everything they can to try and shut them up.

Beck warned that if the rodeo clown association bans this person responsible for this performance, they will "forever damage rodeos; you'll shut them down" because "clear-thinking, common-sense farmers, cowboys, [and] straight-ahead Americans" will stop attending.

He then went on to assert that liberals are trying to destroy this clown because "they're terrified; they have got to shut you up; they have got to get you so afraid that you will not say anything, that you'll continue to sit down.  They are terrified; they know it's about the fall apart."

"They know this thing is falling apart," Beck bellowed, "that's why they're going after the rodeo clown; they're freaking out. Good! Advance, America! Advance! Don't you dare retreat, don't you dare sit down."

And with that, Beck proclaimed "today I declare myself officially a rodeo clown":

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