Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck Is A Bold And Courageous Leader, Just Ask Him

Glenn Beck opened his television program last night with another behind-the-scenes look at one of his morning meetings, during which he hailed himself as one of the few courageous leaders willing to stand up in an effort to give people hope ... and for which he'll probably be killed or imprisoned.

Comparing himself to Hobby Lobby, which is fighting an on-going battle against health care reform legislation's contraception mandate, Beck asked "why do you think I was on the cover of Time Magazine? Because I will willing to go against everything! I was willing to go against all of it! Even if it was at my own peril, you go against the grain."

In doing so, Beck has given people hope and the confidence to stand up for themselves and declare "I'm not going to take that either."

But being so bold and courageous is also dangerous, Beck said, because during "every revolution, people like me or people like Ted [Cruz] or anybody - Sarah Palin - anybody that can cobble together people and say 'no, no, rise up, stand,' in a revolution, those are the first people to either be absconded and thrown in prison or just killed. Because you can't have leaders show hope":

Glenn Beck Vows To Camp Outside Of Louie Gohmert's House Until He Agrees To Run For US Senate

Last week, Glenn Beck became very excited over the idea that Congressman Louie Gohmert would launch a primary challenge against Republican Senator John Cornyn in Texas and today he announced on his radio program that he will be camping outside of Gohmert's house if necessary in order to make his fantasy come true.

"Last night, I made up my mind," Beck declared. "I am going to camp outside of Louie Gohmert's house if I have to, and I mean it.  I am going to be Louie Gohmert's worst nightmare until he says 'yes, I'm going to run for Senate."

Beck went on to call upon his listening audience to take over the various government institutions in their respective hometowns in order to "make sure there is not a single progressive that is running our towns, there's not a single progressive on our city councils, there's not a single progressive in our school boards ... Zero tolerance!"

Glenn Beck's Ideal Government

Near the end of his radio broadcast today, Glenn Beck began to promote the prospect of Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert launching a primary challenge against Republican Senator John Cornyn, resulting in a delegation to the US Senate that would consist of "a couple of ass-kickers" in Gohmert and Ted Cruz.

The idea so enthralled Beck that he began laying out his fantasy government of the future, consisting of Cruz as President, Rand Paul as Vice President, Ron Paul as Treasury Secretary, and Gohmert as Secretary of State.

When co-host Pat Gray pointed out that if Cruz and Gohmert were both serving in the administration, Texas would need two new senators, Beck suggested that he and Gray could fill those positions, which prompted co-host Stu Burguiere to declare that there is no way he'd ever vote for Beck.

"You're a loose cannon," Burguiere said. "I don't trust this guy at all":

Beck: Common Core Is Insidious And Pure Evil

Obsessed with an incident from last week in which a parent was arrested for objecting to Common Core at a forum in Maryland, Glenn Beck has now returned his focus to the issue, declaring on his radio program that not only it is turning America into a police state, but also insidious, Satanic, and fundamentally evil.

Claiming that the intent of Common Core is to determine careers for school children by the time they are in middle school, Beck ranted that "it is communism" before warning that "it's insidious and we are not dealing with flesh and bone."

"We are dealing with evil," Beck said. "And there comes a time where you have to just say what it is, and it's evil":

Beck: Common Core Is Turning America Into A Police State

On his radio program today, Glenn Beck spent a good deal of time obsessing over a video of a parent being forcibly removed from a forum on Common Core in Maryland last week after which he was arrested and charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, saying that it was proof that America is turning into a police state.

"Write this down in your diary," Beck said "and your kids will look at you as a prophet later.  Write this down in your diary; this is a road sign [of] the fundamental transformation of America and turning us into an absolute, recognizable police state. I believe this little incident in Baltimore is the beginning of it."

For good measure, Beck then went on to repeat the false claim that, under Common Core, incorrect answers to math questions would not be wrong provided that the student could explain how they arrived at their answer.

"We are literally living in 1984," Beck said. "They're changing the answers to math now":

Of course, as we pointed out when David Barton made this very same assertion on Beck's show several weeks ago, this false claim has been debunked by none other than Beck's own "The Blaze" website.

This is now the third example we have found of Beck repeating on his program information that has been specifically debunked by his own staff. 

Glenn Beck Now Says He's 'Embarrassed' That He Voted For Mitt Romney

As we noted earlier this month, Glenn Beck has completely turned against Mitt Romney, claiming that he was nothing more than a progressive as he now asserts that he only voted for him because he had no other option.

On his radio program today, Beck and his co-hosts were declaring that never again will they support a Republican presidential nominee that they don't agree with simply because they dislike that candidate less than the Democratic candidate, saying they've had to do so with every GOP nominee since Ronald Reagan, including Mitt Romney.

Beck said that while he is not embarrassed to have voted for Romney "because of the decorum that he would have brought back" to the Oval Office, he is "embarrassed that that's what I cast my vote for because I'm convinced he would have been going into Syria at this point."

He went on to declare, 2:00 minutes in, that Romney would have "really let us down" because he would have refused to repeal President Obama's health care reform "even though he ran on it":

Let us point out that during the campaign, Beck spent every day telling his audience that Romney was a modern-day George Washington and Abraham Lincoln:

If Glenn Beck had any credibility left, this absurdly self-serving rewriting of his passionate support for Mitt Romney would have probably destroyed it for good.

Glenn Beck Supports Right-Wing Vote-Rigging Scheme

As a general rule, the candidate who receives the most votes in an election is declared the winner.  But that would all change if the Family Research Council's Ken Blackwell gets his way and states start adopting a vote-rigging scheme that he is recommending whereby, in a presidential election, electoral votes would switch from winner-take-all allocations to a system where they were awarded according to congressional districts.

As a result of such a switch, candidates who lose the overall popular vote in a state could still end up receiving a majority of that state's electoral votes simply by virtue of winning the popular vote in more individual districts.

As Blackwell admitted several months ago, if this sort of system had been in place during the last election, Mitt Romney would have won the presidency despite the fact that he lost the overall popular vote by nearly 5 million votes.

David Barton has eagerly been supporting the scheme by laughably claiming that it would "give the people a greater voice" and last night he got Glenn Beck to endorse it as well on his television program:

Beck: Impeach Obama To Put A 'Stain On His Record That They Cannot Remove'

Glenn Beck harbors a passionate hatred for President Woodrow Wilson that is only exacerbated by the fact that Wilson is generally regarded as one of America's most successful presidents.

During yesterday's morning meeting, Beck railed against Wilson as he was infuriated by reports that Leonardo DiCaprio was considering portraying Wilson in a forthcoming film.

"Ugh, Leonardo DiCaprio, what a piece of garbage you are!" Beck fumed, before turning his attention to President Obama as he grew outraged that he too would probably be highly-regarded by future generations and historians, which is why he must be impeached now.

"They will make him the greatest president to ever live," Beck complained. "That's why, another reason why, you need to file the articles of impeachment. He needs to have the stain on his record that they cannot remove:

Right Wing Leftovers - 9/18/13

  • NBC profiles Scott Lively and his role in passing anti-gay laws all over the world.
  • Pentagon officials recently met with Jerry Boykin, Sandy Rios, and other Religious Right activist to discuss supposed violations of the religious liberty of Christians in the military.
  • Speaking of Boykin, he seems to think that the Southern Poverty Law Center should be charged with a hate crime for supposedly inspiring Floyd Corkins to attack the Family Research Council.
  • Rick Perry will be heading to New Jersey to campaign with Steve Lonegan.
  • Finally, is anyone surprise that Glenn Beck is endorsing this crackpot effort to "shut down Washington, DC" for three days.

Understanding Glenn Beck's Nonsensical Call For Impeachment

As we noted yesterday, Glenn Beck is now demanding President Obama's impeachment because, Beck claims, Obama has waived prohibitions contained in the Arms Export Control Act so that he can supposedly supply weapons to al Qaeda in Syria.

It is nonsense, of course, since what is really happening is that the US is simply providing "non-lethal" equipment to "experts monitoring the removal and destruction of chemical weapons under an agreement reached by the United States and Russia," as the White House explained yesterday:

Today, the President signed a Presidential Determination exercising his authority to waive certain restrictions under the Arms Export Control Act.  This action will allow the U.S. Government to provide or license, where appropriate, certain non-lethal assistance inside or related to Syria.  This includes:  1) chemical weapons-related personal protective equipment to international organizations, including the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, for the conduct of their operations; 2) chemical weapons-related life-saving assistance for organizations implementing Department of State or U.S. Agency for International Development programs to strengthen local Syrian health care providers’ ability to prepare for and respond to any use of chemical weapons; and 3) defensive chemical weapons-related training and personal protective equipment to select vetted members of the Syrian opposition, including the Supreme Military Council, to protect against the use of chemical weapons.  This action is part of longstanding and ongoing efforts to provide life-saving chemical weapons-related assistance to people in need in Syria.

But Beck doesn't care that his entire premise is wrong or that he doesn't even understand the applicable law, as he spent a good portion of last night's programming accusing Obama of treason because he "goes around Congress and goes around the laws by waiving a federal regarding let's not arm any known terrorists":

Beck has a staff of hundreds, but apparently nobody has access to Google because, if they did, they could look up the law for themselves and discover that Section 40(g) gives the President the power to waive certain prohibitions provided that he keeps Congress informed:

The President may waive the prohibitions contained in this section with respect to a specific transaction if (1) the President determines that the transaction is essential to the national security interests of the United States; and (2) not less than 15 days prior to the proposed transaction, the President

—(A) consults with the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate; and (B) submits to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate a report containing

—(i) the name of any country involved in the proposed transaction, the identity of any recipient of the items to be provided pursuant to the proposed transaction, and the anticipated use of those items; (ii) a description of the munitions items involved in the proposed transaction (including their market value) and the actual sale price at each step in the transaction (or if the items are transferred by other than sale, the manner in which they will be provided); (iii) the reasons why the proposed transaction is essential to the national security interests of the United States and the justification for such proposed transaction; (iv) the date on which the proposed transaction is expected to occur; and (v) the name of every United States Government department, agency, or other entity involved in the proposed transaction, every foreign government involved in the proposed transaction, and every private party with significant participation in the proposed transaction.

President Obama is not going around Congress or ignoring the law; he is, in fact, doing exactly the opposite.

And for doing exactly what the law allows and requires, Glenn Beck is demanding Obama's impeachment.

Right Wing Leftovers - 9/17/13

  • We can now add Richard Nixon to the all-encompassing list of people whom Glenn Beck believes to be "progressives."
  • Jim DeMint says President Obama has nothing but disdain for the Constitution.
  • Scott Lively has penned an open "Letter to the British People," calling upon them to turn back to God.
  • It is amazing to watch Bryan Fischer go off about President Obama's effort to send non-lethal aid to Syria despite the fact that he quite obviously understands absolutely nothing about it.
  • Finally, Fischer had Peter LaBarbera on his radio program today for two segments.  Take one guess what they spent the entire time talking about.

What Has Caused Glenn Beck To Officially Demand President Obama's Impeachment?

One of the central ironies of Glenn Beck's self-designated role as a resolute truth-teller is his constant beseeching of his audience not to just blindly trust the things that he says on air but to actually do their own homework and verify it for themselves because, if his listeners actually did that, his reputation for truth-telling would quickly evaporate.

Take his rant today when he claimed (falsely) that he had never before called for President Obama to be impeached but is doing so now because Obama has supposedly waived a law so that he can supply weapons to al Qaeda in Syria.

The story originated from The Washington Examiner which reported that:

President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad's regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah.

The president, citing his authority under the Arms Export Control Act, announced today that he would "waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the AECA related to such a transaction."

Apparently doing no research of its own, Beck's The Blaze simply repeated these claims as fact as did Beck himself, citing them to accuse Obama of treason and demand his impeachment:

President Obama did, in fact, issue such a waiver ... for the purpose of providing "non-lethal" defensive assistance to help protect against any possible future chemical weapons attacks:

Today, the President signed a Presidential Determination exercising his authority to waive certain restrictions under the Arms Export Control Act.  This action will allow the U.S. Government to provide or license, where appropriate, certain non-lethal assistance inside or related to Syria.  This includes:  1) chemical weapons-related personal protective equipment to international organizations, including the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, for the conduct of their operations; 2) chemical weapons-related life-saving assistance for organizations implementing Department of State or U.S. Agency for International Development programs to strengthen local Syrian health care providers’ ability to prepare for and respond to any use of chemical weapons; and 3) defensive chemical weapons-related training and personal protective equipment to select vetted members of the Syrian opposition, including the Supreme Military Council, to protect against the use of chemical weapons.  This action is part of longstanding and ongoing efforts to provide life-saving chemical weapons-related assistance to people in need in Syria.

It seems that, for Glenn Beck, legally providing assistance and equipment designed to help protect and respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria is now an impeachable offense.

Beck: 'We Have Come Unhinged'

Glenn Beck began his television program last night with coverage of yesterday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, citing it along with the record flooding happening in Colorado as evidence that we are living in the End Times.

"It seems like a lot of things that are going on in today's world," Beck said, "can't really be explained any other way. We have come unhinged."

But perhaps it is simply Beck who has become unhinged, as later in the program he did a segment asking why various federal agencies, such as the IRS and the EPA, have armed officers using assault weapons, suggesting not-quite-rhetorically that they were going to be used to kill American citizens:

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!"
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