Glenn Beck

President Glenn Beck Fixes The V.A. In An Hour

There is something genuinely fascinating about watching Glenn Beck play make-believe as he explains the simple ways in which he would solve the world's problems were he the President of the United States.

He did it again on his television program last night where he began by claiming that President Obama does not respect or love the military or veterans and then ended up acting out just how President Beck would have solved the problems with the Veteran's Administration in an hour by simply firing a bunch of people.

Beck literally stood in the middle of his staff and acted out a scenario in which he called his subordinates to the carpet in the Oval Office, demanding accountability for failings at the V.A. and then summarily fired them.

"I want your ass in my office Thursday at noon," make-believe President Beck told pretend Secretary of the V.A. Stu Burguiere. "I want answers. This stops now!"

Fake President Beck then demanded to know the names of any veterans who may have died while awaiting treatment - and while the Inspector General's report could find no conclusive evidence that that actually happened, Fake President Beck lowered the hammer nonetheless.

"You get your ass out!" Fake President Beck heroically declared. "You're fired. You're done."

"You do that one day for an hour," Beck said, "you fix the V.A.":

'Suck The Air Out Of Their Lungs And Push Them Back Into The Darkness': President Beck Lays Out His Plan To Destroy ISIS

Glenn Beck today unveiled his ingenious strategy to defeat ISIS which apparently no one, including President Obama, has thought of yet: "kill them."

Spending a good portion of his radio show today anticipating President Obama's scheduled address tonight laying out his plan for confronting ISIS, Beck speculated that the address was hastily scheduled because the administration has intelligence suggesting that terrorist attacks are going to be carried out on the anniversary of 9/11 and Obama wants to look like he was prepared.

After declaring that he has no faith that Obama actually has a plan or even understands the threat posed by ISIS, Beck actually delivered his own remarks laying out just what the president should say tonight and explaining that if he was president, every weapon short of nuclear bombs would be fair game.

Saying that, short of nuclear weapons, the fuel-air bomb is "the most horrific weapon that we have" because it ignites the oxygen in the air, suffocating those below the detonation before raining fire down upon them, Beck said that, nonetheless, it should be used against ISIS.

"It's a horrific, horrific bomb," he said, before stating that, were he president, he would "take nukes off the table" but tell his generals that everything else was allowed.

"Forget 'shock and awe,'" Beck declared, "you show the world what America does when we unleash the might and full power of the United States of America. Suck the air out of their lungs and push them back into the darkness so maybe we can have thirty more years before we have to do it again. Scare the hell out of them. That's the only thing you can do with these guys. Kill them. Kill them rapidly and go home. No nation building":

Glenn Beck Endorses The 'Appeal To Heaven' To End Abortion In Ohio

A few weeks ago, we noted that Janet Porter was organizing "An Appeal To Heaven" rally to take place outside the Ohio Statehouse this month at which she and various anti-choice and Religious Right activists will ask God to help pass Porter's "Heartbeat Bill."

For four years, Porter has been working, unsuccessfully, to pass this legislation in Ohio which, if enacted, would prevent a woman from having an abortion from the moment a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be "as early as 18 to 24 days after conception."

The rally is scheduled for next Wednesday and somehow Porter has managed to get Glenn Beck to film a video encouraging people to attend and participate.

"I hope, by now, your aware the elected officials in Columbus haven't done the things that you've hired them to do," Beck says in the video. "They say they're pro-life, but they have held a pro-life Heartbeat Bill hostage for four years."

"You've called, you've rallied, but it's time to go over their heads," he said, "and I mean way over their heads and make an appeal, not to the courts - your're invited to join pastors and leaders from all around the state for an appeal to Heaven":

Glenn Beck Sheds Fake Tears Over The Idea That Anyone Could Be Offended By The Term 'Redskins'

During yesterday's morning meeting, Glenn Beck and his staff were discussing reports that the owner of the Atlanta Hawks was going to sell the basketball team after an internal investigation discovered that he had sent a racially charged email.

Beck, of course, thinks the entire story is so ridiculous that, for some reason, he brought out an old Redskin Brand Chewing Tobacco spittoon and pretended to sob over the idea that anyone could be offended by the imagery.

"You should have seen the children crying around it, the Native American children," he said, mockingly. "They were all standing around it going 'boo hoo hoo, I can't go on with my life because of the football team and this old spittoon, boo hoo hoo."

Claiming that Native Americans don't actually have a problem with this sort of imagery, Beck said it was actually "white liberal children that were crying about it" as he proceeded to fake cry once again: "Somebody else can't go on with their life because I did something but I didn't have anything to do with it because I'm only four, but boo hoo hoo":

Beck: Everything I Have Warned About For The Last Ten Years Is Now Coming True

For the last several days, Glenn Beck has been hyping the fear that terrorists may have captured nearly a dozen commercial airplanes in Libya, which they intend to crash into oil fields in Saudi Arabia in order to take down America.

On his radio show yesterday, he raised the threat once again, warning that if this happens "it is lights out for the Western way of life." Beck went on to caution that while he is not predicting that this is going to happen, he does have a track record of having been right about everything he's warned about for the last decade (or so he likes to pretend).

"I'm just telling you," he said, "that all of the things that we have spoken about on this program for the last ten years ... everything we've spoken about, they're all now poised to happen."

Beck then went on to toss out a variety of other dire scenarios about economic and social collapse and global war in order to warn that a wholesale meltdown is all but inevitable because nobody would listen to him.

"I can just tell you that all of the things that I told America: you should prepare, we should act now, we should pay attention, we have to stop this, we have to change the course, we have to do it right now, there will come a time when all options in front of us are bad options," Beck said. "We're here. We're here right now"

Right Wing Round-Up - 9/4/14

Michele Bachmann's Simple Solution To ISIS: 'Defeat Them And Be Done With It'

Glenn Beck invited Rep. Michele Bachmann on to his television program last night to discuss the threat that ISIS poses to the Middle East and the rest of the world, during which she laid out her simple solution to solving the crisis: Kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, defeat his army of radical Islamic fighters, and "be done with it."

When Beck wondered why the U.S. hasn't just sent an elite sniper team in to kill al-Baghdadi, Bachmann said that is exactly what needs to happen, declaring that ISIS only has 12,000 fighters, which will be no match for the U.S. military.

"This is something we can accomplish," she said, to which Beck replied that he, like most Americans, is "tired of war."

"Well, who isn't?" Bachmann responded. "So defeat them, defeat them right away, get serious about it, defeat them and be done with it instead of dragging this out."

When Beck wondered if it was actually possible to defeat Islamic militants like ISIS, Bachmann assured him that it was, saying that such groups have been defeated several times throughout history.

But despite those repeated defeats, Bachmann said, "they have an ideology that tells them to reconstitute" ... which seems to undermine her claim that defeating these sorts of groups is an easy thing to accomplish, does it not?

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/22/14

  • James Robison is very angry about all the lawlessness on the part of the protestors in Ferguson, Missouri: "We are experiencing the attempted destruction of life and liberty in our own heartland. It is all-out rebellion against the rule of law."
  • Laurie Higgins defends the firing of a gay church choir director because "both the Old and New Testaments teach that homoerotic activity is profoundly sinful and abhorrent to God. The New Testament teaches that those who engage in homoerotic activity—among other sins—will not see the kingdom of God."
  • Brandi Kay is very upset that "women in suits and loud exultations of the unfairness toward women have ruined life as we knew it. They took the feminine mystique out of the equation. Some of us liked being treated like we were something special, to be treasured by all men."
  • Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, Family Research Council Action, Students for Life of America, and the Susan B. Anthony List are launching a "Summer of Life" campaign is support of legislation that would outlaw abortion after the fifth month of pregnancy.
  • Finally, Glenn Beck begs the world to listen to him before it is too late, because he has been right about everything up until now.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/20/14

  • Get ready because "National Impeach Obama Week" is just around the corner!
  • Glenn Beck can't understand why his followers won't just trust him and get behind his new "love everybody" agenda, especially considering his track record of having been right about everything.
  • Have you heard of Kendra Turner? If not, you will soon as she has now become the latest victim of supposed Christian "persecution" and new darling of the Religious Right.
  • Bryan Fischer thinks that Twitter is censoring images of an American journalist being beheaded in an effort to protect Islam.
  • Speaking of Fischer, journalist Michael Tracey gamely tried to engage him in a legitimate conversation today about the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri but only managed to demonstrate how pointless such efforts are since Fischer refuses to debate in good faith and repeatedly treats right-wing spin as established fact.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/18/14

  • Glenn Beck had a busy weekend, meeting with the Archbishop of Los Angeles as well as Joel Osteen.
  • Religious Right leaders are apparently very worried that none of the possible GOP presidential contenders adequately represent their radical agenda, with the exception of Ben Carson.
  • If we are to believe OneNewsNow, the White House has directly ordered every government facility not to allow televisions to show Fox News: "It's a directive straight from the White House."
  • Larry Tomczak is not a fan of popular culture.
  • Finally, Matt Barber has responded to an article chronicling the radical nature of his BarbWire.com website by insisting that he has "not been affiliated with Liberty Counsel since 2012." That is odd, given that his LinkedIn profile lists him as "Vice President, Liberty Counsel Action," he regularly appears on/hosts Liberty Counsel's daily radio program ... and the Facebook description accompanying the very comment he left on the GLAAD website explicitly says he "works at Liberty Counsel / Liberty School of Law."

Inside The Mind of Glenn Beck: Obama's Silence On St. Louis Unrest Will Cause Companies To Move Overseas

During yesterday's morning staff meeting, before President Obama had issued a statement in response to the unrest outside of St. Louis following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer, Glenn Beck ripped Obama for not having called for calm, saying that this sort of instability is why American companies moving overseas.

"It's absolutely unbelievable," Beck said, "and especially if you look at it this way: the entire world is on fire, we have companies that are leaving America. Why are the companies leaving America? It's too expensive for them to stay, but also I'm not sure if I'm going to bet on the stability of this place."

"You add instability," Beck lectured his staff, "you add riots on the street, more companies want to leave, more companies overseas say I don't know if I should invest there. We've always been stable. The president has got to call for stability!"

Steve King Says God Will Use The Next GOP President 'To Restore The Soul Of America'

Rep. Steve King called into Glenn Beck's radio program this morning to discuss his confrontation last week with advocates of immigration reform. During the interview, King told Beck that it is vitally important for House Republicans to rein in President Obama for the remainder of his term so that he cannot destroy America before this nation can elect a new president "whom God will use to restore the soul of America."

Saying that Republicans cannot "unilaterally disarm" by taking the threat of impeachment off the table, King declared that the GOP must work to "restrain this president so that he doesn't do serious destructive damage to our constitution" in order to allow this nation to "limp our way through his terms of office."

After Obama has been restrained, the GOP can then work on "identifying, lifting up, and raising up, and nominating, and electing the next President of the United States whom God will use to restore the soul of America."

"If we fall short in that," King warned, "in my lifetime, I don't expect to see this country put back on its rails again":

Glenn Beck's Final Warning: Listen To Me Or America Is Doomed

On his radio show yesterday, Glenn Beck begged his listeners to tune in for his television program later in the day because he had an extremely important message to deliver, warning that if this one is ignored, America will cease to exist.

Last night on the show, Beck hauled out his trusty chalkboard so that he could recount how he has been right about every major development in the world over the last decade, claiming to have accurately warned about everything from 9/11 to the economic collapse of 2008 to the current border crisis, saying that he was mocked and ridiculed every time, only for all of these things to eventually come true.

"All of these things have happened now," Beck said, pointing to the timeline written on the chalkboard. "All of these things were insane to say at the time."

And now, because the world has not heeded all of Beck's previous warnings, time has finally run out and "we're at the end of the highway, this is it, this is it."

The only answer, of course, is love.

Living by "Gospel principles" is the only thing that can save this nation now, Beck proclaimed. "Live like Jesus":

Glenn Beck Is Not A Prophet, But He Plays One On TV

Convinced, as he always is, that all of his dire predictions are coming true, Glenn Beck begged his radio audience today to tune in to tonight's television broadcast because he has an extremely important and final warning to deliver; one that, if it is not heeded, will spell the end of America.

"I am not some prophet," Beck declared (which was news to us). "If you look, however, at my record, you would think that I am. I'm not. I look at the facts."

While other people are freaking out over what is happening today, Beck is always more worried about what is coming tomorrow because "the one gift that I do have is to see over the horizon" ... and what he sees coming our way next is absolute destruction.

"This is the last hurdle," he proclaimed. "If we don't listen to this last warning, if this exit is missed, we are done":

Ralph Reed Compares 'War On Faith Being Waged Here In America' To Violent Persecution Abroad

Glenn Beck invited Ralph Reed onto his program this morning to discuss the violent oppression of Christians in countries like Syria and Sudan, such as the case of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for her faith but has now reached safety in the U.S. Of course, the two inevitably slipped away from talking about the actual brutal persecution of Christians in those countries to the supposed persecution of Christians in America through things like health insurance coverage for contraception and same-sex marriage.

After talking about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, Beck told Reed, “We have a problem with hostility to religion here in America too.”

When Beck asked Reed why American pastors aren’t speaking out enough about the persecution of Christians throughout the world, Reed said that one reason “is because we’ve had our own war on faith being waged here in America, not obviously with bombs and bullets and tear gas, but rather with court rulings and executive orders and laws that seek to marginalize the role of faith in our own society.”

“So if people are sitting around wondering, why aren’t we doing more, it’s because we’ve been callous about it in our own midst.”

Right Wing Round-Up - 8/4/14

  • Simon Maloy @ Salon: Wing-nuts run the GOP now: Tea Party haters got everything they wanted on immigration. 
  • Warren Throckmorton: Mark Driscoll Issues Apology for Pussified Nation Comments; Is This Just the Beginning?

GOP's Base Clamors To Impeach Obama

Nearly two years into President Obama’s second term, a do-nothing Republican Congress is focusing on its next project: the 2014 midterm elections. But that effort might be complicated by increasing pressure from the party’s base to turn Congress’ energy to impeaching President Obama. The impeachment call, which has existed on the right-wing fringe since the start of Obama’s presidency, has picked up steam in recent weeks as it has been endorsed by right-wing media figures, activists and elected officials.

This has put Republican congressional leaders in a tricky spot as they attempt to placate their base without alienating moderate voters. When House Majority Whip Steve Scalise appeared on Fox News Sunday this week, he continually dodged the question. Ted Cruz similarly batted away a question about impeachment, calling it politically unfeasible. Right-wing leaders including Pat Buchanan and Tom DeLay have urged caution in the impeachment campaign, although DeLay said he would personally “love to impeach him.” Likewise, Karl Rove has warned that when it comes to impeachment, “the politics of it are all wrong.”

Even Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas, who last year distributed to every office on Capitol Hill a book on why the president should be impeached and removed from office and hired an attorney to look into impeachment, is now backtracking and warning that impeachment proceedings could benefit Democrats in the midterm elections.

Now, House Speaker John Boehner is claiming that talk of impeachment is a Democratic “scam” to win voters…an odd claim since it’s members of his own party who have been beating the drum about impeachment.

But it might be too late for Republicans to backtrack on a steady buildup of rhetoric questioning the president’s legitimacy, love of country, and authority to govern, which has led to increasing calls for impeachment from right-wing lawmakers, activists and media personalities... although nobody can quite agree on what the impeachment should be for.

  • In a radio interview last week, Rep. Michele Bachmann said that she believed the president has "committed impeachable offenses” but that first “the American people have to agree with and be behind and call for the president’s impeachment.”
  • This month, Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania said that there are “probably” the votes in the House to impeach the president for “absolutely ignoring the Constitution, and ignoring the laws, and ignoring the checks and balances.”
  • Also last year, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan said that impeaching the president would be “a dream come true.”

Glenn Beck Says Obama Wants Impeachment Threats Because It Will Help Pass Immigration Reform

On his radio program today, Glenn Beck argued that nobody in the GOP is seriously calling for President Obama's impeachment, but Democrats and the media keep talking about it because doing so will help Obama pass immigration reform.

Saying that there is not one person within the Republican Party that is seriously considering impeaching Obama (despite the fact that he totally deserves it), nor even seriously making the case, Beck said that the issue keeps being brought up nonetheless, linking it to the immigration debate by warning that progressives are winning the fight over immigration reform by framing it in terms of "justice" rather than "freedom. "

Conservatives are going to lose the P.R battle, he warned, because "the president is going to change the subject and he's going to make it about impeachment."

"So who wants it?" Beck asked, rhetorically. "The president does, because then he'll be able to say 'I demand justice.'"

Impeachment, Beck explained, is just like the birther and race issues in that they were also ginned up by Democrats and the media, not conservatives and Republicans, in order to help Obama.

"The birther thing is over, the black thing is over," he said, "so now he needs to be able to call for justice" by using the threat of impeachment to promote his political agenda:

Right Wing Round-Up - 7/24/14

'And So It Begins': God Is Calling On Glenn Beck To Stand With Israel And He Needs A Plane

On his radio broadcast today, Glenn Beck announced that God is calling him to go to Israel, which he will be doing in the next week or so in order to publicly take a stand with Israel and its people and ensure that "the genocidal maniacs don't get control of a Jewish state," declaring that  "they will have to roll the tanks over me" before he allows another genocide to take place.

Saying that he feels that he was supposed to be in Israel this weekend, Beck said they simply were unable to pull it off because he does not own a plane.

"Quite honestly, let me just say this out in existence," Beck bluntly stated, "I need an airplane. How's that one? I need an airplane. One that can go global."

Announcing that his Mercury One charity will be delivering a planeload of supplies to the Israeli Defense Forces today, Beck said that everything he has been working toward over the last several is now being put to the test.

"This is it! Game time!," he declared. "Everything I've been talking about the last five years? It's on! Now it begins. And so it begins. This is it. This is the moment that will separate the girls from the boys, the men from the women. This is it."

Not sure how all of this is going to play out, Beck grew emotional as he proclaimed that when he dies, the people who know him will be able to say that he "did everything he could to remain a human."

"My status and citizenship in the Kingdom of God comes first over my citizenship in this country," he said, choking back tears. "My being a human outranks my being an American and if those are ever flipped, America and being an American mean nothing anyway":

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Glenn Beck Posts Archive

Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 10/02/2014, 1:54pm
On his radio broadcast today, Glenn Beck revealed that he attended a dinner last night hosted by the Green Family, the owners of Hobby Lobby, where he was seated at a table with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal who asked Beck "where do you think we are headed" as a nation? Beck, of course, was his typically optimistic self when he warned Jindal that America is headed for a "massive humbling." "We refuse to humble ourselves," Beck said, pointing to the recent failures within the Secret Service, the crisis in the Middle East, ongoing economic problems, and even Common... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 10/01/2014, 2:04pm
Last week, Glenn Beck spent a good part of one of his programs warning his audience that the world was possibly on the verge of a global Ebola pandemic once the virus mutates into an airborne disease that would be brought into the United States by Nigerian prison guards working in Texas. Yesterday, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that someone who had recently flown from Liberia to Dallas has been diagnosed with the disease and is now in quarantine. So naturally, Beck is now taking a victory lap, declaring on his radio program that his warning has been... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Monday 09/29/2014, 2:10pm
Shortly after Russia passed its new spate of anti-gay laws, Glenn Beck said he was so offended by one Russian commentator who called for the mass killing of gays and lesbians that he would “stand with GLAAD” against the growing tide of anti-gay bigotry and “hetero-fascism” in the country. At the same time, however, Beck was heaping praise on anti-gay activists such as Mat Staver, the Liberty Counsel attorney who endorsed draconian anti-gay laws in Russia and Malawi. Then, this weekend, Beck took the same stand against growing Russian “hetero-fascism”... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Friday 09/26/2014, 2:00pm
RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right. While he isn’t busy persecuting conservative activists, President Obama spends his time helping ISIS fighters avoid airstrikes…that he himself ordered. At least, that’s what we learned this week in the alternate reality of the far-right. 5. Stop Persecuting Tony Perkins, Says Tony Perkins Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has made it quite clear that he believes anti-gay activists like himself will soon be forced into the “boxcars”... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Thursday 09/25/2014, 1:50pm
At the Values Voter Summit, which begins this Friday, Republican politicians and Religious Right leaders will come together to rebuke President Obama, attack the gay community and decry the current state of affairs in the U.S. Subtlety and nuance aren’t this crowd’s strong suits. In fact, it wasn’t that hard for us to come up with a list of at least 15 scheduled summit speakers and panelists who believe that America has gotten so bad under Obama’s leadership that the country has become just like Nazi Germany. 1. Tony Perkins Family Research Council President Tony... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 09/24/2014, 2:17pm
Dinesh D'Souza is now basically taking a victory lap around conservative media outlets after having avoided a prison sentence for violating campaign finance laws, appearing on Glenn Beck's radio show today to assert that he was directly targeted by President Obama because Obama is "a petty, vindictive guy." D'Souza insisted that he was only prosecuted for breaking the law because President Obama lashes out at all of his critics because "he is a very dysfunctional guy with a very dysfunctional family. I mean, he's got family members who have each other followed,... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 09/18/2014, 11:58am
During yesterday's morning staff meeting, Glenn Beck reacted to a report that vaccination rates in wealthy California neighborhoods have dropped dramatically, resulting in a resurgence of disease like whooping cough and measles, by literally standing up and applauding parents who are refusing to have their children vaccinated. "I think that there is a lot of be said for being cautious on what we are jamming into our children's arms by law, all the time," Beck said, insisting that he is not against all vaccinations but simply objects to the arrogance of doctors and the... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 09/17/2014, 4:10pm
As we have noted several times before, Glenn Beck seems to make a very self-serving distinction between strangers who hold anti-gay views and are therefore bigots and haters and other people who hold those exact same views but just so happen to be Beck's friends, in which case they are amazing uniters and a true force for good. Nothing better demonstrates this disconnect that a segment from Beck's radio show today where he praised students at James Madison University for responding to an anti-gay preacher on campus by singing a hymn. The preacher, according to Beck, was telling the... MORE >