There have been a lot of clips circulating since the president delivered his State of the Union speech last night. But one clip in particular really set Glenn Beck off Wednesday morning. And it had to do with Obama announcing something he wants to do with executive power.
Here’s what Obama said (according to prepared remarks):
The executive branch also needs to change. Too often, it’s inefficient, outdated and remote. That’s why I’ve asked this Congress to grant me the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy so that our Government is leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people.
You can watch it below starting at 50:36:
Beck called it a prime example of “Phillip Dru: Administrator” — a reference to the futuristic novel that shows the rise of a man becoming an American dictator. The author was close to Woodrow Wilson.
According to Beck, this is the clip everyone should be leading their newscasts with considering, he says, it indicates an Obama power grab.
“This is so incredibly dangerous,” Beck said on radio. “And it’s so Cass Sunstein.”
“Do not give this man consolidated power!” Beck declared. “How much more power does he need?”
Co-host Stu noted some other irony: Obama’s saying he wants to make the executive much leaner by asking for more power. Isn’t that odd?