Glenn Beck was on fire Tuesday regarding President Obama's State of the Union address last night, saying "all they do is spin and lie."
"I say this, honestly, with a heavy heart today," Beck said on his radio program. "What a sick, despicable circus spectacle. So far beneath all of us. From the attention-whores that line the aisle to kiss Caesar and his ring as he enters the chamber ... to the human props that the president and, quite honestly the GOP, used to sell the wares, I couldn't take it."
President Barack Obama greets members of Congress as he leaves after giving the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)
Beck asserted that, frankly, "there's a good chance you're a sociopath" if you're a politician in Washington, D.C. today.
This was particularly evident, he added, when the president had "the nerve to mock millions of Americans who have already suffered greatly because of [Obamacare], and mocked the tens of millions more who will soon be joining them."
'America's First Dictator'
Beck said he believes every American should document that "this was the State of the Union where our president declared he would become America's first dictator."
"This transition began with Woodrow Wilson," Beck said. "From America that is based on the Constitution to Philip Dru: Administrator, which is just a name for dictator."
But Beck said that perhaps more "chilling" than the president's repeated assertions that he will go around Congress, was that half of the U.S. Congress was actually standing up and cheering.
"The founders set this up so each branch would fight for their power," Beck explained. "It wasn't just, 'Well, we're just going to separate these things and it will just go along fine.' They knew that in the hearts of men was selfishness and a hunger for power, and so each branch would say, 'No, no, no. You're not crossing that line. That's my power.'"
But Beck said that at the State of the Union, the "lemmings" who are about to lose their power cheered the president on "like the Roman Senate and Caesar."
Beck said that President Obama often "takes a little bit of truth and then weaves in a lie" in his speeches. During his State of the Union address, President Obama repeatedly said that America is a land of opportunity, but in the same speech, felt the need to take executive action to create a "ladder" to the middle class.
"Wait a minute. Didn't you just say a barkeeper's son could become the Speaker of the House?" Beck asked. "Didn't you just say that a single mom from the 1960s - when single moms were a pariah in our society, and from a mixed marriage - that kid can become president of the United States? What the hell happened to your ladder? ... How does this contradiction always go unchallenged? Why is it, Mr. President, that you made it? Not just to the middle class, but you kept climbing that invisible ladder that doesn't exist to the highest class. You are more wealthy and powerful than I will ever be ... You make the richest 1% look like rookies."
"Last night the president again looked us in the eye, he looked Congress in the eye, and he begged them to give the unemployed 'a fair shot,'" Beck reflected. "As if we currently do nothing for the unemployed ... Right now unemployment benefits last [weeks] short of two full years! Two full years! 99 weeks. Mr. President, what would be a fair shot? 199 weeks? 1,999 weeks? 19,000 weeks? What's a fair shot, Mr. President?"
Beck continued with mounting indignation: "And the reason why we need more time is because your policies are crippling businesses! So we can't hire more people. Some of us are on the brink every single day as business owners, looking, 'how can I make payroll when the government continues to screw me every step of the way?'"
Equal Pay for Equal Work
"And then the president," Beck continued, "after looking down his nose and squaring his shoulders and mocking us - he then had the nerve to boldly proclaim that women deserve equal pay for equal work."
"I am so sick of this argument," Beck said in disgust. "Is there anyone in the sound of my voice that disagrees with that? Is there anyone that says, 'Oh, you know what? She's one of them dames. Let's pay her half.' There's nobody that thinks that way!"
President Barack Obama, accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., leaves after giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Beck said President Obama brazenly attempted to "shut anyone up with any different point of view on climate change" by saying "the debate is over; climate change is a fact."
"The fact is, the debate's not over," Beck said shortly. "I'm sorry, Mr. President. The fact is, you have nothing. You can't prove this point. There are far too many variables, too many things that change, too many things we just don't know, too many things all these so-called scientists have gotten wrong ... That seems to open the debate back up that man-made global warming is a massive hoax."
The 'Sorry' State of the Union
"So what is the state of our union?" Beck asked his audience. "Not according to the president, his party, or the Republicans ... not those who lied, passed blame to everyone else, but just according to a man, a man like any other man."
"The state of the union is sorry," Beck asserted. "...The state of the union is dark and dismal, and it needs to reconnect with reality. The state of our union is upside down.
But Beck said that if you happen to be a "lying politician" or a "well-connected crony," the state of the union has "never been better." In addition to having influence and control, Beck said they have a media that will "attack like a pack of rabid wolves" anyone who says anything remotely "out of line."
The radio host asked whether Americans are a people that will let the president "and his elitist friends, his allies, his union thugs," or "the Republicans and their business thugs" reshape America in their image.
"Are we the people who are going to allow them to send our children off to be taught how to be sensible, logical, responsible, practical?" he asked. "And accepting that the debate is over, that the science is settled, sit down, shut up?"
Noting that #TheBlazeSOTU was one of only two news outlets to be trending on Twitter consistently throughout the State of the Union, Beck said he feels an optimism of "something coming on" like he hasn't felt since before his 8/28 rally at the National Mall.
"Live like people determined to be free, because good things are on the horizon," he encouraged. "There is a change coming, and it's a good change. There's lots of trouble and everything else on the horizon, but good things are coming. Let's live like men determined to be free."
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