Glenn Beck: Obama embarrassed by Americans

CALLER: Hey, I need your help with something. I’m kind of confused. Isn’t Obama the guy who said not too long ago that America went to Europe and they didn’t speak the language over there, maybe they could say merci beaucoup but that was it and then when they come over here, they speak English perfectly?

GLENN: Hold on a second. Did he actually say that?

CALLER: Yeah, pretty sure he said that.

GLENN: Did he say that? I’ve got to have that. When did he say that?

CALLER: I don’t know exactly but I know he said it.

GLENN: Better than that, we’ve got to look that up. Because this guy is the biggest elitist ever. He really hates the Americans that go over and maybe they could say merci beaucoup. I don’t even know what that means. Thanks for the flowers.

CALLER: Yeah, I missed, I missed when he was speaking German in Germany. I missed when he was speaking French in France, but I did hear him say in English that the Americans loved French people. I don’t —

GLENN: That’s fantastic. He did — I will tell you this. When he did go over to England, he did speak the native tongue, though. So —

CALLER: Well, you know, I’m not really sure about when he went to, oh, the Muslim countries. But I have a feeling he speaks their language, though.

GLENN: See, now wait a minute. I don’t even know what that means. Why would you even go there?

CALLER: Well, because I’m just the evil conservative.

GLENN: Well, you know what? You know what? You give conservatives a bad name when you — no, listen to me, Cliff.

CALLER: Okay.

GLENN: When you insinuate that Obama is a Muslim and he’s not a Muslim, you give conservatives a bad name. You give people a bad name because that is the kind of argument where you lose immediately. You say something like that and nobody worth their salt listens to you anymore about what you have to say about Barack Obama. Don’t say those things. There’s no reason to say those things. You know what? You say something like that and then I stop looking to see if Obama ever, the elitist, ever did say, "You know what, you go over to other countries, I’m sick of these Americans" because I no longer believe you. I don’t think you have any credibility at all.

I mean, Stu, have you ever seen a — Dan has. Okay, got to give the audio — got to give the credibility back to our last caller because here’s the audio of Barack Obama?

DAN: I just listened to the beginning and it sounds like it. So let’s listen.

OBAMA: It’s embarrassing — it’s embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English. They speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe and all we can say is merci beaucoup.

GLENN: Why is that embarrassing? Why is that embarrassing? Could you imagine if New York spoke one language, New Jersey spoke another language, Delaware spoke a third language, Connecticut spoke another language and you’re living — that’s what — I mean, Europe is like New England and the eastern states. You’re living on top of each other. And everybody speaks another language. Of course you speak more than one language. You have to to be able to survive. I’m sorry that they’re so stupid that they continue to speak 800 different languages when they’re living next door to each other. Here’s an idea, we streamlined it. One. I mean, why should I feel embarrassed that I don’t speak German? I’m sorry. I don’t have a lot of opportunity to use German, you know, in the United States of America. Yes?

STU: When French people visit China, they don’t speak Chinese. The difference between the languages is ours wins. Everyone wants to speak our language. Our language is winning. Get used to it. People speak English because English is used everywhere. People don’t speak French and they don’t speak German and they don’t speak Chinese as often, at least in Europe.

GLENN: And now. It’s picking up, but still over time people have adopted — it’s just like everyone follows — again, who knows how long it stands, but people go to the dollar, they’ve gone to English. We’ve won. We are winning. If that thing continues, it would be nice. We would like to keep it that way. We shouldn’t be disappointed in that.

GLENN: I mean, they don’t even speak Latin in Latin America. What are you thinking?

STU: That’s good cutting-edge commentary, Glenn.

GLENN: Thank you. I worked on that all night. I mean, what is —

STU: Well, you’ve got to just eliminate is idiotic comment about, when it comes to Muslim countries. It’s so — there are so many legitimate things to criticize Barack Obama on.

GLENN: Have you ever — I was going to ask you, have you ever seen a candidate with more legitimate spooky stuff on the table than Barack Obama? Legitimately. Oh, shoot, I brought a book in with me that had quotes from William Ayers in it, and the William Ayers quotes — we’ll play this game tomorrow. You tell me, is it Reverend Jeremiah Wright or the guy from the Weather Underground? He actually calls it America KKK. William Ayers does.

STU: See, and that proves that Jeremiah Wright is a better speaker because U.S. of KKKA is much more catchy.

GLENN: Same thing. And you look at them as the same language and Barack Obama says, "I wasn’t listening, I wasn’t…" but all the people around him are speaking the language of Karl Marx. You want to talk about spooky stuff, talk about that. There’s no reason. You want to talk about Barack Obama and Islam, ask this question. I just was talking to a Muslim guy just, I don’t know, last Thursday. We were having this great conversation. He’s from Egypt. And we were talking back and forth about, you know, the differences, you know, the way people in America perceive Egypt and, you know, the way America is perceived over in Egypt, et cetera, et cetera. And I said, how do you think Barack Obama will be embraced in the Muslim world? And he said, "I think they’ll love him. It’s great, you know, because he used to be Muslim, you know, with his family and everything else." And I said, "So you don’t think that the extremists will look at that and say once he starts making moves that you know he will, you’re telling me that they’re not going to use that against him and say he’s a bigger infidel than the regular infidels because his family left Islam?" He just stopped dead in his tracks and went, "Oh, wow, I never thought of it that way, oh, yea, that’s exactly what the extremists will do. You want to talk about that connection? Talk about it in that way. That’s a legitimate concern.