Glenn Beck: Bill Clinton says he's not a racist



GLENN: I was just America's first black President. He's not savior of the universe. Bill Clinton was a master at saying, "Hey, I've got to tell you something," and latching on and finding the extreme and saying, see, I'm not as extreme as this. "You know, I'm crazy but I'm not that crazy." And that's what Bill Clinton would do, and it was good. Now, this time it's Obama. The guy who's hanging out with, you know, Reverend U.S. of KKKA Wright who is coming out against reparations for slavery. I don't know if you read this story at all but, you know, most people just heard that, oh, he's again reparations, Barack Obama, he's against. That's what the headlines are saying, he's against reparations of slavery. We're supposed to believe that Obama is saying, damn the torpedoes, you know, I don't care what these black churches say, I don't care what people like Reverend Wright say, I don't care what Jesse Jackson says. I'm against. I'm against reparations. The problem is if you read the story, it doesn't really work out that way. It's obvious to anybody who actually thinks about it that reparations are ridiculous. You are taking money from people who didn't commit the offense and giving it to people who weren't victims of the offense. But still it has a surprising number of supporters. Two dozen members of congress are now cosponsors of different legislation that create a commission to study reparations. The NAACP supports the legislation in cities around the country including, what a surprise, Obama's hometown of Chicago have endorsed the idea of reparations. So has a major union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. So shouldn't Obama get credit for standing up against these powerful, powerful lobbies? A lot of people might notice this quote from the co-chair of the national coalition of blacks for reparations in America, and it would sound familiar to anybody who followed the Reverend Wright saga when -- do you remember when Reverend Wright said he's just basically a politician? Obama's being a politician, he's got to do what he's got to do. This is what the co-chair of the national coalition of blacks for reparations in America said. Quote: Let's not be so naive. Senator Obama is running for President of the United States. So he's in a constant battle to save his political life. "In light of the demographics of this country, I don't think it would be realistic to expect him to do anything other than what he's done." When are people going to pay attention to this. How many people have to say the same thing about Obama before people start believing it? How many people are going to say a variation of, well, of course he believes in our crazy ideas but he can't say that once he's running. Once he gets in, he'll do it; don't worry. You combine that with the horrible ideas that he is admitting to and it's a wonder that anybody is really willing to vote for him. But even that isn't the real story. The real story on Barack Obama being against reparations is why he's against reparations. This will blow your mind. Not because they are a punishment against the innocent or that handing out checks to people not directly victimizes ridiculous. You know, not that it's a race lottery, that that's a race lottery isn't the best idea to, you know, encourage healing or that cash payments based on race are a little over the top. He's actually opposed to reparations because they don't go far enough. If you actually read where he stands on race reparations, it's unbelievable.

Back in 2004 he told the NAACP: "I fear that reparations would be excuse" -- listen to this -- "Would be an excuse for some to say we've paid our debt and to avoid the much harder work. Hang on just a second. I'm trying to figure this one out. We paid our debt. Stu, I don't have a debt to pay.

STU: Well, when you had those slaves.

GLENN: No, I didn't have any slaves.

STU: You shouldn't have done that.

GLENN: No, I didn't have any slaves.

STU: No, when you had a plantation.

GLENN: I didn't have a plantation. Jim Crow, I didn't know any of those laws. I didn't pass any of those laws, I didn't vote for any of that.

STU: No, what I'm saying is the biggest problem that you have trying to win this argument is when you flew over to Africa and picked up those people and then bring them back against their will.

GLENN: No. Why would I fly over and then ship them over? It would take too long and it would be -- I didn't do any of that. Anyway, so it would be an excuse for somebody to say we've paid our debt and to avoid the much harder work. What's the more -- what's the most -- what's the hard work there? What would -- what hard work would we be avoiding? You see, Barack Obama, reparations aren't out of, you know, out of the mainstream idea with him. They're just not enough. They're too moderate. Reparations, too moderate. We need so, so, so, so, so, so, so much more. He's worried that the validity of race-based victimization goes away if we just start handing out a payment. What he wants is much more significant, systematic, much more expensive and most importantly less obvious, change.

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GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. Here's a clip from Bill Clinton over the weekend. Listen carefully to what he has to say.

CALLER: Do you personally have any regrets about what you did campaigning for your wife?

BILL CLINTON: Yes, but not the ones you're saying. And it would be counterproductive for me to talk about it. Yeah, there are things that I wish I had to do, things I wish I said, things I wish I hadn't said. But I am not a racist, I never made a racist comment and I didn't attack him personally.

GLENN: Unbelievable. He went on in the same thing to say a year from now year going to be a lot freer to speak our mind and say what's really on our mind. Really? A year from now? Why? You mean if Obama wins we'll be freer, you'll be freer to and I your mind? A guy who now, the first black President, has to defend, "I'm not a racist, I'm not..." listen to this. I'm not a racist. I've never thought Bill Clinton was a racist. I thought that Bill Clinton was a political slime machine that would say whatever he had to say to whoever he was standing in front of and he would use whoever he would have to use. But a racist? I don't think he's a racist. But even Bill Clinton has to defend himself and say, I wasn't a racist, I wasn't a racist, I never made a racist comment, I didn't attack him. Where do you think you're gonna fall in the food chain if Barack Obama wins? Where do you -- how do you think you're gonna defend that you're not a race -- if Bill Clinton has to say it, how are you going to defend yourself? How long do you think we last? Ten minutes, ten days, ten weeks? How long do we last before we're racists because we disagree with his policies? If Bill Clinton has to say it, unbelievable.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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In a phone call with his constituents, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) unleashed a torrent of criticisms about President Donald Trump, saying he "flirted with white supremacists," "kisses dictators' butts," and "spends like a drunken sailor."

On the radio program Friday, Glenn said he was disappointed in Sen. Sasse for apparently forgetting all of President Trump's accomplishments. Because, in reality, Trump has accomplished a lot more than many presidents before him.

Then, for anyone who may have forgotten President Trump's achievements — or who simply hate the man so much they've ignored them — Glenn listed just some of the many things this president has achieved during his three and a half years in the White House.

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President Trump has given us great judges on the lower court, 3 judges far superior than Roberts and other bogus constitutionalists as SCOTUS and one just may turn out to be another Clarence Thomas. He kicked the ass of ISIS and came home.

He got us out of the disastrous Iran deal, killed their head of terror, boxed them in and is currently collapsing their economy while also brokering a Mid East peace deal that everyone said could never happen. He moved our embassy to Jerusalem despite the state department, something no president has done even though they all promised.

Yes, he met with the North Korean Dictator. I hated that, but I also hated the fact that no other president did anything and North Korea kept gaining power. He has gotten Europe to pay their share of NATO, brought the Arabs and the Jews together, while smashing the choke hold of the PLO, and stood up to the Chinese instead of selling them supercomputers (Clinton), accepting lead poison in dog food (Bush), or loving the CCP and taking millions in dirty money (Obama/Biden).

He also has defended religious liberty unlike any other president at least in the last 100 years, and is a true pro-life advocate that unlike most republicans backs it up with action instead of just talk.

President Trump has also opened doors that the GOP was too wussy to even try to open with Hispanics and Blacks. He again didn't pander. He instead cleared the dead wood and opened pathways up so they could get higher education, create jobs, and not get lost in the prison system.

He also has defended religious liberty... and is a true pro-life advocate.

President Trump also took on an economy that had been beaten down, a people who had been told "you didn't build that" and, in fact, Obama and Biden claimed that the economy was "as good as it would ever get," that we would never create jobs in sectors ever again.

President Trump gave us the lowest unemployment rate since 1969 (the year I celebrated my 5th birthday,) the lowest unemployment for Hispanics & Blacks ever, and the first real growth in pay that I can remember.

President Trump then responded to the largest pandemic in 100 years by doing a couple of things I have never seen a president do:

  1. America's biggest capitalist shuts down the entire economy and knowingly puts his re-election at risk in order to save people.
  2. Closes travel with China and Europe, only to be called “racist," "xenophobic" and accused of stirring hatred. Now everyone says they were for it, but he stood alone and took the heat.

When everyone bashed him because they thought he would seize control and become an authoritarian by telling states what to do, or taking control of companies and telling them what to produce, he simply asked the free market to step to the plate, because he trusts the people of this country to do the right thing. By not taking control, he was called a dictator and a Nazi. Meanwhile he has been blamed for the blood bath created by Gov. Cuomo's nursing home policies. They said 2 million would die, best case scenario 200,000 — if we did everything right. Gee, seems that we are now in the time period they told us would be phase two, it seems as though we seem to have hit that "best case scenario" at this point.

While all of this has gone on, President Trump has fought the lies that were started by Hillary Clinton's team to smear him as a Russian operative. It was enabled by the Obama White House and included the DOJ, CIA, Dept of State, FBI, and DNI. Did I leave anyone out? Oh, yeah we are now getting evidence that members of the Pentagon may have been involved as well. Not to mention the so-called "press" and Congress who did things that would embarrass not only "Frank Underwood" but also Kevin Spacey. He has single handedly exposed the press for who they are and have always been. Because of his tweets, personal style and frankly balls of steel, he has exposed those who truly are: "Enemies of the people." I hated that when he first said it, but it is true. Any person or group that knowingly lies to destroy our president, our Constitution and the free market, are not just enemies of the people, they are enemies of the freedom of all mankind.

As someone who didn't support President Trump at first (and that is putting it mildly) I remain honest enough to judge him on his entire record. He is perhaps the only man in America that can and has stood entirely alone, surrounded by enemies, surrounded by those who took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, who are now actively engaged in destroying it and any elected president who stands in their way.

Personally, I have grown sick and tired of spineless, do nothing, old, corrupt GOP politicians who are either part of the problem or too frightened to stand alone and speak up. The vast majority are all "Sunshine Patriots." History will condemn those who did nothing but complain and whine, while others not only rang the bell, but stood and took the hits, who risked it all and lost money, reputation and perhaps, God forbid, some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to fight the evil that rages so clearly against the light.

100 years from now history will judge all of us. So will our children's children. Most will be forgotten. Those who failed to show up on the battlefield or cower in the trees, will be remembered with shame and disdain. Others like President Trump, I believe will be seen as indispensable.