Chris Matthews talks about Obama's infomercial
GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. There's a ton going on. I want to play a little bit of Chris Matthews just to show you what's coming in our country. I don't know if anybody has seen the commercial that is running, being run now by the Obama campaign where it shows a black man walking down the street and it says, "It happened to him in 1958. It happened to him again in 1960, and John McCain is making sure that it happens to him again." And they are comparing the 1950s and the disenfranchisement of African-Americans to the ACORN situation. That is an outrage. Race is being played. If you'll notice, the Republicans and the conservatives are not playing the race card. We are trying to point out that the man is a Marxist, not a black man. A Marxist. I would be pointing this out if Kucinich were running. The man is a Marxist. But it's all about race. It's all about distancing ourselves from each other. It is all about sowing the seeds of hatred. That's what it's about. And we've got to stop this.
You know, I saw a story today, I saw a story today that Elisabeth Hasselbeck gets more death threats than anyone on The View. This is what Whoopi Goldberg said. Politically we couldn't be more opposite, but I respect her tremendously. The truth is we couldn't have an important dialogue without Elisabeth. First of all, The View, you are not having an important dialogue. It's not that we have to agree. It's important that we have the conversation. Yes. The conversation is important, but the conversation is going away. The conversation.
Think of Al Gore. By the way, have you noticed how cold it is lately. Jeez, I'm glad we stopped that global warming. Oh, no, we haven't done anything yet. Anyway, think about Gore. "The debate is over." If you don't agree with global warming after all of the money that Al Gore spent, after all of the biggest campaign of all time... up until Barack Obama, to convince the world that global warming is happening only S, only 18% believe it's global warming and it's manmade. But the discussion is over. This is the kind of stuff that is coming.
Listen to Chris Matthews last night on MSNBC. Barack Obama buys his way in an unprecedented ad. It used to be that only an act of God or rain would delay the world series. Last night Dodd delayed the world series. Barack Obama bought an ad. So what did Chris Matthews have to say after this? Now remember, MSNBC is not the mainstream. It's the left. But that's who's about to get a hold of your country, the people that feel the way that Keith Olbermann feels about your country. The angry bitter, twisted "Damn this country" is the kind of person that is about to get a hold of this country, and you know it in your gut if you just listen to Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama is the window into Barack Obama.
Now, listen. After a half hour of policy that CBS just dismantled and took apart and said he's not telling you the truth. In fact, one of my favorite lines from the day comes from the Associated Press. The Associated Press is talking about Barack Obama. It talks about how it is disjointed. I'm looking for the actual quote. Shoot, I don't have it. Do you have it, Joe, the actual quote from the first? The first line in the Associated Press. I'll get it for you. The first line in the Associated Press story is that it is disconnected from the truth. Hard to find in last night's, in last night's commercial. But here, instead of going in, what did he talk about, what are his policies, here is what Chris Matthews said.
MATTHEWS: Yeah, you know, I've always said this to people who are tough on the racial front. And, you know, everybody grows up in their own way and I'm not passing moral judgment on anybody and I know we all grow up in this country which is so, you know, bothered by race and we just don't to different degrees. Just think about it if you are examining your conscience. What do you want black people to do? Do you want them to grow up well, raise their kids well, pay attention to their kids, raise them well.
GLENN: Stop, stop, stop, stop. What do you want black people to do? "I don't know. I'm not -- I mean, I -- "Stu, what's on your list of things for black people to do, I mean besides drink in a separate water fountain?
STU: Yeah, of course. It shockingly is very similar to what I want everyone else to do.
GLENN: Exactly what Bill Cosby's message was, which Bill Cosby was run out of the black community because he says "This is what you should do." Remember, the people that ran Bill Cosby and called him a race-traitor for pointing out, hey, there's problems; hey, this should be fixed; there's problems, people who ran him out of the black community are the people that are about to take your country in a chokehold. So you are right. I said to Bill Cosby over and over again, "Bill, say it, please say it to the white people as well. It's not just a black problem." African-Americans are leading that problem in many ways. Why? Because the Democrats need to keep people in poverty. They are enslaving their policies. The progressive policies enslave people. They become a nanny state. And if you like progressive, well, then you're going to love prohibition, because it was the Progressives that brought us prohibition. Why? Because... they know better.
So what is it? Keep going on with his list of what you want black people to do.
MATTHEWS: Accept your responsibility as a parent, do everything right. This family has done everything you've asked them to do. What more do you want?
GLENN: Stop. What more do you want? This family, Barack Obama's family has done everything you asked them to. I'm not asking them to do anything. Their country asks them to do, their God asks them to do things. I'm not asking them. I'm not in a position to ask anybody to do anything. You do what you want. I ask you to look to your God and your country, your Constitution for guidance. Be an American. So what is it you've asked? What more do you want?
MATTHEWS: Before you are going to vote for a black guy, what more do you want? The guy's done everything. He's been a good father, a good citizen, he's paid attention to his country, he's devoted his life to his own community back in the south side of Chicago, he's taught people how to be, how to behave, he's done everything right.
GLENN: Stop. He's taught people how to be and how to behave. My gosh, what more do you want? Give this guy a break.
I don't know, here's what I'd like. How about some policies that I agree with. That's all I want. That's all I want, you know? I'm not going to -- I'm not going to elect people based on, hey, look, hey, they taught people how to be, how to behave. He hasn't taught people how to behave. What is he teaching in ACORN? What is he teaching in his own party? You want to talk to people and tell them how to behave? Stand up! Stand up, Barack Obama, and demand that Charlie Rangel excuses himself and gets the hell out of congress. Here's a guy who was in charge of the ways and means committee. He writes the damn tax code, and nobody's asking for his resignation. Nobody's asking. A man who has written the tax code and he has falsified his own taxes. I'd go to jail for that. You want to teach people how to be and behave? Start with your own damn party. You want to talk about love and compassion, start with your own damn family. Don't take money from me and give it to ACORN! Don't take money from me and give it to somebody else that can't get the frickin' order right at McDonald's! I will give my money. But see, Barack Obama doesn't understand that because he gives less than 5% of his income. He's a millionaire. He gives less than 5% of his income to charity. Before he ran for Senate, he gave zero of his money to charity. Joe Biden gave less than 1%. They have been slowly bringing it up. Wow, and they've made it all the way to 5%. We find out today that Barack Obama's lost uncle has been found. He's just been evicted. We find out today that his lost aunt, she's been found. She lives in the slums. The man is a millionaire. You care so much about your family? Charity starts at home.
But Michelle Obama is exactly right when she -- she has never spoken a truer word, never, when she says Barack Obama will never let you go back to the life you've led. He will force you to be involved. Not a truer word has been said. It has nothing to do with race. It has nothing to do with hatred. It has everything to do with a love and a passion for our Constitution, our founding documents.
All of the things that Barack Obama is proposing are the things that were proposed during the Great Depression. They are the things that came out of the mouth of Woodrow Wilson. They are the things that people have been trying to do to this country for 100 years. This is the progressive moment, and people who listen to talk radio understand what that means. The rest of the country has no idea what that means. They have no idea what the roots are. They have no idea that one of the leaders of the progressive movement, H. G. Wells, said you have a right to a job, you have a responsibility to work and if you do not work, the state has a right and a responsibility to humanely kill you.
You may not think -- you say this never happen -- this has happened the world over. Read history. Read history. People become complacent, they become -- first they're poor. First they're humble. They put God in their life and they rise up and they remain humble. Then they gain freedom. And then they become apathetic. As they become richer and richer and richer. And then they forget the things that got them there. And then they become not just apathetic. They become dependent on people to take care of them. And they take for granted what they have and then they forget their God. And then they crash and they become slaves again. You think it can't happen to America? Show me the example. Make your case. Please, make your case. Why are we different from every single society that has ever been formed on planet Earth? We are not different. We are humans. What made us different was an understanding of our Constitution. What made us different was the warnings of our founding fathers, an informed republic, an informed people, an active people. A people that had the power closest to them would not reliant on a federal government.
How many -- look, I know that a lot of people are hurting in America. I get it. I know that people are hurting. I told you yesterday 15 houses are for sale on my own street, 15. There is misery in my own neighborhood. I watch my bishop at church look out at his congregation. He broke out in tears two times. He knows. I can see the stress on him. I can see the fact that he is looking at people saying, "My gosh, people are just being destroyed, they are being completely wiped out." What's happening in my commune, because I live in a Wall Street community, is coming to the rest of America. I get that. But we've never, ever been people who said, "So where's the government? Why won't they take care of me?" We tighten our belt. We square our shoulders. We take care of it. We don't sign our power over to people. We don't become slaves to them. And that's what this government is moving towards: You will do it their way. You will be forced to leave your old habits. You will be forced. You will never go back to the way you've lived. Well, you know what, Michelle Obama? If I want to frickin' unplug, I'm going to unplug. You don't have to save me.
We should stop saving the people who have unplugged. That's what's gotten us here. The people who are plugged in, the people who are working hard, the people who are busting their butt every day, the people who are trying to take care of their family and two jobs and their house and trying to put food on their table pay attention to the people who are working hard, pay attention to the people who don't want a handout. They just want a fair deal. They just, they don't want a new deal. They want a fair deal. They want to know that if I'm doing my job and that person's not, that person can be fired! But not in the Barack Obama world. Not in the new coming world of the unions and the new progressivism. No, no, no. No, no. They will let you know who you can fire. They will let you know what's acceptable. They will let you know what's okay. They will let you know, do as I say, not as I do. "Oh, forget about Charlie Rangel. What have you been doing? Have you been successful? Have you done it the right way? Well, why aren't you giving more. Gee, why do you hate people that are different." Read The Forgotten Man. It's all happened before.