Glenn Beck: Harry Reid uses the term 'negro'

Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government

by Glenn Beck

GLENN: I think we need to start with Harry Reid. Harry Reid is under fire now for ‑‑ what was the phrase that he said?

PAT: Well, he was speaking of, this is a couple of years ago during the campaign and he was obviously talking about Barack Obama as a, quote, quoting now, light‑skinned black man with no Negro dialect unless he wanted to have one, unquote.

GLENN: Hmmm, that's quite a phrase, is it?

STU: So this is a Republican?

PAT: Harry Reid, the Democrat, leader?

GLENN: This is the guy that's so enlightened that he is friends with Joe Biden who made the statement that Barack Obama, what was it?

STU: Articulate?

PAT: Clean, articulate African‑American who wasn't ‑‑

GLENN: Not ill smelling individual. You know, what else didn't ‑‑ I mean, can you imagine if anybody would ‑‑ I mean, anybody. The guy ‑‑ then he becomes our vice president.

STU: I mean, we have some serious, we just need Nancy Pelosi. Our VP is saying something now, we've got the head of the Senate. We've just got to get Nancy Pelosi to come out on this front and we're going to have a clean sweep. I didn't realize. I thought it was only Republicans who thought these things. And then occasionally their evil racism would leak out and we'd be able to catch them out of their leadership positions.

GLENN: May I just point out that I never thought those things? I never thought, what was it he said, he didn't have a Negro accent?

STU: Dialect.

GLENN: I mean, Harry Reid, who are you? My grandfather or my great‑grandfather? I mean, that's the kind of language that your, that ‑‑ I mean, we talked about this, what, on Thursday that one of the reasons why in the census we think the word "Negro" is used as a race is because it, A, is an actual race and, B, you were saying, Stu, that you read some place that it is ‑‑

STU: A lot of the older, I don't even what ‑‑

GLENN: Gentlemen.

STU: The older gentlemen, we're going to have to ‑‑ you are going to have to guess at what I'm trying to describe here because I don't know what we're supposed to say. But the older gentlemen from this race refer to themselves that way. I guess 57,000 people on the 2000 census classified themselves that way.

GLENN: Okay. So I mean, unless Harry Reid is an older Negro gentleman and classifies himself as that, which there are only 57,000 people? Maybe he's one of the 57,000. I don't know. But I haven't heard ‑‑ if I would have heard the word "Negro" used by anybody, I would have gone, "Excuse me?"

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Not because it's necessarily offensive or whatever. It's just, what it is.

STU: It's totally out of the way we speak at this point.

GLENN: It's like 1940s. Yeah, what is that? But apparently now the GOP is demanding that he step down.

STU: Sort of.

GLENN: Well, kind of, yes. The press is making it into ‑‑ they say ‑‑ what Steel said was if Trent Lott is the standard, then Harry Reid should step down.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: And that's true.

PAT: Tough to argue with that.

GLENN: Remind everybody what Trent Lott did. He was at a birthday party.

PAT: The 100th birthday party of his friend Strom Thurmond, yeah.

GLENN: 100 years old.

PAT: And he said that America might have been better off if he'd been elected president.

STU: Which was just a compliment like, hey, I love you, my man.

PAT: I think you would have done a good job. It had nothing to do with race.

STU: Nothing to do with race. And they read into that comment of, which is just helping, you know, saying something nice about a friend at a birthday party when he's 100 years old.

GLENN: 100 years old, 100 years old. It's like, you know what? You would have, you would have been just a remarkable man. Of course, you could have never been president because you're a racist bigot! I mean, he's 100 years old. You're at a birthday party. You are saying something nice.

STU: Right, right. And they tried to make Lott's comments out to be that he was saying that he believed that that one individual policy from when he was running for the campaign should be brought into today.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: And that's what he was really meaning by that.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: Ridiculous by every standard.

PAT: If a close Democrat friend of Robert Byrd said, hey, I wish he would run for president and be elected, could you imagine anybody barbecuing him over Robert Byrd's past?

STU: Because they don't mean I want a KKK member as president.

PAT: No, no.

GLENN: Let's not be unfair here. I don't believe he was just a KKK member, was he? He was the grand wizard.

PAT: Grand wizard, yeah.

GLENN: So I mean, let's give him the title that he deserves.

STU: He worked hard for that title, as Barbara Boxer was saying.

GLENN: There's a couple of things I want to address. First of all, the Republicans, stop playing the game. Stop playing the game. If you don't want people to treat you this way, don't treat them that way. Stop with the double standard thing. You know, they say, "Oh, there's a double standard." No, there's a double standard? You've got to be kidding me!

STU: We know that, but that argument has to be made. It has to be made. I mean, it's so insanely unfair.

GLENN: You can make a double standard without then saying he should resign.

STU: Right. And that's when I think he qualified the statements by saying, if that's the standard then.

GLENN: Yeah. And that's a totally fine statement. If this is the standard. Because I believe someone else talked about race and racism and said, "If this is the standard, I believe you've got a winner in the racist category."

STU: Right. So there is, you know, there is that double standard. Got it. But A, don't force him to resign. Let the people decide. I'm tired of this PC nonsense to where if somebody ‑‑ if that's what he says, if that's what he believes, if that's the way he speaks, I think we have a right to know that. And I think then we decide as a public, "Yes, he's in step with the American people" or "He's not." I don't think he's in step. But I don't think he's in step ‑‑ I mean, really? This is like Van Jones going away because he's a 9/11 Truther. The guy's a communist! You know what this is? He used, he used the word "Negro" which I don't even understand anybody in today's world using that word thinking, pulling that out of the lexicon. You know what I mean? It just doesn't make sense to me.

STU: Bizarre.

GLENN: It's bizarre.

PAT: Which is what we were talking about last week in the census. You know, you never see it. So for the census to use it, it's got to be clinical.

GLENN: Well, it's got to be clinical. I mean, that's what we're looking for as the answers. That's got to be the designation. But to use that in casual conversation, nobody does that. So it's bizarre. But do I think Harry Reid is a racist? Do you think Harry Reid is a racist?

PAT: I don't know what Harry Reid is.

GLENN: I don't, either.

PAT: I don't know. I really don't know.

GLENN: I think he's a horrible senator, horrible.

STU: He is.

GLENN: He's destroying ‑‑ you are going to get rid of Harry Reid because he's used a different N word? You are going to get rid of him for that? He's destroying the country.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Okay?

PAT: If you are going to set a standard, let's set that one.

GLENN: Let's set that one as the standard. Let the people decide. However, I'm going to make a prediction and tell you why I think this is even really, A, an issue. How many people, how many people are going to be thrown up on the altar for this president? How many people are going to lose their careers for this president's agenda? It is the easiest way for the Democratic Party to get away from Harry Reid. They're going to get away from this man, and they want to get away from this man. And they will use this. They've used him, they've used him up, they've used everything they can get out of him and now it's time to discard Harry Reid. We'll see what happens, but it ain't gonna be the right pushing for him getting out. It's not going to be.

Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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