Chris Matthews: not colorblind



Video: Chris Matthews On Obama "I Forgot He Was Black Tonight"

GLENN: Do you have the Chris Matthews? I think you have to give him credit for having the guts to really reveal himself and say what he's been apparently thinking for a very long time.

MATTHEWS: He is post racial by all appearances. You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. You know, he's

PAT: So dumb.

GLENN: No, it's not. It's just, it's beyond. It is racist.

PAT: It is.

GLENN: It is racist. I don't know of an anything that I have heard that somebody said on TV that's truly racist. He always see, okay, they are going to say it's racist, they are going to do this, they are going to do that. I don't think that one is. That doesn't mean you take him off TV. You just know who he is. That one's racist. Come on.

STU: I mean, I know what you mean.

GLENN: You forgot he was black for an hour?

STU: There's really not a lot of ways to take that, but

GLENN: There's no way. Give another way.

STU: Well, I think what he was trying to say...

GLENN: No, no. Let's not read into his

STU: You have to read into it. That's what I'm doing.

GLENN: Give me a context where that works.

STU: He is talking about, you know, he's just colorblind, we don't even see his race because the speech was so great, it transcended race. You know, I'm not saying

GLENN: That's the same as "I forget he's black for an hour"?

STU: Yes.

PAT: It would be great if he said he transcends race.

STU: He says a lot of things poorly which is why no one watches him.

GLENN: Let's try this on for size, try this on for size. Boy, the surgeon that was doing the surgery on me, he was just so unbelievable, I forgot that he was black for an hour.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: That just means he's such a good surgeon, he transcends racial barriers.

GLENN: Race.

STU: Fantastic point.

PAT: Yeah, it is.

GLENN: Help me out. Give me any scenario, any scenario where that works.

STU: I just don't

GLENN: My preacher, he was preaching the gospel the other day and he stood up there in front of the congregation and he was so amazing, I forgot that he was black for an hour.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Help me out.

STU: This is fantastic. Do more of them. I want more!

GLENN: I could do anything. So I went into my, I went into my pharmacy and I had to pick up my prescription drugs and I'm talking to this pharmacist behind the counter. He was he's such a nice guy, I forgot that he was black for an hour.

PAT: (Laughing). That's a good one.

GLENN: My son brings over a friend, he goes to school with this friend. Just the cutest kid and so smart and so sweet and I'm sitting there and I'm talking to him. I'm reading the two of them, you know, because he had a slumber party and I'm reading to the two of them and I look at his friend and I forgot that his friend was black for an hour! Help me out! How else do you read that?

STU: You make an excellent case. (Laughing).

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. I was doing an interview yesterday. I was doing an interview yesterday and we have this new IT guy that I was interviewing and he was so smart and he's from IBM and I thought, I forgot that he was black during the interview!

STU: And the thing is, he did such a good job during the interview, I forgot he was black because that's really the

PAT: That shows your racial bias.

GLENN: I really do, honestly I did do an interview yesterday with an African American who wants to be an IT guy here. He's worked for IBM and everything else and he came in and I looked at his resume and I said, you are wildly overqualified for this job. You realize that? And he was like, well, you know, I keep hearing that. And I'm like no, no, no. No, no. Here's the IT job: My screen doesn't work. I've plugged it in and plugged it out again. You know, okay. Can you imagine if I had a conversation with him and then ended it with, by the way, you are so you are amazing. I forgot you were black.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: What is that?

STU: Wow.

PAT: Unbelievable.

STU: You are making an excellent case here. I don't I mean, I always just feel like it's I hate to, you know, I hate to, like people make, we make dumb comments all the time that are taken out of context or just taken as serious when we didn't mean them that way.

GLENN: This is not a dumb comment. This is a window into the way he thinks. Now, this doesn't mean that you take him off, this doesn't mean that you, you know, say he's a racist. I think this is a racist comment on this

STU: Sure.

GLENN: He views everything with the lens of race in the glasses. He has to, at least with Barack Obama. He must.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Because what he's saying is for an hour I forgot about race. Well, that means the rest of the time, the other 23 hours when you were thinking about Barack Obama yesterday, you thought about race. I don't. I don't think of race with him. Occasionally I will think of race. And only you know, here's how I go with race with Barack Obama is once in a while he will get into a cadence where he sounds like a preacher. And so he gets into that preacher cadence. And the only reason I think of race on that is because the preacher cadence makes me think of reverend Jeremiah Wright, and there's no mistaking well, I mean, I guess he could be a white guy that just hates all white guys. But that's, I mean, that's the only time I think of race with Barack Obama.

STU: The only time I ever think about it is when people like Chris Matthews blame us for not liking him because of race.

GLENN: You can add that as well.

STU: But it is an odd comment. You like to give people the benefit of the doubt that they just said it poorly or, like, what he was trying to say was not that and he said it in an awful way. But when you bring it up in the other context that you just brought it up in, you realize that if a conservative said something like that

GLENN: Hang on. Said what. Play it again, please, just in case you just joined us.

MATTHEWS: Post racial by all appearances. You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour, you know.

PAT: Mmm.

STU: Can you just do one more, another scenario you could do?

GLENN: Play it again, please.

MATTHEWS: He is post racial by all appearances. You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. You know, I'm having

GLENN: So I'm having this interview with these astronauts and this guy is up in the space shuttle and he's so smart and he's talking about all the, you know, all the scientists, the scientific experiments they are doing and I'm thinking to myself, oh, my gosh, for an hour during this conversation I forgot he was black.

STU: (Laughing). It is, when you really take it out of this bizarre world there.

GLENN: I brought my car in to have the oil changed and I'm talking to this guy and he's a really nice guy and we're just talking about cars and we end up talking about the ball game and everything else. For an hour there I forgot he was black.

STU: (Laughing). I mean, god, you never get away with it in any other context.

GLENN: My garbage man, he was coming out in the garbage and, you know, I'm bringing my trash out early in the morning and I'm like, hey, Pete, how are you? And he's like, good, Mr. Beck, how are you? And I'm like, good. We're just talking about stuff and for a while there I forgot he was black.

STU: Go to, like, the presidential context of, like, President Bush saying action you know, hey, we're in middle of the Iraq war and Colin Powell comes into my office or Condoleezza rice comes into my office and they are so smart. They understand this war. They are such great managers of these situations and I just forget they're black sometimes. I mean, can you imagine if he said that? It would be the front page story on every paper for a year.

GLENN: As it should be. I cannot make this work. Unless you are like, I mean, I didn't just didn't think black people could do this.

STU: Yeah, I mean

GLENN: Name another way.

STU: The only way is if he just flubbed the comment and he said it very poor. He said it very poorly.

GLENN: Listen to it again. Listen to it again.

MATTHEWS: I was trying to think about who he was tonight. It's interesting. He is post racial by all appearances. You know, I forgot he was black tonight.

GLENN: No, no. No, no. I forgot I'm black tonight. That's not the whole comment. If he even would have ended it there, it would have been a little better. Go back.

STU: Can you play a little bit more?

GLENN: Play a little bit more, please.

MATTHEWS: He is post racial by all appearances. You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. You know, he's got a

GLENN: I forgot he was black tonight.

PAT: For an hour!

GLENN: That's not even as bad as, I mean, it's still bad but I forgot that he was black tonight for about an hour.

STU: If nothing else we could just admire the idiocy. If we could just sit back for a moment and just admire what a stupid thing that is to say on television.

PAT: As if the thrill comment, the thrill up his leg thing wasn't bad enough. I mean, this thing, this is way worse.

STU: Outdoes himself. Every major speech Chris Matthews I couldn't tell does himself with a stupid comment.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: It's magnificent.

GLENN: Now, may I, may I say something else that I don't think anybody's going to say? Well, nothing's off limits now. I mean, look at as long as, as long as Chris Matthews is on the air, I guess anything can be said. Did anybody else think that, A, the amount of money do you know how many, how many children could be fed with just the amount of money in plastic surgery between Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden? Can you see them sitting behind them, sitting behind the president last night, two things came to mind. First of all, I think Nancy Pelosi was just, she may have a cold or something and she took Nyquil or whatever but she just was like, she was staring out in space. A few times I thought she was going to drool. She was like, I must have had too much Nyquil. Joe Biden I believe was doing a mime show behind the president. I believe he was trying to mime the different things like, yes, jobs, that's good, uh huh.

STU: Very animated. Yes, very.

GLENN: He was so animated, it was distracting. It was embarrassing.

PAT: So was, I get distracted by her I mean, she does stair off into space sometimes but Pelosi has this blinking problem where she blinks like 90 times a minute.

GLENN: I can't, I can't even look at her because of the plastic surgery.

PAT: So between the three of them, they could have been winky, blinky and nod, because he kept nodding. Biden's nodding at everything and smiling and beaming yes and she's beaming and he's winking, and it's little and all the other arrogant progressives in the crowd, it's just winky, blinky and nod up there. It was tough.

GLENN: It was really tough. I couldn't take Joe Biden and his really, really, really white teeth?

STU: Really happy.

GLENN: His really, really white teeth.

STU: Big smile.

GLENN: I almost forgot that he was white for an hour. Wait a minute.

STU: I don't know what you meant there. I don't know.

PAT: Ooh, that was a conservative saying something about

STU: Something about white or black or something or color.

GLENN: He just mentioned a color.

PAT: Or lack of color, one of the two. I don't know. Is white the absence of color or the total...

GLENN: It was crazy last night.

PAT: It was an awful night.

GLENN: It was.

PAT: It was one of the toughest nights of all time. It was.

GLENN: Only because, look, I don't have a problem with disagreeing with somebody. I really don't. I have such a problem with someone, I mean, bald face lies. Just bald face lies. I had a hard time. Maybe it's just me.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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