Obama plays the race card
GLENN: Remember you are the one that is dividing the country. You are the one. They are just people in the administration and the president, they just want us all to get together. We just, for all Americans, you are the one that is a racist. You are the one that is dividing people.
Let me play Barack Obama just released.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Despite the challenges we inherited, we've made great progress. When I took office, our economy was in crisis. Our standing in the world was diminished. Our healthcare system wasn't working for far too many American families.
PAT: Far too many families.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Many people wondered why it seemed like bad behavior on Wall Street was being rewarded while hard work on main street wasn't.
PAT: Not, no.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Because of you, we are making the change that our nation so desperately needs. We've passed historic health reform legislation.
PAT: Oh, it's historic.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We put our nation back on the path to prosperity with the Recovery Act. We are moving America forward one step at a time. But despite everything we've done
PAT: There's more, more to do.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: our work isn't finished. Today the health insurance companies, the Wall Street banks and the special interests who have ruled Washington for too long
PAT: Ruled it.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: have already focused on November's congressional elections. They see these elections as a chance to put their allies back in power and to undo all that we've accomplished.
PAT: Oh, boy.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: So this year I need your help once more.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: A few months ago we asked you to help us set our priorities for 2010 and tell us how you thought we could win elections at all levels of government. You told us your first priority was to make sure the same people who were inspired to vote for the first time in 2008 go back to the polls in 2010.
PAT: Ah, the first time.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: So that's what we're going to do.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: This year we're going to reconnect with voters like Claudia Schultz.
PAT: Claudia Schultz.
PRESIDENT: Claudia had never been involved in the political process because she didn't think one person could make a difference.
PAT: Oh, boy.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: But in 2008 Claudia joins millions of other supporters like you and made her first ever trip to the polls.
PAT: Not like me. I've been voting since I was 18.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: In 2010 it will be up to each of you to ask folks like Claudia
PAT: A bad person.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: and to explain why this year
GLENN: Claudia, first time female voter.
PAT: First time, female.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African Americans, Latinos and women who empowered our victory in 2008 stand together once again.
GLENN: Hold on just a second. Hang on just a second.
PAT: Hold on.
GLENN: Hold on just a second. Hang on.
PAT: Oh, boy.
GLENN: It was hang on. Young people, African Americans, Latinos, and who is the other one? Socialist? Women, women.
GLENN: And it's just leaving out a few people.
PAT: White people for one, he's
GLENN: He's leaving out white people.
PAT: Not interested in you voting.
GLENN: If you are a white male.
GLENN: If you're Asian.
PAT: No. If you're Native American apparently.
PAT: You are not involved in this.
GLENN: No, you are not involved.
PAT: So forget it.
GLENN: So African Americans, Latinos, and women.
PAT: You can vote. Everybody else sit down and shut up.
GLENN: It's weird, weird.
PAT: He's trying to fix this dump.
GLENN: You know what's really strange is the fact that illegal immigration affects Latinos and so he's going to position himself as running to the rescue of Latinos and he's going to do it with Al Sharpton who, has Al Sharpton been is he a Latino voice?
GLENN: That's weird. That's weird. So it's almost like Al Sharpton can be a voice for the African American community and point out and say, gee, we've seen these kinds of things before. I wonder if Jim Crow law is going to be brought up. I wonder if that's going to be these are just like the Jim Crow laws of the past. You think not?
PAT: Speculation, no.
GLENN: You don't think this is going to be turned into this is a civil right just like America's gone through the civil rights movement before?
PAT: They would never use
GLENN: They would never use that?
PAT: They would never use the civil rights movement for that, political purposes.
GLENN: America, equal justice, not social justice. Let that be your rallying cry.