Glenn Beck: Obama losing Hispanic vote



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GLENN: All righty then. So this new Gallup poll, Obama down to 41% approval, 52% of the American people now disapprove. Stu, have you seen the latest Hispanic numbers? Because what the press isn't concentrating on is his Hispanic numbers have fallen through the floor. Now, that's significant. Because that was his strategy in Arizona, Hispanics.

STU: Yeah. I mean, they have been pandering to Hispanic voters forever and this is their big stance this year is to say that, you know, apparently that Hispanic voters don't care about the law being enforced. It doesn't seem to be working out very well for him.

GLENN: It's ridiculous. It's absolutely ridiculous.

STU: Yeah, he's down Obama's down among Hispanics in approval rating, this is from

GLENN: January?

STU: I think his peak was in March of here it is, March, actually looks like May of 2009 where he has now fallen 28 points.

GLENN: 28 points.

STU: Since then. And basically if you look at his approval rating among whites and blacks, it's pretty much flat in 2010. The entire fall of 2010 has come from Hispanic voters. It's fallen from about, about 16 points since the beginning of the year, which is I mean, that's a dramatic fall

GLENN: Dramatic.

STU: From one group when the others are stable.

GLENN: So whites are stable?

STU: Yeah, whites are stable, have been about the low 40s, dropped to 38 from 40.

GLENN: And what are African Americans?

STU: They are chimed in about 88% approval.

GLENN: 88%.

STU: Which is exactly what their approval rating was of Barack Obama the day he was inaugurated.

GLENN: Not one mind has been changed?

STU: Well, no

GLENN: For or against?

STU: No, he actually, about 6% more approved of him about midway through his first year and those 6% have fallen back off. So he went from 88 to 94 back down to 88.

GLENN: Wow.

STU: Does well, does well there. But

GLENN: That's amazing.

STU: I mean, you know, to see an 82 to 54% drop among Hispanic voters is a dramatic decline.

GLENN: Here is a here's a stat in this latest poll. Is this Gallup, the new one? It's a new Gallup poll where he's down to 41%. 24% of Americans believe he is a Muslim. You know what? Here's the problem with this. I find that a disturbing poll because I don't think I think that is the easy answer for people who are like, well, it doesn't make sense. Nothing makes sense. And I think the easy thing is to say, I think he's a Muslim. I don't I really don't. I think he is a Christian that Christians don't recognize. And because no one in the mainstream media understands Christianity at all and because you have so many powerful forces like at the Washington Post that has their big religion section and it is run or it is sat on by people like Jim Wallis, you have such a distortion of our religion in the mainstream media, from social justice activists, that nobody is explaining why Barack Obama doesn't feel right. And we've tried to do that. We've tried to show you that social justice, as understood by Barack Obama and people like Barack Obama, that understand his form of Christianity, is it is socialism. It's Marxism. That is its root. Social justice is Marxism at its root.

STU: Liberation theology brand of it.

GLENN: Right.

STU: And that makes sense, since most Americans' exposure to Barack Obama's church is Jeremiah Wright.

GLENN: Right.

STU: He was the pastor.

GLENN: Now, you have to understand, Barack Obama was not a Christian until Jeremiah Wright. He has said on several occasions that he understood Jesus through Jeremiah Wright. So it's not like he was raised, you know, a Catholic or Episcopalian or anything else. He was raised, if I'm not mistaken, Muslim for a while.

PAT: I don't think he had much of any religion at all.

GLENN: Yeah. I think he was there was some Muslim

PAT: He went to a Muslim school when he was real young in Indonesia when he was there.

GLENN: Yeah. I think he's most likely, knowing his parents and his influence, it was more likely that he was surrounded with a bigger influence of atheism than anything else. But, you know, let's just say he was neutral on everything. When he did get Jesus, he got it from Jeremiah Wright. This is liberation theology which teaches that Jesus was the victim and the man; the Romans were the oppressor. The system, the government was the oppressor. So the story of Jesus takes on a whole different light because if you are a if you are a Jesus freak, you know that Jesus wasn't a victim. Jesus was the savior. Jesus was the Messiah. Jesus was the conqueror, not a victim. And so it's that root of understanding that now brings him to collective salvation, which is I'm sorry, but I believe it was the pope on collective salvation that said that's not divine; that's demonic. Think of that. Just please understand what the pope has said. When the government tries to do what only God can do through collective salvation, through justice, a godly justice, save us all or none of us will be saved, it becomes demonic. Now, I know what demonic means and I'm pretty sure that the pope doesn't just throw that word out there in casual conversation. "You know what? I've got to tell you something. Have you seen, have you seen American Idol? Man, that last act, she was demonic!" I don't think he means it in the real demonic sort of way.

This is what Americans are missing because no one will tell them that.

PAT: And they have a lot of statements like America's not a Christian nation, at least not just, it's also Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, all that. You got that statement he made on scriptures, you remember that, where he

GLENN: This is you know what? This should speak an awful again, he's going to scriptures here and he's quoting scriptures she's saying, so whose scriptures do we use? What parts of the scriptures do we use? Listen.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Whose Christianity would we teach in the schools? Would it be James Dobson's or Al Sharpton's? Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus which suggests slavery's okay?

GLENN: Okay. Stop for a second.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: That eating shellfish is an

GLENN: Stop for a second. This is one of the most ridiculous, weakest arguments I've ever heard. I mean, really? Really? That's what we're going to go back to slavery.

PAT: Well, it shows an unbelievably limited understanding of the scriptures and what was going on at the time and where the scriptures come from, whose law they were abiding by at the time, all of those things that you've got a lack of understanding here.

GLENN: It's Christianity how about

PAT: Unreal.

GLENN: this one, the New Testament.

PAT: Yeah, Old Testament versus New Testament?

GLENN: The new covenant.

PAT: You are going by Moses's law as opposed to Jesus' law? I mean

GLENN: That's not Christianity.

PAT: That's not Moses was not a Christian. He was a Jew. So it's kind of tough to

GLENN: And it was also a completely different time.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Milk before meat. I mean, it's it is such a distortion, and it shows contempt

PAT: It does.

GLENN: for the scriptures. It is, again, liberation theology, liberation theology. Why would you bring up the slave thing? Does anybody really think that that's what we're that's what we're really all about? Really? The slave thing? Why would you bring up? Because that's an important part of the Jewish story to Barack Obama's preacher. Slavery. The oppressor versus the oppressed. That's why he highlights that. Because that's his understanding of distorted Christianity, of this Christianity that is, look, were Christians bad at times? Yeah. Were Jews bad at times? Yeah. Were Muslims bad at times? Yeah. Is everybody bad at times? Yes. Have I been? Yes. Have you been? Yes. The idea is do unto others. Do unto others. Just that one principle of Christianity is darn near impossible to master, just the one. I don't know about you but I've got thou shalt not kill, I got it down. I got it mastered. No graven images thing? Unless, unless the Native Americans are right, I got that one down, too. But, whew, do unto others at all times? All the time? Really? That stinks. That's what you teach. And you know what? You don't have a problem with this if you abolish the Department of Education. Because then you allow the school districts to teach it. Then you allow the communities to decide. Just like if you want my football team in the town that I live to practice during Ramadan between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m., I got a problem with that. But if that's what the football team decides to do in Dearborn, Michigan because the makeup of the community is Muslim, I celebrate that. Now, what would the now, whose football practice times are we going to use? Are we going to use the imams in Dearborn or Glenn Beck's bishop where he lives? How about we use both of them? Depending on what the community says? You can't point that out, can you? No, you can't point that out because that takes power away from the federal government. Which is exactly what needs to happen.

Look. America, you know, I said this on stage in Salt Lake during the American Revival. I don't think so. I don't think so. I'll be wow, will I be shocked. If I cross over to the other side and God and I haven't been made in the image of God because God is an octopus, a giant space octopus. But... strange well, no, stranger things haven't happened, but it could happen. I just don't think so. I just don't think so. I think what we have to do is I don't think that Barack Obama is a Muslim. Stranger things have happened. God could be a giant space octopus, too. What we should do is look at the facts. The fact is he's a Christian and his entire understanding of Christianity comes, in his own words, comes from Jeremiah Wright. That's how he understands Christianity. That's why you're uncomfortable with the decisions that he makes, especially when he tries to frame it in a religious sort of way. Because he doesn't speak your same language. His understanding of Christianity is turning Christianity upside down. Does that make him wrong? Ask the space octopus. I don't know. But I'm pretty sure that it is wrong and a distortion. The pope is pretty clear that it's a distortion. He'll go so far as calling it a demonic distortion. I just say that's why you feel uncomfortable, and it's a question when you're uncomfortable about something, you should ask questions. Not only of the things you're uncomfortable about, but yourself. "Why do I feel that way? What is wrong? What is it that I believe? Where am I on these issues?" The days of and this is really a good thing. I've never had a bad period in my life that I, years and years and years later didn't look back on and say, man, that was a good period in my life because I learned a lot. Don't be afraid of learning a lot. Don't be afraid of being uncomfortable. No pain, no gain. Your muscles, your mental muscles, your spiritual muscles, your muscle muscles, all of it, all of it. Your constitutional muscles are being stretched to the limit. You haven't used some of these muscles for a long time. You are going to feel uncomfortable and you are going to be tired. Don't get off the treadmill. Get back on and speed it up. Stretch yourself. Stretch yourself. Because in the end you're going to be stronger because of it.

Critical Race Theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

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.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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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."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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