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