Glenn reacts to Obama speech


Full transcript of Obama's speech

GLENN: So here we are sitting on the edge and what are we talking about today? Race. Barack Obama is giving a speech. I'm going to give you some of the highlights. I got an advance copy of it and he's giving the speech. So I'm going to go over, and you tell me. I would like to hear your point of view if you think this is going to play. I don't have time to play all of the comments from his reverend -- just play, just give me one of them, Dan. Just give me one of them so people have some reference point in case they haven't heard Reverend Wright.

VOICE: Drugs, build bigger prisons, passes a three strike law and then walks up to sing "God Bless America." No, no, no. Not God Bless America. God damn America. That's in the Bible. You're killing innocent people. God damn America for killing the citizens that's less than human.

GLENN: God damn America. That's his preacher and his spiritual advisor and like one of the family. With Barack Obama, how does he explain it? In a very large speech today about race in America. This is going to probably take us two shows to do. So we're going to start and then we'll probably finish it tomorrow because I know the mainstream media's not going to give you everything in it. But let me go ahead and start, "And I've already condemned the reverend." Start there, Dan.

SENATOR OBAMA: I have already condemned, in unequivocal terms, the statements of Reverend Wright that have caused such controversy. For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely – just as I'm sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.

GLENN: Stop. Have you ever disagreed with your pastor to the point to where you had to leave? If you heard your pastor say what Reverend Wright just said, would you walk out? I know I would. And until that pastor was gone, I would never be there again. I haven't played for you the clips of what he said right after 9/11. You don't sit there and sit through it and be indoctrinated by a guy who says that Louis Farrakhan is one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the 20th century. You don't sit through it unless you believe it, unless a part of you says that's true. How good is the other part? Let's say this is 5% of what he does. How good does the other 95% have to be for you to sit through this? Go ahead.

SENATOR OBAMA: But the remarks that have caused this recent firestorm weren't simply controversial. They weren't simply a religious leader's effort to speak out against perceived injustice. Instead, they expressed a profoundly distorted view of this country –

GLENN: Excuse me. Stop. That's important. A profoundly distorted view of this country. This is a man who is his spiritual advisor. This is a man who has been working with him. A spiritual advisor, as a profoundly distorted view of this country. Again I just ask you the simple question. How good, how good is the advice all the way around? It must be manna from heaven. It must be right from the lips of Jesus Christ himself to be able to listen to a man, you're running for President of the United States, who has a profoundly distorted view of this country and yet continue to take the advice elsewhere.

SENATOR OBAMA: A view that sees white racism as endemic, and that elevates what is wrong with America above all that we know is right with America.

GLENN: Stop. I don't buy this bullcrap from him. Have you listened to your wife's speech or did you not attend that one, either, Barack Obama, did you not attend that one where your wife has the same kind of view from America. For the first time in her life she's proud of her country. She's explained that away but now you are explaining him away. You are now saying that he sees white racism as endemic and elevates what's wrong with America with all that we know what's right with America. Your wife has done the same thing. So maybe she's just been indoctrinated because you two have sat in this pew and listened to this man for 20 years. Or maybe you both believe it and the reverend believes it and your wife believes it but we're supposed to believe that you're completely different. Let it roll.

SENATOR OBAMA: A view that sees the conflicts in the Middle East as rooted primarily in the actions of stalwart allies like Israel, instead of emanating from the perverse and hateful ideologies of radical Islam.

GLENN: Stop. Hang on just a second. Stu, your reverend who is your spiritual advisor says that one of the spiritual giants of the 20th century is Louis Farrakhan who -- and I'm not paraphrase -- I'm paraphrasing here. I can get the exact quotes, but I don't think you need them. Louis Farrakhan basically calls Jews dogs and pigs and that all the problems in the Middle East are because of the white man and the Jew, but your minister has called him one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the 20th century and he's your spiritual advisor and yet you think that it's profoundly distorted to say that the conflicts in the Middle East are rooted primarily in the actions of allies like Israel instead of emanating from the perverse and hateful ideologies of radical Islam.

Barack Obama, let me make a prediction here. Unless I've slipped through a wormhole, which is entirely possible, man, because I don't understand America at all, but unless I've slipped through a wormhole, any thinking American is going to reject you beginning today. Because you are -- you know, I said this on TV two days ago -- or two weeks ago when he was going through that Rezco thing. If any of this stuff is true that he was in bed with Rezco, this guy has set himself up as the straight talk express. Forget about it. I mean, that train broke down on the tracks with John McCain years ago. Barack Obama is like, "I'm different, I tell you the truth, I'll shoot straight with you, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera." Really? Really? The minute you start telling lies, you're done. Because we already know. Hillary Clinton, we know she lies to us. We know her husband lies to us, she lies to us. We know what we're getting. We're getting a liar. We apparently are okay with that. We just don't want a liar that's coupled with a hypocrite. That apparently is our line now.

So now you go on and say that it's distorted and yet your wife has said it and then it's distorted to say that the problem is with our stalwart enemy -- our stalwart ally Israel, that's misguided as well. And yet your spiritual advisor says those things, believes those things and yet you keep him advising you. I can't wait to hear what you're going to say next.

OBAMA:


As such, Reverend Wright's comments were not only wrong but divisive, divisive at a time when we need unity; racially charged at a time when we need to come together to solve a set of monumental problems – two wars, a terrorist threat, a falling economy, a chronic health care crisis and potentially devastating climate change;

GLENN: Geez, for the love of God.

OBAMA: Problems that are neither black or white or Latino or Asian, but rather problems that confront us all.

Given my background, my politics, and my professed values and ideals, there will no doubt be those for whom my statements of condemnation are not enough.

GLENN: Count me in.

SENATOR OBAMA: Why associate myself with Reverend Wright in the first place, they may ask? Why not join another church? And I confess that if all that I knew of Reverend Wright were the snippets of those sermons that have run in an endless loop on the television sets and YouTube, or if Trinity United Church of Christ conformed to the caricatures being peddled by some commentators

GLENN: Who is that

OBAMA: There is no doubt that I would react in much the same way.

GLENN: Stop just a second. So in other words, you know more than I know. You know something that balances this hate and this pro -- I'm quoting you -- this profoundly distorted view of America. You know something that balances that -- no, no, no, that tips the scale into favor of, "Hey, I've got to be this guy's friend, I've got to have this guy as my advisor." That's what you're saying, that you know more about him, that there's more to the person than just those snippets. I wonder, Barack Obama, where you stood on Trent Lott. Where were you on that? Where were you on the firing of Don Imus the day he was at a fundraiser raising $6 million for a children's charity? Where were you there? Were you for Don Imus? Did you say, hey, there's a lot more to Don Imus than just the stupid things that he said in a comedic role? Were you there, Barack Obama, or were you on the sidelines? You know there's a lot of people that I bet -- you know what? I'm going to do some research. I want to find the kinder, gentler side of David Duke because I bet there are some good things that David Duke -- I can't think of any, I don't know any, I've never looked. I've made up my mind on David Duke. I think the guy's a racist! But maybe we should get to know David Duke. Maybe there's more to David Duke than just the hate. I can't wait to hear what balances out a profoundly distorted view of America and a profoundly distorted view where he sees the racism of whites as endemic. What balances that out for Barack Obama?

SENATOR OBAMA: But the truth is, that isn't all that I know of the man. The man I met more than twenty years ago is a man who helped introduce me to my Christian faith, a man who spoke to me about our obligations to love one another; to care for the sick and lift up the poor.

GLENN: I'm poor, too.

SENATOR OBAMA: He is a man who served his country as a U.S. Marine; who has studied and lectured at some of the finest universities and seminaries in the country, and who for over thirty years led a church that serves the community by doing God's work here on Earth – by housing the homeless, ministering to the needy, providing day care services and scholarships and prison ministries, and reaching out to those suffering from HIV/AIDS.

GLENN: Okay, hang on just a second. You mean the same HIV/AIDS that the white man invented and intentionally gave to the black man? Is that -- I mean, is that the AIDS clinic that he's got? "By the way, I'm going to help you. I'm going to minister here to you but I want you to know the white man gave you the AIDS virus." Is that the -- I mean, because that's a great program. No, I'm serious. We'll have more in a second.

I mean, at this point does anybody think -- well, there's two questions. Is anybody in America going to pay attention to this? Are we so lost in our way? I don't think so. I think the average man is pissed off and fed up and it has nothing to do with race, Barack. It has everything to do with playing fair, playing the game, doing exactly what you're supposed to do, working hard, raising your kids, doing homework with them, paying your bills on time, not spending more than you take in, living the way you're supposed to live, going to church, trying to keep the commandments and then getting screwed in the end. Getting screwed by big fat politicians. Getting screwed by every single special interest group. That's who's had enough. And you can count me in on that. Now, I think those people are about to say enough, but are there enough of those people anymore? Is anybody going to listen to this speech? And if they do, will they buy it? I'll try to squeeze your phone calls in. We may have to wait until tomorrow to get your answer.

Franklin Delano tugged at his hair

And tapped on the arms of his big metal chair

Then he said with a sigh, as he polished his glasses,

In a voice that was low, and as smooth as molasses,

"We must treat these Asians as separate classes

And put them where they can't be harming the masses

Can we put them high?

Can we put them low?

Oh where is the best place for them to all go?"

With a snap of his fingers both too soft and sluggish

(For his polio'd nerves were all wiggy and buggish)

But still had a ring that was brutal and thuggish

He smiled and said, "I've the perfect 'solution'!

A cultural cleansing from Asian pollution!

In this nebulous time full of fear and low wages,

And war with each other that rages and rages

And advice both from fools and from Democrat sages

Let's put all these terrible Asians in cages!"

---

"Oh my!" said Republicans hither and yon

"How that Franklin D. President does carry on!

But this lunatic plan, all at once or in stages

Is nincompoop nonsense, that flatly enrages

And fails to foresee how the public's will ages!

We will not, we must not throw Asians in cages!"

---

"Hear! Hear!" said those few who desired restitution

Of small government under the Constitution

"This Democrat dunce with his pen and his ink,

Will be all our undoing, we fear and we think!

There is nary a depth to which he will not sink!

We must not throw Asian folk into the Clink!"

---

"Yes, indeed," said the Pentagon's pencil-necked nerds

"We must stop these executive's damaging words

For he speaks and his words turn at once into turds

And his plan for the Asians is just for the birds!

This racist mistake, it's a crime for the ages,

We will not, we must not put Asians in cages!"

---

"And yet," said Progressives, who'd slithered right in,

"Would you rather we lose at this war and not win?

Would you like if, quite soon, we're all spending in Yen?

No, of course we must act, though the people may chafe

You strike iron while it's hot to keep everyone safe

We say 'Hail to the Chief', though your ire it enrages

Executive orders by hundreds of pages

Must pour from his hand, 'til our fear it assuages

We must now lock up all these Asians in cages!

---

And so it was done, to our shame and our guilt

And we damn near lost every good thing that we built

But from history we learn, and to history we go

For a crack at a future so bright it could glow

And no matter how Leftism strikes and engages

Us all in a battle of wits that enrages

We still have one thing we can say through the ages:

"It sure wasn't us who put Asians in cages."

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

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In this 7+1 segment-- Crowder uncovers, new, unreleased Dr. Seuss titles that will be released in the near future (parody). Download the podcast here.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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