Obama: 'she's the typical white person'

GLENN: Yesterday morning. And go ahead and play the question if you have it, Dan. Do you have it with the question or just the answer?

DAN: I got the whole thing.

GLENN: You've got the whole thing. So here's the question from the morning show on 610 AM in Philadelphia to Barack Obama and listen to the answer.

VOICE: About your white grandmother and how there was a time when even she feared black men and that she even occasionally would use a racial or ethnic stereotype. What does she say now about you being so close to the presidency?

SENATOR OBAMA: Well, you know, she was extremely proud and the point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person who, you know, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know, there's a reaction that's been bred into our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way. And that's just the nature of race in our society. We have to break through it and what makes me optimistic is you see each generation feeling a little bit less like that.

GLENN: That's great, that's great. She's just a typical white person. Can you even imagine, America? Can you imagine if I actually said, without trying to make a point, if I actually said and meant what I said at the beginning of the program, that she's just a typical black person. You know, that's just -- I mean, that's just the way it is and it's been -- and it's been bred into her. Can you imagine if I said that! What, is Obama turning into Jimmy the Greek? Let's take this again. Can we start from the beginning of his answer about his grandmother and I need to be able to stop and start this, Dan.

SENATOR OBAMA: Well, you know, she was extremely proud. The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't, but she is --

GLENN: Stop. Stop, stop. Remember, so Grandma's not a racist. Grandma doesn't harbor any racial animosity in her. Got it. Next.

SENATOR OBAMA: But she is a typical white person who --

GLENN: Stop. Hey, Stu.

STU: Yes, Glenn? You typical white person.

GLENN: What's a typical white person?

STU: Apparently a typical white person is someone who fears black people walking down the street. That's what a typical white person does.

GLENN: Now, does a typical black person fear white people?

STU: I wouldn't know. Of course not.

GLENN: I wouldn't know. Would it even -- let me ask you this, Stu: Would you feel comfortable in today's society if you did know to venture a guess?

STU: No. In fact, what I'd like to do is this weird thing. I don't like to generalize by race. It's this weird thing that I got going on for me, yeah.

GLENN: That's weird. Yeah, me, too. Because that seems almost the definition of racism.

STU: You mean saying that there is a typical white person at all, no matter what you describe them as?

GLENN: Yes. To be able to say that, you know, a typical white person, you know, likes Abba.

STU: Right. You would be generalizing by race.

GLENN: And you would be wrong. You would be very wrong. Right?

STU: I mean, you know, certainly there are characteristics, different people, different groups have different characteristics but really --

GLENN: But generalizing by race, isn't that the definition of racism?

STU: Well, it's at least part of it, isn't it?

GLENN: Yes. Yes, okay, yeah. All right. So Grandma's just the typical white -- it's getting better every time he opens his mouth. All right. So Grandma's the typical white person. At this point in the conversation I don't think he realizes he's just made a mistake. However what I'm seeing in my head at least is that Barack is on the phone and somebody is in the room, you know, with him, a person that places the call and says, hey, you're going to be on the sports station in Philadelphia. He says great. They hand him the phone and they ask him this question. Now, that person that handed him the phone is still in the room and that person hears "A typical white person" spill out of his mouth. Hopefully not everybody around Barack Obama is a racist and she noticed that that's not good. What are you saying "Typical white person" for. And you can begin to hear, I think, you can begin to hear him try to kick dirt over those tracks. You can see -- I'll point it out to you when I think the person looked at him and said, "What are you doing." Go ahead, typical white person.

SENATOR OBAMA: You know, if she sees somebody on the street --

GLENN: Stop. Go back a little bit. Go back a little bit because it was right there that somebody in the room looked at him and went, what?

SENATOR OBAMA: Typical white person who --

GLENN: What are you doing!

SENATOR OBAMA: -- if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know, there's a reaction that's been bred into our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way.

GLENN: Stop just a second. Stop just a second. Stu, what was Jimmy the Greek fired for?

STU: He, I believe, said something to the effect of good athletes that were African-American, he didn't -- I don't think he used that term, but were bred as slaves to become better athletes its why they are better athletes today.

GLENN: So he was talking about how something was bred into a particular race.

STU: Yes. I mean, he was fired for that.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: That was a long time ago, too, definitely wasn't 2008 that that occurred. It was actually two decades, 1988, two decades ago. That was about the end of the Reagan administration.

GLENN: Wow, that was hate monger central. Here's where Obama kicked dirt over his tracks. Where he said it's bred into us, it's been bred into us. He's talked about the typical white person but then he says it's been bred into us where it gives him the latitude to say, well, first of all, you know, I'm also white; my grandmother is white, and I meant it's bred into us as humans, this is a human condition. Uh-huh, uh-huh. So why is Grandma the typical white person and not the typical person? You see what I'm saying? I mean, why isn't Grandma just a typical -- she's a typical person, you know? She sees somebody that looks different. No, no, no, that's not what it is. She's not the typical person. She's the typical white person. I have to tell you, I feel like we are repeating 1992 all over again. Barack Obama has had his Gennifer Flowers moment when it was revealed that Bill Clinton was a philanderer. Now, I gave Bill Clinton the benefit of the doubt on this when they had their little 60 Minutes CBS thing where they sat together and they talked about it and they looked right in the camera and said, we've had our problems but we've dealt with them. I'm like, okay, you know what? A lot of people have had problems in marriage. I've had problems in marriage, I get it, I understand, move on. You dealt with them; you moved on. I get it, I get it.

But that was the first time that we went, okay, there might be a problem in here but they were so good at just making it go away that you're like, okay. Barack Obama is better at being Bill Clinton than Bill Clinton is good at being Bill Clinton. He's better -- he's a better Bill Clinton. Look what he can do. We now have evidence that Barack Obama has been in a radicalized church that is based on black liberation where the theory is if God's not against white people, then we have to kill God because got's not really God. The only God that is really truly God would be against white people. And we have any and all means to destroy the white enemy. That's the theology. And he's been sitting in that -- excuse me -- for 20 years. It explains his wife Michelle Obama. It explains why she said, "I've never been proud of my country." Now, they explain that away: "No, no, no, what I meant was..." and people bought it.

Okay. This is a more likely scenario, that she's been sitting listening to the Reverend Wright, the spiritual mentor of the family, she's been listening to his hate speech and she buys into it. She hates America. Then the hate speech of Reverend Wright comes out, Barack Obama, who's supposed to be as pure as the driven snow, is supposed to be a different kind of politician, he comes out and says, "I never heard any of it." And then he comes out and says, "Okay, I heard some things that were controversial but, you know, basically they were about marriage and things, not anything like this." And then he refuses to say what date he was at church for the last 20 years. When were you at church? Were you at church on this date? Where were you on this date when this was said? He's not going to give any dates. He's not going to give a single date. Okay. And then he comes on radio and he says Grandma's just the typical white person where fear of the black man has been bred into white people. You've got all the warning signs you need, gang. You've got all the -- the warning signs are all there, the clock is going off. Is anyone paying attention to this? Because it's the same damn thing. You know, with Hillary Clinton, do you need any more warning signs that she is a little slippery on finances? Do you need any more warning signs that, gee, there might be something shady going on with China and Hillary Clinton? Do you need any more warning signs that, gee, there might be something here with Barack Obama and the whole typical white person? Did you notice that he won't wear a flag pin but when he gives this speech about his preacher, they can't fit any more flags on stage? It's almost like, do we need Barack in the shot? Maybe we just have him do a voiceover with all of the flags on stage. I mean, for the love of Pete, do we need any more? I mean, why don't we just -- you know what? Could we make a -- could we cover him in a flag? How about -- you know what? I know this is really kind of a problem for us because we always hate when people -- for eight years we've been saying stop wrapping yourself in the flag. Okay, how about we don't wrap him in the flag. How about we sew a flag onto him so he's technically not wrapped in it. You know what? How about -- this would be perfect. He wants a colorblind society. Why don't we take his skin off and replace it with red, white and blue fabric. Wouldn't that be fantastic? Then he's the quintessential American. Now, we've got a problem again because that's a little jingoistic but though we don't have time, okay, just stand him in front of 500 flags. It's craziness! It's absolutely craziness.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.