Glenn Beck: Obama on The View w/ bonus Insider audio

GLENN: We're just replaying Obama's trip to The View today where, you know, I jokingly said, you know, you want hard questions to be asked, you go right to the women of The View. And I said jokingly, the question will be how sexy -- "Obama, tell us how sexy are you. What makes you so darn sexy." Dan just said to me in the break that you can't believe how right you are. Do you have the audio, Dan?

DAN: Yes, we do.

VOICE: I understand that you're related to Brad Pitt some way?

SENATOR OBAMA: Yeah.

VOICE: How are you related to Brad Pitt?

SENATOR OBAMA: I guess we are ninth cousins removed or something? You got the better looking side of the gene pool.

VOICE: I was saying just before you came up, maybe we shouldn't say this but, do we say it? We thought you are very sexy looking. Anyway, enough of that.

GLENN: Well, there it is. There it is. So Obama's sexy. Unbelievable. So how did he answer the question here from Elizabeth Hasselbeck saying, with a stunned audience in silence, and I'll guarantee no matter what he says, he gets a big round of applause. But stunned in silence after her question. They said, you know, should we say it? Yes, girlfriend, we should say it, then a pause. We just want to know, we just want to know is your right foot bigger than your left foot? Applause. Then Elizabeth decides to ask something, you know, sincere and weighty: How can you sit in this pew for 20 years? You didn't know this guy was a racist? You don't know he was going to say these things? Listen to her question, then listen to his answer.

HASSELBECK: When I hear that, when I go back to that time and when I hear you talk about America, I guess many people are concerned and myself being one of them that you speak about one America.

SENATOR OBAMA: Right.

HASSELBECK: But the person who you chose time and time again to be your spiritual advisor when he says and characterizes the USA as you said wrongly U.S. of KKKA that the chickens were coming home to roost after 9/11 suggesting that we got what we deserved. You told them again to, you know, marry you, to baptize your children, you named a book after one of his speeches. For 20 years would you think that somehow suggested that that is a lack of judgment on the man? You had no idea, you never heard about these sermons?

SENATOR OBAMA: These particular ones that you mentioned I haven't heard but like I said, this is over the course of 20 years. What you've been seeing is a snippet of a man. Imagine if somebody compiles the five stupidest things you had ever said and put them in a 30-second loop that was played every day for two weeks. If I --

HASSELBECK: It's on a DVD at the church.

SENATOR OBAMA: I didn't purchase the DVDs and I didn't read the church bulletins. Here's my point. The vision at the convention, that's ingrained in me. My mother was white, my father was black, I had a sister who's Indonesian, who's married to a Chinese Canadian.

VOICE: Spicy in your family.

VOICE: Very spicy.

SENATOR OBAMA: So that embodied the vision of America that I believe in deeply. Now, part of that American experience is the racial divisions that we've dealt with, and my intention in that speech in Boston when I talked about there is no black America or white America, it was aspirational. It wasn't suggesting that we don't have real divisions and that we don't have real problems and, you know, ironically the most memorable phrase from that speech, the Audacity of Hope, I drew from one of Reverend Wright's sermons and what it shows is that people are mixes of good and bad. I saw mostly the good. There were some things, as I said, that I disagreed with him on. But I didn't -- I didn't see some of the things that were said that I would have taken offense to.

HASSELBECK: But you said before his sermons can get a little rough.

SENATOR OBAMA: Can get controversial or rough, absolutely. But that to me is -- you know, I've got all kinds of friends across the political spectrum and part of what my role if my politics has tried to have been is to get people who don't normally listening to each other, talk to each other, who say crazy things, who are offended by each other, for me to understand them and maybe help them understand each other.

VOICE: That sounds like The View sometimes, huh?

GLENN: Oh, come on! This is absolutely outrageous! This is outrageous. He has a minister that he's known for 20 years, paid him $27,000 a year. You've got all these liberals who are lining up behind him. He says it's the U.S. of KKKA, that white man is the problem, that on 9/11 he says the Sunday after 9/11: Obama, where were you? You weren't at church the Sunday after 9/11? You were the only one not at church the Sunday after 9/11? Really? Sunday after 9/11 he says America got a wake-up call. And he didn't mean it like, you got a wake-up call like, hey, boy, the things are going on. White America got a wake-up call. The question was doesn't this say something about your judgment. He hasn't answered that. Unless we're supposed to take it from the rest of his answer, how he did answer it. He says he likes to take people and see that there's good and bad, that race and racial problems are part of the dynamics here in America. And you can see the good and the bad. Dan, do you have his statement on what he said about Don Imus?

STU: We can pull it up here in a second.

GLENN: This is absolutely outrageous that America is allowing him to get away with this. And for no other reason than consistency. You are either for it all the time or against it all the time. You know what? Makes me want to think that, wow, we can be reasonable people. Because I'm listening to what he's saying and I'm thinking to myself, wow, okay, we can have a reasonable dialogue about race. Wouldn't that be nice? The "Audacity of Hope", to be able to say that. But there's a double standard, I guarantee you. This is not a prediction. This is a promise. I guarantee you you will be called a racist before all is said and done, before November because of your views of his policies. I guarantee it.

It is nice to hope. It's great to have audacity, to be able to hope, that people will see that there are good parts of you and bad parts of you, things that make you say, if I may quote him, say crazy things. But it ain't gonna happen, brother. It ain't gonna happen. They are dismissing these crazy things and they won't dismiss them on the other side. Do you have the audio? Go ahead. Play -- this is what he said. Remember he knows lots of people that he disagrees with. Listen to this.

VOICE: Let me ask you pointedly. Do you think he should be fired?

SENATOR OBAMA: I don't think MSNBC should be carrying the kinds of hateful remarks that Imus uttered the other day and he has a track record of making those kinds of remarks. Look, I've got two daughters who are African-American, gorgeous, tall and I hope at some point are interested enough in sports that they get athletic scholarships.

VOICE: So he should be off the air, off of MSNBC and off of CBS, off the air completely in your judgment?

SENATOR OBAMA: Ultimately you guys are going to have to make that view. He would not be working for me.

(Bonus Insider Audio - Not Transcribed)

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.