Internet users roasted First Lady Jill Biden's 2023 White House Christmas video for a variety of reasons. But Glenn's biggest problem with the video wasn't its style, production quality, or tackiness. Instead, he wants to know: HOW MUCH did this cost American taxpayers?! Glenn also reviews the radical antiracist (read: "racist") views of the founder of Dorrance Dance: "THIS is who Jill Biden chose to tap dance at the White House? Oh my gosh!"
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GLENN: Hi, Stu.
STU: Glenn, how are you?
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. I am great! Especially since I saw the tap dancing, you know -- tap dancing, I don't even know.
STU: So you liked it.
GLENN: I liked it.
STU: So it's right up your ally. I for one, think Broadway generally sucks.
So I have no interest in the art form. Don't really get it. So to me, right off the bat, it's not interesting. But you love this stuff.
GLENN: I do love this stuff, I do. I don't like it at the White House. I would like to know: What did that video cost us?
Okay. The White House sent out Jill Biden did, a really creepy nutcracker video. If you happen to be watching Blaze TV. I will play a little bit over here.
But my problem with this, is not what I think everybody else's problem is.
STU: I think it's an interesting question. What is the problem with this video.
GLENN: Oh, yeah.
Oh, I've got one. Being on. So now a guy dressed as a flower comes out. Somebody else dressed as a rat, just in masks. And a girl is tap dancing. A black girl is tap dancing down the halls of the White House.
Here comes another black girl. He's also tap dancing. Now she's at the Christmas tree. Oh, my gosh! Look at. Look at.
Then you have Russian soldiers. Black Russian soldiers, I might.
STU: Black Russian soldiers. Is that what that is?
GLENN: Yeah. It's the nutcracker. It's the nutcracker. So they're dancing. Federal reserve.
Here's the thing. I would like to know. No, please keep this up. Because this is a very important thing. A, I would like to know how much did this cost the American people? Not impossible.
STU: I kind of doubt it though.
I would like to know.
GLENN: Maybe China. Maybe China helped to do that.
I had a problem with this, because I wondered how much it would cost. And you look up, who did this?
And it's a Manhattan-based company. Now, Dorrance Dances, well, they're not exactly apolitical.
GLENN: No, they're. No, they're not.
STU: Are you sure?
GLENN: Oh, I'm positive.
Okay. Michelle Dorrance is the company's founder. And on their website, she says, I'm a white tap dancer with black cultural ancestors.
Now, I don't know what black cultural ancestors are.
I know what black ancestors are. Is it the same as a black cultural ancestor?
I don't know.
I'm a white tap dancer with black cultural ancestors in a society that privileges white people and whiteness.
Then she goes on to write a note on why anti-racism work is important to me.
I am easy for white audiences wanting to access and experience elements of black culture to swallow.
My whiteness is the reason you may have heard of me, before my two inspirations.
No, I've never heard of you. Okay? And neither has most Americans. Calm down, chickee.
It's imperative to me, and those who look like me to acknowledge that.
It is imperative to fight against racist norms that have defined American culture since our very origin. Amen, sister!
So what she wants to do is to make sure that the racial stereotypes, that they are overturned. And that's why, she's put together a video of black people tap dancing!
I mean, the only thing you didn't do was, holy smokes, I guess they're in the White House.
What are you thinking?
STU: I believe people of all races are allowed to dance.
GLENN: I know that. I've said that for a very long time.
STU: You have. Yes.
GLENN: I don't think tap dance is racist, but the antiracists do.
STU: Probably so.
GLENN: You're having a black person dance, what does that mean? I don't know.
He's good at tap dancing.
STU: Certainly, if Donald Trump had made a video like this, which he wouldn't have. But if he did, they would definitely accuse him of furthering racial stereotypes.
GLENN: So, anyway, the website goes on. It has a comprehensive antiracism section.
Dorrance Dance's website includes links to numerous far left organizations such as Black Lives Matter and Incite, Women of Color Against Violence. And the latter group, trumpets the anti-Semitic slogan, from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free, on its website.
They encourage visitors to get involved in abolition work.
Now, I am for -- are you an abolitionist?
Okay. I'm an abolitionist.
STU: I mean, there's an amendment to the Constitution, that largely took care of that problem.
GLENN: Slavery is still a problem.
STU: You talk about it. Certainly, when it comes to sexual slavery, and things like that.
GLENN: And also just flatout slavery. I'm an abolitionist.
GLENN: How do I become an abolitionist. Oh, I left out a word. Get involved in abolition work. What is prison abolition. How do I become a police abolitionist?
Okay. This is who Jill Biden chose to tap dance at the White House.
Oh, my gosh. It seems a little racist.
And then you read, oh, no. It's even more racist, than you initially thought.
Prison abolition movement considers immigrant detention centers, city and county jails, and count -- state and county jails, and state and federal prisons. Social evils that must be eradicated. Amen. I have been saying that forever.
Why lock anyone up?
There's no reason for anybody to ever be locked up.
STU: No human is illegal, Glenn!
GLENN: Amen, brother.
So she's also, you know, backing defund the police. New York, San Diego, Minneapolis, Dallas.
And there are links to several petitions, including defund and redistribute NYPD funding, by 500 million.
So they only want half a billion dollars, to be taken from the police. And then given to -- I don't know who -- I mean, it's fine for.
Another petition, demands that Gretchen Whitmer and Senator Bernie Sanders and the Justice Department free every black person incarcerated on marijuana-related charges.
Now, I don't know why you wouldn't let all the white people out too.
Or the Asians. Or the Hispanics.
I mean, why? What?
STU: Choose the bi skin color. That's the lesson we learned, from our mistakes of the past. Make sure you choose people by skin color.
Now, she also has the tapdancing happy section of the site. Educate yourself, which has the New York Times 1619 Project.
STU: Of course it does.
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
And then she promotes white fragility. Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism. I don't know, because I keep hearing black tapdancers. You know, I don't know.
Would you like to throw some fried chicken or some watermelon in the scene too?
I'm not really sure.
I mean, you couldn't be more stereotypical of what people say is racist.
I don't think tap dancing is racist.
But everybody that's antiracist always was, oh, you're going to have them tap dancing, are you?
No. It just calls for a tap dancing section.
And this is the best person I could find.
It could be a white person. It could be a black person. It could be an Asian person.
I don't know. It doesn't matter to me.
But it certainly matters to you. But let's talk about intersectionality. Okay?
STU: I know what's on your mind.
GLENN: Okay. We have to make sure that the people -- the people who have been oppressed, and stereotyped, we need to make sure, we don't stereotype them.
Like I am so sick and tired of hearing that effeminate men who are dancers on Broadway, are just dressed up as flowers, and dancing around.
And so what does she do?
She dresses an effeminate man dress up as a flower. And has her dancing around.
Oh, my gosh. I don't know.
STU: So is this is your problem with this?
GLENN: No. My biggest problem is, how much did we pay for this?
I want to know.
Because the money is going, I can guarantee you, to expand this poison in our society.
You know, from the river to the sea. Whatever.
STU: Yeah. Because that's the one I came back to as well.
People were asking. Well, what's -- what's the problem with this?
Basically, they're just asking, hey, what's the -- hey.
It's their way of wishing us a happy holiday.
Tave Marcus said this.
And he said, you know, I don't know. Are we getting too offended over everything.
It's a bunch of people wishing us happy holiday.
There's something to that.
We can be oversensitive on this stuff.
GLENN: I have --
STU: The cost is where I came back to. That looked like it cost a lot of money.
GLENN: A lot of money.
STU: Maybe it didn't. Maybe it didn't.
STU: I think the government is very efficient.
GLENN: Yeah. No. They had -- they had the military come in and stage that.
STU: I'm sure it was shot on an i Phone. No pros --
GLENN: This is unbelievable. Unbelievable.
I have no problem with them doing this. I have no problem with the way it looks. I didn't think of racism. I didn't think of anything.
All I thought of at first was, what did this cost us? And then I started looking into it. And then I see who is doing it.
And I'm like, oh, so we're also funneling money to antiracist propaganda, to racist people.
And she wants to make sure the stereotypes are broken. And so she has black people tap dancing!
I can't take it.
STU: I don't want my government using resources for this.
If you really want a stretch, right?
The very last second of this video, is a text screen, that says happy holidays or something.
That's about as much as I want from you.
I don't even need that. I don't need you to wish me happy holidays at all.
GLENN: Send a Christmas card.
STU: Right. I just -- you want to put some text on a tweet, that's fine.
That's about as far as -- deal with things you're supposed to be dealing with.
GLENN: Right, and I have no problem with just the Christmas thing. I mean, the Obamas, remember. They just put presents everywhere, and there was no reference to Christ.
And I think they took down the White House nativity.
STU: And the Mao ornament.
GLENN: And the Mao ornament, fine. Whatever.
STU: Not fine.
GLENN: No. I was upset about it. But it's not this.
This is -- they compare it to the hunger games. And it really kind of is.
STU: It has that theater in it. It's not my preference. Not my preference.
GLENN: Yeah. So now the Boston mayor has apologized. Because Michelle Woo defended the long-standing practice of having segregated holiday parties for those elected of color.
So -- so they sent out -- an email to all of the elected representatives and said, hey, we're having a holiday party for elected of color.
And the white people were like, we're having a, what?
And she has apologized. She has apologized for accidentally sending the invite to white people.
STU: Oh. Those darn white people.
You ever notice that all of the problems go back to these white people. All the time.
It's always white people.
GLENN: Right. And I guess it makes it better.
Like the Klan. They never sent any invitations out to black people. Okay?
STU: No. No.
GLENN: Not once.
Now, they were I'm sure, at their holiday parties.
Which wasn't really a party for the black person that might have been forced into attendance.
But we ended segregation.
We thought segregation was bad.
And her apology was not for having segregated parties. But because I let the white people know. And that made them upset.
And I'm really sorry.
And, by the way, you're in Boston. Home of Harvard.
You're Asian. You're not really a person of color. Don't you know that?
STU: Yeah. They get the worst part of that with Harvard. They get brought to the Supreme Court. Because they were so anti-Asian at Harvard.
I mean, that's -- that's amazing.
GLENN: Okay. Now, one last story, real quick.
A Louisiana woman with three husbands.
Who practices vikism.
Allegedly held a fourth partner captive as a sex slave, forcing her to denounce her Christianity. And offer her a puppy as a ritual sacrifice to the Viking gods.
I think I'm out. I think I'm out.
Okay. Happy holidays. Good night, everybody.