"This guy [Obama] has exposed himself over and over again as a man with a deep seated hatred of white people and the white culture"
when it's pointed ot that Obama surrounds himself with white people Beck says,
"I'm not saying he doesn't like white people. I'm saying he has a problem..This guy is a racist."
Beck repeatedly referred to "reparations" while discussing Obama's "universal program." Beck stated that "just in case the universalness of the program doesn't somehow or another quench his reparation appetite, he's making sure to do his part to pay the debt in the other areas. Written in the first 1,000-plus-page bill -- that nobody's going to read before they vote on it -- is a provision in this health care bill that says a medical school or other health-related institution pursued a grant or other contract from the government, they would have to prove their inclusiveness to minorities." [Fox News' Glenn Beck, 7/23/09]
"His goal is creating a new America, a new model, a model that will settle old racial scores through new social justice." Beck also commented, "Obama is no dummy. He knows that you would never pass reparations. He knows you would never pass any of this stuff. This is all affirmative action." Earlier, he said, "[T]his is what he said on the campaign trail -- he's not for reparations because they don't go far enough. We need health care. We need everybody to go to college, et cetera, et cetera. So, we have no reparations. We also have no capitalism, which leads him, in his mind, to justice -- to justice. That is what we're changing to." [Fox News' Glenn Beck, 7/23/09]
"This man [Obama] is putting through reparations times 10." Beck also asked, "Who'd receive the money? All blacks, or just those directly descended from slaves? Would Barack Obama?" Beck later added, "Wait a minute. His father was not a descendent of slaves, and his mother was white. So maybe Michelle Obama would be the only one that should be able to get the cash. Since Obama is half white and half black, would he pay and receive? See, these are the tricky questions, but then again, they have nothing to do with Obama's objection to reparations. Obama is against direct reparations for one reason: He doesn't ever want the victim card to be lost." [The Glenn Beck Program, 7/23/09]
Basically, Beck defines all areas of disagreement in racial terms, a form of race baiting that I believe is thoroughly racist. I will admit that i am not sure if he is personally racist or not. I am sure that he sells racism as a way to increase viewership and believe that is even more racist.
Beck provides no documentation of what he calls Obama's racist behavior (and personally, I do not see the Cambridge police incidents as racist). He also never addresses any of the specifics of the health bill. Rather he tries to declare them guilty by association by creating a racial linkage and ignoring the fact that affirmative action has been the policy of every democratic president since Kennedy as well as a few of the republican ones. In addition, he never even mentions that the bill he is citing was not submitted by Obama and that any of its provisions were not ones ever included by Obama in the list of basic components that he wanted.