Glenn Beck Spinning Obama Audio from 1995: “whether you are a white executive living out in the suburbs who doesn’t want to pay taxes to inner city children”

Because I enjoy hearing varying points of view, I turned on Glenn Beck today as some background noise. He spouted off about Obama hating white executives and it literally made me stop what I was doing and turn up the TV.  I truly hope nobody that watches Beck’s show actually believes what he says.

Here’s the transcript from Beck’s (worthless) show earlier today…

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/41852/

As the legendary Paul Harvey would say, here’s the rest of the story (or quote)…

“I think whether or not my children or your children will have to struggle with these same issues depends on what we do – and whether we take some mutual responsibility for bridging the divisions that exist right now. And I really want to emphasize the word responsibility. Whether you are a white executive living in the suburbs who doesn’t want to pay taxes to inner-city children for them to go to school, or you are an inner-city child who doesn’t want to take responsibility for keeping your street safe and clean. Both of those groups have to take some responsibility if we’re going to get beyond the kinds of divisions we have right now.

17 thoughts on “Glenn Beck Spinning Obama Audio from 1995: “whether you are a white executive living out in the suburbs who doesn’t want to pay taxes to inner city children”

  1. Glenn Beck took nothing out of context. What BO was saying is that the white man should find it to be his duty and responsibility to take care of and enable the black man. On the flip side he says that it’s the black mans responsibility to make sure his neighborhood is safe and clean. Both white and black citizens should make sure their streets are safe and clean. But it’s not the white mans job or responsibility to work for his and the black mans benefit. Nor should the black executive that flees his black neighborhood to escape his peoples lack of restraint and work ethic for the those same suburbs be inclined to subsidize his fellow participants of his race. No misrepresentation, you just don’t like the messenger and the message.

    • Where did I say Glenn Beck took anything out of context?

      Yes, I did say he spun his audio. That’s true. Glenn Beck spun that audio clip to fit his agenda.

      If you knew the context of the entire interview that clip came from – do some research – you’d realize Obama was talking about stereotypes, the “browning of America,” and ethically mixed couples.

      Also, Obama didn’t say black children. Read the quote again. I didn’t have to even guess you were a Beck fan…idiot.

      • Wow, such a big man attacking people. Why do you feel the need to attack someone because they have a conflicting reason? Is it because you saw at least a part of the truth in their answer? Are you scared that person is correct in their response? Instead of attacking with insults, try using logic in your arguments, you might get somewhere in life. Until that day however, compensate for the fact the you have an inferiority complex, especially in the realm of intelect, and attack people for their beliefs. The President did in fact racialy profile white executives, as proven with his own words, no spin needed. Get over yourself, and your puffed up over-inflated ego and learn to listen to other people and respect other people and their differing opinions. Until you learn that valuable lesson, you my friend will forever remain ignorant, thus making you the ‘idiot’, because it is utterly foolish, senseless even, to believe you have all the answers.

        • Guilty – I call people out for being idiots.

          Again – for the 3rd time – do some research and read the transcript of the entire conversation. Not just the full quote I posted here. Not just the half quote Beck spun. The whole conversation.

      • I did, I watched the entire interview online, he was in fact racialy profiling, it was not taken out of context, maybe you should do your own research.

      • You are correct however, most people take other people’s opinions as fact, they need to do their own research and formulate their own opinions, you seem to at least be forming your own opinion, and for that I applaud you.

      • I appreciate the exchange of opinion. I compliment this thread … you all speak like adults. No one is infantile throwing jabs, but rather discussing the issue.

        For once, I feel justified gaining the thoughts shared here.

  2. Why did Mr. Obama feel the need to use the words white executive? Why should race be brought up at all? Then he used the term inner-city child which is usually the older, central part of a city, especially when characterized by crowded neighborhoods in which low-income, often minority groups predominate. I feel race is not the issue. Is it not the rich versus the poor? So why bring up race? Why do people feel they deserve money when they have not earned it? They expect things to be given to them. Why do people have the sense of entitlement?

  3. I think the responses Jon, David and Bill completely overwhelm your asinine attack of Glenn Beck. Cease drinking the Obama Kool-Aid and use what brain power you have left to try and see that what we say is correct and that you are wrong. You reliance on “within the context on the entire conversation” means you have no real rebuttal and are only trying to muddy the waters.

  4. Spin? I don’t think this is a spin. This is exactly what BO said. He’s frequently accusational and judgmental and so is Michelle. It’s very unattractive and it accomplishes little. A basic Education 101 class would teach them both that this sort of language is a turn-off to most humans beginnging at the age of understanding who recognize it as arrogant and controlling. These are the kinds of statements that BO makes that should frighten anyone.

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