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    Glenn Beck Stand-In Tries to Out-Racism Beck, Says Obama Hates "White Guys and Capitalism"

    Last summer, a number of advertisers boycotted Glenn Beck's FOX News show after he accused Obama of being a "racist" with a "deep seeded [sic] hatred for white people or the white culture." Since then, Beck has avoided overt race-baiting, focusing instead on Obama's affection for Marxism, progressivism, fascism, totalitarianism, and many other unsavory "isms," not to mention a few unpleasant "y's" like oligarchy, tyranny, and the Democratic Party.

    But Beck was off the air today. His stand-in was right-wing radio host Chris Baker, who has a long history of airing "colorful" accusations. In addition to participating in the birther conspiracy theory, Baker has called Obama a Muslim, the anti-Christ, and "a little bitch."

    Filling in on Beck's radio show today, Baker first made a head fake for the isms--"We're talking about, well, craziness of course, as usual in the march towards fascism." But then he plunged into the race narrative exactly where Beck left off. First, he informed listeners of his new nickname for Obama: President Camacho, the black gangster president in the film, Idiocracy.

    Then Baker ran with Beck's white-hatred theme, asking, "Does this guy have an enemy outside of the United States of America, or is his only enemy white guys and capitalism?"

    Representing President Obama as an "angry black man" has been the right wing's trick for exploiting racist sympathies without making openly racist comments. The trick works by projecting racial bigotry onto Obama in order to rationalize constituents' racism-driven antipathy. See, they don't hate Obama because he's black. They hate him because he hates white people.

    A few other examples from the past couple of years:

    Sean Hannity was one of the first to attack Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who epitomized the angry black man. He also invited a guest onto Hannity & Colmes who asserted that Obama's church was "more like a cult or an Aryan Brethren Church...They refer to themselves as an African people, and that somewhat disturbs me from the viewpoint of, well, do they consider themselves Americans? Do they consider themselves Christians? Are they worshipping Christ? Are they worshipping African things black?" Next, Hannity went after Michelle Obama, reporting that her senior thesis included the words, "Blacks must join in solidarity to combat a White oppressor," without mentioning that she was referring to someone else's beliefs. He then concluded, "A pattern begins to emerge. It's only fair to ask: Do the Obamas have a race problem of their own?"

    In response to Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination, Rush Limbaugh asked, "How do you get promoted in a Barack Obama administration? By hating white people--or even saying you do, or that they're not good or put 'em down, whatever. Make white people the new oppressed minority, and they're going right along about it 'cause they’re shutting up. They're moving to the back of the bus. They're saying, "I can't use that drinking fountain? Okay! I can’t use that restroom? Okay!" That’s the modern day Republican Party, the equivalent of the Old South: the new oppressed minority."

    And of course, Glenn Beck's boycott winner after Henry Louis Gates' arrest: "This president I think has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep seeded [sic] hatred for white people or the white culture... He has a--this guy is, I believe, a racist."


    I'm currently writing a book, How Bill O'Reilly Saved Christmas, and Other Right-Wing Persecution Fantasies, to be published in October. For more sad tales of right-wing suffering, read my persecution politics series at dagblog.com.



    Well, to be fair, Obama didn't have much experience of white people while he was growing up ... except EVERYONE IN HIS FAMILY.

    Whom he HATED!! Grandmother...bus...throwing...ring any bells?

    Great article! You summed it up nicely. It's the old reverse racism ploy. This is what whites have done to blacks for a very long time, now that a man who's also black is in office, they  falsely accuse him of doing the same. Fox is a very deceptive program masquerading as news. And anyone who relies on them for truth has their  head buried in the sand and doesn't want to know any better. All of them at Fox are just trying to have their fifthteen minutes plus of fame. It's all about ratings and dollars and that's all. All Chris Baker made himself look like is a fool that only other fools believe. Thanks for the insight and story.


    Thanks a lot. I explore this argument in much greater in my book, coming out in October.

    Obama hates white people the same way all progressives hate white, Eurocentric, evil, imperialistic, genocidal Western Civilization, and its exploitation the poor, exploited, helpless, defenseless, mentally inferior brown peoples.

    How otherwise bright progressives are unable to see the inherent racism in their world view is truly amazing.

    Here are two possibilities to help explain your confusion:

    (1) The progressives you know aren't actually bright.

    (2) You don't understand their worldview because you have a vested interest in not understanding it. To compensate for this, you've convinced yourself that you're the clever one and that they're deluding themselves. Of course, if this is correct, you'll be convinced that #1 is correct.

    You had me at "amazing." Well, partway through "amazing." Closer to the period. I definitely liked the period, though. I think you would have had me sooner if you'd used fewer white spaces. I don't like those. How about just a big black spot? Next time.

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