The white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) is reacting with obvious delight to the latest racist rant from former Fox News host Glenn Beck. On Sunday, sandwiched between snippets of “shocking statistics” about black crime, ads for books by Holocaust deniers, and “news stories” like “Philadelphia School Cheating: Blacks in Charge,” the CCC posted a video of Beck’s remarkable Aug. 11 commentary on the 2012 election.
On that day, while discussing the prospects of various Republican presidential candidates, Beck said that if Barack Obama loses to a Republican next year the Obama Administration will try to destroy America on its way out the door.
“The next president needs to be willing to sacrifice his life, because the choices the next president is going to have to face is [sic] going to be awful, and I firmly believe race riots are on the way,” said Beck, who was in a studio speaking with a sign behind him advertising his new television show, “GBTV: The Truth Lives Here.” “They are being encouraged. This administration… What do you think these people are going to do? … They will take this country down. If it looks like they are losing, the uber-left, they will take it down. ‘If I can’t have it, no one will.’ … This is their chance of fundamental transformation. This is it. They’ve waited a hundred years and the uber-left will take it down on the way out.”
Got that? Beck’s grammar is a little convoluted, but it’s perfectly clear what he’s saying. The Obama Administration is “uber-left.” It’s part of a leftist plot a century old. And Obama and his colleagues, if denied a second term, will do what they can to bring on race riots in a bid to destroy the country they’ve been denied control of.
Kind of like treason. But with a special dose of race talk thrown in.
It’s not the first time for the news and radio host who’s known for his far-right rants and conspiracy theorizing to take up race without any evidence to back him. Most famously, in 2009, he said: “This president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture. … [T]his guy, I believe, is a racist.” Earlier, he insisted that Obama’s health care bill “is reparations [for slavery]. It’s the beginning of reparations.” As a radio talk show host, he once had to apologize for mocking Asians on air.