Beck: Obamas Never Achieved Anything on Their Own

Glenn Beck sees red whenever he thinks about Michelle Obama and he’s particularly bothered by the fact that she has spoken about racism in public speeches lately. But he has a theory to explain that, a theory based on the lie that the Obamas tell people that they can’t make it.

Discussions of race have played a key role in several of the commencement addresses that the first lady has delivered in recent weeks and Beck grew predictably outraged on his radio program today as he spelled out his theory that Barack and Michelle Obama hate America so much because they know that they never accomplished anything on their own and therefore feel like they are still being controlled by “the man.”

“I think honestly that some of their saying, ‘You can’t make it, you can’t make it’ is because they didn’t make it on their own,” Beck said. “They didn’t. They made it through George Soros and the Tides Foundation and everything else. They were picked up by people who said, ‘That one, that guy, that couple.’ They were shaped by the collective. He’s not a scrappy guy who made it on his own. He’s a scrappy guy that said the right things, did the right things.”

“Look at what he said he was going to do and what he’s done,” Beck continued. “He answers to a lot of people, so I think that they think they didn’t really make it on their own. They’re still working for the man.”

Let’s leave aside the fact that he’s lying when he claims they’re telling people they can’t make it. In fact, Michelle Obama’s commencement speeches that mention racism have said exactly the opposite, that the graduates can make it despite the fact that they will encounter racism and other barriers to achievement. Let’s also leave aside the fact that no one ever “makes it on their own.”

Instead, let’s consider the fact that a man who never even went to college is claiming that two successful graduates of Harvard Law School, one of the truly elite, difficult and competitive schools in the country, didn’t achieve anything on their own. Just let that sink in for a moment. And then point and laugh at him.

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  • dingojack

    “He answers to a lot of people, so I think that they think they didn’t really make it on their own. They’re still working for the man.”

    Yep, the President of the United States of America, the guy elected by a large majority of the citizens of that country, twice actually answers to the very citizens who he actually swore to represent!

    Wow, Glen, that absolutely amazing! And it only took you five years and eight months or so to do it? Pure genius!

    @@ Dingo

  • colnago80

    Instead, let’s consider the fact that a man who never even went to college is claiming that two successful graduates of Harvard Law School, one of the truly elite, difficult and competitive schools in the country, didn’t achieve anything on their own. Just let that sink in for a moment. And then point and laugh at him.

    Oh really? E. W. Jackson and Tom Cotton are also graduates of Harvard Law School. As is Ted Cruz.

  • alanb

    Yeah, why can’t those people be more up-by-their-own-bootstrappy like George Bush and Mitt Romney?

  • D. C. Sessions

    Oh really? E. W. Jackson and Tom Cotton are also graduates of Harvard Law School. As is Ted Cruz.

    And your point is … ?

    Don’t kid yourself that they are stupid. Or incapable of working very, very hard for a long time.

    Whether they bother to think about things aside from their perceived plan, that’s something else. And whether their plans are based on other people being stupid, ignorant, or incurious is also something else.

  • colnago80

    Re D. C. Sessions @ #4

    Well, Ted Cruz is not stupid. I don’t know about Cotton and Jackson.

  • dingojack

    SLC so if your point was that ‘succeeding in Harvard is no measure of ability’, and Cruz is able, why did you include Cruz in your triumvirate in #2? And if you’re not sure about the other’s relative ability, then what’s your point?

    Dingo

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    The reason Obama believes You Didn’t Build That is that he had people “helping” “him” to “succeed”. It’s no wonder he’s a Collectivist Pawn of Soros!*

    I thank the Lord every day that there are still people who, unlike Obama, pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps. Like me. I inherited them from my father.

     

    *Dibs on band name

  • dingojack

    MO — ‘Bootstraps’!! Sheeer Lookuuury!

    We were only allowed to even think of boots on Christmas, and then only if t’day name ended with ‘q’!

    Dingo

  • busterggi

    That’s yesterday’s Beck, today’s Beck is calling for his fans to stand up against the facism that is imminently looming due to Rachel Dolezal.

  • matty1

    This argument makes no sense, Ed wasn’t saying “if you go to Harvard you are by definition smart” he was saying “Someone who has never been to any college is not in a position to assume going to a particular college doesn’t require hard work, especially when it has the opposite reputation”

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Also, I went to their Police Academy, Harvard Law & Order school*, graduating Magnum Cum Laude. True story.

     

    * *dunk dunk*

  • dingojack

    Isn’t the Magnum Cum Louder the most powerful handgun on the planet*?

    Do ya feel lucky, punk? Well do ya?!?

    Dingo

    ———

    * or is it an 80’s porn star – I forget.

  • k_machine

    I’m reminded of the pundit who exclaimed: “I was on welfare, nobody helped me out.”

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Well, Beck is right, just not in the way he thinks he is. The Obamas didn’t do it on their own. Modus referred to the “you didn’t build that” speech. Nobody does it on their own. Not even Beck.

  • colnago80

    Re dingojack @ #12

    The .50 caliber Desert Eagle would give it a run for its money.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    @k_machine:

    I wouldn’t go so far as to call Craig T. Nelson a “pundit”.

  • Die Anyway

    I wouldn’t even know who Glenn Beck is if it weren’t for reading DFTCW. I’ve never heard him or seen him outside of these pages. Barak and Michelle, on the other hand, I have seen and heard many times. And been moderately impressed.

    I’m still wondering if there was some sort of deal between Hillary and the Obamas that Michelle wouldn’t run for president until Hillary had a chance?

  • Chiroptera

    …because they didn’t make it on their own.

    Well, actually, if you weren’t abandoned in the woods right after birth and built your own megabillion dollar media corporation out of nothing but sticks and rocks with no one else around, then you didn’t really make it on your own either.

  • lorn

    Well of course, while the Obamas had it all handed to them on an affirmative action platter Beck had it really really tough … try and tell the young people of today that ….. and they won’t believe you.

    http://lybio.net/tag/monty-python-four-yorkshiremen-quotes/

  • dingojack
  • dingojack

    I’ll try that again:

    SLC – hah! A mere pop-gun.

    [On the other hand (literally)]

    Dingo

  • colnago80
  • dingojack

    Again, pea shooter! See the first link #21. Note: “Remington Model 1859 revolver. It is 28mm in caliber (1.1″)!” – See more here!

    😀 Dingo