This is a rush transcript from "Glenn Beck," September 28, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GLENN BECK, HOST: Hello, America.
I — I'm glad you're here tonight. And I want to have a — I want to have a conversation with you, but I want to have a reasoned conversation because, quite honestly, I feel stupid when I say communist, I mean — two years ago, I didn't think that — I mean, I wouldn't have believed half of this stuff. I don't want to believe it now.
During the election 2008, some people were questioning whether or not Barack Obama were a socialist. There were some strong evidence, his past association and his own words:
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BARACK OBAMA, 2001: I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change.
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OBAMA: Everybody's so pinched that business is bad for everybody. And I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.
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BECK: OK. Redistributive change. There's also his voting record that rated farther left than socialist Bernie Sanders.
Now, don't take my word for it — I mean, this is from the annual National Journal ranking. Here, most liberal senator in 2007, Barack Obama, past the socialists, left of the socialists. That's pretty good hint that this guy is a radical.
Well, what was the reaction from the left? Deny, deny, deny. That's crazy. He's not a radical. He's mainstream. He's not a socialist, never, where would you possibly get that idea?
Well, then he was elected and immediately, Newsweek celebrated with this title. I remember holding that up on TV and saying, We are? I thought nobody was a socialist. I thought that was wrong to call somebody a socialist. I thought it was politically incorrect.
Then — then the president started to govern, and the more he governed, the more he — I mean, quacked like a duck, walked like a duck. And so, people started pointing that out.
And Obama's reaction? Well, of course, that's crazy, over the top.
It's dangerous. Listen:
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HARRY SMITH, CBS NEWS: In the kindest of terms, you're sometimes referred to, out in America, as a socialist.
OBAMA: I think that when you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, it's —
SMITH: It's beyond that.
OBAMA: — it's pretty apparent and it's troublesome.
You're not mopping fast enough. That's a socialist mop.
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BECK: America, I want to make this very clear to you: This is — this has become — this started about Barack Obama and the more I got into it and the more I saw this network that he had cobbled together — no, no, no — that had been cobbled together and he was brought in, it is — this isn't about Barack Obama. This isn't about the next election. This is about our country and this has been going on for a very long time.
Progressives in the Republican Party are socialist-lite. They're progressive, big government. The Democrats have lost their soul. They're not even the Democrats anymore. And it's time for Americans to share that with their neighbors and make sure this election they understand.
I don't think you're going to be able to stop what's coming. But you at least have a fighting chance. If we just face the truth, it's not about the president.
Now, even The New York Times was asking the president if he were a socialist. After the interview, he later called The Times back to clarify his answer. This is what he said:
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OBAMA: It's hard for me to believe you're entirely serious about that socialist question. We've actually been operating in a way that is entirely consistent with free-market principles and that some of the same folks who are throwing the word "socialist" around can't say the same.
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BECK: OK. The same people that are using the word socialist — well, he found that hard to take seriously, yet, he's to the left of a socialist, Bernie Sanders.
Bernie doesn't have — I actually have respect — I disagree with everything Bernie Sanders says, but I have respect for him. He at least admits it.
And I'm sorry, but the "George Bush started it" thing — while true — doesn't get you off the hook. No one is forcing you to continue it, Mr.
So, what is it? Are you a socialist or not? Will you denounce socialism as a failure that it is — or not?
Well, he'll never answer that question. No one in the press will even ask that question. I've got a phone here. You know who has the phone — do you know who has this number on this phone? The only one that has that phone is the White House — they have the phone number.
Have they called? Never. Never.
We have been the number two show in cable news now, I don't know how long. Why wouldn't you — why wouldn't you show the evidence? Why wouldn't you just come out and say this is ridiculous, I denounce it?
Well, they can't. We've shown you their words — not my words — their words. And I tell you every night, do not take my word for it. You go and look these things up yourself. You've seen the policies. We've shown you his friends.
Let me ask you this, if your child was hanging around with stoners and druggies all day, would you not question that maybe your child had a problem? Maybe your child was a stoner or a druggie? Would you at least be concerned about a circle of friends of influence around your child? You should be if you're a decent parent. "Show me your friends and I'll show you your future," should come out of your mouth.
You can judge somebody by the company that they keep, not by the stray person here and there that they might have crossed paths with, but the people that inspire them — and all the president's friends just happen to be anti-free market Marxists.
I never ever thought this would be the case in our country. I mean, I — OK, maybe one gets in, but where are all of these people coming from?
True Marxism I never thought would be a legitimate movement in this country, but it is — and it is being completely dismissed and overlooked intentionally by the media today.
But there was a barrage of questions from the media — oh, it was like shock-and-awe when we did 8.28. Oh, the questions never stopped. Who's paying for it? What is the involvement of the NRA? Where is the money going? It better not be political. Who's planning all of this?
Why on this date — on and on and on and on, the ridiculous number of questions for months.
Well, last night when I got home, I went in and I read my e-mail and I read Twitter and Facebook, and it came to a fevered pitch. Why did it come to a fevered pitch last night? Because here I am, I am pointing out that the Communist Party USA is involved with the left's big counter-8.28 rally that's coming up this weekend. It's called One Nation.
The e-mail I received was phenomenal, filled with vitriol and hatred, called a liar, all kinds of just awful things. I'm assuming these people have the Internet because they e-mailed me. So, why didn't they do their own homework — why wouldn't they follow my own dictate to you? Do not take my word for it. Find the question with boldness and find it out yourself.
And what I told you to do last night is go to CPA — CPUSA's Website, Communist Party USA. Radical ideas — you go there. Now, just a couple of clicks, you click there, right on their front page, One Nation join the movement today, and you will see the Young Communist League is organizing for One Nation Working Together in the rally in D.C.
[For more information on the groups endorsing/participating in the rally, visit onenationworkingtogether.org/partners and review the list]
Now, you go down, got it? You go down this page, and you click on One Nation Working Together, takes you right to the deal. Now, here are the groups endorsing 10.02.10. This page reads more like an FBI most-wanted list.
If you are a Marxist, you're free to be one. I strongly disagree with you and I will fight you with every last fiber I have on the battlefield of ideas. I think you're an enemy to — of the republic and you know you are or you wouldn't be cowering like little girls in the shadows.
Every president until now has echoed this objection. Every single president from George Washington to now has recognized enemies that are within. They have recognized that the communists are a problem.
But this president is doing the opposite. And do not the take my word for it — question with boldness. Look at some of the 300-plus groups associated with this rally that is trying to recreate the image of 8.28.
Now, this is a rally that is supported by Charlie Rangel and Howard Dean and Obama's own group, Obama's own group of Organizing for America. They sent out this e-mail. This is Obama's group, Organizing for America, promoting this event.
The event organizers were so excited that they posted this on their Web site. Obama — where is it? "Obama organizing group pushes liberal march next weekend."
Remember, 8.28: no politics. Here's the White House, the biggest progressive demonstration in decades.
So, who's coming? Well, let me show you — because there's a lot of the usual suspects here, but you really need to know who everybody is.
First of all, Green For all. Who is that? That, of course, is our communist revolutionary friend 9/11 truther, Van Jones.
And then there is Sojourners. This is, of course, Jim Wallis, the Marxist preacher for the president.
And then you have SEIU, who is the former member of SDS, who is also now under investigation by the FBI for — I'm sorry, Andy Stern is under investigation with the FBI for corruption.
Then, you have, of course, the National Council of La Raza. La Raza, what is La Raza? Translation: the race.
And then Color of Change — this is just another one of the communist Van Jones' organizations. In fact, this is the — this is the first organization that boycotted this show. We have four. This guy's organization has also been boycotting the show. We have four organizations that are boycotting this program right now.
Van Jones also. Before he started this one, he got involved in this one. He did STORM. I've asked you to read about STORM. Again, don't take my word for it that the guy is a communist, read STORM, a group, a communist group, a communist revolutionary group — according to their manual that says STORM members brought experience in militant street tactics, revolutionary agitation and coalition-building. Oh, coalition-building, like One Nation Working Together. OK.
And then you have the National Organization of Women. You also have Code Pink, Women for Peace.
Code Pink — remember, this is the group that had ties to the flotilla that eventually attacked Israel that also has ties to Hamas and William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Weather Underground members that blew things up.
And then you have, of course, Planned Parenthood, which was started by racist Margaret Sanger, who just — Planned Parenthood, all they were trying to do was just get rid some of the undesirables through eugenics.
There are too many progressive groups to count. There's Progress Ohio, Progress Congress Action Fund, Progressive Democrats of America, Progressive Democrats of America, New York and New York City chapter.
And then there is the Committee of Correspondents for Democracy and Socialism, the Democratic Socialists of America, the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, the Detroit Democratic Socialists of America, the New York City Democratic Socialists of America — I mean, the list goes on and on and on.
But it is absolutely inconceivable that a reporter asks the president, "Are you a socialist?"
Do you know what a democratic socialist is? When the former Soviet Union fell apart, they were given a choice: We can have fundamental change of the Soviet Union or we can remain communists and then we'll have a riot in the streets. The communists, like Vladimir Putin, took off his uniform, removed his gun, burned his communist card and became a democratic socialist. It's communist, without the uniform and the gun.
So, look who else? We have the Communist Party USA standing with this rally this weekend.
I'd like to say something here. We get blamed whenever one person — one person — shows up at any Tea party with one sign that somebody perceives as crazy or over-the-top or racist, one person. They have the communists — the communists as an endorser on their own Web site and nobody says a word?
But it only gets worse from there. They also have the Peace and Freedom Party. That one is a great organization. Sounds great, peace and freedom — who's not for that? But they are the same party that nominated as their presidential candidate, this guy in 2004. His name, Leonard Peltier. Peltier kind of had a hard time campaigning at the time because he was in prison for murder. He just slaughtered two FBI agents back in 1975. But who hasn't done that?
Then there is International ANSWER — do I have an International ANSWER's? I don't have International ANSWER's magnet, didn't have — we're running — we're running a business here, we don't have that many magnets. This International ANSWER is an anti-war group with close ties to the Workers World Party. Workers world unite, what? Yes, I heard that from Andy Stern and this guy and this guy and this guy, isn't that weird?
But the Workers World Party was a revolutionary Marxist Leninist party founded in the 1950s and they're still kicking. They've sought to link the Palestinian clause with the other anti-colonialists, and anti-occupation clauses.
Anti-colonialists — anti-colonialists, where have I heard that? Oh, that's right, anti-colonialists from Barack Obama in "Dreams From My Father" — not "Dreams of My Father," "Dreams From My Father." That's right, because his father was an anti-colonialist and so was his grandfather, they hated Great Britain and so does he — I'm sure it's nothing.
Oh, also, International ANSWER has routinely supported terror groups like Hezbollah and Hamas.
These are all groups that they're very, very proud of. Plus, America's — Campaign for America's Future is involved. That's a great one. They're focused on progressive transformation, funded by George Soros.
But there's also campaign, Campus Progress, which is also an offshoot of the Center for American Progress funded by George Soros.
And then there is, of course, the Gray Panthers, they are great.
Age and youth in action, they quote, "work for social and economic justice and peace for all people." They have a slogan and I want you to remember the slogan, "People over profits."
"People over profits" — remember that slogan, will you?
Then we have the Courage Campaign — they're partners with MoveOn.org. They push for full equality and progressive change in California, like they — they need any more.
Then you have the Ya-Ya Network. The Ya-Ya Network — never heard of that one? It's a social justice group active in the counter-military recruitment movement. Don't know what that is? That means if somebody is coming to recruit kids in your school, what do they do? They teach your kids that the military is evil and what you should know about military recruiting. You shouldn't be involved in that. They're a bunch of hate mongers.
In fact, here's an ad. The Ya-Ya is now hiring youth organizers, calling all organizers, leaders, rabble rousers, troublemakers and rebels with a cause, must be 15 to 19 years old. Wow, troublemakers — troublemakers at 15 to 19 years old. What could they possibly want with troublemakers between July 2010 through August 2011? What could they possibly be looking for with teenager troublemakers? Giving them jobs when this — when this Congress and this president have made sure that 16 to 24 year olds just can't find a job.
And then, of course, there's Solidarity, you know, the one with the red star as the logo. They were — they were, quote, "founded in 1986 by revolutionary socialists who stand for socialism from below." Socialism from below — growing something from below, where have I heard that? I remember where I've heard that before — play Van Jones, please:
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VAN JONES, FORMER GREEN JOBS "CZAR": You handle the top-down, but it's also bottom-up and inside out. Top down, bottom up.
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BECK: And inside out. I knew I had heard that before.
Solidarity wants the self-organization of the working class and oppressed peoples. Oppressed peoples — oppressed peoples, where have I heard that before? Oh, yes, the Weather Underground, oh and Jeremiah Wright, too. Here he is, Jeremiah Wright. Did you know that — did you know that his church is also proud sponsor of the United Church of Christ?
The National Jobs for All Coalition is also involved in this. They just seek shared prosperity and more leisure time for you.
Then, of course, the Humanist Party is involved. They want to give you the right to vote. No, well, not you, but you if you're a non-citizen i.e., illegal in New York.
Also, the Student Action Labor Project — Student Action Labor, notice is spells SLAP? Do you think it's a coincidence it's called SLAP?
Do you think it's a coincidence that it's called SLAP? This is part of jobs for justice — SLAP engages student organizations and economic justice campaigns.
And then there is Campus Camp Wellstone. This is a — this is a camp for a labor program customized to meet the needs of individual unions.
They partner with progressive labor organizations to help build infrastructure. So, basically, you can say that it's a labor camp.
And then there's Wishadoo. This looks so nice, be the missing piece. This has everything to do with mutual benefits supporting and sustaining the common good, shifting the traditional model of profit-only corporations, mutual benefit cooperation. Yes, yes, yes.
This one is next. Oh — oh, I don't know. I mean, if you had any doubts to what this is all about, wait until we come back, because there's no way to deny these connections and so much more — next.
BECK: OK. Here is Organizing for America — this is Barack Obama's campaign organizing committee: "Friend, this Saturday, come to join One Nation Working Together on the National Mall."
One Nation Working Together — well, who is working together? I have been showing you the groups that endorse and One Nation has all of this information on their website.
Do not take my word for it. Do your own homework. TiVo and record this and look all these groups up and tell me you want the president saying, "Come join."
This is Organizing for America. He's urging people to attend.
Now, here's a great one. The International Socialist Organization — they say socialism is not only possible, but worth fighting for: "The ISO stands in the tradition of revolutionary socialist Karl Marx, V.I.
Lenin and Leon Trotsky, in the belief that workers themselves, the vast majority of the population, are the only force that can lead a fight to win a socialist society... be brought out from above, but has to be won by the workers themselves."
I believe these people, when they say violent or when they say revolution and they talk about Lenin and Trotsky, they mean the fist and force.
Now, I'd love to see the president come out and denounce socialism, Marxists, communists, revolutionaries. Once, Mr. President, once — deny Marxism, communism, revolutionaries! Tell us you are against all of this!
Marxism is evil and the only thing that it is contributed to in the history of mankind is mass graves. All of these groups — and the president of the United States — want nothing short of fundamental transformation of America. It's not about cleaning up corruption. It is only a beginning — a beginning of a radical revolutionary Marxist land.
Do not allow them to get away with the lies. Do not allow them to say that we are just One Nation Working Together. We're just trying to put America back to work and putting America back together. These people, a lot of them have fought their entire life to destroy America.
Now, I get the guilt by association. If there's a lone whacko in a group that sneaks in, I get it. If you happen to be standing next to somebody and get your picture of them and they're a whack job, you don't know that necessarily.
But when you have the overwhelming majority of groups organizing this event believe in Marxism — then, yes, we can. Yes, we can judge you by the people that you keep company with.
Do you remember this from the last campaign?
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CROWD: Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can!
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BECK: OK. Well, it didn't start on this campaign. Yes, we can!
No, no — a watchdog gave me this book. It's from 1981: "Yes, We Can." And there's also in this book, right in the center of this book, there is — here it is — "people before profits."
Where have I heard people before profits? Where have — oh, yes, that's right. Here, people before profits, the Gray Panthers. The Black Panthers — the Black Panthers met with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last week.
But this is just about "Yes We Can" — the book, by the way, look at the top of it, please. "Strengthen the Fightback, Build the Communist Party." The book is from the Communist Party USA — the same people I sent you to that are still around and kicking today, that are proud to be standing here in this crowd. You can package poison to look like candy, but it is still poison.
Let me go back to Wishadoo. Where is Wishadoo on this? Here it is, Wishadoo, be the missing piece. They want to shift from a profit-only corporation to a mutual benefit cooperation system. Well, that brings me to the last piece of the puzzle — America's union movement.
Union members, you're not the problem. You're not the problem, but your silence is going to be the problem. You must not allow these people to do this to America. They are killing you and us. You'll just be the last one. You're being used.
AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, let me tell you exactly what he said recently. Here it is: "We need — we need to fundamentally restructure our economy and reestablish the popular control over the private corporation" — popular control — "which has distorted our economy and hijacked our government. That's the long-term job, but we should start now."
Let me tell you something: I told you a year and a half ago, please read this book. This is "Coming Insurrection," the Invisible Committee.
This is written in Europe and it is written by many of these people who are their contacts over in Europe. These are the same people who have written this book, the same kind of people.
They're not the literal people, but they have all the same context and the same beliefs, and it is the most frightening — in this book, it talks how you must destroy the family unit. It's evil. And they're communists. They're democratic socialists.
Please, America, I beg of you, get down on your knees and you pray not only for this country, for the republic — but you pray, quite honestly, for the safety of this president. You can say whatever you want about me, but my family and I, we pray every single night for the safety of this president. I have met Secret Service agents that work at the White House, I have begged them, "You keep this man safe."
Why? Why have I believed that this president is in danger? Look at who he has cobbled together. These people are not fooling around. Read their own words. They're not fooling around. What are you going to say to these people on Saturday?
You can pretend for a while, but if you are not a radical socialist- Marxist-communist, somebody who wants a revolution in America, if you're not a radical revolutionary, then you've been leading some of the most dangerous people in our country on, the coming insurrection.
Our president is in trouble and if he's not in trouble, if he's — because he's lying to either them or to us. If he's lying to them, he's in trouble. If he's lying to us, we're in trouble. You can call it wish-a-do. You can call it ya-ya. You can call it SLAP. You can call it heaping pile of poo-poo, but it's still the same thing. It's communism. It is evil.
George Soros has been at this game with these people for a very long time. This is not about the president of the United States. They have been going after our children under our nose for a very long time.
Gang, they are this close to winning — this close to winning.
And you can't win just through an election. You must know the whole scope of it. You must — why do you think I say faith, hope and charity? Why do you think I say take the 40 day and 40 night challenge? Because God is the only one — the only one — that can solve this problem.
We can stand in the door. We can put our foot in the door, but we will not conquer this alone. We won't make it alone. But we can do certain things.
Soros and the Tides Foundation have been trying to indoctrinate our kids. Do you remember that stupid — what was the name of that — what was the name of the film that they did? There it is — "Story of Stuff." Remember this?
Well, I said at that time somebody else has to do it. And I waited for somebody else to do it and they haven't, so we have. I like to call it reverse propaganda on the Tides Foundation and our children. I'll show it to you before the end of the hour.
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