Glenn Beck, who apologized last month for his vicious smear of President Obama's 11-year-old daughter Malia and commented that “there is absolutely no excuse or reason to ever, ever, ever, ever even come close to the line of dragging somebody's family into the debate” today attacked Obama's wife, parents, and grandparents.
Riffing off Obama's statements about BP CRO Tony Hayward and Obama's reference to his grandmother in his 2008 speech on race, Beck attacked Obama's parents as “revolutionar[ies]” and his grandparents for purportedly attending a “communist Little Red Church.” Beck concluded that “it's almost like Marxism has been bred into” Obama. Later in the program, Beck said of Michelle Obama, “I don't think she” has “a love of her country.”
While Beck has angrily told his alleged persecutors to “leave the families alone” and claimed to have never “dragg[ed] somebody's family into the debate prior to his attacks on Malia, Beck has in fact repeatedly brought up Obama's family in his commentary over the last several months.
BECK: Using his own words to describe his grandmother, that when you see a 'typical person' like the president of BP, he has a reaction -- um, you know -- to those people that has been bred into him. Ok. Alright. Now that actually kind of works, if you understand who his parents were. And who his grandparents were. Because they're not really the 'typical white people.' His mother - his mother wasn't. His mother was a revolutionary. His father wasn't. A revolutionary. His grandparents, they went to the communist Little Red Church just outside of Seattle. They had communist friends. So it's almost like Marxism has been bred into him.
BECK: And I think that's who she is. I don't know her at all, other than her own words. And her own words are not in sync with America. Americans are proud of their country. They may not like what's going on in their country under Bush, under Obama, under Reagan, under Clinton, it doesn't matter, we are not happy with the way that our country is run from time to time, usually most times. But we have an underlying belief in our country and love of our country. I don't think she does. Maybe she does, but her words say differently.