Ben Stein Proves His Idiocy On Fox News Following Outrageous Comment about Racism and President Obama (Video)

ben-stein-foxnews--idiotTo be honest, I hate discussing racism. It’s an important subject, but it’s a topic that inevitably gets us nowhere. I can’t count how many times I’ve tried to have a real discussion about racism in the United States and by the end of the debate it’s devolved into people trying to “win” the argument rather than rationally discussing the subject. But I always find it interesting that there are millions of racists in the United States, yet I’ve hardly met a soul who admits to being one. Funny how that works.


But then when I saw Ben Stein made some asinine comment about racism and President Obama, I had to address his stupidity.

During an appearance on Fox News, Stein insisted that Democrats and the president have tried to make this election about race.

“What the White House is trying to do is racialize all politics and they’re especially trying to tell the African-American voter that the GOP is against letting them have a chance at a good life in this economy, and that’s just a complete lie,” he said. “I watch with fascination, with incredible fascination, all the stories about how the Democratic politicians, especially Hillary, are trying to whip up the African-American vote and say, ‘Oh the Republicans have policies against black people in terms of the economy.’ But there are no such policies.”

I guess he hasn’t seen the recent study that showed African-Americans have been the demographic most negatively impacted by these heavily Republican-backed poll taxes voter ID laws.

But he wasn’t done.

“It’s all a way to racialize voting in this country,” Stein continued. “This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America. He is purposely trying to use race to divide Americans.”

First, let’s just point out the true idiocy of his claim that Obama is the “most racist president there has ever been in America.” Considering we’ve had presidents who supported slavery, Stein’s pathetic use of hyperbole in this instance is absolutely idiotic.

And don’t tell me that President Obama has made race an issue. The damn tea party exists mainly because a bunch of Southern and rural whites didn’t like the idea of a black man being in the White House. You can’t tell me that all of this ridiculous birther nonsense would have existed had President Obama been 100 percent white.

Heck, I live in Texas. I see racism thrown toward the president’s way constantly. I can’t even count how many times I’ve heard him called some kind of derogatory name for African-Americans. Honestly I think I’ve heard him called racist names more than I’ve heard him called “President Obama.”


Does that mean all Republicans are racist? Of course not, but don’t sit there and tell me that it’s Democrats and President Obama who’ve made race an issue. Democrats elected our nation’s first African-American president, whereas conservatives started an entire political movement against him before he had even taken the Oath of Office.

The truth is, the South hasn’t hated a president this much since Abraham Lincoln.

Fun fact: Of our 535 members of Congress (House and Senate) 43 of them are African-American. Of those 43 African-American congressional men and women, 42 of them are Democrats.

I’ll just go ahead and let those numbers speak for themselves.

But this is nothing new. Republicans are constantly trying to mask the racism that exists within their party by accusing Democrats of being the racists. That’s often how guilty parties deflect the attention off of them – by accusing others of doing exactly what it is that they’re doing.

Watch Stein’s comments via Fox News and Media Matters:




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Macdoodle

    “If
    there were any doubts the Obama Democrats cannot be trusted, look at
    their scurrilous campaigns. From coast to coast, their message is
    uniformly odious: Republicans are waging a ‘war on women’ and they are
    racists.

    That’s
    it. They can’t defend the legislation they passed, the economy they
    produced or the foreign policy they supported. Most don’t want to be
    seen with Obama, yet they take the money he raises and follow his lead
    in exploiting race and gender fault lines.

    Scraping
    the bottom of the rancid barrel, they prove they will do anything to
    hold on to power. They cannot be allowed to succeed.

    It is time for them to go.” — Michael Goodwin, New York Post

    • Tom Pryor

      The thing is, the GOP actually IS full of racists and misogynists and really IS waging a war on women and minorities.

      And the economy is actually doing pretty damn well under the Dems – the stock market has fully rebounded, jobless claims are back down to pre-recession levels and the deficit has been cut in half.

      As for foreign policy, what are the big crises? ISIS? The Ukraine? While the GOP tries to make hay out of these, neither is really a serious, existential threat to the US and Obama has handled both pretty well.

      Get real, doofus, these criticisms are pretty much bullshit.

      • Steve Brains

        Mark Udall WAS RIGHT!

      • Frank SiDalle

        Mark Uterus.

      • Steve Brains

        YEP! It’s NOT YOUR decision. Never was. NEVER will be.
        UP 2 the Uterus.

        Funny how PREBIRTHERS as SO PRO WAR!

      • Frank SiDalle

        Pro defense, Steve-o.

        Stop killing babies.

      • Steve Brains

        STOP !!!

        RIP it from the womb, slam it in a petri dish……………
        And let IT decide IF
        it is ALIVE.

      • Tom Pryor

        I don’t believe in sin or in your God. And I vote. And my vote counts just as much as yours. LOL

      • cravin moorehead

        A zygote is NOT a baby, you zealot.

        Pay more attention to the poor children that don’t have enough food.

        I’ll bet you were all for cutting SNAP, weren’t you, hypocrite?

      • Tom Pryor

        Stop killing everyone else.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        according to the BIBLE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, no one is alive until they breathe
        =======================================
        go argue with that stupid voodoo book
        ========================================
        then,,,,,,,go start another war

      • Steve Brains

        Friend uffusss all

    • cravin moorehead

      All that is left of the republican party are the very, very rich and those like @Macdoodle, here, stupid enough to vote republican and against his own best interests.

      republicans are the party of the rich, convincing the middle class that it is the poor, steeling their money, and not the 1%.

      Thank you, Ronald Reagan, you treasonous
      pig.

    • Steve Brains

      Like the barely legal, Gardner coordinations of NRA/B-Pac/GPS and his own slimefirm.
      A “one issue” campaign My ASS.

      • Stephen Barlow

        The Republicans take over the Senate tonight. Sorry Libs

      • Steve Brains

        And a 50/50 result, WHICH ONLY I predict…

        might launch JOE beyond HilWhory

      • Stephen Barlow

        I think that we might be able to hold onto the gay marriage in MA. Thoughts?

      • Tom Pryor

        Hmmm… we shall see…

  • “…But there are no such policies.” Well, that’s true. But then, they don’t have ANY policies to speak of, so it’s a moot point.

  • MelanieMariner

    The time to stop discussions about Racism is when no one thinks of a person as black or white (or asian or hispanic etc.). That time has not come yet and we still have long way to go.

    • Steve Brains

      “WHO told you that?”
      “WHY DO YOU THINK … they said that?”

      Parents SHOULD ask children, FRIENDS should as neighbors.

      GO!! VOTE!!!

  • Shane Patrick Irvine

    If the president was Jewish and receiving similar treatment, somehow I don’t think Mr. Stein would be singing the same tune.

    • Steve Brains

      IF Obama were as RACIST as his attackers…
      64 of the FERGIE POLICE would be in FEDERAL LOCKDOWN!

      • Stephen Barlow

        Here is the problem, Obama has ruined out Democratic Party. That is a fact.

      • Frank SiDalle

        Whoa. A moment of clarity from Barlow.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Hey Frank, Couldn’t agree with you more. This guy has ruined me in so many ways. If you take over Senate tonight, I will have to eat more crow.

      • Frank SiDalle

        I’ll go easy on you. You just need to apologize for being such a dick on here.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I am sorry. I can’t believe it. My real name is Stef

      • Frank SiDalle

        Oh.

        As in ‘Stefon’, or ‘Stefanie’?

      • Stephen Barlow

        it is actually Stephanie. Why do you ask?

      • Frank SiDalle

        I just admire your courage in coming out here.

      • Stephen Barlow

        thanks man. It really makes me real good. especially on election day

      • Frank SiDalle

        Are you in the transition phase now?

      • Stephen Barlow

        I am thinking about joining the Jehova’s Witness

      • Frank SiDalle

        It takes someone with courage to apologize on here. Congrats to you.

      • Talking to ourselves again, I see.

      • Steve Brains

        I have been HIJACKED!

      • Stephen Barlow

        Hijacked, huh?

      • Sandy Greer

        Oh yeah. It’s guaranteed he’ll make an appearance.
        And then you’ll know what all the fuss is about.
        You shoulda signed in with Stephanie. 😀

      • Steve Brains

        “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

        “””””The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, “””

        >>>and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.<<<

        Did you VOTE? NO? THEN STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Sandy Greer

        Our mutual friend Stephen Barlow needs an avatar. 😉

      • Steve Brains

        gheeeeee

      • Steve Brains

        Phew!!! I was waiting to hear your demands for a SPECIFIC penis.

      • Sandy Greer

        This moth flew outta your flame.

      • Steve Brains

        Candle in the Wind?

      • Steve Brains

        WHY is the fantasy version more important to you than the REALITY of ME?

      • Sandy Greer

        You say STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!! – then ask questions?

      • Steve Brains

        I kissed you FIRST

      • Sandy Greer

        Tasted of goodbye. I’ve had better.

      • Steve Brains

        I like your mouth open. Just sometimes you say useless things.

      • Steve Brains

        Thought I had one.

      • Larry Wasnesky

        THe only reason the Tea Party exists is because a black man was elected President, twice. Bring back the Grand Old Party, who actually wanted to work together with Dems. I am a Dem and I crossed partry lines many times to vote for the real GOP Republicans but no more as long as the TP is involved.The Tea Party ideology is a danger to our Nation. Enjoy the win.

      • Steve Brains

        FUH!!!!DUHH Homer!

      • Clinton

        The Tea Party was created to bring fiscal responsibility to the federal government and reduce federal spending. It had (and has) nothing to do with race. It was also created on September 2nd, 2004, long before “a black man was elected president, twice.”

  • Steve Brains

    Smacked the TRYINFECTION hunh?

    The longer YOU make BANK on it, perpetuating RACE HATE, selling ads to VOTH SIDES………… Allenhole…

    Cash the check yet?

    • Stephen Barlow

      Steve,

      You continually embarrass us as liberals with your childish grammar and punctuation. Make your point and then shut up.

      • Steve Brains

        HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAAAAAAAA

        hijacking My NAME to attack Me?

        My DOGS are still snickering!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Stephen Barlow

        what are you talking about? I am Stephanie Barlow. Short is Stephen. Tell your dogs they need a bath.

      • gian keys

        I wish I had been Lena Dunham’s little sister when she diddled herself to sleep next to me.

      • forpeace

        You don’t need a job because you are trolling and that is your job.

        You definitely need a brain.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        the clown below (GIAN KEYS) is also a troll using my EX name ( GIAN KEYS LOVES SHEMALE PORN) as his 1st attempt got banned by the moderators
        ====================================
        I love how stupid these clowns are!
        what ever happened to MOSQUITO? he ( john McCarthy) got banned; then returned as a ” guest”

      • gian keys

        Do you know how to make pastries?

      • regressive teaparty trash

        I love u using regressive republican GIAN KEYS name with posts such as that–
        did the moderator remove your using OTHER ‘GIAN KEYS’ name? seems that way
        ========================================
        awwww,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, U faw down an’ go BOOM again?

      • forpeace

        You must be really embarrassed by who you are, otherwise why stealing someone’s username?

      • regressive teaparty trash

        as U see,,,,he is gone————-
        ……………probably soon 2 emerge as another phony profile regressive crybaby–
        oh well; we do come on here to deal with these creeps

  • Stephen Barlow

    To be honest with you Allen, I think Ben Stein is 100% correct. He is a smart man.

    • Sandy Greer

      Wait. What? You’re not the Stephen Barlow we know and love. What have you done with our Stephen Barlow???

      • regressive teaparty trash

        hes also using my former names,,,,,,,,,,,
        trolls are as fun to play as feeding a bear at the zoo some jalapenos!

    • forpeace

      Dear Troll,

      The REAL Stephen Barlow has 4710 comments, and 6477 votes.

      Shame on you for stealing someone else’s username to post your ignorant comments.

      Stop embarrassing yourself because you might be able to fool some, but you can’t fool others.

      If you had any decency, you would have never stolen other poster’s usernames, SHAME on you.

      • forpeace

        You are nothing but an abusive psychopath.

        Please seek professional help.

      • Tom Pryor

        dude… foreplay is one word. Learn to spell, numb nut.

      • regressive teaparty trash

        these trolls have no choice,,,,,,,,,,,,, they have done it to me and I love it–
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I like to abuse them so much that they make a profile in my ‘honor’???
        YEAHHHH!!

  • TripleMoon

    Ben Stein has wanted to be an entertainer for years. He’s been in movies, had his own game show on Comedy Central, and been the spokesperson for many commercials. He’s landed a sweet gig on FOX and loves to say controversial things like “President Obama is the most racist president ever” to keep his name in the public eye. The man craves attention on a massive scale. What makes him any more an expert on racism than the author of this post or any of us? I have seen first hand the racist things members of my own family have said about President Obama. I’ve received nauseating racist cartoons in emails from friends and family. All are conservative republicans. I don’t remember getting any such emails about President Bush from my liberal friends and family.

  • forpeace

    Ben Stein is an arrogant, disgusting, despicable, and ignorant creature with no shame whatsoever.

    He has to sit down and shut up.

    • forpeace

      Dear Mr. Thief, I hope they ban you from this site for stealing another poster’s username. You might be really embarrassed by who you are.

      I hope the REAL Stephen Barlow reports you to the Disqus. Disqus can ban you forever.

    • Clinton

      By all means, please provide evidence to your claim. What part of what he said was incorrect?

      Just because someone speaks a truth that you don’t want to hear doesn’t mean they’re ignorant.

  • James Peterson

    Am I allowed to point out that “Ben Stein” is not an expert on anything –
    he’s another Fox repeating head – either making trouble ‘because it’s near an election, or trying to raise his own profile above the scum line. Either way it’s all just noise.

  • Dan Hutchison

    Re: “Don’t tell me …”
    I wouldn’t attempt to tell the author anything. He’s got his fingers jammed too far into his ears to listen to reason. Pro tip: Real discussion requires more than your anecdotal “I see it millions of times every day” arguments.

  • Arch Chaney

    Of course, Obama made race an issue. Simply by running for and getting elected as President. How dare he rile up white people like that.

    • Clinton

      What evidence do you have of that?

  • Citizenright

    Yeah, the study SAID that, but didn’t prove that voter ID was the cause. Coming out of this Admin, with all the lies they tell, of course they are going to say that voter id, which cuts down Democrat fraud, is reducing turnout.

    And, It impacted “younger african american voters” HUH? Not the older ones that we were told were not carrying id? Hogwash.

  • Clinton

    Since the slaves were freed in the 19th century, it has been the Democrat party that has used and abused them, not the Republicans. The slaves were freed by a Republican president. They were granted citizenship and voting rights by Republicans in Congress. Republicans in Congress, in the Civil Rights Act of 1875, guaranteed the freedmen equal treatment in public accommodations (in other words, they outlawed segregation). It was the Democrats that took all that away, setting civil rights back by almost 100 years. Even with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it was signed by a Democrat president, but it would have never passed if not for the Republicans. The Democrats in Congress didn’t want it and refused to support the bill.

    Even today, it is the Republicans that promise racial equality and the Democrats that promise special treatment based on race, which is a lie that never really comes to fruition, by the way.