Glenn: Now is the time to go serve in Washington D.C.

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On radio this morning, Glenn spoke about the growing discontent between the career politicians in Washington D.C. and the American public. While it is easy to look at the cesspool that is Washington D.C. and be discouraged from getting involved, Glenn advocated this might actually be the best time to consider serving.

“Do you remember – it was in 2004. Do you remember how many people called me and said, ‘You can’t come out against the GOP. Don’t do that. You’re going to offend all the listeners and everything else.’ And I said, ‘I don’t really care. It’s the right thing, and I don’t think you understand who the American people are. I think they’re smarter than this. They know,’” Glenn said on radio this morning. “And when we started to figure it out, we said it. And we’ve been shocked by how many people are joining. And you wouldn’t believe how many people are saying this even behind the scenes that are this close to really letting go. The stories I hear and the phone calls that we get behind the scenes that only, you know, we and the NSA know about, from people who are in this media who are saying, ‘You know what? I’m about to really start letting go. I’m about to start telling some stories.’ Good.”

“And beyond that there’s even some Republican elected officials who were so disgruntled with their own party that they’re looking at alternatives, but they have none,” Pat added. “Where do you go?”

“You go to the American people,” Glenn said. “Because the American people are here. They are going to have the biggest surprise because we’re not going to buy into the argument anymore. I’ll ask Stu last because Stu is dangerous and we may have to stop him from voting. Will you vote for the Republicans just because he’s better than the other guy?”

In a potential 2016 matchup of Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie, Glenn, Pat, Stu, and Jeffy all agreed they may not be able to vote the Republican line just for the sake of it.

“If there’s a better third party candidate, I’m going to vote for the third party candidate,” Stu said. “I’m not going to vote for some Communist because they are a third party.”

Pat explained that he voted for Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney in spite of his personal beliefs, and he vowed not repeat that mistake.

“I did it with Dole. I did it with McCain. I actually did with Bush,” Pat said. “He wasn’t my first choice by any stretch of the imagination.”

“The last candidate that we have had that we can say we were proud of was Ronald Reagan,” Glenn added. “That was it. Only president in my lifetime that I was proud to vote for… I’m embarrassed to actually say this, but I’m not embarrassed to say I voted for [Romney] because of the decorum that he would have brought back. At least the guy didn’t hate America. And he was like a decent man. But I’m embarrassed that what’s what I cast my vote for because I’m convinced he would have been going on Syria at this point.”

“McCain is a totally different story. I mean, Dole was the first president I ever voted for, Bob Dole. Look, the guy is either the greatest guy of all time, would he have been the greatest president of all time? No. But I don’t feel, like, embarrassed I voted for Bob Dole,” Stu explained. “John McCain deserves the American embarrassment. It’s that bad. The only reason I even cast that vote that time was because of Sarah Palin. That’s the only reason.”

Glenn agreed that he too voted for McCain because of Palin. “That’s why I voted,” he said. “What is Sarah Palin doing?”

“They keep talking about her for Alaska senator but I don’t know if she’s interested in that,” Pat said.

“That would be great,” Glenn said. That would be great, being able to take the Senate? My gosh, that would drive them nuts. She would win that too. Why wouldn’t she do that? She would win that.”

“Let me tell you, I wouldn’t have run for senator a few years ago because it would be like a cesspool. Now it would be kind of fun with Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and Mike Lee,” he continued. “You get those guys in there and you just start adding to those, it’s going to be fun. These guys, it’s like the Wild West. I mean that’s good stuff. Now, is the time to go serve in Washington, D.C.”

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  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Honestly DC is so corrupt from top to bottom, the best thing anyone could do would be to fumigate it with thermalnuclear devices from one end to the next; though I imagine the politicians would survive.

    • Betty Busby

      Cockroaches have survived millions of years, so yeah, they would down in their tunnels.

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    • Pachy Serrano

      U sound like a war mongerer. Throwing bombs to his own people like a dictator. And, then conservatives wonder why most independents don’t go for their drunken juice??
      Corruption and politics are not new my friend. ALL our Presidents have their crisis, their flaws, their mistakes, and their glory, and their successes. But, it will be nice to see Beck in congress. That way he can walk the talk or put up and shut up. Its very easy to trash OUR President and other leaders in D.C. when you are far from there and their work. Sure there are plenty of “scumbacks” in Govt. but I am one of those who still believe that most of them want the best for the nation no matter the party lines or idealogy. If they fall, we all fall as well cause they represent us (good or bad). We are in this together and our next generation deserves the best of this democracy.

  • Sam Fisher

    This is why I don’t like both parties you really can’t tell them apart anymore and both are only in it for a power grab. They can careless about the people.

  • Betty Busby

    A local man, former marine , small business owner has run at least 4 times against a democrat representative who has been in office for more than 12 years.  The first several times the RNC and state RC gave him no press, no money no support.  I was one of many who volunteered for him, the year the republicans took the most seats, he should have run but without TV ads and other, he didn’t.  So, there are folks trying but the system makes it hard.

  • Anonymous

    Going back to the free market system we had? We haven’t had a free market health insurance system for a long time. It’s always been heavily regulated.

    Also, Palin isn’t running cause she’d lose (the chance to make easy money off Fox).

    • Pachy Serrano

      Palin is a joke! Everybody is seeing what she really was and still is?? An attention seeker career politician, who has used conservatism to make a pitch for more CASH!!! for her and her family. Not a dumb lady, though, but a real dumb politician.  

  • Gristle McThornbody

    WHAT ABOUT JON HUNTSMAN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, really, what indeed, about Jon Huntsman? (And, Gristle, what is it with all those question-exclamations? Lotsa shouting there.)

      I suspect what we know about Huntsman would be a bunch of negative stuff dredged up or made up by the left, repeated endlessly until we believe it to be the “truth” and let that sway our thinking. That’s the way it’s done, don’tcha know.  

      Just gotta love politics done that way. Really defines the candidates.

      Okay, sarcasm off.

      Remember Benghazi — who said, “Stand down.”?

      Laus Deo

    • Mike Nelson

      Oh my!  I really hope you copy/pasted all that!

      Carpal tunnel would prevent your further elucidation on the future history we now observe… and then HP McPuff’n’Stuff would try to sit in for you, and that would be spooooky (and a little unsanitary)…

  • Anonymous

    Well Glen why don’t you have a go for getting into the senit?Can’t get put down any worse than Palin so no problem there is there?

  • Anonymous

    Totally agree—career politicians should be abolished!  Two terms and done!  Then, a 6 year

    wait if one wants to start over again for another two terms, which would be the last allowed

    ”repeat.”   Problem is, some really good person who runs for office with great qualifications

    (like B.O. has/had!), sometimes ”things happen.”   One is caught up, as it were, where he has

    to give here, compromise there, etc.  It doesn’t take too long before one just about loses his

    soul. Nope, would never consider running for any office and I’d be hard pressed to encourage

    any person to do it, either.  Think it takes a really special, strong person to survive politics w/o

    being tainted in some way.

    • Pachy Serrano

      I will vote for that! 2 terms and next in line! Also, salaries should be cut a bit as well, including for our President. Serving our nation should not be a long career/business, but a responsibility taken with humbleness and grace.

      • Anonymous

        No argument from me, Pachy,  Yes, those salaries could stand a bit of trimming.
        Seems that those who choose to be politicians have little knowledge about the
        those behind the forming of the Constitution.  Most of them had actual jobs and
        politics was more of a ”spoiler” for their chosen professions.  Nowaday, being a
        politician has BECOME a profession in itself!  Agree.

  • Socialism is Organized Evil

    I’ve found this to be a powerful antidote for the intellectual plague of today’s liberals and progressives:

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