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GLENN: Anyway, so being a member of the hard right, let’s look at those.
STU: Because this is ‑‑ I mean, if you are a member of the hard right.
STU: And he said traditional values arguments are done along with a strong foreign policy, which is ‑‑
GLENN: Yeah. It’s so ‑‑ I am so glad that that strong foreign policy thing is done.
STU: What’s the opposite? I mean, we have to ‑‑ I guess if the strong foreign policy’s dead ‑‑
GLENN: I know the answer.
STU: What is the opposite of that, Glenn?
STU: Well, I was going to say weak foreign policy.
GLENN: No, it’s transnationalism.
STU: I guess they are in the one and the same.
GLENN: I have such a clear understanding and we’ll get into it later ‑‑ oh, yeah, we’ll become Charlie Rose soon. But I understand. I get it. I get it. I really ‑‑ you know, I’ve been looking for a while. I think we all ask ourselves, why is this happening? How did we get here? How did this all happen? It so congealed in my head, it was actually, it was Friday morning at 5:00 or 4:00 a.m. and I was just finishing up working on a book that’s coming out and I was just finishing it and it’s 4:00, 4:30 and Joe was there, my chief researcher, and he was there and we were going back and forth and I said, Joe, I get it. It’s not a Star Chamber, there’s no conspiracy. I understand it. I really truly believe not all of the detail yet but I know exactly where it happened, where the country went off track. And I know how we look at left and right, why we do. I know why people make fun of libertarians, I know it all, I get it. I get it. I’m going to share it with you later. But it is the left in this country, they done want a strong foreign policy. They want transnationalism. They want the United Nations. The right wants a strong foreign policy. The libertarian says, hey, hey, guys, every time we get involved, it really kind of gets screwed up. You know what I mean? What do you say we just kind of hang back here for a while? Somebody attacks us, we bomb the bat snot out of them, you know? Somebody takes a hostage, you know, a pirate or something, we shoot them in the head. Congratulations, President Barack Obama. You would have gotten the blame had it gone poorly, you get the credit today for doing the right thing. Would have liked to not have it takes five days, but congratulations, you did the right thing.
So why is it we only discuss really aggressive foreign policy? "Boy, that strong foreign policy is dead. We’re going to give it all to the United Nations. " Hang on just a second. I think there’s a third choice here. I’m sorry, was I using traditional values?
STU: You were.
GLENN: That was crazy. Those things are over. Okay, so some of the traditional values, just go ahead and give them.
GLENN: That’s out.
STU: It’s dead, he’s right.
GLENN: That’s dead.
STU: He’s right on that. Reverence.
GLENN: Reverence, let’s see. Reverence, reverence, reverence.
STU: Pretty much dead.
GLENN: Now let’s look for a way we can be reverent on things. Nope, can. Okay, it’s dead.
STU: Hope is definitely not dead.
GLENN: Nope, it’s not dead.
STU: It’s changing, it’s hoping all the time, more change and more hope.
GLENN: Hope, hope, hope, hope. Hope.
STU: That’s alive and well.
GLENN: And that one’s a traditional American value. We’re hoping.
STU: So Chuck is wrong there.
GLENN: Chuck is wrong on one.
GLENN: Thrift, dead, dead. Hang on just a second. Let me get a hammer. We’ve just got to put some really big railroad spikes into this coffin called thrift
GLENN: Humility, dead
GLENN: Charity is quickly being killed.
STU: It’s being killed but it’s in the process of being ‑‑
GLENN: It’s in the process of being ‑‑
STU: Brutally slaughtered.
GLENN: It’s not killed. It’s dead with the progressive class. I mean, charity only counts when you are running for president. You know what I mean.
GLENN: Then you are like, I am so charitable right now. I’m crazy charitable.
STU: And then when you get the presidency, you take away the deduction so people done give to charity as much.
STU: And then they have to come to you.
STU: Which is because as you’ve pointed out many times, two days from now everyone is going to feel so charitable.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Didn’t you wake up this morning ‑‑ last night I signed my income tax forms and I didn’t sign them with a hot poker, I didn’t, no. Wanted to but I didn’t. And the reason why I didn’t, I thought, look at all of the people that we’re helping, with about 4 cents on every dollar that I spend. About 4 cents, honey, of every dollar that I give to the government is going to help someone, and I feel so warm and cuddly inside. Tax day, tea parties, what?
STU: Well, I’m going to need another show for you to prove to me that 4 cents actually does that. We don’t have that sort of time here.
GLENN: No, no. No, don’t have to do it because honesty is dead.
STU: No, that’s perfect. There you go. How about sincerity.
STU: For example, if someone were to say preach bipartisanship to the public while not actually intending to do anything bipartisan.
GLENN: No, no, no, no, no, no. That’s ‑‑ can we play the new clip from Chuck Schumer here? Let’s just see how many times we can count, how many times we can count where he is being sincere. Go ahead.
SCHUMER: The hard right which still believes when the federal government moves, chop off its hands, he will be ‑‑
GLENN: Stop. Do you believe they were sincere on that?
STU: The hard right believes that when the government moves, you chop off its hands.
GLENN: That was sincere. Go ahead.
SCHUMER: Still believes that traditional values kind of arguments ‑‑
GLENN: Stop, stop. Believes that those traditional arguments and stuff. Okay, next.
SCHUMER: Arguments and strong foreign policy, all that’s over. And I think President Obama has a pretty smart strategy. He’s going to talk bipartisanship to the American people but ‑‑
GLENN: Stop, stop.
STU: How is he admitting this?
GLENN: Because they don’t care.
STU: They just don’t care. Goes back to humility.
GLENN: It does go back to humility. These guys are so unbelievably arrogant, so unbelievably arrogant because they know. We can stick hot pokers in their eyes and they won’t do anything. What are they going to do? What are they going to do?
STU: We’ve been doing this and now we have more control than we’ve had.
GLENN: Yeah. We’ve been screwing these people since 1912.
STU: And we just keep getting more and more power.
GLENN: More and more power.
STU: It’s like when you go to pick up the hot girl. When you go to pick up the hot girl, you’ve got to be a jerk because they only respond to the jerks. That’s the way it always is. You always go to the bar, the guy who blows them off is the one who gets them. That’s what the politicians are. They just blow us off, they ignore us all the time, they get more and more power and more and more votes. Let’s throw a party.
GLENN: I’m not sure if I agree with you on the hot girls.
STU: Trust me, that’s how it works. That’s how it works in society, Glenn.
GLENN: I don’t think ‑‑
STU: No, trust me.
GLENN: You know what, I forgot. Traditional values are out the window. You are right. You are exactly right. Okay. So what’s the next one?
GLENN: Moderation, moderation. Moderation, trying to use that in a sentence in Washington other than moderation in Washington is dead. Honesty is used with extreme moderation in Washington.
STU: That’s excellent. So he is wrong on that one.
GLENN: He’s wrong.
STU: Hard work.
GLENN: Mmm‑hmmm, I think that’s dead.
STU: George Bush did say it a lot.
GLENN: Yeah, we’ve got a lot of hard work to do, hard work, hard work.
STU: This Washington.
STU: Personal responsibility. No, that’s definitely gone.
GLENN: You think of these in the framework of Washington. They are all dead. He’s right. He just is wrong that it’s dead in the rest of the country.
STU: Right, yeah.
GLENN: It’s just dead in Washington. He is absolutely right. All of these are dead, except for moderation, when used in conjunction with honesty.
STU: And then gratitude is the last one. They do give a thank you speech after every election.
GLENN: God bless America. That goes for the reverence thing, too.
STU: There you go.
GLENN: So you know what? He’s tragically right. Now, the question is, is he tragically right in your neighborhood? See, these guys completely misunderstand. They complete misunderstand, for instance, the tea parties. There’s a story today. Let’s see. Beale’s attack ‑‑ they are calling me Howard Beale again. Beale’s attacks were not bipartisan. Beck by contrast unleashes his anger against and whips up dark scenarios about the new president of the United States. There’s a big difference. If he were burning effigies of Bush to protest the massive debt we now face, I might take his word in good faith and take it more seriously.
STU: Way to pay attention.
GLENN: Yeah, you didn’t pay attention. You just didn’t happen to be watching me at the time. You know what I mean? I was saying those very things. I wasn’t burning an effigy but I don’t believe I’ve burned Obama an effigy, either.
STU: Only at your home behind closed doors.
GLENN: Shhh, quiet. Honesty is dead. Don’t you remember?
They don’t understand you and they don’t understand the tea parties and it is because the chattering class, as Chuck Schumer likes to put it, just is out of touch as the ruling class.