American Revival – Phoenix, April 10th
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GLENN: Tom Coburn, isn’t he the great Republican hope? Isn’t he one of the great Republican hopes?
PAT: Definitely one of them, yeah.
PAT: He’s one of the
GLENN: Isn’t Tom Coburn, is he the same as Nancy Pelosi?
PAT: Yeah, he’s one of those names they threw out.
GLENN: Right? When I said that about CPAC, you know, and there is, I mean, I’m sorry that I don’t have footnotes on everything I say all the time. It does require you to have a little bit of critical thinking and give me the little bit the benefit of the doubt. But when I was at CPAC, I was afterwards hunted by some of the Republicans because I’m beginning to think in some ways literally the because they were saying, oh, you think they’re all no, no, no. I think Michele Bachmann is one of them. I think what’s his name, Jim DeMint is one of them. Tom Coburn was thrown up in my face, and I don’t know. I don’t know about Tom Coburn. Maybe. Maybe he’s not. Maybe he is. But then he comes out today and he’s got an article against Fox News.
PAT: Yeah, he was defending Nancy Pelosi to a group of people and
GLENN: I’m sorry. He was what?
PAT: He was defending Nancy Pelosi.
GLENN: I’m sorry. He was what?
PAT: Nancy Pelosi.
GLENN: He was what?
PAT: Defending Nancy Pelosi.
GLENN: How was he, what
PAT: Well, they were yelling about her because they’re hacked off at healthcare.
PAT: And they’re mad at Nancy Pelosi because she went against the will of the people and oh, she’s a nice person; you don’t know. So here’s his quote.
GLENN: When he was what?
PAT: Defending Nancy Pelosi.
GLENN: All right.
PAT: And attacking Fox News.
STU: Are your headphones working, Glenn, because he said that several times.
GLENN: I’m thinking maybe that we speak a different language. It sounded to me can you translate? It sounded to me that the Republican that I’m supposed to defend because he’s so unlike Nancy Pelosi was defending Nancy Pelosi.
STU: That is definitely what he said. I’m just saying that you are not hearing because you keep asking him to repeat it and I think there might be a problem technically with the program.
PAT: Either with the headphones or the ears.
GLENN: No, I just don’t
PAT: that the headphones are supplying.
GLENN: No, I think I may be one of the only people on planet Earth whose brain is still functioning. All right, go ahead. What did he say?
PAT: Let me give you the quote. Okay, because he’s obviously, I think what he’s trying to do initially is separate the person from the policy which is fair.
PAT: You like her as a person, whatever.
PAT: But here’s what he says.
GLENN: I don’t know her. So I don’t not like her.
PAT: And by the way, this is credit and this is context nobody else would give us.
GLENN: No, no, never.
PAT: Never. What we have to do is make sure we have a debate in this country so that you can see what’s going on and make a determination yourself. He continues, Tom Coburn: So don’t catch yourself being biased by Fox News that somebody is no good. The people in Washington are good. They just don’t know what they don’t know. Now see, unquote.
GLENN: Hang on just a second.
PAT: That’s a lie. They know.
GLENN: No, no. No, no.
PAT: He’s saying that Nancy Pelosi doesn’t know.
GLENN: She does.
PAT: She knows.
GLENN: But if he’s going to make a blanket statement about those in Washington that just don’t know, let me just say this. I think we understand that there are really colossally stupid people in Washington. Guam may capsize.
PAT: Okay, yeah.
GLENN: So there are those people who are just, "Okay, George." Got it? I think there is a number of people on both sides of the aisle, dumb as a box of rocks. No different than the general population. There are dumb people around us. Then beyond that there are those who know exactly what they’re doing. Nancy Pelosi is one of them. Don’t tell me that she’s a genius and she doesn’t know. She was the architect of getting this one done!
GLENN: Don’t tell me that she’s that smart and stupid.
PAT: She was the one who with 30,000 people there to oppose this bill and they did it peacefully, by the way. They’re gathered outside. She takes a giant stinking gavel and parades her and her fellow
PAT: Progressives right through the middle of these people trying to provoke them.
GLENN: That she has said, that she has been one of the leaders saying these people are dangerous
PAT: I’m going to pole vault them.
GLENN: They’re dangerous, we’ll just climb over their wall, we’ll pole vault them. She goes through that. She knows exactly what she’s doing.
GLENN: Now Tom, let me ask you this: If there are those in Washington that are destroying our economy, destroying our freedoms and they just don’t know what they don’t know, then you should name the frickin’ names so we can get those people out of office. If you are so if you are not dumb as a box of rocks and you’re not part of an evil cabal of progressivism but you just don’t know, then help us educate those people or get them out. You are so irresponsible that you said you would protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and you’re telling me the people who say, "I just don’t know if it’s in the Constitution, I don’t really care about the Constitution. I don’t check the Constitution. I didn’t read the bill," that’s because they don’t know? That’s criminal incompetence. Criminal incompetence.
STU: And I don’t know of anyone who has said anything about how delightful Nancy Pelosi is at brunch. She might be a great lady. The point is not that she’s no good but that she’s no good for the country.
GLENN: Yeah, I don’t really care about
STU: She’s hurting the country with her policies.
GLENN: Nobody see, this is what the left wants to do. The left, believe me, someday I think I have probably four books that need to be published and they will be published either upon my death or when I’m just ready to just disappear. One of them is on the media, things I’ve learned. Another one is on politics and things I’ve learned. Another one is you want threats? Let me show you the volumes of threats. The left would like to cut people’s heads off. This is a favorite one: Rape and molest your children? They will do anything to shut you up. Anything to shut you up. I don’t want to shut Nancy Pelosi up. She has a right to say whatever she wants. Live within the Constitution and have an honest debate. That’s all I want. That’s all I want.
PAT: One of the biggest problems I think we have in this country is that we’ve allowed the left to reposition what hateful rhetoric is. We are opposed to policies and that’s what we talk about every day. Sometimes we do it in a colorful way, but when we’re talking about
GLENN: But so do they. So does everyone.
PAT: Of course they do. Of course they do. And when you say that Nancy Pelosi is disregarding the will of the American people, that’s not hateful rhetoric. That’s fact!
GLENN: When I say that these, that Van Jones is a communist, that’s not hateful rhetoric.
PAT: That’s fact.
GLENN: Those are his words. When I say Jim Wallis is a Marxist, that’s not hateful rhetoric. Those are his words. When I say Andy Stern loves to have the workers of the world unite, was a part of SDS, the Students For Democratic Society, those are not hateful, that’s not hateful rhetoric. Those are facts. When I lay out the case on Barack Obama like we did last night on television, that’s not hateful. There is not a single judgment of the man. Is he a good man or a bad man. Not once have I judged him as a good man or a bad man. What I’m trying to do is expose who he is. You can expose who I am because I made a decision when I first got back, when I honestly when I damn near lost my soul, came to the end and realized I either have to find a way to hold onto my soul and be happy or I’m going to die. I decided that I would do everything I could do put my life back. Well, I did that in 1999. I did everything I could. Now, I was not a perfect man, nor am I a perfect man today. But I do everything I can to put my life back in order. You want to expose me for who I am? That’s okay. We’ll have an honest debate. I’ll tell you exactly what I think. I’ll tell you exactly what I believe. I’ll tell you exactly what policies I think should be done, and you can combat that. But that’s not what these people want to do. They just want to destroy you. And they do not want their policies, their principles, the things that they believe in exposed. Why does America want transparency? Because anything that is happening behind closed doors we need to know about. We need to know about it. I’ll tell you the things that happened behind closed doors with me. I’ll tell you those things. I’ll tell you that I’m not a perfect person. I’ve made mistakes in my life. I’ve already told you all of those things, but I did something about those things, and I changed my life. The things I don’t tell you now, I don’t tell you for security reasons. It is a bizarre world. It is an upside down, inside out, quantum physics world. But I promise you this: Because of who these people are, they will expose themselves. Now, the question is, we’ve lived beyond our means far too long. We wanted to take the easy way out far too long, and our country is on the eve of destruction, whether that be from the Republicans or the Democrats that spend us into oblivion, it is the eve of destruction in America. How do we fix it? With the truth. Not with guns. Not with riots. With the truth. You must start telling the truth in your own life to yourself. Stop lying to yourself. Stop lying to your family. Stop lying to others. If you are, stop it. Stop it. The truth will set us free. And the truth look. If you are a God fearing person and you believe it requires you to believe two things, and maybe you don’t, but I do. One, I believe in God. Two, I believe rights come from man and this Constitution and the founding of this nation were divinely inspired. These are God’s rights and God’s freedoms. Now, what we’ve done with them in the last 200 and some years is on our heads. We have pissed them away. We have treated them like garbage, but in the end and this is why we will be destroyed for it if we don’t turn our ways. In the end they belong to him. So if we appreciate those rights, if we do the right thing, we are going to have to pay for a consequence because I’m sorry, not everybody gets a trophy just for participation. We’re going to have to pay the consequence for our living and mistreating these rights. But in the end have no fear because nothing will thwart him because these are his rights. This was his Constitution. This is his country for his purposes. Not ours. And nothing, nothing will thwart him in the end. We are quite honestly in many ways pawns in a battle that has been raging since the beginning of man. Take yourself out of the hapless pawn and be part of the solution. And the only way that that happens is if you first tie yourself to him and the only way you can do that is tie yourself to the truth.