This morning on radio, Glenn discussed a new Gallup poll released, saying that the number of Americans who believe human cloning, polygamy, extramarital affairs, and suicide are morally acceptable “are now reaching record highs.” A frustrated Glenn found himself questioning just how much people have thought this through, saying, “We don't even know what morally acceptable means.”
Rush transcript of this segment below:
GLENN: Here's another why I think the people of the world no longer respect America. And this is on us. This is truly on us.
Honestly, what do we stand for anymore?
PAT: Yeah, I mean, it's not truth, justice, and the American way.
GLENN: No, it's not truth in our banking sector. It's not truth in our business. The American way has been totally soiled. You know, if you're over in America -- if you're over in Europe or any other part, you're almost kind of ashamed to be an American in a way.
PAT: Morally, spiritually.
GLENN: Yeah. Listen to this. New Gallup poll released on Monday find that Americans that believe human cloning, polygamy, having extramarital affairs, and suicide are morally acceptable are now reaching record highs. So it's morally acceptable to have a extramarital affair. It's morally acceptable to be in a polygamous relationship. It's morally acceptable to clone humans. We don't even know what morally acceptable means. You're coming and saying, we've really thought this through. We can clone humans. It's morally acceptable. I can guarantee you no American has even thought that one through. You clone a human, you're talked about 'The Island'. You remember the movie 'The Island'?
PAT: I love that movie.
STU: Standing on an island on that particular opinion. Not a hit. Not a hit.
PAT: I don't know it was a huge hit. But it was a good.
GLENN: I liked it.
STU: It was okay.
PAT: I quote the Island a lot.
STU: That's what I mean. You guys talk about it a lot.
GLENN: That's the first time I brought it up.
STU: You brought it up a million times.
JEFFY: You brought it up.
STU: What's the quirky thing in there that you always refer to?
PAT: Isn't it the Ewan McGregor thing, where his urine is tested when he goes to the bathroom in the morning, so he can't have bacon that day. Right? Because his sodium level was too high.
GLENN: Oh, that's happening. You know where that's happening? Your house. Your wife will put that in. Pat, you had bacon. You didn't tell me you had bacon. Why did you have bacon?
PAT: You're telling me the government won't do that with the Michelle Obama thing and the Michael Bloomberg stuff? That's absolutely on the way. They have the technology. And they'll do that to us. They will. And now you have cloning being acceptable with 15 percent of -- I mean, that's still not a huge number.
GLENN: It's a record high. We're growing in the wrong way.
PAT: We are for sure.
STU: The Island, $126 million to make, grossed 35 million.
PAT: Not exceptional.
GLENN: Not as exceptional as --
PAT: Could have done better. Could have done better.
GLENN: A little bit. Was probably not making a lot of people happy.
PAT: Probably didn't do Titanic-like numbers.