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GLENN: There's a story today. You'll see it on the front page of the Drudge Report. Here comes the Fairness Doctrine, gang. The Fairness Doctrine is coming. They are going to do everything they can to silence our voices. And if you don't think so if you think that's just a lot of hot air -- well, speaking of hot air, the science is settled. They didn't even have a conversation with anybody. They refused to have a debate with anyone because the debate has been settled. What do you think the debate is going to be like after they win with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Murtha, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Ted Kennedy, all of these incredible liberal people. They thought that it was a shift to the left on the last election. Don't you see what the messages we're sending these people.
Can you tell me, please help me. What the hell is wrong with America what the hell happened to America? Do we need an alarm clock? How big does the alarm clock have to be? I swear, I'm looking for the guy with the bells, the bells. I mean, I can't stop hearing the bells. How is it that we can have a guy who is a socialist and people know he's a socialist? "Oh, well, it's change." Yeah, that's change all right. Boy is that ever change. What do you think they are going to do when they get in? Inspire, transform, you know, to that new generation that's coming.
Colin Powell says because he's reaching out all across America. I don't even know what the hell that means. Of course he's reaching all across America. He's running for President of the United States. What, is he going to go, "No, I'm only talking to Tennessee." He's reaching out across America. He's reaching for our wallets all across America. Because of who he is. Barack Obama? What do you mean because of who he is? Because he actually had a tough upbringing, made something of himself and then spends his whole life convincing others that they can't make it without him? I mean, it doesn't make any sense. Because of his rhetorical abilities. Oh, because of his rhetorical abilities. Oh, okay. Well, he went with Barack Obama, I was basing my vote on his rhetorical abilities, I was going to go with Mark Twain. Because of his rhetorical, he has both style and substance. Now, you're describing John F. Kennedy. That's the standard of being successful President, being an exceptional President. What's the standard? I don't even know. He also has two other reasons for not liking -- for going with Barack Obama. He didn't like Palin as the VP choice, and he said "I would have difficulty with two more conservative appointments to the Supreme Court." What? How could you possibly -- are you conservative? What are you talking about you'd have a problem with two more conservative -- excuse me? I don't want a conservative on the Supreme Court. I want a constitutionalist. I want a strict constructionist. Somebody who actually knows the name of some of the signers of the Constitution. What do you think?
Oh, my gosh. Stu, did blood shoot out of your eyes? Did it just come right -- how far? Were you looking in the eyes of your lovely wife and she's like, Stu, you got blood all over me."
STU: Yeah, that's the problem. When you watch the news over the weekend, you're bound to get blood all over the room or you are bound -- it's bound to go all over the new furniture. You know, something's going to happen. I don't even understand it. I mean, it's like, you know, we knew, as someone who -- you know, as people who watch this stuff all the time we knew that, you know, Colin Powell was not exactly a hard core conservative but you just -- like it doesn't even seem. You read the list of the reasons he presented on Meet the Press. Where are they? Where's the substance in his reasoning for this endorsement?
GLENN: It's a new generation coming.
STU: It seemed like, honestly like a 14-year-old's, you know, list of requirements.
GLENN: No, he's a transformational figure.
STU: They are all hope and change, are they not?
GLENN: No, because of who he is.
STU: Because of who he is? What does that mean?
GLENN: No, because of his rhetorical abilities.
STU: Is that hope or change? I'm not sure which one.
GLENN: I'm not sure what it is. I mean, look, you know, here's the thing. I think that the Barack Obama campaign has a few of these coming and I think they are just going to start dogpiling here. I think these people are just going to start coming out of the woodwork, people that you trust. You know, again I know that everybody says, "Oh, Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin, she's a moron." Let me tell you something. Out of all of them, Sarah Palin is the only one I would really go out and campaign for. And people say, she can't handle what's going on. Well, neither can these people! Do you -- I mean, look at the things that we have going on in this country. Look at the things that are going on. You know, we look at our congress and we expect our congressmen to deal with the issues of the day. The issues of the day? The issues of the day is radical Islam trying to kill us. The issues of the day is possible Weimar Republic from the printing presses and the digitization of our money supply that the Treasury department and the Fed has done. The issues of the day? Running out of energy. The issues of the day. Barack Obama says he wants to outlaw and make CO2 a pollutant. The issues of the day? England. England actually talking about the family, too big, because of the food supply. People should reduce the size of their family. "Well, I'm going to go smother my -- I'm going to go smother a couple of my teenagers to help. The issues of the day? The issues of the day of trying to knit this country back together.
You know, I don't know if anybody saw that Jon Stewart interview, or the Jon Stewart comedy tour that he was up. I think it was up in Boston where he told Sarah Palin to F off? He told her to F off because, oh, here we go again with the small towns in America are the real America. Well, you know what? They are. They are. And only people that are arrogant, so unbelievably arrogant, closed-minded and never leave a big city understand that.
You know, there is something to be said for the America that has been left in the dust and ridiculed and made fun of. Thomas Jefferson talked about farmers. He trusted farmers. Well, you know what? Maybe that's because they had pitchforks, but I'd like to see congress have a few more farmers in it. I'd like to see the White House have a couple of farmers there. I'd like to see my grandfather standing there in the Oval Office the whole time and going, "Well, wait a minute, that doesn't -- what the hell are you guys even talking about? That doesn't make any sense. There's something about the kindness of America. There's something about the rallying together that happens in small towns all the time but is lost on towns like New York and Los Angeles. It took 9/11 to rally a town. In small towns all across America, New York, it needs something to size of 9/11. In small towns all across America it means, it means that Mrs. Holt has cancer. There's something to be said. America is the greatest country on the Earth, but we have turned that into, because of our economic power, because of our military might. We've become the policemen of the entire world, and we have become hated for it. Exactly what happens in our big cities but not our small towns. Our big cities, our police force is hated. Why? Why? Because of political correctness, in some cases because of corruption. In our small towns, our police officers are our friends, our sheriffs are our friends. They are our neighbors. They are here to help us. Our children look up to them. Well, we have become the New York City or the Los Angeles PD of the world. We just look like bullies. There's nothing about protect and serve. We've got to reconnect. We've got to reconnect with that small town that Jon Stewart apparently hates so much. We've got to reconnect with that small town that lives in big cities. We've got to reconnect. We are a beacon. That's why so many people look to the United States. That's why we have so many people attacking us all the time. That's why we have changed the world. We're a beacon for our entire existence. People have looked over across the oceans and seen us and went, "Wow." They don't now, and it's not just our foreign policy.
What do we stand for? I told you after 9/11 we're in bed with Saudi Arabia, we're in bed with Egypt. Of course they hate us in the Middle East. What do we stand for? We don't stand for anything. We'll get into bed with damn near the literal devil for oil. We're going to give people freedom? What does freedom mean anymore? What does freedom mean? We've got to reconnect with the real principles. This is a divine land. This is a land that was preserved for a special purpose. If you go back and you read the history of this land and you'll see every time somebody came to our shore, every time somebody came to our shore and it became about gold and wealth and power and manipulation, they were destroyed, every single time. The Lord has preserved this land for a special purpose. Well, if we become about greed and wealth, believe me as a guy who, man, I've been humbled and I've asked for humility. Lord, help me be a humble man. Oh, never ask for that unless you really want it because he's got a humility hammer that he just starts hammering you on the head with.
To be a real beacon we need to know what's real. We have to know that we're in charge. We have no know what freedom means. We have to look at these polls. Nobody's saying, well, Barack Obama, this is oppressive government. He's going to take away our right to speak if we disagree with the Fairness Doctrine. He's going to take money away from some people and give it to other people. You work hard for every single dollar that you have. 40% think of, 40% of the population, think of the people that you run into every day that you think, how does this person even keep their job? How does this person even make it to the convenience store? How does this person -- they are so unbelievably inept, how do they make it? How do they get hired at this fast food restaurant? Those are the people that are going to be taking money directly out of your pocket, and the middleman is Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. They are going to take money out of your pocket and put it into the pocket of the people that have screwed up your order every time you go there! And apparently the rest of the world -- the rest of the country is thinking our problems are so big that we can't handle them. You know what? I just, I don't know what to do. I'm busy taking care of my family. I'm just busy. I just want to be left alone. I don't want to listen to it anymore. That's what they're counting on. Our problems are not that big. I can't tell you the number of people who are in the financial, in the financial world who have come to me. I mean, first was two weeks ago, a friend of mine who said, Glenn, I've been making fun of you behind your back for a long time because you don't have any financial -- you don't know. You don't know what you're talking about. He said I'll never -- he just told me in this weekend: I will never doubt you again on this. Said, how did you know? Because the world is not as complex as you think it is. There are only about five things that we have to believe in. It's not that complex. It's right and wrong. It's common sense. And when everybody starts to make it so unbelievably complex, that's where we go wrong because you start compromising and you start saying, well, okay, yeah, it is complex, we do need that oil; so let's go in there and maybe we can be friends with these people. You can't do it! And for us to survive, which we will, and for us to do more than survive but to thrive and to be that beacon, that shining city on hill again, we're going to need to learn that. And unless America has a leg up, we're going to learn it the hard way. Because again, the Lord doesn't have a hard time just doling that one out. "Here you go. Oh, you didn't get it? Okay. I'll wake you up." I'd much rather wake up on my own, and we have time to do it. Those with eyes will see. Those with ears will hear. Hello. Are your friends hearing?