GLENN: Stu, can we get this anchor on? I think she asks some of the best questions I've heard. Finally somebody had the cojones to ask Barack Obama or Joe Biden an actual question.
STU: Yeah, we'll look into it. I don't know if she is doing press or not, if she wants any more attention but we will take a look at it.
GLENN: She should. Finally somebody -- you know, let me just say this real quick. The press is playing a very, very dangerous game, very dangerous game. They are playing a game right now that they are hoping that Barack Obama will come in and they will take away the alternative media. I really, truly believe this is what's going on. They are convincing themselves, as I heard Rush Limbaugh say the other day on Fox, he said, you know, they just want to show that they still have power, that they can still pick an election and pick a winner. I think that's true but I think it goes deeper than that. I think they also know that the Fairness Doctrine is coming and if they can clear the deck of any competition. The New York Times has been relegated to junk bond status. The New York Times. The New York Times is going out of business. Mark my words. They will be too important and too big to fail. So then they will be directly in bed with the government. They are positioning themselves and warning. Be careful what you wish for, reporters. Be careful what you wish for, journalists, be careful what you wish for, media corporations, because I think you are about to get it. And if you really think that the people who tell us global warming, global warming, the science is settled and you need to shut your mouth, you need to be, that you are akin to a Holocaust denier. If you think that's going to help freedom of speech to give those people power, you are going to enjoy a freedom of speech like you've never seen before, unless you've reported on things in Venezuela. You know, things like Sean Penn visiting. Or if you've reported on something in Putin's Russia. So here's a brave anchor that asks legitimate questions of Joe Biden this weekend. Here it is.
VOICE: Senator Obama now famously told Joe the plumber he wanted to spread his wealth around. A Gallup poll showed 84% of Americans prefer government focus on improving government positions and creating more jobs in the U.S. as opposed to distributing wealth. Isn't Senator Obama's comment a potentially crushing political blunder?
BIDEN: Absolutely not. The only person who has spread the wealth around has been George Bush and John McCain's tax policy. They have devastated the middle class. For the first time since --
GLENN: Stop. I just have to tell you, the only one who has spread the wealth around is George Bush's tax cuts. Wait a minute. What? That's what Obama says he wants to do. He wants to share the wealth with the tax cuts. How is that spreading it around? I thought spreading it around to you guys is a good thing. He goes on to battle nonsense but here it is.
BIDEN: The American people make over 21% of the income in America. That wasn't the way before George Bush became President. All we want is the middle class to once again have a fighting chance. That's why we focus all of our efforts regardless, give them a tax break. And John McCain doubles down on Bush's tax cut. That's $300 billion in new tax cuts for the largest corporations in America and the wealthiest Americans. We don't think that's --
GLENN: Stop just a second. That's just because what you're giving $3,000 bonuses to anybody who creates a job in America. $3,000 one-time bonus? That's not going to get any corporation in America. Maybe, maybe a small, small business will create a job, but I doubt it. I seriously doubt it. Not even possible, especially when you're talking about giving the unions all of the powers. This is not going to create any jobs. A $3,000 -- you are darn right they should -- we have the second highest tax rate on the planet Earth. Why do you think they are going to India? We have litigation. It's impossible to fire people. Healthcare is out of control. Litigation is out of control. Why the hell do you think -- it's common sense. Clear the way for businesses. And I don't mean just the businesses, that while you hate them, you seem to be ringing the bell that they are all too big to fail. I mean clear the decks for small businesses. Clear the decks for people who have dreams. Clear the decks for people who do it. Clear the decks for people who get up every morning and bust their ass. And why do they bust their ass? Because no matter what you people in Washington try to tell us, no matter what your community organizers try to tell us, we still believe we can make it. We still believe that in this country it provides the opportunity that if you get up early and you work late and you work hard, you'll be able to do it. Get out of the way of those people, the people who are actually working hard every day, that aren't looking for a handout, that don't want a handout, that are insulted by a handout. Get out of the way of the people who know if you hand anything out, you're gonna expect something in return, and I don't want anything from you, Uncle Sam. I want smooth roads. I want our country to have safety. When you can get those two things right, maybe we'll talk about you doing a little more. In the meantime, get those two things mastered before you start asking me to call you master.
He goes on about Marxism. Listen to this.
VOICE: You may recognize this famous quote: From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. That's from Karl Marx. How is Senator Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around?
BIDEN: Are you joking? Is this a joke?
BIDEN: Or is that a real question?
VOICE: That's a question.
BIDEN: He is not spreading the wealth around. He is talking about giving the middle class an opportunity to get back the tax breaks they used to have. What is --
GLENN: Stop just a second. Could you do me a favor, Stu? First of all, George Bush gave tax cuts to everybody.
GLENN: Dan, could you give me the audio from Joe the plumber. I don't want to quote it. I want you to hear about it. He's not talking about spreading the wealth around is Joe Biden's remark. Listen carefully to the words of Barack Obama as he's talking to Joe the plumber.
VOICE: This man's going to tax me more, isn't he?
OBAMA: It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they have got a chance at success, too. I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.
GLENN: Stop. I think when you spread the wealth around... I can't -- America, I'm begging you, when are you going to wake up? Not you. Not you. I know you've been awake and you've been so frustrated. You can't take it, either. I'm asking you to go ask your -- America, stand up. America, let your voice be heard. Let your voice be heard in the traditional American way, even a ballot box. But wake those dummies up. Wake those people up. I'm sorry for calling them dummies. Wake those people up who you know have gone back to sleep because they believe all of them are like this. Oh, they are going to do whatever they want anyway. Wake those people up, if they have been so tired from busting their butt every day and not being able to get ahead. Wake those people up and say, I know it's easy for you to go to sleep. I know you don't want to look at this. I know you don't believe the media anymore. I know you don't know what to believe is true, but listen to your gut. Do you believe we are in troubled times. Do you believe in the Constitution anymore. Go back to the question with Marx where she quotes Marx, each according to his -- from each according to his ability. In other words, the more you can make, the more I can take. To each according to his need. I take it from you, you make more, I take more; you make less, I give you more. It is a flattening. It is giving trophies to everybody that runs the race. There are no winners; there are no losers. There are winners. There are losers. Losers are the ones that don't try. Losers are the ones who say I can't make it. Losers are the ones who say the system's stacked against me. The system has been stacked against people for all time. Only God can even out the system. And God never, never, never has said take it from someone else. God says to you as an individual, give it to someone else. Give it to someone else.
Someone like Barack Obama will then say, yes, exactly right, that's what Jesus did. He was the ultimate community organizer. No, he wasn't! He never said have the government force you to give it to the government so they could give it to someone else. The only person that should be in your way is God. No one. Remember the food chain that professor of law, which he is not a professor of law but nobody seems to correct him on that -- Barack Obama seems to misunderstand is that in the food chain according to our founding fathers, God is number one, people are number two and government is number three. In Barack Obama's world, God he may say is number one but for a lot of people that believe in Marxism, God doesn't exist. God is only for the weak. So government replaces God. And even if you do believe in God and you're a Marxist or you're a progressive, to quote Hillary Clinton, in the early 20th century definition -- look it up. It would scare the pants off you. And you do believe in God -- you still put government between the people and God. Government doesn't tell me when the debate is settled. Government doesn't tell me what to think. Government doesn't teach my children. Government doesn't tell me when I can own a gun. Government doesn't tell me anything. I speak for myself. I'm in charge of my own destiny. I am in charge. God doesn't even make the choices for me. For anybody who's religious, you'll recognize someone trying to take away your choices, someone who is trying to take away and put someone in between so we can all finish together, we can all come back safe and sound, that none of us will have a booboo or a scraped knee or any kind of pain. You'll recognize that plan. Long before Obama or Karl Marx or anybody else had that idea, that plan was first forwarded in the spiritual world by, what was his -- oh, I remember, Satan. Lord God, give me the glory and I will bring all of your children home to you. I will return them all safely. No. No was the answer. No was the answer.
Some of them are going to have a tough time but they've got to make it through by themselves. They have to prove themselves. Obama is either trying to play God or he's trying to play the role of Jesus, the great redeemer, the redeeming power, the great equalizer, the holders of the keys of the atonement. He's neither. He's a politician. He might be the next President of the United States. That's all he is. That's all he is.