Are we the country of Nancy Pelosi?
GLENN: Let me go to Al in Miami. Hello, Al, you're on the Glenn Beck program.
CALLER: How are you doing?
GLENN: Yes, go ahead, Al.
CALLER: Hey, I listen to your show. I'm an independent and I'm kind of disappointed because it sounds to me like either you're with us or you're a communist and --
GLENN: Sorry you --
CALLER: How do you think you are going to get the country to, as you would like, come together? We're basically a 50/50 country. I guess 50% of us are communist.
GLENN: No, I didn't say that at all and I'm sorry you interpreted it that way.
CALLER: That's the way I interpreted it.
GLENN: Well, I'm sorry that you interpreted it that way, Al. Let me explain the reality. You can continue on with your own interpretation or you can gather the facts. Would you like the facts?
CALLER: Well, I will listen to what you have to say.
GLENN: Well, I appreciate that opportunity, Al. Do you believe that Nancy Pelosi is centrist? Okay, Al. Well, apparently we're not having a conversation. Al? Okay, now he's listening to the radio. Okay, can't have a conversation with you, Al. Do you think she's centrist? The answer is no, she's not a centrist. Do you believe that Barack Obama is a centrist? No. The fact is he is the farthest left of anyone in congress. He is the most liberal in congress. But that's not the center. Al, that's not the center. You are right. America is the center and I said Barack Obama people are saying that he's going to govern from the center. And if that is true, that's great. Great. And I will support him. Without betraying my own values, I will support him. I will support him as the President, I will support every policy that he forwards that doesn't force me to betray my values. You can label it any way you want. I do label it Marxism when you are talking about the redistribution of wealth. Now, you may say that's hate mongering, you may say, well, how are you going to unite. I cannot unite around Marxism. And redistribution of wealth is Marxism. Look it up. Anyone who is saying we're going to redistribute the wealth and anyone who says they want the Constitution changed to take those blocks away is a Marxist. I don't believe that's where America is.
I said earlier on the program, Al, but you don't want to apparently have the conversation, and you don't really listen. We're not the country of Jerry Falwell and we're not the country of Barack Obama, or I should say Nancy Pelosi because Barack Obama appears to be somebody who he's never been before. Let's take him at his face value that he's going to be a uniter, that he's going to rule from the center. Great. That's fantastic. I hope it's true. We're not Nancy Pelosi, we're not, you know, Jimmy Swaggart or anybody like that. We're in the center. We're center-right. Right now we're afraid. And when people are afraid, they panic. We have also raised a generation of people who have given trophies to their kids who came in 18th place. We have told them that there's nothing to strive for. You get it anyway, just by showing up, kid. "Look at you, you're special." No, you're not. No, you're not. Everybody is the same. It's what you do with your life. It's the choices that you make. We're all given the same kind of opportunity. We don't have the same skills. We don't have the same work ethic. We don't get the same results, but we have the same opportunity. That we can all agree on, I think, Al. I'd like to hear your response, but you didn't want to have a conversation. The first thing we have to do is have an actual conversation with each other. Thanks for your call.