Glenn Beck: Gov. Blagojevich had 4% approval rating


Profile of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. So Governor Blagojevich has a 4% approval rating and you know what's amazing to me? I have not heard the media take this guy apart like they took Senator Palin apart. Have you heard anybody saying how stupid this guy is? I mean, look how stupid and arrogant this guy is. Well, let me ask you, do you think he's arrogant or stupid? I don't think he's dumb. I don't think you can be a governor and be stupid. Well, maybe you could be if you've got a 4% approval rating but -- no, because you can't be evil and stupid, either, you know? You can't be a master criminal. This guy got away with it for a long time. He can't be stupid. He's arrogant. Who makes a phone call -- I mean, the only thing he didn't do is use a bullhorn: Yeah, so just want to let everybody know in the building that Senate seat's for sale, huh? Just let me know if you're interested.

I mean, it's amazing how arrogant this guy was and I think that's just because, you know, you're in the system. I mean, look at what's his face? Block this guy's name out of my mind: Charlie Rangel. I mean, how arrogant is he now? Nobody's doing anything. I swear to you if Blagojevich, if he gets off like -- I hate to use this one in talking about Eliot Spitzer. If he doesn't go to jail like Eliot Spitzer doesn't go to jail, "Well, there's no reason, hasn't the state suffered enough." I swear, these guys, these people who are destroying our nation through corruption, they should spend the rest of their lives in jail. You have been betrayed the public trust. The rest of their lives in jail. There should be a stockade in front of our statehouses and our capitol in Washington, a stockade. There should be a stockade in front of the White House. There shouldn't be a bigger crime than going in and serving the public trust, you know? It's like these molestation cases. There shouldn't be a bigger case, there shouldn't -- especially if you're like, you know, a minister, a priest or somebody like that, a teacher and you molested children. The worst penalty you can get, because not only have you done that but the community trusted you. Same thing -- I mean, you can be a dirtbag in your own private life but now you've been a dirtbag and you've drug all of us and especially these times when we don't trust anybody.

Honestly ask yourself this question and answer it in your head. I mean, you can answer lout but you notice I can't hear you. But answer this question. Out of all the people in public life, out of all the people, who do you trust? Is there anybody? And if so, how many names come to mind when you say, "I believe I can trust this person." I believe -- I mean, do you do that anymore? I don't trust -- let me see if I can think. Let me think this through. I don't think I trust anyone in the media, and it's not that I think that they're bad or evil. I think some of them are. But I don't think many of them really get it, you know? Some of the really good guys that I know in the media, I don't think they get it. They're not -- they don't have a wide enough scope and so you can't really trust what they're saying because they're looking at the tree and not the forest. You know I go, "Hey, guys, yes, you're right on that, okay, good." But you're missing the point. Who in public life, who as a servant do you trust?

When you see Blagojevich do this, do you say to yourself, "Jeez, they're all like that"? Because that's not true. Instead maybe we should flip it around and go, the guy had a 4% approval rating. That says something about the people of Illinois, than I mean, it may have been too late. You pit him in office. But you knew. Your gut told you this guy's a dirtbag.

Stu, did you look up the approval rating for -- who has 4% approval rating or what has 4% approval rating?

STU: There's not much. We found that 4% of people approve of violent demonstrations. We found that -- 

GLENN: Who approves of that? What does that mean? Isn't that terror?

STU: It's certainly at least borderline terror. I mean, you're -- 

GLENN: Yeah. So in other words, I can do with these -- again, here I am in my hometown of Seattle -- these freaks that go out in the streets and they just, they're violent because, you know, the global... whatever. Right, right.

STU: Yes. Then you've got -- 

GLENN: By the way, you know what? You global, antiglobal whatever, you got some good points. If you'd put down the rocks, the Molotov cocktails, you know, the black hoods and everything else, you might be able to convince a few more people. Anyway.

STU: 4% of Muslims approved of the Iraq war in the middle of it.

GLENN: Wait, wait. How come that -- that goes back to who do you trust. How come you never heard that stat before?

STU: That 4% of Muslims approved of the Iraq war?

GLENN: American Muslims?

STU: I believe so. I'm taking bits and pieces here. I believe that's what it said. 4% of whites approved of interracial marriage in 1958. Then you've got -- now, he didn't quite have the approval -- 

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Hang on just a second. My grandparents, I mean back in the Seventies they were kind of old. You know what I mean? The Eighties they were old. My grandfather died in 1980. So he was old. So he grew up in those. I mean, his form of not being a racist -- I love this -- was, "You know, I don't care what anybody says. Those coloreds just aren't that bad of people." Okay, grandpa. Thank you. Thank you. But I remember the argument, at least in my family from my grandfather was you can't have interrace marriage because of the children, and I think back in 1970 that might have been, you know, something that you could say. I remember hearing that and thinking, "I think everybody should just have children with somebody from another race so then we're just all one." You know what I mean? Then the race thing is over because it's the dumbest argument I've ever heard. But now I mean, 4 -- that's today, 4%? Or no, that was -- 

STU: 1958, 4% approved of interracial marriage.

GLENN: What is it now? I wonder if it's 4% are still against it? I bet it's higher than that.

STU: You know, I kind of pulled this out. I think it was in the 90s now that approve of it but I don't remember what the exact number was.

GLENN: So it's like 10%.

STU: I don't know. There might have been some that didn't know, Glenn, they were undecided.

GLENN: I don't know, I've been thinking about this one for a while and I just don't know.

STU: But Glenn, we should look at the negatives here. He did outdo some other things.

GLENN: 4% approval rating, what did he outdo?

STU: 3% of people approve of full page pop-up ads on the Internet. 3% of people approve of cell phone use in a movie theater.

GLENN: I want to kill those people.

STU: 3% of people approve -- 

GLENN: By the way, hang on just a second. I was at a stage show. I don't remember what city it was. And somebody's cell phone in, like, the first two rows was ringing and, like, was ringing and then they wouldn't do anything about it and, like, everybody was looking around. And then, like, the show would go on and, like, five minutes later. And it was one of those (humming a tune). So I'm on stage going, "And then my mother, she..." I wanted to stop the show and just go, "Could you just turn your cell phone off, please, just, I mean, I'm having a hard time concentrating here." That would have got a huge applause.

STU: Apparently from 97% of the people.

GLENN: You know what would have happened? I think the entire audience, I would just go, can you turn off your entire cell phone and I think the whole audience would have went... (humming tune).

'The Fedcoin is HERE': Glenn Beck reveals what the Fed was up to while YOU weren’t watching

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While Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving last Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Reserve moved forward with its "Central Bank Digital Currency" program, and that wasn't the only controversial policy that was rolled out while you weren’t watching.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck reviewed the latest financial stories you may have missed over the holiday weekend, including how Biden's pause on student loan payments may be extended again and yet another sketchy Hunter Biden investment.

"You might have missed what happened Wednesday afternoon at the Fed," Glenn began. "They started their CBDC, Central Bank Digital Currency. Yes, the Fedcoin is here. Now they rolled it out on Wednesday — I mean, that was the only day they could do it, you know, because they've been denying that any of this stuff was happening. But they could only get it [launched] when no one was paying attention. So they rolled it out, and it's in its beta test now."

"By the way, India just rolled out its retail pilot program for digital rupees as well. But don't worry," he continued. "Maybe we should start having the conversation of, 'Gosh, this looks like the mark of the beast.' I mean, doesn't it? But surely it's not. Of course not. Not from the U.S. government. They never do anything underhanded or evil. Never."

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BIGGER than Tiananmen Square? Here's what the China protests are REALLY about

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China has been locking its citizens down for over two years under its zero-COVID policy, and it's becoming more and more clear that this isn’t just about COVID but something much more serious: slavery and control. Now it looks like many citizens have had enough. Protests are currently spreading throughout China and, unlike during the Tiananmen Square protests, the word is getting out.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck looked into the protests' "real motivations," explained how they’re different from the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, and predicted how these events are a "game-changer for the entire world."

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The American Journey Experience is the new home of the car Orson Welles gave to Rita Hayworth. Orson Welles gave this car to his future wife Rita Hayworth for her 24th birthday.

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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