Glenn Beck: Dodd has 5 donors in his home state


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GLENN: There's boy, you know, Chris Dodd, Chris Dodd and what's his name, Roland Burris, they are sure doing a bang up job on raising a lot of money here for their Senate campaign. Senator Roland Burris, the guy who Blagojevich appointed, he has raised $845 for his reelection campaign and Chris Dodd, he has raised $4,250 from five people that live in Connecticut. There's only five people that live in Connecticut that have donated to Chris Dodd. Now here's the interesting thing. Chris Dodd may have only made $4,250 from five residents in Connecticut, but he has collected $604,745 from people living outside of the State of Connecticut. Why would you care about Chris Dodd if you live outside of the State of Connecticut? Why would you why do you want that? I mean, you know, let me ask you this question: Why is it legal to donate outside of the state? That's not even your representative. He has nothing to do with you. Oh, Stu's looking, rolling his eyes. "Yes, he does."

STU: I've got a good idea, good idea for the name of this bill, McCain/Feingold. Let's just start let's have more rules about where you can donate your own money.

GLENN: No. You know what, you know what, this is what the progressive movement changed the way we elect the Senate. This isn't the way the Senate was supposed to be elected. The founding fathers didn't want it elected this way. The progressive movement changed it. It was appointed by the governor. That's the way we did it. The legislature would get together and go, "You, you represent your state." And what they wanted to do is make sure that the senators were not beholden to Washington; they were beholden to the states. So the progressive movement changed that. Now these senators, they represent all of the people. No, they don't. They represent my state. They're supposed to have my state's interests, but they don't. What they represent now is the nation and the globe and what's the best for all of mankind. Well, what kind of control do you have on these guys? Why should somebody in California be able t o donate to Senator Chris Dodd?

STU: It's because it's their money and they should be able to do whatever they want with it within the realms of legitimate practice.

GLENN: So in other words wait a minute. So in other words, let me rephrase this: Why would you spend your money if you live in California trying to get Chris Dodd reelected in Connecticut?

STU: Because it is something that backs up your values. For example, there were conservatives who were raising money for specific in trouble conservative candidates in the House that were outside their district. Same thing with Democrats: They were raising money for people that they thought were in danger that weren't getting funding from

GLENN: The guy in Georgia, we talked to him. What's his name? That was

STU: Saxby Chambliss.

GLENN: Saxby Chambliss, yeah.

STU: It's because it is more important to them. It is more an extra senator is that important to Republicans and conservatives, and they wanted to put their money there; they should be able to put their money there.

GLENN: So is that a good thing? Because now you've got people in you've got $4,250 from five different people. Five people are like, "Okay, I'll give you $1,000."

STU: Not quite $1,000.

GLENN: Not quite $1,000. You've got five people in Connecticut and then you've got four people from around the country that is giving him over $600,000 for his reelection campaign. I mean, does that serve the people of Connecticut? No, it doesn't serve the people of Connecticut. And it also allows people to continue to get elected that shouldn't get elected. If you can't raise money from your own people, you shouldn't be able to do it.

STU: But don't you feel a little weird about trying to restrict

GLENN: Not at all.

STU: Really?

GLENN: Yes. Here's where I'll go. Here's where I'll go: You're right, we shouldn't restrict that at all. We shouldn't restrict that at all. What we should restrict is terms. You get one term, but buy, see you later.

STU: You know, that's a big that's one of your biggest points.

GLENN: Get these dirt balls out.

STU: You know, I understand that. I'm not 100% sure on that but I think

GLENN: Here's where I'm absolutely, here's where I'm absolutely sure. You get these slime balls out, and also I'm going to put term limits into here's a crazy idea the State Department and all of these bureaucratic administrative bullcrap that who are these people? Who are these people that are running the State Department? Who are these people that are running everything? They are all these think tank people, they are all these people that are elite Is that, "Oh, well, they know better than the president of the United States." I'm reading a book on and I've been reading it forever because it's not really pressing. It's my bathroom reader. It's Truman and the State of Israel and it's how he stuck to his guns on developing the State of Israel. He gets a very bad name with people. They say, well, he was just it's not worth explaining. He gets a bad name on it; I'm reading it. The point of it is the State Department was calling the shots. The State Department, they were doing everything they could to call the shots on this one.& nbsp; Now, maybe they were right, maybe they were wrong, I don't know, but the president of the United States answers to the people. The president of the United States and the congress, they are the ones that have to answer to the people. Who are all these faceless bureaucrats that are making all of these decisions? Who are they? Who are they? Get them out. Fire everybody in the State Department.

STU: You are the ultimate stimulus plan because you are firing everyone.


 

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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