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.


 

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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