Glenn Beck: Dodd has 5 donors in his home state

Glenn Beck is seen here on the Insider Webcam, an exclusive feature available only to Glenn Beck Insiders. Learn more...

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.


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.

George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who is remembered for his innovative and influential work in film, radio and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time and his work has had a great impact on American culture.

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.

Watch the video clip below. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn’s masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis, and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

On Friday, Mercury One hosted the 2022 ProFamily Legislators Conference at The American Journey Experience. Glenn Beck shared this wisdom with legislators from all across our nation. We must be on God’s side.

Winston Marshall assumed that he would be playing banjo with Mumford & Sons well into his 60s, but one tweet — simply recommending Andy Ngo's book — was all it took for the woke mob to attack. At first, Winston apologized, saying he "was certainly open to not understanding the full picture." But after doing some research, not to mention a whole lot of soul-searching, his conscience "really started to bother" him.

On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Winston opened up about the entire scandal, what he discovered in the wake of his cancellation, and why he's decided to put truth over career.

"I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I hadn't been wrong [when] I'd called the author brave," Winston said of Ngo. "Not only was he brave, he'd been attacked by Antifa mobs in Oregon, and he was then attacked again ... he's unquestionably brave. And so my conscience really started to bother me ... I felt like I was in some way excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel, well, then I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing that it doesn't exist," he added.

"Another point, by the way, that I found it very frustrating, was that that left-wing media in this country and in my country don't even talk about [Antifa]. We can all see this footage. We see it online," Winston continued. "But they don't talk about it, and that's part of my, I think, interest initially in tweeting about Andy's book. Because I think people need to see what's going on, and it's a blind spot there. ... CNN and MSNBC, they don't cover it. Biden in his presidential election said it was just 'an idea' that didn't exist. I mean, did he not see the courthouse in Oregon being burnt down?"

Watch the video clip below or find the full podcast with Winston Marshall here.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn’s masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis, and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.