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GLENN: I didn't watch the White House health special last night. I was at my daughter's graduation and I don't think I missed anything. I don't know if anybody saw it. I mean, whatever. It's a ‑‑ I'm not getting bogged down in it because I think it's misdirection, myself. And by the way, if anybody thought that there was something weird going on with the White House and ABC, it's not. It turns out that the director of communications for the office of White House health reform since last month is the former ABC News correspondent Linda Douglass who left journalism last year to join the Obama campaign and so that's all it is, just an ABC journalist that's, you know, there at the Obama campaign. That's no big deal. But, you know, NBC is a little upset that ABC got the gig, you know, and they have been doing all the work. They are like, wait a minute, you're redistributing the wealth here. I mean, this is ‑‑ what are you doing? We did all the work. Why should ABC get the gravy? And I guess they have a special tonight?
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GLENN: You know what, I have to tell you something. Did anybody see or hear any of the clips today of the doctors that were on? You know, I was sitting there in the audience and I think he was the smartest man in the room. I actually heard that: I believe Barack Obama was the smartest man in the room. Really? What a surprise. And you were asked to go attend this at the White House. Who would have seen that coming?
I have talked to two doctors in the last two days and we've gotten around to, you know, the end of the visit of healthcare, and both of them ‑‑ and I know one of them is liberal. Both of them have said, it's going to destroy medicine. I don't know how people are going to be I don't know how people are going to be doctors anymore, we're going to have a shortage of doctors because the good ones are going to get out because they are not going to put up with it. Is it a coincidence that they are starting to back out of Medicaid now, Medicare? They are just not taking those patients anymore? People are just like, whatever, I'm just not going to do it anymore; I just don't need it. And now the government is starting to clamp down on them? You are not going to have good healthcare.
So enough said because that is a distraction because that's not what's next on the agenda. What's next on the agenda is cap and trade. I told you yesterday that one of these days you are going to wake up and, you know, America will be different. I believe that happened under George W. Bush. I believe that is ‑‑ I mean, Barney Frank last night on O'Reilly actually had the gall to say, what? We don't want to take away these companies. You know, abandoning capitalism, that was George W. Bush; that wasn't us. Well, you can stop it, Barney, if you think it's wrong. They don't think it's wrong. They just use ‑‑ and this is one of the reasons why I think John McCain would have been worse because it all would have been blamed on a so‑called conservative. No. He's a progressive conservative, whatever that means.
These guys are coming in and taking cap and trade. You are already, whether you know it or not ‑‑ and I think you do. I don't know if your neighbors do, but I think you do. You are already living in a different country than the one you were born in. You are already living in a different country than existed a year ago, and I believe that happened, that started to happen under George W. Bush. Now we haven't changed course. We've just increased the speed, the rate at which we are headed towards a gigantic progressive government that will not be financially solvent. We're just hurling in space at an unbelievable rate, but I've told you ‑‑ I started telling you this September, maybe, I said we're passing all of the exits and there are very few exits left. And this is what was so frustrating for me in the last 2 1/2, 3 years is I saw these things coming. I mean, it doesn't take ‑‑ all that's required to see this stuff is to just be willing to think the unthinkable, just be willing to think outside of the box.
David Buckner from Columbia, the first time I met him, I don't know if I've told you this but the first time I met him, he said, where did you get your education? I said, I didn't. And he said, I knew it. And I thought for a minute he was slamming me and I said, is that a slam? And he said, no. He said, I can't get my students to think like this. He said, because they're in this little tight little box. See, that's what a bad education does to you. A good education or a self‑education constantly encourages you to think and think the unthinkable and think out of the box and question everything. A so‑called good education puts you in a box and tells you the way things are. Doesn't tell you how to think. Tells you what to think. We just need to think out of the box. We need to be ‑‑ you know when I sat down at dinner with Stephen Moore a couple of years ago, I said these things are happening. He said, yes, but Glenn, for those things to happen, this, this, this and this would have to happen in Washington; And I said, you don't think they will do that? No, they are not crazy. No, they are not crazy. They are stupid, they are out of touch with the American people, they are out of touch with the Constitution, they are out of touch with business and all they care about is their own party, their own self‑interest or special interest. Of course they will do all of those things. You know, I'm not a guy actually who expects the worst. I really do. And people have written me and say why do you do these interviews and things where you know you are going to get hammered. Because I am an optimist. I actually believe that when I sit down with somebody that they will tell me the truth, that they will be a decent human being. In the end they still have to sleep at night. Where my pessimism comes is from Washington. I no longer will accept it from them. I no longer believe in them. I don't believe in any of them.