Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government
by Glenn Beck
GLENN: Oh, yes. By the way, are we still beating Ted Kennedy's book? I'm not sure. Last night they had a book release party in New York, and Simon and Schuster was there and they came up to me and told me that we're the number one selling audio book, the number three selling audio book and the number eight selling audio book for now 15 weeks they told me. I thought they told me 13 but it's now 15 weeks at number one on the New York Times list is Common Sense. And I think except for Dan Brown, arguing with the idiots is the number one selling book. It's the number one nonfiction selling book at least yesterday on the first day of the release of Arguing With Idiots.
PAT: Figures, did you even mention those? Unbelievable.
GLENN: Yeah, huge.
GLENN: So we appreciate it and thank you so much. And it's just a great book. If you want to know all of the arguments on your idiot friends.
PAT: You sure did get slapped down by John McCain yesterday.
GLENN: Yeah, I did get slapped down.
PAT: He was honored to have you say nasty things about it. That's what a pariah you are.
PAT: (Laughing). And he loved your comparison to his hero Teddy Roosevelt. What a burn. You must be proud right now after the smackdown you got.
GLENN: Actually I am proud. Yeah, I am proud. See, you should read about John McCain's hero Teddy Roosevelt. In fact, you can find it on page 214 through 220 on Arguing With Idiots. I have quite a bit to say about
PAT: Like what? Like he was a model Republican? I mean, the conservative, if they were more like him, your party might not be in shambles right now?
GLENN: First of all, it's not my party, not my party. And second, he wasn't a conservative. The first thing he did as president was to fire off 40 lawsuits to try to trust bust and federally control large corporations. He said, he said that he, quote, had the greatest contempt for the rich. He also said, we grudge no man a fortune in civil life if it is honorably obtained and well used. It is not even enough still quoting John McCain's hero Teddy Roosevelt it is not even enough that it should have been gained without doing damage to the community. We should permit a fortune to be gained only so long as the gaining represents benefits to the community.
He was all about controlling people, how much money they made, what they did with it. That's not America. Do you want your government deciding whether your money is well used?
PAT: No. I want them to decide that you're just too fat and stupid and pull the plug on your hideous hideousness like a 109 year old grandma with a broken help and no health insurance. That's what I want!
VOICE: Arguing With Idiots, available at bookstores everywhere. Or order now at GlennBeck.com/bookczar.