Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of unity, bi-partisanship and the whole we'll all be holding hands utopian dream. That clearly hasn't happened so far...
GLENN: From high above Times Square in Midtown Manhattan, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. My name is Glenn Beck. Let's start with some audio from Barack Obama.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Democrats are an opinionated bunch. You know the other side, they just kind of sometimes do what they're told. Democrats, y'all are thinking for yourselves.
GLENN: Oh, I can't take this. I can't take this. The Democrats are an opinionated bunch. Okay. Can you please make this work with "I'm for the Chamber of Commerce when they're for me, and I will destroy them had they're not doing exactly what they're told"? How about this: FTC yesterday, they're going after, they're going after the insurance companies now. They have decided to get rid of the, what is it, Stu? Shoot, I have it in my paperwork. The they went after the insurance companies yesterday.
STU: Oh, the antitrust stuff.
GLENN: Antitrust stuff. Why did they do that? Because the insurance companies came out and said, no, no healthcare. So they are being spanked. Fox speaks out? We're spanked. I mean, it's amazing to me. Hang on just a second. You're spanking everyone who disagrees with you.
PAT: Oh, but he wants, he wants the feedback and he enjoys the Democratic process.
STU: He sure does.
PAT: And that discussion and that dialogue is so good. This guy is so good.
GLENN: It's amazing to me how he is he says one thing, he's like, I'm going to shoot you in the head, but what I want to make very clear here is I've never said that we should shoot people in the head. I mean, it's amazing how they can say one thing while actually doing the other.
STU: And maybe I'm not remembering an example of this, but I don't ever remember George W. Bush saying every Democrat was told what to do.
STU: And was never thinking. He would have been so
PAT: He would have been crucified in the media for doing that.
STU: Of course. Describing your entire opposition as brainless zombies?
GLENN: May I let me give you something to chew on. This is start here. The best way to win is to unite people, okay? Reach out to people. Unite them, as many as you can. But when you come to a point to where your poll numbers are going down, you then have to divide them. You then have to do you have to energize your own base against the enemy, okay? That's what, you know, the Republicans were doing with, you know, saying all Democrats, look at these Democrats; they're un American, et cetera, et cetera. And I don't even think the Republicans really did that, but their surrogates did. And the same thing goes with the Democrats. The Democrats were out there doing that and their surrogates, okay? All he's doing now is he's energizing his base because I think they are, they're seeing their own collapse. You can see it in the polls. Did you see the Rasmussen poll?
PAT: Yeah. He's down a lot.
GLENN: Yeah, he's really starting to tank here. Now, the tanking for him is, you know, different than, you know, tanking for others. It's the lowest he's ever been. Now, he's always had skyrocketing ratings, but he's what is he, in the 40s yet? Is he at 48%?
STU: Yeah, we talked
PAT: Yeah, 40%. Well, here's the latest from Rasmussen. 27% strongly approve. 27% strongly approve. 40% strongly disapprove. That's a negative 13.
STU: Right. But his overall approval is in the high 40s still, right?
GLENN: When his overall approval goes down to 42, he's impotent.
STU: Well, because I mean, there was a poll the other day that had his overall approval at 45. That's the lowest I've seen it.
GLENN: But he is when you hit 42%, it takes an act of God to get you back up over 40 up over, you know, 50%. Once you hit I think the magic number's 41 or something like that. Once you hit that number, you're pretty much impotent. You can't you're never going to be back up to where he was, unless there's an emergency.
PAT: And let's not forget he was at, was it 72?
STU: Oh, yeah. When he started he was in the high 60s.
GLENN: But he had no place to go but down.
STU: We expected that.
PAT: Fall so far, so fast. You would think maybe 60 by now, but 47?
GLENN: This is what I said, when nobody was watching us over on Headline News and I said this president has real trouble in front of him. If this guy is elected this is when Hillary Clinton, they were going back and forth. Look at what this man is promising. He is almost being imaged at the time as a god, and he's going to change the dialogue, he's going to change everything, it's going to be you know, the little Disney animals are going to talk. And he has promised everything. If he starts to break his promises, he's done. He's done.
STU: Right. And that was what I think a lot of people were thinking the reason is. Was it Pew today that came out and said it was the fastest or one of the fastest presidents' drops that they had in their history in the third quarter of their presidency, by the third quarter of their presidency which was from, you know, up in the, you know, 60s down to, I think their Pew was still at 53. I mean, so that's a pretty good poll for him at this point. And they still said it was one of the biggest drops they had ever seen. And, you know, some of that is to be expected as far as, like no one holds, you know, when Bush was at 90% at this point of his presidency because 9/11, no one expects him to be 90% throughout his entire presidency.
PAT: Of course not.
STU: But this is a fairly precipitous drop, which is significant to point out.
GLENN: But let me go back to Barack Obama. Let's put Barack Obama back on. Play what he said again.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Democrats are an opinionated bunch. You know the other side, they just kind of sometimes do what they're told. Democrats, y'all are thinking for yourselves. I like that in you.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: But it's time for us to make sure that we finish the job here. We are this close.
GLENN: Okay. So here's my new response, anybody Barack Obama says, you know, the Republicans are just stuck in the past. Yep, yep, they are. So are the Democrats. But yep, you got that one right. You got half of that equation right. I mean, why not, if they are going to go after and try to paint the Republicans as the bad guys, let them do it. Because quite honestly any party that thinks that their winning strategy I mean, there's a great story in the Politico today that they're still debating whether or not, you know, these angry voices... I'm not angry. Well, no, I take that back. I am angry. I'm angry that both parties have destroyed our country, that we have put they have put us on the brink of destruction. So yeah, I am angry. I am angry that they have lied to us every step of the way. I am angry that it is so riddled with corruption and yet we are almost powerless to do anything about it because they've set up all the rules, that there is no, there is no rule for them anymore. So yeah, I am angry... but it's not an angry like I hate everybody and I hate the country. I just, I'm angry at the people who have lied to us. I'm just angry at the people who haven't done their job. I've been doing my job. You've been doing your job at home? I think we've been doing our job because we get fired. But you guys rigged the system so much that you can't get fired. You can't get fired. And if we do try to fire you, you do what you're doing in New York or in Pennsylvania. We fire you; Arlen Specter, get the hell out. What happens? The Republicans go and they replace Arlen Specter with another Arlen Specter. In New York what?
STU: What do you mean?
GLENN: When Toomy was coming up and they were like, no, no, hey, wait a minute, hang on just a second.
STU: Right. They've always been hesitant with Toomy. They are with him now, yeah.
GLENN: And you believe that? Look what they're doing in New York.
STU: I'm not saying that they're a principle party. I'm saying they are supporting Toomy in New York.
GLENN: We have a Republican candidate in New York that not only has been endorsed by ACORN but accepted the endorsement.
PAT: Then they try to place it on the likes of us: They're still on the "Conservatives are hurting the party" stuff.
GLENN: I really don't we were having a conversation about this last night. We don't have to agree on an awful lot at this point. You know, it's not like, "And which church do you go to? Which god do you believe in?" We don't have to go there. If you don't believe in God our founders did. But you know what? Thomas Paine didn't. That's kind of in dispute, but I'm willing to go that Thomas Paine didn't. I'm willing to go. At least he had serious doubt. Well, was he ostracized? No.
STU: No. He believed in a lot of stuff that we would not agree with.
GLENN: Yes. Because he
STU: Still a founder.
GLENN: Because the picture was so huge, you could say, look, okay, so you don't believe in God. That's okay. A good human being, you a decent man? Yeah. Great. Come on over. It was okay. It was okay. We don't have to agree on an awful lot. We have to agree on principles of, does merit matter. Does merit matter. Does what you do matter? Should you succeed and fail based on what you accomplish, or what you can't get accomplished? Should you pay for your own debts? Should you if you've screwed it up, should you take responsibility? If you break the law, should you go to jail? That's one thing that we have to take. Are we a meritocracy anymore? Or do we just give everybody everything? Is it free everything? And nobody pays any price unless that price is exacted because of an opinion. Not because of what you've done but because of an opinion. That is the question that we have to ask. Then we have to say, okay, wait a minute, okay, I got that; no, I don't think it should be opinion based; I think it should be merit based. Great. Should you be accountable? Yes. Great. I mean, really what else at this point we're down to so we're down so far that it should be easy to cobble together a coalition, you know? A coalition of accountability. Hold me accountable for what I do. Hold me accountable for the laws that I live within. Hold me accountable don't talk to me about, oh, well, I inherited, I inherited, I inherited. How long would we accept that from anybody? Would you accept that from any business person, any business person? Well, I inherited a fix the damn problem. Can you imagine, can you imagine your kids coming to you? "Well, mom, I inherited this dirty room." Excuse me? Clean your room.
STU: Yeah, exactly.
GLENN: Well, my sister was in here and she messed up my whole room. She messed up the room. I get it. You'd say to them, I get it, but I need you to clean your room. You wouldn't go another week. You wouldn't go another day. "Didn't I just tell you the clean the room?" "Mom, I'm in here mopping up and I am..." no, you're not. You're making it more messy. I'm not going to accept you telling me that I'm cleaning my room the wrong way. You need a spanking. That's what you need.