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GLENN: It's election day in New York, in Virginia, in New Jersey. I mean, you know, there's elections going on today all over, but those are the three that we're keeping our eye on. We have congressman, who is it, Jim Moran? Is that right?
GLENN: Congressman Jim Moran. He says the Virginia ticket give me the exact quote, if you will.
PAT: All right. Let me find it here real quick. He said, I mean, if the Republicans were running in Afghanistan, they would be running on the Taliban ticket as far as I can see.
GLENN: Now, how is that exactly, congressman? How is that that the Republicans are now the Taliban ticket?
STU: Well, they did support the bombing of Afghan buildings, skyscrapers with passenger jets.
PAT: No, I don't think so, Stu.
STU: That was actually on their posters.
PAT: McConnell? I don't think so.
STU: They don't want any women McConnell said specifically, I'm pretty sure, that they didn't want any berkas and no women out by themselves without men.
PAT: I don't think that's
GLENN: And then stone people when they do stuff you don't like, he know he doesn't mention that, that's an important point.
GLENN: President Clinton has come out and said that the New York race is a bellwether on Obama. Now, why would you say that? Unless you think you're going to win. If you are going to pull it out in the end, then you might say that. You don't say that
PAT: Or unless you want to hurt Obama.
STU: He said that about New Jersey?
PAT: He said that about New York 23.
STU: He's got to be convinced he's winning.
GLENN: He's got to be. You never say that. You never say that.
STU: I thought you were going to say about New Jersey, which is close. You can make the argument he probably thinks he's going to win that.
STU: Usually like for example
GLENN: They are not convinced they don't think they are going to win that. This he know they are going to win that. That thing's so deeply in the bag. Do you know, what is it, the head of the Senate now is active AFL CIO?
PAT: You talking to me? Huh?
GLENN: In New Jersey?
PAT: You talking to me over there?
GLENN: If you get if you have now, the new guy coming in in January, if you get Corzine and the president of the Senate AFL CIO, you got New Jersey in a whole new place, baby. You know what I'm saying, eh?
PAT: You know the unions are probably putting those big rats outside the polling booths and if you vote for in New York if you've never been in New York City, they put these giant rats outside buildings that are not using union labor. I assume that's what they're for.
STU: I've seen them in here, too.
PAT: They are rats. That would be a great technique to use outside polling booths in Jersey.
STU: Now, are those the same rats that they have running around the subway, eating at your feet, nibbling at your toes? Those are different.
GLENN: You get used to that. You live in New York for a while, you're like, forever.
PAT: The rats I think in the subway are actual bigger than the actual.
GLENN: Politico.com weighing the significance of the House special election New York pitting congressman conservative Doug Hoffman against Democrat Bill Owens. If conservative Doug Hoffman wins decisively in New York's special election, Democrat officials privately acknowledge it would deal a blow to their efforts to pass healthcare reform legislation. Swing district Democrats are carefully monitoring this race even more than the top two gubernatorial races Tuesday as a test of the national sentiment towards the administration's policies. If a conservative unknown roared back in the polls just a month's time, in just a month's time to defeat the Obama endorsed candidate, the outcome would send shock waves across the Hill.
PAT: Has to happen.
STU: Remember, too, that this district votes Republican all the time. But it's not a hard core conservative district.
GLENN: The district went for Obama.
STU: Yeah, it went for Obama. Remember the reason there's a special election is because Obama took the Republican congressman and put him as, what, secretary of the army. It's not necessarily, you know, you are not thinking hard core rightwing district here. If this guy can pull this off, I think
GLENN: Tomorrow he may tomorrow Obama may regret doing that because you know he did that thinking that he's got it in the bag, he'll get the ACORN candidate or the Working Families Party ACORN candidate. You know what I mean? He thought, oh, I got another one in the bag.
STU: It's a no lose.
GLENN: Right. Owens, whose campaign has relied on national Democratic establishment has run a steadfast supporter for the president's agenda even if he's wobbled a bit on the question of public healthcare option. The administration which has been generally reluctant to send political capital down ballot campaigns jumped on his bandwagon early on. Former president Bill Clinton called the race a referendum on President Obama's agenda for healthcare and on our entire progressive agenda.
PAT: What a dangerous statement.
GLENN: He's trying to raise funds.
GLENN: Do you know somebody told me the other day do you know how much this program has raised for the Democratic Party? Apparently we are a very big draw.
STU: Yeah, they put us in fundraisers a lot.
GLENN: They are putting us in fundraisers all the time now, stop Glenn Beck, stop Glenn Beck.
STU: Of course what they don't talk about is all the funds that have gone the other way because of our supporters. That's what they always that's what they did with what's his face, Joe Wilson. Remember the day after that Democrats came out and were bragging about all the money they raised?
STU: Then Wilson raised like five times the amount.
GLENN: Well, I imagine. I mean, Doug Hoffman. Doug Hoffman is a product of the Sarah Palin, the tea party, the 9/12ers. That's who Doug Hoffman is. He told us yesterday he's a 9/12er.
GLENN: He joined, you know, 9/12 project and is doing it because he's like, you know what? Times have changed.
STU: Can you believe this, though? I mean, a politician signing that 9/12 project? That's controversial. I mean, it's talk about love of country, it's talking about faith in some sort of supreme being. It's talking about being honest.
PAT: Principles and values.
STU: Values, oh.
PAT: What kind of rightwing rhetoric is that?
GLENN: Here is the audio now of the robocalls that are going out from the Republican. Because you want to be able to make sure that the Republicans know, vote for the conservative, right? She left the race did you see the show last night when I played the her dropping out of the race? I had not seen it. I had only read about it. You see it. She's not a happy person.
GLENN: She is not a happy person. She is not happy with Doug Hoffman. And this was her chance to be in congress. This was it.
STU: Oh, yeah. I mean, look. Where is she going now obviously? Nowhere.
STU: Second of all, if you look at that, it votes Republican forever. She is a moderate. She is not going to anger any of the Democrats really. She had to have thought that that was locked up when she got the nod to run.
GLENN: Absolutely, absolutely. Now, she is now making robocalls for the Democrat. That's how good of a Republican she is. She's now making robocalls for the Democrat. Now, is anyone talking about her betrayal?
GLENN: Okay? If the Democrat would ever say, you know what? I got to throw my weight with the Republican, my gosh, that would be the big story that this person betrayed the Democrats, that they're you know, this is a traitor, et cetera, et cetera. Nobody's really saying this.
STU: No, all they say is that conservatives forced her out.
PAT: And the party's too extreme for this open minded woman.
GLENN: Right. So here's the robocall that's going out.
VOICE: Hi, this is DeDe Scozzafava calling on behalf of Bill Owens and I wanted to let you know that I'm supporting Bill for congress. Since the beginning of my campaign is that this election is not about me. It's about the people of this district. It's not in the cards for me to be you representative but I strongly believe Bill Owens is the only candidate who can build upon John McHughes' lasting legacy in congress. In Bill Owens I see a sense of duty and integrity. He will be an independent voice, devoted to doing what is right for New York, to address the tough challenges ahead, we must rise above partisanship and politician and work together. Please join me in voting for Bill Owens on Tuesday.
PAT: Don't think so.
GLENN: Don't think so. We've got to get away from the partisan politics. Well, you've done that because the parties are meaningless now. And we have to get away from special interests. ACORN! ACORN!
STU: And I don't think that's the worst thing she said in there. The worst thing she said in there, the biggest lie is that it's not about her. It's all about her. All this is is she's annoyed that the conservative came and this is all revenge.
GLENN: No, I think it's a little deeper than that. It's not just that she's annoyed. She's now paying her dues to look
STU: To where she should have been in the first place.
GLENN: Yes. Look, I am convinced that... there is a choice that is being made right now in Washington. Somebody said to me the other day, "Glenn, you're in the minority." And I said, I know, I know. And he said, "Well, would you let me finish for a second?" I said, okay. He said, "There's only about 10% of people in Washington on the right that actually believe in what they say." This is a guy who's been around. There's only about 10% on the left that actually believe in what they say. The other 80%, they just go wherever they think they can, you know, win. That's it. They'll just, they'll move wherever the power is moving to. He said, "So you've got to connect with the people, the fact that if they make themselves known and make themselves known as being dependable, they will be there, they will defend you and they will rip your intestines out and they know that you're dependable," he said, "You'll make a big change." He said the unions are dependable. The unions don't forget. ACORN does not forget. And those people are actually in their office saying, "By the way, we have this many members and we're going to you help us out, we're going to hand out flyers for you. We're going to run ads for you. We're going to make sure there's money on the table for you. We're going to help you every step of the way. Just help us here. You just help us here. Well, who are they counting on? Do they believe this system is over and Obama's power grab for special interests is going to work? If they believe that's going to work, that that's where the real power is in the future did anybody see Valkyrie?
STU: Yeah, yeah.
GLENN: If you saw Valkyrie, think of your politicians as the general of the army, remember, and Tom Cruise came in and said, I'm just saying that maybe there's a place for you. And he was interested.
STU: Yeah, yeah.
GLENN: And what did he say? "You have my attention when I know the furor is no longer in play."
PAT: Yeah, he wanted to be on the winning side.
GLENN: Exactly right.
PAT: He had no principles.
GLENN: No principles whatsoever.
PAT: Didn't care.
GLENN: I know where the power is, and when that power is removed, I'm there. And that's the way most politicians are. So you have to convince them that Obama's power, the SEIU and ACORN and all of that stuff, it doesn't matter because in the end it's either going to be ACORN and SEIU or you, America. It will. That is the choice. Whether you want to believe it or not I think you do, but whether you want to believe it or not or your friends want to believe it or not, it is true. There is only going to be, there's only going to be one group standing: Either the special interests that are currently in Washington and have all the entrenched power or you.