Glenn Beck: Dodd won't run again



Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government


by Glenn Beck

GLENN: Let's start with Chris Dodd, shall we? Chris Dodd has decided that he's not going to run for reelection. Gee, who would have, who would have seen that one coming, huh? Chris Dodd, a guy who I mean, I live in Chris Dodd's state. Chris Dodd is I would say universally disliked in Connecticut. You live in Connecticut, too, Pat, wouldn't you say?

PAT: Yes, yep. I see Dump Dodd bumper stickers wherever I go.

GLENN: Everywhere, everywhere.

PAT: All over the place.

STU: I think Pat any need to unionize because if you think about it, with Chris Dodd going away, our jobs become much more easier because there's a lot less material and I think that we deserve more money to do our jobs because if Chris Dodd isn't providing constant material every single day. I mean, it's raising our workload.

GLENN: A, Barney Frank. Barney Frank will always be there.

STU: Well, yes.

GLENN: And B, do you know who's going to run in his place?

STU: I do not.

GLENN: Richard Blumenthal.

STU: I bet we'll have a lot of new material.

GLENN: Does anybody remember the interview I did with Richard Blumenthal where I said George Washington would find you a disgrace. It didn't end well. It didn't end well.

PAT: That was the one he wanted to that's right. He was going to confiscate their money or

GLENN: Yeah, remember?

PAT: They were going to tax 100%, all of that stuff.

GLENN: He wanted to go in and confiscate the money that they were getting in bonuses and there was a contract and everything else and I said, look, I find it obscene what they're doing as well, but you can't do that. And I asked him where in the law, sir, do you he's the attorney general of Connecticut: Where in the law, sir, do you find that power to be able to do that? "Well, I just, it's wrong that we no, no, that's not the question. Where in the law do you find the power? The attorney general of Connecticut could not answer the question because he had no power to do that. The guy is a he jumps on the bandwagon of anything that will get him press. Now, this goes back, with Chris Dodd there are so many things to talk about here, but I want to start at this level. Do you remember the poll that showed the difference between the Republicans and the Democrats? The Republicans wanted someone, this is a new poll that's out. The new majority of Republicans wanted someone that reflected their values. The Democrats wanted someone who could win. You remember this poll? Where it didn't you don't have to reflect my values. I don't really care what you believe. Just win. That was the Democratic voter in this poll. The Republicans and you're seeing it played out right now. Once again the local Republican Party has censured Lindsey Graham for cap and trade. They're going after Lindsey Graham. Lindsey Graham can win. Lindsey Graham is a strong candidate for the Republicans if you don't care what they stand for, if you don't care that the guy's a progressive. But the Republicans, at least this handful of Republicans, are going after Lindsey Graham and they're eating their own. Meanwhile the guy that helped design the banking problems, the guy who helped design the stimulus package and the guy who took a lead role in the healthcare package is being Fed to the dogs by Rahm Emanuel. Stepdown. Now, I'm sure he's just going to say, it's time for me to go. Uh huh.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: What kind

PAT: Just ran for president and that kind of makes it tough to wash.

GLENN: Well, I think he's got to let's not throw him under the bus that he would just do anything for anybody. I mean, he's the he's only the guy who moved his family to Iowa.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: To be able to run for president and win, win the Iowa caucus. I mean, it's not that he doesn't have a spine or any kind of shame.

STU: Well, he might have, he might not have shame but the strategy was so successful. I mean, look at the results. I mean, he got over zero votes. Well, he got over less than, between zero and two votes and they were important votes.

GLENN: So the question is did Chris Dodd, a guy who just ran for president of the United States, say you know, I've been thinking about it.

PAT: I'm tired of all this power.

GLENN: I've got to get out.

PAT: I'm tired of sweetheart deals from Countrywide.

GLENN: I'm so tired.

PAT: Tired.

GLENN: Of being able to get away with things that the regular folk just can't get away with.

PAT: It's too cold. I want to be prosecuted for my crimes now.

GLENN: When I break the law, I want to be

PAT: I want to be prosecuted.

GLENN: I want to have no safety net of power and control.

PAT: Like everybody else. It's only fair.

GLENN: It's only fair.

PAT: He's looking for fairness.

GLENN: You know what? He's following Mark Lloyd. Some people need to look and say who's going to step down so others can have a turn.

PAT: That's a perfect example.

GLENN: Economic justice. Power justice. That's all he's doing. Or... is it a possibility that Chris Dodd got a phone call from somebody like Rahm Emanuel and Rahm said, you know, you're going to lose like crazy, but you've been a loyal soldier; good for you. Who's just fallen on their sword? You did! And we're going to take care of you, Chris. We're going to make sure that nothing happens to you. And you know what? Do you know I've got a friend, George Soros? He knows everybody in business. You are going to be so valuable in the financial industry because you oversaw the banking committee.

PAT: Chairman of the Senate banking committee.

GLENN: You are so who's valuable outside? You are. How did you who wants to be who wants to be the biggest financial lobbyist out there? Who wants to run a financial institution? You do!

PAT: But I'm a U.S. senator and I didn't but it's wrong.

GLENN: How much do you want to make a bet a deal has a golden parachute has been given to Chris Dodd by the Republican by the Democratic Party because they're going to bring Richard Blumenthal in, and Richard Blumenthal can win. And that's really all it's about is win. You see, they think, the Democrats think you're so stupid that you don't realize it's the party. You don't realize that it's not just the individuals. Oh, really? Ted Kennedy's gone. Oh, oh. Well, gee, that's kind of sad. I hate to see a man who lived a long and evil life pass and now what is did I say that out loud? Now what's going to happen? Oh, we're going to replace him. Oh, and gee, I hope things don't change. They're not gonna change! Because it's not just Ted Kennedy. It's the progressive movement!

See, the progressives do not believe in the power of the individual. They believe in the power of the collective. It doesn't matter if Chris Dodd leaves or not. I mean, it barely matters if a Republican gets in. But there's a better chance that the but not much, but there's a better chance that a Republican will actually do something if, if the Republican Party finds a soul and a spine. Look in your file cabinet, guys. It's probably under S. I know you haven't seen a soul for a long time because you sold them for a very low price long ago and I don't think any of you were born with spines, but check under S. You might want to look them up first in the encyclopedia or the dictionary, see what they look like, see what it's all about. Read a little bit about them. See if you can find one. If the Republicans can find a soul and a spine, then maybe it makes a difference. But personally so far all I've seen is the difference between Barack Obama and John McCain. That ain't a lot of difference. They're both for cap and trade. They were both for bailouts. They were both for healthcare. They're both for big solar panels. The difference was war. That was the difference. Which one was going to keep us safe. And that seems to be turning into an important issue. But if you don't have a country to keep safe, what difference does it make? If they fundamentally transformed our country, what difference does it make? You stand firm and you know the game they're playing. And I'll tell you I'm going to give you a preview of the game I fear they're going to play and how they're going to play it. Desperate people do desperate things. The Democratic Party is desperate and it doesn't matter. Only the win matters. Not how you play the game. So how are they going to play the game? I'll give it to you here in just a second.

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I want to talk to you about something that probably didn't make a lot of sense a long time ago. In fact, I can't tell you how many program directors and how many stations threatened to cancel. Or how many calls I got from the average listener saying; What the hell are you even talking about when I talked about, the leadership of Martin Luther King.

I have done everything I can — as much as I possibly can — to teach you about Martin Luther King and nonviolent protests. And I don't think there's anybody in the media who has talked about nonviolence longer and more in-depth on commercial airwaves than me. Preachers, certainly. But commercial airwaves — I don't think anybody has.

Now I think many are beginning to understand why I tried to lay that foundation. I have told you since September 11th that I have this feeling you are going to be the group of people that will, in the end, save the republic.

I've always believed that. I don't know how it's saved. It might just be preserved in our hearts, I don't know. But I believe it now.

I never wanted us to get to this point — everything I've done is to prevent us from getting here. But everybody is so politically tied to their side that no one will let their shields down and actually listen to one another.

And we're at that desperate point now.

You are equipped to save the republic because you at least hopefully have a fundamental understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. And you have at least a basic understanding of American history. More importantly, what makes this audience so phenomenal is that it is the most generous and service-minded audience of any show in America and perhaps the world.

That's part of what continues to be so frustrating about the Capitol invasion last week. Because you're being maligned.

You.

I know who you are. This is the most peaceful, generous, loving, God-fearing, authentic and patriotic audience in America. And you are frustrated and you are tired of being hit in the face and being called bigot and everything else no matter what you do.

I've been called an anti-Semite just in the last 24 hours by everybody, unjustly.

I get it.

You are now being tainted by the actions of complete imbeciles who do not represent you and me. It's not fair. But that's the hand that we're being dealt and God is in charge and He is not surprised.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights.

We know the left's current tactics fail in the long run. Silencing. Canceling. Taking away rights. These are the hallmarks of regime, after regime, after Marxist regime on the ash heaps of history. Now China is still there because they've taken the so-called free market and took the capitalist system and they combined it with their Marxist utopia.

I don't know what's going to happen to the people over there. Especially seeing that our high-tech has joined them to weed out the dissidents. But it's not inevitable that we join them.

And it is going to require us to take a stand. Just not in the way that most people — especially if they're angry — think is most effective. Look at the ratings of BLM. 78 percent of Americans, at the beginning of the summer, thought that they were swell.

That number is in the low 20s now. Why? Because violence doesn't work.

I don't know if you saw the fellowship of the ring, but if you did, do you remember when Frodo said: "I don't want to do this!"

He's lamenting having to face down the evil and he's just one guy. I'll never forget it because it was right after 9/11, that the movie came out. I'll never forget Gandalf's reply. He said: "So do we all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what we're going to do with the time that is given us."

We can't decide what others are going to do. We can't control the dangerous Orwellian darkness that seems to be descending on America. All we can control is our response and strive to lead by example. If you know anyone in your sphere of influence who might be planning to attend one of these armed rallies in the coming days, beg them not to go. Do everything you can to stop them.

That's not a way to take a stand and it will not protect anything you hold dear and it will endanger the republic. It is what the other side wants.

So how do we take a stand?

The first thing I need you to do today is to help lower the temperature. It has been so hard for me not to respond to people on Twitter who have called me every name under the sun because I quoted the leading Holocaust historian last night on Tucker Carlson.

But see, that wasn't an attack on me, that was an attack on Tucker. If you can scare the guests from coming on to Tucker, you destroy Tucker. That's what they're doing.

Do not vent your anger on social media. At this point, it is probably just going to get your account shut down.

I want you to write this down and I want you to keep this in front of you.

Blessed are the peacemakers. For they will be called the children of God.

That means something today, much more than it did six months ago.

Blessed be the peacemakers.

Be a peacemaker.

And this is the hard part, you can't disconnect. Because things are moving too rapidly. You must stay plugged in.

But I want you to reach out to someone in kindness on social media. Encourage someone. Do not engage with the darkness. Be the light in the corner of your world.

You need to be a leader for what is to come.

And I know I'm asking you almost the impossible. I know you're angry and frustrated and it is gut-wrenching to feel that you're powerless to stop your nation from what you believe is sliding into the abyss.

You are not powerless. You are not voiceless.

I believe it too, with everything in me. I wish I was wrong. I hope that I am. I pray that I am. But know this: You are not powerless. You are not voiceless. You may be the only voice that anyone hears. Voices like mine will go away. I am trying to think of what I need to share with you before, God forbid, that ever happens. Because I cannot live with myself if I talked about something stupid politically and I find my voice silenced and then saying, I wish I would have said this or I wish I would have told them that.

You wield more power than you know. Not because of your voice or being able to call your congressman. You're more powerful than you know because you understand the real problem in America. The real problem in America is not political.

It is spiritual.

If you're like me when you get angry, you think that you are going to take on this challenge on your own — you are not being humble. You think you'll fix it. Everything that is happening to us is because we are an arrogant, out of control people.

We must humble ourselves. Please, you have the skill and the strength to endure the fiery darts that are going to come your way or already are. But this is a problem with our hearts.

You cannot reach someone's head without capturing their heart and no one is going to capture anyone's heart through violence.

Start in your own home and then reach out and if you're able, serve your neighbor. If you can, serve your local community. You must be a beacon of light in a very dark place. I'm going to ask you to do something you're really not going to like. And that's how I know things are from God. When I hear something or I think something and I'm like — oh crap, I don't want to do that — and you just know it it's right. You just know it's what God wants. And you're hoping that maybe you didn't hear it.

And it's so horrible. Because it's the last thing you want to do. But God is unlike many of our churches and preachers, He doesn't tell us what we want to hear. He doesn't have to pay for the church or get collection. Or be judged by how many people go.

Rise above the fray, with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

He'll say the same thing and he'll lose whole flocks. And they'll eventually start to go — oh wait, where is the Shepherd again?

But I have to tell you now some things that I want you to do. And they're not new. But I need you to hear me. I am asking you if you want to stand for the republic, I need you first to pray.

Pray like you've never prayed before. Pray for humility. Pray for guidance. Pray for peace. Pray for those people who you think you hate. Because you don't. Because hatred does not come from any good place.

Then I want you go out and serve someone in any way possible. On inauguration day especially, get your family and your children involved. Volunteer somewhere, take someone a meal. Do something to lift the spirits of hospital workers or your local police department.

Help a stranger mow a lawn, fix someone's car, pick up trash on the side of the highway. Do what you can do. But the most important thing is to do it with a sincere heart. And if someone asks you, why are you doing this? Just say, because I love my country.

Rise above the fray with service and love, with malice toward none and charity toward all.

Watch how the conversation went on radio HERE:

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