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.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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