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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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

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Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

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