Pat Toomey Interview

 


Pat Toomey speaks on illegal immigration

GLENN: Pat Toomey is on the phone from Pennsylvania.  Hello, Pat. 


                   


TOOMEY:  Good morning, Glenn, how are you? 


                   


GLENN:  Have we ever spoken before, sir? 


                   


TOOMEY:  We have.  It's been a little while.  It's great to be back with you. 


                   


GLENN:  Time just kind of just disappears into oblivion with me. 


                   


TOOMEY:  Well, there's been a lot going on. 


                   


GLENN:  You ain't kidding.  This last year has felt like 20 years. 


                   


TOOMEY:  Yes, indeed. 


                   


GLENN:  Pat, I don't mean to surprise you, I don't mean to be unfair but Arlen Specter is, Arlen Specter is on the   


                   


PAT:  Hello, Pat.  Pat, I didn't leave the Republican Party.  The Republican Party left me.  Why didn't it leave you, Pat?  When the party left, you went with it, Pat.  But I'll tell you something.  I didn't.  It left me and I allowed it to leave.  Now, I can't allow you to take my seat in the Senate, however, Pat.  I can't allow that. 


                   


GLENN:  Come on, tell him to act like a lady. 


                   


PAT:  Pat, I'm going to have to ask you to act like a lady. 


                   


TOOMEY:  That's good. 


                   


GLENN:  Pat, how are things in Pennsylvania? 


                   


TOOMEY:  Things are    well, obviously we're struggling in Pennsylvania economically, the job growth picture is grim but I will say politically the people of Pennsylvania have decided that Senator Specter's long self serving career of political opportunism is coming to an end. 


                   


PAT:  I kind of resent that.  We inherited a Bush mess in Pennsylvania. 


                   


GLENN:  Wait a minute.  You were a Republican at the time. 


                   


PAT:  Well, but the Republican Party left me and left me with a mess. 


                   


GLENN:  Pat   


                   


TOOMEY:  Yeah. 


                   


GLENN:  No, go ahead. 


                   


TOOMEY:  I was just going to say I'm glad that Arlen Specter's here with us.  We can maybe have a debate now.  Because he can't defend his record but maybe we could have one now. 


                   


GLENN:  No, go ahead.  What is the one question you would like Arlen Specter to answer.  He will answer it.  Go ahead. 


                   


TOOMEY:  Sure.  Is there any position at all, is there any principle whatsoever that matters to you other than your own reelection? 


                   


PAT:  Every principle matters to me, Pat, depending on who I'm speaking to at the time. 


                   


GLENN:  For instance, you're staunchly pro life. 


                   


PAT:  Staunchly pro life when I'm with religious organizations.  Staunchly, staunchly pro choice if I'm talking to Planned Parenthood.  And those values truly matter to me, Pat. 


                   


TOOMEY:  This is good. 


                   


GLENN:  You didn't think it would be any different?  This is Arlen Specter on truth serum. 


                   


TOOMEY:  Yes, yes.  You know, Glenn, we are observing today the one year anniversary of his blatant rejection of any kind of principle when he joined the Democratic Party after insisting that he never would.  That was exactly one year ago today.  He said he would continue to be independent.  In fact, he became a rubber stamp for this unbelievable leftward lurch of the federal government and so we are recognizing this.  We've got a website, Specterswitch.com and would love to have your listeners check that out and let us know what you think about this guy and about taking back our country. 


                   


GLENN:  So you are now at 50%, he's at 40%.  In the middle of the night do you ever think to yourself, I can't believe he's got 40%? 


                   


TOOMEY:  It is.  You do wanter who are those 40%. 


                   


GLENN:  I mean, does it ever occur to you?  I said last night on television I'm now watching TV, and I'm watching the news and it no longer reflects reality in any way, shape or form.  When I see about the tea party, they're dangerous.  When I see people throwing bottles at the cops in Arizona, "Well, there's just a few people that were angry but justifiably so because of this racism."  And I'm like   


                   


TOOMEY:  Yeah. 


                   


GLENN:  It no longer reflects reality.  Do you think the truth matters anymore? 


                   


TOOMEY:  You know, I still take    first of all, I understand exactly what you're saying.  In so many ways it seems like the world's upside down.  But when I'm crisscrossing Pennsylvania, Glenn, voters I run into haven't lost their heads at all.  They understand what's going on.  They get it.  They are totally engaged and energized.  Certainly you see it in the tea party movement but it's beyond that as well.  So I'm confident that the American people are not going to sit by and tolerate what's been happening.  They are not going to tolerate Arlen Specter.  We're going to change, we're going to make the changes we need to. 


                   


GLENN:  Tell me what you think about Arizona.  Besides it's a nice place to vacation? 


                   


TOOMEY:  Well, I think it starts with the federal government.  If you have a federal government that's not enforcing the law and does not preserve the integrity of its own borders, then naturally states are going to take matters into their own hands.  And the fact is Arizona has been bearing an awful brunt of the problems that arise from the lack of federal enforcement and it's recently escalated to the point where people are getting killed.  So why should we be surprised that Arizona's deciding it has to take measures into its own hands? 


                   


GLENN:  So what should the federal government do? 


                   


TOOMEY:  Well, I think we have to have a    we have to control our borders, and we don't.  And so that's a combination of physical, technological manpower.  We need all of the above and we need to control that. 


                   


GLENN:  What about the illegals that are already here? 

TOOMEY:  Well, you know, we can't grant an amnesty.  I mean, if we do that, we are simply reinforcing and creating an incentive for more    first of all, it rewards lawlessness.  It rewards law breaking and punishes the people who are waiting to come to this country legally, and it encourages future waves of illegal immigration.

PAT:  That's a clearly racist position you're taking there, Pat, subscribing these people to a life of second class citizenship. 


                   


GLENN:  Hang on just a second.  Arlen, they're not citizens.  How can they than second class citizens? 


                   


PAT:  These are undocumented citizens, Glenn, it's important to   


                   


TOOMEY:  Is that under Scottish law, senator? 


                   


GLENN:  Pat, let me take you here.  In fact, I have to take a break and then I want to ask you this.  The president, we started with this audio of the president saying I'm not going to tell you what's on the table, what's off the table; I'm not going to have this conversation, you just have to pass these things and then you'll find out what's in them.  It's like Christmas.  The    I want to ask you this:  We are so far out of control with our spending and, you know, PIMCO said don't even buy U.S. bonds anymore, don't even buy them because they're too risky.  The American people have no idea what's coming on the whole.  Our listeners do.  They have no idea.  How do we turn this thing around and how do we convince people that there are planes that have already taken off and are headed for the World Trade Center on the    you know, at 7:00 on 9/11?  When people would say, "That's ridiculous," how do we get them to pay attention before the planes hit the building, economically speaking?

Science did it again. It only took 270 million years, but this week, scientists finally solved the mystery that has kept the world up at night. We finally know where octopuses come from: outer space. That explains why they look like the aliens in just about every alien movie ever made.

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It turns out octopuses were aliens that evolved on another planet. Scientists haven't determined which one yet, but they've definitely narrowed it down to one of the planets in one of the galaxies. Hundreds of millions of years ago (give or take a hundred), these evolved octopus aliens arrived on Earth in the form of cryopreserved eggs. Now, this part is just speculation, but it's possible their alien planet was on the verge of destruction, so Mom and Dad Octopus self-sacrificially placed Junior in one of these cryopreserved eggs and blasted him off the planet to save their kind.

This alien-octopus research, co-authored by a group of 33 scientists, was published in the Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology journal. I'm sure you keep that on your nightstand like I do.

Anyway, these scientists say octopuses evolved very rapidly over 270 million years. Which sounds slow, but in evolutionary terms, 270 million years is like light speed. And the only explanation for their breakneck evolution is that they're aliens. The report says, “The genome of the Octopus shows a staggering level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes — more than is present in Homo sapiens."

Lucky for us, they landed in the water. Otherwise, we might be octopus pets.

They mention that the octopus' large brain, sophisticated nervous system, camera-like eyes, flexible bodies and ability to change color and shape all point to its alien nature. Octopuses developed those capabilities rather suddenly in evolution, whereas we're still trying to figure out the TV remote.

These biological enhancements are so far ahead of regular evolution that the octopuses must have either time-traveled from the future, or “more realistically" according to scientists, crash-landed on earth in those cryopreserved egg thingies. The report says the eggs arrived here in “icy bolides." I had to look up what a “bolide" is, and turns out it's a fancy word for a meteor.

So, to recap: a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, an alien race of octopuses packed their sperm-bank samples in some meteors and shot them toward Earth. Lucky for us, they landed in the water. Otherwise, we might be octopus pets.

President Trump's approval rating is rising, and Democrats — hilariously — can't seem to figure out what's going on. A few months ago Democrats enjoyed a sixteen point lead over Republicans, but now — according to CNN's recent national survey — that lead is down to just THREE points. National data from Reuters shows it as being even worse.

The Democratic advantage moving towards the halfway mark into 2018 shows that Republicans are only ONE point behind. The president's public approval rating is rising, and Democrats are nervously looking at each other like… “umm guys, what are we doing wrong here?"

I'm going to give Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi a little hint. We know that the Left has enjoyed a “special relationship" with the media, but they might want to have a sit down with their propaganda machine. The mainstream media is completely out of control, and Americans are sick of it. We're DONE with the media.

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Look what has been going on just this week. The president called MS-13 gang members animals, but that's not the story the media jumped on. They thought it was more clickable to say that Trump was calling all immigrants animals instead. In the Middle East, the media rushed to vilify Israel instead of Hamas. They chose to defend a terror organization rather than one of our oldest allies.

Think about that. The media is so anti-Trump that they've chosen a violent street gang AND A GLOBAL TERROR ORGANIZATION as their torch-bearing heroes. Come on, Democrats. Are you seriously baffled why the American people are turning their backs on you?

Still not enough evidence? Here's the New York Times just yesterday. Charles Blow wrote a piece called "A Blue Wave of Moral Restoration" where he tried to make the case that the president and Republicans were the enemy, but — fear not — Democrat morality was here to save the day.

Here are some of these cases Blow tries to make for why Trump is unfit to be President:

No person who treats women the way Trump does and brags on tape about sexually assaulting them should be president.

Ok, fine. You can make that argument if you want to, but why weren't you making this same argument for Bill Clinton? Never mind, I actually know the reason. Because you were too busy trying to bury the Juanita Broaddrick story.

Let's move on:

No person who has demonstrated himself to be a pathological liar should be president.

Do the words, “You can keep your doctor" mean anything to the New York Times or Charles Blow? I might have saved the best for last:

No person enveloped by a cloud of corruption should be president.

I can only think of three words for a response to this: Hillary Frigging Clinton.

Try displaying a little consistency.

If the media really wants Donald Trump gone and the Democrats to take over, they might want to try displaying a little consistency. But hey, maybe that's just too much to ask.

How about starting with not glorifying terrorist organizations and murderous street gangs. Could we at least begin there?

If not… good luck in the midterms.

In the weeks following President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the mainstream media was quick to criticize the president's pro-Israel stance and make dire predictions of violent backlash in the Middle East. Fast forward to this week's opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem and the simultaneous Palestinian “protests" in Gaza.

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Predictably, the mainstream media chastised Israel for what they called “state-sanctioned terrorism" when the IDF stepped in to protect their country from so-called peaceful Palestinian protesters. Hamas leaders later admitted that at least 50 of the 62 Palestinians killed in the clashes were Hamas terrorists.

“In our post-modern media age, there is no truth and nobody even seems to be looking for it …. This is shamefully clear in the media especially this week with their coverage of the conflict between the border of Israel and the Gaza strip," said Glenn on today's show. He added, “The main media narrative this week is about how the IDF is just killing innocent protesters, while Hamas officials have confirmed on TV that 50 of the 62 people killed were working for Hamas."

The mainstream media views the Palestinians as the oppressed people who just want to share the land and peacefully coexist with the people of Israel. “They can't seem to comprehend that in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, only one side is actively trying to destroy the other," surmised Glenn.

Watch the video above to hear Glenn debunk the “peaceful Palestinian protest" fallacy.

Here are a few headlines regarding the protests in Israel: 'Global protests grow after Israeli killing of Palestinian demonstrators,' the Guardian. 'Israel kills dozens at Gaza Border,' the New York Times. 'Palestinians mourn dead in Gaza as protests continue,' CNN. 'Over 50 Palestinians in massive protest are killed by Israeli military, bloodiest day in Gaza since 2014 war,' ABC News. 'Gaza begins to bury its dead after deadliest day in years,' BBC.

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In each, the spoken or unspoken subject of the sentence and villain of the story is Israel. Innocent Palestinians murdered by the cruel Israelis. This is the narrative that the mainstream media has promulgated. Few have mentioned that the majority of the “protestors" that died were members of Hamas, the militant (and highly anti-Semetic) Sunni-Islamist organization that has been labeled a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. State Department.

A senior Hamas official told reporters that 50 of the 59 people killed in Monday's protests were members of Hamas, and the remainder were “from the people." So…they were all Hamas.

As usual, mention of such membership has been left out of the mainstream media's anti-Israel, pro-Islam narrative.

As usual, mention of such membership has been left out of the mainstream media's anti-Israel, pro-Islam narrative. Maybe they think of Palestinians as underdogs and they love a good scrap. Well, they aren't underdogs. But their outburst have been glorified for so long that it's near impossible to disagree with that narrative.