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GLENN: We have Chris Christie porn.
PAT: I'm ready to go out on a limb here, I think, and say this guy needs to be president of the United States.
GLENN: I don't think you really want to go out on a limb with Chris Christie but that's —
PAT: Is that another fat joke?
PAT: No? That wasn't?
PAT: That wasn't any kind of a —
PAT: — weight —
GLENN: That was a racist joke.
PAT: Don't go out on limbs with white guys? Is that what it was?
GLENN: Yeah, that's it.
GLENN: Okay. So Chris Christie, who I believe should be the next president of the United States as long as, as long as he keeps doing what he's doing and saying what he's saying. This guy is — he is telling the truth, he is unafraid, he is taking them on and taking them down.
PAT: The other great thing is he's explaining it to the people of New Jersey. Yes, his poll numbers are still slipping, but he's out there in front of groups and in front of the press and he's telling them why he must do all these things.
GLENN: See, this is the problem.
PAT: This is what the Republicans don't do. They are not good at it.
GLENN: You don't have anybody — and this is the problem. You don't have the money, you don't have the media, you don't have the Media Matters. The Huffington Post. You know, all the right has is talk radio. That's it. When you see the forces arrayed against you that we were just doing the commercial for Freedom Works, that's what I meant by that. When you see the forces arrayed against you, it is staggering.
PAT: It's all of the mainstream media.
GLENN: Yeah, all of it. It's absolutely all of it. And they just keep gobbling more. How is this guy going to get out? You know, he's alone. It's amazing to me. You can hear Marxism from a hundred sources, but you've got to go to maybe two, three, four sources to be able to hear somebody say this.
CHRISTIE: In responding to that, you look at the context of the quote. I said that Senator Lesniak AND Senator Kean's bill on the Educational Opportunity Scholarship Act is not the final solution to New Jersey's problems in education. It's just the beginning. This is an organization that is so devoid of a publicly supportable agenda that they are now reaching for every word to take them out of context and try to make something out of nothing when in the end what they are trying to recoup from is their very clear statements that they prayed for me to die and they are still attempting to find something that I say publicly that they can analogize to that. They are now 0 for 3 in that regard. So enough with the NJEA, okay? They should get back to the agenda that town councils are grappling with right now. 58% of New Jersey's school budgets were rejected because the public is tired, tired of ever escalating property taxes, they are tired of people not being willing to join in the shared sacrifice. So let me tell you something else. These guys and women standing behind me who are working to try to get jobs and who pay for a large portion of their own healthcare and who contribute mightily towards retirement, I'm not speaking for them but I have a sense that they are tired of paying for public employees who contribute nothing to their healthcare and who are getting 4 and 5% salary increases at a time of 0% inflation.
PAT: I mean —
GLENN: That is Chris Christie, slow motion. Oh. Walking up to a microphone.
GLENN: Come in.
PAT: Not even, "Who is it?"
GLENN: No, just come on in.
PAT: Not pizza delivery?
GLENN: Uh uh. Just come on in.
GLENN: This guy is —
GLENN: The best, the best.
PAT: Did he take it. He will not take it and he doesn't care. I mean, he knows his poll numbers are going down. He knows he's up against the New Jersey education association. Machine, machine.
GLENN: He knows that if you want to survive, if you want to survive, you have to start engaging in common sense. Look, this is going to hurt all of us. It's going to hurt all of us. But I am — you know, he is exactly right. I am so sick and tired of paying — do you know that the jobs that they are creating now, 430,000 of them, only 41 are in the private sector. That means you are paying for all of the other jobs. Why are we paying the public sector jobs almost twice as much money as you can get in the public sector — or in the private sector? Why? Don't tell me about service. These teachers stand up, "Well, we just have — we serve. No, you don't. You wouldn't be screaming about this. Service, since when is service twice, twice the pay scale as those who are working? I want you to understand I have nothing against teachers. I have something against bad teachers. But really the thing I have a problem with bad teachers is you can't fire them. My real problem is with the unions. The ride is over. It's over.
You know, people are sending me these books and I'm getting so many — did you see the books that came in yesterday, Pat?
GLENN: I'm getting stacks of books and I'm getting books from the early American Revolution. Look at this. These three books right here, these three books were sent in by a listener. This is the history of America printed in 1801.
PAT: Oh, wow.
GLENN: These are original —
PAT: Are they really?
GLENN: 1801. They are unbelievable.
PAT: Those are in unbelievable condition.
GLENN: Oh, I know. I know. This here is a pocket history of the American Revolution, pocket history, 1826. Now, I'm getting a lot of people sending their books in. I think they are mainly from people who are like, "I don't have any relatives to leave them to and I know you'll preserve them." And I will. In fact, I had a conversation with my daughters yesterday when I came home. I showed them these books and I said, I will come back from the grave if I ever see anybody with jam hands generations down the road that don't appreciate what these books are. But I'm also getting these. This is a book, the Red Network. This came in from 1936. People — McCarthy was absolutely right. Now, he may have used bad tactics or whatever, but he was absolutely right. This is a book — and I'm getting a ton of these from people who were doing what we're doing now. We now are documenting who all of these people are. Well, there were Americans in the first 50 years of this nation that took this seriously and they documented it. And this is from 1936. And in it, it talks about, it's The Who's Who and Handbook For Radicalism For Patriots. This is, who were the communists in America. The overwhelming number of communists? Labor unions.
The other thing that they talked about was, in this book that I was reading last night, they said, you know, there's this — there's this teachers union thing but you really want to know who the real radical communists are? The NEA. That's 1936. And they are talking about this new organization that is really nasty that you really have to look out for. The NEA. But everything this book has talked about they have mainstreamed.