GLENN: Yesterday Racine, Wisconsin, the president actually got up and said this with a straight face.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Every economist who's looked at it had said that the recovery did its job. It put a brake on the collapse of the economy, we avoided a Great Depression. We are now growing again.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: The problem is, number one, it's hard to argue sometimes, things would have been a lot worse, right? You know, so people kind of say, yeah, but unemployment's still at 9.6. Yes, but it's not 12 or 13 or 15.
PAT: Or 30.
GLENN: Or 55.
PAT: Or 400%, 400% —
GLENN: It could be 1,781%.
PAT: Or could be 10 million or zillion.
GLENN: He avoided a depression and we're growing again.
GLENN: Does he read his good friend Paul Krugman who says we're now on the verge of a depression?
GLENN: But it could be worse.
PAT: You know, I —
GLENN: The whole, the whole country could have been burst in flames.
PAT: And I stopped that, with fire extinguishers on every corner.
GLENN: That's why I was on the boat in Louisiana trying to get them to come out.
PAT: Did they not, did they not say it wouldn't pass 8%?
GLENN: Yes. Yes.
PAT: If we did the stimulus.
GLENN: Yes. I think you have the audio some place in the audio vault. You should find it.
PAT: I should find it.
GLENN: You should find it.
PAT: I should.
GLENN: That would be something that maybe somebody who is in charge of the audio vault, wouldn't you say, Stu, would have found earlier than right now?
STU: You are bringing me in to attack Pat is what you are saying.
GLENN: I'm just looking for a little backup. Isn't that what I pay you for?
STU: Yes. Any idiot would have had that available.
GLENN: Thank you.
STU: And ready to go.
GLENN: Any idiot would have had that.
PAT: Thank you, Stu.
STU: You're welcome.
GLENN: I could have gone down to the guy who is sleeping in a bag right outside.
STU: Yes. In fact, while I was looking at the bag guy —
PAT: He doesn't look in any condition to find Obama audio.
STU: He has a laptop.
GLENN: Strangely he does have a laptop.
GLENN: Which is really strange.
STU: Not a home but a laptop.
GLENN: Right, uh huh.
STU: And a cellphone and he downloads —
PAT: He gets free DSL from the city, I think.
STU: He probably does.
PAT: Just to make sure that he's got high speed Internet access.
GLENN: Can I tell you something? If he had dialup, can you imagine, can you imagine living in a bag and having dialup?
STU: That's a terrible tragedy of humanity.
GLENN: It's bad.
STU: And Glenn, I can tell you that even if the guy — if the guy in the bag didn't have the audio ready, after all this stalling, he would certainly have it by now.
GLENN: He would certainly have it ready, but no, no. Could you play, could you play the audio of Racine, Wisconsin one more time for me?
PAT: Yes, I could.
GLENN: All right.
PAT: Would you like to hear it one more time?
GLENN: Do you have that?
PAT: I do have that.
GLENN: All right. Why don't you play it.
PAT: The guy in the bag, sleeping bag downstairs, he doesn't have that one. He doesn't have it.
STU: He has it.
PAT: He doesn't have it. No, I asked him, Do you have Racine?
GLENN: I'm about to go get him.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Every economist who's looked at it has said that —
GLENN: Okay, hang on just a second. Every, every economist who's looked at it.
PAT: Every economist who's looked at it, every one of them, every single economist.
GLENN: Could I get footnotes on that one? I will like to see all of the economists that have looked at it that have said, hey, it did its job. I don't know one!
STU: Yeah, because the Cato Institute came up with a list of hundreds of economists who opposed it beforehand.
STU: They must have all been won over, every one of them. Maybe we could call some of them and find out if they have all been won over.
GLENN: Here's the rest of it.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Every economist who's looked at it has said that the recovery did its job. It put a brake on the collapse of the economy.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: We avoided a Great Depression. We are now growing again.
GLENN: We're growing again.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: The problem is, number one —
PAT: Here's the problem, number one.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's hard to argue sometimes, things would have been a lot worse, right? You know, so people kind of say, yeah, but unemployment's still at 9.6. Yes, but it's not 12 or 13.
GLENN: It is there in Racine.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Or 15.
GLENN: It's like 14.1 in Racine.
PAT: Yeah, it is, right?
GLENN: Yeah, it's like 14.1.
PAT: And he's talking to the people whose unemployment level is at 15%.
GLENN: Yeah, I want you to know that at least, hey —
PAT: It's not 100!
GLENN: At least you can see me. At least I'm in town and you can come see me. I made the tickets for free. What is that?
GLENN: Oh, this guy's so unbelievably out of touch.