Glenn Beck: Dick Blumenthal is terrible

GLENN: I want to play a little Dick Blumenthal in Connecticut. He's quite possibly one of the worst candidates that we have running now. I believe he's going to win because Connecticut has been I don't even know what's happening to New England anymore. It's just insane. Richard Blumenthal was a guy who was on my program and I asked him do you have the audio, by any chance, Pat?

PAT: Yeah, I do

GLENN: Going after the AIG bonuses? I find them reprehensible, the bonuses, this is before we understood exactly what the bonuses were and how if government, when they came in, convinced these people to stay on, say, we'll pay you a dollar and then we'll give you a bonus at the end of the year. I said to him, Where do you find this in the law to be able just going to confiscate these bonuses? And here's how he responded.

PAT: The interviews with you.

GLENN: I'm just dying to know and I know you'll have the answer. What law did the AIG executives break when they took those bonuses that were mandated by a legal contract?

BLUMENTHAL: The AIG executives did not themselves break the contract.

GLENN: So, then why were you going after them?

BLUMENTHAL: Well, we're not going after

GLENN: No, you were.

BLUMENTHAL: We were going after the bonuses.

GLENN: It was their bonuses no, no. It is their bonuses, sir. They earned their bonuses. They earned that money. What right what law did they break that gave you the ability in Connecticut to go after those bonuses?

BLUMENTHAL: Well, let's take it one step at a time. The money they received came from us, the taxpayers.

GLENN: I know how this works. I'm asking you, sir, you're the Attorney General. I'm asking you for the law that they broke that gave you the ability are you not the defender of the law in Connecticut?

BLUMENTHAL: The law that they broke

GLENN: Yes.

BLUMENTHAL: is the law that requires that they serve the public interests, that bonuses that they are paid

GLENN: What law is that? Wait, wait. What law is that, sir? You're the chief law enforcement officer. What law is say that again. I don't recognize that law. It it sounds like a good policy. It sounds like a good rule of thumb, but I'm not sure I recognize that law. Could you give that to me again?

BLUMENTHAL: Well, you know, again, these funds belong to us, the taxpayers.

GLENN: No, no. Sir, do you know what you've done? Do you know what you've done? You have you are an insult to George Washington, sir. George Washington made it very clear that we are respecter of the laws, not of men. For your own political gain, you have decided to go after these people at AIG because it is a popular thing and while I may agree with you that it is obscene, I would like to know, sir, not what's right as a rule of thumb, not what makes us feel did. You, sir, are to protect people and to stand for the law in Connecticut. So, again, I ask you, sir, what law gave you the right to go after them? What law did they break?

BLUMENTHAL: Well, I think you're wrong in the basic premise. We're not going after any individual. We're asking

GLENN: You as the Attorney General

BLUMENTHAL: Let me finish. You have to let me finish if you want to know what law I'm talking about.

GLENN: We're not going after the people. We're going after their money.

PAT: That's what he's saying.

GLENN: This guy will do anything. If you, Connecticut, want to put another person in Congress that doesn't care about what the law says, then you get exactly what you deserve. If you go put another person in Congress that will write anything, will do anything for what's political expediency or what he believes is right and there is no limitation, you get what you deserve.

PAT: And his response to that, when you had him on the spot a couple of years ago on Fox, was very similar to what happened to him the other night at the debate.

GLENN: Exactly right.

PAT: When Linda McMahon asked him, how do you create jobs? Here it is.

VOICE: Do you want to follow up to Mr. Blumenthal? You've talked about small businesses. Tell me something. How do you create a job?

BLUMENTHAL: A job is created and it can be in a variety of ways, by a variety of people, but principally by people and businesses in response to demand for products and services and the main point about jobs in Connecticut is we can and we should create more of them by creative policies and that's the kind of approach that I want to bring to Washington. I have stood up for jobs when they've been at stake. I stood for jobs at Alderman Motors when GM wanted to shut down that (inaudible.) I stood up for jobs at Cotton Whitney when that company wanted to ship them out of state and overseas. I stood up for jobs at Stanley Works when it was threatened with a hostile takeover. I know about how government can help

GLENN: Stop. No, he doesn't. He has just proven it he doesn't care. He's not standing up for what is right. He is standing up for what is popular. Sure, he'll stand up when jobs are being lost or an injustice is being done but at what expense? At what expense? You know, sometimes things are unjust. Sometimes things aren't good. Sometimes things are wrong, but you don't just stand up and use the bully pulpit and then use every bit of power you have without with total reckless abandon on the law. This man hasn't done anything. He stood up for what's popular. Stand up for the law when it is unpopular. Stand up, Mr. Blumenthal, when everybody wants you to go after the AIG executives' bonuses and say, I'm sorry, but that isn't within my purview. If you want to change the law, then we should change the law. Stand up when it's unpopular. Stand up and have a spine, man! Stand up stand up when it when people are going after somebody and saying, Well, we don't have to read them their Miranda rights. They're a citizen. No matter how unpopular it makes you, stand up for what is right! This man won't do it. This is I can't tell you I cannot tell you, I have nothing against this guy. I don't know this guy. He has been in Connecticut for a long time. I've lived in Connecticut off and on now for, what, 12, 15 years. I don't really know this guy other than a guy who just likes to get his name in the press an awful lot. He's a popular guy. I have no ax to grind other than every alarm bell in me rings this man is dangerous. He is a dangerous man. Now, that is my gut based on what I have seen in this last interview with AIG. If that doesn't set off every alarm bell and you want to reward him with more power, I don't care if Linda McMahon is turns out to be a frog. I would rather have a frog in there than a guy who will abuse power. For what's popular.

Why, why, why is a democracy a bad thing? Why do we not want to be a democracy? Because popular rule can become mob rule and that is exactly what he did. When he went after the AIG executives, he allowed mob rule. He allowed a democracy to happen. We are a republic and we are a system of laws. We are respecter of laws, not of men. He is only a respecter of men, of money, of power, and polls. Connecticut, you will get what you deserve, but unfortunately you are inflicting this man on the rest of the nation at a time when we need men of character.

PAT: Or women.

GLENN: Are we really at this place where you

PAT: Well, yeah, because his opponent's a woman and I wanted to make that clear to the voters in Connecticut that it could be a woman and in this case it is! It is a woman! All right? That's just my only point.

GLENN: Do you like her?

PAT: Yeah, you know, I like what she has said so far. I like what I know about her. I'm not a big WWE fan, but, you know, I'm not going to hold that against her. I mean--- he battles more and listen to her response, just to compare and contrast.

BLUMENTHAL: and I want program that provides more capital for small businesses and tax (inaudible) that will promote creation of jobs, stronger intervention by government to make sure

GLENN: Government intervention.

BLUMENTHAL: are made in America policies and

GLENN: Made in America policies. How can that happen with workers of the world unite? Approximate

BLUMENTHAL: Rather than buying products that are manufactured overseas as

PAT: She is about to respond to that. Plaque Mack government, government, government. Government does not create jobs. It's very simple how you create jobs. An entrepreneur takes a risk. He or she believes that he creates a good or service that is sold for more than it costs to make it. That's if an entrepreneur thinks he can do that, he makes a job.

PAT: There you go. There's a big difference between the two.

GLENN: Here is the guy who is the Attorney General, the chief law enforcement, and he wants more regulation, more regulation, more regulation, more regulation. How about, Dick, you enforce the laws you already have instead of making them up? Why don't you enforce the laws? You know how you create jobs? Well, a government creates jobs that only suck the people dry of money, that government does not create a job that creates money. They don't. They destroy money. That's all they do. Governments create jobs where they take the money from the private sector that could be used in other things and they destroy that money by creating big pensions and big corporate I mean government monolists, that you have to navigate with more regulation, more of this, more of that. You'll never get through it. Here's how the entrepreneur creates jobs, exactly like Linda said and you keep the government doing one thing. You enforce the law. If someone breaks the law, you put them in jail, no if's, and's, or but's. If they break the law, they get the penalty that is required under law, not more because it's really heinous, unless the law says you can do that, not less because they're part of your special interest group. You punish the people who are hurting others under the law. That's the best way the government can help create jobs. You stand for the rule of law. You stand for the rule of the law with things like bond holders, Dick! But they won't because the progressive left and people like Dick Blumenthal only want power. They think they know better than you. They are the protectors. They are Captain America. And they will do whatever they have to to protect themselves because if they're lost, if they're not there, if it wasn't for them, oh, who would protect you?

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]



There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

Watch the full episode below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn’s masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

Watch the video clip below. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn’s masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis, and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

Glenn Beck: This is the ONLY endgame that makes sense for the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

(Left) Photo by James Devaney/GC Images (Right) Video screenshot

If you're celebrating this FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, you have no idea how much this changes things. We don't do this in America. At least, we didn't. But the left cannot have Donald Trump be president again. His "America First" platform goes against everything they've been working for. So, what's their endgame here? On the radio program, Glenn Beck said there's really only one endgame that makes sense — and it should scare us all.

"If you are not for the destruction of America, you better pay attention quickly. This is a massive move," Glenn said of the Mar-a-Lago raid.

"And who has credibility on this? ... The right will believe Donald Trump, but nobody on the left, so you're not going to change any minds there. Do you think the right will believe the New York Times? MSNBC? NBC? CBS? Do you think we're going to believe the New York Times — the people who have been carrying water for the Biden crimes? The Clinton crimes? And ... I'm talking about her server and having her own State Department people go into a skiff, which is the top secret room, completely sealed off, going in and getting documents, cutting off 'top secret,' and then emailing them to her on her private server. And nothing? And now you're going to try to convince me [that] this has nothing to do with January 6?" he added.

"Remember the [allegations about] bank servers, [Trump] was pinging a bank? Untrue. Carter Page is a Russian spy? Untrue. Donald Trump is a Russian spy? ... Untrue. Collusion with Russia? Untrue. Ukraine, the perfect phone call? Not true. Not true. Wasn't a perfect phone call. Was not impeachable. The pee tape dossier? None of that was true. Here's why they can't have [Trump] as president of the United States. They can't have him as president of the United States because we are headed towards a completely new, all redesigned, non-capitalist, nonconstitutional Great Reset," Glenn argued. "They cannot have him be president because he is America first."

Glenn warned Americans that our federal government is accumulating massive power, case in point the 87,000 new IRS agents. "Coupled with the [IRS agents] they already have ... that's almost the size of our National Guard. Do you feel comfortable with that? Democrats? You don't think there's a possibility ... that someone ... might come in at some point and weaponize the IRS?"

He also warned that the FBI's raid on Donald Trump’s home has implications that stretch far beyond simple dislike for the former president. So what are they hoping to accomplish?

"What is the endgame? You make him into a martyr by throwing him into jail or killing him ... so you make him stronger? That doesn't make sense. Why would they want that?" Glenn asked. "So, what is their endgame? The only one that makes sense to me, is to stop him at any cost, then lunatics will take to the streets, and then [they] will have [their] evidence that the [right is] more dangerous than anyone could possibly imagine. Please, pray for your country."

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Glenn. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn’s masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis, and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.