Speech Spitzer should give

GLENN: Here's the speech that I think that is the only one that I want to hear from Eliot Spitzer, okay? The only one. I don't, I don't think there's anything else I need him to say other than I need him to say come out, you know, and you'll hear the flash of the cameras and everybody. "Ladies and gentlemen, just want you to know that I'm a dirtbag. I know it. I've known it for a very long time. I mean, I've been with hookers over and over again. I had a running tab with hookers. So I'm clearly a dirtbag. Now, I can come out here and tell you that, oh, I've got a problem. I've got a problem and I need help and I'm going to go into rehab, blotty, blotty, blotty, blotty. I'm not really convinced at this point I do have a problem because I'm only saying I have a problem now because my biggest problem is I got caught just a couple of weeks ago. It's not like I've been, you know, oh, this is five years in my past and I've cleaned this up. I was just with a hooker. You don't even know. I might have been with a hooker five -- all right, I was with a hooker in the hallway. I'm sorry, honey, to break it to you again, but I told you she was my aide. It was actually an AIDS conversation with my hooker. Sorry. Behind the podium -- you know what? Come on out, Tiffany. Come on out from underneath the podium. Here's another hooker. So I'm clearly a dirtbag and it doesn't matter really to me way say to you now because I got caught. Now, my wife, who for some strange, unknown reason, is still standing next to me. Honey, you went to Harvard, didn't you? Yeah, it was -- she went to Harvard. I have no idea why she's standing next to me. You know, maybe she should leave me; maybe she shouldn't leave me. I would tell you that it would matter to me if she stayed, but clearly it hasn't mattered to me because I've been with hookers. In fact, Rochelle, come on out from underneath the podium. All right, I had two hookers underneath the podium right now. And honey, I hate to break it to you. The guy that I was talking to before I had the AIDS talk with the other hooker in the hallway, he was also a hooker that I have been with and I'm only sharing him with Governor McGreevey, but that's a different -- that's a totally different story here. So whether she should leave me or not, I don't know. Don't really care. I've been with hookers. If she does leave me, it will make it easier for me to be with hookers. I won't feel so bad that I'm cheating on my wife. And I'll be able to spend time with hookers on Valentine's Day, not Valentine's Eve. But I digress. The other thing is you know it would really clean up my hooker schedule if I didn't have this pesky job thing. Now, because I put my family in danger, you know, I put my wife in danger by having -- what was it, Tameka, what was it we had in the memos in your testimony? Oh, yeah, yeah, that I wanted to have sex in an unsafe way. Now, I know a lot of you in the audience don't even know what that means. Maybe it means that I want to have sex without a condom but do I need to remind you I don't think that's that unsafe. She's a classy hooker. So only the nonclassy hookers would be riddled with disease. I mean, you know, maybe it's an unsafe way. You don't know. Maybe an unsafe way is, I wanted to do it at a high height, you know? Hey, this hotel, they've got those big armoire things, I like to do it up there. Maybe I want to do it on a wobbly chair, I don't know, while I'm driving a car. You know, hey, I don't know. An unsafe way. But might have put my wife's life in jeopardy because, again, disease. But Ralph Nader called and he said, Glenn, -- or what's this guy's name? I keep thinking. Eliot -- I don't know why I'm calling myself. Eliot, unsafe way, I just read about this. You weren't thinking about having sex in a Corvair, were you? I said, Ralph, hey, we both have the Progressive thing down, but no. The Corvair things, it's over. Let it go. So anyway, I not only put my family's life at stake but I also -- you know, let's be honest. New York maybe not the best state in the union but probably the biggest target in the state -- or in the union. You know it's -- I mean, I think we had a couple of buildings that I should have been working on. We got a couple of buildings that went down and so, you know, terrorists were after us and also we're the financial capital of the world currently. I think that seems to be melting down just a little bit and there seems to be a lot of corruption going on there and I put myself, by being with hookers, sweet hookers, expensive but sweet hookers, by being with hookers I not only put my wife in danger but I also put the State of New York in danger because I could have been blackmailed like that. And then you never know what I could have done because then I would be like a caged animal, whew, I'm a crazy man. You know what I mean?

I mean, if you can't trust a guy who's with hookers, who's also prosecuting hookers at the same time, who can you trust? You're right, America. No politician. That's why I'm leaving and I'm resigning today and I'm not going to write a book. I'm not going to be on television talking about my cure. I'm not going to eventually say, hey, I'd like to be a minister and if I do, it will be in a private setting. You're never going to hear from me again because I'm now completely irrelevant and I'm not going to try to inflict myself on you again. In fact, I mean, I may go to Wall Street sometime this afternoon and try to find, you know, an empty office of maybe somebody I prosecuted, you know, for something, that maybe I was doing at the same time. And I may find that empty window. Hopefully it will be a high office. I don't know. I'm so crazy, I might just throw myself out of that window today. But you know if I do, please don't report on it because I'm irrelevant. Good night, everybody. Here's your new blind governor.

You know that lieutenant governor is --

STU: Yeah, legally blind.

GLENN: Yeah, legally blind.

STU: I have much more confidence in him than I do of Eliot Spitzer.

GLENN: So do I. I think it's actually kind of great, blind leading the blind. Why not. Let's have a actual blind man lead the nonactual blind assemblymen. Why not. Put him in the statehouse. Hey, guys, you know what's ironic? He's actually blind but you act like it. It's incredible, isn't it? Oh. That's the only thing I want -- did I miss anything that he should say? That's the only thing I want him to say. You know what? And if he doesn't resign and if the people of New York don't force him to resign, don't demand his resignation, then you know who was right? McGreevey. Because McGreevey said, well, it's a game. I've never agreed with that. No, it was about security, it was about your ethics, it was about the way you treated your wife and your family. You put her in danger and you put the state in danger. Eliot Spitzer did the same thing.

STU: Yeah, but wait. First of all, McGreevey stepped down. It was like his decision.

GLENN: Yeah, but that's only because of mounting pressure. It took him a while.

STU: Yeah, mounting pressure on Spitzer, it was mounting pressure on Larry Craig. He doesn't step down. It's still up to the guy to step down unless they do something to throw you out.

GLENN: Impeach him. Throw him out. Come with pitchforks and torches. Run the guy out. It's time we get these people out of our life and we demand, I don't know, a slightly higher standard. I don't need to have a Pope or the priest run. I don't need a minister to be running the state. I would just like somebody, I don't know, who's not making it with hookers.

CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

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Later this week, former President Trump will attend CPAC and give his first major policy appearance since leaving office. Sources close to the President reveal he will focus on "the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement."

The future of the GOP is a question that demands real discussion before elections in 2022 and 2024. Right now, I can see three possible answers for how you act:

  1. Those in power and senior positions will ignore the reasons behind Donald Trump winning in 2016. They will be vindicated in their minds because they outlasted him, as they view DC as a job for life. These leaders will go back to business as usual and seek forgiveness from the left, hoping for unity and acceptance in the future.
  2. The second outcome is another section of the party that is understandably very angry over the left's Presidents treatment. They still support and believe in Trump. They think it's time to take off the gloves and treat Biden/the left exactly how they treated Trump.
  3. The few policy positions offered in public will be centered solely around opposing the left. They will also make the case how the left suck, are dangerous, and how you need them in power. The next four years are merely a countdown for Trump to run again and right the wrong of 2020.
  4. The third outcome is very similar to the second, but with one key difference. While they appreciate everything Trump accomplished while in office, they feel it's time to unite behind another candidate.
Question

Which of these three positions will work best for the American people? Which helps built a political base for elections in both 2022 and 2024?

If you seek to help save America, it is critical to do some soul searching. Whether you love or hate him, Donald Trump got 75 million votes and made advancements in key demographics. What did he do well that you can develop further? In what areas was he poor, and how can you improve?

I want to raise six principled points everyone on the right should be forced to consider in the run-up to 2024.

1 - Understanding American Exceptionalism

FACT: America is an exceptional nation. If you read enough of world history, you will find ample evidence that America acted in ways that made it unique and significantly different from other countries in the past and modern times. These reasons must be understood and promoted through the culture and body politic.

One of those reasons is the layout of your Declaration of Independence. If you look around politics today, you will see people on all political sides telling you what they hate, why the other side is the enemy, and how they must be defeated.

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also made that case against the English when he listed 27 grievances against the King. So how is the layout key? It took Jefferson 357 words to get to those grievances. Your Declaration is your mission statement: it tells everyone in the world what America aspires to be. It states the belief that all were created equal, all had certain rights that come directly from God, and that it is the government's job to protect rights -- not give people rights.

The left is successfully painting everyone on the right to be a terrorist who enjoyed the Capitol Hill riots. If you ever want to win another election, it will be critical to explain what you stand for to the American people.

After all, ask yourself which makes you the most passionate to vote - removing someone from office or voting for a vision and change you believe in?

2 - The Constitution

Is there a better place to start this vision than the Constitution? Yes, it is mostly ignored today by those in power and is only referenced by politicians and media when it fits a narrative.

The Constitution is a beautiful and complex document but is primarily based on a straightforward principle. The government should be extremely limited in its power, but it should be as close to the people as possible where there is a clear need for government. Who can argue with this principle?

Who wants someone they have never met, dictating how they live their life?

This is why the Constitution grants the President no real power, and gives Congress 18 clauses of power, listed under Article 1, Section 8. Any and every power not mentioned there belongs at the state level.

3 - Finances

The power structure in DC has changed many times over the last twenty years, with both parties having the opportunity to rule the different federal branches. There have been two periods where one party controlled all the power in DC:

  • 2008-2010: Obama / Dem
  • 2016-2018: Trump / GOP

Despite these changes, your government continually grows, you continue to spend money you don't have, and in ten out of the last thirteen years, you have added over $1,000,000,000,000 to your national debt, which now sits just under $28 trillion. Does this seem sustainable to you? Of course not, but sadly your finances only get worse.

America has revenue of over $3.2 trillion every year, yet DC has not passed a budget since 2008. Can you imagine any business running that way? Do you think Apple, Amazon, or Disney have a budget? It is time to get America on a path to financial sustainability, work towards a balanced budget, and explain to the American people how you will achieve it.

4 - Taxes

Do you remember discussing taxes during the Tea Party?

We used to make the simple moral case to the American people: any money you earn is yours, you should use it to plan your life, and the government has no right to take it from you. This was so successful around 2012 that Herman Cain ran for President with one primary policy: the 9-9-9 plan.

If America is to return to prosperity after Covid, lower taxes and a simpler tax code must be a central theme.

5 - Cutting Government

Look at the size of the US government in 2021. Are you happy? Can you name the numerous departments? Is it now the freedom-loving Americans' position that agencies like Education, Energy, EPA, and Commerce are constitutional bodies of government and are well-run?

How about the IRS, which targeted Tea-Party groups under President Obama? Do they deserve support, or is it time to start sharing a vision of the departments that should be abolished?

This principle used to be a big part of the Conservative platform. It played a massive role in 2012 when Rick Perry ran for President. His campaign was destroyed in 45 short seconds when he could not remember the three agencies he would abolish.

Maybe it's time to refresh this debate but change the parameters. How about we discuss the agencies that should be kept?

6 - Bill of Rights

Today, the Bill of Rights is under constant attack. The far-left/woke mob hates free speech, and they seek to cancel anyone with an opposing view. However, the attacks on the Bill of Rights don't always come from the left.

America has a second amendment that guarantees you the right to bear arms. The last time the GOP held both houses of Congress and the Presidency, they banned bump stocks - but who really NEEDS a bump stock?

As the years have passed, some have admitted they are open to red flag laws. Is this still the case?

While the second amendment may be under attack, it is clear the fourth amendment is dead. Regardless of which party holds power in DC, the NSA is given continuous ability to spy on Americans. The simple, principled case from Rand Paul of "get a warrant" always falls on deaf ears.

The Bill of Rights should be a unifying document for most Americans, as the principles are self-evident and a significant part of any freedom platform going forward.

Conclusion

America will face significant challenges over the coming years. As the government continues to grow, the far left get more hostile, and central planners seek a great reset. If you share my concern, then now is the time to forget our tribes and ignore the debate on who should be President in 2024.

It's time to work hard to build a platform by raising a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. We must share a clear vision to the American people of a bright future where they are free, prosperous, and can pursue their happiness.

When the platform is built and successful, people can identify the best candidate to run in 2024.

"First, you win the argument, and then you win the election." — Margaret Thatcher

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

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