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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Glenn Beck Program, October 26, 2010

What needs to happen in Washington D.C. right now?

The theme is to get out the vote.  We need at least a 50% turnout.  Glenn said he remembered what reportedly happened to Benjamin Franklin.  After the new government was formed, he was walking down the street and a woman stopped him to ask, “What kind of government have you given us?”  He replied “A republic madam.  If you can keep it.”

He wonders what it will take to wake people up.

We are now two years into a fundamental change to our republic.

Midterm elections typically get 30% - 40% turnout.

He had on three legislators,
  1. Michelle Bachmann (MI)
  2. Jason Chafitz (UT)
  3. Jim Demint (SC Senator)

He asked Jim Demint what kind of help should we send to Washington?  Jim replied
  • We need people who will keep their oath of office.  They take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. 
  • He mentioned  That site lists senator candidates that agree to a set of specific principals. 
  • The time to get rid of RINOs is in the primaries.

He asked Michelle Bachmann – How do people judge the character of candidates?
  • Not a good answer to that question.
  • She heads the TEA Party caucus.
  • She is starting classes put on by experts for new legislators (and old ones as well) on the Constitution.
  • She recommends voting for people who believe in the Constitution.

He asked JasonChafitz – How do we judge a candidate’s character?  He replied
  • Do they do what they say they would do? 
  • Do they put principal above party?  If they say yes, give an example of when they did that.
  • Do they speak for themselves or do the issue statements via spokesmen that can be disavowed later if convenient?
  • A big problem is the pressure placed on legislators by mayors, councilmen, county supervisors, etc from your district demanding earmarks.
  • Also, you need to establish that you do not take favors from any members early on.
  • He recommends sending people of integrity.

George Soros wrote in a recent Op-Ed “America doesn’t need virtue.  It needs stimulus.”  Glenn says he is exactly wrong.

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