Will Rick Santorum fill the role of Winston Churchill?

Rising conservative star Rick Santorum stopped by the radio show today, just days after his amazing showing in the Iowa Caucus.

“I'm up here in New Hampshire and just finished an event in Manchester and headed up to Northfield which is in the beautiful Lakes region here in New Hampshire and we had a crowd last night in Brentwood, 300 people jammed into a place.  They were out the doors.  Just wonderful response, people signing up.  People coming by our headquarters, dropping off checks.  Got folks coming and volunteering,” Santorum said.

Glenn asked Santorum about the difference in spending between he and the other frontruneer, Mitt Romney.

“Chuck Grassley told me this at the very beginning when I first got out there.  It's that you can't buy Iowa.  And you know what?  You can't buy New Hampshire.  I don't know how much time you spend up there in the State of New Hampshire.  Just about everybody in New Hampshire is an elected official.  I mean, you run for everything up here.  I mean, and your state legislature, there's 400 of them in New Hampshire and they get paid $100 a year,” Santroum said.

“And so the idea that people are just going to listen to TV ads and listen to what the national media says or what the national poll said, that's just, that is not New Hampshire.  And I've been up here, this is my 31st visit.  I'm done over 100 town hall meetings.  We have a great base of support up here and it's building everybody day and we feel very comfortable that the citizen participants up here in New Hampshire are going to do what's necessary to make sure that our country turns around and they are going to give us a little bump.”

Glenn asked Santorum to come onto GBTV for an extended interview, saying that he wanted to get to know the candidate more and wondered if he filled the “hole in America” that needed to be filled by a Winston Churchill figure. Glenn noted that Churchill was run out of town for speaking out against the dangers of Germany. Glenn noted and has noted in the past that Santorum had a similar experience when he was speaking out against radical Islam and was eventually voted out of office in Pennsylvania.

“Well, I shrink at comparing myself to anybody, a huge historical figure like Winston Churchill.  So if we can put the Churchill relationship away because that's a little ‑‑ I'm a huge Churchill fan and wouldn't even say my name in the same breath.  So let me just say this, that they did run me out of town in Pennsylvania and, you know, I lost my lot.  But as you know, we did a ton of interviews during that time and we were saying words like Churchill back then but they didn't want to hear it.  I was out there talking about Iran and I was out there talking about winning in Iraq at a time when people said we needed to leave and tuck tail and take our lumps and get out and it wasn't popular.  And I understand that, and I took ‑‑ I took the lumps but I didn't give up.  And I went out there and worked on national security issues for the last five years as a think tank and wrote about it and lectured all over the country, on college campuses even on radical Islam and the threat of Iran in particular.  And now here we are.  And look.  Look at Iran.  Look at what they're on the precipice of.  In a sense we're at this moment, everyone thinks the economy's the number one issue, and it is, but the president of the United States of course, while he can have some impact in the economy, runs the national security of our country.  That's what president does.  That's his constitutional duty.  And having someone I think in ‑‑ as the nominee of our party who's got it right on these issues at a time when I think national security may be the biggest issue going into the fall election given what is possible in Iran between now and November,” Santorum said.

Santorum also took time to defend the attacks that are coming and have come at him throughout the election cycle.

“You know, people may not believe what I believe but they know that I believe what I believe.  And I think that's really an important thing.  That these folks are going to go and hit me, they are going to say, oh, you said this, and you can't be this extreme.  And I'll say, well, I did say this, I'm not extreme, and here's why,” he said.

 

 

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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