Santorum: "Romney in bed with Barack Obama", responds to attacks from Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter has come out on MSNBC today and said that he felt that Rick Santorum is too extreme to be President, and that Santorum is misrepresenting events from 2004. In this week’s GOP debate, Santorum said that he had endorsed Arlen Specter in order to get Specter to agree to Bush’s judicial nominees. Glenn, who interviewed Santorum for a full hour on GBTV last night, asked Santorum to respond to the attacks.

Politico reports:

“Where you have Senator Santorum’s views, so far to the right, with his attitude on women in the workplace and gays and the bestiality comments and birth control, I do not think it is realistic for Rick Santorum to represent America,” Specter said on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown.”

Specter also said that Santorum had misrepresented him in Wednesday’s presidential debate. Santorum had claimed that he had endorsed Specter on the condition that Specter agree to the confirmation of President Bush’s judicial nominees.

“We never had a conversation about his support for me in 2004. It was just assumed. We had always supported each other. The issue about my backing the president’s nominees came up after I was elected and the question was on my chairmanship,” Specter said. “That is flatly not true.”

Video of the segment is below:

“All I would say is the proof is in the pudding,” Santorum said. “Arlen Specter stood up and defended Alito and Roberts every moment they were attacked. He was the first one out there defending them, doing exactly what he said he was going to do, which is work as chairman of the committee.”

“The fact is what I accounted to you is exactly what happened,” Santorum said of the meeting.

Santorum said that he’s pretty sure that Alito would not be on the court today without Specter’s support.

“Arlen Specter is a Democrat. Arlen Specter doesn’t want to see Rick Santorum elected. And I can just tell you that was a condition for me to step up there and support him at the end of the campaign,” Santorum said.

Santorum also took umbrage with Mitt Romney’s attacks from this weeks debate, wherein Romney went after Santorum for endorsing Specter.

“By the way, the person who attacked me on this was Mitt Romney who supported liberal activist judges on the Supreme Court of Massachusetts. Not one. Not two, but about thirty-six of them. And for him to attack me on who supported all these liberal candidates,” Santorum said. “Here’s a guy attacking me on standing up for my principles and making sure that we got Supreme Court Justices nominated.”

Santorum also accused Romney of being against Reagan conservatism, and for having the same policies on Obama when it comes to eliminating charitable deductions for the wealthy.

“Mitt Romney is in bed with Barack Obama on destroying these vital mediating institutions of our society by starving them of money from the very people that keep these organizations alive and well in our society,” Santorum said.

Glenn did ask Santorum why he has only given 4% of his income to charity when tithing requires 10%. Santorum did say that he does give speeches for severely discounted rates and has done other things that don’t show up on tax returns, but that he did need to do better.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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