Romney 2012: Not a communist, doesn't appoint radical Islamists

Glenn may have found one more tool you can use to get excited to vote for Mitt Romney. Not only is Mitt Romney not a communist, he’s also (most likely) not going to appoint any members of the Muslim Brotherhood!

Now, before you get cenacle because there are only two big reasons so far to excite the base behind Mitt Romney, remember, these are two REALLY big platforms.

1. Not a communist

2. Doesn’t appoint people associated with terrorist organizations

Those are pretty key standards, right?

Okay, maybe the bar is a little low, but when your opponent is actually appointing members of the Muslim Brotherhood, it’s pretty important to have a candidate that is strong on this. Pat and Glenn played an audio clip of Mitt Romney in 2007 on the radio show this morning that showed, not only is Romney strong on this issue, he may even be ahead of the curve.

This is what Romney had to say:

“Of course we get Osama Bin Laden and track him wherever he has to go and make sure he pays for the outrage he exacted on America. We'll move everything to get him. But I don't want to buy into the democratic pitch that this is all about one person: Osama Bin Laden. Because after we get him, there's going to be another and another. This is about Shia and Sunni. This is about Hezbollah and Hamas and Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

This is a worldwide jihadist effort to try and cause the collapse of all moderate Islamic governments and replace them with a Caliphate. They ultimately want to bring down the United States of America. This is a global effort we're going to have to lead to overcome this jihadist effort. It's more than Osama Bin Laden.”

“I think I’m in love with him,” Glenn joked after hearing the audio.

“I’m having a moment of pride,” Stu added. “I'm having Romney pride.”

“That was a seriously good moment for him,” said Pat.

Glenn did point out that the audio was five years old, but it was still a good moment.

“In a way I think that’s tougher,” Stu said. “Isn’t it tougher? It’s trendy now to talk about the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Glenn pointed out that it may not exactly be “trendy” to talk about the Muslim Brotherhood, but it does put him ahead of the curve. A large majority of Americans had probably never heard of the Muslim Brotherhood back in 2007. “He knows what's going on,” Glenn added.

Glenn told listeners that he was asked the question, “What do you think Romney will do about Iran?”

“I don't know, but I know he won't throw Israel under the bus,” he said. “And I know he's not going to appoint Muslim Brotherhood to the Department of Homeland Security.”

“In fairness on Iran, what will anybody do?” Pat asked.

Pat explained that he and Glenn recently spoke with a military guy who basically told them there wasn’t much that anyone could do.

While it may be concerning that there really doesn’t seem to be much we can do at this point about Iran, there is at some comfort in knowing that, if Romney wins, he at least won’t be appointing their allies to positions that are responsible for our national defense.

Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.

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After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.

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Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."

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There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.

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Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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