Former USSR caller: “I’m scared, ok?”

Glenn talked with a woman on radio today who grew up in the Soviet Union and later came to America. She openly talked about why she is so afraid at an Obama second term - she’s quite familiar with the warning signs of a dangerous administration. Why is she scared now?

"Glenn, well, I grew up in the Soviet Union and I came to this country 18 years ago and I felt that I'd never again have to live in fear," she said. "And I've been worried for the past four years but after what happened last night, I'm just scared, okay?"

"This president, his entire administration, I know a Communist when I see one, and he's passed his policies, the direction we've been going in the past four years, it can't be any clearer to me what his beliefs and goals are. And I think being an American is not about where you were born. It's about what you believe, what's in your soul. And what's in his soul is dark. The ideology he believes, it's pure evil. It kills people. It destroys souls. It's synonymous with hopelessness, misery, apathy."

"I mean, that's the only equality you get in socialism: Everyone but the government and the criminals are equal and miserable and poor and apathetic. And maybe it's because I've lived through that that I can truly appreciate what America is and what it stands for. And I'm trying to find something positive about what happened last night, about this situation, some kind of hope, take it with good humor, but all I can feel is this dread."

"I had so much faith in the American people and our determination to do what's right especially after what we saw at Restoring Honor which, by the way, me and my husband went to and it was amazing. I was in shock at what happened. I'm still in shock."

"I was mistaken. So many Americans have become diluted and pampered and all they care about is, you know, free stuff and the latest episode of American Idol. It's insane. I don't understand what's happening here."

Glenn had to take a break, but when he came back he addressed her concerns.

"I want to tell Maria who called me from New York. She said she came here from the former Soviet Union. She grew up in the Soviet Union. She remembered what it was like. I remember what it was like. I didn't live there, but I remember the stories and I remember how afraid we were of communism. We had forgotten. We think socialism is fine. Kruschev said to the American people, 'You are so foolish, so arrogant. We will feed you socialism bit by bit until you fall into our hand like overriped fruit.; She said, I just, I worry. I have fear now. I haven't felt fear. And I don't understand my country."

"No, no, no. Remember, you don't understand half of your country. Half of your country feels exactly the same way. And Maria, if you're living in New York City, boy, do I understand. Boy, do I understand. I don't go to New York City very often. I only go when I have to now because it is openly hostile. And so many of us live in cities and in areas like that where they are openly hostile to. And we have taken it and we have lived in there and we have said, this is my home and I just get along and I won't say anything. I won't say anything at the PTA meeting. I won't say anything in my kids' school or in my business. Or, I'll take that sign down or, shhh, don't make any trouble. I'm tired of it, I'm tired of it, and I'm not going to live that way anymore. I have a right to say what I believe. I have a right to believe what I believe. I have a right to worship God as I believe. Just as they do. And I'm not trying to shut them down. That's fine. But I am no longer going to stand. And this has been one that came a while ago for me, but maybe today's the day that you'll start to feel this way. I'm no longer going to feel like a pariah. I'm no longer ‑‑ I'm no longer going to allow to be treated like a pariah. I am a man, as Martin Luther King said. I am a man, and I deserve to be treated as a man. I demand to be treated as a man. That's all there is to it. I will not comply. But I'm not suicidal, either."

"We almost last night elected a man who was of faith that was the only faith to actually receive an official extermination order. Look how far we've come. Nobody was even talking about that now. I am so proud of my country. And yes, Mrs. Obama, I've always been proud of my country, but last night made me even more proud. That people of all faiths got together and they put religion aside and said look at the character of the man. We can argue about religion, but let's unite on character. And they did. What an amazing American moment. Especially if you really know the history 150 years ago of a group of people that just wanted to worship God as they saw him. A lot of people disagreed. But there was a political side of this, too. Most people don't know that Joseph Smith actually ran for president. He was an abolitionist. I know, Mormons hate blacks so much. He was an abolitionist... in Missouri, you know, the site of the Compromise. He was against slavery. And so they weren't popular for a couple of reasons. They didn't look at God the same way that everybody else looks at God, but that's their right to do it. And they also didn't look at slavery like the people did in Missouri, and that wasn't okay. It got to be so bad after they murdered not only him but so many others, mainly the men, that the women took their children across the mountains in the snow. Many of them dug graves for their children on the open plains in the middle of winter. They dug those graves with their hands, in the frozen ground, and left the bodies of their children in the ground behind. And they moved to another country. But what they did was very smart. They gathered themselves. They were still persecuted, and it wasn't until last night that one of them could even be considered to run for president. I think some of that division is now behind us, thank God. They look to people to judge them by the content of their character, not their party affiliation, not the color of their skin but their character. Amen, brother."

"The reason why I tell you this story is because they gathered themselves together. And I'm not suggesting that we move to another country, I'm not suggesting ‑‑ well, I am suggesting that you move to Oklahoma. But I am suggesting that you surround yourself with like‑minded people. I am suggesting that if you're living in one of these states, especially in the Northeast - look what happened when there was trouble. Look what has happened. I never, I never thought the Northeast ‑‑ I never really thought that there were that many people that would stand on their roofs or on their broken‑down house and scream for FEMA and then, like a threat, say, 'If they don't come, well, then we're just going to organize ourself and do it ourselves then, all right?' That's not a threat. That's what you should be doing anyway. That's what we've always done. That's the spirit of America."

"Find your Galt's Gulch. Find it. Find it. Do not give up. I know what it takes to put a business together. I know how tired you are. Believe me I know how tired you are. I'm tired, too. You know, we'll catch a nap when we're dead. Right now let's really live."

"Like right now let's make sure our children have freedom. Let's not be afraid. And let's not cower. Let's gather together. Let's build. Let's create. Let's move forward. Let us live the Constitution."x

"We win in the end. I'm telling you we win in the end. Yesterday sucked. Today sucks. Tomorrow and maybe a few ‑‑ maybe even a few years are going to suck beyond belief. But someday we're going to be happy. Someday it will all work out. I don't know how much I actually can hang onto that idea. We need to be by each other's side and lift each other up. When one of us is down, the other will be strong. And we need to teach our kids what America always has been and make sure that we're creating a culture of goodness and decency and honor and integrity and invention and exploration, and all of the things that we actually still believe but is not being practiced anymore. It will not go on to our next generation through osmosis. They must experience it. They must witness it. They must be a part of it. Find your place. To instill it in your children beyond the history book. Let them live it and experience it."

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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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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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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