Three Candidates, Three Campaign Ads: Who Wins?

As GOP candidates jockey for position in Iowa and New Hampshire, campaign ads are beginning to flood the commercial breaks on TV.

Donald Trump released his first ad full of quintessential Trump phrases and outlandish promises.

By comparison, Senator Ted Cruz's ad introduces himself with a direct appeal to conservative principles, rather than making promises he knows he won't keep.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn brought up yet another ad by a less-popular candidate, Senator Rick Santorum, who strangely decided to create an attack ad against Cruz.

"This is really bad," Glenn said.

Listen to the segment or read the transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: Do we have the audio of this new Rick Santorum ad?

PAT: Yeah, I think so.

GLENN: This is really bad.

PAT: It's insulting.

TED: I like Green Eggs and Ham.

VOICE: Ted Cruz is wonderful, reading children's fairytales on the Senate floor.

PAT: Come on.

TED: Sam I am.

STU: Come on.

VOICE: Rick Santorum spent his time in the Senate a little differently. Eight years on the Senate Armed Services Committee, helping to modernize today's Army to better be prepared for today's threats.

PAT: Shut up.

VOICE: Santorum also wrote and passed tough laws, putting harsh sanctions on Iran. And for more than a decade, Rick Santorum has been a leader, taking on radical Islam.

RICK: Not all Muslims are jihadists, and no one would say that. But the reality is, all jihadists are Muslims.

VOICE: You want someone to read one hell of a bedtime story, Ted Cruz is your guy. If you want to protect America and defeat ISIS, Rick Santorum is your president. Because --

PAT: Come on. That's embarrassing.

GLENN: It is.

PAT: That's beneath Rick Santorum.

STU: Really weak.

GLENN: You would think that Rick would learn the lesson about what happened with Donald Trump. Once you take on -- real conservatives, real conservatives know who -- know who Ted Cruz is.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: By the way, he's going to be on the show tomorrow. We know who he is. So you may not want to vote for him, you may not like him. But you know he's conservative. You know he's the real deal. And you know why he was reading Green Eggs and Ham.

STU: Right.

PAT: That was part of a 21-hour filibuster in the Senate, and as a good night thing to his kids, he read them Green Eggs and Ham. Jeez, come on.

GLENN: Right. It's not like Harry Reid when he talks about --

PAT: Come on. His pomegranate trees back in Nevada.

GLENN: Right.

STU: The complaint about Ted Cruz by many people is that he's too serious.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: He doesn't have enough fun.

PAT: Yes.

STU: He doesn't have that side that's, you know, a little bit lighter.

PAT: There is a candidate, if you want to take somebody on, who is not a serious candidate in this race, but it ain't Ted Cruz. And he obviously doesn't want to take on that person.

GLENN: Well, I don't think he wants to take on that person because he's not going to get those person's voters.

STU: He's not --

PAT: He's not going to get Cruz's either.

STU: 0 percent. Not going to get anybody's vote on -- and this proves it.

PAT: That's sad.

STU: We sit here and we wonder why Rick Santorum, who has, by the way, won Iowa in the most recent election there.

GLENN: And we like Rick.

STU: I like him too. But this is weak.

PAT: Really weak.

STU: This is weak, man. I have no problem with him contrasting viewpoints -- he came on our show and said he thought he was more conservative on immigration than Ted Cruz. And, you know, you can pick that apart.

PAT: Make it real though. Yeah. Make that point then. Make that point.

STU: I didn't think that case was particularly strong, but that's a totally fair thing for him to come on and try to -- to act as if Ted Cruz isn't serious because he read a book --

PAT: The only thing he's done is read Green Eggs and Ham in the Senate? Come on.

STU: That's a small part of a long filibuster. Not to mention, it has nothing to do with the rest of his career. The other thing they highlight in the ad is a picture of him reading to his kids from this campaign, which is a --

GLENN: Saturday Night Live.

STU: -- it was a parody ad that they aired during Saturday Night Live. It's just -- it's beneath Rick Santorum. I would expect it from Mike Huckabee. I would expect it from Hillary Clinton. From trash candidates. I don't expect that from Rick Santorum. That's really -- that's poor.

PAT: Yeah, it is.

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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