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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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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