Air Force Vet Thanks Bush 43 for His Unwavering Respect

A 21-year veteran of the US Air Force called The Glenn Beck Program on Thursday to express his gratitude to President George W. Bush --- and Glenn for his complimentary words about the Bush family.

"I just retired from the Air Force last year after 21 years. And serving under that man and meeting him, the things he did for the troops, the things he's still doing, the generosity. You said he respected the office . . . the respect that he had for the troops, and the love that we have for him is really immeasurable," Caller Phil said.

Conversely, Phil noted how Obama's actions had a similar, immeasurable impact.

"To see what Obama did to us and throw all of our victories away there . . . hurt the troops like you have no idea," Phil said.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Hello, Phil, you're on The Glenn Beck Program.

CALLER: Hey, Glenn, how are you doing?

GLENN: Very good.

CALLER: I just wanted to tell you that I really appreciate your sincere message to the Bush family. For a long time, you know, I -- I had some problems with the things you were saying about President Bush, you know, when he was in office. But I understand it was just a policy thing, it wasn't personal.

PAT: For sure.

CALLER: Serving under him for, you know -- I just retired from the Air Force last year after 21 years. And serving under that man and meeting him, the things he did for the troops, the things he's still doing --

PAT: No question.

CALLER: -- the generosity -- you said he respected the office -- the respect that he had for the troops, and the love that we have for him is really immeasurable.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I have never seen anybody with more love for our troops than George W. Bush.

PAT: No question.

GLENN: Have you seen his painting series he's doing now?

PAT: He's getting really good.

GLENN: Yeah, he's getting really good. And he's now painting the faces of the wounded in the war. He takes that personally.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And they're like family. And he is a truly, truly honorable man. Truly honorable.

CALLER: Yes, sir. And I just wanted to say one last thing. I was a recruiter for a short period of time in the Air Force, and I had met the chaplain that counseled him at Camp David. And he said, "If every American did not believe that he was taking every -- taking both wars to bed with him every night, they were sadly mistaken."

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

PAT: Oh, yeah. Totally believe that.

CALLER: And I know you didn't agree with us in Iraq, but I was there twice. I was on the ground. And the people -- the people appreciated us there. And to see what Obama did to us and throw all of our victories away there --

GLENN: I know.

CALLER: -- hurt the troops like you have no idea.

GLENN: No, I do. Phil, I have said to my friends who were in the service and who have fought in Iraq, "I am sorry that we have just pissed away everything that you've done and all the friends that you have lost. I can't say anything, but I'm sorry." We took a victory, and as we always do, we -- we snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory every single time.

PAT: Thanks for your service.

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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