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.

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The Washington Post wants Native Americans to hate the name "Washington Redskins" so badly that that it is willing to mock its own study that proved otherwise.

On the radio program Tuesday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn Beck) discussed the "woke insanity" of the WaPo's most recent poll, which, like its 2016 counterpart, found that the vast majority of Native Americans are not offended by the NFL team's name.

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As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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