Glenn Beck: McCain's bold move

GLENN: Can you trust either of these guys to really do the job? We're going to see. At least one of them has the courage to actually stand up and go to Washington and be the -- and here's why I say courage. This is leadership. This is -- did slogan really fits John McCain Country First. If he were to be President, he may be the worst President of all time. But I will tell you this, the guy does have a backbone. The guy does have a spine. Because just war game this out for me, will you?

So he is going to Washington to do this bill. If he actually gets it -- well, let's take all the options. He goes, he meets with everybody, it falls through, there is no bill, the economy collapses. It's John McCain's fault. He couldn't get it done. If he passes a bill and it's got all kinds of stuff in it that, you know, I don't know, 75% of the country is against, John McCain has just done the tough thing but he's just brought us something that nobody wants. And there's no winner here because it's exactly like, "Hey, there hasn't been a terrorist attack since 2001." Well, you don't get credit for that. You only get blame for what didn't happen. So he's not going to get credit for it. He's going to get blamed for the biggest spending package twice the size of prescription drugs.

And the third option is he stands against it and it doesn't pass and then he's blamed -- because everything collapses. Then he's blamed because he couldn't get it done. So exactly how does John McCain win here? The answer is he doesn't. He doesn't win. This is on a suicide mission. This is a guy who really does put country first, or he's just the dumbest strategist of all time and I don't believe that. It's just finally somebody's standing up -- you know we always say how come we can't get anybody to be on the record, how come politicians are so smarmy? It's because when somebody actually puts their career at stake and does something you don't like, you don't vote for him.

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Let me go to Mitch in Texas. Hello, Mitch, welcome to the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hey, Glenn, I've got a comment. I see Obama refuses to go to Washington to place an up or down vote on a stimulus plan. Sounds typical Barack Obama. Whereas we have McCain who is willing to say yes or no and come together to get us back on track. I think that speaks volumes.

GLENN: Yeah, I do, too. I will tell you that, Mitch, I am impressed with -- you know, I said two days ago and again yesterday, I said when I find out that neither one of these guys were planning on going back to the Senate and take a vote, I said where is the leadership out of these two. You guys don't even have -- you don't have the spine to go stand in the well of the Senate and help put this thing together and then say this is where I stand and I'm going on the record, if you don't have the spine to do that, you don't have the spine to be the President of the United States. And here is John McCain doing just that. I will tell you that it is typical John McCain. He is willing to go down with the ship to do what he believes is right and honorable, and there is something to be said about that.

On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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