I mean. Wow. What can one really say about this?
This morning on NPR, host Steve Inskeep asked right-wing pundit Glenn Beck who the "rising star" is in the conservative movement. Beck's response? Defeated senator Rick Santorum. "I think the guy is a Winston Churchill in many ways," said Beck. From the exchange:
BECK: You know, there's really only one guy that I've talked to that I really really like. I think the guy is a Winston Churchill in many ways. He blew his Senate campaign because he spoke the truth. His advisers kept saying, "Don't say this, don't say this, this is going to hurt you." And that's Rick Santorum out of Pennsylvania. I think this guy really has it. I think he really understands the world we live in right now.
If you are wondering, the answer is no. And the question that precedes that answer is, "Did Winston Churchill have anything significant to say about man-on-dog sex?"
Look, there are probably a million ways to compare Churchill to Santorum. I'm going to offer the only one that really matters - namely: when it came time to take a courageous stand, what did each man say to inspire his fellows?
We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.
As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else. It's being drawn to Iraq and it's not being drawn to the U.S. You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don't want the Eye to come back here to the United States.
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