Will the NFL promote Obamacare?

Last week, Glenn shared a Politico story that reported the NBA had been approached by the Obama administration to help promote and raise awareness for the Affordable Care Act. This week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is looking for more support, this time from the NFL.

From the beginning, Glenn has said that the NBA would agree to promote Obamacare under the guise of raising public awareness. In reality, Glenn believes the NBA is less interested in public health and more interested in the federal dollars and special favors the league and team owners would most likely enjoy in exchange for their support.

“And it's bad enough with the NBA. Now it gets even worse because this is getting into almost sacred territory. Now you're talking about NFL,” Pat said. “They're also trying this with the NFL. They are in talks apparently, Kathleen Sebelius, our HHS secretary, is in talks with the NFL to help promote new insurance options under the universal healthcare system.”

It is well documented that when it comes to sports, Glenn is uninterested at best. But Pat and Stu are both big sports fans and, more importantly, huge NFL fans.

“That is a real problem,” Pat said. “I mean, that creates quite a dilemma because I'm pretty much in love with the NFL. Far more than the NBA.”

“And this is why they will do it,” Glenn said. “Because if you're so dead set against [the ads], are you going to stop watching the NFL?”

Remarkably, Pat said he would stop watching the NFL if they chose to promote Obamacare. “I will,” he said. “I love it, but I can live without it. I didn't think I could live without playing video games, but I’ve been fine since giving it up.”

Sebelius and the HHS know that the captive audience an NBA or NFL game provides would be far larger than any other marketing campaign could reach. Furthermore, the demographic watching a basketball or football game (largely 18 to 35-year-olds) perfectly aligns with the very demographic the government needs to opt-in to the Obamacare exchanges in order for the system to work.

“This is the quote from TIME Magazine,” Stu said. “’The exchanges need 2.7 million 18 to 35 year olds sign up. If too few choose to enroll, the exchanges will fail and so will the law.’ That's why they are going after the NBA and the NFL. They are getting young people that don't need this insurance, by the way. The vast majority of them will be wasting money on it.”

“I wonder how many people will really take a strong stand,” Pat said. “If the NFL gets in bed with this administration and starts promoting something they vehemently disagree with, will you still watch the NFL every Sunday, Monday, Thursday?”

While Pat was steadfast in his decision to boycott the NFL should it choose to get involved in promoting Obamacare, Stu wasn’t so sure.

“I will continue to watch,” Stu said. “I can't stand this law and I will be infuriated if they promote it. However, I will say that [the NFL does] a lot of things I don't like, including all sorts of crazy green propaganda that drives me crazy.”

“Right. And you just keep taking it,” Glenn questioned.

“Well, you know, I mean, you go to movies where the actors are out there promoting this crap all the time,” Stu concluded. “You deal with businesses all the time that disagree with you politically.”

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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