NFL says no to Obama administration

Last week, Glenn predicted that both the NBA and NFL would accept Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s plea to promote the Affordable Care Act. But, as it turns out, Glenn was wrong. The NFL now says it has “no plans” to work with the White House regarding the implementation of Obamacare.

“By the way, another Glenn Beck prediction wrong yet again,” Glenn joked on radio this morning. “I believe this is a sign of the, you know, usual pessimistic predictions perhaps being a little too pessimistic – to quote Bill Kristol.”

“Too pessimistic, I think so,” Pat continued. “Because apparently the NFL is going to take a pass on pimping the president's healthcare plan… They said thank you very much, but no thank you. Now, I don't think they're going to stop individual NFL players from participating if they want… I mean, you really can't.”

While Stu never believed there was any benefit for the NFL or the NBA to promote Obamacare, other than shamelessly cozying up to the government, Glenn believed that was exactly why the leagues would agree to provide assistance.

“That was why I made the prediction,” Glenn said. “Because [the NFL and NBA] have far too much to lose. Far too much to lose. The administration can put pressure on them, put pressure on the owners, put pressure on the league itself and make their life a living hell.”

In Glenn’s opinion, the NFL’s refusal to play ball with the Obama administration proves just how much trouble this legislation is in.

“Here's why I think the NFL came to their senses, and I'm shocked that they did. I'm thrilled that they did. But here's why,” Glenn explained. “They know once this really hits, they're in trouble. This is the front page of the Wall Street Journal and the headline today is ‘Insurance costs set for a jolt.’ Listen to this. For the healthy, rates could soar under the new law, sicker consumers to see relief. Healthy customers could see insurance rates double or even triple when they look for individual coverage under the federal health law later this year. While premiums paid by sicker people are going to become more affordable.”

“And I think the NFL is making a strategic decision,” Stu added. “If we stick our neck out and promote this, a lot of our viewers are going to get a… knife in the back.

Despite the NFL’s decision to distance itself from the Obama administration, Glenn and Pat still believe the NBA may still choose to promote healthcare.

“It wouldn't surprise me if the NBA still goes with it and does jump on board with the administration and promote healthcare,” Pat said.

“The NBA is still a popular league as well,” Stu added. “It is focused, has probably a larger urban audience which, you know, is probably more favorable to this law. Perhaps that's the calculation. Probably a younger audience as well.”

Regardless of what the NBA decides to do, Pat and Stu agreed that Glenn’s sports predictions can never be trusted and, therefore, he is off the hook on this one.

“And I will say this as well for your prediction,” Stu said. “This would fall under the – and I think you'd agree with this, Pat – would fall under the exemption clause of Glenn's predictions because it's sports related and he always gets those wrong… He has absolutely no idea what he's talking about. So I mean, really we couldn't punish him for being wrong anyway.”

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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