Mitch McConnell says he will not support legislation defunding Obamacare

Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced he would not support Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and other conservative senator's in a bid to prevent Democrats from restoring Obamacare funding in the Senate. Following the House of Representatives passage of a continuing resolution that funds the entire budget accept Obamacare last week, Senate Democrats intend to rewrite it to restore funds needed to keep the Affordable Care Act in existence.

“Hey, how much do you love Mitch McConnell,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “Seriously, piece of garbage these guys are. They're telling their own people, ‘Don't worry about it.’ They're getting the exceptions! I mean it is a monarchy that we are running here. We've got the people who are in the Royal Court in Congress – everybody else, you know, gets to play by the king's rules. But we have to be on the other side of the gates. I don't even understand it.”

In the three years since the President’s signature healthcare legislation was passed, we have seen Republicans and Democrats come out against the bill.

“And not even the Democrats like this bill. They know it's a train wreck. They know it's not ready for prime time. They know it's not ready for the American people,” Pat said. “And they won't do anything about it. What they should do if they're insistent on making this bill happen and stick and stay in perpetuity is they should delay the whole thing until they get it all fixed. They won't do it.”

Glenn explained that Democrats are fearful that if they delay the implementation of the law any longer, it will never actually come to fruition. Obamacare has become a last resort of sorts, but the true transformative progressives , who recognize the bill’s flaws, also recognize the opportunity to crush the private insurance market.

“But they know if they delay it, it won't come back. This was their best thing. So they would rather have the train wreck than have that fold and then try to fix it from scratch,” Glenn said. “If I'm a progressive and I've waited for this moment the whole time – I'm a transformative progressive. What I say is, ‘You put this in and it's going to destroy the private industry.’ So there won't be any private insurance left. There won't be any private industry. This thing is going to be a train wreck. Yes, it is. But if you back off, look how hard it was to get this. If you don’t get this out, you'll never get another shot at it.”

Furthermore, Glenn looked at the war-gaming aspect of this whole ordeal. Regardless of what happens to Obamacare, the progressives will be able to blame the resulting nightmare on Republicans.

“Can I tell you something? I've been trying to war‑game this as a transformative progressive again, and I actually am on the other side of it,” Glenn explained. “I actually would make the case, ‘Guys, let the Republicans take the blame because we've already done so much damage to healthcare in this country. And this now hanging out there in limbo and us not having anything is going to destroy American healthcare anyway. So we'll always be able to blame that on the Republicans because the Republicans never let us do this.’”

“I think you're right,” Stu agreed. “If they were to, you know, get rid of this program at this point, there's a good chance it would help the country but it would not help Republicans. Because whatever problems happen in our healthcare system anyway would just be blamed on them. We haven't seen worse yet. You know what I mean? People wouldn't be able to compare it to what this President's healthcare will be.”

While Stu is correct that Republicans are in a ‘fail if you do, fail if you don’t’ situation with the funding of Obamacare, Glenn truly believes this is the last chance to stop the law.

“The problem is once you install this, you will never undo it,” Glenn said.

“And that's the thing. They will get [Obamacare] in like this and what will their argument be? As it is with schools and everything else,” Stu asked. “Well, we don't have enough money for the things we said we were going to do. We just need more money. And they will make it larger and larger until what you said happens: It's a single‑payer program. And then they will say they need more money for that. That's the only reason that's not working. That's what they do with everything. When they have something that fails, it usually means they get a bigger win because when their programs fail, they just say they need more money to finally correct it. And it gets bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger.”

“And the problem is that we didn't rout out the progressive disease early enough in the Republican Party… Remember when I went to CPAC and I gave that speech? And I said it is a Republican disease just as much as it is the Democrats. And I really took on John McCain? Do you remember how much trouble that caused,” Glenn asked. “If we would have routed it out then and really buckled down and really been able to convince enough Republicans, we might not be in this situation now. But we couldn't. We did our best. You did your best. Now it's in God's hands. George Washington was right:  The event is in the hands of God. You've just got to do your best, and the event is in the hands of God.”

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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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