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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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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