What happened when Sean Hannity called the Obamacare hotline on his radio program?

After President Obama gallantly told the nation that they should call the Obamacare hotline if they are experiencing difficulty accessing the exchanges online, Sean Hannity decided to take the President’s advice by calling the hotline live on his afternoon radio program.

“Did you hear what Sean Hannity did yesterday,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “Pat, when's the last time we called out and did something like this, put people on the air?”

“It’s been a long time,” Pat responded. “It’s really hard to do now.”

Hannity, who first had to navigate through the automated menu, was eventually connected with representative Erling Davis.

“You are on the radio, you are on the Sean Hannity radio show,” Hannity informed Davis.

“You’re on the radio. Is that OK with you? You have to say ‘yes’ if you want to be on.”

Davis gave her consent, and Hannity began to pepper the representative with questions about call volume and signing up for Obamacare.

Listen to the radio segment below:

When Hannity explained to Davis that he has been having problems enrolling using the healthcare.gov website, Davis explained the system is expected to be down for the next 42 hours.Based on the President’s remarks in the Rose Garden yesterday morning, you would assume that people could then register over the phone, but alas, that is not the case.

“So no one is able to get in, but if they call us we can help them fill out an application as long as they went online to create an account first,” Davis said.

“Well that’s the point, I can’t get online to create an account, so how would I be able to create the account if the website is down for the next 42 hours,” Hannity asked.

“You would have to wait until those 42 hours is up,” Davis replied.

While Davis was sympathetic to the plight of those attempting to signup for Obamacare, all she could offer was a meek word of inspiration.

“Yes, sir, and I understand your frustration,” she said. ”We get calls like this everyday, but we just encourage people to not give up and just try until you get in. But nobody won’t be able to get in until like 42 hours later.”

Glenn was particularly struck by Davis’ encouragement to “not give up.”

“Did you hear what she said? That we know it's hard. We know people are having trouble, but we tell them not to get discouraged and not to give up,” Glenn said exasperatedly. “Can you imagine If the President of the United States would just say those words about the free market system, about people trying to make it in life? Just don't get discouraged. Just don't give up. It's worth it in the end. But unless it's a government program that you have to stand in line for, he won't say that. It's worth it in the end. Life is worth it. Independence is worth it. Self esteem, all these things that you gain from just not giving up.”

“And like signing up for Obamacare, it's going to be hard from time to time. It's going to be really stinking hard. But work through it,” Pat continued. “Sometimes you may be out of work for a year, or two years, fight through it.

“He speaks from experience, Pat does,” Glenn explained. Pat was once out of work for an entire year, and a friend of his just recently found work after two years of unemployment. As the unemployment rate remains above 7%, it would be nice to hear the “don’t give up” mantra from the President of the United States every once in while, but this Administration only offers such encouragement when it pertains to a government handout.

“It's amazing that is the script that this Administration gives,” Glenn said. “Don't give up. Don't give up.”

“As long as it applies to their healthcare program, don't give up,” Pat interjected. “Because we are there to take care of you.”

“Or any government program. Stand in any line. Don't give up. Don't ever let anybody tell you that you can't have this program, this free thing from the government,” Glenn continued. “Don't ever give up on anybody saying you can have this free stuff. Don't ever give up. But you got to give up because this doesn't work. This other system over here, it doesn't work. They keep telling you that you can make it and you are trapped. And you won't make it. So come over here and stand in line. And once I get you in line, just don't give up because it's worth it. My gosh, how evil is that?”

Davis revealed to Hannity she had been provided a script to read to callers advising them of the glitches in the system, and Hannity asked her to read it aloud for his listeners to hear.

“Thanks for your interest in the health insurance marketplace. We are having a lot of visitors trying to use our website right now. This is causing some glitches for some people trying to create an account or log in. Keep trying and thanks for your patience. You might have better success during off-peak hours like later at night or early in the morning. We’ll continue working to improve the site so you can get covered,” Davis said the script reads.

“This is bull crap. Listen to that. That is such bull crap,” Glenn said. “These guys try to image themselves as Apple. Would Apple ever do that to you? Would Apple say, ‘Call us back at 2:30 in the morning’? They would never ever do that. They would not lie to you.”

“Look what they are doing. They are training you. Training you to just get over it. There's nothing you can do about it. Just stand in line. This is why Marxist countries end up standing in line for toilet paper,” Glenn continued. “It's just incredible.”

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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