Baltimore Ravens accept $130,000 to promote Obamacare

Back in June, it was reported that the NFL and NBA had been approached by the Obama Administration to help promote and raise awareness for Obamacare. When it comes to sports, Glenn is, admittedly, useless, but Pat and Stu were both frustrated by the thought of Obamacare ads interrupting their Sunday football games. Pat went so far as to say he would stop watching the NFL.

This morning on radio, Glenn broached the topic once again because it now looks like at least one NFL team has received payment for its promotion of the President’s healthcare law.

“So I want to know if Pat's going to boycott the NFL,” Glenn said, “because, if I'm not mistaken, he said [he would] if the NFL starts taking money for Obamacare.”

TheBlaze reports:

The state of Maryland is paying the Baltimore Ravens, defending Super Bowl champions, $130,000 to promote President Barack Obama’s signature health care program, according to documents unearthed by a watchdog group.

The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch this week through a open records request, reveal the NFL franchise is being paid by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to promote the controversial program riddled with online glitches.

“In consideration for the Products and Services provided hereunder, Sponsor shall pay to the Ravens a total of One Hundred Thirty Thousand dollars ($130,000)(the “Fee”) in cash…” the document says.

“The NFL said, ‘No, we're not interested [in promoting Obamacare],’” Pat explained. “It was the Baltimore Ravens. Yes, so I'm not going to watch the Baltimore Ravens now.”

Stu, however, questioned Pat’s willpower.

“Big Monday night football game – Packers, Ravens – you're not watching,” Stu asked skeptically.

“I’m only watching the Packer portion of the game,” Pat quipped.

While Pat questioned why the Ravens were so desperate for $130,000 they were willing to potentially alienate portions of their fan base, Glenn explained that we live in a world that no longer fears backlash for supporting liberal causes – we only fear backlash of being seen as a conservative.

“There's a lot of people that believe we believe in Hollywood. But they will not say it because it will destroy their career… They know the gates of hell open up against you. But nobody's afraid of the right,” Glenn said. “Either they are not afraid or they have more courage than we do. Which is it? For those of us who haven't put it all on the line, which is it? Is it that they are not afraid of the right, which is what I think it is? Or do they have more courage than we do? Can you imagine the Dallas Cowboys doing an ad against Obamacare? It would never happen. Never happen.”

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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