Hypocrisy: Democratic senators now support an Obamacare delay

Remember when Senator Ted Cruz and the TEA Party were lambasted as ‘extremists’ and ‘anarchists’ for fighting to delay in Obamacare? Well, during an appearance on The O’Reilly Factor last night, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced a potential bill that would delay all Obamacare mandates until January 1, 2015. Where is the mudslinging and name-calling now?

“Ted Cruz is being pilloried… But they're doing everything they can to destroy him. Why? Why? Because he's a terrorist, because he is an anarchist, because he wants to go around the law, a law that has already been passed, a law that has already gone through the Supreme Court, and he's asking to destroy the United States of America because of his unreasonable request for a delay of one year of Obamacare,” Glenn said on radio this morning.

“Now, let me introduce you to the Democrat who just introduced a bill to do the exact same thing. And let me introduce you to a President who is now saying that he'll delay it at least eight weeks. But, wait a minute, Mr. President, a delay? It's already been passed. It's already gone through the Supreme Court. Mr. President, a delay? Why would you want to delay? Are you trying to bring down the United States of America? Are you so unreasonable? Are you a terrorist? You're an al-Qaida member. You're an anarchist. You're anti-government,” he continued. “And we're not talking about old dusty past history. We're talking about a debate that happened last week, last week… And now we have a Democratic senator doing exactly the same thing, and he is positioned as reasonable. I cannot take it another single day. I can't take it.”

During his interview with O’Reilly, Sen. Manchin said the bill he is working on Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) would ensure there are “no fines whatsoever” for individuals who do not sign up for a health insurance plan by March 31, 2014.

Sen. Manchin also confirmed that right now he only has three other Democrats willing to work with him on the Obamacare delay bill.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media finally seems to have woken up (at least temporarily). CBS News has uncovered a serious pricing issue with healthcare.gov that dramatically underestimates the true cost of insurance.

“CBS News has uncovered what this President is doing,” Glenn said. “And let me tell you, when you hear this report, you ask yourself: If this were a private insurance company, if would this private insurance company be called on Capitol Hill and have a full investigation? The answer is yes. “

CBS reports that, when calculating cost, healthcare.gov lumps people into two broad categories: 49 or under or 50 and older. Prices for everyone in the ‘49 or under’ group are based on what a 27-year-old would pay. In the ‘50 or older’ group, prices are based on what a 50-year-old would pay.

In the clip, CBS provides the following example:

We ran the numbers for a 48-year-old in Charlotte, North Carolina, ineligible for subsidies. According to healthcare.gov, she would pay $231 a month. But the actual plan on Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina's website costs $360 – more than a 50 percent increase. The difference, Blue Cross Blue Shield requests your birthday before, providing more accurate estimates.

“Let's be fair. Let's be fair,” Glenn said. “Healthcare.gov does say the price that you're seeing here is just an estimate and the price many times could be lower. It does not say ‘could be higher.’ Could be lower. Many times could be lower… If this were a company, it would be out of business, and it would be under investigation for fraud.”

With all of hypocrisy and lies floating around D.C. at the moment, Glenn called on his listeners to take action.

Firstly, Glenn asked his audience to share their experiences with Obamacare thus far. Has your previous insurance plan been canceled because of Obamacare? Does Obamacare offer you a plan that does not compare to your previous insurance?

You can email copies of whatever paperwork you have received from your insurance company to INSURANCECANCELLED@THEBLAZE.COM. You can also share them on Twitter by tweeting @GlennBeck with #InsuranceCancelled or on Glenn’s Facebook page.

Similarly, Glenn would also like to hear from you if you have received fundraising materials from the Republican National Committee and have sent them back with a note telling them you plan to #DefundTheGOP.

“I also want you to tweet and Facebook and send me your pictures of your GOP fundraising letter coming in saying, ‘You got to help us defeat the evil Democrats.’ I want you to write on it, ‘All of my money from here on out goes to Freedom Works and the Senate Conservatives Fund or whatever it is that you want to say. Doesn't have to be those two. Doesn't have to be anything. Just say, ‘I'm giving no more money,’” Glenn explained. “When you do that, I just want you to take a picture of it and email it to me, and then I want you to send it to them. Let them pay for the stamp, too.”

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Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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