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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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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