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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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.