Leaked memo shows the Obama Admin knew of Healthcare.gov glitches before Oct. 1 rollout

The Associated Press obtained an internal government document that shows Obama Administration officials were in fact concerned about potential issues with the Healthcare.gov website dating back to September 27 – three days ahead of the rollout.

“I'm going to give you a government document that has just been released by the Associated Press on universal healthcare that is staggering and shows you how little they care about you and how incompetent the government is,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “[This is also] why John McCain was pressuring so hard, why the White House was pushing so hard… to destroy Mike Lee and Ted Cruz.”

The memo suggests members of the Administration were concerned the lack of testing could pose “a high security risk” for both the President and the website.

According to the Associated Press:

The September 27th memo to Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner said the website contractor was not able to test all the security controls in one complete version of the system.

The memo recommended setting up a security team to address the risks, conduct daily tests and a full security test within two to three months of going live.

“Okay. So first of all, there is your scapegoat,” Glenn said. “The reason why this is a leaked letter from the government is because Marilyn Tavenner, the Medicare chief, is going to be the one that is thrown under the bus.”

When you consider the memo was dated September 27, three days before the rollout of Obamacare and three days before the official start of the government shutdown, the rhetoric that was used by the media and by the left during the shutdown takes on a new meaning.

“This memo… was dated September 27th… You could not have a memo like this coming out [then] because Ted Cruz immediately could have said, ‘The administration themselves are saying that it is a danger to the people's security’ and that would have changed the whole ball game,” Glenn explained. “So you had to have the John McCains, and the Lindsey Grahams, and the John Boehners of the world torpedo them, end it, shut it down, stop it. They had to do it quickly because this was coming out.”

“So the White House knew before Ted Cruz was even standing up and saying, ‘Just give it a year.’ The people internally were saying, ‘That's a good idea. That's a good idea. That's a really good idea. We could use two to three months,’” he continued. “[But] you couldn't let that go on. You had to discredit Ted Cruz and Mike Lee… [because] it was never the intention to actually do things right. It's been about collapsing the system, and the system has to collapse around the world at the same time. This is their way of doing it.”

Despite that rather pessimistic evaluation of the situation, Glenn ended his analysis on a more optimistic note.

“But don't worry. They think they're building a system that will collapse into their hands. I believe God is building a system that will collapse it into free man's hands,” Glenn concluded. “You are not the same person that you were five years ago and neither is the country – good and bad. Does it collapse into their system or your system of freedom?”

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Critical race theory: Struggle sessions

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China has a rich legacy of torture. During the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese Communist Party used a variety of torture techniques. These became more and more advanced over time. This included public humiliation and public executions.

One specific kind of public humiliation is what's called "The Struggle Session." It was a punishment reserved for people who committed wrong-think. The point was to publicly degrade the person until they swore allegiance to the Communist Party. Their focus is on the elimination of the power base and/or class position of enemy classes or groups. It was also a warning to everyone watching: If you don't bend your knee to communism, you will be destroyed.

If you don't bend your knee to communism, you will be destroyed.

It was a way to punish anyone who so much as disagreed with Communist Party dogma.

These struggle sessions often took place in busy areas.

They also took place at universities, like the struggle session for the professor You Xiaoli, as recounted by Anne Thurston, in Enemies of the People:

You Xiaoli was standing, precariously balanced, on a stool. Her body was bent over from the waist into a right angle, and her arms, elbows stiff and straight, were behind her back, one hand grasping the other at the wrist. It was the position known as "doing the airplane." Around her neck was a heavy chain, and attached to the chain was a blackboard, a real blackboard, one that had been removed from a classroom at the university where You Xiaoli, for more than ten years, had served as a full professor. On both sides of the blackboard were chalked her name and the myriad crimes she was alleged to have committed...

The scene was taking place at the university, too, in a sports field at one of China's most prestigious institutions of higher learning. In the audience were You Xiaoli's students and colleagues and former friends. Workers from local factories and peasants from nearby communes had been bussed in for the spectacle. From the audience came repeated, rhythmic chants ... "down with You Xiaoli! Down with You Xiaoli!"

"I had many feelings at that struggle session," recalls You Xiaoli. "I thought there were some bad people in the audience. But I also thought there were many ignorant people, people who did not understand what was happening, so I pitied that kind of person. They brought workers and peasants into the meetings, and they could not understand what was happening. But I was also angry."

Struggle sessions have been revived, and exported to America. They come in many forms.

Forced apologies.

Beatings in public—like the mob attack on Rand Paul.

Or the 12-year-old boy who was sucker-punched.

Or the 12-year-old boy who was stabbed for being white.

Anti-racism seminars, like the one in Seattle.

Or the one involving Sandia Labs executives seminar.

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

The long-awaited New York Attorney General's report on the sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo is out — and it is bad for Cuomo. The Democratic AG concluded that the Governor did sexually harass multiple women during his time in office.

On Tuesday's radio program, Glenn Beck questioned is the AG's report would be enough for Democrats to condemn him and call for his resignation? This is what the #MeToo movement was started for, Glenn noted, if Gov. Cuomo doesn't resign quickly, that says a whole lot about today's Democratic Party. Watch the clip to hear more of the conversation. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Critical race theory: The education trap

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The fall semester isn't far away. If you aren't prepared for that, someone else is. Predatory behavior. The most important takeaway from this piece is, whatever is happening on campuses right now is what is going to play out through the rest of society in about 30 years. We're seeing it right now with Critical Race Theory.

It started on the campus. It started in the classroom. And our children are set to be the next victims in the cultural warfare for a nightmare that seems like it will never end.

Colleges are manipulating the system.

It's a little ironic that colleges are overflowing with Marxist professors who preach the Gospel of Karl Marx in their classrooms, because academia in America is the perfect example of capitalist achievement. If anything, colleges are manipulating the system in a way that should make Marxists furious. And they hurt the people that Marxism is supposed to rescue.

Colleges are an enterprise. They are Big Business. It means nothing to them to send thousands of students into debt—not if it means the campus will get a new fountain or another office for the Diversity and Inclusion department.

They'll never admit it, but a big part of their problem is that they have put so much into the myth of progress. They can't even admit that it's a myth. Because it's useful to them.

Roger Scruton once said:

Hence the invocations of "progress", of "growth", of constant "advance" towards the goal which, however, must remain always somewhere in the future.

In reality, they don't give a damn about actual progress.

That's how they have turned academia into instruments of social engineering. They use college to change society.

Their purpose is no longer educational. It's social. They're using the classrooms to cause social change.

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

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere were joined by Pat Gray to discuss "woke" Olympic athletes.

In this clip, the guys discussed how "bravely" some athletes are for threatening to protest the national anthem, for twerking on stage, and for showing off how woke they are.

Glenn reminded America of actual bravery at the Olympics when Jesse Owens won the gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. "He [Owens] was oppressed," Glenn said.

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