TheBlaze Radio's Jay Severin contrasts the Republican Party’s handling of Obamacare today to its handling of slavery

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Jay Severin is the Marconi Award nominated host of the Jay Severin Show, weekdays from 2-5pm ET only on TheBlaze Radio Network, called into Glenn’s show this morning to talk about a fascinating theory he has about the Republican Party’s handling of Obamacare.

“I want to bring Jay Severin in because on The Blaze Radio he brought up something that was such a great observation,” Glenn said. “And he compared the way we're handling this healthcare thing to slavery. He said what are we doing? We're arguing the wrong argument.”

In Jay’s opinion, the Republicans in Congress have taken the wrong position when it comes to criticizing Obamacare. During the hearings on Capitol Hill this week, Republicans primarily focused on the problems with Healthcare.gov when, in reality, they should be talking about the big picture, long-term effects of the law.

“I started to look at this and said we know the basics: Obamacare is evil. It enslaves. It's anti-constitutional. The government forces us to buy and do things we don't want. It is going to end up murdering people, so we know all these things,” Jay explained. “I'm saying okay, here we go. Here's the supposed opposition party, the party of Lincoln, no less, with the issue all teed up. We have a Congressional Hearings. We've got the power of subpoena. We've got Secretary Sebelius. We’ve got a national TV audience. Here's our chance for the opposition to tell America what's wrong with Obamacare, but what I listened to for days was people saying, ‘Hey, hey your website ain't working. Haha.'”

“Imagine that at any time in history we are given – and I hope to God we are given – a do-over on the mistakes we've made. I choose human slavery. It could be Native Americans,” he continued. “But imagine we had this hypothetical hearing and on the stand, under oath, we have the chief administrative officer in charge of initiating slavery and the very best objection we could conjure is: ‘Hey, your sign-up process isn't working properly. You really screwed that up. This proves it's time to delay and fix it.’ Fix it? Fix what?”

The way Jay sees it, do we believe Abraham Lincoln would have said something along the lines of ‘Hey, your slavery arrests are way behind schedule,’ or would he and his fellow abolitionists have taken the opportunity to mount an argument about why slavery as an institution is wrong, immoral, and unconstitutional?

“It's not in the inefficiencies of how you are rounding people up, but rather in the immorality of enslaving them. A more effective means of signing them up is, and can never be, a rational or a moral measure of the success,” Jay said. “And in doing this, the Republicans missed such an important teaching moment… The Republicans politically got jujutsu by progressives into the oldest misdirection trick since Houdini. They allowed themselves to be trapped such that now the argument for both sides isn't the virtues or vices of the system. It's only about is the web site working well."

In this fictitious situation, if the slavery website had suddenly began working properly, would slavery have suddenly been okay? No. And that is where Republicans have lost this fight against Obamacare. Instead of focusing on the problems with the law, they focused on the problems with the website, which, when the website is finally working properly, will be disastrous for their argument.

“When the Obamacare website works, and it will, what in the absence of any sound moral objection is left for the Republicans to say,” Jay asked. “I mean, they could have marched in there day before yesterday with a piece of paper saying the website works, and Sebelius could have said, ‘I have just been handed a piece of paper, the website's working. I'm going the leave now.’ What could the Republicans say? ‘Oh, the website is working. We have no other objections then. Okay, have a nice day.’”

Watch more of Jay’s analysis in the clip below. Catch Jay weekdays from 2-5pm ET on TheBlaze Radio. You can learn more about TheBlaze Radio HERE. Do you live in the Philadelphia area? Learn more about how to listen to TheBlaze Radio Philadelphia HERE.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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