Chief Justice John Roberts refuses to grant emergency Obamacare stay

Do you remember back in June 2012 when people attempted to make excuses for Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision to uphold Obamacare by claiming his labeling of the individual mandate as a ‘tax’ was some kind of brilliant political move? Do you remember when those same people claimed the characterization of the mandate as a ‘tax’ would pave the way for lawsuits that would ultimately lead to Obamacare’s repeal?

Well, Chief Justice Roberts just blew that theory out of the water with his unilateral decision to turn away – without comment – an emergency stay request from the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. and the Alliance for Natural Health USA.

TheBlaze reports:

[The Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. and the Alliance for Natural Health USA] asked the chief justice Friday to temporarily block the law, saying Congress had passed it incorrectly by starting it in the Senate instead of the House. Revenue-raising bills are supposed to originate in the lower chamber. They also wanted blocked doctor registration requirements they say will make it harder for independent non-Medicare physicians to treat Medicare-eligible patients.

“Remember all of the people [who called into this program] when [Roberts rewrote the law],” Glenn said on radio this morning. “And said you know, John Roberts is brilliant because what he's done is he's set it up as a tax. And [Obamacare] started in the Senate, not the House. And you have to have all taxes start in the House. And so, we're going to file litigation and say, ‘They wrote it unconstitutionally!’”

When you consider Chief Justice Roberts had the opportunity to rule the law unconstitutional with the strike of his pen, that logic seemed a little naïve. And now it is clear he never intended to have the law struck down in that way.

“[He offered] no comment on it even,” Pat said of Chief Justice Roberts most recent decision. “He just said, ‘No. No, we're not hearing that.’”

“But wait a minute. You just said it was a tax. And all taxes have to begin in the House… He changed it to a tax,” Glenn interjected. “But, now, all he's done is just sharply defined that yes, we no longer care about the Constitution in Congress. We no longer care about it in the Administration. And the Supreme Court doesn't care about the Constitution at all. That's what he's just done. You might as well just put ‘F-you’ on a piece of paper and shown it to the Constitution… Because that's all he's done."

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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