Krauthammer on Repealing Obamacare: Republicans, You Promised

Columnist, author and Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer --- or K Ham, as Glenn likes to call him --- revealed in a recent interview what would be the biggest betrayal of the conservative voter: not repealing Obamacare.

Not getting it done is a catastrophe because you ran against it for seven years.

And you promised you would do it. And that would be the ultimate betrayal of the electorate. One of the reasons of the rise of Donald Trump is because so many conservatives, so many Republicans had said they were being betrayed by their leaders. This would be the ultimate one.

At 2,000 pages, Obamacare represents thousands of reforms with complex and contradictory interactions. While replacing it is essential, the onus would then be on Republicans for the success of what comes next.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Listen to K Ham.

STU: We're just calling him K Ham on the air now. Charles Krauthammer.

GLENN: Charles Krauthammer. I like to call him K Ham.

STU: I do like the name K Ham. It's pretty solid.

GLENN: Yes. So Charles Krauthammer is saying the biggest betrayal of the conservative voter could happen. Listen.

CHARLES: Not getting it done is a catastrophe because you ran against it for seven years.

GLENN: Obamacare.

CHARLES: And you promised you would do it. And that would be the ultimate betrayal of the electorate. One of the reasons of the rise of Donald Trump is because so many conservatives, so many Republicans had said they were being betrayed by their leaders. This would be the ultimate one. So it has to get done. The problem is that if you get it done, you own the entire system of American medicine.

Obamacare is 2,000 pages. It's not one reform. It's 1,000 reforms whose interactions are complex, contradictory, and unpredictable, and that's what we're stuck with now. And it's collapsing. But if you replace, you're going to have to redo all of American medicine all over again. And then you become responsible.

And politically, the danger is that you own the system. So if something goes wrong in anybody's life, denied coverage, lousy coverage, no available doctor, et cetera, premiums increasing, whatever it is, whether or not it's the cause of the replacement bill, you will be responsible for it and blamed.

STU: I mean, he's totally right there. But you have to take that chance, right? Yes, they're always going to be able to dig up somebody that didn't get coverage and everything is terrible.

PAT: You do. He's right.

GLENN: Or -- or you just make it a single-payer and you lock it in. Because who is held responsible for what happens to the vets? Nobody.

STU: Nobody.

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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