Can Ted Cruz Make a Hail Mary Pass to Repeal and Replace Obamacare?

Ted Cruz has been working behind-the-scenes to craft a bill that actually repeals and replaces Obamacare in one fell swoop, according to The Right Scoop.

"I can't imagine it's going to happen because it just sounds right. It just sounds good. And when was the last time we saw anything right or good come out of Washington?" Glenn asked on radio Wednesday.

The bill would have to pass under reconciliation, meaning it would only need 51 votes and not the typical 60. With Republicans in control of the Senate, no Democrats would be needed to make these drastic changes to the health care bill, paving the way for actual reform that would help Americans.

Good legislation from Washington, D.C.? Don't hold your breath.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: The Right Scoop is reporting today, Ted Cruz is trying to repeal and replace Obamacare, all in one bill. Ted Cruz is now doing, according to The Right Scoop, what we all envision should have happened. The Washington Examiner says, a member of the Senate Republican health care working group is working to build support for an alternative to the House-passed Obamacare bill, one that will allow cross-state insurance purchases, includes medical malpractice reform, health savings accounts, and the expansion of association health plans. Ted Cruz is the one doing it. He's been working behind the scene for weeks with now 13 member group of G.O.P. senators on an Obamacare repeal and replacement plan that would eliminate the need for a second phase of legislation and replace the failing health care law.

I mean, I can't imagine it's going to happen because it just sounds right. It just sounds good. And when was the last time we saw anything right or good come out of Washington?

Did you know this, Stu?

STU: No. I mean, that's a good -- that's a good turn of events. It seems to come from that source fairly regularly.

GLENN: I believe only meaningful health care reform will be through reconciliation said Cruz. I think the answer very simply is to put it all in one bucket. Pass everything under reconciliation. It requires 51 votes. He believes the provisions can be included in the reconciliation member, without running afoul of the Senate rules. Every one of the reforms reduces premiums and has significant budgetary impact, and therefore, under the terms of the statute, these reforms are permissible under reconciliation.

STU: Yeah. I mean, I think that's great. Right? This is the complaint we've had about this for a while: It's -- you know, it's -- we're starting negotiation from a losing position. Which is odd, right? You're supposed to --

GLENN: The problem, the G.O.P. wants those big, huge parts. They want this big government health care plan. They're not fighting for what we're fighting for.

STU: Right. That's why it won't happen, right? But it's so amazing to see the reaction of these things. I mean, look at the -- the Jimmy Kimmel thing is an interesting emotional part of the last couple weeks of debate. Jimmy Kimmel.

JEFFY: Boy, no kidding.

STU: His son, daughter, son -- I can't remember. He had a baby. Had serious heart issues.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: And had to be rushed to the hospital.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: And the way, you know, Kimmel had a really emotional monologue, where he felt really terrible for him and he discussed about these problems.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: Where he's landed -- and, again, he's been a long-time liberal. He landed on basically making this into a health care debate. We have to give people health care. How can millionaires like me have money and people don't have health care?

And it's amazing to see this reaction. They act as if this plan the G.O.P. has provided is the most hateful thing that has ever been done. Number one, Obamacare has only existed for a few years. Number two, it's been incredibly unpopular the entire time it's been in existence, until very recently when the campaign sort of kicked into gear. Number three, the situation now, even if you went to the G.O.P. plan, would be a far leftward move from what we had in 2008. So you're not talking about some long-time thing that we've always had and all of a sudden you're pulling it away from them. You're talking about something that we don't have the money to pay for. Is not operating at all. And is about to self-destruct. And it needs to be fixed. What the G.O.P. is doing is not repealing Obamacare. They're trying to reform it and fix it. And they will fix it in some areas. It will hurt in other areas.

But the issue here is, we aren't even considering trying to fix this in a free market way.

GLENN: No.

STU: It's just, how much money do we take from one group and give to the other group? Democrats want to do more, and conservatives -- or, Republicans want to do less. And, by the way, we should also note that even in the fact-checking -- you want to read a fact-check of Jimmy Kimmel's little rant.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

STU: Get down to about paragraph seven or eight and what you'll see is, no matter Obamacare or not, his baby would have had surgery. If he had $0 or if he has a billion dollars.

GLENN: Of course. Of course.

STU: Of course, that's left out. And it's buried down at the end.

GLENN: Of course. I know. It always is.

JEFFY: It's always!

STU: But that's always been the case.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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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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