The Republican Party has been in damage control mode since being forced to pull their Obamacare replacement bill last Friday afternoon. GOP leadership, including President Donald Trump himself, reportedly felt they wouldn't be able to muster enough support in the House of Representatives to pass the bill, despite controlling a majority of House seats.
Various factions within the GOP have laid the blame at the feet of Trump, the House's right-wing Freedom Caucus, or Paul Ryan, current House Speaker and key spokesman for the bill. Meanwhile, Democrats have celebrated the bill's failure, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) calling it a "victory for the American people."
Monday morning on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Pat Gray objected to the GOP leadership's argument that a less-than-perfect Obamacare repeal was better than none at all.
"They're preparing us these turds and putting them between two pieces of bread and telling us it's not perfect," Pat exclaimed. "Could you at least remove the turd? ... It's so ridiculous what they're trying to jam down our throats here. And we're used to this from the Democrats, but we're just seeing that it's Republicans too. We're getting it from both sides."
Glenn responded with a moment of introspection:
"This week I'm re-pointing the cornerstones of TheBlaze and of us at Mercury [Radio Arts] as well. Because we have to know what we stand for. And I won't go with straw arguments any more. No more straw men arguments. I want to hear both sides. I want to hear the best ideas from both sides. I don't want to hear the — I want to be about the principles and the actual facts. If you get off the actual facts, I don't care. I don't want to be about an ideology. I want to be about the actual facts. Come what may. Can we do that as a people?"