Tomi Lahren Controversy Highlights Need for Some Kind of Political Settlement on Abortion
I’m not all that familiar with Tomi Lahren. I don’t watch her show on The Blaze, or any other show on The Blaze, for that matter. Glenn Beck is cancer and revealed himself to be a sniveling coward during the 2016 presidential campaign. Not only that (since he wants to talk about the consistency of Ms. Lahren’s public position on abortion), he’s now on Donald Trump’s dick after months of calling him a threat to the Republic itself.
So, he’s a hypocrite as well as a coward.
I’m aware that Lahren has made some inconsistent statements on abortion. She seemed to be insulting pro-life folks with some of her statements on The View last week.
“I’m pro-choice and here is why: I am someone that loves the Constitution, I am someone that is for limited government, so I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government but I think the government should decide what women do with their bodies. Stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.”
She claims she was talking about herself and not others, however…
Nah, actually I said I believe it would make me a hypocrite. I never claimed to speak for you or judge you. You do you. https://t.co/B4mfjdHUt4
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 19, 2017
She’s been under attack for days, with oufits like the so-called Reagan Battalion have highlighted what seem to be past inconsistencies, which has led many to call her out as a hypocrite much as I did Beck earlier in this post. I think she would do well to clarify her past statements.
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) March 17, 2017
I think you know what I have to say about the Reagan Battalion: they’re scumbags and may even be a Democratic front group. So when I see places like that coming for blood, by eyebrow raises. I’m not even a big fan of hers, although I don’t have anything against her, either. It just feels like a lot of this is a result of her enthusiastic support for Trump. TMZ is reporting that Team Tomi is saying it’s more about Glenn Beck being jealous because his young star has upstaged him, which wouldn’t exactly shock me.
It was inevitable that Glenn Beck was going to suspend Tomi Lahren. It has nothing to do with abortion. She was too populist and pro-Trump.
— NotAtAllRicky Vaughn (@RickyVaughnX1) March 20, 2017
I’m in favor of limited abortion rights myself. While I am personally against abortion, and would never be a part of one or advise a woman to have one, I do think women should be able to procure them within the first 90 days of a pregnancy. After that, it should only be allowed in cases where bringing the baby to term would jeopardize the health of the mother. I would like to see some kind of national political covenant along those lines. I doubt that will happen, but it really needs to.
The fact is, we’ve been arguing about abortion rights in this country for way too long. We’re creeping up on 50 years of debate about it. It poisons every hearing on a judge, it’s talked about ad nauseam on television and in activist circles. Enough! Most people are concerned about living paycheck to paycheck, illegals taking their jobs and eating up public benefits (while putting stress on our infrastructure), healthcare, and the welfare of the economy. Abortion is way down the list.
I rarely even think about the issue unless it’s thrown in my face, which unfortunately, happens way too often. Can we not move on, people?
It’s fine if you disagree. I understand that there are some strong feelings on both sides of the issue. But I feel like the whole debate has been sidetracking the country’s politics for generations. We need some kind of settlement.
Oh, I digress here, but fuck Glenn Beck in general. I wouldn’t trust that guy to tell me the correct time of the day, much less take my cues from him. He’s garbage and The Blaze is failing in general. The best thing that could happen for Tomi is to get away from that sinking ship and get onto a legitimate Big Three cable network.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) March 20, 2017
I’m sure that won’t be much of a problem, since they’re all probably chomping at the bit to add here to their stable of stars.