Conservative talk show host Tomi Lahren has reportedly been suspended at The Blaze, just days after saying she's pro-choice. As with Milo Yiannopoulos-who said all sorts of frightful things about women, Muslims, transgender people, etc., but was only ousted from polite conservatism after joking about pedophilic priests-it's telling (if predictable) that tepidly pro-choice views are the dealbreaker for the right with Lahren, while things like calling Black Lives Matter activists "the new KKK", referring to the Middle East as a "sandbox" that needs to be bombed, and defending the shooting of unarmed black men by cops never really rustled Republican jimmies. I can sit here and say that as a Republican, and I can say, 'You know what?
On Monday, TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck questioned why Lahren, who he noted once referred to abortionists as "baby killers", had changed her mind while speaking on his radio program. Lahren's show on The Blaze was suspended on Monday (20 March) as a result of the backlash the rising star received from many of her supporters.
And she's absolutely right: It's inherently hypocritical to claim a belief in limited government and then advocate for exactly the opposite, which-let's be clear-is what antichoice policy is. If you don't like it, tough.
"I'm pro-choice and here's why", Lahren told "The View's" liberal co-hosts. I'm someone that's for limited government.
Instead, she simply veered from the party line and admitted she was pro-choice.
"I will always be honest and stand in my truth", Lahren tweeted. But it takes intellectual honesty, and it takes a willingness to actually think these things through and to do more than just read Twitter or Facebook to get your news and your political opinions.
Many criticized her for appearing to flip-flop on her views, while others said that she had lost all credibility.
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Tomi Lahren, we can all agree, is THE ABSOLUTE WORST.
"The ideas are what are important", Beck said.
Beck insisted on Monday that Lahren's pro-choice position would not disqualify her from a job at The Blaze, the Texas-based multimedia company he launched in 2010.
Glenn Beck also chimed in thereafter. "They've been so bad to her, and I think that's one of the problems with conservatism".
According to conservative news site the Daily Caller, she could be leaving the outlet by September or possibly sooner, her comments on The View having proved a final straw.
"I love "The Blaze" being concerned about inflammatory behavior", he quipped.
Lahren has gained almost 4.3 million followers on her Facebook page with her viral monologues. I can't believe I have to defend her, but here it goes.