In the ranks of the hard-right, there is no room for dissenting opinions, and The Blaze’s Tomi Lahren is finding that out the hard way after admitting on The View that she’s “pro-choice.” Of course, she’s been firmly “pro-life” for years, so it’s likely that Lahren was simply trying to avoid a debate with people who are much smarter than she is. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
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In the last year, a rising star has emerged in the conservative hate-talk arena. That rising star is Tomi Lahren of The Blaze, the media outlet founded by Glenn Beck. Recently, in fact, last week, Lahren appeared on The View, where she claimed that she was pro-choice, not pro-life, like every other conservative in this country. She was pro-choice because, if you’re against big government, you can’t be in favor of the government regulating what women can or cannot do with their bodies, an argument I actually happen to agree with.
Here’s the thing, though. I do not believe for a second that Tomi Lahren is actually pro-choice. What I think happened here is that she recognized that the women on The View are highly intelligent, capable of carrying on intellectual debates, and Lahren is not. She did not want to get into a philosophical pro-life/pro-choice debate, so she just decided to come out and say, “Yeah, don’t worry, I’m pro-choice. Yeah, let’s move on to something else because I’m too stupid to carry on this particular conversation.”
Her coming out as pro-choice, allegedly, has created this huge conservative backlash against Lahren. Now she’s being attacked on Twitter by her coworkers at The Blaze, including Glenn Beck, who retweeted an anti-Tomi Lahren pro-choice article. The speculation now is that Lahren, whose contract is up in September, will be removed from the news organization. At that time, her contract will not be renewed, but don’t cry for Tomi Lahren. She’s going to be just fine. After all, where else other than The Blaze could you find a national outlet willing to put on a moderately attractive woman who spews hate and nonsense?
She’ll probably end up on Fox News. That’s probably been her goal since day one. She didn’t want to work at Glenn Beck’s little outlet. She wanted to move on to bigger and better things where she could spew her hate-filled, anti-factual rants to a larger audience, and that’s what she is most likely going to get. Do not believe for one second that this hate-filled little woman is pro-choice. She is not. She was avoiding an intellectual debate. That’s it. She has no intelligence to speak of. All she has are hate-filled, disgusting Republican … not even Republican … hard-right, alt-right talking points.
This is the woman who has come out against Black Lives Matter. She spoke incessantly about Colin Kaepernick, protesting his standing during the national anthem. He knelt instead of stood. This woman has nothing to talk about other than what other Republicans are already talking about. She can’t do it. She’s just a prettier wrapper to package up all of this hate, and that makes her perfect for Fox News. You don’t have to be smart. You don’t have to have a college degree. Most of them on the air do not. All you have to have is a cute smile and a hateful personality, and Tomi Lahren will fit right in.