After this weekend, followed by conservative talker, Glenn Beck’s tweets on the matter this morning, we knew some sort of news would be coming down regarding Tomi Lahren’s position with The Blaze.
Now sources close to the situation seem to indicate that Lahren’s attempts to be the edgy, “WOO-girl” of conservatism – more flash than principle – may have earned her a time out.
Lahren’s show is suspended for effect for at least one week starting Monday, according to TheDC’s sources. A source with direct knowledge of the situation previously told TheDC that Lahren’s contract with the company goes until September, but that she may leave the company before then.
That “at least one week” part is what you should focus on.
Weeks can quite often stretch into the realm of “indefinite” and beyond, when you walk into the camp of the opposition and in effect, turn to bite the hand that feeds you.
In her appearance on The View, Lahren said she is pro-choice and called pro-lifer conservatives hypocrites, saying, “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.”
It isn’t hypocrisy.
It’s decency, and at the very core of conservatism is life. If you are willing to compromise on something so very vital to who we are as a movement, then everything else must be counted as suspect.
As Peter Heck pointed out so supremely this weekend, “there’s a reason why it usually doesn’t end well when someone who lacks any meaningful or serious understanding of political philosophy and ideology is thrust in front of a camera and promoted as a conservative spokesman.”
Indeed, one is left to wonder: Who was the boy Tomi Lahren was trying to impress when she decided to play conservative?