After wading in hip-deep on perhaps the most polarizing of all social issues, and getting blasted for it, Tomi Lahren doubled down via Twitter on her rant telling conservatives not to push for the repeal of Roe v. Wade. She cautioned them, again, to… stay out of social issues.
“We win by staying out of social issues,” Lahren had the audacity to suggest, even though she was effectively saying do as I say, not as I do.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) July 8, 2018
But then, the conservative political commentator, as Lahren is billed, has a history of being inconsistent, as seen when she ripped pro-abortion advocates as “baby killers” during her early days as a contributor at Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, only to announce in her final year that she’s “pro-choice.”
Lahren, who signed up for a cameo role in the upcoming pro-life film “Roe v. Wade,” finds herself embroiled in controversy after delivering a stunning rant last week on Fox News urging conservatives to not push for the repeal of Roe v. Wade.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 8, 2018
Social media wasn’t about to let Lahren get away with the apparent hypocrisy, as seen when Ben Domenech, founder and publisher of The Federalist, sarcastically noted how she “sticks to fiscal issues.”
“Tomi sticks to fiscal issues like free speech, illegal immigration, guns, higher ed, media bias, Kanye West, and whether Colin Kaepernick stands for the national anthem,” Domenech tweeted.
Tomi sticks to fiscal issues like free speech, illegal immigration, guns, higher ed, media bias, Kanye West, and whether Colin Kaepernick stands for the national anthem. https://t.co/XixXQRSufs
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) July 8, 2018
Matthew Schmitz, a columnist at The Catholic Herald, reminded Lahren that Trump voters see social issues as important in shaping the Supreme Court.
As she’s been known to do, Lahren set off a firestorm of reactions to what constitutes a winning platform for conservatives — few of which include taking advice from her as part of a “winning” strategy.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Nope. We win by protecting human life, or our victories aren’t victories. https://t.co/RKzoYIyz9Q
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 8, 2018
No we don't. https://t.co/GulVWEM8Lq
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) July 8, 2018
So there's a lot of reasons this is stupid, and of course hypocritical of her. My biggest issue: Politics is more than "winning." If you're not fighting for what you believe in, you can't "win." I'm fairly socially libertarian, but giving up principles to "win" isn't "winning" https://t.co/a5uZkNngZI
— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair 🦥 (@senatorshoshana) July 9, 2018
We literally do not. Stop this nonsense. Good Lord.
— Colonel Assault Mom (@colonel_potter) July 8, 2018
This mentality, right here, is how conservatives lose elections.
— The Spaniard (@Gladiator8658) July 9, 2018
Should we then stay out of criminal justice reform, Medicare reform, ssc reform, to name a few? A right to life is the most basic freedom awarded to all. If we can’t stand for that then we can’t stand for anything
— Matt Hoffman (@Matt_Hoffman78) July 8, 2018
What is your point??? That Trump should appoint a Ginsburg clone? If Roe is overturned it just goes back to the states and the people in those states can decide – not a few judges.
— Matt Henderson (@MattHenderson66) July 8, 2018
You are wrong. The Republican party’s pre-eminent leader at it’s beginning was Abraham Lincoln. The Republicans fought & won against slavery. Now lets fight to free our land from infanticide.
— MAGA! Mark ’56 (@MarkON56) July 8, 2018
Does the hatred of the far left know no bounds? This is truly sick.
St Jude family, attacked after thanking Eric Trump for $16 mil in donations. Now, they're fighting back. https://t.co/RkL5tYQAwS
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 8, 2018
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