Liberal Caller: "Once you step outside of your safe zone, it's over, buddy"

In typical leftist fashion, liberal caller Bobby got a little upset …okay, extremely upset, and totally lost it on Pat and Stu on the radio program this morning.

Bobby clearly didn’t agree with Pat and Stu’s stance on the Obamacare mandate on the Catholic Church, abortion …and probably any other opinion Pat and Stu have. But, instead of having a real debate on the issues, Bobby decide to yell, name call, and threaten.

It was fairly obvious the call wasn’t going to be a friendly one when the first real comment out of Bobby’s mouth was “I’d like to speak to the offensiveness of the ridiculous argument that you’re making to trivialize such an important issue for all of mankind and to women! You have mothers, I’m sure…”

To which Pat responded, “we do.”

But the caller wasn’t done yet, “and you should be ashamed of yourselves! All you’re doing is revealing all of the ugliness that is part of your side. You pull back the curtain and Fascism is there staring at us all!”

Wow. Okay, if only the caller knew what fascism was, and that no one who wants a limited government fits the definition of a fascist, he may have been able to try and make a point.

Which Pat pointed out saying, “We're talking about the least government by the people possible. You, on the other hand, want the most government possible. You can't achieve Fascism when you're talking about a small government. They're not capable of Fascism when the government is small, Bobby. Maybe you should learn and understand what you're talking about before you call and start saying ridiculous things that…”

But he was quickly cut off by Bobby, who clearly lost whatever argument he was trying to make, and was ready to try a new tactic—name calling.

Caller: “You are parasites on the country!”

Now, Bobby could have picked any word in the English dictionary to throw at Pat and Stu, and he chose “parasites,” which set him up for another wake-up call up facts.

Stu and Pat, who are for limited government, personal responsibility, less government spending, are clearly not parasites on the country. Stu tried to inform if of this by letting him know, “We’re the ones paying the taxes.”

Which Pat followed up with, “We’re the ones who pay far more taxes than the people, 50% of this country that you support, that you want supported, that you favor being supported. Those are the parasites.”

Well, that didn’t work either, so Bobby moved on from illogical naming calling to illogical threats.

Caller: Do you know what, you people live in a bubble. You live in a bubble. Once you get outside that bubble, you'll… you don’t stand a chance. Once you step outside of your safe zone, it’s over, buddy…”

That’s when Pat cut him off and said “Wait. Hey, hold on, Bobby. I know you're on a rant and you're raving and you're all fired up. We're trying to understand what you're saying. Once we step outside our safe zone, first of all, where is that? And what is the safe zone we step outside of and how is it over? Are you-- are you threatening violence, Bobby? Is that what you're doing?”

…and then Bobby hung up.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the left always expose themselves. The people who are always calling conservatives “intolerant,” somehow never seem to be able to show tolerance towards any conservative opinion. Stu and Pat gave this caller national airtime to make his case and he ranted and yelled at them.

Stu points out, “I think that's the sort of tolerance the left has for conservative opinion and, yet again, it's been shown to be the truth.”

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.

President Donald Trump has done a remarkable job of keeping his campaign promises so far. From pulling the US from the Iran Deal and Paris Climate Accord to moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the president has followed through on his campaign trail vows.

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“It's quite remarkable. I don't know if anybody remembers, but I was the guy who was saying he's not gonna do any of those things," joked Glenn on “The News and Why it Matters," adding, “He has taken massive steps, massive movement or completed each of those promises … I am blown away."

Watch the video above to hear Glenn Beck, Sara Gonzales, Doc Thompson, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray discuss the story.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar brings white fan onstage to sing with him, but here’s the catch

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar asked a fan to come onstage and sing with him, only to condemn her when she failed to censor all of the song's frequent mentions of the “n-word" while singing along.

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“I am so sorry," she apologized when Lamar pointed out that she needed to “bleep" that word. “I'm used to singing it like you wrote it." She was booed at by the crowd of people, many screaming “f*** you" after her mistake.

On Tuesday's show, Pat and Jeffy watched the clip and talked about some of the Twitter reactions.

“This is ridiculous," Pat said. “The situation with this word has become so ludicrous."