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Will They Fight for Freedom?

It is a foregone conclusion that the Republicans will take back the House of Representatives and pick up seats in the Senate. The question in the Senate is “how close?” But there is a lingering question too — will the Republicans fight for freedom?

It is, on a daily basis, a growing question.

Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) yesterday openly floated the idea of not really fighting aggressively to repeal Obamacare. “I’d recommend that we’d do a three-pronged approach,” he said according to Rebecca Adams of the Congressional Quarterly. Barton wants a vote on full repeal, but because he does not think that will go anywhere he also wants to take a piecemeal approach.

But his next quote gave away the game. “Some of the stuff in the bill is not all that bad,” he said. There you have it. That, frankly, is the dirty little secret among a lot of Republicans — they think there are pieces of the bill they should keep. A vote on full repeal is symbolic to many of them.

This will become the next battleground for tea party activists. Republicans should be forced to push a full repeal vote monthly, if not weekly, all the way up to 2012. It should be submitted to every legislation as an amendment. It should be offered up in every conference between the House and Senate.

To do anything less is to capitulate to the left.

Some will say it is a waste of time. Some will say the Republicans will never pick up enough votes to pass it through Congress, let alone sustain a veto. But what they miss is exactly what the GOP missed in the run up to the original vote — every vote brings more pressure to bear, draws clear dividing lines, and forces hands.

The goal must be to fight for freedom. Obamacare stands in the way of freedom. If the Republican Party is not willing to fight, by the time 2012 rolls around the tea party movement might just find another party willing to fight.

That should deeply, deeply worry the Republican leadership, which has decided to mumble about compromise while not even daring to whisper about freedom.

Erick-Woods Erickson


Editor, RedState.Com


 




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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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