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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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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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