Is Herman Cain pro-choice?

To get an answer, you can try starting here—with his answer to John Stossel.  If you don’t have time, it can be summarized by saying it’s completely incomprehensible.  I’d say he is pro-choice, and also pro-life, but mainly pro-choice in a pro-lifey sort of way.  Make sense?

His clarification on CNN is good if you’re looking for clarification, but bad if you’re hoping Herman Cain is pro-life.  That is, until Herman Cain wrote on Twitter that “I'm 100% pro-life. End of story.”

So, what’s the truth?  I think you have to throw out the Stossel response as brain freeze.  Like, he just had a pint of ice cream before the question was asked, and his brain was literally frozen and not functioning.  That happens to all of us.

But, his CNN clarification outlines what I think is the most relevant part of the discussion—his policy.

"I believe that life begins at conception. And abortion under no circumstances," Cain said. But, he also said it’s not “the government's role or anybody else's role to make that decision…. it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make. Not me as president, not some politician, not a bureaucrat…It gets down to the family and whatever they decide, they decide. I shouldn't have to tell them what decision to make for such a sensitive issue…The government shouldn't be trying to tell people everything to do, especially when it comes to social decision that they need to make.

He reiterates the same sentiment to David Gregory:

Cain tells Gregory that he's against abortion without exception, even in cases of rape or incest (putting him to the right, by the way, of both Mitt Romney and Rick Perry). But when asked whether his opposition also applies to cases in which the life of the mother is at risk, Cain repeats this vague response three times: "That family is going to have to make that decision."

In other words, Herman Cain doesn’t personally believe you should have an abortion under any circumstances.  That’s what he means when he writes on twitter “I’m 100% pro-life. End of story.”

But, to be honest, I don’t really care what he thinks about abortion in his personal life.  His personal opinion is little more than a somewhat interesting aside compared to what he believes the role of the government in the process might be.

The abortion debate is about government policy.  When should the government allow abortions to take place, if at all?  The abortion debate isn’t about what you’d do for yourself or your family.

To put all of this another way: these quotes would make you believe Herman Cain is roughly equal to Rudy Giuliani on abortion.  When Rudy had this opinion, many conservatives said it disqualified him from the nomination completely.  Why is it okay for Cain?  (Are you anti-Italian or something?)

Think about this—in 2008, Mitt Romney was called too socially liberal because he USED to have the abortion position that Herman Cain seems to CURRENTLY hold. Just the fact that Mitt Romney formerly held the current Cain position was enough to call Romney a current liberal, but current Cain is able to be the socially conservative choice while currently holding the former Romney position. Got that?

All of this has caused Cain to further clarify/spin/walk back.  Here's what he came up with:

"Abortion should not be legal, that is clear. But if that family made a decision to break the law, that's that family's decision, that's all I'm trying to say."

This is just a bunch of flailing at this point.  Does anyone really believe a presidential candidate would knowingly talk about illegal behavior by saying "whatever they decide, they decide"??

Whether you believe his latest "clarification" or not, Cain seems to have issues at times explaining his mini-controversies without them turning into major controversies. He's a really good communicator, but this sort of stuff will really hurt him should he become the actual nominee.  We're hoping to have him on this week to clarify.   I'd like him to answer this question:

Which of these statements do you most agree with:

a) I disagree personally with abortion in all cases, but it should not be illegal because families have to make their own choices on the matter.

b) I disagree personally with abortion in all cases, and it should be illegal except for (fill in your selection of horrific causes/outcomes, ie, rape, incest, life/health of mother, etc).  In those cases, families must make their own decisions.

c) I disagree personally with abortion in all cases, and it should be illegal in all cases.

PS--There are always candidates that are morally opposed to abortion, but want it to be legal.  Are there any candidates who are morally in favor of abortion but want the government to ban it?  That would be entertaining.

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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'We DON'T destroy books'

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?" - Glenn Beck. Download the podcast here.

Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

"Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment'"- Chad Prather. Download the podcast here.

Dr. Seuss BANNING Bonanza! New Progressive Book Titles Revealed! 

In this 7+1 segment-- Crowder uncovers, new, unreleased Dr. Seuss titles that will be released in the near future (parody). Download the podcast here.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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