The Left is all tied up in knots over Trump’s SCOTUS pick announcement

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It's panic time for the Left. Tonight, President Trump is expected to announce his Supreme Court nominee to replace retiring justice Anthony Kennedy. But the Left doesn't care what any potential nominee thinks about the Constitution. They're only obsessed with one thing – whether one of these potential justices will be the deciding vote in overturning Roe v. Wade, the holy grail of landmark Supreme Court cases for the Left.

In the always-entertaining Washington Post Opinion section yesterday, Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, wrote a piece titled: "Roe isn't just about women's rights. It's about everyone's personal liberty."

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Northup's first lie is front and center in her title – "it's about everyone's personal liberty" – well, everyone's except the unborn baby's.

She writes:

"Given the president's promise to appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, it's widely understood that his nominee will pose a clear danger to women's reproductive rights. What most don't realize is that everyone's personal-liberty rights are on the line."

Oh, okay. So, now the Left is worried about "personal-liberty rights," but they weren't worried about that in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, and not when it comes to the Second Amendment right to bear arms, and not even with something like the Obamacare individual mandate. They simply don't see personal-liberty rights at stake in those instances.

Northup continues:

"That line [that the Supreme Court drew to previous landmark decisions] led to the conclusion, enshrined in Roe and elaborated on in Casey, that liberty cannot exist if we are not free to make decisions about our lives, bodies and health free from government interference."

The thing is, if the Left was actually as concerned as Nancy Northup seems to be about personal-liberty rights, conservatives could more often be in lock-step with the Left. But her argument about Roe v. Wade being the linchpin of our personal-liberty rights misses something that is glaringly obvious. The pro-life position says, yes, absolutely, bring on the personal-liberty rights, but if we believe to our core in those rights, then they must be extended to that person growing in the womb. It's completely hypocritical to demand those rights for yourself and in the same breath deny them to a person in the womb that is just months from joining the world.

Progressives like Northup think they own the patent on empathy. Yet, they are apparently incapable of placing themselves in the shoes of the unborn.

Progressives like Northup think they own the patent on empathy. Yet, they are apparently incapable of placing themselves in the shoes of the unborn. If Nancy Northup was in the womb right now, just 32 weeks from birth, would she not want the personal-liberty rights she's talking about to be preserved for her? All men [and women] are created equal… endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights… If you honestly believe that, and you can extrapolate that concept to slavery and see it as evil, or to the Holocaust and see that as evil, how can you not see that it is wrong to deny those rights to the unborn, and even worse, to deny those rights by killing that person in the womb?

Northup says:

"You can have either the president's promise about overturning Roe or the Constitution's promise of a realm of personal liberty. You can't have both."

Actually, you can. The Left makes it sound so easy to overturn Roe v. Wade, but it wouldn't be, and there's no guarantee that it will happen even with a supposed conservative majority. Even if it was overturned, states would still decide on their own abortion law – some might ban it, many would still allow it. Overturning Roe v. Wade would be an anti-murder decision, not the restriction on personal liberty that terrifies the Left.

You can have both overturning Roe and the Constitution's promise of a realm of personal liberty. First, because abortion would still be available in many parts of the country, it's just that killing your child might be a little more inconvenient. Second, overturning Roe would actually extend that realm of personal-liberty rights to more Americans as hundreds of thousands of babies every year would now get to live.

Overturning Roe would not be the restrictive, Handmaid's Tale scenario that the Left is in a panic over. It would actually break the padlocks on some of the cattle cars of the endless Holocaust trains that we call abortion.

A restaurant owner in Southwest Harbor, Maine, has taken to sedating her lobsters with marijuana to help ease the pain of being being boiled alive — a popular way of cooking the crustaceans.

The owner of Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound, Charlotte Gill, said she feels bad for the lobsters she serves in her restaurant, noting, "there is no exit strategy" for them.

"She wants to get the lobsters baked before they're boiled," Glenn said on Thursday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program."

He wondered if marijuana actually made the lobsters more paranoid, recalling an "all-time classic" comic involving a paranoid lobster and a swipe at Glenn himself, a self-described "optimistic catastrophist."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation.

Of course Spooky Dude is connected to Kavanaugh hit job


You know it's kind of crazy how blatantly transparent Democrats have been during the Kavanaugh hearings. I'm definitely not saying this in any kind of positive light. I'm just amazed at how the left is giving the entire country a direct insiders look on how they go about their business. I mean, this entire confirmation charade has got everything… from "mic checking" to shout down your opponents, to political grandstanding to gain favor for future elections, to shady plots involving big money donors advancing progressive agendas. This is truly a look inside the Left's political playbook. It's open for everyone to see, and they don't even really appear to give a crap to try and hide it.

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Take for instance the Ford sexual assault allegation. Grassley has given Ford until tomorrow to commit to a testimony that would be conducted in the next 72 hours. He wants it complete by Monday so they can move on with a committee vote. But Ford and her lawyer are delaying. They want the FBI to do an investigation, but procedurally that's not how this works. Ford's lawyer, Debra Katz, knows this. So why delay?

Well, it's pretty obvious. Again, the Left isn't trying to hide what they're doing here. Democrats want this delayed as close to the November midterms as possible. They study history just like anyone else does. When this nearly identical scenario happened with Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill back in 1991, it triggered what is now known as "The Year of the Woman" in the 1992 elections. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, was a product of that Democrat surge.

But the Ford accusation reveals a lot more. Back in August, a large group of Left-leaning groups co-signed a letter to both Senator Feinstein and Senator Grassley demanding Kavanaugh records. It was basically the same narrative that Cory Booker and Kamala Harris were using during the opening day of the confirmation hearing. One of the groups that co-signed the letter was called the Project on Government Oversight, or POGO. The vice chair of POGO is a woman named Debra Katz - YES - the same Debra Katz that is now the lawyer for Kavanaugh's accuser. Don't worry, this gets even more ridiculous. POGO is directly funded by - guess who - George Soros and the Open Society Foundation.

We're seeing a play-by-play political hit job live as it all plays out.

Soros' fingerprints are all over this. In June the Daily Caller reported that a group called Demand Justice had launched an effort to try and stop Kavanaugh's confirmation. They allocated five million to the project. Wanna take a guess where they get their money? Demand Justice gets their funding from something called the Sixteen Thirty Fund, and their funds come directly from George Soros and the Open Society Policy Center. They've given over two million in recent years.

We're seeing a play-by-play political hit job live as it all plays out. If you thought Netflix's House of Cards was fiction… I give you the Kavanaugh hearings.

Jeremy Boreing, COO at the Daily Wire and executive producer of "The Ben Shapiro Show," joined Glenn Beck on Tuesday to weigh in on the ongoing debate about whether the government should regulate digital media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google.

In reference to leaked documents that revealed a "secret meeting that happened with Media Matters and their strategic plan," Glenn asked Boreing for his thoughts on "raw data" sharing (by social media platforms) and the suppression of conservative voices in digital media.

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Boreing noted that Cambridge Analytica is under fire for using techniques, supplied to them by Facebook, to collect the same data sets that Media Matters has apparently collected.

"This is a pretty classic example of the left not being happy when the right does the same things that they are doing," he said.

"How do [conservative outlets] survive if you have Media Matters guiding Facebook and Twitter and Google on who to suppress and who not to?" Glenn asked.

"Unfortunately, I think that there's going to be a certain amount of lawfare that has to become a part of the tool belt of the right," Boreing said. "But specifically with these social media platforms, because of the Communications Decency Act in section 230, they sought protection from the government with being held liable in certain instances because they said 'we're not publishers, we're platforms.'"

"Now, they're trying to have it the other way. They're trying to say, 'No, we can act as publishers. We can determine what kind of opinions we want stated on our networks,'" he added.

Watch the clip below to catch more of the conversation.

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Dennis Prager, syndicated radio host and founder of PragerU, joined Glenn on Tuesday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" to weigh in on the volatile political climate in America today.

"I think that the crisis in America is the greatest in my lifetime and the greatest since the actual Civil War," Prager said.

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"I never engage in hyperbole," he explained. "I may, like anyone, be wrong. But I took a vow 35 years ago when I started radio, that … I [would] try to tell the truth. And I've never been accused of a lie, I'm proud to tell you. I've been called every word, but not liar. And I took another vow, don't even exaggerate, because it works for about a year. But gradually people understand, 'He doesn't really mean that. He's just overstating the case. So, I am not overstating when I say we are in a civil war in the United States."

He noted the tremendous "gap between the left and the rest of the country" and gave an example of the now "normative" practice of not calling children "boys or girls" in schools because it's considered wrong to impose a gender identity.

"That is sick to the point of child abuse," he said. "We are watching crazy people take our country."

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.