On his Monday radio program, talk show host Mark Levin, author of “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” rejected the notion that the Republican Party should become more moderate to win over voters and blasted several commentators who suggested otherwise. Levin added that the so-called Republican “consultant class” — including MSNBC analyst and former John McCain adviser Steve Schmidt — should be required to disclose how much they’re being paid before they’re allowed to try to steer the party. “This consultant class, ladies and gentlemen, is very, very dangerous,” Levin said. “And all this money you contribute to the campaigns Headline resplit by staff
Comments: With the ways things went in that last election, the Great One is right that the GOP is in need in a bad way of some new leadership.
Mark is a true patriot. He´s absolutely correct about this, and it´s why I no longer donate to the RNC, only individual candidates. Rove looked utterly ridiculous on election night when OH was lost and he was desperately clinging to the possibility that perhaps the count was wrong. I´d also like to know how much he´s getting paid.
Does not matter where Rove is. The early polling/organizational efforts and early voting give the DNC all the information they need on how many fraudulent votes to manufacture and where to stuff them. I guess a better Republican candidate and campaign might have done better, but they would have still lost Philadelphia and Cleveland and that means PA and Ohio. No candidate can start out that far behind.
Mark Levin has it right. It is past time for the "consultants" to be fired. Where is Trump when we need him? Rove and Schmidt failed. They called for a candidate who did not feel our pain. Whatever else one thinks of Clinton, he emoted like crazy. Emote, schmooze, get out there and hit folks in their feelings. Romney is a technocrat. Romney is a re-incarnation of Herbert Hoover, and we saw how that worked out. What do you do with the bearers of bad advice? Replace them.
Let us get some real leaders in the Republican party: how about those who win elections? Is that too radical?
And conservatives win. This is a matter of historic fact.
Either that or let the Republican Party join the Whigs. Let us start a Constitution Party. Bring back the Founding Fathers. Let us do what wins.
Let´s check the score card. Rove: Bush and son get elected 3x, presided over GOP majority in house and senate Levin: cheerleader for Santorum, West, Akin, Mourdock, O´Donnell, Palin, Angle, Christie (before he was against him), Mia Love
I hate to see fellow conservatives start pointing fingers. They did nothing wrong. The dims won due to a changing dumbed down population that got the election close enough for voter fraud to do the rest. To become more moderate to win, only pushes the USA in the communist direction faster. If we change anything it should be to win over hispanics and other franchise groups by ideas not gifts. Otherwise whats the point. Is it better to have a conservative party that is a minority, or is it better to have two left wing parties, one a majority and one a minority. I am a conservative American first and a Republican second.
#14. Mark Levin is a true Patriot. He supports the Constitution and is a scholar on the writings of the Founding Fathers. He live streams at 6pm eastern, Marklevinshow.com why not listen to him for a few days. I learn something new everyday. Rove is 100% wrong about amnesty being the tipping point with hispanics. They are the largest consumers of gov´t benefits and will always vote for the party that writes their checks. I am leaning toward a mass deportation push, since our gov´t will not enforce our border laws. We cannot reward 20 million illegals with amnesty which will give democrats a permanent majority.
Rush is the only one with facts and reasoned analysis. The rest like Sean Hannity and Mark Levin are only there to line their own pockets by creating a cause du jour for enraging their listeners and asking them to buy more products and services they don´t need. I only listen to Limbaugh anymore.
How many conservatives has Mark Levin help elect? It´s easy to be a loudmouth when you are sitting on the sidelines. I believe some of Levins candidates didn´t do well, Akin and Murdock, since they failed shouldn´t he get out of the way. Also how much money has he raised? LOL another loudmouth at the bar.
What would be any value in having a Republican party if it is simply Democrat lite? I also agree that the reason people vote for the Democrats is their push of expanding government services and redistribution of wealth by taxing other people. The majority of people are getting free stuff and want more free stuff. Me, I think entitlements need to be reformed and I´m surprised that the young people don´t see it.
Social Security is not sustainable. My wife and I receive over $33,000 per year in SS payments. I would like to thank the six or eight low earning Obama supporters that are paying my social security.
We may be in the "minority" for the moment, but I agree with #14, #20, and especially #27. When is the eternal circular firing squad going to be disbanded? Personally I am sick and tired of all the attacks on fellow Republicans who disagree with anything some people agree with. IMHO, "Group-think" is not a winning strategy, unless you´re a demonrat.
Rove did not recommend amnesty for illegals, he recommended that a certain amount be allowed in to go to school - get an education and then go back to Mexico and teach there. Mark can get the hell off of the stage and quit lying.
Mark Levin IS the only one who puts his $$ where his mouth is. He, through Landmark Legal, does yeomans work for all things conservative. INMO he is the ONLY with his experience and love for his country that has never wavered in his convictions. That is why he stuck with Akin and wasn´t a fair weather friend. Who would support Biden in the democrat party if they threw him under the bus for every moronic, evil duncelike things that roll off his tongue daily?? Looks pretty popular among his "sheople" to me. Long Live Mark Levin!! The others should get off the stage. Will no longer watch O´Reilly, Morris or Rove again.
Mark Levin´s "rant" sounds like a response to the apparently concerted effort to rid the Republican Party of conservatives. Mark Levin is maligned for speaking his mind, and Steve Schmidt is given "a platform for seriousness", as a consultant, while calling for conservatives to be silenced?!?
Kathryn Jean Lopez review of Mark Levin´s book Liberty and Tyranny includes much info about him.
Beginning in 1981, Mark R. Levin served as advisor to several members of President Ronald Reagan´s Cabinet, eventually becoming Associate Director of Presidential Personnel and ultimately Chief of Staff to Attorney General Edwin Meese; Levin also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education, and Deputy Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior. He has practiced law in the private sector, and is president of the Landmark Legal Foundation in Leesburg, Virginia. He holds a B.A. from Temple University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, as well as a J.D. from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.
In 2001, the American Conservative Union named Levin the recipient of the prestigious Ronald Reagan Award.
#34 and #35 BRAVO. I find it funny that as the GOP crashes and buns (again!) old guard Republcans consider Mr. Levin´s blunt truthful analyses "vulgar." OK, you just stick with all those "classy" GOP analysts/strategists/former Bush administration toadies. Steve Schmidt, Nicole Wallace (who had a big hand in helping MSM destroy Sarah), Rove, Andy Card, even Ari Fleischer and Dana Perino. They are all out there sticking up for the old guard who have brought us to this.
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On Wednesday’s edition of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer faced off against left-leaning show anchor Jon Stewart on conservative ideology and the way it is presented. In this rare appearance on Stewart’s program, Krauthammer was promoting his new book, “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics,” and explained how in working on the book he realized when he had made the transformation from liberal to conservative. STEWART: Thirty years — do you ever look back on some of these writings and think, ‘What was I thinking?’ KRAUTHAMMER: It’s worse than that.
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WASHINGTON — Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker called out fellow Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah Thursday, accusing them of delaying a vote on the bill to fund the government and prevent a government shutdown to suit their own desires for publicity. Cruz, earlier this week, held the floor for over 21 hours, speaking in defense of defunding Obamacare with that government funding bill. He asked other Republican senators to join him in voting against moving forward on a bill passed by the House , which would fund the government while defunding Obamacare.
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