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.
In an announcement on his Twitter account, CNN political director Mark Preston announced former Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian would be named the supervising producer for the reincarnation of CNN’s “Crossfire.” But Chalian is perhaps best known for the controversial remarks he made back in August 2012 while still working at Yahoo News. While covering the Republican National Convention in Tampa, he disparaged GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the Republican Party, which had decided to go ahead with the convention despite a hurricane making landfall in the southeastern U.S. “They’re not concerned at all,”
On Sunday’s broadcast of “Fox & Friends,” conservative columnist Ann Coulter explained how the trial of George Zimmerman — who was found “not guilty” Saturday night for the murder of Trayvon Martin — proved what she had written about in her most recent book, “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama.” “[I] tweeted out ‘hallelujah,’ because this was a media-led mob, and an innocent man almost went to prison for 30 years because of, well, Al Sharpton stirring up hatred and creating a narrative for which there was never any evidence and after this long trial there
Immediately upon the announcement of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Tuesday in which the Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act was declared unconstitutional in the Shelby County v. Holder case, MSNBC’s Al Sharpton took to the airwaves to express his frustrations. Sharpton, the host of “PoliticsNation,” called on the president and others to speak out against the decision, but noted despite all the “voter suppression,” there was a record turnout. “I think the first thing we want to see is the president’s continued commitment to protecting voters around the country,” Sharpton said.
On Friday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized President Barack Obama’s speech on Wednesday at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The speech was sparsely attended compared to the speech Obama had made at the same venue back in 2008 during his first presidential election campaign. And as part of the “All-Star Panel” Friday “Lightning Round” segment, Krauthammer won the privilege of posing the question to his colleagues on how to define the speech. “Obama gave a speech in Germany this week,” Krauthammer said.
On his Friday radio show, conservative talker Mark Levin challenged support from for this current of immigration reform coming from prominent Republicans, particularly Jeb Bush and Karl Rove. Levin, author of “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” began his attack by arguing some members of the Republican Party make policy gestures without mentioning the U.S. Constitution. “It amazes me how few Republicans in elected office actually talk about the Constitution,” Levin said. “They have no more respect for it, no more concern about its boundaries and limits than the left. That’s why I say they’re neo-statist.”
On Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that Attorney General Eric Holder is now a liability for President Barack Obama on either of two grounds: lying under oath or incompetence. Krauthammer said Holder’s remarks about his knowledge of the much-publicized Justice Department probe of Fox News Channel correspondent James Rosen suggested Holder was either out of it or had blatantly lied to Congress in testimony about his knowledge of the probe. “The fact that he says that the gravity of the situation didn’t sink in until yesterday makes you wonder
On Michael Graham’s Massachusetts-based radio show on Thursday, National Review columnist Mark Steyn reacted to the treatment of Lois Lerner, the now-suspended head of the Internal Revenue Service’s division on tax-exempt organizations. Lerner, who had asserted her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during an appearance before the House Oversight Committee in a hearing on Wednesday, was the object of ridicule by Steyn on the show. “Is this a republic or is it not?” Steyn said. “Because, if it is what a republic is then you guys wasted your whole time with your revolution — because they are basically saying
Long before the Internal Revenue Service revealed it had improperly targeted conservative 501(c)(4) groups, a group of Democratic senators led by New York Sen. Chuck Schumer urged the IRS to do just that. The IRS’s admission last Friday that it had singled out tea party and other groups for extra audits and delays has raised concerns that President Barack Obama’s administration quietly attempted to stymy opponents through intimidation. But many prominent Democrats — including Montana Sen. Max Baucus, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and the New York Times editorial board — had been
On Hugh Hewitt’s Thursday night program, National Review columnist Mark Steyn explained why the Obama administration’s response to last September’s terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was so appalling.“They let him die, and then told lies over his coffin,” he told fill-in host Guy Benson. Steyn said that the late U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was a true believer of President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s view of the Arab Spring, that it was a positive movement and was trying to make the best of it. Clinton and senior State Department officials
On Aaron Klein’s weekend show on New York City’s WABC radio, Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe accused the Obama administration of buying up ammunition at an unprecedented level to bypass the Second Amendment so gun-owners “can’t even buy ammunition because government is purchasing so much.” “Let’s make sure that your audience out there is aware, Aaron, that our president, Obama, has been doing everything he could to stop the private ownership of guns in America,” Inhofe said. “You know that, everyone knows that. And yet he’s been voted down in a big way by a large majority.
On Thursday night’s edition of "The O’Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel, host Bill Bill O’Reilly and former Clinton campaign adviser James Carville debated whether liberals have been pushed further to left by activists and various media factions. O’Reilly pointed to Wednesday’s May Day protest in Seattle as one piece of evidence. He also pinned the blame on MSNBC, arguing that his employer’s cable news rival is “putting forth” a far left ideology. Carville disagreed and said the hosts on MSNBC network, including Rachel Maddow, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski do not hold views of the far left.
During a Senate hearing on immigration reform Tuesday, Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had a testy back-and-forth over the performance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Sessions challenged Napolitano on whether she had met with leader of the ICE employees’ union in the wake of reports of low morale among ICE agents. Napolitano replied that she had not. “I think you should have met with them,” Sessions said. “I think there’s a real problem there. We have a very real problem. In December of 2012, a few months ago, a
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie holds a narrow lead among Republicans for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, but even more GOP voters say he’s the candidate they least want to see nominated. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that Christie earns 21% support when Republican voters are asked whom they would vote for if the party’s primary in their state were held today. Florida Senator Marco Rubio runs a close second with 18% of the GOP vote, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at 16% and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul with 15% of the vote.
Barack Obama delivered one gaffe after another in his August 6 interview with Jay Leno, but the networks that usually mock every mistake or slip of the tongue made by Republicans ignored the President´s verbal mishaps. ABC´s Good Morning America, CBS´s This Morning and NBC´s Today show, on Wednesday morning, all bypassed the chance to criticize Obama for: downplaying the threat of terrorism; falsely claiming Vladimir Putin once ran the KGB; placing the Atlantic coast cities of Savannah, Charleston and Jacksonville on the Gulf of Mexico; confusing the Winter Olympics with the Summer Olympics. First up, on the
The owner of a shop in Zurich where US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism has called the incident a "misunderstanding". Winfrey, one of the world´s richest women, claimed an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop. She was apparently told one of the bags on display was "too expensive" for her. Shop owner Trudie Gotz told the BBC that Winfrey was "absolutely allowed" to look at the $35,000 (£22,500) bag, which was kept behind a screen. "My salesperson wanted to give her the handbag in her hand. But she didn´t want
Ending a war is a good thing. Killing civilians a bad thing. Deliberately targeting civilians is murder, and is never morally licit, even in pursuit of a good thing such as ending a war. The tens of thousands of Japanese non-combatants we killed 68 years ago this week with two nuclear bombs were not “collateral damage” of military strikes. They were the intended targets. We hoped that mass murder would bring the Japanese emperor to surrender. It worked, and American and Japanese soldiers’ lives were probably saved by it —
Last month we learned that Megyn Kelly was leaving her daytime anchor gig to take over a Fox News primetime slot. According to an “exclusive” Drudge Report flash this afternoon, that time slot will be 9 p.m. ET. “Superstar newswoman Megyn Kelly has landed the 9 PM slot, top sources reveal,” the Drudge Report wrote. “The shock announcement is set for later this month.” Fox’s 9 p.m. hour is currently helmed by Sean Hannity, leading to speculation over whether he could be out of a primetime gig. There are many possible outcomes from this lineup change,
In a move some claim is tantamount to social engineering, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is imposing a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America’s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory. The policy is called, "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing." It will require HUD to gather data on segregation and discrimination in every single neighborhood and try to remedy it. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan unveiled the federal rule at the NAACP convention in July. "Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest hit communities, no matter how hard
Retired 68-year-old US Army general and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Wesley K. Clark has won yet another esteemed decoration — he is dating 30-year-old Shauna Mei, the founder of online retailer AHAlife.com. Clark, who was married to Gertrude Kingston Clark for 45 years before filing for divorce last year, is spending time with the young New York-based entrepreneur, who graduated from MIT and worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker before launching her luxury e-commerce site. Clark and Mei were spotted together recently in the Hamptons,
President Obama is slated to deliver a speech later this month commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Obama will deliver his speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial — the same place where King spoke 50 years ago. The Let Freedom Ring ceremony will be held Aug. 28. "It’s obviously a historic, seminal event in the country. It’s part of my generation’s formative memory and it’s a good time for us to do some reflection,"
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden extended his 15 minutes of fame Wednesday, as headlines tied his saga to President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel a planned summit meeting in Moscow next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But analysts said the talk of Snowden’s role in the cancellation obscured a more basic reality: The U.S.-Russia relationship is now so frosty that it didn’t appear the two presidents would actually accomplish enough to merit such a high-profile meeting. After four years, the much-vaunted reset in U.S.-Russian relations has devolved into a chilly standoff over issues like the Kremlin’s support for Syria
Nanny State: If any question remained about the Obama White House´s appetite for running everyone´s life from Washington, it should be settled now. This administration even wants to dictate neighborhood makeup. Like your neighborhood? Don´t get used to it. The Obama Department of Housing and Urban Development might decide it wants to dictate changes. HUD is, according to Fox News, considering "a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America´s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory." The proposed rule, disclosed last month by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan at
“IQ is a metric of such dubiousness that almost no serious educational researcher uses it anymore,” the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox wrote back in May. It was a breathtakingly ignorant statement. Psychologist Jelte Wicherts noted in response that a search for “IQ test” in Google’s academic database yielded more than 10,000 hits — just for the year 2013. (Snip) There is a large discrepancy between what educated laypeople believe about cognitive science and what experts actually know. Journalists are steeped in the lay wisdom, so they are repeatedly surprised when someone forthrightly discusses the real science of mental ability.
You can get a deconstruction of the media at many places. The people who visit the Treehouse want to see the entire context; The entire truth, as it presents. So here we go…. In any endeavor of corruption and misleading governance, the control of, and support by, the media, is an absolute necessity. The USSR needed Pravda to keep the ruse of governance for decades. The need of/by the U.S. government has steadily grown over the course of several progressive decades; but the urgency has increased exponentially over the past five years with the extremes