On his Friday show, syndicated talk show host Mark Levin said that a Republican congressman is attempting to persuade one of his affiliates to remove his show from the airwaves. Although Levin would not offer the congressman’s name on air, he has been a vocal critic of various members of the House Republican leadership in the past. But Levin called the situation “fascism.” “Well, it has come to my attention that there is a Republican congressman out there who doesn’t like what I’ve been saying,” Levin said. “It has come to my attention that there is a
Comments: This is really disturbing. And we thought the Democrats were the worst of the worst.
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god of irony, 4/14/2013 10:04:08 AM (No. 9274683)
#1 perhaps you would prefer Levin just shut up and get in line like a good Republican. He is always outraged because everyday politicians are dumping our rights and destroying our country. Thank God a Constitutional scholar is outraged.
What would be really disturbing, #1, would be lawmakers and representatives of the people abusing their authority to damage private citizens. I also find it really disturbing when people use Alinsky tactics - ranting and hysteria somehow subvert the substance of the charge - to both despise one who is on our side and to abet their attackers.
His style is off-putting but he is our great legal and constitutional activist. You will learn so much from him if you listen and he is always at your back by action and not just by words using his Legal Foundation. He has won more constitutional cases than you will ever know. Start guessing who he is talking about...McCain? Graham? Representative? Anyone know or guess?
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Former lurker, 4/14/2013 10:12:33 AM (No. 9274706)
Many of us Republicans are disappointed with the leadership; Boehner just has to go. He is no leader; why do these people keep putting these old guys in high positions just because it is their turn. We are so glad to see new blood, Cruz, Rubio, Ryan, and Ron Paul coming up, and the only way we stay in is if they get some power in the party. Boehner and even McCain need to be put to out to pasture.
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R. Edgar, 4/14/2013 10:16:57 AM (No. 9274712)
As my dear departed uncle always said, "they all crooks".
I liked Levin a lot back in the days when he appeared with Rush Limbaugh occasionally. But, as his spotlight got bigger, his opinions and analyses got louder. If you doubt #1´s mention of rants, just do a Google search for "Levin rants" and see what you get. It´s not necessary to listen to him, the "rant" is in most articles about him.
Scum like this does not deserve the protection of anonymity. The only thing this ´person´ needs is to be publicly hung out to dry. It would not surprise me one bit if it turns out to be the rotten Speaker. He is really becoming a road rash on Congress. After all, to use his words, he doesn´t need Republican support to pass legislation.
Mark, if you have proof, nail his hide to the barn door. We have had more than enough deceit and corruption in the past 4 years to last us all a lifetime.
Levin being forced off the air would be line crossed that would bring on a new future. Maybe not what they really want. "Rant" is a relative term. I love his intense discussion, full of knowledge of history and care for our country and the Constitution (not people) that rules it.
Levin´s style is not off-putting to me at all. The time for country club manners is LONG past. We are being betrayed by elected officials in both parties. If that doesn´t signal a time to raise hell, I don´t know what does. Whoever this coward is that´s working sub rosa to get Mark off the air, he´d better check his bank account. If he gets taken to court by Mark Levin, his sources are gonna dry up.
I used to enjoy listening to Levin. I never listen to him any more. He is capable of making a good, valid argument. But throwing out words like "fascist" is not making a good argument. It is simply name-calling. I don´t know if he thinks it boosts his ratings; it clearly doesn´t boost his impact on politics.
Levin wrote on his Facebook that it isn´t Boehner.
I like Levin - in fact he´s my favorite. He is a very passionate person - passionate about his love of dogs and passionate about his love of this country and its constitution. He hates seeing it shredded and disregarded.
Do you really think our founders spoke in the dulcet tones of NPR? "Oh...excuse me for troubling you but I do suspect that the British may be coming..."
Firstly, if somehow I was limited to only three hours of ‘radio listening’ per day, all three would be dialed in to Lavin.
Also, I get a nice smile when he really gets wound up knowing how he just drives certain types of people crazy.
As far as being bothered by his use of the word “fascist’, the majority of Donkeys run the spectrum from Progressive/Socialists, to Communists/Fascists.
All indeed are Statists
The labels Progressive and Socialist are interchangeable.
The difference between Communism and Fascism is that a Commie government owns everything while a Fascist government allows private ownership of businesses but controls those businesses through laws, regulation and decrees.
Both demand a high level of control over every aspect of human endeavor, private or commercial.
Now all you thin skinned posters, tell me what is wrong with Levin’s use of the word Fascist when referring to the Obama administration.
If you realized what lies ahead, you would support Levin and his ranting instead of criticizing him.
Good one #30! Dulcet. If you listen to the recordings of Margaret Thatcher speaking in the house of commons it isn´t dulcet whatsoever. In fact, the so called refined British are clapping, cat calling and booing as she speaks. Much different than what you hear in our chambers. Mark Levin is a treasure. Those of you on here that dismiss our national talkers should do so very carefully. Each one has their own unique style of delivery. They all speak truth. Without them we would be in a world of hurt. Mark calls it like he sees it and doesn´t need window dressing to back up his claims. He knows from where he speaks. Long Live Mark Levin!!
Having listened to Levin for many years, I think the frequency of his rants have increased substantially. There is a good reason for this - OUR liberties are now under active threat by the current Administration, witness the mandatory and facist nature of Obamacare trampling our First amendment rights of freedom of religion, our Second amendment rights of carrying weapons, our Tenth amendment rights to live under only enumerated and restricted Federal laws - the rest be reserved to our State of residence, the EPA exerting rules not approved as laws by Congress, the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court getting out his legislative liquid paper and changing ´penalty´ to ´tax´ so he can pass that Obamacare is constitutional.
I am screaming about the theft of my liberties along with Mark Levin. He is the Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott of the 21st Century - spreading the word that both Democrats, RINOS and Supreme Court Justices are failing to uphold their SWORN OATH to uphold the Constitution.
Wow, the Moderates are out and about today. Bashing Levin and Rush and anyone close to Conservative. Only Moderates know what is best for all us peons. They complain about rants, shrill voices and egos but seldom about issues. It really must be a bummer to be a Moderate and despise not only the Left, but us Bible thumpers on the Right as well. Happy Lord´s day to all, including you Moderates.
Mr. Levin is a Constitutionalist first, then a conservative and then a Republican//Libertarian.
Yes, the first hour of his radio show has a lot of passion, but as another poster mentioned, if you stick with him long enough you will learn more from him about the Constitution and the careful thought and long debates that went through the formation of it. It is a wonder to be deeply appreciated, the framing, especially in this day of forcing laws through Congress at great speed which no one has read.
While listening to the first minutes of his show can be a bit trying - sticking it out is worth it if you Really Want To Learn Something. I admire him for his passion for this country and his unfailing attempts to continue educating others who don´t know or appreciate the principles this country was founded on.
It´s not perfect, but it´s the best that´s out there, and most certainly worth fighting for.
As a rational and measured individual, I listen to the passion in Mark´s voice and it makes me cry. I have learned the equivalent of a college educaion in history from him and LOVE his love for America. Anyone who can criticize or disagree with his facts, are not daily listeners, nor in my opinion want this country to be saved. Shame on You!! God bless and keep you, Mark.
I listen occasionally because sometimes there´s no other choice at night while driving. I sympathize with most of his opinions and have deep respect & appreciation for his knowledge of constitutional law. He can also be hilarious and lovable. And you can call it passion if you like, but I think the angry shouting as his basic vocal style and delivery tends to undo the good he would otherwise be doing. Seems like he´s toned down a bit in the last year when the pressure was on right-wing talkmeisters to do so based on the accusations from the left after the shooting of Gabby Giffords & so forth. I also wish he would correct some of his pronunciations, but that´s just me.
Levin has passion, he doesn´t rant. He understands the Constitution and can explain it in a way few people can. He is a student of letters written by Founding Fathers to one another while writing the Constitution, which explain the reasoning behind their decisions. Calling a fascist a fascist if just stating the fact, NOT name calling. A spade is a spade, a fascist is a fascist. Terrorism is terrorism, NOT work place violence. It is what it is, time to stop sugar coating everything. Plain speak has gotten away from younger people. Our language is being bastardized by the left. I love Levin and look forward to many more years of listening to him. He is for Americans..Congress is for themselves. WHERE are the representatives FOR the People?
He has the stones and intestinal fortitude to call it like it is, and he is definitely no butt-kisser like the establishment "republican" in the leadership of the party.
No more deals! No more grand plans! Its time to take it to those damn sellouts! Levin is a man of reason and passion, and he articulates very well what is wrong, but aside from Senator Cruz, he seems to lack the support of true Reagan conservatives.
Levin merely tells the truth--and many don´t want to deal with the truth if it in any way rattles the cages....
Simple truths like when Obama entered office there were only about 32 million people on the dole, and now there are upwards of 48 million!
So much for deal making, and selling us out Mr. Speaker
There is a term, "righteous anger" that needs to be understood. When Levin gets wound up, it is justified. We all need to get a little wound up, this isn´t a small thing that´s happening here. It is the destruction of our beloved America and when a "Republican" tries to stifle conservative speech the response needs to be complete outrage. We need to get behind Levin. Another term comes to mind, rather a book title, "Righteous Indignation", by the late Andrew Breibart.
It´s about time we fight back and hold nothing back.
Okay, so people who disagree a little bit are trolls.
As for passion equalling righteous anger - anger and passion aren´t even synonyms in the thesaurus. You can express passion without an angry, hateful edge to it. But again - I do think he has toned down.
I think Hannity (and Rush as far as this issue goes) have it right. They are surely just as passionate, but don´t turn people off with shouting. But I will take Levin any day of the week over Michael Savage.
Well said, #46. Those are some of the reasons why I love Mark Levin too.
#7, Mark didn´t "slime around in the background, in the shadows" voicing his opinion about the congressman. Mark is not a backstabber. This is no ad hominem attack by Mark Levin. He has well founded reasons for the things he says and he says them openly. The congressman has the same 1st Amendment Rights, but not the courage or character of Mark Levin to answer or refute the charges if possible. He is abusing the power granted to him by his constituents. What makes anyone think that a congressman who would use his power against citizen Mark Levin wouldn´t use it against anyone else, behind their backs or otherwise, if it served his purposes?
I don´t want this type of behavior from anyone in office, regardless of the Party.
Word I have is the congressman is Peter King; apparently some here still prefer the mealy-mouthed BS "polite discourse that has worked so well for us up until now. I find Levin to be cathartic as I spend a good amount of my own time in a ticked-off state. But, hey, if it,s a nice guy you crave there´s always the terminally boring Hannity and his ridiculous "debates" with ultra-liberals.
There really ought to be room for differing opinions about any public figure, whether in politics or the world of media. It´s okay not to be a Levin fan, just as it´s ok to be one. I don´t quite get the logic behind the pointing fingers.
I would place money on Eric Cantor. That guy craves power and is not the conservative he wants the public to believe he is. Mark said on his website it wasn´t Boehner. Cantor has a large district here in VA very GOP. Maybe Mark has stirred up some questions among the voters about Cantor, I hope so.
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