Posts Tagged ‘Mark Levin’
Michele Bachmann was just on with Mark Levin on his radio show a little bit ago (as I write this), and she expressed concern that the phone lines in DC were dead as pertained to the Immigration Bill last week as it wound through the Senate last week on its way to a rubber-stamp by most of the Senate, including those supposedly on the right.
Bachmann was concerned about the lack of participation or involvement by the Tea Party: in 2007 there were marches on DC and the phone lines practically melted. Last week, nary a ripple of anxiety, she observed. She attributed this to the scandals that plague Obama and (I guess) the inability of Tea Party people to focus on anything else. That or she might have figured the steady diet of mainstream news that TP-types are known for consuming (not) didn’t feature the Immigration Bill, so, what? We didn’t know about it?
We know too well what’s happening with the Immigration Bill. We also know the GOP’s complicity in promoting its passage.
We also see Marco Rubio standing next to Chucky (Schmucky) Schumer and that other Tea Party “favorite” John McCain, and we think to ourselves…
We fought for you, Rubio! We collectively promoted your run for Senate against ol’ Charlie Crist, made phone calls, donated, and let the media get away with calling you “Tea Party Favorite”, and this is what you do?
You link arms with the very poster children for all we’ve been fighting against, in the name of what? Fairness? Is that a word Schmucky taught you?
So, yeah Michele, we may have been sitting on our hands for that Senate Cloture vote, because when we put them to work for this bunch, they get slapped after the grunt work is done and we’re told “Don’t TOUCH that! We know better what works!”, a fact which is painfully apparent after the Great GOP Massacre of 2012 after that same hand-slapping apparatus foisted another winner on us.
“Why so upset, Erick??” Pffttt! Maybe I’m too busy with work and am missing some vast “Bigger Picture”?
Also, in case you missed it, Rubio learned another political trick, “the artful misspeak” -
Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican behind the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill, says he “probably should have been more artful in the use of terms” when he said in a Spanish-language interview last weekend that the bill first provides for legalization of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., and then, after that, for increased border security.
Rubio made the comments in an interview Wednesday afternoon with radio host Sean Hannity. In the conversation, Hannity referred to earlier Rubio appearances in which the two discussed the role of border security in the Gang of Eight bill. “I remember when I first interviewed you about this,” Hannity said to Rubio, “and I asked you very specifically, do you support border security first, and your answer was yes.”
“Right, but it is border security before the green card,” Rubio responded. “The problem is in the interim you have to do something with the people who are here illegally so we know who they are.”
So Rubio’s answer is we start counting and registering illegal aliens first, then build the fence. Meanwhile, more “potential immigrants” continue to pour through (up 9 percent), and then what? Start counting all over again down the road after the border is again called “secure” by Napolitano or some other appointed hack?
Excuse me if I and others are somewhat jaded these days.
If a Mark Levin calls for a surge, we’ll likely melt the DC phone system once again. But getting the “Tea Party” up for a future fight for a Republican, just because he/she isn’t a Democrat? That’ll be a tougher sell, with the apparent GOP apparatus assimilation of some of the candidates we fought to get elected.
Finding more like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee will be mission number 1.
Tell Michele Bachmann the Tea Party isn’t quite dead…yet. We remain, as before, leaderless despite what some Big Tea group may claim. Leaderless, but never rudderless. Always we steer toward the constitutional principles of our nation’s founding.
Oh, and Marco? You keep doing this
- Steve King Predicts Bad News For Rubio In 2016 (huffingtonpost.com)
- Rubio: Amnesty Guaranteed Under Immigration Bill No Matter What Happens with Border Security (joemiller.us)
- “Promise broken:” another immigration hardline group bashes Marco Rubio in FL TV ads (miamiherald.typepad.com)
I couldn’t believe this crap when I heard it, either…
First, an Air Force Chaplain saw the “God Created a Farmer” video that aired during the Super Bowl this past February, and thought it needed a tweak in honor of Air Force First Sergeants. The Air Force disagreed:
The tribute was created by a chaplain at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The chaplain wrote a poem titled, “God Created A First Sergeant.” It was later adapted into a video with a narration. First Sergeants are senior non-commissioned officers who look after enlisted members.
The video was modeled after the Dodge Ram Super Bowl commercial titled, “God Created A Farmer.”
“On the eighth day, God looked down on His creation and said, ‘I need someone who will take care of the Airmen,’” the tribute read. “So God created a First Sergeant.”
Chaplain leadership at the base signed off on the project as well as other base officials and earlier this week the video was posted on YouTube. But it was soon taken down after other officers objected.
“Proliferation of religion is not allowed in the Air Force or military,” wrote the chief of the Air Force News Service Division in an email obtained by Fox News. “How would an Agnostic, Atheist or Muslim serving in the military take this video?”
“I would not recommend using this at all,” the chief wrote.
He also took issue with the wording of the video, according to the emails.
“The choice of ‘On the Eighth day’ verbiage to begin this video is highly suggestive from the book of Genesis in the Bible and has Christian overtones,” he wrote.
An Air Force spokesperson told Fox News the video was removed for a legal review.
“The Air Force removed the ‘God Created a First Sergeant’ video from the official Joint Base McGuire Dix YouTube site to evaluate whether it is consistent with official Air Force guidance, to include whether it meets official guidance governing religious neutrality in the Air Force as prescribed in Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Culture,” spokesperson Ann Stefanek said in a statement.
So does the military now believe their Chaplain corps must be a generic, non-denominational shell, expressing belief in nothing in order to preserve morale and good order?
What. The. Hell.
Next I find that if you’re a Conservative and a Christian, even your choice of reading material belongs behind closed doors:
Master Sgt. Nathan Sommers, a 25-year Army veteran and conservative Christian based at Fort Myer in Washington, believes his outspoken opposition to gay marriage prompted higher-ups to take a closer look at his beliefs. The recipient of an Army Commendation Medal and a soloist at the funeral of former First Lady Betty Ford, Sommers said his core beliefs are enough to mark a soldier for persecution in today’s military.
“It seems like with the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – that the Christians have been the ones who’ve had to go underground and in the closet – for fear of retaliation and reprisals,” Sommers told Fox News. “Christians feel like they can’t be forthright with their faith. They have to hide.”
Ret. Navy Commander John Bennett Wells is representing the master sergeant. He said there is no doubt in his mind that the U.S. military is discriminating against Christians – and specifically his client.
“There’s no question about it,“ Wells told Fox News. “Because he is religious, because he feels that homosexual conduct is wrong for religious reasons, he is basically being persecuted.”
Lt. Col. Justin Platt, an Army spokesman at the Pentagon released a statement to Fox News noting that the military branch cannot comment on ongoing investigations or administrative actions.
“With respect to the political activities, soldiers are expected to carry out their obligations as citizens in accordance with applicable regulations,” Platt said.
Army documents obtained by Fox News indicate Sommers was told that his actions bordered on being disrespectful to President Obama and the “slightest inference of disrespect towards superiors can have a demoralizing effect on the unit.”
“You should strive to express your opinion while being aware of the overall ramifications of your statements,” the Army noted.
Sommers’ troubles began last April when he was told to remove pro-Republican, anti-Obama bumper stickers that were on his privately owned car.
The stickers read: “Political Dissent is NOT Racism,” “NOBAMA,” NOPE2012” and “The Road to Bankruptcy is Paved with Ass-Fault.” That sticker included the image of a donkey.
His superior officer told the solider that the bumper stickers were creating “unnecessary workplace tension.”
“The types of stickers on your car were creating an atmosphere detrimental to morale and were creating unnecessary workplace tension,” the officer wrote in an Army document obtained by Fox News. “A Soldier must balance their personal feelings with the mission of the U.S. Army. Even the slightest inference of disrespect towards superiors can have a demoralizing effect on the unit.”
So that book by Mark Levin or Michelle Malkin you bought at the Navy Exchange? Keep it under wraps, the same way you would pornography, lest you “offend” a leftist, a Democrat, or a liberal, and make them the slightest bit uncomfortable on finding out that others may not hold their exact same views.
If you’re in the military, you swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
That said, whether you agree with the Commander in Chief or not, you are bound by contract, your oath, and the UCMJ to follow the orders of that same CinC and all superiors over you. Even if you may believe the chief enemy of the Constitution may be that same CinC elected to be your boss?
Does this mean you can’t disagree with the policies of the CinC and his appointed staff?
Nope. As long as you follow the orders given, I see nothing that could even possibly interfere with your choice of reading material.
So then what? Seeing the book cover makes some dweeb feel “not special”? Guess you have to buy a cover for it.
Bumper stickers on your car a problem, too?
With all the anti-Obama stickers I saw at Port Hueneme Navy Base this last election cycle, that’s a lot of cars that need to have their bumpers covered while on base. I imagine it was the same at most bases around the country. Guessing it won’t be that way when 2016 rolls around?
While in the military, you can:
…believe in whatever deity you want to, as long as nobody sees you do it, unless you’re a Muslim or an Atheist and your faith dictates you have none.
You can read whatever you want, as long as nobody sees you do it.
Finally you can vote whatever way you choose (providing nobody blocks you from receiving an absentee ballot), as long as your choice isn’t made public, unless you support a Democrat.
Remember: “Even the slightest inference of disrespect towards superiors can have a demoralizing effect on the unit.” Unless your superior is a Republican like Bush, I’m guessing.
So, into the closet with you. Don’t come out until after 2016, unless this country votes in another Democrat as Commander in Chief, then I don’t suppose it’ll matter anyway…there may be nothing left of freedom after another 8 years worth of that…
h/t Mark Levin via Right Scoop
Crossposted to Unified Patriots
- US Soldier Told Not to Read Hannity, Limbaugh, Mark Levin In Uniform (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Soldier Told Not to Read Levin, Limbaugh or Hannity in Uniform (patdollard.com)
- Air Force Removes Video That Mentions God (patdollard.com)
Several weeks ago, driving home from work, I tuned to a local AM station and was listening to Mark Levin. I had already purchased his new book “Ameritopia” during pre-order back in December, and had since had it delivered to my Kindle early on the official release date and so when Levin mentioned an opportunity to pick up a signed copy, I was only half listening; “I have mine.”
When Mark Levin said the way to get the signed copy of “Ameritopia” was in person at the Reagan Library (my back yard, practically), I was looking frantically for a place to pull over. I picked the Shell station in Moorpark and started trying to get to the Reagan Library website on my iPhone.
After lots of cussing and several attempts, I finally found the place on the site to buy tickets and bought one ticket for the book signing (which included the book), and the speech and dinner that followed. The event sold out in something like 21 minutes! That’s from the time Levin announced it, until there were no tickets left.
Who were these people who were listening to Levin’s radio show and were able to get online quickly enough to buy tickets? It was, as I saw when I arrived, a cross-section of America. Young and old, white, black, and other, a mix of people who love their country and want to see the damage limited – for now; rolled back – eventually.
It was amazing being in the various lines with these people. A retired couple from Sacramento, a woman alone from San Francisco, another couple from Canada. Canada! And together with other like-minded conservatives, these people were having a blast. Discussions ranged from the recent death of Andrew Breitbart and the vacuum it would leave, to the perceived idiocy of new media chasing old on the Rush comments. How the meme had changed from churches being forced against their will to provide abortion/contraceptive services against their doctrine, to “Republicans want to take away your condoms.”
It was a new freedom for many, being able to discuss conservatism without having to worry what leftist or liberal was lurking nearby, especially the folk who were there from Northern California. While they don’t necessarily shirk from defending their values and ideas, it was still nice to not worry about actually having to, at least for a little while.
The biggest shock to me was when a young man outside the Reagan Library was working the crowd looking for tickets to get in; “Anybody have a ticket you want to sell? Extra ticket? Anybody?”
I figured; “Ah ha! Occupier trying to crash the event.” Boy was I wrong. That same young man eventually did get in, and got hold of the microphone that attendants were around for audience members to ask Levin questions (at 48:30 in the video below). He claimed he was a high school sophomore (he seemed old for that, maybe he was nervous and meant to say college, but I don’t know), and he was disgusted with the contempt many of his fellow classmates show to our flag. He wondered if Levin might have any ideas on how to educate them? That, my friends, gives me hope for the future. There are countless more like him, and many were in attendance this night.
This night was not about “fan worship” or idolatry, it was about hope, and people who are feeling helpless to stop our country’s slide to destructive socialism and are desperately grasping for a glimpse of it. Mark Levin, as it happens on this night, is the one offering that. He spoke what was already on their minds, and is able to articulate that in a way many of us couldn’t or can’t.
As an aside to my friend Cold Warrior, one microphone was within five feet of me, and I really was able to get the woman’s attention who held it and was about to ask Mark “the question.”
“Mark, you’ve mentioned on air before, several times, that we need to get in to the Republican Party and take it over, push conservative candidates. How do we do that?”
The answer, if he couldn’t give it, would’ve been here.
I have friends who won’t listen to Mark because they don’t like the sound of his voice, or the way he occasionally gets angry and rants. Get over it, at least for one hour. Give the man a chance, he’s sitting in a chair in front of his kids, and is calmly and clearly telling a group of people how we got to this point, and where we go from here.
Another H. Ross Perot we don’t need, I get that. A Ron Paul deciding to go 3rd Party would draw enough votes from the GOP candidate to guarantee another Obama term as President.
Game over for any hope for the United States even beginning to see the end of the mess that Obama amplified many times over.
Mark Levin today voiced his opposition to Paul and his minions separating from the GOP and making a third-party attempt, said he would do “everything in his power” to defeat not only Ron Paul, but his son Rand Paul in Kentucky also;
If Ron Paul decides that he is going to go third party, which is detrimental to this nation, and pulls a million votes, which is relatively insignificant in the big scheme of things, I will do everything in my power to defeat his son in Kentucky. I will do everything in my power to defeat his son, Rand Paul, in Kentucky. [Audio Here]
I like Rand Paul. In my mind I picture him somewhat embarrassed by his father’s antics, but blood is blood, so…
I think Rand Paul is a great orator and Senator, and he is needed right where he is; in the Senate.
Still, I can see Levin’s point; if Ron Paul derails the eventual GOP nominee and helps Obama sail to victory, it proves it’s all about Ron Paul and his fading (with age) aspirations, not about the good of the country. If Rand Paul were to separate himself from his father at that point, it would be a different thing; if Rand Paul were to stand against his father and a disastrous third-party run I could still support him, I don’t know about Levin, but I suspect he’d reconsider as well.
Consider this, though; if Obama wins in November, there may well be no reversal of this pending DOOM we’re facing – all bets are off.
Many people don’t like Mark Levin, don’t like his voice, passion, whatever; but this is a speech you need to listen to.
Levin opened by saying (essentially) “We are here to Occupy the White House and the Senate.”
He said “Progress means the ability for each and every one of us to be able to make our own decisions regarding our own lives.”
We’re headed down a bad road, people, and our failure will absolutely dwarf anything that will happen in Greece or anywhere in the European Union.
The Occupy garbage is just the start. Now it can be laughed at, mocked, and ridiculed, but given enough time and leniency by the Democrat-controlled cities where the rabble is camping out, it’ll become more violent (it already is), and more people will get hurt.
November 2012 is critical to our survival as a nation. Not only do we need to kick as many Democrats out as possible, we need to get control of the “moderate” GOP as well. How do they continue to compromise with unconstitutional ideas and schemes? How can there even be ”compromise” with that? Power is all they want, and it’s up to us to take it back, from both sides.
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- Why The Pass On #OWS And Paul Supporter Antisemitism? (riehlworldview.com)
Levin said he’d be on Cavuto today (Sat), and I assumed he’d nail Congress on the budget mess. Unfortunately, I’m working and I figured I’d miss it.
Fortunately, RS McCain had me covered;
Levin makes the point that the federal government never closes; in fact, more offices would be open during a government shut down than would be during a Federal holiday!
Meanwhile, after all the wrangling and deal making in the eight days preceding “The Deal” to cut $38.5 billion dollars, the debt itself jumped $54.1 billion.
The debt was $14.2101 trillion on March 30, according to the Bureau of the Public Debt, and $14.2642 on April 7.
Since the beginning of the fiscal year on Oct. 1, 2010, the national debt has increase by $653.4 billion.
Senator Jim DeMint was on Mark Levin’s radio show today, (okay I distinctly heard swords unsheathed at the mention of Levin’s name) and he was asked about Charles Krauthammer seeming to be upset with DeMint and Palin for their endorsement of Christine O’Donnell. What DeMint had to say is priceless, and I nearly pulled over to jot it down;
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Words for a party to live by, or die by forgetting.
And speaking of forgetting, that’s really cool, all the animosity blazing over the whole “Rino” Castle vs. “Unelectable” O’Donnell thing going on now. Friggin tomorrow can’t get here soon enough…
Mark Levin hammers Mike Castle and his minions trashing Christine O’Donnell; “Castle, you’re a coward!”
Christine O’Donnell has been trashed lately, seems to happen whenever an outside the beltway Republican gets a little too close for comfort to an established insider. Attack after attack, trying desperately to knock down her poll numbers, and for what? To help a liberal get elected? An Undercover Democrat? Pretty much sums up Mike Castle, in my opinion. Eh, but who am I?
Who is Dan Riehl? He’s been watching this assault too, closer than most. You can start here, go here, work your way to today. Some bloggers I used to have a great deal of respect for and learned a lot from are now seeming…different today.
And on Liberty.com, damn if I know where to even begin, except you can read Socrates at RedState, but none of the particulars really matter in the end. What matters is we have the hard left, the ones who took over the Democrat party, seemingly infecting some Republicans as well. It all looks like to me is the elections are getting closer and those who are the liberal GOP animals are starting to feel cornered and are lashing out. I’m just getting sick of all the sniping, myself.
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Mark Levin today in going over Rasmussen poll results and a piece written in the LA Times, went on a slight tangent for a few seconds to describe his personal endorsement for the California GOP Senate race;
“By the way, uh, Im going to endorse Chuck Devore. People ask me so I might as well tell you; he is a solid Constitutionalist…my point is folks, if we’re going to get into these battles, let’s back people who are solid right-wingers.”
Exactly my point, the pendulum in California has swung so far to the left that to pick a moderate accomplishes nothing. You say Fiorina has a more compelling story? Has a better chance against the Boxer SEIU machine? What?
Honestly I think a more conservative candidate can win in California if the word gets out. The grass roots are spreading that word, but it will take real money to break through into the mainstream where the majority of Californians sit at the TV taking it all in via 30 second sound bites and selected clips.