Skip to comments.MARK LEVIN: TEA PARTY ONLY THING THAT STANDS 'BETWEEN LIBERTY AND TYRANNY'
Posted on 11/17/2012 2:12:38 PM PST by Jim Robinson
Conservative scholar, talk radio host, and former Reagan administration official Mark Levin said conservatives need to first overthrow the Republican establishment to more successfully take on President Barack Obama and the institutional left.
We cannot get through Obama and the left until we get through the Republican Establishment, Levin said, railing against establishment consultants who attack the base and politicians who know nothing of Burkean reform because they have spent their whole careers clawing their way to the top.
In a talk at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday with his mentor, former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, for whom Levin served as Chief of Staff, Levin said the Republican Party is, devouring the conservative movement, and the old bulls need to step aside in favor of a new generation of conservatives who are fluent in conservatism.
Its time for the old bulls to get out of the way and for the fresh faces who believe in conservatism and liberty and originalist principles to step up, Levin said, criticizing those like House Speaker John Boehner for yielding territory to the left in negotiations.
Levin said the Tea Party consists of constitutionalists, libertarians, Evangelicals, and those who are against the rigged establishment, beltway culture that for too long has not embraced conservatism and, as a consequence, lost national elections (George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney).
The Tea Party is the only thing that stands between liberty and tyranny, Levin said. We have to defeat the Republican establishment mush in Washington, D.C.
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I agree with Levin.
Ping for The Great One!! Bring back Reaganism and the Constitution!! Fire the RINO establishment!! Go, Palin!! Go, Tea Party!!
Sheesh, Mark talks like he’s a FReeper. Well, duh.
Post-Romney, RINO GOP must move Tea Party right, not wrong left
Are you tired? Isn’t it time to form the Tea Party to replace a certain other party?
Me too!! Boehner, et al, must go!!
Ditto. And we need to be prepared for the scorched earth policy of ridicule hurled our way by not only the left but also the RINO elite.
Mark Steyn’s statements are true, very true.
I maintain that BHO2 is neither Muslim nor Christian except when it is politically expedient. He self-avowed as a Marxist-Leninist during his years at Occidental College, and I believe he has remained a communist all his adult life. His sole intention in the Middle East is the destruction of Israel and the extermination of all Jews.
We are looking at a horrendous future for ourselves and our nation if this administration isn’t turned out wholesale. The ANC in South Africa has launched genocide against whites, and those Black Nationalists here who support the communists in the ANC advocate the same fate for whites here.
I believe that is Obama’s ultimate intention here in the U.S.A.
The Great One is right. Now lets start with Boehner.
We need ML to run for POTUS. I would bow to Nancy Pelosi if just to see The Great One debate the Kenyan just once. Ok, maybe not bow...sort of bow.
Twenty years too late. We’ve been a tyranny for a long time. The rabbit boiled a generation ago.
Sort of bow? You’re facing Pelosi, right? Attention! About face! Bow! Lower!
I mean “frog” :(
So, How is it going to happen? The country has gone Socialist right before our eyes.
An anecdote to back up what Levin is saying.
In 2010, Democratic Representative Parker Griffith (Al-05 Dist.) jumped from the Democrats to the Republican party. He was facing a voter base angry with Obama. So he jumped parties trying to retain his seat.
Griffith is a snake. He revealed his true character after his initial election and during the campaign. Mo Brooks took him on. Brooks is a lifelong conservative, well known and liked in the Huntsville Community.
John Boehnor came to Huntsville to campaign for.... party jumper Parker Griffith. Conservatives in North Alabama were livid. We went all out and buried Griffith in the primaries. Brooks is one of the staunch conservatives in congress now.
And John Boehnor campaigned against him.
I wonder if that is the purpose of all the empty cities China is building. Forcibly relocating us to those (prison) cities would be their final solution to the conservative problem. May be why Bill Clinton was so pro-China, this may have been in the works since then.
Just a thought, not saying I absolutely believe it.
I posted this earlier today to a person who asked a similar question:
What is my solution?
Obvious. Go back to the constitution.
Do a constitutional audit on the federal government. Shutter, repeal, overturn, abolish, privatize and or return to the states and the people each and every federal department, agency, commission, program, edict, act, law, regulation, court decision, etc, that is not explicitly enumerated and delegated to the federal government by the constitution.
ObamaCare repealed. Dodd Frank Repealed. The EPA, the TSA, the ATF and hundreds of other such unconstitutional fascist federal agencies shuttered and closed for good. The federal government is not authorized by the constitution to be involved in health, education, welfare, housing, mortgages, banking, farming, industry, business, transportation, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms, retirement insurance, health insurance, mortgage insurance, banking insurance or any insurance or social programs whatsoever. Shut it all down, privatize it or return it to the states and the people, and that includes social security and medicare and any and all other such entitlements.
Repeal the 16th and 17th amendments, abolish the income tax and the IRS and fully restore the ninth and tenth amendments and restore the balance of powers between the states, the people and their representatives at the federal level.
The sooner the above is tackled and accomplished the sooner we save our nation.
Its whats going to have to happen after the coming collapse anyway should we somehow escape being taken over by some communist country.
Start by immediately declaring as unconstitutional and repealing ObamaCare, Dodd Frank and any and all socialist crap put in recently by the usurping Marxist and his socialist democrat cabal. We obviously do not need any of that crap. If the supreme court cant or wont do it, form a coalition of governors and state governments to refuse to allow their states to go along with it or to be coerced or extorted by the feds. The states should refuse to accept any unconstitutional funds whatsoever from the federal government. Start working on privatizing and phasing out social security and medicare. And shuttering the EPA, etc. Dont need it and its killing us. Then start on the constitutional amendments to repeal the 16th and 17th.
I agree, except the TPM has gone all but incognito for the past two years. They seem to have abandoned any public show of solidarity and purpose in exchange for blogging and an occasional blurb on Facebook from Sarah Palin.
That ain’t cuttin’ it!
It’s just preaching to the choir, and a lot of the choir slept thru the sermons in this election. Romney and the GOPe reacted to the TPM like Dracula reacts to the Crucifix, and many conservatives stayed home. And even though Palin urged everyone to vote for him, it was an ABO move, as I don’t remember her ever actually “endorsing” him.
The TPM needs to fill up the Mall in DC again, and the other mass meetings. It fires up the base and connects like minds. If Obama had been running 2010’ he probably would have lost, as the right was on fire then.
The “Tea Party Coilition” in congress can’t do that, not alone, not amidst all the RINOs we have in there.
Time to hit the streets. It must work because the left does it, and they won.
The TPM gatherings gave hope to other conservatives who had all but given up. They felt part of something, with like-minded people.
I think the TPM succumbed to Alinsky tactics used by the obamaites and their trained media. Hiding behind a keyboard is not going to get the job done. What if bathhouse Barry joins with the UN and manages to control the web? There will be no communication and no organizing.
The time to kick it into high gear is now, not in 2016...by then it will be too late!
Boehner and McConnell are part of the problem, not the solution. The Bush family also needs to go away. They stopped the Reagan revolution.
Well then let’s STAND somewhere, en masse and soon.
I agree with Levin 150%
Just cause you’re republican don’t mean you are republican..
You could be a democrat.. you know for democracy..
Just saying democracy is Mob Rule(for mobsters) is NOT enough..
Democracy was, is and always will be A LIE.. a fabrication.. and is even disingenuous..
NO democracy has ever yet been democratic.. its a shell game.. bait and switch..
Thats why america became a republic and NOT A democracy..
Very very few republicans know this or are aware of its implications..
Many/most republicans are “democrats”.. and NOT republicans at all..
Democrats KNOW THIS.. and seek to KEEP THEM confused..
Democrats know what they are........ AND AREN’T..
Republican top leaders are mostly DEMOCRATS..
Did I say few republicans know what an actual republican “IS”.?.
YES/No... at least I implied it.. it is true..
IF a republican is for democracy.. he/she ISN’T a republican..
Democracy is indispensable to socialism.
The goal of socialism is communism. -V.I. Lenin
The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism .-Karl Marx
The Bush family also needs to go away. They stopped the Reagan revolution.
I don’t know if it’s the Tea Party, per se, that stands between liberty and tyranny, but the ideas that it stands and fights for. There are other like-minded organizations that, if they partnered with the Tea Party, would make the movement bigger and would stand a better chance of sweeping out the RINO and GOPe establishment.
When TSHTF that’s when. There are consequences to socialism, obsession with race, PC . . . there will either be economic disaster (see Europe), race riots, terrorism, or some natural calamities that will wake the naive up. You think young people won’t eventually see the light when they can’t find jobs, can’t afford their iPhone monthly charges, get screwed out of something over their ethnicity? How about paying for all the illegals and the Welfare State? Sooner rather than later, reality bites. It’s unfortunate it’s come to this but they will learn the hard way.
It’s hard for this here honky to believe that the melanistic masses will pursue that nonsense to the death in the US, howling after the literally impossible, once their former spoiled lives are clearly no longer viable. But again maybe I give them credit for more sense than I should.
It’s clearly time for a third party, the Tea Party.
When the government doubles down on Internet surveillance and heavy-handed censorship and website take-downs, THAT’S when the younger crowd will finally realize a Socialist/Communist Dictatorship SUCKS.
Mark Levin is a national treasure, and that’s no exaggeration.
None of this crapweasel caving-in for him.
Well, I’d like to see something like that get some local victories on its way. Like bumping the uber-RINO Bloomie out of office in New York. The Big Gulp Of Freedom Tea Party. And maybe a governor’s mansion or two.
Otherwise we have a spoiler in a marginal race. The GOP, like it or not, is the only viable party at a national scale in which any conservative sentiment can even HOPE to get a voice. Democrats?? Even Blue Dogs have all gone yellow.
BTTT...The GOP-e has to go!!
I’m glad that Levin addressed Governor Palin’s prominent role in conservatism, we will need her and the tea party in 2014.
When discussing the future of conservatism, Levin highlighted in particular Texas Senator-elect Ted Cruz and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, among others.
I love Sarah Palin, Levin said.
You see how intelligent she is?, Levin asked, noting that Palin is nothing like the caricature of her on the left and in the mainstream media.
Levin said Palin should be given credit for effectively and enthusiastically articulating the conservative cause, even though she has been attacked by the mainstream media and the Republican establishment.
“Yet, she still rallies the base a hundred times more than these people telling us what we are supposed to do, Levin said.
It seems to me that the Tea Party is but a concept with lots of talk and absolutely no action. With out action, the Tea Party has no real effect
The fervor of two or three years ago has dissipated
Mark is right. There is no way around it the RINOs have to go.
Well, let’s all get it ginned back up, unashamedly.
The Rats can’t be the only folk around that can gin something up, or we’ve been outginned. We can’t hope to win on classiness alone, or Mitt would be the president-elect now.
Levin is one of my heroes. I have more respect for him than Rush and most other radio commentators. Thomas Sowell is my favorite journalist.
Good to know we have a few constitutionalists left
I heard the same thing from a group just outside of Cleveland over the summer, that their numbers were down a lot. Except for Ted Cruz, most of the Tea Party candidates did not do very well. Mandel lost; Mourdock lost; Aken's Tea Party opponent didn't even win the primary. West is likely to lose. So, while I'd like to think it's a force, right now it isn't.
Until or unless the Tea Party can mobilize people at least 15 years younger on average, it will not have much impact.