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Radio’s Mark Levin Might Be the Most Powerful Conservative You Never Heard Of
The Daily Beast ^ | October 19, 2013 | David Freedlander

Posted on 10/19/2013 7:58:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Last weekend, at a dusty race car track in that part of New Jersey where lacrosse fields slowly give way to farmland before the landscape seems to stop altogether, Sarah Palin rallied a couple of thousand partisans on behalf of Steve Lonegan, a longshot, Tea Party-fueled candidate for the U.S. Senate.

“I just told Todd,” she said to the crowd a moment after they stopped chanting her name. “‘Ooh,’ I said. ‘I can die and go to heaven now: I just shook Mark Levin’s hand.’”

Levin had been out earlier, warming them up. He cuts a figure that is the exact opposite of the Grizzly Mama, with her low cut red shirt and stemwinders about a Revolutionary War fightress “swabbin and loadin, swabbin and loadin” a cannon even as the red coats knocked her bonnet off. Hunched over the podium wearing a blue baseball hat, he is more like the uncle you are reminded not to talk politics with at Thanksgiving.

“Mr. President, open our damn memorials! Mr. President, this country doesn’t belong to you—it belongs to us! Mr. President, this government doesn’t belong to you—it belongs to us!”

The crowd, almost entirely white, in ill-fitting jeans and sweatshirts, and in some cases wearing literal hard hats, as if to culled from a central casting call for “blue collar,” chant Levin’s name and wave copies of his book like holy rollers at a tent revival....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: classwarfare; levinarticle; levinphoto; lonegan; marklevin; palin; rushlimbaugh; shutdown; snobbery; talkradio; teaparty
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1 posted on 10/19/2013 7:58:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” Get out of my Whitehouse ya dumb schmuck”


2 posted on 10/19/2013 8:02:37 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The latte Libtards could never understand Liberty.


3 posted on 10/19/2013 8:03:10 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The crowd . . . in ill-fitting jeans and sweatshirts

What kind of guy notices this crap?

4 posted on 10/19/2013 8:06:46 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: holdonnow
Ping.

5.56mm

5 posted on 10/19/2013 8:08:12 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: vbmoneyspender

An elitist snob? First time he probably ever got close to working people.


6 posted on 10/19/2013 8:10:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Last weekend, at a dusty race car track in that part of New Jersey where lacrosse fields slowly give way to farmland before the landscape seems to stop altogether, Sarah Palin rallied a couple of thousand partisans on behalf of Steve Lonegan, a longshot, Tea Party-fueled candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Using terms like "dusty race car track" and " that part of NJ where lacrosse fields slowly give way to farmland before the landscape seems to stop altogether", author David Freelander tries to minimize the appeal of Levin, Palin and Lonegan.

Meanwhile the reality is that unabashed conservative Seve Lonegan, without the help of his own party, who spent very little money on his campaign and who was trashed incessantly by the media, received 44.5% of the vote in what has been deep blue NJ.

Author David Freelander is scared.

7 posted on 10/19/2013 8:19:58 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Might as well hang a sign around his neck that says “Kick my ass, please.”


8 posted on 10/19/2013 8:20:15 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting, that leftist types regard Rachel Maddow, Ed Schulz, Lawrence O’Donnell, Chris Mathews, etc. as household words. Yet they have no idea who Mark Levin is??? Really??? These leftists would probably be shocked if we said we don’t know who Rachel Maddow is.

Even if you don’t care for his style or his views, it does seem odd that people don’t know who he is. He has written a few New York Times best selling books. Yet these liberals honestly have no clue who he is???


9 posted on 10/19/2013 8:20:58 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The crowd, almost entirely white, in ill-fitting jeans and sweatshirts,"

Kinda like all of the O-bots you see at most coffee shops.


10 posted on 10/19/2013 8:22:59 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very good article. This guy doesn’t doubt his sincerity or his influence.

Maybe the left will wake up and start noticing these ideas. I know more than a few people who, once they started looking into things, realized a thing or two.

More articles like this will help.


11 posted on 10/19/2013 8:25:01 AM PDT by jimbo807
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah, yes. Rural New Jersey. So close to Manhattan and yet so far. And oh, those disgusting peasants that inhabit that place. /sarc


12 posted on 10/19/2013 8:25:15 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Levin is the best-kept secret on talk radio. Smart as heck, not flashy, and doesn’t hold back. He has real appeal to blue-collar Reagan Dems who now see how much O has really screwed them.

In the next year he will likely be a household name everywhere.


13 posted on 10/19/2013 8:26:03 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: FreeReign
Funny that she's “washed-up, a has-been, quitter, Caribou Barbie, chillbilly, nonsensical, spouting gibberish” yet here they are, five years on, covering her every move and utterance as if she were a president, prime minister or some other lofty government functionary, yet she's held no office of any kind for nearly half a decade. Yes, she has a contract with Fox News, but so do Mike Huckabee and a lot of other people that nobody follows around and report on.
14 posted on 10/19/2013 8:29:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: VanDeKoik

It cracks me up when he says to a caller, “Sir, are you a lib?”


15 posted on 10/19/2013 8:29:30 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Plus, Sarah is one of the few people in the world who can make a post on her Facebook page...and make the Earth move.

Hardly the stuff of "irrelevance"...

16 posted on 10/19/2013 8:32:39 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Fresh Wind
My Uncle and his family: Oscar-nominated In Our Water http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084127/
17 posted on 10/19/2013 8:32:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

El Rushbo used to refer to him as:”F.Lee Levin;Chief Legal-Counsel For The EIB”!Anyone who hasn’t heard of him(or HEARD him)Can Get The Hell Out Of MY COUNTRY Sometime YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 10/19/2013 8:33:27 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boy, the left certainly gets all puritanical when the beauteous babe, the Divine Sarah, shows up in her low cut red blouse or tight-fitting tee. Take it to ‘em, Sarah, those metrosexuals are so afraid of a sexy conservative!


19 posted on 10/19/2013 8:35:18 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: bandleader

Rush has taken him places on his private jet.

20 posted on 10/19/2013 8:38:33 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: bandleader

So THAT’s who that was.

I had assumed it was a fictional person whose named spelled “flea” like it was an inside joke or something.


21 posted on 10/19/2013 8:38:38 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: vbmoneyspender
Ill fitting like this?


22 posted on 10/19/2013 8:41:14 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mark: “I think that what is threatening society is the lack of appreciation for man’s nature.”

THAT is what distinguishes government today from the plan of our Framers.


23 posted on 10/19/2013 8:44:15 AM PDT by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve never understood why the liberals have jumped on the fact that she resigned as governor of Alaska as some liability, lack of character, lack of leadership, etc.

It was okay to the liberals that many fellow liberals, such as Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, and others, to resign offices to which they had been elected. In their cases, they were going on to other offices, so perhaps that’s what has the liberals panties in a twist about this. Sarah Palin did not resign to take another governmental office. And for this she is pilloried.

Then again, these liberals look to government as the be all and end all of their lives. Sarah Palin represents people who do NOT have to be in some government job or elective office to make a difference in the world.


24 posted on 10/19/2013 8:46:19 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: vbmoneyspender

You mean: what kind of guy makes up this crap.

Did anyone notice how badly written this is and how many typos and word omissions? This from hoity-toity Tina Brown?


25 posted on 10/19/2013 8:50:46 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve also never understood the liberal uproar over the fact that Sarah Palin’s daughter had a baby out of wedlock.

Liberals tend to be non-judgemental about these situations, and decry those with allegedly puritanical attitudes about the subject. Yet Sarah Palin was attacked for not being the best mother because of her daughter. I don’t understand the liberal thought process.

Off topic, but just want to add, that when he had his show, liberal firebrand Keith Olbermann named Bristol Palin the worst person in the world. Her crime was having the baby out of wedlock, then working and getting paid by an organization which works to prevent teen pregnancy.

That always got me, because certainly nobody would criticize an alcoholic, or a drug addict, for example, for working to persuade others to avoid the issues they have faced with their alcohol or drug problems. Yet Bristol Palin was targeted because she wanted to help other young girls avoid what she had gone through.


26 posted on 10/19/2013 8:50:59 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: miss marmelstein

Sarah Palin is strikingly attractive in my opinion.

I think it’s strange, that in general, conservative women politicians tend to be attractive, while liberal women politicians tend not to be attractive. Just an observation. No, I would never say anything like this about a man politician, but, the world does tend to notice the appearance of women moreso than men.


27 posted on 10/19/2013 8:52:34 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

meanwhile most unaborted babies born in the black community are all bastards.


28 posted on 10/19/2013 8:53:16 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Fresh Wind

Did you catch that remark about how “landscape seems to stop”??? Did the “author” run into a brick wall or does he believe that the world ends at the horizon?


29 posted on 10/19/2013 8:53:30 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I think the problem with liberal women in politics is that so many of them are lesbian. Lesbians distain good looks. In the 1980s, there was a trend in NYC for “lipstick” lesbians - young attractive women - but that died a quick death. Conservative women are still attracted to the old values - and feminine beauty is a very old - very powerful - value.


30 posted on 10/19/2013 8:55:59 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
That always got me, because certainly nobody would criticize an alcoholic, or a drug addict, for example, for working to persuade others to avoid the issues they have faced with their alcohol or drug problems.

Nobody? Imagine if Rush Limbaugh counseled people after his own pill problem. The left would explode in anger.

31 posted on 10/19/2013 9:25:42 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: FreeReign
Last weekend, at a dusty race car track in that part of New Jersey where lacrosse fields slowly give way to farmland before the landscape seems to stop altogether,

I think he's using the New Yorker's famous map of the United States.


32 posted on 10/19/2013 9:27:51 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: vbmoneyspender
"What kind of guy notices this crap?"

Judging from his google pictures, a queer.

33 posted on 10/19/2013 9:31:19 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: miss marmelstein

I think you’re on to something there. I would add that most conservative women are happy (even though many may have many problems), content with who they are, and believe in family values, Christian and Judeo faith, the Constitution,telling the truth and living their lives accordingly. Many liberal women, Hillary!, Debbie Blabbermouth Scultz, Maxine Waters, and I could go on w many of the lib congresswomen, don’t particularly like who they are (though they put up a good front), spew hatred and lies until they don’t know what is a lie and what is the truth, and don’t particularly like the Constitution (a living - breathing document) or America. They don’t understand God, inalienable rights, love of country, nor us “gun-loving, liberty-loving, American-value loving, bible-thumpers that do.

I don’t think that this is a woman-only thing. Ted Cruz v.s. BHO, Mike Lee v.s. Dingy Harry, Jeff Sessions v.s. Chuckie Schumer, Ed Shultz v.s. Rush (teddy-bear) Limbaugh, etc., etc.


34 posted on 10/19/2013 9:33:02 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Seattle Conservative

Yes, I think you said it well. Conservative women are grounded. They value America which makes them at home in their own country. Imagine always being at war with your country! What a terrible existence.


35 posted on 10/19/2013 9:47:12 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mr Freedlander seems to be more bitchy on the subject of other people’s choice of clothing than the average heterosexual man is. Just saying.


36 posted on 10/19/2013 10:04:57 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mr. Freedlander, get thee an editor. Gee! Is this the best a leftist publication can do?


37 posted on 10/19/2013 10:06:28 AM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: upchuck

The Daily Beast is the shell of the old newsweekly Newsweek. I doubt if they can afford real editors, in the old sense of the word.


38 posted on 10/19/2013 10:07:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Levin explains the Constitution to his listeners, and he never talks down to them.

He’s humble, but passionate in the defense of liberty.

What’s not to like about a guy like that?


39 posted on 10/19/2013 10:13:00 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: VanDeKoik
Levin is the best-kept secret on talk radio. Smart as heck, not flashy, and doesn’t hold back.

Cruz/Levin '16.

Can you imagine?

40 posted on 10/19/2013 10:16:53 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rush has taken him places on his private jet.

That photo warms my heart.

41 posted on 10/19/2013 10:17:56 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You Never Heard Of

Can you hear me now you smuck?

42 posted on 10/19/2013 10:22:03 AM PDT by McGruff (Mitch McConnell sold his soul for a Dam project.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

This would be a good time to post the Obams mom jeans picture!


43 posted on 10/19/2013 10:33:30 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So now they get ready to attack Levin. Now that will be a popcorn worthy bit of entertainment.


44 posted on 10/19/2013 10:33:49 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: vbmoneyspender

self evident question


45 posted on 10/19/2013 10:34:30 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: bandleader

The week before his appearance with Sarah in New Jersey, on air, TLevin plugged freerepublic... refering to FR as, “our good old friends at freerepublic... it’s an excellent website”.

If that is not a worthwhile testimonial, I really can’t say one exists.


46 posted on 10/19/2013 10:35:53 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: jimbo807

except of course the overall snarky tone....

This writer is seriously looking down his nose at the ‘lower class’ and asking his readers to join him. The truth is he is not writing to inform but rather to provide drawing room amusement to his compatriots.

He and his buddies will learn nothing from these articles or additional exposure (kind of like pickles....)


47 posted on 10/19/2013 10:38:01 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Mine too! I love them both!
They should have their own show on Fox.


48 posted on 10/19/2013 10:45:55 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Cruz/Levin '16.
Can you imagine; the "debate" between, $HRILL@ry / Moo$e '16 w/ them...
I really don't think a "pairing" ($/M) is possible; their egos won't permit it.

49 posted on 10/19/2013 10:46:48 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: vbmoneyspender

A well-coiffed metro/bi/homosexual “man” in black skinny jeans.


50 posted on 10/19/2013 10:47:22 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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