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Mark Levin dismisses pay-to-play charge (by the National Republican Senatorial Committee)
Politico ^ | January 9, 2014 | MANU RAJU and DYLAN BYERS

Posted on 01/09/2014 3:40:38 PM PST by Timber Rattler

Conservative talk-radio host Mark Levin is defending himself against charges that he engaged in a quid-pro-quo transaction with the Senate Conservatives Fund, promoting the right-wing group after it spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on his book.

Since Sept. 10, SCF has spent $427,000 on copies of Levin's "Liberty and Tyranny," according to Federal Election Committee filings. Those books were given to donors who provided $25 or more to the group.

In that time, Levin has frequently promoted the SCF on his show and on his Facebook page. "Senate Conservatives Fund is dedicated to electing true conservatives to the Senate!" Levin wrote in one post. Levin did not disclose the SCF's purchases to his listeners.

On Thursday, in response to a POLITICO report noting the SCF's purchases, National Republican Senatorial Committee Communications Director Brad Dayspring cast suspicion on the relationship between Levin and the SCF. Establishment leaders have frequently criticized the pro-tea party group of targeting Senate Republicans.

"Fishy: Senate Conservatives Fund spent hundreds of thousands of donor dollars to make Mark Levin's book a bestseller," Dayspring wrote on Twitter.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: braddayspring; levin; marklevin; mcconnell; nrsc; paytoplay; scf; scurrilouscharge
The GOP-E just brought the roof down on themselves by finally attacking Mark.
1 posted on 01/09/2014 3:40:38 PM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Yawn.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 3:42:48 PM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Timber Rattler

Wanna bet that NOT ONE of these progressives will have the balls to appear on his show and make the charge against him? Bob


3 posted on 01/09/2014 3:44:19 PM PST by alstewartfan (Old admirals who feel the wind Are never put to sea. Al Stewart)
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To: Timber Rattler

GOPe, are Demonrats’s minimes.


4 posted on 01/09/2014 3:45:35 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Timber Rattler

They have declared war on conservatism, did you think they would leave conservative radio talk shows alone?


5 posted on 01/09/2014 3:46:39 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Timber Rattler

What a bunch of pathetic cowards. Licking the jack boots of Obama and cowering at any comment from the media, or any RAT, for that matter. And some fools still wonder where their government went....

POS (plural).


6 posted on 01/09/2014 3:47:11 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Timber Rattler

and any day now the “who else you gonna vote for?” crowd is going to reappear


7 posted on 01/09/2014 3:47:11 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Timber Rattler

The gopE is dedicated to losing Presidential elections. I do not call them the GOPe as in elite. I call them the GOPL as in Democrat Lite..


8 posted on 01/09/2014 3:50:05 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: Timber Rattler

I think Levin will be addressing this at the end of his show. I hope he eats their lunch.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 3:53:29 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Timber Rattler

So the war begins. They will not win.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 3:54:28 PM PST by katwoman5779
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To: Timber Rattler

What are they (GOPe) thinking?


11 posted on 01/09/2014 3:55:52 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Timber Rattler

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/25/state-department-buys-70000-worth-obama-memoir/?page=all

The State Department has bought more than $70,000 worth of books authored by President Obama, sending out copies as Christmas gratuities and stocking “key libraries” around the world with “Dreams From My Father” more than a decade after its release.

A review of the expenditures in a federal database did not reveal any examples of State Department purchases of books by former Presidents George W. Bush or Bill Clinton. The purchases of Mr. Obama’s literary work mostly, but not always, took place in the months after Mr. Obama captured the White House.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 3:56:59 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Timber Rattler

The GOPe puts their foot in it again. Attacking the great one is likely backlash for the Krispy Kreme implosion up in New Jersey.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 3:59:04 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: GeronL
Yeah, but attacking Mark's integrity is like yanking on Wolverine's adamantium claws, its bound to spark a savage reaction.

This Dayspring creep is a real tool....

14 posted on 01/09/2014 4:05:14 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
National Republican Senatorial Committee Communications Director Brad Dayspring cast suspicion on the relationship between Levin and the SCF.

That's the money line right their and says it all. They are trying to destroy us....

15 posted on 01/09/2014 4:06:56 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: GeronL; what's up

Oh they are still here. You see people like What’s up on most threads dealing with the GOP screwing up and backstabbing us, making excuses for them. See his post history for all manner of excuses.

PS: Like most, he hates getting called out on it. Which should be happening each and every time one of them do it. If we can’t deal with our internal problems, I don’t see how we can deal with Americas.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 4:07:36 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Timber Rattler
SCF has spent $427,000 on copies of Levin's "Liberty and Tyranny," ... In that time, Levin has frequently promoted the SCF on his show and on his Facebook page.

So? They think alike and have a business relationship. What's the problem? Does anyone think he'd make a similar arrangement with the National Organization for Women, or Greenpeace? Must be a slow week at the country club.

17 posted on 01/09/2014 4:16:45 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: katwoman5779

I’m sorry Rattler; but that’s what Jim Quinn always said...


18 posted on 01/09/2014 4:22:45 PM PST by Segovia
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To: Segovia

should have been “I’m sorry Katwoman”


19 posted on 01/09/2014 4:26:04 PM PST by Segovia
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To: Timber Rattler

Ummmm, so?


20 posted on 01/09/2014 4:33:22 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
I call them the GOPL as in Democrat Lite..
Dennis Miller, was recently asked on O'Reilly's show about his thoughts on a third party. I wholeheartedly agree with him. Third party?!?? HELL, we need a SECOND party!
21 posted on 01/09/2014 4:33:25 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Mark needs to remind these Cowards they live in glass houses.

Like Mitch McConell’s 3 Billion dollar horse trading with Obama/Reid to pass the budget deal back in November.

Or Johnny Boner asking the President to grant Obamacare waivers to Congesscritters and their staffs while the Stick it to us!


22 posted on 01/09/2014 4:44:09 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51

Or how these cretins become multi-millionaires after being in office less than 10 years making 150k a year. Yeah baby let’s peel back the layers and lay it out just how big of crooks they really are.


23 posted on 01/09/2014 4:54:56 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Timber Rattler

Hard to imagine why an organization would purchase books of an author whose philosophy is so closely aligned to their own! One of life’s great mysteries, I suppose.


24 posted on 01/09/2014 5:02:19 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Timber Rattler

I’m sorry, I’m missing the issue here

a business man has a book for sale and a radio show. a group buys many copies of the book to be given out on the show in exchange for free advertisement

what’s the problem? I realize liberals have zero business sense, but this is perfectly fine


25 posted on 01/09/2014 5:03:10 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Timber Rattler
From John Cornball to Jerry Moron - all the way down to this lowlife Dayspring...

...I am SO sick of the NRSC. They can pound sand, once and for all.

26 posted on 01/09/2014 5:06:53 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Timber Rattler

I donated. I was happily surprised to receive the book. I listen to Mark. It’s all good.


27 posted on 01/09/2014 5:10:06 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie; Timber Rattler
Mark is talking about this NOW!! He's calling them ALL out...starting with Midge McConnell, who's had his panties in a wad about the Senate Conservative Fund for months, now.

It's on!


28 posted on 01/09/2014 5:11:51 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Timber Rattler

At least it’s a real book. I remember a certain Demoncrat House Speaker who distributed books with blank pages in return for moolah.


29 posted on 01/09/2014 5:18:21 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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Frivolous charges from the... duh, duh, duh... stooopid party.

Vote out the RINOs in 2014 — DO IT!!!


30 posted on 01/09/2014 5:40:50 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Which rat speaker are you talking about?


31 posted on 01/09/2014 5:42:51 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria

Jim Wright. A real sleazoid.


32 posted on 01/09/2014 5:52:33 PM PST by Jacquerie (Article V.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Remember the National Republican Senatoral Committee. Make sure none of your money goes there.


33 posted on 01/09/2014 6:02:51 PM PST by jch10 (The Republican Party cannot win without the TEA Party. Too bad only the Democrats know it.)
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To: Jane Long
Mark Levin, is one of a only a few individuals, who will sort through the noise, which is is the mainstream media, to apprise those of us who work, and don't have time, as what is really going on in government. Like the laws it passes,
Congress and its workings are too complicated for the normal citizen to clearly understand. It was made that way purposely, by a group of lawyers, who ran for office, because they weren't talented enough to chase ambulances.
I share the same concern as a Mark's dad. The Democrat Party, and Republican Rinos haven't take off the gloves yet. As grass root groups, like the Tea Party become more vocal and influential, it is important that those of us who are looking for transparency in government, are vigilant in our efforts to make everyone aware that Mark Levin is a national treasure.
34 posted on 01/09/2014 6:10:18 PM PST by Boxer531
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To: Timber Rattler
The SCF likes Levin. Levin likes the SCF. The reason is obvious

But not to an idiot like Brad Dayspring.

35 posted on 01/09/2014 6:11:55 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Timber Rattler; All

The NRSC has no problem with Fox News giving the Liberal RINOs an hourly free ad whenever Karl Rove appears...or any of the other Fox News Liberal RINOs...

Levin needs to tear up the NRSC


36 posted on 01/09/2014 6:14:54 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Aria
James Claude Wright, Jr.
37 posted on 01/09/2014 6:26:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: sten
what’s the problem?

The Senate Republican poo-bahs are attacking Mark Levin's integrity as a dagger thrust at the TEA Party. That's why they're trying to make an issue out of this non-issue.

38 posted on 01/10/2014 2:37:05 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jch10; All
Remember the National Republican Senatoral Committee. Make sure none of your money goes there.

Also remember that it was the NRSC that actually undermined the duly nominated REPUBLICAN senate candidate in Alaska, Joe Miller, to bail out Murkowski.

Joe Miller: Why is the NRSC “meddling” in the Alaska primary?

THE NRSC'S SILLY SCHEME IN ALASKA....

Cornyn, NRSC, Establishment GOP Betraying Miller Campaign

Never forget!

39 posted on 01/10/2014 2:43:44 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

it has nothing to do with integrity

the problem would be if a congressman had someone buying their books... as it would be a bribe for some bill to be passed.

as Mark is not an elected official entrusted to faithfully execute the laws or making some new laws... it does not matter. he’s a businessman with products for sale.

there is no impropriety here... at all. it just shows how stupid these congressional types are.


40 posted on 01/10/2014 7:02:41 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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