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MARK LEVIN EXPLODES ON GOP ESTABLISHMENT, URGES HOUSE TO PASS RESOLUTION TO REIN IN OBAMA
The Blaze ^ | Jan 28, 2014

Posted on 01/28/2014 5:57:48 PM PST by Lazamataz

Conservative radio host Mark Levin exploded with fury on Tuesday as he spoke of the “constitutional crisis” in the United States and the “impotent” GOP establishment, which he says won’t put up a real fight. He also suggested a way for House Republicans to “get back in the game” and reassert its authority.

Mark Levin Explodes With Fury Over ‘Impotent’ GOP Establishment Mark Levin. Photo Credit: MarkLevin.com “I know it’s hard to believe we’ve come to this point, particularly when we have mainstream media commentators who act like this is no big deal — in fact, think this is justified because Congress is obstructing the president’s agenda,” Levin said of the federal government’s overreach and related scandals.

That’s when the radio host lost his composure.

“Congress has the power to obstruct the president’s agenda! That’s the whole point! Particularly a president like this,” he screamed. “That’s their job!”

Levin went on to say that the U.S. doesn’t hold an election every four years so the country can have a “king.”

“And our Constitution is never up for election regardless!” he said.

He then accused House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other Republican leaders of surrendering the “power of the purse,” rendering the GOP “impotent.” However, there’s still something House Republicans can do, he said.

“Congress is a co-equal branch of the government, and the House of the Representatives is a co-equal branch of the United States Senate,” Levin explained. “The House of Representatives should pass a resolution. If the president of the United States can unconstitutionally assert powers he is not granted under the Constitution, and do so repeatedly and brazenly, and send his staff out to the mainstream media outlets to do the same thing — then one body of our government must act.”

Levin urged the House to pass a resolution that includes language similar to this:

“Whereas the president of the United States has asserted executive powers not granted to him under the United States Constitution, the United States House of Representatives hereby asserts as an equal governing institution that all such acts by the president of the United States are null and void. The House of Representatives further asserts that no federal department, federal official or federal employee is authorized to appropriate any sum of taxpayer dollars in furtherance of any unconstitutional act by the president of the United States.”


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“Congress is a co-equal branch of the government, and the House of the Representatives is a co-equal branch of the United States Senate,” Levin explained. “The House of Representatives should pass a resolution. If the president of the United States can unconstitutionally assert powers he is not granted under the Constitution, and do so repeatedly and brazenly, and send his staff out to the mainstream media outlets to do the same thing — then one body of our government must act.”

Levin urged the House to pass a resolution that includes language similar to this:

“Whereas the president of the United States has asserted executive powers not granted to him under the United States Constitution, the United States House of Representatives hereby asserts as an equal governing institution that all such acts by the president of the United States are null and void. The House of Representatives further asserts that no federal department, federal official or federal employee is authorized to appropriate any sum of taxpayer dollars in furtherance of any unconstitutional act by the president of the United States.”

1 posted on 01/28/2014 5:57:48 PM PST by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

Make this a headline when Levin DOESN’T “explode” at the GOP or Obama. ;-)


2 posted on 01/28/2014 5:59:12 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: TheOldLady; Cyber Liberty; CatherineofAragon; melissa_in_ga; Slings and Arrows; ...
Rare ping to my list for something I did not create.

This article is THAT important.

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3 posted on 01/28/2014 6:00:08 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Read this. It’s THAT good.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 6:00:26 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-republicans-should-pass-resolution-declaring-null-and-void-all-unconstitutional-presidential-acts/


5 posted on 01/28/2014 6:02:43 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Lazamataz

Waste of time. Sorry but a resolution is wallpaper. Or toilet paper. Not law.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 6:06:15 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: Lazamataz

The is no backbone in the GOP so called leadership. They only fight their base of Conservatives.


7 posted on 01/28/2014 6:08:02 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Lazamataz

It occurs to me that dingy Harry Reid is the linchpin of all of this. By being deliberately obstructive and disruptive, he’s rendered Congress impotent. The communist media/entertainment complex blames the GOP House, and 0bama seizes power in the vacuum created.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 6:10:16 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Lazamataz

Would it help to send this to our representatives?


9 posted on 01/28/2014 6:10:54 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: faithhopecharity

NOT a waste of time. Gets the House back in the game minus the impeachment of the melanin-shielded one.


10 posted on 01/28/2014 6:11:14 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Don’t just mope around. Get active! I can put you to work.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 6:11:57 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

You’ll always be creative in my mind.


12 posted on 01/28/2014 6:11:58 PM PST by windcliff
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To: ncpatriot

Yes. Send this.


13 posted on 01/28/2014 6:12:12 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

A Resolution? hy not just use harsh language. Please. What a stupid idea.


14 posted on 01/28/2014 6:12:49 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Stupid THIS, troll.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 6:13:15 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: faithhopecharity

Levin maintained that a future Congress could fine whatever Federal employee tried to enforce Obama’s violations.

In any case, depends what the violations are. Levin must realize that the Resolution needs to detail the specific over-reaches, some of which Maobama might be announcing right now.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 6:13:41 PM PST by ReaganGeneration2
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To: faithhopecharity

That’s true indeed, and what’s worse is that the GOP doesn’t even have the guts to issue said toilet paper.

They are utterly ****in’ worthless ;/


17 posted on 01/28/2014 6:13:51 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Get busy. Get active. This is game time. Egypt turned back Sharia law. We can turn back THIS. I can put you to work, brother.


18 posted on 01/28/2014 6:15:47 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

GOP = Gutless Old Party


19 posted on 01/28/2014 6:16:19 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Lazamataz

Can we trade Caliph Baraq to Egypt for a politician to be named later?


20 posted on 01/28/2014 6:17:03 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: 353FMG

Yes, yes, we know this. So what are we gonna do? Lament about the conditions, or GET ACTIVE?


21 posted on 01/28/2014 6:17:21 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Damn....I haven’t listened to Mark in too long. Out of time here tonight, but I’m going to find the audio of this and listen tomorrow.

Thanks, Laz!


22 posted on 01/28/2014 6:19:03 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Lazamataz

Good thread, thanks.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 6:19:31 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Lazamataz

Not exactly sure what the proper course of action is at this time.

Outside of an Article V convention of the states, I see no civil solution.

Electing republicans is an absolute waste of time and energy.


24 posted on 01/28/2014 6:19:47 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: faithhopecharity

Waste of time. Sorry but a resolution is wallpaper. Or toilet paper. Not law.


Good point...

A RESOLUTION is not binding....must pass a BILL to have any effect

Levin makes very good points, but, he missed some basic things in Civics 101

In fact, IMPEACHMENT is the best method here. Even if the Senate refuses to convict...it puts every Senator on record that they support Obama’s actions


25 posted on 01/28/2014 6:19:47 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: chris37

agreed, utterly worthless except as a rubber stamp for O

worthless

they are a total loss


26 posted on 01/28/2014 6:19:53 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: henkster

Harry Reid has lots of help from McConnell and McCain.


27 posted on 01/28/2014 6:21:39 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Lazamataz

I have thought about this a lot. I have decided that the time has come that Obama needs to be impeached in the House. The GOP looks as bad as Obama for allowing Obama to act lawlessly. I know they fear losing their jobs because the media will vilify them...but, sometimes people have to stand up and do the right thing in spite of their fears. The American people are disgusted that no one will pull in the reins on Obama. This is ridiculous watching what he gets away with. Do the right thing, Consequences be damned. If the House fails to act, they will be responsible for any actions the citizens could take out of desperation to stop this criminal activity by the Democrats.

If nothing else, its sets the precedent that the POTUS cannot act outside the Constitution with nobody calling him out and trying to stop him.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 6:21:43 PM PST by dforest
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To: Lazamataz

respectfully disagree. passing a toothless resolution does not get the House back into the game

(and they are SO damned worthless as legislators or representatives of the people that they won’t even pass a resolution anyway...but even if they did, it would be of no real effect)

none


29 posted on 01/28/2014 6:22:24 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: faithhopecharity

Hey, sometimes what you do is hoist a flag. It’s a start, it’s a rallying point. Right now — and you can see it on this very thread! — the troops are demoralized and confused. Start here. Symbolic, yes, but symbols mean something.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 6:25:00 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Rick Santelli left a mark.


31 posted on 01/28/2014 6:31:06 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Lazamataz
I heard him read this PERFECT resolution today.

Now it's up to us to send this to all of our reps and hammer them until they act.

32 posted on 01/28/2014 6:31:48 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

The audio is at post 4 and it is great!


33 posted on 01/28/2014 6:34:01 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Paladin2

Exactly.


34 posted on 01/28/2014 6:38:59 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: dforest

AGREED


35 posted on 01/28/2014 6:52:47 PM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: nascarnation

YES! The sissie for Sisi! Let’s do it!


36 posted on 01/28/2014 7:00:06 PM PST by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: Lazamataz

We need a clear, and oft repeated, factual enumeration of those assertion of powers not granted. There’s a lot of hysteria built on hysteria instead of facts, and without facts we’ll fast get to the point of both sides just impassionedly screaming at each other. This is not something to screw up in the heat of the moment; we need the ability to, with a one-page accurate summary, hammer home “Obama is guilty of X, Y, Z, P, D & Q” in an unambiguous manner. Shouting “Barry SUX!” may be true but is unhelpful.


37 posted on 01/28/2014 7:18:10 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: faithhopecharity

The resolution does have teeth if presented as articles of impeachment.


38 posted on 01/28/2014 7:19:02 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I agree. Articles of Impeachment are in order. Vote.

Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS attacking conservative groups to alter an election, abuse of power.

Even if the Senate refuses to ratify the articles of impeachment, he will go down as the first black socialist president to be impeached.


39 posted on 01/28/2014 7:26:41 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: SeminoleCounty

“In fact, IMPEACHMENT is the best method here. Even if the Senate refuses to convict...it puts every Senator on record that they support Obama’s actions”

Ten Republican Senators chose to vote “not guilty” during the Clinton impeachment trial. 100% of the Democrat Senators voted “not guilty.” Being on the record for supporting Clinton’s perjury did not seem to affect the careers of the 55 Senators voting not guilty.


40 posted on 01/28/2014 7:50:59 PM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Lazamataz

Levin speaks truth to power.


41 posted on 01/28/2014 8:02:48 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Lazamataz
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42 posted on 01/28/2014 8:03:39 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: FlyingEagle

We need Mark to run for office!


43 posted on 01/28/2014 8:04:08 PM PST by defconw (Cibco's my spouse)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Levin is one of the few radio hosts worth listening to. It’s funny, I recall him being far more annoying and simplistic in the past, but over the past year, he has really grown on me. He’s principled as they come and has some very old but very (lately) original ideas.


44 posted on 01/28/2014 8:11:59 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Lazamataz; holdonnow

Right on Mark!


45 posted on 01/28/2014 9:12:47 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Lazamataz

Can I be on your ping list? Pretty please?


46 posted on 01/28/2014 9:13:33 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Lazamataz

That is a resolution, not a law, so it’s like a “sense of the senate” which also means nothing. They would need to start impeachment procedures if they go that direction.

They could also not pass ANY spending measures Hussein wants to accomplish related to an executive order. So far, they are not withholding money from the dictator in the White House. Any measure he tried to start, he would need money. If the house wouldn’t give it to him, he would be stopped.

We have a speaker who has battle fatigue and doesn’t have the fortitude to stop Hussein’s spending.


47 posted on 01/28/2014 9:24:29 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Lazamataz
To illustrate some more, the House has voted to repeal Obamacare 40 times. When is any time the public has responded to those 40 times? Never, because it is dead on arrival in the senate. The public doesn't know how many times the House has repealed it because that repeal is meaningless. A resolution would be the same - no one would care as it has no weight of law.

If, however, when Obama wants money to fund an action he caused to happen by an executive order, the House voted not to fund it, that is law and Hussein is shut down on that measure. That action of the House has meaning and is law in that case.

48 posted on 01/28/2014 9:36:45 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Marcella

Your post made me laugh, calling out Boehner as battle fatigued is a riot! I must have missed when he suited up for battle.

My sense is that this is rallying call so to say. We all know the weak gop is not going to even attempt to impeach this imperial acting fraud, lets at least start to make some freaking noise.


49 posted on 01/28/2014 9:58:28 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

“Your post made me laugh, calling out Boehner as battle fatigued is a riot!”

I should have explained more. His battle fatigue is self imposed as he can’t handle the stress of the job - it’s one problem after another and he doesn’t know which way to jump so he has self imposed battle fatigue - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is what we call it today but his stress disorder doesn’t stop, so he is ineffective. Hence, battle fatigued. :o)


50 posted on 01/28/2014 10:08:07 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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