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Mark Levinís Full-Throated Tribal Yell (The Empire Strikes Back!)
The American Conservative ^ | April 30, 2014 | Rod Dreher

Posted on 04/30/2014 1:21:57 PM PDT by Timber Rattler

Somebody will do a Ph.D thesis in political science one day on the psychology of this stuff. Follow the link to hear the full clip. It’s delightful.

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Imagine the kind of conservative bubble in which the thought of Sarah Palin as a “serious political contender” is considered incontestable. Imagine the kind of conservative bubble in which holding a female who once ran for vice president of the United States responsible for something she said in a public speech is considered an act of sexism and disloyalty.

To be clear, I’m not offended by this freakshow vulgarian in the least. But as an inveterate rubbernecker, I am amazed by the undying power of the Georgetown Cocktail Party meme on the populist right. They plainly believe that the only reason any conservative would question their dogmas is because of immoral reasons (disloyalty, cowardice, snobbery, a desire to suck up to the Enemy, etc.). This is not how you endure as a political movement, and not how you build up a party. Everybody on the outside of the bubble just looks in and marvels at the strange habits and exotic customs on display.

Note to Conservatism, Inc.: Mark Levin isn’t the future.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: getpalin; levin; marklevin; nro; palin; pds; putz; roddreher; sarahpalin
And this GOP-E creature named Rod Dreher is?
1 posted on 04/30/2014 1:21:57 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Dreher is one of those conservative apologists. This way he and his wife will still get invited to the right parties in Dallas.

I’m sure he’s pro-choice now too. He’s one of those a-holes that once they change their life they demand everyone follow them.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 1:27:55 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Rod Dreher: I am amazed by the undying power of the Georgetown Cocktail Party meme on the populist right.

THAT is how little Dreher knows of Levin. His rare public appearances notwithstanding, Levin is almost a recluse, and has referred to himself as a "Jewish Monk."

3 posted on 04/30/2014 1:28:12 PM PDT by Jacquerie (By their oaths, it is the duty of state legislators to invoke Article V.)
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To: Jacquerie

He thinks Levin “is not the future”? This from a guy that barely gets read and no one remembers him.

He wouldn’t get five listeners to a radio talk show.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 1:29:27 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Yet another reason why Sarah P. would win... She has every relevant conservative talk-show host squarely in her corner.


5 posted on 04/30/2014 1:31:21 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Levin recently released a book on how to fix America by going to the States (bypassing Washington) and getting the Constitution changed.

Rod Dreher types on his keyboard in his rural town of 1700.

Probably in the basement.

In his pyjamas.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 1:31:25 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Timber Rattler

Dreher is right about there being a bubble. He is simply wrong about which is the outside and which is the inside.


7 posted on 04/30/2014 1:32:50 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: Timber Rattler
spectator.org/articles/41527/two-words-rod-dreher

Dreher is a soft-hearted, confused and self-important person. Being a pundit is a tough racket - he benefits from being criticized by Levin.

8 posted on 04/30/2014 1:40:40 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Timber Rattler
About Rod Dreher Rod Dreher is a senior editor another twinkie communist pretending to be a conservative writer at The American Conservative. He has written and edited lots of commie RINO fluff for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in St. Francisville, Louisiana, with his wife beard Julie and their three children of questionable paternity. He has also written two books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming and Crunchy Cons.
9 posted on 04/30/2014 1:42:19 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: AndyTheBear
Dreher is right about there being a bubble. He is simply wrong about which is the outside and which is the inside.

Thank you. Saved me the trouble...

10 posted on 04/30/2014 1:46:20 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Timber Rattler

Dreher is/was one of the most unreadable i.e. dull writers on NRO. In fact, they might have gotten rid of him. He’s a self-named “crunchy conservative.” You don’t want to know...it’s too boring to describe.


11 posted on 04/30/2014 2:29:13 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Timber Rattler

Don’t mess with Sarah!


12 posted on 04/30/2014 2:38:38 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Where’s the BARF ALERT?


13 posted on 04/30/2014 2:39:45 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Note to Conservatism, Inc.: Mark Levin isn’t the future.

Neither are you and your pals, pal. Go over the cliff but I'm not following. As a matter of fact... all of you can go straight to ****!

14 posted on 04/30/2014 3:00:18 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Timber Rattler

He was one of those mushy folks at NRO for a while


15 posted on 04/30/2014 3:08:58 PM PDT by Fernet Branca (i had a tagline but....)
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To: meadsjn

I’m not sure if you were being ironic when you did exactly what Dreher said you would.


16 posted on 04/30/2014 3:36:24 PM PDT by Domalais
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To: Domalais
I’m not sure if you were being ironic when you did exactly what Dreher said you would.

Maybe you are referring to his preemptive disclaimer here:

To be clear, I’m not offended by this freakshow vulgarian in the least. But as an inveterate rubbernecker, I am amazed by the undying power of the Georgetown Cocktail Party meme on the populist right. They plainly believe that the only reason any conservative would question their dogmas is because of immoral reasons (disloyalty, cowardice, snobbery, a desire to suck up to the Enemy, etc.). This is not how you endure as a political movement, and not how you build up a party. Everybody on the outside of the bubble just looks in and marvels at the strange habits and exotic customs on display.
These faux conservatives know exactly what they are -- shills for the left. Look up cultural hegemony and the Gramscian influence on the political science scumbag writers claiming either or both sides of the political spectrum.

They deserve nothing better than the worst ridicule.

17 posted on 04/30/2014 4:18:51 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Timber Rattler

Anybody who goes after Levin is not much of an American.


18 posted on 04/30/2014 4:41:22 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Flame Retardant; G Larry; 2ndDivisionVet; Servant of the Cross; don-o; Vaquero; Resettozero; ...

I don’t know if any of you are interested or not:

Rod Dreher responds to Mark Levin


19 posted on 05/01/2014 11:45:11 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Don’t start stalking us and creating a ping list to bother conservatives.

To: EveningStar
What’s with the hatred of SARAH PALIN at Free Republic? I figured it’d be best to ask you directly as you seem to be the head hater.
116 posted on 06/19/2011 2:21:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson


To: EveningStar
I see a tree with your name on it, troll.
162 posted on 10/21/2011 5:10:38 PM by Jim Robinson


20 posted on 05/01/2014 11:53:47 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

I wasn’t stalking.

It’s just a courtesy ping.

I was simply pinging people on all sides of this argument.


21 posted on 05/01/2014 12:05:29 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

No one was looking for a “courtesy ping” to this silly thread, and it isn’t a part of any argument.

You are already troll enough, don’t start with the harassment.


22 posted on 05/01/2014 12:10:05 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Timber Rattler; EveningStar

Again, this Dreher character is an anti-Israel “palaeo.” That is all I need to know about him and I don’t desire to be pinged to any more of his Jew-hating, Bible-thumper-hating articles.


23 posted on 05/01/2014 12:56:55 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: EveningStar
I wasn’t stalking.

It’s just a courtesy ping.

Please do me the courtesy of removing me from your courtesty pings.

24 posted on 05/01/2014 1:05:40 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: EveningStar
Mark Levin’s Full-Throated Tribal Yell (The Empire Strikes Back!)
5/1/2014 2:45:11 PM · 19 of 24
EveningStar to Flame Retardant; G Larry; 2ndDivisionVet; Servant of the Cross; don-o; Vaquero; Resettozero; ...

I don’t know if any of you are interested or not: Rod Dreher responds to Mark Levin


Seems to me as if you have been requested previously not to do this kind of unsolicited pinging. I request you not do this again to me. Don't need to see any more of this than I already do. Thanks?
25 posted on 05/01/2014 1:32:42 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Timber Rattler
But as an inveterate invertebrate rubbernecker

Fixed. He was only off by a few letters.

26 posted on 05/01/2014 1:52:30 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: lonevoice
Please do me the courtesy of removing me from your courtesty pings.

With pleasure.

27 posted on 05/01/2014 2:03:31 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Timber Rattler
Mark Levin isn’t the future.

He wasn't the past and isn't the present, so why would he be the future?

28 posted on 05/01/2014 2:05:25 PM PDT by Flame Retardant (If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism: Ronald Reagan)
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To: Resettozero
Seems to me as if you have been requested previously not to do this kind of unsolicited pinging.

Not really. Once in a while, someone asks me not to ping them to threads anymore, and I comply with their wish - just as I now comply with your wish. Adios.

29 posted on 05/01/2014 2:06:37 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Jacquerie
Rod Dreher: I am amazed by the undying power of the Georgetown Cocktail Party meme on the populist right. THAT is how little Dreher knows of Levin. His rare public appearances notwithstanding, Levin is almost a recluse, and has referred to himself as a "Jewish Monk."

Dreher wasn't saying Levin is part of the "Georgetown Cocktail Party" set.

He was saying people like Levin accuse people like him of being members of that group.

Not everything political commentators say is an attack on somebody else, even when they're arguing with somebody. It's not like everything that gets said is tit-for-tat all the time.

30 posted on 05/01/2014 2:14:56 PM PDT by x
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To: Zionist Conspirator; Timber Rattler
I know that TAC is largely anti-Israel, but I'm not completely certain that Dreher himself is.

I did find this and this. What do you think?

31 posted on 05/01/2014 2:23:02 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Stop spamming me. Immediately.


32 posted on 05/01/2014 3:31:20 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: EveningStar
Not really. Once in a while, someone asks me not to ping them to threads anymore, and I comply with their wish - just as I now comply with your wish. Adios.

EveningStar, I do not know you or much about you. We have no FR relationship to speak of. Why you picked me and pinged me to some other thread having to do with someone I do not respect does not matter. Abut your acting like you are doing me a courtesy of taking me OFF your ping list when I must request it, is...not really courteous at all.

EveningStar, you and I think unalike. And...stick your Adios!
33 posted on 05/01/2014 4:20:21 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: EveningStar

Saw it, thank you. Dreher holds Levin and every other conservative radio host in flaming contempt and wants everyone to know it (so he’ll get invited to cool parties, like David Brock).


34 posted on 05/01/2014 6:24:18 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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