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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.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: getpalin; levin; marklevin; nro; palin; pds; putz; roddreher; sarahpalin
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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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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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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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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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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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