Skip to comments.The animosity was earned, Mark. (Barf Alert)
Posted on 05/22/2007 11:00:39 AM PDT by jmc813
Mark Levin’s opening comment, quoted by K-Lo, deserves a response.
He seems to be upset that there might be some animosity aimed at conservatives. Well, Mark, it’s earned animosity. And if he ever bothers to read this, maybe he might understand the animosity a little.
You see, Mr. Levin, it starts out with a clear reading of election returns. After a hard line was taken on immigration by House Republicans, we lost the House, largely due to independent voters, moderates, and Hispanics not voting for Republican candidates. As a result, we are dealing with Speaker Pelosi, who has not only endeavored to re-enact the Fairness Doctrine, but has also tried to weaken the motion to recommit, and who is also slow-walking funds that our troops in harm’s way need to carry the Iraqi campaign of the global war on terror to victory.
The short version, you failed, and to paraphrase Ernst Stavro Blofeld in You Only Live Twice, “This profession [politics] does not tolerate failure.” Yet you seem to be demanding that the GOP continue to pursue a course that led to disaster. The signs were obvious. In an attempt to purge Chris Cannon, the challenger netted 44.2% - and lost. In Arizona’s 8th district, Randy Graf won, but with only 42.2% of the vote - the win came because two moderates split the vote. Not being able to break 45% in two primaries, one of them in one of the most conservative districts in the country should have been a warning, Mark. You did not heed it.
But that is not the only reason there’s animosity, Mark. Something else is causing it: The rhetoric that has been aimed at those of us who support comprehensive immigration reform from your side of this issue. Not just Tom Tancredo claiming we are selling out America. It’s the insinuations of treason, Mark. It’s being accused of being an “agent of Mexico“. It’s being called a Quisling.
Now, I can handle a disagreement, Mark. But calling me a traitor crosses a big line. I’m not inclined to forgive that quickly. Forgetting is also very difficult. In fact, quite frankly, it is something I’m inclined to go to the mat over.
If you want the animosity gone, Mark - start calling out the rhetoric of those folks. Keep your side civil, and maybe I won’t feel so uncharitable over this disagreement. My co-blogger and I had a strong disagreement recently. I discussed that disagreement and how it stayed civil. Maybe Mark can pick up a few pointers about how to debate from that exchange.
I have now heard IT ALL.
I have now heard IT ALL.
No kidding. This dude ran with the crowd that made fun of people citing the Constitution in their posts. They'd mock us a citing the "Constimatooshin" as if we were backwards yokels for *gasp* opposing gun laws, for instance. Luckily, the Schiavo affair was the enema that got rid of that crowd.
The real reason the GOP lost Congress was not due to supporting Americans over illegals, but, a myriad of other issues.
In fact, the GOPs (esp the Senate) lack of resolve in suppoorting Americans over illegals cost them votes...not vice versa. Ask former GOP rep JD Hayworth.
As for Levin, his comments are spot on. It is TREASON to support the rights of illegal aliens over those of American citizens. We do not value the rights of illegals over Americans.
However, I do wish Levin would stop mocking the pro-American GOP presidential candidates and supporting the pro-illegal candidiates. He is right on the issue, but wrong on the support
Who has Mark been mocking?
Get off the internet you moron!!!!!
Ol’ Hutch here better watch out here, or he might just get a bigger piece of Mark than he’s bargaining for.
Anyone who takes on Mark Levin needs a lot of help, which he is probably not going to get here.
He sounds like yet another former freeper who adheres to the "boots on our necks" viewpoint towards conservatives.
It’s too bad that libs can’t seem to comply with the rules on FR long enough to stay around for any time.
I used to have fun just bashin’ the heck out of libs on the Yahoo boards, but those are shut down now.
Where can one go that allows some good ol’ fashioned lib-bashin’?
Your ping list might find this amusing.
Before taking a stick and poking the lion through the cage bars, always make sure the cage door is securely locked.
“Who has Mark been mocking?”
Mark hasn’t been mocking any of the candidates.
The Paulists and the Tancredo supporters both get pissy with Mark because he’s not supporting both of them 100%
He’s made it VERY clear that he’s not for or against any of the current Republican candidates.
What Mark does make fun of are the people that call in expressly to say “Mark how can you NOT support (insert Paul/Tancredo)...why are you sucking up to these RINO’s?”
They didn't lose because they took a tough stance on the border, they lost because they took a too-little, too-late position on everything--including the border! They lost because they governed as Democrat-lite! They lost because their base didn't see any difference in their choices.
Note to GOP candidates: When you get elected to do something... DO IT!
When did Mark call him a traitor?
Why would or should Mark care what some small fish in his own small pond says?
If Mark responds all he’ll be doing is promoting an unknown blogger (which is all the blogger really wants, free advertising)
And lie back and think of England...