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Mark Levin Threatens To Campaign Against Rand Paul If Ron Paul Runs Third Party (AUDIO)
RealClearPolitics ^ | January 2, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 01/02/2012 3:57:01 PM PST by i88schwartz

Mark Levin, who was on vacation, came back with a fierce threat today. Levin promises he will do "everything in his power" to defeat Sen. Rand Paul if his father runs as a third-party candidate. "If Ron Paul decides that he is going to go third-party, which is detrimental to this nation, and pulls a million votes, which is relatively insignificant in the big scheme of things, I will do everything in my power to defeat his son in Kentucky. I will do everything in my power to defeat his son Rand Paul in Kentucky," Mark Levin said on his radio program tonight.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Kentucky; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: iowa; kentucky; marklevin; randpaul; ronpaul; texas
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1 posted on 01/02/2012 3:57:10 PM PST by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

God Bless Mark Levin.

If I were Ron Paul, I would have to acknowledge to myself that time is short, and that it is time to pass the torch. Rand is intelligent and competent.

I guess people think differently in cloud-cuckoo-land.


2 posted on 01/02/2012 3:59:32 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: i88schwartz

Hold on now


3 posted on 01/02/2012 4:01:24 PM PST by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: i88schwartz

“Nice looking family ya got there, Ron - be a shame if something was to happen to ‘em...”


4 posted on 01/02/2012 4:02:21 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: i88schwartz

If Ron Paul runs third party, I’d rather Levin use his show and influence to work to defeat Ron Paul, not Rand Paul.


5 posted on 01/02/2012 4:03:34 PM PST by DemforBush (May I have 10,000 marbles, please?)
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To: i88schwartz

Just plain dumb.


6 posted on 01/02/2012 4:04:19 PM PST by muddler (Chaos is coming..)
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To: i88schwartz

Blowback is a b*** isn’t it FraudiePaul?


7 posted on 01/02/2012 4:05:06 PM PST by mnehring
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To: i88schwartz; onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Liz; rodguy911; Fred Nerks; ...

The audio from the ferocious Great One on the Pauls

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/01/02/levin_threatens_to_campaign_against_rand_paul_if_ron_paul_runs_third_party.html


8 posted on 01/02/2012 4:05:15 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: i88schwartz

I dunno. I sympathize with Rand Paul. Rand knows he could not keep his own well earned position, and would probably resign on his own, were he forced by family ties to side with his father in a run for a Third Party. Rand is not his father, nor a fool. He would need no help or threats from Mark Levin to make that decision.


9 posted on 01/02/2012 4:06:42 PM PST by RitaOK (The higher you poll in Iowa, the more embarrassing it is for you.)
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To: i88schwartz
Kudos to Levin. I do occasionally disagree with him, but no one should doubt his love for this country and the manner of its Founding.

ML/NJ

10 posted on 01/02/2012 4:07:49 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: All

January 2, 2012

‘We’re Going To Win’
Rand Paul predicts Iowa victory for his dad

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/#ixzz1iLfORcbC


11 posted on 01/02/2012 4:08:38 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: RitaOK

Ron Pauls’ run is just setting the table for his son to run down the road.


12 posted on 01/02/2012 4:09:23 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: i88schwartz

Like Mitt Romney is going to get my vote?


13 posted on 01/02/2012 4:09:26 PM PST by Afronaut (It's 1984)
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To: i88schwartz

Why take it out on his son? I like Rand Paul. Mark should know better.


14 posted on 01/02/2012 4:10:47 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: i88schwartz

I don’t consider what amounts to blackmail a good conservative principle.


15 posted on 01/02/2012 4:11:16 PM PST by muddler (Chaos is coming..)
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To: Pan_Yan

Ping


16 posted on 01/02/2012 4:12:46 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: STARWISE

THAT would be interesting to watch! :)


17 posted on 01/02/2012 4:14:33 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: i88schwartz

The people of KY., really like Rand Paul so a threat by this radio host is pretty stupid.


18 posted on 01/02/2012 4:18:53 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: i88schwartz
The Great One channeling Jack Bauer...I like it.
19 posted on 01/02/2012 4:19:21 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: i88schwartz

Why is Levin threatening Ron Paul’s son? Rand has no control over his father’s actions. If Rand supported him running third party, that might be another story, but this is otherwise an idle threat coming almost 5 years before Rand Paul’s next election year.


20 posted on 01/02/2012 4:19:21 PM PST by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: DemforBush

Actually, Mark does use his voice to dismantle Ron Paul.

I didn’t hear his broadcast tonight, but he must be as disappointed in Rand as I am.

Yeah, I know Ron is family blah, blah, blah.


21 posted on 01/02/2012 4:20:17 PM PST by berdie
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To: muddler
I don’t consider what amounts to blackmail a good conservative principle.

When the end is justifying the means, "good conservative principle" will get you a place at the bottom of the dogpile.

22 posted on 01/02/2012 4:20:27 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: i88schwartz

I understand his feeling, but ultimately, I think he will decide it’s not an idea. (Of course, I suppose it depends somewhat on exactly what Rand does.) Rand has no way to force his father not to run.


23 posted on 01/02/2012 4:21:10 PM PST by nickcarraway (Swiftboat Vets Told the Truth)
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To: i88schwartz

-—I will do everything in my power to defeat his son Rand Paul in Kentucky,” Mark Levin said-—

Does that include the maximum campaign contribution to his democrat rival?


24 posted on 01/02/2012 4:22:58 PM PST by running_dog_lackey
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To: i88schwartz
I am not convinced that a Ron Paul 3rd party bit would hurt the GOP any more than it would hurt Obama/Democrats. At least 50% of Ron Paul's support is not coming from actual Republicans anyway. Here is the thing with the RP cult, most of them are ONLY interested in voting for RP. Period. There is sizable crowd of drug addled, peacenik college kids that are supporting Paul, but do not identify as Republicans. When Paul fails to win the nomination, he is not going to endorse the actual GOP nominee anyway. My guess is half or more of his supporters, being young hippie/hipster types will end up voting for Obama rather than the Republican nominee. All the paulbots I knew in 2008 pretty much ended up voting for Obama. The real libertarians that actually understand his message will vote for the Libertarian party candidate - but that is a minority of his supporters.

As to Rand... Well, I like him, but part of me has never trusted him. I suspect he actually supports the crazy stuff his Dad believes, but is smart enough to know he could never win statewide in Kentucky if he admitted as much. Glad to have Rand in the Senate, but I am suspicious he isn't being fully honest about what his agenda really is. I'll bet lurking under the surface, we will one day find out Rand is much more like his father than he lets on - complete with the wacky conspiracy theories, isolationist foreign and dangerous defense policies.

25 posted on 01/02/2012 4:23:19 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: bkopto; STARWISE
Why take it out on his son? I like Rand Paul. Mark should know better.

Ya know, that was my first thought too.

After reconsidering it though, they're both wrong so why not?

26 posted on 01/02/2012 4:24:57 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: bkopto
Why take it out on his son? I like Rand Paul. Mark should know better.

I agree, Levin definitely has sunk to Obama type levels if this is true. Shades of the "Chicago way".

27 posted on 01/02/2012 4:25:20 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: i88schwartz

People way over-estimate the possibility of Ron Paul running third party. He was as explicit as one could be without being absolute when interviewed by Tim Russert. He was pressed for an absolute answer, because 99.9% was not good enough. Who in their right mind would make 100% commitments about their future? Let loose the lemmings: “OMG! He did not rule it out, so he’s probably going to run third party.”

People are gullible. Kookier than Ron Paul in a good many ways.


28 posted on 01/02/2012 4:25:20 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: Prokopton

Exactly why “the establishment” is the problem. But I don’t expect anyone to have any virtue anymore, it is, after all, always about the money.


29 posted on 01/02/2012 4:28:42 PM PST by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: ml/nj
"Kudos to Levin. I do occasionally disagree with him, but no one should doubt his love for this country and the manner of its Founding."

Levin is a coward and a traitor. Ask that fraud to define natural born Citizen.

30 posted on 01/02/2012 4:28:42 PM PST by Godebert
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To: DIRTYSECRET

” Ron Pauls’ run is just setting the table for his son to run down the road. “ <<<<

Maybe.

But Ron Paul is a born zealot, of the first order. What happens with Rand I think probably is a distant second to all that zealotry. Ron has been at his mission an awfully long time, in spite of the advantages or disadvantages to the family, it seems to me anyway.


31 posted on 01/02/2012 4:31:19 PM PST by RitaOK (The higher you poll in Iowa, the more embarrassing it is for you.)
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To: VicVega

If Pappy Paul runs third party and Rand endorses him, then the people of Kentucky should not only defeat Rand in the next election, but politely ask him to leave the state as to not bring complete shame on it. I hope Rand is smart enough to be actively telling dad not to even consider a third party run.


32 posted on 01/02/2012 4:32:25 PM PST by chickenlips (Mitt Romney, Obama's ticket to term 2)
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To: Godebert

Levin a loud new york type,, overestimates his influence in Kentucky. Are there any Kentuckians that think they can influence a New York election?

I think i was about 12 before i learned that “damn yankee” was two words.


33 posted on 01/02/2012 4:36:37 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: i88schwartz

So many sharks. So much jumping going on out there.


34 posted on 01/02/2012 4:39:01 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Longbow1969

Old hippies who vote for a limited government candidate don’t bother me at all. It would be interesting to find out to what extent they comprehend Ron Paul’s desire to eliminate the Department of Education, etc. This could be a case where a coalition tilts conservative in the bigger scheme of things. I can live with a liberal without the tax-and-spend-big-government mentality, who appreciates the benefits of a strong defense and private enterprise. A smaller footprint in foreign affairs is not by default a step toward weakness.


35 posted on 01/02/2012 4:39:32 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: STARWISE; onyx; Me; myself

Thank you, STAR.

I will make a point to listen as soon as I have quiet time!


36 posted on 01/02/2012 4:39:51 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: chickenlips

Trump is the only one to threaten to go third party. Gary Johnson is running on the libertarian ticket. Paul has no interest. Again, the voters of KY., would ignore Levin. So what is Levin going to threaten Trump with? Nothing, he’s powerless.


37 posted on 01/02/2012 4:40:39 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: muddler

“I don’t consider what amounts to blackmail a good conservative principle”

I consider Ron Pauls threat of a 3rd party run blackmail.


38 posted on 01/02/2012 4:40:38 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: i88schwartz

The sins of the father shall be visited upon the son? What did Rand Paul ever do to Levin?


39 posted on 01/02/2012 4:42:35 PM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I listen to Mark’s podcast everyday and really like him, but this is despicable. I agree the re-election of Obama will be the death nil for this country, but I choose to go out with dignity. Threatening a man’s family for the offenses he commits is no better than the fascists that control and currently support this government we oppose.

I will never listen to a word he has to say again.


40 posted on 01/02/2012 4:45:23 PM PST by Lewis Morris (Having lost sight of our goals, we redouble our efforts!)
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To: i88schwartz

As if blowhard Levin has enough influence. What a joke.


41 posted on 01/02/2012 4:48:07 PM PST by mek1959
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To: i88schwartz

“I will do everything in my power to defeat his son in Kentucky. I will do everything in my power to defeat his son Rand Paul in Kentucky,” Mark Levin said on his radio program tonight.”

You have to be careful with personal vendettas, Mr. Levin, not to take it so far that your brains fall out. Rand Paul is one of the few members of the House of Lords who is trying to whittle Washington down to size. But if “hold on now” wants to cut off his nose to spite Ron Paul, go for it if that’ll make you happy.

I am not crazy about the Republican field this year, to make an understatement. I think Paul’s positions on reducing the Federal behemoth are the best of all the candidates. But a lot of his foreign policy positions are lunacy. And I don’t trust him (or most of the other Republican candidates) on border issues.

On the other hand, Willard’s past positions indicate he loves big, instrusive, federally-mandated government. Since we’re near the tipping point on the size of the national debt, and with federal spending killing the economy, domestic policy may be more important to our long-term survival right now than foreign issues.

I would like a candidate that wants to take a meat cleaver to federal spending and also be ready to defend us against all foreign threats without decades-long occupations of other countries costing us hundreds of billions.

Bottom line: Mr. Levin might not be able to support Ron Paul under any circumstance. While Paul is far down my list of candidates (I want Bachmann), I will vote for Paul over Zero. I’m not sure I can say the same thing about Willard. I might just have to skip that contest and vote on other down-ticket races. But if Willard had a son in office who was part of the solution rather than part of the problem, I wouldn’t try to throw the son out of office in some sort of bloodguilt fashion. That, too, is lunacy.


42 posted on 01/02/2012 4:50:18 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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43 posted on 01/02/2012 4:53:22 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: i88schwartz

Mark Levin should know that he can’t tell a Kentuckian what to do. They are a stubborn lot in Louisville, Lexington and environs.


44 posted on 01/02/2012 4:53:34 PM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for Santorum if he is on the April 3 ballot.)
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To: i88schwartz

The attack against Rand Paul is rediculous by Mark. It’s Ron not Rand that is the problem; infact, Rand is probably the closest thing to a conservative actually in the Senate now to begin with.

I like Mark, but he needs to have his head examined if he is wailing against Rand.

Go ahead Mark, waste your airwave time and energy trying to defeat ONE OF YOUR OWN.

Mark will fail. Rand has high marks with most Kentuckians. What a moron.


45 posted on 01/02/2012 4:55:26 PM PST by MachIV
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To: MachIV

And to add to my previous comment. If Mark truly wanted to defeat a nearly useless Senator, perhaps he should put his efforts to towards the other Kentucky Senator......Mitch McConnel who is an open border flim flam who seems more than willing to cave to Dems these days.


46 posted on 01/02/2012 4:57:59 PM PST by MachIV
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To: MachIV

I agree MachIV. I used to listen to Levin and get all amped up with his hyperbole, then I calmed down and actually read the Founding documents and the founders and realized the Levin is just an obnoxious jerk. Sadly, he still seems to have a fan base here at FR>


47 posted on 01/02/2012 4:58:43 PM PST by mek1959
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To: i88schwartz

Whoa!!!!!!

The Pauls had better REALLY pay attention to that!


48 posted on 01/02/2012 4:59:26 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: i88schwartz
Rand should have been vigorously opposed from the beginning. Before he put on his Mr. Tea Party Goes to Washington hat, he was working the same lunatic fringe circuit as his father. Alex Jones, Justin Raimondo, Adam Kokesh, you name 'em. He even endorsed Kokesh in the 2010 primary race in New Mexico. That should tell you all you need to know.

Rand is a fraud, just like his old man.

49 posted on 01/02/2012 5:03:53 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Theodore R.

Can’t tell ‘em what to do, but you can fool ‘em pretty easily. Rand’s living proof of that.


50 posted on 01/02/2012 5:06:08 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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