Skip to comments.Mark Levin on Santorum’s exit: ‘The Republican establishment got its way’
Posted on 04/12/2012 8:25:54 PM PDT by Mozilla
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Not by that much.
Go Newt! Bump
May God guide our course.
PRobably that he owns 7% and has not voting power unless he is part of a larger group. He is only the 2nd largest individual stockholder, but he is not the 2nd largest group.
I heard him say that. He also spouted the canard that one day Newt says it looks like Romney will be the candidate and the next he says he in till Tampa, leaving out the fact that Santorum quit between the 2 statements. I couldn't believe it was Levin.
Romney Needs to Quit
The Primary was a trial,
One that has revealed,
Romney lacks the Fire in the Belly,
That thrills the crowds so frail.
On and on the Chuckle-Meister,
Repeats his scripted lines.
No soaring rhetoric, inspiring words
There is no sand for the line.
Enter Left, the Marxist orator,
With basketball in hand,
Romney dribbles as he walks,
To bow and shake his betters hand - - - .
I learned yesterday of the term GOP-e, the establishment. I think I can accept that as a generalization that for me is preferable to the misused RINO. RINO creep it seems had become GOP-e. ........ but I digress.
I like to take a long view of events and as I back off and look at the events that have unfolded I see the GOP-e dominant and the conservatives unable to compete and then prevail. It seems that while there is a strong conservative force, it is not really large enough nor cohesive enough to raise money and to prevail.
Rush likes to say that America is a conservative Nation. I would argue that may not be the case. Conservatives in spite of recent Tea Party events and gatherings are actually unable to muster and concentrate the political energy and force adequate to nominate a Presidential candidate. I would also argue that Conservatism is not homogenous nor monolithic. There are folks with conservative views that see Mitt Romney as the winner and therefore vote for the presumed winner. That conservative minded person thereby becomes a moderate. My cousin is just such a person.
The good news about 2012 was that there were several outstanding conservatives battling for the nomination. I had difficulty deciding which I liked best and would support. Alas Herman Cain was destroyed and that left Newt who is hanging on by his fingernails.
In America we have two parties rather than a host of small parties. These parties nominate a presidential candidate that is and always will be a compromise to the strength of the various coalitions that are also coalesced into the party. If you think of the big tent, those inside mingle in groups that are in turn a mingling of smaller like minded groups that loudly shout their views and hope to prevail.
History has shown that while the strength of one of the subgroups that might even be part of a larger sub group leaves the tent, it fails to be effective. That is, all talk of a third party being ascendant is bravado,chest beating, ineffectiveness.
Rather than despair, I have confidence that the conservative message will be delivered and have some effect. That effort ill be made in the House and in the Senate. It may not totally prevail, but it will be a positive force.
If we carry the big tent and mingling groups a little further, if the candidate of the tent is developed in a primary, why do we not end the conservative multiple candidate quandary by having a secondary? That is, the sub sub mingling groups some of which are sub-sub-sub groups have their battle prior to the primary and present one candidate supported as a unified base?
Rather than chest beating and a third party, I propose a secondary in which the sub minglers coalesce around the support and financing of a much stronger candidate for the primary.
Posted this the 13th day of April, in the year of our Lord 2012
LOL! Levin has proved himself to be a REAL PUSSY!
I think I will adopt an abused “PUSSY” in honor of Levin!
“Liberty and Tyranny”, my arse! If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
I must’ve missed the overwhelming victories at the polls where Santorum or Newt garnered enough actual votes to win the nomination.
Did the Republican establishment somehow make these votes disappear?
I think I will adopt an abused PUSSY in honor of Levin!
Liberty and Tyranny, my arse! If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
I didn't mean for my analogy to be disrespectful of Levin, I just thought it was apt. I do think what you said about him is very demeaning. He is a conservative giant, I am just not prepared yet to think this was totally a lack of courage. I haven't figured it out yet. I think he has done enough for the conservative cause to warrant some slack, till the reasons for his action are fully clear. He may be misguided or maybe what I consider his misplaced loyalty to Santorum is playing a part.
I do really love your quote though... :)
Great post tbf. One more thing we all need to consider. From now on Obama people are going to be pounding away at Romeny and wearing away his standing in the polls.
I admire (or perhaps pity) your misbegotten faith in Mitt Romney. If he's elected president, I predict that he will break your heart on every single one of those points.
What surprises me, is how many good conservatives are ready to anoint Mitt, when there's still a qualified conservative in the race. Yes, I know that many think he's been completely eliminated from the contest - but even if he has, has our side completely lost the concept of fighting for what's right?
I just can't get with this movement to accept, and even support, a man who is the antithesis of everything I hold dear. I said that Romney is only half a step to Obama's right, and I meant it. That's my observation of the man, based on his RECORD. I will not flip-flop on my opposition to someone like that, just because it's the 'pragmatic' thing to do.
Evil is evil, I don't care what jersey it's wearing. Electing Socialist-Lite isn't the answer to the threat of rampant Communism. The answer, my fellow Americans, is to FIGHT BACK! If that means CWII, so be it! It's about time we had that fight once and for all, so we can get our country back.
Thanks for the admonishment true beliver forever. Prayers up for Levin!
“It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness!”