Skip to comments.Mark Levin, thank you for what you're doing, but it's time to call out Marco Rubio
Posted on 06/13/2013 9:02:29 PM PDT by teg_76
I deeply appreciate that day in and day out Mark Levin takes on the Republican establishment. I'm encouraged that he has called out Paul Ryan and others for their disingenuous support of this 1000+ page immigration bill.
It is far past time he call out Marco Rubio, who it he face of this bill. I think if he is going to be sincere on this issue, he needs to highlight the main reason this bill has a chance of becoming law, and that reason is Marco Rubio.
I agree with you 100%. Levin is a great thinker and a clever strategist. I don’t understand why he doesn’t call out Rubio. It makes me question everything else he says.
I think he did this last night. Or was it Michael Berry?
I think he said a few installments ago that he didn’t like to trash people. I was scratching my head. Boehner, Rove, Weiner Nation?
I gave Rubio the benefit of the doubt for a long time, but the recent Spanish/English exposure is clear indication that Rubio has been absorbed by the beltway borg. Levin should call him out.
Mark Levin said he cannot support this bill after looking at it even though he had Rubio on his show explaining it many weeks ago.
But, but, but.... Rubio says we must bring them out of the shadows.... So they can vote for democrats.
Seal the borders and imprison any and all who knowingly hire illegals. E-verify and put teeth to the law. The illegal immigration problem would be solved in ten years.
He thinks Rubio might be the 2016 nominee and he wants to support him if he is(or if he likes the others less).
“Rubio is a great guy and my good friend and he has NOTHING but the right intentions but he is being snookered by those crafty Dems. They are downright diabolical and must have drugged or hypnotized him or kidnapped his daughter. Don't hate Marco for his actions as he is not responsible for them now. Hate the Dems more and vote ALL GOP for revenge for bamboozling our good friend Marco . Your life depends on it”
I can listen to about 5 to 10 minutes of this dribble before I must tune to another station.
If the Republicans pass the flawed immigration bill against the will of the people, it is time for a third party. Passage assures destruction of the Republican Party and we conservatives clearly need a place to go for 2014.
Time and again we see that the Republican Party cannot be modified from within.
Sad to say, Rubio is a Latino first and an American second. His advisers destroyed him.
Pray for America to Wake Up
I’m with you and I really like Mark a lot ...but, I really question him putting his friendship or whatever it is with Rubio above the good of the country .....he needs to go after him full force
Rush was dancing around it today, just neither of them can come out and say anything bad about Rubio...and he’s the damn face of this disaster and the only reason it’s going to become law
and just be prepared for a crapstorm for criticizing Levin....
This amnesty abomination is worse than 0Care and Rube's participation and support of it is indefensible.
Congresswoman Bachmann, and a few others, have been screaming from the rooftops to not let this horrid bill pass...it will be the demise of the GOP and the country, as we know it. Rube is very wrong on this one.
What have Malkin and Ingrahm done recently?
Hmmm...interesting parmeters, you have established. Are you looking for militia folks?
When Rubio first joined the gang of 8 and started talking up the immigration bill, I thought he might just be naive.
Since then, I have read that he was pushing similar while in the state House and as speaker of the state House.
He wasn’t naive about the gang of 8. He knew exactly what they were about.
He hoodwinked many.
Just like Rand Paul is doing and Paul Ryan is doing.
At this stage, the only hope may be what transpired in the US House meeting the 70 conservatives had with Boehner today. Apparently, however, they didn’t accomplish much because there were no headlines after the meeting.
“Im done with all the Conservative talking heads: Levin Rush, Coulter, Malkin, Ingrahm, Hannity, etc. They are all hacks for the GOP. They are are all wealthy so economic crash doesnt hurt them.”
...generally I agree with you, except for Mark Levin...he really does go after the establishment, unlike his buddies Hannity and Limbaugh....but his refusal to take Marco Rubio on in this issue is really hurting the chances of defeating this bill.
Levin and all the rest are TALK SHOW HOSTS. Entertainers on the friggin’ radio. Surely you don’t look to them to formulate public policy do you? He has a big audience - of conservatives. So how is that going to matter to Rubio or any other Senator? They all know how the game is played and what has to be done to get a bill passed. Every law - every single one of them - is a crap sandwich in someone’s eyes...
It doesn’t matter what Levin says about Rubio. Low information types don’t know Rubio and don’t care about immigration and they damn sure don’t listen to Mark Levin. But their vote has just as impact as yours or mine. This issue will be decided by 100 people in the US Senate, and Mark Levin ain’t one of ‘em.
I’m sorry but you are wrong....talk radio and the grassroots were the primary reasons the Bush amnesty was defeated in 2007.
Levin is a Johnny-come-lately to the reality that Paul Ryan is a con man.
Where was Levin in early 2011 when Ryan was pitching his 10 year doll house fake budget resolution ? You know the one that reforms medicare starting 10 years after passage? 'We have to pass it to see whats in it 10 years later'.
Back then Levin was contributing to making Ryan a conservative cult hero, and the dumb mice followed the cheese off the cliff again.
You don’t think Limbaugh goes after the establishment? Have you listened int the past three years?
The only thing he does that could be called out is watch his tongue when it is about a likely Presidetial nominee. He but his tongue all year in 2012 about Romney, but it was clear he had major problems. Same with Rubio now. He’s making it clear this bill is bullsh... but is careful to to goon the record with quotes about Rubio that can be used by opposition. It is obvious he is disgusted with this bill and the lies being told to push it.
You don’t understand Washington.
Being part of the “Club” is more important than anything else. They don’t give a damn for the American people. They just want to be liked by fellow Club members.
Marco Rineo is the snitch... a shill.. a poseur..
You know...... a phoney..
I saw her on TV lay out a possible scenario for amnesty to Obama’s desk,
it ends with a conference bill compromise being passed in the House by Democrats where Bohner turns over the leadership and control to Pelosi like he did with the VAWA passage.
He needs to get a clue. Nobody bamboozled Rubio. He supported amnesty all along. WAKE UP AMERICA! Isn’t that what you’re fond of saying, MarkO?
Levinm Rush and Hannity have a LOT of blame as they could have done much to hamstring this crap. Instead they kept praising Rubio and the bill kept advancing one step at a time. That’s the simple fact.
They hold MUCH blame in this. I don’t care what good they have done. It does not excuse this. And if they would like to discuss it on air, I’ll be glad to oblige.
I agree with this. I believe Rubio would have crashed and burned on this issue a long time ago if he hadn't been coddled and propped up by these three and given free air time to push this crap every time he asked for it. At least Rush didn't put him on the air the last time he called up just before the program to "explain himself" once again.
I think you’re lying here. I happen to listen regularly to Rush and Levin (clearly, you do not), and they are both absolutely and completely against this immigration bill. They have both said repeatedly that it would mean the end of America as we know it. They couldn’t be more firm about it - - not waffling whatsoever.
I don’t listen to Hannity, so I don’t know where he stands.
Then the onous is on you to prove that Rush, Levin and Hannity did not promote Rubio and give him the cover needed to advance his abortion of America via their “He’s a solid conservative/he’s my friend” comments, their free air time and the rest.
Of course FR is filled with articles showing them doing exactly that.
So am I lying or are you helping to provide cover fire?
Suddenly silent? Come on, Prove what all of freeperdom saw did not really happen.
If this amnesty bill passed the House, and with all the other outrages and scandals going on, it'll probably happen.
Amnesty will tip this country right over the breaking point.
Come on Lancy, it’s been 15 min. If you are gonna call me a liar, back it the hell up.
Rush and Levin are THE two strongest voices real conservatives have. Sure, I see trolls and simpletons come along here all the time trying to trash them. They usually do it with mindless vanity threads like this one. It makes me deeply suspicious. If you’re not a troll, then do your own research - - by, like, actually listening to their programs.
I’m a nice guy so I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt for now and presume you’re just an overzealous youngster. Here’s a quote from today’s Levin show: “This bill is a poison pill for America; it will kill the Republican Party and make it impossible to return to a constitutional republic.”
Get back to me after you actually listen to Rush and Levin with your own ears.
Not before, please.
The three to varying degrees were overly enthusiastic about Rubio early on, especially as an alternative to the backstabbing ahole he ran against. Rubio was the Great Conservative Hispanic Hope!
I believe the three are in “shock” about Rubio’s redefined immigration vector, and are having a difficult time reconciling the facts with their emotional commitment.
I don’t know if Rubio ever anticipated his current political views, and he may have indeed changed, but the facts are indisputable, and the three radio jocks need to step up to the plate now and denounce Rubio’s duplicitous rhetoric. It’s damaging their credibility otherwise.
So let the record show you called me a liar, had to back off it because you have ZERO PROOF OD IT and then go Alynski and infer I am trolling.
FACT: Rush, Levin and Hannity gave cover to Rubio.
PS, I have listened to Rush, Levin and Hannity. I have defended each and every one of them more than once.
That does not change the ...
FACT: Rush, Levin and Hannity gave cover to Rubio.
However, I think his loyal friendship causes some problems in that at some point, when that snake he befriended started biting, he needed to do more than just dress the wound.
He verbally beat Paul Ryan like a rented mule. And really trashed Greg Gutfeld for daring to say that his friend Eric Bolling on The Five was being hypocritical about the NSA spying.
But Rubio is a sacred cow. He has even said that people want him to trash Rubio but he won't do it. I think the frustration is the very same as when people were pleading with McCain to go after Obama and he wouldn't. For crying out loud just admit that Rubio is a liar. That would be enough for me. "Like, gosh he says he didn't take my car, but I saw him in it, have a traffic light camera ticket with him driving it, security footage of him getting out and back in...but I just can't admit that he lied to me."
It's very disheartening when those that have a voice won't say what needs to be said (specific to Rubio, I acknowledge the tremendous things he says and the work he does every day). Rubio is a Trojan Horse in the conservative movement and Mark can't bring himself to admit that he got hustled.
>> Amnesty will tip this country right over the breaking point.
It is an extremely disheartening proposition, but not one that will stop me from fighting for Liberty. It simply raises the stakes; albeit, pretty damn high!
Like I said, they have ALL done great things. But there is no excuse, no matter who or what, friend or not, to put anything over the country that has given them the opportunities they have. They of all people.
How? By praising him in the past, before this immigration nightmare, like many conservatives did, including many freepers?
That's all you got?
You're lame. Bother somebody else.
Rush and Levin have denounced this immigration bill mercilessly and relentlessly. I hear it every day with my own ears. No, they haven't taken to calling Rubio mean names, if that's what you and others are looking for. But they have absolutely blasted Rubio for pushing this fiasco. They believe he is the ultimate dupe.
(Again, I don't know about Hannity, because I don't care about him.)
Hey Lancy, notice all the support for your position? Do you read any of these threads or just argue asinine things? Because several people on this thread have posted detailed examples of the support on this issue.
‘Go bother’ is not correct. Correct is “Norm, I falsely accused of lying when I had no proof, just like the liberals do. And I am damn pissed off about being called on it. I wanna say what I want and not be questioned.’
At that point, it will be too late for a third party. There's only one way to overturn such an illegitimate increase in the electorate, and it isn't by using the vote.
As I said, if he just admitted that Rubio is a liar and a fraud, I’d accept it. But we can think for ourselves, we don’t have to wait for him to say what we all know. Rubio gave a good speech and Republicans looked at the name and skin color and saw the Great Republican Hope rather than looking at the data which showed Republicans will never get the Latino vote and got suckered by the romance of a charming conservative son of immigrants.
Oh I’d accept it. But I would not forget. Ever. We are pretty much on the same page I think.
>> No, they haven’t taken to calling Rubio mean names, if that’s what you and others are looking for.
No, I don’t need that to happen. They’re no doubt friends, and it’s not necessary for them to publicly castigate Rubio.
I’m only interested in listening to Rush and Levin, but I admit to not listening 100% of the time. So I may have missed the repudiation of Rubio’s positions on immigratoin. I’ll take your word for it, and thanks for clarifying.
Yeah, the fact that Rubio pulled a Yassir Arafat and said one thing in English and the opposite in Spanish, then tried to weasel his way out when he got caught, proves he’s a liar and a fraud. The fact that he is doing this all for a bill that will literally destroy this nation, is absolutely unforgivable.
How is calling the man responsible for this fiasco a “Good conservative” during shoes on immigration repudiating him?
Serious question. Logic dictates that is supporting him. Repudiating him would be telling the truth and saying conservativim has no place for coddling illegal immigrants or the people pushing for it.
Am I wrong here? How so?