“These people,” Levin said,”are not about empowering the American people, they’re about empowering themselves. They see a majority in the House and a majority in the Senate, not as an opportunity to serve the people but to serve themselves.”
MARK LEVIN TO GOP ESTABLISHMENT: ‘BUT FOR THE TEA PARTY, YOU’D BE NOTHING’
After the Republican establishment gloated on Tuesday for surviving primary challenges against underfunded Tea Party challengers, conservative talk radio host Mark Levin ripped into the Republican leadership for preferring candidates they can coerce to support policies their conservative constituents oppose.
Levin said the question of whether the Tea Party is dead is a stupid one, and he asked why establishment Republicans were spending “millions of dollars laundered through Karl Rove’s group and Mitch McConnell’s National Republican Senatorial Committee” to fight and trash conservatives:
These “Republican leaders” only want to be in the majority if they can control the people we send to Congress. Mitch McConnell does not want any more Ted Cruzes or Mike Lees, or anybody else who’s going to give him trouble. He wants Republicans who are going to lie down and do what he tells them to do.
John Boehner and Eric Cantor? Exactly the same thing. These people are not about empowering the American people; they’re about empowering themselves. They see a majority in the House and a majority in the Senate, not as an opportunity to serve the people, but to serve themselves.
Levin also noted that establishment candidates often do not want their constituents to know of their more-liberal policy preferences; thus, they do not run television commercials informing their constituents of their enthusiastic support for amnesty legislation.
“Have you seen their ads for amnesty?” Levin asked.
He said the same goes for their desire to spend more taxpayer dollars to fund projects for their cronies.
“Have you seen any ads for more borrowing?” he asked.
Levin said when it’s time to govern, Republican establishment politicians “jettison” their positions and promises made on the campaign trail.
He also blasted those in the chattering class who were once liberals, hated and did not support Ronald Reagan, and who mock constitutional conservatives, just like the liberal hippies and poets they are, choosing to work with Republican establishment operatives to trash conservatives.
Levin reminded his audience that in 2006, “George W. Bush and his right-hand political hack Karl Rove lost the House of Representatives and the United States Senate.”
He said nothing good was happening within the Republican party until 2010 when the people “rose up through the grassroots” after they had enough of George W. Bush’s policies and the direction Obama was taking the nation after the election.