Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ben Shapiro's Killer Interview With Mark Levin

This thing is a doozy.

See, "Exclusive: Mark Levin's Inaugural Day Message — Fight!"

I love this part:
The Democrat Party is now a radical 1960s party; it’s the anti-Constitution, anti-capitalism, anti-individual party. It largely controls the federal government, including the massive bureaucracy and much of the judiciary -- what I call the permanent branches of the federal government. The Democrat Party represents the federal government, and the federal government expands the power of the Democrat Party. They're appendages of each other. On the other hand, the GOP today stands for capitulation, timidity, delusion -- so mostly nothing. Republicans may speak of the Constitution, limited government, low taxes, etc., but what have they done about them? Next to nothing if not nothing. Even when Bush 43 was president and the Republicans controlled Congress. What did they do? They went on a spending binge. They expanded Medicare, the federal role in local education, drove up the debt, etc. Meanwhile, we are lectured by putative Republicans like Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Tom Ridge, and a conga line of others trashing often viciously NOT Obama and what the Democrats are doing to our nation, but conservatives, constitutionalists, and tea party activists who are the only people left standing for liberty against tyranny in this country."
Levin pulls no punches. The Republican Party is an establishment institution. It's been deeply implicated in the explosion of government, and not insignificantly in the growth of out of control spending. But RTWT. We won't restore liberty in this country unless we heed warnings like this, notwithstanding differences here and there on the ultimate role of government.

RELATED: Eric Erickson apparently took some heat for congratulating President Obama on his second inauguration, and there's a thread at Memeorandum.

Robert Stacy McCain responds to Erickson, quite effectively, I might add. See, "Democrats: You Can Never Hate Them Nearly as Much as They Hate You."

More later...