Levin Blasts GOP Establishment: They 'Neither Win nor Fight'
On Saturday, conservative talk radio host Mark Levin accused the Republican establishment of having no principles or vision. He blasted them for claiming they will "fight" President Barack Obama and his policies like Obamacare once they "win," even though past evidence has shown that they will not.
Levin said the though the establishment's "Win first, fight later" bumper sticker "passes as wise insight," the Republican establishment will "neither win nor fight when it comes to the left."
The radio host blasted Republicans for participating in "funding Obamacare while scheduling vote after vote and pretending to repeal it."
"That was supposed to mollify you. It was pure deceit. Every bit as deceitful as Obama's serial lies about keeping your health insurance if you wanted to," Levin wrote. "Having lied repeatedly about its own tactics, the GOP establishment became unhinged when Ted Cruz and Mike Lee exposed its fecklessness and dishonesty by insisting on waging a real procedural and substantive effort to slow or defund or do something about the most outrageous law in our lifetimes, Obamacare. Imagine that."
Instead of uniting behind Lee and Cruz, Levin said "the Senate leadership and its loyal fanatics sought to assassinate their character" and tried to get them to "keep their mouths shut" and "know their place."
And now that "Obamacare is marching through our health care system as Sherman marched through Georgia, reaching into one home and business after another," Levin said, the "mighty GOP leadership is at it again" by claiming that if "only 17% of the federal government hadn't been closed for 16 crucial days during the initial implementation of Obamacare," then the "American people would've been more focused on the launch of Obamacare, and these objections would have been raised or known earlier."
"Huh? In other words, by Cruz trying to focus the nation's attention on Obamacare and linking it to the last crucial budget and spending deadlines in a 21 hour floor speech before its actual launch, Cruz distracted the nation from... Obamacare?" Levin writes. "You have to hand it to the GOP establishment. They spin like the best of the Democrat left. More deceit."
Levin also asked what the Republican establishment would do if Republicans take control of the Senate.
"What exactly will Mitch McConnell and John McCain do about Obamacare, the basis for this new majority status? Will they use their complete control of the purse strings to confront Obama? Of course not," Levin writes. "Obama would say 'boo' and accuse them of extortion and threatening to shutdown the government. The leadership's cheerleaders would sing 'do nothing' like chorus line girls."
Levin then slammed Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for being the great establishment hope like Mitt Romney and John Mccain have been the past two election cycles.
"Yet, Christie refused to sign any of the briefs challenging Obamacare and is among a handful of GOP governors moving quickly to implement it," he writes. "As time will reveal, despite all the propaganda, he's another big government Republican bragging how he can get big government things done with a bipartisan majority! Wonderful! Rah- rah! Obamacare here forevever!"
Levin said "the truth is the members of the Republican old guard are all but useless. They wake up and engage when their own re-election is threatened and their precious hold on power is challenged. They are dug in, petty, and self-serving. They have no strategy or principled vision."