Mark Levin to Establishment ’Sycophants’ & Media: Boehner Not ‘Courageous’

Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin blasted GOP leaders and mainstream media reporters who hailed outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) as “courageous” for announcing on Friday that he would resign from Congress for the good of the institution.

Speaking at Saturday’s Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., “The Great One” mocked news articles that described Boehner as “courageous” and had a message for the “liberal journalists and RINO (Republican-in-name-only) sycophants.”

“You want to see courageous? You go to the Arlington National Cemetery. That’s courageous,” Levin said. “You want to see courageous? You go to the [National Law Enforcement Officers] Memorial in Washington D.C. Go to Walter Reed. That’s where courageous is.”

Levin continued by saying, “don’t tell me some Speaker of the House who is going to retire on a 25-year pension and then go to K Street and make a million or two bucks is courageous. One thing John Boehner is not is courageous.”

He said House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who many in the GOP establishment think will replace Boehner as Speaker, is “Eric Cantor with 10 less IQ points” and was “concerned that Republicans don’t learn their lesson on Capitol Hill.”

“We are smarter than the leaders of the Republican Party. We are better than the leaders of the Republican Party,” Levin said. “We understand what is going on in this country and we are sick and tired of them funding the Obama agenda.”

Levin said that we need need a movement of constitutionalists, people who love the country, people who insist” that the Constitution be followed, and “if that means the government is shut down for three weeks, then by God the government is shut down for three weeks.”

“You put those bills on his desk and let him shut down the government,” Levin told GOP lawmakers. “[Obama] may have a pen and he may have an Obamaphone but we have a Constitution. Now use it.”

Levin said he remains hopeful, though, because there are “tens of millions of us who think the same way, tens of millions of us who love this country, tens of millions of us who reject the things that are said about us by the President, said to us by the Republican leaders.” He added that there are “tens of millions of us” who “have a completely different values system than the reporters who claim to give us the news every night” and “I figure if tens of millions of us will speak to our children and grandchildren” and “influence one or two people” then “at some point, some way, some day, we will muscle through.”


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