Conservative talk radio host and scholar Mark Levin said it should be a top priority to defeat establishment Republicans he referred to as “French Republicans” in order for principles of limited government to be restored.
Appearing on a one-hour special on Fox News’s Hannity on Friday that was devoted to his new book, The Liberty Amendments, Levin urged conservatives to be Paul Reveres in spreading the message of limited government so Americans can be more successful “in breaking up the system.”
“Our biggest problems are the French Republicans,” Levin said, noting they often like to “give up” and are comfortable with the status quo. “We have to defeat them.”
Levin said conservatives need to focus on electing candidates who support limited government at the local level and try to go “over their heads” and “around them” in Washington, D.C.
He added that conservatives also needed to do “whatever we can do” to defeat them and, “it has to be done from the bottom up.”
He noted that establishment Republicans probably “don’t agree with a damn thing” he said on the show and blasted them for being “timid” and just wanting to manage things instead of restoring the principles of limited government he wrote about in his book.
Like many in the Tea Party who revolted against President George W. Bush’s fiscal policies, Levin mentioned that the most “profligate administration prior to this one was the one before it.”
“That did it for me,” Levin said, of the belief that just electing Republicans would solve the country’s problems. “No, it doesn’t work that way.”
He said Washington essentially became a boomtown and federal spending went out of control even though Republicans controlled all three branches of government the last decade.
He expressed his frustration at Republicans who were timid in trying to defund Obamacare and suggested those Republicans should run as Democrats who want to increase Obamacare spending.
Levin also discussed his book with a group of panelists on the show that included Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon and Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollak.
Watch video of the discussion here: