Nobody guides me in my thinking on political matters more than Mark Levin. I consider him to be almost the only political commentator on radio or anywhere really worth listening to. A day or so ago he got fed up with the offensiveness of the Ron Paul followers. Levin says its not what they believe in that is offensive, its the way they prosecute their arguments. Its something I have to agree with.
“And so we get into these debates on constitutional issues, on economics, on history,” he continued. “And that’s a good thing. But the Ron Paul people are the biggest a-holes of them all. Now some of you may be thinking about Ron Paul – I promise you his followers are the biggest a-holes of them all. Not necessarily because of what they believe, but the way they express themselves. They’re obnoxious. They’re like Marxists, really. The mob mentality, the language, true believers, and yet there is a lot that is sensible, particularly on the Rand Paul side of the family when it comes to the Constitution, and economics and so forth.
When it comes to actually defending this nation, the effort to twist the Constitution so the Congress is some kind of parliamentary body and to pull a quote from this founder, that one — try and make your case, it’s almost childish, goofy,” he continued. “And then you get into the weeds and you got to pull back, look at the big picture. These are outliers. A lot of the people who follow him are truthers, conspiracy theorists behind 9/11. A lot of them are Israel and Jew haters, not all of them obviously. I’m not saying that, but you should see the stuff we had to pull off our sites, so I’m told. Again, I don’t want to accuse everyone of that. That would be ridiculous.” (source)
Footnote: I was pleased to see Lindsay Perigo back on TV. Then I read the issue for his first show was drug legalisation. Man, that’s so old. So much happening these days that is a real and present threat to our freedom and Perigo wants to talk about smoking pot. FFS. The Objectivists, the drug addicts and the homosexual activists have destroyed NZ’s Libertarian Party. There is nothing there to attract the vote of the man in the street who wants small government and low taxation.
Or to be fair, it is there, but its submerged under fathoms of doctrinal mumbo jumbo that only a cultist could relate to. The party has completely lost the connection to middle New Zealand it was building on when Perigo first started his radio shows. All that good work wasted by means of a elitist power bloc that just cannot get its message right or get its message heard.
Link to audio of Levin’s comments.