Radio talk show host Mark Levin went on an epic tear last night, searing a verbal gash into the deserving folks who lead the Republican Party.
You can listen to Levin’s criticism here. It comes at the beginning of the December 15th show. Levin says he is “an inch away” from leaving the Republicans. I don’t think he’ll do that, because there’s nowhere else to go. But I don’t doubt his sincerity or blame him for his frustration.
You see, Levin’s point is very straightforward, even though its seems mysterious to most Republicans: The people have handed the GOP – I hesitate to use the initials, since it certainly is an old Party, but not acting very grand – an historic victory, an opportunity, and even a responsibility. And yet they squandered it so everyone could go home and decorate their Christmas trees.
To have gained power without even a symbolic effort – other than that waged by Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, which just pissed everyone off – to take down President Obama’s immigration order or stop his $1.1 trillion spending eruption is a disgrace.
As I’ve written before, I believe Americans will understand that if you are really angry about something, really passionate about something, you don’t put off for months your effort to combat it when an opportunity, however quixotic, arises.
IF A MAN CHEATS ON HIS WIFE, DOES SHE TELL HIM, “LET’S HAVE CHRISTMAS FIRST AND I’LL GET ANGRY AT YOU NEXT YEAR??”
And it will take passion, irrational commitment, and an understanding of the stakes involved for Republicans to make any progress at all in repairing the damage Obama has done. The GOP leadership’s determination to fold on these issues is a sure sign they don’t get that even as they ascend to authority, their power is being ripped from them by a president determined to rule, when he wants to, on his own.
The Republicans, with their vow to take care of business in . . . February . . . bring to mind this skit from Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Think of Obama as the marriage counselor, Republicans as Arthur Puty, and Deidre Puty as Article I of the U.S. Constitution. You’ll get what I mean.