Saturday, January 21, 2012
The Republican Party is in danger of destroying itself
by Jason Mattera
Thought experiment, folks.
Let’s say that “Moderate Mitt” ends up being the Republican nominee. Whatever way you slice it, Romney is more of a liberal Republican than his colleagues running for president. Naturally, he’ll stand head and shoulders above Barack Obama as Commander-in-chief, but his record in Massachusetts as well as his past positions show a comfort level with government activism that has made conservatives uneasy.
That's the reason Romney has hit a ceiling in the polls, both statewide and nationally.
But if he is the GOP nominee, does that reflect a repudiation of the Tea Party movement that helped force Nancy Pelosi to give up her gavel as Speaker of the House? Not so, says Mark Levin, in the next installment of his interview with HUMAN EVENTS.
“It’s a repudiation of conservatism as practiced by the Republican Party. The Republican Party has ceased to be a conservative party and it needs to change.”
The question that needs to be asked, says Levin, is will the Republican Party survive? “I’m not so sure if it keeps [abandoning conservative ideas].”
Watch part five of our interview with Mark Levin on his brand-new book, Ameritopia.
But for the Tea Party movement, Levin adds, there wouldn’t be an emphasis among American pols to scale back the size of government and demonstrate fidelity to the Constitution. “There would be no voice for our founding principles, for our human principles... the Republican Party is not a constitutional party,” he said before adding that there are certainly members of the GOP who don’t want to offer the country a Democrat-lite agenda.
But those politicians are few.
On the Republican presidential debates, Levin says that they have been worthless, except for reinforcing his extreme dislike of one particular entity.
“These debates teach me nothing -- except that my contempt for the media just grows.”
To read part 4 of this interview, click here.
To read the transcript of a Hannity interview of Mark Levin, click here.
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