Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Battle Plan for House Leaders

This is part I. Part II is here.
A fine rant by Mark Levin on what the GOP controlled House of Representatives can do to put the onus for the threat to shutdown the government, or for any "calamitous" default, on Obama and his Democratic Slave Party controlled Senate.

07/13 The Mark Levin Show [Click on this link, then to download the show by the same name, right-click on "Right-click to download this show" from the audio player, then select "Save Target As..." from the pop-up menu.]

I promise you that you won't be disappointed listening to the first 15 minutes of that clip.

I'm only highlighting his closing lines of the last two minutes. But really -- go listen to the rest for more talking points that lead up to this, Mr. Levin's conclusion [speaking to the House leadership]: 
Every day you're going in there and you're talking to him. So go in one more time. Go in tomorrow and tell the president this: Mr. President, here's what we're going to do. We're gonna pass a spending bill in the House. We're gonna cover the $29 billion of the interest on the debt. So nothing is going to collapse. Then in that bill we're gonna cover the social security payments, medicare/medicaid payments.

You said on CBS you don't know if those checks will be paid. Now we know they will be. We're gonna take care of the active duty military. We know how much you love them </sarcasm>. We're going to take care of veterans affairs programs. We're gonna take care of the border, intelligence, Federal law enforcement, and other areas we consider crucial and legitimate functions of our current government.

We're also going to put into this bill things we think we need to cut. You may not like them, but we don't much care. We have been sitting here with you now for two weeks and you won't budge. So we're going to have our own bill. We're going to pass it in the House. We're going to send it to the Senate. If those checks don't go out to the seniors, if those bills aren't paid for medical care for the seniors and the poor, if you undermine our military, if you undermine those who have already served: All. Fingers. Point. To. You.

Now we're done with our meeting Mr. President. We're going to go outside and talk to the media. We're going to tell them exactly what we're doing. And don't call us until you're ready to sign the bill.

Oh. If that bill doesn't get to your desk? And Harry Reid holds it up? Those social security checks don't go out? Yes -- that's on you and Harry Reid. That's it! Case closed!

In the next 5 minute segment there's also a nice bit after this that ends:
Are you telling us that there's no social security trust fund Mr. Obama? Well, if that's true, then you and everybody who talks about it have been lying to us. There's no social security trust fund, Ladies and Gentlemen. They stole all the money out of the social security trust fund to pay for all the rest of their crap. Oh my goodness.
For those who cannot or do not want to listen to the link, I have found another blogger who completed the transcript of Mr. Levin's opening 15 minutes.  Congress, You Didn’t Listen To Mark During The Last Crisis, Will You Listen Now?

***UPDATE 2*** Battle Plan part II -- It Is ON


  1. Beautiful! Levin for Prez. It's time the GOP grew a pair.

  2. Unfortunately, there is not one set of cojones to be found in the halls of the house or senate (from either party). Some have their moments; West, Paul (the younger), Rubio, Bachmann, but their voices are few and far between the majority of weather vains posing as people.

    Levin's speech strikes a major positive cord, but like the fabricated speech folks wished Bush had done about those who stood with us at the start of the WOT (you must have seen it, or have had it appear in your email at least once in the past five years or so, in all its various forms), Levin's wishful thinking will sadly remain just that, wishful thinking,

    The whole cesspool that is DC (and the majority of folks working at senior levels of the bureaucracy and those holding elected office) need to be removed from their positions, and not in a nice way. I am tired of nice, nice is no longer applicable to these individuals.

  3. "The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron".
    - H. L. Mencken

    That day has come.

  4. Guy -- You may well be right. See update 2. There's still time for them to wimp out. Telephones anyone?

    Bob -- "Nobody ever lost a plug nickel underestimating the American public." variously attributed to Mencken and PT Barnum.


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