By The Right Scoop


Mark Levin was not impressed at all with RNC Chair Reince Priebus yesterday in his FNS interview with Chris Wallace, noting that Priebus doesn’t strike him as an intellectual conservative, rather a ‘superficial talking head’. His main beef with Priebus in the interview was his belief that the Republican Party needs to stand for comprehensive immigration reform in order to win elections, and from that this separation of Americans into racial groups, just like liberals do.

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  • fireme

    Yet, Levin won’t support a third party. I am finished with the RINO Party.

    • wraith67

      fireme 
      Levin is just doing cynical calculation.  A conservative party would have had to start organizing the day after the election to be ready for 2016…and there are a lot of Republicans and Libertarians that think that the social/moral issues don’t matter, if we just get the finances straight then everything will be fine – so they wouldn’t vote for some icky “conservative” group.  The problem with the thinking is that most of the problems have been caused by morally bankrupt people, and “fixing the financial situation” would never happen.  It’s all going to crash anyway, and probably violently.

      • lawngreen

        wraith67 fireme  wraith, no offense intended, but aren’t you doing a little cynical calculation yourself when you say that a 3rd aprty can’t win because it hasn’t already started? I think a 3rd party still has plenty of time to win in 2016, assuming we make it that far before total tyranny or total collapse.

        The repub party is dead meat, so what have we got to lose by starting a 3rd party? I think we could win if we started now. Or next month, or next year. There’s a favorite redneck saying, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
        Don’t defeat yourself. Don’t demoralize others who are on your side.

    • BlissTabitha

      fireme Ballot access law & the inability for a third party to get on the ballot in every state is the biggest problem we’re facing with being able to regain representation & the reason the GOP knows they can go left & there’s little we can do to send them the way of Whig.  We need to start looking at this seriously because they would have been overtaken by a viable 3rd party like the constitution party by 2012 if we didn’t have it to contend with .. Yet there’s little I’ve seen in the way of any activism when it comes to changing  this

      • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada
        • applepie101

          A third party candidate would not necessarily have to run in every state with the same party. He could be run as the presidential candidate by third parties already in existence in each state, (Independent, Conservative, Family, etc.) 
          Or she.

        • BDnSC

          applepie101 Maybe so, but how successful would that person be, even if elected, if they have no base whatsoever to lobby or leverage to get policies passed and implemented. Bills do not start in the WH and going big for the presidency is like buying a Cadillac and not having the means to put gas in it.

      • BDnSC

        BlissTabitha fireme Excellent points. I will add that we have had more success electing Tea Party candidates inside the Republican household than any other third party. Cruz, Lee, Rubio (this one may have been a mistake), Rand, Jindhal, and Haley were all elected against the odds for the most part, and definitely in spite of the GOP elites. Their ability to leverage other conservatives inside the GOP has allowed them successes, even if it is simply obstruction, that a third party could not pull off.  
        Starting from scratch with a third party will take immense time at the expense of ground already won, and will throw even more success towards the libs and progressives since the GOP vote will be split.
        Now is not the time for third party. Now is the time to build on the successes and clobber the RINOS that think we are “wacko birds”. Email the GOP weekly or daily. Tell them you will not give them a dime as long as they allow McCain, Grahamnesty, etc to continue to mouth off, Tell them you will give it to Heritage or your specific choice of a candidate.

    • SheerPolitics

      fireme  Because a 3rd party continue to allow the democrats to win. What we need to do is get a leader in there and TAKE BACK THE PARTY. GOP has become a party of a bunch of ex-democrats and progressives!

      • applepie101

        SheerPolitics fireme The problem is that the GOP is continuing to allow the democrats to win. If we insist on making it a precondition to take back the GOP before we take back the country, we are setting ourselves two difficult tasks instead of one. It’s time to step over the republican party and accept that it has become a branch of the democrat party. As such, I can never vote for them.

        • BDnSC

          applepie101 SheerPolitics fireme We have made great strides in spite of the RINOS…Cruz, Lee, Paul and there are true conservatives before them. A third party, even if successful, will have no power base once in Congress. A better approach is to tell the GOP that you will donate and give support only to the candidates that are conservative.
          By staying home you subject us all to horrific consequences like Obama’s re-election.

        • applepie101

          I didn’t say I’d stay home.

      • lawngreen

        SheerPolitics fireme  The ex-democrats and the progressives control the GOP. They have spent the last four and a half years proving that conservatives can’t take back the party.

  • tina86

    Reince is a Rino. The RNC is full of idiots. McCain and Romney went the liberal route and LOSS, but the RNC is still pushing this failed route. Now there are so called Republicans that are pushing amnesty like Hannity. Then you have Rinos like Mark Kirk, that are socially liberal.

  • LouisLaGuardiaIII

    I think it’s time for Priebus to go. Any party chairman that can royally botch a winnable election like Priebus did last year isn’t fit to be a leader. Michele Bachmann won’t be doing anything after next January, maybe she could be RNC chairperson?

    • https://sites.google.com/site/warpminesblog/ warpmine

      LouisLaGuardiaIII Forget it. Why would you want her to tarnish her good name to be associated with a bunch of losers?

  • Rshill7

    Collectively, the Republican Party is a damn fool. 
    They need to learn how to explain the difference between foolishness and wisdom, common sense versus wisdom, intelligence versus stupidity, a better life for your children versus socialism, freedom versus subjugation, economic power versus eternal stagnation, opportunity versus spirit zapping welfare, picking oneself up by their bootstraps and accomplishing whatever their dreams can imagine versus taking whatever the government is willing to toss ya’
    The Republican Party “elite” (imbecilic know-nothing, suicidal, weenies and assholes) are a big bunch of dumb ditty dumb-dumbs with their heads ever encroaching on Marx’s “Utopian”, “Arcadian” hell-hole. Someone should cite them for trespassing, then figure out an effective way to slap the crap out of them.

    • Rshill7

      What they are most proficient at is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. They are like the anti-Vince Lombardy. Coached by doofuses and dingbats. Democrat light.
      Here’s a little hint: There is no redeeming value whatsoever in the Democrat Party. You are trying to sell their stale product that’ll give the entire world food poisoning once eaten en masse. Economies are already dying from the disease, and your prescription is more poison.
      This is how you do it. “If I can make you feel about my product the way that I feel about my product, you are going to own my product.”
      The problem is, you don’t even know what your product is, was, or needs to be. You are simply bad impressionists trying to do the demmie dance. 
      In other words, YOU SUCK.
      Study at the feet of Ted Cruz. He’s the brightest star on your possible horizon and you all are a cloud filled sky trying to obscure him. Guess what. You can’t. Lead, follow or get out of the way. Hop on the train or get run over by it.

      • PVG

        Rshill7 Love your comments!!

        • Rshill7

          PVG Rshill7 
          Yay!

        • NYGino

          Rshill7  Selling is the art of transferring feelings and the difference between a salesman and a con artist is the salesman believes in what he is feeling.

      • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

        Rshill7Lead, follow or get out of the way. Hop on the train or get run over by it.
         I go for the last option.

      • lawngreen

        Rshill7   I can hear the sizzling. That’s a well-done steak there, Rshill. You cooked ‘em good. :)

    • BlissTabitha

      Rshill7 Funny your comment sounds a lot like what I was trying to get across on twitter a little earlier today.. (In as much as one can tweet).. lol
      https://twitter.com/BlissTabitha/status/341691620481171457
      They think it’s conservatism that’s killing the GOP but it’s their slide left that’s keeping the base from turning out to vote for the idiots.

      • Rshill7

        BlissTabitha Rshill7 
        Correct :-)

        • NYGino

          Rshill7 BlissTabitha   By Jove she’s got it.

      • lawngreen

        Good tweet! Concise and accurate.

  • Wiggy111

    The lazy route is to sign on to whatever the dems want rather than articulate principles that will result in prosperity.

    • https://sites.google.com/site/warpminesblog/ warpmine

      Wiggy111 The concensus is that they cannot find the correct way to articulate a position. It’s worse than that now, they can find a position to articulate it rather than DemonRat lite. They’ve all adopted the Tory party’s position in Britain, “We can manage the disaster better than them”. Just won’t cut it folks, the party is finito.

      • The Sentinel

        warpmine Wiggy111 
        Excellent point!

    • lawngreen

      Wiggy111   Lazy and – they think – safe. The GOP lacks intelligence and courage. If they couldn’t move around we wouldn’t be sure they were alive.

  • SheerPolitics

    Did anyone see Neil Cavuto today? If Scoop can find this, it would be good to post. He had some GOP wonk on who was basically endorsing Chris Christie for president. Her take was the GOP didn’t have a problem with conservatives, it was winning over independents and moderates. Same song, 3rd verse–they keep thinking they have to have someone to appeal to moderates (as if McCain and Romney weren’t liberal enough)! Excuse me but you DO have a problem with getting out the conservatives to vote, but obviously you don’t CARE about the conservatives, you want the GOP to be democrat-lite.

    • No_BlahBlah

      SheerPolitics Don’t go over to PowerLine and say something like that!
      You will quickly be educated about how ignorant and backward conservatives are because they don’t understand the electoral process.
      It’s about buying votes idjits!
      Not standing on fundamental principles that support the Rule of Law.

  • BearNJ

    Americans despise this open borders
    nonsense. The GOP wants to expand its base. Let me clue them in fighting amnesty is a winner. You can become the defender
    of the working poor, legal Hispanic immigrants who lfor example who lose their
    construction jobs to illegal workers and defend black men who have a
    15% unemployment rate.
    I know the Democrats want more new
    voters. I have no idea why a Republican party wants to hand its
    opposition 7-10 million new voters. The GOP establishment is
    clueless. If they follow GOP will split into an opposition third
    party. The DC establishment has no clue how furious the base is with
    the Rove losers, the failed consultants, Frank Lunz and the entire
    crew. The GOP establishment is feckless and has no principles. The
    Bush/Rove/Rockefeller Rino wing stand for nothing but getting elected
    so that they control the purse strings.
     Do you think the the Democrats
    would support legislation that would provide the GOP with 7-10
    million new voters? Of course not, they play to win. Our guys with
    Priebus  actually believe we lost because we’re not diverse. They ignore for a fact that the Tea Party has elected minority candidates
    in the South and Southwest. The Tea Party gave us hispanic senators in Cruz , rubio and two Indian Governors (Haley and Jindal)
    and two African Americans (now senator T Scott and former rep Allen
    west) all won in the South and South west over GOP establishment
    favored WHITE candidates. Conservatives vote on limited
    constitutional government, private property rights, the rule of law,
    individual freedom and a strong national defense. We don’t care what
    the color of that politician. It’s why the Left so savagely attacks
    black and woman conservatives.
    The Tea Party and Conservative gave them the House in 2010 my rising up on its own. Preibus blew a layup election by not mobilizing his base. Yet we have to listen to losers like him and Rove and follow THEM to victory after their epic failure. Denial is not just a river in Egypt.  I have never seen a party that has
    less respect for its base and want to annul its votes. Preibus is a loser who can’t articulate his way out of a paper bag. He should be fired. As long as the Rinos have contyrol the GOP will stand for nothing.

    • lawngreen

      BearNJ   Very well said, Bear. The GOP is a foul swamp of compromise.

  • MiltonBassHayek

    Save us the trouble. Merge the two parties. There is no difference. Unfortunately, it’s time for a 3rd party, a TEA PARTY. I

    • lawngreen

      MiltonBassHayek Check out the Constitutional Freedom Party. I just joined. I read the Mission Statement and agreed with everything in it. I could see no justification for not joining a party which believes what I believe, in a time when we desperately need a genuinely American party. It’s not what you’d call a big party, but it can grow. The basic, bedrock American beliefs are all there.
      http://cfp4us.org/

  • Judges718

    How is the inane incompetent facile Reince Priebus still the face of the Republican party?  I am too disgusted by this performance to comment further.  I can’t articulate how I feel without the use of highly colorful language.

  • TIMERUNNERSC

    We should never honor men more than truth.

    • lawngreen

      TIMERUNNERSC  Well said!

  • MrLTavern

    Heinz Shortbus, like the rest of the republican establishment, stands for nothing.

    • applepie101

      MrLTavern I like your Common Sense Talk. Keep it coming!

  • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

    “The party of the 100 percent” yet they’re the first ones to throw anyone who believes Social issues, true Conservatism and standing on the Constitution under the bus, calling us divisive and bigoted.
    The numbers on deportation have been fudged, but that’s beside the point.  They haven’t got a freaking clue what’s in the gang’s bill.  We DO NOT NEED REFORM! We need to enforce the LAWS already there you PUTZ! You won’t read the bill, you won’t listen to those who tell you what’s in it, and you won’t listen to the people who it will effect you jackwagon! 
    I’m so tired of the GOP. They stink. Levin- please, get on board will you- 3rd Party!!  These people don’t give a crap about the Paul and Paulette Reveres.

    • kong1967

      AmericanborninCanada I’m with you.  I rejected a third party for a long time, going for the idea of voting in Tea Party candidates by the truckload and swallowing the Republican party whole (reforming it).  I figured the establishment would get the picture and realize that if they don’t return to conservatism then their days are numbered, but instead they set out to destroy who we elect in our own par;ty!!
      I will push for the R’s to do the right thing until such day we have a better option, but I am not going to consider myself part of it any more.  Third party, let’s go.

      • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

        kong1967 Kong, are you still on twitter? If you are, follow us ! @CFP4US

        • kong1967

          AmericanborninCanada  I haven’ been going to Twitter.  I will go there and follow that address, though, for when I do return.

  • kong1967

    Why don’t these a-holes take on the issues that need to be dealt with in order to restore some of what the founding fathers intended?  Everything they decide to deal with is for self motivated reasons…..(winning elections).

    • lawngreen

      kong1967   Both parties are trying to achieve total control of the peasants so they can live the eltist dream in privilege and luxury, be bowed to, and never have to worry about another election and never have to work another minute.
      I would say “never have to work another day”, but I don’t believe they work a full day now, except on the campaign trail.

  • The Sentinel

    RNC Chair Reince Priebus is not the right man for the job. He has a small mind and he caters to the establishment GOP, he maintains a moderate platform, he’s in league with questionable people (Karl Rove?) and he offers small platitudes not real ideas or American values. He’s a “yes” man and a manipulator.
    I don’t like him or trust him one bit. He’s a watered down Rahm Emmanuel.

    • lawngreen

      The Sentinel That’s why he was chosen. Just like carney – chosen to do a job,and they do it.

  • CalCoolidge

    Wallace, the typical liberal, appoints himself the universal spokesman for a “class” who are apparently mildness robots who will either like what he says they must like or dislike what he says the must dislike. 
    This Priebus is not better.  He’s a Republicrat who also thinks Hispanicss are  he can disguise Republicans as Democrats  and trick these fools into voting for R instead of D.

  • ChrisDias

    200% party!

  • The Sentinel

    The only immigration reform I would support right now is piecemeal.
    Start with a secure border… and we can go from there.
    Reince sounds like a fool.

    • harryojam

      The Sentinel  My plan is better, Secure the Border, the start “Operation Wet Back II”, deport6 them all.  Ike did it and the world didn’t end.  No more press one for English bull shit.

  • tina86

    There is officially no difference between the Republican and Democrat Party.

  • BDnSC

    We would be far better off trying to win the “young” voter as opposed to this POS bill that will alienate the core of the party.
    I have no problem with legal immigration. I have a big problem with illegal immigration.
    BTW, how long have we heard the hyperbole form these idiots saying we need to garner more black votes? This bill will be a huge hit to the younger Black employment numbers. So Reince, how the hell is this a positive?

  • Longiron

    Where is the surprise here? The RNC and the DNC are all about big gov’t except the DEMS have more courage and are smarter about it. This immigration bill will kill the GOP and the country BUT I do not as of yet heard Mark say anything about his good buddy Orin Hatch or RUBIO whom supports this immigration bill ???? Take the blinders off Mark the RNC is no surprise to any conservative !!!!!

  • PaulLeslie

    This is why after a life-long commitment to the republican party, at 66 I chose to no longer support them.  I now will only support individual republicans who are true conservatives.  There are so many RINOs and progressives in the party that I no longer feel they support the Constitution or represent me.

  • lawngreen

    Welcome to the party, pal.

  • mder4thegov

    Priebus is a flat-out liar: I recall when conservatives wanted to know if Gov. Palin would be speaking at the convention, he looked right into the camera and said something to the efect, ” people will be quite pleased at Gov. Palin’s appearance at the convention”, which turned out to be nothing more than a fund-raising ploy.
    Reince Priebus is exactly what’s wrong with the republican party…he’s democrat-lite.

  • DanaZZGarcia

    I’m glad to see ML despises Preibus as much as I do. Why is he still in charge of the GOP after the miserable performance last Nov?