Mark Levin: Meet former Navy pilot and freshman Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine

Freshman Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine caught our attention the other day when he voiced his concerns over Republicans caving on another tax increase in the sequestration battle. Well he caught the attention of the Great One as well and was on for an interview last night.

Turns out Bridenstine is very articulate and very conservative. He’s also a Navy pilot who’s flown combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and until the day he was sworn in he was flying counter-drug missions in central and South America.



He explains to Levin why he ran in the first place and Levin was so impressed that he’s already recommending he run for the Senate when Coburn retires in 2016.

Listen below:

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Alex
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Alex

This guy is awesome. He needs to be part of the conservative insurgency in 2014.
We need more guys like him. I’m glad he caught Levin’s attention.

rapidcraft
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rapidcraft

2016 Senator then 202 President, nuff said.

Paul Leslie
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Paul Leslie

Wow – so refreshing to hear a politician speak American!

Jimbo
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Jimbo

Very well spoken indeed.

goldenprez
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goldenprez

Oh, my … to paraphrase Ronaldus Magnus, “here we go again.” Like everyone else, I think Mr. Bridenstine is currently personally impressive. However, I am not ready to vote for him for President. If one only looks at one side of a coin they will see only “heads.” There is also a “tails” side. Once again everyone, including Mark Levin, is so starved to hear anyone say something “conservative,” that whoever says what we are so desperate to hear, they are immediately declared a conservative “saint.” Tails: Mr. Bridenstine did not say anything negative about the GOP, of which he is currently a card-carrying member. Tails: Mr. Bridenstine did not say anything about “socialism,” nor about our current President being a full-blown Marxist. Tails: Mr. Bridenstine sloughed off his vote against John Boehner for Speaker. In fact, he made a point to not say anything derogatory about Mr. Boehner, even… Read more »

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

I agree.Only time will tell.Watch what they do rather than listening to their words.

goldenprez
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goldenprez

57thunderbird … By Jove, I think you’ve got it!

The second line of my signature close is not there just for show. I mean it.
Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.
This precept was taught to me in the fourth grade, in 1952, by the magnificent Mr. Mischeloff, P.S. 175.

Please check my reply to HarrietHT2, as well.

I also like your username … once owned one, and would like to own another.

Throw them all out! The status quo must go!

Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

Illegitimi non carborundum.

Barracudas Maximus.

57thunderbird
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57thunderbird

I take it all with a grain of salt.Trust is a very limited resource these days.

HarrietHT2
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HarrietHT2

These are desperate times. I suggest we edit Reagan’s well-known maxim, “trust but verify,” to state, “don’t trust until you verify.” At this point, I trust no one in elected office.

goldenprez
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goldenprez

HarrietHT2 … You are one smart lady (I assume from your username).

It is very disturbing to me that soooo mmaaaany of our brethren on this, and other, “conservative” sites, are soooo credulous.

The establishment can go into a pitch black room, place two fingers on the kneecap, and with the other hand hit the exact spot to cause the knee to jerk. They can even do it in their sleep.

Way past time for our brethren to wise up!

Throw them all out! The status quo must go!

Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

Illegitimi non carborundum.

Barracudas Maximus.

Alex
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Alex

…If he was part of the establishment he would’ve voted for Boehner. He didn’t and he’s not caving like the rest of Congress of which he’s a freshman conservative member.

Up is down and down is up I suppose.

Alex
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Alex

Here we go again. He’s not Santa Claus. Just because he didn’t touch on everything you wanted him to in one interview doesn’t mean he’s against you. The point is he voted against Boehner, he’s sticking to conservative principles and it’s irrelevant that he won’t get bothered into petty, irrelevant technicalities and sparring matches about addressing his colleagues. Actions speak louder than being distracted in feuds, he just has more class than someone like Donald Trump.
Ben Carson is also a good person. He’s a surgeon to Presidents, he can’t disclose things like who he voted for.

OneThinDime
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OneThinDime

Just called his DC office, fantastic and polite staff! Thanked him for his military service and his congressional service! I also signed up for his newsletter on his website http://bridenstine.house.gov/ . Here’s the # for others that would like to do the same. 202-225-2211

1endtimes2020
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1endtimes2020

Who could ask for anything more—except more people like him.
His reference regarding the Congress abdicating its responsibilities to the Executives, reminded me when Canada brought home its own Constitution under Prime Minister Trudeau. He removed the responsibilities of the elected members of parliament to the Supreme Court of Canada.
How many times has Congress gone to the Supreme Court of the United States for decisions on legalities?—and obeyed the court. Now we have the President saying if the Congress doesn’t pass a Bill, he will.
This slippery slope stuff has been accepted lock, stock and barrel, and it’s about time new blood was elected to bring back the responsibilities of running this country to elected representatives—no matter how ‘unimportant’ an issue is.
What a way to end this week, with some good news for a change.

deTocqueville1
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deTocqueville1

Exactly.

deTocqueville1
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deTocqueville1

How refreshing. This young man has a great future and will be a real soldier (pun intended) in the work ahead.

virginiagentleman1
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virginiagentleman1

As more men and women like Mr. Bridenstine step up and seek elective office, the better off our nation will be. Bridenstine and folks like him have already worn the nations uniform, and these days, most of them have worn the uniform in combat. What makes them so different from the shallow and vainglorious tools that now populate the Halls of Congress is that, like Mr. Bridenstine, this new breed of public servant has already honored their Constitutional oath and in doing so have stood in harms way. Very, very few now in Congress can say that. Let’s face it, for a large number of those now in office, their Constitutional oath is an encumberence, an albatross around their necks, and is something they must do in order to gain power, and accumulate wealth. Look how many of them violate and dishonor their oath every day, starting with Obama and… Read more »

korn8131
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korn8131

Thank you again my friend, for giving my thoughts words. Damn you’re good!!!

virginiagentleman1
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virginiagentleman1

Hello brother Korn! How’s the ice fishing going? I’ve still got those pictures of your ice shack that you sent me.
I’m Soooooooooooooooooo ready for the warm weather to get here and stay so that the fish will migrate back into the Cheasapeake Bay! The fresh water fishing around here is doing okay.

As for giving words to your thoughts my friend, didn’t you know that I’m psycho? WAIT! I mean psychic! Maybe both? lol VG

HarrietHT2
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HarrietHT2

Two words: John McCain. I trust none of them until they prove themselves by their votes — over time.

Pancake3
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Pancake3

Bridenstine doesn’t mince words or talk in circles. Noticed that Levin interrupted him very sparingly in effort to lead the conversation. A breath of fresh air. We need many, many more men and women with this type of thinking in Congress.

Always1776
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Always1776

Congressman Bridenstine’s point about Congress abdicating legislative authority was exactly right. For years Congress has shirked their responsibility, willingly given the Executive branch more power, and moved the actual act of governance further away from the people. THIS should be fight that conservatives fight: when un-elected bureaucratic agencies are making rules both sides lose. The argument should not be made in the context of one specific agency or regulation, though, because citizens are all too willing to cede liberty for some small measure of protection or security. The case needs to be made in the context of everyone losing their representative rights because elections have less meaning: the bureaucratic behemoth continues along regardless of which party is in the White House or controls the Congress.

unclesamnephew
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unclesamnephew

i highly recommend a article from forbes.com that the great one read aloud last night. http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/02/20/as-country-club-republicans

clockwindingdown
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clockwindingdown

Fantastic stuff!

I’m very impressed with this discussion, and Mark being quiet and letting Jim speak was simply brilliant!

We are seeing more of these wonderful people stepping up. People that see what is happening, are articulate, and are principled.

If this trend continues a few more election cycles and the pendulum will change direction.

It is amazing to hear folks like this speak. No teleprompter needed to articulate their views, how is that possible? Our POTUS will not go out and speak in an uncontrolled situation, without either questions known beforehand or simply giving a speech written for him and illuminated on a Teleprompter.

rapidcraft
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rapidcraft

Spot on and Amen!

1tootall
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1tootall

OMG! A guy with a backbone (fighter pilot) who can articulate conservative ideas!! I imagine Boehner has a bullseye with this guy’s face on it pasted on the back of his office door. I think he and Cruz could be the future here of the conservative effort. God bless this guy.

Crash_Davis
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Crash_Davis

Bridenstine actually flies the E-2C Hawkeye. We went through a portion of our flight school at about the same time in Norfolk many years ago. I didn’t really know him, but I know through others that he’s a very good man. Not sure why he’s got that picture in front of a Hornet – he probably had a tour where he got to fly other platforms. Of course the Hornet just looks a lot sexier than the old Hawkeye!

That said, I couldn’t be prouder that an E-2 guy is representing his constituents and the conservative movement like this. And he voted against Boehner for speaker. Awesome!

Joe
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Joe

I hope he stays this strong!

farmerinthedale
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farmerinthedale

A true breath of fresh air. Thank you Congressman Bridenstine for stepping up. We need at least a couple hundred more just like you in the House and sixty in the Senate. Please continue to be a strong voice for the conservative message. Thank you Mark for having him on your program and giving him the exposure.

BlueGood
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BlueGood

Mr. Bridenstine sounds very good…just sent this link to a dear friend in Oklahoma for her to distribute!

A few hundred more reps like this and America CAN turn around!

c4pfan
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c4pfan

It was nice to know that the GOP person he unseated didn’t act like other idiot Republicans that lost in the primary and helped him!

kyle m.
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kyle m.

John Sullivan is a good man. However, after a decade in the seat it was time for someone new. Both houses of Congress need term limits to turnover these politicians who inevitably lose a bit of touch with their districts and become too accustomed to “Washington think.”

bongobear
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bongobear

Couldn’t agree more regarding term limits. Making a career out of elected office is probably not what the framers had in mind.

Davidt
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Davidt

Yeah, democrats just smear and stab each other in the back. Its not frigging ” liberals/progressives”‘ its the very same Lefty Fascist ” social” democrats millions died fighting against. I’ll take a Republican over these godless, amoral Eugenics Antisemites anytime. Yes its the very same sick degenerates,perverts,rapists, mass/murderers, drug addicts and “intellectual” Rothman/Soros scum. So stop the old ” Adolf” was” Rightwing”. All Dictators are the very same sick meglomaniacs (ephasis on Maniac) and we now have BLT don’t try to deny. Our/any democrats aren’t ” Social” and are the very reason we need lots of guns. Google up the Spires $44T ” Bankster” fraud case naming 1,000’s of democrats starting with Obama on Dow. Try Orly Traits ” birther queen” and the SCOTUS on 2-15-13. Then see the 8-29-12 Klaymen certified letters to every democrat leader as guilty of Voter/Election fraud. See Pelosicare before the SCOTUS in march get… Read more »

JohnCraven
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JohnCraven

Ditto! c4pfan.

If we only had more congressmen or women like Jim Bridenstine and Michele Bachmann, you’d not hear talk from me or many others of creating an alternative conservative party to fight for us because the Big Whigs of the GOP won’t fight for us.

Alas! The Jim Bridenstine’s and Michele Bachmann’s and Allen West’s are few and far between.

John Craven
New Orleans

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