MARK LEVIN: Republicans should buy prime time TV spot to explain truth about fiscal cliff directly to the people

Many are saying that Republicans will be blamed if taxes increase on all Americans and because of that Levin believes the Republicans need to bypass free media and take the truth about the Democrats and the ‘fiscal cliff’ directly to the American people. He says that only one of 3 people – Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, or Ted Cruz – should deliver that message during a 15-30 minute prime time slot. And he says they should practice it until they have it perfect.

He explains:

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56 thoughts on “MARK LEVIN: Republicans should buy prime time TV spot to explain truth about fiscal cliff directly to the people

  1. R’s will always be blamed for any and all of the disasters the D’s create; doesn’t make any difference how big or small the D created disasters are or are claimed to be…its the New Progressive way.

  2. Yes, yes and yes. Knowing the Republicans if they do buy a prime time spot to explain to Americans what the main stream media won’t……….they will probably hire the same idiots who ran ads for Romney and some of the others. We know how that worked out.

    I want to see graphs and plain speak not the usual political BS. They are so fricking useless when it comes to communication.

    If I could see the AD and it actually explained things I’d contribute to it’s running on TV. A dollar a piece from about a million or more conservatives should cover it nicely.

  3. God bless Mark Levin, he is right. The republicans should buy ad space or have commentaries on fair and balanced news media explaining this fiscal cliff that is turning into a grand canyon.

  4. I am so sick of hearing about the Clinton tax rates. Does anyone realize the economic status this country was in when Clinton took over? Does anyone realize that Clinton was surf boarding on the economic policies of Ronald Regan. This were growing, not shrinking. Unemployment was going down no up. Incomes were going up not down. Every indicator was moving in the right direction when Clinton was taking over. Things are much different now and the Clinton policies would be an absolute failure if they installed them now.

  5. I don’t think there are many people left in the American public who care anything about what the Republicans think or believe or want the rest of us to believe.

    You talk about a credibility problem–These republicans are dead in the water. The Demo vermin show up at Boehner’s office and bless them all for showing that weak phony peacock their bare rear ends.

    Next week those of us who were befooled and befouled by the same smug and arrogant bastards should do the same.

  6. Great idea – but!!!

    Firstly – make that no more than 15 minutes, ten would be better.
    The reason is that people’s attention span is too short, You can hold them for ten, perhaps 15 minutes, but not longer.

    Second – simplify it so it can fit into these 10/15 minutes. Use nice graphs. There are good film- and video makers out there who can do this. Have the Great One write the script.

    Third – don’t use Paul Ryan, he’s now perceived -unfairly or not – as loser. Don’t use Rubio, he’s damaged goods for many conservatives already. (Not that he’d do it, the Bushes would forbid it …). Don’t use Ted Cruz – he’s not got the gravitas yet and is unknown.
    Use someone like Sen DeMint, who has the gravitas, or use a Congressman known for a razor-sharp brain who can deliver and sell an impressive speech.
    Like, ahem, Trey Gowdy.

    Do it that way, and you have a winner.

  7. Sorry mark, that would take initiative and strength of character. Also backbone. It’s not gonna happen. Republicans are to weak and easily maneuvered.

  8. I think Mark Levin is right. The Republicans need to take this right to the American people and not let obama pin this on them.

  9. In the end, the republic will fall, not because the leftist enemies were so formidable, but because its defenders kept putting their faith in the republican party to save it. You’re leaning on a broken reed, Mr. Levin, if you know what I mean.

  10. If they would have bought the 15-30 minute spot the night before the election, Romney might have actually pulled the whole thing off and none of this would necessary.


    The GOP Needs to do this ASAP.

    Also they should do it REGULARLY.

    Of the Three, honestly I pick Ted Cruz.

  12. Meh. Well, Mark makes a good point regarding the media exposure we won’t get, and I suppose that could be the only major reason to do this. However, Showbama will just hire James Cameron and Steven Spielberg to manufacture the Dumbocratic response, and Tom Hanks will win the day.

  13. When someone does this, they have to remember to put it in terms the public will understand. Trillions means nothing to them. Address their own pocketbooks and what it takes for their own budget. Plus, no bad-mouthing the Dems. Let the Dems do it to themselves with their actions. The public doesn’t want demonizing. Let the Dems do the demonizing and watch how they squirm when the cliff hits the fan.

    People will understand that. They have been lied to for too long now. We need to break the LameStream right along with Obama and his crew. That’s the only way it will work.

  14. Perot’s purchased TV time was very effective in explaining what was going on. Of course, not enough people bought into it. Too bad they didn’t listen. I think Mark is spot on.

  15. It is time to make a large LARGE statue of Joe Wlson and every time ANY politician speaks an un-truth anywhere CALL OUT THE LIE.
    The American people want the truth, and they can handle the truth
    The absolute reason that the Republicans lose is they do not want to “seem mean” and do not call out the lie.
    All repbulicans should call out the lies every day every hour, and by that name
    Call. The. Lies .Out. Everytime.
    All day and everyday and night if need be
    That is what works, it sinks in, and Truth Resonates.
    It takes very little “spalinin” for people to get Truth. Especially when it is told over and over and over and over and over and over.
    The democrat machine hones its verions of facts, and talks about them, and gets the media to play them again and again and again
    Every republican who speaks to any group, on any show, to any reporter, any time and any where has to start out with the fact that Amerians ARE BING LIED TO, and then simply explain in 45 or 60 seconds why.
    And do it every day, everywhere, over and over.
    The message will get through the media and get to the people

  16. May I suggest Gingrich, he has very good oration skills, the ability to captivate an audience,no good connection with the good ol boys republicans, and good reasoning skills.

  17. The Republicans need to get out in front of the Democrats. It’s not like the Dems are blindsiding anyone…they are obvious and the Republicans should see their traps coming a mile away. The Democrats are making their path very plain and putting out plenty of roadsigns. Instead of “heading them off at the pass”, Republicans just look bewildered and shrug and look around like they haven’t got a clue. They make me think of the people in Atlas Shrugged who look around and say “It’s not MY fault!”…sheesh

    Come on, Republicans! We know you are smarter than that!

  18. You won’t hear anything honest and noble from Boehner and his cronies. They want to use the so-called Fiscal Cliff for their own purposes. The fiscal cavortings of Wall Street, K Street and Pennsylvania Avenue are unconscionable and at our expense.

  19. Any politicians not telling America the simple truths about our mortal debt has sold out – has made a deal with the globalists to be part of what replaces the sovereign government.

    I really am having trouble believing we are not already past the point of no return and we are now watching Hussein and company negotiating our role in the new order.

    – For every 1.65 employed persons in the private sector, 1 person receives welfare assistance.
    – For every 1.25 employed persons in the private sector, 1 person receives welfare assistance or works for the government.

    The punchline: 110 million privately employed workers; 88 million welfare recipients and government workers and rising rapidly.

    …………. “the very top of America’s social order steals from the middle class each and every day. Now we finally know that the very bottom of the entitlement food chain also makes out like a bandit compared to that idiot American who actually works and pays their taxes.

    One can only also hope that in addition to seeing their disposable income be eaten away by a kleptocratic entitlement state, that the disappearing middle class is also selling off its weaponry. Because if it isn’t, and if it finally decides it has had enough, the outcome will not be surprising at all: it will be the same old that has occurred in virtually every revolution in the history of the world to date.

    But for now, just stick head in sand, and pretend all is good. Self-deception is now the only thing left for the entire insolvent entitlement-addicted world.”

    In other News………………
    Gun, Ammo Sales Skyrocket in Wake of Obama Reelection

    1. We may be past the point of no return, but we must still try, in order to find reason and sanity in our world and attempt to save the Republic. In the meantime, be sure to learn how to be a survivalist (guns, food, water purification, energy). And remember, the only precious metal is lead.

  20. Sorry, Rubio does NOT have my vote and never will. He’s a snake and I’ve saying so since he’s been sponsoring big government bills, defending Romney and pushing for Amnesty.

    I vote for McCain and vowed NEVER AGAIN…then because of Obama I voted for Romney. That was it. fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. No more RINO votes left in me.

  21. It would take insanity for a political party to condemn its base, yet Mitts did it to the Tea Party at the convention. The Establishment did it crushing serious Constitutionalists in the primaries and now attempting to squash conservative radio.

    The GOP needs to be disolved. Since they have alreadu forfieted the ;14 elections with Boehner’s selection and the ’16 elections with jeb bush that gives us Americans about 5 years to promote a National candidate for POTUS.

    This is one programn I agree with The Punk (POTUS), get rid of the Kommiecratlites

  22. …why don’t the GOP just say , “Here you go Obama everything you want.” Then let the chips of DESTRUCTION fall right onto his lap then that way Obama and his minions would be exposed for who they really are , TYRANNICAL MARXIST STOOGES of the NWO.”

  23. What Mark doesn’t realize is that only a few Repubs, including his three candidates, actually want something different than Obama. Most can’t wait to grab more tax dollars from the public and spend more money. That includes John Boehner, the second most dangerous man in the country right behind the president. Boehner is a big government loving tax and spender and cannot wait to surrender and vilify the true patriots in his party that are trying to stop this madness.

  24. They should start by saying that this insurmountable $600 billion fiscal cliff is actually just a rut in the road to distract us from the fiscal black hole. And…that US Debt is actually 87 Trillion Dollars and absolutely NOTHING is being done about it.

    From Chris Cox former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Bill Archer former chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee.

    “the actual liabilities of the federal government — including Social Security, Medicare, and federal employees’ future retirement benefits — already exceed $86.8 trillion, or 550 percent of GDP,” Cox and Archer write.

    “Were American policy makers to have the benefit of transparent financial statements prepared the way public companies must report their pension liabilities, they would see clearly the magnitude of the future borrowing that these liabilities imply. Borrowing on this scale could . . . bankrupt the entire federal government.”

  25. Yes this is a great idea. We need to express our ideas and concerns very concisely as many people just don’t get it and they believe everything the MSM feeds them. We need to control the narrative, control it, and educate the public!! Wish Romney had done that. MSM is just like public education, they are both free and look what you get for free.

    Pay for your political announcements, and pay for private education (or homeschool) and you have control and get better product.

  26. That would take leadership with character, guts and determination domething neither party has a clue about. The constant lies and deceptions from the anti-American left has the RINOs looking for a place to hide. Its like watching ObamaClaus attack a bunch of bobble-headed dolls.

  27. As Jake Tapper said comparing the fiscal cliff to the saw movies, “You have to either cut off your arm or die” So they will cut off their arm.

    Does anyone know how much it costs for a 15-30 minute prime-time tv spot, one that isn’t on Foxnews? If it’s on foxnews it would just be shrugged off and ignored.

  28. Had Mitt Romney done that – bought 30 minutes of prime time to make his case and debunk all the democrat talking points – he most likely would have been announcing his cabinet sometime this week.

    Republicans seem to believe that if we wait long enough people will figure it out. Here is a newsflash to the GOP: People are dumb!!!! they don’t figure things out so just buy what the last guy is selling.

    1. In 2008 BHO did just that and bought out a 30 minute info-mercial type of ad just before the election on all the MSM media. It seems that it worked for him too, albeit the MSM was all-in for him too! That’s one of the reasons we got here. Now we have to undo that by fighting back ! Levin’s idea of doing the same thing might, if repeatedly done, might be a way of fighting back effectively.

    2. Romney didn’t have it in him. He was a moderate liberal who thought screaming I’ll create jobs was all voters wanted to hear. He had the National stage and never used it to his advantage. Voters were overwhelmingly against Obamacare but Romney couldn’t use it effectively because he was still enamored with his own version. Just a clear explanation to the uninformed about Obamacare alone would have really increased his chances. Death panels, higher taxes, employer laying off workers, stealing from Medicare to pay for it. The list is long and it would have been very effective. We tried to pull him over the finish line but without his help it didn’t work out.

  29. If it were ever to happen I vote for Cruz. However, don’t think it will because the GOP doesn’t have the courage to do what is necessary to pin the tail on the donkey. Besides, I could see it now; Boehner and McConnell together trying to make their case. Yikes, one more fiasco.

    1. I agree with you Ted Cruz would be perfect. He is senator elect not sworn in yet. Rubio is a DC insider who forgot that if it wasn’t for the Tea Party he would not be a senator and Ryan nor Rubio don’t have the cherisma that Cruz has

  30. This move by Obama in conjunction with Boehner will only result in one thing— DESTROYING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY! Boehner does not understand the one basic principle that republicans have always held is no taxes. We have plenty of examples, of what happens when Republicans spend too much and raise taxes after saying that they would not! George H.W. Bush with his no new tax pledge and the loss of the loss of Republican Senate and House seats in 2006 when George W. Bush was President. I cannot beleive that we have the dumbest man as speaker of the house. Some one needs to tell him that Obama’s goal-objective is to destroy the Republican party to clear the fiels for the next democrat President whether Hilary or whom ever. Boehner wake you are being played.

  31. I heard this on the radio earlier and I said BINGO! NAILED IT!

    But the only thing I would add is that this needs to happen regularly; and on a variety of topics. And it needs to be “dumbed down” for the average American.

  32. Mark, write that speech!! Most people don’t even know what the fiscal cliff IS, much less what it will mean to them PERSONALLY ! Prime time – say preempting the evening news, might be the only way to get it out there without the afreets of the MSM from stepping all over it.

    1. A big part of the fiscal cliff is the failure of Congress to pass a budget in over 3 years. Maybe we should fail and start over. Let Congress work for their money, they do nothing, but spend our money and waste it on pork. And stop cuts to the defense budget as well, we are in need of security in these tumultuous times where terrorist cells are forming all over the US. Cut the pork, that is where the cuts are needed.

  33. Mark Levin is on to something. It’s time for this adminstration to own this tax folly. Call it the Obama recession, the Obama tax increases and the Obama debt load. Plaster his name all over it.

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