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Mark Levin to Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels: ‘You’re not presidential’

On Tuesday, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels declined to support a Republican-sponsored right-to-work bill that had sent Indiana House Democrats out of the state, like Wisconsin Democrats, to avoid a possible vote. And that’s not being well received by some conservative leaders.

On his Tuesday evening program, conservative talk show host Mark Levin explained why he wasn’t supporting Daniels. Levin said despite Daniels’ splash on the scene and his reluctance to tackle social issues, this latest gesture was something to take notice of.

“Mitch Daniels, almost out of nowhere, the governor of Indiana shows up at CPAC … he’s introduced by George Will, he’s promoted as this great candidate for president,” Levin said. “Of course he says you social conservatives park it and sit down. That’s not key right now. What’s key right now is the fiscal stuff – oh, OK.”

Levin pointed out that Daniels has been called “Reagan-esque,” but said he isn’t demonstrating an ability to multitask.

“But Mitch Daniels, he’s standing right up there — very Reagan-esque, isn’t he?” Levin said. “He’s got other priorities and he can’t chew gum and walk at the same time. He warned his party late last year against pursuing the so-called right-to-work legislation, right? Well he agreed with it philosophically, he said it was a big issue that needed a statewide debate. We don’t quite get it do we?”

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According to the conservative talk show host, there were “phonies out there pushing him” and that as a longtime aide to Indiana Republican Sen. Richard Lugar, considered to be a RINO (Republican in name only) by some, he’s not to be trusted.  Despite Daniels’s service in the Reagan administration, Levin questioned his “Reaganite” credentials.

“Now he may be good for Indiana the way [New Jersey Gov.] Christie may be good for New Jersey but that’s not good enough,” he said. “Good enough is an articulate, confident, conservative voice that whenever confronted with tyranny, speaks of liberty. That whenever confronted with lawlessness, speaks of the Constitution. He doesn’t compartmentalize issues because that tells me that he’s not a Reaganite. That he’s not a conservative.”

And now in this preliminary stage, some GOP presidential hopefuls would get a little “x” by their names, and some were getting a “check,” according to Levin.

“Mr. Daniels, you get a little ‘x,’” he said. “You’re too weak. You don’t see the full horizon. You’re ready to battle on some turf, but on way too much you’re ready to surrender the turf. You should be speaking out in defense of your fellow governor from Wisconsin and you’re not. You should be encouraging exactly what the legislature is doing in — Indiana, to attract more and more enterprise and create more jobs but you’re not. That’s why you’re not presidential. Like I say, you may be a great governor. I don’t know. I don’t live in Indiana but I do live in the United States and you get a little ‘x’ next to your name.”

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  • USC

    From what I read about Mitch Daniels is that he is another supreme RINO who happens to be strong on on some of the fiscal issues, but we don’t need and cannot afford to have another supreme GB-2 type PC-RINO or supreme liberal PC RINO in the White House !!!

    That’s why we got rid of the liberal RINO’s Bob Bennet in Utah and Mike Castle in Delaware !!!

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie does not support the AZ SB 1070 law !!!
    http://24ahead.com/chris-christie-supports-immigration-reform-aka-amnesty

    Christie does not support the repeal of Obamacare, and won’t sign New Jersey onto the 26 Conservative States efforts to repeal Obamacare !!!

    Chris Christie supports Cap and Tax in New Jersey !!!
    http://nj.gov/globalwarming/
    http://www.rggi.org

    Chris Christie supports immigration “reform” (aka amnesty) !!!

    N.J. U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie is an illegal-alien supporter !!!
    http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/007660.html

  • jduvall2816

    I think this whole argument can be summed up fairly easily. If Mark Levin can tell us all the name of a Governor who has accomplished more for the Conservative movement than Mitch Daniels. I’d like to hear it. In regards to Daniels record compared to Sarah Palin, Daniels has a record spanning 7 years in office……While I like Sarah Palin’s values and love for family, God, and country, she’s only got a Governor’s record that spans 2 years. If you look at their accomplishments side-by-side Mitch wins unquestionably. It’s not even close. He’s accomplished more than Chris Christie has…again, look at a side-by-side comparison and it isn’t close. Compared to Huckabee….their not comparable as Mitch’s record shines in comparison. If you’re an honest thinker and base your opinions on reality and fact Daniels has the strongest conservative record in the Presidential field. Period.

    Here’s some of the major accomplishments:

    - He’s balanced the budget every year in office
    - Helped Indiana achieve the lowest property tax in the country
    - Indiana has the fewest number of state employees per capita
    - He took the Indiana Toll Road (an entity that was costing taxpayers roughly 2-3 Billion annually) and brokered a deal that pocketed hundreds of billions of “ready cash” for use exclusively on infrastructure projects while mandating the new leasee use Indiana road crews for repairs, Indiana employees for the toll collection and Indiana officers to patrol the toll road.
    - Before the Right to Work blew up the legislative session he would have been able to reform the Indiana education system allowing taxpayers dollars to be used to give kids an option to go to private schools (including religeous schools)
    - Before the Right to Work blew up the legislative session he would have passed a Bill that reformed Indiana’s archaic Local Government system (Townships) saving taxpayers millions in unproductive and inefficient spending

    I’m willing to consider arguments for other candidates, but I can’t find anyone more accomplished or qualified for what needs done on a national level.

    • USC

      Why isn’t Indiana Governor RINO Mitch Daniels doing all that he can to back up his fellow Republican Governor in Wisconsin Scott Walker ???

      Why has RINO Daniels taken the Right to Work Bill off the table ???

      Why has RINO Daniels backed down on that bill if the Republican controlled Indiana Congress wants to vote on that bill ???

      Read this highly revealing story about the supreme anti-American GB-2-type RINO’s Mitch Daniels and Rick Perry.

      And why RINO’s are so bad for the USA and Conservatives in general !!!

      We must beat Obama now-2012 and beyond,

      But make sure to pay attention to who are our enemies within. The anti-American RINO’s within the Republican Party !!!

      Watch out for RINO politicians,candidates, and government officials who call themselves “fiscal conservatives” or who are called “fiscal conservatives”,

      by; Republican, RINO, and even Conservative; radio-tv political-news talk show hosts, commentators, and guests on their shows !!!

      Daniels sold the Indiana Turnpike to some Spanish Government owned companies and banks as part of his privatization scheme and ever since its condition has deteriorated while toll rates have risen !!!

      Privatization is about maximizing profit at the expense of service and/or quality.

      If Mitch Daniels wanted to privatize the Indiana Turnpikes why didn’t he only let USA; owned, run, and employed companies bid on the massive multi-billion-SSS contracts-projects !?!?!

      In the case of those type of highly anti-American and pro-NWO-UN-EU
      big Spanish-government-controlling USA-major-highways-toll-roads deals-projects, thary are about privatization.

      Which in these cases they are all about maximizing profits at the expense of service and/or quality, and most importantly the eventual complete loss of US sovereignty to the NWO-UN-EU, etc.!!!.

      So that shows that Mitch Daniels is a complete traitorous RINO. Those big EU-Spain-controlling USA-major-turnpike-toll-roads deals-projects are highly anti-American and pro-NWO-UN-EU !!!

      And are all part of traitorous RINO George Bush-2′s NWO-UN-EU plan to unite Mexico the Unbited States and Canada into one corporate usurping zone with no borders, one currency, and with no more USA sovereignty !!!

      That would be overrun by Mexican trucks which would continue to flood the United States with an even more massive amount of goods and products from; China, Japan, Asia, India, Mexico, Germany, OPEC, Venezuela, etc. !!!

      That is what the Texans fought Rick Perry on for years and have so far managed to block him from doing most of the TTC NWO-UN-EU-Spain-controlled major-turnpikes-highways-toll-roads projects that he was trying to force upon them !!!

      It’s not completely resolved, Perry would still like to push it all through if he could through Executive Orders, but he has and is still getting alot of opposition on the Texas Transcontinental Corridor TTC – highways-toll-roads projects from Texans and from other US citizens from around the country !!!

      Take note that if Mitch Daniels allowed that kind of a traitorous anti-American NWO-UN-EU-Spain-controlling-US-majhor-highways-toll-roads project deal in Indiana.

      Than Daniels is a GB-2 type big-corporation and self-serving supreme RINO, that we must all be; highly suspicious of, very weary about, and must watch out for !!!

  • Rachel Maddow

    Chris Christie can beat him…Allen West can beat him…hell, even Sarah Palin could beat him given his asinine handling of the economy to date.

    • USC

      From what I read about Mitch Daniels is that he is another supreme RINO who happens to be strong on fiscal issues, but we don’t need and cannot afford to have another supreme GB-2 type PC-RINO or supreme liberal PC RINO in the White House !!!

      That’s why we got rid of the liberal RINO’s Bob Bennet in Utah and Mike Castle in Delaware !!!

      Haley Barbour is too much of a mainstream Republican. I’m not sure if he’s a RINO or a neocon, but he’s probably a good old RINO !!!

      He comes right out and says it in his interviews that he’s very proud of his record as a non-stop carreer government lobbyist !!!

      He will not do what needs to be done to the Federal Reserve, put hefty tarrifs on Chinese and other Asian countries goods and products, to drasticly rebalance

      our massively imbalanced foreign free trade deficits or just stop importing so much from those countries altogether and make the goods and products here in the USA.

      He won’t do those kinds of Tea Party things !!!

      He’s a go along to get along mainstream Republican.

      Jim DeMint, Donald Trump, Ron Paul, Steve King, Rand Paul, Mike Pence, Pat Buchanan, etc., are much more like what we need to transform and save this country !!!

      And now we must also realize that the same applies to all around supreme RINO Chris Christie who also happens to be tough on alot of the fiscal issues.

      But he’s not tough at all on the most expensive major issue of all of them. The one that costs the US taxpayers 100′s of billions of SSS per year and increases all kinds of disasterous US-bankrupting-destroying crimes in the USA exponentially.

      The cost of the larcenously-criminally-inclined-entrenched illegal-alien invaders-marauders-hordes !!!

      New Jersey Governor Chris Christie does not support the AZ SB 1070 law !!!
      http://24ahead.com/chris-christie-supports-immigration-reform-aka-amnesty

      Christie does not support the repeal of Obamacare, and won’t sign New Jersey onto the 26 Conservative States efforts to repeal Obamacare !!!

      Chris Christie supports Cap and Tax in New Jersey !!!
      http://nj.gov/globalwarming/
      http://www.rggi.org

      Chris Christie supports immigration “reform” (aka amnesty) !!!

      N.J. U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie is an illegal-alien supporter !!!
      http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/007660.html

  • Rostov

    It occurred to me after pondering about why Mark Levin might not think Daniels is presidential… that it might have something to do with John Stewart or John ‘Lebowitz’ as Mark calls him…

    you see, as we know Levin is an ethnic Jew who often takes umbrage with Jews who appear to be ashamed with their Jewishness… well, Levin’s unrelenting attacks on Daniels (who would make a formidable presidential candidate) might have to do with the fact that he is part Arab… even though Daniels is a Christian… and ‘his paternal grandparents were Christian immigrants from Syria…

    Daniels himself is ethnically Arab who has worked with and has been honored by the Arab-American Institute and given the 2011 Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service.’

    Therefore, Levin doesn’t want him in the White House… this is the most rational explanation I can come up with for Levin’s unrelenting treatment of Daniels who ought to be a contending front runner.

    • Rachel Maddow

      Actually Rostov, it is the crack pipe jutting out of your lower jaw that is a great indicator that your conspiracy theories are really pipe dreams.

      We know that you are actually a DumbasCrap who wants Obama to be re-elected. A pencil-neck like Daniels doesn’t have a chance, so, of course, you want him to run.

      • Rostov

        Well, Rachel Maddow, why don’t you tell me who can beat Obama… because as it stands Romney is the front runner… he has zero competition in NH… do you think governor pro-choice, RomneyCare is going to beat Obama? And if Palin why isn’t she showing up on teh radar in Iowa or NH?

        • Rachel Maddow

          Chris Christie can beat him…Allen West can beat him…hell, even Sarah Palin could beat him given his asinine handling of the economy to date.

          • Rostov

            I bet you could beat him Maddow.

      • partymanrandy

        Yeah, Daniels is a stupid pencil neck. We need one of the popular kids to run.

        We can’t have nerds who actually accomplish things and have a fantastic resume. Freaking nerds!

        Ogre out!

  • partymanrandy

    The Sean Hannity Show: For when you need a break from the intellectual depth of Rush Limbaugh.

    The Mark Levin Show: For when you can’t find a station that carries Hannity.

    • des1

      We have Limbaugh, Hannity, then Levin on back to back (with one break in the afternoon drive). It’s like a ocean of catch-phrases and certitude.

      • partymanrandy

        Hopefully we can still talk Christine O’Donnell into running. A REAL conservative. Someone conservative enough to call Obama the communist muslim that he is.

        • des1

          I can’t find it anymore, but one of our former members linked to the most hysterical videos about her using the robots on Xtranormal.com. It was just like the great global warming one, except the dolt in the conversation just kept repeating, “I want to vote for the REAL Conservative.” It was a perfect parody because it really was every conversation I’d ever had with an O’Donnell fan.

  • notalone

    Mark Levin is one of the best but wish he would stop dividing and try to start uniting. The more this fighting goes on the bigger the division becomes and that basically guarantees a second term of barry boy. We have one last chance or at least I hope we do to get it right – barry boy is going to be very hard to defeat and all those that say anyone or anything can beat him needs to return from fantasyland.

  • libertyatstake

    Daniels lost me when he declined to give hearty chase to the Democrat deserters who fled the state. That was fundamental – and Daniels failed.

    d(^_^)b
    http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/
    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”