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Mark Levin: Obama isn’t destroying the GOP, the Republican establishment is [AUDIO]

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Jeff Poor
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On Monday’s broadcast of Sean Hannity’s radio show, Mark Levin said the Republican Party is destroying itself from within.

“[I]s Obama destroying the Republican Party?” Levin said. “No, the Republican establishment is destroying the Republican Party. The only reason they’re in the majority in the House is because of conservatives — conservatives across the country, the grassroots. They lost the Senate. They like to point to two races, one in Missouri and one in Indiana. I can point to 10 races where there were liberal-to-moderate Republicans who lost, and of course they never mention that.”

President Barack Obama and prominent figures like MSNBC host Joe Scarborough have charged recently that conservative media talkers are so radical that they are harming the Republican Party, but Levin kept the blame squarely on the establishment. (RELATED VIDEO: Scarborough rips Hannity, Drudge, Levin)

Levin did, however, offer some suggestions for new leadership that he said might help improve the GOP.

“The fact of the matter is that in my opinion … until the Republican leadership that has brought us McCain and Romney, that has a feckless RNC [and] a preposterously incompetent get-out-the-vote operation is removed and replaced with fresh, smart, confident, knowledgeable people, [and] until some of our backbenchers move to the front — some of the young, tea party conservative candidates who can articulate our vision and our principles — this is going to continue,” Levin said. “Obama may want to destroy the Republican Party, but the Republican Party is imploding. And you know what? It needs to be cleansed. It needs to be cleaned out — not for purity reasons, not for absolutism, but because it needs to be a party that stands for something. Can you tell me what the Republican Party stands for today?”

(h/t The Right Scoop)

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