On Neil Cavuto’s “Your World” on Fox News Channel on Monday, conservative talk show host Mark Levin reacted to the pushback from prominent Republicans not on board with using the continuing resolution process as an instrument to attack Obamacare, calling them “French Republicans” who “don’t have big victories.”
“I have seen these French Republicans before,” Levin, the author of “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, said. “I have fought them my entire career. Anybody who served Ronald Reagan has fought them their entire career. Margaret Thatcher fought the equivalent of the same in Britain all these years. These are people who are quite happy with the status quo. They want to timidly play around on the fringes but they like big government. Look at the past administration, prior to Obama — the Bush administration. Several of his staffers, as a matter of fact, are commentators on Fox [News] … they’re all over the place, as a matter of fact.”
“They’re not really troubled by any of this,” he continued. “The fact of the matter is George W. Bush bloated the debt — the second-highest in American history but for Barack Obama. So the problem is the Gerald Ford, John McCain, Romney wing of the Republican Party has the mantle, but the grassroots wants nothing to do with them. The tea party came to be not just because of Barack Obama, but because of the last days of Bush, with TARP, with massive spending, with subsidizing GM and Chrysler and so forth. The people have had enough, and when these people — when these moderates and RINOs — say ‘we need to be smart,’ when is the last time they were smart?”
As for moderate Republicans’ advice that if the GOP exercises discretion it can win the day, Levin said those Republicans don’t have a track record to make those sorts of pleas within the party.
“They can smell victory where?” Levin said. “I mean, where is the so-called mainstream Republican victory? They’ve had the nominees they wanted I can’t tell you how many times — when have we had great Republican victories? When the conservatives have been in charge: two massive Reagan victories, Newt Gingrich victories. And the next big victory will be with another conservative if we can manage to break through the inside-the-beltway Republican fortress there. They don’t have big victories.”