Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mark Levin the Deceitful Collectivist Neo-Con

Mark Levin has fashioned an image for himself as an individualist and lover of liberty. But his image contrasts greatly with how he actually tries to influence his listeners' votes.

We covered earlier how strange it was for him to view the government as totally incompetent at home but yet totally infallible abroad in the form of the military.

Recently, Levin spent an entire hour attacking Ron Paul as unAmerican and not Conservative. For Levin, "Conservative" seems to entail possessing an unquestioning support for all of "America's" foreign policy. But is it really "America's"? Levin is using deceptive collectivist language to try to get people to believe Ron Paul doesn't like America, and thus them.

America, properly defined, is the land, the people, animals, buildings, etc. Even if "America" is construed to mean the people living there, Ron Paul could in no way be said to be anti-American because 99.9% of Americans have virtually no influence on its foreign policy. America's foreign policy is shaped by elites and powerbrokers on the global scene. Many of these are avowed Internationalists who regard the UN above the US. Yet, for opposing the preferred policies of these sorts, Levin says Ron Paul is anti-American.

Levin also insinuated that Dr Paul doesn't like the troops since he opposes the present foreign policy. Because Ron Paul receives more campaign contributions from active duty military servicemen than all other GOP presidential candidates combined, then perhaps Levin might say that these men are anti-American too. Either the troops tend to like an America hater, or Mark Levin is a deceiver.

Levin then whined about being called a neo-con by some people on the Internet. Limbaugh has whined similarly. But because these gentlemen always try to influence their listeners to support neo-cons such as Gingrich, then they might as well be neo-cons despite any differences they might claim. Their credibilty is waning.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Talk Radio Goes for Gingrich

Many "conservative" talk radio show hosts want The Gingrinch to steal the election.

Chief among them is Sean Hannity, who became upset when Rand Paul mentioned on his show that The Gingrinch voted against the Reagan Republicans when he voted for the Federal Department of education in 1979. Hannity peeped in reply that Gingrich is a supporter of charter schools, to which Rand Paul replied that The Gingrinch favors federal government control of education just as Obama does. Hannity became so upset that he resorted to a Red Herring, saying that Gingrich had some faults just as Ron Paul allegedly had faults in foreign policy, to which Rand replied that Ron's views on foreign policy do nothing more than align with the constitution.

Rush the repetitive Limbaugh is incessantly setting up the false dilemma of the election being between Romney and Gingrich only. You wouldn't know any other candidates were running from listening to him.

Laura Ingram, who is chummy with Ed Rendell of all people, has been worshipping the glorious vision of Newtonian politics with the same vigor that she once used to laud the deep piety of Rick Perry. Ingram also seems to believe that uttering the name "Ron Paul" is against FCC regulations.

Additionally, other media outlets--liberal and conservative-- seem obsessed with giving Newt positive coverage.

But no matter how much talk radio et al lauds Gingrich, ultimately his chances will depend on how he himself appeals to the people. The media tried to uphold Rick Perry as a serious candidate, and he has plummeted in the polls due to his stupidity and phoniness. Hopefully, the phony conservative Gingrich will also be seen for what he is.