Levin On Liberal Icons: 'None of Them Were Successes in Private Sector'

David James
By David James | August 3, 2012 | 4:05 PM EDT

Last night, radio host Mark Levin said of liberal icons, such as Pres. Barack Obama, Sen. John Kerry, Pres. Lyndon Johnson, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Pres. John Kennedy: “None of them were successes in the private sector.”

“[A]nd we’re supposed to embrace Obama, who through government policy, has thrown hundreds of thousands of people out of work,” Levin said. “We’re supposed to embrace John Kerry, who didn’t create a private sector job in his life. Who married a billionaire, and she inherited her money.

“I guess we’re supposed look up to the economic genius of LBJ, who [through the power of his office] turned a radio station in multi, multi millions of dollars. Or John Kennedy. Or FDR.  None of them were successes in the private sector. Most of them didn’t even try.

“They were born with platinum spoons in their mouths. I don’t have a problem with people being born with platinum spoons in their mouth, but they apparently do. They apparently do. And yet it’s them.

“You see, ladies and gentlemen, if somebody’s a millionaire and a billionaire, and they’ve created tens of thousands of jobs, that’s why they’re a millionaire and billionaire. Because they’re doing something that we in the private sector want.

“And the problem with these politicians is, while they line their pockets through crony deals, through their marriages, and whatever else they do- they want to control how we live. They want to tear down other people.”

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