On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Monday, host Mark Levin blasted Republicans on the budget, asking his audience bluntly, “Now folks, is conservatism dead?”
“Now folks, is conservatism dead?” asked Mark Levin.
A bit later in his show, Levin continued, “I think some of our brothers and sisters, who are in front of cameras and behind microphones, have surrendered, which is really quite shocking to me. The laws of economics don’t change. I don’t care who the politicians are.”
Mark Levin’s comments came after the Republican-led House and Senate passed and President Donald Trump signed, in Levin’s words, the “swampiest of the swamp budgets that I have ever seen” to end another government shutdown nearly a week ago and after the unveiling of the White House’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal to Congress on Monday that never balances.
Below is a transcript of Levin’s remarks from his show:
“Now folks, is conservatism dead?
“You know, I do my best to keep a clear mind and try not to watch or listen too much to others. If I’m in the care, I’ll pick it up, something like that. But I think some of our brothers and sisters, who are in front of cameras and behind microphones, have surrendered, which is really quite shocking to me. The laws of economics don’t change. I don’t care who the politicians are.
“There’s one thing that’s very confusing to me. I keep hearing people talk about the swamp, the swamp. I see, and this budget that they just voted on and the president signed, is that a swamp budget?
“It’s the swampiest of the swamp budgets that I have ever seen in my entire life. It’s a swamp swamp, swampy swamp budget. That’s what it is.
“The vast majority of money isn’t to the military. The vast majority of the money is to everything else.
“Now, the military, of course, needs a significant shot in the arm. It absolutely does, given what Obama and McConnell did to the military through sequestration.
“But we’ve now reached a point, we’ve now reached a point where the Republicans are so cowardly, that they’re so quick to surrender, they’re so scared of their own shadows, that they cut these deals. They won’t prioritize.
“So, in a sense, they agree with the Democrats: a dollar increase for the Marines is a dollar increase for food stamps, if you get the point.”