On today’s Your World, Mark Levin was part of the predictable Fox News meltdown over President Obama’s executive orders to reduce gun violence. Neil Cavuto started by describing Republicans as “delirious, apoplectic more the word, over a President they say is now out of control.” There was no doubt whose side Cavuto was on when he said, “No wonder Constitutional lawyer Mark Levin is hitting the roof.”
What do any of these 23 (executive actions) have to do with what happened in Newtown? …Zero. And the president won’t be asked about it. …There are certain things in his executive orders that are un-American. In some ways, they’re even fascistic. Doctors are private citizens. Do we really want doctors reporting to the federal government if they think somebody might have violent tendencies? Do we really want to discourage people who have mental health issues, or people bringing them in to see their doctor, because they may become part of a national law enforcement database? How is that going to prevent any crime? …A tiny fraction of a percentage of murders occur from mentally ill people. I mean, there’s no connection between reality and what this President is proposing… What we need is criminal control. It’s not a problem with mentally ill people, it’s not a problem with people who legally have arms, it’s not a problem with a whole bunch of people that this thing seems to address.”
Cavuto respectfully listened throughout this tirade - which may well be a new low for Fox.
Video below via Mediaite.
(3/28/18 update: video no longer available)
Seems that some (one is far too many) gun owners don’t realise that guns are dangerous. Wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn that those two men left them lying around like knick-knacks on the sideboard. On a crotcheted doily made by grandma, perhaps.
Now, who coulda seen that one coming?
Today, several guests who are usually hostile towards anything and everything done by Obama yesterday, today and tomorrow declared themselves to be in agreement with some of the President’s measures (background checks, registration, etc.). Only to switch right around to accuse him of being off target using some pretty silly nitpicking.
A breath of fresh air was the NYC Police Commissioner (Ray Kelly) who declared himself to be totally in agreement with the President’s measures (calling them “common sense”), adding only that they didn’t go far enough. He felt that the President’s measures went in the right direction.
I’d like to shake that man’s hand.
“If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator”
—words spoken by Der Fuehrer II (i.e. G.W. Bush) after he was awarded the White House by the Supreme Court in December 2000.
He thinks he speaks for all Americans. Well, he doesn’t. A majority of the masses could care what he thinks. He is irrelevant, and so is his phony friend Hannocchio.
Yeah, he got a law degree in 1980, but failed at his chosen career of Philadelphia shyster. Rumor is he was about to be disbarred. He then went to work for Republican diety Reagan.
He has this marginal radio show that comes on (here in NYC) right after his “good buddy” Slanthead Hannity.
He has one of the foulest mouths on the air today. Doesn’t flinch at saying, “Senator Leahy, if you didn’t hear the Vice President, listen to me: Go f—- yourself!” He loathes democrats and liberals. If I had a nickel for every time (at least 3 times a week) he brings up Chappaquiddick… Massive doses of Thorazine can’t keep Levin under control.
Levin is one big pile of drek! There, I said it, Mark Levin is a drek-mouth!
Joining in the sarcastic meme going around on right wing media, Levin the other day said — referring to the recent rash of subway deaths — why not shut down the entire NYC subway system if it will save one life.
I find it disingenuous that he is not blaming most gun violence on the mentally ill. His buddy Slanthead a few days after Newtown claimed gun violence will be solved if all the homeless people who talk to themselves are rounded up!
Hey, Marky Mark — know what I call “fascistic”?
- Referring to yourself as “The Decider.”
- Saying, “You’re either with us or your with the terrorists.”
- Putting “signing statements” on signed legislation, detailing which parts you intend and don’t intend to enforce.
- Starting two preemptive wars based on fake intel.
- Refusing to pay for the two preemptive wars, which led to the economy blowing up.
- Outing a covert CIA agent for political retribution.
- Suspending the writ of habeas corpus.
- Wiretapping US citizens without warrants.
@ Joseph West: *"Or is it just that Levin feels executive orders are only bad when they’re signed by a President who belongs to a party that starts with the letter “D”? *
Not just a President who belongs to a party that starts with the letter “D” — a blah President who belongs to a party that starts with the letter “D” . . .
Or is it just that Levin feels executive orders are only bad when they’re signed by a President who belongs to a party that starts with the letter “D”?
Executive orders are a proper legal function of the Presidency, no matter which party the President belongs to.