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I try to be open-minded, but I’m done with this guy.  In case you didn’t catch my last reply to the thread, I thought it needed repeating.  I am done trying to listen to Mark Levin.

I was on another long drive yesterday, and tuned in to his radio show again.  Right after I found the station, a lady named Lisa called in to ask a question, and she happened to have a mousy little voice.  I’m sure she was asking a legitimately intelligent question, but I never did hear it.

Mr. Levin started to groan as she was talking, and upon hearing the first few words of her question, he decided he had to make fun of her instead of treating her with respect.  In his whiniest voice, he started to talk over her.  “Honey, what do you want for dinner?”  (Imagine a very sad, mopey Edith Bunker impression.)  “Waah, waah, waah…are you married, by any chance?”  He continued to hassle her, and ended the call by saying, “Get off the phone, you big dope.”

For a constitutionalist, he sure did a great job of revealing his true nature by slamming free speech yesterday.  Callers who were saying, “Thank you just for being you,” got through, and callers who had the nerve to ask him to defend his opinions were cut off.  Fine – the caller’s voice was annoying, but his rudeness was scary, considering how whiny his voice is.

Mark Levin is not educating anyone, really.  He is preying upon decent, hard-working, traditional American families who are very angry at our current economic situation but who aren’t quite sure who to direct their anger to because the answer is complicated for most of us.  We rely on the media to help us narrow that down, and he’s jumping on the opportunity to stir the pot in his own direction, keep the conservatives outraged, and promote his book.

I take back what I said about wanting to buy his book and see what he’s really about.  I don’t want to learn anything from this guy.

So this one’s for all the Lisas in America:  Get off the radio, you big dope.

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I had to take a two-hour drive today, and while I was aimlessly scanning the radio channels, I found this guy on a talk radio show ranting about Barack Obama.  But he said that the show was about health care reform, so I had to listen and find out who this guy was.  Rush Limbaugh?  No – but I couldn’t place the voice.  Glenn Beck introduced him and I didn’t catch the name, so I ended up listening for about 30 minutes before I finally heard him say his name was Mark.  (Mark who?)  The name Levin came up, and all I could think of was, “Who is Mark Levin, and why is he losing his mind?”

I understand about being agitated when you think someone is doing something wrong that might affect you.  I understand about conservatives vs. liberals, and rich people vs. poor people.  I don’t understand having to use words like “punish”, “destroy”, and “assault” so freely to describe the most intriguing collaborative effort we’ve ever seen someone attempt in the White House.  The last time I heard a politician use those words, they were directed at Saddam Hussein.

Nobody is destroying an entire industry.  The industries in question had a little bit to do with that before Mr. Obama took office.  Nobody is trying to assault anyone’s entire accumulation of wealth.  If anything, the power-hungry people are the ones complaining that they’re being intentionally targeted (with the underlying tone that they’re afraid of losing their power).  Finally, I am sick to death of people with lots of money asserting that they are the only ones who work hard, and that people who don’t have money are only poor because they’re irresponsible.

Mr. Levin, I know you’re trying to make a point, but if you have to punctuate a show about health care reform with a lot of alarmist blather about how “Barack Obama is trying to destroy America!”, and I only hear about health care for one quarter of the show’s time, I think you’re getting a little off-topic.

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