Mark Levin’s “I Accuse” Moment on Hannity Starts a New “National Discussion”

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Published on: March 21, 2015

“As they have dared, so shall I dare. Dare to tell the truth, as I have pledged to tell it, in full, since the normal channels of justice have failed to do so.” – Emile Zola in J’accuse (I Accuse)

Mark Levin, as he often does, had an “I Accuse” moment the other night on Fox News’ Hannity. The segment needs to be read. It needs to be watched. It needs to be nailed to the White House door in a manner similar to Luther’s 95 theses.

Here are the high points of the exchange:

Hannity: Prime Minister Netanyahu had to battle not only liberals in his own country, but the Obama machine on the ground there. The President didn’t pick up the phone today, but he did call the president of Iran when he won. He did call Putin when he won. He did call Mohamed Morsi — who referred to Israelis as descendants of apes and pigs. He called the president of Turkey and (other) leaders when they won in China and Saudi Arabia. …why can’t he pick up a phone and call our #1 ally and the only democracy in the region?

Levin: You just said it. He doesn’t like democracy. He doesn’t like Congress. He’s got a pen and a phone and when Congress doesn’t do what he says he’s off doing his best Benito Mussolini. Netanyahu just won in a landslide. Obama’s never won in a landslide. The American people rose up in November and told Obama how they are disgusted with his programs and his policies and what did he do? He turned around and spat in our faces. And he does the same in 2010 when they lose the House of Representatives. Obama has more ability to work with dictators and genocidal types than he does with people who are elected democratically.

The fact of the matter, Sean, I want to say this and it’s important. Eric Holder said this nation is full of cowards because we won’t have a discussion about race. Well, I think this nation needs to have a discussion about what’s going on in this White House and this administration about anti-Semitism.

Because this White House, it’s reaching out to Sharpton, the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, all these radical nut jobs and groups, their policies which are — it’s not just Netanyahu. They’re willing to throw Israel over the side for the Islamic regime in Tehran. This president’s former relationships with Khalidi — the professor in Columbia now, with Wright — the so-called reverend from Chicago. This president has a lot to answer for. And his conduct is contemptible…

…And I don’t care how many liberal Democrat donors he has who are Jewish. He can hide behind them all he wants. But Mr. Holder, Mr. Obama, let’s have a national discussion about the anti-Semitism that reeks from your administration.

HANNITY: Do you think the president’s anti-Semitic, Mark?

LEVIN: I personally do. Yes, I do. Has he demonstrated otherwise? Israel is surrounded. Israel was under attack with Hamas. His State Department puts out these preposterous statements about moral relevancy. Israel’s taking missiles; this president is holding back ammunition, slow-walking it. Does this sound like a guy who has a rational system for his belief system? I don’t think so.

He continued:

He’s outclassed. This man had two years in the Senate. Before that he had really no experience at anything other than rabble-rousing and sitting in the back of the state senate in Illinois and cavorting with the most radical…people imaginable. The fact of the matter is he resorts to his ideology; he’s very thin-skinned, and he’s very stubborn. On top of all the rest of it, I’ve said before, he’s a nihilist and he’s a narcissist. This isn’t name-calling, this is analysis.

It isn’t the first time Levin has accused the president of being an anti-Semite. As recently as three weeks ago he was defending the accusation on his radio show saying, “When I said Obama was an anti-Semite, I didn’t say that to be controversial or provocative. I mean it.”

Editor’s Note: I don’t like democracy either. Democracy, according to founding fathers:

  • “Hence it is that democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths… A republic, by which I mean a government in which a scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking.” James Madison, Federalist Papers No. 10 (1787).
  • “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”Thomas Jefferson
  • “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” John Adams

Ben Franklin, as well as our Constitution, says that America was given a Republic (Article 4, Clause 1 of the US Constitution), not the rule of the mob, but the rule of law. Nevertheless, Levin’s point is clear about what is going on in this White House, the thin-skinned nature of Barack Obama and the name calling. It’s criminal, plain and simple. But at issue is not Israel, it’s the American people that tolerate a criminal administration.

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