MARK LEVIN: Is Obama destroying the Republican Party? No, the Republican establishment is destroying the Republican Party. The only reason theyâ€™re in the majority in the House is because of conservatives â€” conservatives across the country, the grassroots. They lost the Senate. They like to point to two races, one in Missouri and one in Indiana. I can point to ten races where there were liberal-to-moderate Republicans who lost, and of course they never mention that.
The fact of the matter is, from my opinion, Iâ€™m not trying to project it on to you. Until the Republican leadership that has brought us McCain and Romney, that has a feckless RNC, a preposterously incompetent get-out-the-vote operation, is removed and replaced, with fresh, smart, confident, knowledgeable people, until some of our backbenchers move to the front, some of the young Tea Party conservative candidates who can articulate our vision and our principles, this is going to continue.
Obama may want to destroy the Republican Party, but the Republican Party is imploding. And, you know what, it needs to be cleansed. It needs to be cleaned out. Not for purity reasons, not for absolutism, but because it needs to be a party that stands for something. Can you tell me what the Republican Party stands for today?
SEAN HANNITY: I can tell you what they should stand for. I can tell you what the opening is, but thatâ€™s it. I could tell you that itâ€™s frustrating sitting back here and not hearing them articulate the vision that you and I both know would save the country. Where is the party of limited government? Where is the party of freedom? Where is the party of balanced budgets? Where is the party to stop generational theft? I say these things, I listen to these pundits, Mark, and critics of you and me, talk radio, Fox. And Iâ€™m thinking theyâ€™re clueless. And if you listen to everything they say, it is viewed through the prism of how it makes them look. And then 99% of the cases, they want to be liked by that establishment. I donâ€™t.
MARK LEVIN: Well, whatâ€™s interesting to me, youâ€™re exactly right, is we are hearing the establishment say the Republican Party needs a new message, the Republican Party needs to be prudent, the Republican Party needs to be more positive. Iâ€™m thinking to myself: Who runs the damn Republican Party? Do you? Do I? No. (Sean Hannity Radio Show, January 28, 2013)
(via Daily Caller and The Right Scoop)