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The Attack on Mark Levin

Well, this is just great.

Amid the usual clamor of a hot presidential primary season, over here at the Conservative Tree House, someone named “sundance” posted this:

The Senate Conservatives Fund (PAC) purchasing massive quantities ($400,000) of Mark Levin’s books in exchange for favorable candidacy political opinion. Conveniently Hidden by the radio host who avoids mentioning the financial conflict created.

Then again, Levin never informed his audience of his family working within the Staff of Senator Ted Cruz either. Does Levin’s endorsement, when contrast against the crony-constitutional advocacy, clarify with a little sunlight? You decide.

OK, Sundance. I’ve decided.

Not to wax Levin-esque, but “Sundance”? You’re an idiot.

Let me be plain. I am, in case you missed it, a Trump supporter. Unabashedly so. I also, in case you missed it, have a very high opinion of Senator Cruz and, yes, in spite of all the primary heat that is inevitable in a presidential campaign, believe that in the end the best thing for the anti-Establishment forces is a Trump-Cruz alliance if not a ticket. 

In addition to being a Trump supporter, I am also a friend of Mark Levin, having known him since we both worked for Ronald Reagan. Precisely because of this I know with certitude that my friend Mark has been an outspoken conservative since he was, yes indeed, a teenager. He is the real deal. Those best-selling books are best sellers not because of the Senate Conservatives Fund but because Mark is a serious thinker who works long and hard at writing these books. As someone who knows him and has read and reviewed his books, I know exactly why they have so much appeal to conservatives all over America. Take a look at this Levin book signing from seven years ago in Tysons Corner, Virginia. See that long… long, long, long… line of Americans waiting to see Mark and get a signed copy of Liberty and Tyranny? You can’t manufacture something like that. With all due respect to the Senate Conservatives Fund, they couldn’t if their political life depended on it produce that many people to show up anywhere for a book signing. The charge that Mark’s book sales are some sort of phony deal is BS from start to finish.

And while we’re at it, let me say something about his fiancée’s son’s work for Senator Cruz. I know him, and am perfectly aware that he works for Senator Cruz. He too is an honorable and hardworking conservative. Who, I might add, has his own right to work anywhere he damn well pleases and which is no reflection on anything Mark says, does, or writes. As above, I am also well aware that Mark’s conservatism long predates both his fiancée’s son, not to mention Senator Cruz himself. The notion that Mark would support Ted Cruz (whom he supported for the Senate) because of some family tie is absurd on its face. 

What we have here is an effort to try and intimidate Mark into silence. Aside from being stupid, it will, I can assure you, decidedly not work. There are few people I have met in life who have more integrity and are more seriously principled than Mark Levin.

To conclude? Buzz off, Sundance. And if you are, like me, a genuine supporter of Donald Trump? Then get back to the business of making the case for Donald Trump. That’s what will help nominate and elect Donald Trump and “Make America Great Again” — not this kind of trolling garbage designed to smear Mark Levin.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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