Audio: Mark Levin tears into Michelle Obama’s “first time I am really proud of the country” comment

posted at 9:20 am on February 19, 2008 by Bryan

Vintage Levin, from last night’s show. If you need catching up, here’s what he’s on about.


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Bryan I love when you guyspost these audio clips in this format. Gives me something to listen to on my phone in lecture.
Helps me
block out the libs

blatantblue on February 19, 2008 at 9:25 AM

Better get used to it Markie Mark. All the generations behind you have already been brainwashed to this concept (thanks to the takeover of the public school systems of which the Right missed the boat on). It’s like Hitler said … you want to take over a nation, control the youth.

TOPV on February 19, 2008 at 9:25 AM

Hear, hear Mr. Levin!

Tim on February 19, 2008 at 9:26 AM

Right on, Mark.

Michelle Obama is a no class elitist.

indythinker on February 19, 2008 at 9:27 AM

ps. That was one of the most intense clips I’ve ever heard. Got
chills down my spine.

blatantblue on February 19, 2008 at 9:28 AM

I LOVE Mark Levin!

Ex-tex on February 19, 2008 at 9:31 AM

I don’t know why MIchelle Obama wouldn’t already be proud of a country that has seen the Obama net worth reach $1.7 million on a salary of $19,000 a year, and about $160,000 for the last three years.

That’s some country!

drjohn on February 19, 2008 at 9:31 AM

HOTAIR mention on Fox on this topic, by Megyn Kelly no less!

mikeyboss on February 19, 2008 at 9:32 AM

HOTAIR mention on Fox on this topic, by Megyn Kelly no less!

You beat me to it!

Hendo on February 19, 2008 at 9:34 AM

Hendo on February 19, 2008 at 9:34 AM

Great minds…

mikeyboss on February 19, 2008 at 9:36 AM

Has this twit clarified her remarks yet?

Quite the massive blowback so far. Only a matter of time until the opportunistic dragon lady jumps on this.

JammieWearingFool on February 19, 2008 at 9:41 AM

Awesome.

Leftists don’t believe in being proud of their country. It’s that simple. I’m surprised this one even admitted to it.

amkun on February 19, 2008 at 9:43 AM

Michelle O’s comments put her squarely in the Hate America Left. How much this is compounded by racism or other personal bitterness is hard to tell.

It suggests questions about Barak’s authenticity. How much much might Barak share these feelings deep down, in spite of his lofty campaign rhetoric, and is the idealistic oratory a veneer over something dark.

petefrt on February 19, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Megyn Kelly … !

mikeyboss on February 19, 2008 at 9:32 AM

Mmm…

Jaibones on February 19, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Only a great and tolerant Republic would allow an angry Marxist to express her revolutionary views without retribution, censure or formal rebuke. This country is so steeped in greatness and actions of honor and pride that time will simply not permit their listing. Ms. Obama appears to hate our heritage and history.

rplat on February 19, 2008 at 9:47 AM

I concur. Why else are people dying to be a part of this country if it is so bad? The main ‘problem’ in this country is whether or not we let 20 million law breakers gain access to the government and our tax dollars. If it was so bad here, we’d have 20 million people trying to get out like Cuba.

ThackerAgency on February 19, 2008 at 9:49 AM

That was outstanding.
I wish his radio show was 24 hours each day.

gatewaypundit on February 19, 2008 at 9:51 AM

Megyn Kelly reads Hot Air? Too bad she’s getting married again. . . or well, good for her, bad for me and all other American men.

ThackerAgency on February 19, 2008 at 9:51 AM

TOPV on February 19, 2008 at 9:25 AM

Good to see it recognized occasionally how publicly funded education is stacking the deck against us and almost everythinmg we stand for.

Dare I ask, where does McCain stand on school choice, vouchers, universal tax credits for education?

petefrt on February 19, 2008 at 9:51 AM

I LOVE Mark Levin!

Ex-tex on February 19, 2008 at 9:31 AM

Mega-Dittoes!

RushBaby on February 19, 2008 at 9:51 AM

Megyn Kelly reads Hot Air? Too bad she’s getting married again. . . or well, good for her, bad for me and all other American men.

ThackerAgency on February 19, 2008 at 9:51 AM

Damn. She hadn’t told me yet.

mikeyboss on February 19, 2008 at 9:53 AM

Will she still be proud when Obama loses?

Les in NC on February 19, 2008 at 9:54 AM

I guess, once again, I differ from the field on this one.

1- How is it in any way shocking to discover that the campaign that wants to “change the direction” of America thinks that until recently it has been headed in the wrong direction?

2- Why is everyone taking this back to her 18th birthday? Yes, yes that’s when you become an “adult”. Oh, except for in the case of drinking. Or uhm, renting a car. etc, etc. “Adult life” != 18th birthday.

3- Google hyperbole.

4- Saying she hasn’t been overall proud of her country doesn’t mean she isn’t proud of individuals or individual moments of excellence.

5- The comment she mades indicates that she is, in fact, now proud of her country. Isn’t that a good thing? (i.e. better now than never)

6- Levin needs to seek out an anger management counceler. I realize this is part of his schtik but is this really the way to respond to someone who has arrived at patriotism?

12thman on February 19, 2008 at 9:58 AM

It may not work with most Americans, but luckily for the Obamas, most Americans will not hear of it. It’ll be swept right down the memory hole.

Laura on February 19, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Please use a better codec. I refuse to install quicktime and the bloated Apple junk onto my computer. Flash format is preferred as it will work on any OS and on any browser.

zerodamage on February 19, 2008 at 10:01 AM

bloated Apple junk

I think not . . . please explain that comment.

rplat on February 19, 2008 at 10:05 AM

BRAVO LEVIN!

max1 on February 19, 2008 at 10:05 AM

“Adult life” != 18th birthday.

You can sign a contract, including marriage and military enlistment, and upon committing a crime you go to adult jail, not the juvie system. The drinking age is nanny statism and should certainly be rolled back to 18, and car rentals are private contracts where the car owners have every right to set limits to minimize their potential losses.

18 does = adult.

Laura on February 19, 2008 at 10:05 AM

Hey, the McCains are just as bad.

right? I mean, it doesn’t matter for whom you vote.

funky chicken on February 19, 2008 at 10:05 AM

It may not work with most Americans, but luckily for the Obamas, most Americans will not hear of it. It’ll be swept right down the memory hole.

Laura on February 19, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Not with Hillary in the race. That’s why this is the perfect storm for the Democrats. They are a house badly divided and are potentially headed for the abyss. Things the MSM used to sweep under the rug are now being reported because they are divided.

TheBigOldDog on February 19, 2008 at 10:07 AM

Will she still be “proud” of her country if Berry doesn’t make it all the way to the Presidency?

I doubt it.

benrand on February 19, 2008 at 10:10 AM

12thman on February 19, 2008 at 9:58 AM

It’s way too early in the day for you to be working up such a sweat in a effort to rationalize. Your point number 4 is laughable and reinforces what she really meant. That collectively, we all are a group of which she is ashamed. Number 5 reinforces that her pride has only now surfaced because the Messiah is running well. Number 6,…patriotism isn’t a quality which exists only when one’s spouse is in the public spotlight. It exists regardless of who is in power. Example,..Reid/Pelosi and their treatment of Petraeus.

a capella on February 19, 2008 at 10:11 AM

6- Levin needs to seek out an anger management counceler. I realize this is part of his schtik but is this really the way to respond to someone who has arrived at patriotism?

12thman on February 19, 2008 at 9:58 AM

Um, what exactly makes you think that it’s “patriotism” that Mrs. Obama has arrived at?

Lehosh on February 19, 2008 at 10:13 AM

Hey, the McCains are just as bad.

right? I mean, it doesn’t matter for whom you vote.

funky chicken on February 19, 2008 at 10:05 AM

No, it matters for whom you vote. It also means weak points of your candidate shouldn’t be swept under the rug, and should be discussed in an effort to force those weak points to be strengthened by him/her.

a capella on February 19, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Exchanging one self-absorbed couple with socialist ambitions for another self-absorbed couple with socialist ambitions.

Way to go, Democrats.

Asher on February 19, 2008 at 10:15 AM

That was beautiful!

CP on February 19, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Exchanging one self-absorbed couple with socialist ambitions for another self-absorbed couple with socialist ambitions.

That says it all

rplat on February 19, 2008 at 10:21 AM

a capella on February 19, 2008 at 10:11 AM

I’m not rationalizing at all; just telling you how I see it. If it’s not too early in the day for an echo chamber it certainly isn’t too early for alternate points of view either.

patriotism isn’t a quality which exists only when one’s spouse is in the public spotlight. It exists regardless of who is in power.

I couldn’t agree with that more. One thing that drives me crazy is when people in my general social circle refer to Bush when speaking to me as “your president,” because I voted for him.

He is our President, this is our country (hint, hint Levin).

12thman on February 19, 2008 at 10:22 AM

[JammieWearingFool on February 19, 2008 at 9:41 AM]

I’m kind of surprised she hasn’t, ’cause it would be easy even from the political from the point of view of the long line of Democrat accomplishments. True most of those accomplishments might draw rolled eyes or shrieks of disgust from the right and some in the center but that is not who Hillary would or should be playing to. The Democratic Party was there on the parapets, fighting in 1982 and since to achieve goals based on values shared by most Democrats while Michelle and Barak were off getting their schooling and joining the affluent. Efforts that eased the way for them to do just that.

Michelle Obama’s obsession with her husband’s messianic complex is a slap in the face to all members of her Party if, indeed, the common values and efforts of Democratic Party are the ones Michelle really has allegiance to.

Dusty on February 19, 2008 at 10:23 AM

Why does an entire Party’s worth of Americans seek to nominate candidates who only love America if we’re going to elect them to the most powerful office in the world?

It shocks me that anyone could be a Democrat.

BKennedy on February 19, 2008 at 10:23 AM

I’m not rationalizing at all; just telling you how I see it. If it’s not too early in the day for an echo chamber it certainly isn’t too early for alternate points of view either.

12thman on February 19, 2008 at 10:22 AM

Alternate points of view for alternate universes.

- The Dog

MirCat on February 19, 2008 at 10:24 AM

whoops, “political from the point”

Dusty on February 19, 2008 at 10:24 AM

I bet Barry promised Michelle she’d get to be in charge of the whole “Patriotic Company” thing. It sounds right up her alley.

funky chicken on February 19, 2008 at 10:25 AM

Maybe it all depends on what her definition of “Adult” is.

sleepy-beans on February 19, 2008 at 10:26 AM

I was alive way previous to the 24 years of shame this poor limo liberal has had to endure. Are Jim Crow and strange fruit what she misses? But I suspect she’s a whiner who could never be made happy: which might explain why Barack seems so patient.

snaggletoothie on February 19, 2008 at 10:29 AM

MirCat on February 19, 2008 at 10:24 AM

Huh? Anyone who doesn’t see things the way you see them is from an alternate universe?

12thman on February 19, 2008 at 10:29 AM

Um, what exactly makes you think that it’s “patriotism” that Mrs. Obama has arrived at?

Lehosh on February 19, 2008 at 10:13 AM

Point taken. To be more precise, is this any way to respond to someone who has (re)discovered their pride in America? Or… is this any way to treat someone back on the path to patriotism.

12thman on February 19, 2008 at 10:32 AM

Right on, Mark.

Michelle Obama is a no class elitist.

indythinker on February 19, 2008 at 9:

Nope Indy, Michelle Obama is low class who THINKS she is an elitist.

DoctorDentons on February 19, 2008 at 10:32 AM

Or… is this any way to treat someone back on the path to patriotism.

12thman on February 19, 2008 at 10:32 AM

No, but then again she isn’t on the path to patriotism. She’s at most a fair weather patriot; and a fair weather patriot, like a fair weather friend, is no patriot at all.

- The Moose

MirCat on February 19, 2008 at 10:36 AM

So what is the consensus on Megyn Kelly’s new pron star makeover?

ronsfi on February 19, 2008 at 10:44 AM

ronsfi on February 19, 2008 at 10:44 AM

The consensus is that you’re a tool.

- The Cat

MirCat on February 19, 2008 at 10:44 AM

Is there anyone else talking about this? Has anyone asked Mr. Obama if he is finally proud of his country?

Mark Levin is the greatest.

Rogue Traveler on February 19, 2008 at 10:48 AM

M.Levin has darn good reason to raise his voice, Mrs. Obama accidently expressed a revealing sentiment.
arrived at patriotism? path2patriotism?(that’s a destination?)
“Are we there yet? Are we patriotic yet? No dear, not till Daddy is president.”

christophercube on February 19, 2008 at 10:48 AM

M.Levin has darn good reason to raise his voice, Mrs. Obama expressed a revealing attitude.
arrived at patriotism?(that’s a destination?)
“Are we there yet? Are we patriotic yet? No dear, not till Daddy is president.”

christophercube on February 19, 2008 at 10:57 AM

Weeeeee! The best part is Hussein has NO control over her. There is no telling her to hold her tongue, nuh uh. We can expect to see plenty more of this red meat as the weeks go on.

She’s Cynthis McKinney in a Robin Givens costume.

Pass the pop corn, please.

Alden Pyle on February 19, 2008 at 11:02 AM

I must admit although I totally disagree with their agenda I kind of liked Obama and his wife on a personal level. But this statement was a disgrace. Now I think back on his refusal to put his hand on his heart during the pledge and I see a pattern emerging. I see no reason why they should not have been proud of their country all along.

echosyst on February 19, 2008 at 11:08 AM

Somebody tell me when Obama refused to put his hand on his heart during the pledge. I missed that one.

swami on February 19, 2008 at 11:16 AM

Point taken. To be more precise, is this any way to respond to someone who has (re)discovered their pride in America? Or… is this any way to treat someone back on the path to patriotism.

12thman on February 19, 2008 at 10:32 AM

If her husband becoming President is what it takes for her to be proud of America, then something tells me it’s not exactly America she’s proud of.

From what I can tell, she seems to be on the path to tribalism.

Lehosh on February 19, 2008 at 11:19 AM

MirCat on February 19, 2008 at 10:44 AM

Someone needs to clean their litter box. I kind of like it but it seems an edgy choice for a news anchor.

All my love,

ronsfi on February 19, 2008 at 11:23 AM

Somebody tell me when Obama refused to put his hand on his heart during the pledge. I missed that one.

swami on February 19, 2008 at 11:16 AM

Hot Air covered it.

baldilocks on February 19, 2008 at 11:26 AM

I’ve seen too much of people like her. They are the ones who will look you in the eye and tell you how much of your paycheck they have a right to by the mere virtue of their existence. Aid, help and assistance quickly became entitlements in her warped mind.

Alden Pyle on February 19, 2008 at 11:30 AM

Are we sure her real name isn’t TeREHsa Heinz-Kerry-Obama?

I’d love to see a confrontation between her and Hillary… and then to hear Mark Levin’s commentary afterward.

Dave Shay on February 19, 2008 at 11:33 AM

Hot Air covered it.

baldilocks on February 19, 2008 at 11:26 AM

In case you didn’t notice, the post was titled: Video Manufactured Controversy Of The Day.

Oh and, it wasn’t even the pledge.

12thman on February 19, 2008 at 12:11 PM

You can sign a contract, including marriage and military enlistment, and upon committing a crime you go to adult jail, not the juvie system. [...]

18 does = adult.

Laura on February 19, 2008 at 10:05 AM

And you can vote, too – for better or for worse.

CK MacLeod on February 19, 2008 at 12:22 PM

1) If this was an isolated incident, 12thman, your list would have a point – but the benefit of the doubt was lost very early in the Obama campaign when Michelle’s rants started.

2) I do wish people would STFU about the hand-on-heart thing, because it IS manufactured and easily dismissed by Obama – but it distracts from real things like his insane policies, total ignorance of economics, lack of executive experience, and even the flag pin debacle where he said he wouldn’t wear a flag pin because he didn’t like what the US FLAG STANDS FOR!!!!

Damnit, people, stop passing around urban legends, especially when the facts are so heavily in your favor!

Merovign on February 19, 2008 at 12:29 PM

In case you didn’t notice, the post was titled: Video Manufactured Controversy Of The Day.

Oh and, it wasn’t even the pledge.

12thman on February 19, 2008 at 12:11 PM

As a matter of fact I did notice the title; I didn’t create the title, however (it appears that you need to be told that). Indeed, this was the controversy in question. It was a National Anthem controversy. There was no “pledge” controversy; whoever called it that was in error.

baldilocks on February 19, 2008 at 12:32 PM

This is just another example of a black who’s had everything that this country has to offer, handed to her, yet holds this country in utter contempt, because it offers her nothing.

She should move to Rwanda – and make her Socialist Utopia there, amongst the bones of a million who have taken advantage of life in the African slaughterhouse.

Oh, and belligerent one, when you leave, be sure to take a garden implement. It seems to be a necessary part of life in Rwanda.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 19, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Oh, and belligerent one, when you leave, be sure to take a garden implement. It seems to be a necessary part of life in Rwanda.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 19, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Machete Obama!

RushBaby on February 19, 2008 at 1:38 PM

OhEssYouCowboys on February 19, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Oh she’s one of those blacks. Thanks for clarifying.

Anyway, if I may be so bold as to add an item 7 to my above list… does it matter to anyone that she actually said first time she’s been really proud? You know, as in, I’ve been proud but now I’m overflowing with pride?

“For the first time in my adult life time, I’m really proud of my country.”

12thman on February 19, 2008 at 2:32 PM

There was no “pledge” controversy; whoever called it that was in error.

baldilocks on February 19, 2008 at 12:32 PM

That was my exact point.

echosyst, said BHO didn’t put his hand on his heart durring the pledge. swami asked when that happened and you replied with the link to the National Anthem incident. I just wanted to correct the record before that urban ledgend took flight again.

(ps: I understood that you didn’t make the title, quite fine on my own.)

12thman on February 19, 2008 at 2:54 PM

Hey, Obama: HA-HA!

Virus-X on February 19, 2008 at 2:55 PM

Thanks to “the great one” for that brilliant bit of invective.

Well, I still think he’s going to win. The key now is to start mobilizing a legislative prevent and counterattack. We need to shut him and his self-absorbed wife down, and double quick. It’s time for some real hostility on the floor.. time to take it to the mattresses.

spmat on February 19, 2008 at 3:26 PM

I hate to be a turd in the punchbowl, but from a PR standpoint, its my opinion that this is not helpful and doesnt advance what should be a move to get this Obamans to explain this crass and dumb remark by Michelle Obama.

I am a fan of Levin, and I agree 100% with the point he is trying to make, but the screaming delivery doesnt help one bit, because it gives both the Obamans and the MSM a clean shot to brush this aside and take shots at the “crazy man on the radio.”

Mike D. on February 19, 2008 at 4:24 PM

This is just another example of a black who’s had everything that this country has to offer, handed to her, yet holds this country in utter contempt, because it offers her nothing.

Why is her race relevant? Are whites any less capable of bad mouthing their own country. Injecting race may be cathartic to you, but to me it is quite revealing.

Heare me now, believe me later. The most lasting impression the Obama campaign will have on the Republican party will be to out a bunch of bigots. It’s sad, because I see his run as a chance for Republicans to make genuine inroads into minority communities. His “across the aisle” language takes the pressure off of many minorities who might have hidden their conservativism from friends and families.

Obama’s run is a gift to the right, but we will screw it up…as usual.

Oh yeah. I’m not calling you a bigot, so don’t get your panties in a wad. My point is that Barack Obama is perfectly beatable based on his lack of merit and accmomplishments. He’s young and still very green. He’s extremely liberal and has yet to cut his teeth on any real crisis or issues.

But the loudest conservative voices will ignore his blatant flaws to tickle their racial-funny-bones. The islamist rhetoric, national anthem non-controversyey, and incessant use of his middle name are only the beginning.

Referring to Michelle Obama as part of some detestable collective of blacks does not make you a racist. It does, however, make you another useless tool in the shed.

The Race Card on February 19, 2008 at 4:29 PM

Score!

Levin rocks

jdsmith0021 on February 19, 2008 at 5:16 PM

Mr Levin,YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD!! He is not called the GREAT ONE for nothing!! Every talk show host should be more like him!

build the wall on February 19, 2008 at 7:13 PM

*Turns volume down* Try not yelling into a microphone, Mark. Ow.

Not bad points, although people getting so blargh over this issue, of all things, is.. peculiar. Although yes, wife of a presidential candidate and all..

Reaps on February 19, 2008 at 7:47 PM

Would love if you could post this in another file format, Bryan.

Quicktime doesn’t like my 64 bit XP, and keeps prompting me to install a plugin so I can listen to this… even after I have supposedly downloaded and installed their latest.

linlithgow on February 19, 2008 at 9:14 PM

gotta love it when a GREAT AMERICAN has a terrific point

Nascar70 on February 19, 2008 at 10:38 PM

Great job, Mark! We’ll never give up!

Travis1 on February 19, 2008 at 10:50 PM