The Wingnut Strikes Back.

(cross posted at kickin it with cg and motley moose)

Back in July, it was more than confirmed what a wacko Michael Savage really is when he decided to direct his angry rants at autistic children.  Well in case you were hoping that he went back under the big dark rock from where he came, sorry to disappoint - he's at it again.

During the November 18 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage said:

"You haven't seen any of what's coming in this country. You are going to see the wholesale replacement of competent white men, and I'm targeting exactly the group that's gonna be thrown out of jobs in the government. And I'll say it, and I'll be the first to say it, and I may be not the only -- the last to say it. I am telling you that there's gonna be a wholesale firing of competent white men in the United States government up and down the line, in police departments, in fire departments. Everywhere in America, you're going to see an exchange that you've never seen in history, and it's not gonna be necessarily for the betterment of this country."

Here's a listen if you feel like barfing a little.

Earlier in the segment, Savage said of President-elect Barack Obama:

"[W]hen you're socially promoted, you wind up as president of the United States. If you're socially promoted your whole life and nobody challenges you because you're of the proper constitution and composition and you look exactly right and no one's -- everyone's afraid to say a word to you, why, you then go to Harvard, you then go to the law review, you then get elected, you then get elected to the next level. This is what happens in a country that's intimidated by its own policies and its own fears."

During the presidential campaign, Savage repeatedly described Obama as an "affirmative action" candidate. And on his October 27 broadcast, Savage said that Obama "benefited from affirmative action, stepping over more qualified white men, I actually lost as a result of affirmative action, many times in my life. ... [W]e have America's first affirmative action candidate about to become president." and in February, Savage claimed that the Democratic presidential primary contest "is, or can be seen as, the first affirmative action election in American history." He added, "We have a woman and a multi-ethnic man running for office on the Democrat side. Is this not akin to an affirmative action election? Isn't that why the libs are hysterical, tripping over themselves to say amen and yes to this affirmative election vote?"

Media Matters also noted that Savage called"civil rights" a "con" and claimed that affirmative action stole his "birthright," and his "manhood."

There's only one way to describe this man's soul: UGLY

Tags: clinton, Michael Savage, obama, wacko, wingnut (all tags)



feh - savage is aptly named no?

by canadian gal 2008-11-20 06:02PM | 0 recs
Especially because his name

is actually Wiener.

by JJE 2008-11-20 06:43PM | 0 recs
Re: feh - savage is aptly named no?

I used to get Michael and Dan Savage mixed up

by gil44 2008-11-21 05:49AM | 0 recs
Re: The Wingnut Strikes Back.

He has no manhood?  I guess that explains his anger issues.

by rfahey22 2008-11-20 07:03PM | 0 recs
You beat me to that remark. n/t

by Sumo Vita 2008-11-20 09:43PM | 0 recs
What's most pathetic

These crazies actually believe their rants. Here's wishing them many, many years of apoplexy, and a few aneurysms to boot. I hear it's good for health - our health, that is.

by Sumo Vita 2008-11-20 09:46PM | 0 recs
Re: What's most pathetic

You hope he gets an aneurysm and dies?

I'm sure he hopes you get AIDS and die.

by ellington 2008-11-21 07:22AM | 0 recs
Re: What's most pathetic

Feeling a bit apoplectic yourself, are you? I'm sure that your vile, hate-spewing fuhrers of AM radio have well-padded health insurance to resuscitate and preserve their miserable existence several times over. The dying part was your projection, but I can't say I'd be in mourning were that to happen.

And I know my point will be wasted on you, but any schadenfreude implied in those "wishes" for your precious gargoyles is that it's their own lies, distortions, and fabrications that are behind these conspiratorial projections that they're coming up with. It'll be their own twisted and perverse beliefs that will put them over the edge.

Presumably the same applies to you, given that you seem determined to squat around where you're not wanted to defend the those most unworthy of it. Good luck with those aneurysms - the first one's on me.

by Sumo Vita 2008-11-21 08:00AM | 0 recs
Re: The Wingnut Strikes Back.

Ugggh.  Here's hoping that sentiment isn't totally widespread.

All Lou Dobbsified and shit.

by Jess81 2008-11-21 01:23AM | 0 recs
Re: The Wingnut Strikes Back.

When Savage says this will be bad for the country, it is because he sees "country" as the country of white people.  It's how many conservatives see things.  They think "American values" should be synonymous with white male values.  Ugh.  I can't stand him.

by ProgressiveDL 2008-11-21 02:18AM | 0 recs
He should call the police.

"Help, 911!  Somebody stole my manhood!"

Saint-Saens Symphony #3, Finale (This became the theme for the film Babe).

by Dumbo 2008-11-21 03:59AM | 0 recs
Re: The Wingnut Strikes Back.

what a douchenozzle

"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." -Yoda

And he is a scared white dude on the radio trying to scare other whites to live in fear of a Obama presidency

this is just a veiled form of hate speech....I am big on freedom of speech but not this idiots attempt put fear into whites

anyway  good diary CG  

by wellinformed 2008-11-21 06:34AM | 0 recs
Re: The Wingnut Strikes Back.
He is not afraid, he is an entertainer. He may or may not believe any of this unholy crap, but all he is afraid of is somehow losing his nut-niche. As a person from a family of Eastern European  Jewish immigrants (like me!), he knows he is invoking the WASP hatred of foreigners, but he also knows that people's memory goes back one second in history and in the US it is not at all unusual for each group to want to pull up the bridge over the moat after they have made it here. (Hey, not me!)
Appealing to a false narrative, hell, a whole host of them, is just part of his grotesque self invention. The only way he can imagine to keep his job is to go out further on the limb of... hate speech. I am not so sure this will finally work.
by brooklyngal 2008-11-22 10:29AM | 0 recs


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