Skip to comments.Michael Savage challenged by editor of THANK YOU, PRESIDENT BUSH
Posted on 12/07/2004 12:51:20 PM PST by rdmartinjd
An Open Letter to Michael Savage from the editor of Thank You, President Bush:
Dear Dr. Savage,
While you have always placed your conservative principles over partisan politics -- a trait which all conservatives should emulate -- it is increasingly clear that you have lost your way. Ever since the election you have done nothing but criticize the president. Whether it's his choice of cabinet nominees, his second term domestic priorities, or his escalation of the offensive operation in Iraq, you have incessantly attacked the man and often for no good reason. It seems as if you have begun to prioritize your increasingly shrill anti-partisan outlook over your erstwhile conservative ideals.
Moreover, you've taken to disparaging all others who disagree with you. In addition to your token swipes at fellow radio personalities Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, last week you lambasted unnamed "bloggers" who allegedly had the audacity to criticize you from their website blogs but lacked the courage to come on your show to debate you.
While this bravado about cowardly bloggers may be no more than bluster, if it's a sparring partner that you really want, I am more than willing to accept your challenge.
Whether it's the appointment of the superbly qualified Condi Rice as secretary of state or the nature of the president's powerfully free market, forward-thinking economic policies, I'm happy to make the case that President Bush is being true to his word and preparing for a very conservative second term. Bush -- like every man who has held the office before him -- is not perfect, but he is a president of whom conservatives can and ought be proud.
You should have already received a written notice of this offer from my publicist. I look forward to your reply.
Rod D. Martin
Rod D. Martin, a former policy director to Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, is the founder and chairman of Vanguard PAC, a member of the Board of Governors of the Council for National Policy (CNP), and Vice President of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA). He has appeared as a guest on Fox News and countless other television and talk radio programs; and he is the editor and co-author of Thank You, President Bush: Reflections on the War on Terror, Defense of the Family, and Revival of the Economy.
Is that something new?
Earth to Mr. Martin! If a media personality known for his abrasive and insulting comments finds himself without a large public target, as Savage does after the demise of the Kerry campaign, you switch fire to an even larger target, guaranteed to attract notice, i.e. President Bush. Drudge did the same thing after Bush won in 2000. All of a sudden he'd post accusatory stories about the administration and the president. Savage is following the same road. It's always about ratings and/or readers.
"but he is a president of whom conservatives can and ought be proud."
Then I guess I'm not a conservative. I don't think doubling the Dept of Education budget is conservative. I don't think handing out pills to seniors as part of the largest expansion to Medicare has anything to do with an "ownership society". I don't think amnesty for illegals is a good idea. I don't think taking the country of origin labels off food is a good idea. I don't think raising the debt limit another $1,000,000,000,000 is fiscal discipline. I don't think Bush should be in Canada thanking them for stabbing us in the back over Iraq. I don't think a scholar on Soviet communism is necessarily the best choice for Sec of State. I don't think the PATRIOT act and the TSA champion individual liberties. I don't think the 9/11 Commission or the Homeland Security department have done anything to keep us safer, they have however succeeded in punishing law-abiding American Citizens.
In my opinion, other than the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, George Bush has acted like a mainstream Democrat searching for bigger government and pushing globalist agendas like NAFTA and FTAA.
Of course, the author of this piece obviously isn't aware of what Savage had to say about the new Homeland Security Department Secretary nomination.
I love Savage's show, but its been LOW quality for about month now after the election. Every single thing is criticized and he has not offered one solution, not a single one. I can agree with him that Bush is screwing us on the Intelligence Bill, but saying that Condi Rice is not qualified to be Secretary of State is inept.
His bashing of Dr. Rice borders on woman-hating, IMO. He offers no grounds for his hatred of her; it smacks of jealousy. He is becoming more and more childish as the days go on.
Foolish man. I suspect his ratings are down and he's trying "shock" to beef them up.
Some people aren't satisfied until they have pi$$ed off everyone I guess.
You are entitled to your opinion, but then, it is only your opinion.
Bump for Savage, and may his show keep growing and growing.
I don't recall anyone asking you what you were.
Mike Savage is a lunatic. I'm increasingly surprised by the amount of people who don't recognize this.
Liberals say that Michael Moore is their Rush Limbaugh. Wrong. Rush is partisan, but not nuts, and doesn't lie. Michael Moore is their Michael Savage, and conservatives should realize he's just as nuts and just as distructive to our side as Moore is to theirs.
When there's only a few left, it becomes an obsession to finish off the whole lot.
Savage would probably be imperial leader of the Klan if he wasn't worried about his ratings. His hatred of Rice is merely because of her race and his anti-Bush rants are b/c he's a radical lunatic.
I don't think so many people would be listening to his show if they thought he were a racist. I know I wouldn't.
I don't know if Weiner is a racist, but he is clearly a vicious Jew-baiter as has been reported in the past:
and more recently at http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=375&printable=1
'Savage' (who NEVER acknowledges his own Judaism) knows that singling out Jews among the liberals is good for business. Scapegoating sells.
I'm not sure where I stand in relation to the Martin-Savage debate re President Bush, but I'd love to hear these two go at it on the air. Has anyone ever heard Mr. Martin on the radio or seen his website, http://www.thevanguard.org ? He could hold his own against Savage. Let's do all we can to keep this thread active so Savage and his screeners can't avoid it. Keep all Savage related posts on this thread.
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