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Strange bedfellows: Michael Savage Donates to Democrats
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/16/06 | arual

Posted on 10/16/2006 12:52:56 PM PDT by arual

Strange bedfellows: It turns out that ultra-hot conservative talk show host Michael Savage is backing Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown for state attorney general. "What can I say? I think he'd make a great attorney general compared to the other guy. By the way, who is the other guy?'' Savage said, when asked why he chose Democrat Brown over conservative Republican Chuck Poochigian. Savage, whose rants can be heard locally on KNEW-AM, is backing up his hot talk with some hot money as well. Savage Productions, which lists Savage as president and his wife, Janet Weiner, as director, has donated $5,600 to Brown's campaign. "You have to make choices in an imperfect world,'' Savage said. "And this, this Machugian guy. (Like we said, it's Poochigian.) I never heard of him. I don't even know who he is." Poochigian has spent the past 12 years in Sacramento, first in the Assembly and now in the Senate. Doesn't impress the president of the Savage Nation. "Why bet on a horse that isn't going to win? Why throw your money into the garbage?'' So how did the best-selling author of "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder'' wind up backing a liberal once nicknamed "Governor Moonbeam"? "People change. He changed. He has experience,'' Savage said of Brown. "He started the Oakland military academy -- that was a good thing." And Brown's politics? "He's moved to the center, which is what this socialist state needs," Savage said.

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To: johnny7
"I have a hunch that Weiner was a socialist for most of his pre-radio life. He never was a Republican/Democrat or conservative... he just became disillusioned with the socialist left."

I heard Weiner berate Republicans for not supporting the minimum wage, and when I brought it up to the Savage psychofants on the Freerepublic, they ignored this fact, slammed Rush Limbaugh, and posted pictures of a buffet.

Savage had a guest host last week which brought up the point of the Republicans being on the right side by refusing to support the minimum wage. His own guest hosts don't much agree with him and are more conservative then Dr. Weiner is.

My only hope is that the strength of them being a Freeper, will overcome the effect Savage has on them.

101 posted on 10/16/2006 1:37:11 PM PDT by lormand (0 to 10,000,000 people read my posts everyday)
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To: NapkinUser

"Explain how some conservatives or Michael Savage are useful idiots for terrorists."

By droning on about knee-jerk, idiotic positions (e.g., the ports deals, gas/oil prices, military procedures and rationales) that belie his complete ignorance of economics, security, the way the military works, and markets he: (1) falls for Dim talking points; (2) hurts convertive morale; ; (3) turns off thinking conservatives; and (4) makes conservatives look like idiots.

So, yes, he's nigh as harmful to this nation as any liberal member of the MSM, perhaps more so, as he is really a Fifth Column member.


102 posted on 10/16/2006 1:37:18 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: arual
It certainly does look foolish and self-destructive. But Brown always did have a reputation as an outsider and a maverick and that may appeal to Savage.

In 1976, 1980, and 1992 the people who supported his Presidential bids tended to come from outside the liberal establishment. In that respect, Brown has been similar to Gene McCarthy, though McCarthy was more a real rebel or dissenter, and Brown more of an imitation.

Jerry probably wouldn't have made a very good President, but people I knew and liked voted for Brown in the 1992 primary because it looked as though he wasn't simply more "politics as usual," and Savage, who's himself very much of an iconoclast may feel something of the same attraction.

103 posted on 10/16/2006 1:37:21 PM PDT by x
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To: arual

104 posted on 10/16/2006 1:37:40 PM PDT by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: fishtank
Guess who supported Arlen Specter in 2004 over conservative Pat Toomey:

And guess which "idiot radio talk show host located in San Francisco" support Toomey over Specter?

105 posted on 10/16/2006 1:37:44 PM PDT by NapkinUser (http://www.votegraf.org/)
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To: arual

Moonbat supports a moonbat - this is news?


106 posted on 10/16/2006 1:38:56 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (To have no voice in the Party that always sides with America's enemies is a badge of honor.)
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To: NapkinUser

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,

let me guess!!!!!!!!!!


107 posted on 10/16/2006 1:40:08 PM PDT by fishtank
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To: MeanWestTexan
I have listened to a few of his shows recently. Had never heard him before. He bores me. He is so negative, so self important, arrogant in a nasty way, and self righteous. I just can't listen to him so I turn to Lars Larson's local show or music.
108 posted on 10/16/2006 1:40:33 PM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: zbigreddogz

What center is that?


109 posted on 10/16/2006 1:40:52 PM PDT by svcw
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To: MeanWestTexan

So, you supported the Dubai ports deal and the way the Iraq war is currently being fought? You think it's a-okay to send our men door-to-door to die instead of blowing up an area to rid Iraq of terrorists?

"Fight like WWII, finish like WWII. Fight like Vietnam, finish like Vietnam."


110 posted on 10/16/2006 1:41:36 PM PDT by NapkinUser (http://www.votegraf.org/)
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To: slowhand520
Ahead of the social & medical curve? Why because he tells us that?

2 decades ago he wrote a book warning about the threat of drug-resistant strains of disease posed by illegal immigrants from 3rd world countries. That issue was not even remotely on the radar screen at that time. California taxpayers are being walloped by the cost of antibiotic resistant TB today. The guy was WAY ahead of Limbaugh on immigration and embacing of the SwiftVets. Someone tell me which liberals lined up behind the SwiftVets and Sinclair. The guy is a hard-right Conservative who also is a little batty at times. He probably could use some Prozac, but it would make him less interesting. Sometimes I yell at the radio when he does things like this, but overall I agree with most of his positions.

111 posted on 10/16/2006 1:42:13 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813
"You are funny. If Savage is a Socialist, than Bush is a Trotskyite."

Do you listen to his show, because I do.

112 posted on 10/16/2006 1:43:17 PM PDT by lormand (0 to 10,000,000 people read my posts everyday)
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To: NapkinUser; All

I thought the Dubai ports deal was not a big issue.. Looks like you believe the media spin that things are going bad in Iraq.....


113 posted on 10/16/2006 1:44:49 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Nancy you ignorant Slut!!!!!)
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To: clamper1797

Radio moonbeam supporting fromer Gov. moonbeam.


114 posted on 10/16/2006 1:45:25 PM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: MeanWestTexan
Actually, judgEment is a valid, albeit Limey, spelling.

I stand corrected. I'll also stick up for the copy editors here. Poor spelling and grammar diminish the credibility of the post, no matter how good the substance of the argument.

115 posted on 10/16/2006 1:45:30 PM PDT by drubyfive
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To: mnehrling

I listened to his very first radio program on KGO in San Francisco, might have been 94 or so. He was guest hosting. His schtick that he uses now wasn't there. He was soft spoken, expressed probably mildly right of center views, and that lasted maybe the first few shows he did.

Then "Michael Savage" as we know him came out. It's schtick. It's an act for all of them. They don't talk that way at home, except maybe Hannity. I have heard that Hannity warts and all, is Hannity all the time.

They are entertainers. Enjoy their shows or not.


116 posted on 10/16/2006 1:45:31 PM PDT by dogbyte12
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To: EagleUSA
He says what some so-called conservatives do not want to hear or believe...

Actually, if you have kept a close eye here on FR, you will see that most of Savages complaints have been echoed here.

As we are now just weeks away from the election, the difference now is most Freepers realize that as bad as the Republicans have been on numerous subjects, it will be better to pinch our nose and vote Republican rather than allow the Dims to assume control.

Once we achieve that goal, go right into criticism mode of Republicans with the hope of getting them to change.

This does NOT mean that we are compromising our principles. It means we believe in the survival of our country more than spouting about our principles for a few short weeks. It means that we have better chance of protecting this country with Republicans in power then Dims and are willing to curtail criticism for a few short weeks to keep Republicans in power.

If the Dims take over, can anyone here honestly say that they will do a better job of:

Protecting the borders

Getting rid of illegals

Fighting the war on terror

Taxes

Judicial approvals or disapprovals

Republicans have not done a particularly good job in a lot of things, but looking at the kooks on the Dim side, I cannot chance being even a small part of pushing Dims into power!!

Evidently Savage has other ideas.

117 posted on 10/16/2006 1:45:44 PM PDT by technomage (NEVER underestimate the depths to which liberals will stoop for power.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

PhD ... Piled high and Deep


118 posted on 10/16/2006 1:46:08 PM PDT by clamper1797 (It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win)
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To: lormand
Do you listen to his show, because I do.

Yes I do, quite often.

119 posted on 10/16/2006 1:46:35 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

Yes I can...he is a moron.


120 posted on 10/16/2006 1:46:37 PM PDT by svcw
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To: fishtank

I am still a HUGH savage fan, I don't care who he donates to. Unlike Rush and Levin fans, we don't take everything Savage says as Gospel. I mainly listen to Savage for his rants on TROP. Savage is still the man as far as I am concerned.


121 posted on 10/16/2006 1:47:10 PM PDT by RolandBurnam (para mi tagline in ess spanyol markay dose)
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To: RichInOC

It ain’t like his PhD is in furrin langwidges! I mean, dese guys is from Arambula or somewheres.

122 posted on 10/16/2006 1:47:33 PM PDT by dighton
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To: slowhand520

Ya, I heard him say once if it were not for him Limbaugh would have never gotten a radio show. That Limbaugh owes his success to him.


123 posted on 10/16/2006 1:48:00 PM PDT by svcw
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To: fishtank
Bush is the President. Savage is a talk show host. Guess who has more power to ruin the country?

Don't "real conservatives" ever get tired of supporting the lesser of 2 evils?

124 posted on 10/16/2006 1:48:07 PM PDT by Once-Ler (The rat 06 election platform will be a promise to impeach the President if they win)
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To: arual

He's so ultra Right that he becomes Left. (I never could stomach him)

Not unheard of. Ultra leftists and ultra rightists share lots.


125 posted on 10/16/2006 1:48:19 PM PDT by eleni121 ("Show me just what Mohammed brought:: evil and inhumanity")
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To: NapkinUser

Yes, the Dubai ports deal was much ado about nothing. It was a scam designed to make Bush bad by the liberals, and Savage and his apostles fell for it, hook, line, and sinker.

And yes, having been in the combat arms (Air Assault) in the US Army --- in Iraq --- the first time and with many, many friends there today, I can say our stragy is the best stratgey we can have, given that have our nation are spinless cowards.

Indeed, my friends on the ground tell me we would have won and stabilized Iraq years ago, but for second-guessing and winning from the liberals and the media --- such as Doc. Wiener --- who give the terrorists hope and resolve by belittling our leaders and strategy.


126 posted on 10/16/2006 1:48:29 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: montag813

Are you serious..docs have been talking about drug resistant diseases for more than two decades. There we have it Savage thinks everything started with him.


127 posted on 10/16/2006 1:50:43 PM PDT by svcw
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To: montag813
"Machugian"...now that is funny. As in the Yiddish "mashuga" (crazy)

Shoulda said, "macaca"

128 posted on 10/16/2006 1:50:44 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds. " - Ayn Rand)
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To: montag813
"The guy is a hard-right Conservative..."

Wow, the total BS that some people are led to believe.

I am a hard-right Conservative, and have been capable of recognizing my fellow brethren my entire life.

This one is easy, Savage is a pretender, a fake, a BS snake-oil salesman who if people actually listened and scrutinized what he said, would come to the same sane conclusion.

It is Savage's hatred for Rush Limbaugh that fuels my disgust for Savage.

129 posted on 10/16/2006 1:51:51 PM PDT by lormand (0 to 10,000,000 people read my posts everyday)
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To: MarkeyD

This looks like Gerry Studd's Hearse.


130 posted on 10/16/2006 1:52:23 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: MeanWestTexan

Thread is growing so fast I can't keep up. Almost like a chat forum. Well, I have a book by Savage I could give up real cheap $0 if anyone wants it.


131 posted on 10/16/2006 1:52:30 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: lormand; All

If it wasn't for Rush, there would have been no Michael Savage....


132 posted on 10/16/2006 1:53:21 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Nancy you ignorant Slut!!!!!)
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To: KevinDavis

Looks like you're wearing those rose-colored glasses about Iraq.

I never really supported or opposed the war from the start. I thought removing Saddam Hussein would be good, but I always have opposed any kind of nation building, and 9/11 didn't change that.

But this war hasn't gone well. How many American soldiers have died and how many billions have been spent? That ain't a conservative or liberal thing, no matter how the true-believers say. Plus, it's a drag domestically. Think about it, Iraq will be the biggest reason why republicans lose seats this November, and possibly lose a majority in one of the chambers. Is Iraq worth a speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi? More gun control? More taxes? More liberal social issues? I'm having doubts.

The costs of this war, coupled with the whole nation building crapola, are really making me think if liberating people, some grateful many not, from Saddam was and is really worth the building price tag.


133 posted on 10/16/2006 1:54:11 PM PDT by NapkinUser (http://www.votegraf.org/)
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To: arual
I've attempted to listen to Michael Savage in recent days. I never could stand a lot of that "psychological nudity." Now that he has apparently, for some reason, has gone over to the dark side, I just can't handle listening to him.

I cannot imagine how he is not losing much of his audience.

134 posted on 10/16/2006 1:55:04 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: OldFriend

"The savage cultists will splain this away... no problem."

I can remember when DFU breathlessly posted his schedule here every day. I wonder what he thinks now. Not that I care.


135 posted on 10/16/2006 1:55:32 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: NapkinUser; All

So we should just bomb the nation and then leave and let the terrorist take it over correct??


136 posted on 10/16/2006 1:56:00 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Nancy you ignorant Slut!!!!!)
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To: lormand
I am a hard-right Conservative, and have been capable of recognizing my fellow brethren my entire life.

Ok, Master Jedi Conservative, tell me: is President Bush a hard-right Conservative?

137 posted on 10/16/2006 1:57:37 PM PDT by montag813
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To: KevinDavis

So we just keep doing what we're doing until 2010, with maybe 5,000 American soldiers dead and over a trillion spent. Is that right?


138 posted on 10/16/2006 1:57:40 PM PDT by NapkinUser (http://www.votegraf.org/)
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To: RolandBurnam
"Unlike Rush and Levin fans, we don't take everything Savage says as Gospel. "

Oh man, that is classic Weiner-isms.

1) Deflect criticism by criticizing someone else
2) Ignore what Weiner stands for

139 posted on 10/16/2006 1:57:54 PM PDT by lormand (0 to 10,000,000 people read my posts everyday)
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To: clamper1797

You can tell Savage fans are economic morons from the fact that those con-artist "gold coin" companies chose to so heavily advertise on his show.


140 posted on 10/16/2006 1:58:27 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: John Lenin
"RAT shill to make the GOP look bad"

You got it. One day his talking points come from the Daily Kos and the Huffington Post; the next day they come from Patrick Buchannan or Lew Rockwell.

141 posted on 10/16/2006 1:58:36 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (To have no voice in the Party that always sides with America's enemies is a badge of honor.)
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To: technomage

It means that we have better chance of protecting this country with Republicans in power then Dims and are willing to curtail criticism for a few short weeks to keep Republicans in power.
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To be correct, and I would agree if, you replace 'Republicans' with 'Conservatives'. Yes, there is no way that the ThugoRats can be put in power -- it will be a socialistic disaster for America. I will vote for the Repubs, as I always have. But not much longer unless they get back to conservatism, working for America instead of their own politics. And the whipped cream on it all, is that we DEARLY need a conservative President, a strong one that is not running on personal utopian agendas, and is truly and partiotically dedicated to the preservation of our soverignty, and the rights and liberties of the American citizen.


142 posted on 10/16/2006 1:59:08 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: eleni121
Ultra leftists and ultra rightists share lots.

Funny how often they end up under the same roof.

143 posted on 10/16/2006 1:59:50 PM PDT by dighton
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To: billhilly

"I wonder what he thinks now."

Same as before: "duhhhhhhhhh."


144 posted on 10/16/2006 1:59:54 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: lormand
It is Savage's hatred for Rush Limbaugh that fuels my disgust for Savage.

Hatred? Boy you are sensitive. All I have heard is some competitive ribbing and ridicule about Rush being a BushBot.

145 posted on 10/16/2006 2:00:31 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813
"Ok, Master Jedi Conservative, tell me: is President Bush a hard-right Conservative?"

Conservative Jedi Master says: Don't put words in my mouth, don't try and deflect the arguement away from focus, don't assume that I am far/against those not in focus. Talk about the subject at hand, i.e., Savage supports a moonbat for California AG.

146 posted on 10/16/2006 2:00:34 PM PDT by lormand (0 to 10,000,000 people read my posts everyday)
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To: arual

Phoney. Conservative principles thrown out with the garbage.


147 posted on 10/16/2006 2:00:36 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: montag813; lormand
Ok, Master Jedi Conservative, tell me: is President Bush a hard-right Conservative?

See: #93. Notice it never got a response.

148 posted on 10/16/2006 2:01:07 PM PDT by NapkinUser (http://www.votegraf.org/)
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To: NapkinUser; All

Yes.. Better to blow themselves up there than here.... I bet you would prefer that we build a wall, pull our troops out of other nations and live in a fantasy world that if we ignore the problem, they won't come here? Correct?


149 posted on 10/16/2006 2:01:21 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Nancy you ignorant Slut!!!!!)
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To: dogbyte12
Like you, I started listening to him when he was on KGO, later on KSFO.

You're right, he's changed. Especially after he was syndicated nationally, things really started getting crazy.

All of a sudden he'd switch into a completely different Mike; McCain's bad, no, wait, McGain's good. In fact, McCain's GREAT..!

The same on a myriad of different things. For awhile there, if I didn't like the show, I'd switch off until the next day, and presto! It'd be back to the orginal Mike.

And then there was constant talk about Italian yachts, Ferrari Modenas, LA mansions, LA lifestyle...lots and lots of LA/Hollywood stuff. And name-dropping of folks I hated.

It was Mike wanted to turn into that high-living, 1970's porn director caricature played by Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights. You know...with the shades and neck cravat number...?

Hey, Russ is a great guy, but I think via Russ Mike was trying to vicariously re-live his youth, or something.

It was off-putting and totally at odds with his Outsider Image. Instead of spurned outsider shows 'em by making good, all of a sudden it was Insider, Insider, I'm big Mr. Insider.

And that's just not rock and roll.

150 posted on 10/16/2006 2:02:41 PM PDT by gaijin
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