Skip to comments.Strange bedfellows: Michael Savage Donates to Democrats
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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"The world is still the world according to the New York Times business section. It's all about mergers, the Dow. But there's a movement coming. And capitalism is definitely shaky now. It's shaky because it's based on insatiable desires in a biologically limited world." (Jerry Brown).
"We have to deal with where we are. We have to create cooperatives, we have to create intentional communities, we have to work for local cooperation where we are." (Jerry Brown)
"Where there is a sufficient social movement of self-reliant communities, there can be political change. There must be political change." (Jerry Brown)
"When the farmer can sell directly to the consumer, it is a more active process. There's more contact. The consumer can know, who am I buying this from? What's their name? Do they have a face? Is the food they are selling coming out of Mexico with pesticides?" (Jerry Brown)
"Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?" (Jerry Brown)
One wonders why exactly you are on a conservative web forum complaining about "ultra rightists."
"Competitive ribbing and ridicule"?
Then consider what I say about Savage as "ribbing and ridicule".
"So we should just bomb the nation and then leave and let the terrorist take it over correct??"
Over three decades ago the Upper East Side liberals in New York found it chic to entertain the Black Panthers in their Penthouses. Given the proclivities of the current crop, it is not too hard to imagine them "using diplomacy" on the terrorists in the same manner if the Pelosies and Reids and Murtha's take over. "Oh look Mohammad, The UN building is over there, and all the way down is where the World Trade Center used to be." Beautiful, isn't it?"
Does Geroge Bush donate $5,000 dollars to former Gov. moonbeam as michael moonbeam weiner savage has.
NapkinUser, many here actually agree with you on many of these points, but we are now 3 WEEKS AWAY FROM THE ELECTION. What good is it to re-hash all this now, as Savage and you are, and to do so for the next three weeks? Who does it help?
Republicans? I don't think so.
I ask all: Will this incessant, non-stop Bush and Republican bashing help keep Republicans in power or not?
I also ask all: Will we be in better shape with the Dims controlling the House, the Senate, or both??
And again I say, as bad as Republicans have been on numerous subjects, having even a minute part in putting Democrats in power is insane.
You know as well as I that the peeples can be swayed by opinion. It is reality, it is just the way it is. I do not like it! But it is the truth. The peeples are not political junkie like Freepers are for a variety of reasons. If only 1/10 of 1% of potential Republican voters decide not to vote, or vote for a third party or Democrat, that could have a disasterous effect.
He's one of those guys that you really don't want "on your side." Drives me nuts every time I have to listen to him, when nothing else is on.
I support a wall on the border to slow down the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants if that is what you're going on about. Don't you?
No kidding. Now they'll us that the TRUE conservatives contribute to the Democrats like Savage.
And the next day he rants against the conservatives. This guy is Bipolar, I think.
Quite often he takes a sudden day off, because the weight of the news just makes it too hard to do his job. Something definately mental going on here, sad to say.
This donation follows that pattern. Probably the next day he donated to Moonbeam's opponent.
And deservidly so.
It is a moronic response, which is designed to argue the socialist policies of Dubya, which NOBODY supports here.
What you should be saying is, "Notice we Weiner supporters never respond to the issue at hand".
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.
Ah so napkin's true colors finaly come out.
How are thing's in basement.
That would be nice, but let us deal with the reality that we must play with the hand we are being dealt.
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.
Exactly. If they do keep both houses, THEN we constituents go after them tooth and nail. But, if the Dims take control, well, all that Bush and Republican bashing by Savage et al will become moot and they will start to complain, bitch and moan about how BAD the Dims are doing things and within a year they will be longing for the days of Republican control.
I am not a Republican bot, I am a conservative. My first priority is protection of this country and my family. In my opinion, Democrats will not help me in that regard.
Don't worry, I plan to vote straight-ticket republican this November despite my ills about some of the things that are happening with the current republican majority and our president. I really like my republican congressman (he'd win with well over 70% even if I didn't vote) and while I'm no big fan of my current republican governor and his tax increases, I'll vote for him too.
There are no senate races in my state this year.
Good to hear.
Damn, doesn't it suck that we have to pick who we vote for based on the lesser of two evils??
Savage appreciates (the thick dark haired) Mara Liason.
You're right Dane. What was I saying when I said the war in Iraq ain't going well? I mean, it's obviously the primary reason why the republicans are going to win that 60-seat filibuster-proof senate majority we have all been wanting, right?
Obviously he's in it for rating$ more than love of country
I've listened to Savage 8-10 times while driving. My impression of him is that he is a miserable person. Unhappy and miserable. I don't even get to the political. Oh yeah, hateful too. And negative. Did I say miserable?
Hehe..Shhhhh! You can't critique the baby Jesus President Bush and the RNC fake conservatives and RINOS. Shhhh...
"Does Geroge Bush donate $5,000 dollars to former Gov. moonbeam..."
Did Michael Savage choose to support Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey like a certain president?
Well when you give aid and comfort to the MSM as you did, don't blame me.
NapkinUser has a valid point. There are some scenarios that should be explored to change the way the war is being conducted in Iraq. It makes little sense to keep going down the road that we're going when it leads nowhere. There is not enough leadership and too much acceptance of the status quo. Rush described some interesting scenarios last week that had merit.
I'll give you credit for at least admitting Bush has some leftist positions.
Damn, doesn't it suck that we have to pick who we vote for based on the lesser of two evils??
Yes it does. Big time.
Uh like it or not specter is a Republican. Gov. moonbeam is a moonbat democrat, whom it seems moonbat weiner savage agrees with.
And you Kirkwood base your above on MSM rpeorting and spin.
Soory, I don't buy it.
Thanks for the offer, but I don't need your "credit", because this thread is not about Dubya.
And what do you believe in regards to Iraq, Dane? That victory really is just around the corner?
There is nothing "ultra right" about being a Republican conservaztive. You sound like a Democrat who likes to label.
This FR forum has room enough for all sorts of conservatives including yor kind.
"Maybe now his fans here will finally see the moron for what he is --- a moron."
A moron with an IQ of 170, two masters degrees and a PhD., four best sellers, and, most important of all, he's a human being who is willing to face issues squarely without hiding behind a political party, prejudice or Political Correctness.
The fact that a person sticks his neck out and tells it the way he sees it doesn't make him a ranter, a wild man or a moron.
Some of these Freepers are like a pack of mad dogs, attacking anybody with character and guts. This world needs more people who see it as it is and speak out as they see it, and aren't poured into the same mold as everybody else.
I expect I'm going to be attacked now as Michael was.
Sorry Savage, you are 100% wrong on this one.
No, really, I'm willing to hear a good, solid reason why a self-styled conservative who's lived the last three decades in California would support Jerry Brown for state office over just about anybody short of a convicted child abuser, let alone Chuck Poochigian. I just don't think there is such a thing. "Jerry's grown"? Heh. His ads say otherwise. "I don't know who the other guy is"? I say again...is it really that far from San Francrisco to Sacramento and Pooch's district in Fresno that Savage can't check the man out for himself? "You have to make choices in an imperfect world"? Fine. I'd like better candidates on our side of the ballot, too. But for any California conservative worthy of the name, Jerry Brown is simply not acceptable.
That about sums him up...I wonder what that makes his defenders.
It makes them the guy who sweeps up the elephant dung. Many of them step in it.
Because his audience is as devoted to him as the Rev. Jim Jones who convinced his cultish following to move to Guyana and drink the kool-aid.
I'm sure Savage listeners in California will now cast their vote for the former Governor Moonbeam instead of the conservative.
And they'll try to defend it.
No, Bush supported and the RNC gave a lot more than $5,000 to Moonbeam Specter. His wife presided over an induction ceremony of a State department official and his "husband" (as did Condi). Yes, a wonderful right-wing bunch all.
No attacks on you, but you should probably read the thread, if you think any of that is impressive or makes Weiner not a moron in the topics he has chosen to discuss on the air.
"And you Kirkwood base your above on MSM rpeorting and spin. "
Heh. I don't watch or read MSM reporting at all except for some local news. I base some of this on what I hear from my military friends and family. Some from what I expected the predident to do when we got into this war. Some from my own personal feeling about expectations for Iraq to start taking responsibility for themselves. Plus I have a lot of other reasons why I want to see some significant changes over there in the next 6 to 12 months. Just like here in the US, monitoring the Iraq borders is critical and that is where we need to be spending more effort, not in Baghdad. Rush had some good ideas that I hope are considered seriously.
"As for the Poochigian campaign, chief adviser Ken Khachigian told us..."
A couple of Arminians from Fresno. I have known only good people whose last name ends in "ian". I am voting for Poochigian.
I am a Savage fan, but in this case the Weiner personality is ruling.
Savage is a asshole. I can't believe anyone bothers to listen to him.
Michael Savage supports Moonbeam with over five large. Gov. Moonbeam and Dr. Moonbat.
You seem to be coming on with considerably more venom. But you are of course entitled to your opinion.