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Michael Savage: The Enemy Within (One of The Biggest Threats to Conservatives)
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Posted on 04/04/2007 5:58:38 AM PDT by NYC Republican

To those that don't know Savage or listen to him, he claims to be an "independent conservative"... He surely does espouse some conservative views, but the vile he spews towards Bush, his cabinet, and other Republicans and GOPers could be mistaken for Air America trash.

It would be easy to blow him off as another looney blow-hard, but he's the 3rd most listened-to talk show host in the nation... He has over 8 million listeners, and in calling himself a conservative, he DOES have some real influence there. He's supposed to be on our side, but shifts positions so often, he's become a joke. He embodies every lefty criticism of our side.

In listening to parts of his show last night, he has the following things to say, in a short time span...

* Syria isn't nearly as bad as Iran, they can be spoken to, they don't threaten Israel, they are nationalists not fundamentalists

* The war was started to benefit Oil companies.

* Blasted Bush to no end, said Rice should have been fired a long time ago, blasted the rest of the cabinet

* Said it was OK for Pelosi to go talk to Syria

* Asked why is there a division between GOP and Dems, why do we automatically assume everything they do should be hated, etc.

In my view, this scum is far more dangerous than Air America and nearly every lib out there. He's pretending to be a conservative, yet does more damage to our causes than any other non-politician I can think of, because he has the influence to sway people.

This guy is an utter disgrace and a phony.


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1 posted on 04/04/2007 5:58:38 AM PDT by NYC Republican
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To: lormand

I took your advice, and posted a separate thread on this lying sac. Yesterday was worse than usual, his whole pro-Pelosi jibberish was so over the top, it made me want to scream. His dismissal of many of his callers was equally reprehensible.


2 posted on 04/04/2007 6:00:50 AM PDT by NYC Republican (GOPs and Conservatives' Worst Nightmare - Myopic, Single-Issue Voters)
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To: NYC Republican
This guy is an utter disgrace and a phony.

At least he is not a Water Boy for the Republican Party. We had too many of those and look where it got us.
3 posted on 04/04/2007 6:01:34 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: NYC Republican

Savage claimed Syria isn’t a threat to Israel? If so, his ignorance of both history and current events is monumental.


4 posted on 04/04/2007 6:03:02 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: NYC Republican

I don’t enjoy him. He’s too self centered, bombastic, and nasty.


5 posted on 04/04/2007 6:03:11 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: NYC Republican

Anyone who questioned his praise of the Mafia Princess was dismissed as a RushBot. Syria supplies Hezbollah with the missles they attack Israel with. Pulosi is a Useful Idiot.


6 posted on 04/04/2007 6:03:56 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: P-40

He should direct more of his fire towards Hillary and the lying libs, yet he pounds our side more ferociously than the Dems do. He’s also the most negative, depressing, self-promoting fool around


7 posted on 04/04/2007 6:04:58 AM PDT by NYC Republican (GOPs and Conservatives' Worst Nightmare - Myopic, Single-Issue Voters)
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To: NYC Republican

Wow, I haven’t heard his show in a while and sometimes I got turned off by him, but sometimes I liked that he attacked the Republicans when they started drifiting left. However, what’s with the Pelosi love-fest?


8 posted on 04/04/2007 6:07:29 AM PDT by Barney Gumble (A liberal is someone too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost)
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To: massgopguy
Pelosi is a Useful Idiot

As opposed to Savage, who's merely a Useless Idiot.

His ratings-envy of Rush has rotted the few working brain cells he once possessed.

9 posted on 04/04/2007 6:07:29 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: NYC Republican
I don't think he gives any politician a pass for long, nor should he; too many of them are really not the best people, to put it mildly...really mildly.

Like any form of entertainment, if it does not appeal to you, find something else. Savage does a funny show but it rubs a lot of people the wrong way.
10 posted on 04/04/2007 6:08:29 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
He also said we should drop bombs on guys like Ahmadinejad, but guys like Assad are nationalists and they can be reasoned with. He said, we have our view on the world, they have theirs... That they're a society that's rich in culture, and we should talk to them, and defended Pelosi time and again

Never mind that she's committing an act that borders on treachery (as did the 3 GOP Reps), IMO

11 posted on 04/04/2007 6:08:31 AM PDT by NYC Republican (GOPs and Conservatives' Worst Nightmare - Myopic, Single-Issue Voters)
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To: NYC Republican

Bush and AG AG need to give more than lip service to controlling the borders of the US and Iraq. Syria is a tool of Iran.


12 posted on 04/04/2007 6:10:34 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: Barney Gumble
He also brought up the fact he was proud to bribg Schumer on his show, and how he, and his listeners, stopped the Ports deal. What an ego.

He also blasted Dennis Miller, who's already started to chip away at Savage's audience. He referred to Miller as "an idiot comedian who has no audience"... Miller replaced him on some of his markets, and Savage is bitter. boo-hoo

13 posted on 04/04/2007 6:10:46 AM PDT by NYC Republican (GOPs and Conservatives' Worst Nightmare - Myopic, Single-Issue Voters)
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To: NYC Republican

Savage got his start in SF and spoke to Pelosi a few times when he was just a local — he and Pelosi were on the same side in many issues related to China. SO that relationship goes back about 11 years+, IIRC. It does’nt surprise me that he would cut Pelosi some slack if he believed it was deserved.

Savage is an independent thinker and he will go after ANY politician that he believes does not properly defend “border, language, culture”. He has changed a lot over the years, but I will give him credit — he was WAY ahead of the illegal immigration curve and has his head screwed on right on many issues.

But, if you are expecting a Rush Clone from a talk show host calling himself a conservative, Savage will disappoint. Personally, I have some real problems with what he has become in the last 12 years and rarely listen to him anymore, but your comments show me that he retains a high degree of intellectual integrity and independent thinking. WTH ever happened to the “Big Tent” anyway?


14 posted on 04/04/2007 6:11:34 AM PDT by L,TOWM (Liberals, The Other White Meat [This is some nasty...])
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To: NYC Republican

I rarely even listen to MS and agree with you on Savage. I heard a bit of his tripe on Pelosi Assad last night....he is or has been going off the rails for a while.
Or as you say, possibly just another “Red Diaper Doper”!


15 posted on 04/04/2007 6:11:54 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: NYC Republican
the vile he spews towards Bush

...Bush - you mean the guy in the White House who called Ted Kennedy one of the best legislative senators he know and let him author education and now amnesty bills?

Is that why you vote Republican?

Oh, and Iran is a greater threat than Syria. Savage (or any other host for that matter) is never 100% correct, but he's right more often than he's wrong.
16 posted on 04/04/2007 6:11:55 AM PDT by Old_Mil (Duncan Hunter in 2008! A Veteran, A Patriot, A Reagan Republican... http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: NYC Republican

He’s a nutcase.


17 posted on 04/04/2007 6:12:09 AM PDT by alicewonders (I like Duncan Hunter for President in 2008!)
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To: NYC Republican

I enjoy every minute of Savage. I don’t always agree but I do enjoy listening to him when I can.
Do you have a link or a transcript of the Pelosi segment plus the Syria comments?


18 posted on 04/04/2007 6:12:27 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: massgopguy
Anyone who questioned his praise of the Mafia Princess was dismissed as a RushBot

I couldn't believe that! Callers who said they were otherwise fans of the show were blasted cause they asked why he was so supportive of Pelosi...

I'll tell you why... it undermines Bush, and in doing so, it greatly pleases Weiner.

19 posted on 04/04/2007 6:13:09 AM PDT by NYC Republican (GOPs and Conservatives' Worst Nightmare - Myopic, Single-Issue Voters)
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To: P-40

At least he is not a Water Boy for the Republican Party. We had too many of those and look where it got us.

I have to agree with you. While I can’t stand to listen to Savage, some things need to be said. Just because some politician is great 90% of the time doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be hammered on the other 10%.


20 posted on 04/04/2007 6:13:31 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Duncan Hunter '08 Pro family, pro life, pro second Amendment, not a control freak.)
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To: NYC Republican

Republicanism does not equate to Conservatism any longer and really never has. Although there are a majority of Conservatives in the Party, we have never actually ran it.
And no, Bush is not a Conservative. He is a Globalist “New World Order” type.


21 posted on 04/04/2007 6:14:23 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: NYC Republican
"...the vile he spews towards Bush, his cabinet, and other Republicans and GOPers could be mistaken for Air America trash."

Did you by any chance mean to use the noun "bile" instead of the adjective "vile?"

22 posted on 04/04/2007 6:15:53 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: NYC Republican

What a surprise that you posted this!!!

Actually, after listening to the first hour replay I have to say he was way too easy on Assad. I don’t think he was “reprehensible” in his reaction to the callers: although I didn’t catch the first half of hour two.


23 posted on 04/04/2007 6:15:55 AM PDT by period end of story (Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right.)
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To: Old_Mil
I knew it. I called it a while ago... Most Hunter supporters are also Savage listeners... This thread confirms it (with few exceptions)...

Hunter is a great person, great record, but nothing more than a protest candidate.

24 posted on 04/04/2007 6:16:05 AM PDT by NYC Republican (GOPs and Conservatives' Worst Nightmare - Myopic, Single-Issue Voters)
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To: NYC Republican

I don’t know what Savage is smoking. Sometimes he is dead right on issues, other times - like last night, he sounds like he needs a rubber room somewhere.


25 posted on 04/04/2007 6:17:07 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Redbob

Nope. Bile would have been fine also, but vile is a stronger way of expressing it, imo.


26 posted on 04/04/2007 6:17:22 AM PDT by NYC Republican (GOPs and Conservatives' Worst Nightmare - Myopic, Single-Issue Voters)
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To: NYC Republican

I tried listening to him. He spews so much bile, I can’t stand it.


27 posted on 04/04/2007 6:17:52 AM PDT by Sister_T (The Axis of Idiocy: The LameStream Media, The DemocRATS and the "peaceful" anti-war moonbats)
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To: BnBlFlag
Bush is not a Conservative

Bush started out as a conservative (taxes and fiscal issues, SC judges, etc), but became too engrossed in trying to "change the tone" and appease the other side... and NOT fight back at outrageous, scurrilous charges.

28 posted on 04/04/2007 6:19:04 AM PDT by NYC Republican (GOPs and Conservatives' Worst Nightmare - Myopic, Single-Issue Voters)
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To: P-40
Like any form of entertainment, if it does not appeal to you, find something else.

That's exactly what I did as he berated 'Ed' from NYC who was just trying to bring up for discussion how he switches from one side to another. When Savage asked him, "So how long ago did your wife leave you", that was the last straw.

29 posted on 04/04/2007 6:20:13 AM PDT by uptoolate (If it sounds absurd, 51% chance it was sarcasm.)
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To: NYC Republican

I agree. Michael Savage is a leftist portraying a caricature of a rightwinger. He is all rant and no reason.


30 posted on 04/04/2007 6:20:51 AM PDT by ibheath (I liked America better when the threats to our freedom came exclusively from abroad.)
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To: NYC Republican
I enjoy Savage, but you really can't take him seiously...people should see the irony of him getting all worked up and screaming at people to "think rationally"....
32 posted on 04/04/2007 6:22:11 AM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: uptoolate
That's exactly what I did as he berated 'Ed' from NYC who was just trying to bring up for discussion how he switches from one side to another. When Savage asked him, "So how long ago did your wife leave you", that was the last straw

That's what I was referring to mostly, that specific caller. Savage was harsher than usual, got downright personal, trashed him after he left, said he had the onset of dementia, can't think for himself, must be awful to live with, would cause someone to be suicidal

All of this disgaceful nastiness towards a 70 year old man, who simply challenged Weiner's support of Pelosi and his shifting views... Unbelievable.

33 posted on 04/04/2007 6:23:20 AM PDT by NYC Republican (GOPs and Conservatives' Worst Nightmare - Myopic, Single-Issue Voters)
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To: NYC Republican
Last week Savage was making fun of the appearance of the British Marines and Sailors that Iran took hostage. I can’t remember the words savage used but he was basically calling them wimps and girly men, and that Britain must be searching the bottom of the barrel for its military these days. What nerve, I thought for Savage to treat these “volunteers” with such disrespect. Does he think everyone in our American military looks like GI Joe?

Sometimes he can make good points but more often that not he says something real stupid, that causes me to cringe and change the radio station.
Like after the first 30 minutes of the Reagan Funeral he was saying “that’s enough shut that stuff off, that’s enough, I can’t take anymore”. I think the idiots on AirAmerica was showing the late Ronald Reagan more respect than Savage.

34 posted on 04/04/2007 6:23:25 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Mr. Mojo
His ratings-envy of Rush has rotted the few working brain cells he once possessed.

Savage is number 3 overall and not gonna get any higher. I don't think he envies Rush, et. al., as much as he wants to be the leader of the "independent" talkers. Sometimes he deliberately veers from the main topic of discussion that occurs earlier in the day for the "fun" of it. Sometimes it works, sometimes he ticks people off.

35 posted on 04/04/2007 6:24:29 AM PDT by period end of story (Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right.)
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To: NYC Republican

Use the little knob on your radio and turn to another station if you don’t care for Michael Weiner (Savage).

I tried to listen to him (on the recommendation of a friend), and found him a total nutcase. I don’t know if he drinks, smokes, etc., or maybe he’s got some kind of bi-polar disorder. I couldn’t take the yelling and screaming.


36 posted on 04/04/2007 6:24:30 AM PDT by Maria S
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To: period end of story

See posts 29 and 33. If you heard his reaction to this caller, and you don’t think it was over-the-top mean, then I just don’t know...


37 posted on 04/04/2007 6:24:48 AM PDT by NYC Republican (GOPs and Conservatives' Worst Nightmare - Myopic, Single-Issue Voters)
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To: NYC Republican
Savage is a “San Francisco” Conservative. Why would anyone expect more from him?
38 posted on 04/04/2007 6:26:31 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: Old_Mil

Rudy supports the war on terror. How can you compare the two


39 posted on 04/04/2007 6:26:34 AM PDT by NYC Republican (GOPs and Conservatives' Worst Nightmare - Myopic, Single-Issue Voters)
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To: NYC Republican

The only thing I can agree with is Rice has to go...anyone who submits, and gets approved, the transfer of weapons to the palistinians, because they “promise” not to use them against Israel is an utter, complete idiot.....and incompetent...


40 posted on 04/04/2007 6:28:11 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Nothin' from Nothin' leaves Nothin')
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To: Maria S

Weiner found a way to make lots of money. Pretend he’s a conservative and get a talk radio show. He should go back to swimming naked with gay poets. I use to listen to him, but his crying that nobody would invite him on their shows to promote his book made me sick.


41 posted on 04/04/2007 6:28:15 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: NYC Republican

BDS.


42 posted on 04/04/2007 6:29:29 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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43 posted on 04/04/2007 6:29:37 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The greatest danger to our troops is the Congress of the United States.)
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To: NYC Republican

I happened to tune in while pulling weeds. Every now and then a person will reveal the real person behind the facade and yesterday “Savage” had his moment in the light. His anti-Bush, it’s a war for oil nonsense capped with a Pelosi love fest proved to me that his so-called conservatism is an act. I have always had my suspicions and now they have been confirmed. Michael Savage is the rightful heir of Air America. Drop the act, Mike, and just be yourself.


44 posted on 04/04/2007 6:29:49 AM PDT by GBA (God Bless America!)
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To: NYC Republican

I’ve heard worse. Then again, I have a very thick skin: always have.


45 posted on 04/04/2007 6:30:45 AM PDT by period end of story (Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right.)
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To: ibheath
Michael Savage is a leftist portraying a caricature of a rightwinger. He is all rant and no reason.

Well said -- accurate and succinct.

46 posted on 04/04/2007 6:30:56 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: massgopguy

Syria is weak. hizbollah is almost entirely a proxy of Iran these days. Iran is the real danger. Also don’t dismiss the fact that Syria is ba’athist sunni regime. Given the way the middle east is beginning to draw battle lines between the sunnis and the shi’ites the syrians want nothing more than to get out of the shi’ite umbrella.

That’s why they’re making overtures at Israel(google their ongoing secret talks with israel) and the US. They want to sell out the shi’ites.


47 posted on 04/04/2007 6:30:59 AM PDT by ketsu
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To: NYC Republican

Rudy Judiani is an open borders liberal who supports the idea of sanctuary cities. No candidate with such a record can claim to be tough on terrorism because their policies facilitate attacks on American soil.


48 posted on 04/04/2007 6:31:42 AM PDT by Old_Mil (Duncan Hunter in 2008! A Veteran, A Patriot, A Reagan Republican... http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: uptoolate
'Ed' from NYC

That guy was annoying!
49 posted on 04/04/2007 6:31:53 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: P-40

I could not believe that he was expressing support for Pelosi and disparaging her critics.


50 posted on 04/04/2007 6:35:02 AM PDT by Zechariah11
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