Skip to comments.Gallagher Ga-Ga For Obama: 'Solid Ideas, A Moderate'
Posted on 12/10/2006 4:28:50 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Let's be generous and chalk it up to the early-morning hour. Otherwise we'd have to come down hard on radio host Mike Gallagher, who as a guest on this morning's Fox & Friends Weekend went ga-ga for Barack Obama. It's one thing to acknowledge as did Mike that Obama has appeal as a candidate. But, interviewed by Keran Chetry, it was Gallagher's praise for Obama's substance that shocked, coming as it did from a putative conservative. Said Gallagher:
"He's got some pretty solid ideas. He's a moderate."
Moderate?? If Mike would check Obama's record, he'd find that in addition to having received a perfect 100% rating last year from the paleo-liberals at Americans for Democratic Action, a host of other ratings Barack has received screams "cookie-cutter left-wing Democrat":
* Planned Parenthood 100% in 2006.
* National Right to Life Committee 0% in 2005-2006.
* Americans for Tax Reform 0% in 2005.
* NAACP 100% in 2005.
* American Conservative Union 8 percent in 2005.
* Illinois Environmental Council 100% in 2003.
* Children's Defense Fund [Hillary's old beat] 100% in 2005.
* National Organization For Women 100% in 2005.
* NRA, 'F' in 2004.
* Federation for American Immigration Reform 0% in 2005.
* 2005 AFL-CIO 92%.
So just what are those ideas Mike finds "solid," and where is the proof of Obama's moderation? Come on Mike - have an extra cup of coffee and check the record to stave off recurrences of early morning bouts of Obamamania.
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we could keep claiming that "obama hussein is NOT a terrorist" over and over, which might confuse the people who would otherwise vote for him.
or maybe "there is not ONE iota of evidence that obama hussein was involved with the 9-11 attacks or the rape of darfur".
The MSM/DBM is emboldened to call the liberal wing of the Democrat party moderates and even conservatives, because they know people don't fact check their reports and they got away with it in November. Thanks for the reality check. The facts about Obama will come out when Hillary needs them. Hopefully this turns into a bloodbath between Obama and Hillary.
I suspect Osama Obama is running for the VP slot. No one is going to take down Clinton in the Democrat primary; that will be our pleasant responsibility.
I think Mike has been influenced by his liberal wife...
Count me in.
This is the guy who uses the stage name Jeffrey Jones, best known as Principal Rooney on 'Ferris Bueller'.
He earns money by acting and actually has to PAY stations to carry his amateurish and lazy radio show!
Anyone who listens to Mike Gallagher knows, when Mike speaks there is no point for further discussion.
In November 2002, after having been accused of hiring a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photographs, Jones was charged with one felony count of employing a minor for purposes of taking sexually explicit photos and a misdemeanour count of possessing child pornography and released on $20,000 bail. In July 2003, after pleading no contest to the felony charge, he was placed on a sex offender register, given five years probation and ordered to undergo counselling. The misdemeanour charge of possession or control of child pornography was dropped.
Not even close to the same guy.
I listen to Mike's radio show sometimes...and he is one of these people that just make sense...conservative talk show host...you nod your head in agreement with him...
But, then, just out of the blue, he will take a position on a topic that is way out of left field...and I do mean LEFT.
Therefore, I listen to him for entertainment purposes ONLY.
Moderates are too extreme for me.
"I listen to Mike's radio show sometimes...and he is one of these people that just make sense...conservative talk show host...you nod your head in agreement with him...
But, then, just out of the blue, he will take a position on a topic that is way out of left field...and I do mean LEFT. "
Mike Gallagher comes up with things that are so stupid and shallow sometimes, I can barely stand to listen to him.
Most boring radio show in history. Gallagher is a doofus.
Six words I am absolutely sick of hearing: Michael Richards, Britany Spears, Barack Obama>
> Mike knows his base.....above all, he doesn't want to destroy his business....so what's his motivation? <
Maybe he's not terribly smart?
i wish the Democrats would nominate Obama. He'd spent Fall 2008 explaining he's not related to Osama.
Gallagher should go back to slamming watermelons with a sludge hammer.
Ted Kennedy thinks the junior senator from Illinois is Osama Obama. I heard him refer to him as such.
Could very well be a poorly crafted position on his part.....
I've never listened to him so my observations of his behavior are limited......
"Gallagher should go back to slamming watermelons with a sludge hammer."
I'd rather see him try smashing anvils with his head. I live in the area where he started in radio...this is nothing new. He's always been a no talent media whore.
No silly name games, please. It was tired when the libs did it with Newt in 94.
There are many substantive reasons to oppose candidate Obama. Picking on his given name is not only childish, but worse yet it makes it look like we don't have anything else in our arsenal.
> I've never listened to him <
You haven't missed a lot. I'll agree with the other posters in this thread who find Mike somewhat boring. His heart usually seems to be in the right place, but a penetrating analyst he ain't. IMHO, Salem Radio would do themselves a big favor by replacing him with Steve Malzberg.
Who cares what Mike Gallager thinks? Who even listens to his show?
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I receive these kind of comments frequently. Gallagher was given a good-sized platform on Fox News Channel. And while I don't listen to his show, he is on the air in many markets around the country. So I'd say he is a relatively significant opinion-shaper.
Remember that to the media, "moderate" means halfway between Dennis Kucinich and Dennis Hastert. ;)
I'd agree regarding the MSM - but surely Mike doesn't see himself as MSM but as a solid conservative commentator.
"Picking on his given name is not only childish,"
Well, the Democrats made a big deal about George FELIX Allen in an election not that long ago. Osama Obama is against fighting Revolutionary Islam, so the nickname is appropriate.
Cult of personality; Obama's the cotton candy man.
I watched him "debate" some girl a couple months ago who was lying through her teeth. He sat there with the dumbest look on his face and didn't even challenge her. The expression was priceless as was my screaming at him to open his mouth. He is useless for our side.
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Obama is just runnung block for the hag.
Was Gallagher paid to act in an advertisement? Or is there something more going on between those two?
how in the world did you get your wires so tangled on this one?
"I saw him say that...what's he thinking?! The guy is a marxist...and that's never been a good idea in the past."
Obama or Gallagher?
Mike Gallagher is a sh*t for brains commentator who who can not discuss the small government advocacy position. Like O'Reilly and Hannity, he is for government regulation of his own pet causes as the only "solution. "
The guy's a bottom-tier hack who even makes unstable idiots like Savage look good in comparison.
May his meager ratings sink even lower and may he dissapear from the radio and tube.
"Well, the Democrats made a big deal about George FELIX Allen in an election not that long ago. Osama Obama is against fighting Revolutionary Islam, so the nickname is appropriate."
It's not a nickname - Barak Hussein Obama is his given name.
Can't wait for the mediot talking heads to have to choose sides between him and Hillary!
Barack Hussein Obama bump.
Mike Gallagher is mildly retarded.
It's called 'humor'. Google it...
The two look very much alike...
Looks like he melted and became a skeeter breeding pool.
Somewhat of an oxymoron wouldn't you say?
And, Obama is a "moderate".
I'll make no apologies....Gallagher is a moron who proves the Peter Principle.
"He who sups with the Devil, best use a long spoon." - Martin Luther