Skip to comments.Michael Savage: The Enemy Within (One of The Biggest Threats to Conservatives)
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.
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.
Savage claimed Syria isn’t a threat to Israel? If so, his ignorance of both history and current events is monumental.
I don’t enjoy him. He’s too self centered, bombastic, and nasty.
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.
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
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?
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.
Never mind that she's committing an act that borders on treachery (as did the 3 GOP Reps), IMO
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.
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
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?
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”!
He’s a nutcase.
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?
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.
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%.
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.
Did you by any chance mean to use the noun "bile" instead of the adjective "vile?"
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.
Hunter is a great person, great record, but nothing more than a protest candidate.
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.
Nope. Bile would have been fine also, but vile is a stronger way of expressing it, imo.
I tried listening to him. He spews so much bile, I can’t stand it.
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.
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.
I agree. Michael Savage is a leftist portraying a caricature of a rightwinger. He is all rant and no reason.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Rudy supports the war on terror. How can you compare the two
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...
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.
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, its 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.
I’ve heard worse. Then again, I have a very thick skin: always have.
Well said -- accurate and succinct.
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.
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.
I could not believe that he was expressing support for Pelosi and disparaging her critics.