When Michael Savage returned to the air on Wednesday, he mocked Obama’s address about Easter and the Resurrection.
“He claims to be a practicing Christian,” Savage joked about the president. “For a man with two Muslim fathers, he’s doing a pretty good job of being a practicing Christian.”
Comparing Obama to a criminal who “finds Jesus” in prison, Savage added, “You can’t pee on our backs and call it rain” (FREE audio).
Savage then called Obama the “anti-president,” who is deep in the pockets of big corporations like GE. He condemned these corporations as “unpatriotic” because they use legal loopholes to avoid paying hundreds of millions in taxes every year, while the tax burden of ordinary American individuals continues to grow (FREE audio).
Limbaugh wasn’t impressed with President Obama’s meditation on Jesus, Scripture and the Resurrection this week, either, quipping: “After hearing him describe it that way, I’m actually surprised that Obama doesn’t think of Easter as the day the big rabbit comes out of this hole and depending on whether he sees his shadow or not we’re in for a long winter” (FREE audio).
Rush praised Sarah Palin’s new battle cry earlier in the week, asking listeners: “Did you see Sarah Palin? I’m paraphrasing here. Sarah Palin said that the GOP leadership needs to learn how to ‘fight like a girl.’ Now, that’s a great line. That is a great line, and the way she meant it obviously is certainly true. But you know the Republican leadership in the House, can you imagine what they feel?” (FREE audio)
Rush also praised Andrew Breitbart and his new book “Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!” saying of the online mogul and provocateur, “The same Andrew Breitbart used to be an accredited member of the Hollywood left. And now he has told me … that it was listening to me in L.A., we got on the air there in 1989, KFI, listening to this show, was the first time he had heard in a consistent, understandable way other than what he had always been told growing up. Now, he asked me to do a forward or a blurb for his book, which I did” (FREE audio).
Is Mitt Romney running for president? From the sounds of his radio interview with Sean Hannity this week, the answer seems to be in the affirmative. Romney told Hannity that “this president is playing chicken with the U.S. economy. I’m looking at this race because I have a 25-year career in the private sector. I know how jobs come and how they go, and I want to create for jobs for the American people and get our economy back on track” (FREE audio).
What about the idea of a “President Gingrich”? The former Speaker of the House also sounded like a man running for the White House, telling Hannity, “I’ve been in a bit in South Carolina and a little bit in Iowa, and I think we’ll be able to be a full-time candidate by early May, but these things get complicated sometimes” (audio is members only).
“Does this guy sound stupid or what?”
For much of this week, Mark Levin has been raining on Donald Trump’s would-be presidential parade, not mincing any words when criticizing the real estate mogul’s quest for the White House.
Mocking Trump’s credentials, Levin noted, “If I follow your logic, Bill Gates ought to be president of the United States because he’s worth ten times what you are too, and yet when it comes to economics and government he’s an airhead just like you” (FREE audio).
Levin welcomed Andrew Breitbart on the show to talk about his new book and his fascinating personal story, evolving from “Hollywood liberal insider” to unconventional conservative and patriot (FREE audio).
Few commentators have been as eloquent on the decline of California as lifelong resident and classical scholar Victor David Hanson. This week he joined Laura to condemn America’s descent into “an entitlement nation.”
Also this week, newly elected Congressman Allen West, R-Fla., noted President Obama’s “dictator like arrogance,” while Dan Henninger took Obama to task for using “class warfare rhetoric.” Finally, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., offered proposals for tackling the nation’s crippling debt (FREE audio).
Glenn Beck is always under fire, but this week the attacks came from his fellow conservatives. An article at the Daily Caller accused Beck and his team of using original content from lesser known bloggers without giving them credit.
Andrew Breitbart joined the chorus, adding that Beck at first supported his expose of Shirley Sherrod’s racially tinged speech to the NAACP, but then “through him under the bus.”
Apparently there are still people out there obsessed with whether or not Sarah Palin’s youngest child, Trig, is really her baby. Beck had fun mocking an author whose forthcoming book claiming to tell the “truth” about Trig (FREE audio).
And now, from the left side of the dial …
Talkers Magazine, the industry bible, devotes much of its current issue to the state of “progressive” talk radio. Experts debate why “left wing” talk radio fails time and time again.
According to broadcasting veteran, one-time Air America host and consultant “Lionel” of Lionel Media, “progressive talk will never work” as long as it brands itself as “progressive” first and neglects quality, professionalism and entertainment value.
He issued the same warning to his political opponents: Don’t label yourself “conservative talk.” Just focus on excellence first and foremost, and the listeners will come and stick around.
For once, advice worth heeding from someone on “the other side!”