Savage was disgusted at Obama’s choice of a foul-mouthed rapper to perform at the White House and took calls about what the event says about the decline of American culture (FREE audio).
Savage also called romantic love a “social construct,” and speculated that some day, arranged marriages would come back in style, as Americans wearied of the “do your own thing” philosophy (FREE audio).
Karl Rove joined Hannity in condemning the White House’s invitation to hip hop artist “Common.”
Rove called the rapper a “thug,” adding, “Yes, let’s invite a misogynist to the White House, a guy who’s called for violence against police officers, and called for killing the former president of the United States, George W. Bush.”
Hannity went above and beyond the call of duty, attempting to translate some of Common’s lyrics to see if those charges were fair. He struggled to make sense of one song and eventually got some assistance on the hip hop vocabulary front from his musical producer, Lynda.
On a more serious note, Hannity asked Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., if enhanced interrogation techniques really played a pivotal role in the finding and killing of bin Laden. King responded, “The fact is, they did. There’s no denying that fact” (FREE audio).
Limbaugh’s long time call screener “Bo Snerdley” briefly took the microphone to slam Obama’s “race baiting” speech about border security and illegal immigration (FREE webcam).
Limbaugh himself expressed doubts about Obama’s supposed approval ratings (now said to be over 60 percent), analyzing the poll results as only he can (FREE audio).
As he hinted last week, Limbaugh added a new T-shirt to his online merchandise store. It reads “OBAMA KILLED OSAMA” – but it isn’t meant to be congratulatory.
To start off the week, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard talked about the controversy surrounding photos of bin Laden’s corpse and looked ahead with Laura to the 2012 presidential race.
The topic shifted to immigration, as Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, and Texas Governor Rick Perry talked about Obama’s speech on border security.
Perry told Laura and her listeners: “This is a president who is more interested in trying out for Saturday Night Live it seems like. … The guy’s a stand-up comic, and that was what he was playing to. The fact of the matter is, Americans don’t want a stand-up comic for the president of the United States. Anyone who knows what’s happening on the border of Texas and Mexico or, for that matter, the southern border of the United States with Mexico, realizes this is not comedy; there are people’s lives in jeopardy every day” (FREE audio).
Mark Levin calls Obama the weakest president going into an election that he has seen in his lifetime. He mocked the currently popular meme that Obama has been making “gutsy calls.”
Levin responded sarcastically, “This president oozes with so much guts, I can’t take any more” (FREE audio).
The host focused on illegal immigration for much of this week, then Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., called in to update Levin and his listeners on the battle over the debt ceiling (FREE audio).
“President Obama would never invite Ronald McDonald to the White House.”
In the wake of Obama inviting a foul-mouthed rapper to perform, Glenn Beck mused on who is and isn’t welcome at the White House, and what constitutes acceptable behavior by a president (FREE webcam).
After Meghan McCain appeared “naked” in a public service announcement, Beck harkened back to his days as a “morning zoo” radio jock and mimed vomiting into a trashcan (FREE webcam).
And now, from the left side of the dial …
For years, I’ve argued that “liberals” and “progressives” should start calling themselves by a much more accurate label: the “It’s Different When We Do It” Party.
Case in point: Radio talk show host Mike Malloy launched into a “satirical” rant that featured the “n-word” this week, but as Brian Maloney at the Radio Equalizer explained: “Of course, because Malloy’s a ‘progressive,’ it’s OK to read this crazy letter on the air, especially since a black person gave him permission!”
We really need special decoder rings to keep up with the ever-changing standards of right and wrong in the leftwing world!