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After media reports that Michelle Obama had been booed by some NASCAR fans, Limbaugh explained that the average American doesn’t appreciate the First Lady’s “uppity” attitude (FREE audio): “She comes off as the type of person that doesn’t care for the people who are paying for her outlandish lifestyle.”
Savage noted that while one European nation has abandoned socialist policies, the president of the United States continues to embrace them.
“Spain just kicked out the socialists,” Savage told listeners. “This after the seven-year tyrannical rule of radical leftists, who introduced every trick that Obama is trying to introduce in America” (FREE audio).
“Do you know what courage it takes to be a father?” Savage wondered. He called American fathers “the brick of our society, upon which the entire society is built,” and denounced the way our culture denigrates them (FREE audio).
The failure of the “Super Committee” on deficit reduction was Hannity’s hot topic this week.
“Obama is frankly reinforcing the worst in liberal ideology, and this is what this president stands for,” Hannity said. “He’s a big spender, big taxer, economically incompetent, class warfare warrior, cultural elitist and anti-defense. That’s who he is, that’s what he stands for.”
“What the hell good is John Boehner? None!” Levin announced.
Levin was livid with the speaker of the House for promoting a Balanced Budget Amendment that Levin says would have been a “fraud” and eventually turned into the biggest spending and taxing tool in American history (FREE audio).
A brain surgeon called in to Levin’s show and told him that, while they aren’t called “death panels,” new “ethics committees” are being set up to decide whether or not to perform certain surgeries on patients aged 70 and over (FREE audio).
Raymond Arroyo sat in for Laura on Monday and talked with U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., about the failure of the super committee, as well as Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry’s insensitive reference to Arlington Cemetery in a debate over higher taxes.
The Heritage Foundation’s James Carafano came on to analyze the televised debate on national. Then listener favorite Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., apologized to the American people for the poor job his fellow elected representatives are doing in Washington these days (FREE audio).
Glenn Beck loves to tease fellow broadcaster Don Imus whenever the two get together to discuss one of Beck’s new projects. This week was no exception as Beck ribbed Imus about his lack of knowledge about Beck’s hero, George Washington (FREE webcam).
Beck’s mood worsened however, when, back at his own studio, he blasted NBC late night host Jimmy Fallon, whose in-house band played an offensive song when Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., appeared on the program (FREE webcam).
And now, from the left side of the dial …
Ed Schultz called California police officers “pigs” on the air this week, in response to reports of protesters being pepper-sprayed at UC Davis (FREE audio).
Schultz couldn’t keep his mouth shut long enough to get the facts about the incident, which he compared to the beating of Rodney King. A few days after his broadcast, protesters admitted they’d deliberately provoked the police.
Schultz explained to listeners that he felt justified in using the word “pig” because he is “a product of the sixties.” Millions of us are looking forward to the day when he and other members of his spoiled generation finally relinquish control of the nation’s media.