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Could Eastwood's empty chair have done better?
Posted By Kathy Shaidle On 10/05/2012 @ 7:35 pm In Diversions,Front Page,Politics,Reviews,U.S. | No Comments
The day after the televised presidential debate, Rush was unequivocal: “You know, ladies and gentlemen, Obama came off even worse in his debate with Romney last night than he did in his debate with Clint Eastwood. And that’s saying something. What did we learn last night? I mean, we really learned a lot. This was one of the best debate performances in my life” (FREE audio).
Is it safe for El Rushbo to stroll the streets of San Francisco once more?
Rush was led to wonder whether or not he should reconsider his long term avoidance of the Bay Area after reading an article by a longtime liberal resident, bemoaning the decline in the city’s famous “colorful” “diversity.”
“If Dykes on Bikes have left San Francisco,” Limbaugh mused, “It may be safe for me to go back” (FREE audio).
Savage made broadcasting history after winning a lengthy battle against his talk radio syndication company. Now a free agent, Savage addressed his fans with the first of his new Internet podcasts.
“Now I’m on the Internet, and the FCC can’t control me,” Savage assured listeners. “And since the new ratings show me beating Rush when it comes to listeners on the Internet, you can see the writing on the wall.”
He also invited fans to pre-order his new collection of personal stories, “Train Tracks,” which chronicles his rise from poor immigrant’s son to media star.
Savage’s inaugural Internet program is now available from his audio archives.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney joined Hannity to talk about what it’s like to prepare for a nationally televised debate (FREE audio).
“They’ll have a huge briefing book, and they’ll rehearse,” Cheney explained. “You’re psyched for this, but the important thing to do is relax so you can take advantage of the other guy’s mistakes. You want to memorize good lines, but you want to ad-lib as well.”
After the Romney/Obama debate, Hannity noted, “Mitt Romney, trailing in the polls, needed to prove tonight that he could stand on stage with President Barack Obama as an equal and a plausible president of the United States.
“He did that in the crucial first 40 minutes of Wednesday night’s debate,” Hannity concluded, “addressing Obama respectfully, even warmly – but then tangling with a sometimes hazy and professorial Obama on taxes and deficits.”
WND’s own Aaron Klein tangled with legal superstar Alan Dershowitz about his plans to “jump start” peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Also joining Klein to talk foreign policy was former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, who had a lot to say about the situation in Libya. Plus: Who really made that infamous anti-Islamic movie? Klein’s findings may surprise you.
On the domestic front, Klein revealed the suspicious origin of Obama’s new favorite expression: “new economic patriotism,” and unveiled more dirt about the “Fast and Furious” scandal, which now has an ever-growing body count (FREE audio).
“Are the national media in this country racist?”
Levin was furious over the media’s refusal to report the horrible truth about the “Fast and Furious” scandal, even after “dozens of people have been murdered” as a direct result of Obama’s bizarre strategy to fight the war on drugs (FREE audio).
A nurse called in to Levin’s show to declare that Sarah Palin had been right all along about Obamacare’s “death panels.” Levin joked that his “End of Life Counseling” would involve voting against Obama even if he was on his deathbed (FREE audio).
At the top of the week, Ingraham welcomed vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan to share details about his and Romney’s plan to get America back on track when they take the White House.
Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain blasted Obama’s foreign policy, calling him “a president who does not want to lead” and who “does not believe in American exceptionalism.”
Haley Barbour, the one-time governor of Mississippi, offered some advice to Mitt Romney, suggesting the Republican keep his message to voters simple and focus on the economy.
Beck says he won’t stop using music by the band Muse during his public appearances, even though the group has asked him to stop.
The band has complained that Glenn Beck has hijacked their songs to “take down people like Obama and put forward right-wing libertarianism.”
However, Beck responded in part: “As uncomfortable as it might be for you, I will still play your songs loudly. … In the Venn Diagram of American politics, where the circles of crimson and blue overlap, there’s a place where you and I meet. It’s a place where guys who cling to their religion, rights and guns, connect with godless, clinched-fist-tattoo guys.”
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