Dr. Savage was dismayed by President Obama’s address to the nation about possible intervention in Syria. Obama’s policies, Savage noted, were a far cry from those that had once made the United States the most respected nation on earth.
“We’ve gone from Teddy Roosevelt saying, ‘Walk softly and carry a big stick,’” Savage told his listeners, “to Obama’s, ‘Talk loudly and carry a limp stick’” (Free audio).
On a personal note, Savage wondered what his late father would make of his opposition to Obama’s strategy: “I can almost hear him asking me, ‘What are you killing yourself for? You can’t stop these lunatics from going to war.’
“And I say to him, ‘Dad, don’t you understand? There has to be a reason for living. My life has meaning because I’m trying to prevent a disaster from happening’” (Free audio).
Rush Limbaugh mocked President Obama’s misguided plans to attack Syria, nicknaming the proposed intervention “Operation Shuck & Jive” (Free audio).
“That’s what I’m going to name it,” Limbaugh said, noting that it was a play on “Operation Shock & Awe,” the nickname given to President Bush’s invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Limbaugh also criticized Obama for allowing Russian leader Vladimir Putin to act as his “puppet master” (Free audio).
“That, too, sadly, is part of the fundamental transformation of the United States of America that Obama spoke about five days before the election,” Rush told his audience. “Now, Putin is the player, and we’re being played. … Putin is the puppet master. We’re the marionette.”
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., joined Klein to talk about the NSA’s attempts to snoop on Americans by monitoring their email messages, and what, if anything, can be done about it. Klein also examined the real motives behind U.S. intervention in Syria (Free audio).
In his new book “Impeachable Offenses,” Klein and his co-author Brenda J. Elliot detail the President’s troubling role in the advance of Muslim Brotherhood revolutions throughout the Middle East and beyond.
Comparing Obama’s policies to those of Jimmy Carter, the authors remind readers that Carter’s decisions helped usher “a Shiite Islamic revolution that continues to this day to support and carry out acts of terrorism worldwide.” They then speculate on the long-term fallout from the current administration’s attempts to support the so-called “Arab Spring.”
Forbes favorably reviewed Mark Levin’s latest bestseller, “The Liberty Amendments,” calling it “a brilliant response” to the damaging policies of Woodrow Wilson and other “progressives”: “Levin recognizes the damage the progressives have done over the last 100 years and seeks to restore the original Constitution that served the country so well over its first two centuries. In his book, he seeks to do that with 11 proposed amendments to the Constitution, which he advances ‘not because I believe the Constitution, as originally structured, is outdated and outmoded, thereby requiring modernization through amendments, but because of the opposite – that is, the necessity and urgency of restoring constitutional republicanism and preserving the civil society from the growing authoritarianism of a federal Leviathan.’”
Sounding an isolationist note, Newt Gingrich joined Ingraham to discuss possible U.S. military intervention in the Syrian civil war.
Gingrich believes that Americans are war weary: “What you have is a country that’s tired of the region and that’s unwilling to sacrifice more young men and women.”
On the anniversary of the Benghazi massacre, Republican Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina declared that the event needs to be investigated further, and never forgotten.
“Many Americans believed that what was going on in Benghazi was an effort to round up the weapons that we had given the Libyan rebels to send to the Syrian rebels,” Duncan told Ingraham and her listeners.
Given that, he added, Americans can’t continue to place their trust in the same administration that let this occur (Free audio).
Lots of Americans complain about NSA “snooping,” but Glenn Beck is putting his money where his mouth is.
This week he announced the launch of “1791 Email,” vowing that users’ messages will be safe from the government’s prying eyes.
“We will guarantee that you will never, ever, ever have your e-mails scanned,” he said on his show, and added that unlike his competitors, his company will never surrender any information to the authorities without a warrant. The service will be free for current Blaze subscribers.