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Democrat shutdown: Brilliant or 'batty'?
Posted By Kathy Shaidle On 10/04/2013 @ 11:20 am In Front Page,Politics,U.S. | No Comments
He’s done it again! Michael Savage once again takes the top spot on the TSL list of “Top 25 Streaming Talk Shows.”
As Talk Stream Live notes, “The Savage Nation claims No. 1 for the second consecutive quarter solidifying Michael Savage’s dominance in the digital domain. Savage topped Rush by a full ratings point in the third quarter of 2013. This is the third time that Savage has become the top streaming talker.”
On the air, Dr. Savage declared, “I’m proud to be a right winger,” referring to the president’s label for anyone who dares to disagree with him (Free audio).
“I’m very proud that I’ve been working since I was five years old and am still working at my age,” he went on. “I’m not proud that a bunch of leeches are sucking me dry with taxation without representation.”
Limbaugh has no plans to run for public office. He was still put out, however, when pundit Bernie Goldberg told Bill O’Reilly that Limbaugh would be “too conservative” to ever get elected president.
Limbaugh fired back: “The reason I couldn’t win is that I’ve been demonized. I’ve had – my reputation has been demonized and assaulted for 25 years. … It’s not conservatism that can’t win, it’s that conservatism has been so ogre-ized and so demonized by an alliance of the Democrat Party and the media” (Free audio).
Later in the week, as the government “shutdown” continued, Rush said the Democrats “are imploding. I think they’re getting batty. I think they are going nuts. This is not playing out the way they thought” (Free audio).
A prolific author, Klein already has a new book in the works, and he’s inviting listeners to help come up with the title. He also gave his audience the chance to ask an imam why he believes women should wear burqas.
This week, Klein also welcomed Israel’s deputy defense minister to the program to talk about the counterproductive “land for peace” process. As one of the only broadcasters who has read the entire Obamacare legislation, Klein is able to present evidence of rationing and “death panels” written right into the text of the document.
Finally, Klein’s investigations continue to reveal more facts about Benghazi and other Obama administration scandals (Free audio).
The White House tried to block World War II vets from visiting their own Washington, D.C., memorial this week, but Mark Levin was having none of it: “I want to say this loud and clear to the people on Capitol Hill who are listening, to this administration. You lay one d— hand on one of those World War II vets at that memorial, and I’ll bring half a million people to that damn memorial! You got that?!” (Free audio).
About that government “shutdown,” Levin reminded listeners that “the federal government is not the country” and the media (including conservative pundits) are exaggerating the impact it is having on the nation at large (Free audio).
This week, GOP Chairman Reince Priebus assured Laura and her listeners that Republicans are “united” on the subject of the government “shutdown.” Ingraham was skeptical, having dubbed the exercise a “countdown to cave-in” and declaring it is only a matter of time before “cowardly” establishment Republicans back down (Free audio).
Ingraham’s other guests included Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who maintains that Obama himself has “delegitimized” his own health-care law by allowing so many exemptions and delays to implementation.
Beck is rarely speechless, but he and his guest, GOP Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, paused during their interview on Wednesday morning.
Gohmert was calling in from the World War II memorial, where veterans were tearing down barriers designed to keep them out during the “shutdown.”
In the background, veterans began singing “Amazing Grace.” Beck and his guest were so moved that they halted their conversation to allow listeners to hear (Free audio).
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