“We’ve gone from ‘I have a dream’ to ‘I have a scheme.'”
After Obama told a reporter that some Americans “dislike the idea of a black president,” Savage asked, “Is Obama following in Dr. King’s footsteps or is he obliterating them?”
Dr. Savage also called out Obama for claiming that marijuana was no more or less harmful than alcohol. As a trained scientist, Savage begged to differ with the president:
“Obviously he never took science on his way to his law degree, and he doesn’t know the difference between a water-soluble drug such as alcohol and a fat-soluble drug like marijuana, which stays in your system for days if not weeks at a time,” Savage explained. “What kind of message does this send to our vulnerable children when a man in such a position of power tells them its fine to smoke marijuana?”
In his widely discussed interview with the New Yorker magazine, President Obama complained that too many Americans see him in terms of the “caricature” presented by Rush Limbaugh.
“It looks like I continue to live rent free in the head of the president, Barack Obama,” responded Limbaugh on his radio program Wednesday.
Limbaugh used pop star Justin Bieber’s impaired driving arrest as an opportunity to poke more fun at the president: “This Justin Bieber thing. Okay, so what happened? He’s driving drunk with, what, marijuana, cocaine or some such thing. I mean, it’s all over the news, Justin Bieber. … What is he, 19, 20 years old? You would think this guy has sicced the IRS on people. You would think that Justin Bieber has been running the economy into the ground” (Free audio).
Among Obama’s many eyebrow-raising comments this week, one in particular raised the ire of many Americans: his assertion that, if he had a son, he wouldn’t let him play football because it was too dangerous.
“So he wouldn’t let his son play football – this pretend son that he has,” Mark Levin responded. “Well let me tell you something, Mr. President – I wouldn’t let my son be an ambassador under you. I’d much rather that he played football” (Free audio).
Vice President Joe Biden’s speech on Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a gaffe waiting to happen, so Levin listened in and wasn’t disappointed – the address was a paean to big government statism, not civil rights (Free audio).
Levin reminded his listeners that Martin Luther King Jr.’s opponents had largely been Democratic politicians, not Republicans.
Glenn Beck must have startled some observers on both sides of the aisle when he told Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly that he regretted some of his on-air words and actions while he worked for that network.
Beck looked back on his more unusual or controversial stunts and segments and said, “I remember it as an awful lot of fun, and that I made an awful lot of mistakes, and I wish I could go back and be more uniting in my language because I think I played a role in, unfortunately, in helping tear the country apart.”
Beck also declared this week, “You’re not a fan of mine if you hate people because they’re gay,” as he reiterated his opposition to “anti-gay” legislation in Russia, which he called “fascist” (Free video).