Having been accused of “racism” many times by the politically correct “thought police,” Limbaugh’s comments about the hounding of one of their own – comedian/commentator Stephen Colbert – are particularly insightful.
“Anyway, he tweeted out something last week that has ended up being highly offensive to Chinese-speaking people,” Limbaugh explained to his audience. “He made fun of their language. He said, ‘Ding dong ching chang,’ or some such thing. … I mean, there was apparently a huge blow-back on this, and it caught ’em off guard, ’cause they’re really not used to this kind of reaction to them being racist or sexist or bigoted or homophobic or what have you” (Free audio).
Limbaugh also explained why the very idea of “insurance for pre-existing conditions” was a contradiction in terms: “Let’s say you decide for some reason you have enough money, you don’t have to get a mortgage. So you don’t have to have homeowners insurance. So you don’t. You plop down whatever your house costs, and then one day you drive home and you see smoke coming from your neighborhood, and you get closer and closer and you see it’s your house on fire. ‘Oh, my God, oh, no.’ Then you realize, ‘You know what, I don’t have any insurance'” (Free audio).
On his birthday, Dr. Savage reflected on the vicissitudes of aging, prompted by news that 66-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest action movie was a box office dud.
“He’s old,” said Savage bluntly, “and Hollywood is no country for old men. It’s the same with other action stars. Who wants to go see an old man pretending to be a young man?
“If you’ve used your body all your life, and it’s worked for you, God bless you. But let me tell you something: After a certain age, your body doesn’t carry you very far” (Free audio).
Savage also mused about the way our ideals of masculinity have devolved over his lifetime: “I think of the guys who fought and died in Korea, and I wonder: Would they have fought and died if they knew that this man would become president, and this kind of low-level slime had crept into our institutions of lower living?” (Free audio)
Levin was disgusted by a Jewish Republican event that just took place in Las Vegas, sponsored by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.
“They don’t invite Rand Paul,” Levin complained. “They don’t invite Ted Cruz. But there’s Chris Christie. And there’s Scott Walker. And there’s John Kasich. And there’s [John] Bolton. But, Jeb [Bush], he has a special VIP meeting” (Free audio).
Levin added: “And I want to say this to you, folks. Enough with these families, enough with the so-called royalty – the Kennedys and the Bushes and the Clintons and all the rest. These are rather average if not worse candidates, quite frankly, and presidents, quite frankly.”
Ingraham mocked Obama’s preening speech “declaring victory in the battle for Obamacare his ‘Mission Accomplished’ moment, comparing the White House’s swagger to President George W. Bush’s premature announcement of the end of combat operations in the Iraq War.”
“Obama looked great yesterday!” she scoffed. “This is Obama in his glory. I’m surprised Jay-Z and Beyonce didn’t show up. … We’ve turned the entire health-care system upside down. And we’ve got 858,000 people signed up” (Free audio).
Ingraham’s guests this week included Tucker Carlson, who urged the Republicans not to back down on immigration, and a renowned dog trainer talking about pit bulls and their reputation for violence (Free audio).
Beck is being sued by a Boston Marathon bombing spectator, who accuses the radio host of tying him to terrorism.
Abdulrahman Alharbi was investigated by police after the massacre but was cleared of any involvement. Alharbi says that Glenn Beck continued to refer to him on the air as “a murderer, child killer and terrorist.”
Beck was so disgusted by President Obama’s “victory lap” speech about the Affordable Care Act, he had to turn off his microphone so listeners wouldn’t hear him shouting.
“He knows it’s such a freaking lie, he can’t even get through it [without stuttering],” Beck’s co-host Pat Gray pointed out.
“We have the worst people in our country running our country, on both sides of the aisle,” said Beck “And they’re lying to us. They’re sociopaths. And the media must be sociopathic, as well, because they have no conscience. They can report [statements] as fact, and they can sleep at night! I have things I’m supposed to do, and it’s not wasting my life talking about these people.”