One of the featured speakers at the Republican Leadership Conference was controversial “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson – and Dr. Savage wasn’t impressed by that choice.
“The GOP is committing suicide by inviting the guy from ‘Duck Dynasty’ to speak at their convention,” Savage said. “Why would they invite a backwoodsman who scares the heck out of city folks and women?
“Is he the best image of the Republican Party? I don’t think so” (Free audio).
Reacting to the murder spree carried out by self-described “22-year-old virgin” Eliot Roger, Dr. Savage said that the young man’s long-time therapists were partially to blame for his actions.
“They had an obligation to contact the police and tell them they had a manifesto from a very sick young man who was threatening to kill people,” said Savage.
“I want to see if there has ever been a communication from any of the psycho’s parents, telling the therapists not to call the police for any reason without calling them first. … They sheltered this Hollywood weirdo from the time he was a child” (Free audio).
Obama “won’t get any argument from me that he’s had some brain injury.”
That was Rush Limbaugh’s mocking reaction to sound bites of President Obama’s opening remarks at the so-called “concussion summit” held Thursday at the White House (Free audio).
He added that it was typical of Obama to bring the subject around to himself, even in this unlikely forum. After all, Limbaugh noted, the president is not renowned for his athletic prowess.
“This is a man who throws a baseball in mom jeans and can’t even cover 60 feet,” Limbaugh said.
Like many commentators, Limbaugh drew a connection between Eliot Roger’s shooting spree and the fact that the young man’s father had been an assistant director on “The Hunger Games” – a movie Limbaugh characterized as being about “teenagers killing teenagers.”
After hearing out two callers who insisted that the popular series was really a parable about challenging fascism, Limbaugh responded: “When I was 60, I was not gonna look at what was going on with young people when I’m 60 and immediately put it down as trash or whatever. But I can honestly tell you that something like this would never even have gotten made back in the 50s or 60s. Would you agree with that? Something like this couldn’t even get made. And why? Because it’s rotten. It’s an absolutely horrible, worthless premise. And yet today, it’s award winning” (Free audio).
“We cannot allow the neo-statist establishment, the Republican dug-in ruling class, to pick off our candidates one by one by one,” Levin said this week, looking ahead to the 2016 presidential election.
“We’re going to have to get behind one of the solid constitutional conservatives relatively early on, bring our differences together, get behind that candidate and fight off the people that have brought us loss after loss” (Free audio).
Levin also weighed in on the controversies surrounding the upcoming primaries in Mississippi and the sleazy campaign tactics being used by Sen. Thad Cochran to try to smear his opponent, Chris McDaniel.
“We have to better than this,” declared Levin. “This is just sleazy. The country deserves better than this. And he’s running commercials now, Cochran, with his Washington, D.C., consultants trying to tie his opponent, who is a wonderful conservative, a Reaganite – McDaniel, Chris McDaniel – to a scandal in that state, where a couple of people went into that nursing home, took I believe photos or videos of his wife, were going to make some kind of issue out of that. What issue, I can’t imagine. It’s very diabolical” (Free audio).
The only thing that’s consistent about House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Ingraham quipped this week, was his inconsistence on amnesty.
“He’s all in for amnesty” after calling himself “anti-amnesty” up until recently, she pointed out. “Now he’s claiming he’s something he’s not” (Free audio).
Ingraham also slammed House Republicans for not challenging him, asking them to consider what, if anything, they are “getting out of Eric Cantor being House Majority Leader.”
Republican Congressman from Kansas, Tim Huelskamp, agreed with the radio host.
“Boehner should go,” he told Ingraham. “We need new leadership” (Free audio).
Beck has hit back against his critics in an unprecedented, even shocking, fashion.
After a BlazeTV segment debunking inflated sexual assault statistics was singled out for ridicule by feminist websites, Beck responded to their charges that he was “mocking” rape.
On his radio show this week, Beck said: “I’ve told you now for about 10 years, there were things going on in my life I would talk to you about when the time is right, and it is damn near right. I will share a little bit of something that my family and I have gone through over the course of our lifetime, generationally, because I’ve had enough, quite frankly. I have had enough. I’m tired of being accused of standing with abusers and rapists. … My family has experienced rape firsthand – multiple times, over multiple generations. I have worked hard in my personal life to stop the effects of this over the last 10 years. It has changed my life. It has changed the lives of my sisters” (Free audio).