Obama is obsessed with “where transgenders urinate and defecate,” while Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu is addressing the U.N. about Iran’s nuclear plans.
That was Limbaugh’s take on the difference between the two leaders’ priorities this week. The contrast was so stark and bizarre that the talk radio host joked, it’s “why I’m convinced that aliens have already landed here and are living amongst us (Free audio).”
Limbaugh also talked about taxes, and how he would run on the issue if he were a politician: “If I were running for office and was gonna introduce a tax plan, it wouldn’t contain either of those two things, meaning my pitch would not. Nobody’s gonna be the enemy, in other words, in my tax plan. The rich are not the enemy and the people not paying anything are not the enemy. The government is the enemy, in my tax plan (Free audio).”
Savage sometimes takes a break from political news to address his listeners’ personal problems. This week, he raised the topic of depression, speaking as an expert on nutrition: “There are nutrients that will reverse depression in minutes, because the nutrients cross the blood-brain barrier as fast as you can imagine. And a lot of our depression is chemical, as you well know. And the worst thing you can do is feed your depression the wrong chemical.”
Even then, however, couldn’t resist bringing the conversation around to world affairs.
“I’m not going to complain or cry about what happened in my childhood,” he said. “But things happen. And it was pretty bad. Nothing bad compared to, let’s say, what goes on in Syria to a Christian family, where the daughter is taken out and raped by the Muslims or sent around to a whore house to be used by vermin in ISIS while Obama does nothing except talk about fake rape on college campuses.”
Back on the subject of politics, Savage pointed out to his listeners that while Obama says climate change is America’s most serious problem, ISIS plans to kill “several hundred million people,” according to a German journalist who was embedded with the jihadist group.
“They probably want to kill every Christian on the planet,” Savage said. “They certainly want to kill every Jew on the planet and every Christian on the planet. And the rest of the white people who survive, they say, ‘Yeah, they’re not that much of a threat, they never believed in anything anyway.'”
Klein shared inside information from local police about “Ahmed the Bomb Clock Boy” that raises new questions about what really happened at his school.
Jeb Bush recently unveiled his six-point immigration plan. Klein compared the plan to Bush’s 2013 book, “Immigration Wars,” and noticed that something is missing in this new plan: a proposal to vastly expand the number of the nation’s work-based visas.
In the book, Bush and co-author Clint Bollick recommended the government offer nearly limitless work visas to students who obtain advanced degrees in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and who intend to work in the U.S. in those fields. So why isn’t this suggestion part of Bush’s presidential platform?
Listener favorite Jackie Mason joined Klein to talk about Ann Coulter, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and more.
The veteran stand-up comedian said that Ben Carson “looks like he’s falling asleep” and wondered if “brilliant” Carly Fiorina may just be too cerebral for the average American voter.
She “gives you so much information in one minute that by the time she’s finished answering you, you forgot what you asked her,” quipped Mason.
Listen to Aaron Klein’s show every week on the radio (AM 970 The Answer in NY; NewsTalk 990 AM in Philly) or online.
Fans of The Simpsons were likely as surprised as Ingraham’s were when they heard that the talk radio host was a “guest voice” on the long-running animated program.
On the show’s latest episode, Ingraham plays a therapist trying to help save Marge and Homer’s marriage.
“I’ve been a Simpsons fan for years,” Ingraham said, “so it was a thrill to be asked to lend my voice to the fun, to try something different. As a single mom, the thought of being a marriage counselor to Marge and Homer was hilarious in its own right.”
Back on her own show, Ingraham’s guests included Jeremy Peters (“Voters believe Donald Trump smashes the political system, Trump cannot be bought, it’s an incredibly powerful message”); Amb. John Bolton (“Putin wants to advance the Russian agenda, he knows the U.S. has a weak president after the Iran Deal”); Larry Kudlow (“Donald Trump has a better tax plan than Jeb Bush, he slashes the corporate tax rate down to 15%”); and Ken Cuccinelli (“Rather than fighting Obama and his liberal policies, Boehner & McConnell have embraced them and betrayed their own party’s voters.”) (Free audio.)
“The forerunner to war has begun,” Levin announced ominously at the start of the week.
“I told you last year this was the start of World War III,” Levin said, “and here we go, slowly but surely. And this fool [Obama], and the fools in the Democrat Party and the fools in the Republican Party, surrendering the treaty provision in the Constitution.”
“These fools, these clowns – all of them – have armed up the Iranians,” he continued. “The Iranians will now have $150 billion. The Russians are already getting a big chunk of that; the Chinese are going to get a big chunk of that, Hezbollah, Hamas. The battle is on. It’s not a matter of us going to war. It’s not a matter of the Israelis going to war. The forerunner to war has begun (Free audio.).”
The conservative talker also took aim at Republican leaders: “Today we have a guy by the name of Mitch McConnell. … He’s got no class whatsoever. And he gets this really sick joy in trying to control the Senate floor within his own caucus. … He literally spends hours organizing the Republican caucus to shut down Ted Cruz. … Cruz has done more to expose that man and expose the cronyism and corruption of the United States Senate and that process than anybody else.”
That said, Levin reiterated that he wasn’t prepared to endorsing any candidate for the GOP nomination yet.
Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina joined Beck to clarify her views on global warming.
“You believe in global warming and it’s man-made,” Beck said.
“No, I didn’t say that,” Fiorina replied. “What I said was scientists tell us that global warming is real and man-made. Scientists also tell us this: the only way with current technology to solve the problem of global warming is a global, coordinated effort over 30 years, costing trillions of dollars. Now, what do we suppose the chances of that are? Zero.”
She added that regarding this and most other problems, government was not the answer. “We are not a nation of laws anymore,” Fiorina stated. “We’re a nation of rules that are propagated by a bunch of uncountable, unelected bureaucrats who answer to no one (Free audio).”