Twitter was buzzing with the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed, after a 14-year-old Muslim student was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that looked like a suitcase bomb.
Obama quickly joined in, inviting the boy to the White House. Limbaugh pointed out the double standard at play: “Kindergarteners have been sent home for using their hands to pretend to be firing a gun. A 13-year-old with a toy AK-47 has been shot and killed by the cops, and a 10-year-old boy was suspended for pointing a finger like a gun.”
But the president didn’t rush to defend any of them, because there wasn’t an “Islamophobia” angle to exploit: “Obama gets to bring him to the White House, make a star out of him, make Obama’s star shine even brighter. And once again, the bottom line: Characterize the United States as a racist and bigoted country (Free audio).”
“Watching that debate last night, I thought at times I was actually watching 11 of me.”
That was Limbaugh’s morning-after reaction to the CNN Republican debate. He was less impressed by the host network’s obvious agenda, however: “These people were fabulous last night on that stage! I mean, not everybody, some exceptions here and there, but, man, that was something to be proud of last night. You know that CNN went in there, I don’t care that they may want to take Trump out, but there’s no way CNN wants our people to look good. I got so fed up I almost turned it off in the first hour (Free audio).”
“There’s a retrovirus in the White House.”
Besides being a top-rated radio host, Savage has a Ph.D. in epidemiology. On a recent program, he delivered his diagnosis for what’s wrong with America.
After explaining that a retrovirus uses an enzyme to become part of the cells it invades, Savage used the retrovirus metaphor to explain how the 1960s – and America – went wrong: “It wasn’t the hippies who ruined America. It was the Communists who ruined the hippies who ruined America. You see, a free spirit is more easily manipulated or penetrated than a rigid spirit. The ’60s allowed millions of us to become freer spirits. The Communists entered our spirits just as retroviruses infect humans, causing the common cold and AIDs for example. And today we have a retrovirus in the White House named Barack Obama. He has infected the body politic with his hateful, anti-American view and invaded many other cells or people with his destructive ideas.”
On the so-called “refugee crisis,” Savage was blunt: “If [the refugees are] all such sterling characters, why is Saudi Arabia refusing to take them in? … They sit with 100,000 air-conditioned tents in the desert of Saudi Arabia, and they will not take one Syrian refugee. And we are the morons who have pulled the shortest straw. … I’ll tell you why. I’ll tell you why in Europe they’re rioting to keep them out and why we’re doing nothing here. … We have been intimidated. The vermin in the media, the vermin in the legal profession have intimidated us from standing up for our legal rights.”
Aaron broadcast live from Barcelona as Spain prepares to absorb some 20,000 Middle East refugees seeking sanctuary in Europe and prompting a major crisis on that continent.
Klein took to the streets of Barcelona and brought his listeners interviews with residents, gauging local response to a proposal by the city’s activist mayor for volunteers to house the incoming migrants. Most residents queried supported the mayor’s aid plan. Yet when asked if they would personally house the refugees, every Barcelona resident interviewed responded in the negative.
Klein dissected the European crisis as hundreds of thousands of refugees largely from Syria make their way by land and sea to Western sanctuary and pro- and anti-immigrant rallies were staged across Europe over the weekend as more than 9,000 migrants arrived in Munich alone Saturday.
Listen to Aaron Klein’s show every week on radio (AM 970 The Answer in NY; NewsTalk 990 AM in Philly) or online.
At Conservative Review, Levin offered “5 takeaways” from CNN’s GOP debate.
He complained that the format was designed to “instigate fights between and among the candidates,” and that Ted Cruz was marginalized once again.
Many commentators were impressed by Carly Fiorina, but not Levin: Among other things, he complained, “Her record as a corporate CEO is mixed. But do not expect it to be scrutinized by her cheerleaders in and out of the media.”
Writing about Levin’s latest book “Plunder and Deceit,” Brent Bozell noted: “Mark Levin’s new book ‘”Plunder and Deceit“‘ has been number one on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks in a row. Like with his other best-sellers, no liberal journalist will read it, no liberal newspaper will review it, and no liberal network would imagine calling up Levin for an interview. They are too busy advocating tolerance and diversity.”
Why doesn’t Mark Levin deserve a turn on CBS’s “60 Minutes”?
Ingraham explained Donald Trump’s enduring spot at the top of the polls by saying: “This is really not about Trump. This is about the Republican establishment failing most of those middle-income workers who put all their hopes in the Republican Party,” she said, adding: “If they cleaned up their own house over at the GOP, Trump probably wouldn’t be as big as he is now, or might not even be a factor at all.”
Ingraham’s guests this week included Gov. Walker (“I think this CNN debate was mostly about ratings, the American people want to discuss the main issues in their lives”) and Chris Christie (“John Kasich sounds like someone in Congress when it comes to Planned Parenthood.”) (Free audio.)
Beck wonders if, despite their protestations to the contrary, Tea Partiers who support Trump are doing so based on his race: “What explains your hatred for the progressive policies of Obama and yet your love for the progressive policies of Trump? … “Is it possible that you accept it from Trump and not from Obama because one is on your side? One is republican and one is not? Is it possible that it really was all about race?”
As far as CNN’s Republican leaders’ debate, Beck wrote on Facebook: “Biggest loser was so clearly Trump. He is just not likable. … He looked like a bully, sleazy and I just can’t imagine good hearted, humble, faithful Americans falling for this arrogant anger much longer.”
Beck said Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz tied for second place, arguing Carson was a “close third.”