When he’s not speaking in awed, glowing terms about himself, talk show host Michael Savage rehearses the zanier edges of Wingnut Nation, where desperate attempts to assassinate the character of the 44th President and belittle both his accomplishments and popularity have become almost as commonplace as they are laughable (“He gave the queen of England an iPod! It’s the end of the world! It proves he’s a socialist and a Muslim who hates America. And he’s still Black!!”).
Born Michael Weiner — “Savage Nation” would be more genuine were it rechristened “Weiner World” — Savage spews endlessly against liberals, “the puppet media,” gay people, diseased illegal immigrants bankrupting the nation, politicians of all varieties, and anything at all that can even vaguely get linked to the current President, whom he identifies as a fascist, communist, socialist, foreigner (i.e., not born on American soil), phony, elitist, unwitting tool of Wall Street and George Soros, and far, far worse. All simultaneously, and often in the same baritone breath. Imagine stooge Moe Howard venting, and you’ve captured the accent and tone as well as intellectual content.
Listening to this batshit on WTF 850-AM every day on my way home, it’s all I can do to keep my car on the road, I’m laughing so hard.
Last week, convinced that the reason Obama didn’t close the border with Mexico over the swine flu outbreak because it would hamper the president’s “strategy” to flood this country with illegal Mexicans who would all vote Democratic, Michael Sewage suggested that the swine flu episode would be “Obama’s Kristina,” the turning point in his administration when his incompetence, corruption, and weakness would undo his presidency. He went on like this for hours, spinning a conspiracy theory of worldwide proportion. You could hear spittle sizzling against his microphone. The End of the World!
This week, with the virus in retreat and world panic subsided, Dr. Sewage is silent on the subject. The hysterical dunce. Oh, well, he’ll find something else to try soon enough — maybe steal a stray bozoic notion or two from Hammity.
Never fear, he has another cause to flog — himself! His favorite little thing! Seems he’s been put on a British shitlist along with terrorists and hate merchants, and has been banned from entering the United Kingdom. Not that he was planning on going. Read the story here.
It’s absurd and an outrage, of course, and will only serve to make the British government look like fools and assholes. (Not that this is difficult to do.) It will give liberals a bad name (ditto). It will energize louts like Michael Sewage and his fawning room-temperature-IQ audiences. Aside from all that amusement, it’s just wrong….
….and on this, at least, he’s right. No government has any busines punishing citizens for the words they utter, let alone another nation’s citizens. It’s not only morally wrong, it’s counter-productive: their actions against him only advance his agenda, in much the same way Monkey Boy’s war against Iraq served the interests of al-Qaeda. When will they learn?
So I stay tuned to this auditory afternoon train wreck, struggling to keep my Scion Eyesore on the road. Honk if you’re listening. Loudly.