Monday, March 07, 2005

Savage Blames "Liberalism" For Border Problems, But Has He Noticed Who's President?

Michael Savage, on tonight's "Savage Nation" radio show, blamed "liberalism" for the problems the U.S. has with its border with Mexico.

He related a story -- I don't know if he was referring to a specific incident in the news or just personalizing a general problem -- about a young woman crossing the border illegally and then, a few days later, having a child. The U.S.-born infant, Savage suggested, could then "invite 75 family members" to join the family from Mexico.

Liberalism -- a "mental disorder," Savage suggests -- is to blame.

What a crock.

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Has Savage forgotten who the president is? Or is he suggesting that George W. Bush suffers from "liberalism?" As related on JABBS earlier, Bush promised 2,000 more border patrol agents (http://jabbs.blogspot.com/2005/02/bush-promised-2000-more-border-patrol.html), but his budgets have failed to deliver on that promise.

Texas has two Republican U.S. Senators, and thanks to Tom DeLay's gerrymandering, the GOP controls Texas' congressional delegation. At the state level, the GOP controls the governorship, lieutenant governorship, attorney general, comptroller and several commission chairs.

Are these people suffering from "liberalism," too?

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It's easy for Savage to blame liberalism -- that "mental disorder" -- for all the nation's woes. It's like feeding a diabetic a chocolate bar. It tastes good, but it's not good for them.

If Savage were to say that several administrations -- Democratic and Republican -- were to blame for our soft border policy, I'd agree with him. If Savage were to suggest that the U.S. is too compassionate toward the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens, I'd probably agree with that, too.

But Savage -- the self-proclaimed "nationalist" -- doesn't want to spread the blame around. I don't know what the rules are of nationalism, but in Savage's world, it isn't much different than the rules of GOP spin -- blame the liberals, don't blame us. We're with you, they're with the "Columbia lawyers, the NYU lawyers" who are ruining America.

The rabid red, in Topeka or Boise or Greenville or Waco, don't want to hear that conservative policies have failed, too. They want to hear that the liberals are destroying America, one latte at a time.

And Savage is all too eager to feed them that chocolate, one destructive bar at a time.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

savage is an idiot who cant be taken seriously. much like coulter, hannity, limbaugh, garafolo, rhodes, this professor in colorado.....

in every situation in society, people like this exist to provide opinions outside the mainstream. in this country , they are allowed to do so, which is nice. but we are allowed to ignore them, disagree, speak out against etc., which is nicer.

i choose to ignore them since they basically want people to get overly excited about their stupid opinions.

thats about all there is to say about this.

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why are we discussing this guy. seems to me there are major happenings all over the world that deserve "blog time". This guy is speaking to the lowest common denominator and we are becoming that by discussing what he says.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be easy to accept above comments, if not for the fact that Savage and his ilk have such a big influence on those thick-headed conservatives, and make it difficult for people who do want to tell the truth to get through to these people.
And as left-leaning individuals we must at least minimize the influence of the Savages if we care to win back the U.S. Congress next year.
The border policy is also important. Since the thoughts of many conservatives are fueled by the Savages, the rational folks must carry on these types of discussions to temper the extreme right.

9:44 AM  

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