Two of the most interesting stars in the world of conservative broadcasting, each a master of ridicule, have newly published books timed for the for the Christmas season. Michael Savage and Greg Gutfeld are both masters of ridicule, a tool extensively deployed by the left but too little by the right, especially its more respectable regions. The left, after all, was instructed by Saul Alinsky in Rule Number 5: Ridicule is man´s most potent weapon. It´s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."
Alinsky´ rules were part of the Occupy movement to mock and ridicule wealth so it would eventually trickle down to Romney in the election. A lot of the attack ads and other brainless accusations were made up out of thin air against his time at Bain.The union guy who lost his wife to cancer 5 years later was blamed on Romney´s heartlessness and it worked.
The left still claims the republicans are the party of the rich which is insane. they´re for prosperity so it improves the lives of those working for them. They do more to spread the wealth by jobs and income taxes than leftists could ever dream of.
The liberals remind me of a circle of buzzards flying over a dying economy looking to pick the meat off who´s left.They´re making a big mistake thinking people are going to fork over wealth they worked their entire lives for.The economy has been dead the last 4 years over wealth preservation.Obamacare was designed for the government to forcibly steal wealth.These people really believe there´s blood in a turnip. How many people do the Koch brothers employ compared to Buffet?
Another thing that bothered me: when Sarah was introduced as VP candidate, the libs immediately sent 30-40 Operators to Alaska to dig up crap on her, and file frivolous ethics charges. They put her in debt about $2 million for legal fees forcing her to resign. (And none of the charges stuck.)
I mentioned to a coworker that I hope Sarah becomes even more involved now. His reply, "she is a quitter, she couldn´t even finish her term as governor." Amazing.
Those are the new rules. Are we going to completely ignore them.
I belong to the Tea Party Patriots and Jenny Beth was hostile to Romney from day one. I happened to receive a phone call from her, raising money, and when I suggested to her that the Tea Party should endorse Romney, she was very dismissive. I don´t mean to give the impression we know each other, she didn´t know me from Adam.
As to Ted Cruz, I am surprised at his crude language abd disapointed to see that he is capable of it.
Yes, ridicule the so-and-so´s, and you don´t need to have platforms like Rush´s or Savage´s to do it.
From Benghazi -- The Musical
Try to remember that night in September When men were trapped and you turned yellow. Try to remember the rest of September When lies were told and you stayed mellow. Try to remember those days in November When the dodge unraveled, unlucky fellow. Try to dissemble, it´s Bill you´ll resemble, Then you´ll be impeached and maybe Senate Democrats will do the right thing for once and convict you.
Deep in November, your honor´s an ember, ´Cause nothing´s changed, your core is hollow. Deep in November, it´s hard to remember Just how you hawked the swill we swallowed. Deep in November, on track to dismember Our rights, our dreams, to pen us in wallow. Come new Novembers, if we don´t remember, Well, we´ll start looking more and more like Greece, And instead of leading, we´ll follow, follow, follow.
Allow me to slightly disagree, #1. Everything you mentioned is true, but has nothing to do with why Romney lost. Far fewer of the buzzard flying libs showed up for this election than 2008. It´s we conservatives who didn´t get the job done. This article is about two conservative broadcasters possibly appealing to new potential conservatives. I actually believe Savage, and those like him, is partly to blame for the lack of conservatives showing up at the polls. Savage criticizes just about every Republican and promotes the idea that all politicians are bad, so why vote for any of them. Too many like-minded people out there, who would be Republican votes, staying home on election day. We didn´t unite behind Romney and therefore we lost. What makes Thomas Lifson think these new fans of Michael Savage will be any different??
Greg Gutfeld is unique in all the world; an acid-dipped lollipop of wit and humor who never hates. He just lampoons the HELL out of that which deserves to be lampooned, and may God bless and keep this wonderful guy for the great work he does on this earth. In an increasingly depressing world, Greg keeps me LAUGHING, and that´s no small accomplishment. Love ya, Greg! :-D
The GOP should be ripping Hillary a new one everyday until another potential 2016 Dem candidate sticks their head up. They should mock, ridicule, distort, lie and criticize without let up. She has given them plenty of legitimate ammunition with her total failure as SoS. Playing nice is for chumps.
I´ve never understood why they great talkers (Rush, Levin, etc) of radio, don´t take the simple production of taking speeches by the Obama´s, Clinton´s etc. and play them with a laugh track behind them.
Poster 8 speaks for many who believe in the Leo Durocher view that nice guys finish last. It is incumbent that the GOP take the needle to piaps. Start with the "I dodged machine gun fire on the tarmac in Bosnia." it was a fall tale she told multiple times to draw attention to herself. The exposure of this big lie may have cost her the 2008 nomination. She briefly recaptured momentum in the campaign. Then Sheryl Atkission of CBS slammed her with the truth. It rocked piaps on her heels, she went on letterman and tried to make a joke about it but it was too late. For she had become a laughing stock. Once that happens to a politician it is over.
I used to believe that taking the high road would appeal to most voters, and I still believe there´s room for that in elections. Conservatives can win again without lying and character assassination, and if some of the suggestions in previous posts are used, I´m betting it would work.
This, along with bettering marketing of conservative solutions, will lead to a whole new climate change in DC in 2 years.
Sagman - BRAVO - WELL DONE!!! This is your best one yet - "Try to Remember" is one of the best songs from the 1960´s. You should record the song with your words and send it to Michael Savage and Greg Gutfeld and this article. They might play it on their programs.
Our nation will not elect Hillary in 2016 when she will be a 69 year-old white woman. The women that voted for Obama because he lied to them and claimed Romney would take away their birth control and ban abortions will not be motivated to vote for an old woman to be president.
I do wonder, should Obama claim he can run for a third term, if his primary opposition will be the other Clinton, and I don´t mean Chelsea.
I agree - BRAVO, 5!! Good to see you in such great form! Happy Turkey Day! ;-D
Also, Greg is the man! His rapier wit slicing through the pretenses of puffed up libs is a joy to see! Yet, as another poster noted, Greg is hip. He´s the right´s Jon Stewart - only with larger vocabulary goodness!
I truly believe that the rats will push a women on a us for the 2016 election. The race card was played so well getting Zippy eight years they will try the sexist card next. Of course,they will not be held accountable for their treatment of Palin.
To those who can´t stomach Michael Savage, recall there was a time when he was the 3rd most listened to broadcaster. Yes his fighting style is out of the street where he was born. I know because I was born there. It is the toughest street in the world. We look at Republicans like Rove and Bush and we see losers and a fix. In Bush, you have a man who believes Christians and Muslims pray to the same God. When you have surrendered this truth, you can be controlled by "money." We were a separated nation unto Him -- and we were blessed. This has offended many -- and in thre last days, "many will be offended." Bronx conservatives don´t have to think deeply to know the ticket is just about set for 2016, and there will be no Christians or conservatives allowed. Just accountants and losers. And they lose because they neither understand the drug experience and spiritual force of the enemy, nor are they willing to fight them to the death out of love for this place. Savage fights, and he is not at all graceful. He is also a pain in the a** narcissist like O´Reilly, but he is not the stunning oblivious a**hat O´Reilly is. Savage is a Jewish prophet who will tell you the plain truth the way we heard it in the Bronx. Because he is a doctor of probiotics or whatever, he is gentrified enough to edit out the F-words for adjectives and nouns. Never be ashamed of Christ, your heritage, your forefatherss and heroes, and never never surrender.
It´s encouraging to see that some are finally realizing that gutter politics cannot be defeated by Marquis of Queensbury rules. Richard M. Nixon and Lee Atwater knew how to deal with Democrats. After JFK stole the 1960 election, Nixon did not whine about it. He got even. Sometimes you can win even if you are retreating. The GOP has never learned that. Right now the GOP is on the defensive because of the Democrat party´s successful anti-european-male program. The GOP can´t win on that field. But there are other battlegrounds on which the Democrats can be slaughtered using similar tactics.
Savage could make some real contributions to the Conservative cause if he´d only dial it back a couple clicks. He won´t.
In contrast, I appreciate Ann Coulter´s career arc. Outrageous at the outset, she got herself on everybody´s radar screen, especially the reactive Left. Then she dialed it back, lost the shrillness, and slid in some sober scholarship and insight. Like all of us she´s still really wrong on occasion --- Chris Christie??? --- but her fine, meticulously researched book ´´Demonic´´ is a considerable Conservative contribution, IMO, worth a read and reread.
Savage could have learned from Coulter. But he won´t.
#3 wrote, "I mentioned to a coworker that I hope Sarah becomes even more involved now. His reply, "she is a quitter, she couldn´t even finish her term as governor." Amazing."
Yes, this was a constant meme on every Conservative blog including this one. I noticed that it was a particular favorite with people who favored certain other candidates, who were more in the NE Moderate category. That canard and her "screechy hick" voice were the most repeated complaints.
Hillary will be running 2016--witness the highly publicized Gaza Peace deal this week brokered by the Islamist regime she helped put in place in Egypt. The Muslim world wanted Obama because he is weak and feckless. They want Hillary for the same reasons, plus, they will be able to whip their followers into a frenzy with rhetoric regarding the Great Satan being ruled by a Woman and a nasty, ugly, and shrill woman at that.
#28, I´d say Redeye is uneven, but nevertheless groundbreaking conservative TV. Sometimes brilliant, sometimes really average, depending on the panel, of course. Gutfeld gets it that Culture trumps Politics, and is progressing along that line. America is a Center Right country swimming in a Liberal Cultural sea spanning from public education to Hollywood. The Right must push back (or advance) culturally as well as politically, else we will repeat this year´s political failures. Again, Gutfeld gets this.
I´m from the NE, I was for Romney from Day One, and I never said one word against Sarah. I am getting pretty tired of assumptions.
I love Greg. He was raised humanely. One evening when the Five were talking about their childhoods (Bob said he was abused and punished unmercifully) Greg´s mother came on camera and she denied that she had spanked him. He said, "you don´t remember chasing me around the living room with a fly swatter?" and she said no. She is a really sweet lady with the same sense of fun that he has..
I think Greg Gutfeld is the funniest person on TV and I would urge the GOP to find a way to have him and the bald headed fellow on Imus host late night talk shows. Not as late as Greg´s show now, but put them up against Leno and Letterman and watch their rating collapse.
After thousands of years of intellectual evolution, American society is now in the process of devolving. Alinsky believes in destroying and not building our society. Competing with him to out-ridicle conservative thinking is a mistake. As long as the Media protects the lies and the facts from America, we, as citizens, must continue to expose the Truth and engage in the consequences of Socialism which is the reduction of our Freedom and the expansion of the "Big Brother Big Government Plantation". Alinsky has no value or benefit to human evolution.
I disagree #6 & 17, most of us still showed up, but the leftists stuffed the ballot boxes and committed every kind of fraud possible. I stand by that allegation with every part of my being. The left committed major voting fraud and that is the ONLY real reason why they won.
You know, there´s signal and noise and fire and smoke. The post mortem of this election is all about smoke and noise. The first and foremost goal of conservatism---number one on the list of things to do to regain a foot hold in this nation---is to neutralize the liberal media!! They have spent the last 40 years dumbing down and liberalizing the public through their news censorship and mushroom growing propagandizing (keep ´em in the dark and cover them with manure). It´s no wonder 63 million ignorant mushrooms voted for the most imcompetent man to ever run for president in 2008. I´m not convinced that there aren´t a couple of conservatives rich enough buy to out two of the big three broadcasters (ABCCBSNBC) and turn them into legitamite news organizations. The WAPO is slowly dying and maybe someone can convince Carlos Slim to give up bailing out the Times so it will go belly up. Until the American people are told the truth (the WHOLE truth) consistantly every night on the 6 o´clock news they are going to continue to be dumb enough to fall for the socialist/labor/democrat lies on the campaign trail. How many times have you asked yourself "how could they be so dumb to vote for him"? Well, if your world view was filtered through ABCCBSNBCCNN you´d understand why.
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Triple dittos to #39. Conservatives showed up and voted in force and libs/dems/socialists used every means of voter fraud imaginable to steal the election in key states. When voter turnout greatly exceeds registered voters, Dems are stealing an election. When busloads of Somalis show up to vote and cannot read their ballots in a state which does not required voter ID, Dems are stealing an election. When electronic voting machines in more than a few states keep defaulting to Obama when the voter chooses Romney, Dems are stealing an election. When multiple precincts report 0 votes for Romney, Dems are stealing an election.
Write your State government, and contact your electors and challenge the election in your state if you have encountered fraudulent voter practices or know of fraudulent election practices. When we voted for president in 2008 in Alexandria, Virginia, there were NO NAMES on the presidential ballot, only party names.
The Electoral College meets December 17th, so take action now to defeat voter frauds.
Pardon my second post, but to make may point the mushroom media hammered Bush on the Abu Graib issue--a fratenity hazing on steriods. Well, the best kept secret of the Aphgan war--to protect Obama--is one of the worst military atrocities since Me Lai. Which, even most well informed Ldotters are probably not aware of. Google "5th Stryker Brigad kill team" and be astounded. It´s the best kept secret since the Manhattan Project--thanks to a compliant media.
The best mob story ever told does not involve Al Capone or Bugsy Segal or John Gotti. It involves a mobster few American have ever heard of, Greg Scarpa by name, and his not quite as lethal son, Greg Scarpa Jr., "Junior" going forward. One reason few people ever heard of Scarpa is that until his arrest in September 1992, he worked as a "Top Echelon Confidential Informant" under the protection of the FBI for the most of the thirty years prior. During that time, Scarpa murdered at least fifty people.
Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and regular commentator at Fox news, has said the closing of U.S. embassies in 21 countries is a sign of weakness on the part of the U.S. and suggests capitulation to al-Qaeda. He may be partly right, but chances are that the closing of the embassies auger something far more ominous. The shutdowns may be a sign of an increased conflagration in the Middle East and Northern Africa. We may be looking at the onset of World War III.
The fight is on. A growing — and furious — fight between the conservative base of the Republican Party and its Establishment elites in Washington is rapidly taking shape. Senator Ted Cruz took to Sean Hannity’s television show Tuesday night and took on Karl Rove, who had immediately preceded him on the show. In response to Rove’s strategy (Rove compared the defunding strategy to the famous — and losing — Pickett’s Charge of the Battle of Gettysburg). Cruz immediately countered by saying that while he wasn’t a military strategist he was pretty sure 100% of battles
In a perverse bit of post-trial agitprop, ABC News somehow recruited the one woman of color on George Zimmerman´s "all white" jury and twisted her words to reflect the presumed editorial position of ABC News. In this clip from an exclusive Robin Roberts interview which has played just about everywhere including CBS News, Roberts says to the juror, "Some people have said, point blank, ´George Zimmerman got away with murder.´ How do you respond to those people who say that?" In the edited video ABC floated about, "Maddy" answers unhesitatingly, "George Zimmerman got away with murder.
It should come as no surprise that some of the very worst rants about George Zimmerman’s acquittal are coming from an Ivy League professor. The competition is stiff, but will be hard-pressed to keep up with Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The Zimmerman verdict has caused Butler to conclude that God is “a white racist god with a problem” who “is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.” There are conclusions Butler could have reached short of equating her caricature of Zimmerman with God.
Toward the end of his closing statement on Thursday, Florida Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda posted a slide on a screen in a fifth-floor Seminole County courtroom. "Which Owner would be more inclined to yell for help?" read the banner on the top of the slide. The slide was divided in two. On the left was a photo of George Zimmerman´s Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm handgun, and on the right was a can of Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail. Beneath the photo of the gun was the question, "Who followed?"
Perhaps I´m just a creepy-a** cracka´ who doesn´t get it. But it always seems that when it comes to standards, the left gives you two for the price of one. And the idea that white people "can´t" understand black folks -- a similar point to which was made in a recent article about the George Zimmerman trial -- is a good example. But before getting to that particular piece, I have a question: is the issue here that one race simply cannot understand another? Or is this really just restricted to white people?
1.The Sound of Wet Grass: Black Racists´ War on Black Women The Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case has come to trial this week and the best thing that´s been said about it is from Thomas Maguire: "I´m proud to say I live in a country where the show trials look more like an SNL [Saturday Night Live] skit." You probably won´t know that if your source of information about the trial is the mainstream media and if your lifestyle doesn´t permit you to sit in front of the TV for hours watching the trial.
It´s a miracle! A fascinating and compelling movie whose plot is driven by the protagonist´s fidelity to the Constitution. (In fact there were more mentions of the Constitution than any other movie I have ever seen.) You have never seen a movie like Copperhead, and you ought to take the opportunity to see it on a big screen if you live in one of the forty-some cities where it is opening today. But even if you don´t, it is available today via all on-demand platforms, which is a great strategy to reach the widely dispersed audience
This is what happens when the President of the United States is dragged into making foreign and defense policy decisions, instead of determining American interests and then making policy to suit. And it is what happens when the president fails to make a clear case for those policies not only to the American public, but also to his own cabinet. It had been understood that senior members of the Obama administration wanted to provide arms to Syrian rebel forces in opposition to the Assad regime.
Michelle Obama has been capitalizing on her status as a descendant of slaves. Her latest junket to Ireland shows she is definitely enjoying the 21st-century benefits of the transatlantic slave trade her radical friends in Chicago refer to as "genocide" by white Americans. According to the First Couple´s pals, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Rahm Emanuel, and Dr. Conrad W. Worrill of Northeastern University, white Americans should monetarily compensate black Americans for past slavery.
The latest polls show that President Obama´s approval ratings are in free fall like a hot air balloon with the fire extinguished; his approval rating has declined eight percentage points over the past month. CNN reporter Chris Cuomo described the decline as "dropping like a stone." Lara Brown of U.S. News and World Report, declared, "The Obama presidency becomes more Grant than Lincoln every day." Even his standing as a "leader" has shown a six-percentage-point drop among those who think he is a decisive and strong leader. Worse, CNN reports that half of the public no longer trust the president
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
Conservatives have for years attempted to put our finger upon precisely why Barack Obama strikes us as queer in precisely the way he does. There is an alienness about him, which in the fever swamps is expressed in all that ridiculous Kenyan-Muslim hokum, but his citizen-of-the-world shtick is strictly sophomore year — the great globalist does not even speak a foreign language. Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes
For nearly a year, we have had no answer to why the administration lied about Benghazi — why it told the world, not to mention the parents of our murdered SEALs at the funeral of their sons, that the cause of that fatal conflagration was an anti-Islamic video no one saw, when the various arms of our executive branch (White House, State and intelligence) already knew, or strongly suspected, it was a terror attack orchestrated by al-Qaeda affiliates. You only have to read the now infamous talking points to know that. That this lie was deeply immoral is obvious.
Today, across Africa, Araby and Asia, from Nouakchott to Dhaka, the diplomatic facilities of the United States are closed. There’s a Tsarnaev out there, somewhere – could be the Mahgreb, the Levant, the Horn of Africa, the Indian sub-continent – who knows? So, as Richard Fernandez writes, “Shelter in place, this time globally.” Maybe it will work. Maybe by the end of the day there will be, unlike Benghazi a year on, men in custody. But if not? Daniel Pipes: Don’t know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.
In an interview for The Guardian Weekend magazine, actor Matt Damon recently weighed in with his thoughts on how President Barack Obama has handled the scandals that have engulfed his administration since the spring. Damon, a vocal supporter of the president since his 2008 campaign for national office, said that Obama is overcompensating for his lack of military background with his tough response to controversies like how the government is responding to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. The actor said that Obama is allowing himself to “get bullied” and is acting as though is “manhood”
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for 2016 GOP presidential primary debates if the networks moved ahead with plans to air films on Hillary Clinton. “If they have not agreed to pull this programming prior to the start of the RNC’s Summer Meeting on August 14, I will seek a binding vote stating that the RNC will neither partner with these networks in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates they sponsor,” Preibus said in a statement. In individual letters to CNN President Jeff Zucker and NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt,
Oprah Winfrey on Monday said the killings of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are the "same thing." This transpired during an interview with The Grio that aired on NBC´s Today show. OPRAH WINFREY: It´s so easy during this time: Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin parallel to Emmett Till, let me just tell you. In my mind, same thing. But you can, you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we´ve come. Really? Martin and Till are the same thing?
Michelle Obama took to Twitter on Sunday to send her husband an affectionate birthday message -- and a gentle ribbing about the US President´s graying hair. "Happy birthday, Barack! Your hair´s a little grayer, but I love you more than ever," Michelle Obama wrote on her official twitter account, @FLOTUS. The message was accompanied by an undated black and white photo of the Obamas as a young couple relaxing on a sofa. Barack Obama is spending his 52nd birthday weekend at Camp David, the rural Maryland retreat made available to US Presidents. He was to return