On his radio program yesterday, after predicting that Sen. Bernie Sanders will turn into a violent dictator if elected president, right-wing radio host Michael Savage blasted the Vermont independent’s wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, for “looking like Stalin’s housekeeper,” unlike Donald Trump’s “beautiful” wife Melania.
Savage told viewers that he “can assure you that Trump will be president” while Sanders will “be thrown into the dustbin of history.” He said that under a Trump presidency, “people will again walk around proudly in this country” and “we will see Iranians crying and begging for their life when they are captured by the Americans.”
“We’ll have America back again,” he declared.
While criticizing Sanders as a “jealous loser,” Savage hailed Trump’s family: “When I saw the beautiful Trump family on the stage last night, I said, ‘America is back again.’ I said, ‘Camelot is back again.’ I said, ‘My God, wouldn’t it be beautiful to have a first lady like Mrs. Trump? Wouldn’t it be beautiful to have a first family like the Trump family?’”
“Can you imagine what this county would look like if Bernie Sanders became president?” he said. “His wife looks like Stalin’s housekeeper. And if you want an America with a first lady that walks around looking like Stalin’s housekeeper, well my friends, vote for Bernie Sanders.”
Savage called for Francis to be “deported if he arrives in America again,” while insisting that “the pope should be sitting in jail for his crimes against children worldwide.”
He then put his own spin on Martin Niemöller’s Holocaust-era poem, “First they came for the socialists…”: “First they came for the rich, but you were not rich and you did not stand up for the rich; then they came for the middle class, but you didn’t stand up for the middle class because you were not even of the middle class; and then when they started to come up for the poor there was no one else to stand up for you because everyone else was taken out.”
Then Savage said that Sanders intends to use state-sponsored violence in order to finish the communist takeover of America that President Obama started.
“Obama is pure evil,” he said. “But he’s nothing compared to what Bernie Sanders would do.” Savage predicted that Sanders would impose “naked communism in this country” and “use the street gangs that burned down Baltimore, the street gangs that burned down Ferguson, they will use them as government enforcers as sure as I’m sitting here, they will deputize them, they’ll give them green uniforms and they’ll be used to intimidate the middle class as sure as I’m sitting here.”
He went on to warn that the government has already started its communist killing spree:
Isn’t it odd that Russia has now come to America? Not even the Russia of today but the Russia of yesterday has come to America. Isn’t it odd that it would be a street radical from New York, Bernie Sanders, one of the most dangerous men in political history — oh, I know, ‘He’s a simple old man and he’s not dangerous,’ you are wrong. Watch his snaky eyes when he speaks. He’s extremely smart. Bernie is very smart. Bernie is also a streetfighter. Bernie will fight for what he believes in. In that sense, he is a true revolutionary. And if you want to see friends dragged away by the secret police — my friends, you say it can’t happen here, I’m telling you it is happening here.
You say, ‘What are you talking about? That could never happen here, we have a media that would never permit that to happen.’ Well it just happened two weeks ago in Oregon. They shot a man dead in Oregon, the thugs from the federal government — or was it the Oregon state police? — killed a man who was protesting on federal land and no one in the media covered it. You say it can’t happen here, it is happening here. It is happening here, little by little by little. Police are being shot like bowling pins throughout the country by you know who, do I have to spell it out for you?
Savage added that people who attempt to kill police officers “have been empowered by Al Sharpton and the White House.”
Sending a dog whistle to the GOP’s anti-Obama base, Donald Trump has taken to saying that “there’s something we don’t know about” the president when it comes to issues like terrorism and the resettlement of Syrian refugees.
While Trump has never come out and said what that he thinks that “something” is, the GOP presidential frontrunner told conservative radio host Michael Savage yesterday that he believes Obama may actually be a terrorist sympathizer.
“It’s radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump said. “We have a president that won’t even use the words and if you don’t use the words, you’re never going to get rid of the problem. We have a — maybe he doesn’t want to get rid of the problem. I don’t know exactly what’s going on.”
Yesterday, far-right radio host Michael Savage spoke with Donald Trump about how he would defeat Bernie Sanders in a potential general election matchup and “overcome the poor and immigrants who hate the rich.”
Trump told Savage that he “would be very happy” if Sanders won the Democratic nomination, saying that the Vermont senator is “probably a communist” who will “destroy the fabric of what we are.”
“I just can’t believe that this country is ready for socialism or communism, because it’s pretty close to communism, some of the things he wants to do,” Trump added.
Savage, in turn, said he is praying for a Sanders nomination because “it’d be the greatest landslide in history,” predicting that Trump would take 85 percent of the vote.
Conservative commentators are running out of time for all of their dire prophecies about President Obama to come true, including fears about the looming imposition of martial law, establishment of Obama’s private army and the assassination of conservative leaders. Right-wing pundits also seemed to have missed with their prophecies about financial collapse, natural disasters and widespread unrest coming in 2015.
September Doomsday Bust
Several Religious Right pundits jumped on a nonsensical and convoluted tale about how blood moons and the Shemitah, a biblical day of debt relief, would lead to some sort of disaster in America on September 13. The far-right website WorldNetDaily marked the arrival of the Shemitah with articles titled “Mark This Date For Potential Disaster,” “Get Ready: Biblical ‘Shemitah’ Begins This Week” and “Countdown To Disaster.” One of the leading propagators of this theory was Messianic rabbi and Religious Right fixture Jonathan Cahn, who even wrote a book on the matter.
Essentially, Cahn claimed that prophecies pertaining to biblical Israel can now apply to the U.S. because the founding fathers, like ancient Hebrews, made a covenant with God. As a result of the country breaking that covenant due to national “sins” like gay marriage and legal abortion, he forecasted that September 13 would be the date that America faced divine punishment.
Contrary to Cahn’s predictions nothing catastrophic happened on that day in the U.S. Cahn defended his prophecy by pointing to an earthquake off the Gulf of California, a body of water which he conveniently forgot to mention borders Mexico, not the U.S. He also claimed that a stock market selloff on August 18 was close enough to his doomsday date, so he was right all along! (The Dow Jones has since rebounded since the August correction). He went on to insist that anything bad that happens between September 2015 and September 2016 would also validate his prophecy.
Cahn’s prophecy caught on with commentators like Rick Wiles of “Trunews,” who said that between September 13 and October 9, there would be a major “financial plunge of the Dow Jones stock index, possibly 30 percent or more” as God sent a “big attitude adjustment” to America. The Dow Jones actually went up during that time.
Televangelist John Hagee went even further, claiming that there could be “a 50 percent correction in the stock market” in the fall due to the Shemitah and blood moon prophecies. “I believe, in the fall of this year, America and the world will face another economic crisis, perhaps as a result of war in the Middle East or an economic crash,” he declared.
Jim Bakker, a televangelist who himself claims to receive personal messages from God and regularly had Cahn on his program to discuss the Shemitah/blood moons prophecy, and made a few predictions of his own about September 13.
He also said that on September 13, the U.S. could be hit by a typhoon, earthquake, bombing or financial meltdown: “God spoke to me.”
Gay Marriage Punishments
After blowing his September prophecy, Cahn saw a biblical threat from Hurricane Joaquin. He said that the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling and the White House’s LGBT Pride Month celebration with rainbow lights had provoked God’s judgment, and now, Hurricane Joaquin would strike Washington, D.C. Cahn wasn’t alone, as Wiles too said that God was using Hurricane Joaquin to punish the U.S. by striking Washington, D.C., and New York. (It didn’t hit either city).
Cahn and Wiles were far from alone in making wild predictions about the effects of gay marriage.
One month before the Supreme Court issued its ruling, American Family Radio host Bryan Fischer warned that if the Supreme Court struck down state bans on marriage equality, then we would see violence in the streets: “If the Supreme Court continues to overreach and they aren’t checked, we are headed towards civil unrest, I don’t think there is any other way around it. If it’s not stopped and reversed, the tyrannical overreach of the Supreme Court, we are to have social dislocation and I believe we are going to have violence as a result.”
WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah predicted that “millions of Americans” would flee the country to evade gay marriage, televangelist Pat Robertson warned of financial calamities as a sign of God’s judgment for the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling and Massachusetts-based pastor Scott Lively said the Antichrist could emerge around September 23.
Other Religious Right leaders predicted that the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling would lead to divine punishment, war, revolution, chaos and the destruction of America.
Jade Helm 15
The Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theory, which was cynically fueled by GOP politicians, centered around fears that a military training exercise taking place between July 15 and September 15 of this year would produce grave consequences, such as a federal takeover of Texas, the declaration of martial law and the transformation of closed Walmart stores into FEMA camps. Others thought that Jade Helm 15 was a deliberate attempt to stoke chaos, which would justify military rule in the future.
In May, one poll found that one in three Republicans, including half of Tea Party supporters, agreed that “the government is trying to take over Texas.”
Wiles, the “Trunews” host, said Jade Helm 15 was “the preparation for or the actual implementation of a round-up of patriotic men,” describing the drill as a “two-month-long Night of the Long Knives” that would lead to “a civil war.” In one discussion of Jade Helm 15, Wiles warned of the prospect of the Obama administration launching a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack against Texas and oppressing Americans who live in the South and Midwest.
Obama’s Refugee/Gangster/BLM Army
With 2015 coming to a close, it looks like Obama has just one year left to create such a force, but conservative talk show host Michael Savage has a pretty good idea of what Obama has in mind. Savage, who believes that Obama is bent on committing anti-white genocide and rounding up conservatives, has alleged that the president intends to create a personal force composing of Syrian refugees, Black Lives Matter demonstrators and members of the Crips and the Bloods, whom he thinks will be armed and deputized by Obama.
Gun activist Lawrence C. Mackin similarly warned that “Obama’s private internal army” will include government employees who ally with “a group of radical Islamists,” “illegal aliens from the Middle East” and “Soviet troops.”
Glenn Beck Might Die, Says Glenn Beck
Far-right pundit Glenn Beck, the self-proclaimed prophet of imminent mass killings, civil war, race riots, revolution, enslavement and internment camps, responded to the demonstrations and riots in Baltimore following the death of a black man in police custody by making it all about him … and how government assassins may kill him because he is such a great leader who knows about their nefarious schemes.
The conservative pundit said that the protests and riots in April and May were all designed to justify a federal takeover of local police forces:
That’s all that’s happening right now. This is a show. We’re watching a script and a play play out in front of us. None of this stuff is real. Those riots in Baltimore. That wasn’t real ... At some point, there will be a straw that breaks the camel’s back, and it will set the whole country on fire. And what happens? We will cry out for police help. The police will be overwhelmed. The DOJ will say, 'We’re going to take over policing, we’ll coordinate it from here.' And you’re done. It’s lights out, republic.
Beck went on to explain that he and other leaders who are exposing such deeds to the masses may be killed, just like how Hitler killed potential rivals in the Night of Long Knives and Turkish leaders killed Armenian leaders at the beginning of the Armenian genocide.
“They do that so there is nothing left but sheep and no shepherds,” he explained, claiming that these nefarious agents are going after him and not his 10 million viewers because they know “they cannot kill 10 million people in one night.”
“Prepare for a time when voices like mine or others are no longer heard and yours is the only voice,” he said.
Conservative radio host Michael Savage knows the real reason why Chicago officials took more than a year to release video of the shooting of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times by a police officer who was later charged with first-degree murder.
According to Savage, President Obama personally ordered the release of the video in order to spark riots that would distract the public from his foreign policy failures. After expressing sympathy with cops who wish they could “smash” the “street thugs” who get in their face, Savage moved on to his latest conspiracy theory.
“Why was it released right now?” Savage asked. “I know why it was released just now. I’ll tell you point blank. Why was it released now? Because Obama’s the biggest flop in the history of foreign policy, the biggest failure in the history of foreign policy and so release the tape and now have some riots in the streets. He studied at the foot of [Saul] Alinsky and did pretty good.”
Savage also warned that Obama plans to bring in over 600,000 Syrian refugees, saying that the “deranged” president is just fulfilling his “promise to America.”
“Did you think he would transform it from a predominant Christian nation into a Muslim nation?” he asked.
Last week on “The Savage Nation,” conservative radio host Michael Savage repeated his claim that President Obama intends to enlist Syrian refugees in a private army that will help him consolidate power over America.
Savage started his anti-refugee rant by attacking people who have noted the similarities between today’s arguments against resettling Syrian refugees in the U.S. and those used against accepting Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany.
“Only a mentally ill liberal would compare the Jews of the 1930s fleeing Hitler to the Syrian refugees that Obama is importing into the United States of America,” he said. “Of course they’re different. Jewish immigrants weren’t trying to kill us. Jewish immigrants didn’t come here with suicide belts.”
Savage went on to say religious aid organizations that assist refugees in the U.S. are just like “the coyotes who smuggle people into this country,” claiming that Catholic groups are just trying to make money for the Vatican, which he said explains “why the pope and Obama are so cozily in agreement on so many things.”
This led him to demand that Congress impeach President Obama and John Kerry and “try them for insanity” over their handling of ISIS, wondering if there is “a sane person in the entire Obama administration.”
The right-wing commentator eventually brought together the Obama administration’s handling of ISIS, the Syrian refugee crisis and gun control, insisting that “the deranged Obama” intends to disarm Americans while turning Syrian refugees into his personal force.
“At a time that he’s flooding us with military-age males, mainly Muslims from Syria from war zones, he wants to disarm you, so does Hillary Clinton,” he said, before arguing that Middle Eastern countries are “exporting [refugees] by airplane to us because he’s bringing an army, Obama is literally seeding an army in the United States of America.… This has nothing to do with humanitarianism. He’s insane.”
Last week, conservative radio talker Michael Savage once again railed against plans to accept Syrian refugees, this time lashing out at the American Civil Liberties Union for filing a lawsuit against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for attempting to block the resettlement of refugees in his state.
“Me, if I were president, I would declare the ACLU a domestic terrorist organization, I would arrest their entire leadership, I would put all of their assets into a bank, etc., and I’d go from there,” he said.
Savage also suggested that he would crack down against aid organizations “making a fortune off the refugees.”
Radio host Michael Savage is convinced that President Obama secretly supports ISIS, and now he is counting on the Sicilian mafia to defend the people of New York.
Savage voiced concern that the government was going to go after him for his anti-ISIS work, but Gambino reassured him, saying, “I’ll break a few legs, I’ll break an arm or two. Listen, you have to do certain things for the good of the world.”
Gambino also told Savage that he saw “with his own eyes in Bay Ridge” Arab Americans celebrating the 9/11 attacks.
Yesterday, Donald Trump spoke with right-wing radio host Michael Savage about his plan to take on ISIS, bragging that he came up with the U.S. plan to attack the group's oil infrastructure, which he said only started "about two days ago." (The U.S. has actually launched hundreds of attacks against the so-called Islamic State's oil infrastructure since last August.)
"Does anybody say, 'Thank you Donald?" he asked. "Nobody. I've been the only one."
Savage went on to ask Trump what he believes is President Obama's "real reason for flooding America with Muslims from Syria," which Trump said was "hard to imagine."
"Obviously some people think it's evil intentions, I think it's incompetence, regardless, a lot of people think it's evil intentions," Trump continued, before claiming that it is "very easy" for Muslims to enter the U.S. but "virtually impossible" for Christians.
Later in the program, Trump praised Russia's intervention in Syria, claiming that "Russia's been amazing in what they're doing because they're fighting to win."
"I think it's wonderful that they bomb ISIS and that it's great," Trump said, before hailing Putin for "really bombing the hell out of them."
Of course, over 90 percent of Russian airstrikes in Syria have targeted anti-regime rebels rather than ISIS, and have, at times, even provided air cover for ISIS forces during their battles with rebel groups.
Jumping on a report that actor Robert De Niro may take Russian citizenship, Michael Savage said on his “Savage Nation” program last week that he’d consider leaving the U.S. for Russia as well in order to flee America before it turns into the Soviet Union.
“I’ve thought of it,” Savage said. “If this keeps up — imagine how crazy the world has become. The left is so fanatical, we’re becoming so much like the ex-Soviet Union. I’m thinking about which country to move to if it gets worse. So I’m saying, maybe I’ll have to go to Russia, it seems to be the best country left on the planet, run by a decent leader.”
However, Savage ultimately concluded that it would be too difficult for a man of his age to learn Russian.
Last year, right-wing radio host Michael Savage told a veteran that he doesn’t believe in post-traumatic stress disorder and said he was “sick and tired with everyone with their complaints about PTSD.”
Which brings us to yesterday’s show, where Savage was so upset about Michelle Obama’s recent speech on girls’ education that he revealed that he had developed “post-radio stress disorder” from reporting on the first lady and the president. Savage explained that the symptoms of PRSD include eating food … and that’s about it:
We’re living in insane times, but I didn’t expect anything different. I knew what we’d get when he was put into power. And every time I get off the air every day, after every show I suffer PRSD, I suffer post-radio stress disorder, every day. It manifests itself in different ways, PRSD. For example, during my break — you think post-radio stress disorder is a joke? Ask my family. What do you think I did during this break? I ate a chicken leg from a hot chicken brought to me from a supermarket. Then I ate an entire veal parmesan from a supermarket unheated. I gave Teddy [his dog] a piece of steak from a restaurant Sunday night. We’re both happy. He’s lying under the desk, smiling. I’m sitting on top of the desk, not smiling. Because living well is the best revenge, let me tell you.
This then prompted Savage to claim that several campus demonstrations on race issues are “being orchestrated by the White House.”
Michael Savage joined Infowars’ Alex Jones yesterday to discuss their assessments of President Obama’s time in office. Savage, who was promoting his new book, “Government Zero,” quickly became inflamed, calling Obama a “monster, tyrant, leftist bastard.”
Savage explained that he thinks that “slick B.S. artist” Obama is able to get away with “more harm to the world than Marx and Lenin put together” because “he is the smoothest conman in the history of the world.”
Later in the program, Savage alleged that the United States is under a “fascist dictatorship” in which Obama is trying to “crush us under his fist.” He then called for a “people’s tribunal” to be set up if Obama uses an executive order to move on immigration reform.
“If he uses an executive order to go around Congress on immigration, we need 10 million people demanding, immediately demanding, that an impeachment hearing be started, whether or not those cowardly, useless, gangster Republicans do it or not,” Savage said. “We need a people’s tribunal, and find these people guilty of war crimes.”
On Wednesday, Michael Savage claimed that Barnes & Noble and other book stores are conspiring to suppress the release of his new book, “Government Zero,” claiming that he is a victim of a wider plot to quash his conservative beliefs.
“The left is sabotaging Michael Savage’s new book,” he said, pointing to photos a fan sent him of a Barnes & Noble store in Irvine, California, where his books are “on the floor.”
Savage said that the plot against his book goes all the way to the top, and is a precursor to violent persecution of conservatives:
What’s next? I’ll tell you what’s next. The outright banning of books which offend the government. The burning of books which offend the government. Brownshirts going into book stores and seizing books and burning them in huge piles. And who will cheer it on? Why, all of your progressive friends would cheer the burning of books. You know who they are. You know what they want. First they came for the books but you didn’t raise your voice because you don’t read such books. And then they came for the conservatives and they rounded them up, but you didn’t say anything because you didn’t really like the conservatives, you thought they were all mean anyway. And then they came for you, and there was no one left to stand up and speak for you. History has a weird way of repeating itself and it starts in very small ways, very small, wee steps fascism takes, it does.
Conservative talk radio host Michael Savage, who last week compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler, suggested today that Black Lives Matter supporters “are Obama’s shock troops, they’re the Brownshirts that Hitler had in Germany.”
In an interview with Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg, Savage said that “the secret private army that Barack Hussein Obama has been talking about, that’s what they’re building.”
He has previously claimed that Obama will arm Crips and Bloods gang members to create a personal army.
Fuming over President Obama’s immigration policies, Michael Savage declared last week that the president is a “psychopath” who is “equally insane” and “as crazy as Adolf Hitler.”
Accusing the president of “invading his own country” with immigrants, the conservative talk radio host worried that America as we know it will soon be destroyed because of Obama’s leadership.
“Hitler was a psychopath, no one on earth would disagree with that except Nazis who still exist,” he said. “What did Hitler do? He invaded other countries to impose his nation’s, let us say, distorted values and race upon other countries. What is Obama doing? He’s invading his own country with people of other races and other cultures and other languages to wipe away the predominant language, the predominant culture of his own nation. Barack Obama is as equally as mad as Adolf Hitler in that regard.”
A distraught Savage urged listeners to “prepare for the tsunami of foreigners, of illegal aliens, of those opposed to Christianity and Judaism that the psychopaths who are ruining America are rushing across the borders as quickly as they can to make certain that the white male in particular no longer has a voice in his own nation.”
Later in the program, Savage mentioned news headlines that confirmed his suspicions that rape is part of the immigrant “lifestyle” and that politicians are using immigrants to “intimidate the population.”
He then jumped on a story about ISIS recruitment in America to baselessly allege that the government is refusing to arrest ISIS supporters and is actually inviting ISIS members into the country. “We’re not a sane nation and we have an enemy within that wants them back here,” Savage said. “What else are you going to conclude? Either the presidency is filled with morons or they want them back here.”
These “fanatical jihadis” in the U.S., Savage said, are probably now driving for Uber and banning dogs from their cars. “They’re not taking me over in my country, I’d call the police before I give into one of them, I’d tell them to go back to the hellhole he came from if he doesn’t like dogs, ‘Go back where you came from, this is America.’”
Conservative pundits have largely panned the performance of Republican members of the Benghazi Special Committee at last week’s hearing with Hillary Clinton, describing it as a “disaster” and “waste of time.”
Radio talk show host Michael Savage similarly tore into Republicans last week for failing to trip up Clinton. “I think it’s over, I think she comes out the winner and I think Republicans have egg all over their face,” he said.
“I don’t even know why they went ahead with the hearings,” Savage said, lamenting that they didn’t call upon former generals whom he claim “know the truth” about the nonexistent Benghazi stand-down order. “How do they expect to win this fight if they have no smoking gun?”
Savage ended up arguing that the GOP’s performance was so weak that the Republican committee members must have been secretly trying to help Clinton.
Because Republicans didn’t ask her about the refugees entering Europe, Savage reasoned, “I’m starting to get a sneaky feeling that the whole committee hearing is somewhat staged, that they’re all in on it together because nothing’s coming of this.”
“There’s something wrong with this picture,” he said.