Right-Wing Radio Host Michael Savage Vows To Lead Armed Rebellion Against President Obama

michael savage 1Right-wing radio host Michael Savage is a very angry man, or at least he has to pretend to be one in order to keep appealing to his audience which is primarily angry, older white men. Michael Savage probably isn’t mentally ill, but it is very likely that more than a few members of his audience are. So what works better to rile up a bunch of conservatives who have nothing else to do on a weekday afternoon except get off on the latest imagined plot against their idea of America? It’s a simple recipe – just tell the audience that liberals or President Obama want to take something away from them and give it to someone they dislike. This time, it’s the good old standby – African-Americans.

Michael Savage warned his audience on his radio show “The Savage Nation” last week that President Obama might try to force Americans to pay reparations for slavery during his final year in office, and then promised to lead an armed rebellion against the government if that were to happen.

Via Right Wing Watch:

“I would fight to my death before I pay one dime in reparations and I would go to jail before I would pay one cent in reparations,” Savage said. “That would be the last straw for me, if they ever try to pull that one off, I would lead a reparations rebellion in this country. No matter what my age would be, if I had the strength from God, I would lead a reparations rebellion against the government and it would be an armed rebellion.”

Savage continued: “I would lead an armed rebellion against the government if they try to push that one down my throat after ripping off my life with affirmative action and welfare, I’m sick of it! And this gangster keeps getting away with it, this criminal in the White House, day in and day out, one lie after another, imperious, arrogant, hostile, aimed only at the white middle class. Look at his policies and tell me who he’s going after. Open your eyes, you idiots!” (Source)

With all of his ranting and raving, I wonder when Michael Savage is going to finally have an aneurysm on the air. I’ve listened to this guy quite a few times, and from an advertising stand point, he’s actually pretty clever. His voice gets higher and higher, his tone more agitated, climaxing in an explosive finish of white hot right-wing rage, followed by a sentence or two of conservative pillow talk before a commercial break where male enhancement products and other goods tailored to his audience are offered to them at a special discount when they use a special code from Michael Savage.

In case you haven’t heard of Michael Savage, you certainly have heard of the energy drink line RockStar, which he developed with his son Russ Weiner.

Weiner is the founder of RockStar, an energy drink that he developed with his dad, drawing on Savage’s previous career as a Marin County herbalist and ethnobotanist named Michael Weiner. RockStar’s herbal liver-cleansing formula is supposed to enable drinkers to “party like a rock star,” which presumably means drinking and doping. (Source)

My guess is that most members of the conservative media really don’t believe the majority of the things they write or speak. What they do believe in is the almighty dollar and in order to stay in business, they need to keep a loyal base of followers that they can sell gold bonds, untested dietary supplements, and other products to. This is why they constantly have to up their rhetoric, lest their audience become bored and tune in to a competitor who will feed their need for things to be outraged about.

The scary part isn’t the daily stream of angry rants coming from the likes of Michael Savage, Alex Jones and others. What is a cause for concern is the fact that unlike these program hosts, there are mentally ill people out there who listen to them and take their rhetoric seriously. Hate media is protected by the First Amendment, and nobody abuses the right to free speech more than right-wing shock jocks like Michael Savage who could care less about the potential consequences of their fear-mongering so long as they continue to get paid.


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  • BobJThompson

    And yet no one ever stops listening to guys like him. Even though they are almost constantly wrong.

    • OMGface

      Nobody even marginally intact listens.

  • worrierking

    What he meant was that he’d lead the rebellion from his microphone. This guy is just one more in a long list of rightwing fanatics who talk a good game but have never and will never, risk anything in defense of their beliefs or their country

    • OMGface

      FAUST. He and his ilk are all Fausts. ….raking in blood money.

    • noah vail

      at the first sound of a shot this guy would be running away as fast as he could go, all the while shitting his drawers…lead a rebellion? ROFLMFAO

    • OUR12

      You mean they’re cowards???

    • Martin

      Like Limpdicks plea of “It’s Just Entertainment!”

  • theyak47

    And if anyone acts on their words, they always say it was a lone nut case with mental problems, like the shooter in the Unitarian church who wanted to kill the list of liberals in Bernie Goldberg’s book. And get away with it.

    • OMGface

      Bingo. Insidious tap dance only the most moronic and helpless feeling would be moved to be party to for 3 nanos.

  • OMGface

    Feeding off angry old white men says it all. Feeling off carcasses like a rabid, predatory bird.

    • noah vail

      hear, hear…you just get better every day…

      • OMGface

        Bless you and your character and clarity, Noah!

    • Old Man

      Savage: Better off dead.

  • Florencio Villanueva

    Wow and people say we get upset over nothing and divide the country. This guy is pulling stuff out of his ass and getting mad about it and trying to get others to be mad about it.

    • OUR12

      It does not appear that he and his ilk are having too much trouble doing just that.

  • Cynthiananderson

    ^^^^^Now Get It -ffoorrwardprogressives

  • marysrn

    They know where he is…he oughta be jailed for that kind of rhetoric!