Talk Radio’s Savage: Voters Went for GOP to Halt Obama Socialism

Monday, 08 Nov 2010 03:41 PM

By Jim Meyers, with Kathleen Walter

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Outspoken talk-radio host Michael Savage tells Newsmax that Americans voted overwhelmingly for Republicans on Tuesday to stop President Barack Obama from turning the nation into a “socialist state.”

Savage also says Obamacare is a “Frankenstein” monster in which “everyone loses,” declares that Obama is in “dreamland” when it comes to national security, and discloses that South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is his choice for president in 2012.

Editor’s note: Get a copy of Michael Savage’s ‘Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama’s Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security’ at Amazon.com — Click Here Now.

Savage’s talk show “The Savage Nation” is heard by more than 9 million listeners each week and is the third-most-listened-to radio talk show in the country. His new book “Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama’s Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security,” has become an instant best-seller at Amazon.com.

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In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, Savage was asked why so many Democrats lost in the midterm elections.

“I guess we can make it simple and say it’s the economy, stupid. But that’s not all it was,” Savage says.

“People are trying to say it was the Obamacare and the spending, and I’m sure both of those elements are true. To me, by what I have heard on my show, it is all about Obama and his far-left agenda.

“It’s all about saying to him, ‘Stop it. You’re not dragging America into a socialist state.’ That’s what I see happening and I don’t think I’m alone in that observation.”

Savage insists that Obama’s healthcare reform legislation must be repealed.

“I spend an entire chapter in ‘Trickle Up Poverty’ describing the Frankenstein of Obamacare. Few people know what’s actually in the bill. I spent months reading the bill, and I warn America they’ve seen nothing yet.

“Obamacare is worse than Cuban medical care. Everyone loses. The only winners are the special interests who will be running the insurance business, the medical business, and the supply business. It will give seniors less care and the costs will go through the ceiling.”

The Federal Reserve has announced it will buy an additional $600 billion of Treasury bonds through June in a bid to reduce unemployment and avert deflation, and Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., warns that the country could become another Greece soon if it doesn’t cut its deficit and debt.

Asked about Gregg’s comment, Savage declares: “Soon become another Greece? I think the only thing separating us from Greece right now is the color of the currency.

“It’s all funny money. It’s shocking. What they mean is they’re going to print money and diminish the value of everyone’s dollar by 10 to 15 to 20 percent.

“It’s a nightmare to think we have such amateurs in charge of our money supply. It’s a disaster. Instead of doing that, they should cut spending by 20 percent. They should fire 20 percent of the federal bureaucracy, eliminate whole departments. Then you would see the dollar strengthen and the world start to pay attention to us in a serious way again.”

Republicans Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina lost in California on Tuesday because they “stood for nothing but themselves,” says Savage, who is based in the Golden State. “It was all about ego.”

He describes Sarah Palin as a “big force” and a “kingmaker.” But asked whom he would support for president in 2012, Savage says: “At this time, someone who’s not running, Jim DeMint. He was working the conservative beat when it was completely unpopular. He was rejected by his own party for being too conservative. He’s now come out as a big kingmaker.

“He’s also a great gentleman. He’s a fine speaker. He speaks very directly but also very quietly. I think he’s very electable. I don’t know whether he wants to run.

“I’ll tell you who would be a great vice-presidential candidate with him — an African-American gentleman named Colonel Allen West out of Florida, who just won Congress despite all odds, despite smear campaigns. What a ticket that would be, DeMint and West. I think they could win easily.”

But any Republican candidate would face a tough fight if Hillary Clinton winds up as the Democrats’ nominee, according to Savage.

“They’re going to take Hillary’s experience and use it against anyone the Republicans run, and that is a real challenge for the Republican Party.”

Asked whether Obama is likely to change his approach to national security, Savage tells Newsmax: “No. I think he’s in denial, just as he is with the results of the election.

“When you have a president and a Department of Homeland Security and an FBI that refuse to even acknowledge radical Islam as the enemy, what chance do we have to even identify the enemy? The only people who know who the enemy is are the soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, who are still taking bullets with the name ‘radical Islam’ written all over them.

“This president is living in a dreamland, and I have a terrible fear he’s going to get much worse before he’s reined in by his own party.”

Editor’s note: Get a copy of Michael Savage’s ‘Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama’s Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security’ at Amazon.com — Click Here Now.

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