Savage's trifecta: smears of Hispanics, gays, and Jews

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Nationally syndicated radio host Michael Savage unleashed a series of attacks on Hispanics, homosexuals, and Jews.

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On the May 10 and 11 broadcasts of his nationally syndicated radio program, host Michael Savage unleashed a series of attacks on Hispanics, gays, and Jews. Savage said that "our brown brethren" entering the United States may "erase" the "European-American, or the white person," who Savage claimed is more "benevolent" and "enlightened"; declared that Americans "must never elect an overt pushy lesbian or homosexual to any office"; and described former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright as a "brisket maker" who "has the audacity to say that we should have a dialogue with the Hitler of our time" -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- despite having a Jewish heritage.

Discussing the immigration debate on May 10, Savage stated that "our brown brethren, who are so nationalistic and so anti-gringo and anti-Anglo," are not "as enlightened as the European-American." Warning that "the European-American, or the white person, is being erased from America's future," Savage doubted that "minorities, when they take over the country, will be quite as benevolent and as enlightened as the European-Americans today."

During the same broadcast, Savage conducted an interview with Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), who did not disagree with Savage's contention that the two are "on the exact same page" on immigration. After Savage suggested that "we're going to lose our nation unless ... one million people go to the border" to stop illegal immigration, Tancredo said that was "a good suggestion." Savage added that "[w]e're going [to] inherit the corrupt police of Mexico, we're going to inherit the corrupt judicial system of Mexico, we're going to inherit drug lords in America." Tancredo responded, "I think we get pulled down a lot more easily than they get pulled up."

The next day, while discussing legislation proposed by California state Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D) that would "add the role and contributions of LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] people" to California "textbooks and other school instructional materials," Savage declared that Kuehl is a "militant lesbian." He added that "you must never elect an overt pushy lesbian or homosexual to any office, [because] they are obsessed with their sexuality," and later reiterated that homosexuals' purported obsession with their sexuality "is why, in the past, when this country was more sane, gays were not hired by the State Department, nor by the Defense Department."

Later in the May 11 broadcast, Savage smeared Albright for wanting to open a diplomatic dialogue with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Savage referred to Albright as "a woman who not only was distasteful physically, but is distasteful mentally." He then added: "This hag, this hack, this brisket maker has the audacity to say that we should have a dialogue with the Hitler of our time. Coming from that hag who happens to be Jewish is a triple disgrace."

From the May 10 broadcast of The Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: What will it take to wake you up to the fact that you are being erased from the future of America? And why are you being erased? If you're a person of European descent, why do they want your child to be a minority in America? And when your little girl is a minority in America, what will happen to her? Tell me what will happen to her? Do you think that the minorities, when they take over the country, will be quite as benevolent and as enlightened as the European-Americans are today? Or do you sense that just perhaps, just maybe, they will not bring the learnings of the Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, to their new power?

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SAVAGE: But logic dictates that if one out of every two children under the age of five is not white that within a very short period of time, whites are being erased from America. Now, when whites become a minority in America, tell me what you think is going to happen to your grandchild? Do you think that the people who are now minorities, when they seize power, when they are the senators, when they are the congresspeople, when they are the president, and the vice president, do you think they'll be quite as enlightened as our liberal government is today? And treat the minorities, meaning then the whites, as fairly as the nonwhites are being treated today? I don't, I do not.

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SAVAGE: Well, the question is, the European-American, or the white person, is being erased from America's future, and the only question is why? Now, you say, "Wait a minute. That goes past the immigration." No, it doesn't. There is a racial element to the immigration invasion, at least I see it that way. Our guest now is Congressman Tom Tancredo, a hero to many. Congressman Tancredo welcome to The Savage Nation.

TANCREDO: Thank you. It's a pleasure to join you again.

SAVAGE: Well, Tom, look, I won't drag you into my viewpoint, because it's a little different than yours, I'm sure. And a little too esoteric, I think, for this discussion. But, we all woke up yesterday and found out that the Border Patrol is actually turning over data about the Minutemen and where they're located to the Mexican government. How does this happen? How does our government turn on our own patriots?

TANCREDO: That's because everybody's got an incentive to make sure that from our side, we don't want to be embarrassed by the fact that illegal aliens are being intercepted by this volunteer group. We want to make them look incompetent or irrelevant. So, therefore, it is to -- it works to the benefit of the Department of Homeland Security to make --

SAVAGE: Wait. You mean the government doesn't want to look incompetent, right?

TANCREDO: Right. They want, they don't want the Minutemen. If the Minutemen are there and actually intercepting a lot of people coming across the border, they get a lot of press. You saw what happened when we did this at the very first. That embarrasses the hell out of Homeland Security. So, they're saying, "Well, look, if we force them to give this information, most likely the Mexican government will do what they are doing, and that is set up a perimeter and force the" --

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TANCREDO: It's also wrapped up entirely in the whole idea of creating -- eventually creating an economic bloc of the United States, Mexico, Canada, and South and Central America, and that bloc will eventually replace countries. I mean, we will no longer look at ourselves as individual countries. We will just look at ourselves as just residents --

SAVAGE: Well, they can go to hell. How do you like that? They can take a hike. They can go to hell -- all of 'em. I didn't get born into this country by an immigrant to have a bunch of rich pieces of garbage tell me this is just a trading zone. Who the hell are they to do that?

TANCREDO: We are just residents. Residents of a place on the continent that's what we are. We are -- listen --

SAVAGE: Well, Tom, look, you and I are on the same exact page on this. This is an outrage. We're going lose our nation unless what? A million go to the border? One million people go to the border, what happens the next day?

TANCREDO: That's a great question and a good suggestion.

SAVAGE: No, no, let's dream together. Let us dream together. What if a million American citizens went to the border and said, "No more illegal aliens"? What would happen? Would the government finally get the message, or not?

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SAVAGE: Well you know, when I was in fifth grade, I was the good kid, and I befriended a kid who was a troublemaker, and eventually I wound up a troublemaker like him. And the teacher took me aside and shook her head and said, "I've seen it every time. When a good kid and a troubled kid get together, the troubled kid never becomes the good kid -- the good kid becomes the troubled kid." We're going inherent the corrupt police of Mexico, we're going to inherent the corrupt judicial system of Mexico, we're going to inherent drug lords in America. Is that going to be the subrosa relationship here as well? Are they crazy? Don't they know what's going to happen?

TANCREDO: I think that we get pulled down far more easily than they get pulled up.

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SAVAGE: Now, then, the question becomes in 20 years, what will America look like? And, what is the social landscape like? And what happens to white people? That's the real question here. Will our brown brethren, who are so nationalistic and so anti-gringo and anti-Anglo, be as enlightened as the European-American is? I don't think so. Do you?

CALLER: Can I--yes, I do, yes. Can I -- let me add this: How come the L.A. Times is so anti-Semitic?

SAVAGE: Well, I don't know. You'd have the find the specific article. But, [caller], I'm going to send you The Political Zoo [Nelson Current, April 2006], so you don't have to wait in line when I ask the question again. Why and who is behind erasing the white person from America's future? I ran into a friend of mine, Captain Phil, at the gas station today. He had the same exact answer that I do: because it will be a more malleable population when the Europeans are diminished.

From the May 11 edition of The Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: Madeline "Half-bright" -- a woman who didn't have the grace to disappear from the public eye. A woman not only who was distasteful physically, but is distasteful mentally.

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SAVAGE: This hag, this hack, this brisket maker has the audacity to say that we should be having a dialogue with the Hitler of our time -- coming from that hag who happens to be Jewish is a triple disgrace.

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Now, the bill's author is a well-known militant lesbian, Sheila Kuehl, and this is one of the chief reasons you must never elect an overt, pushy lesbian or homosexual to any office. They are obsessed with their sexuality. They will only think of their sexuality. They will only work for their sexual ends. They will not think about national security. They will only think of gay security, gay security, gay security, gay security, gay propaganda, gay propaganda, gay security, gay security. And that is why, in the past, when this country was more sane, homosexuals were not hired by the State Department, nor by the Defense Department. It was well-known what would happen.

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Why don't they do the next one? Why won't they pass a law saying we have to study the contributions of junkies? That might be a nice one, because they're an underrepresented group. Like any other underrepresented group, murderers are an underrepresented group.

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