Savage: "[T]here's gonna be a wholesale firing of competent white men in the United States government"

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On his radio show, Michael Savage said, "I am telling you that there's gonna be a wholesale firing of competent white men in the United States government up and down the line, in police departments, in fire departments. Everywhere in America, you're going to see an exchange that you've never seen in history, and it's not gonna be necessarily for the betterment of this country."

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During the November 18 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage said, "You haven't seen any of what's coming in this country. You are going to see the wholesale replacement of competent white men, and I'm targeting exactly the group that's gonna be thrown out of jobs in the government. And I'll say it, and I'll be the first to say it, and I may be not the only -- the last to say it. I am telling you that there's gonna be a wholesale firing of competent white men in the United States government up and down the line, in police departments, in fire departments. Everywhere in America, you're going to see an exchange that you've never seen in history, and it's not gonna be necessarily for the betterment of this country."

Earlier in the segment, Savage said of President-elect Barack Obama: "[W] hen you're socially promoted, you wind up as president of the United States. If you're socially promoted your whole life and nobody challenges you because you're of the proper constitution and composition and you look exactly right and no one's -- everyone's afraid to say a word to you, why, you then go to Harvard, you then go to the law review, you then get elected, you then get elected to the next level. This is what happens in a country that's intimidated by its own policies and its own fears."

During the presidential campaign, Savage repeatedly described Obama as an "affirmative action" candidate. For instance, Media Matters for America noted that on his October 27 broadcast, Savage said that Obama "benefited from affirmative action, stepping over more qualified white men, I actually lost as a result of affirmative action, many times in my life. ... [W]e have America's first affirmative action candidate about to become president." Media Matters also documented Savage's February 1 claim that the Democratic presidential primary contest "is, or can be seen as, the first affirmative action election in American history." He added, "We have a woman and a multi-ethnic man running for office on the Democrat side. Is this not akin to an affirmative action election? Isn't that why the libs are hysterical, tripping over themselves to say amen and yes to this affirmative election vote?" Additionally, Media Matters has noted that Savage called "civil rights" a "con" and claimed that affirmative action stole his "birthright," and his "manhood."

Talk Radio Network, which syndicates Savage's show, claims that Savage is heard on more than 350 radio stations. The Savage Nation reaches at least 8.25 million listeners each week, according to Talkers Magazine, making it one of the most listened-to talk radio shows in the nation, behind only The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Sean Hannity Show.

From the November 18 broadcast of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: New Hampshire, Dennis, you're on The Savage Nation.

CALLER: Thank you, sir. Just -- my question was -- it's not a question. It's just -- I'm 62 years old, and when I went to school, if you didn't cut the mustard, you stayed back. Now, I guess we have this thing called social promotions, which means that --

SAVAGE: Yes, and you have self-esteem -- if -- in fact, now, if you do cut the mustard a little too sharply, they single you out for being a racist.

CALLER: Exactly. Exactly. And my -- I would like to hear, you know, your comments on this whole aspect of social promotion, because usually the people that are socially promoted end up, unfortunately, like Columbine, bringing guns to school or whatever.

SAVAGE: No, no, when you're socially promoted, you wind up as president of the United States. If you're socially promoted your whole life and nobody challenges you because you're of the proper constitution and composition and you look exactly right and no one's -- everyone's afraid to say a word to you, why, you then go to Harvard, you then go to the law review, you then get elected, you then get elected to the next level. This is what happens in a country that's intimidated by its own policies and its own fears.

CALLER: You've put it in perspective for me, and I appreciate that. And it's --

SAVAGE: But this is just the beginning of it, my friend. You haven't seen any of what's coming in this country. You are going to see the wholesale replacement of competent white men, and I'm targeting exactly the group that's gonna be thrown out of jobs in the government. And I'll say it, and I'll be the first to say it, and I may be not the only -- the last to say it. I am telling you that there's gonna be a wholesale firing of competent white men in the United States government up and down the line, in police departments, in fire departments. Everywhere in America, you're going to see an exchange that you've never seen in history, and it's not gonna be necessarily for the betterment of this country.

CALLER: I agree with you 100 percent, and --

SAVAGE: Why am I the only one who has the nerve to say what's actually going on and what is going to happen under this guy unless he's stopped? And I'll tell you why -- because I see it happening. What I see happening is the radical left, which hijacked the Democrat [sic] Party, is pulling the party as far to the left as possible, as fast as possible, and there is a vacuum on the other side. There is no Republican Party, there is no conservative movement -- there is nobody left. George Bush gutted the Republican Party. George Bush gutted the conservative movement. There is not a voice on the right, with far and few exceptions. You'll find them maybe in radio, nowhere else. You know that and I know that.

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