Michael Savage: Bernie Sanders is a ‘Revolutionary Communist’ and Will Make Black Lives Matter His ‘Personal Army’


On the February 10th, 2016 episode of The Savage Nation, right-wing shock jock Michael Savage ranted about “the corrupt Hillary” and “the psychotic Communist Bernie,” and the eventual “Communist revolution” they will bring to America should one of them win. “The soul of America is clearly up for grabs,” Savage melodramatically warned his audience.

“When Bernie holds up his fist in a Black Power salute, and says this is a revolution — and he has been a lifetime street agitator, Communist revolutionary for his entire sick life — what do you think he intends to do, what do you think will follow if God forbid this psychotic street radical wins?”

“Would you like to see Al Sharpton as Attorney General?” the doomsaying radio host asked. “Would you like to see the Black Panther Party running the U.S. military? Shall I go down the list of what might happen after they seize your guns? And they release the thugs in Black Lives Matter upon the streets of America, having armed them as their private army?”

There is so much wrong with this rant I don’t even know where to begin. There’s the fact that Democratic Socialism isn’t the same as genuine socialism — let alone Communism. There’s the obvious fact that Al Sharpton, a TV host on MSNBC, would never be chosen or confirmed as Attorney General. And there’s the fact that the Black Panther Party has been defunct for decades now. It’s just too wrong for words.

Savage continues in this vein, intermittently launching into tirades and taking calls from his listeners. After taking a call from one listener Savage declared, “Obama is pure evil, and he gets away with virtually everything.” He praised the Supreme Court for uncharacteristically putting a temporary halt to the president’s EPA rules for combating climate change.

Nonetheless, Savage went on to denounce Obama as “pure evil with a smile” before attacking Bernie Sanders again — and attempting to frighten his audience with the threat of scary black folks. “Obama kicked the door of sociali…the door to socialism wide open. If Bernie walks in we’ll have naked Communism in this country. They will 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.” Sure, whatever you say, comrade.

Heartiste Wonders Whether Mass Murderer Chris Harper-Mercer was an ‘Islamist Foot Soldier’

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White supremacist pickup guru Heartiste weighed in on the horrific massacre at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College last Monday, and helped spread the baseless rumor that the killer, 26-year-old Christopher Harper-Mercer, was a secret Muslim. Continue reading “Heartiste Wonders Whether Mass Murderer Chris Harper-Mercer was an ‘Islamist Foot Soldier’”

Random Headlines — Obamacare Edition

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The New York Times – The Supreme Court rules in favor of nationwide healthcare subsidies in King v. Burwell.
Politico – GOP sticks with Obamacare repeal plan.
Media Matters – Conservative media freaks out after the Supreme Court’s healthcare decision.
The Atlantic – In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court saves the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
Think Progress – Justice Thomas says we can gut anti-discrimination laws because there are a lot of black NBA players.
Salon – Ted Nugent just called Obama the n-word, even if he insists that he didn’t.
Feministing – Study shows how men overcompensate when their masculinity is questioned.
Media Matters – Radio host Michael Berry compares the Confederate flag to the Koran.
We Hunted the Mammoth – Leading MRA site A Voice for Men continues to publish a Holocaust denier and marital rape apologist.

Random Headlines — 6/22/15

Klan supporters brandish Confederate and Gadsden flags.
Klan supporters brandish Confederate and Gadsden flags.

Raw Story – Leader of group cited in Dylann Roof’s ‘manifesto’ donated to top Republicans — including Cruz, Paul, and Santorum.
The Root – President Obama discusses racism, and says the n-word, in a presidential podcast. (Cue conservative pearl-clutching.)
Right Wing Watch – Meet the Republican candidates who have defended the Confederate flag.
Talking Points Memo – S.C. Gov. Haley crafting plan to take down the Confederate flag.
Jacobin – Last Wednesday’s shooting in Charleston is part of a long history of white terrorism in the South.
Salon – One insane Fox News segment shows just how far conservatives will go to downplay racism.
NY Mag – Parsing clues ahead of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision.
Feministing – Court upholds Planned Parenthood’s telemedicine abortion program in Iowa.