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Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security Hardcover – October 5, 2010
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Mr. Savage, I have heard him drone on for so many years that it has become beguiling and enjoyable to wait for his lovely tales of youth and his actual moments of joy in which he does not spew anti-everything rants (ever more so in order to break passage to the lead of the tea party "movement"). Unfortunately, he has traded in his gift for gab for a merciless and shameless grab at the brass ring of a "of the moment" feeling - fueled solely by underwater folks hoping for a reason in clear light to answer their ultimate American question: why is my wallet not as fat as I want it to be?
Enter Savage and his fellow anti-American brethren. Mr. Savage knows how to rid a fearful person of both his or her time and money. He milks them of their brain cells with each second of his show and he squanders their hard earned time with each product he peddles. Unfortunate for his faithful, he is not giving them any truth or hope, merely another venue for fear and anger to ride free. While catharsis is amazing on the brain cells and wonderful in small amounts, the hours (days, years, etc.) he allows is nothing more than a detriment to our great nation and another reason that Savage (Palin, Beck, etc.) are destroying the great, resilient fabric of our nation.
We are a brilliant, magnificent and strong people - it is a shame that those with little understanding of our Constitution and/or our true history turn to hack jockeys like Savage for their revisionist histories. What a true gift it would be if all his listeners and readers went to their public libraries (paid for by your loving taxes) and picked up some actual history and learned where we came from so we could know (as a whole populace) where we are going.
While Savage is quick to condemn Obama (only two years into a term and he has never once given him a chance), he was so ready to commend Bush and his predecessors towards sainthood over the eight years in which Bush had to completely destroy any fiber of our Nation's character (torture, war, etc.).
May we all come together under the light of real truth, peace, tolerance and understanding - four tent poles of a nation in which Michael Savage desires no part.
I could have a little sympathy for him except for the enormous damage he does daily, and his cowardice in not dealing with the real personal roots of his rage.
With topics outside of politics, he does have a certain charm as a storyteller and he is intelligent, though probably not as intelligent as he thinks he is. Considering the harm he's done despite his gifts, I think he's had a pathetic life that largely has left a trail of harm in its wake.
There are many instances where Michael Savage seems to make very broad jumps when he makes conclusions.
One example is in Ch. 5, p119-121, where he says regarding a section of the healthcare bill - "it appears as though Obama laid the groundwork for his version of the brownshirts." This is a reference to the despicable thugs that were the muscle behind Hitler's rise to power. Savage twists a provision concerning the Ready Reserve Corp, which to me seems like a primarily medical response team for emergencies with a paltry funding of 12.5 million dollars, into a private army ready to do Obamas bidding. I find this paranoid and alarmist, and would encourage people to research this on their own, instead of accepting Savage's view.
Another example concerns some of Savage's statements in Ch. 6 - about global warming. Out of 193 world leaders attending the Copenhagen Conference, Savage disregards the many respected attendees, and says on page 163 - "Mugabe, who destroyed his nation...Then there's Hugo Chavez, who supports climate control legislation." Savage then says "To me that says it all. What more do you need to know?". How about just sticking to facts and not making another huge jump to a conclusion based only on innuendo and association, and ignoring the credibility of many of the other 191 world leaders who attended. Again I encourage people to research this important issue on their own. In doing so I've seen conflicting data, even different facts which are generally accepted but differ from what Savage presents. The prevailing view among most scientists is that global warming is a real concern, but even if we allow the possibility that it isn't, shouldn't we take a conservative approach and err on the side of caution, considering the possibly disastrous consequences if we don't?
Also in this chapter, p.165, "cap-and trade has stalled...That setback isn't about to thwart Barack Obama in his quest for ultimate power and authority over every aspect of our lives." Really? Doesn't this seem like a huge exaggeration? And the book has many such unsupported statements, they read well and have some flair, but have little basis in fact.
Just as Savage rails against the media and suggests you not take everything at face value, I suggest the reader examine this book with a critical eye as well.