Savage: “America’s not ready for an affirmative action presidency” – Media Matters
On the February 1 broadcast of The Savage Nation, host Michael Savage stated that the Democratic presidential nominating contest “is, or can be seen as, the first affirmative action election in American history.”
He added: “When they are heard from, the affirmative action ticket goes down in flames. … I don’t really care who’s gonna be on the other side, they win. America’s not ready for an affirmative action presidency. I stand by those words.”
I’d imagine anyone that agrees with some of my views doesn’t care much for Michael Savage. Here’s just one more reason to worry about this man. When given two highly capable and intelligent candidates Savage simply reduces them to a woman and a black man citing affirmative action. Not only does he attempt to discredit the Democrats and those that vote for them, but he also attempts to ridicule the fact that a woman and a black man are their top two choices. What’s most strange about Savage (more so than the fact that he changed his name, for the radio, from a docile Weiner to the more aggressive Savage.) is the fact that he has an audience.
Those that appose affirmative action believe it gives minorities an unfair advantage when seeking employment. This of course is strange because its creation was the result of white men having almost exclusive rights to every available job. (Well those where other white men did the hiring.) Opponents assert that affirmative action puts lesser qualified men and women into jobs over white male competition. Personally I believe, like with many hateful campaigns, is simply a way to lament about how it’s everybody else’s’ fault.
Given that anyone is more qualified and intelligent than Bush I’d have to strongly disagree with any notion of affirmative action in this presidential race. I’d say Savage should be ashamed of himself, but truly he has no shame at all and says anything to provoke in order to retain listeners. Savage understands how to get listeners which is why he goes by Savage in the first place. He understands that his right-wing audience doesn’t want to listen to a Weiner. Just like many other aggressively Republican and right-wing radio talk show hosts I’m not even certain where his desire for ratings ends and his sincerity begins.