Savage: Obama is Just Like Charles Manson

One of the more amusing parts of my “job” of tracking the goings-on in the right wing fever swamps is watching these “thinkers” try to one-up themselves. Once you’ve gone for Hitler, Stalin and Mao, who is left to compare Obama to? Michael Savage rolled the dice and they came up “Charles Manson.”

On Friday, right-wing radio host Michael Savage compared both President Obama and Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof to Charles Manson, claiming that both the president and the shooter are trying to create a race war in America.

“It’s the scenario that Charles Manson wanted, to start a race war, which he called Helter Skelter, which was committing these horrible murders in the Hollywood Hills and then blaming it on blacks and then there would be a murderous rampage against blacks by frightened whites,” Savage said. “Well, now it’s the reverse and we’re all fearing a murderous rampage against whites by blacks to provoke an internecine war of near extermination. That is what we could have happen here in this country right now.”…

Savage said that like Roof, Obama is trying to “stir the people up” and foment racial violence. While debating with a caller, Savage said that Obama is “a diehard, divisive man who has wrecked the country with his Helter Skelter, he may as well be Charles Manson.”

Only in the twisted, fucked up mind of the far right could a president asking the country to combat racism be trying to spark a race war. You know who I think is trying to spark a race war? The people constantly talking about sparking a race war.

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  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    OBAMA AND THE WHITE LONE WOLF SHOOTER ARE TWO DIFFERENT SIDES OF THE SAME COIN ED BRATYON!!! EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT WHITE LONE WOLF SHOOTERS SHOOTING BLACK PEOPLE AND A BLACK GUY CALMLY TRYING TO CALM EVERYBODY DOWN ARE THE SAME THING!!!

  • busterggi

    Oh that Michael Savage -always trying to live up to his name. His real name, Weiner.

    Anyone remember what group started the last war over race in the US? See any stars or bars that might be a clue?

  • dhall

    Sure. Obama has a swastika tattooed to his forehead and everything. I thought it was supposed to be a ‘666’ since he’s also supposed to be the antichrist, but no, it’s a swastika. It’s getting hard to keep up with these nutcases.

  • jaybee

    Savage said,

    Well, now it’s the reverse and we’re all fearing a murderous rampage against whites by blacks

    Amazing! A white guy shoots up a bunch of black church goers, and Saving concludes that now the problem is white people need to fear a murderous rampage by black people. Oh, no, he isn’t fomenting racial fears at all.

    Savage might have the same end goal as Manson, but he lacks Manson’s charm.

  • Chris J

    Uh.. heh… er, Savage?

    “Well, now it’s the reverse and we’re all fearing a murderous rampage against whites by blacks to provoke an internecine war of near extermination. That is what we could have happen here in this country right now.”

    No, “we’re all” not “fearing a murderous rampage against whites.” That’s just you and your paranoid buddies.

    Come to think of it, though, I wonder what effect the constant screaming about the upcoming race war and brown and black folks poised to start rampaging across the US will have… Think it might make paranoid racists like you fear for their lives? Maybe provoke them to take preemptive actions against all those scary colored folks? Cause a little “Helter Skelter?”

    It’s not Obama’s rhetoric that’s inflaming racial tensions in your followers, it’s yours.

  • NitricAcid

    dhall- Manson’s swastika wasn’t a tattoo, it was carved there with a knife or other sharp instrument. It started as a cross, then he changed his mind.

  • Michael Heath

    Ed’s lede:

    One of the more amusing parts of my “job” of tracking the goings-on in the right wing fever swamps is watching these “thinkers” try to one-up themselves. Once you’ve gone for Hitler, Stalin and Mao, who is left to compare Obama to? Michael Savage rolled the dice and they came up “Charles Manson.”

    Only a nihilist would roll dice to come up with analogies. A credible source informs me that Mr. Savage instead relies on an Ouija board.

  • moarscienceplz

    These wingnuts can’t get anything right! Obama is really like “Buffalo Bill” from Silence of the Lambs. He wants to make a skin-suit out of white people so he can “pass”. Everybody know this.

  • Artor

    Nitric Acid, I’d believe that if the center of the swastika was orthogonal, but it’s not. That was a swastika from the start.

  • NYC atheist

    Originally it was an x, because he was xing himself out. He left it that way for a short while. Then he made it into a swastika, I believe, before the trial ended.

  • Die Anyway

    Race war?!!?. Damn! I’m not ready for a race war. I’ve got my axe sharpened to behead a bunch of Christians and herd the rest of them to my local empty Wal-Mart. Why am I always the last one to hear about the change in plans?

    Eat well, stay fit, Die Anyway.

  • reddiaperbaby1942

    I guess “Attila the Hun” is no longer the ultimate analogy for whatever the speaker wants to define as evil.

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    Have some sympathy, Savage is simply trying to compensate for a perceived lack of masculinity.

  • gshelley

    I have often wondered just how many people listen to cranks like Savage and the plethora of other deranged folk.

    17000 you tube followers – and it seems all the ones commenting are supporters and 100000 Facebook fans

    which are tiny numbers compared to many others, but that might suggest there are at least somewhere between a quarter and half a million people in the US who can listen to him and think “he makes sense”

  • colnago80

    Re richardelguru @ #13

    Well, it is my understanding that ole Mikey is somewhat short of stature.

  • colnago80

    Re richardelguru @ #13

    According to Wiki, Mikey is 5″4″ tall.

  • thebookofdave

    His self-reported height is 5’4 3/4″.

  • http://onhandcomments.blogspot.com/ left0ver1under

    How about comparing Obama to Il Duce, who wanted corporate fascism a/k/a corporatism?

    TPP was signed and allowed to pass in secret, the contents hidden from challenge or public scrutiny. Say hello to the inevitable woldwide corporatocracy.

  • colnago80

    Re thebookofdave @ #17

    That figure is probably with his shoes on.

  • StevoR

    @12. reddiaperbaby1942 :

    I guess “Attila the Hun” is no longer the ultimate analogy for whatever the speaker wants to define as evil.

    I thought it was Ghengis Khan but the he was kinda pinko leftish compared to most of rethugs currently running for office .. quite seriously, really. Temujin of the Mongol hordes was pretty multicultural and the Yuan dynasty that he created showed a lot more curiosity and willingness to listen than most of the present Tea-blaggard influenced crew.

  • bmiller

    As leftover points out, it is entertaining to point and laugh at the nutcases, but the reality is that Barrack Obama IS a quite bad man who has adopted policies which are selling the population as a whole down the river. As well as being a War Pig extraordinarire, lover of secretive government, and all around sellout.

    And Bloody Hillary will be if anything even worse.

    It’s just proof that the United States and its culture and economy is “terminal” that the only alternative is certifiably insane (i.e., the entire GOP klown kar lineup of “candidates”)

  • jonathangray

    Coming down fast

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    To be fair, Charles Manson hasn’t killed as many people as Obama or Roof.