Savage Wants 50 Years of Republican Dictatorship

Michael Savage, who is avidly supporting Donald Trump for president, says that because Obama has ruled by decree (he doesn’t point to a single instance of that, of course), we need 50 years of Republican presidential dictatorship, starting with Donald Trump.

We have Obama, who has dug his heels in and is ruling by fiat. He’s not ruling with the consent of the opposition party. We have a de facto dictatorship right now, we need a de facto dictatorship from the other side of the aisle for 50 years to straighten out the mess that was created from Bill Clinton going forward. I disagree with you. If what we have devolved to in this nation is no longer a nation of checks and balances and no longer a nation of ruling by consensus but ruling by decree, then I would say then Trump is even more important than ever because let him rule by decree and let him straighten the country out and let him start with a fence on the Mexican border. He can probably order that fence built by the illegals themselves.

All of this is just shallow, partisan analysis. Presidents have the power to make some decisions by decree (executive order, for example) but not others. In order to make a coherent, reasonable argument about it you would have to point to a specific example and explain why it exceeds presidential authority. Some of what Obama has ordered is entirely within his powers (the immigration order, the ban on torture), some is clearly not (NSA data mining programs). But by Savage’s own reasoning, ruling by decree is, by definition, “de facto dictatorship,” which he then fully endorses because “they do it too.”

And no, the president cannot order the building of a wall on the Mexican border without congressional action, that would exceed constitutional authority. It would require a huge amount of money, which can only be allocated by Congress. And then there’s this, from the same show:

Later in the program, Savage described Trump as the bold white leader that Americans have been praying for all this time.

“We’ve finally seen a white man with you know what,” Savage said. “Finally a white man stood up with you know what and said ‘go to hell’ to his enemies and if you don’t like it go take a walk. America’s been waiting for him, they’ve been praying for him.”

No, white supremacists have been waiting and praying for their white savior. Savage is now pretty obviously one of them.

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  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    50 years of Republican presidential dictatorship

    Sheesh, why not just call for dissolution of the republic and declaration of the first empire?

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

    My memory is hazy, but I’m pretty sure we already had a bold, white leader this century, after Clinton but before Obama. Name escapes me, though.

    In any event, I’m sure that Administration worked out fine. And Trump’ll do even better than that. Just ask him.

  • colnago80

    Ole Weiner is working hard in the race to the bottom to prevent himself from becoming irrelevant to the Reich wing. It’s a tough world out there but evidentaly Weiner is determined not to let anyone out nutcase him.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    He’s not ruling with the consent of the opposition party.

    Once again, my copy of the Constitution is missing stuff!

  • Stevarious, Public Health Problem

    “Michael Savage, who is avidly supporting Donald Trump for president”

    And thus reveals himself to be a deeply unserious person completely disconnected from reality.

    But we knew that already.

  • StevoR

    @1. Marcus Ranum : Shhh .. Don’t give him any ideas!

    Only 50 years?

  • eric

    we need a de facto dictatorship from the other side of the aisle for 50 years to straighten out the mess that was created from Bill Clinton going forward

    Did he just criticize Bush? Amazing.

  • abb3w

    Cue Robert Altemeyer:

    When social dominators are in the driver’s seat, and right-wing authoritarians stand at their beck and call, unethical things appear much more likely to happen. True, sufficiently skilled social dominators served by dedicated followers can make the trains run on time. But you have to worry about what the trains may be hauling when dominators call the shots and high RWAs do the shooting. The trains may be loaded with people crammed into boxcars heading for death camps.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    says that because Obama has ruled by decree….

    But they love it when Putin does that. He’s so manly.

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    Fifty years? Why back in the previous century they shot for 1,000 years. It must be because they’re going to be cheap and go with a foreign-made dictatorship manufactured in Asia, and you know stuff made over there doesn’t last like what was produced in your white countries back in the day.

  • Michael Heath

    Modusoperandi writes:

    My memory is hazy, but I’m pretty sure we already had a bold, white leader this century, after Clinton but before Obama. Name escapes me, though.

    Chief Justice John Roberts, where he still reigns supreme.

  • corwyn

    50 years to straighten out the mess that was created from Bill Clinton going forward.

    From this we can conclude that Republicans are 3.125 Times less effective at promoting their agenda than Democrats.

  • Bruce

    Now I’m trying to imagine an America after 50 years of a government run by DAN Savage. More civil rights and human rights and civil liberties, I would hope. It’s important to select the correct Savage.

  • Synfandel

    colnago80 (@3), nobody mentioned anything about the fluid handling equipment industry. So, what does Ole Weiner have to do with this discussion?

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

    Bruce, sure, but imagine the terrible oppression of Christians under a Dan Savage Regime. Why some of them would walk out on him, after he called the gay stuff in the bible “bullshit”. And then he’d call them “pansy-assed”.

     

    I think we can all agree that we can’t have a loose cannon in the White House.*

     

    * Trump/Trump 2016!

  • Die Anyway

    Mo@16: Trump/Trump & Bruce@13: DAN

    I was thinking Savage/Savage (Dan and Adam). Although I’d really rather see Michelle O. running. Maybe Hillary will pick her for a running mate.

  • DataWrangler

    Democratic republicanism … how the fuck does it work?!

  • busterggi

    Savage’s endorsement really means something – look how he endorsed the Republicans in the every election ever, sure six months later he always says they’re worthless but that’s an afterthought.

  • skinnercitycyclist

    …let him start with a fence on the Mexican border. He can probably order that fence built by the illegals themselves.

    Somebody help me out here. Is Savage advocating A) giving undocumented workers jobs by having them build a wall, or B) suggesting they be used as slave labor?

    I suppose after the wall is built, he could have them dig their own mass grave in the desert, I guess that would resolve the ambiguity.

    Einsatzgruppe Weiner?

  • jws1

    Conservatives better figure out a way to keep from losing the Hispanic vote for national office or they’re looking at not being in the White House, except as guests, for 50 years.

  • colnago80

    re Synfandel @ #14

    Michael Savage’s name is actually Michael Weiner.

  • caseloweraz

    Savage: He’s not ruling with the consent of the opposition party.

    Savage got that right. The opposition party used to be called “the loyal opposition.” Strike the word “loyal” and recall Mitch McConnell’s words immediately after President Obama was sworn in about how the first priority was to make Obama a one-term president. They’ve been opposing and obstructing everything the president does ever since.

  • Synfandel

    colnago80 @21, if he has two names, perhaps we should call him either Michael Savage or Michael Weiner. Ole Weiner is someone else entirely. Weinergruber is right out.

  • colnago80

    Re Synfandel @ #23

    His given name is Michael Weiner. AFAIK, Savage is a nom de guerre.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Savage

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    50 years of dictatorship? And what exactly is Mr Savage’s proposed procedure for an orderly passing of the hair piece when President-for-Life Trump croaks?

  • caseloweraz

    Savage: We have a de facto dictatorship right now, we need a de facto dictatorship from the other side of the aisle for 50 years to straighten out the mess that was created from Bill Clinton going forward.

    Because the only answer to a bad guy with a dictatorship is a good guy with a dictatorship. Got it.

  • david

    “…the building of a wall on the Mexican border ….It would require a huge amount of money,”

    No money required. Trump plans to have the Mexican government pay for it. And, it would be the biggest, classiest wall ever.

  • Synfandel

    @25 sigurd jorsalfar wrote:

    And what exactly is Mr Savage’s proposed procedure for an orderly passing of the hair piece when President-for-Life Trump croaks?

    The Secret Service could just off him and install his stammering uncle. No, wait, his uncle is already dead.

  • dingojack

    So, according to Weiner, Trump is The Great White Whale Hope?*

    Dingo

    ———

    * my money’s on the black guy to win, by KO.

  • Dave Maier

    “Finally a white man stood up with you know what and said ‘go to hell’ to his enemies and if you don’t like it go take a walk. America’s been waiting for him, they’ve been praying for him.”

    And yet Chris Christie is way behind in the polls. Go figure!

  • thebookofdave

    50 years? Savage is thinking too small. Why I seem to recall one visionary’s plan of a permanent Republican majority, perhaps even in recent history. I wonder what became of his grand experiment in governance.