This couldn’t wait for my next Talk Radio Watch column.
From the August 3 transcript:
[Mayor Bloomberg’s] a liberal, and one of the things that you have to understand about liberals is they look at this country as flawed. Many liberals — privately, some of them publicly — believe we deserved what was coming to us on 9/11 because we’ve been running the world roughshod. We’ve been conquering and we have been stealing resources, and we have been enriching ourselves while making the rest of the world poor and impoverished. No, it’s not hard to understand at all. It may be tough to accept but it isn’t hard to understand. It just takes a little courage. (…)
Isn’t this fascinating? ‘Not gonna get involved in local decision making.’ Wouldn’t you love to be hearing that in Arizona? Let me ask you a question, was it just New York that was attacked on 9/11, or was it the country? It was the country, was it not? United States of America was attacked on 9/11.
They’re getting involved in our local health care decisions. They’re getting involved in the kind of cars that we buy. They are getting involved in virtually every aspect of our lives they can insert themselves. Wall Street’s local. Wall Street is specifically in New York, and I don’t see Obama saying, “Well, it’s something for New York to handle, we’re not gonna really worry about bonuses there. That’s something for Mayor Bloomberg. You know, we believe in financial freedom.” I don’t see ’em saying that.
They are telling us what kind of thermostats we’re going to have in our houses. They’re telling us what kind of lightbulbs we’re going to have in our houses. They are involving themselves intimately at the local and personal level, but when it comes to the mosque, Gibbs said, (imitating Gibbs) “Well, I’ve said this repeatedly, it’s a local issue, religious freedom, tolerance, local community decide that.” But Arizona, not national, Arizona’s local. I mean Phoenix is local. Phoenix has got immigration problems.
I don’t think it’s well known, but Andy Griffith is a well-known leftist. (…) I guess it’s not well known because of the characters that he’s played on TV.
No, he let Otis out of jail all the time. It’s a perfect example of a leftist…