On the May 24 broadcast of Savage Nation, nationally syndicated right-wing radio host Michael Savage went on a tirade on topics ranging from same-sex weddings to the Patriot Act, yelling on the air statements such as "90% of the American people find [the marriage of same-sex couples] repugnant! And sickening! And disgusting!" and "And all you talk about is the Patriot Act? Then you're insane! You're insane. And you have destroyed this country by buying into that big Left lie."
Recent polling is inconsistent with Savage's claims about the American public's view of same-sex marriage. According to a February 2004 Newsweek poll, 56 percent of Americans either oppose a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage or support full marriage rights for same-sex couples. A May 2-4 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll found that "49% of Americans favor and 48% oppose 'a law that would allow homosexual couples to legally form civil unions, giving them some of the legal rights of married couples.'"
From the May 24 broadcast of Savage Nation:
But the question is what's good enough for you? You wanna live in a country like this? Where a gang of liberal judges hijack any law they don't like? And hold you hostage to it? They make homosexual wedding the law of the land, when 90% of the American people find it repugnant! And sickening! And disgusting! And don't wanna accept it! And don't wanna live in a degenerate nation!
You call that a rational Nation? When a small gang of judges impose their despicable agenda on you, day and night? That's a rational Nation? That's a democracy? When a small gang of people who own the media can impose their propaganda on your head, day and night? When a small gang in the media can take Arab propaganda and run it over the U.S. Military, day and night? When a small gang in the media, and a small gang in the courts, have hijacked this country? You call that a democracy? And all you talk about is the Patriot Act? Then you're insane! You're insane. And you have destroyed this country by buying into that big Left lie.
That big Left lie, we're fighting a war on terror. Radical Islam wants to cut your throat. Radical Islam has said it wants to cut your throat. Radical Islam blew up two buildings in New York, and killed 3,000 citizens! Radical Islam blew up the World Trade -- excuse me, the Pentagon as well. And you're fighting the President, who's trying to fight them! You're insane, because you bought into the Left wing lie. You bought into the Left wing lie.