In today’s issue: Savage applauded the shakeup in the White House, with Gen. John Kelly replacing former Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as the president’s chief of staff.
Referring to Trump, Savage told his listeners: “I know many of you say he’s real, and he’s this and he’s that. But at a certain point, let me tell you something, the average American, they’re not you.
“The die-hard is not the average person. Even those who might be a little oriented toward fiscal conservatism, they don’t like the mayhem in the White House,” he said.
They don’t like the brawling in the White House. They don’t like what seems to be an out-of-control situation in the White House.
They want order.
Most people, by the way, crave order in their lives. Because the world is so chaotic, they look for order some places, right?
Where’s the order in our life today? Where do we turn for order?
Well, maybe we stopped looking for order in the political world a long time ago.
Do we look for order in the church? I don’t know. Look at what’s going on with the pope. A disordered pope who sounds more like Bernie Sanders than he does like a man of God.
Now, I don’t think people turn to the pope for order. Maybe they turn to Jesus and maybe they turn to the eternals of religion for their order.
In the Jewish tradition it would be the Torah. In the Jewish tradition, it would be the acts of everyday life that keep them going through the ages. In Buddhism, where do they turn for order?
But the point is — I don’t want to get too philosophical here, because it always leads us to places we don’t want to go — the White House seems to be out of order. In plain English.
And we know everybody wants Trump to fail. And we know there are enemies within his own camp.
We know that there are people playing both sides inside that White House.
We know that there are people who are so self-aggrandizing, they’re only in it for the after-job. You’ve heard about the after-party, right? There are people so nakedly in it for the TV job, the book deal, after they’re out of the White House.
It’s nauseating to watch the spectacle. And we all know who they are.
It doesn’t matter whether they’re wearing a knit dress or a knit hairpiece; it’s one in the same, and they don’t belong there.
And I’ve said this before: Appearances matter. Appearances count.