Veterans with PTSD are crybabies, according to conservative radio host

"You need men like me to save the country. You need men to stand up and stop crying like a baby over everything"

By Joanna Rothkopf
October 21, 2014 10:53PM (UTC)
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Last week on his radio show, conservative crazy Michael Savage argued with a listener over whether California authorities should rename a San Francisco tunnel in honor of the late Robin Williams. The caller supported the proposal and noted that he was a veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, while Savage said it would promote suicide.

When the caller hung up, Savage went on a bizarre rant against soldiers with PTSD:

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I am so sick and tired of everyone with their complaints about PTSD, depression. Everyone wants their hand held and a check, a government check. What, are you the only generation that had PTSD? The only generation that's depressed? I'm sick of it! I can't take the celebration of weakness and depression...

If the whole nation is told, 'Boo-hoo-hoo, come get a medication, come and get treatment, talk about mental illness,' you know what you wind up with? You wind up with Obama in the White House and lawyers in every phase of the government. That's what you wind up with. It's a weak, sick nation. A weak, sick, broken nation...

Savage then said that the Army would be in much better hands if every soldier was a lot more like ... Savage: "You need men like me to save the country. You need men to stand up and stop crying like a baby over everything."

Listen to the recording below, courtesy of Right Wing Watch:


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