Let's Be Heard: The King of Conservative Talk Radio Speaks Out to America!by Bob Grant
Let's Be Heard is a tour de force of Bob Grant's savvy, forthright thinking on what's right and what's wrong with America. With unfailing aim and ever-present wit, he unflinchingly takes on liberalism's sacred cows - among them "Slick Willie" Clinton, Teddy "The Swimmer" Kennedy, wheelchair radicals, academia nuts, Columbus bashers, feminist emasculators, welfare… See more details below
Let's Be Heard is a tour de force of Bob Grant's savvy, forthright thinking on what's right and what's wrong with America. With unfailing aim and ever-present wit, he unflinchingly takes on liberalism's sacred cows - among them "Slick Willie" Clinton, Teddy "The Swimmer" Kennedy, wheelchair radicals, academia nuts, Columbus bashers, feminist emasculators, welfare swindlers, and third world "governments." "I don't mind if others call me a conservative, but I'm just me." In fact, Bob Grant has never been predictable - how many conservative icons have successfully raised the hackles of both fans and foes? Most of his listeners love him, many others love to hate him, but for all who tune in each afternoon to his heady and engaging mix of old-fashioned storytelling and withering social commentary, Bob Grant is more than anything else a supreme entertainer - and the tops in American talk radio.
To wit: Drugs should be legalized but poisoned; illegal immigration is a war against America and should be treated as such; and the death penalty should be visited on everyone from pedophiles to arsonists (jaywalkers, for the moment, are safe). While he spurns labels, most of Grant's views cluster far to the right of center, although he has a strong, contrarian libertarian streak. But opinions are no substitute for rational, well-developed thought. Hopscotching from topic to topic (many, such as political correctness, slightly musty with age), Grant uses almost any handy stigma to beat liberal dogmas. For example: "Our leaders have absolutely no right to spend even one nickel on frivolitiessupporting avant-garde playwrights, studying the mating habits of the snail darter, providing free postage to congressmenuntil they have made us safe in our homes and streets." To his credit, Grant sometimes displays a yeoman commonsensical attitude, and he is a fierce critic of cant and obfuscation. Yet, such is his usual frothing, attack-dog style, that even when he is making telling, bluntly sensible points, one almost instinctively wants to disagree. Grant has none of fellow ideologue Rush Limbaugh's charm and saving sense of humor. Over the years he has been widely vilified, and since he has particularly delighted in attacking some people's inflated sense of victimhood, it is at least mildly and distastefully ironic that he often cannot resist donning the victim's mantle himself.
What may play well on the radio is here revealed as shallow, imprecise bluster.
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