Mark Davis Says "Today is the First Day of Talk Radio." Ain't That the Truth.

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Not long after the networks started calling Ohio for Obama last night, but before Karl Rove tried to convince himself that Cleveland and Cincinnati were going to miraculously turn the state red, Mark Davis, the local conservative talk-radio host and Morning News contributor, dispatched the Tweet you see above.

No doubt Davis was truly distraught by this outcome. But like the guys on Fox News, Davis' inner businessman must have been bursting with heartfelt thanks for the 50-point-whatever percent of Americans who kept Obama in the White House.

When you make your living scaring people, it helps to have the scary guys in charge. Compared with the last four years, a Mitt Romney presidency would have made some seriously boring radio. Davis, who toils on 660 The Answer after leaving WBAP earlier this year, hinted at this on his show today.

"The direction has been chosen and I don't like it," he said. "Today is the first day of talk radio after voters made that choice."

He went on to say some other things, including that he felt bad for Israel, implying that Obama would watch idly as Iran bombed it. He then added that Israel would be fine because Benjamin Netenyahu would bomb Iran first.

Then, in the spirit of this year's campaign, he said something stupid about rape. He was talking about what Republicans should do if Democrats don't relent to cutting taxes. Those Republicans should say no, Davis said. That's a powerful word, he said.

"It's true on a date, it's true in governing," he added, because there really aren't enough old white dudes talking about rape these days. "No means no."

Yeah, talk radio's gonna be just fine.

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Mark Davis was good as the Mavs PA announcer.

Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Listen to the first 10 minutes or so of his show this morning and was most amused by his continual preaching to the choir.  He (and similar radio entertainers) illustrate why the Republican party is doomed on a national level. 


The people who voted for President Obama do not listen to his show, so what does it matter?  Don't forget President Obama won Dallas County.


The good news is that we now see how little real influence these clowns have on the outcome of an election. They couldn't persuade a majority of voters after four years of ranting about Obama. The Dallas Morning News needs to replace Davis anyway. There are plenty of other more thoughtful commentators out there. He doesn't deserve a radio show and a newspaper column. Ann Coulter should be next on the list of irrelevant blowhards to be pushed off a cliff followed closely by Donald Trump.  


This guy, Michelle Malkin, Ingraham, Levin, Fat Boy, the other one, all of them just got their jobs ensured with last night's returns.   

You know, they secretly pined for O to win, otherwise, with the Right satiated, less vitriol, less ratings.


Everyone agrees it is time for some real soul searching among Republicans if they do not want to become a permanent minority party. Folks like Davis, Rush and others are partially responsible for Obama's reelection. Their mindless bashing of the president made him a sympathetic figure to many. Fox news anchors gloated over anything negative that could be said or made up about Obama to the point where you began to feel sorry for him. Davis and his ilk may be trying to continue to feather their own nests by keeping the president in office so they have someone to talk about. What they are not doing is helping the Republican party. They are talking to themselves and a limited (but lucrative)audience while the rest of the country moves in a different direction. On behalf of the Obama administration "thanks Mark" for helping us achieve this victory. 

TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Mark Davis, his hilariously large head, tiny glasses, ridiculous goatee and 1950's worldview would like to thank you for listening.


Here's hoping that he keeps slipping down the dial until he disappears from radio entirely.


Yeah, it's ad hominem, so what?

ScottsMerkin topcommenter

Hey Joe, nice work on reddit last night.  I dont know how many editors would do what you did, but I do know 1 and my loyalty just got a little tighter


Thanks for listening so we don't have to.


He's no Bill Buckley.


 @ScottsMerkin No problem, it was fun. Everyone there seemed to be operating from the position of either loving the Observer or really wanting to, and those types of folks are easy and fun to converse with. 

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