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Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Democrats Abandon Ship
Two retirement announcements today by Senators Dodd and Dorgan are just the tip of the iceberg for the Democratic Party. The current sentiment in the nation is shifting sharply against the Dems. Dorgan resigned after facing the possibility of defending the Democratic agenda, part of which includes the steep cap-and-trade tax in his state (North Dakota) which has booming oil, gas and coal industries. Connecticut's Dodd has been involved in numerous scandals, with details that he may have received a special sweetheart deal on a mortgage from Countrywide. Sean predicts that the trend of retirement will continue and as Obama, Pelosi and Reid pursue their left-wing radical agendas, more and more defections will occur.

Televising Health Care Talks
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Sarasota) joined Sean to discuss his effort to open up health care negotiations to the public. Buchanan has filed a resolution calling for the open negotiations. “The reason I introduced this resolution is to make sure there are no back room deals,” Buchanan told Sean. “We want this to be out in the open, not just between two or three congressional leaders – especially for something that is going to affect 1/6th of our economy!” So far congressional leaders appear reluctant to have such transparent discussions. Asked about Obama’s pledge on the campaign trail for greater transparency, Nancy Pelosi laughed and said, “There are a number of things [said] on the campaign trail.'' In fact, gathered numerous video clips of President Obama promising televised health care negotiations { Watch It Here}. Whether or not his assurances pan out, remains to be seen.

Gov. Sarah Palin
As we first mentioned here yesterday, Sarah Palin called out President Obama’s failed approach to national security on her Facebook account this past weekend. Palin joined Sean on the NewsMaker hotline to discuss her comments in greater detail. “What we need to do is start out with a Commander In Chief who understands and acknowledges the evil in the Islamic extremist beliefs. [Obama] needs to understand what the War on Terror really means and what these evil extremists are willing to do to get closer to their god, Allah. And to get closer of course, they believe they can kill innocent people or infidels as they call Americans and their allies.” Palin stressed that until citizens of the United States believe that Obama fully acknowledges and understands the nature of the threat, they will not trust the White House in a time of war.

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Sarah Palin

Sarah Louise Palin ( ˈpeɪlɨn ( help · info ); née Heath ; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician who served as Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009 . She was the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2008. Palin was a member of the Wasilla, Alaska , city council from 1992 to 1996 and the city's mayor from 1996 to 2002. After an unsuccessful campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska in 2002, she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 until her resignation in 2004. She was elected Governor of Alaska in November 2006. Palin became the first female governor of Alaska and the youngest person ever elected governor of that state. In 2008, Republican presidential candidate John McCain chose Palin as his running mate in that year's presidential election , making her the second female candidate and the first Alaskan candidate of either major party on a... More >

Vern Buchanan

Vernon G. "Vern" Buchanan (born May 8, 1951) is a Republican Congressman representing Florida's 13th congressional district.