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Monday, February 22nd, 2010

A Bright Future Ahead
Last week pollsters Scott Rasmussen and John Zogby told Sean that they both felt Republicans would not be able to win back the Senate. That prediction bothered Sean all weekend and you could hear it in his voice when he took the air this afternoon. “I believe [Zogby and Rasmussen] are dead wrong. I think this can be the year that we take back this government. I believe conditions are right for this to happen. We need to save this country from socialism and the appeasement policies of Obama. There is a bright future ahead…this can be one of the greatest political years you’ll ever see in your lifetime.”

Are Democrats Tone Deaf?
Fresh from his rousing speech at CPAC, Newt Gingrich joined Sean in the show’s second hour to discuss the Democrats’ health care reform strategy. Both Newt and Sean agreed that Obama has broken so many campaign promises that it’s difficult to take him at his word. “He’s broken his contract with America,” said Gingrich, “now he’s gotten a contract from America [in the form of Tea Party protests, etc].” What if Obama’s new willingness to “work” with Republicans is just another broken promise or political gimmick? Are Democrats that tone deaf to the American people that they would still push through their version of health care reform without Republican support? “I think they are [tone deaf],” said Newt. “However, I believe the country would become almost ungovernable, if, in the middle of all the corruption and bribery, they tried to ram through a bill in the Senate. I believe the reaction from the American people would be so intense. I think it would be the repudiation of Democracy and the rule of law.”

Let’s Start From Stratch
Former Lieutenant Governor of New York, Betsy McCaughey joined Sean by phone to discuss the upcoming health care summit. McCaughey told Sean that Republican leaders should boycott the meeting unless Obama agrees to start from scratch. "Forcing people to buy insurance and empowering government to dictate what your doctor does — key elements of these bills — need to be off the table," said McCaughey. "There can be no negotiation between coercion and freedom." McCaughey explained that “Congress needs to be reminded that Americans don't want to solve every social problem at the expense of their freedom to choose how to spend their own money.”

Show Guests

Newt Gingrich

Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson ; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected him as the Person of the Year for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending 40 years of the Democratic Party being in the majority. During his tenure as Speaker, he represented the public face of the Republican opposition to Bill Clinton . A college history professor, political leader, and author, Gingrich twice ran unsuccessfully for the House before winning a seat in the election of November 1978. He was re-elected 10 times, and his activism as a member of the House's Republican minority eventually enabled him to succeed Dick Cheney as House Minority Whip in 1989. As a co-author of the 1994 Contract with America , Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party's dramatic success in that... More >

Betsy McCaughey

Betsy McCaughey (born Elizabeth Helen Peterken, October 20 , 1948 , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ) was the Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York from 1995 to 1998, during the first term of Republican Governor George Pataki . She has provided commentary on United States constitutional law and healthcare policy . McCaughey was also listed as a member of the board of directors of the Cantel Medical Corporation until she resigned on August 20, 2009.