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Friday, April 9th, 2010

Reagan Quote of the Week: "Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it."

Gingrich: Obama is 'most radical president ever'
Sean, working on only a couple hours of sleep, continued the Conservative Victory Tour from New Orleans today. “I don’t need sleep, I can sleep when I’m dead,” Sean joked. Sean commented on his friend Newt Gingrich’s blistering speech against Obama at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. The former House Speaker called Obama, "the most radical president in American history" who oversees a "secular, socialist machine." {Article} A lot of people fell victim to ‘Obama-mania’, but with the president’s approval rating continuing to plummet; it seems as if most Americans have begun to realize how radical a president Obama really is. In fact, a Fox News poll released today finds three-quarters of voters think the United States is weaker today than it was 10 years ago. Almost all consider the current economic and unemployment conditions a “crisis.” {Article}.

The New Constitutional Conservatives
Sean welcomed political consultant Mary Matalin to the program. After poking a little fun at her left-leaning husband, James Carville, Sean talked to Mary about the state of the Republican Party. Many Democrats have said the Republican Party “hit its peak” several weeks ago. Both Sean and Matalin couldn’t disagree more. “We’re just getting started,” said Sean. “If Republicans continue to go back to their simple Reagan roots, I don’t see how they lose.” Matalin agreed wholeheartedly, “I agree 100 percent. I would add that Republicans need to continue to become more constitutionally conservative.”

Jimmy Carter On Steroids
J.C. Watts joined Sean via the NewsMaker hotline in the show’s third hour. Watts jokingly told Sean that he'd seen most of the Hannity staff in the hotel gym that morning working out. “I think they were in there working out so that they can keep up with you,” Watts laughed, “You’ve been all over the place!” Sean spoke with Watts about President Obama’s radical agenda and the recent passage of the health care bill. Sean likened Obama to “Jimmy Carter on steroids.” “You know Sean, not all loses are defeats,” Watts said. “I think it has been very encouraging what we’ve seen in the last few months with the American people. The American people are more engaged now than they’ve ever been. The Obama administration has turbo charged the feelings of Americans.” Watts told Sean that he strongly believes the American people will speak loudly in voting booths across the nation in the upcomin g election season.

Show Guests

Bob Beckel

Bob Beckel is an American political commentator and an analyst on the Fox News Channel. He is also a columnist for USA Today. Beckel was the campaign manager for Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign. He became known as the man who wrapped the Wendy's slogan "Where's the Beef?" around Mondale's opponent Gary Hart so effectively. While Beckel was still in college, he worked for Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1968. Early in his career, Beckel joined the U.S. Department of State and became the youngest Deputy Assistant secretary of state for the Carter administration. He was co-host of Crossfire Sunday on CNN alongside Tony Snow and later Lynne Cheney and went on to Fox News Channel as a political analyst and commentator, regularly appearing on such shows as Hannity & Colmes, Hannity, and America's Newsroom.

J.C. Watts

J. C. Watts, Jr. (born November 18, 1957) is an American politician and Canadian Football League player from Oklahoma. Watts served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003 as a Republican, representing the 4th congressional district in south-central Oklahoma.

Mary Matalin

Mary Joe Matalin (born August 19, 1953) is an American political consultant, well known for her work with the Republican Party. She was an assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney until 2003. Matalin has been chief editor of Threshold Editions, a conservative publishing imprint at Simon & Schuster, since March 2005. She is married to Democratic political consultant James Carville. She appears in the award-winning documentary film Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story.

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