The Labor Department had more bad news today that new claims for unemployment insurance raised by 19,000 even though many analysts had expected a small drop. “There’s clearly a cooling in the economy,” suggested Sean, “and that’s why tax cheat Tim Geithner is out there saying ‘unemployment has to go up before it goes down’ because they (The White House) knew these numbers ahead of time.” On the heels of this bad news we hear that Mrs. Obama is vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard on the taxpayer dime. “The President seems totally indifferent to what’s going on in this country,” an angry Hannity shared Thursday afternoon, “it’s troublesome that while Obama lectures us to tighten our belts I don’t see him cutting back in any way.” For more on the economy, visit Hannity.com!
Karl Rove: GOP Storming Statehouses
Former White House Chief-of-Staff Karl Rove joined Sean on his weekly Conservative Victory 2010 update to discuss the latest political landscape. In Rove’s latest Wall Street Journal Op-Ed he wrote of the possibilities that the GOP may win a majority of the 37 gubernatorial contests coming up in November. “A quick survey of the political landscape shows six of the seven Democratic governors running for re-election are polling fewer than 50% while all six of the GOP incumbents are expected to win” wrote Rove, “Republicans lead in 15 races and are tied in three others.” Hannity added to the conversation saying, “I want the Republicans to fight like they’re two touchdowns down.” Sean’s been preaching this for months now and hopefully some of the candidates are listening. Even though The Architect thinks that the GOP is in good shape, now’s not the time to rest. For more from Karl Rove, visit his website at rove.com.
Michael Steele: The Future of the GOP
Sean was joined by GOP Chairman Michael Steele to discuss the upcoming 2010 elections and the rumored GOP “Commitment to America” which would act similarly to the 1994 “Contract with America.” “I’ve been praying that the ‘Commitment to America’ comes together,” mentioned Sean, “and there are a few things I’d like to see added, simple things, like; read the bills before you vote on them, real transparency, and no earmarks in bills.” Chairman Steele replied, “There’s an exciting Republican Renaissance and there’s a 100 percent chance we’ll see a ‘Commitment to America’.” There’s no doubt that a real commitment to America would go far, especially in light of the backward momentum we’re seeing on the economic recovery. Whichever party can answer the demands Sean has set forth will be positioned well for a November victory.
Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush until his resignation on August 31, 2007. He has headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison , and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives . Since leaving the White House , Rove has worked as a political analyst and contributor for Fox News , Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal . For most of his career prior to his employment at the White House, Rove was a political consultant almost exclusively for Republican candidates. Rove's campaign clients have included Bush (2000 and 2004 presidential elections, 1994 and 1998 Texas gubernatorial elections), Senator John Ashcroft (1994 U.S. Senate election), Bill Clements (1986 Texas gubernatorial election), Senator John Cornyn (2002 U.S. Senate election), Governor Rick Perry (1990 Texas Agriculture Commission election), and Phil Gramm (1982... More >
Michael Stephen Steele (born October 19, 1958) is an American political figure, currently serving as the chairman of the Republican National Committee . He is the first African American to chair the Republican National Committee and the second to chair either major U.S. party's National Committee after Ron Brown , who chaired the Democratic National Committee .  Steele was also the first African American to serve in a state-wide office in Maryland , as the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007, where he chaired the Minority Business Enterprise taskforce and actively sought expanded affirmative action policies in the corporate world. He was the first Republican elected to the office. From 2003 to 2005, Steele and Lt. Gov. Jennette Bradley of Ohio were the highest-ranking elected black Republicans in the United States. Steele held this distinction solo from 2005 to 2007 after Bradley resigned to become Ohio State Treasurer. Steele ran for a... More >