What’s President Obama Doing Now?
Sean kicked off the show laughing at the recent announcement that President Obama is on a tour to “energize the base” of the Democratic Party. President Obama is going to hit the campaign trail and the New York Times has said they’re going to turn very negative in the coming weeks. “He’s going to Madison, Wisconsin,” noted Hannity, “but the last thing he’s actually campaigning on is his record.” It’s clear that President Obama’s “Hope and Change” message has turned into the politics of personal destruction. His polling numbers are punishing him accordingly.
Congressman JC Watts
Former Congressman JC Watts joined Sean on the NewsMaker hotline to share his thoughts on the upcoming election. “We have this Pledge to America,” noted Hannity, “Do you see similarities between the Contract with America and this Pledge.” Watts, who was elected in 1994 under the GOP’s Contract with America, felt very strongly that there were indeed similarities. “People are just mad,” noted Watts, “and they want everyone to know it.” The Pledge to America does have striking resemblances to the Contract with America that helped JC Watts come into power in 1994. It should be interesting to see if the Pledge has a similar impact in 2010.
Meet The Candidate: Allen West
Lt. Colonel Allen West, a candidate for US Congress in Florida, made headlines this past weekend when his Social Security number was made public in a mailing sent out by his opponent. Congressman Ron Klein posted a tax lien against West and included his Social Security number in the advertisement. “This man will do anything he can to keep power,” an angry West said, “what would he do to the constituents here in Florida.” Hannity added his thoughts saying, “Is anyone going to get to the point which is that you were serving your country in Afghanistan during the time they’re attacking you in this ad.” It seems that the more desperate the party the more nasty the campaigns get. With no record to run on, it’s clear that there will be some really nasty comments coming from those in power now. For more on this story, check out The Palm Beach Post!
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.
Lieutenant Colonel Allen West (US Army, Retired) was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. His parents instilled in him a very basic principle, love of God and Country. In 2004, when it was time to retire from more than twenty years of service in the US Army, he brought his wife and two young daughters to Broward County, Florida, where he taught high school for one year. He then returned to Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.