Where is President Obama?
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak made headlines today when he announced that he wouldn’t run for re-election. The protests that began last week in Egypt haven’t seemed to slow down after President Mubarak’s announcement and only today did President Obama have any strong comments on the situation. “I think maybe this time the President should make it clear to the Muslim brotherhood that any government they’re a part of would be a self proclaimed enemy of America,” offered Hannity, “This is the same brotherhood that the mainstream media calls ‘moderate.’” It’s clear that Egypt is a critical partner in brokering stability in the Middle East and President Obama needs to hit a home run in dealing with this situation. If he can’t, it seems former Governor Mitt Romney has some ideas.
Senator Mitch McConnell
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped by the show to give his view on where the Senate is heading. “I’ve spent a lot of time on health care,” began Sean, “The Obama administration has received a cease and desist order on Obama Care.” Senator McConnell, “We’ve been arguing for some time that this was unconstitutional,” explained McConnell, “If the Federal government can order us to buy insurance could they order us to buy vitamins?” Arguably one of the clearest explanations on why Obama Care is a bad idea, Senator McConnell’s argument went to the very heart of what Sean has been preaching all year. Hopefully the courts will do what Washington won’t, namely defend our individual freedoms.
Jay Sekulow and Frank Gaffney
Sean was joined by Jay Sekulow and former Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Reagan Frank Gaffney to discuss the latest unrest in the Middle East. “What if the Muslim Brotherhood prevails,” asked Sean. “You should be concerned,” warned Gaffney, “When, and not if, this happens we will have a jihadist government in place in the most populous nation in the Middle East.” Sekulow added, “Unless something changes, US weaponry in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood would impact the stability of the world.”
Mitch McConnell, the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky’s history, is the Senate Republican Leader in the 111th Congress. Elected to that position unanimously by his colleagues on November 18, 2008, he is the 15th Senate Republican Leader and only the second Kentuckian to lead his party in the Senate. The first, Alben Barkley, led the Democrats from 1937 to 1949. Leader McConnell previously served, again by the unanimous vote of his colleagues, as the Republican Leader in the 110th Congress and the Majority Whip in the 108th and 109th Congresses. McConnell also served in leadership as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 1998 and 2000 election cycles. McConnell currently serves as a senior member of the Appropriations, Agriculture and Rules Committees.
Jay Alan Sekulow (born June 10, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American attorney and radio talkshow host. He currently serves as Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a conservative religious organization founded by evangelist Pat Robertson to oppose the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as serving as Chief Counsel of the European Centre for Law and Justice.