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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

President Obama Bad But Popular?
Sean spent some time this afternoon on the new Quinnipiac poll that was released this week showing that nearly 75% of Americans like President Obama. “He’s personally a lot more popular than his policies,” argued Sean, “American voters want to be fond of their president and the American people are always inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt.” Before everyone gets too excited about President Obama’s likeability, it’s important to remember that liking someone and thinking they’re doing a good job are two very different things.

Governor Nikki Haley on Health Care Reform
Sean was joined by South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley to discuss her latest meetings with President Obama. “This meeting was interesting,” laughed Governor Haley, “I’ve asked the President if we could get the Florida case that said the healthcare reform legislation was unconstitutional expedited to the Supreme Court.” Hannity jumped on this saying, “When you first met with the President you asked for the chance to opt out of this.” Haley confirmed that request saying, “I appreciate the fact that he attempted a compromise but what he’s doing is saying we can opt out but you still need to meet all these criteria.” The truth is America doesn’t want this legislation. The latest Rasmussen Reports show that 53% of U.S. voters oppose this legislation and what’s more important is that number hasn’t changed since the plan was put into action nearly a year ago. “It’s been a sustained year now where people have basically said they don’t want nationalized healthcare,” reminded Hannity, “at least according to the polls.”

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson and Dr. Marc Lamont Hill debate race in the Tea Party Protests.
White House Reporter Kenneth Walsh made headlines with his new book, “In Family of Freedom” where he makes the case that President Obama thought the Tea Party movement was partially fueled by racism. “I don’t think this is particularly explosive to think that race was an influential factor in the tea party formation,” argued Dr. Hill, “some studies have shown that the tea party is more statistically likely to have racial resentment than any other group.” Hannity quickly jumped to defend the movement saying, “The overwhelming majority of people didn’t support racism and the Tea Party movement has policed themselves.” Reverend Peterson pushed back saying, “The Tea Party movement is pushing back because they want lower taxes and jobs to come back but the biggest point is that President Obama hasn’t spoken in public marking the Tea Party movement as racist.” This discussion will certainly continue in the background as we get closer to 2012.

Show Guests

Nikki Haley

Nikki Randhawa Haley was elected the 116th Governor of South Carolina on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. One of the strongest fiscal conservatives in state government, Nikki was first elected to represent the 87th District in Lexington County in 2004, when, as a virtual unknown, she beat the longest serving state legislator in a Republican primary. In 2008, Representative Haley was sent back to the Statehouse with 83 percent of the vote - the highest percentage earned by any lawmaker facing a contested South Carolina election that year. She won the Republican Party nomination for governor on Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Her time in Columbia has been marked by conservative leadership and an unwavering commitment to the taxpayers’ bottom line. She has fought wasteful spending at every turn, pushed for smaller, more efficient government, and led the fight for accountability and transparency that, before her arrival, was sorely lacking in the Legislature. For her efforts to cut... More >

Rev. Jesse Peterson

Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is the founder and president of two dynamic organizations: BOND (Brotherhood Organization Of A New Destiny), a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to "Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man," and BOND Action, a 501(c)4 organization whose purpose is to educate, motivate and rally Americans to greater involvement in the moral, cultural and political issues that threaten our great country. In 2011, he founded The South Central L.A. Tea Party. He also hosts "The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show" M-F, 6-9 a.m. Pacific, 9-12 noon Eastern. Rev. Peterson is the most courageous, outspoken critic of the liberal left and the so-called “black leadership” in America today. Often referred to as the “antidote to Jesse Jackson”, Jesse Lee Peterson is also the man behind the National Boycott of the NAACP, believing the organization to be nothing more than a tool of the “elite, socialist” elements of the Democratic Party. For... More >