As ABC News’ Tahman Bradley reported : President Obama just could not wait for spring weather to arrive. For the second week in a row, the most powerful man in the world stepped away from the White House to hit the golf course. Even as his administration and the U.S. military help Japan recover from a devastating earthquake, and as the world worries about Fukushima's nuclear reactor, the president could not resist taking advantage of the 48-degree weather in the Washington, D.C., area. “Obama is largely notable by his absence,” Sean fumed, “Which is itself the result of not only not knowing what to do but also apparently thinking it’s better for the world for him to remain a minor player. Obama’s defiant unwillingness to take measure of the world’s crises and to act as a world leader indicates a fundamental disconnect in the Oval Office. Obama is holding a fundraiser while the Fukushima nuclear plant is in full meltdown! I gues s it was too dark to play golf. Or maybe he was too busy filling out his basketball brackets? The irresponsibility is so great it almost takes your breath away!” Sean said adamantly.
Opposing Continuing Resolution
Sean welcomed Michele Bachmann and Rep. Steve King to the final hour of Tuesday’s program to discuss the ongoing debate about approving another “CR” or continuing resolution. Bachmann is staunchly opposed to another resolution primarily because of $105 billion of previously undiscovered funds that were earmarked to prefund Obama Care. “This is our opportunity to de-fund Obama Care,” the Congresswoman explained. “And we can only do that if we have a leverage point. This is where we can get the president’s attention. As it stands right now socialized medicine is being implemented and if we wait even two more years, socialized medicine will be embedded in our lives and insurance companies. It’ll be much more difficult to fight two years from now than it is today.” Congressman King agreed. “This is the maximum leverage point,” King added. “If we delay, we’re giving Harry Reid and President Obam a time to hold the ball and position themselves so it’s harder and harder for us to take a stand. We need to take a stand early and not late, and I want to take that stand now.” King concluded.
Fears Of A Nuclear Meltdown Warranted?
Fears of a catastrophic meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan are rising. A series of explosions have crippled efforts to reduce the temperature inside those reactors. Sean was joined by Jay Lehr, from the Heartland Institute to discuss the crisis on “Hannity.” Lehr expressed confidence that a Japan would not see a disaster similar to Chernobyl. “A meltdown, people interpret it as virtually a disaster, and explosion, destruction like an atomic bomb that is not true at all. A meltdown just means that the cooling of the rods has failed. They have leftover heat and residual radiation that has to be brought under control, it will happen naturally within a few days. But a total meltdown has only occurred at Three Mile Island back in 1979. That was a disaster of a nuclear plant considered 10 times more serious than Fukushima. And the rods actually did melt down; fell to the floor of the reactor building. And they only melted five-eighths of an inch into five inches of steel before they cooled and the situation stopped. And as you well know, there were no health impacts from Three Mile Island,” said Lehr. For a complete transcript of Sean’s conversation with Jay Lehr please click here.
Michele Marie Amble Bachmann (born April 6, 1956) is the United States Representative of Minnesota's 6th congressional district and member of the Republican Party . She is the third woman and first Republican woman to represent Minnesota in Congress. She defeated her Democratic challenger, Elwyn Tinklenberg , in the 2008 election in a race that had gained national attention following her controversial televised call for the media to investigate members of Congress for perceived anti-American bias, including Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama . The 6th congressional district includes the northern far suburbs of the Twin Cities along with St. Cloud . She won 50 percent of the votes in the 2006 election , defeating Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate Patty Wetterling and the Independence Party 's John Binkowski . Bachmann served in the Minnesota State Senate from 2001 to 2007.
Steve King served in the Iowa State Senate for six years where he assumed roles as Chairman of the State Government Committee and Vice Chairman of the Oversight Budget Subcommittee. He was a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Judiciary Committee, Business and Labor Committee and the Commerce Committees. He worked in the State Senate to successfully eliminate the inheritance tax, enforce workplace drug testing, enforce parenting rights, including parental notification of abortion, pass tax cuts for working Iowans, and pass the law that made English the official language in Iowa. King was elected to Congress in 2002 to represent Iowa's new fifth congressional district. He brings the concerns and ideas from people of the fifth district with him to work on the Agriculture Committee. He has long been dedicated to adding value as close to the corn stalk and bean stubble as possible, as many times as possible. The Fifth District ranks first in the nation for hogs and pigs... More >