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Was the budget battle a real victory?

Budget Battle Lost
Republicans are claiming victory over the latest budget battle which cut $38 Billion in spending while keeping the government running. Hannity wasn’t so pleased by the overall outcome. “$38 Billion wasn’t what we were promised before the last election,” an angry Hannity pressed, “They gave us these figures and now there’s a lot of bow-taking but I don't see why.” Hannity.com is running a poll now to get everyone’s thoughts on the budget deal, suffice it to say there is many a voter who is unhappy about the results of these negotiations but you should take a minute to help voice your opinion by clicking here.

Rep. Michele Bachmann: We Failed
Sean was joined by Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to discuss the outcome of the latest budget battle. “So what happened,” Hannity began, “First this was going to be $100 Billion, then $60 Billion and now $38 Billion.” Bachmann conceded saying, “The only thing the public knew was that we were fighting to get some level of cuts but we didn’t let people know what we were fighting for.” Hannity pushed the issue further offering his thoughts, “I don’t see this as a time for half measures.” The results of this last budget battle were less than stellar and though there were some very good reasons to make sure government operations continued, the battle that needs to happen in this country still needs to happen. Hopefully that battle will occur this year.

Ann Coulter vs Pat Caddell
Ann Coulter and Pat Caddell stopped by the show to talk about the political victory that happened after the budget battle. “I’m not being critical of Boehner,” conceded Coulter, “But this was like taking a tea spoon out of the ocean.” “The Democrats in the House wanted a shutdown but the White House and Republican leadership chickened out,” added Caddell, “Instead of standing on the issue that was decisive for Republicans and say ‘we want that $100 billion back’ they will not fight on the things that matter to voters because, frankly, I don’t think they care.” Hannity concluded saying, “If you are going to make a promise for $100 Billion and cave, how are you ever going to stand strong on $6.2 Trillion?” It’s such a relevant question in today’s environment. There was so much effort to squeeze such a small amount of money out of the clutches of Washington, it’ll b e very interesting to see what happens when Republicans try to take more. The only thing more interesting might be if they don’t try to take more.

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Michele Bachmann

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.

Ann Coulter

Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961) is an American social and political commentator , best-selling author , and syndicated columnist . She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events. Well-known for her conservative political opinions and the controversial ways in which she defends them, Coulter has described herself as a polemicist who likes to "stir up the pot" and, unlike "broadcasters," does not "pretend to be impartial or balanced."

Pat Caddell

Patrick Hayward Caddell (also Pat or Patrick H., born May 19, 1950, in Rock Hill, South Carolina) is an American public opinion pollster and a political film consultant.

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