Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich stopped by the show to give an update on his plans for 2012. “I haven’t seen you in weeks,” teased Sean, “Where have you been?” The former Speaker laughingly replied, “I’ve been in a bit in South Carolina and a little bit in Iowa and I think we’ll be able to be a full-time candidate by early May but these things get complicated sometimes.” Sean offered his thoughts saying, “The liberal media has begun its case to re-elect Obama in spite of all the evidence he’s failed in so many ways.” While Speaker Gingrich didn’t definitively announce his candidacy, he’s certainly one person who’ll make a large impact in the 2012 elections and Sean will continue to follow his moves closely.
Obama Officials Tried To Change Standard & Poor’s
Sean began Wednesday’s show highlighting the continuing story that broke earlier this week when Standard & Poor’s made the announcement that the outlook for the U.S. debt moved from “stable” to “negative.” Since S&P came out with this report, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and other White House officials have tried hard to downplay the credit warning that was issued. “Now that we know the back story, it’s no surprise the White House is trying to downplay this whole thing,” commented Hannity, “The reality is closing in on Obama and objective circumstances are setting in here.” Sean’s absolutely right. Sean’s absolutely right to give kudos to S&P for standing up to intense pressure from those who’d rather turn a blind eye to America’s fiscal woes. For more on this story, click here to read Fox News’ coverage.
Sean spent some time this afternoon with callers warning about the current state of American foreign affairs. “It would not be a shock to me in our lifetime to see Iran with nuclear weapons because we don’t have the moral courage to do anything about it,” warned Hannity, “And it wouldn’t surprise me if they had them that they would use them because their extremist mentality would dictate that they’re obliged to use them.” Sean continued, “There’s a mentality that America has caused all of these terrorist activities.”
Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson ; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected him as the Person of the Year for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending 40 years of the Democratic Party being in the majority. During his tenure as Speaker, he represented the public face of the Republican opposition to Bill Clinton . A college history professor, political leader, and author, Gingrich twice ran unsuccessfully for the House before winning a seat in the election of November 1978. He was re-elected 10 times, and his activism as a member of the House's Republican minority eventually enabled him to succeed Dick Cheney as House Minority Whip in 1989. As a co-author of the 1994 Contract with America , Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party's dramatic success in that... More >