Rove: Don’t Be Bullied
Sean was joined by former White House Chief-of-Staff Karl Rove to discuss the next battle in Washington over the increase of the debt ceiling. “President Obama’s strategy is three-fold,” explained Rove, “He’s going to warn Americans that the economy is going to fail if we don’t raise the debt ceiling and then he’s going to demand that we have a “clean” debt ceiling increase and accuse Republicans of holding the economy hostage.” Rove continued, “If the Republicans can offer a tough proposal to retrain spending and deficits, they can put America’s finances on the right path.” “Conservatives in this country are upset about the overall results of the budget but how hard should they fight for the debt ceiling issue,” asked Hannity. Rove quickly offered his expertise saying, “Hard. They should fight very hard because we’re facing serious questions about wha t we’re doing to about our deficit.” For more on Karl Rove’s thoughts, check out his website at rove.com.
Man On The Street Thursday!
Sean’s Senior Producer Elisha hit New York City’s Penn Station to see if Americans are really paying attention to the issues facing this nation. Garret “The Dude” offered his thoughts on taxing the rich, “The rich should be taxed thirty cents on the dollar.” Sean corrected Garret saying, “Currently, in New York they pay fifty five cents on the dollar.” Garret quickly changed his tune saying, “That’s not fair, they earned that money, more than half is too much.” Interesting to see how a few solid facts can change someone’s mind so fast. Perhaps that’s the trouble with America today.
Buy Black Only?
Sean was joined by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill and Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson to discuss the controversial call by the Black Panther movement for a “Buy Black Only” day which is scheduled for tomorrow. “If there was a call to boycott all non-white businesses, would that be racist?” Dr. Lamont Hill defended the movement saying, “People always go to their own first, if you say that we want to keep our money in our community, that’s okay.” Reverend Peterson completely disagreed saying, “To pretend this is not racist is surprising, had this been the KKK or the skin heads, you’d call it what it is.” That’s the bottom line here, isn’t it? To discriminate based on color is to continue to fuel the fires of racism. Sean said it best, “I don’t see how this brings people together.”