President Obama “Raises Morale” In Fort Drum
President Obama came under fire today at a recent stop in Upstate New York’s Fort Drum, the home of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division. “First time I saw the 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq,” began President Obama, ““I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.” “The only problem with this is that he mixed up Monti’s name with another soldier who did survive,” noted Hannity, “God forbid George W. Bush or Sarah Palin had done this, the media would be all over this thing but, of course, the media doesn’t find this to be a big deal.” It sure is a big deal to the men and women of the 10th Mountain Division who were hoping for a boost in morale from the visit of their Commander-in-Chief and receiv ed something totally different. For more on this story, check out the LA Times.com coverage.
Rep. Allen West
Congressman Allen West stopped by to give an update on the negotiations on budget changes happening in Washington. “I want to see the country get on better footing,” explained Hannity, “I was glad to see Cantor and Kyl walk out of that meeting the other day, finally someone is standing up and saying the ship is sinking.” West agreed saying, “The solutions are very simple, we have to do the things that get the size of the government correct.” It is amazing that we can spend so much time listening to politicians talk about the role of government but Congressman West really has it figured out. Hopefully others in Washington will continue to follow his lead.
Senator Orrin Hatch
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch joined Sean to discuss the debate over raising the debt ceiling measurements. “I think it would be in everyone’s best interest to pass a balanced budget amendment,” offered Sean, “I think it would send a serious message to the world that America is willing to do something about its debt.” Hatch agreed saying, “I believe there will be Democrats who support this but we need twenty of them to join us.” Hannity pressed the Senator, “When do you anticipate a vote might occur?” Senator Hatch quickly answered, “There’s no one who wants this to pass without linking it to a decision on the debt ceiling.” This is a very important point. It’s one thing for Washington to promise a balanced budget but we need to cap the amount we can borrow at some point soon. It’s important we control spending now to protect our debts and ultimately our financial security.
Lieutenant Colonel Allen West (US Army, Retired) was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. His parents instilled in him a very basic principle, love of God and Country. In 2004, when it was time to retire from more than twenty years of service in the US Army, he brought his wife and two young daughters to Broward County, Florida, where he taught high school for one year. He then returned to Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.