Fiscal Conservatives Barred From Supercommittee?
Sean opened Tuesday’s show by mentioning an article appearing on today’s WeeklyStandard.com. The article revealed information from three Republican Senate sources who said that senators who vote against the deal will be ineligible to serve on the so-called “supercommittee” for deficit reduction that the legislation creates. “I warned everyone yesterday that this was going to be a big problem,” said Sean. “I want to know who’s on the committee and I wanted to know before they voted for the bill. What are we gonna put Olympia Snowe on this? You gotta be kidding me,” an exasperated Sean continued.
How Will Debt Debate Affect 2012?
The debt deal was signed earlier today by the “Anointed One,” but the debate over this controversial agreement will not end there. The debt deal will certainly be amongst several of the hot button issues of the 2012 campaign. One of the House members who voted against the bill was GOP presidential candidate Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann who Sean invited onto ‘Hannity.’ Bachmann explained her reasoning for not voting to increase the debt ceiling. “We're continuing to spend money that we don't have by an order of magnitude that we've never seen before. And in all of my travels over South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Iowa, it's been fairly unanimous, Sean. People across the country have said, please stop the out-of-control spending. And whatever you do, don't increase the debt ceiling, because people see that under almost every scenario President Obama gets this $2.1 trillion to spend, and we're getting $21 billion in cuts. And people are saying, that's just not good enough. And they want us to really change the ways of Washington. And they're not seeing they're being listened to.” You can watch Sean’s entire interview with Michele Bachmann by clicking right here.
Ann Coulter On Debt Bill
Sean welcomed Ann Coulter to the program to discuss the debt bill signed by Obama earlier in the day. Sean broke the news to his 20+ million listeners that Coulter has a boyfriend. Coulter, horrified that Sean would bring that up on air, quickly changed the topic of conversation to the debt bill. Coulter implored the listening audience to call, write and tweet John Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell and ask that all Tea Partiers be placed on the supercommittee. Sean challenged Coulter that she made a tactical mistake by supporting the McConnell plan. “We should have all been instead united on ‘Cut, Cap and Balance’,” Sean explained to Ann. Listen to Sean’s entire interview with Ann Coulter by clicking here.
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."