Are Conservatives Evil People?
Are Conservatives evil people? Rep. Maxine Waters sure wants you to think that. The California Democrat is no stranger to controversy, this time describing House Republican leaders as "demons." "I saw pictures of Boehner and Cantor on our screens (at the convention). Don't ever let me see again, in life, those Republicans in our hall, on our screens, talking about anything. These are demons," she told the crowd. "They are bringing down this country, destroying this country, because they'd rather do whatever they can do destroy this president rather than for the good of this country," Waters said. "The hard left in this country has always believed that Conservatives are evil people," Sean commented. "That we don't care and that we want the poor and elderly to die. They believe their own talking points that they have echoed and regurgitated now for years. They've convinced themselves of this. As a Conservative I view all of this from a different prism. Politics is a passion of mine but life is more important. Politics should never be confused with society," Sean added. You can watch Rep. Waters' "demon" comments by clicking here.
Could Santorum Take Michigan?
Sen. Rick Santorum, who has a shown a tremendous ability to rally conservatives, is trying to expand his coalition in Michigan by attracting blue-collar fiscal conservatives. A victory in Michigan on February 28th would be a stunning upset for the former Pennsylvania senator, and would signal his ability to do well in the states where manufacturing has taken a beating in the economic downturn. Santorum joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline to discuss his strategy. "Detroit is a microcosm of what worked in America and what failed in America. That's why I've been giving speeches saying we need to get government off the backs of the little guy and that's a big part of our message today," Santorum told Sean. Sean also discussed a brand new campaign ad the Santorum campaign released which you can watch here. To listen to Sean's entire radio interview with Rick Santorum please click here.
Voters Fear GOP Race Is Getting Too Negative
Now that Rick Santorum finds himself polling in first place, he is quickly becoming the most talked about man on the campaign trail. In fact, even super PACs like the pro-Romney group Restore Our Future have started singling out Santorum. Sean invited Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Romney supporter, and J.C. Watts, a Gingrich supporter, to 'Hannity' to discuss whether the GOP race is getting too negative. Watts disagreed and felt that the "airing of the GOP dirty laundry" now will only help the eventual nominee when he runs against Obama. "I think [these issues] are going to have to be dealt with in the general election," Watts advised. "I think it makes [the final nominee] a better candidate based on what they've had to go through," said Watts. Chaffetz agreed, "I think all this sparring back and forth gets you ready for the big bout. If you can't take a hit for your fellow Republican, what is it going be like when Barack Obama's throwing punches at you and Debbie Wasserman Schultz? You want somebody who can take a shot." You can watch Sean's entire interview with Watts and Chaffetz by clicking here.
Richard John "Rick" Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is a former United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Santorum is a member of the Republican Party and was the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Santorum is considered both a social and fiscal conservative. He is particularly known for his stances on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Social Security, intelligent design, homosexuality, and the Terri Schiavo case. In March 2007, Santorum joined the law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. He was to primarily practice law in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offices, where he was to provide business and strategic counseling services to the firm's clients. In addition to his work with the firm, Santorum also serves as a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and was a contributor to Fox News Channel. Santorum is a prospective presidential candidate in 2012. He formed a presidential... More >
Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American political news correspondent and conservative commentator for the Fox News Channel. He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the The Daily Caller. He is a senior fellow of the Cato Institute and formerly co-hosted CNN's Crossfire and MSNBC's Tucker.