Team Obama Has No Plans To Ease Gas Prices
Gas prices on Long Island have reached $5 a gallon Sean announced kicking off Wednesday's show. The dramatic increase in fuel prices over the past several weeks have put a big dent in household budgets across the country. And what plan does Team Obama have planned to help ease the cost of gasoline? Nothing, zero. That's right, according to White House press secretary Jay Carney the White House "does not have any magic solutions to the rising oil prices." Many conservatives, including Sean, have attacked the "Anointed One" for his misguided decision to block the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada. "Under President Obama, gasoline prices have doubled," Sean exclaimed. "It's madness! The Energy Department isn't working to lower gas prices. I've inflated my tires and had a tune up just like you suggested Mr. President," Sean said mockingly.
Senator Rick Santorum called in and spoke to Sean from Knoxville, TN where he's campaigning for next week's Super Tuesday. Santorum very pleased with the results from last night's primaries in Michigan and Arizona. "We had a great night in Michigan last night. We walked out of Michigan with half the delegates and felt very good. We were outspent about 10:1, according to the press, and still did very well. The only reason we didn't do as well as we could have was because we lost one Congressional district by less than one hundred votes, otherwise we would have taken the majority of delegates," Santorum explained. Sean asked the former Senator about complaints from Mitt Romney about "robo-calls"; being made by Santorum's campaign. Santorum rebuffed Romney's complaints and said "it's a very positive robo-call. Talking about, you know, what we are doing to create jobs here in Michigan." To hear Sean's entire interview with Rick Santorum please click here.
Watts Talks About "Silly Season"
JC Watts joined Sean via the NewsMaker Hotline in the show's final hour to discuss the state of the GOP race. Watts felt that the negative attacks amongst the GOP candidates won't have any long term detrimental effects once a final candidate is selected. "This is silly season Sean," Watts explained. "This will all sort itself out in the end." Watts has previously announced that he is backing Newt Gingrich and has been on the campaign trail supporting his candidate. Watts discussed Newt's gamble of bypassing the Arizona and Michigan primaries and focusing his attention on Super Tuesday. "Newt's the only candidate who is capable of doing the heavy lifting," Watts explained. "He is transformational and I think he will change things in Washington more so than any other candidate," Watts added.
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 >
J. C. Watts, Jr. (born November 18, 1957) is an American politician and Canadian Football League player from Oklahoma. Watts served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003 as a Republican, representing the 4th congressional district in south-central Oklahoma.