Obama's Disapproval Rating
Sean kicked off Friday's show by discussing President Obama's re-election campaign. "The Anointed One" unveiled a 17-minute long video painting a glowing portrait of the president's first three years in office. The theme: Obama inherited one of the worst financial meltdowns in history and, despite the odds, improved the economic picture while racking up accomplishments that should make key Democratic constituencies happy. Sean laughed, "The big picture here...no matter how you slice this is that you've got a president with a forty one percent approval rating on every major issue facing the country. He is on the wrong side of the polls," Sean described. "Eighty percent of this country now says were are not better off then we were four years ago. The Obama campaign knows that this is all spinning out of control." For the latest Obama job approval polls please click here.
Pat Buchanan: The New Blacklist
Sean was joined by former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan to discuss his latest column, "The new Blacklist." Pat and Sean dove into the double standard presented by Obama adviser, David Axelrod, who claims there is a difference between Bill Maher and Rush Limbaugh's comments. Pat believes the country has become so polarized that it is bound to fall apart at the seams. Buchanan, removed from his role on MSNBC because of controversy surrounding his new book, saw similar parallels between his fate and the problems that have befallen Rush Limbaugh. "If you defy [the Left], they will go after the network where you work, the newspapers that carry your column, the conventions that invite you to speak. If all else fails, they go after the advertisers," Buchanan wrote in his column. "I know these blacklisters. They operate behind closed doors, with phone calls, mailed threats and off-the-record meetings. They work in the dark because, as Al Smith said, nothing un-American can live in the sunlight." To read Pat Buchanan's last column "The New Blacklist," please click here.
The Real Obama: Saul Alinsky Connection
What worked in 2008 for Barack Obama is not going to work in 2012, because this time around he has a record to run on. Before Andrew Breitbart passed away, he penned one final column, highlighting a controversial gathering of left-wingers back in 1998. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the event that then-State Senator Barack Obama agreed to appear at was a play called, "The Love Song of Saul Alinsky." Although the main attraction of the night was the performance honoring the life and the times of left-wing radical Saul Alinsky, the post-game show included a real panel discussion featuring Senator Barack Obama as well as some of Alinsky's closest friends and even yes, a handful of communist sympathizers. Sean invited the editor-at-large of breitbart.com, Joel Pollack, and the editor-in-chief of breitbart.com, Ben Shapiro to help vet the president in today's installment of "The Real Obama." To find out what they uncovered, please click here to watch the interview.
Patrick Joseph "Pat" Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American conservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician and broadcaster. Buchanan was a senior advisor to American presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and was an original host on CNN's Crossfire. He sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996. He ran on the Reform Party ticket in the 2000 presidential election.
Michelle Malkin (born October 20, 1970, née Maglalang) is an American conservative commentator, blogger and author. Her weekly, syndicated column appears in a number of newspapers and websites nationwide. She has been a guest on MSNBC, Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, and national radio programs. Malkin has written four books published by a leading conservative publisher, Regnery.