Can Obama Win?
Sean kicked off Tuesday’s show with some bad news for President Obama. “Charlie Cook, author of Off to the Races, is acknowledging that Obama is past the point where he can win a referendum election, regardless of whether it is on him or the economy,” began Hannity, “There’s forty percent of the population that is so rigidly and radically left that they’re not going to vote for a Republican but the independents will be key to the vote.” As Charlie Cook so aptly explained, there are roughly 6 to 8 percent of voters who’re undecided and only half of them are begrudgingly willing to vote for re-election. While it’s clear that President Obama is working hard to secure his base, as history has shown time and again, the independent votes are going to be a crucial battleground over the next few months. Read Charlie Cook’s column here.
Aid to Egypt, Why?
Sean spent some time with Mike Ghouse, founder of the America Together Foundation, Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive Worldwide, and Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser to debate the merits of U.S. foreign aid to Egypt. Sean began angrily asking, “Why doesn’t the US cut all aide to Egypt , why should the United State of America give one cent to a guy who has said he’ll never forget how to hate America.” “We should make our aid conditional,” acknowledged Ghouse, “We should have that dialogue.” “How should the dialogue be had,” laughed Hannity, “Please stop referring to Israel as Vampires?” “History will show this administration is more interested in election cycles than a long term strategy for the Middle East,” added Dr. Zuhdi Jasser. “I think the main point is that change is a long process and we have to be in it for the long haul, “ offered Ritu Sharma, “I feel a little optimism because of t he vibrancy and strength from the young women across the middle east who will fight with their lives for true freedom everywhere.” The debate rages on but it seems that Egypt’s new leadership under the Muslim Brotherhood is intent on taking advantage of America for as long as we’ll allow it. Forbes ran a great article about the numbers behind U.S. foreign aid to Egypt, click here to read it.
Has The Rhetoric Changed?
Crystal Wright of ConservativeBlackChick.com and Dr. Lamont Hill joined Sean to debate the political rhetoric in the campaign. “It sounds to me like there is some desperation kicking in on the left,” began Hannity, “But when the President makes comments like Republicans are for dirty water, does that offend you?” “I think the discourse in politics in general offends me”, retorted Dr. Hill. “We have a real polarization in America, “ added Crystal Wright. This is a conversation that Sean has been having for months now. If you happen to be a Hannity Insider, you can listen to Sean’s rant from early March where he first started talking about President Obama’s partisan rhetoric.
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