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Desperation Abounds

Attacking Attack Ads
Sean continued Thursday’s show with a frustrated response to President Obama’s attack ads on Governor Romney. “Team Obama has found themselves in a web of lies,” began Hannity, “Obama campaign officials have refused to condemn the act because they say they don’t know the man in the ad’s story.” “The truth is though that Stephanie Cutter, President Obama’s deputy campaign manager who says she doesn’t know the Joe Soptic, the man in the ad, has indeed met the former steel worker,” explained Hannity, “We’ve uncovered a conference call where Soptic was explaining the story to Cutter earlier this year.” Successful campaigns are grounded in the virtues of intelligence and honesty, two things that are conspicuously lacking here. You can decide for yourself, check out this video complete with the audio from Spotic and Cutter’s meeting.

Gingrich: A Man who Knows Attacks
Speaker Newt Gingrich was joined by Sean to talk about what it’s like to be on the receiving end of negative campaigns. “I didn’t think it could get any worse than the Gingrich who stole Christmas,” laughed Hannity, “You’ve been called a lot of names over the years, what is your reaction to all of these attacks?” “This is desperation,” quickly responded Gingrich, “With 8.3 percent unemployment, Obama will do virtually anything to keep the conversation away from the economy but the bottom line is, if Mitt Romney is still standing when Americans go to vote, Barack Obama will be defeated.” “What I’ve been surprised by is how clumsy they’re being desperate,” laughed Gingrich, “This stuff is so embarrassingly bad that even the elite media has repudiated this ad.” The latest polls suggest President Obama has a slight edge but there’s a lot of campaigning left and ads like thi s might very well backfire against the White House. For the latest polls, click here.

Tamara Holder and Michelle Malkin
Tamara Holder and Michelle Malkin debate the topic of the day, namely the attack ads released recently by SuperPACs supporting President Obama. “Tamara Holder, are these ads beneath the office of the Presidency?” “I think so,” agreed Holder, “Mitt Romney has also said President Obama has waged a war on religion, so really the negative ads on both sides don’t seem helpful right now.” “I make sure my oldest daughter listens to these debates so I can immunize her from this sort of intellectual incoherent dishonesty like this.” “There are some honest and liberal commentators who have said this is shameful,” continued Malkin, “Every detail in this ad has been proven to be wrong and it’s not.” Michelle Malkin’s latest article highlights the real people who have been hurt by the difficult economy. It’s a great read that highlights the havoc that has been brought on thousand s of Delphi workers. To read this article, click here.

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Newt Gingrich

Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson ; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected him as the Person of the Year for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending 40 years of the Democratic Party being in the majority. During his tenure as Speaker, he represented the public face of the Republican opposition to Bill Clinton . A college history professor, political leader, and author, Gingrich twice ran unsuccessfully for the House before winning a seat in the election of November 1978. He was re-elected 10 times, and his activism as a member of the House's Republican minority eventually enabled him to succeed Dick Cheney as House Minority Whip in 1989. As a co-author of the 1994 Contract with America , Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party's dramatic success in that... More >

Michelle Malkin

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.