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Akin digs in

Sean's Take On The Akin Controversy
"Here's the dilemma," Sean said, referring to the ongoing controversy surrounding Todd Akin and his comments about rape. "The reason people are so frustrated over these comments is because of a double standard. In recent weeks we have spent a lot of time on this radio program chronicling the absolute insane, incendiary things that have been said by the president, by his surrogates and Vice President Biden. This president has divided this country any way he could with some of the most outrageous accusations flying everywhere. That being said, there is no denying what Congressman Akin said here is stupid. It wasn't a smart thing to say and he's apologized. Why is it though that every time Democrats say something dumb or do something stupid they're never asked to leave or resign? It's always Republicans!" said Sean. "However, the double standard exists, no matter how frustrating it is. We need 51 senators to repeal ObamaCare, we have to hang onto the House and we need a new president. This race as far as I'm concerned is a tipping point election. The only thing I can do in a case like this is to ask myself what I would do. And if it were my decision, I would resign by 5 o'clock," Sean concluded.

Morris: "Akin Should Resign"
Dick Morris, author of the book "Screwed," joined Sean to about his petition drafted to request the resignation of Congressman Todd Akin from the Senate race in Missouri. Morris explained that if Akin does not resign, he poses a huge threat for the ability of Republicans to take over the majority in the Senate. "There is no way that we can win the state of Missouri with Akin running against McCaskill," Morris said adamantly. "After his comment, he has no chance of winning. That seat could well be the difference between a majority and a minority in the Senate." To sign Dick Morris' petition, please click here.

President Vs. The Press Corps
Yesterday, after two months in hiding, President Barack Obama finally found the courage to take questions from members of the White House press corps. During a surprise appearance this yesterday, in the briefing room, he was asked a wide range of questions from foreign policy to campaign-related matters. Among the topics covered was whether or not Mitt Romney should release more of his tax returns. Another hot topic at the impromptu press conference was whether or not Obama supporters are engaging in gutter politics by suggesting that the GOP hopeful is in fact a felon, a murderer and worse. Sean was joined by "The Architect" Karl Rove to discuss Obama's impromptu media conference and the current status of the race for the White House. Rove referenced a new poll by CBS/New York Times that showed roughly two-thirds of Americans believe that either Obama's policies have not helped the country or have actually hurt the economic recovery. "That's a bad place to be if you're the incumbent president running for re-election," Rove advised. Rove also pointed out that Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as Vice President has re-energized Republicans. "Paul Ryan is an incredibly able individual, who has brought new energy to the Republican ticket. It is a sign of the confidence of Mitt Romney and an insight into what he's going to make, not only about this campaign, but his presidency about to pick this able Wisconsin budget chief." You can watch Sean's entire interview with Karl Rove by clicking here.

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Dick Morris

Dick Morris (born November 28, 1948) is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster , political campaign consultant , and general political consultant . Morris became an adviser to the Bill Clinton administration after Clinton was elected president in 1992. Morris encouraged Clinton to pursue third way policies of triangulation that merged traditional Republican and Democratic proposals, rhetoric, and issues to achieve maximum political gain and popularity. He worked as a Republican strategist before joining the Clinton administration, where he helped Clinton recover from the 1994 midterm elections by convincing the President to adopt Republican policies. [1] The president consulted Morris in secret beginning in 1994. [2] Clinton's communications director George Stephanopoulos has said that "Over the course of the first nine months of 1995, no single person had more power over the president". [2] Morris... More >

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