“Liberals are upset that I didn’t meltdown yesterday,” Sean laughed as he kicked off Thursday’s show, “I have had to spend some time talking some people off the cliff, you put a lot emotionally into these elections and I’ve been through the ups and downs and there’s a lot we can learn.” Sean continued, “There was a majority who said that they wanted four more years of the same and I say, you want Barack Obama, you’ve got him.” Sean warned though, “The promises are going to go unfulfilled and there is an anger that will come out when people realize they’ve been lied to.” “If you use a loss the right way you can really set the foundation for future successes,” offered Hannity, “We’re not a nation of whiners, Conservatives don’t whine, this is going to be an ongoing process.” “We have three options; we can get angry but that’s not going to do anything, another option is to despair but that’s not worth your time and the third option is to just give up our principles but that’s a political disaster and intellectual surrender, that’s not an option,” laid out Sean, “Here’s another option, let’s refine our arguments to persuade our fellow Americans that the Conservative way is the best way for the country.” Yesterday, Sean reminded us all to make sure that we keep Election Day in perspective and it’s really important that we remember that the war wages on even if this battle was a loss. To listen to Sean’s remarks on perspective, visit Hannity.com.
Juan Williams and Patrick Buchanan
Sean was joined by Juan Williams and Pat Buchanan to break down the bad results from this past election. “You’re handling this a lot better than I thought you would,” laughed Williams. “I think the Republican Party has a deep and endemic problem,” a solemn Buchanan argued, “I think they have a demographic change.” “For the Republican Party, they need to realize there is a shift going on,” agreed Williams, “But there are lots of black folks and Hispanic folks who want to identify with Conservative ideas but it’s incumbent on the Republican party to do aggressive outreach.” “What’s frustrating about this is that nobody is excluded to the Conservative movement,” argued Hannity. “Do you think that, with 17 million more people on food stamps, are we better off with the political system of redistribution,” asked Hannity, “I’m saying these policies aren’t wo rking.” “Republicans aren’t going to end many of these programs,” argued Buchanan, “More and more Americans are heavily dependent for everything and the fact that they are and the Republicans are for small government.” Williams wrote a great article in the Wall Street Journal which highlights these issues.
Holder vs Obenshain
Tamara Holder and Kate Obenshain came on the show to debate the gender gap in the election. “Early numbers show a majority of women voted for President Obama,” began Hannity, “There are more women in the electorate than men.” “When the economy is poor and women were unemployed they should care about this,” offered Obenshain, “And yet Obama distracted women with shallow attacks like the ‘binder full of women’ comment.” “The number one issue among women was the economy,” countered Holder. “You can’t deny that the Obama campaign used the dirtiest tactics, full of lies,” countered Hannity, “Scaring women and old people and scaring the American people is what got him over the top.” The question for you now, after all is said and done, are you optimistic about Obama’s 2nd term? You can swing over to Hannity.com and cast your vote now.
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.
Williams regularly appears on major radio and television programs, notably National Public Radio and the Fox News Channel. He also writes for leading newspapers including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and has been published in magazines including The Atlantic Monthly and Time.