So How Does the GOP Deal?
Sean kicked off Wednesday’s show with some advice for the Republican House which is bracing for a second term of unprecedented political partisanship and more attacks from the White House. “Let me start by saying that those House Republicans who’re feeling a bit wobbly, President Obama will get what he needs from you and then ram it down your throat, I can promise you that,” began Sean, “What Republicans should say is ‘the key to any Republican deal is to ensure that spending cuts and reforms to entitlements must happen now’.” “Republicans need an aggressive PR campaign to offset the President’s attacks,” continued Hannity, “Somebody needs to ask the President about our massive debt and the fact that our deficit has grown so much in the past four years.” Today, President Obama spent the afternoon, in his first official press conference since the election, laying out his plan to circumve nt the “fiscal cliff” that is facing the country. Sean, clearly upset by what he heard, was quick to criticize the President. “If the press conference that we heard today; the same Obama, the same left-wing partisanship agenda,” pressed Hannity, “It’s obvious that he’s determined to engage in class warfare.” You can listen to Sean’s entire rant on today’s press conference as well as his advice for the Republican House members here.
Senator Lindsey Graham: What Happened In Benghazi
Sean was joined by Senator Lindsey Graham to discuss the incidents in Benghazi. “What happened,” plainly asked Sean, “Why didn’t the White House give the security that was requested there?” “The narrative that we’re not going to be Bush, the idea that we can bring peace to the world without the presence of big military,” explained Graham, “These people at the consulate were begging for help and I think the last plea for help went directly to Secretary Clinton so I think she has questions to answer.” “Ultimately, this has to stop with President Obama,” offered Hannity, “Why, two weeks afterwards, he’s still pushing this was because of a Youtube video?” “These attacks were done without the markings of a mob,” offered Graham, “They were hitting us with mortars!” That could be the strongest point made to date. Spontaneous mobs don’t often carry mortars and coordinate attacks with multiple groups and so it begs the question, was President Obama oblivious to what was happening or desperate to get to Election Day without admitting we lost Americans to a terrorist attack his staff could’ve prevented.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino and security expert KT MacFarland joined Sean to discuss the specifics of the Benghazi attacks and what it means for President Obama. “We know there were cries for help,” began Sean, “Why didn’t the President know what was happening?” Today, the President made the stiff remarks, “If Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me.” “He can try the cowboy approach all he wants, the whole ‘come after me thing’,” quickly retorted Bongino, “The reality is that Al Qaeda subset that was involved in these attacks advertised on a Facebook page that they were involved in this, you don’t need a massive investigation, you need to just use social media.” “We still don’t have answers, two months later, to the question about why we couldn’t get security to the consulate.” KT MacFarland co ntinued, “I was at the White House during Watergate and what this is all about is that the President wants plausible deniability.” This battle will continue for awhile but for the sake of those who gave their lives honorably in Benghazi, it’s important to get to the truth, a mission that Sean is dedicated to making sure happens.
Lindsey O. Graham was elected to serve as United States Senator on November 5, 2002. A native South Carolinian, Graham grew up in Central, graduated from D.W. Daniel High School, and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Graham logged six-and-a-half years of service on active duty as an Air Force lawyer. From 1984-1988, he was assigned overseas and served at Rhein Mein Air Force Base in Germany. Upon leaving the active duty Air Force in 1989, Graham joined the South Carolina Air National Guard where he served until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994. During the first Gulf War, Graham was called to active duty and served state-side at McEntire Air National Guard Base as Staff Judge Advocate where he prepared members for deployment to the Gulf region. His duties included briefing pilots on the law of armed conflict, preparing legal documents for deploying troops, and providing legal... More >