Defeat Should Serve Only To Strengthen Our Resolve
Special guest host Rose Tennent took the Hannity airwaves today, who filled in for Sean who's taking a few well deserved days off during the Thanksgiving holiday. Tennent started the show with a special message to Sean's fans and loyal conservatives across the country who were disappointed with the outcome from the recent presidential election. "Many people have come up to me and have expressed their disappointment about the election. I think that you should be very proud of the work that all of you have done," Tennent explained. "Defeat should serve only to strengthen our resolve. We still have a battle to fight and there is still so much for us to do. We posses some of the greatest weapons possible in this battle - our solidarity, our resolve and love of liberty. We must be strong and courageous because there is work ahead of us," Tennent advised. Rose read a quote from Winston Churchill that summed up her monologue nicely. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts," said Churchill.
Santorum: Turn Black Friday Into Red, White & Blue Friday
Sen. Rick Santorum joined Tennent in the show's final hour and talked about a new intiative he is a part of to help encourage consumers to buy American. How? By participating in the "Made in the USA Christmas Challenge" organized by Patriot Voices, the grassroots political committee founded by Santorum. You know what's on your Christmas list. You know your budget. But did you know that a large percentage of our Christmas gift dollars go overseas? That's right. Many of the gifts that end up under the Christmas tree are manufactured in other countries. Santorum challenged Sean's audience to pledge online to buy as many products as they can that are made in the U.S., starting on Black Friday and for the rest of the holiday shopping season. To find out how you can help, or to sign up to support American made products, please click here.
Rep. West Will 'Fight For Conservative Principles'
Tucker Carlson, filling in for Sean on 'Hannity' invited Rep. Allen West onto the show to discuss his future plans after recently conceding the race for Florida's 18th District to his Democratic challenger, Patrick Murphy. "We've got a great amount of support down here in South Florida, across the state of Florida and across the country. Right now the most important thing is to enjoy Thanksgiving with the family," West told Carlson. Although disappointed with the election outcome, West offered some sound advice to his fellow conservatives. "We can continue to fight for conservative principles and values for the restoration of this constitutional republic. You don't have to have a title to be able to do it," West explained. "That's the greatness of this republic and that the citizens really do have the power to make an effect upon their government. And that's what we'll continue to do to fight for the liberties and freedoms and democracies that we enjoy." So what does the future hold for the former senator? Click here to watch Tucker Carlson's entire sit down interview with Allen West.
Steve King served in the Iowa State Senate for six years where he assumed roles as Chairman of the State Government Committee and Vice Chairman of the Oversight Budget Subcommittee. He was a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Judiciary Committee, Business and Labor Committee and the Commerce Committees. He worked in the State Senate to successfully eliminate the inheritance tax, enforce workplace drug testing, enforce parenting rights, including parental notification of abortion, pass tax cuts for working Iowans, and pass the law that made English the official language in Iowa. King was elected to Congress in 2002 to represent Iowa's new fifth congressional district. He brings the concerns and ideas from people of the fifth district with him to work on the Agriculture Committee. He has long been dedicated to adding value as close to the corn stalk and bean stubble as possible, as many times as possible. The Fifth District ranks first in the nation for hogs and pigs... More >
Richard John "Rick" Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is a former United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Santorum is a member of the Republican Party and was the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Santorum is considered both a social and fiscal conservative. He is particularly known for his stances on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Social Security, intelligent design, homosexuality, and the Terri Schiavo case. In March 2007, Santorum joined the law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. He was to primarily practice law in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offices, where he was to provide business and strategic counseling services to the firm's clients. In addition to his work with the firm, Santorum also serves as a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and was a contributor to Fox News Channel. Santorum is a prospective presidential candidate in 2012. He formed a presidential... More >