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Thursday, December 6th, 2012

J.C. Watts For RNC Chair?
The rumor mill has been cranking away at full tilt, circulating the idea that former GOP Rep. J.C. Watts might run for chairman of the Republican National Committee. Watts has not formally entered the race and hasn't been critical of the current RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, who recently announced he would stay on for a second term. Watts joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline to discuss these rumors. Watts told Sean that while he's made no decision about running, he would not be running against the incumbent chairman, but against the "status" of the current Republican Party as it stands now. Watts explained that he thinks the Republicans of today have lost their way and seem to be headed down a path of values that don't necessarily adhere to what the party has always stood for. The former congressman told Sean that he was approached by a friend who laid out all the reasons why he would be a good fit for the job. Watts said if he decided to run, he would lead the party the way one of its strongest leaders, Ronald Reagan, intended. Watts went into detail about how he'd focus on a pro-life, pro-choice, strong family message - with a focus on activities and outlets for kids that will embolden the future of the Republican Party. Watts also explained that he would make the connection to the Latino and minority communities and church and outreach efforts would be stronger and bolder under his authority. Watts wants smaller government and less entitlements and he wants to return the power to small business owners who will then be able to prosper and be successful in the country, as it was intended. Yet Watts stopped short of actually announcing he was running, but instead explained it was something he was mulling over. What do you think? Should Watts run for RNC Chair? Tweet Sean @SeanHannity with your opinion.

Senator DeMint To Resign In January
Senator Jim DeMint, now the new President of the Heritage Foundation, announced today that he will be resigning as the Republican Senator of South Carolina. DeMint joined Sean in the last hour of Thursday's show and said that the Senate is so corrupt that he is unable to represent true conservatives. DeMint explained that by joining the Heritage Foundation he will be able to work with real conservatives. He will leave officially in January. "It's been an honor to serve the people of South Carolina in United States Senate for the past eight years, but now it's time for me to pass the torch to someone else and take on a new role in the fight for America's future," said DeMint.

Asner's Bizarre Response To Role In Propaganda Cartoon
On 'Hannity', Sean played a propaganda cartoon put out by the California Teachers Union, which was the federation of teachers demonizing wealthy Americans for their success. To watch the cartoon please click here. Do you recognize the voice narrating that cartoon? That is none other than radical left-wing Hollywood actor Ed Asner. Sean invited Michelle Malkin to the program with reaction to Asner's cartoon. "Think that he needs to be held responsible. I love how he doesn't remember a word of what he said in this script. How could he not? It was very, very memorable. Very damning, I think," said Malkin. "It's the California Federation of Teachers that really needs to be called to the carpet. It's not just the taxpayers and parents who are sending their kids to school in California that need to be up in arms about this. I know that there are so many decent, hard working teachers out there who are right thinking who abhor the message that is being subsidized with their taxes and also with their dues that are being confiscated by these big labor big business organizations.” To watch Sean's conversation with Michelle Malkin please click here.

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J.C. Watts

J. C. Watts, Jr. (born November 18, 1957) is an American politician and Canadian Football League player from Oklahoma. Watts served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003 as a Republican, representing the 4th congressional district in south-central Oklahoma.

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