Fiscal Cliff Talks = Groundhog Day
Bob Woodward, author of "The Price of Politics," joined Sean to discuss his latest book as well as the ongoing fiscal cliff discussions. "Price of Politics" is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government's fiscal condition over three and one half years. Woodward told POLITICO that the fiscal cliff talks are like the movie "Groundhog Day." "It's Groundhog Day: The question is, who's playing Bill Murray? It's such a repetition: It's the same players, at the same seats, at the same table." To hear what Woodward said to Sean please click here to listen.
Crowder: "I Was Beat Down By A Mob"
Steven Crowder, who joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline, was beat up early today in Lansing, Michigan while covering the story of the state's new right-to-work laws. The Right to Work position is that regular people who begin a job, have the choice to opt out of the unions and not be subjected to paying the thousands of dollars required by the unions and their annual dues. This would benefit employees who do not make a lot of money, like some school teachers, because they would not be forced to pay into a union. The right to work gives people freedom, and those who oppose it are afraid that they will lose control over the funds that they are able to highjack and use to fund special interests. Shortly after the Michigan legislature officially passed right-to-work legislation, disgruntled union members were caught tearing down an Americans for Prosperity (AFP) tent filled with people outside the Michigan Capitol. Conservative comedian and Fox News Contributor Steven Crowder witnessed the tent trashing. Crowder told Sean that he was punched so many times, that he is black and blue and has a chipped tooth. Crowder added that he was afraid of the mob mentality that he saw in the union protests today. Crowder confirmed via twitter that the tent belonged to the Michigan chapter of Americans for Prosperity, and that there were women and children inside the tent when the union members tore it down. For more information you can follow Crowder on twitter @scrowder.
The Cost Of Arrogance
Considering the significant consequences of falling off the "fiscal cliff," you'd think the president would have some sort of an interest in finding a solution to the crisis. It is now becoming increasingly obvious that something is standing in the way. So, what could it be? What is it that is preventing the president from negotiating or even offering up any meaningful concessions through Republicans? Now even a reporter at the left-wing newspaper The New York Times is admitting it just may be Obama's arrogance. Congressman Allen West recently told Mark Levin, that it's "silly" to try and work with somebody who he believes he's a "Marxist socialist rigid ideologue. " Allen West joined Sean on 'Hannity' to expand on his comments to Levin and offer his thoughts on the current fiscal cliff debate. To watch Sean's entire interview with West, please click here.