The Best of Sean Hannity:
Obama's Lack Of Leadership To Blame For 'Cliff'?
President Obama continues to place the blame on Republican congressional leaders for the fiscal cliff disaster. However, it seems as if Obama is OK with letting this happen. Why? "Because if Obama actually stood up and showed real leadership there would be consequences for him. This could drastically impact the radical agenda that he is hoping to push through during his second term, but that's not the only thing that should be worrying the White House," said Sean on last night's 'Hannity' broadcast. "Because as President Obama's nominee for secretary of state, Senator John Kerry awaits his confirmation hearings to begin and Republicans are saying not so fast. They are demanding current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testify on Benghazi before any confirmation hearings begin." Sean was joined with reaction by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson who expressed support for the president. Richardson felt the difficulty reaching a deal was because of the Tea Party Republicans in the House. However, the former governor did agree that blame fell on both sides of the aisle. "It has been irresponsible on the part of the whole Congress. This is why they are held in such low esteem," explained Richardson. To watch Sean's discussion with the former governor of New Mexico, please click here.
Was There A Scorecard?
Sean was joined by Michigan Congressman Justin Amash who was recently released from the Budget and Financial Services committee. "There's a rumor that conservatives in the Republican Caucus are being purged by leadership from committee assignments," began Hannity, "Congressman, do you have some news to report on this?" "Several of us sent a letter to Speaker Boehner and he responded that there were no single criteria," answered Amash, "The conversations I've had with leadership was that there was a scorecard and I got a 0." "I'd like to see their scorecard," continued Amash, "It seems that those who voted for less government go low scores and those who voted for more government were given positive scores." "This is now hitting a critical mass," a frustrated Hannity continued, "You weren't elected to be a carbon copy of the Democratic party, I'm not overly optimistic but we'll see what happens. To listen to Sean's full interview, click here.
Pay Up Sean!
Austan Goolsbee, the former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers for President Obama, joined Sean to talk about the role of unions in America. "Why do we force people to be members of unions they don't want to be a member of and spend money on campaigns they don't support," began Hannity, "It's like licensed theft." "I'm not an expert here but I think the issue is that if members get benefits from contract negotiations without having paid membership then it’s sort of a free ride," countered Goolsbee, "I'm not an expert but I think that's what many argue." Switching gears, Goolsbee was critical of Hannity for not delivering on his Election Day bet. "I'm calling your credit agency and reporting you because you're 36 days delinquent," laughed Goolsbee, "You still owe me a steak dinner." "I'll send you a Ruth's Chris gift certificate," laughed Hannity. "No, you're taking me to dinner," countered Goolsbee. "You have to tell me secrets about Obama," pushed Hannity.