Hagel Is the Perfect Choice For Obama
Earlier today President Obama nominated former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) to be the nation's next Defense secretary despite warnings of a tough confirmation fight from some Senate Republicans. "Hagel is the perfect choice for Obama because it's unwise, it's reckless and bound to be politically divisive. So it's the perfect choice," Sean said sarcastically. "What else would you expect from Obama, especially in his second term?" Sean said last week that Obama is now emboldened and liberated to be himself now that he's been re-elected. "That doesn't mean that we just lay down and accept his bad decisions," Sean said adamantly. Hagel's nomination has sparked criticism from Republicans over past statements the ex-senator has made on Israel and Iran. For more on the Hagel nomination please click here.
Sean: Time For Republicans To Chart A New Strategy
On 'Hannity', Sean took a few minutes to offer some advice to the GOP for 2013 and beyond. "The Republican party has some very serious work to do. My advice is that Republicans approach the New Year and consider how to regain momentum. They need to lift their eyes from day-to-day tactics. It's time now to think strategically. I have some ideas. Now maybe the first place to start is with the GOP psychology. What I mean by that, there are many Republicans, many conservatives, they've been downcast, sapped of energy, devoid of hope. They can't understand, how did Obama with his indefensible record win re-election by a comfortable margin? I understand the reason for sagging spirits, but despair and apathy are not options, not in politics, and especially not when our future is hanging in the balance. Republicans now need to take advantage of the fact that with the passage of the "fiscal cliff" deadline, Obama lost his best political leverage. That's an opportunity. Republicans now have the chance to focus attention where it belongs, spending cuts and entitlement reform," said Sean. To watch Sean offer his advice for Republicans in 2013 please click here.
What Makes Tim Scott 'Anti-Civil Rights'?
Over the weekend Sean tweeted out an op-ed piece written by Michael Myers that ran in The New York Daily News about Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC). Scott is the first African-American from the Deep South since Reconstruction to become a U.S. Senator. He is also one of several Republican members to be written off by the nation's oldest civil rights group as "anti-civil rights." "We have Republicans who believe in civil rights. Unfortunately, he is not one of them." That's exactly how Ben Jealous, the NAACP president, described the black man that the state's governor, Nikki Haley, a member of an ethnic minority herself, appointed to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate. Meyers, in his op-ed column explained that Scott was not alone; he flunked the NAACP's scorecard with an "F" along with more than 55% of his colleagues in the House of Representatives. On the Senate side, the NAACP flunked 46% of the nation's elected officials. "No surprise that half the House and Senate are civil rights failures in the minds of today's NAACP, because to the organization, "civil rights ideals" may as well read 'liberal dogma'," added Meyers. To read Meyers' entire op-end piece for yourself, please click here.