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Hannity’s television audience has fallen to half since President’s re-election?

The New York Daily News has reported Nielsen – the company responsible for gathering and releasing data regarding television-viewers’ viewing habits – is showing, in its figures for the fourth-quarter of 2012, that FOX News’ little leprechaun Sean Hannity’s television program has lost almost half of its audience since President Obama pummeled Mitt Romney in the general election in November.

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Why have so many viewers stopped watching Hannity? Because he’s a schmuck who spent the entire summer and fall predicting – unsuccessfully – how the President was going to lose to Romney and lose big. When things didn’t quite work out that way, Hannity and his usual gang of political misfits (Dick Morris, Ann Coulter, Karl Rove, and Sarah Palin to name a few) looked obtuse and incredibly out of touch with the smallest shred of political reality. Anyone willing to look objectively at the polling data knew Romney was going to lose, anyone, except for Hannity and crew.

But wait, there’s more, Nielsen’s also reporting Hannity’s lost more than half of his 25-to-54-year-old audience members of angry white Christian gun loving tin foil hat wearing couch potato crunching men, a demographic crucial in relation to advertising dollars for his program and thence FOX News.

Hannity isn’t losing his audience simply because he blew political chunks where the election was concerned, he’s losing it because of his incessant whining, moaning and complaining about everything the President does. He’s losing it because of the company he keeps agreeing with Ann Coulter’s one thing (as bad as that is), but setting up house with the likes of Ted Nugent? Hannity’s become a hateful little man, with an annoying little whiny voice and if his ratings continue to slide at the current rate the nation will soon be blessed without his program. Perhaps FOX News will continue chopping heads, and Sean’s will be next; first Palin, then Morris and next Hannity? One can only hope.

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in Right Wing Crazies

 

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Hannity’s a liar and an idiot

The Leprechaun, Sean Hannity’s at it again, telling one big whopper after another. Tonight’s lie came during his FOX News program (9 Jan 13) when he claimed no president had ever made use of recess appointments until President Obama, I just heard him say it, you can’t make this stuff up; but of course almost every President since – and including – George Washington have made recess appointments.

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President Washington appointed South Carolina judge John Rutledge as Chief Justice of the United States during a congressional recess in 1795.

Some additional examples?

New Jersey judge William J. Brennan was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 through a recess appointment. This was done in part with an eye on the presidential campaign that year; Eisenhower was running for reelection, and his advisors thought it would be politically advantageous to place a northeastern Catholic on the court. Brennan was promptly confirmed when the Senate came back into session. President Eisenhower, also using a recess appointment, designated Charles W. Yost as United States ambassador to Syria.But wait, that’s not all President Eisenhower made two additional recess appointments, Chief Justice Earl Warren and Potter Stewart.

President George H. W. Bush appointed Lawrence Eagleburger Secretary of State during a recess in 1992 because Eagleburger had in effect filled that role after James Baker resigned.

And according to the Congressional Research Service, President Bill Clinton made 139 recess appointments while President George W. Bush made a record 171 recess appointments, and as of 5 Jan 12, President Barack Obama – who Hannity claims is attempting to “by-pass the Legislative Branch creating an imperial presidency” – had made only 32 recess appointments.

Hannity’s an idiot, and anyone who ever takes him seriously is also an idiot. Like too many people working at FOX he wouldn’t know a fact if it came and bit him on the nose.

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2013 in Right Wing Crazies

 

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Nugent draws Secret Service attention?

According to news reports former mediocre rocker Ted Nugent has earned himself the coveted attention of the United States Secret Service after saying he’d be “dead or in jail by this time next year” if President Barack Obama is re-elected.

Short version, Ted’s pretty stupid.

Nugent made the comments during an interview at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis, comparing Obama and his administration to “coyotes” that needed to be shot and encouraging voters to “chop [Democrats'] heads off in November.”

Just exactly what our country needs more violence laced rhetoric from far right extremists like Nugent; who by the way is a close personal friend of Sean Hannity.

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presumptive presidential candidate Willard Mitt Romney, has been endorsed by Nugent, but currently Willard has no comment on whether he agrees with Nugent, but that view will likely change three of four times by the end of the day.

The Secret Service is aware of Nugent’s remarks and is taking the appropriate action, according to Dan Amira of New York Magazine reports. It’s standard procedure for the Secret Service to investigate any threatening comments made against the president, and Nugent just made a whopper.

Various groups and organizations are calling on Willard to distance himself from Nugent and his remarks.

“We don’t expect moderation from Ted Nugent,” said Michael Keegan, president of People For the American Way. “But we do expect a major presidential candidate like Mitt Romney to rebuke a prominent supporter for spewing hate-filled and violent rhetoric against the President of the United States.”

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz also weighed in on the controversy.

“Romney surrogate Ted Nugent’s comments about Pres. Obama are vile & beyond the pale — and the Romney campaign should denounce them immediately,” the Florida congresswoman tweeted.

The DNC’s also followed up with an online petition encouraging people to tell Romney to denounce “Nugent’s hateful speech,” and has also released a web video hammering Nugent’s position as a “surrogate for Mitt Romney.”

Romney’s camp had not denounced Nugent, but has called for everyone to play nice.

Willard’s spokesperson Andrea Saul said, “Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from,” she said, according to Talking Points Memo. “Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil.”

Bottom line is this is typical far-right get the gun vote out violent rhetoric and it has no place in 21st century politics; Nugent was a mediocre rock star who’s become a fanatic in his hatred for the President and Romney’s inability to flat out denounce what was said is just one more example of his willingness to let anything and everything be said, either by him or someone else, so he can win the election.

Someone threatening the life of the President is unacceptable, to do it while acting as your surrogate is doubly wrong, and failure – by Romney – to denounce his words isn’t only a sad mark against his character, it’s not presidential.

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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President Obama wants to take us back to before the Civil War?

According to news reports, former Republican Tea Party (GOTP) vice-presidential candidate Sarah Louise Palin has declared a video of President Obama embracing the late Harvard Law Professor Derrick Bell, is nothing less than the President “bringing us back…to days before the Civil War” when racial discrimination was prevalent.

In an interview with the only group of Obamaphobes discussing this so-called “issue” – FOX PAC’ Sean Hannity – Palin stated, “He is bringing us back…to days before the Civil War, when unfortunately too many Americans mistakenly believed that not all men were created equal,” she said. “What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin.”

But why stop there? Palin also accused the President of “trying to divide” the country, “based along lines of gender, of religion, of income, even of race,” citing his association with Bell.

“Look at his embracing of Derrick Bell, the radical college racist professor whom he…embraced literally and figuratively asking others to open their hearts and minds to the radical agenda of a racist like Derrick Bell who believed that white men oppress blacks and minorities,” she said. “And Barack Obama, evidently at least at the time, believed what Derrick Bell believed.”

Yeah, OK Sarah, so, what you’re saying is the first black President wants to take the country back to the Anti-bellum America? What? Please stop talking, you’re going to hurt yourself, and you’re making my brain hurt.

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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John McCain says choosing Sarah Palin was the best decision he ever made?

Huffington Post is reporting 2008 Republican Presidential candidate John McCain says he has no regrets about the biggest and most controversial decision. Speaking to the Leprechaun Sean Hannity in New Hampshire, McCain said naming Sarah Palin his running mate was “still the best decision I’ve ever made.”

Makes you seriously wonder what his second best decision was, which high fiber cereal to eat in the morning?

McCain was on Hannity’s show to promote his 2008 rival, Mitt Romney, whose Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidacy he endorsed last week, after Romney allegedly won the Iowa caucus by eight votes.

But seriously, choosing the Ice Queen was his best decision ever? This clearly sells it, McCain’s Brain Captain’s dead at the controls and he’s running on auto pilot; the choice of Palin was an unmitigated political disaster. She was in no way even remotely qualified to be running for the vice presidency and his decision to choose her seriously threw into doubt his own mental stability to be president.

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Do’H!

Town criers Erastmus Limbaugh and Uriah Hannity say it’s about time authorities sent the smelly, flea bitten, mangy protestors packing.

“No one knows why they’ve been protesting,” Limbaugh cried, firmly ensconced behind his golden EIB criers’ bell. “It’s a hodge podge of people with no discernible leaders, the King’s soldiers did exactly the right thing; and further more, there’s nothing to this stuff that they used excessive force.”

“That’s right,” whined Hannity. “Why should the people of Boston have their lives turned upside down every day by individuals who are just lazy and want liberty just given to them?”

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Our blacks are so much better than their blacks?

Conservative thought courtesan Ann “Banshee” Coulter has been making the cable talk show rounds attempting to defend Herman “Pizza Man” Cain against sexual harassment allegations. Earlier this week she appeared on FOX PAC, telling Sean Hannity black conservatives are better than black liberals. “Our blacks are so much better than their blacks,” she said.

Appearing on the “Joy Behar” show, the banshee was given a chance to clarify the remark, but of course being who she is, she chose not to.

“I’m saying Google Maxine Waters, Cynthia McKinney and John Conyers, or Google Allen West, Michael Steele or Herman Cain,” Coulter said. “Ours are more impressive. There is no question about that.”

“When Michael Steele was running for Senate, liberals showed up and rolled Oreos down the aisle at him,” Coulter added. “The only racism you hear is against conservative blacks–and it is vicious.”

The problem with her little story about Michael Steele being assaulted with Oreos is that isn’t true (http://www.wtop.com/?nid=&sid=622881) or at best is greatly exaggerated by the likes of Coulter and Hannity as evidence of “liberal racism” (http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200604260015).

But the banshee was finished with her racially charged commentaries, earlier she tweeted a comment regarding the Kim Kardashian divorce, “Kim Kardashian inspires slogan for 2012 presidential campaign,” she tweeted. “[Once] you go half-black, you CAN go back.”

Coulter is firing off half-thought commentary falling in line with Rush Limbaugh that the accusations against Cain are part of a process to tear down a black Republican. “Liberals detest, detest, detest conservative blacks,” she said. “…This is now the second time a conservative black has had outrageous and what appear to be false allegations leveled against him.”

Hannity said that, while he was not downplaying the seriousness of sexual harassment, he felt that everyday office banter was being misconstrued too often as inappropriate. “These people are humorless,” he said.

So, here we have Sean Hannity supporting sexual harassment victims as being humorless? Problem with guys like Hannity is they just don’t get it; there are serious limits on what someone can and cannot say to someone – anyone – in a professional environment, and certainly inviting a woman to your private corporate apartment (as Cain allegedly did) is one of the things you cannot do.

Hannity was confused – hard to believe I know – as to why liberals were, in his words, so “threatened” by Cain. Coulter was blunt in her response.

“Our blacks are so much better than their blacks,” she said, speaking of Democrats. “To become a black Republican, you don’t just roll into it. You’re not going with the flow…and that’s why we have very impressive blacks in the Republican party.”

“Our blacks are so much better than their blacks”? Really? Did you really just say “Our blacks are so much better than their blacks”? There are so many different rabbit holes this comment could send everyone into, such as, is Coulter somehow claiming ownership over conservative blacks? At best her comment demonstrates an incredible amount of ignorance regarding race; at worse it shows a racist sub current flowing below the peroxide.

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Greatest Generation gets the shaft by GOTP

They stormed the beach at Normandy, braved the cold of Bastogne, flew 25+ missions in B-17s and B-24s, raised the flag at Iwo Jima and secured for us our liberties only to be screwed by the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) when they can no longer take care of themselves.

“Thanks for your service, and sacrifice, but die already” Eric Cantor, Allen West and a host of other ungrateful conservatives seem to say by their words and deeds.

How quickly are the heroes and the heroines of our past thrown under the bus by the very people who claim to revere them and their service. It seems the GOTP Congressional Freshman class would rather cut the benefits of those who fought and bled for us than raise taxes on the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mitt Romney and Rupert Murdoch.

Makes you feel proud doesn’t it?

Who do conservatives think are the ones being sacrificed by cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Veteran’s benefits? Who are the ones being shoved to the side when they slash “entitlements”? It’s the ones who kept us safe; and it’s despicable, detestable, cowardly and wrong.

So, go ahead and back this pack of thugs if you must; nod your heads in agreement when Rush, Hannity, et al vilify those who are living off of “entitlements”; but just remember who they are.

If there was ever a group “entitled” to be taken care of then it’s this group. It’s the men and women who went into harm’s way in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and countless engagements throughout the Middle East and points around the globe so we could sleep secure in our beds at night. It’s the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who dared to go where lesser men like Hannity, Limbaugh, O’Reilly, Beck, Cantor, and Ryan feared to tread.

Go ahead and support their version of a “balanced budget,” and at what cost they’re willing to “balance” it.

Talk about paying someone back.

Talk about balancing the scales and rewarding those who served.

Sleep well.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Federal Budget

 

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lapel pins 2012

Two years I quoted several conservative talking heads who were making noise about how President Obama hadn’t been wearing a flag lapel pin during the 2008 campaign, Sean Hannity said, “Why do we wear pins? Because our country was under attack…And to politicize once again the war to this extent. Well, who cares about the war? Are you proud of your country? Do you believe in America? Do you believe that America has been, continues to be the greatest force for good in this world?”

“I think it’s, you know, the greatest gift God gave us and continues to be a force for good.”

Bill O’Reilly also chimed in on this “controversy”, saying about Candidate Obama, “I didn’t take Obama’s lack of the lapel pin as anything other than he’s either too lazy … to put it on, or he doesn’t want to put it on.”

Not to be left wanting, Neal Boortz said, “I think that maybe the reason he doesn’t wear a U.S. flag on his lapel is because the U.S. flag — regardless of what he thinks — the flag of this country irritates a lot of Democrat [sic] voters.”

So, based on these conservative pundits’ views of the sacred lapel pin, what does it say about four of the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopefuls during the last presidential debate who chose not to wear a flag?


Do they not believe in America?

Are they too lazy?


Don’t they want to wear a flag?

Did they choose not to wear a pin because they didn’t want to – in Neal Boortz’s limited opinion – “irritate a lot of Democratic [sic] voters”?

Or does the lack of a flag lapel pin only apply to someone if they’re a Democrat?

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Any Republican running against Obama can beat him?

So, Sean Hannity said yesterday (19 May 11) on his radio show, that “any of the Republicans” running, or thinking about running, against Obama can beat him … spit take – clean off computer keyboard and screen. Look, I know Hannity has a “special” audience dynamic to play to, but really? How about some kind of “real” analysis Sean?

There is not a single GOP candidate who has said they’re running or who might run – today – who has a snow ball’s chance.

Romney and Huntsman will never win the nomination because the far-right “God fearing Christian” side of the GOTP will never nominate a Mormon.

Newt is a joke and has zero chance.

Santorum and Pawlenty are not electable … especially after Santorum’s claim that John McCain doesn’t understand “enhanced interrogation”. It’s slips like that which show how unready some of these people are for the big leagues.

Would love to see Palin or Bachmann jump into the race just because it would make it very “interesting” – both would be adored by the same far-right groups opposed to Romney and Huntsman – but please, these two are the best and the brightest women in the Republican party? Palin can’t name a single Supreme Court case she disagrees with, and Bachmann thinks humans and dinosaurs coexisted together? Neither is remotely electable.

Whoever runs for the GOTP in 2012 is little more than a sacrificial lamb – which is why Huckabee dropped out, and shows he’s a lot smarter than I ever gave him credit …

The latest polling numbers against GOTP contenders shows the President ahead by double digits against everyone one of the GOTP contenders:

Obama 52 Romney 40

Obama 53 Gingrich 35

Obama 52 Pawlenty 38

Obama 51 Daniels 33

Obama 54 Palin 35

Obama 54 Bachmann 33

Obama 51 Huntsman 31

Even in polling by Rasmussen, none of the current crop even comes close, and when Ron Paul is running around talking about legalizing heroin and prostitution, yeah he’ll play well in Peoria …

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2011 in 2012 Election, Polls

 

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