Caroline Heldman, a frequent Fox News guest, had a bit of a blowout with Sean Hannity last night in which he argued that the booming stock market was not a sign of economic recovery because, he asked rhetorically, "those people on food stamps, are they investing in the stock market?” To which Heldman replied, "I’m impressed that you’re now concerned about the poor, thank you for that.” Tonight, Heldman was a guest on Al Sharpton's PoliticsNation where she said, "I have never met a group of people who are so upset that the economy is rebounding than the folks over at Fox."
Heldman went on to explain all the signs of economic rebound and added, "It is getting better and we can't be in denial about this because that actually affects consumer confidence."
Like me, Heldman thinks "it's important to ...engage the other side." However, she added, "I think that Sean Hannity is a perfectly likeable person. I happen to know that he tips 100% in his private life. I just wish that his public stances and the stances of Republicans didn't go after the poor, the elderly, kids - with Pell Grant cuts, Medicaid cuts, job training cuts. You really do have to put your money where your mouth is."
Sharpton agreed that he has nothing against Hannity personally.
I'm all for liking people personally and I'll even grant that Hannity may be a "perfectly likeable person." But tipping 100% is grandiose and self-serving to a guy like Hannity. He'll have to do something a little more humble to convince me he cares about working class people.
Heldman's appearance on Hannity is below, followed by the discussion on PoliticsNation.
(H/T Media Matters)
Billdo and other assorted wingnutz have been braying President Obama’s intentions are to destroy the economy and then re-built it into something like Europe.
Does that reek of stupid?
Follow the logic of the wingnut morons. For a Marxist Communist far left President, he is doing a lousy job nationalizing Wall St., the oil companies, the car and aircraft industries, information tech companies, taking over the media and enforcing censorship on the net.
But one thing is true, the jab creators can’t wait to leave and stop enduring such tyranny.
Imagine that! They are leaving for … for… for… for the freedumbs spreading like wild fire in Iraq?
Disability benefits are for people who are DISABLED, and the applicant needs a doctor’s certification of the DISABILITY.
Being illiterate and unable to read doesn’t count.
Parroting wingnut talking points shows signs of mental damage, but it still doesn’t count.
If the economy is getting better how come it costs more to live??
I dont like Repubs or Demos… 2 sides of the same coin…