As part of his unhinged “special” Friday night (2/10/12), Sean Hannity purported to discuss the legal angle of the Obama administration’s contraception mandate. In Hannity’s typically fair and balanced way, the two guests had the same mindset as he did. But Fox News contributor Peter Johnson took the segment's cake for overheated rhetoric. First, Johnson accused President Obama of thinking the Constitution is “unimportant.” Then he described the right-wing hissy fit over a measure that has already been existence in 28 states and many Catholic institutions – and which the majority of Americans and Catholic Americans support – as a “Rosa Parks moment.”
Hannity set the tone in his introduction when he said, “First Amendment rights of many Americans appear to be in jeopardy, thanks to the Obama administration.”
Johnson picked up the gauntlet. He said Obama’s “assault on the First Amendment” was “this time on the Catholic Church. Who’s next?”
“Great point,” murmured an approving Hannity. Later, in a blatant effort to make the discussion explicitly more anti-Obama, he asked Johnson, “Why would the president do this?”
Johnson got the message and took the bait. He said, “The Constitution is unimportant to this White House. The Constitution is a way station on the road to political victory in 2012.”
“It’s scary,” Hannity said, egging on Johnson further.
Again, Johnson got the cue. “This is a Rosa Parks moment. This is an opportunity for all Americans of all faiths to stand up for the Constitution,” he said.
“Well said,” Hannity praised again.
Right, Pete. That explains why this White House has stated that it’s “just a g-d piece of paper”, why it suspended the writ of habeas corpus, why it warrantlessly wiretaps US citizens, and why it proposes the idea of the “unitary executive”.
Oh wait . . .
Johnson got the cue. âThis is a Rosa Parks moment. This is an opportunity for all Americans of all faiths to stand up for the Constitution,â he said.
Umm, Pete — unless Catholics got arrested for their refusal to give up their seat on the bus to a Protestant, I don’t see how this could in any way resemble a “Rosa Parks moment”.
Wingnuts, once again, demonstrating their inability to understand analogy . . .
There’s only five female Republicans in congress? Really? I gotta fact-check that. No matter- two of them are on Obama’s side now.
And I honestly can’t stop smiling about how solidly Fox News and the 2012 Candidates have assured Obama the Women’s vote. Even women I know who hated him around New Years made up their mind to vote Obama because of the Republican attitude towards our gender.