On the Hannity show’s “Great American Panel” segments last night, GOP Special Victim Sean Hannity spent most of the first part whining about meanie attacks on Republicans. But after the commercial break, he called hate-monger Allen West – who just said that President Obama and other Democrats should “get the hell out of the United States” – a “hero.” Panelist and Fox News contributor Angela McGlowan was just as disapproving in Part 1 and also called West a hero in Part 2.
In Part 1, McGlowan said, “I don’t think it bodes well for any party to start calling people names.”
Guest Jim Nicholson complained, “It’s not just the Democrats. It’s the whole Democratic tactic.”
Chief GOP Special Victim was Hannity. With his phony-baloney Hanctimony, he “asked,” “When the president said that Republicans want dirty air and dirty water (he continued by ticking off his usual litany of liberals’ meanie attacks on Republicans) and then complains that the Romney smear machine may be coming after them, wait a minute. Is that proper for a president of the United States to lie like that?”
Hannity was on such a whining warpath, I’ve got to think Obama’s re-election prospects took an especially promising turn yesterday. Accusing President Obama of trying to score “cheap political points,” Hannity began shouting about the Democratic television ad showing a Rep. Paul Ryan lookalike throwing an old lady in a wheelchair off a cliff. “Does that cross a line for you?” Hannity demanded of Democrat Chris Hahn. Sadly, Hahn went on defense instead of reframing the discussion to point out the rank hypocrisy of a guy like Hannity complaining about anyone else's rhetoric.
What a difference a commercial break makes! In Segment Two, Hannity, McGlowan and Nicholson “forgot” their concerns about name calling and inflammatory rhetoric and began defending Allen West. Yes, Allen West, the Republican Congressman who just a few days earlier said President Obama and other Democrats should “get the hell out of the United States” and then pretended he hadn’t.
Hannity went along with the pretense. He said (falsely) that West had said, “Take these ideas out of there.” Hannity feigned puzzlement. “Why is everyone offended by that?” Even if you bought West's and Hannity’s spin, West has a long history of hate mongering, including his hideous comments about fellow Representative, Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Those comments were also whitewashed on Fox News.
But now McGlowan announced that West is a “hero” and Hannity readily agreed.
Then Hannity – who never goes a single program without whining about how unfair life is for conservatives – said, “You know who the biggest crybaby in Washington is? Obama.”
Hero or Zero?
West is not a hero but a sellout to his community. The masses need to do everything in their power to defeat him in the election. Find a strong candidate to replace this fraud.