In the upside down world of Fox News, shutting down the government in order to block Obamacare – legislation that was enacted by Congress and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court – was presented as the patriotic, public-spirited thing to do, thanks to the rabid partisanship of Sean Hannity and his two like-minded guests last night, Congressmen Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Jeff Duncan (R-SC). Not only that, the three talking heads – each of whom undoubtedly have Cadillac health insurance plans for themselves – argued that blocking coverage for the rest of America was looking out for the little guy. Really.
Hannity and his pals spent the first four minutes of the segment accusing President Obama of “emboldening our enemies” for shutting down embassies abroad in the wake of terrorism threats (just pay no attention how Hannity previously insisted that criticizing a president during a time of war was “emboldening our enemies”).
But then Hannity – the “Great American” government-shutdown cheerleader – turned the subject to Obamacare defunding. He asked Gohmert “How many members do you now have with you” in “the effort to defund Obamacare?”
Gohmert suggested that the effort may be losing steam. He insisted, “We’re gaining” but he declined to give any numbers. He also admitted, “(Y)eah, the pressure is there” from Republican leadership “to not do it.” Gohmert then made the ridiculous argument that his efforts were on behalf of the little guy:
We don’t want a shutdown, we want to fund the government …but people are actually gonna get hurt. They’re not gonna get the pacemaker, they’re not gonna get the help they need. We’re doing this for America, for the guy that’s making $14,000 that will ultimately have an extra 2 ½ percent tax, because Obama went after the little guy in Obamacare. We’re doing it for those people and we need to stand up but there is pressure.
That’s right, Gohmert is going to make it harder for you to get health insurance because he doesn't like the health insurance you might get if he doesn't shut down the government to prevent you from getting it.
Duncan agreed. But he inadvertently let the cat out of the bag as to whom he was really looking out for:
…I would rather shut the government down, and I’m not advocating for that, but I would rather shut the government down than continue shutting America down and that’s exactly what Obamacare does. It shuts down the American businesses and the job creators.
As for the rest of us, we can just get Health Savings Accounts.
Maybe that would stop the stooopid talk from these clowns.
Suppose they shut down local governments, specifically Nassau County government. What would Slanthead do then?
As it is, he’s bad mouthed County Exec Thomas Suozzi a number of times (on the radio) for not clearing downed trees quickly enough in the wake of Super Storm Sandy.
Hannity, as most here know, drives a heavy (armor-plated?), lumbering (7 mpg) Escalade and he’s always complaining about being forced to take long detours to reach his bunker (oops, I meant palatial mansion) on the tony North Shore.
We wouldn’t want Slimy Seanny to spend an extra minute on the road, especially after his nightly obstacle course dash on the LIE (dodging those pesky hybrids no doubt).
Of course the fact that Slanthead hasn’t been arrested by now is a real puzzle, as Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice has long had a tough program against DUI and just plain reckless driving. Does Hannity fit the picture? Don’t really know, as he always claims he doesn’t drink much.
We do know for a fact that the swat team better not come for him at his bunker (“Wacha gonna do when they come for you?”). You see, Hannity not long ago finally admitted on air that he owns 3 (that’s THREE) AR-15s, and even wants to buy more. That was a not-unexpected revelation, as Slanthead has long bragged about his concealed handgun carry permits in many states, and how he tucks two Glocks into his waistband before heading into the city each day.
So with three assualt rifles (and his dutiful obedient wife and children to keep them loaded now that New York State has new rules on magazine size), Hannity will be able fend off any size law enforcement team. Hannity believes very strongly in survival; just ask him about one his fav sponsors,
And, for that matter, Just just noticed a lot of strange bumps and stalls in the visual feed. Either Hannity couldn’t spring for a decent signal, or Jeff Duncan hit a lot of seven second delay. Neither one bodes well.
Nothing new, nothing earth-shattering, just the constant drone of the heartless for the mindless.
They deserve each other.
Doncha just LOVE it when rightwingnut multimillionaires tell the rest of us what we should sacrifice?
Number of times all the other networks combined have done it: 0
Oh, and it’s kinda funny that the hosts who were fired from other networks for that talk under Bush were all hired by Fox after Obama took office… It’s almost like Fox News is a media outlet staffed entirely by traitors to this country.