With likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney in political hot water over his role as a “vulture capitalist,” Bullyboy Sean Hannity is striking back in the usual fashion – by attacking Democrats and playing the victim. Yes, poor little rich boy Hannity is very upset about class divisions in this country – and he’s ready to blame the poor for the problem and the Democrats for making an issue out of it! Never mind that the attacks on Romney have been coming from his fellow Republicans. But if you know anything at all about Hannity, you know he’d probably rather eat nails than criticize a Republican.
Hannity began a discussion last night (1/13/12) by citing a Pew survey showing 66% of Americans believe there are “conflicts” between the rich and poor. Multi-millionaire Hannity immediately followed that statement with a gratuitous slap at those less fortunate than he, saying, “47% of all Americans do not pay any federal income tax.” Then, in a sleight of hand designed to make the hostility look like Obama’s fault, he added, “The President has been stoking these fires, using class warfare with regularity.”
Hannity continued whining throughout the segment: “He’s dividing the country… 47% of Americans don’t pay enough. Those that pay get beaten up by the President of the United States… How much is enough in the minds of a liberal… what percentage of one’s income… should one be allowed to keep in a country whose principles are based on freedom, equal opportunity, not necessarily equal results.”
But he never seemed to come up with a better argument for the situation beyond people shouldn’t complain about the rich, they should complain about the poor and the Democrats.
Guest Juan Williams did a pretty good job pointing out that there’s a real anger in the country about income inequality and that right now Republicans are the ones making political hay out of it but he never confronted Hannity’s own role in the animosity or his blatant hypocrisy in decrying President Obama’s vacation one moment, then whining about class warfare the next. Or the ridiculousness of a guy like Hannity accusing anyone else of dividing the country.
This class warfare is a scheme cooked up by the Fox “News” amateur producers and Hannocchio.
Hannocchio is a slick one. You really have to watch this one.