In his never-ending quest to find excuses to attack and demonize President Obama, Sean Hannity dug up a 1995 video of Obama touting “democracy with a small ‘d’” and finding “common ground.” This seemed even less damning than Hannity’s “exposé” video of Obama hugging a “black radical” tenured Harvard professor. But to Hannity and Michelle Malkin, those were fightin’ words.
Here’s what Obama said in the clip Hannity showed. I’m not including it in my video due to copyright concerns. But I found a YouTube video of it and am posting it below.
The best legacy of theirs, my inheritance, is the notion that we collectively can decide on our fate, that things like technological change, things like mass media, things like the market, are all subject to our control. I think in the end it does have to be a broad ‘us.” It has be democracy with a small ‘d.’ I think that recapturing the spirit that existed not just in the civil rights movement but in the union organizing movement, in the populist movement. I think there is a running thread, one of the better angels of our nature in this country, which has been the notion that we can sit around the table and find common ground.
Hannity sneered, “We have more evidence, as if it were needed… his belief in collectivism, common good,”
Malkin was in her usual sanctimonious and sour frame of mind. She sneered about “his radical past plus this disastrous present” that will “usher in a more perilous, bankrupt and unsafe future” if he gets re-elected.
But unfortunately for Hannity, Malkin seemed even more sour on Republican pundits David Brooks and Peggy Noonan. “We remember and we’re holding them accountable and we discount their opinions now about what Romney should do!” she said as the scorn and excitement in her voice rose together.
She continued, “Out here in the heartland, outside of that bubble, people aren’t paying attention to what David Corn (who published Romney’s 47% comments) is saying.”
Well, not unless you don’t count the Governor of New Mexico and Senator Dean Heller of Nevada as being part of the heartland. They’re two of many other Republicans who have spoken out against Romney’s remarks that denigrated approximately half of Americans as, basically, hopeless moochers.
Not that Hannity corrected Malkin, of course. He let her continue unchallenged. “I think people… know exactly what Romney was talking about when he was talking about ‘the makers’ vs. ‘the takers.’”
Malkin grew even more excited and more scornful as the segment went on. She finished with a flourish of contempt. Referring to an anecdote about Senator Marco Rubio’s impoverished grandparents, she said, “They were never taught to grievance monger about people who had more than them.” She went on to deride those who “whitewashed (Obama’s) radical past… and who want to ensure a bankrupt future for America.”
Her head wagging and eyes bulging, she shouted, “There is a way to push back. Don’t despair… Let not your heart be troubled!”
Oh, we won’t. Not with people like Malkin doubling down on hatred of America – in Romney’s name.
Where did this slimy bitch learn that?
Ah… she must be listening to Slanthead’s radio hatefest, wherein he repeats that line almost every five minutes these days, almost as much as he brings up un-repentant terrorists Ayers and Dohrn every day!
I can’t listen for more than 90 seconds at this point, then I have to turn the music on.
You can almost smell the desperation of Fux Noise and their captive GOPiggie audience.
Lil’ Michelle, a cowardly woman who runs from you rather than debate different viewpoints, sits there like snotty elitist telling the masses that these videos are important. What would the little lady say if we dug up information about her past. Is that fair game? Of course it its.
Handout Hannocchio, aka Hannipie the Tin Man, is in no position to talk about other people’s past, considering what he’s done that is not public knowledge. If Hannocchio’s dirty deeds was released on video, this crazy man would pass out cold on the studio floor.
Since Hannocchio insist of bringing up people’s past, it’s fair game that his past is brought up too-on radio.
NOTE TO HANNITY
You are one troubled soul.
Gracious — with this trip down memory lane they’re on, instead of focusing on thirteen-plus-year-old videos of the President, I wonder why Fox never digs up more recent vids of his challenger . . . like this 2008 video of Romney defending the right to change his mind about gov’t: http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2011/12/09/2008-video-flip-flopper-mitt-romney-defends-changing-ones-mind-adding-i-became-government-oops/
All in the interest of being fair and balanced, of course . . .