Sean Hannity is as Good as Gone

Although I’m no longer a big fan of Sean Hannity, it’s utterly unfair and shameful what is happening to him. Fox News has an obvious plan of “out with old – in with the new.” They simply won’t admit that this is what is happening. The people at the top of Fox desire to remake the cable network, and as such, have no desire to stand behind the stars that made them number one.

Granted, they did not start this. It appears to merely be a happy accident that the left has decided to descend upon their spineless advertisers, who predictably follow suit by turning tail and running at the first whiff of losing even a single customer. It’s pathetic. And Fox, rather than stand behind them, has instead chosen to hang them out to dry. I personally think they would love to see Hannity gone, to be replaced by some Barbie and/or Ken doll.

If not for how horrid their competition is, they would quickly lose their spot as number one in cable news, and deservedly so.

from The Blaze:

Fox News host Sean Hannity has reportedly gone “underground” while he mulls over a departure from his longtime employer, Fox News.

According to the Independent Journal Review, which first reported the news late Friday, Hannity is “actively considering” whether or not he will return to Fox News next week following an abrupt announcement from the network that he was taking an extended Memorial Day weekend vacation. read more

And Then There Was One

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I am not a #NeverTrump guy. I never have been. I’ve jokingly said things like it, but I was never #NeverTrump. I also said I was never an “Only Cruz” guy. Like Levin, Beck and very few other prominent conservatives, I have become an “Always Constitution” voter. Cruz was our guy because he was the closest we may ever come to “Always Constitution.”

From the start, I didn’t care who the nominee was, as long as they could remain true to the Constitution. I understand being true to the Constitution is impossible today, even for Ted, but if Jeb Bush came out early on and had a provable, demonstrable conversion to constitutional conservatism, I could have just as easily been a Jeb Bush guy. Fat chance of that happening.

This is what many don’t seem to understand, or if they do, they don’t disseminate, either accidentally or purposely. For some #NeverTrump folks I’m sure their opposition is establishment sour grapes, but not for voters like us.

Rush, Sean, virtually the entire Fox News Crew and many other conservatives only characterize #NeverTrump voters as the establishment. You must be one or the other. Very rarely, if ever do they mention real principled constitutionalists as those who cannot and will not pull the lever for The Donald. This is quite frustrating.

I believe I know why they do it. I think it’s a veiled attempt to convince us that to abstain from voting for Trump is a defacto vote for Hillary, thus becoming unwitting stooges for the establishment RINOs. Naturally no conservative wants to be classified as an establishment stooge, so therefore we must get on board the Trump train to prove our anti-establishment bona-fides. read more

Conservatives Are Catching On to the Talk Show Double-Tongues

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Well, I have to tell you – I thought very few of us real conservatives recognized the apparent waffling and double-speak by big-time national Talk Radio hosts regarding Donald Trump. But evidently this is becoming a growing issue and frankly it’s nice to see. Independent-minded true Constitution-first conservatives are beginning to call out these hosts.

I’m speaking of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Since they have been on the air, I’ve described these two as unwavering defenders of the Constitution. I, like millions of you, have faithfully listened and agreed with most of their views. They’ve always been straight shooting, honest brokers of the right – and what is right. They say what they mean and mean what they say – which, even if we don’t agree on everything, is all you can ask of anyone.

Along came Glenn Beck and Mark Levin and I thought – great – now conservatism owns the airwaves. From morning through night, we can now count on a like-minded voice in the wilderness of otherwise liberal media. They each have their own unique way of cutting through the bull from liberals and progressive, establishment Republicans. The big four have seen us through political season after political season, giving no quarter to the left or mushy moderate right.

Then came the 2016 Presidential Primary and things began to change. The field was chock-full of candidates – most not having a prayer from the start. But it was and excellent group of people – some with a history and some virtual political unknowns.

The Republican electorate instantly began to gravitate toward these outsiders as they said all the right things – things we never heard the political class say. The non-politician outsiders Trump, Carson and Fiorina took off leaving all but one, Ted Cruz, behind. read more

Trump Isn’t Wrong On Muslim Immigration

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Another week, another Trumpism. It seems not a week goes by where Trump isn’t blowing up the headlines – and the heads of the left and the establishment right. And on occasion we conservatives feel the need to defend him, or at least his statements.

Of course everyone is speaking of the Trump statement (mostly negatively), now heard round the world that he is calling for “A complete and total shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what’s going…”

One of his supporters, standing in a rather long line at a Trump event in South Carolina was asked by a CNN reporter whether she had a problem with the plan. The supporter said: “That’s a very prudent idea and I think that he’s done due diligence when he makes that statement.” She added that, “We have to protect American citizens and the vetting process lacks integrity.” The reporter then says, although not to the Trump supporter, that, “That’s not true. In fact the vetting process, run through multiple agencies, is vigorous.”

Well, Ms. CNN reporter – that may be true, but whether the “vetting” process is vigorous or not is immaterial. If Muslims coming into the country have no “paper trail,” one could “vet” them until the cows come home and still no nothing about them or their intentions. I do though have a problem with the supporters thought that Trump did his due diligence. No he didn’t. He just blurted it out. At least it appeared that way. But this too is immaterial. It takes no due diligence to know a good portion of these Muslims, certainly the refugees, cannot be vetted and therefore should be denied entry. read more

The Establishment Almost Had Me

By: the Common Constitutionalist:

Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter almost had me convinced the other night. They almost had me. I think even Mark Levin hinted at it.

Elect Republicans, any republican, to Stop Obama’s agenda and get rid of Harry Reid.

Ann Coulter was so animated over it I thought she was going to melt down. She was visibly and mockingly furious with anyone stupid enough not to vote for those like Mitch McConnell, or her love, as she describes him, Scott Brown. All the republicans she is pushing are Chamber of Commerce, big government hacks.

Anyway, this seems to be the refrain from the right, not just from the establishment, but also from conservatives. We must halt the Obama surge and throw out Harry Reid, so let’s hold our collective noses once again and pull the lever.

And then what? And then no one has an answer, because there is no answer and they will not allow that question to be asked.

So, I guess I’ll ask it again. And then what? Republicans take control of the House and Senate and then what? read more

The Blame Game

 From: Tim Brown at FrontPorch Politics

According to former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who appeared on Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ on Friday, Barack Obama drafted a memo to protect himself from blame if the mission to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden would have failed. This would have allowed Obama to then place the blame of the failure of the mission on General William H. McRaven.

Mukasey wrote about this in the Wall Street Journal this week.

He told Sean Hannity,

“That was a highly lawyered memo (designed to protect the president politically)… I think there’s going to be more that’s going to be tumbling out about that escapade but so far that memo is enough.

Michael Mukasey then went on to contrast Barack Obama’s “blame game” with Abraham Lincoln and Dwight Eisenhower. In doing so he contrasted the way Barack Obama calculates to take credit for himself and place blame on others.

 
 

When it came to Lincoln and the failures attributed to General George McClellan and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, Lincoln took the blame stating, “I stand here, as justice requires me to do, to take upon myself what has been charged upon the Secretary of War.”

Dwight Eisenhower was very similar. In the famous statement penned before the Normandy invasion, in anticipation of failure, Eisenhower wrote, “My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

Once the invasion had been successful, Eisenhower didn’t take credit, but rather gave credit where it was due. “One week ago this morning there was established through your coordinated efforts our first foothold in northwestern Europe. High as was my preinvasion confidence in your courage, skill and effectiveness . . . your accomplishments . . . have exceeded my brightest hopes. I truly congratulate you upon a brilliantly successful beginning. . . . Liberty loving people everywhere would today like to join me in saying to you, ‘I am proud of you.”

Look how far we have come from the days when a man took responsibility for his decisions instead of blaming others.

Romney Likes to Fire People

This one has me ticked off. I am sick & tired of the lies flying around the republican primary.

What I heard today was the straw that broke the preverbial “Camel’s Back”.

Mitt Romney was speaking at an event when he said, “I like being able to fire people … who don’t give me good service.”

Find something wrong with that statement, I dare you. That is, without twisted the words around. In context, there’s nothing wrong with it.

Some people have twisted the words around to make Mitt say, “I like to fire people”.

That some being, the media, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman & even Rick Perry. The only candidate that didn’t was Rick Santorum. Good for you, Mr. Santorum.

Newt Gingrich has once again demonstrated he is the second coming of original big government progressive, Teddy Roosevelt, with his portrayal of Romney as the evil “Bain Capital”, wallstreet mogul. Teddy would have done the same. I’m sure it’s also an attempt at payback for what the Romney Super-pac did to him in Iowa.

He (Gingrich), Jon Huntsman & Rick Perry have all lied about the Romney quote. I say they’ve lied because anyone with a brain would understand what Romney very clearly said.

I am not even a Romney supporter, but when other’s just outright lie about a candidate, I have to say something.

I might add, it wasn’t some Super-pac on their behalf. It was the candidates themselves.

I get the whole Ron Paul half truth & lie by ommission commercials. He isn’t taken seriously by enough people. I don’t lend him enough credence to worry about. He’s in this to bring his delegates to the convention to advance some of his ideas. Hopefully it’s just the domestic ones.

I am also getting frustrated with the conservative radio hosts I usually trust to get it right. Neither Rush Limbaugh nor Sean Hannity got it right today. I discount Sean, due to him being the prototypical republican apologist.

I thought at least Rush might get it right though. He didn’t. Maybe he didn’t hear the whole Romney quote, so as to put it into context. If he didn’t, he should’ve held his comments. I didn’t hear the whole segment, so I may have missed something. For now, I’ll give Rush the benefit of the doubt. He’s usually right.

As I would expect, the only talk radio to get it exactly correct was the Glenn Beck show. Stu & Pat were hosting without Glenn today. They covered the whole flap. They were dead on.

This is what we all hate about politics guys!