Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Obama the Next Sean Hannity?

Given his off-the-cuff remarks on Gates-gate, the mosque near Ground Zero, and Fox News, insiders say that President Obama is sharpening his skills to fill the 9pm time slot on MSNBC after his career in the White House. Critics say that his latest comments could easily rest in the mouth of a partisan host like Sean Hannity [only the names have been changed]:
In his most forceful criticism of President Obama yet, Sean Hannity told Rolling Stone that the president is “ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country.”

“You had folks like FDR who used their power very intentionally to promote their viewpoints. I think Obama is part of that tradition – it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view,” Hannity said.

Unsurprisingly, Hannity called Obama's voice “a point of view that I disagree with. It’s a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world.”

“But as a matter of passing destructive legislation, he's been wildly successful. And I suspect that if you ask Mr. Obama what his number one concern is, it’s that he be very successful at passing destructive legislation.”

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