In an odd, left handed way, and I don’t mean to insult leftys by calling them odd, maybe Rove has done O’Donnell a favor. Maybe he meant to do that, maybe he didn’t.
By bringing all her negatives to the front of the campaign, she has time to address them and dull the effects from the liberals when they start throwing arrows at her. Personally, I think that’s a good idea and a great strategy to win. Christine can step up and beat back all the attacks before they can do her a great deal of damage closer to the election day.
Of course, this is all theory on my part and maybe Rove was just telling his opinion and his truth as he knows it. But regardless, he’s done her a favor.
You can vote for your favorite Hannity video that will be featured at his upcoming Freedom Concerts. I’ve not voted yet, they are all so good.
Have hanky handy. 😉
From the LA Times:
April 15, 2010 | 2:50 pm
Angry Fox News executives ordered host Sean Hannity to abandon plans to broadcast his nightly show as part of a Tea Party rally in Cincinnati on Thursday after top executives learned that he was set to headline the event, proceeds from which would benefit the local Tea Party organization.
Rally organizers had listed Hannity, who is on a book tour, as the headliner of the four-hour Tax Day event at the University of Cincinnati. The rally, expected to draw as many as 13,000 people, was set feature speakers such as “Liberal Facism” author Jonah Goldberg and local Tea Party leaders. Participants were being charged a minimum of $5, with seats near Hannity’s set going for $20, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, which reported that any profits would go to future Tea Party events. Media Matters for America noted that Hannity’s personal website directed supporters to a link to buy tickets for the Cincinnati rally.
But senior Fox News executives said they were not aware Hannity was being billed as the centerpiece of the event or that Tea Party organizers were charging for admission to Hannity’s show as part of the rally. They first learned of it Thursday morning from John Finley, Hannity’s executive producer, who was in Cincinnati to produce Hannity’s show.
Furious, top officials recalled Hannity back to New York to do his show in his regular studio. The network plans to do an extensive post-mortem about the incident with Finley and Hannity’s staff.
“Fox News never agreed to allow the Cincinnati Tea Party organizers to use Sean Hannity’s television program to profit from broadcasting his show from the event,” said Bill Shine, the network’s executive vice president of programming. “When senior executives in New York were made aware of this, we changed our plans for tonight’s show.”
Critics of Fox News have accused the network of promoting Tea Party even as it covers the political movement as a news story. A spokeswoman for the network said that Neil Cavuto was the only host other than Hannity at a Tea Party event Thursday, stressing that Cavuto was covering the Atlanta event for both Fox News and Fox Business Channel, not attending as a participant. Carl Cameron provided news coverage of the Tea Party events around the country out of Washington.
Thanks to Hannity for this one:
… Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers “deem” the health-care bill to be passed.
The tactic — known as a “self-executing rule” or a “deem and pass” — has been commonly used, although never to pass legislation as momentous as the $875 billion health-care bill. It is one of three options that Pelosi said she is considering for a late-week House vote, but she added that she prefers it because it would politically protect lawmakers who are reluctant to publicly support the measure.
“It’s more insider and process-oriented than most people want to know,” the speaker said in a roundtable discussion with bloggers Monday. “But I like it,” she said, “because people don’t have to vote on the Senate bill.” Washington Post
So, according to Pelosi, number 1, we are all too stupid to understand or too preoccupied to care what underhanded crap they are doing and number 2, we won’t know who’s voting and how. Her plan will provide political coverage for pols who would love to vote for her bill but are afraid of the backlash when they get home.
Does Pelosi seriously believe that most people are this stupid? Does she truly believe that most of us won’t know or won’t find out how our representatives have voted? Or that we won’t care how they voted or what “system” they used to pass this bill?
Can these people possibly be more arrogant and condescending toward Americans? At this time in my life, I think there are more informed and educated Americans (who actually will be casting votes in November) than at any other time in our history since the Revolution (thanks to Beck, Rush, Levin, Hannity, et al.)
And just think about that: Who has inspired Americans to learn and read their own history and the greatest document known to mankind, – beside the Bible of course – the Constitution? It wasn’t a politician or a president. It took talk radio to mobilize us. It’s Laura Ingraham and Glenn Beck who have rallied us awake.
Remember that young mother’s impassioned statement to Arlen Specter? “You have awakened a sleeping giant!” We are awake and they will be our dinner come November.
To prevent these numbers being missed or lost in the comments, this from Dena:
Toll free #s to the capitol. Tell the operator which office you want to speak.
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On My Watch- Sam Henry
While serving as a senior fellow at the liberal Center for American Progress, [Mark] Lloyd called for the government to reduce the number of broadcast outlets a company own as a means of reducing the number of radio stations carrying conservative programs. He wrore that “no one entity should control more than 10 percent of the total commercial radio stations in a given market.”
Lloyd also said that no one entity should own “more than four commercial stations in large markets (a radio market with 45 or more commercial stations).”
Currently, an entity may own no more than eight stations in a large market. Lloyd’s recommendation, were it to become policy, could force station owners carrying programs such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin to sell their stations. CNSNews.com
This man is dangerous. Well, hell knock me alongside the head – the whole administration is dangerous – what am I thinking?
Not only is Lloyd calling for the censoring of conservative radio hosts, but he’s lowering the bar at how many stations a private business can own. Obviously, a consumer driven market means nothing to this guy. Or he’s not smart enough to understand the basic economics of it.
Or maybe the real true answer is that he understands this all too well and it scares him.
How did we get all these communists in power at one time? Where is Joseph McCarthy now? Don’t answer those questions… like you, I already know.