Before anyone reads this, please realize - Sean and I will never be friends. This isn't a glowing review. So.....
On Monday, I accidentally came across the Sean Hannity Radio Show (The last beacon of truth in a troubled time? Hmm…) and because Colin Powell had just endorsed Obama, I was curious about what he’d say about it. I wondered if he too, would say what Rush said, that it was because they are of the same race that he endorsed him. (Whatever helps you sleep at night, Rush, since you’ve supposedly quit taking the drugs.)
So, for three mind-numbing, excruciatingly horrendous, scratching the blackboard hours, I listened, I cringed, I controlled my gag reflex, waiting, hoping, he would finally have a point that wasn’t – World War III is coming if we elect Obama (Let me correct you there Sean, you will not elect Obama. I will.) He used the words, WWIII at least 10 times! All because of comments Joe Biden made, when he made public an assertion- that all Republicans in every election they might lose always bring up - that because Democrats don’t want to blowup and fight the world, we’re soft on the military. This is one of many standard Republican scare tactics. What, are you mad Sean because he lessened the sting before the political hit could be delivered? He beat you to the punch?
So, is it true? We’ll let’s see. I remember when George Bush Sr. was running for a second term against Bill Clinton, when his vp pick, Dan Quayle said a similar thing about a Bill Clinton presidency. That we could expect some world catastrophe to happen while he’s in office. Would a Democrat president be able to handle it? Did something major happen? (Regarding the world no, regarding other stuff, maybe, but I'm not discussing that here.) No. In fact, if our enemies are just waiting for a Democrat in office to attack, then why did Bin Laden wait until Clinton was out of office, and attack us right after President Bush was put in? Hmm, interesting. My point, the one I couldn’t find in that lovely Hannity broadcast is thus, we don’t know what will happen, we don’t know when it will happen, we can’t control the world and predict what it will do on any given moment. Just because a presidential nominee expresses an interest in peace instead of war doesn’t mean he will not defend our nation.
Sean Hannity did little to convince me otherwise. He does nothing but pander to the extreme rightwing. Have the last eight years been so fantastic, so wonderful, such a great time for America here and abroad that it would make me want to put another Republican in the White House? Just tell me, because they’ve done such a great job, why they deserve another shot? Give me one good reason. The two party system was created for a reason by our founding fathers; to create balance. It's called having a choice. Because, if one political philosophy consistently controls and dominates the other, then is that democracy? No, it’s tyranny; it’s dictatorship, it’s Russia.
So, after all this did he ever say anything about Colin Powell? No. All that brain cell loss for nothing. Great. Better go read Austen to fill it back up again.