I didn’t watch this contentious interview, live, but did hear my husband loudly reacting to it in the other room.
Right from the get-go, it seems, lefty congressman Keith Ellison launched into an angry tirade against Hannity, accusing him of being “immoral” and a liar.
He told Hannity he continuously says things that aren’t true, pointing to his consistently blaming the massive debt on President Obama. Hannity immediately stopped the interview at this point and told Ellison that having him on was a waste of time.
Ellison was on Hannity’s show to talk about the impending sequester cuts. In the midst of Ellison’s answer, Hannity cut him off to ask another question, but Ellison fired back, “No, wait a minute, you said I could rant, and I am.” Hannity said he’s had plenty of time to rant, but before he could get onto the next question, Ellison kept loudly talking. Hannity asked, “Why are you so angry?”
I’m not sure why I’m even posting this – the execrable Keith Ellison is a tough one to watch.
I really enjoyed his sycophantic mimicry of Obama Regime talking points, didn’t you? Especially the part about ending tax loopholes for yachts and jets.
Rush Limbaugh had a thing or two to say about the Regime’s plan to eliminate tax breaks for corporate and private jet owners a few days ago.
You’ve got Obama and the media and everybody running around trying to scare the hell out of people because these government people may lose their jobs. These government departments may shut down. This over here, that over there, it’s gonna be a disaster if we only spend $15 billion more. Meanwhile, Obama has a tax change that he wants to implement that could literally throw thousands of people who manufacture corporate jets out of work.
I mean, this is real. This is not some phony government sequester business. If everybody in this sequester, if there is anybody, gets furloughed, they’re gonna get their back pay. They always do, folks. We had a federal employee yesterday who admitted it. They get their back pay. And the government shutdown of 1995, every federal employee who was laid off for a while, furloughed, got back pay as soon as they went back to work. They get their Thanksgiving turkeys and all that. So this is all smoke and mirrors. But yet in the real world, where Obama’s policies are gonna cause people in the private sector to lose their jobs, well, that isn’t any big deal.
Jay Carney said, “‘I would say that making choices about budgets and deficit reduction always involves difficult choices.’ Carney then went back to the administration’s usual argument on how to avert the looming sequester — that the debate is a choice between ‘special’ tax breaks versus national defense, Head Start for children and jobs for teachers.” That’s not what this is about. There aren’t any special tax breaks anybody’s trying to defend here in the sequester. The sequester’s all about government spending.
I’m tired of having my intelligence insulted. What I want to focus on here is this. This is the line from Jay Carney. “When it’s a choice between laying teachers off or affecting our national security or, in the broader scheme, reforming our tax code in a way that eliminates these special interest tax breaks or subsidies … the question here is: What choices do we make? Do we choose to protect narrow special interest loopholes?”
So what Carney is saying here, the hell with private jet makers, the hell with the assembly line workers and everybody else involved in putting together and manufacturing, the hell with them. We’re gonna side with teachers, and the federal government doesn’t even pay teachers. We played this sound bite for you yesterday in a televised interview with KAKE TV Wichita. Obama said paraphrasing, “Well, we want to give more tax breaks to all the aviation companies in Kansas so that they’re hiring here, producing there. What we don’t want to do is give somebody who’s buying a corporate jet an extra tax break that ordinary people can’t get because they don’t need it.”
It’s none of his business who needs what. It’s none of his business who needs or has what. But he’s the world’s foremost authority. He wants to determine who has enough and who doesn’t. And then if somebody doesn’t have enough he’s gonna take from somebody he thinks does have enough, and he’s gonna give it away. So if you happen to work at a company that makes jets, Obama is targeting your industry. Again. This is the second time. The first time was shortly after he was inaugurated. He’s doing it again.
We’ve seen a lot of politicians get angry on TV, but Rep. Keith Ellison’s “I know you are but what am I?” six-minute hissy fit on tonight’s “Hannity” is one of the worst ever — so much so it got the Democrat’s name trending.