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Friday, September 01, 2006

Sean Hannity Threatens Seppuku -- We should be so Lucky

More fun from Media Matters. Sean Hannity seems to be in a complete panic over the GOP's prospects in November:

HANNITY: If you believe that these are consequential, transformative times, if you believe our borders need to be secure, if you believe that we need to cut taxes to keep the economy humming, if you think it's an absolute mistake and a disaster to pull out of Iraq too early, if you think we're gonna retreat in the war on terrorism, if you think we're gonna be less safe, less secure with a party that has a pre-9-11 mentality, then this is the time not to give up. This is the moment to say that there are things in life worth fighting and dying for and one of 'em is making sure Nancy Pelosi doesn't become the speaker. I mean, look. I want to talk to you Republicans out there, both candidates and voters. Here's some unsolicited advice: Ignore the polls, ignore the media, ignore the pundits. It's 70 days to go. The end is not here yet. We still can turn this thing around...

It's even better if you hear it. He makes it sound like he's one of the Forty-Seven Samurai, willing to cut his belly after dispatching the pretender Pelosi.

But, of course, he's not. Hannity uses the term 'worth fighting and dying for' reflexively -- chickenhawks like Hannity decide what causes are worth fighting and dying for, but never, ever do any of the actual fighting or dying themselves. It's beneath them. He uses the phrase so easily because it doesn't mean a damned thing to him.

Hannity's a hack, of course. He's got nothing but an anti-american label he can stick on anything or anyone he doesn't like. He asked attorney Stanley Cohen, "Is it you hate this president or that you hate America?" and told listeners, "'I hate America.' This is the extreme left. There is a portion of the left -- not everybody who's left -- that does hate this country and blame this country for the ills of the world..."

So now, when it looks like the left-bashing gravy train is departing for points south, Hannity panics. If you haven't listened to the clip yet, here's another chance.

I swear he had to change his diaper afterward.


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