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November 05, 2012

Obama's first term report card

Guests: Ann Coulter

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," November 5, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: So in just in a few short hours, you, the voters, are going to head to the polls. And all of you who haven't made up your mind, let me help you out. Let's compare to how things are today as opposed to four years ago when "The Anointed One" took office.

Now the average price of a gallon of gasoline was only $1.84, today it's almost doubled. It's $3.47. That's an 88 percent change. By the way, if you live in New York, New Jersey or Long Island you also have to wait three, four, five, six hours to get the fuel.

Now, fuel is not the only thing that has skyrocketed. American families are paying more for groceries, as well. The cost has increased five to eight percent -- or 5.8 percent. The national unemployment rate is also higher than when the president took office. Fewer Americans are working than when he started four years ago. O-promised -- Obama promised by this time, the unemployment rate would be 5.2 percent, but to no one's surprise he's failed to do that.

But that's not all. When Obama took office, back in 2009, there were 32 million Americans on foods stamps. Well fast forward four years, a staggering 47 million Americans are on food stamps. Now, this is not the change that Americans were promised.

Now, the simple truth is Americans cannot afford another four years. On top of all of this we have $6 trillion in debt, $25 million un and underemployed, one in six American on food stamps.

Joining us now, the author of the New York best-seller "Mugged," Ann Coulter.

Do you realize for every job that Obama created, and remember fewer Americans were working, 75 more Americans went on food stamps. How is this even close?

ANN COULTER, POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: It's a disaster. I travel to America a lot. In fact I realize...

HANNITY: To America?

COULTER: To America. And I -- just this year I've spent time in seven of the 10 swing states, which is part of the reason I'm so confident that I will be back Wednesday night for the victory party -- and people are really suffering out there. I mean, people are unemployed or underemployed, 23 million unemployed, and most of all everyone sees ObamaCare coming down the track and that is really -- I mean, that's the end of America, if that -- if we don't overturn that in the next few years, the train will have left the station...

HANNITY: This is it. This is the opportunity. If you don't overturn it now.

COULTER: We become a pathetic western European country without the charming cobblestone streets, and most of all without America out there to protect us. We'll have -- I mean, according to Obama's Treasury, his own Treasury secretary, tax cheat, Tim Geithner, 2009 report said that our entitlement programs, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, plus interest on the national debt to pay for those programs, within 10 years, we'll consume 92 percent of the federal budget. That's eight cents left over of every federal dollar to pay for the entire military, for national parks, for food safety inspections. The entitlements are already broken, only Romney-Ryan have a plan to fix it, by the way, not touching it for anyone 55 years old or older.

HANNITY: Let me look at -- let me ask you about the close of the campaign, because you get too very different...

COULTER: Oh, yes.

HANNITY: Well, you got a very negative President Obama, he's talking about revenge. You know, vote, you know, out there get our vote for revenge. I'm looking at that, revenge for who?

COULTER: Right.

HANNITY: And then you have Governor Romney, no, vote for the good of your country.

COULTER: Yes, yes. I really love how corny Romney is and how patriotic, and they keep making fun of him for this in the mainstream media.

HANNITY: Look at the crowd he's drawing.

COULTER: Because -- no, I mean the NFM, the non-Fox media, they don't think he's hip enough. Well, we've tried hip. We've had really hip the last four years and the country is suffering. And I just, I just -- Romney-Ryan is such an amazing ticket to have two articulate Republicans, we were just talking about this in the greenroom, I think you probably -- I don't remember who Calvin Coolidge's vice president was and whether he was articulate and attractive, but you probably have to go back to him to have two Republicans are this unthreatening.

I mean, I don't know if you saw -- I'm sure you did -- I don't know if the viewers saw today that the first elected black governor in the United States, Doug Wilder, the first black governor was Republican, of course, but Doug wilder is the first elected one. The other one inherited it, he was lieutenant governor. He basically came out and endorsed Romney. I mean, he was very polite, he talked about traveling around Virginia and talking to people. He very clearly was not endorsing Obama, but what he said was, I talked to people, they thought they were vote for a moderate, they thought it was something new, hope and change, we see him...

HANNITY: There were a lot of people that didn't believe you and me, that said, oh, he's going to govern as a moderate. I can name names, but...

COULTER: But with Doug Wilder coming out with a column saying he has governed as a very left-wing president, people are really suffering. And I talked to people who voted for him last time and were very proud to have Obama as the president and they're not voting for him this time.

HANNITY: Let me show you this clip. Now, a lot was made over the hurricane, the impact that had slowed the momentum of Governor Romney. I want to show you this report by our own David Lee Miller of a public housing unit in New Jersey, and -- I'm sorry, in Brooklyn -- devastated. This is Obama's Katrina. And now the people are seeing that, the gas lines and the suffering and the millions without power, the millions without heat, the millions -- the ten and thousands that have lost their homes, and the cries for help. People realize Obama comes in, photo op with your friend Governor Christie, and he leaves. Look how bad things have gotten.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, "AMERICA'S NEWSROOM")

DAVID LEE MILLER, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: There are thousands and thousands of people who live in Red Hook in public housing. The conditions they say, after the storm are now deplorable and that's what we saw. We had to climb a stairwell 10 flights. There were no emergency lights, there was debris in the stairwell, there was human waste in this stairwell. We were told that a rape had taken place there, earlier. We entered the apartment of one of the residents, Maritza Delgado (ph), she was heating her apartment with her oven. She said she had the gas on throughout the weekend. Extremely dangerous. Other residents doing the same thing. No running water, no toilet facilities. The only food that she has, has been provided sporadically she said, from the National Guard. And then we talked to her briefly outside her apartment house and she told us that she is in desperate need of help.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: It's a week later, there's no gas.

COULTER: Right.

HANNITY: There's no electricity.

COULTER: Right.

HANNITY: There's no heat. People's homes have been decimated. There's no FEMA. There's no generators.

COULTER: Well, well what we just saw there, please no sneak preview -- no more sneak previews of what hospitals will be like under ObamaCare, because you just saw it. You can't control a hurricane, you can control how the government responds. Is it going to be government out of Washington the way Obama and the Democrats want to make everything? Or can we have a little free enterprise mixed in here? Because Romney, like he wants to reform entitlements, he wants to reform FEMA, so you won't end up with situations like this anymore.

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