A quick trip around Hannity's America...
America Is Sorry
The president's apology tour will continue when he visits Cairo on Thursday, and now looks as if Mr. Obama will stretch that tour from Egypt to Europe where he will commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day.
In Germany, President Obama will then travel from Buchenwald — that's the concentration camp where more than 33,000 Jews were murdered by the Nazis. And in a puzzling diplomatic move, the president is jetting from Buchenwald to Dresden — the German city that was firebombed by the Allies in the famous air raid of 1945.
So will he apologize for World War II? Columnist Charles Krauthammer commented that at the very least the Germans will undoubtedly see this as a nod in that direction and as a sign that the Jewish deaths at Buchenwald are morally equivalent to the German deaths at Dresden.
President Obama has apologized for pretty much everything. Let's just hope our actions in World War II are not next.
Walking on Eggshells
President Obama sat down for an interview with the BBC Monday to discuss his much anticipated address to the Muslim world. You don't want to miss this:
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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: In the wake of 9/11 what is also true is that in a whole host of our actions, and sometimes in our words.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: I get to apologize again! This job is so fun.
OBAMA: America has not been as careful to distinguish our very real need to hunt down extremists who would do us harm.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: You might know them as "terrorists."
OBAMA: Something that's necessitated by our self-defense.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: But really, it's not like we have enemies now that I'm in charge.
OBAMA: And broader policy differences or cultural differences that exist that are best approached through diplomacy and conversation and some self-reflection on our part.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: Like Iran's nuclear ambitions. A little self-reflection on our part should do the trick there.
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I'm sure if we all self-reflect just a little bit more, the mullahs in Iran will give up their nuclear ambitions in no time at all.
We may still be 1,253 days away from the 2012 presidential election, but a trip by Nevada Senator John Ensign to the political hotbed of Iowa is raising some eyebrows.
According to The Des Moines Register, on Monday, Ensign made stops in several GOP-friendly counties and even dropped by a local ice cream shop to shake hands with some of the people there and take photos with customers.
But the senator is adamantly denying that he has any ambitions to run for the White House. He said, "I'm not running for president in 2012. I just want to be one of the faces and one of the voices that helps bring our party back."
Either that or Senator Ensign is a big fan of Iowa ice cream.
Rest assured we will continue to keep an eye on the early primary states right here in Hannity's America.
Get Off My Property!
It is a "Hannity" flashback: Once again we bring you a story that we were well ahead of the curve on, and once again it is a story that Judge Sonia Sotomayor would probably like to forget.
Over two years ago, we reported on an eminent domain case involving New Yorker Bart Didden:
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BART DIDDEN, NEW YORK PROPERTY OWNER: In October of 2003, the mayor said someone else has rights to your property, the preferred developer, and I needed to go have a meeting with him. At that meeting the developer said to us, I want to be a 50-50 partner in your project, and I said I don't understand how you can ask me that.
And he said well, if I'm not a 50-50 partner I can condemn the property and then you'll have no deal. Now that I've lost in two federal courts so far, the district court and the Second Circuit, the courts have legalized it as extortion, and my only hope at this point is that the Supreme Court will take up the case and hear our arguments and stop this madness.
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As Mr. Didden mentioned, it was the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled against him and Judge Sonia Sotomayor served on the panel of judges that handed down that verdict.
I have a feeling that some of the senators are going to be looking for answers during Judge Sotomayor's confirmation hearing as to why she felt the government had the right to take property from the hands of Mr. Didden and his family.
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