A quick trip around Hannity's America...
Bailing on Barack
The White House's handling of the health care debate has been nothing short of a disaster, and if you have any doubts, let's take a look at the latest Gallup Poll.
Support for President Obama among senior citizens is in a free fall. In only one week there was a 5-point drop-off from 48 percent to 43 percent. Gallup also found that for the first time since his inauguration, more seniors now disapprove of the president than approve.
I guess all those seniors attending town halls across the country are not Republican operatives after all!
Off the Hook
The brave men and women of the CIA who risked their lives to keep this country safe are being targeted by Attorney General Eric Holder. But New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson — who just happens to be a close ally of the Obama administration — is off the hook.
A year-long federal investigation into Richardson has apparently been called off. He had been accused of orchestrating a pay-to-play scheme after a major donor of his was awarded a lucrative government contract.
The scandal even caused Richardson to step down as Mr. Obama's choice for Commerce secretary. Remember this?
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GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON, D-N.M.: I have asked the president-elect not to move forward with my nomination at this time. The ongoing CDR investigation would have forced an untenable delay in the confirmation process.
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That was then, this is now. A source close to the investigation tells the AP, "It's over. There's nothing. It was killed in Washington."
It must be good to have friends in high places.
Health Care Disaster
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A British man named Mark Watson visited a hospital to have his appendix removed. To his surprise, he returned to the very same hospital a month later with a ruptured appendix!
That's right, the first time around the hospital actually didn't remove Watson's appendix, and when he went back the second time, he got an infection which sent him back a third time, and as a result he lost his job!
Watson told the London Daily Mail, "I had a temporary job at a sports shop, but when I took in two medical certificates saying I had my appendix out twice they didn't believe me... I can barely walk and am in constant pain."
Don't worry, though, a spokesman for the hospital had the following to say: "We would like to apologize if Mr. Watson felt dissatisfied with the care that he received at Great Western Hospital."
Well that's comforting, isn't it?
Just think, in just a few short weeks all Americans can be forced into a system just like that one!
Cash for... Government!
The Obama administration has done a lot of bragging about the success of the "cash for clunkers" program — the government program that allowed Americans to trade in their so-called gas guzzling cars for a $4,500 cash rebate.
It sounds like a pretty good deal, right?
Well, what team Obama forgot to mention was that those $4,500 dolled out by Uncle Sam will also be taxed by Uncle Sam as regular income!
So just as quickly as the government gives you money, it will be there taking it away. Isn't that funny how it works?
South Dakota's county treasurer said, "They didn't realize that would be taxable. A lot of people don't realize that. So they're not happy and kind of surprised when they found that out."
I think that's generally how people react when they learn about taxes under President Obama.
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