A quick trip around Hannity's America...
Time to Resign
Despite growing concern over President Obama's safe school "czar" Kevin Jennings, the White House is refusing to directly comment on the controversy. Instead, Robert Gibbs has decided to criticize media outlets like FOX News for bringing the scandal to light:
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ROBERT GIBBS, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: I think it's a shame to watch what they do. I think it's a shame — I hope as people watch they'll match up some of the actual truths to what is being said on some of these occasions.
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The truth, Robert, is that Jennings admitted he was aware of a sexual relationship between a high school sophomore — who now claims he was 16 at the time — and an older man. It was Jennings who originally said the boy was 15, and Jennings who admits that he did nothing wrong.
Last weekend a Washington Times editorial slammed the White House for turning a blind eye to the Jennings saga. They also uncovered a 1997 speech that Jennings gave in which he said, "One of the people that's always inspired me is Harry Hay." Hay was a longtime gay rights advocate and big supporter of the North American Man-Boy Love Association or the group NAMBLA.
In fact, in a 1983 speech Hay said, "If the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what 13, 14, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything in the world."
I said it last week and I'll say it again: It is time for Kevin Jennings to resign.
That's not the only issue the administration is ignoring. Apparently they haven't heard about the ACORN controversy either.
According to Louisiana Senator David Vitter, the Department of Homeland Security recently granted ACORN a $97,000 grant. And guess what? It was all for fire safety and prevention!
News of this grant was broken by Vitter on biggovernment.com where he wrote the following: "When you take into account the fact that DHS awarded ACORN — an organization with no clear expertise in fire safety and prevention — a fire prevention and safety grant, it's just plain offensive."
Senator Vitter has called on DHS to rescind the grant, but surprise, surprise, he has yet to hear back from anybody at the department.
The Obama administration did a lot of boasting about the success of its "cash for clunkers" program. That program allowed Americans to trade in their used cars for more fuel efficient vehicles. The goal was to boost car sales in the U.S. and to help the environment by increasing fuel efficiency.
Well, let's just say the program hasn't done too much for car sales. According to The Wall Street Journal, GM sales sadly are down 45 percent, Chrysler down 42 percent from a year ago and Ford is down 5 percent from last year. Not to mention that new car sales dropped a whopping 25 percent in September — that's the first month since the expiration of the "cash for clunkers" program.
Oh, in case you're wondering, The Journal also notes that the cost of the program doesn't quite outweigh all those environmental benefits: It will end up costing us $1.4 billion.
Media Mash is brought to you by — you guessed it — The New York Obama Times. The paper's coverage of the president's unsuccessful trip to Copenhagen clearly exposed their pro-Obama bias. The Times posted an initial report online Friday but reversed it later that day.
So how is the revised version different? Well, it was scrubbed of any material that might reflect poorly on the president. The following sentences were actually removed: "Rarely has the president put his credibility on the line on the world stage in such a personal way and been slapped down so sharply in real time... The defeat will be used as a political metaphor and raise painful questions. What does it say about a leader who may be far more popular abroad than his predecessor yet has trouble converting that esteem into tangible benefits for the U.S.?"
Could The New York Times be any more transparent?
Comedians have shied away from making fun of the president, but it looks like "Saturday Night Live" has declared the commander in chief fair game.
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ACTOR FRED ARMISEN AS PRESIDENT OBAMA: There are those on the right who are angry. They think that I'm turning this great country into something that resembles the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany, but that's just not the case. Because when you look at my record, it's very clear what I've done so far, and that is nothing.
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