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Hannity

The truth about Obama's 'charm offensive'

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," March 13, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Tonight, President Obama's so-called charm offensive continues in Washington while his friends on the left and the mainstream lap dog media, all of a sudden, they are trying to paint him as a bipartisan leader. Fear not, let not your heart be troubled, because we're here to set the record straight.

Now in a moment I'll be joined live by the great one, Mark Levin. He's going to help pull back the curtain on this ridiculously transparent GOP outreach program. But before we head to his bunker, a quick recap of the president's dog and pony show.

Now, it began early this afternoon, when for the first time in two years "The Anointed One" took time out of his busy golf and vacation schedule to go face-to face with White House Republicans, I'm sorry, with House Republicans. That meeting took place on Capitol Hill, it came on the heels of some other not so subtle attempts by the White House to portray the most polarizing president in our nation's history as somebody capable of reaching across the aisle.

But unfortunately for this administration, it's going to take more than a single meeting or fancy lunches and dinners to bridge the partisan divide that Obama has created in America, because at the end of the day, simply saying you're bipartisan does not make it so.

And no matter how many times Jay Carney, Nancy Pelosi, George Stephanopoulos or anybody else regurgitates the White House charm offensive talking points, the truth of the matter is the word compromise is not in this president's vocabulary. And as we have witnessed over the course of the last four years, he's not somebody who is willing to listen to opposing views. Now, he is somebody who wins political battles by demonizing the right and by fear mongering. Don't believe me? Watch for yourself.

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, APRIL 3, 2012: This Congressional Republican Budget is something different altogether. It is thinly veiled social Darwinism.

REP. NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF., MARCH 7: I've never seen the patience, the willingness to listen to accommodate views as President Obama has extended to the Republicans.

OBAMA, OCT. 17, 2011: You've got their plan which is, let's have dirtier air dirtier water.

REP. CHRIS VAN HOLLEN, D-MD.: So, now the president is reaching out more broadly among Republicans, which I think is a good thing.

OBAMA, FEB. 19: These cuts are not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy, they will add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the unemployment rules.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, MARCH 10: Let's start out with the charm offensive this week from President Obama having dinner with Senate Republicans, talking with Paul Ryan, as well over lunch.

OBAMA, APRIL 13, 2011: Who are these 50 million Americans? Some are middle class families who have children with autism or Down syndrome. These are Americans we'd be telling to fend for themselves.

JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY, MARCH 7 As you know, the President has been reaching out and having phone conversations and encounters with lawmakers of both parties.

OBAMA, FEB. 19: Congress allows this meat cleaver approach to take place. The federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go.

BOB SCHIEFFER, MARCH 10: You know, the president, the big talk around Washington is this so-called charm offensive, he has dinner with these Republican legislators.

OBAMA, FEB. 26: You don't want to have to choose between, let's see do I close funding for the disabled kid or the poor kid?

(END VIDEO CLIPS)

HANNITY: All right. So much for so-called bipartisanship.

Joining me now live with reaction, he's in his bunker, the great one Mark Levin.

Mark, first question, we have a Nobel Prize winning president, "The Anointed One" I call him. Were you surprised as I was today that "Barackus Obamaus I" was not elected pope?

MARK LEVIN, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Well, you know, they actually have something in common, Sean.

HANNITY: Yes?

LEVIN: And that is the pope is a pope who cares about the poor and Obama is the president who creates more poor. So, they have something in common in that regard.

HANNITY: Well, that's a pretty good point. What about, you know, the president, it was one week ago, Mark, you were talking about it on your radio, I've been talking about it here and on my radio show, the apocalyptic doom and gloom over sequestration, Republicans hate -- no immunization for kids on and on and on, and you hear we just played from the president, now a charm offensive? Why would anybody believe that?

LEVIN: Well, they wouldn't. It's my understanding in order to be a guest, you need to have one of these, Sean, this a white board, you know.

HANNITY: Yes.

LEVIN: And I thought I'd put something together for liberals here, just so the liberals can -- just for the liberals.

HANNITY: This is just for liberal viewers, OK, I'm watching.

LEVIN: Yes, it's Obama equals bankruptcy and bankruptcy means starving kids, no vaccines, starving seniors, no student loans, no Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. No free contraceptives, now, that one will really tick you off. Let's see --

HANNITY: What do you mean me? Why are you picking on me?

(TALKING OVER EACH OTHER)

Go ahead.

LEVIN: Not you, but out there. And a thousand years of darkness, so, yes, so all of these things can happen that Obama talks about if Obama gets his way.

HANNITY: All right. Let me give you the latest pile-on and the President, we just -- the last clip we just showed, this is the president, he was talking to George Stephanopoulos, we played it last night, and again he's back to saying, we're going to have to cut kids, cut kids. That's not what Paul Ryan's budget does. But listen to Democrats and the rhetoric, the propaganda, the misinformation and frankly the lies that they continue to tell. Let's roll this tape.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIPS)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN, CURRENTV: You look at his principles, you look at his vision and they're a nightmare for America, he wants Americans to work until they die. He wants poor people who get sick not to be able to see a doctor and not to get the care they need. Not to be able to get better, he wants them to die.

CARNEY: This is the alternative to balance, it results in unfair tax hikes on middle class Americans and it results in undue burden on Middle Class Americans through the cuts envisioned.

VAN HOLLEN: This republican budget once again makes an ideological, uncompromising approach to addressing that budget challenge.

REP. XAVIER BECERRA, D-CALIF.: Perhaps the best thing I can tell you about the Republican budget is that here we go again.

SEN. HARRY REID, D-NV.: Yesterday, Americans got their first look at this year's Ryan Republican budget. Turns out it looks like last year's Ryan Republican budget and it wasn't the only one, I wasn't the only one that said, gee-whiz, not again.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY: Their fearless leader -- their fearless leader, Mark, demagogued so they demagogued. Why are you laughing?

LEVIN: I'm laughing because these are what I'll call the Jim Jones Democrats. These people are unbelievable with what they're talking about. Let me throw a few facts on the table. The government accountability office, you know, the one that works for Harry Reid and Obama, they said there's $125 billion in estimated improper payments in the federal government.

I've got another one of their reports, $510 billion of duplicative wasteful programs in the federal government. That's a lot of money. I've got another document here, a summary of the Social Security, Medicare boards of trustees. I think they work for Obama and they say here, Medicare and Social Security cannot sustain protected long-term programs costs and that somebody needs to do something about it very fast. What has Obama done about any of this?

Nothing about the $500 billion. Nothing about the $125 billion. Nothing about Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. And then they go around talking about how they care about people. They don't care about anybody. They represent big government, and that's all they represent.

HANNITY: And Mark, the results aren't good. I mean, let's be honest here, we have 9 million people, fewer Americans in the work force, 50 million Americans, these are real people that have to-- that now find themselves on food stamps because there's no opportunity in the country. One in six Americans in poverty, the republican budget as proposed by Ryan and you may have disagreements and feel free to tell me if you do, you don't, I don't care. But 3.4 percent increase in spending every year for ten years isn't a cut, I don't care even if you're using a Washington, D.C. calculator, that's not a cut.

LEVIN: I have a question for you, Harry Reid, I have a question for you, President Obama -- are entitlements.

HANNITY: Barackus Obamaus.

LEVIN: -- unfunded liabilities are over $90 trillion. Now, what are you going to do about it? What's your proposal? Our fiscal operating deficit is over 16-and-a-half trillion dollars, now what are you going to do about it? You're not going to do anything about it. You just said, Mr. President, that we don't have a deficit crisis. And if we don't have a deficit or debt crisis, why do you want to keep wanting to raise taxes, too, while we're at it.

Now, let me tell you, something, Sean, this man and this party is ideologically driven, they're like the pipe piper trying to take the country over the cliff. And we have to stop it, and that's what we're trying to do. And when the economic system collapses, all they're talking about, food, housing, schooling, kids, senior citizens, everybody is going to suffer miserably and that's what we're trying to prevent.

HANNITY: And that's the thing, I mean, anybody with eyes to see can see where we're headed, and if you want a vision, if the Democrats have their way, just go look at Greece and Spain and Portugal and Europe and you'll see what happens. The thing is, they just got their tax increase, and as a matter of fact, Mark, as you know, they got two tax increases at the start of this year.

They got the new ObamaCare tax, and then they got the fiscal cliff tax, three months later they're back now, the Democratic budget in the Senate which by the way, they haven't produced in four years, now they want another trillion dollars to take out of the economy. And it's-- how do the Republicans deal with this? I mean, I had John Boehner on my radio show, Paul Ryan on the show last night. What are your thoughts? What are they doing right? What are they doing wrong?

LEVIN: Well, actually doing something would help, proposing budgets and doing all that's well and good. They had a continuing resolution last week, that they could have used to try and cut some of ObamaCare administrative expenses, put some language in it in order to curtail ObamaCare. ObamaCare is the big killer in this society and not just of health care, but of liberty and the Constitution, and what do they do? They vote for it. Not only do they vote for it, they don't even allow conservatives in the House to put an amendment on it.

Obama is not taking Boehner seriously, he's kicking him around like a soccer ball. That's the problem, the Republicans have got to show that they mean something, and if they don't, this is going to continue. And as far as Obama goes, Mr. President, you said you would not raise taxes on the middle class. You increase those payroll taxes. Why do you keep lying to the American people?

You said you wouldn't raise taxes on the middle class. We've got all kinds of taxes on medical devices, on insurance plans that are passed on to the people. We've got all kinds of taxes and not only that, businesses are going to reduce employment 40 hours a week, 30 hours a week, to 29 hours a week. You've done this. You've done this to the middle class. Why do you keep lying about it?

HANNITY: You know, Mark, you and I had him pegged from day one. I know there are some Johnnie-come-lately's now that have jump on the scene and actually after five years have figured it out. But I got to tell you something, there's being more damaged, being done right before our eyes, it's got to be stopped.

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