Sean Hannity is the final member what I like to call the Triumverate to make this prestigious list, the other two being O'Reilly and Limbaugh. And most would figure that he should have been up here weeks ago. But honestly, I just haven't been paying all that much attention to this guy. Until today.
On Tuesday, during a broadcast of his radio show, The Sean Hannity Show, Hannity made the claim that making sure that Nancy Pelosi does not become the Speaker of the House is worth dying for. The exact quote follows (and the full quote, context and all, can be found courtesy Media Matters).
This is the moment to say that there are things in life worth fighting and dying for and one of 'em is making sure Nancy Pelosi doesn't become the speaker.What exactly is he saying here? Is he just attempting to rally the Republican voters and get out and vote this November? Or is he advocating something more sinister? I don't know; maybe I'm just reading too much into it. It's just that my ears tend to perk up a bit when a blowhard like Hannity infers that any and every step must be taken to ensure that Nancy Pelosi does not become House Speaker. To me, that sounds like a little bit more than a rah-rah GOTV pep talk. There are things in this country that are worth fighting and dying for. Making sure that Nancy Pelosi does not become house speaker is not one of them.