If Hannity were "man on the street"

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    I wish that Hannity and his team would interview me on his “man on the street segment”. The way that he applies the slippery slope strategy to the point of his guests practically admitting to being Marxists is silly. Some of his guests must be hired plants or his segments must be pre-recorded or edited. Here is what I see happening if his game were played on him:

    “Mr. Hannity. You are a conservative, right? You want less of government taxing. Government should keep out of the private sector to help free enterprise, right. Ma and pa stores should be free of so much government intrusion. Private business should not have to put up with so many government runes and regulations – let freedom ring – right on! Things like EMTALA are a silly nonsense, right?”

    “Uh, yeah.”

    “Do you even know what EMTALA means?”

    “No, but if it is a meddlesome government rule costing private businesses a lot of time and money, then we should not have it.”

    “So, as long as there is not fraud and theft involved, businesses should be free to do as they please, right?

    “Right on!”

    “Well, EMTALA stands for ‘Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act’. It requires hospitals and ambulance services to provide care to anyone needing emergency treatment regardless of ability to pay. So, what you are essentially saying is that hospitals should be free to practically push people who are facing immediate life-threatening dire medical emergencies to the curb if they are unable to pay.”

    “Hospitals wouldn’t do that”.

    “That is not the point. They might or they might not. You contend that they should be free to do so.”

    “Well, uh…perhaps they should not be allowed to dump needy poor patients.”

    “Oh, but then you are not a pure-blood conservative laissez-faire capitalist, are you? Those people that you interview on the street are probably not 100 percent Marxists either. Don’t you see that the issue does not come down to whether or not to draw the line, but where to draw the line? Can’t you stop the silly hype and hyperbole on your show – probably not.”
     
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    Hannity is about the least credible person on TV. His latest is to attack Obama for what condiments he puts on his hambuger, he asked for 'dijon' mustard. Oh my god! a french word!!!
     
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    Hannity controls the discource. When he confronts folks who actually know what they are talking about, he'll talk over them for a couple minutes and them cut them off.
     
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    If Hannity isn't a fudge packer, he certainly looks and acts like one.
     
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    What do your expect? Neither Hannity, nor any of the other right wing-nut punditocracy, have anything else to kvetch about. Rather than debate the real issues, they focus on the trivial.
     
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    yea kinda like Randy Roads....
     
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    and what does a FUDGE PACKER look and act like?.....
     
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    kinda like Rhoads and all the other left wing-nut punditocratics out there
     
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    you apparently know.....
     
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    What a surprise, leftists attacking people instead of the issues they stand for. Who would have ever expected them to attack the messenger? Not me obviously. I would have thought they would counteact anything they did find stupid with facts and argument. but no. Let's just attack Hannity.

    If he is all you claim he is, why do waste your time talking about him?
     

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