During what could only be described as an extremely painful segment to watch, Fox's Sean Hannity, right-wing radio host Bill Cunningham and Jerry Springer got into a shouting match over whether President Obama is to blame for the fact that we still haven't recovered from the Great Recession started under George W. Bush where the U.S. economy was in free fall when the president first took office, with Cunningham and Hannity of course blaming Obama for the mess we're in now.
Hannity was even condescending enough to ask just when Obama was going to "put on his big boy pants" and finally take responsibility for the current economy. When Jerry Springer pointed out that Republicans were obstructing any recovery now and that it was the Republicans who started two wars they refused to pay for, he was interrupted before he could finish making the rest of his point with Hannity chiming in with more war mongering:
HANNITY: I'd start a third one. I'd take out the Iranian nuclear facilities tomorrow and Jerry Springer you would think...
SPRINGER: How are you going to pay for that if you keep dropping taxes?
HANNITY: You would drop bunker busting bombs on...
SPRINGER: You don't pay for health care. You know, you don't pay for schools. You don't pay for things that save people's lives...
HANNITY: That's right, so we don't have a modern day Holocaust by a country that wants to destroy Israel.
SPRINGER: All you want to do is make sure that wealthy people don't have to pay more taxes.
Hannity was too busy talking over Springer to answer his question, but I found it pretty jarring even for Hannity to hear him say that if it was up to him he'd start another war right now. And of course he doesn't want millionaires like himself to have to pay for it. Chickenhawks like Hannity don't want to serve in these wars they love to drumbeat for and they don't want to sacrifice one iota by being asked to pay another dime in taxes either. He's the poster child for what ails the Republican Party right now which could pretty well be summed up with I've got mine and f*** you.
I'm still waiting for Hannity to take up Keith Olbermann's offer to be waterboarded for charity, but that's as likely to happen as him being willing to go serve in one of these wars he so glibly wants to start or cheer leads for.