Palin and Hannity, Quite the Calamity

The Fox News Network has no shortage of poorly educated pundits, and Wednesday night two of its biggest imbeciles showcased their ignorance in grand fashion before a national audience. Granted, that audience was comprised primarily of poorly educated Tea-Baggers, so they probably believed that they were being pontificated to by Rhodes scholars. In reality, Sean Hannity attended two colleges (New York University and Adelphia University) but he never graduated or earned a degree. In comparison, Sarah Palin would appear to be a genius in light of the fact that she attended 5 colleges in 6 years before finally obtaining enough credits to earn a less than impressive bachelor’s degree in journalism. Nevertheless, Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity spoon fed their audience a double dose of dimwittery last Wednesday.

The dimwitted duo’s topic du jour was their opposition to health care reform and the Democrats’ potential use of “self-executing” rules to pass the legislation. Sarah Palin said,

It’s against the will of the people, it’s undemocratic, it’s un-American, this process. I think, Sean, that in our lifetime, this is the most undemocratic, unAmerican step that we’ll have ever seen our Congress take. It’s appalling, it’s — it takes my breath away that they would think that this is OK to do. Is the Constitution not worth the paper it is written on, then?

Sean Hannity of course, agreed that the procedure is unconstitutional and assured the audience of brain dead amoebas that the procedure would be challenged in court.

Unfortunately, neither Palin nor Hannity seem to be aware of the uncontroverted fact that Republicans have used the “self-executing” procedure more than Democrats in the past. The Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars reveals,

When Republicans were in the minority, they railed against self-executing rules as being anti-deliberative because they undermined and perverted the work of committees and also prevented the House from having a separate debate and vote on the majority’s preferred changes. When Republicans took power in 1995, they soon lost their aversion to self-executing rules and proceeded to set new records under Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.). There were 38 and 52 self-executing rules in the 104th and 105th Congresses (1995-1998), making up 25 percent and 35 percent of all rules, respectively. Under Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) there were 40, 42 and 30 self-executing rules in the 106th, 107th and 108th Congresses (22 percent, 37 percent and 22 percent, respectively).

Where was the outrage from Palin and Hannity when the Republicans were utilizing the self executing procedure? Either they are being hypocritical now for opposing a procedure that they failed to oppose earlier, or more likely, they have such a lack of knowledge of political history that they were not aware that their party has allegedly trampled upon the Constitution far more often than the Democrats. Anyone surprised?

In honor of the troops, please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

Let Em In song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe990JYsbNo&feature=related

LET FOX IN

(sung to the Paul McCartney and Wings song “Let ‘Em In”)

Someone’s sniveling on the tube
Somebody’s startin’ to yell
Someone’s sportin’ new boobs
Somebody reeks of hair gel

Do me a favor,
Change the channel and let Fox in
Ooh yeah

Someone’s not “fair and balanced”
Somebody’s missing brain cells
Someone’s psyche is imbalanced
Somebody’s wearing pastels

Do me a favor,
Change the channel and let Fox in
Yeah ,yeah, yeah, let Fox in

Neil Cavuto, O’Reilly
Glenn Beck and Hannity
Huckabee and Sarah Palin
Change the channel and let Fox in
Yeah

(musical interlude)

Neil Cavuto, O’Reilly
Glenn Beck and Hannity
Huckabee and Van Susteren
Change the channel and let Fox in
Oh, yeah

Someone’s talking to Newt Gingrich
Somebody’s starting to shout
Someone called Hillary a bitch
Somebody’s starting to pout

Do me a favor,
Change the channel and let Fox in
Ooh yeah ,yeah, let Fox in, let ‘em in now

Doo doo doo doo da doo doo
Doo doo doo da doo da

Neil Cavuto, O’Reilly
Glenn Beck and Hannity
Huckabee and Sarah Palin
Change the channel and let Fox in
Oh, yeah

Someone’s sniveling on the tube
Somebody’s startin’ to yell
Someone’s sportin’ new boobs
Somebody reeks of hair gel

Do me a favor,
Change the channel and let Fox in
Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah


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Posted on March 19, 2010, in Fox News, Republican, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Songs and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Truly ignorant greedies who pander to emotional jingoism and using opinion, not facts. They bring political discourse to gutter levels.

  2. It’s not even political discourse; it’s a power struggle for ownership.
    Might as well be two Stone Age tribes fighting over who gets the best parts of the carcass.

  3. Those two should leave their remains to science so scientists can study how they could have lived so long without a fully functioning brain…between the two of them. The intellectual dishonesty they exhibit ought to be illegal. Ah, well, maybe they’ll both get nailed by the IRS.

  4. Eve of destruction

    Pox News (Opinion division) is enjoying a ratings bonanza with their dire, hysterical warnings of the impending Healthcare Apocalypse.

    Once the dust settles in the post-Armageddon world, what kind of breathless stories will their intrepid bimbo correspondent file, via satellite, from the Great White North?

    It hardly seems worth it for Palin to cake on the make up and strap on a new wig just to decamp outside the Wasilla City Council in search of a Death Panel story!

  5. Great post. Love the song parody. You do good work.

  6. Don’t even get me started on what is Constitutional and what isn’t. The very same foreign policy of which Mr. Hannity supports is un-Constitutional, including torture. Hell, his good ol’ buddy Oliver North was part of a government plan that called for the “suspension of the Constitution” and the “continuity of government” and lastly, “the mass movements of civilian populations”.

    The fact is, is that health care reform is un-Constitutional in the sense that the Constitution gives no power to either the Congress or the President, because afterall, the Constitution was drafted in a time when we didn’t need, or in this case society required us to be more self-sufficient.

    However, the framers of the Constitution realized that America would change over the decades, and since the Constitution is not a living document, they put in the Tenth Amendment. Thusly, any power not given to the federal government is given to the states. I would support state healthcare plans because it would at least preserve more competition.

    • Please remember that the Tenth Amendment did not amend the Necessary and Proper clause of the Constitution. Hence any non-enumerated law that is necessary and proper to carrying out the provisions of the Constitution is legal. Section 8 of Article One of the Constitution provides that Congress may “collect taxes…for the… general welfare of the United States.

      Consequently, if Congress determines that a health care reform law is necessary for promotion of the general welfare, then that law is protected by the Necessary and Proper clause of the Constitution. It is difficult to argue that a law that ensures that most all Americans receive health care coverage is not a law that promotes “the general welfare” of the people.

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