Tonight at 9p/ 12a ET, Sean Hannity sits down with a panel of contributors and experts to discuss the real Barack Obama and what his own autobiography reveals about his controversial political decisions.
The Insider caught up with a few of Hannity’s guests in the green room to find out what they think the average American really knows about President Obama and what they think we should know. Check out what they had to say, and tune in to Hannity tonight at 9p/12a ET for more.
How informed do you think the average American is about President Obama’s past?
Pamela Geller, American blogger, author, political activist, and commentator: “The American people are the object of a campaign of disinformation and there’s a war in the information battle space, in the war of ideas. They’re painfully and abysmally unaware. My book ‘The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America,’ honestly the majority of that book was written late 2007/ 2008. It was all out there and here we are four years later, the warnings were all there and we’re witnessing the poisonous fruit of his egregious both domestic and foreign policy and there’s a reason. So we have to give major kudos to Sean Hannity because really he’s been singular in this in exposing the subversive and dangerous allegiances and alliances Obama has. And it’s breaking every day.”
Erik Rush, WorldNetDaily Columnist: “Extraordinarily uninformed — The establishment press for the most part, what a lot of folks call the mainstream media, has been, for whatever their reason, they did not do their due diligence, whether it’s because they’re complicit or whether it’s because they’re just incompetent. They like Obama. They’re ideologically aligned with him and they let a lot of things go that folks should have known. As far as his upbringing and associations, his vision for America, it’s not the vision that he speaks to wanting to have for America. It’s basically a very hard-line Socialist vision that he has for the United States, and that has been well concealed because he doesn’t want people to know … It’s been a very, sort of, perfect storm of confluence and events that have allowed him to get as far as he’s gotten without people knowing these things.”
Deneen Borelli, political commentator: “I really think if people had done some basic research, they would’ve known that a) the man is a radical, and b) that he has a problem with the Constitution. He doesn’t think the Constitution goes far enough for government to redistribute wealth and I have a problem with that. So, these are big things really that people really could’ve found out on their own. They would’ve known where his policies were — that he’s a big government redistribution kind of guy and those policies are not helping our country.”
Jim Geraghty, conservative blogger and National Review contributor: “They know a lot about his presidency because they’ve been living under it. They know a lot about who he is from about 2007 on. They may remember Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech in 2004, when he popped up on their radar. Newsweek put him on their cover before he even entered the US Senate, so he was a celebrity from about that first Senate bit and on. What they do know comes from “Dreams From My Father,” a little bit of investigative reporting about that, but I think that there are very large gaps in that knowledge. Periodically, people will reencounter something that’s in his autobiography, the composite girlfriends for example and people react with ‘oh my goodness.’”
Why do you think it’s important right now for Americans to take a closer look at the revelations in the book?
Erik Rush, WorldNetDaily columnist: “I think people would be a lot better served to investigate him on their own. You know the sort of kicking back and watching the big three or the big four news isn’t going to do it. The information is out there, it’s just that people have to be proactive in looking for it, rather than reading the book.”
David Bossie, president of Citizens United: “It does matter, but it should’ve mattered before he was in office. I find it very concerning that it really wasn’t a true vetting process from voters and especially from the media. It’s been four years already and this is what we’ve been up against.”
Sol Stern, contributing editor to City Journal: “The mainstream media is again distorting it and again is covering up. The media is on the Obama team, the mainstream media, so they’re of course going to continue to deny the reality of the past and who he was and who he is now.”
Pamela Geller, American blogger, author, political activist, and commentator: “Because we’re losing the greatest nation that ever was in the history of mankind. The first moral government, the very first government in human history based on individual rights and everything noble and magnificent that we achieved was a logical fidelity to that principle. We have a collectivist in the White House, we have a statist in the White House … people are throwing away with both hands the greatest gift in the history of man. That’s why people should care.”