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Sean Hannity to address Republican fundraiser

By Ben Pershing
The National Republican Congressional Committee announced Wednesday that conservative television host Sean Hannity would serve as the keynote speaker at the campaign arm's annual fundraising dinner in March.

"As a best-selling author who reaches millions of viewers and listeners on a daily basis, Sean Hannity fights for conservative values and serves as an important voice for our party," NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) said in a press release. "His insight will be invaluable to our Conference, and I look forward to welcoming him to Washington as we prepare for a victorious election cycle."

The party committees' annual dinners typically provide a huge fundraising boost in a single-shot, as wealthy donors congregate in Washington for some valuable face-time with key lawmakers. When Republicans hold the White House, it is standard practice for the president to headline the party's dinners. With Democrats in control of that prize, the GOP is forced to look elsewhere for big-ticket fundraising draws. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal headlined the 2009 NRCC dinner.

The NRCC is currently at a huge cash disadvantage compared to its Democratic counterpart. The Republican campaign arm had $2.7 million in the bank as of the end of 2009, while the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reported $16.7 million on hand.

The NRCC dinner is scheduled for March 23 at the National Building Museum. Reps. Fred Upton (Mich) and Virginia Foxx (N.C.) have been asked by party leaders to co-host, meaning that they will be in charge of raising money for the event.

By Ben Pershing  |  February 3, 2010; 10:13 AM ET
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Comments

And so explain to me why Sean Hannity's movements are "news"?
He's a wing-nut, opinion only, hate speech, inflame don't inform, entertainer.
Seriously, why does anyone even care?

I think it is far more important to worry about whether the milk at the local grocer is fresh and when the next CBO or Joint Committee on Taxation reports will be available so I can authoritatively and easily debunk all of the paranoia, hysteria, and falsehoods when I run into one of FOX SNews's talking point babbling, no-brained minions.

Worry about something you can make a difference in (vote) like the continued obstructionist behavior which fails to address the rising cost of healthcare, or the cost of educational opportunities for America's kids.
Please, don't waste any more brain cells obsessing over this wacko. Taking a nap would be more productive .....

Posted by: SoBubbaGump | February 3, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, just keep building that big tent.

Posted by: jckdoors | February 3, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I bet Fox news will cover the WHOLE broadcast, every single second. Not like our President.

Posted by: kubrickstan | February 3, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I guess you Commies would have preferred Olbermann.
Ruff! Ruff! Hate! Bark!

Posted by: davepenner
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As far as I know, Olberman hasn't been invited to address the DNC.

Posted by: st50taw | February 3, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

This couldn't be the same Sean Hannity that knowingly displayed the wrong video of a Tea Party demonstration to inflate the crowd estimate, could it?

The GOP would never honor such a disingenuous little creep, would they?

Maybe I should ask Jimmy O'Keefe.

Posted by: st50taw | February 3, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

The party of no and the man who has not accomplished nothing of importance. Perfect combination

Posted by: Sincear2021 | February 3, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

One of the axis of idiots (hannity) is the perfect idiot to speak. Clearly, he is not a journalist and fox is not fair and balanced.

Posted by: Sincear2021 | February 3, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

BFD, is this newsworthy? You'll just inflate his already massive and ugly ego even more.

Posted by: democratus | February 3, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I'd love to have the tinfoil concession at this "event" -- they'll all be wearing the hats that day...

So the Manatee preaches to the choir -- who cares? Oh, except that somehow, Faux Snooze gets to keep calling themselves a "news network" even when their commentators like the Manatee are out there raising money for one political party...but even that's not news, is it? What else would you expect from the repuglican teevee tube network?

Posted by: gr8day4bsbll | February 3, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Good move Sean.
Now when will you give up give up the microphone and desk, and do the right thing-- run for office? The proof of the pudding is in the eating. The rest...fluff.
http://www.zipinpolitics.com

Posted by: Victoria5 | February 3, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Memo to The Wall Street Post:

The Fascist Commentator Chief speaks to The Fascist Clone Club.

Posted by: mdpilot | February 3, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

As they say, birds of a feather stick together. So why the surprise that Hannity will be speaking? He's a right-winger and Congressmen up for reelection know which side of the bread the butter is on! I wonder why they didn't invite the "whalester" (Rush Limbaugh).

Posted by: lddoyle2002 | February 3, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse


I THOUGHT REPUKES WERE ANTI-CELEBRITY?
THEY ALWAYS BASH HOLLYWOOD.

Posted by: kkrimmer | February 3, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

I guess you Commies would have preferred Olbermann.
Ruff! Ruff! Hate! Bark!

Posted by: davepenner | February 3, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Does this mean that Sarah Palin's star is falling, falling, falling? And is Hannity the future of the GOP? Count your blessings, Dems.

Posted by: buddrs | February 3, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

silencedogoodreturns doesn't seem to understand that, much like Dan Rather was the face of CBS News, nutbag commentators like Hannity are the face of Faux News, whether he wants to admit it or not. No one knows or cares who the newsreaders are at Faux News.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 3, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

OMG I thought Fox news was Fair and Balanced. I'm so disappointed.

Posted by: chucky-el | February 3, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

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This is a HUGE mistake for the GOP.

Mr. Hannity is not a sane individual.

In a rational society, he would be removed from the airwaves for fomenting hatred and then locked up and medicated.

If the GOP wants to be associated with someone who does nothing but lie -- for the purpose of the further looting of the US Treasury, they should be prepared to bury the party, once and for all.

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Posted by: DickeyFuller | February 3, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

The reincarnation of Josef Goebbels speaking to the American Nazi Party. They were made for each other. Seig Heil!!

Posted by: VeloStrummer | February 3, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

"Hey, Jack as, Rather was a network anchorman. Hannity, Limbaugh and Beck are all commentators, not part of the News dept.
Glad to clear that up for you."

Right, just keep telling yourself that anyone thinks there's a difference at Faux News.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 3, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

It's appropriate a m0r0n would be chosen for this considering their base. Speak slowly sean.

Posted by: calif-joe | February 3, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

LOL LOL he will have to S P E A K Real S L O W and maybe have someone with pictures help him!!!

Posted by: lildg54 | February 3, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Surely blows that silly mantra, "Fair and Balanced" right out of the water. But I guess Fox news is so blatantly partisan that they have given up even the guise of fairness. Alas, some true facts that disprove their silly rhetoric,

Posted by: mJJ2 | February 3, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Hahaha this like the devil in hell addressing his followers hate burning in hell
These people really are sick and twisted may they rest in hell

Posted by: lildg54 | February 3, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

This shows that Republicans are more interested in blowhards than in solving problems. What does Hannity know about actually solving problems? All he does is mouth off day in and day out about things he knows nothing about.

Posted by: gtinla | February 3, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: jaxas70 :
I will make you a wager that if Keith Olbermann shows up at a DNC fundraiser, Hannity. Limbaugh and Beck will crap in their britches! Remember how they characterized Dan Rather just attending a democratic fundraising event as the crime of the century!
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Hey, Jack as, Rather was a network anchorman. Hannity, Limbaugh and Beck are all commentators, not part of the News dept.
Glad to clear that up for you.

Posted by: silencedogoodreturns | February 3, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Oooh! The Conservative HATE is going to be flowing like lava! I wonder what delusional statements they'll think of next? The Republicans are SO out of touch with reality that they wouldn't even recognize a middle-class American.

Posted by: rurik | February 3, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse


Please explain Senator Byrd's continuing presence in the United States Senate. I look forward to your reply.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com

___________

Mountaintop removal coal-mining: Byrd is senator b/c Big Coal loves him.

You love Big Coal, don't you?

Posted by: lichtme | February 3, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Wasn't it great that Hannity interviewed admitted felon James O'Keefe?

Anything to get out the criminal message—

Posted by: lichtme | February 3, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

How fitting for the party of Lunatics to have a total lunatic give their keynote speech.

To see what what Lunatics Republicans are consider some of their positions & beliefs

Republicans were and are for:

The Iraq War that has wasted, to date, $2Trilion dollar of our money set aside how many innocent people it has killed.

But Republicans are:

Against European or Canadian style Universal health care for American people, calling it "Socialism", and for our current bankrupting health care system which is taking 18% of the GDP while leaving 50Mill Americans without health care and even those who have health insurance find out that when they have a health care need they are hit with exorbitant co-pays & deductibles resulting in 2Mill Americans going bankrupt each year due to health care costs while in European countries that ALL have Universal health care ZERO people are going bankrupt each year due to health care costs AND health care is taking 8% of GDP and Europeans have a much higher life expectancy than Americans.

You can read full article here:
http://anoox.com/blog/Real_News.34034

Posted by: RealNews1 | February 3, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure ordinary Americans would love to know that Sean Hannity is the "voice" of the Republican party. Yikes...

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl1 | February 3, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

I agree that Hannity will speak only to the very conservative base, but he does make no pretense of being an objective news reporter (like Rather), but just a commentator (like Olberman). Likewise, the GOP makes no pretense, except during actual election campaigns, of being for any but the most conservative Americans. I was in a movie theatre recently and there were ads for a filmed "face off" between Beck and O'Reilly. Face off? To see who's the most right wing?

Posted by: Sutter | February 3, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like a good, old fashion Klan meeting!!

Posted by: rbaldwin2 | February 3, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse


Mr. or Ms. rbaldwin2, as the case may be;

I do NOT think that Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat, West Virginia, the only acknowledged former member of the Ku Klux Klan will be in attendance.

Please explain Senator Byrd's continuing presence in the United States Senate. I look forward to your reply.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | February 3, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Virginia Foxx -- how perfect. She is my representative and a more worthless one to this District I can't think of. That she is spending her time further sucking up to the House Republican leadership by serving as a chief bag man couldn't be more appropriate.

Posted by: isthisajoke | February 3, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

It's appropriate a m0r0n would be chosen for this considering their base. Speak slowly sean.

Posted by: calif-joe | February 3, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

ScottChallenger...you're setting off another internecine battle in the GOP if you leave Palin out of your Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly and Beck cabinet. How about Secretary of the Treasury...if she can do for the US what's she's doing for herself we'll be out of this little fiscal jam in a heartbeat..you betcha!

Posted by: AHappyWarrior | February 3, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like a good, old fashion Klan meeting!!

Posted by: rbaldwin2 | February 3, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

I will make you a wager that if Keith Olbermann shows up at a DNC fundraiser, Hannity. Limbaugh and Beck will crap in their britches! Remember how they characterized Dan Rather just attending a democratic fundraising event as the crime of the century!

Posted by: jaxas70 | February 3, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Conservatives just can't give enough of their money to their golden calve gods of right wing radio.

Limbaugh for Pres, Hannity for VP, O'Reilly for Sec of State, and Beck for Sec of Commerce.

Please shoot me and do it now.

Posted by: ScottChallenger | February 3, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

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