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5 People Worse Than Sean Hannity to Invite to the State of the Union

5 People Worse Than Sean Hannity to Invite to the State of the Union

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert is never one to hold off on creating a controversy. So it’s not so surprising to find out that he’s decided to bring one of the most controversial conservative talk show hosts in the country to be his guest at the upcoming State of the Union Address: Sean Hannity. The rumors behind the Hannity invite is that the Fox News host may be considering a run for office.

Considering Hannity’s long record of attacking President Barack Obama, inviting him is a pretty direct insult to the White House. Still, there are worse candidates to be put on the guest list. Here are just five:

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Sarah Palin: The Tea Party superstar has mostly receded from the political limelight, but that’s not due to lack of trying. Just a few days ago she was once more stirring up controversy, attacking the President by accusing him of “playing the race card.” And on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, too.

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Matt Birk: The Raven’s player refused an invitation to the White House after the team won the Super Bowl in 2013, saying he had to stay home because he is Catholic and the President said “God bless Planned Parenthood” in a speech. Which, no, President Obama didn’t.

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Bryan Fischer: Inviting someone from the American Family Association is probably a bad idea, but the last thing anyone should do right now is have Fischer in a room full of politicians who might *gasp* believe in science, since, according to the right wing pundit anyone who thinks evolution is real shouldn’t be allowed to hold office. “We don’t share ancestors with apes and baboons,” he proclaimed, according to Right Wing Watch. ”In fact, I would suggest to you that if a politician, if somebody wants to exercise political power and he is an evolutionist, he is disqualified from holding political office in the United States of America.”

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Aaron Klein: Name not familiar to you? Maybe you’ve heard of his book, “Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office.” Klein, a radio host, believes there are many reasons that the President should be ousted from office, and has compiled them all in a book being pushed by World Net Daily and the members of the “birther” movement. “Every American, whether conservative or liberal, Democrat, Republican or Independent, should be concerned about the nearly limitless seizure of power, the abuses of authority, the cronyism, corruption, lies and cover-ups documented in this news-making book,” Klein told Buzzfeed in August. Sadly, there are sitting politicians who agree with him, including Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, who sent copies of the book to every member of the House.

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Ted Nugent: Ted Nugent has made inappropriate remarks about the President and machine guns and vaguely threatened the President, going beyond insults and treading the line towards violence and revolution.

Oh, but wait!  Nugent was actually already invited, in 2013, by  Rep. Stockman, who thought he was the perfect guest to bring on a night that the President invited a number of victims of gun violence to the event. Luckily, Nugent sat quietly through the speech.

On further reflection, perhaps Rep. Stockman should be uninvited from the address, too.

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3:59PM PST on Jan 22, 2015

Ugh.

11:55AM PST on Jan 30, 2014

Sean Hannity has stated NUMEROUS times that he doesnt want to debate liberal thought. He considers it a cancer on the country and he wants to Obliterate it. So in effect he feels the need to completely invalidate half the country. That alone makes everything he says suspect. Most liberals dont hate ALL of conservative thought.

Hannity is a smut peddler. I have listened to him for years all the while I drove for a living. Thank Gawd those days are over

5:20PM PST on Jan 26, 2014

Thanks

4:17PM PST on Jan 25, 2014

Frightening isn't it, there are still people willing to stand tall and proud for what they believe in, and voice it with volume equal to that of the alternate fodder-slingers they must endure daily.

Not to worry ... one well placed EMP will fix everything



7:04PM PST on Jan 24, 2014

Fox is the Lunatic Fringe Den. Like pro Wrestling, we know it's phony, the promoters know it's phony. The wrestlers keep mutilating their minds and bodies for peanuts because they think we think it's real and that their art is important. Self delusion must be a wonderful thing. I wonder if the citizenry of China, North Korea, Australia, Britain, were polled if the nut percentage number would be the same as North America. Venezuela's late Pres. Chavez was painted by the nutty nuts as insane, to be feared; I guess he had a mean coffee bean throwing arm...., but .Mr. Chavez practically gave away, 7cents/imp gal, home heating oil to
keep poor Americans warm. Now I realize that those in the nutty nut party believe they should freeze as giving them a leg up just makes them dependent.

6:49PM PST on Jan 24, 2014

Abe Lincoln recorded in history as pretty normal. When did the Republicans seize the nutty nut corner of politics; and who would have thought that smoking tea leaves would induce psychosis. Ever since Barack Hussein Obama was elected to the White House we have ponder ed his risks for assassination. Perhaps luckily he inherited Dubya's financial message on the eve of the worst sets of crises in modern history. The Repubs didn't want to dance that waltz. But these bigoted retrogrades are furious to the state of vomiting and self mutilation that a black man is President. How the most powerful country in the world is still waist deep in backwoods mentality is beyond comprehension. Maybe those red neck jokes about in breeding is thinly veiled after all. I am disappointed in his Presidency, but not because he is a black man, or rather mixed race like most of us who trace our forefathers landing on this continent to hundreds of years ago. They did not bring white women with them, initially but the babies abounded. Oh, right, the stork.............

11:34AM PST on Jan 24, 2014

I didn't think there could be anyone worse but there you go!

10:45AM PST on Jan 24, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

10:35AM PST on Jan 24, 2014

Aaron Klein is not alone in his beliefs about Obama's many lies and lack accountability, abuse of power, and disdain for the constitution. Just as MANY on the left were clamoring for Bush's impeachment, it is NOT out of the question for Obama with even more suspected infractions.

Sean dislikes Obama's policies and notes his many governing failures, and pushes an anti-Obama agenda on his shows, but it isn't personal, it is purely politically motivated which if President's tried to ostracize everyone who disagreed with their politics, there would be a lot of people included in the list. Heck, Obama is giving Bill O-Reilly an interview prior to Super Bowl next Sunday. He is no Obama fan either.

Besides, its a State of the Union Address, not an Obama Lovefest.

10:31AM PST on Jan 24, 2014

Excellent candidates for such a list--pretty scary that anyone thinks Hannity might be an effective representative of people

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