Hannity to pro-Obama focus group: Name one accomplishment

posted at 10:15 pm on February 4, 2008 by Allahpundit

It’s not about the policies, dude. It’s about the feeling.

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Hey Allah…..where are some new “Hot Air” video segments?

Y’all gonna have to change your logo to a guy on a computer instead of him holding a video camera……….just sayin’.

Love the site, even if you and Michelle were Fred!haters.

(whew, glad he’s gone and we can concentrate on the real conservatives)

/s, yeah

omnipotent on February 5, 2008 at 1:30 AM

Actually, I can’t think of one good thing ANY of the frontrunner’s in the primary have accomplished but this certainly didn’t make Obama look good. They’re all empty suits IMO.

Yakko77 on February 5, 2008 at 1:37 AM

The days of Hot Air vlogs are long gone (sadly). Michelle went on to more of a MSM career. MKH has dissappeared.

Hot Air was very “homey” back then, but all things change.

And yes, they should change the logo. No longer applicable. This a link based site with a few stock MSM videos thrown in.

Montana on February 5, 2008 at 1:38 AM

Obama is a comma; Hillary is the period.

But he sure knows how to intone sonorously, as if doing this trick will endow his his pablum platitudes with any more substance than popcorn burps.

He is a mass-hallucination, willed into existence by the desperate left.

Who will continue to project their amorphous hopes on his blank screen until November 5.

Because they just want to win, feverishly.

McCain’s a little wrinkly to project well onto, so Obama will win in that “mass delusion of crowds” realm.

profitsbeard on February 5, 2008 at 1:40 AM

Just wait until George Clooney runs for President.

Name one accomplishment?

People selected him Man of the Year.”

“He saved thousands in the E.R.”

“He has perfect salt-and-pepper hair.”

henzou on February 5, 2008 at 2:32 AM

By the way, have any of you detected any evidence that Obama possesses a sense of humor?

CK MacLeod on February 5, 2008 at 2:32 AM

Luntz must be an entomologist

TexasJew on February 5, 2008 at 12:39 AM

He can read minds?

ReubenJCogburn on February 5, 2008 at 2:45 AM

If I vote for Obama it will prove I’m not prejudiced against blacks. If Obama wins all blacks will become just like him: thoughtful, healing and not angry. Together we will accomplish so much.

snaggletoothie on February 5, 2008 at 3:25 AM

Regardless, he seems like a decent guy, but his large mouthed uppity wife needs to remember her place and her role as a potential first lady and just stick to fund raisers and stop playing the race card every chance she gets. She drips with racial sterotyping and I can see her definitely being very racially biased in how she conducts herself as first lady, and he married it, so that also says something about him as well.

SilverStar830 on February 4, 2008 at 11:27 PM

Michelle Obama annoys me as well. This woman has lived a life of privilege (Princeton, Harvard, lives in a multi-million dollar home, surrounded by taxpayer-funded perks like Secret Service protection, etc.), yet she continually portrays herself as a “victim” of a hopelessly racist society. She lives better than 99% of the rest of the population in this country, but still manages to have an enormous chip on her shoulder. Saw her on CNN the other day saying that the “sacrifices” she and Barack have made are not as great as those made by civil rights pioneers like the Kings. No kidding? Really curious to know just what “sacrifices” she and Barack have made to achieve their ambition for power, and how those “sacrifices” are any different from the “sacrifices” made by white Americans who also lust for power, money, and privilege.

AZCoyote on February 5, 2008 at 4:52 AM

I was somewhat surprised that the panel could not offer a single accomplishment.

I expected them to squeeze one or two droplets of moisture from that “rock.”

William2006 on February 5, 2008 at 4:57 AM

He’s a great orator.
He’s running for the oval orifice

Talk is cheap, but the suit is not.
It’s just empty. Void. Without substance.

But this is what the left wants. To be hooked on a feeling.

Is this not the worst job interview you’ve evah seen?
And to think, he could get the job.

I don’t know anything about being president.
I’m clean, articulate and a nice guy, I can be president. Right?

Oh, wait, I wasn’t born here…. :{

Kini on February 5, 2008 at 5:41 AM

Some vote for mitt because he has slicked down hair.

Chakra Hammer on February 4, 2008 at 10:52 PM

I wish.

eucher on February 5, 2008 at 5:56 AM

Is it just me or does Frank Luntz looks like Spence (Patton Oswalt) from the King of Queens?

BJ on February 5, 2008 at 6:13 AM

Un.be.lievable. What a bunch of morons. Especially the one that said Obama is a great “ora-tator” like Jesse Jackson. Morons.

txsurveyor on February 5, 2008 at 6:24 AM

Adolf Hitler was a great orator. Most Hollywood actors are great orators. Whoopi-do.

infidel65 on February 5, 2008 at 6:34 AM

It is to seriously misunderstand the liberal mind to think that it values accomplishment. As it represents the bottom half of humanity’s traits, accomplishment is anathema to liberalism, as is anything having to do with success. They admire not the achievers but the “oppressed”, the “underdogs”, the “have nots” (or rather, the will-nots), and always choose the anti-hero over the actual hero. It’s their core, this compulsion to choose down instead of up. Hannity should know better.

Halley on February 5, 2008 at 7:10 AM

Actually, I can’t think of one good thing ANY of the frontrunner’s in the primary have accomplished but this certainly didn’t make Obama look good. They’re all empty suits IMO.

Yakko77 on February 5, 2008 at 1:37 AM

Mitt Romney:

Turned around the SLC Olympics.

CEO of Bain & Company. Turned around their fortunes and then turned around the fortunes of other companies through Bain & Capital.


Fought for McCain-Feingold, kicking conservatives in the teeth.
Fought for McCain-Kennedy, ” ”
Fought for McCain-Lieberman, ” ”
Became one of the Gang of 14, ” ”
Was One of the Keating 5, proving he’s a corruptible SOB.

BKennedy on February 5, 2008 at 7:18 AM

“He saved thousands in the E.R.”

henzou on February 5, 2008 at 2:32 AM


Yeah nobody loves Senator Sassy for what he has done. It’s what he will do! CHANGE! CHAAAAAAAAAAANGE! YES WE CAN! Heh.

Hey even *I* like the guy but couldnt tell you what I like about him other than he’s well spoken and charismatic. He’d be a good head of state. Problem is his policies would be atrocious.

Dash on February 5, 2008 at 7:37 AM

For me, the video is always no longer available.

Darksean on February 5, 2008 at 7:41 AM

I miss the hot air video segments too.

erix138 on February 5, 2008 at 7:55 AM

Empty suit, but he makes Progressives feel good about themselves. VERY unlike how John McCain makes conservatives feel.

davecatbone on February 5, 2008 at 8:05 AM

Isn’t Obama a lot like JFK? Isn’t he the epitome of Kennedy’s famous saying:

“Ask not what you can do for your country — ask what your country can do for you”?


Shy Guy on February 5, 2008 at 8:10 AM

I will credit Obama with getting FFATA passed; that was a good piece of legislation. More substantive impact from that than anything Kerry accomplished from a safe seat in the Senate, and the same goes for Hillary. I can’t think of a single thing she’s done, and I know from useless politicians — I lived in Chris van Hollen’s district, and now I live in Bob Casey Jr.’s state.

But maybe FFATA was all Coburn’s work? Anyone know?

DrSteve on February 5, 2008 at 8:20 AM

It’s not about the policies, dude. It’s about the feeling.

Well in that case, I’ll write in Jessica Alba.

flipflop on February 5, 2008 at 8:48 AM

You know, that is interesting, especially since I happen to live in Illinois. To the best of my knowledge, I too can’t recall one thing this guy has done while serving in ANY public office, other than serving in the office itself. And since he has been in the Senate, about all he has done is make flowery speeches. That’s about it.

pilamaye on February 5, 2008 at 8:56 AM

The ability to speak does not make one intelligent.

budorob on February 5, 2008 at 9:12 AM

This is the Dems Kennedy revolution. During JFK’s run, you could not name one thing he had done that makes him Presidential. Sure, he was a war hero, and a Kennedy. But the only specific thing that could make him Presidential is that he represented the mainstream mindset of the time.

JFK talked the talk and when he got in office he walked the walk and handled the difficult situation(s) his way which made him unpopular among his party but his actions were for the good of the whole. I will offer that his actions during the war set his ability to make the tough decisions.

The reason Obama supporters like him is for the above reasons. However, I and others do not get the same feeling that he will handle the difficult decisions like JFK did from life’s experiences

MSGTAS on February 5, 2008 at 9:17 AM

BHO has the least political experience of any person ever to run for the presidency in US history. Period.

No one who ever ran for the office has less political experience than Obama. Even Wilson was governor of NY for two years after serving as president of Princeton for many years. And Wilson was very inexperienced. He looks like a titan compared to BHO.

It’s embarrassing that he has so much support.

Vote Sauron 08 on February 5, 2008 at 9:30 AM

Did you see the look on the West Wing guy’s face when the question was asked? It was like, “What kind of question is that?” Dim response.

RWLA on February 5, 2008 at 9:33 AM

That was classic!!!

Nice job by Hannity exposing that no one knows a damn thing about what Obama stands for except for “he’s a great talker” and “he’s a nice guy”. Something I always knew about Democratic voters. Don’t care about substance, only presentation. They all looked like idiots, even the guy threw out the generic response of “…that reform bill”, trying to save the group from looking like a bunch of morons. Reform of what? Economic, campaign finance, taxes, etc.

Too Funny.

Planet Boulder on February 5, 2008 at 9:38 AM

AZCoyote on February 5, 2008 at 4:52 AM

Nice. Michelle has sacrificed a lot! She took a do-nothing-because-your-name-is-Obama $400,000 a year job at the University of Chicago.

You don’t think that was a sacrifice?!

Jaibones on February 5, 2008 at 9:47 AM

“No.” “I can’t.” “Immigration.” Now there is the informed electorate.

I still think Colmes should be beaten on a daily basis.

TwinkietheKid on February 5, 2008 at 10:05 AM

I stand corrected Jaibones. That is quite a sacrifice. Where can I sign up to make a similar sacrifice?

Michelle Obama reminds me of an Eddie Murphy skit I saw on SNL many years ago. Eddie plays a black guy who never gets the job, the loan from the bank, the good table in the restaurant, etc. — because it always goes to the white guy who’s a member of the super-secret “whites get everything” club. Michelle seems to also believe that whites in this country never get insulted by rude sales clerks, or ignored in restaurants by rude waiters/waitresses, or pulled over by rude cops, or denied admission to a school they want to attend. That only happens to people of color in this country, and it only happens because they’re not white.

I saw an interview with Halle Berry once where she was talking about pageants, competitions, etc., she’d been in throughout her life. It was very interesting to hear Halle’s take on it. According to her comments, whenever she’d won, it was because she deserved to win. Whenever she’d lost, it was because of anti-black bias. Michelle Obama seems to have the same type of perspective.

AZCoyote on February 5, 2008 at 10:09 AM

You and Bryan have been saying it for months now, and we agree, and the audience agrees, we all agree he is very likable, cant hate him, but he has no substance.
WoosterOh on February 4, 2008 at 10:20 PM

You just described my dog. And most every pet in America, as well.
That does NOT make them viable candidates for the president.
B. Hussein Obama will be nothing more than a puppet for the first two years minimum. He has no clue what is going on, nor what to do.

shooter on February 5, 2008 at 10:24 AM

That was so funny! Its also scarry as hell!

Corey Wayne on February 5, 2008 at 11:03 AM


He can speechify well but beyond that what the hell is there?

SimplyKimberly on February 5, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Dreaming, but I think a Romney/Obama ticket makes as much sense as the McCain/Clinton some have mentioned. Pair off the two likable candidates against the two extremely unlikeable.

Doug on February 5, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Hannity is right name one accomplishment for Obama. I just wish a talking head like Hannity had the same courage to question the qualifications of our current President back during his first run for the Office of President. But then again that would require courage from talking heads like Hannity.

jero_jones on February 5, 2008 at 11:38 AM

jero_jones? huh?

Gov of Texas alone crushes your very small point. Keep going to history class…it will help I promis.

Brian on February 5, 2008 at 12:31 PM

One term US Senator and one term State Governor never knew the bar for President of the United States was so low. Name one significant policy for the esteemed Governor?
He sure was an expert of Foreign policy just look at our current situation.
The point is you cannot give one a pass and complain about another. I think this sounds like a flip flop.

jero_jones on February 5, 2008 at 12:40 PM

He needs to accomplish nothing, just win.
Obama attracts lobal rectolitise, (head in a$$), sufferers.

leanright on February 5, 2008 at 12:49 PM

We are doomed. Doomed, I say.

Dudley Smith on February 5, 2008 at 12:53 PM

“You just described my dog”



franksalterego on February 5, 2008 at 2:22 PM

I think I’m going to run for President in four years. I’m over 35, I’m a citizen. That’s about it, right? Oh wait, I’ve got charisma too… that should make me a shoe-in to much of the masses.

I was listening to Dennis Prager during my lunchtime errands and heard a caller say that if McCain is not the nominee he will vote for Obama because he is the most exciting candidate. What the heck sort of reasoning is that?

Dudley, you are right… we are doomed.

cannonball on February 5, 2008 at 2:59 PM

BHO has not even finished one term in the US senate…calm your BDS…Bush is not running in ’08. And I could give a flyin flip flop what the rest of the world thinks of our current policy in the middle east and else where. Good lord, u are truly lost.

Brian on February 5, 2008 at 3:21 PM

“He’s a great oratator, like Jesse Jackson”

Is that like, a potato that can talk, or what?

wiz1001 on February 5, 2008 at 3:47 PM

Just dude….

Capitana on February 5, 2008 at 6:00 PM

The emperor has no clothes on !!!!!!!!

SIJ6141 on February 5, 2008 at 6:47 PM

We Get the Government We Deserve.. I bet Fred is laughing his hind end off about now..Come November, Conservatives will stay home in Massive Numbers. The Media now dictates our Elections from start to finish. Where is everyone on the left?? Sean Penn, Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, Al Franken.. the Dixie Chicks??? Its gotten awfully quiet lately..

LibsREvilDoers on February 5, 2008 at 9:59 PM

I can’t personally find anything “likable” about a Politician who supports Late Term Infanticide…. call me crazy.. but I’d go so far as to find someone with that view..Pure “Evil”.

LibsREvilDoers on February 5, 2008 at 10:05 PM

Two term governor jero_jones, get your facts right. Won re-election with 69% of the vote. Tort reform, got budget surplus, lowered taxes, raised school education funding.

Need more?

CUS on February 6, 2008 at 10:09 AM

Isn’t Obama directing the Muslim assaults in Kenya by phone everyday? That counts for military accomplishments doesn’t it?

[email protected] on February 6, 2008 at 10:52 AM

Good point Sean.
“You gonna hurt your hand if you keep doing that”?
Is that what they told you as a kid Alan?

RobCon on February 6, 2008 at 1:28 PM

Worked with the elderly is my favorite answer from the clueless libs assembled. Talk to an Obama supporter and they all have that strange expression and glazed over look in their eyes.

RobCon on February 6, 2008 at 1:38 PM

I can’t believe that 1/4 of the country are in love with Obama purely on his charisma and character. Are they that dumb?

AlexB on February 4, 2008 at 10:23 PM


eanax on February 6, 2008 at 6:55 PM

politics of feelings

jp on February 4, 2008 at 10:33 PM

Politics of Platitudes and Vagueness…

eanax on February 6, 2008 at 6:58 PM

“He’s inspirational.” Therefore he’s qualified to be President? The liberal lack of basic skills in logic and reasoning never ceases to amaze me.

greekinfidel on February 4, 2008 at 10:44 PM

For them (Dems), this is all that counts…

eanax on February 6, 2008 at 7:01 PM

Obama claims he passed a health care plan for all in IL. Well, my brother in IL who has diabetes and can’t get coverage has been searching for that plan for 3 years. Can’t find it. Can’t get a phone call answered. So he goes to a clinic the local hospital has where you pay what you can. He gets great care–and, sure, it comes out of the profits from our payments to the hospitals, but at least we know it’s being used well. As opposed to universal national health care.

PattyJ on February 6, 2008 at 9:55 PM