Video: “No one will hear it!”

posted at 2:55 pm on August 12, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Hugh Hewitt is a friend and mentor, so I’m already inclined to like this clip, but it’s a good zinger regardless of how one feels.  Hugh points out in his appearance on CNN’s Larry King (guest hosted by Tavis Smiley) that Republicans will score big in the midterms, hardly a controversial opinion at this stage of the race.  Libtalker Stephanie Miller challenges Hugh by saying that she’ll keep a recording of that prediction and play it for her listeners, which is akin to setting up pins for the late, great Earl Anthony (via Greg Hengler):

Zing! Hugh makes a good point, though, in this answer.  While we can certainly multitask on topics and policy, the key to this election will be the economy, not Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain or the fifth vacation in the last six weeks for the Obamas.  Republicans won’t win the midterms on birthright citizenship, foreign policy, or other distractions, either.  The Democratic economic agenda has been exposed as a complete failure, and they have no Plan B other than the top-down command economy impulses that have run wild under Pelosi, Reid, and Obama.

That brings me to a thought I’ve had over the last few days.  In the 1970s, these same kinds of policies utterly failed and voters dumped Jimmy Carter for Ronald Reagan in 1980 to bring about a sea change back to free-market principles.  However, it didn’t exactly lead to a Republican renaissance in Congress; the party made gains and controlled the Senate for a while, but Democrats ran the House.  Why?  In 1980, the GOP was still reeling from the disastrous Watergate scandals, and voters flat-out refused to trust them in Congressional elections.

This year, the GOP has no such handicap in the midterms.  The polls show a building tidal wave of discontent, and this time it’s the Democrats with scandals galore along with utter failure on the economy.  Assuming we stay focused on economic and fiscal policy, the incompetence of Democrats, and the disaster of top-down command economics, the GOP could score a huge victory and win an actual realignment.

Addendum: You know, Hugh and Earl look a lot alike, too …


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Get HH on the View!

Quetzal on August 12, 2010 at 5:57 PM

CNN must have figured Hugh would be on the defensive when facing 3 Lib women and moderator. But their combined IQ’s were no match.
Wish the Repubs would have the cajones Hugh showed by leveling a loud mouth lib with a short, sweet refute!

chickasaw42 on August 12, 2010 at 6:35 PM

OUCH!

txmomof6 on August 12, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Why does Townhall have to put that obnoxious LOUD noise at the end of the video’s? I wouldn’t mind if it weren’t louder then the video but I can’t imagine playing one of their video’s at work with that SLAM, zipp, buzz sound. Might wake up the boss.

LifeTrek on August 12, 2010 at 6:58 PM

And ideas?

Tomblvd on August 12, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Explain that O being dishonest about who he was and what he stood for during the campaign was a bad way to start.

jodetoad on August 12, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Hugh has the best radio show, hands down. It is well worth the subscription fee.

HellCat on August 12, 2010 at 7:22 PM

CNN must have figured Hugh would be on the defensive when facing 3 Lib women and moderator. But their combined IQ’s were no match.

chickasaw42 on August 12, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Dana Loesch is no liberal!

OhioCoastie on August 12, 2010 at 7:25 PM

Vntnrse on August 12, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Sure, I’ll stop listening to Hugh Hewitt. Right around the same time I see anything approaching a serious effort from the CA GOP and its associated interest groups involving winning. For now and the future.

BradSchwartze on August 12, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Brad: lol! I do agree re CA GOP! I don’t get the “opportunity” anymore though cause now I’m on midnight to eight am. The CA GOP though is the PITS!!!!

Vntnrse on August 12, 2010 at 9:11 PM

agree but that does not mean our leaders should only focus on what we care about at the moment. the moments change and new issues and new topics come up. who is to say 2011 will be about the economy or 2014 but if not the GOP will still need voters to have a reason to vote for them

unseen on August 12, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Dude, you think the economy won’t be an issue in ’12?

The problems we have are structural… If we don’t take over in ’10 there won’t be a damn thing left to clean up. We all better hope the cavalry arrives before the sh!thouse is completely aflame.

roscopico on August 12, 2010 at 11:19 PM

While we can certainly multitask on topics and policy, the key to this election will be the economy, not Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain or the fifth vacation in the last six weeks for the Obamas. Republicans won’t win the midterms on birthright citizenship, foreign policy, or other distractions, either.

But these are NOT unimportant issues.

The condemnation and attempts to dismiss “social issues” by some on the Libertarian Right (mostly who are responsible for such) is on the verge of being the means by which yet again the Libertarians wreck the GOP’s likely surge.

Just stop knocking any and all who raise social issues because every time someone on the Right does so, simply because something is “a social issue,” it’s a destructive act about the Right.

It makes the Right look cowardly. I think all this hyper-sensitivity is simply Libertarians trying to get their leg-up and belittle Conservatives.

Lourdes on August 13, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Hugh has the best radio show, hands down. It is well worth the subscription fee.

HellCat on August 12, 2010 at 7:22 PM

You don’t need a subscription to Hugh’s radio show, the link below for free. He is on in the afternoon PST.

http://streamingradioguide.com/streaming-radio-shows.php?sformat=1

dthorny on August 13, 2010 at 11:40 AM

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