"Hannitization" needed a surge before Election Day 2008 and still does.
Hannity in Let Freedom Ring: "The views of the American Left — and the policies that flow from them — aren't just wrongheaded; they're reckless." Many of the Left's ideas are "responsible for making America more vulnerable, for creating confusion in our society and among our children about what is right and wrong, and thus for placing our freedom and security at risk."
"Sean Hannity is a regular guy, with a regular family, who worked his way up to the success he enjoys.... He believes in America and believes in its promise for Americans. Hannity's overarching message is to individual Americans. Ideas matter in their lives."
"Let Freedom Ring is an honest book by an honest guy who is both angered and saddened by liberals who would rather dilute the military than build it up; by liberals who want to overtax hardworking Americans; by liberals who don't seem to care that many American children are not able to get the best education available; by some 42 million legal abortions since Roe."
"Hannity...is on a mission to, as he has been saying on his radio show, 'Hannitize' America. He's standing athwart history yelling stop, through his radio show, his television debate show and book tour, and now his book. 'If the Left succeeds in gaining and retaining more power,' he writes, 'the well-being of future generations will be at greater peril. I fear they will inherit a nation that is less free and less secure than the nation we inherited from the last generation.'"
Hannity was absolutely right, but, tragically, those reckless leftists have been much more effective than Hannity and so America is being Obamatized.
Because Hannity was a year late with the videos of Obama mentor Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright, Jr. and by then it was too late to stop the Obama presidential campaign.
Because Hannity did not take the hint from the encounter on the campaign trail between then candidate Obama and "Joe the Plumber" and demonstrate effectively that Obama is really a radical determined to socialize America as much as possible.
Because Hannity covered the "Pimp and Pro" ACORN sting, which exposed ACORN but not Obama, but he did not cover ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief, who designed the ACORN 2005, 2006 and 2007 Political Operations Year End Power point presentations and can expose the truth about Obama and ACORN based on personal knowledge.
As I wrote in "Why Obama and ACORN Fear Anita MonCrief" (October 29, 2008) (www.webcommentary.com/php/ShowArticle.php?id=gaynorm&date=081029):
"What does Anita know that ACORN does not want the public to know, especially before Election Day 2008?
"Anita made the following statements (basis or basis set forth in parenthesis at end):
1. Project Vote has violated its 501(c)(3) status by using government and private grants that ultimately go directly or indirectly to ACORN (based on direct knowledge).
2. ACORN, Project Vote and Citizens Services Inc. (CSI) are essentially the same organization with different tax designations that are used to facilitate the transfer of money between them (based on direct and indirect knowledge).
3. ACORN has promoted a culture of dishonesty motivated by reaching target Voter Registration goals and senior staff have portrayed an attitude that allows for some "bad" cards in order to reach these goals (based on direct and indirect knowledge).
4. Karyn Gillette, Project Vote Development Director, Jeff Robinson, senior Project Vote 'money man' and Nathan Henderson James, Project Vote Research and Political Director are all employed by CSI and may have worked directly with anyone seeking the services of CSI and money paid to CSI would have obvious ACORN ties (based on direct and indirect knowledge and documents).
5. Zach Polett, former Executive Director of Project Vote and former director of ACORN Political Operations mentioned that Obama had worked for us and that he even supervised him during a ACORN Political staff retreat in November 2007 (based on direct knowledge).
"Obama in the last presidential debate: 'My only involvement I've had with ACORN was I represented them alongside the U.S. Justice Department in making Illinois implement a motor voter law that helped people get registered at DMVs.'
"That's a lie, not a fact.
"Yes, Obama represented ACORN in that lawsuit and the Clinton Justice Department predictably sided with ACORN.
"But that was NOT Obama's only involvement with ACORN.
"And Obama looked into the camera during the last presidential debate and flat out lied to the American people about it (in his calm, seemingly non-threatening manner).
"ACORN is the organization with which Obama has been associated throughout his adult life, as organizer, trainer, lawyer, funder and political beneficiary...and Obama's Achilles heel.
"Anita reports revealing connections between ACORN and the Obama campaign based on personal knowledge.
"In late 2007, Anita reports, Anita received a call from the Obama campaign asking if this was the same Project Vote that Obama worked for in the 90's. With the staff retreat fresh in mind, Anita answered yes and sent an email to Zach Polett, Karyn Gillette, Nathan Henderson James, and Kevin Whelan stating that the campaign wanted someone to call them back regarding some media questions that were being asked at the time.
"In late 2007, Anita reports, Karyn Gillette approached Anita to tell her that she had direct contact with the Obama campaign and had obtained their donor lists. This meeting took place sometime in November of 2007 and may have even been a conference call between the campaign and Project Vote. Anita was given an excel spreadsheet to work with for cultivation of new donors. When Anita had trouble because of the duplicates, Karyn stated that she would contact her person at the campaign and see if they had another one.
"Anita reports that Karyn Gillette also provided lists obtained from the Kerry and Clinton campaigns, as well as the 2004 DNC donor lists, and that these lists were shared with the Political directors of roughly 12 ACORN battleground states in order to raise money for a $28 million dollar (number as of 11/2007) voter registration drive (based on direct and indirect knowledge and documents).
"Anita reports that research uncovered after the Radke embezzlement scandal showed that persons demanded a forensic audit and suggested a well-known, credible firm to do it, but Bertha Lewis told them that the auditors came back with a contract that was 'too expensive' and that's what Dale Radke told funders back when they were hoping Arthur Anderson would take over auditing (based on indirect knowledge and documents).
"Anita reports that ACORN and Project Vote used CCI to transfer money between the organizations and may be guilty of violating RICO statues (based on indirect knowledge and documents).
"Anita reports that Sidley Austin, Obama's old law firm, is representing ACORN pro-bono and Mesirow Financial, the firm hired to provide financial advice to ACORN, is headed by a major Obama donor, Richard Mesirow (based on indirect knowledge and documents).
"Anita also notes that questions have been raised about the shredding or destruction of documents by ACORN's own lawyers (based on documents).
"Bottom line: ACORN has been improperly coordinating with and operating as an arm of the Obama campaign, and 'the Senator from ACORN''s involvement with ACORN has been much more than his lawful representation of ACORN in the motor voter case years ago."
Ms. Lopez: "Part of his Hannitization mission — and don't get him wrong, that's not an ego trip, it's him just having a little fun while courting the unconverted — is being persuasive."
Team Obama was persuasive, not Hannity, so Obama was elected in 2008 and Obamacare was just enacted and freedom has been adversely impacted.
What's Hannity's problem?
A comment by Ms. Lopez suggests it: "Rather than just calling those who disagree with him 'the enemy,' which he could have done and still sold books, Hannity communicates a real respect for the other guy's opinion, even if he thinks it insanely wrong — and it's this decency that gets people coming back to him. His style is to talk them off the edge."
Bulletin to Hannity: Some people ARE "the enemy" and won't be "talk[ed]...off the edge," and Team Obama won't be stopped until unmasked. Yoda was right: Do or Do not. There is no try."
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.