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An Open Letter to Sean Hannity Re: "Anti-Semitism"--QUIT PLAYING DEFENSE!
Sunday, March 7, 2004 | tame

Posted on 03/07/2004 3:42:50 AM PST by tame

Dear Sean Hannity:

You are a bright young man (but I'm younger). But with all due respect, GET OFF THE ROPES, MAN! I'm disgusted by the fact that so many conservatives are letting the media--and the leftist Christophobes--frame the question, "Is Mel Gibson's movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST anti-semitic?"

Sean, I know that you've spent much time answering this nonsense...but...that's the whole problem: the "anti-semite" question is pure nonsense. In fact, you as well as many other tv/radio hosts are spending too much time answering the question without pointing out that it is, in fact, the wrong question!

The real question that needs to be asked is this: "Are leftist Christophobes and Christ haters using Gibson's film as an opportunity to carry out their intolerant, Christian bashing?"

Sean, I realize that you may respond to this by insisting that that's exactly what you've been doing. But I must disagree. If you review the tapes of Hannity and Colmes (and other programs), it may become apparent that, even while you try to point this out with your opponents, the discussions are still dominated by a "No, we're not anti-semitic" theme.

Take off the gloves! Quit pulling punches! And for goodness sake go after those fools. You should have them on defense. The discussions should just as well be dominated by a "No, we promise we are not Christophobes!" theme.

I'm sick of this "anti-semitic" red herring. I mean, P-L-E-A-S-E! When is the last time a guy came out of a screening of "Passion" and said, "Well, I wasn't thinking of it before I saw this flick, but now I want to go kill me a bunch of Jews." That's just stupid. And conservatives entertaining the question of anti-semitism without turning the tables on the leftist goons is doubly stupid!

I know your not perfect, Sean. After all you did support Arnold who supports abortion (which causes death), and then you turned around and blasted the lack of principles of certain Republicans who voted for that medicare bill (which at least does not cause death). Curious double standard, there Sean.

Still, I think you're generally a good guy. The discussions around THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST deserve just better from you, and a few other hosts (Scarborough, O'Reilly, etc.). Play offense, Sean. Play offense.


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1 posted on 03/07/2004 3:42:51 AM PST by tame
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To: Aquinasfan; AMDG&BVMH
I hope we can at least agree on this :o)
2 posted on 03/07/2004 3:48:14 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: Ol' Sox; mrs tiggywinkle; billbears; Cordova Belle; Nan48; LisaMalia; Salvation; xp38; Concerned; ..
FWIW, here's my two cents.
3 posted on 03/07/2004 3:53:33 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: Jim Robinson; Mama_Bear; ladyinred; notpoliticallycorewrecked; gracie1; mtngrl@vrwc; ...
Head-up.
4 posted on 03/07/2004 3:57:13 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: truthtracker; Tiffany
With love from me :o)
5 posted on 03/07/2004 3:57:56 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: JustAmy; Victoria Delsoul
ping.
6 posted on 03/07/2004 4:00:09 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame
You forgot to mention that Sean has a new book out ... and that you can buy it from his web site or Amazon.com ... and ...
7 posted on 03/07/2004 4:00:55 AM PST by JoeGar
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To: drlevy88; aBootes; Outer Limits; Tinhatter; normy
ping about "Passion of the Christ".
8 posted on 03/07/2004 4:04:01 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: Alamo-Girl; Dr. Eckleburg; Ulysses; GeorgiaYankee; js1138; Dataman; nicmarlo; Dajjal; ought-six; ...
For those with an interest in "the Passion".
9 posted on 03/07/2004 4:16:41 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: GeronL; Patrick Madrid
"Passion" interest.
10 posted on 03/07/2004 4:22:06 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame
>>The real question that needs to be asked is this: "Are leftist Christophobes and Christ haters using Gibson's film as an opportunity to carry out their intolerant, Christian bashing?"

Exactly. The "defense" mechanism of the right is baffling. The libs always come up with off-the-wall idea that wouldn't make it through any legislature. Future examples: "let's do away with Thanksgiving" - or "tear down the jails and release prisoners - look at all the money we'll save."

Then - the defense starts....and a friendly judge somewhere makes it legal.

Take same sex marriage as an example ---

Marriage is not a constitutional issue - other than it is --- by the 10th Amendment - a State issue. Iowa's legislature could allow the blissful union of two-headed frogs if desired.

However, if ever there was a clear example of something that belongs in the legislature - this is it. The two-headed frogs in Kansas are out of luck. So we think. The Kansas toads do an end-around and redefine the word marriage, find a sympathetic judge, and bypass the legislature.

Now what to we do?

11 posted on 03/07/2004 4:43:06 AM PST by The Raven
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To: JoeGar
Are you his "good friend" or something?
12 posted on 03/07/2004 4:44:25 AM PST by Born Conservative (Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.)
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To: The Raven
Now what to we do?

Hey, long imt no see/read!

I'm usually a strong supporter of states rights, but on the subject of gay marriage, I'm one of those who definitely support a Federal Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. It then would not be a states rights issue by definition, of course.

I think if we don't add an amendment we will be asking for serious "constitutional" trouble (rather "judicial activist" trouble). Full Faith and credit will be be used "successfully" by leftist judges to override state bans, etc.

Also, our cultural decline will go into an even faster nosedive without an amendment.

13 posted on 03/07/2004 4:57:09 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: Born Conservative
Are you his "good friend" or something?

I think JoeGar was being sarcastic.

14 posted on 03/07/2004 4:59:32 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame
>> but on the subject of gay marriage, I'm one of those who definitely support a Federal Constitutional Amendment defining marriage

***

We didn't need it for Utah......(actually - the issue was probably settled then - State's joing the union subsequent to Utah had polygamy addressed in their State Constitutions.)

The real need for a Constitutional amendment is to close the loophole of judicial activism.

15 posted on 03/07/2004 5:02:23 AM PST by The Raven
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To: tame
I'll ask Sean this point blank on Wednesday when I meet him =)
16 posted on 03/07/2004 5:14:55 AM PST by Crazieman
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To: tame
I was too.
17 posted on 03/07/2004 5:21:06 AM PST by Born Conservative (Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.)
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To: Crazieman
I'll ask Sean this point blank on Wednesday when I meet him =)

Ahh, good! Please ask him to read my open letter :o)

18 posted on 03/07/2004 5:24:18 AM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame; Aquinasfan
"I hope we can at least agree on this :o)"

As long as it is done charitably and without ad hominem attacks. Not implying it would be otherwise! ;)

Seriously, the Republicans are way too often immobilized by attacks from the Left, and wring their hands about being called insensitive and etc., and spend their time trying to convinve the Left how nice they REALLY are. I.E. by giving in on something. Whereas to the Left, IT IS ALL POLITICS, so they can rejoice in their easy victory, and use the same strategy the next time!!

19 posted on 03/07/2004 5:26:24 AM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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To: redlipstick; Tamsey

*ping*
20 posted on 03/07/2004 5:34:39 AM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Timothy McVeigh)
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To: tame
boy, nothing like writing a tome and then inviting the whole freaking board to read it.
21 posted on 03/07/2004 5:39:33 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: AMDG&BVMH
Can't you envision the Demmy strategy sessions going back to the early days of 2003? The Libs were figuring what images and symbolism would be used by the Bush campaign and had attack dogs primed and ready to go on offense immediately, using the media to feed and propagate the stories. Aircraft carrier landing? Call into question the President's military record. Using 9/11 images in ads? Have aggrieved family members and firefighters march on television to protest. This is a long time in the works and if Team Bush didn't see it, then shame on them. Even Miss Cleo could have predicted this would happen!
22 posted on 03/07/2004 5:43:14 AM PST by Use It Or Lose It ( You got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: AMDG&BVMH
This whole issue was started when a "conservative" court decided sodomy was not an issue that could be controlled by legislative action in Texas. States rights (Amendment Ten)was thrown out the window as well as common decency, in the name of individual choice against the common will of the majority. Now we are supposed to degrade the Constitution by declaring that marriage is a union between a man and woman.

"I divorce thee" has the potential to recognize polygamy, marriage and civil union, civil union without marriage, and a constant renaming of various kinds of living and sexual arrangements. Enough nonsense to cover the fact that we have an irresponsible judicial system. Remove the lifetime dictatorship of the judicial system and make a Consitutional amendment reining them in!

23 posted on 03/07/2004 5:51:45 AM PST by meenie
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To: AMDG&BVMH
This whole issue was started when a "conservative" court decided sodomy was not an issue that could be controlled by legislative action in Texas. States rights (Amendment Ten)was thrown out the window as well as common decency, in the name of individual choice against the common will of the majority. Now we are supposed to degrade the Constitution by declaring that marriage is a union between a man and woman.

"I divorce thee" has the potential to recognize polygamy, marriage and civil union, civil union without marriage, and a constant renaming of various kinds of living and sexual arrangements. Enough nonsense to cover the fact that we have an irresponsible judicial system. Remove the lifetime dictatorship of the judicial system and make a Consitutional amendment reining them in!

24 posted on 03/07/2004 5:52:08 AM PST by meenie
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To: onyx; tame
Vanities written at 3:42 AM are often a bit over-the-top, wouldn't you say?
25 posted on 03/07/2004 5:54:23 AM PST by EllaMinnow (I missed all the fun...I had to go to Wal-Mart!)
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To: meenie
AMEN!

Blessings, Bobo
26 posted on 03/07/2004 5:55:39 AM PST by bobo1
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To: tame
With the Demorats, always play offense.
27 posted on 03/07/2004 7:35:16 AM PST by TheDon (John Kerry, self proclaimed war criminal, Democratic Presidential nominee)
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To: tame
Indeed, it is time to play offense! Thanks for the ping!
28 posted on 03/07/2004 8:11:17 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: tame
Agree 100%. Why do Conservatives always let the left set the debate?

Let the Left-wingers charge them with "Racism" or "antisemitism" they never counterattack but whine about how "their not racist, honest", "their best friends are black", etc. etc. Every attack no matter how absurd is taken seriously.

The left-wing will never, I repeat never, stop calling the right-wing "racists" because it is a no lose situation for them.
29 posted on 03/07/2004 8:11:26 AM PST by rcocean
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To: tame
"Are leftist Christophobes and Christ haters using Gibson's film as an opportunity to carry out their intolerant, Christian bashing?"

It's a good question, tame. If you modified the question by adding "Why" as the first word, it would put the lefties on defense.

30 posted on 03/07/2004 1:09:37 PM PST by Dataman
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To: Dataman
If you modified the question by adding "Why" as the first word, it would put the lefties on defense.

That's an excellent observation, Dataman! You are correct.

31 posted on 03/07/2004 2:16:55 PM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: onyx; redlipstick
Vanities written at 3:42 AM are often a bit over-the-top, wouldn't you say?

Interesting how you have a "come help me criticize" ping list. Can't stand on your own? Or are you posting as two people?

Do you have a more substantive criticism than "It's 3:42 am"? That's just flat out desperate and stupid.

32 posted on 03/07/2004 2:26:40 PM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame
I hope you actually sent this thing because I, for one, am getting tired of hearing the whole debate.
33 posted on 03/07/2004 2:34:46 PM PST by aBootes
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To: redlipstick; onyx; tame
Vanities written at 3:42 AM are often a bit over-the-top, wouldn't you say?

Whatever. Did you smear your lipstick again? Tame has more intelligence in his little finger than you two bozos have combined.

34 posted on 03/07/2004 2:41:35 PM PST by Tiffany
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To: joesbucks
boy, nothing like writing a tome and then inviting the whole freaking board to read it.

Like nobody else has ever done that before, riiiiiight? When it comes to subjects like the passion of christ many of us appreciate a ping. Don't read it if it bothers you.

35 posted on 03/07/2004 2:47:03 PM PST by Tiffany
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To: bobo1; TheDon; Alamo-Girl; Aquinasfan
there are a couple of names posted on the thread who seem to be awful close to Rino Christian bashers, "smearedlipstick" and "onx".
36 posted on 03/07/2004 2:57:58 PM PST by Tiffany
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To: tame
Not the same person at all.

Do you have a more substantive criticism than "It's 3:42 am"? That's just flat out desperate and stupid.

Obviously the one directed at me. No, not desperate or stupid, just trying to show a little Christian charity towards someone who writes hysterical vanities in the wee hours on Saturday night.

37 posted on 03/07/2004 3:09:08 PM PST by EllaMinnow
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To: Tiffany; redlipstick
Whatever. Did you smear your lipstick again? Tame has more intelligence in his little finger than you two bozos have combined.


38 posted on 03/07/2004 3:34:14 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Timothy McVeigh)
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To: redlipstick
...Christian charity...

Spoken like a true Christian Basher.

...hysterical vanities...

My observations after reviewing your posts: You criticizing my posts, is like Hanoi John Kerry criticizing President Bush's Patriotism--shameless hypocrisy.

...wee hours of the morning...

Who cares what time an article is posted? Is that the best you can do? I get the feeling you would need 37 promotions to be an airhead.

39 posted on 03/07/2004 3:45:29 PM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: onyx
Looks like Julie Newmar has been replaced!
40 posted on 03/07/2004 3:45:33 PM PST by EllaMinnow
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To: onyx
I see dumb people...they're everywhere.

Yup, at posts #37, qnd 38. Thanks for the portrait of you and "needs lipstick".

41 posted on 03/07/2004 3:48:19 PM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame

42 posted on 03/07/2004 3:50:03 PM PST by EllaMinnow
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To: redlipstick
Looks like Julie Newmar has been replaced!

Still jealous, huh? Figures...after all...you do seem desperate to have people know you're I.D.'d by "red lipstick", which is the sign of an obtuse cow.

43 posted on 03/07/2004 3:51:55 PM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: onyx
Now he's not only the self-proclaimed arbiter of who is a real conservative, but who is a real Christian, too.

All this, and not even old enough to drive a car...

44 posted on 03/07/2004 3:52:59 PM PST by EllaMinnow
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To: redlipstick
Now, post #42 is the only coherent thought you've posted to date. It sure beats your Christian bashing. Then again, maye you have something against guys who are not f*gs.

BTW, didn't you support Arnold? Curious, then, that you would criticize a guy who likes women. I never heard you complain about groping charges. But, then, I guess you save that for your Christian bashing posts.

45 posted on 03/07/2004 3:55:37 PM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: redlipstick
All this, and not even old enough to drive a car...

That's quite a compliment coming from some lounge lizard who's too old to drive a car!

46 posted on 03/07/2004 3:56:44 PM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame
What Christians have I bashed?

Sheesh, kiddo, get over yourself. You're the one obsessed with an over-the-hill queer. I think it's funny.

47 posted on 03/07/2004 4:00:04 PM PST by EllaMinnow
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To: tame
To: onyx; redlipstick

32 posted on 03/07/2004 2:26:40 PM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)

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48 posted on 03/07/2004 4:01:01 PM PST by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Timothy McVeigh)
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To: redlipstick
What Christians have I bashed?

Try to play stupid on someone one of your lounge lizards. It won't work here.

You're the one obsessed with an over-the-hill queer. I think it's funny.

Like I said, still jealous. I'm not a f*g so don't expect me to have an Arnold fetish...like you do.

49 posted on 03/07/2004 4:05:03 PM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: onyx
Looks like your graphic at post 48 came direct from your adult school test last year. Let's try not to stray too far off course...pssst...it's too contrived.
50 posted on 03/07/2004 4:07:33 PM PST by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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