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Hannity to attend State of the Union with Rep. Gohmert, may run for office in Texas
The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Nick Swartsell

Posted on 01/22/2014 4:04:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The guest list for President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address just got more interesting.

Yesterday, Sean Hannity said he’d be attending as a guest of Rep. Louie Gohmert. Hannity is a conservative pundit for Fox News. He’s had Gohmert, an outspoken critic of Obama, on his show a number of times. The Tyler Republican has even filled in hosting Hannity’s show on a few occasions.

Turns out, Hannity may have his own political ambitions in the Lone Star state.

“The answer is yes, I’d think about it,” Hannity said when a viewer asked via Twitter about his inclination to run for office eventually. “It would either be in Texas or Florida.” Hannity, who has indicated he’s leaving what he calls “anti-conservative” New York, later contrasted the state with Texas.

“How does Texas have a $12 billion surplus when they’re in debt up to their eyeballs in Albany?” he asked. He indicated Texas and Florida’s lack of income tax were appealing lures....

(Excerpt) Read more at trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 113th; bhosotu; cuomo; gohmert; hannity; louiegohmert; obama; seanhannity; sotu; talkradio; television; texas
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Andy Cuomo should give more interviews.
1 posted on 01/22/2014 4:04:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hate carpetbagging. Sean, run in Long Island. Bishop could be beaten with the right candidate.


2 posted on 01/22/2014 4:06:43 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sean Hannity? In Texas?? Wha? No way.


3 posted on 01/22/2014 4:07:49 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: Darren McCarty

You betcha! I agree.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 4:08:15 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t listen to Hannity much anymore, but I heard a snippet or two of his show today. He’s already hemming and hawing about moving to Texas, saying he has lots of people who depend on him in NY and contractual obligations that run through 2016.


5 posted on 01/22/2014 4:10:37 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey yall, this candidate is from New York City.

NEW YORK CITY!


6 posted on 01/22/2014 4:10:56 PM PST by DManA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d be happy for Texas to Adopt Allen West. I would vote for him in a twinkle of the eye.

And he would be welcomed with open arms by the voters.

Not only the ComDems but the FL GOP dumped on Allen. I am sure he remembers.


7 posted on 01/22/2014 4:11:50 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: DManA
Hey yall, this candidate is from New York City. NEW YORK CITY!

"Get a Rope!"

LOL, I saw what you did there.

8 posted on 01/22/2014 4:12:01 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sean’s not going anywhere. Just trying to appeal to the listeners who are now listening to Levin.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 4:12:12 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: DallasSun

He ain’t coming here. He’s backed off leaving NY until his son graduates high school. He’s more inclined to go to Florida.

But I like that he’s going with Louie.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 4:13:24 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Oh good. They need him in NY. Stay Hannity...stay. Please.


11 posted on 01/22/2014 4:14:01 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: Darren McCarty
(I hate carpetbagging. Sean, run in Long Island.)
Maybe so, but at least he'll be putting his money where his mouth has been.
Unlike Rush who ran from NY to FLA only to continue sitting on his butt just talking the talk - and selling tea and more books.
12 posted on 01/22/2014 4:14:47 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: 12th_Monkey

I am fine with his going with Louis. Happy to hear he will stay in NY though.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 4:15:06 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: dfwgator

For the youngsters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgrGyR6EYbY


14 posted on 01/22/2014 4:15:57 PM PST by DManA
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To: CatherineofAragon
I don’t listen to Hannity much anymore, but I heard a snippet or two of his show today.

I wonder if Sean has grown weary of doing his show.

15 posted on 01/22/2014 4:20:31 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Texas Fossil

West was screwed over by the Saint Lucie County board of Elections and the Supervisor Gertrude Walker. The Republicans did nothing.

He made great speeches before local Tea Party groups, too.

All that said, he doesn’t want to investigate “Obama” because he’s worried about his political future. That is thoroughly disgusting.


16 posted on 01/22/2014 4:21:52 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: DallasSun

for at least 3 more years, so that kinda puts him in the Alec Baldwin group “I’ll leave the country if Bush is elected”

If your going to say it, then do it or you lose credibility.


17 posted on 01/22/2014 4:25:22 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope I don't have to ever hear his voice ever again!!!

"Right-to-lifeeeeeeeeeeeeee??????? pro-assault weaponsssssssssssssssssssss????? anti-gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy????

It's funny when I heard the remarks with him saying it, I was picturing his father Mario Cuomo saying it.

18 posted on 01/22/2014 4:26:43 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: 12th_Monkey

Oh that is a group to which we all want to ascend..(descend) Alec Baldwin’s...yep...if you say you are going to do it...do it.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 4:28:17 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: CatherineofAragon

He’s going to move, I have no doubt, but he’s going to milk it for all the reality show drama he can. Hannity isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer and I can’t stand to listen to his repetitious shallow yammering, but there’s not much wrong with his politics and now that he’s got all the money he’ll ever need, why not put his beliefs into action where they will do some good.

Even the most ardent Hannity fan knows he’s not drawing in new converts, he just preaches to the choir. If he were to use his name recognition he could probably win a seat in Congress, and vote what he believes.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 4:38:06 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: CatherineofAragon
"He's already hemming and hawing about moving to Texas."

I listened yesterday, last night and today. He's not hemmng and hawing about anything. He's been perfectly clear that he's staying in New York till his son graduates and till his contractual obligations are fulfilled. He also stated clearly his move would be to Florida or Texas.

People just jumped into thinking he was packing up and moving the next morning when he made his first rant on radio...and so the "telephone game" of misinterpretations that we used to play as kids got started on the grape vine.

There's too many retired New Yawkers and liberal New Englanders in Florida for him to run for anything there. He'd do okay in a primary, but he'd be a special target in the general.

These eastern transplants bring their liberal cuckoo-ness with them to the Sunshine State....and they'd vote straight Democrat even if Charles Manson was one of their Dem candidates.

Sean would be wiser to move to Texas.

He'd make a dependably-conservative elected official, to be sure.

Leni

21 posted on 01/22/2014 4:40:11 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

What? Stop that. Do not encourage him! Stop it, MinuteGal.


22 posted on 01/22/2014 4:42:28 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hannity is a milquetoast. He won’t run. He never does what he says he will and he’s not particularly smart. Surprised anyone watches him.


23 posted on 01/22/2014 4:42:47 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: MinuteGal

Has he said why it’s between FL and TX? There are a lot of states out there. (57, if our prez is to be believed!)


24 posted on 01/22/2014 4:45:35 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

“he’s not particularly smart..” are the operative words. Ayep....si.


25 posted on 01/22/2014 4:57:20 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: workerbee; MinuteGal

He’s a multi-multi-millionaire. No state income taxes in those two states, IIRC.


26 posted on 01/22/2014 4:57:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Neither do Tennessee, Nevada or Washington, I don’t think.

Hmmm.


27 posted on 01/22/2014 5:01:57 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: writer33
"I wonder if Sean has grown weary of doing his show."

That's a fair question, IMO. He spent some time at Beck's setup in Texas, didn't he? Maybe he's thinking about going independent.

(Not sure I'd use Beck as a model, though).

28 posted on 01/22/2014 5:09:39 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Puh-lease. Hannity in Congress would be an unmitigated disaster. Decent radio show host but despite what he thinks, HE IS NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED. His term would be short and unremarkable except for how soon he would be voted out of office.
29 posted on 01/22/2014 5:15:08 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

He also said he was going to leave and it would take a couple of years. I think that he will leave. If he doesn’t... he has no cred left.


30 posted on 01/22/2014 5:27:07 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: cashless

If sheila jackson lee can serve... Hannity will do fine.


31 posted on 01/22/2014 5:31:40 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: DManA

That guy is a real bad actor but the commercial is funny.


32 posted on 01/22/2014 5:34:16 PM PST by firebrand
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To: LibLieSlayer

True


33 posted on 01/22/2014 5:40:36 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: 12th_Monkey

Agree. It is a Streisand moment for the Hannitizer. I just hope he stays away from Texas. We are just now getting over Beck coming here.


34 posted on 01/22/2014 5:42:40 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He’s a multi-multi-millionaire.

And that's after having paid 64% of his income to state and federal income taxes. Only capitalism can produce success like that.

35 posted on 01/22/2014 5:43:57 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: DManA

I always loved that original Pace ad. they have a new one now but it is not as good.


36 posted on 01/22/2014 5:48:31 PM PST by Ditter
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To: cashless
Hannity in Congress would be an unmitigated disaster.

I was thinking the same thing, but he actually could be a very good House Rep.

He'd have to leave the broadcasting business, then spend at least a year or two getting to know the lay of the land from the people's perspective.

Spending "three hours a day" at Free Republic would get him up to speed pretty quick - wouldn't you say?

37 posted on 01/22/2014 5:49:11 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: dfwgator; DManA

I was sitting at a table with a few cowboys in Waco back in the 80s. One of them picked up a bottle of Pace Picante Sauce and said “This shit’s made in New York City.” For some reason that cracked me up.


38 posted on 01/22/2014 5:52:45 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: bigbob

His show format is not for me. I don’t need to listen to his “good friend” Lanny Davis, Whorealdo Rivera or other left wingers.


39 posted on 01/22/2014 5:53:30 PM PST by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It ain’t happening.

It was just Sean wondering out loud.

He’s staying on Long Island for the foreseeable future....


40 posted on 01/22/2014 5:58:25 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: VerySadAmerican; dfwgator; Ditter; firebrand

I could swear I once saw a version of the commercial where they yelled NEW JERSEY! but it must be a false memory.

I think New Jersey is funner than New York.


41 posted on 01/22/2014 6:03:11 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

True. But New Jersey has Taylor Pork Roll. It’s not a total loss as a state.


42 posted on 01/22/2014 6:09:03 PM PST by firebrand
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To: LibLieSlayer
He's not black. He is not being elected in a nearly 100% black district that receives an inordinate amount of Federal handouts. I doubt the majority of the voters in her district have any concept if how big a buffoon she is. All they know is she is black, they get their freebies, and whitey hates them because they have been taught that since they were babies and EVERYBODY else owes them EVERYTHING they want. It is no more complicated than that. Hannity will not have that advantage. And when he comes up against people who have more debate (not shouting) experience, they will turn him into a ideological pretzel. He will not be able to simply turn off the connection to the other Congress critters. Politics takes years of practice in the art of only telling or allowing certain truth to be told. That's why lawyers get elected so easily. They have been trained in managing truth and ABSOLUTELY shudder at the notion of Justice being accomplished. If they are a defense attorney and full, untempered Justice is meted out, they failed to manage the truth to their client's advantage.
43 posted on 01/22/2014 6:10:17 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: firebrand

No offense meant to New Jersey. It’s just a funnier state. It’s a Jersey thing.


44 posted on 01/22/2014 6:10:36 PM PST by DManA
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To: workerbee

Yes, he has. He leans towards Florida, but would strongly consider Texas. His wife has mentioned she’d like to consider Georgia (where she’s from). They’re in very early discussions about it, but won’t do anything until he fulfills his contractual obligations and his son graduates in 2016.


45 posted on 01/22/2014 6:12:46 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: cashless

Ok... if peter king can be a congressman from the people’s republic of ny then Hannity can serve admirably from wherever he hangs his hat. Take boehner... an orange drunk that couldn’t survive in the real world. He is SPEAKER of the HOUSE. That is all that I am saying.


46 posted on 01/22/2014 6:42:16 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Wasn’t Levin the one telling people to boycott the address? Somebody was.


47 posted on 01/22/2014 6:55:31 PM PST by crazycatlady
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To: workerbee

WA has no income tax but that doesn’t make it business friendly by any means.


48 posted on 01/22/2014 6:58:58 PM PST by crazycatlady
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To: DManA

I think I may have seen both NYC and NJ versions, too, so you aren’t imagining things.


49 posted on 01/22/2014 7:01:47 PM PST by crazycatlady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Republican who attends the STFU Speech is serious about stopping Soetoro.

They keep complaining that he’s become a dictator, but they keep treating him like a President.

Soetoro is abolishing Congress, persecuting Christians, funding Al Qaeda—business as usual.


50 posted on 01/22/2014 7:24:53 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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