Sean Hannity talks to Glenn about who he likes in 2016 and his ‘conservative solutions’

Sean Hannity joined Glenn on radio this morning for a wide-ranging interview on the state of politics and political discourse in America today. From who he likes in 2016 to the common sense ‘conservative solutions’ he has laid out, Glenn and Sean found they are “on the same page” on some of the most important issues.

It is no secret Glenn is a big fan of Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Sean is as well. When it comes to 2016, however, strategy will play a key role, and the senators could not be more different.

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“So let me talk to you about Rand Paul and Ted Cruz because everybody says to me, ‘Which one do you like?’ And my response is ‘Both,’” Glenn said. “But they have different strategies… Which one do you think has the better strategy? The one that’s going kind of the traditional way that might pull some more middle ground, or the guy who’s just saying this is wrong and I’m standing against it?”

“It’s too early to tell. I’m not convinced Cruz is in yet. I am convinced that Rand is in,” Sean said. “Ted Cruz… [is] the one that kept his promise and he’s the bad guy. So I admire him just for the fact that he’s standing on his principles. You know, he’s got a problem because I think they are trying to do to him what they did to Governor Palin, what they’ve done to you and Rush and talk radio in general. I think they want to smear, slander, besmirch, attack, demonize.”

If the choice was between Sens. Paul and Cruz, Sean was more willing to commit:

GLENN: The candidate: It would be between Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

SEAN: Ted Cruz.

GLENN: And I don’t know.

SEAN: We’re on the same page.

GLENN: Yeah, it’s one of those two.

SEAN: Yeah.

Ultimately, Sean is interested in getting a conservative-minded person into office who will stand for smaller government and personal responsibility.

“The American people have to decide this: Are they willing to accept an America where 15 million Americans are on food stamps, the labor participation rate’s the lowest since 1978, one in five American children are in poverty, one in six adults are in poverty? Are they willing to accept more of that, or are they now open to the idea that we’ve gone in the wrong direction and America needs conservative solutions to change,” Sean asked. “I’ve often heard you say on your show it’s not about left or right; it’s about right and wrong. I would argue that conservative principles are the right ones that will work, if applied.”

On his radio program, Sean is working on finding and implementing the common sense solutions that will help get this country back on track. His Conservative Solutions Caucus 2014 lays out a pretty straightforward plan.

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The crux of Sean’s plan involves cutting one penny of every dollar the government spends for six years (at which point you actually balance the budget) and focusing on energy independence.

“If you did, Glenn, those two things: If we tapped into our energy resources and we cut one penny out of every dollar, we’d save Social Security, we’d pay down the deficit, we’d stop robbing from our kids,” Sean said. “You hear these stories about these Sheiks that get on these Boeings 767s and they fly to the United States and they buy up every store and they take all the crap back because they can’t buy it in their countries. Every American would be that wealthy. There would be no need for any social safety net except for those that are truly needy, and we’d have more money to take better care of them.”

So why aren’t we doing it?

“Because the Republican Party is uninspiring. They are timid and afraid of their own shadow,” he concluded. “And like the Democrats, they seem most concerned about one thing and one thing only and that’s their own political power.”

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  • witnessone

    Since when did Glenn and Sean become BFF’s??? For many years they never spoke a word about one another. Now they are like Best Friends. This is a good thing I just wonder what happened to bring them together???? Also, I have to say that if Glenn, Sean and Rush, keep trashing ALL Republican’s we will never take back the White House…Never! People will NOT Elect Extreme Right Candidates! I am a long time Republican. However, I am so unhappy with most Republican’s I now say I am “Conservative.” I am not a Right Wing Extremist. I believe most of what the Tea Party stands for; however, most of them are being seen as too extreme. Independants and Moderates will NOT Vote for Right Wing Extremists, nor will they support Ted Cruz or Rand Paul. I really like both; however, neither one will be able to WIN!!! Glenn, Rush and Sean need to stop Bashing the Republican’s. You did the same thing to Mitt Romney in the Primary. Then, you all had to “back track” because he was our ONLY HOPE of Winning! You are doing the same thing to Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie (I don’t want him to run either) but STOP with the Bashing of these possible candidates! I would Vote for Mike Huckabee in a Heartbeat if it means a possibility of getting the Nomination! Right now Mike Huckabee is the ONLY Candidate who could actually WIN!!! Ted Cruz and Rand Paul do not have even a slight chance…nor does Rick Perry or Paul Ryan. I hate to say it, but, it is a true fact. Glenn….back off or we will end up with Hillary!!! We still love ya Glenn, but, you need to wake up and Stop It!!!

  • victoria_29

    Rand killed himself with amnesty, with his weak wishy washy crap-endorsing McConnell. Cruz was smart to stay out of Tx Senate race.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps Sean is moving to Dallas, TX?

  • Anonymous

    What about Huckabee? I’m starting to like him more and more.

  • Jimmmm

    “I believe most of what the Tea Party stands for; however, most of them are being seen as too extreme.”
    If following the Constitution and limiting the Federal Government to the powers granted to it are “too extreme” we’re f#*&ed.
    The media the left and the RINOs all team up to villify the Tea Party because the Tea Party threatens their lock on money and power.

  • soybomb315

    Hannity and Beck have terrible track records for endorsing candidates. Why cant they just focus on their job and exposing the truth about politicians/government?….Why do they have to act like gatekeepers?

  • soybomb315

    Not endorsing the Tea Party candidate is almost as bad as endorsing the establishment candidate…..Neither one is helping get rid of RINOs in the senate.

  • soybomb315

    Is that a joke? You listen to Glenn Beck much? If you like Bloomberg, you’re gonna love Huckabee

  • Anonymous

    I think that as Hannity ages he gets less douchey. Good for him.

  • MB

    They are of the race of man, who above all else desire POWAHHH!

  • Anonymous

    Hannity’s conservative “solutions” are a joke. On healthcare, his solution is HSAs. We already have HSAs. We’ve had HSAs for years. I have one with a high deductible plan now and they are not excluded from the ACA . How can Hannity possibly think suggesting that consumers have savings accounts, which they can have now, is a solution to vastly larger problems in healthcare? That’s not a solution, it’s a small piece of solution and alone is just something to say to people dumb enough to believe it’s a total solution.

    How about Hannity’s economic “solutions”. The “penny” plan – I guess this means more across the board “dumb” cuts? Balanced Budget Amendment sounds great, but there’s a very good reason there isn’t one, i.e. that economists believe that balancing a budget should be done over long business cycles to allow deficit spending during times of crisis.

    Hannity’s embarrassingly simple-minded solutions should be laughable to conservatives.

  • Crassus

    Soros Lib Troll Rule #5: To throw people off, refer to yourself as a lifelong Republican.

  • Crassus

    Hucklebuck is a has been. His window of opportunity has closed. He could have had an excellent chance at the nomination in 2012 yet he chose to sit on the sidelines. If he runs in 2016 he’ll be seen as a tired old man. Not to mention his other flaws.

  • Anonymous

    Why does no one question that Ted Cruz. was born in Canada? He can’t run for President. End of story.

  • Anonymous

    Gay rights are happening. Legal weed is happening. Pandora’s box has been opened. There’s no turning back. Conservatives need to modernize their party for a new modern America. If not, they’re going to get left behind.

  • Republitards suck

    The Tin Foil Hat Fucktard interviews the Racist Bigot.

  • fez

    Those in power trash the TEA party because they are afraid of them. Because of the name calling, people distance themselves from the name. So many lies have been spread about those who believe in the constitution and limited government and people who listen to those lies, need to find out for themselves by going to some of the meetings. As we get more people dependent on the government, we get people who want bigger government. It will only last so long and then most people will have nothing.

  • fez

    The problem with the cuts is that they take away from needed programs and supply deficient arms to our military and fewer troops and spend on frivolities.

  • fez

    I shudder to hear people say that they are lifelong democrats also. Those who consider themselves bound to one political party, need to examine what that party’s beliefs and agenda beliefs are. I believe that many who vote a straight party don’t do their homework.

  • fez

    Doesn’t mean that these things are good for the country. There was a story recently about the number of traffic deaths in Colorado on the rise because of increased use of pot. Not all Coloradans agree with what is happening in the urban areas.

  • Anonymous

    That’s the same thing racist white people said about the Civil Rights Movement. “Doesn’t mean that these things are good for the country” You know what’s not good for the country? Intolerance. Using religion as an excuse for discrimination.

  • Anonymous

    Let us not forgot the hypocrite’s these so called religious followers are, for example, you see a lot of people of faith with tattoos. Let’s see what the Bible says about that, No tattoos. Leviticus 19:28 reads, “You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the Lord. ”Not even a little butterfly on your ankle. Or Thug Life across your abdomen. Or even, fittingly enough, a cross. Ah, but tattoos are ok because they like tattoos. Wearing gold is also forbidden in the bible. Hmm, seems these bible thumpers only pick and choose what to follow from the bible when it’s something they’re already predisposed to hate.

    By the way. The bill was just vetoed :)

  • Micky Baker

    He said he was thinking about it. Really, Dallas/Fort Worth is going to become the epicenter of economic growth, a positive example for the rest of the country very very soon.

  • Micky Baker

    No kidding. we already have HSAs. There shouldn’t be a limit on how much a person can put into them, and Medicare/SS funds should be allowed to go into those HSA’s for the benefit of the person that earned that money.

  • Micky Baker

    They aren’t trashing all Republicans. They’re trashing the establishment, and if you get the establishment as a majority, the people lose.

  • Micky Baker

    Yes he can, because both of his parents were citizens of the USA. You have to be really stupid to believe he can’t.

  • Micky Baker

    Modernize? Doing what the Greeks did 3000 years ago is modern to a liberal? Really?

  • Micky Baker

    The difference is that Christians don’t deny that sin is sin.

  • Micky Baker

    That was what the Democrats said was bad for the country, not what Modern American Conservatives say. I know you feel guilty, and you should. You’re a Democrat.

  • Anonymous

    It’s alright to sin if it’s something you like? I like tatts. The Bible says it’s wrong, but I do it anyway. It’s a sin. There I said it, ok let’s move on lol! Gay rights? Sin! Sinners! Wrong! lol!

  • Anonymous

    You know, join the rest of the country and enter modern society and stop living in the past. The Reagan era is never coming back.

  • Guest

    What does that have to do with you atheists? Nothing. Bwhaaaaaaaaa

  • Guest

    Who cares? You’re an atheist! It’s nothing to you, right?

  • Guest

    That’s up to Congress to decide, not you. McCain was born in Panama, he qualified. No one is really sure where Obama was born.

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    You destroy your own argument with that post. LMFAO

  • Anonymous

    Everything, when these morons use their faith to justify their actions.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    They used their Religion to discriminant and you’re really asking why I care? Because when your beliefs effect human rights. It effects all of us.

  • Anonymous

    I think expanding the maximum contribution to an HSAs is a good idea. The obvious problem with unlimited contributions is tax evasion. HSA expansion could be an amendment to the ACA. Anyway, HSAs aren’t an end-all solution Hannity claims, especially for people with pre-existing conditions.

  • Anonymous

    It’s been confirmed where Obama was born. The Birth Certificate from Hawaii was produced. Oh yeah, but it’s Obama and he’s a Liberal and you don’t like him. So it’s obviously a fake for you.

  • Anonymous

    Hannity has ample douche reserves.

  • Anonymous
  • DaisyDayz

    We are no longer under the Law of Moses. If we
    were we would also be instructed not to wear a garment of cloth made of two kinds of material, we would
    have to worry about the seeds we plant, among many other laws we would be
    forced to follow. Thank you Jesus for fulfilling the law that no one could live
    up to! You are accusing people of being hypocrites, but you don’t even read or understand
    the bible.