Thursday, June 13, 2019

In context: Sean Hannity’s conflicting remarks on jailing political opponents

Fresh off word from a Politico report that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told party leaders she’d like to see President Donald Trump in prison, Fox News host Sean Hannity gave a fiery monologue that’s had many people calling him a hypocrite.
"Speaker Pelosi now apparently telling senior Democrats she’d like to see Trump behind bars," Hannity said during the June 6, 2019, episode of "Hannity," his TV program. "Based on no actual crimes, she wants a political opponent locked up in prison? That happens in banana republics."


  1. “In context: Sean Hannity’s conflicting remarks on jailing political opponents”
    I’m a civil libertarian as is Alan Dershowitz. The US constitution has laws and rules on impeaching a president. I’m waiting to hear if SCOTUS will allow on a census form the question of US citizenship. Trump wants it. Yes, I love Sean Hannity on Fox News. ORA and Agunah International use extreme language, e.g.
    "But Susan Aranoff, director of Agunah International, which supports Jewish women seeking divorces, said social media has little effect because many husbands still are resistant after "all the bullets have been fired."”

  2. More on Torah thought בהעלתך.
    Shabbath 119a:
    “R. Hisda said in Mar Ukba's name: He who prays on the eve of the Sabbath and recites and [the heaven and the earth] were finished, the two ministering angels who accompany man place their hands on his head and say to him ”He touched it to my lips and declared, Now that this has touched your lips, Your guilt shall depart And your sin be purged away.” (Isaiah 6:7).
    ישעיהו פרק ו פסוק ז
    וַיַּגַּע עַל פִּי וַיֹּאמֶר הִנֵּה נָגַע זֶה עַל שְׂפָתֶיךָ וְסָר עֲוֹנֶךָ וְחַטָּאתְךָ תְּכֻפָּר
    Wow the angels need a pair of tongs (verse Isaiah 6:6). Are the angels afraid to touch the live coal with their hands? Yet the angels touch Isaiah’s lips with the live coal. Rashi cites here “And the Lord roars aloud At the head of His army; For vast indeed is His host, Numberless are those that do His bidding. For great is the day of the Lord, Most terrible—who can endure it?” (Joel 2:11).
    רש"י ישעיהו פרק ו פסוק ז
    ויגע על פי וגו' - וסר עונך מזה ליסרך לכפר עונך שחירפת את ישראל וגדול כחו שהמלאך ירא לקחתה כ"א במלקחים והגיעה על שפת הנביא ולא הוזק בתנחומא וזהו שנאמר כי רב מאד מחנהו (יואל ב) אלו מלאכים ועצומים מהם עושי דברו
    My theory. Isaiah thought at first he is a man of unclean lips, meaning speaking folly as those in “Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their orphans and widows; for everyone is a hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is still stretched out.” (Isaiah 9:16).
    No. Not Isaiah! Isaiah who prays on the eve of the Sabbath and recites and [the heaven and the earth] were finished and so angels will take with a pair of tongs live coals from Heaven and touch Isaiah’s lips. Oh, we too, if we keep Sabbaths and revere God’s sanctuary, God will protect and bless us.

  3. I spoke to President Trump.
    He assured me he will not be visiting Nancy Pelosi behind (her) bsrs.


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