This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Sean Hannity Is Less of a Blowhard; Setting Up Christie 2016

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- As much as I understood Jim Cramer's Obama landslide prediction, I have to admit I was a bit annoyed in the aftermath.

I was the one who was right about the election (!): "Obama seals the deal relatively early Tuesday night with more than 290 electoral votes. Christie runs as a moderate Republican and a 'uniter' in 2016."

Without Hurricane Sandy, Obama probably still would have won the election, but only by a hair. Maybe even in court.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie -- in classic theatrical style -- won it for Obama. By election eve, muzzled Romney staffers had to be downing straight shots of Jack as they watched Bruce Springsteen yuck it up with Christie via telephone aboard Air Force One.

Obama won by a wide margin and won Florida because of Sandy. Competent hurricane response resonates with many residents of the state. Voters in key swing states saw what went down in the uncharacteristically quiet lead-up -- at least campaign-wise -- to the election. Sandy and Christie influenced the vote. Big time.

A somewhat ironic aside: Early in his radio career, Rush Limbaugh used the name 'Jeff Christie.' No joke. It's a conspiracy!

Now, Fox News' ... person who "talks" on TV ... Sean Hannity says he has "evolved" on immigration. Hannity doesn't think we should banish "law-abiding" illegals from the country. If they're not criminals and they contribute to society, secure the borders first then provide people already here a path to citizenship.

How sensible, Sean!

Oddly, evolving -- in the minds of many conservatives like Hannity -- is something you do reluctantly. It's like he was at a wedding and somebody said, "Sean, have another glass of wine! Dance with somebody who's not your wife!!" Uncharacteristically, Sean let his hair down and went with it. And, incredible, he didn't even regret it in the morning!

Hannity and Christie, whether they realize it or not, are helping the Republican party progress.

Most Americans, namely the younger set, do not want to kick hard-working Latinos and other immigrants, even if illegal, out of the country, especially if they have U.S.-born children and particularly if they answered the open call from Corporate America to cross the border for jobs at wages the standard citizen would never accept.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
FB $82.87 -0.52%
GOOG $548.77 0.08%
TSLA $183.01 -1.10%
YHOO $45.02 -0.18%
AAPL $125.44 1.80%


DOW 17,974.68 +262.02 1.48%
S&P 500 2,080.68 +19.66 0.95%
NASDAQ 4,927.4060 +36.1870 0.74%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs