On Monday night, FOX News’ Sean Hannity spoke with guests Dinesh D’Souza, a popular conservative commentator and the president of King’s College — and network contributor Doug Schoen. President Barack Obama was the focus of the segment, with Hannity attempting to frame “the Real Obama.”
In exploring the president’s true ideals and intentions, the host highlighted six key moments that have been dismissed as gaffes — but that may very well tell Americans what Obama truly believes about a wide array of issues.
“In recent weeks, some outrageous statements from the president have been dismissed as mishaps of gaffes,” Hannity proclaimed, going on to say that, rather than being unfortunate mistakes, these statements are potentially rooted in Obama’s ideological structures.
Hannity went on to say that the segment would “expose this president’s frightening vision for our country and what would happen if we give him four more years.”
Here are quotes and descriptions of the six clips that capture Obama’s most “outrageous” statements:
1) “When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” – Barack Obama speaking in 2008 with Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (also known as Joe the Plumber).
2) “The Cambridge Police acted stupidly.” – Obama speaking about the 2009 arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr., a Harvard scholar (this inevitably led to the infamous “beer summit”).
3) “Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.” – The president speaking in 2011 in Durham, North Carolina, at Cree Inc. about the challenges surrounding the stimulus bill.
4) “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” – Obama caught on a “hot mic” while speaking to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev about the greater abilities he’ll have after a second election.
5) “The private sector’s doing fine.” - The president’s June 2012 claim that America’s private sector is progressing well, despite a continued high unemployment rate.
6) “There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.” – Obama’s now-infamous “you didn’t build that quip” from July 2012.
Watch the segment — and the clips — below: