Fiery Hannity: Why For the First Time I'm 'Humiliated' for My Country
On Sean Hannity's radio show Wednesday, he declared - similar to Michelle Obama in 2008 - that, "for the first time in my adult life, I am humiliated for my country."
He made the statement while talking about the events in Ukraine, which have pit President Obama against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Hannity slammed the Obama administration for what he sees as weakness.
"So we got a community organizer against the former KGB leader who is getting his butt kicked and embarrassed and humiliated on the world stage," Hannity said. "The Russian media keeps showing a picture of [Obama] in Martha's Vineyard, riding his little bicycle with his little helmet on. It's so humiliating."
On Thursday's Hannity, he noted that he's getting some backlash from liberals for what he said, and explained "exactly why I feel this way."
"Look at the record number of people today in America on food stamps. 47 million Americans. We’ve almost doubled that number since Barack has been president. And look at this number: 46.5 million Americans are living at or below the poverty line. When it comes to the unemployment rate, you have a staggering number of Americans that are not participating in the labor force. Look at that number: that's 92 million. The highest number since 1978. These figures are not just disturbing, they're heartbreaking. Every person, every number you see, that’s a life. Somebody suffering someplace, somewhere unnecessarily."
He pointed out the juxtaposed images above to highlight the United States' weakness in the face of a challenge by Putin.
"We as a country deserve better. And we can do better," he said.
Watch his commentary below: