Hannity: 'The Country's Very Divided, and It's Going to Stay Divided'

James Beattie
By James Beattie | December 18, 2013 | 10:47 AM EST

Cox Radio reporter Jamie Dupree told radio host Sean Hannity Tuesday that while the Republicans did not get many of the things they wanted in a budget deal, neither did the Democrats. Hannity replied that this division on issues isn't going away.

Hannity and Dupree discussed the deal after the Senate voted to end debate on the budget deal Tuesday, 67-33:

Hannity:  You know what the problem is?  You know what's missing in all this?  Big ideas that solve our country's problems.  All this is, is static.

Dupree: Well there are big ideas, but there's no middle ground on them.

Hannity:  Well I guess the country's very divided, and it's gonna stay divided.

Dupree: I mean Paul Ryan has been able to get some of his big ideas through, you know, on the basic budget resolution in the last couple of years, but there isn't middle ground there between the Republicans and the Democrats.  That's just sort of the facts of life right now with the divided government we have.

Hannity:  It's a fact of life that's bad for the country.  Bad for the unemployed. Bad for those on food stamps.

Dupree: Well the voters gave us, you know, this outcome.  I don't know what else to say.

Hannity: Now you're lashing out at the voters.  Why are you doing that?  You're yelling at the people, we the people.

Dupree: No, I'm not. They were the ones who put one party in charge of the House and one party in charge of the Senate.