Huffington Post- Sean Hannity of Fox News showed off his mixed martial arts skills on air -- after working in a verbal jab at President Barack Obama's workout routine.
In a segment featuring Hannity training with former UFC light heavyweight champ Chuck Liddell, the conservative host practiced punching and kicking while getting pointers. "If you hit me, I'm in the hospital, right?" Hannity asks Liddell.
But Hannity's intro might have produced the most memorable hit. Showing a clip of Obama performing a step routine while he lifts light weights, Hannity pokes fun at the president's "really really strenuous workout" and pulls no punches in further dissing the commander-in-chief's gym work.
Is this what mudslinging in 2015 has come to? I mean, I know political figures are no stranger to any and all types of criticism, but the president's workout routine? Aren't there enough debatable issues to attack without criticizing Obama's preference to lift for tone instead of bulk. I get the feeling that Sean Hannity is the type of person that spends more time walking around the gym and critiquing stranger's workout habits than actually working out himself. Probably carries a gallon of water and a towel with him at all times too. Hey Sean, if you need a reason to go around bragging about how awesome your workout habits are then start doing crossfit. No one cares that your popularity has given you the opportunity to train for two whole hours (humble brag city) with Chuck Liddell. There's a reason why you have time to call up UFC fighters and spend an entire day filming yourself in the gym to craft an elaborate joke, while Obama is busy running the country and sneaking in the occasional workout. Christ, Hannity is one short step away from instragraming gym selfies and #bulkingseason hashtags.
Now, I'm not going to lie. If you ask me, the president's workout plan does look a little soft. But that's the point, you would have to ask me. I truly believe that if you go around judging other people on how they choose to stay in shape you are the worst kind of hard ass. Plus, if we are talking strictly calories burnt and muscles built I would say that Obama has the upper hand, even in a much shorter video. What did Hannity even accomplish in that "one on one two hour workout". Looks to me like he learned how to throw a punch and play drums on a punching bag. Welcome to 8th grade Sean. Just because you lean hard right doesn't mean you could land one. If you are going to be the asshole that brags about how much better your workouts are you better at least look like you workout. No one wants gym advice from a guy that look like it's his first time. If an Arnold Schwarzenegger doppelgänger comes up to me and tries to fix my form, I am all ears. If a 50 year old in sweatpants tries to correct me I am taking his lunch money and putting him in a home. If simply working out with someone who is tough makes you tougher by association then Sean Avery would have had a far longer career. Chances are he will be wishing he had that Obamacare if he actually tries those moves on a living, breathing human being. I wonder if he knows that no matter how many punches he throws he will never work off the sexual frustration that comes with being a staunch conservative douche. Fall back Hannity, this is a no flex zone.