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By John R. Bolton
Reality calls for attaching Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan
Topic - John H. Hinderaker
The long-range political implications of George Zimmerman's trial are emerging. A Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 48 percent of U.S. adults agree with the Florida jury's verdict that the neighborhood watch volunteer is not guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin; 34 percent disagree with the verdict while 18 percent are not sure.
Mind those midterms, he says.
"The real fiscal cliff is the nation's $16 trillion debt, slated to rise to over $20 trillion if President Obama's budget — for which not a single member of Congress voted — is the de facto blueprint for the next four years. Obama, as far as I can tell, has never once in his life taken responsibility for a problem, let alone solved one," declares Powerline analyst John Hinderaker. "He doesn't care about our impending financial collapse, except insofar as he can demagogue it for political advantage. Hence his absurd position, that all he cares about in negotiations with Congress is that upper-income taxpayers — those who are already paying twice their fair share of income taxes, on the average — pay even more, even though the effect on the deficit will be negligible."