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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - John H. Hinderaker
The Republican Party is delicately measuring the dimensions of the proverbial "big tent," seeking to preserve its principles while plumbing the proper strategies to expand voter appeal among libertarians, disaffected Democrats, conflicted moderates, assorted ethnicities and women, among other groups. Now it's the tea party's turn, and civility appears to be part of the thinking.
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.
While politicians dream of a blockbuster holiday shopping season that could blunt public fear of the "fiscal cliff," some creative rivalry is brewing among competitive retailers. "Violent shopping tactics" could await eager consumers in major cities, such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, warns Buy.com, a major online retail site.
Somebody must be worried. Muckrakers and pirates have struck "2016: Obama's America," the blockbuster documentary that examines the future of America should President Obama be re-elected, now in more than 2,000 theaters nationwide.
It is an unusual crossing of political paths, on a campaign trail that could only lead to New York City: President Obama and Libertarian Gary Johnson will both be in Manhattan on Tuesday.
"Everything you love about America, all the freedoms our forefathers fought for. All of it is under attack by Barack Obama. But the media won't tell you that," says National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre in an new video salvo from the group aimed at the 2012 presidential campaign.
To Trump, or not to Trump: indeed, presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich huddles with billionaire Donald Trump in Manhattan for a time on Monday, a stop made by most of his rivals in months past. Mr. Trump himself has emerged as the newest Republican kingmaker, emerging as moderator for a newly minted debate hosted by Newsmax in Iowa at month's end that may or may not include the phrases "you're fired" or "I'm declaring my candidacy for president."
Was there some opportunistic political posturing during Hurricane Irene? The White House and FEMA issued multiple press releases about the "federal family" response to Irene, coining an appealing new term that might play well in overwrought press coverage.
The national discourse on race jolts forward again.
Three Democrats and a Republican need tender loving care and a nice soft Barcalounger. And cookies. Several journalists are casting their sympathy votes to President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele as the politicians who endured the worst turmoil this year.
Uh-oh. Could it be the clash of the titans?
Political correctness got some plainspoken comeuppance during the "Restoring Honor" rally on Saturday.
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."