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Conservative Victory tour debuts at Reagan Library as Obama damage mounts.
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History comes and goes, but principles endure and inspire future generations to defend liberty, not as a gift from government, but a blessing from our Creator.
Which is why Hannity’s appearance this evening, and the conservative victory that his book and tour is designed to begin promoting, takes on such importance. Americans now understand the serious threat ObamaCare and the rest of the Obama agenda poses to this country. It is their turn — our turn — to rebuild and regenerate the model of America — the country — that was so patiently built by Ronald Reagan and many millions before him.
Sean Hannity is a Reaganite. A “Reagan Conservative,” as he discusses in his book. He has become a living embodiment of those Reagan spoke about, a member of the inspired “future generations” who understand the principles Ronald Reagan spent so much time understanding himself, before going on to spend a lifetime successfully educating others how to change the world.
If there’s any doubt about the importance of Reagan’s principles and why the Hannity book and tour are so important, one need only check in with this recent New York Times article headlined:
In Health Care Bill, Obama Attacks Wealth Inequality
No kidding? Ya think? And why, exactly is this necessary? Because, informs the Times:
Beyond the health reform’s effect on the medical system, it is the centerpiece of his deliberate effort to end what historians have called the age of Reagan.
Ahhhhhhhhh. But of course. That cursed Age of Reagan. Who wouldn’t want to get away from an era that created 50 million or so jobs from 1983 until 2008? How fortunate we are to have lost four million jobs in the last year, no?
No less than President Obama himself has assured that all is well in the wake of the ending of the Age of Reagan and the rise of the Age of Obama.. The President took time last week to drop into Iowa and say this after he signed ObamaCare:
“So after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there any — (laughter) — asteroids falling or — (applause) — some cracks opening up in the Earth. (Laughter.) It turned out it was a nice day. (Laughter.) Birds were chirping. Folks were strolling down the Mall. People still have their doctors.”
Ahhhh yes. All is well.
Except, of course, for the unfortunate and inconvenient announcements that began seeping into the news media within days of ObamaCare’s passage, like water through the very fine cracks of a shoddily built dam.
Even as the President was smugly asserting that all was well in the Age of Obama, AT&T, according to the Wall Street Journal, announced that it “will be forced to make a $1 billion writedown due solely to the health bill, in what has become a wave of such corporate losses.” That wave also includes a $150 million writedown from John Deere, the Iowa makers of those iconic green tractors. For Caterpillar it will be $100 million. AK Steel is stuck with $31 million. The 3M company $90 million. Verizon and Valero Energy are alerting employees their health costs are about to skyrocket. The Journal also highlights a report by John DiStaso of New Hampshire’s Union Leader “that ObamaCare could cost the Granite State’s major ski resorts as much as $1 million in fines, because they hire large numbers of seasonal workers without offering health benefits.”
A rising tide of disaster is already flooding through the country at ground level, sweeping along lost jobs for workers, massive losses for shareholders, destroying desperately needed capital even as it inevitably betrays the promise of not raising taxes and allowing Americans to keep the doctor of their choice.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?