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Conservative Victory tour debuts at Reagan Library as Obama damage mounts.
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The waters of economic wreckage rise! How exhilarating!
What a wonderful treat to move from the Age of Reagan to the Age of Obama if you work for AT&T, Deere or Caterpillar or Verizon. OK, so you will lose your choice of doctors because your health care costs will go up. So you lose your job because your employer simply can’t afford you anymore. So your shares in the company stock are worth less and beginning to drain your retirement fund or that money you invested for your child’s education. So you make a heck of a lot less than $250,000 a year and your taxes are going to go up. So the IRS is busily hiring 16,000 IRS agents to keep track of whether or not you have a government-approved insurance policy. So you weren’t exactly told the truth about all this. So what? What’s the big deal?
Question: What was the liberal response to this news? As The Prowler right here at the American Spectator has reported:
On Friday White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett were calling the CEOs and Washington office heads of the companies that took the financial hits and attacked them for doing so. One Washington office head said that the White House calls were accusatory and “downright rude.”
Now, Congressman Henry Waxman is launching a congressional investigation and demanding internal documents, e-mails etc. In other words, America’s descent into the dark world that Reagan described as the path “down to the ant heap of totalitarians” is picking up speed.
Isn’t it great to see that sense of desperation, hopelessness, and — yes — fear in the eyes of our fellow citizens as they behold the personal consequences of government-induced economic wreckage once again? Not since Jimmy Carter and those wonderful days of yore when you had to wait in endless lines just to fill your car with gas while losing your job and paying for basic groceries in double-digit inflation rates have Americans been having such a great time.
Having fun yet? No?
In writing Conservative Victory Sean Hannity has written a book that has an urgent relevance to what is going on in America right this minute — while we are increasingly caught up in the quicksand of a downward spiral of events that make the book necessary in the first place. Every candidate for office anywhere on the ballot should be reading this book.
The Conservative Victory tour Hannity launches today can effectively be seen as the opening bell in the fight to lead America out of the disastrous mess into which Obamanomics and socialist/social justice/progressive liberals are steadily leading America. There is nothing new about the so-called “change” Barack Obama has brought to this country. It has been tried around the world for over a hundred years — failing every single time.
Some version of the contrast between the Obama and Reagan worldview could and can be seen vividly in the side-by-side economies of East and West Berlin or North and South Korea. Not to mention the Soviet Union itself. The collapse of the latter, onto the “ash heap of history” it should be recalled, was predicted by Reagan to catcalls of derision by his leftist critics. But in fact you don’t have to leave the country to see the consequences of unchecked leftist policies, as Reagan well knew. Even the Nation magazine admitted in an otherwise adoring profile of Obama the presidential candidate that the grinding poverty of the South Side of Chicago wasn’t dented by Obama’s community organizing.
Now, AT&T, Verizon, the Deere Company, Caterpillar and some New Hampshire ski resorts are learning the same lesson as those poor souls in North Korea, East Berlin and the South Side of Chicago.
As Gomer Pyle used to say: Golllllleeeey Ned!
Ignoring the central principle that the free market cures poverty — while socialism and social justice/liberalism/progressivism or whatever you choose to call it spreads poverty — is not simply to ignore the economic reality of our time or any time. It is, as Ronald Reagan came to understand in his bones, to willfully reject a central moral truth of human life. Which is to say, expressed in the terms Reagan himself used in his 1964 speech A Time for Choosing, the difference between Reaganomics and Obamanomics is whether the American people move towards “the maximum of individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.”
In launching the tour for his book from Reagan’s library, by coincidence just less than a year from the centennial of Reagan’s birth and just over a week following the health care debacle in Washington, Sean Hannity is shining the light on Reagan’s hard earned wisdom even as the consequences of The Age of Obama begin to spread like an economic pandemic before our eyes. Reagan’s wisdom? That “regardless of their humanitarian purpose those who would sacrifice freedom for security have, whether they know it or not, chosen this downward path.”
The fight to get America moving into the future again, towards the “bright dawn ahead” that was once called Reagan’s “morning in America” is on.
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.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?