The Real "Mainstream" Values

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    Where GOPers Fear to Tread
    By Tony Snow for Jewish World Review
    July 29, 2005

    There he goes again. Newt Gingrich has been shaking up Capitol Hill Republicans with a presentation claiming to show that America's worst performing stock is ... the Republican Party.

    That view flies in the face of recent election returns, but it has considerable merit. Gingrich argues that Republicans ought to be doing much, much better — dominating American politics, rather than struggling to keep even. He says a "natural majority" of the electorate favors conservative approaches to the hottest issues of the age.

    The issues include 1) preventing terrorists from acquiring nuclear or biological weapons, 2) stalling the effort to drive G-d out of public life, 3) restoring and developing the patriotic view of America as a unique civilization, 4) addressing the security and economic challenges posed by the rapidly growing and increasingly robust economies of China and India, and 5) pursuing dramatic and visionary reforms in every major governmental social program — especially Social Security and Medicare.

    To bolster his point, the former House speaker cites public-opinion data showing that the American left — the carrier of what Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., calls "mainstream values" — is out to lunch.

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