• Pragerisms

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    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Pawlenty Apparently High on Romney VP List…..I Prefer Rubio for his Passion for America

Clues Emerge on Romney’s VP Pick

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Speculation about Mitt Romney’s running mate has kicked up a notch, as one possibility seemed to remove himself from the running, another took a more central role in the campaign and a third saw Mr. Romney confirm him as a serious contender.
Enlarge ImageTim Pawlenty has ‘never done a bad interview’ while acting as a spokesman for the campaign, according to a Romney operative.
 
The field of Mr. Romney’s potential choices seemed to narrow Tuesday as Republican officials and friends of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said he was likely to be chosen as the next president of Purdue University, based on what they had heard from people at the university or inside Mr. Daniels’s camp. Mr. Daniels’s selection was reported by the Indianapolis Star. The governor’s office and Purdue declined to comment.On Tuesday, a friend of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a conservative favorite, said that he wasn’t currently being vetted by the Romney campaign. Mr. Romney brushed off a question about Mr. Rubio during the day in an appearance on Fox News, but by evening he said that the senator “is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process.”

Meantime, attention increasingly is turning to Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor and onetime Romney primary-season foe. Of elected officials who joined Mr. Romney in a recent six-state campaign tour, Mr. Pawlenty stood out to party leaders as they handicapped who might be chosen to join the GOP ticket.

Privately, some Romney campaign officials have offered that Mr. Pawlenty has impressed them with his work as a Romney representative on the campaign trail and with the press. “He’s never done a bad interview” while acting as a campaign spokesman, said one Republican operative.

Who Might Be a Romney Running Mate?

Take a look at some of the possibilities and cast your vote for who you think would be best.

 
Moreover, Mr. Pawlenty’s background as the son of a truck driver from South St. Paul, Minn., is a potential counterweight to Mr. Romney’s wealth. The former governor also could help Mr. Romney in the battleground states of Minnesota and neighboring Iowa, both of which the campaign sees as potential pickups from President Barack Obama’s 2008 column.

As is pro forma among potential picks, Mr. Pawlenty has shrugged off questions about the No. 2 slot. But over time, his denials have shifted from suggesting that Mr. Romney take his name off the list to noting that anybody would be honored to serve, if asked. He has been through this before: Mr. Pawlenty was said to be on GOP nominee John McCain’s shortlist in 2008.

Mr. Pawlenty dropped out of the 2012 nominating contest before the first vote was cast, after doing poorly in a straw poll in Ames, Iowa, last August. A month later, he endorsed Mr. Romney, making him an early backer among GOP leaders. The two men have developed a friendly, respectful relationship, a friend of Mr. Pawlenty said.

Mr. Pawlenty and other potential running mates joined Mr. Romney for parts of the five-day bus tour that ended Tuesday. “I don’t know if you’ve been listening or not, but Barack Obama’s been going around the country basically saying his campaign theme is, ‘It could be worse,’ ” Mr. Pawlenty told voters in Cornwall, Pa. “I’ve got news for the president: It’s really bad. Mitt Romney’s telling the country it’s going to get a lot better when he’s president.”

Others who joined for segments of the tour included Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.

Some Republicans have questioned whether Mr. Portman’s time as budget chief under former President George W. Bush would prove a liability to Mr. Romney. Ms. Ayotte is new to the national stage. Another potential pick, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, has said he isn’t being vetted. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal are also seen as potential running mates.

Joe Brettell, a consultant to conservative groups and causes, said Mr. Pawlenty “checks all the boxes” for desired qualities in a Romney running mate: He’s an evangelical Christian with a national profile who has credibility with conservatives.

Ben Golnik, a longtime Republican operative who previously served as executive director of the Republican Party in Minnesota, said Mr. Pawlenty can relate to people at a VFW lodge or in a Fortune 500 boardroom. “He’s a known quantity. He’s been vetted. He’s been tested. There would be no learning curve for him,” Mr. Golnik said.

One potential strike against Mr. Pawlenty: Mr. Romney landed an embarrassing, third-place finish in Minnesota’s GOP presidential primary this year, behind Rick Santorum and Rep. Ron Paul, despite Mr. Pawlenty’s role as a leading Romney surrogate.

“There are only two people in this country who know who are being vetted and who are not: And that’s Beth Myers and myself,” Mr. Romney said in Holland, Mich., referring to the longtime aide who is leading his vice presidential search. “And I know Beth well. She doesn’t talk to anybody.”

Comment:   Then again, Pawlenty can talk hockey, a game he still plays, I believe…..and he has a wonderful American story to tell, almost as winsome as Marco Rubio’s.     Rubio is a very sharp campaigner, brief of speech filled with facts and appropriate phrases.    His Senate victory in Florida was remarkable…..and a run away.    I must admit,  I would like ver much to see this young bright American run with Romney…….

Maybe Romney could carry Minnesota with Pawlenty as his running mate.   I don’t think it can be done.   The state is far too primitive to give up its self preening about its tolerance  loving minorities, no matter how criminal, vile,  racist and uneducated so many in the American inner city as well as those these voters send to Congress appear to be.

I have lived in Minnesota all of my life except for a year’s worth in total  in London.    “We are good people her in Minnesota”…..”Advanced people”……so advanced  our state university disallows thngs conservative….

Continue reading  the following article at today’s PowerLine:

 Paul Mirengoff in Culture, Education

Ranting pro-Obama North Carolina teacher

to retain her job

“The North Carolina high school teacher who berated a student after that student, through a question, criticized President Obama will keep her job. The teacher, Tanya Dixon-Neely, was suspended without pay, but she will return to school next year. As a condition of her return, she reportedly will be required to start what was described as a “monitored growth plan.”

Most readers will recall that Dixon-Neely went ballistic on a student who, during a classroom discussion of reports that Mitt Romney bullied a fellow student when he was in high school, said, “Didn’t Obama bully somebody though?” The student was referring to an incident Obama described in his memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” (Thus, we can say positively that this incident either did or did not happen).

The teacher’s behavior was outrageous. However, assuming that she hasn’t been discipined for serious misconduct before and that monitoring plan is real, the punishment fits the crime, and I have no problem with her keeping her job.

JOHN adds: This reminds me of an episode from the early days of Scott’s and my political careers. At the University of Minnesota, they had a freshman orientation where all the student organizations had tables and passed out literature. The college Republicans participated, but the student monitors in charge of the event confiscated the Republicans’ literature and essentially kicked them out of the event. When the Republicans complained to the university’s administration in a very polite manner, the Dean of Students responded with a letter that said that the University of Minnesota is committed to diversity, and therefore you Republicans are not welcome here. Seriously.

We represented the college Republicans against the University of Minnesota–very successfully, I am happy to say. The settlement of the case included an agreement that the President of the University and his senior administrators would submit to a certain number of hours of First Amendment sensitivity training. Let’s hope that something similar is in store for this teacher.”

 

Minnesota for Marriage…..Forecasting the battles if traditional Marriage is destroyed

Check out the video below which reviews the negatives about destroying the meaning of marriage:

http://www.minnesotaformarriage.com/2012/06/new-marriage-minute-video-released-%e2%80%9cwhat-do-legal-experts-on-both-sides-of-the-same-sex-marriage-debate-say-about-conflicts-that-would-occur-if-marriage-is-redefined%e2%80%9d/

  Minnesota For Marriage Releases New Minnesota Marriage Minute Video: “What do legal experts on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate say about conflicts that would occur if marriage is redefined?”Legal experts on both sides predict conflict between same-sex marriage and religious liberty will work a “sea of change in American law” that will “reverberate across the legal and religious landscape.” Legal scholars predict “the volume of new litigation will be immense.”

CLICK HERE to view the video. Please take the time to share it with all your friends, neighbors, family and colleagues.

The Minnesota Marriage Minute is an ongoing dialogue with Minnesota voters hosted by veteran news anchor Kalley Yanta. The educational videos are designed to explore issues related to the marriage amendment.The videos are in a question and answer format and are released on a weekly basis.
 
The Marriage Minute series is a great resource for understanding the proposed Marriage Protection Amendment and equipping you to speak about the amendment. Please share this important educational resource with family members, friends and neighbors. It’s critically important that all our supporters be as informed as possible about the amendment, and this series of videos is a quick and easy way for you and your friends to learn about what is at stake in this election.

CLICK HERE to view this week’s episode of Minnesota Marriage Minute and then share it with everyone you can!
 

Prepared and paid for by Minnesota for Marriage, 2355 Fairview Ave N, Box 301, Roseville, MN 55113, in support of the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment.
 
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Minnesota for Marriage is a broad coalition of leaders, both inter-faith and people outside the religious community, who support the Minnesota Marriage Amendment and asked the Legislature to place it on the ballot. These leaders have assembled a campaign to ensure this amendment passes.

Romney Makes Personal Announcement: Marco Rubio is being Considered for Veep

Romney: You’d better believe

 Marco Rubio’s being vetted for VP;

Update: ABC stands by story

 by Allahpundit     at HotAir:

Can’t go wrong bashing the media for an unhelpful story, but remember that it wasn’t just ABC’s sources who claimed that Rubio wasn’t being vetted. WaPo heard the same thing from an “outside advisor” to the campaign. Three possibilities. One: Rubio was being vetted but there are multiple people inside Romneyworld with enough of an axe to grind against him that they’ll happily lie to the media about it, even at the risk of damaging Romney. Two: The ABC/WaPo sources were honestly mistaken about whether he was being vetted, in which case I’d sure like to know what led them to get the impression that he wasn’t. Three: They were right. Rubio wasn’t being vetted, but thanks to the uproar today, he will be now. Which raises the possibility that the ABC/WaPo sources are actually fans of Rubio and wanted to force him onto Team Mitt’s radar by creating a public spectacle over this.

Actually, there’s a fourth possibility. As WaPo noted earlier, many candidates are being “vetted” in the sense that the campaign’s conducting a preliminary review of their background based on public information. Only the select few on the short list, however, have to fill out a lengthy questionnaire and provide financial documents. When Mitt says “thoroughly vetted,” does he mean the first sort of vetting or the second?

Mitt Romney makes it official: “Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process,” he said today, hours after an ABC report said he was not being considered as Romney’s running-mate.

“There was a story that originated today apparently at ABC based upon reports of supposedly outside unnamed advisers of mine,” Romney said in Holland, Michigan. “I can’t imagine who such people are. But I can tell you this: they know nothing about the vice presidential selection or evaluation process. There are only two people in this country who know who are being vetted and who are not: And that’s Beth Myers and myself. And I know Beth well. She doesn’t talk to anybody. The story was entirely false. Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process.”

There are at least three people who know whether Rubio’s really being vetted — Romney, Myers, and Rubio himself. Has he confirmed that he’s been asked to fill out the questionnaire and provide financial statements apropos of a shortlister? All I’ve seen from him lately is the standard disclaimer that he doesn’t expect to be VP and a few polite demurrals about not wanting to comment on the process. If Romney gave him the green light to speak up, he could settle this in an instant.

Update: Jonathan Karl, who broke the Rubio news this morning for ABC, says Romney’s spinning after the fact.

First, I stand by my reporting. As of 9 a.m. this morning, Marco Rubio had not been asked by the Romney campaign to turn over any documents related to the vice presidential search. He had not been asked to fill out any questionnaires. If Romney was “thoroughly vetting” Rubio, he was doing it without Rubio’s knowledge…

It’s possible that Romney simply had not gotten around to asking Rubio for vetting materials, but his search process has been under way for more than two months…

I am told by several Republican sources that Romney came under intense pressure today from top Republicans who argued it was crazy to take Rubio out of consideration so early. Some argued for Rubio’s appeal as the party’s most effective and charismatic conservative voice. Some argued it is dumb politics to not consider the party’s top Hispanic conservative. It seems Romney, at least now, agrees.