• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    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

Obamalies are the Foundation of the Obama Campaign

Romney TV Ad: How Can We Trust Obama To Lead?

video from realclear poltics videos:

AD FACTS: Script For “No Evidence”

MITT ROMNEY: “I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.”

VIDEO TEXT: “When A President Doesn’t Tell The Truth”

VOICEOVER: “When a President doesn’t tell the truth”

VIDEO TEXT: “How Can We Trust Him To Lead?”

VOICEOVER: “How can we trust him to lead?”

VIDEO TEXT: “Obama’s Outsourcing Attacks: ‘Misleading, Unfair And Untrue’”

The Washington Post: “On Just About Every Level, This Ad Is Misleading, Unfair And Untrue…” “The Obama campaign fails to make its case. On just about every level, this ad is misleading, unfair and untrue, from the use of “corporate raider” to its examples of alleged outsourcing. Simply repeating the same debunked claims won’t make them any more correct.” (Glenn Kessler, “4 Pinocchios For Obama’s Newest Anti-Romney Ad,” The Washington Post, 6/21/12)

VOICEOVER: “The Obama outsourcing attacks: ‘misleading, unfair and untrue’”

VIDEO TEXT: “There Was ‘No Evidence’ That Mitt Romney Shipped Jobs Overseas”

FactCheck.org: “We Found No Evidence To Support The Claim That Romney — While He Was Still Running Bain Capital — Shipped American Jobs Overseas.” “But after reviewing numerous corporate filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, contemporary news accounts, company histories and press releases, and the evidence offered by both the Obama and Romney campaigns, we found no evidence to support the claim that Romney — while he was still running Bain Capital — shipped American jobs overseas.” (Robert Farley and Eugene Kiely, “Obama’s ‘Outsourcer’ Overreach,” FactCheck.org, 6/29/12)

VOICEOVER: “There Was ‘No Evidence’ That Mitt Romney Shipped Jobs Overseas”

VIDEO TEXT: “Candidate Obama Lied About Hillary Clinton”

VOICEOVER: “Candidate Obama lied about Hillary Clinton”

HILLARY CLINTON: “So shame on you, Barack Obama.”

HILLARY CLINTON: “So, shame on you, Barack Obama. It is time you ran a campaign consistent with your messages in public. That’s what I expect from you.” (Senator Hillary Clinton, Remarks, Cincinnati, OH, 2/23/08)

VIDEO TEXT: “But America Expects More From A President”

VOICEOVER: “But America expects more from a president”

VIDEO TEXT: “Obama’s Dishonest Campaign: Another Reason America Has Lost Confidence In Barack Obama”

VOICEOVER: “Obama’s dishonest campaign: Another reason America has lost confidence in Barack Obama”

Click below  for the video:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/07/12/romney_tv_ad_how_can_we_trust_obama_to_lead.html

Local Minnesota: U.S. Senate Candidate, Kurt Bills, appeared on the Bill Bennett Show

“Momentum is building and we’re on the radar!

Early this morning I had the opportunity to appear on Bill Bennett’s nationally syndicated radio program, “Morning in America.” It was a pleasure to speak with him, and talk about our campaign and the state of our country.

If you missed the program, you can listen to it at this link: http://media.townhall.com/townhall/bennett/KurtBills7.11.12.mp3

Bennett is a national radio host, author, and speaker. He has written more than a dozen books, including the invaluable The Book of Virtues, Our Country’s Founders, and The American Patriot’s Almanac.

He also served as President Reagan’s Secretary of Education and as President George H. W. Bush’s Director of the Office of National Drug Policy.

Dr. Bennett has been one of the strongest voices of reason in today’s politics. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to talk about our mission to bring ECON101 to Washington!

KurtBills

Romney at the NAACP by the NY Times Lefty Blowhard, Charlie Blow

Romney in the Lions’ Den

By CHARLES M. BLOW        at the New York Times

“I do not have a hidden agenda.”

That’s what Mitt Romney told the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Wednesday at its 103rd convention.

I’m not so sure about that.

I doubt that Romney thought he’d change many minds among African-Americans when he spoke to the group and I’m not convinced that was even his strategy.

The speech sounded like it was designed not for the audience in the room, but for those in Republican living rooms.

It sounded as though he wanted to show force and fearlessness: “Look folks, I walked into hostile territory unafraid and unbowed.” This was his version of a Daniel in the lions’ den speech.

Talk tough. Get heckled and booed for telling the truth to those who don’t want to hear it. Take the president down a couple of pegs in front of the most loyal segment of his supporters.

But I just don’t think it worked. Romney benefits from not talking and makes problems for himself when he does speak. His disfluency does him a disservice.

Romney began his speech by doing what too many politicians do when addressing minority groups: point out the problems as if the group isn’t intimately aware of them.

“The unemployment rate, the duration of unemployment, average income, median family wealth are all worse in the black community,” Romney said. He talked about the “many disadvantaged young people” who “live in neighborhoods filled with violence and fears, and empty of opportunity.” He talked about the disproportionate number of black children “in our worst-performing schools.”

But the policy prescriptions, to the extent that he offered any, didn’t diverge an inch from the platitudes that have become the mainstay of his campaign: cut taxes, cut government, promote business, promote charter schools, fight teacher unions and gay marriage. And of course, “eliminate every non-essential expensive program I can find. That includes Obamacare.” Cue the boos.

Of course, he also made the obligatory veiled reference to welfare, saying that he believes that the free enterprise system “can bring change where so many well-meaning government programs have failed.”

But these were all Republican bromides. There was little in the way of specifics and no special appeals. This is exactly what his base wants from him. Romney said, “my campaign is about helping the people who need help.” That is just vague enough so that everyone can believe that he’s talking about them, not “the other.” And that is exactly how Romney would like it to sound.

The N.A.A.C.P. was not amused. It issued a statement that read in part:

This morning Governor Romney laid out his policy agenda for this nation.Unfortunately, much of his agenda is at odds with what the N.A.A.C.P. stands for – whether the issue is equal access to affordable health care, reforming our education system or the path forward on marriage equality. We appreciate that he was courageous and took the opportunity to speak with us directly.

The Obama campaign responded to Romney’s speech with a five-page memo entitled “Mitt Romney: The Wrong Choice for African American Communities.”

Romney said that his “policies and vision will help millions of middle class Americans of all races.”

That assertion simply isn’t true — at least when it comes to tax policy.

As the Washington Post reported last month:

The tax reform plan that House Republicans have advanced would sharply cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans and could leave middle-class households facing much larger tax bills, according to a new analysis set to be released Wednesday.

Romney has embraced that tax plan.

The Post quoted Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr., a Pennsylvania Democrat who chairs the Joint Economic Committee as saying, “According to this report, while millionaires will receive a huge tax break, earners making under $200,000 will see their taxes rise significantly.”

And when it comes to African Americans in particular, The Center for American Progress Action Fund published a chart Tuesday that pointed out that “2,200,000 African American working families, encompassing almost half of all African American children, would receive a tax increase from the loss of tax credits from the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit” under a Romney presidency while “603,000 millionaires (100 percent), will receive a tax cut in 2015, with the average tax cut for millionaires being $250,000. “

Just helping the people who need help, you know?

On education, Romney, who has already said that he would dramatically scale back the Department of Education to become basically an instrument to fight the teacher’s unions, said that under his administration:

For the first time in history, if I’m president federal education funds will be linked to a student, so that parents can send their child to any public or charter school they choose.

Dismantling the public school system is not the same as fixing it. Scapegoating teachers while turning a blind eye to environmental factors affecting poor performance and test results isn’t the answer either. And another unsettling fact about charter schools is that they are less racially diverse than public schools, according to a recent study by the Civil Rights Project at U.C.L.A. Re-segregation isn’t progress.

Lastly, this was not the crowd for the “repeal Obamacare” message. Blacks strongly support the law. Romney must have known that.

The N.A.A.C.P. was most likely just a prop in Romney’s performance. His agenda, hidden in plain sight, was to hold the line under pressure, and speak half-truths to gain power.

12:55 a.m. | Updated

According to Buzzfeed
, this is what Romney told a group of donors in Hamilton, Mont. on Wednesday night:

I had the privilege of speaking today at the N.A.A.C.P. convention in Houston and I gave them the same speech I am giving you. I don’t give different speeches to different audiences all right.

Romney added:

When I mentioned I am going to get rid of Obamacare they weren’t happy, I didn’t get the same response. That’s O.K, I want people to know what I stand for and if I don’t stand for what they want, go vote for someone else, that’s just fine.

Revealingly, there was more:

But I hope people understand this, your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy — more free stuff. But don’t forget nothing is really free. It has to paid for by people in the private sector creating goods and services, and if people want jobs more than they want free stuff from government, then they are going to have to get government to be smaller. And if they don’t want to repeal Obamacare they are going to have to give me some other stuff they are thinking about cutting, but my list takes Obamacare off first and I have a lot of other things I am thinking of cutting.

Local Minnesota stuff…..My Congressman, Erik Paulsen, Sends Me Notes

I have lived 39 years in this  modest Minneapolis suburb, Minnetonka, and therefore in the 3rd Congressional District represented by a steady, reliable, intelligent, fairly warm-blooded guy for a Scandinavian; a  no nonsense math and budget type devotee.  

He talks numbers freely and, unlike our Dear Leader Obama, honestly and forthrightly….adverbs foreign to the 44th American president’s vocabulary. 

Scandinavians have a blood line all of their own.   Nearly all were working farmers until a few decades ago.    They were thought slow in the past.   They seemed slow to talk, slow to move, slow to vote, slow to decide…..They seemed slow.    Norwegians seemed less slow than Swedes, but appeared to be more quiet, leaving the non-Scandinavian at sea trying to tell the difference.

As a kid I liked history and geography outside of school  and never had a teacher who knocked that interest out of me.    I knew at a very early age that the Swedes occupied and governed Norway for  at one time it was a European military and political power who battled  Russia’s Peter the Great.

I read what I could about the famous marauders, the Vikings before they became professional football losers….their special boats which allowed them to rape, pillage, and burn miles upstream into Britain and deep into Russia around 1,000 years ago.    I was a flawed reader when it came to fiction or reading aloud in front of other students.   I could never remember what I read…..unless I read about the Vikings, Swedes, and Peter the Great……or Daniel Boone’s battles getting through the Wilderness in the Appalachians to Kentucky.

But Daniel Boone didn’t settle Minnesota.   Swedes and the Norse did…..and so did Yankees from New England…..where my kinfolk came from when they settled in North Dakota.

I think Erik Paulsen’s blood has been in Minnesota for a long time, yet  Erik still speaks with the Norse clip.   I think he feels good about  being a conservative representative.     The vast numbers of Norse in Minnesota live conservatively, speak conservatively, walk conservatively, and  behave conservatively, but  vote Democrat by habit.     They have never noticed the political  differences between Hubert H. Humphrey and Barack Hussein Obama.

Mr. Paulsen seems to have thus far missed becoming a bureaucrat in Washington.   The following note was sent to me to discuss his campaign:

Dear Friend and Supporter: 

 Whenever people ask how they can help out with my campaign, I let them know that the easiest way is to take a Paulsen lawn sign in their yard. All it takes to help out my campaign is to reply to this email with your name and address, and our staff will take care of the rest. 

Beyond that, we always welcome more boots on the ground to help our volunteers walk in parades, knock on doors, drop literature, and make phone calls. Please let us know if you’d like to get involved!

Here are the parades we will be at in the next month:
– Maple Grove: Thursday, July 12th

– Mound: Saturday, July 21st

– Chaska: Sunday, July 29th

– Long Lake: Sunday August 12th
 Just a few hours of your volunteered time between now and November can make a huge difference on Election Day. Please join me as we work towards another Republican victory this fall.

Best regards,

  

EP Signature 

Erik Paulsen
 
Comment:   Now, don’t you love it?   Nothing fancy here.  They will not campaing like Obamalings.  There will be no raids on Lefty centers, sitdowns or ins at schools, picketing at or invasions of  Roman Catholic masses or Mormon Churches for some reason fair or foul, or threats of  boycotts of local businesses who might have a different political or social slant on something as the modern Obamalings enjoy doing.
 
Mr. Paulsen conducts his campaign in the ‘old fashion way’…..the American way.
No one feels they have to take a shower after voting for him.    On the contrary, one leaves the voting booth feeling cleased without a drop of water touching skin.
 
Compared to Barack Hussein Obama, I feel overwhelmingly the same about Mitt  Romney.
 
It is a great time to be a conservative and to be able to vote conservative.