• 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

Romney Must Choose Rubio!!!

Dick Morris to Newsmax:

Rubio Is the ‘Only Choice That Makes Sense’

 (article sent by Mark Waldeland)

By: Paul Scicchitano

With The New York Times reporting that Mitt Romney has made a decision and could announce his running mate as early as this week, political guru and best-selling author Dick Morris tells Newsmax.TV that he is convinced Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will get the nod, but not necessarily before the Republican National Convention.

“It’s the only choice that makes sense,” insisted the Fox News analyst in an exclusive interview on Monday. “It would be a mistake to announce it this week, or next, or next. He should save it for the convention because the key question is how many people will watch the convention? We need that suspense to be hanging in the air. But in an effort to kill the suspense, I believe that it will be Rubio, and I believe that he decided that a while ago.”

Chris Christie Needed as Veep to Confront Obamalies and his divisive, deceitful, and dishonest campaign.

Romney Needs Christie to Fight “The Chicago Way”

by  Tom Bevan    at realclearpolitics:

You want to get Capone? Here’s how you get him: He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. THAT’S the Chicago Way.”

Sean Connery as Jim Malone in “The Untouchables”

 

In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama paraphrased this famous movie line at a fundraiser in Philadelphia, trying to demonstrate to his most fervent supporters that he possessed the toughness and grit to respond to any attack leveled by John McCain. But those attacks never materialized, and Obama was able to keep his gun holstered while cruising to the Oval Office.

Four years later, however, Obama is the one who has come out with guns blazing. His campaign has waged a two-month-long, $100 million assault against Mitt Romney in key swing states around the country. Obama’s team stepped up the attack last week by insinuating that Romney committed a felony, and now the president, his staff, and his surrogates are stubbornly sticking to the argument that Romney lied about the length of his tenure at Bain Capital, even though that charge has been refuted by a number of media organizations and even Obama supporters who work at Bain.

Mitt Romney is getting a taste of the Chicago Way. It remains to be seen just how effective these attacks have been, though some, like Joe Klein, believe the presumptive GOP nominee has been crippled by them, while RCP political analyst Sean Trende — and others — point out that despite the onslaught the race remains as close as it’s ever been. Still, it’s become clear that Obama and his team are willing to do or say whatever is necessary to try and make this election a choice between the two men and not a referendum on the president’s first term in office.

Romney might want to keep this in mind as he selects a running mate. Rumors are swirling that he’ll will make a decision soon — perhaps as early as this week. There are also published reports that Romney has narrowed his short list down to three choices: Tim Pawlenty, Rob Portman, and Bobby Jindal.

All three men have various traits to recommend them; each appears qualified to perform the duties of vice president should Romney win in November. What they all lack, however, is what Mitt Romney may need most to counteract The Chicago Way: the kind of conspicuous toughness and natural bellicosity that will be invaluable in fighting back against Obama and his team. At his core, Pawlenty is too “Minnesota nice”; Jindal is more professor than pugilist; and Portman comes across more like Lassie than Cujo.

But Romney is quite familiar with someone who knows a thing or two about brawling — and has a pretty good record in office as well: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The conventional wisdom is that Christie is too aggressive and too much of a loose cannon to be Romney’s running mate. A video of Christie challenging a random heckler at the Jersey Shore went viral last week and is already becoming a classic on YouTube.

The scene was largely viewed within political circles as a prime example of why Christie would make a problematic running mate. But after getting knocked around himself for the last two weeks, Romney might be inclined toward a more favorable view of Christie’s combativeness.

Obviously, there’s a risk in picking someone as blunt and unscripted as Christie. But the upside is far more significant, especially when viewed against of all of Romney’s “safer choices.” Christie is the person with the stature, the verbal skills, and the star power needed to drive the national narrative in Romney’s favor by taking on Obama and his other favorite hobby horse, the national media.

Although Christie has said he’d take Romney’s call, he seems fairly convinced that it won’t be coming. “As I’ve said all along, I don’t expect to be asked because, I don’t know, do I look like a vice president?” Christie said yesterday when asked again whether he would be picked.

The answer to that question, in a word, is no: Christie looks like an enforcer. But that’s what Romney needs. 

Tom Bevan is the co-founder and Executive Editor of RealClearPolitics and the co-author of Election 2012: A Time for Choosing. Email: tom@realclearpolitics.com, Twitter: @TomBevanRCP

 

Obama Claims he should have done more ‘Story Telling’ his first 3 years.

(Perhaps that is why he is making up for it during his re-election campaign)
The following article is from Reason.com:

Obama Descends into Self-Parody

It’s time for the president to give his hope-and-change act a rest.

    

After much soul searching, Barack Obama has figured out where his presidency has gone wrong—and he shared it with CBS’s Charlie Rose and viewers across the fruited plain Sunday morning.

“The mistake of my first term—couple of years,” the president allowed, “was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right.” At times, Obama confessed, he’d forgotten that “the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times.” He needed to do “more explaining, but also inspiring.”

“Because hope is still there,” the first lady added.

There you have it. Contemplating the policy wreckage that surrounds him, the president has concluded that what this country needs is a fresh injection of presidential hope. Like “more cowbell” in the old Saturday Night Live skit, it’s the magic ingredient that makes everything better.

Obama considers himself a sophisticated and nuanced guy, so you wouldn’t think his descent into self-parody would be quite so unsubtle.

Anyone else out there for the explanation that a lack of storytelling, explaining, and inspirational speeches was the great sin of the Obama presidency? According to CBS’s Mark Knoller, in his first two years in office, the president clocked 902 speeches and statements and gave 265 interviews. Anybody who talks that much runs the risk of saying too much. Case in point, this gem from the president’s speech Friday in Roanoke: “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Inspiring!

To be fair, Obama didn’t invent the juvenile notion of the president as inspirer in chief. But he has served as its reductio ad absurdum, relentlessly stoking irrational public expectations for presidential salvation, raising hopes that no human institution could possibly fulfill.

Some political scientists attribute declining presidential popularity to the “expectations gap”—the vast distance between what the public expects of the president and what he can realistically deliver. No chief executive in modern memory has done more than the Yes We Can president to boost expectations and widen that gap. Obama seems oblivious to the fact that those irrational public expectations are a large part of his political problem.

It’s a bigger problem for the rest of us. Our investment of hope in a presidential savior leads us to do less for ourselves. It encourages a dangerous concentration of power in an office primarily designed for faithful execution of laws passed by Congress. Frustrated by his inability to deliver the miracles he’s promised, the modern president continually pushes the limits of his authority.

Obama began his unlikely rise to power with an inspiring speech: “Hope—hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope!” It’s “God’s greatest gift to us,” then-state Sen. Obama proclaimed in his 2004 keynote address to the Democratic National Convention, this “belief in things not seen.”

That was always a silly notion, and it seems sillier still in hindsight. Leaving theology out of it, our ability to observe, reason and judge seems a sounder and safer guide to presidential performance.

On the campaign trail last time around, Obama pledged, among other things, to provide “a cure for cancer in our time,” to deliver “a complete transformation of the economy,” “end the age of oil in our time,” and, perhaps most quixotically, to “fundamentally change the way Washington works.”

Three and a half years into Obama’s tenure, you can see why he’d rather “tell a story to the American people” and hope for “the belief in things not seen.”

Gene Healy is a vice president at the Cato Institute, the author of The Cult of the Presidency, and a columnist at the Washington Examiner, where this article originally appeared.

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Tommy Robinson explains New Leftwing State Bureau Crimes in the UK against its Citizens

So you think the Obama-Holder liaison is freedom crushing to American democracy…..the deceit, the lies and subterfuge, the behind the scenes and even in your face tyranny…..How about what the members of the conservative, nationalist English Defence League suffer from the tyrannies of the Leftwing bureaucratis State in the  United Kingdom.

Unlike the Marxist Obamalings proposing government management of our American private life and health, not all Liberal English bow to these tyrannies.    Follow the interview of Tommy Robinson……a non college graduate brillian hero and leader of the EDL over just another bureaucrat Leftwing government crime against the people:

http://englishdefenceleague.org/we-wont-back-down-to-terrorists/

Local MN Stuff: Obama Sleaze Hits Minnesota via Mark Ritchie

Why is Corruption in Governance So Endemic in Modern Leftwing – Obama Politics?

It’s their religion, stupid!

 

In this issue:

Minnesota For Marriage Files Lawsuit Against Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Attorney General Lori Swanson For Changing the Title of the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment That Will Appear on the November Ballot

Last Monday Minnesota for Marriage announced it had petitioned the Minnesota Supreme Court to seek relief under Minnesota Statues § 204B.44 (errors and omissions) against Secretary of State (SOS) Mark Ritchie and Attorney General Lori Swanson for unlawfully changing the title of the Marriage Protection Amendment that will appear on the November ballot.

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

Kirk Cameron Voices Support For Protecting Marriage

Kirk Cameron, star of the 1980s hit show “Growing Pains”, recently recorded a video statement in support of protecting marriage.

CLICK HERE to watch the video.

CNBC Study Shows Nine of Top Ten Business Friendly States Have Marriage Protection Amendments In Their Constitution

CNBC “scored all 50 states on 51 measures of competitiveness developed with input from business groups including the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness.” The top ten states from 1-10 included Texas, Utah, Virginia, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming and Georgia.  Although Wyoming was the only state without a Marriage Protection Amendment, gay marriage is prohibited in all ten states. Minnesota was ranked eleventh.
   
The study dramatically refutes recent claims that the proposed amendment would damage Minnesota’s economy because those in the so-called “creative class” would shun Minnesota if passed.

CLICK HERE to read the whole story.

Marriage Minute: “What Kind Of Issues Would Professionals Face If Marriage Is Redefined?”

Doctors, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other professionals who conscientiously object to same-sex marriage will face a range of potential consequences including license revocation and lawsuits leading to potential loss of their ability to make a living.

CLICK HERE to view the full video.

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