• 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

Minnesotans: Vote YES for the Protection of Marriage Amendment in November

  Minnesota For Marriage Releases New “Man on the Street” Video

The “Man on the Street” video series features voices of real Minnesotans sharing why they believe marriage between one man and one woman is important and thus worth preserving.

CLICK HERE to view this week’s video.

Please take the time to share it with all of your friends, neighbors, family members and colleagues.

The series showcases Minnesotans like you and me, young and old, married and single, newlyweds and families all expressing their support for the Marriage Protection Amendment. While participants may be from diverse backgrounds, they all share the belief that marriage is in the common good and will be voting yes on the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment in November.
These are their voices. And they are asking you to vote Yes on the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment November 6.

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.



Campaigning Obama tried to think straight for a moment, but IT DIDN’T WORK OUT!

Obama: Romney Is “Asking You To Pay More So That People Like Him Can Get A Big Tax Cut”

Comment:    Now it could be that college graduate student Obama actually believes his statement recorded above.   He is rather poorly educated in the general matters of education….after all he was reduced to become an attorney and he won’t release his school records so  one can review what he did or did not achieve.

He is a man who keeps secrets about himself and tells lies about his father, but is actually quite open about his Marxism since his November 2008 victory.

Do you suppose his constituencies are as low at a learning level  as the level to which the president of the United States addresses them?   The polls suggest that they are.    It is the sign of our American times.

Dennis Prager claims that one of the absolutes in life is that  “the Left eventually destroys every aspect of human life in which it delves……religion, human relationships…..the arts, every one of them…..language, morals, values, creativity,   trust,  confidence, accomplishment,  curiosity,  everything a human may classically value.   It is the great spoiler of  civilized human culture.    It reduces its human servants to automatons.   For their  Obamas claim to know best.

Please view the video below to observe your president campaigning about his achievements:



Fox Lefty, Juan Williams and former Governor Sununu Differ on Mitt’s Week Overseas

Juan Williams is a Lefty, all right, but not always a strident one.   There is no doubt in my mind his leftyism  goes with his racial upbrining, for from time to time he actually thinks before he bleats……an action almost impossible for lefties by nature to perform.    

He bleats during his performance on the video below with former Governor Sununu from New Hampshire, for his propaganda cover was exposed.


PowerLine Offers a Reasonable Review of the U.S. Senate Races…….Unlike NYTimes “Surveys”

by Paul Mirengoff in 2012 Election, Senate

A look at the Senate battlefield

Ted Cruz’s victory in last night’s Texas run-off surely means that Cruz will serve in the Senate. The Democrats have essentially no hope of winning this race. But how are the more contested races going, and what are the prospects for the Republicans gaining control of the Senate?

Virginia, Massachusetts, and Montana continue to look like 50-50 propositions. In Virginia and Massachusetts, the polls consistently produce virtual dead heats (all polls referred to in this post can be found at Real Clear Politics). I don’t think there are any recent polls from Montana. A June Rasmussen poll had Democrat Jon Tester trailing Republican Denny Rehberg, but within the margin of error. A month earlier, Rasmussen had Rehberg clearly ahead, but Tester seems to have closed the gap. He also has a big monetary advantage right now. So I think it’s fair to rate this a “50-50,” though one in which the Republican may have a slight advantage.

Things look better for Republicans in Nevada, Missouri, and Florida. We’ve written plenty about the Nevada race, where Democratic challenger Shelly Berkley faces ethics charges. In Missouri, three main Republicans are battling for the nomination and all three are ahead of the Democratic incumbent, Claire McCaskill.

In Florida, a recent poll by Survey USA had Republican Connie Mack up by 6 points over incumbent Bill Nelson. An even more recent poll by Quinnipiac had Nelson up by 7. But this, I believe, is the much criticized poll that also has Obama well ahead in Florida.

Florida probably should be considered a toss-up. But the polls I consider most reliable, including one by Rasmussen in early July, have Mack ahead.

The news from Wisconsin is less favorable. Not long ago, former Republican governor Tommy Thompson was well ahead both in the primary polling and in the head-to-head polls against Democrat Tammy Baldwin. Now, it’s unclear who will win the primary and all of the Republicans trailed Baldwin in a recent poll. Thompson’s past positions on health care reform — he spoke favorably about an individual mandate, for example — may well sink him.

North Dakota should be a good state for Republicans. But the Democrats found an attractive, moderate sounding candidate, Heidi Heitkamp, to run against Republican Congressman Rick Berg. Although she trailed Berg by 9 points in the most recent poll I saw, Heitkamp has a shot at holding North Dakota for the Dems.

So let’s look at the big picture (and try to get the math right). The Republicans hold 47 seats. They figure to lose Olympia Snowe’s seat in Maine, either to a Democrat or to independent Angus King, who probably will caucus with the Dems. But they figure to pick up Ben Nelson’s seat in Nebraska. This would leave them at 47.

Let’s assume that all of the seats other than the ones I’ve discussed go as predicted (some probably won’t – keep an eye on Ohio, New Mexico, Hawaii, Indiana, and Arizona). Let’s further assume that the Republicans pick up North Dakota and Missouri, and hold Nevada, but do not pick up Wisconsin. Finally, let’s split the two borderline “50-50″ races — Montana and Florida — making one a Republican pickup and one a Democratic hold.

Now, the Republicans are at 50 seats. If Romney defeats Obama, 50 is enough; otherwise it leaves them one short.

But there are still the two pure “50-50” races – Massachusetts and Virginia – to consider. If Elizabeth Warren wins in Massachusetts, the Republicans are down to 49 seats. Under the many assumptions made above, they would need to win in Virginia to reach 50 and would not reach 51. If Scott Brown holds Massachusetts, the Republicans will (under the assumptions above) be at 50 regardless of what happens in Virginia and would reach 51 by winning in there.

In other words, this is too close to call now. However, considering that the “magic number” depends on who wins the presidency, and because the presidential and Senate races aren’t entirely independent events, especially in states like Virginia and Florida, I’ll suggest that the party that wins the Oval Office will also control the Senate come 2013.

CBS, NYTimes Quinnipiac Poll is Flawed or a Fraud…….Probably the Latter

Propaganda poll shows Obama ahead

Richard Baehr    at the American Thinker:

 A worthless new Quinnipiac poll gives Obama a big edge in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

The survey shows Obama up 6 in Ohio and Florida and 11 in Pennsylvania. These are all bigger margins than Obama received when he won all three states in 2008 —  Florida (2.8%), Ohio (4.7%). Pennsylvania(10%).  It seems unlikely that Obama would be doing better in these states than he did 4 years ago.  If you look at page 9 of the detailed results provided by the pollster (now linked to the New York Times and CBS for these state polls), you get the answer for the odd results:

Those surveyed revealed who they voted for in 2008. Here are the results  by state (Page 9):

Florida: Obama 53%, McCain 40%

Ohio: Obama 53%, McCain 38%

Pennsylvania: Obama 54%, McCain 40%. 

In other words, the bias towards Obama voters is 10% in Florida and Ohio, and 4% in Pennsylvania, compared to how people actually voted in these states in 2008.

These results are as valuable as the media that sponsored them. It is a shame that Quinnipiac, which was once respected, has thrown in with the propagandists.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/propaganda_poll_shows_obama_ahead.html#ixzz22KS4eX9f


Click below to read more on the Flawed and Fraud CBS, New York Times-Quinnipiac surveys of Democrat voters:


Comment:   The added, “Probably the Latter”,  in my headline, bothered me for a moment or two.    Yet, surely these people who add their names to a poll, advertise the poll as honest and accurate, have the same wherewithall to examine the accuracy of their claims as their questioners.

Shouldn’t these lefty orgnizations have some conscience, some worry about their poll being partisan….a “propaganda” piece for their favorite American Marxist?

Apparently not….they prefer to be brazenly dishonest in the name of Marxism……Well, there is nothing new there.   Deceit is thine, ye Marxist kind……

At the moment students of world Marxism would note that we are lucky in the good old U.S.   In the past century, Assassination used to be thine, ye Marxist kind….

There is a Bug in the Obama Green Jobs Ointment

Green Jobs Gone Bust

from the National Center for Policy Analysis:

In a radio address on November 1, 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama pledged to invest $15 billion a year over the next decade in renewable energy, creating 5 million new green jobs. Now, Obama seems incapable of keeping this promise, says Deroy Murdock, a media fellow with the Hoover Institution.

  • The Department of Energy’s (DOE) website boasts that its “clean energy” initiatives — dubbed 1703, 1705, and Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) — loaned $34.7 billion and launched “nearly 60,000” jobs.
  • This totals a staggering $578,333 per position.
  • According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, private employers pay workers, on average, $62,757 annually in wages and benefits.
  • So, Obama is “creating jobs” at 922 percent of the private sector’s cost of employing workers for a year.

In addition, at least 10 “clean” companies that were subsidized went bankrupt:

  • Abound Solar consumed $70 million of its $400 million Energy Department loan guarantee. The company blamed Chinese subsidy payments and European subsidy cuts for falling prices in its thin-film-panel sector. On July 2, Abound Solar filed for Chapter 7 liquidation and prepared to lock shop and fire its 125 employees.
  • Solar Trust envisioned Earth’s largest solar-power plant. DOE offered it a $2.1 billion loan guarantee in April 2011, provided that it raised private capital. Solar Trust missed DOE’s benchmarks, however, and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 2.
  • Ener1 received a $118.5 million DOE stimulus grant in August 2009. The electric car battery company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on January 26, 2012.
  • Solyndra, the most notorious of Obama’s green-energy baubles, filed for bankruptcy on August 31, 2011. Taxpayers are liable for this solar-panel maker’s $535 million in loan guarantees — the first that DOE made under Obama.
  • Other bankrupt “clean” companies include: Energy Conversion Devices, Aptera Motors, Beacon Power Corp., SpectraWatt, Raser Technologies, and Mountain Plaza, Inc.

Source: Deroy Murdock, “Green Jobs Gone Bust,” National Review Online, July 20, 2012.

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What Obama’s Mainstream Media Opines about Romney’s Israel Visit

Mitt Romney: Pandering on the world stage

Mitt Romney’s comments in Israel, designed

to win over voters,

were unfortunate and unhelpful.

 (Comment:   The Romney comments in Israel, representative of millions of non-Jews in America , including me,  were exceedingly well expressed and actually seemed to mean something for his words were perfectly clear.   These non_Jews, like me are deeply, profoundly concerned about conditions guaranteeing Israel to continue to exist as an independent democratically devoted civilized nation.   

Mr. Romney did not pander for my vote.   He expressed my views on the matter…..clearly.    Whether or not his words have any effect whatsoever regarding the religiously Obama -devoted Jewish Left and its supporters of the president’s  Marxism in America, and its diminishment of the American presence in the world,  might be a concern for them at the Los Angeles Times,  throughout mainstream media and at Obama campaign headquarters.

If these American waywards wish to call Mr. Romney pandering on the topic……well,  be my guest.  ghr)

Below, please read the L.A. Time article about the pandering Republican candidate for President, Mitt Romney:

“Like everyone else, we’re a bit tired of the gaffe-centric coverage of the presidential race. Every day the two campaigns and the press seem to gin up another small-potatoes controversy designed to send voters into a tizzy, generally without addressing the more serious issues facing the country or the economy.

But Mitt Romney‘s comments in Israel this week seem to rise above the run-of-the-mill misstatements that have been receiving too much attention in recent months. From the moment he landed there (after promising to abide by an unwritten campaign rule not to challenge American foreign policy while abroad), Romney’s eagerness to pander to those voters he perceives to be pro-Israel overwhelmed his common sense.

On Monday, he declared that Jerusalem was Israel‘scapital and that he hoped to move the U.S. Embassy there eventually — something the U.S. has for decades declined to do. One of his top aides, Dan Senor, made it clear that Romney would support Israel if it decided to “take action on its own” to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Romney later backed away from Senor’s statement. Still it’s comments like these, and Romney’s remark earlier in the campaign that “we will not have an inch of difference between ourselves and our ally Israel,” that led former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk to note some months ago that Romney would, in effect “subcontract Middle East policy to Israel.”

VIDEO: Palestinian anger over Romney ‘culture’ remark

Romney was particularly tone deaf when he told donors Monday that “culture” was what explained the differences between Israeli and Palestinian societies. “As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel, which is abut $21,000, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality.”

Even putting aside that he dramatically misrepresented the disparities — Israeli GDP per capita is actually close to $30,000 and the Palestinian figure is in the $2,000 range — Romney’s comments infuriated Palestinians because they neglected to note the devastating effects of Israeli trade restrictions on the West Bank and of the near-total blockade imposed on Gaza after Hamas took power. Just last week, World Bank economist John Nasir wrote that “no state can be successful without a sustainable, private sector-led economy and this is simply not achievable under the heavy restrictions that the government of Israel imposes on movement and access to resources such as land, water and the electromagnetic spectrum required for modern telecommunications.”

Israel has an unquestionable right to live within safe borders free from fears of terrorism or attack. The U.S. should work to guarantee that while also pressing for Palestinian self-determination. Mitt Romney’s approach, however, has been unhelpful. Pandering is no substitute for statesmanship.”

Further comment:    The L.A. Times certainly knows and appreciates pandering in the leftwing policial world.    The KING of pandering, the presidential candidate who has out pandered all previous American presidents combined is the L.A. Times, baby in the White House, Barack Hussein Obama…….

The Left appreciates pandering.   Without Obama pandering and Obama scare tactics,    American Jews, gays, blacks, single women, Latinas, and college young, the graduated and the ungraduated, would be able think more clearly, without  fright, without racism, without ignorance, and be able to become more American once again…….measuring the behaviors, the actual words, the friends, the records, the lies, the threats, the duplicities, devisiveness, dishonesty, disingenuousness of the two candidates.  

They would clearly recognize that without Obama’s  mainstream bigotries,  only one candidate, Mitt Romney, has the abilities, the character, and the biography to lead the United States of American out of the Obamapits.


While Obamagang CANNOT Identify the name of Israel’s Capital City, Romney Names Jerusalem…….oh golly, gee whiz

Wash. Post, NY Times furious at Romney

for demolishing their false

Israeli-Palestinian narrative

Leo Rennert    at   the American Thinker:

 With headlines blazing and printer’s ink aplenty, the Washington Post and the New York Times turned downright apoplectic about Mitt Romney’s comment in Jerusalem that differences in “culture” are the key to Israel greatly outpacing the Palestinian territories in economic performance.

“Romney angers Palestinians with remarks on economy,” reads a six-page headline in the Post.  “With Jerusalem Comment, Romney Raises Sparks,” blares a six-column headline in the Times.

The headlines are a tip-off that these two papers deem Romney’s remark an unpardonable affront to their own narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

For years, they have blamed Israel for prolonging the conflict with the Palestinians and here comes Romney with one well-chosen word demolishing their basic thesis – that Israel is at fault for not making greater concessions, for refusing to divide Jerusalem, for expanding settlements. Take your pick.  But avert your eyes from any Palestinian transgressions.

Romney turns this Post/Times premise upside down and squarely puts the onus on the Palestinians — that they have demonstrated “cultural” propensities that foul their own nest.

Such as being governed by a kleptocracy under the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and a theocratic terrorist regime in Gaza.  Such as failing to empower women and such as trampling over basic human rights in suppressing Hamas adherents in the West Bank and Fatah members in Gaza.

None of this, of course, graces the pages of the Post and the Times, which instead seek to parry Romney’s remark about “cultural” impediments on the Palestinian side by blaming Israel for limiting trade with roadblocks and checkpoints in the West Bank and a blockade of Hamas-governed Gaza.

But that’s confusing cause and effect.  Neither the Post nor the Times acknowledges that such Israeli restrictions are the effect of another key component of Palestinian “culture” — i.e. a propensity to resort to violence and terrorism against Israel.  When PA President Mahmoud Abbas glorifies terrorist killers by naming public places and facilities after them, he promotes and justifies terrorism.  And it’s not just an idle threat.  Somehow, the Post and the Times seem to have forgotten the first intifada and the second intifada — the latter killed more than a thousand Israelis and injured several thousands more.

And to this day, Palestinian rockets fired from Gaza continue to bombard civilian targets in southern Israel and terrorize 1 million Israelis within their range.

All of this falls under Romney’s rubric of Palestinian “culture” — yet goes unacknowledged by the Post and the Times.  There would be no blockade of Gaza nor dwindling numbers of roadblocks in the West Bank if the Palestinians genuinely foreswore violence.  But that’s highly unlikely because resort to violence against innocent civilians is also sadly ingrained in their “culture” — a reality that the Post and the Times stoutly continue to ignore.

Leo Rennert is a former White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief of McClatchy Newspapers

Richard N. Weltz adds:

Mitt Romney had the audacity to speak the truth in Israel Monday regarding the national culture which has enabled the Jewish State to make great leaps in scientific, technical, industrial, and democratic areas, especially compared to the Palestinians next door. While the former concentrates on entrepreneurship, education, and plain hard work, the Pals are best known for their political corruption and widespread educational efforts to engender hatred of Jews and Israel among the youngsters growing up in their society.

Unsurprisingly, the left-wing media have gone bonkers over the frankness and truth of Romney’s remarks; and the Palestinian spokespeople have taken  a line from Obama’s “blame Bush” strategy to blame their own abject failures on the Israelis.

The New York Times, predictably, began an anti-Romney spin story right on its front page and echoed the smear in a particularly nasty editorial.

Said the Times editorial: “Mr. Romney did American interests no favors when he praised Israeli economic growth while ignoring the challenges Palestinians face living under Israeli rule in the West Bank and Gaza.” Ah, yes, the familiar line apologizing for the Palestinians by claiming that they’ve all along been stifled by those nasty, occupying Jews — with nary a nod to the restrictions brought upon themselves by the constant attacks on Israel, most notably in the Second Intifada and the murderous policies of the late Yasser Arafat, which were direct causes of necessary self-defensive actions that may have had a side effect of making more difficult whatever great economic achievements the Palestinians thought they might somehow make.

In the page one smear job, the Gray Lady roundly condemns Romney for having the nerve to upset the sensitivities of a group more interested in pursuing terror than commerce:

Mitt Romney offended Palestinian leaders on Monday by suggesting that cultural differences explain why the Israelis are so much more economically successful than Palestinians, thrusting himself again into a volatile issue while on his high-profile overseas trip.

*     *     *

“Culture makes all the difference,” Mr. Romney said. “And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things.”

Golly, gee! Mitt tells it like it is, and the Times is deeply disturbed. What a non-surprise.

Over at the Wall Street Journal, however, Bret Stephens took a more reasoned and sanguine view of the Romney remarks:

Mitt Romney infuriated Palestinians during his visit to Israel on the weekend by calling Jerusalem “the capital of Israel.” He then added insult to injury by noting-in the context of a discussion of “culture”-the “dramatically stark difference in economic vitality” between Israelis and Palestinians. A Palestinian official called the remark “racist.”

I’m beginning to warm to Mitt.

Stephens goes on to a careful delineation of the differences in attitude between Israel-supporters like Romney and those who tend to disparage or disdain the Wish State such as Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.

Meanwhile, at The New York Post, columnist John Podhoretz also offered a view of the Israeli-Palestinian situation uncolored by the rose-tinted glasses of the liberal Left:

While in Israel, Mitt Romney said something every sane person knows to be true: There is great cultural and political meaning in the fact that Israel has prospered while the Palestinians have festered.

“Culture,” Romney said, “makes all the difference . . . you notice a dramatic, stark difference in economic vitality.” *   *   *   Since signing the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians, Israel has spent two decades working to unshackle its economy from its socialist roots, with remarkable results.

The Palestinians? They’ve created what the House Foreign Affairs Committee has called a “chronic kleptocracy,” with foreign aid and investment shamelessly stolen and diverted to the bank accounts of the leaders of the Palestinian Authority and its gangsterish local strongmen.

On its editorial page, the Post opined:

Maybe what the media resent is the contrast Romney’s trip makes all too clear: that, unlike Obama, he understands that the world consists of good actors and bad, that some nations deserve America’s unwavering friendship – and some don’t.

That some will have America’s back when it truly matters – and some won’t.

And that the difference matters.

Certainly, he’s not afraid to takes sides.

America’s bond with Israel is more than “strategic,” Romney said in Jerusalem (calling it, without hesitation, Israel’s capital). “It’s a force for good in the world.”

Joshua Greenman, writing in the left-leaning NY Daily News, joined the hysterical chorus condemning the honesty of Romney’s remarks. “Oy, Mitt. Oy.” he wrote, and then went on to comment that, “he [Romney] demeaned Palestinians – pointing to “a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality” between the Jewish state and the occupied territories. His diagnosis: “Culture makes all the difference.”

Greenman proceeds to defend what he calls, “the legitimate gripes of Palestinians. They struggle under occupation. They have been shunned by Arab neighbors. That, and cycles of terror and war against Israel, is what holds them back – not some ingrained handicap.”

As for the paper’s news columns, its editors choose to report the Romney visit and remarks by the expedient of printing  a wire-service story from the notoriously biased Associated Press, the thrust of which is delineated in its headline:

Romney outrages Palestinians by saying Jewish culture helps make Israel more successful

When it comes to the mainstream press, as far as Israel goes, it is always a case of plus ça change

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/07/wash_post_ny_times_furious_at_romney_for_demolishing_their_false_israeli-palestinian_narrative.html#ixzz22G6c86yu

Roger Kimball is impressed by Obama’s off-the-cuff announcement to all just who he really is

Why I am Starting to Like Obama

by  Roger Kimball     at   Pajamas Media:

Why am I starting to like Obama?  Because he has finally managed to show people who he really is. It happened just a day or two ago.  Pat Sajak put it well when he said that the President’s off-hand, anti-entrepreneurial comment was a revelatory cornucopia:

It’s as if President Obama climbed into a tank, put on his helmet, talked about how his foray into Cambodia was seared in his memory, looked at his watch, misspelled “potato” and pardoned Richard Nixon all in the same day.

Yes, that’s about right.  And Sajak is also right that “Defining moments in politics are strange beasts. Sometimes they’re only recognized in hindsight, while sometimes they throw the train off the tracks before a sentence has been completed. Sometimes their effect can be contained and minimized, while sometimes their effect on the political narrative mestastasizes. This one is very bad for the White House.”

As the Heavy Dragoon chorus in Patience put it: “Yes, Yes,, Yes, Yes, Yes!”

h/t Paul Mirengoff at Powerline

Comment:  Yes, yes the famous Obama quote about the collective inventing everything, etc.  has maybe reached even Siberia beneath the nose of his colleague Putin by now.   Putin’s the guy to  whom Obama suggested  his hands would be free to conspire together, once he won his re-election bid.     Any improvement in Obama behavior as president is worth noting, don’t you think?