• 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

Obama Campaign digging in the dirt Marxist Style

Obama campaign mobile app reveals which of your neighbors are registered Dems

 by Howard Portnoy    at Hot Air:

Just when you thought the Obama campaign couldn’t get any weirder, along comes its latest high-tech gift. Meet the Obama for America app for iPhone, a tool that allows you to spy on your neighbors to determine which of them are naughty (read: not Obama supporters) and which are nice. What you do with that information is entirely up to you.

The website ProPublica explains how the app works. The end-user types in his current location. The app returns a Google map of the area that flags households with one or more registered Democrats. Clicking on one of the blue flags reveals the first name, last initial, age, and gender of Democratic voters who live there. Not creepy at all.

ProPublica’s Lois Beckett notes that this information is publicly available and that canvassers for political campaigns have long had access to it. The question is why Obama for America thinks the average man on the street should have it at his fingertips.

An Obama spokesman is quoted as saying:

The campaign is strongly committed to ensuring the safety and privacy of the public and follows up with appropriate action, including alerting appropriate authorities if necessary, in any case of abuse or inappropriate behavior. Any voter who requests not to be contacted again is immediately removed from any provided to volunteers.

The assurances about “safety and privacy” might be easier to swallow if the campaign hadn’t previously come out with other online gems, including:

Careful readers will recall that the Obama campaign’s efforts to get voters in other voters’ faces predates his presidency, finding expression in then-candidate 2008 Obama’s “Neighbor to Neighbor” campaign.

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Obama Spends Campaign Money as Lavishly as Obama Spends Tax Payers’ Money

Record Spending by Obama’s Camp Shrinks Coffer

By and       at the New York Times:

President Obama has spent more campaign cash more quickly than any incumbent in recent history, betting that heavy early investments in personnel, field offices and a high-tech campaign infrastructure will propel him to victory in November.

Since the beginning of last year, Mr. Obama and the Democrats have burned through millions of dollars to find and register voters. They have spent almost $50 million subsidizing Democratic state parties to hire workers, pay for cellphones and update voter lists. They have spent tens of millions of dollars on polling, online advertising and software development to turn Mr. Obama’s fallow volunteers corps into a grass-roots army.

The price tag: about $400 million from the beginning of last year to June 30 this year, according to a New York Times analysis of Federal Election Commission records, including $86 million on advertising.

But now Mr. Obama’s big-dollar bet is being tested. With less than a month to go before the national party conventions begin, the president’s once commanding cash advantage has evaporated, leaving Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee with about $25 million more cash on hand than the Democrats as of the beginning of July.

Despite Mr. Obama’s multimillion-dollar advertising barrage against Mr. Romney, he is now being outspent on the airwaves with Mr. Romney benefiting from a deluge of spending by conservative “super PACs” and outside groups. While Mr. Romney has depleted much of his funds from the nominating contest, he is four weeks away from being able to tap into tens of millions of dollars in general election money. And many polls show the race to be very close.

Mr. Obama’s cash needs — he spent $70.8 million in June alone, more than half on advertising and far more than he raised — have brought new urgency to his campaign’s fund-raising efforts. His advisers have had to schedule more fund-raising trips than originally planned to big-money states like New York, according to donors involved in the effort. The super PAC supporting his campaign, Priorities USA Action, is enlisting former President Bill Clinton as a rainmaker, hoping to counter its conservative counterparts.

While Mr. Obama will also have access to general election money in September, he is unlikely to have the same spending advantage over Mr. Romney as he had during the primary season, when Mr. Romney spent much of his money battling Republican rivals.

And with August a traditionally slow month for fund-raising, Mr. Obama has bombarded his supporters in recent weeks with increasingly urgent pleas for money, mindful that he will need to drastically raise his cash intake in the coming months merely to equal his record-breaking haul from 2008.

“My upcoming birthday next week could be the last one I celebrate as president of the United States, but that’s not up to me — it’s up to you,” Mr. Obama wrote last week as the campaign’s latest fund-raising deadline and his Aug. 4 birthday approached. “This July deadline is our most urgent yet, coming after two consecutive months of being significantly outraised by Romney and the Republicans.”

Mr. Obama’s heavy expenditures — and his campaign’s pressure on bundlers to find and groom new donors — have stirred worries among other Democrats, who have long taken Mr. Obama’s financial supremacy for granted.

“There is a lot of worry that Romney’s folks are raising so much more,” said one of Mr. Obama’s top fund-raisers, who did not want to be identified as discussing internal campaign business. “I just don’t think there’s a lot of high-dollar money left on the table.”

In fact, Republicans insist that Mr. Obama will rue his spending.

“Heading into the final laps of the campaign, the Democrats will regret squandering so much of their haul early in the cycle on massive monthly overhead,” said Sean M. Spicer, a spokesman for the R.N.C.

But in interviews, party and campaign officials defended the approach of spending money to build out the campaign, saying they believed that the wisdom of Mr. Obama’s strategy would be demonstrated at the voting booth in November.

“The earlier the better,” said Adam Fetcher, an Obama campaign spokesman. “Starting a conversation with a persuadable voter months before Election Day allows us to be more effective in responding to that voter’s priorities than if they first hear from us a few weeks out. Building and maintaining our grass-roots foundation takes time and resources, but we believe those early investments will make a difference.”

But grass-roots movements do not come cheap.

Through June 30, Mr. Obama and the Democratic National Committee had spent $46 million on direct mail and postage, according to F.E.C. records. Legal fees added up to $3 million, while $25,000 went to flower arrangements. Phones and telemarketing have eaten up at least $24 million, and Internet advertising $36 million, part of a sophisticated effort to try out different fund-raising appeals, test attacks on Mr. Romney and reach small donors. The campaign reached two million total donors in May, a campaign official said, a tally it did not reach until August during the 2008 election cycle.

Mindful that the recession has displaced many people who voted for Mr. Obama in 2008, especially those with low incomes, the campaign has also invested heavily in voter registration. That has paid dividends in states like Nevada, where Democrats have steadily expanded their registration advantage over Republicans in recent months. In Ohio, the early deployment of money and a field staff last year also allowed the campaign to help Democrats fight a Republican-led effort to restrict early voting in the state.

The campaign has opened field offices far earlier than past campaigns in swing communities around the country, hiring people to train volunteers, find pockets of Democrats and identify voters who might be persuaded to vote for Mr. Obama in November. With staff members in virtually every state, the Obama campaign and the D.N.C. have spent $52 million on payroll and benefits since the beginning of last year, along with $5 million for rent.

In the bellwether city of Chillicothe, Ohio, Mr. Obama’s team opened a field office eight months earlier than it did during the 2008 cycle, a party official said on Thursday, allowing the campaign to spend far longer courting those voters still on the fence.

“You can pay for direct mail or TV ads at the last minute, but you can’t shortcut long-term volunteer training programs,” said the official, who was granted anonymity to discuss the campaign’s spending strategy. “The relationships we’ve built, the depth of what people know about their communities, our data systems, the training and organization — good luck doing that in less than 100 days.”

Hani Nour Eldin, noted Egyptian Terrorist, Reaches Washington

Mr. Eldin goes to Washington

by Scott Johnson    at PowerLine:

Minnesota Sixth District Rep. Michele Bachmann has been under fire lately for her letters to the Inspectors General raising concerns about the possible involvement of the Muslim Brotherhood in activities of the United States government. You’ve probably heard about the heat she’s taken from John McCain and John Boehner for raising concerns specifically about Hillary Clinton deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin, just to mention two fellow Republicans who have weighed in on Michele’s concerns. (Our own Paul Mirengoff judiciously assessed the Abedin matter here. See also Andrew McCarthy’s assessment here.)

You might not heave heard, however, of one Hani Nour Eldin. I hadn’t until I heard Michele speak to our chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition this past Monday. I had missed the reports of Eli Lake and Tom Joscelyn on Eldin’s visit this past June. Toward the end of her remarks, Michele discussed the State Department’s decision to provide a visa to Eldin, a member of an Egyptian designated terrorist group. Eldin was not only granted a visa to enter the United States, arguably in violation of federal law. Better yet, he was also also granted a meeting inside the White House with National Security Council officials.

Eldin used the opportunity of his White House visit to call for the release of the the Blind Sheikh, currently serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In her remarks, Michele cites the related testimony of Janet Napolitano before the House Homeland Security Committee, reported here. You might not have heard about that either.

What’s happening here? Michele fairly observes: “The world has turned upside down under the Obama administration.”

Dick Morris: The only way to stop Obamacare is to stop Obama


There’s Only One Way to Stop the Health Law

By Dick Morris


When Justice Roberts folded and held the Obamacare law constitutional, he upheld the individual mandate. But he gave us all an individual mandate: To defeat Obama and repeal this horrible law!

But the Romney campaign — and the superpacs — have not put this issue in play against Obama. We need an avalanche of ads explaining how the health care law will force rationing of medical services, worsen the shortage of doctors, tax young people out of one month’s income and raise all of our health care premiums.


Since everybody knows the law has passed but many don’t realize that it has not yet taken effect, a lot of voters regard the predicted harms from the new law as matters of conjecture and wonder if they are real or not. By 2014, they will know darn well that they are real, but it will be too late to do anything about it.

Voters still oppose the health care law by the same 39-54 margin (Rasmussen) that they always have. But it is muted by the absence of public discussion. Romney has done well in making the economy the issue but has not made Obamacare a second national focus.

His supporters — both those with checkbooks and those without — need to rally to bring this issue front and center to our politics as the presidential campaign enters its final stage. Justice Roberts gave us a gift as well as a challenge when he put the issue squarely before the voters in the fall elections. Whether he was right or wrong to leave the heavy lifting to us, we must rise to the occasion and beat this law.

The New York Times has just recently discovered that you cannot treat 30 million new people and have a diminishing supply of doctors and expect medical care to remain the same. We need to elaborate this conclusion and explain what is at stake. If Obamacare is not repealed, seniors will not be able to get the care they need because they do not have enough QLYs remaining (Quality Life Years). The authoritarian regime of math will take over. Does your hip replacement cost $300,000? But are you 84 and have only three QLYs left? Our guidelines do not permit us to spend $100,000 per QLY. Permission denied.

Do you want Avastin to treat your cancer? It costs $80,000 a year. Denied. Take the second best medicine instead and hope for the best.

These are the kinds of draconian choices that loom ahead under Obamacare. We have to spread the word, mobilize and beat the law by beating Obama.

The Supreme Court has left us no choice.