• 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

Paul Ryan to Vote Trump…..

PAUL RYAN ENDORSES DONALD TRUMP

(Well, not exactly an endorsement as the Paul Mirengoff  at  PowerLine headline to his writing below indicates….but, “Halitosis is better than no breath at all”, as they used to say in these situations.)

“House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will vote for Donald Trump in November. Ryan says he will do so because he “feel[s] confident [Trump] would help us turn the ideas in [the Republican House] agenda into laws to help improve people’s lives.

This is an endorsement. Ryan isn’t going to vote for Trump merely because he’s the GOP nominee or because he is marginally less bad than Hillary Clinton.

No. Having talked with Trump, Ryan is convinced that Trump would implement Ryan’s (mostly conservative) agenda, whereas Hillary would not.

Ryan acknowledges that he has differences with Trump, but doesn’t bother to identify them. Nor does he criticize Trump’s temperament or question his fitness for high office.

Ryan concludes:

For me, it’s a question of how to move ahead on the ideas that I—and my House colleagues—have invested so much in through the years. It’s not just a choice of two people, but of two visions for America.

I’m not where Ryan is on this. I am not persuaded that Trump’s vision for America is a conservative one (but then, unlike Ryan, I haven’t discussed the issues with the tycoon) and I am alarmed by Trump’s temperament, as manifested by many of his statements and some of his behavior.

However, I respect Ryan’s decision to endorse Trump. He is being pragmatic, based presumably on representations Trump has made to him. As I suggested here, there is a case to be made that a political leader like Ryan should hold his nose, try to figure out which candidate is the lesser of the evils, and back that candidate.

With Ryan now in Trump’s corner, it’s fair to say that the GOP political establishment (by which I mean it’s high level elected officials) has come around. There are still holdouts, most notably Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Ben Sasse and Govs. Susana Martinez, Rick Snyder and Charlie Baker.

However, the primary season isn’t even over yet, and Hillary Clinton is still struggling with Bernie Sanders. It’s still early days.”

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