• Pragerisms

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    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

Melania’s Victory

MELANIA GOES YARD

by John Hinderaker at PowerLine:

I watched the opening night of the Republican convention, starting out on Fox News. But I couldn’t stand how the network ignored what was happening onstage, instead giving us endless boring arguments between its own personalities, so I switched to CNN, which was at least slightly better.

I made a number of notes through the early part of the evening, but most of them now seem forgettable. Marcus Luttrell and Sheriff David Clarke were fiery and inspiring. Tom Cotton is a good and improving speaker, but he has not yet mastered the art of talking to TV cameras in an arena. Rudy Giuliani was terrific: the CNN hosts’ suggestion that he was “scary” and “over-caffeinated” reflects, I think, their fear that a lot of people might have been watching.

But all of that was mere prelude. The highlight of the evening was Melania Trump. Donald started it off by coming onstage to “We Are the Champions,” just to drive his enemies crazy. He introduced Melania briefly, and a star was born. Seriously. There may have been a teleprompter on the premises, but Melania knew her speech cold. English is not her first language, but she deployed it effectively. What came through was her steely immigrant temperament, the quality that brought her from Slovenia to New York City. If you are looking for a strong woman, she puts Hillary in the shade.

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Is a wife’s vouching for her husband meaningless? Perhaps so, but Melania’s exotic quality and the fact that we have not previously heard much from her commanded attention. I think that in the eyes of most viewers, she gave Donald a real boost. The CNN commentators thought so too, with Anderson Cooper in awe and a couple of Clinton operatives trying desperately to find a negative, or at least neutral, spin.

The conventional wisdom is that a vice-presidential candidate rarely has any impact on an election. A candidate’s spouse, presumably, has much less. But we haven’t seen the last of Melania Trump. As I said, I think a star was born tonight, and we will see much more of her between now and November. Unless I am badly off the mark, she will be very popular, and not just with Republicans.

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4 Responses

  1. Now that it has come out that Melania was in a sense “punked” by a Trump staffer, and that a number of her lines were “lifted”, plagiarized verbatim from Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic Convention speech, how hollow will her victory appear to be?

    I don’t blame her. Her English is not proficient enough to have caught the plagiarism in a speech she has been rehearsing for weeks. But I wonder how Trump will handle not having protected her from this gaffe. Will his campaign deny it even happened, with side-by-side footage comparisons cropping up all over the news?

  2. Again our liberal media confronts us with more absurdity. Michelle Obama is no intellectual luminary—check her college records! The words used by Melania Trump in her speech at the GOP Convention, cannot be attributed to Michelle Obama as proprietary, many well-accomplished orators who came much earlier than her have paraphrased these words. Yet our insidious left-wing media will not halt its fabrications to remake our uncultured Michelle and Barack Obama. When will they realize you can’t produce a diamond from the mud?

    Ms. Melania Trump—a gift from Europe to America—is a cultured, bright, and accomplished young woman fluent in five languages. Need I say more?…

    • Yes, you need to say more, beginning with why English isn’t one of Mrs. Trump’s many, amazing fluencies. I never said there was anything spectacularly original about Mrs. Obama’s 2008 speech, but the side-by-side comparisons made it obvious that at least two paragraphs were “borrowed”, and Meredith McIver (ghostwriter for Trump) took direct blame for the plagiarism, though Melania also claimed authorship in an interview with Matt Lauer before her appearance.

      I was giving her the benefit of the doubt, however if you are correct in suggesting that Mrs. Trump is a fluent speaker of English after all, then she’s also an unrepentant content thief. That isn’t a felony, but it would get you kicked out of most colleges, and the copyright owner could sue.

  3. By the way, it’s time to return beauty and class to the White House.

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