• 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

Mark Cuban and Gennifer Flowers to Secure Front Seats at Monday’s Trump-Hillary Verbal Battle?

MARK CUBAN AND GENNIFER FLOWERS TO SQUARE OFF AT MONDAY’S DEBATE? [WITH COMMENT BY PAUL]

You’ve no doubt heard the news: the Clinton campaign invited Mark Cuban, a vicious Trump-hater, to attend Monday evening’s debate and sit in the front row. I think Austin Bayinterprets Clinton’s motivation correctly:

by John Hinderaker  at PowerLine:

“ABC News called Cuban a dedicated Trump-troller and he’s been touting his front row ticket. Cuban hasn’t said he intends to disrupt Trump but the touts are meant to suggest he might. Team Hillary has calculated Cuban serves a propaganda purpose even if he behaves and remains silent. Giving Cuban a ticket and having him sit in a seat tv cameras can’t miss gives media commentators ready-made anti-Trump story lines. For example, at one time Cuban supported Trump, now he doesn’t. Talk that one up, Anderson Cooper. Cuban thinks Trump is a weak candidate, etc. Now repeat Cuban’s assessment of Trump 30 times, CBS News. Yup, Team Hillary’s Cuban Gambit — how clever.

Donald Trump responded by threatening to invite Gennifer Flowers, Bill Clinton’s long-time mistress and a famous target of Hillary’s misogyny, to the debate, and seat her next to Cuban:

If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him!

It is now being reported that Flowers has accepted Trump’s invitation. This can only add even more buzz to what was already expected to be the most-watched presidential debate in history.

No doubt many observers are tut-tutting over the unseemliness of it all. There goes Trump again, reducing what should be a serious event to a circus. That is one way to look at it. But most pundits don’t have any experience in business. It seems to me that for anyone who understands how the business world works, what Trump is doing here, and has done many times before, is familiar.

My own business for many years was litigation. I was always willing to develop and present a case on its merits, but it wasn’t unusual for an opponent to break the rules or otherwise seek unfair advantage. When that happened, the response was automatic: find a way to–let me coin a phrase here–punch back twice as hard. After being whacked a time or two, most opponents would find it prudent to play fair. The same is true in many industries, probably most–certainly in real estate development and entertainment, where Trump has spent his career. Trump’s instinct to punch back, I think, is neither scandalous nor, as many supporters claim, “genius,” but rather the natural response of an experienced businessman.

There is this, too: Hillary Clinton is terrible on her feet. She needs everything to be scripted. When surprised, she often goes deer-in-the-headlights. The prospect of Gennifer Flowers showing up at the debate, however unlikely it may actually be, is just the kind of thing to throw her off. So much the better!

PAUL ADDS: I agree generally with what John says here. However, I wouldn’t assume that the only punching Trump did in real estate development was “punching back.” That might be the case, but I’ve heard very credible reports that suggest it isn’t. Nor would I say that Trump’s punching during the contest for the GOP presidential nomination was limited to punching back.

In addition, if the first punch wasn’t unethical or indecent but the punch back was, then the “punch back twice as hard” defense doesn’t work for me. However, inviting Gennifer Flowers to sit next to Mark Cuban is neither unethical nor indecent, in my view.”

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2 Responses

  1. 1. Though there technically is a “front row”, they won’t be seated near the moderator or the stage, the house lights will be dimmed during the debate, and attendees are instructed to not cheer or make noise during the event. No cameras will be zooming in for reaction shots from the audience, so we at home won’t even see them during the debate.

    2. Kellyanne Conway went on the Sunday talk shows today, saying the campaign has not invited Flowers to attend. She might get in the hall under someone else’s invitation, but there won’t be any front row duel between attention-seeking celebs.

  2. Perhaps Ms. Flowers should sit next to Bill Clinton afterall they probably have a lot to catch up on…

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