• 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

Dems’ Schiff and Pelosi Company and Their FBI Have Planted the Seeds of Fascism Throughout Our USA!!

LIBERALS SMASH ALL NORMS OF CIVILITY

by  John Hinderaker  at PowerLine:

President Trump is often described as a bull in a china shop, but one wonders: what, exactly, is the china shop? The Democrats have debased our public life to the point where it is more apt to say that Trump is a bull trying to defend himself in a slaughterhouse. You could adduce instances of the Democrats’ lack of the most basic decency every day; here are just two for today.

First, Senator Rand Paul and a friend were eating lunch when they were confronted and harassed by demented Democrats. This is the sort of thing that never happens to politicians on the other side of the aisle. Maybe it should:

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While having lunch with @RandPaul in California, we got verbally assaulted by these aggressive libs complaining about incivility. Check out the vid!

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Can you imagine what would have happened if a billboard had appeared in Times Square, depicting President Obama in a similar posture? No, actually, I don’t think you can. As Jim Treacher reminds us, a rodeo clown was cashiered for merely wearing an Obama mask. The clothing company Dhvani is proud of itself:

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Historically, the deterrent to violating longstanding cultural and political norms was the fear of a voter backlash. But the Democrats’ disgusting behavior has met with little condemnation, no resistance, and, so far at least, no pushback from voters. So one is tempted to ask, why not? It is one more instance, I suppose, of our culture sliding downhill, perhaps irredeemably.

UPDATE: Here is one more instance of liberal bloodthirstiness that we can add to today’s list. It comes from Barbra Streisand. For our younger readers, she was a famous singer some decades ago who has tried to stay relevant through radical politics–a familiar story. Only the radical politics of yesterday are the Democrats’ mainstream politics of today, as the cartoon below exemplifies:

Barbra Streisand

@BarbraStreisand

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PAUL ADDS: I don’t think that the next time there’s a Democratic president Republicans and conservatives should adopt every last tactic that has been used against President Trump. However, I do think that our general approach to that president should be the same as the Democrats’ approach to Trump.

There can’t be one set of rules for opposing a Republican president and another for opposing his Democratic successors.

 

Liberals Smash All Norms of Civility [Updated] [With comment by Paul]

Exposing Pelosi-People Lies Is Easy Despite Our Fascistic American Press!

WHAT TRUMP ASKED UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE

by John Hinderaker   at PowerLine:

In his phone call with Ukraine’s President Zelensky, President Trump asked for a favor. The favor was not, as was widely reported at the time, to investigate Joe Biden. Rather, the favor was for Zelensky’s government to investigate Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election:

I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike… I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. I think you’re surrounding yourself with some of the same people. I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like to get to the bottom of it. As you saw yesterday, that whole nonsense ended with a very poor performance by a man named Robert Mueller, an incompetent performance, but they say a lot of it started with Ukraine. Whatever you can do, it’s very important that you do it if that’s possible.

There is a certain irony here: for three years, we have been told that investigating foreign interference in the 2016 election is of paramount importance. Now, it apparently is an impeachable offense.

If, like me, you didn’t remember that Ukrainian meddling in the 2016 election has been reported, this Politico article from January 2017 (via InstaPundit) is a useful reminder:

Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.
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Politico’s investigation found evidence of Ukrainian government involvement in the race that appears to strain diplomatic protocol dictating that governments refrain from engaging in one another’s elections.

Someone forgot to tell Barack Obama about that “diplomatic protocol.” He contributed substantial resources to trying to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu in Israel, and endorsed Justin Trudeau for Prime Minister of Canada just a few days ago.

The Politico article goes on to identify a highly-paid consultant to the Democratic National Committee who is the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants, who apparently played a key role in propagating the Russia collusion hoax.

Along with the general topic of Ukrainian election meddling, President Trump mentioned Crowdstrike, the firm that investigated the intrusion into the DNC’s email server, and the report that that server somehow came to rest in Ukraine after the Democrats refused to turn it over to the FBI. Is this true? I have no idea. Recent news reports have described this as a “debunked” theory, but nowadays “debunked” often just means denied by a Democrat. (This is the sense in which the assertion that Ilhan Omar married her brother is often referred to in the press as “debunked.”)

All of this is a good reminder of how appropriate President Trump’s request for a favor from President Zelensky was.

 

What Trump Asked Ukraine to Investigate

Dems’ Fascistic Chaos in Washington!

Whom do our politicians really serve in our country?

By K.S. Guardiola  at  American Thinker:

“For those who make the rules, there are no rules,” declares Tommy Shelby, the infamous head of a crime family and also a newly elected member of the British Parliament in the latest season of the hit TV series Peaky Blinders.  The series is a multi-season award-winning British crime drama appearing on Netflix in the U.S.  It is set in Birmingham, England in the time period 1919 to 1929 and features a powerful and violent crime family called Peaky Blinders, led by the Shelby family, with Tommy Shelby as the lead mobster.

Shelby, played by the actor Cillian Murphy, advances his gang’s criminal activities over the years from the ordinary mixture of theft, gambling, and illegal distribution of alcohol and drugs to more ambitious moneymaking pursuits.  Tommy is a portrayed as a highly intelligent and ingenious character, and he envisions that holding elected political office will offer numerous opportunities to legitimize his business as well as offering a way to gain entry to all the potential inside dealings of government.

His objective is to gain the widest possible access to fame, power, and riches beyond his previous reach as a local crime boss and to achieve the pinnacle of privilege and success.  He runs for and wins a seat in Parliament from his home district in Birmingham, running as a Socialist, publicly advocating on behalf of the working class.  However, his most important constituents are himself and his family.

In the series, Tommy seizes the opportunity as a newly elected member of the political establishment to operate outside the law and use the powers of the office to align himself as an insider with several powerful government connections with access to various highly lucrative business opportunities associated with the workings of government.  Tommy’s working-class sensibilities often conflict with his fellow members of Parliament, who are most often drawn from the upper classes; however, they find common interests in exploiting the system and collaborating for their mutual advantage.

The writers of the Peaky Blinders series use a fictional crime boss and cynically show him fitting right in in the political corridors of power.  The writers understanding both history and current-day events are well aware that being a politician can pay peculiarly well, and public service often leads to private gain beyond the reach of most ordinary people.  The mobster and associated politicians in this series are depicted going to extraordinary lengths to protect their interests and take advantage of their insider positions.

President Trump’s victory in 2016 revealed deep anti-establishment anger and discontent across wide areas of the United States.  “Drain the Swamp” was one of his most popular campaign slogans.  As a candidate, Trump ran against the entrenched Washington, D.C. establishment and branded the government as a rigged system.  His election platform was based on serving the interests of the people and changing a government that increasingly served only itself and certain segments of society and left the majority of the American working and middle classes behind.

In addition, eight years of the Obama administration’s progressive brand of government led to the reality of an increased sense of lawlessness in our country and a continuing loss of trust by the American people in many of society’s leading institutions.  Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Democrats in 2016 were significantly out of touch with what most Americans expected from their government, and the election of Donald Trump represented a complete repudiation of their brand of Progressive politics and all they represented.

It is increasingly evident that the observance of the rule of law, which is a fundamental prerequisite of a successfully functioning society, was under assault during the Obama administration.  Today, this trend has been accelerated by the current leaders of the Democratic Party.  President Trump is actively fighting today’s increasingly radical Democratic Party along with many establishment Republicans, who work tirelessly to make themselves unaccountable and beyond the reach of the law.  Like Tommy Shelby, often their business and family interests are their most important constituencies rather than the citizens they were elected to represent.

President Obama and his administration, with little effective opposition from the Republicans in Congress, grew the power of Washington and the federal government exponentially over his eight years in power.  This fortified a powerful and entrenched ruling elite specifically selected for their support of the Left and Progressive policies to grow inside and outside government as power flowed increasingly to Washington, increasing the government’s influence on the daily lives of the American people.

Our federal government by any objective measure has simply grown too large and self-serving to be an effective agent for positive change or to provide effective political management of our country.  Draining the swamp by downsizing our dysfunctional federal government should be our nation’s number-one priority.  A downsized federal government with a more limited role in our country’s affairs will free the American people to create a more prosperous and successful nation for all and go a long way to eliminate opportunities for self-serving insider dealing by our elected officials.

Running counter to the idea of limited government and even more alarming is that today’s ever more left-leaning Democratic Party actively supports the implementation of socialism in America.  Adoption of socialism effectively grants politicians and the associated administrative state even greater opportunities to personally prosper at the expense of the people.

Trump did not run on a typical Republican platform, promoting the policies of limited government.  However, since assuming office, President Trump has delivered the biggest cut in government regulation since President Reagan.  This is an important first step that will reduce the pervasive role of the federal government in all aspects of our daily lives.

On the other hand, our individual freedom will be diminished, and our country will move toward the road to failure, if President Trump is ultimately unable to reverse the power of our increasingly elitist, corrupt, and self-serving government.

A critical first step is for Attorney General William Barr along with U.S. attorney John Durham to hand down a set of criminal indictments for all the participants in the Russian hoax, ranging up to the two people leading the coup to overthrow the results of an election: former president Barak Obama and 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

In addition, too many Americans will lose faith in and stop supporting our system of government forever if other politicians such as Joe Biden and so many more are not held accountable for their transgressions.  Justice must be served, or the consequences will be catastrophic for the long-term prospects of our country.  We urgently need to change the perception that a mobster and crime boss like a Tommy Shelby would feel right at home in today’s Washington.

 

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/whom_do_our_politicians_really_serve_in_our_country.html