• 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

Nancy Pelosi….Probably The Most Evil Female EVER IN OUR CONGRESS!

DCCC threatens funding of Democrats who oppose $3.5T spending bill

JAZZ SHAW at HotAir:

AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Earlier this week, we discussed the trouble that Speaker Nancy Pelosi was having in herding the Democrat cats in the house all into the same corral in terms of supporting Joe Biden’s spending agenda. She’s been pulled in two directions lately by her own members. One is a group of more centrist members of her caucus (well… “centrist” by 2021 Democratic Party standards, anyway) who want to vote on the one trillion-dollar infrastructure bill before taking any action on the $3.5 trillion behemoth spending bill that’s still hung up in the Senate. The other is a group from the House Progressive Caucus who want to pass both bills at the same time.

DOJ Shuts Down The Investigation Of The MURDER Of Conservative Ashli Babbitt!

DOJ Shuts Down Investigation Into Capitol Police Shooting Of Ashli Babbitt

DOJ Shuts Down Investigation Into Capitol Police Shooting Of Ashli Babbitt

AUGUST 20, 2021 By Gabe Kaminsky at the Federalist:

Months after the Department of Justice (DOJ) opted not to charge the unnamed U.S. Capitol Police officer who killed Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6, a memo obtained by NBC News indicates the investigation will be fully closed.

Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran, was shot by the “service pistol” of an officer during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. She was trying to climb through a smashed glass door near the Speaker’s lobby. After receiving assistance from a Capitol Police emergency response team, Babbitt died at Washington Hospital Center.

The memo, written by the commander of the Capitol Police’s Office of Personal Responsibility, states that “no further action will be taken in this matter,” according to NBC. The information comes on the heels of the DOJ announcing in April that it would not levy charges against the officer.

“Specifically, the investigation revealed no evidence to establish that, at the time the officer fired a single shot at Ms. Babbitt, the officer did not reasonably believe that it was necessary to do so in self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber,” the department said in a press release at the time.

Shortly after the DOJ’s decision in April, Babbitt’s family unveiled a $10 million lawsuit against the Capitol police. The suit was filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act, which permits compensation in the case of “a personal injury or death, caused by the negligent or wrongful act or omission of a Government employee while acting within the scope of his or her office or employment, under circumstances where the United States, if a private person, would be liable in accordance with the law of the place where the act or omission occurred.”

Two weeks ago, Babbitt’s mother criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein for never getting back to her after reaching out. Babbitt served in the Middle East from 2004 to 2016 on multiple tours.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?creatorScreenName=FDRLST&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X2hvcml6b25fdHdlZXRfZW1iZWRfOTU1NSI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJodGUiLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X3NwYWNlX2NhcmQiOnsiYnVja2V0Ijoib2ZmIiwidmVyc2lvbiI6bnVsbH19&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1425902382207098885&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fthefederalist.com%2F2021%2F08%2F20%2Fdoj-shuts-down-investigation-into-capitol-police-shooting-of-ashli-babbitt%2F&sessionId=78d522a15a8eec12d949cb2c42b8face8eafe73e&siteScreenName=FDRLST&theme=light&widgetsVersion=1890d59c%3A1627936082797&width=550px

The Capitol Police did not immediately respond to The Federalist’s request for comment.Gabe Kaminsky is a senior contributor for The Federalist. His writing has been featured in The American Conservative, the American Mind, the New York Post, and other outlets. Follow him on Twitter @Gabe__Kaminsky or email gekaminsky@protonmail.comPhoto YouTube/CBS 8 San Diego

Why Has The GOP Become So Dense, Without Pressure To Straighten Out “Biden The Dunce” With Solutions!

Everything Is Not All Right

By Brian Parsons at American Thinker:

In case you haven’t noticed, the Biden Administration is a dumpster fire of seeming incompetence and dementia. I don’t believe that is by accident, and I believe those calling the shots wish to do harm to the United States.  A brief review of the Biden family’s financial dealings in China begs the question of a compromised or even installed presidency.  Even the staunchest of corporate media allies have at times brought themselves to question the mental health status of Joe Biden, which has led to the assertion that the lights are on but nobody’s home.  And given the projection on display during the Trump Administration, any recognition of the current state is met with a dose of leftist “whataboutism.” Accusations of poor mental health or incompetence are chalked up to retaliation in the current political climate.

Surely there is a puppet master pulling these strings?  Joe Biden didn’t bother to campaign for office and yet raked in more votes than any candidate in history by a wide margin, after all.  This is just one of the primary drivers of skepticism in the legitimacy of the Biden administration and for the aware conservative escapes rationale.

Currently, the situation at our southern border is a nightmare with record numbers of migrants overwhelming infrastructure and bringing new variants of COVID along with cartels smuggling drugs and human capital across.  The current administration seems to have no response, and what’s more, no concern. The swift deterioration of conditions and withdrawal in Afghanistan has enabled U.S. persons, weapons, and intelligence to fall into the hands of the Taliban, undoing 20 years of stalemate in a month’s time.  The push for COVID vaccines and rejection of natural immunity is driving a record silent super-spreader event across the country. Inflation is running rampant as supply shortages are met with an overabundance of stimulus dollars injected into the bank accounts of American taxpayers.  Just eighteen months ago we touted energy independence, and now the Biden Administration is begging OPEC to make up for artificial shortfalls in supply that are driving exorbitant fuel prices. Meanwhile, local school boards, government agencies, and corporations continue to double down on racist and divisive social policy designed to drive a wedge down the spine of society.  This is not business as usual.

Scott Adams of Dilbert fame would often describe the Donald Trump leadership style in terms of the Big First Demand.  He would describe a negotiating tactic in which Donald Trump would throw out extreme first demands so that he could set the margins of the conversation and bring participants back to a happy middle ground.  The Biden Administration, and more specifically the American Left, has taken a piece of this playbook and deployed a familiar but very different rhetorical strategy called the Motte and Bailey.  In the Motte and Bailey, extreme first demands are thrown out until pushback is received, at which time they retreat to a more sane middle ground.  The difference between this and the Big First Demand strategy of Donald Trump is that the big first demand is actually the goal of Motte and Bailey. The retreat is only temporary, to allow scrutiny to die down before returning to an extreme position, such as the promotion of CRT in primary school education. Their extreme assertions call for a radical revolution, and conservatives would do well to take them seriously. When the Biden Administration fails to act in the face of an overwhelming crisis it is not by accident. It is setting the stage for a radical revolution.

Conservatives have a tendency to play a mental game where they rationalize that the public is going to have an epiphany and that the latest display of ineptitude or malfeasance will be the straw that finally breaks the camel’s back and wakes up the herd.  They overestimate the herd.  There is a concept in psychology called normalcy bias that explains why people have a tendency to downplay serious threats like natural disasters and creates a failure to act in the face of crisis.  Those under the spell of normalcy bias will ignore the severity of a situation and justify to themselves that their circumstances are just another in a series of life challenges that will pass.  Those who attempt to sound the alarm in the face of these circumstances are merely overreacting.  The inaction that results from normalcy bias leads to poor outcomes as appropriate preparation measures are ignored and responses are delayed.  The incremental nature of our deteriorating circumstances is a potent but detrimental combination when paired with normalcy bias. 

In all of this insanity, where is the Republican Party?  There seem to be two possible responses: Republicans either hope to stay silent and allow for the Biden Administration to self-implode by 2022, or they are complicit in allowing the rapid decline of the United States.  There really is no middle ground. Famed Nixon economist Herbert Stein, the father of actor Ben Stein, theorized that if something cannot go on forever, it will stop.  This has come to be known as Stein’s Law.  The question remains, which will cease first, the absurdities of the Biden Administration, or the United States itself?  The time for normalcy bias has passed. 

Brian Parsons is a digital marketing consultant by trade, a proud husband and father, saved by grace & an unabashed paleoconservative. You can follow him at WithdrawConsent.org or find his weekly opinion column in the Idaho State Journal. GabMeWeEmail

Image: Ben Watts

Today’s Democrat Party Seems To Be Corrupt From Top To Bottom…Pelosi to Biden!

The Deep State Comes for the Big Guy

The deep state’s ability and willingness to attack a president of either party with impunity is not just a problem for that politician; it constitutes a peril for our free republic. 

By Thaddeus G. McCotter at American Greatness

Throughout his candidacy, presidency, and reelection campaign, Donald Trump was targeted by the deep state, which undertook to subvert, defeat, and destroy him. In the 2020 election specifically, we saw leaks, lies, and letters from “experts” and “leaders” attacking Trump with sundry false accusations, all intended to boost the chances of his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden. 

Unlike so many of Biden’s open supporters, such as the National Education Association or the Service Employees International Union or even his billionaire supporters’ dark money, it is impossible to quantify how much the deep state contributed to him. But it is indisputable the deep state is part of Biden’s core constituency.

To date, Biden has handsomely rewarded these constituencies, and damn near everyone else, with your tax dollars, executive orders, and whatnot—except for one. And this core constituency he not only stiffed, he screwed. This explains why the mockingbird media has begun to turn on Biden, and a Democratic-controlled Congress is scheduling hearings and demanding answers about the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle. 

Recall that in January 2017, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, in a rare instance of providing news, hosted Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) who, in a rare instance of honesty, warned the newly inaugurated President Trump about the power of the deep state:

Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday of getting back at you . . . So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this . . . [The deep state is] very upset with how [Trump] has treated them and talked about them.

Unfortunately for Biden, he must have been too busy packing his bags (with what is anybody’s guess) to have heard Schumer’s warning to President-elect Trump. Oddly, one would have thought that in his over 50 years in federal office, at some point Biden would have gleaned this minatory insight. But, as many have known and many more are learning, when the “Big Guy” gets bloodied, everybody not named “Hunter” gets thrown under the bus—including the deep state.

Up to now, however elliptically, Biden “has treated and talked about” the deep state as either willing accomplices in his Afghanistan withdrawal, or as dithering, indecisive actors who could not form a consensus capable of assisting his decision making. Unwilling and unable to have its “elite” status as “experts” in foreign affairs questioned—let alone criticized—the deep state grabbed the hammer, broke the glass, and hit the red button to launch a “Code Red” on Biden.

In the current hue and cry, note how many propagators of the “Russian collusion” lie are now the staunchest proponents of the narrative that Biden dismissed the deep state’s advice and, subsequently, instigated the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle. Their source for this information? Their contacts in the “intelligence community.” about:blankabout:blank

Yes, as president, Biden ultimately is responsible for this unconscionable disaster. The buck stops there. But who put in their two cents to help place it there? The thought of Biden unilaterally overriding the unanimous opposition of his entire administration—deep state included—beggars belief. Biden is simply too senile to have done so. So, who abetted and instructed his decision? 

Unfortunately, submerged beneath the swamp’s swirling eddies, we may never know the truth about the people responsible for the debacle in Afghanistan. But for the mockingbird media the math is rudimentary: these spoon-fed propagandists must sing for their supper or the deep state will cut them off. Turning on Biden is a small price to pay, really. Even if the Big Guy has to go through the 25th Amendment, a progressive will take his place. And, while the mockingbird media is a core constituency for Biden, it is a captive of the deep state.

Equally, many members of Congress—some captives of the deep state, others not—are well aware that Senator Schumer’s caution also applies to them. Hence the strongly worded tweets, press releases, and flustered cable TV appearances; hence the pounding of desks demanding talking points, if not answers; hence the outraged importuning for hearings; hence the same old song and dance while Afghanistan burns and consumes America’s honor and security.

In this divisive time, many on the Right—including some who rightly denounced the deep state’s attacks on President Trump—will take a guilty pleasure in watching the deep state and its minions come for the Big Guy. It is all too human. Still, try to remember that within Senator Schumer’s warning is a point to which he, and far too many others, are oblivious: 

The deep state’s ability and willingness to attack a president of either party with impunity is not just a problem for that politician; it constitutes a peril for our free republic.  

About Thaddeus G. McCotter

The Hon. Thaddeus McCotter is the former chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee, current itinerant guitarist, American Greatness contributor, and Monday co-host of the “John Batchelor Show.”

It’s Time For Civilized Dems To Control “Biden The Ignorant”!

Perfidy in Kabul

By Huck Davenport at American Thinker:

Biden is the perfect leader for his valueless, inhuman party in an unprincipled, morally bankrupt country. Anyone with even a shred of humanity who takes a moment to understand the abject depravity of what we have just unleashed on millions of people in Afghanistan and who isn’t physically sickened and morally enraged doesn’t deserve to live in civil society.

The rapes, murders, torture, and stunning Rape-of-Nanking style horrors being unleashed—entirely unnecessarily—are stunning and shocking. Our complicity is unforgivable. Watching human beings so terrified of the evil we’ve just visited upon them desperately clinging to the outside of our transport planes and falling to certain death is a breathtaking testament to the Taliban monster and our morally debased country.

Biden’s self-serving dishonest reasoning—as if he is capable of any other—that his only choice was to “withdraw our forces or escalating the conflict and sending thousands more American troops back into combat“ is as deceitful as it is obtuse. We had just 2,500 soldiers in Afghanistan providing vital intelligence and air cover and they hadn’t suffered a casualty in over a year. Compare that to 25,000 troops in Korea for the last 70 years, 50,000 in Japan, and 35,000 in Germany.

More than what it did on the ground for the Afghan military, that small troop presence in Afghanistan was a significant and crucial display of American resolve. It was all that was needed to keep Afghanistan from returning to a pre 9-11 style terrorist haven, as well as keeping the worst forces of wretched inhumanity from descending on women and children.

But to this treasonous scoundrel who is our President, none of this matters. What matters to Biden is that he could stand before the American people on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and announce that it is he alone who ended the war, all hail his wisdom and courage—hence the immovable August 31st deadline, even if it means leaving tens of thousands of Americans behind.

What makes this possible is not simply a loathsome, ignorant, demented President; it is that this President embodies the collective values of this nation if you can even call them values. From America’s inception, Americans have been good, decent, moral people who valued freedom, achievement, knowledge, and family. Our number one export to the world has been liberty and we’ve paid dearly for this export with the blood of courageous young men and the treasure of a willing nation.

That America is unrecognizable today. Americans haven’t the vaguest clue as to what is right or wrong anymore, and neither do their leaders. Women in the men’s room and vice versa, sure; men competing in women’s sports, why not; riot and burn our cities, tear down our statues, job well done; police getting in the way of your violent protests, defund them; if you can’t convict someone with the evidence, no problem, change the evidence; someone tweeting against the party line, damn the First Amendment, censor them, fire them, harass them, make sure they never work again; but if you dare to protect yourself from violent masked thugs with a gun, well, you’re going to prison for a long, long time.

We live in a dishonest, hate-filled country where our laws and Constitution are all but ignored; the stench of corruption seeps from every corner of the giant state bureaucracies; and its moral foundation has been eviscerated by the self-loathing pseudo-intellectuals who’ve taken control.

Behind it all are the philosophical abominations of multiculturalism and diversity that have been so effective at brainwashing American society that we have been beaten into not caring or actually believing it—and I am not sure which is worse.

Multiculturalism undermines our moral judgment. We must accept that other cultures choose to do things differently: female genital mutilation, honor killings, forced marriage, who are we to judge? Its evil twin, diversity, is a direct assault on a society built on meritocracy. Test scores and accomplishments—in fact, the very “content of our character”—are meaningless when measured against race, gender, and sexual orientation. No philosophical combination could better ensure the rise of an immoral kakistocracy that is now the United States of America.

So when our Plagiarist-in-Chief—who never had an original thought in his life—explains that the mass genocide of the Uyghurs is merely because “each country has its own norms,” he speaks with what has now become the embodiment of American values. A morally rudderless President of a morally rudderless country who told reporters, “the Taliban, per se, is not our enemy,“ so who cares?

Elie Wiesel wrote “Night“ to remind people of their obligation to care and warn of tribalism’s abject cruelty that runs just beneath the surface of man when unmoored from morality. Generations have passed since then, and we have forgotten. So let the Taliban survivors remind us:

“They killed everybody, in the streets, in the shops. They got into our house and got my father and brother, and took them out. My mother and sister went to see their bodies: they came back with broken hearts.”

“A Taliban soldier came to the house to marry my 16-year-old sister, but my father refused. Three days later we found my father’s mutilated body in front of the house and they took my sister anyway. I’ve never seen her again.”

“I saw a man who was over 40 take a 10-year-old girl. The girl was screaming. I’ll never forget those screams, screaming ‘mama, mama.’ But we could do nothing.”

“The main attraction at the sports arenas are executions, complete with refreshments for the spectators. A couple was buried alive up to their necks, then they ordered people to throw stones until they were stoned to death. Their crime, a secret love affair.”

“Forced under the burqa, women are forbidden to leave the house without a male relative. They can’t attend work or school, they can’t laugh out loud. If they are wearing nail polish, they’ll have their nails pulled out.”

The American dégringolade that has been underway for decades is now complete. Brazen in his cowardice, Biden’s withdrawal from our founding principles and responsibilities will be remembered as the watershed in the collapse of the American ideal.

Image: In 2012, when two tribal leaders were fighting over the same woman, they executed her for “adultery” to save face. CNN video screen grab.

Are America’s GOPers As Corrupt As Biden Democrats?..NO! Only About 10% Republicans Are, Well, GREEDY!

The Afghanistan Debacle Has Exposed The Moral Bankruptcy Of The West

In the face of actual violence from real terrorists, the best our tech and media elite can do is mutter inane platitudes.

By John Daniel DavidsonAUGUST 19, 2021

The fall of Kabul has exposed, in horrifying and dramatic fashion, the incompetence and folly of the Biden administration.

The reports and images coming out of Afghanistan are dire. As many as 10,000 American citizens are trapped behind enemy lines, stranded in and around Kabul in what amounts to a massive hostage crisis. It remains unclear whether they will be allowed to leave or even if they can even make it to the airport safely.

Moreover, tens of thousands of Afghans who worked with the U.S. military are also trying to leave before the Taliban find them and their families. The White House seems to have no plan to get any of these people out, and the Pentagon has suggested it might not be able to do so.

All of this speaks to the corruption and ineptitude of American political and military leadership, for which Biden and his deputies must be made to answer. But the reactions to these events, not just from our political leaders but also from our tech and media elites, have exposed a deeper rot: the weakness and moral bankruptcy of the west, and the hollowness of modern secular liberalism.

For days now, liberal news outlets have been repeating, as if to reassure us, that the Taliban have pledged to respect women’s rights, “within the framework of Islamic law.” But we all know what that means. Already there are reports of Afghan women and girls being forced into “marriages” with Taliban fighters, the closure of girls’ schools, and the killing of a woman who appeared in public without a head covering — likely the first of many.

In response, the White House issued a joint statement with dozens of other countries on Wednesday saying they are all “deeply worried about Afghan women and girls, their rights to education, work and freedom of movement. We call on those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan to guarantee their protection.

The joint statement goes on to declare that all Afghan women and girls, “deserve to live in safety, security and dignity.”

Surely, they do. But if ensuring Afghan women’s rights was really a priority for the leaders of these countries, they would have seen to it that the Taliban, of all people, didn’t seize control of Afghanistan.

As it is, the Taliban are now very much in control, and it does not seem to occur to our leaders that the new rulers of Afghanistan, who adhere to a strict interpretation of Sharia law, have wholly different definitions of safety, security, and dignity for women and girls. Our elites cannot even imagine the mindset of jihadists who believe that western feminism, for example, is an assault on the sanctity of the family and an affront to Allah. They scarcely believe that Taliban fighters are actually motivated by sincere religious convictions.

Even if they could believe such a thing, the notion that the Taliban regime would allow Afghan women to vote, work, or live according to the norms of women in the European Union is ridiculous. The idea that Taliban theocrats would give a second thought to the abject pleading of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who said, “What we want to see is women and girls being able to access work and education,” is pure fantasy. It would be laughable if it weren’t so deadly serious.

Yet this is all our political elites can muster in the face of abject defeat at the hands of jihadist utopians: a strongly worded letter, a stern warning while we hasten to the exits. That’ll show them.

Or consider the moral insanity of Twitter, which banned former President Donald Trump for saying things Democrats dislike but announced this week that it will allow Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid to continue to post to his 322,000 followers — as long as he doesn’t get too violent. In what seemed a parody of doublespeak, the company said in a statement that, “Twitter’s top priority is keeping people safe, and we remain vigilant.”

Picking up on this thread, the Washington Post published an article Wednesday unironically headlined, “Today’s Taliban uses sophisticated social media practices that rarely violate the rules.” Framed as an explanation of how sophisticated the Taliban have become in the age of social media, the article quickly descends into absurdity, citing experts who aver that “Trump’s posts for years challenged platform rules against hate speech and inciting violence. Today’s Taliban, by and large, does not.”

According to the twisted moral logic of Twitter, Trump’s mean tweets are tantamount to the incitement of violence and require his removal from the platform, but dissimulation from an actual terrorist group, infamous for its brutality and actual, mind-boggling levels of violence, is fine so long as they parse their tweets carefully.

All this shows that our elites don’t actually care about violence or even incitement to violence, any more than they care all that much about the rights, dignity, or safety of women. In the face of real evil, real violence, they are reduced to inane platitudes.

The truth is, it does not occur to our elites that the world they wish to impose on the Taliban might be only slightly less morally repugnant than the world the Taliban wish to impose on Afghanistan. Our leaders govern societies that systematically deny the rights of the unborn and the elderly, that aggressively violate their citizens’ rights of free speech and free exercise of religion. They seek to create a world where parents have almost no rights over the education and rearing of their children, where toxic ideologies about race and transgenderism are forced on young and old alike, and parents are afraid to oppose these ideologies for fear of the state.

In other words, they do not really believe the things they say about rights, equality, and dignity. They are morally bereft. That’s why, when confronted by the bloody moral absolutism of the Taliban, they sputter nonsense and do nothing.

It would be better, at this late hour, if our leaders said nothing and quietly went about the business of evacuating our citizens. The time for lectures on morality is long past, and they have no standing to speak.John is the Political Editor at The Federalist




Joe Biden has half a mind to be president. Once upon a time I thought it was outré to say it out loud and point it out. Given the historic humiliation of the United States that is in process, however, that time is now time past. Today’s New York Post puts one form of the thought on the cover to promote its coverage of the humiliation — news stories such as this one, the editorial “Biden lies through his teeth, fails to fess up to Afghanistan shambles for third time” (more here), and columns by Michael Goodwin and Michael Walsh.

“We Are The Woody Allens Of Politics!”

A Call to Action

By Sally Zelikovsky at American Thinker:

Probably the most truthful thing Nancy Pelosi has ever uttered is “We [Democrats] don’t agonize.  We organize.”  For decades, Democrats have been strategically honing extensive networks that coordinate action and funding between government agencies, elected officials, NGOs, corporations, schools, houses of worship, cultural institutions, unions, industries, and now the military.  They are the industrious ant colonies of politics.

Republicans, on the other hand, do not organize.  We agonize.  We are more comfortable wringing our hands, quoting the Founding Fathers, listening to talk radio, and going on cruises than organizing and taking meaningful action.  We are the Woody Allens of politics.

No doubt there are Republicans and conservatives who indefatigably dedicate endless hours to politics.  But for those who’ve tried to herd conservative cats and nudge them to action, the “assiduous conservative activist” appears to be an outlier.

I honestly don’t know why, so I fall back on It’s just not in our DNA.  Maybe we so value our privacy that we prefer going it alone? Maybe our rugged individualism makes us hopelessly self-sufficient? Maybe Don’t Tread on Me implicitly promises And I Won’t Tread on You?

Whatever the reason, the country is under a coordinated attack from within and if we don’t organize and take action, America will wither on the vine.

The good news is that Democrats have so wildly overplayed their hand, they’ve proven they aren’t sincere negotiating partners who share our goals for America.  There is no reason, then, for Republicans to cross the aisle.    

What about their Achilles Heel?  Ask any Republican to pinpoint a major weakness of the American left and the silence is deafening. How can we defeat a political enemy without identifying their vulnerabilities?

The answer is in plain sight: when conservatives threaten, pressure, or forcefully engage the left; push and punch back harder than pushed or punched; or do the unexpected — the left panics and exposes their anti-American, anti-family, anti-freedom underbelly.  

Independents and moderates don’t like this any more than we do.  They understand that Democrats destabilize our democracy when they flout the law, disregard the Constitution, or defund the police. They see the hypocrisy in opening the border with no restrictions for COVID, criminality, or skills, yet closing it to Cubans or Afghans escaping real persecution.  They fear being silenced by the Army of the Woke or petty authoritarians using COVID to curtail their freedoms. They’re revolted by demands to end racism with racism and nullify all of education and history, achievement and progress in the name of white supremacy and privilege. They justifiably recoil when activists co-opt their children’s mental health with fanciful notions that something humankind has always taken for granted, is a choice along an ever-changing gender continuum.

Thankfully, fed-up parents are standing up to school closings, mask mandates, CRT, and Queer Theory.  Popular support for President FUBAR is dwindling as “Joe’s ability to F things up” has resulted in his disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, his manufactured border chaos, and his inconsistent messaging, censorship, and authoritarianism regarding COVID — not to mention his government subsidies and economic constraints that have destroyed businesses, created a labor shortage, jacked up wages, and fueled inflation;  and his indescribable lunacy closing down our pipelines, while supporting the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline and begging OPEC for oil. 

An exhausted and frustrated populace finally recognizes that Democrats, who enjoy one-party rule in D.C., in some of our largest states, and most major cities, have gone batsh-t berserk with power.  If Republicans had any gumption, they’d exploit these vulnerabilities.  Instead, nineteen Senate Republicans sold us out for a pork-laden “infrastructure” bill that holds them hostage to a $3.5 trillion progressive spending orgy.

The only way to demand responsible governance from Democrats and Republicans is for every one of us to consistently exert pressure on them.  The cure is not at the ballot box alone.  Yet, when prodded to take action, I consistently encounter two excuses from otherwise dependable conservatives:  I can’t change anything or I’ve already done my time; let someone else do it.

The side that lacks the will can never win a cold civil war and leftists rely on conservatives to retreat and surrender.  We should never make it so easy for them.

Is there even one Democrat who thinks like this? I burned my bra in the 60s, let someone else protest #MeToo or I squatted at Occupy Wall Street, let the BLMers take it from here or Trump won so all is lost; I’ll just smoke this weed and wait for the Trumpocalypse. 

No. They swapped bras for pussy hats and OWS signs for BLM t-shirts.  They stonewalled Trump appointments and sabotaged SCOTUS nominees.  Democrat bureaucrats burrowed into their agencies to topple Trump from within. They fought him on every policy.  They saturated traditional and social media with lies.  They marshalled porn stars, creepy lawyers, socialites, invisible whistleblowers, and biased Ukrainian-born servicemen.  They manufactured reasons to impeach him — twice!    

The more they were proven wrong, the louder and more relentless they became, understanding that victory necessitates outrageous action, participation, and sacrifice! 

Calling out President FUBAR’s dementia and waiting for 2022 aren’t enough. There are no conservative superheroes who will magically make this all disappear or conservative grassroots organizations waiting to pounce.  That network the left has?  Conservatives don’t have anything like it.    

The Republic’s preservation is entrusted not to our representatives but to the People through our representatives.  We are the ultimate check on the three branches of government.  Our responsibility is to ensure that constitutional principles endure and to tenderly care for the mechanisms built into a political system that guarantee maximum freedom for the most people with the least amount of government interference. 

Popular sovereignty requires the lifetime participation of all.  There is no box to check that you served and can now go home.  No one exemplifies this more than Washington who understood that his duty after the Revolution was to the fledgling Republic, not his farm.

This country’s survival as that shining city on a hill and all the liberties it encompasses, requires constant vigilance because those who would usurp those freedoms are always on the prowl.  When complacency or apathy corrupt the beneficiaries of freedom, that freedom is almost always lost. 

Quotes from the Federalist Papers are just words.  “It’s a Republic, if you can keep it” necessitates your participation and action.

Stop whining that America is doomed because the Dems control everything.

Snap out of your bewilderment that West Coast insanity has come to a flyover state near you.  Yeah, it’s  in your school, church, neighborhood, your local councils and state legislatures.  That’s no reason to flinch.  Did you learn nothing from Trump?  Push back harder than they push!  Punch back harder than they punch!   

Or, has all this talk about patriotism, liberty, the brilliance of the Founding Fathers and our constitutional republic, just been idle talk?  Criticizing congressional Republicans for their linguine spines is meaningless if our spines aren’t made of granite.

This is an all-hands-on-deck-call-to-action moment for conservatives.  Being busy with work and family, hosting a radio show, donating to a think tank, being a tea partier, or working on a campaign do not absolve us from our constitutional obligation to further participate.

It’s time conservatives adopted the left’s mantra that “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

It’s time conservatives stop agonizing and start organizing.

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Joe Biden Has No Clue How Stupid He Is As President, And Will Only Sink Deeper INTO OUR ABYSS EVERY DAY HE REMAINS!

How Big Is the Angry Majority?

By John Green at American Thinker:

In an article last week, I posited that the silent majority in America is angry and becoming loud. A reader — we’ll call him Lloyd — sent me the following: “Trump-supporters are neither silent nor the majority … and if we had a straight-up popular vote of what the majority of the people want, you’d never win again.”

I believe that’s a challenge to my assumptions.  Are conservatives really a majority, or are they just using the Electoral College to occasionally cheat the “will of the people” to win as a minority?

The second part of Lloyd’s statement implies that Republicans have an unfair advantage due to the Electoral College.  Leftists frequently charge that a Republican winner is illegitimate because he lost the popular vote.  This charge was made against George W. Bush in 2000 and Donald J. Trump in 2016.  To be blunt, it’s a silly claim based on faulty logic.  Candidates compete according to the rules defined in the Constitution — and unless amended, those rules include the use of the Electoral College.  There is no evidence that supports the claim that a different candidate would have won had different rules been used.  That’s not at all different from claiming that the Kansas City Chiefs would have won the Super Bowl if they’d been playing hockey instead of football.  If the electoral rules were different, the candidates would have campaigned differently.  Republicans have lost the popular vote not because they can’t win it.  They’ve lost the popular vote because they weren’t trying to win it.  In our system, the popular vote is irrelevant.

Now let’s examine the first part of Lloyd’s statement.  He claims that Trump supporters are a minority.  Just to clarify, my prior piece never argued that Trump-supporters are the silent majority; it argued that Americans holding traditional conservative values are the silent majority — and Trump-supporters are clearly a subset of that group.  The group would also include any voters who have switched their allegiance and the vast array of people who remain politically agnostic but still value our founding principles.

If one takes the 2020 election results as legitimate (I don’t, but that’s for another day), Biden received 80.0M votes, and Trump received 73.9M votes.  However, in November of last year, the Media Research Center conducted a poll of Biden voters.  Seventeen percent said they would have changed their vote had they known about any of a number of news stories spiked by the MSM.  The news stories of which they were unaware included Biden scandals (sexual harassment and influence-peddling) and reporting about Trump’s successes (the economy, Middle East negotiations, and energy independence).  That’s a whopping 13.6M voters who wish they had voted differently — as of November of 2020!  It also means that the number of voters now opposing Biden has gone from a minority of 73.9M to a majority of 87.5M (versus 66.4M who still favor him).  It’s a testament to the power of propaganda.  Is it likely that any of these people have moved back into the “happy with Biden” column?  Hint: People don’t like being deceived; it makes them angry.

Now let’s look at what’s happened since the election and see if events are likely to move anyone out of the “angry” column and back into the “happy” column.  As Richard Fernandez aptly put it, Joe Biden has treated America to a cascade of failures.  The failures started immediately after his inauguration and have gotten progressively worse.

In his first week in office, President Asterisk signed a number of executive orders that throttled the fossil fuel industry in America.  Prices at the pump have jumped an average of 40% in just the last eight months.  More importantly, we are dependent on foreign oil once again.  Joe even begged OPEC (including such friends as Iran, Libya, and Venezuela) for help.  They politely declined.  Who could have seen that coming?  Is this moving Americans to the “happy” or “angry” column?

President Asterisk immediately reversed President Trump’s border control protocols and triggered a humanitarian crisis.  Apprehensions have reached 200,000 per month — that’s apprehensions, not total crossings.  Illegals are being detained in overcrowded facilities and even under bridges — and yes, we do have children in cages again.  It’s gotten so bad that the Harris/Biden administration is bussing illegals — many of them COVID-positive — around the country and dropping them off in unsuspecting communities.  Is this moving Americans to the “happy” or “angry” column?

Deficit spending and ill-advised pandemic policies are creating skyrocketing inflation.  Printing money has devalued the dollar, and paying people not to work has created a shortage of products and services.  Any discretionary family income is rapidly being eaten up.  People are losing buying power and watching the value of their savings evaporate.  Is this moving Americans to the “happy” or “angry” column?

Joe has created a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, which has cost America influence on the world stage.  Just as he did with The Donald’s border plans, Joe threw away the Trump exit plans.  Contrary to military and Intelligence Community recommendations, he ordered an immediate and unconditional exit from the country.  Now we have something north of 10,000 Americans trapped in country.  We’re being treated to images of panicked Afghans clinging to the side of departing aircraft, only to eventually fall to their deaths.  According to a Trafalgar Poll, an astounding 70% of Americans disapprove of Joe’s handling of the exit.  Is this moving anybody from the “happy” to the “angry” column?

Finally, we’re finding out what a PINO (President In Name Only) looks like — up close and personal.  With crises at home and abroad, Joe is somewhere other than at his desk.  News flash: America doesn’t get to call early lids!  A couple trying to feed and clothe the kids don’t get to call an early lid — especially when they’re trying to keep ahead of inflation.  A lineman trying to get the lights back on in a storm doesn’t get to knock off early for ice cream.  Farmers don’t get to go on vacation in the middle of harvest season.  Yet Joe frequently calls it a day by 2:00.  He even went on vacation while Afghanistan burns — though he did break from his afternoon nap for a 15-minute angry speech.  Is any of this making people happy?

All of this explains a lot about Joe’s polling.  According to Reuters, his numbers among the public at large are underwater and dropping precipitously.  Even low-information citizens are beginning to feel the real-world impacts of Joe’s policies.  It would appear they’re less than happy.

Those like Lloyd who assume that the battle for America is over are dangerously naïve.  Leftists who erroneously believe they are a clear majority are setting events in motion that they will not be able to control. To assume that those angry with current events are a mere minority, worthy only of disregard, is to ignore the reality of our political landscape.

Our political polarization is a pressure cooker.  Election integrity, freedom of speech, and civil protest are the relief valves needed to prevent an explosion — and all are under attack by the left.  If the left continues to turn the temperature up and block the release of pressure, the result will be predictable.  There will be an explosion (metaphorically speaking).  We don’t know what form the explosion will take — but it will be loud.

John Green is a political refugee from Minnesota, now residing in Idaho.  He currently writes at the American Free News Network (americanfreenewsnetwork.org).  He can be followed on Facebook or reached at greenjeg@gmail.com.

LA Times columnist goes there: ‘Larry Elder is the black face of white supremacy’

by JOHN SEXTON at HotAir:


AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File

I don’t know whether the author of this column published today in the LA Times wrote the headline but it reads, “Larry Elder is the Black face of white supremacy. You’ve been warned.” In any case, the headline is based on a direct quote contained in the story. So let’s jump to that:

“He is a danger, a clear and present danger,” said Melina Abdullah, cofounder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles…

Abdullah of Black Lives Matter: “Anytime you put a Black face on white supremacy, which is what Larry Elder is, there are people who will utilize that as an opportunity to deny white supremacy. They say, ‘How could this be white supremacy? This is a Black man.’ But everything that he’s pushing, everything that he stands for, he is advancing white supremacy.”

I guess you could say it’s really BLM of Los Angeles that is calling Elder the black face of white supremacy but it’s pretty clear the author agrees with that:

Like a lot of Black people…I’ve learned that it’s often best just to ignore people like Elder. People who are — as my dad used to say — skin folk, but not necessarily kin folk…

Indeed, his candidacy feels personal. Like an insult to Blackness.

It’s not just what the author says herself that conveys the message. The whole last third of the column is just quotes from a series of black progressives about what a disaster Elder would be for the state. The piece concludes with one state Senator saying, “I’m not interested in going back to Jim Crow because I want to have a Black person as governor.”

Is Elder looking to bring back Jim Crow? If so I must have missed that plank in his campaign platform.

This entire column is really a bunch of black people on the left to far left arguing that Elder not only isn’t really black but is a kind of puppet. I guess it must feel satisfying to play those kinds of racial games because I see people on the left do it all the time, but it’s not really any kind of argument. In fact, the whole column avoids making any arguments. It assumes (probably correctly) that LA Times readers already agree about all of the specifics. So you get stuff like this:

Elder scoffs at the many efforts to reform the criminal justice system and to root out racial bias in policing by requiring more transparency and accountability from officers. Instead, he keeps trotting out statistics that purport to show that Black people are particularly prone to murdering one another.

“Do we still have the phenomenon where a young Black man is eight times more likely to be killed by another young Black man than a young white man?” he told the Republicans in Orange County. ‘If the answer to those series of questions is yes, I submit to you that systemic racism is not the problem.”

Elder mocks critical race theory, though I’m not sure he understands what it actually is. That doesn’t bode well for ethnic studies in California.

Are Elder’s statistics about the murder rate wrong? You may have noticed the author doesn’t actually say that. Does Elder know what Critical Race Theory is? Does the author know? Again, there’s no real effort to prove him wrong or provide any facts, insinuations are good enough for author Erika D. Smith.

Elder noted the column earlier today on Twitter. I think this about sums it up.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X2hvcml6b25fdHdlZXRfZW1iZWRfOTU1NSI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJodGUiLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X3NwYWNlX2NhcmQiOnsiYnVja2V0Ijoib2ZmIiwidmVyc2lvbiI6bnVsbH19&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1428797252928163840&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fhotair.com%2Fjohn-s-2%2F2021%2F08%2F20%2Fla-times-columnist-goes-there-larry-elder-is-the-black-face-of-white-supremacy-n410475&sessionId=6139f931b719d7f0c274a4eddf01d30171b8f1e5&siteScreenName=hotairblog&theme=light&widgetsVersion=1890d59c%3A1627936082797&width=550px Share Tweet

Note from Glenn: I have been following America’s politics since Truman beat Tom Dewey in 1948 despite what the Chicago Tribune headlined that November Wednesday!

No candidate of either party has ever displayed more energy, more smiles and laughs with knowledge and charming gift of gab and smile of face who seems to love his country tremendously! Could we Americans be so lucky to see him show off his skills and love of country by becoming Governor and straightening out of the distorted, disorganized, Dem state of California?