• 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

Minnesota Omar: Product Of Obama DUG Gopherland!

Omar: What does the silly Senate Parliamentarian know, anyway?

by JAZZ SHAW at HotAir:

House Television via AP

Earlier today, we discussed the news that Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough had delivered a crushing blow to the hopes of Democrats trying to jam amnesty for illegal aliens into the so-called reconciliation bill. That came as bad news for Joe Biden’s agenda and the progressive Democrats who support it. But not everyone was willing to take the bad news with a spoonful of sugar and move on to the next debate. Minnesota Congresswoman Ilan Omar isn’t going to simply take this decision lying down. She immediately began pushing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to simply ignore the ruling, calling it “only a recommendation.”

Thus far, Chuck Schumer hasn’t indicated that he will now be taking his legal and procedural guidance from Omar, though he is certainly considering all of his options. In the meantime, the “my way or the highway” squad members will apparently continue to try to simply make up the rules as they go along to suit their own convenience. (Fox News)

The Senate parliamentarian determined that lawmakers cannot include a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens in a budget reconciliation package, but Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is pushing the Senate and the Biden administration to do it anyway.

Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough determined Sunday night that the provision fell outside the scope of what is allowed in a reconciliation bill – which cannot be filibustered, thus requiring the support of only a simple majority in the Senate.

“This ruling by the parliamentarian, is only a recommendation. @SenSchumer and the @WhiteHouse can and should ignore it,” Omar said. “We can’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to do the right thing.”

I really need to invite Ilhan Omar along with us on our next road trip. Perhaps when the state troopers pull us over for doing 87 in a 55 zone she can explain to them that the speed limits signs are really just “recommendations” about how fast you should drive.

I will be the first to admit that the procedural rules in both the House and Senate can be very obscure and confusing at times. Some of them seem to make very little sense to the layman. That’s why we need a set of people who are experts in navigating those arcane rules of order and translating them for the common folk.

But the point here is that we actually do have those sorts of people on the job. You can argue and debate as you wish, but the reconciliation rules (or at least some of them, anyway) are fairly clear even for those of us who prefer to speak and read in common English. I’ve covered this here enough times already that I should be blue in the face by now. The applicable portion of the rules describes a system that was clearly intended to address budget bills where significant amounts of taxpayer money are being appropriated. If both chambers can agree on the need for the money to be appropriated, but not the exact amount, reconciliation is the tool available to close the gap and hammer the competing bills into one final form.

The process is not intended to address sweeping changes to government policy and the implementation of new policies that did not previously exist under the pretense of a small amount of incidental spending. That’s precisely what the Parliamentarian said and I’m confident that Chuck Schumer has been around the block enough times to understand that.

Sadly, this is a pattern we’ve seen in the behavior of Omar, the rest of her friends on “the squad,” and the other new, young guns showing up from the socialist left. They’ll scream from the rooftops about the rules (or their understanding of them) if it serves their benefit. But when a ruling doesn’t go their way the rulebook is tossed out the window in flames. We’ve seen these reactions from the people looking to end the filibuster for some short-term gain, ignoring the obvious consequences that will follow further down the road. It’s the same mindset driving those screaming to pack the courts because some SCOTUS decisions didn’t land the way they preferred.

Hopefully, this will turn out to simply be another temper tantrum and Chuck Schumer will have the political spine to ignore it. But given how much deference the entire Democratic Party – including the President – seems to pay to this very vocal minority in their own ranks, nothing is assured. Would Schumer really try to bulldoze this past the Parliamentarian? And if so, which fallback procedures will the Senate GOP use to maintain the rules of order? It’s yet more drama in the upper chamber, and you shouldn’t expect it to end any time soon.

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