• 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

“Democrats own these policies, just as they have owned urban policies for decades”.

NYT, WaPo: By golly, we think urban voters might be unhappy with crime

ED MORRISSEY Jun 08, 2022 at HotAir:

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

What might have been the first clue? In reality, voters had begun revolting against prosecutorial dereliction and policies that set criminals loose to offend with impunity for the better part of two years. Progressives and their media allies (with some exceptions) have tried convincing voters that all is well.

Now that voters have a say, the response is unmistakable. The New York Times reports the “message” sent to Democrats in its news section:

Voters in California delivered a stark warning to the Democratic Party on Tuesday about the potency of law and order as a political message in 2022, as a Republican-turned-Democrat campaigning as a crime-fighter vaulted into a runoff in the mayoral primary in Los Angeles and a progressive prosecutor in San Francisco was recalled in a landslide.

The two results made vivid the depths of voter frustration over rising crime and rampant homelessness in even the most progressive corners of the country — and are the latest signs of a restless Democratic electorate that was promised a return to normalcy under President Biden and yet remains unsatisfied with the nation’s state of affairs.

“People are not in a good mood, and they have reason not to be in a good mood,” said Garry South, a Los Angeles-based Democratic strategist. “It’s not just the crime issue. It’s the homelessness. It’s the high price of gasoline.”

For voters, their daily lived experiences will always take precedence at the ballot box. When economies function well and households can afford to spend on luxuries, then secondary and tertiary issues may matter in elections. When inflation is running away, gas prices double in a year, and you live in areas suddenly ridden with violent crime, those issues will drive voters no matter what messaging gets used or how much money is behind it.

We’ve seen hints of this in other primary results before yesterday, and even in Virginia’s election last year, in which education and parental access became acute. Yesterday’s revolt in deep-blue California made that dynamic unmistakable.

James Hohmann covers that messaging in the Washington Post’s opinion section, in contrast with the NYT’s treatment. In contrast to the usual approach to law-and-order reaction, however, Hohmann chooses an interesting and somewhat compelling frame of reference for Boudin’s recall:

More people died in San Francisco last year from fentanyl overdoses than covid-19, yet District Attorney Chesa Boudin did not convict a single person in 2021 for dealing the lethal opioid.

This helps explain why one of the most liberal cities in America voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to recall Boudin and repudiate the prosecutor’s soft-on-crime approach.

Boudin’s defeat is the latest wake-up call for Democrats, who have lost the public’s trust on criminal justice and play down voter anxieties about crime at their peril. …

Boudin pulled out all the stops as he clung to his job. He tried to gaslight residents by pretending crime wasn’t as bad as voters perceived. He blamed courts for shutting down during the pandemic. He blamed cops for not making enough arrests. Voters saw through the desperation.

It’s not just Boudin that has been “gaslighting” voters on crime, and it wasn’t limited to his recall period. Democrats have been playing these same Jedi mind tricks in urban centers across America in desperate attempts to avoid Hohmann also suggests a potential spin from Democrats who want to avoid Boudin’s stink. A lot of them might pretend that Boudin never did represent them:

Boudin was never beloved by local party officials. The Democratic establishment, including former senator (and district attorney before that) Kamala D. Harris, endorsed a more pragmatic candidate who had been a successful prosecutor in the office.

Come on, man. Boudin himself might have faced some establishment opposition in his initial foray, but Boudin was no fluke either. He was among the vanguard of radical-progressive attorneys pushed by the Left into district attorney offices around the country, a movement that suited Democrats enough at the time to brag about their reform-minded agenda. Democrats took credit for their decarceration policies right up to the moment when it became clear that those policies had turned their urban power bases into toxic, blighted communities.

Democrats own these policies, just as they have owned urban policies for decades. Voters have finally gotten fed up enough to push back, but their anger has been clear and palpable for at least the last couple of years. Their losses in deep-blue areas of a deep-blue state are bad enough now that even the media has stopped spinning crime and its impact. And even Democrats now admit that it’s not just crime, but homelessness and inflation that voters care about most — and they’re failing on all counts.

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