• 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

How Long Must Our Universities be Savaged by Feminazis, Black Racists, and the Usual Marxist Gangs?

A Plan to Reform Our Failing Universities

by David Solway  at American Thinker:

“How can we save our universities from the rot that has invaded their precincts, eroding the traditional core of Western literary, cultural, scientific, technological, and professional instruction? What would such a makeover involve?

To begin with, Title IX should be abolished a.s.a.p. Originally intended to prevent sexual and racial discrimination — a well-intentioned but ill-conceived bipartisan measure signed into law in 1972 — Title IX has been corrupted beyond recognition, trampling due process in sexual harassment cases, feeding the campus rape panic, curtailing free speech rights in an effort to avoid “offense,” diluting the curriculum via “trigger warnings” and “microaggression” claims, establishing a culture of grievance, allowing talks and lectures by conservative speakers to be cancelled or disrupted, gutting men’s sports programs, and surrendering to the most absurd and untenable student demands. This abomination was promoted under the rubric of “equality” in a world where natural and imprescriptible inequalities abound in both the physical and intellectual domains. The casualties are merit and individuality. As R. B. Parish writes, in the name of equality our universities “renounce culture and strive to reduce everyone down to a common level… There must be no excellence.”

Additionally, measures should be taken to prevent universities from raising tuition fees irresponsibly (which, among other advantages, would also go a long way toward reducing unsustainable student debt). According to HSDC’s (Homeland Security Defense Coalition) annual report for 2016, the average cost of tuition fees in the U.S. is in the vicinity of $33,000 per academic year, rising in the elite universities to $60,000 and more. This is unacceptable. As I’ve written previously, “Tuition fees will need to come down, perhaps by decoupling Pell grants from tuition hikes,” and subsequently capped at a rate tied to inflation.

Universities will then have to devise ways of living within their means, by drastically shrinking administrative bloat, reducing professorial salaries by a percentage to be determined, and downsizing or eliminating Humanities departments that are either irrelevant or marginal, that is, courses of study that cannot deliver basic competence in reading and writing, knowledge of civics and history, familiarity with the classics of the Western tradition, and economic productivity……..”    Please continue reading below:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/03/a_plan_to_reform_our_failing_universities.html

Dem Fake News Folks reported from realclearpolitics

Trump: ‘We Learned a Lot’ From Health Care Debacle

by Alexis Simendinger  at realclearpolitics:

Dear readers:  Lefty Alexis represents reporting from the fascistic wing of American politics these days, the  Democratic Party now led by Schumer, Pelosi, Franken, Blumenthal, and feminists of all sexes, colors, shapes and sizes A through Z demanding every American be made equal along with 20,000,000 leftist illegal invaders.

Read carefully each sentence and the in between printed below at rcp.  Which of them bear any Truth whatsoever?  That Donald J. Truth, now President, said “We learned a lot from the health care debacle”, I am guessing, is one, perhaps the only bit of Truth woven into the article.

But, was it a debacle?   Do you think for a moment Our Donald has given up on the matter?    Think of  the collapse of ObamaCare, both in exercise and in finance, as a piece of property in the free market, property not cherished in particular because of its own value, but vital to own for its location.

In a fascist state,  the one cherished today by the feminists, black racists,  the invading Hispanics and the  homespun   Jewish habitual  Left, all   now controlling the  American university and school,  whose every vote local or national,  legal or illegal,  Democrats need to fulfill their single-Party dictatorship already achieved in  California, controlling the language is essential in building a united, obedient, uneducated  population mass dependent upon the State, for voting fodder.

Read carefully the following article typical of most things written for rcp readings.    What is cherished?   What is really True?  Who are the winners and losers.  Where is the proof?

Was the GOP withdrawal  of the Paul Ryan ObamaCare replacement bill a disaster or mere propaganda?  for whom?  Pick out the sentences, the put downs, are they true?  ObamaCare is the health plan leftist Democrats worship.   Do you think for a moment Our Donald Trump won’t campaign to remind the world of its cancers and who arranged them as health care?

Today’s American press coverage of the Trump administration thus far is written  by SINGLE PARTY PREY…..that is, these propagandists are products of the leftist gangs running Journalism Departments and school from American coast to American coast.

Leading fascist of my younger days of life was stilted, snooty, boring, pompous, arrogant, single party leftist, Ted Koppel, at ABC of the then less dishonorable Democratic Party in America .  I was a Democrat then.  He was reliably repelling as an pompous ass, and  I suspect he still is.   Yet, I feel good from him for his shortcomings were so overwhelming,  he helped me discover Ronald Reagan.

American journalists are programmed to be mindless beyond their leftism.   Back in my radio years, I remember yawning listening to H.V. Kaltenborn, the Republican clone of  that Ted but far more boring than arrogant.   Besides, rainy evenings caused static on radio during the War years.  One couldn’t tell the difference between the static and H.V.’s tones from speech, perhaps a reason why so many folks were Democrats then.

Trump: ‘We Learned a Lot’ From Health Care Debacle

“Donald Trump campaigned to repeal and replace Obamacare in his first 100 days in the White House. He boasted of wielding a businessman’s negotiating skills alongside a determined GOP commitment to upend the old ways of Washington with conservative governance.

But on Friday, his 64th day as president, Trump swallowed his first legislative defeat, after House Republicans balked at passing a health care measure they came to view as flawed and too politically radioactive to embrace before next year’s midterm elections.

“I’m disappointed,” the president told reporters. “I’m a little surprised, to be honest with you. We really had it. It was pretty much there within grasp.”

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — signed by President Obama and a survivor of two Supreme Court decisions and more than five dozen GOP efforts to repeal it — remains the law of the land.

The public-private coverage system created in 2010, which benefits a minority of all Americans but touches all of the health care system, will eventually “explode,” Trump predicted. “It’s going to have a very bad year,” he told reporters in the Oval Office after he and House Speaker Paul Ryan opted to yank the doomed GOP replacement bill from the House floor.

Ryan chalked up his conference’s dramatic flameout to “the growing pains of governing.”

Trump, at least initially, blamed congressional Democrats for standing together against the Republicans’ repeal effort, forcing the GOP to pursue complicated legislative procedural steps that navigated around Democratic opposition, which one frustrated lawmaker compared to trying to shove a camel through a keyhole.

“I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, because now they own Obamacare,” the president said.

(Trump never met with any Democratic lawmakers to seek their ideas before launching the repeal and replace endeavor after January.)

Obamacare, on its own, Trump continued, is teetering in some states in which private insurance policy choices in the federally subsidized marketplaces are evaporating. Premium prices have escalated, and deductibles soared, often rendering policy choices unaffordable for those who can’t access insurance through employers, are not seniors on Medicare, and for the working class whose incomes are too high to qualify for state-based Medicaid.

Asked if he sought to remedy some of those Obamacare problems in the interim (as his predecessor recommended he do during private conversations months ago), the former New York businessman said he was eager to put health care behind him and move to tax reform– another policy-heavy endeavor that in the past has required years, rather than months, of congressional labors.

Failing to enact health care legislation complicates Trump’s tax-cutting ambitions on several levels, White House officials conceded. To underwrite the revenue lost with potential tax cuts, the administration hoped to use savings achieved by repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Trump said he had long predicted that Obamacare would crater, and he boasted he would be proven correct.

“There’s not much you can do to help it,” the president said of the law, which his Department of Health and Human Services is charged with implementing. HHS could make limited alterations under its regulatory authority attached to the Affordable Care Act’s existing provisions, and Trump could work with lawmakers of both parties to craft new piecemeal legislation this year. But he made no specific commitments.

The president sought to save face, arguing he had done everything he could to pass legislation through the House, even if the patched-together product was not entirely to his liking by the end of the week. The demise of the bill presented an opportunity, he argued.

“Both parties can get together and do real health care; that’s the best thing,” the president said. “I think having bipartisan [legislation] would be a big, big improvement,” Trump added. “I think that this is going to end up being a very good thing.”

But in an afternoon phone conversation with the New York Times, the president sounded eager to abandon health care, rather than persist. “It’s enough already,” he said of the negotiations, which the White House noted had included meetings, visits, and telephone calls with more than 120 lawmakers just in the run-up to the anticipated vote this week.

Health care’s policy complexities, which the president never described to his audiences during his recent speeches and rallies, and internecine party politics swamped Trump from the moment he said the White House would have its own repeal and replacement plan. In a hurry, he switched gears early this month and celebrated the Ryan-crafted bill as “the plan,” after the speaker posted it online on a Monday night.

Trump’s labors to overhaul the Affordable Care Act lasted just three weeks. Obama’s efforts, which included both parties before every Republican voted against it, took 18 months.

Health care has been a graveyard for political ambitions for decades. The Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act, later repealed, was a political disaster in 1988 and 1989 that provoked irate elderly constituents to blast President Reagan and chase former House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski through an Illinois parking lot while television cameras captured every frame. The Clintons failed to get their secretly constructed universal coverage plan to a vote in 1994, and Hillary Clinton’s opponents used it as a weapon against her in 2008 and 2016.

Mitt Romney pioneered what became a model for Obamacare in Massachusetts as governor, and later turned his back on his own plan as a presidential candidate in 2012. Obama and Democrats initially exulted in 2010 that they would run and win elections on the ACA benefits. Seven years later, the law expanded coverage to an estimated 20 million Americans, reduced the ranks of the uninsured, and “bent the cost curve” of rising health care costs — but it also cost Democrats dearly in four straight election cycles because public opinion remains split.

Trump now has his own health care headstone. The failure Friday challenged everything he celebrated over half a century of brand building: the art of the deal, the dynamics of human behavior, and the ability to achieve a desired outcome on the basis of salesmanship and fears.

Trump said the lessons he drew from such a prominent flop were mixed. He had put two former House members in his Cabinet to navigate the shoals: Tom Price as HHS secretary and Mick Mulvaney as director of the Office of Management and Budget. Trump embraced Ryan’s bill. He instructed Congress that they must link repeal of the ACA to replacement, to occur together. And Trump championed a plan with House Republicans that was supposed to have three phases: the legislation that on Friday died in the House; deregulation accomplished through HHS; and separate health care-related measures that would have required 60 votes in the Senate later on (viewed as a fantasy because Democrats would not collaborate under those terms).

The president also understood that the bill he hoped the House would pass would never clear the Senate, complicating the political stakes for House Republicans who chafed at the more moderate instincts presented by their colleagues in the upper chamber.

While the president met privately with scores of lawmakers, interest groups and stakeholders, he promised Americans a “big, beautiful negotiation,” but offered no details of what Washington was cooking up. It became clear that Trump’s campaign vows that Americans would not lose their coverage, and that an Obamacare replacement would offer higher quality care at lower costs, had changed. During March, the White House softened Trump’s boasts: the new spin became consumer “choice” and “access” to health insurance.

Trump’s job approval poll numbers dipped below 40 percent in several surveys conducted in March, and the president began openly telling the public that he was anxious to move on to tax reform, which he viewed as more fruitful and less politically painful.

It was Ryan who arrived at the White House at midday to tell Trump the House GOP conference did not have 216 votes to pass the measure. Trump later praised the speaker and declined to blame him for the party’s explosive failure. Ryan talked with the president, whose instincts are usually to roll the dice, about whether lawmakers should be compelled to go on the record with their votes Friday afternoon, even if the bill went down. Ryan recommended against that drama, and the president agreed the bill should be pulled from the floor.

“It certainly was an interesting period of time,” Trump said a few hours later. “We all learned a lot. We learned a lot about loyalty. We learned a lot about the vote-getting process. We learned a lot about some very arcane rules in obviously both the Senate and in the House. … Certainly, for me, it’s been a very interesting experience.”

Alexis Simendinger covers the White House for RealClearPolitics. She can be

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/03/25/trump_we_learned_a_lot_from_health_care_debacle_133435.html#2

Mark Levin Praises President Trump for Letting Democrats’ Failure ObamaCare Collapse on Its Own

Mark Levin: Trump’s Comments On Health Care Were “Outstanding,” He Is Playing “Long Ball”

by Tim Hains  at realclearpolitics:

 

Radio host Mark Levin comments on President Trump’s statement following the decision to pull Paul Ryan’s Obamacare repeal plan.

“I’ve been saying for a year and a half that the best thing we could do –politically speaking– is to let Obamacare explode,” the president said Friday afternoon at the White House. “I think what will happen is Obamacare, will, unfortunately, explode. It is going to have a bad year.”

“I thought the president’s comments today were actually outstanding,” Levin said on his radio program Friday evening. “He said okay, we’ll fight another day.”

“In essence he said that events will reach a point where this will have to be resolved,” Levin said. “‘Mark, that’s not leadership!’ [you might say] But it kind of is. I’m not making a comparison. It is the way that Dwight Eisenhower managed. When things reach a certain point, they’ll be knocking on my door and we can move forward.”

 

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/03/24/mark_levin_trumps_comments_on_health_care_were_outstanding_he_is_playing_long_ball.html

The Fascist Left Rule at ….. ……realclearpolitics

Saturday, March 25 at LEFTIST realclearpolitics

Crooked “Boss Tweed” Rises from New York Corrupt Dead Again as a DeBlasio in Fascist Mouthing

NYC mayor prepares schools to “resist ICE”

by Jazz Shaw   at HotAir:

“Now that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio no longer has Preet Bharara to worry about he can get back to the important work of doing what he likes best. That would be opposing the Trump administration at every turn. This week he announced his latest initiative on that front, informing the public that New York City schools are being trained on how to “resist” Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. But as our colleagues at Townhall revealed, most of this so-called training is far more show than substance.

At a press conference in front of New York’s Tweed Courthouse on Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out the city’s plans to resist U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the Trump era.

There are “deep fears and concerns” among immigrant families after President Trump announced new ICE protocols that give agents more freedom to hold illegal immigration raids, the mayor noted…

De Blasio detailed a few ways the city plans to assuage parents’ fears and resist ICE. His office, he said, will be instructing school employees to understand what to do in which ICE agents appear at a school. The agents, he said, will be kept outside the school buildings and schools will not share information with them unless required by the law.

“They can’t blow by our security,” De Blasio added. “They have to follow our rules.”

The details of these training programs are thin to say the least, but their overall impact looks to be mostly negligible on the surface. First of all, ICE doesn’t spend much of its time prowling the halls of public schools looking for illegal immigrants. It’s not that we don’t have some students who are here illegally, but the fact is that their parents are generally the far bigger fish to fry. Mayor de Blasio himself admits that there have been no recorded incidents of immigration agents showing up in schools in the Big Apple.

Also, his comments about “denying entry” to ICE agents comes with a big caveat. They won’t be allowed in unless they have a warrant. As the kids these days are wont to say, well, duh. In the event that ICE was actually looking for a specific student they would obviously go and get a warrant in advance. And what does the mayor propose the school do if agents do show up with a warrant? They will be “monitored closely” while they are inside the building. Feel free to monitor away, buddy.

The rest of the initiatives under discussion mostly involve training for parents and families. These are described as efforts to make “immigrants” aware of their rights. The mayor once again falls back on the typical liberal rhetorical device of conflating the terms immigrants and illegal immigrants. If you are an immigrant who is in the country legally ICE has no interest in you. If you are here illegally, your “rights” in these situations are somewhat limited by the fact that you are a criminal and don’t belong in the country in the first place.

So do these policies actually change anything? Not in any substantial way. Mostly this looks like even more political bluster designed to polish Bill de Blasio’s progressive credentials as he prepares for his next election. If the mayor truly wanted to serve the families of the students, perhaps he could spend a bit more time worrying about whether or not the kids are getting a decent education in New York City’s public schools rather than fighting with federal law enforcement officials…..”

Please read further and keep in mind for whom New York City’s TWEED COURTHOUSE was named……”Boss Tweed”, a nineteenth century New York City CROOK, the most corrupt mayor in American history, the guy who abused and corrupted  immigrants as the core for his power and wealth.

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/03/22/nyc-mayor-prepares-schools-to-resist-ice/

How Do Christians Survive in an American Educational System Devoted to Atheism, Feminism, Black Racism and Open Borders?

…..   besides aiding and supporting   the Donald?

Mark Waldeland sent the following article from the Stream:

Christians Should Not Surrender the Fight for Our Culture

by Michael Brown  at  the Stream:

As Christians, we must let our light shine before an onlooking, skeptical, and mocking world.

“Whenever I hear Christian leaders talk about the inevitable collapse of the church of America (or elsewhere) I ask myself, “But hasn’t Jesus risen from the dead? Didn’t He ascend to the right hand of the Father? Hasn’t all authority in heaven and earth been given to Him? And aren’t we commanded to go and make disciples in His name and by His authority?”

If so, how then we can speak of any inevitable collapse of the church (or, specifically, of Christian society), regardless of how inevitable that collapse appears to human eyes?

I therefore differ strongly with conservative journalist Rod Dreher who has written, “The culture war that began with the Sexual Revolution in the 1960s has now ended in defeat for Christian conservatives. … Don’t be fooled: the upset presidential victory of Donald Trump has at best given us a bit more time to prepare for the inevitable” (my emphasis; from his new book The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation)……..”  Please do read on:

https://stream.org/christians-should-not-surrender-the-fight-for-our-culture/

Trump’s Loyalists are for Real!

Why It’s So Hard for Democrats to Pick Off Trump Supporters

A cultural disconnect with the Democratic Party helped create a bond with him, and they trust him to protect their economic interests.

by  Josh Kraushaar   at National Journal:

“Focus groups can be self-ful­filling Rorschach tests, with prac­ti­tion­ers cherry-pick­ing the parts that fit their pre­con­ceived nar­rat­ive. But it’s non­ethe­less use­ful to pay close at­ten­tion to Demo­crat­ic poll­ster Stan­ley Green­berg’s find­ings from a group of Ma­comb County, Michigan sup­port­ers of Pres­id­ent Trump, all in­de­pend­ents and Demo­crats. The fine print of these swing voters’ re­ac­tions is as sig­ni­fic­ant as Green­berg’s con­clu­sion that Demo­crats can win back some Trump voters by pivot­ing left­ward on eco­nom­ic is­sues.

The full re­port should be read by any Demo­crat in­ter­ested in for­ging a path back to power with Trump in of­fice. For all the anti-Trump sen­ti­ment cours­ing through the coun­try, many will find Green­berg’s find­ings sober­ing. Yes, Demo­crats could win a small slice of Trump voters by ad­opt­ing a more eco­nom­ic­ally pop­u­list mes­sage geared to­wards the Mid­west­ern states. But the cul­tur­al dis­con­nect between Trump’s voters and the op­pos­i­tion is so wide that it’s hard to see Demo­crats mak­ing com­prom­ises with this siz­able, dis­af­fected con­stitu­ency.

Green­berg has ex­tens­ive ex­per­i­ence in Ma­comb County, where he con­duc­ted a series of sem­in­al stud­ies of Re­agan Demo­crats in the 1980s. Barack Obama com­fort­ably won the county twice—by a 4-point mar­gin in 2012—lead­ing Green­berg to con­clude that the county’s leg­acy as a work­ing-class bell­weth­er was out­dated. But its leg­acy re­turned with a ven­geance last year, giv­ing Trump a whop­ping 12-point vic­tory, and provid­ing him his mar­gin of vic­tory in a tra­di­tion­ally Demo­crat­ic state.

Here are some of Green­berg’s most con­sequen­tial find­ings:

Trump’s base is ex­traordin­ar­ily loy­al. Not a single one of the 35 Trump voters sur­veyed said they had any re­grets about their vote for Trump, des­pite the swirl of con­tro­ver­sies con­sum­ing the White House. They agreed that Trump “gives them hope” when he speaks. “They ac­cept Trump’s ver­sion of the news and facts, and their re­ac­tions to videos of his press con­fer­ences and in­ter­views re­in­forced that point,” Green­berg writes. Trump’s au­then­ti­city—the idea that he is “blunt,” “out­spoken,” and “not afraid to speak out”—is a huge selling point to his base. They view Re­pub­lic­an con­gres­sion­al lead­ers as shifty and ca­ter­ing to the wealthy, but view Trump’s motives as heart­felt.

This loy­alty has con­sequences for the GOP’s le­gis­lat­ive agenda: TheWash­ing­ton Post fea­tured a front-page story this week about a Ten­ness­ee wo­man who be­lieved Trump, with some di­vine in­ter­fer­ence, helped her af­ford health in­sur­ance thanks to a gen­er­ous sub­sidy. The real­ity was that the sub­sidy was a part of Pres­id­ent Obama’s ori­gin­al law, and would likely be rolled back as a res­ult of Re­pub­lic­an re­forms.

To take a page from James Carville, “It’s the cul­ture, stu­pid.”…….”  Please read on below!

https://www.nationaljournal.com/s/649405?unlock=XDZICLLE1MJSYLP3