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Daily Video 6.7.14

Three Martini Lunch: Jeffersonian Democracy





Published on Jun 5, 2014

” Jim and Greg like that even liberal in the media are getting tough on Obama for the Bergdahl swap, shake their heads at POTUS’s latest excuses, and consider Chuck Schumer’s thoughts on who wrote the Bill of Rights.”












Bitterfest 2012

Jay Nordlinger :





”  Four years ago, at just this time, I wrote a column headed “Bitterfest ’08.” I pledged a couple of weeks ago that I would not write such a column this year. I pledged to myself, I mean. I said, “If Romney loses, I’m not going to write another Bitterfest column. Just not gonna do it.” I had several reasons, all good.

But here I go . . .

I got started early on this year’s Bitterfest — with an Election Night blogpost, here. I cited an Obama slogan: “Mitt Romney: Not one of us.” Yes, Mitt Romney is not one of them, I said — not one of Obama’s “us.” Neither am I.

What are we, some kind of American remnant? Well, perhaps. But that seems a little dark, even for me . . .

Here is something else from that blogpost (not that I’ll repeat the whole thing): The American public took a look at Obama and his record. They took a look at Mitt and his. And they said, “Four more years!” Four more years of Obama, and all he represents.

  You might say they were snookered the first time, in ’08. This time they knew what they were getting — and asked for it. Demanded it. “






Mitt Romney Worked As a Garbage Man

  “Yesterday, AFSCME put out a rather silly ad featuring Mitt Romney’s former garbage collector in La Jolla, California. The ad begins:

My name is Richard Hayes, and I pick up Mitt Romney’s trash. We’re kind of like the invisible people. He doesn’t realize that the service we provide – if it wasn’t for us, it would be a big health issue, us not picking up trash.”



“There’s just one problem with this, and it lies on page 251 of Mitt Romney’s book, No Apology

  “During my campaign for governor, I decided to spend a day every few weeks doing the jobs of other people in Massachusetts. Among other jobs, I cooked sausages at Fenway Park, worked on asphalt paving crew, stacked bales of hay on a farm, volunteered in an emergency room, served food at a nursing home, and worked as a child-care assistant. I’m often asked which was the hardest job – it’s child care, by a mile.

One day I gathered trash as a garbage collector. I stood on that little platform at the back of the truck, holding on as the driver navigated his way through the narrow streets of Boston. As we pulled up to traffic lights, I noticed that the shoppers and businesspeople who were standing only a few feet from me didn’t even see me. It was as if I was invisible. Perhaps it was because a lot of us don’t think garbage men are worthy of notice; I disagree – anyone who works that hard deserves our respect. – I wasn’t a particularly good garbage collector: at one point, after filling the trough at the back of the truck, I pulled the wrong hydraulic lever. Instead of pushing the load into the truck, I dumped it onto the street. Maybe the suits didn’t notice me, but the guys at the construction site sure did: “Nice job, Mitt,” they called. “Why don’t you find an easier job?” And then they good-naturedly came down and helped me pick up my mess.”

“President of the Future”

“The excitable lads around the globe torching American embassies with impunity seem to have figured this out, even if the striped-pants crowd at Turtle Bay are too polite to mention it. Obama is not the
president of the Future. He is president right now, and one occasionally wishes the great visionary would take his eye off the
far-distant horizon where educated women and fire-breathing imams frolic and gambol side by side around their Chevy Volts, to
focus on the humdrum present where the rest of us have the misfortune to live.”

. . . by Americans.”

  “President Obama does worry about a mob mentality. It’s just unfortunate that he so often thinks he sees it in his own countrymen.

  The administration’s response to the recent attacks on our embassies and the murder
of our diplomats was familiar. The president condemned the murders and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. But he
was also careful to add that the “Libyans acted responsibly by carrying Ambassador Stevens’s body to the hospital.” “

“Not since its birth has Israel been so cast adrift by its closest ally.”

  “There are two positions one can take regarding the Iranian nuclear program: (a) it doesn’t matter, we can deter them, or (b) it does matter, we must stop them.

  In my view, the first position — that we can contain Iran as we did the Soviet Union — is totally wrong, a product of wishful thinking and
misread history. But at least it’s internally coherent.

  What is incoherent is President Obama’s position. He declares the Iranian program intolerable — “I do not have a policy of containment; I have a policy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon” — yet stands
by as Iran rapidly approaches nuclearization. “

How Much Does the U.N. Cost Us? 

 “Most everyone knows the United States is the largest contributor to the United Nations and its affiliated funds, programs, and specialized agencies. But nailing down precisely how much we pay into the U.N. system every year is no easy task.” 


” Obama’s Speech: More of Our Familiar National Background Music”

  ” I think Barack Obama has said everything that he has to say. If I were the vice president, I would add, literally.

   I know that not everyone listens to the president as often as I do, or perhaps you do, but last night felt like a real rehash of familiar pledges and promises and
predictable jabs and reheated “audacity of hope, insert-soaring-imagery here” rhetoric. I think Obama has reached the point where he just doesn’t have much
more to tell us that we haven’t heard many times before.”

Does anyone care what John ” by the way I served in Viet Nam” Kerry has to say ?

  ” But it was John Kerry who really left me feeling awkward when he attacked Governor Romney
for being, er, inconsistent in his positions: “Mr. Romney, here’s a little advice. Before you debate
Barack Obama on foreign policy, you better finish the debate with yourself.” “

“How Did Harry Reid Get Rich?”

  “His career in public service has ended up being remarkably lucrative.”

Quinnipiac Pollster: ‘What I Believe Is What We Found.’

  “I scrammed out of London a few days before the Olympics began, but after getting an earful on what the locals make of it. On the whole, the residents of that great city would rather the honor of hosting the world’s most disruptive
sporting event had gone to some joint that needs the publicity more — Alma Ata, or Ouagadougou, or Oakland. In 21st-century London, traffic moves at fewer miles per hour than it did before the internal-combustion engine was invented without the added complication of fleets of Third World thug bureaucrats and the permanent floating crap game of transnationalist freeloaders being
dumped on its medieval street plan.
Nevertheless, having drawn the short straw of hosting the games, Londoners felt it a point of honor that the city be able to demonstrate the ability to ferry minor globalist hangers-on from their favorite whorehouse in Mayfair to the
Olympic Village in the unfashionable East End in
time for the quarter-finals of the flatwater taekwondo. “

  How unpresidential can they possibly get ? Gift registries , family photos … next I expect they’ll be dragging the Lincoln bedroom set and that bust of Churchill out onto the lawn for a yard sale .

  ” It’s not enough that your wedding registry may be centered around Obama donations. Now,
Obama wants to be featured in your Christmas holiday family photo:

Katrina –
  Maybe you’re already thinking about which family photo you’ll use in your next holiday card — or maybe your Facebook photo is
due for an update. I’ve got a once-in-a-lifetime solution: President Obama is coming to New York
City for an event in a few weeks — and you could get to meet ”