Skip to comments.Pat Sajak: Dunces in The White House (Great Read!)
Posted on 03/06/2005 1:25:32 PM PST by wagglebee
Clark Clifford, a veteran Washington insider and, by all accounts, a very smart fellow, once called President Reagan an amiable dunce. That was pretty much the Lefts take on the Gipper throughout his eight years in The White House. They cringed at his depiction of The Soviet Union as The Evil Empire. They smiled at his naïveté when he stood in Berlin and forcefully said, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! They gnashed their teeth when he ignored large European demonstrations and began deployment of Pershing II and Cruise missiles on that continent.
Yet, somehow, the Dunce prevailed. The Evil Empire imploded and Mr. Gorbachev did tear down that wall. (Actually, others tore it down for him as he turned his attention to signing Western book deals.) The really smart people saw through all this and announced that the Empire had crumbled of its own accord, not because of, but in spite of, the intellectual lightweight who predicted all of that would happen. Of course, these were the same people who preached co-existence with this superpower just a few years before.
Fast forward to 2000 when another dunce was elected and then reelected in 2004. As John Kerry was reported to have said when reading a poll showing George Bush with a lead, I cant believe Im losing to this idiot! Once again, we had a President who showed his lack of sophistication in international affairs by defining an Axis of Evil, by going on the offensive after an attack on American soil killed thousands, and by suggesting that democratization in The Middle East was the best defense against terrorism. Not only that, this newest Dunce actually believed that such a transformation could happen!
So now we find ourselves with democratic elections in Afghanistan and Iraq; Syria announcing a pullout from Lebanon with elections to follow; small, but unprecedented, steps toward real elections in Egypt and Saudi Arabia; and perhaps the best shot ever at a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Naturally, we are now being told that all of this could fall apart and, even if it doesnt, these were things that were bound to happen anyway.
It must be extraordinarily maddening to be so smart and to watch helplessly as epochal events occur during or right after the watches of dunces and idiots, and to see these people given credit by some for these events. To make matters worse, when the really smart people are in power (Carter, Clinton), international events seem to conspire against them.
The 2008 elections are likely to be wide open in both parties. Democrats are still trying to sort things out, the Republican incumbent cant run and the Veep says he wont. So who knows who will finally emerge and ultimately occupy the office of President? Maybe well be lucky and find another Dunce.
I really hope the Hollyweird leftists know that Sajak is saying this about them.
The left is too stupid to get it. Someone on the right will have to explain it to them.
'I'll take a W, Pat.'
The main opponent that Hillary! faces, is Hillary! I count on the blogosphere to dredge up all of Hillary!'s positions before now (especially when Billyjeff was infesting the White House). Can the new Hillary! be defeated by the old Hillary! Maybe she will only be mortally wounded in the process of running against herself, and snatching the nomination.
We have our work cut out for ourselves.
the left never seems to realize:
1. simplicity does not equate to stupidity
2. complexity does not equate to elegance
Well if Condi gets elected, they won't be calling her a DUNCE, but GOD knows what the LEFTIST's base will say about her!!
Thank you. I enjoyed that.
I hope Pat runs for office. How long can you spin a wheel...really?
3. in the end RESULTS are the only thing that matters!
I cannot wholeheartedly agree with your addendum.
I would certainly agree that results trump intentions
Congressman, I can promise you another republican will be president in '09 if Senator Clinton gets the nomination. I don't care if she goes so far right she has to wipe the current president's feces off her nose.
Pray for W and Our Troops
Too bad "Wheel of Fortune" is a game show, I'd love to hear more of Pat Sajak's commentaries. Too bad his own show was such a dud or was it just that the nation wasn't ready for it?
I had no idea that movie was loosely based on Pat Sajak's famous line. Funny how this was avoided, perhaps, at least I never heard anything about this.
Do we really want to go there? The leftist racism will be on display and so magnified as to be stomach turning, and much of it will be lead by "black leaders".
Great post; Sajak's uncomplicated analysis was a welcome surprise to me. Made his website a favorite so I can read the archives.
Am beginning to think the left is so impervious to the obvious because they have had their minds drummed out of them since kindergarten. We on the right only kept our minds because we were too dumb to understand what the teachers were trying to do to us.
Thanks, Wagglebee, for opening one more door.
It's so refreshing to note that someone in the intertainment industry has half a clue. From what I've observed, Pat has far more than half a clue. Nice read. Kudos to Sajak.
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